Canada’s leading Caribbean-Urban online publication, L3 Magazine, brings in the New Year with their highly anticipated January edition which highlights the new album of one of Reggae’s most trusted voices, Singing Melody, new generation Reggae artist Da Professor, and Zakada Milton weighs with the Ultimate Backup!
Interviewed in Jamaica, Singing Melody is excited to give fans his 7th studio album, They Call Me Mr. Melody which sees the artist collaborate with U Roy, Lymie Murray, Stacious and L.U.S.T. The album marks the artists triumphant return to centre stage with his first solo album in 5 years.
When we caught up with Mr. Melody, we talked music, the early days of his career and what he means to fans. We also discuss the producers who contributed to his album whom Melody says “reflects the quality music I want to share with fans!”
Our interview with Da Professor, also done in Jamaica, marks the journalistic debut of Tricia Spence (see the ‘Welcome Matte’ below) who goes one on one with the artist on being young within the industry, working closely with heavy hitter Don Corleone as well as life growing up with eight, yes eight siblings!
Our final feature covers a topic you don’t hear about too often, yet still, is essential to the vitality of music, and that’s the back-up singer. Often forgotten by the industry, Zakada Milton profiles why backup singers are essential to music, and she also shares some of the famous to super famous people who began their long and fruitfull careers as backup singers and vocalists!
Rounding out our folds is Heike Wollenweber whose coverage of Art Basel in Miami gives readers an up close and personal look at the coveted art movement. Heike also introduces us to the musical talents of Trackstarr. Ayeola George brings us a snapshot of an important Caribbean piece of literature which is wrapped in the book A Journey into Our Caribbean Past by Eric A. Llewellyn.
Cayman Islands own Chuck Taylor (see ‘Welcome Matte’ below) brings us the top 10 music charts which is a reflection of who’s hot in the Reggae and Dancehall scene. The neighboring island of Haiti’s finest are also highlighted, not by song title, but by artist! Who makes the cut and who doesn’t?! You’ll have to read the chart compiled by Haiti’s leading collaborators, Haitian All Starz!
Additional highlights of the January edition of L3 Magazine include Alli Mason’s Alternative Beat, a look at Trinidad and Tobago siren Shazelle as well as the Top 10 must have’s in Fashion as compiled by Edward Bishop, our fabulous Intern. Don’t miss our steamy article on the top 9 sex dreams decoded and our featured centerfold, Kentra Fuqua!
Did you know the American classic play, Porgy and Bess was placed in the National Film Registry’s Library of Congress?! That and our Top 20 Digital Downloads and more await you as of January 6th, 2012 at www.L3Magazine.com. Enjoy!
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The Welcome Matte!
Here we grow again! As we welcome 2012 and the prosperous energy that comes with it, the Team at L3 is pleased to welcome two fantastic energies to the folds!
Tricia Spence is more commonly known as ZJ Sparks, but for L3 Magazine, Tricia will be wearing the hat of Contributing Editor.
Never one to be short on words coupled with her wit and knack for discovery, Tricia will be adding some spice to L3 Magazine. Look out for her column ‘See It Ya Now!’
Having a pulse on the newest talents emerging from Reggae and Dancehall’s heartland, Jamaica, as well as new talent from the Caribbean region, Tricia will keep readers alert to the voices making waves. In addition to being L3 Magazine’s Contributing Editor, Tricia can be heard on the radio throughout the Caribbean via Zip 103 FM (The # 1 Urban Pop Station in Jamaica) and Radio Turks & Caicos 107 FM (“The” Station in the Turks & Caicos). Tweet with Tricia @Sparkiebaby
Chuck Taylor is the Program director at Hot 104.1 FM in the Cayman Islands, as well as Cayrock 96.5 FM. Having been in the music industry for the past 20 years, Chuck’s background and experience become an asset to readers as he shares unique stories on players in the industry. Chuck will also contribute the official L3 Top 10 Chart representing what’s hitting in the Cayman Islands.
In addition to being a Program Director, Chuck can be heard Monday to Thursday from 5pm to 8pm on Hot 104’s Traffic Jam. On Sunday’s he can be heard from 7am to 12noon with Soulful Sundays, a mix of Classic Soul and R&B. Tweet with Chuck @1041fm