Contributed Article – An impressive list of reggae/dancehall acts has been signed to entertain fans at the second staging of Mawch Out to be held on October 24 at Pearly Beach in Ocho Rios, St Ann.
Headlining the reggae aggregation will be Marley scion, Ky-mani alongside one of reggae’s sweetest singers, Coco Tea, and the man from Judgment Yard, Sizzla Kalonji, while the dancehall side will feature stalwarts Beenie Man and Bounty Killer. These five top acts will be ably supported by Military Man, Dimon Treajah, Promisin, Dilly Chris, Innovata and Devin Di Dakta. The award-winning Ruff Kut is the official backing band and Stone Love will provide intense juggling. Read the rest of this entry
Contributed Article – After reaping some level of success earlier in the year with the remix of ‘On & On’ featuring Kalado, Dancehall singjay Jim Kelly continues to enjoy an upward trend in his career. The artiste hailing from Christiana, Manchester recently shot and released the video for his follow-up single ‘Nuh Trust Nobody’ which continues to garner favourable rotation on the FM Airwaves. Read the rest of this entry
Summer 2015 witnessed an historical moment, as the Catch A Fire tour saw three of Reggae’s legendary families share a nightly stage. Morgan Heritage, Damian Marley, Stephen Marley, and Tarrus Riley, along with special guests, Jo Mersa Marley, Jemere Morgan, Skip Marley and Black Am I, delivered stellar performances from Philadelphia, New York, Washington, Virginia, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Nevada and California among other North American states. Read the rest of this entry
PUMA today announced a new endorsement deal with Jamaican sprinter, Asafa Powell. The former 100m world record holder who holds the record for the most sub 10 second 100m sprints having dipped below that mark 93 times, joins the Global Sports Brand’s growing portfolio of athletes preparing for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro. In addition to World’s Fastest Man Usain Bolt, this roster has recently been bolstered by key additions including NCAA 100m Champion Jenna Prandini, Australian sprint hurdler Michelle Jenneke and French 800m runner Pierra-Ambroise Bosse. Read the rest of this entry
It was an eventful summer for dancehall’s foundation artist, Lady G! It all started in Toronto, Canada where she was recognized at the 4th Annual ReggaeXclusive Awards for Top International Foundation DJ & Singjay. The 34th edition of Montreal’s renowned “Jamaica Day” had Lady G as the headline artist, backed by The Indie Rootz Band. Now she is steering her focus towards her new E.P “Smile”, which was released July 17th 2015 and is available on-line. Read the rest of this entry
Contributed Article – Upcoming artiste Deja single entitled “Black Egypt” was released this past Monday on News Talk 93 Fm’s, Fun Factory with Jimmy Q and will be followed by the music video which was shot by Simeon Hedge that is set to release next week. The music video is of course Egyptian themed. It is set along the coast of the Red Sea and depicts the start of Deja’s musical journey to greatness.
Black Egypt as the name suggests is about Egypt during its dark period and what went on in the bedrooms of the Egyptians when the lights went out. The song itself entails sex life, love life and infidelity also reflecting sexual desires and not being able to ignore or control them.
“The lyrics are very clean as I write my music to appeal to all audiences; I write from the soul so even though I speak of infidelity and sex, it still is expressed in a pure form” said Deja.
Deja is currently working on her EP, which is set to release early next year.
Dancehall artiste Boom Steppa would like to apologise to the scores of fans and members of the media who turned out last night (Wednesday, September 23) for his ‘MY WAY’ EP launch at the Mango Ranch.
According to the deejay whose given name Fabian Wilson, he was forced to postpone the event due to the unprofessional conduct of the management and staff of the Mango Ranch situated at 16½ West Kings House Road. Steppa explained that he had contracted the facility to host his EP launch and based on the agreement with the management of the establishment several things were not forthcoming on the appointed day hence he was forced to make the unfortunate decision. Read the rest of this entry
Every so often, a divine body of music overtakes our ears, mind, body and soul. As the fourth quarter of 2015 emerges, a delightful treat awaits Reggae music lovers. In fact, popular UK chanteuse Shola Ama is bound to appeal to all music enthusiasts with the refreshing burst of Reggae Soul embodied on her new EP “Surreal” — which is set for a Friday, October 2 release. On her most anticipated effort to date, Shola Ama once again joins forces with production guru Curtis Lynch, who lays down infectious, nostalgic Reggae rhythms (aka riddims) that flawlessly compliment Ama’s amazingly soulful vocals, for his Necessary Mayhem imprint. The EP has already garnered a huge buzz, in part due to its lead hit single “Let It Go” (featuring Shola Ama, Stush and Big Fris). “Let It Go” sparked a summer frenzy, spawning heavy radio play and media attention. Read the rest of this entry
The talented and versatile Yung Juggz, one 4th of the group RSNY, has just released his single ‘Body Close to Mine’, produced by LMR. Singing about wanting a special female to bring her body close to his, Yung Juggz romantically alludes to his supportive female fan base the possible chance of attaining his satisfaction. Read the rest of this entry
Nature’s Way Entertainment and Typhoon Music Group Score Big with World Peace Riddim (cc @RIDDIMDONMEDIA)
Contributed Article – Powerhouse production entities Nature’s Way Entertainment and Typhoon Music Group, have teamed up to usher in a new generation of music stars. Their latest project is the groovy and relaxing World Peace riddim which features a cast of rising acts as well as established names. Read the rest of this entry
Contributed Article – International Reggae and Dancehall Icon “Mr. Vegas” recently announced the upcoming release of his new album “Lovers Rock & Soul”, an 11 track L.P filled with reggae renditions of popular classics that have been loved over the generations. The first single from the album, “Thinking Out Loud”, a Rub A’ Dub version of Ed Sheridan’s hit song has already created excitement across the musical masses showing promise for his 7th Studio album. Read the rest of this entry
Billboard Producer @RickyBlaze and Acclaimed @DJNorie Team Up with Wayne Wonder & Konshens on “Girl Like You”
Billboard charting producer Ricky Blaze known for his work with some of the biggest names in Dancehall, Reggae and Hip Hop such as Vybz Kartel, Gyptian, Jim Jones, Major Lazer, Nicki Minaj and many more notable acts, and acclaimed popular DJ Norie, producer in his own rights, and resident DJ at NY’s #1 station Power 105 have joined musical force with the production of “Girl Like You”. Read the rest of this entry