Keznamdi debuts on Billboard


REGGAE singer Keznamdi is giving thanks that his single As Crazy As It Gets, featuring electronic musician and artiste Zhu, has entered the Billboard Dance/Electronic charts at number 19. The dreadlocked singer, who is best known for his soulful, roots-reggae sound, told Splash that stepping into t ... Read More

Mr G and Natel Mr G, Natel talk relationships
MR G has teamed with singer Natel on the song When Was the Last Time which is produced by Mr Vegas f ... Read More

French DJ
Bob Sinclar
(left) and
Rodney Hill The House that Hill built
RODNEY Hill has earned his third number one song on Billboard's Dance Music Club Play Chart with Fee ... Read More

Lady Saw Lady Saw gives back to Galina
AS a child, Marion Hall recalls watching her father play cricket at the field near to Galina Primary ... Read More

K'Coneil's back with Lightskin Love

Friday, October 09, 2015    


SINGER K'Coneil and producer Seanizzle recently linked for sessions that produced several songs including Lightskin Love, which is scheduled to be released in November. Lightskin Love is a follow-up to Me One, a song K'Coneil was banking on to be a summer smash. "Me One got me some good exposure but it's not where I would like it to be. The song is still building as it is now being rotated so I still have hopes that it will keep going and I continue to get more radio play," he told Splash from ... Read More

Carlene enjoys success with Dripping Blood

Friday, October 09, 2015    

International Reggae and World
Music Awards (IRAWMA) Gospel
Song winner Carlene Davis is flanked
by singer Tarrus Riley (left), who
received Best Male Vocalist and Most
Cultural/Educational Entertainer, and
Tommy Cowan, who received the
Pioneer of Reggae and Jamaican
Music Promotions and Management
Award, at a function held at Broward
College in Fort Lauderdale in Florida,
on Sunday.

Carlene Davis, who has enjoyed a revival in 2015 with the success of her album, Dripping Blood, won the Gospel Song category at last Sunday's International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) in Fort Lauderdale. "It has been a blessed year," said Davis, whose song of the same name got the nod over Papa San's Deal With It, Lt Stitchie (Letter To Dad) and Leroy Smith (In The Bosom of my Lord). Dripping Blood, the album, was released in late 2014. It spent 11 weeks on the Billboard Reggae Albu ... Read More

No word on missing party photographer

Friday, October 09, 2015    

Niketa ‘Nick’ Thomas

Up to press time, there was still no word on the whereabouts of missing party photographer Niketa Thomas. Social media erupted yesterday after it was announced that Thomas was one of two bodies discovered in Spanish Town, St Catherine. However, this proved to be a hoax. Everton Thomas, brother to of the popular photographer who operates nickfotoworks.com, told Splash last evening that there are no leads. Thomas, 37, has been missing since Monday. His white BMW motorcar was found abandoned in ... Read More

Stylysh hits in St Kitts

Friday, October 09, 2015    


DEEJAY Stylysh is on a high following her performance in St Kitts last week. She performed at an event at the Lime Grounds which also featured local acts as well as high-riding deejay Dexta Daps. "The show was good and the reception that I got was overwhelming. I was surprised they knew my songs," Stylysh said. "The turnout was good and when Dexta and I performed the remix to Seven Eleven, the crowd went wild." Stylysh's best-known songs include Wife a Road, Are You Ready (with Vybz Kartel), ... Read More

Zekedon aiming for musical legacy

Friday, October 09, 2015    


BORN in Brooklyn to a Jamaican musical family, selector-cum-dancehall deejay Zekedon said he had no doubts about his career path. "Artistes used to come to mi house regularly, so it kinda rub off pon mi," he told the Jamaica Observer. Zekedon, 29, is currently promoting his singles Struggle and A1 Class (Bad Like Yaws). The latter, released in May, is from a 16-track mixtape entitled South Florida Dancehall Hero, while Struggle came out last month. Both tracks are produced by himself and Junio ... Read More

Do Go See this weekend

Friday, October 09, 2015    


splash PICK OF THE WEEKEND Chronixx and his Zincfence Redemption band are set to perform at Levels, Skyline Drive, Jack’s Hill tonight. Chronixx & Zincfence Redemption Live @ Levels, Skyline Drive, Jack's Hill Time: 8:00pm Fantasy Fridayz @ Fiction Fantasy NightClub, St Andrew Featuring: Coppershot, DJ Mario and Dj Enzo Time: 11:00 pm Oktoberfest @ Alhambra Inn, St Andrew Featuring: German-style cuisine accompanied 12 different types of German and local beer Time: ... Read More

Triple treat for Etana

Thursday, October 08, 2015    

Reggae singer Etana and her backup singer Klyve (Ruel Moncrieffe) performing at the
International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) at Bailey Hall, Broward College in Fort
Lauderdale, on Sunday. (Photos: Gail Zucker)

ETANA won three awards at last Sunday's 34th International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) at Bailey Hall, Broward College in Fort Lauderdale. She won Female Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year for I Rise, and the Marcus Garvey Humanitarian Award for 'her charity work, advocacy on behalf of better lives for the peoples of Africa, and spirit of volunteerism'. "I have so many awards throughout my career, but I never got one for Song of the Year, so I am pleased about that. I am proud o ... Read More

Making of a reggae diva

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Thursday, October 08, 2015    

Grace Jones

IN her just-released autobiography, I'll Never Write My Memoir, singer/actress Grace Jones remembers recording some of her biggest hit songs at Compass Point, the Nassau, Bahamas complex owned by Island Records founder Chris Blackwell. Drummer Sly Dunbar and bass player Robbie Shakespeare, members of the Compass Point All Stars Band, played critical roles in those 1980 sessions. Dunbar, 63, said they were approached by Blackwell to chart a new direction for Spanish Town-born Jones, a ... Read More

Wailers’ collector’s edition out

Thursday, October 08, 2015    

Bob Marley

REGGAE king Bob Marley's year-long 70th birthday celebration continues with the release of two box sets, The Complete Island Recordings and The Complete Island Recordings: Collector's Edition. Each set features 11 vinyl albums spanning a decade of Bob Marley & The Wailers releases on Island Records and includes all nine studio albums recorded for Island Records. "Vinyl is enjoying a global resurgence. The Marley catalogue has always been available on vinyl, but the collector's box set is s ... Read More

I-Octane takes on Europe

Thursday, October 08, 2015    


STARTING tomorrow reggae singjay I-Octane is set to kick off his month-long tour of Europe with a performance at the Salle Fado in Paris, France. The string of gigs on that continent will see him making 19 stops across nine countries -- France, Germany, Austria, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, Italy and The Netherlands -- before it culminates in Rotterdam, on November 8. The stops will see the Clarendon-born aritste performing in some of the major cities in these countries. I-Octane told ... Read More



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