Ron goes Mello

Richard ‘Richie B’ Burgess and Ron Muschette

MELLO FM's morning man Richard 'Richie B' Burgess is calling the inclusion of Ron Muschette to the station's line-up as "formidable". This comes after days of speculation as to the destination of Muschette after he quit at IRIE FM just over a weeks ago. He spent 14 years at the reggae radio station ... Read More

Supreme Events team: (from left, back row) David Matthie, Carlton Davy, Kitwahna Vassell, Jermaine Davis and Oneil Forbes. (Front, left to right) Andrew Ellis and
Jermaul Adir. Sandz promises to be red hot
ORGANISERS of Sandz Beach Chill are promising that the event, scheduled for White Oasis in Portmore, ... Read More

NoMaddz NoMaddz for Live From Kingston
The live music series moves to a new venue -- The Shell Bandstand inside Hope Gardens in St Andrew - ... Read More

Busy Signal Busy Signal to host Magnum Follow Ur Sound final
DANCEHALL artiste Busy Signal is slated to host the Magnum Follow Ur Sound final at the UDC Car Par ... Read More

Miller’s Irie Christmas

Friday, December 19, 2014    

Inner Circle

This is the sixth of the Jamaica Observer's daily series, 12 day of Chrismus. The series ends on Christmas Day. REGGAE singer Jacob Miller was in high spirits when he and his Inner Circle band decided to put a spin on several age-old Christmas classics in 1978. The popular set, Natty Christmas, was recorded at Joe Gibbs' studio on Brentford Road in Kingston. The album includes On The Twelfth Day of Ismas, All I Want for Ismas, Silver Bells (Natty No Santa Claus), Wishing You a Merry Christmas/ ... Read More

DJ Alley within Close Range

Friday, December 19, 2014    


AT 16, Kevin 'DJ Alley' Carty was determined to make it as a sound selector. He would be travelling to several dance sessions with his CD pouch hoping to get his break. "I usually got a chance to practise and showcase my talent during the early juggling, the 30-year-old told Splash. After graduating from Garvey Maceo High School in Clarendon, Carty said he began working on a few sound systems in the parish. In 2008, he met up with dancehall producer Black Spyda, who took him on a six- ... Read More

Prince Talib finds his calling

Friday, December 19, 2014    

Prince Talib

Conscious singer Prince Talib's background is not typical of most contemporary Jamaican entertainers. A graduate of Moneague Teacher's College in St Ann, he earns his living as a poultry farmer. "My grandfather was a farmer so I grew up planting stuff, packing stuff. It's always been a part of me," he told Splash. Prince Talib (Kemar Turner) operates a small farm in Ocho Rios but still finds time to record. His latest music project is Sons of Royalty, a mixtape that contains seven songs includ ... Read More

The return of Dillgin

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, December 19, 2014    


SINGER Dillgin returns to the music scene with two singles, Shining and Weed and Wheat. The former is produced by Dillgin for Wall Streetz Records while Weed and Wheat is produced by Paran Sound. Dillgin started his career in 2001 as a deejay. He emerged that year with the breakout single Cuss Cuss featuring singer Mark Ice. That song's popularity resulted in a number of performances across Europe, the Caribbean and the United States. Cuss Cuss was featured on VP Records' Strictly the Best Vol ... Read More

Kafinal and Daddy U-Roy team up

Friday, December 19, 2014    

Kafinal and Daddy U-Roy

FOLLOWING the success of his single Road Tonight - which sampled Desmond Dekker's Israelites -- singer Kafinal again pays homage to Jamaican pioneer artistes. He teams with veteran deejay U-Roy on the single Nah Complain. "U-Roy is one of my mother's favourite artistes of all time. She played his music in the house all the time an' I became an avid fan," said Kafinal. "As a matter of fact, when I started singing my mother mentioned that if I ever were to do a collaboration she would love for m ... Read More

Nature's Way goes dancehall

Friday, December 19, 2014    

Queen Chevine and Curly Cash

NATURE'S Way Entertainment has released its first dancehall song, Bubble for Me, by Queen Chevine and Curly Cash. Bubble for Me is co-written and co-produced by Craig Brown, Cornelius Davis, Lesline Johnson and Garfield Cowan. Nature's Way Entertainment is executive producer for the track which is available on iTunes and is distributed by VPAL. The song is a change for Nature's Way which previously released reggae projects such as the House of Souls EP and Wayne Wonder's hit single, Let Me Lo ... Read More

Great showing at Ghetto Splash

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Thursday, December 18, 2014    

Beenie Man
(right) and
Chi Ching
Ching in

THE Waterhouse Mini Stadium in Drewsland, St Andrew, was transformed into a musical kaleidoscope with the staging of the Shocking Vibes and Downsound Records' Ghetto Splash on Tuesday night. The event, which was free to the public, drew an estimated 10,000 patrons whose musical thirst was quenched by a long list of performers. Promoter Patrick Roberts of Shocking Vibes Productions was pleased with the staging of the event. "We want to thank all the entertainers who performed and all the patro ... Read More

Saving the best for last

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, December 18, 2014    

Headliner Beenie Man performing at Usain Bolt’s Tracks &
Records on Constant Spring Road, St Andrew, on Tuesday night.

THE Behind the Scenes series held at Usain Bolt's Tracks & Records on Constant Spring Road came to a thunderous end with a 'surgical' performance from the 'doctor' Beenie Man on Tuesday night. The seasoned veteran closed his nearly two-hour set by sharing the stage with current friend and long-time rival Bounty Killer, bringing the house down, as both rallied through the hits that made their careers. "I've been in this business over 22 years now. From dem a sell 45 right up to MP3s. These ... Read More

Jo-Ann Richards keeping it local

Thursday, December 18, 2014    


GOSPEL singer Jo-Ann Richards launched her latest music video, Notn no De, at Calvary Gospel Assembly in St Andrew, earlier this week. The single is taken from her 12-track album Kom Mek Wi Worship (2012). The set, done in Jamaican patois, is co-produced by Sheldon Bernard and Courick Clarke. "I hope to encourage people to sing songs to God in our own language. I want Jamaicans to embrace their own identity in worship," Richards told the Jamaica Observer. The singer, who is head of the Music ... Read More

Bruce and Kris Jenner finalise divorce

Thursday, December 18, 2014 5:49 PM    

Kris to pay Bruce $2.5 million in divorce settlement...(Photo: AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Court records show that Kris and Bruce Jenner have finalised their divorce, but they won't be officially single until March. A Los Angeles judge on Tuesday signed off on the couple's divorce judgement that ends the pair's 23-year marriage. The Jenners filed divorce petitions in September, citing irreconcilable differences. California law requires couples to wait six months to become officially divorced. Bruce Jenner won a gold medal in the men's decathlon in the 1976 ... Read More



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