Monthly Archives: "June 2013"

U.S.A, Jamaica – Spearheaded by Jamaican filmmaker Stephen Williamson, Big Bomb Films will be releasing a 10 minutes animation short film based on the best seller Star Boy series. The short film is slated to be released in the latter part of August 2013. The short animated film will feature Jamaican born rising dancehall artist Lavaah Goodaz as the voice of “Star Boy” main character Tania Watson. Lavaah Goodaz received recognition when she released “Barefoot” a counteraction to Lady Saw’s hit single “Heels” and her single “I’m In Love”. ActingRead More
U.S.A, Jamaica – Dancehall Duo Voicemail & Chevaughn Release “Do You Remember” Video. The video pays tribute to an era when dancehall was all about dancing, and highlights some favorites dance moves such as “Wacky Dip, Signal Di Plane, Thunder Clap” amongst many others. “Do You Remember” pays homage to the dance creators such as the late legendary and influential Mr.Wacky aka Bogle, the gone too soon but not forgotten Ice and beloved Voicemail group member O’Neil and all those who have contributed as they live on throughout the dancehallRead More
U.S.A, Jamaica – It only makes musical sense that after the huge success of their duo combination “Badmind Dem A Pree”, Grammy nominated, Billboard chart topping and Icon of reggae and dancehall Bounty Killer and international reggae star I-Octane would team up again to give “Double Trouble”. Less than a week since “Double Trouble”spilled on the Internet and the song has garnered thousands of views via viral videos on youtube. The single was produced by Grammy award winner Buju Banton’s eldest son Markus Myries who who heads his own successfulRead More
Kingston, Jamaica. (June. 10, 2013) – Surinam Reggae Queen, Miriam Simone, is no stranger to the Reggae music industry. Over the years she has released several singles and videos, receiving marginal rotation. However, it’s the recent release of her latest track, “Dem A Chat”, which has scored rave reviews with disk jockeys and the media. “Dem A Chat”, has been in rotation on Irie FM, Hits FM (Jamaica) and many other stations throughout international Reggae/ Dancehall formats. Hot on the campaign trail, Simone has completed approximately ten radio interviews overRead More
For ten years The Montreal International Reggae Festival (MIRF) has been the biggest consistent offering of reggae culture in Canada; and in full celebratory mode MIRF has enhanced its programming to include workshops that will run on August 14, 15 and 16. The traditional three days of music ensue on August 16, 17 and 18 at the Old Port of Montreal. In rounding out the complete roster of headlining artists for this 10th anniversary, Friday night will also feature: Chris Combette, Inword and Downtown Crew. Originally from French Guyana, ChrisRead More
New York, NY – Jamaican reggae artist and dub poet virtuoso Yasus Afari brings his eclectic and celebrated brand of Caribbean music to the masses with his new album Public Secret, out today, June 11, 2013.Hailed as one of reggae music’s leading lyricists and one of the world’s most prolific dub poets, Afari consistently delivers with witty, creative and cleverly articulated content. Public Secret, his 8th studio effort, stays true to form and is destined to defy and redefine reggae dub poetry. Exhibiting profound lyrical mastery, along with his integrationRead More
To gear up for Ghetto Youths International’s Set Up Shop Tour in the United States, Stephen “Ragga” Marley unleashes his latest single “Bongo Nyah” featuring Spragga Benz & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley. Ghetto Youths International’s Set Up Shop Tour, spanning the U.S. Pacific Coast, will feature performances by rising Ghetto Youths Crew members Wayne Marshall, Jo Mersa, Black-Am-I and Christopher Ellis along with reggae heavyweights Damian “Jr Gong” and Stephen “Ragga” Marley. The two-week stint will kick off this Friday, June 14 in Maui at the Republik Music Festival (withRead More
Phillipsburg, St. Maarten – The 2013 Dutch St. Maarten Carnival experience drew countless festival fans to the North Eastern Caribbean destination. This year’s edition was nothing short of vibrant with colourful parades, an onslaught of local cultural shows, pageants and international concerts which featured top rate entertainers from the Caribbean, North and Latin America. This annual Carnival has been the island’s largest cultural event for the past 43 years and is organized by the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF). The capital city of Phillipsburg, was the site of theRead More

Posted On June 12, 2013By altonIn Music-News Radio, News

POSITIVE DANCEHALL BEATS REGGAE

Global marketing/promotions group Irish and Chin, who specializes in Reggae/Dancehall entertainment, recently hosted two reggae songs and one dancehall on their weekly 45 clash competition. The competition allows the public to listen and vote for the song that they think is the best and should be the next big thing. The clash which ran from June 3rd to June 10th featured “one bag a reggae” by Ishabel (reggae), “have you lost somebody by Tydal (reggae) and “pack up & run” by Karamanti (dancehall). The public overwhelmingly voted for Karamanti’s “packRead More
Since the success of Camille Kaye’s mixtapes “Bad Nuh…!”, and “14Kaye” which both earned her nominations with the Official Mixtape Awards in the UK two years in a row, there has been an overwhelming interest to see what she is going to come out with next. “Solstice” will be her first album, which will be released independently by MidiLord Inc. on June 21st 2013. The album will have a mix of Reggae, Dancehall, Hip Hop, and R&B groves all tailored to fit Camille Kaye’s unique style. “Solstice” will be aRead More