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We are losing dancehall

We are losing dancehall

NAVIGATING Prime Time, the final panel discussion on the closing day of the third annual Jamaica Music Festival was an intense affair. Held Sunday at the University of the West Indies’s Neville Hall Lecture Theatre, New York-based promoter Garfield ‘Chin’ ...

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November 25th, 2015

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Mighty Crown cruising for a clash

Mighty Crown cruising for a clash

During the 2015 Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise (WTJRC), which runs in two phases from November 30 – December 10, sound system Mighty Crown is gearing up for their return to clashing, The Far East Rulers are part of the WTJRC’s first ever sound clash, where they

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November 23rd, 2015

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Artistes should make better business decisions – Kranium

Artistes should make better business decisions – Kranium

Dancehall-Reggae artiste Kranium has criticised some Jamaican entertainers for putting money above promoting their music. According to the Atlantic Records-signed act, some local artistes would have been bigger brands internationally if they had made better business ...

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November 5th, 2015

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Damian Marley is newest co-owner of Jay-Z’s Tidal

Damian Marley is newest co-owner of Jay-Z’s Tidal

Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley is the latest top artiste to sign on as co-owner of Jay Z’s music-streaming service, Tidal. The announcement was made at the Tidalx1020 concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on Tuesday. According to Forbes.com, the ...

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October 27th, 2015

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Innocent Sound wins the Rumble in Queens

Innocent Sound wins the Rumble in Queens

THE sound clash, one of the most enduring and exciting aspects of reggae culture, played out at the Amazura nightclub in Queens, New York last Saturday. It is where the inaugural US Rumble took place to a packed house with seven sound systems ‘throwing down’ for ...

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October 15th, 2015

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Let’ get ready to Rumble!

Let’ get ready to Rumble!

SHOW promoter Garfield ‘Chin’ Bourne hopes to expose new talent through the inaugural US Rumble sound system clash. The event is scheduled for October 10 at Amazuru nightclub in Queens, New York. According to Bourne, emphasis will be on emerging sound systems. ...

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September 21st, 2015

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Skatta Issues Warning To Local Producers

Skatta Issues Warning To Local Producers

Following OMI’s recent appearance at the VMAs along with country pop star Taylor Swift, Billboard Chart-topping record producer Skatta Burrell has issued a warning to local producers, that local music will continue to be on the back bench internationally, if recording ...

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September 10th, 2015

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Music Industry faced with Management crisis?

Music Industry faced with Management crisis?

On the heels of OMI’s success on the US, Hot 100 chart, some industry players have credited the artiste’s achievements to the professional management skills of iconic artiste manager Clifton ‘Specialist’ Dillon. The industry players argue that despite

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August 3rd, 2015

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Tahirah, Jegz drop EPs

Tahirah, Jegz drop EPs

IT was a full house at the Blue Essence Lounge in Kings Plaza Wednesday evening, where Black 90 Records artistes Tahirah and Jegz launched their EPs. Both delivered solid sets, performing songs from Sanctify and Glory Days, respectively. Both EPs are produced by Dean Fraser.

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July 2nd, 2015

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Jami Dread yearning for the Privilege

Jami Dread yearning for the Privilege

AUSTRIAN singjay Jami Dread is hoping to break into dancehall market via his latest single Privilege. Released in January, the single was produced on the entertainer’s Lyrical War Records label. “It is dedicated to those ladies who are proud of themselves, either

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April 20th, 2015

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