Entertainment

Silent Cruise to set sail in MoBay

DJ 47.

MoBay-based promoters Ecliptik Events – known for their themed parties – are promising an experience never undertaken in Jamaica: a combination of a cruise party and a silent party. The event, Silent Cruise, is scheduled for tonight. Boarding is at Pier One in Montego Bay. DJ Blu, DJ T ... Read More

Alkaline All-star cast for Magnum New Rules
AN all-star cast is expected for Magnum New Rules scheduled for National Stadium Car Park in St Andr ... Read More

Iwer George. MoBay Blow-Out tonight
Soca sensation Iwer George is scheduled to headline Montego Bay Blow Out Fete at Pier 1 tonight. The ... Read More

Michael Buckley. Killer sounds from Michael Buckley
THE hardcore dancehall fan has been familiar with Michael Buckley’s distinctive baritone for o ... Read More

Ova Suh returns April 1

Saturday, March 25, 2017    

Flame on!.

Magnum Ova Suh is scheduled for Saturday, April 1 at the Triple Century Car Park in New Kingston. The promoters are promising patrons an entertaining experience. “It will be non-stop high- energy entertainment from our line-up of DJs, free- flowing easy-access bars, Magnum deals all night long, and a safe atmosphere for our patrons,” said co-promoter Jermane Davis. Billed to spin the hottest jams are Rebel Sound, Di Unit, Code Red and Chromatic. Davis spoke about the growing popul ... Read More

In the mix

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, March 24, 2017    

Beenie Man

Over the years Jamaican artistes have benefited from increased exposure from the remix of an existing tune which received new life thanks to collaboration with an international act. Among the popular tracks is the Chant Down Babylon album released by the Marley family in 1999. The project featured the music of the late reggae king, Bob Marley reworked and featuring contemporary American hip hop artistes. The lead single, Turn Your Lights Down Low features Lauryn Hill. The Marleys explained that ... Read More

Range releases video for Inward Rasta

Friday, March 24, 2017    

Range.

This week singer Range released the video for her song Inward Rasta which is co-produced by KheilStone and Elroy McCormack of Full Rev Entertainment. Range explained the video’s theme. “The concept has a rootsy island theme with heavy drums that play the foundation of our African culture. It tells a story that holds value that no matter race, class, creed or religion, Rastafarianism forms the base of universal love and has a reputation that speaks spirituality to all.” The v ... Read More

De’BRANDISH does the Zuloo Whine

Friday, March 24, 2017    

De’Brandish.

Encouraged by friends, deejay De’BRANDISH wrote and recorded a dance song strictly for the ladies. The result is Zuloo Whine, co-produced by Chevmar Entertainment and OgE Beats. “I am a lover of all forms of music and versatility is my policy. However, dancehall is where my energy lies as I set to bring out a fusion of dancehall, soca and African trap music,” De’BRANDISH told this Splash. He said friends, Black Dice Dancers, “bugged” him about writing a danc ... Read More

Tony Anthony is a YARD man

Friday, March 24, 2017    

Tony Anthony.

Singer Tony Anthony has joined with charity group YARD Empire to work with youth from economically challenged communities. Anthony, who has lived in Canada for over 20 years, was introduced to the organisation through its leader, actress Terri Salmon. “I was intrigued by their mission to empower youth at risk. After realising that the organisation and I are on the same path to change people’s personal perspective on life, I happily joined their effort,” he said. Anthony i ... Read More

Paycus pitching projects globally

Friday, March 24, 2017    

Paycus (right) with singer Kenjahbi.

Working the streets has been a way of life for the independent Jamaican producer for more than 50 years. Even with the Internet’s reach, some of them like Andrew “Paycus” Bancey don’t mind pressing the flesh. Paycus, who operates out of London, released his self-titled EP last month. It has seven songs, including I’m So Free and King Selassie I Soldier. The former is the title song from his first album, released in 2015. King Selassie I Soldier was done with Ke ... Read More

Soca, dancehall to meet at Bacchanal

Friday, March 24, 2017    

Creep Chromatic takes aim (Rory Daley)

Revellers are set to party to the eclectic mix of soca, dancehall and hip hop at tomorrow’s staging of Bacchanal Fridays at Mas Camp in St Andrew. “Bacchanal Jamaica recognises that although carnival is soca, our patrons like the variety that comes with a show such as this. We love the fact that these musicians take an eclectic approach to their music and many, even while focusing on one type, are able to appreciate and perform the different type. We celebrate the collaboration that ... Read More

AFTER 12: Toya's Round Robin

Friday, March 24, 2017    

You know the dance wouldn’t be the same without these well-known brethren (from left) Fada Delly, Flippa Blacks, and Kerwin Touch a Green Boss. (Karl Mclarty)

Black Roses HQ was THE place to be on March 20 to support Toya’s Round Robin staged with the Shopside Saturdays Family. It was another one of those hot sessions that OBSERVER PHOTOGRAPHER KARL MCLARTY could not miss. Read More

Different direction for Harry Styles

Friday, March 24, 2017    

Harry Styles.

One Direction member Harry Styles was in Jamaica recently working on songs for his solo album at Geejam Studios in Portland. The 23-year-old singer —who wrote hit songs for the British quartet such as Story of My Life and Perfect — signed a recording contract last year with Columbia Records. Styles’ former One Direction colleague Zayn Malik had a reggae song titled Do Something Good, which is from his solo debut Mind of Mine. One Direction exploded on the music scene in ... Read More

Calling all producers

Friday, March 24, 2017    

TNT Records has launched ‘Producers Wanted’, a competition seeking fresh beats for the upcoming album by rappers Trick Daddy and Trina. The album will be released by TNT affiliate Slip-N-Slide Records, the Miami independent company that gave both artistes their break. Abebe Lewis, whose Miami marketing company is promoting the competition, told Splash that submissions are currently being accepted from producers in the United States and other countries. “The best producers w ... Read More



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