In this blog I wanted to showcase artistes who live in Barbados. Anyone with a creative bent who is courageous enough to share their ‘art’ with the world. It could be writer, musician, photographer, sculptor or artist. It matters not whether they are using their art to currently make their living. Some of us are not that fortunate. I think however that creativity needs to be celebrated nevertheless.

Barbadian artiste Samuel Bridgeman aka Hardware Lynks

Hardware Lynks – Barbadian deejay, musician, producer, singer songwriter

Hardware Lynks is a Barbadian born Deejay, Musician and Producer. This extremely talented artiste is blazing a trail in the music industry with his unique blend of Caribbean-style mixing. After being on the scene for 10 years, Hardware knows how to cater to both local and international crowds. He is a Soca and Dancehall specialist, taking speed mixing to another level. His style on both the mic and the turntables keeps fans on edge every time he plays, regardless of what genre he is playing. His experiences as both a producer and musician give him the ability to create brilliant remixes with a refreshing and unique touch.

Hardware has played with many bands on the local and international circuit. His most recent achievement is adding the title ‘producer’ to his list of skills. He made his mark in the industry in Barbados in 2013 while working on the Bounce It Riddim ft Lil Rick & Gorg.

His responses to my three questions were swift and short.

Q1. What’s your day job?

I do music full time. Music Production, Music Arranger, Deejay, Live Musician, Artist, Radio Personality and Actor

Q2. If you weren’t a musician what would you be?:

Dead

Q3. What inspires you:

My fans

Here he is featuring the new band the BIMBOYZ

DEEJAY CAREER

Nordstern, Switzerland
Barking, London UK
Croydon, London UK
Schmitz Katze, Freiburg Germany
Mamasita, Freiburg Germany
KC Hideaway, Brooklyn New York
Club Xtreme, Barbados
Club 360, Barbados
Ship Inn, Barbados
Reggae Lounge, Barbados
Aussies/Shooters, Barbados
Red Rock Bar & Bistro, Barbados
Weiser’s On The Bay, Barbados
Taboo, 2nd Street, Barbados
McBrides, Barbados
Swing Bridge, Barbados
Boatyard, Barbados
Sandy lane, Barbados
After Dark Courtyard, Barbados
Lip Gloss, Barbados
Glitter Bay, Barbados
Royal Westmoreland, Barbados

MUSICIAN CAREER

Rhapzody of Barbados (keyboardist)
Kim Derrick (keyboardist)
Strategy the Energy Band (keyboardist \ drum machine)

PRODUCTION CAREER

SINGLES
Soca Pledge – Gorg
Cheat – Speed
Don’t Stop The Wining – Waleed
3 o’clock – Timeless Ft Paula Dion

REMIXES

Meh Rum (Horn) House Remix – Gorg ft Saucy
Monster Winer Remix – Kerwin Du Bois Ft Lil Rick
Bounce It Remix – Gorg

SCAB JUICE RIDDIM (2014)

Hash Tag – Celebrity Face
Buss A Blank – Peter Ram
Too Much Trouble – Crab Soldier
Bashment Farm – Farmer Ubu
Gal Dem Follow – I-Octane ft Leadpipe & Saddis
Moving On Up – Hardware ft Gorg & Peter Ram
Down Pon It – Crimeson

SUPER LYNKS RIDDIM (2014)

Bend Down & Wine – I-Octane
Drop It – Gorg
Quicksand Upgrade – Peter Ram
Working Wid – Crimeson
Ride It – Verseewild

GOLD RUSH RIDDIM (2014)

Brace Back – Raine Seville
Work A Technique – Dutty Android & S.K
Jiggle & Drop – Madd Dogg
Selfie – Peter Ram

HARDWARE RIDDIM (2012)

Ba-Jamz – Crimeson ft Pamputtae
Drinking Everyday – Hardware ft X.o.F
Drinks In My Head – Snappah ft Crab Soldier
Brek Off My Waist – Brutal & Hardmout Bling
De Sanitizer – Peter Ram

CO-PRODUCTION

Meh Rum – Gorg
Meh Rum Remix – Gorg ft Saucy Wow
Bounce It – Gorg
Twerking Time – Lil Rick
Lime Pelican Football Advertisement – Lil Rick & Peter Ram
KFC Strip Deal Advertisement – Lil Rick

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Connect with Hardware on facebook, instagram @hardwarereborn, and soundcloud