'Blease-ing' the trail

Simone Morgan

Sunday, September 16, 2012

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SINCE her February debut at the Quad nightclub in St Andrew, Belizean selector Miss Blease has been doing the Jamaican club rounds.

She has played at the popular Fiction and Privilege nightclubs as well as lounges like Macau and Usain Bolt's Tracks & Records; none compared, however, to a particular Montego Bay show in July.

"One of my biggest Jamaican performances was at the Reggae Sumfest Beach party. I was nervous and excited as I was the only female DJ among five of the reggae/dancehall industry's top DJs," the 25-year-old told the Jamaica Observer.

Miss Blease, who hosts and produces her own Spotlight Music Video Show on television in Belize, says making the transition has not been difficult.

"Adjusting to the Jamaican crowd came easy to me as 80 per cent of the music that is aired on the Belize airwaves are reggae/dancehall," she said.

Miss Blease, whose given name is Linda Blease, returns to Jamaica for the Heroes' Day weekend in October for the Portmore Wild Onez show at Rajmaville in Portmore, St Catherine. She has another engagement, the Sunkiss Bikini Glow, in Negril on October 13. Shw will then travels to St John's, Antigua for another gig.

Blease says her musical journey began as a keyboardist in the church band. While attending college, she acted in stage plays and subsequently got a chance to work at local radio station KREM TV.

This led to her getting the Spotlight Music Video Show. In addition to being a disc jockey/selector, Miss Blease says she is equally skilled as a photographer, director and videographer.

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