VP Records Releases Dancehall Drafts Picks

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 tiffanym@vprecords.com.  

Tiffany  Mea
VP Records Publicity
89-05 138th St.
Jamaica, NY 11435
PH: (718)-425-1151
FAX: (718)-658-3573


Posted on January 17, 2007, in Reggae Artists, Reggae Labels. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I just discovered your blog. Very nice. I’ve written several reviews of reggae CDs and concerts (Irie Jam, IRAWMA, CariFest) and always enjoy finding other reggae sources. More fire!


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