Monthly Archives: January 2007
|Jamaica, NY—Record Executive/Producer Johnny Wonder presents the new batch of dancehall artists from Kingston, Jamaica. Armed with a camera by his side, he follows these up and coming artists as they navigate through the dancehalls and studios of Jamaica. Exclusively aired Jan. 1st on Jamaica’s own Hype TV and in stores nationwide on March 6th, 2007, this DVD package provides never before seen footage of some of the most talked about artists in dancehall today, including: Busy Signal, Mavado, Aidonia, Hollow Point, Mr. Pepper, WARD 21, Alozade and Tony Matterhorn.
From the garrisons and trenches of the island’s ghettos to the international stage, Dancehall Draft Picks brings an insider’s perspective on dancehall’s underground with personal artist and producer interviews, recent performance clips from the toughest stage shows and some of the hottest music videos. The full length documentary captures raw behind-the-scenes footage on each of these breaking artists, as well as, the hottest producers, like, the young talented crew, Daseca, ZJ Liquid, Marc Pinnock, Richie Feelings, Baby G and Jam 2. There is a video segment featuring clips of Busy Signal’s “Step Out” & “Born & Grow”, Mavado’s “Dreaming”, Aidonia’s “Ukku”, Hollow Point’s “Who Goes”, Mr. Peppa’s “Gangster Guerilla” & “Talk,” Tony Matterhorn’s “Dutty Wine,” and Alozade’s “Bad Out Deh.” Also as an added bonus, Dancehall Draft Picks offers a full audio album with hardcore tunes from each emerging artist.
A&R and Executive Producer Joel Chin comments on his excitement over the project. “We are proud to be associated with this new generation of dee-jays. They play such an integral part in dancehall, and we want to introduce them to a worldwide audience,” he says.
Hype TV, one of the top broadcast networks in Jamaica, officially premiered the Dancehall Draft Pick’s documentary in its entirety on New Years Day. Since this preview, dancehall’s biggest fans have raved over this groundbreaking footage. “I have never seen a DVD that tapped into reggae’s underground quite like this. It shows you how these artists thrive in their environment…taking you inside the studios of Daseca, King Jammy and Natural Bridge to the garrisons of Kingston and back to some of the biggest stage shows in Jamaica,” states Sharon Burke from the Solid Agency.
To preview clips from the DVD documentary, click here: http://one.revver.com/watch/120856, http://one.revver.com/watch/125837/flv/affiliate/32189. For more info on this product, visit http://www.myspace.com/dancehalldraftpicks or contact Tiffany Mea at email@example.com.
|Da’Ville continues to be a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment business. The singer who copped the coveted Stone Love award title for Singer of the Year (2006) continues to give creditable performances into the New Year.
On January 6, Da’Ville swept fans off their feet when he performed at Charlie’s Place in Nassau, Bahamas. From the artiste took the stage, it was total euphoria as the females screamed and shouted as his infectiously soothing voice echoed through the microphone.
Da’Ville took them away with songs such as ‘In Heaven’, ‘Hey Baby’, ‘Just A Little Girl’, ‘This Time I Promise’, ‘Can’t Get Over You’, ‘My Grade’, ‘Gallis’ and ‘On My Mind’ among others. During his performance of ‘This Time I Promise’ and ‘Crazy’, Da’Ville handed out red roses to the ladies.
The men in the audience weren’t left out of the niceness of the night as they were treated to a mind stirring dancing session from a Jamaican dancer who was visiting Nassau. She demonstrated how the ‘Hot Wuk’ and ‘Dutty Wine’ dances were done, as the men cheered her on.
|The sensational reggae band MORGAN HERITAGE visitis this weeks BOOM SHOTS hosted by DJ Boom on the Bigupradio.com Dancehall station. MORGAN HERITAGE is one of the top reggae bands in the industry delivering a wide range of reggae music that everyone can enjoy. Deep consious roots reggae to ubeat dancehall. Hit’s like “Don’t Haffi Dread,” “Tell Me How Come,” “You’ve Got Me,” and many more. DJ Boom will interview MORGAN HERITAGE and also deliver an exclusive mixset all fans will definitely want to catch. Also check out the new DJ BOOM dancehall mixtape “YARD ROCK ” found on BassmentalitySound.com. ONE LOVE
About MORGAN HERITAGE
Until their arrival in 1992, reggae had not seen or heard a band quite like Morgan Heritage. Self proclaimed Soldiers of the Lord, their music breathes spirituality and positivity. Much like the Wailers before them, Morgan Heritage captures the vibrations of the Lord and Spirit of Rastafari in both their music and their lives. Born in New York, the band consists of five of the 29 children of Denroy Morgan, former lead vocalist of the Black Eagles – lead vocalists Una, Peter, Gramps (who also plays the keyboards), rhythm guitarist Lukes, and percussionist Mr Mojo. Find out more: here
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|The rising star ROB SYMEONN stops by this weeks REALITY TIME on the Bigupradio.com Slamming Dancehall Reggae station. REALITY TIME is hosted by the furious DJ Kurious and mic master MC Taiyephoon. Redbud Record’s new artist Rob Symeonn is the featured guest. Hear Rob Symeonn’s hit “The Chosen One” and interview with the artist. Tune in this and every Sunday to hear DJ Kurious spin the best reggae dancehall streaming online! ONE LOVE
About ROB SYMEONN:
Rob Symeonn, a rising star in the reggae world, is committed to helping return reggae to its roots. Using his timeless voice and songwriting skills, he has been building a successful career and is now positioned to join the international reggae scene. Reflecting his strong moral beliefs, Symeonn’s lyrics bring a positive and conscious message to his listeners. His first single on Easy Star Records, “Anything for Jah,” is a rockers anthem, expressing not only Rasta devotion to Jah but a spiritual message that is universally relevant. Singing in a roots style–evocative of the original sounds of artists such as Bob Marley, Hugh Mundell, and Fred Locks — Symeonn, like those who came before him, understands that a universal message and a catchy song will best spread Jah’s words of love. Symeonn made his debut as a singer for the One Love International sound system. Find out more here.
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|Legendary Reggae Artist BIGGA HAITIAN preps new album and drops the long awaited single – a Rastaman anthem titled “Gi Me Da Weed“. Click Here to Download The Single
“Gi Me Da Weed” is the first single from Bigga’s highly anticipated upcoming release titled “Sak Pase” on Walkup Records, due out in the coming months. The long awaited album – his first since Binghi Mon – promises to build on the reputation Bigga has made for himself and has a few surprises in store as well, featuring legendary drummer and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Jerome “Bigfoot” Brailey (Parliament/Funkadelic) and members of the Ruff Stuff band whose recording credits include Robert Palmer, Sly & Robbie, Shinehead and Burning Spear, and who have backed such reggae greats as the late Dennis Brown, Sean Paul, Freddie McGregor, Sizzla, and Morgan Heritage. “Gi Me Da Weed” is already being played on reggae stations nationwide and gaining a strong momentum.
Bigga is known as the first Haitian singer to break into the Jamaican reggae scene, and has been credited as an influence on many of today’s hottest reggae singers, including fellow Haitian artist Wyclef Jean. He recorded two singles in Jamaica for Freddie McGregor which were released in the U.S. on RAS Records. He has also recorded tracks with artists such as Yvad, Ken Boothe, and Denroy Morgan of Morgan Heritage.
Bigga Haitian’s Walkup Records debut, “Gi Me Da Weed” is out now at iTunes, eMusic, Napster, Rhapsody, and other online music stores.
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