Monthly Archives: June 2007
| EASY STAR ALL-STARS IN EUROPE, THE MIDDLE EAST & BEYOND
The Easy Star All-Stars kick off the European Summer Tour this Saturday in Istanbul, Turkey. The band is excited to hit the road again, this time with some new songs, as well. Check the Easy Star website for the latest updates and go see them if they are anywhere near you!
To celebrate, we are offering a few specials in the Easy Star Store. Buy any CD or LP and get 15% off your entire order. Spend $30 or more and get a free EASY STAR VOL. 1 poster from the vaults.
|This week mega producer Sean Reid aka SEANIZZLE drops by BOOM SHOTS to chop it up with DJ BOOM. This very talented producer is responisible for many of the hottest tracks and riddims in the dancehall world today. Seanizzle has worked with top artists like Beenie Man, Ninja Man, Devonte, Delly Ranx, Busy Signal and many more. He’s put out the hot riddims “Reverse,” “Stepfather,” “Impact,” “Fast Lane” and the “Klamputae.” Stay tuned for this exclusive interview and feature with theon this weeks BOOM SHOTS!
What started out as a hobby has somewhat become a career for this enterprising young man. Based in the Kingston 20 area, Reid explained that creating rhythms can be profitable, especially if the beats are hot and garner mainstream acceptance. ‘My interest developed while I was attending Pembroke Hall High. For you to survive doing this, your rhythm has to really hit and you get a percentage from it’, said Reid. Some of his creations include the Stepfather, the Klamputae, Impact and Fast Lane rhythms.
Find out more: here
|Last night Cung Le knocked out Tony Fryklind in a masterful display of Martial skill. The HP Pavillion blazed with excitement as Cung Le who entered the cage to “Boom Di Boom Di” by S. Korean Reggae artist Skull, systematically dismantled his opponent with a dazzling exhibition of picture perfect spin kicks, boxing acumen and defensive skill many have likened to watching Enter The Dragon.
The Strikeforce event, which was broadcast on Showtime PPV last night, will begin airing on Showtime next week and will certainly garner the Vietnamese American Superstar millions of new fans.
|Her royal majesty Queen Ifrica stops by the ALLSPICE REGGAE show for an interview with DJ COMMON SENSI this Friday on Bigupradio.com. Queen Ifrica has been mashing up the dancehall and roots airwaves since the 90’s. Some of her many hits include “Rude Boy,” “Burn Some Herbs,” “Sensimillia,” “What A Life” and “Breaking Up.” Spend some time with royalty this Friday! The AllSpice Reggae shows airs every Friday on Bigupradio.com Slamming Dancehall station.
About QUEEN IFRICA
Queen Ifrica, royal empress, also known as Fyah Muma, took the music world by surprise, when in 1995 she turned on a scorcher of a performance in a talent contest at the aptly named Club Inferno in Montego Bay. The Queen beat all other contestants to win by a landslide. Her baptism in the business included a performance on Reggae Sumfest’s Singer’s Nite; coming onstage after a blazing set by Buju Banton, Queen Ifrica was not overawed by the occasion, but succeeded in commanding a good reception to her message. Find out more: here
STICK AROUND CUZ RIGHT AFTER ALLSPICE REGGAE COMES….
|Last week in Jamaica, Da’Ville in collaboration with Sean Paul shot the video for “Always on My Mind,” the official remix of Daville’s #1 hit “On My Mind”. This new single off Da’Ville’s critically album “On My Mind,” is causing quite a frenzy. The electrifying union between Da’Ville, “the most notable reggae singer of the moment,” according to the The Voice, and the multi-platinum star Sean Paul has created an international buzz for Da’Ville and his newly released album off VP Records.
The concept of the video, directed by Jamaica’s own Ras Kassa, tells the tale of a classic love, but depicts how sometimes the relationship is not always picture perfect. The setting is midday on the rainy busy streets of Kingston, Jamaica. Amidst all the trials and tribulations that occur, the video reflects how Da’Ville is always thinking about his love and how she is “always on his mind”. Sean Paul cameos alongside Da’Ville and expresses similar sentiments about his loved one throughout the video.
Da’Ville is an up and coming singer whose his unique mix of sound and talent allows him receive international recognition and stand out amongst some of the top selling artists. The New York Times profiled him as a “Big Bad Singer.” In 2007, he won the International Reggae and World Music Award for Most Improved Artist. Also in 2006, from Stone Love and Cooyah, he received the Singer of the Year Award. His carefully orchestrated album ‘On My Mind,’ released by VP Records on May 15th, 2007 features four #1 hits, such as, “Cant Get Over You,” “This Time I Promise,” “On My Mind” & “Always On My Mind” ft. Sean Paul and combines sounds of Lover’s Rock, Dancehall and R&B.