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Catch Di Riddim

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer

Tuesday, August 05, 2014    

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Vitchous has Big Dreams

Deejay Vitchous is banking on his latest single Big Dreams to give him the big breakthrough.

Big Dreams was coproduced by Cheef Entertainment / Walker Entertainment and is available on iTunes and Amazon.

A video for the song was filmed in Connecticut (where Vitchous lives) and Brooklyn, New York.

Big Dreams is the follow-up to last year’s Let You In, which was a minor hit in the Tri-State area.

The 26-year-old artiste (whose real name is Michael Bembridge) is originally from Portland but has lived in Connecticut for the past eight years.

Vitchous has gradually built a reputation in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey, opening shows for Sizzla, Capleton, I Wayne and Agent Sasco.

Omari gets the Runaround

ANGUILLAN reggae singer and former West Indies cricketer Omari Banks was a big winner at last month's Anguilla Music Awards.

He won awards for Songwriter of the Year, Reggae Artiste of the Year, Reggae Video and Reggae Song of the Year for Unafraid.

Banks is looking to maintain the momentum with the self-produced single Run Around, released on his Banko Music label.

“Run Around is telling a familiar story about a guy who is interested in a particular girl and no matter what he does, or as close as it gets, there is still a barrier there. So maybe she is teasing him or playing a little hard to get,” Banks told this column. “I think most men and maybe some women can relate.”

Banks, who was in Jamaica recently to promote Run Around, is doing acoustic dates around the Eastern Caribbean in support of the single.

To date, he has performed in St Maarten, Antigua, the British Virgin Islands and St Kitts and Nevis.

Javada debuts with Rude & Smooth

Javada, who is signed to the Subkonshus Music label, has released Rude & Smooth, his first mix tape. The deejay says the 12-track project reflects his ‘rude and smooth’ delivery and personality.

Among the producers Javada worked with on the set are Dre Day Productions, Subkonshus Music, BMG, Frankie Music and Barbwya Music.

“I am very satisfied and excited about this mix tape.

The concept came from me being on the road with Konshens and seeing that a large percentage of my fans are females, I decided to dedicate it to them,” said Javada.

A native of Portmore, Javada has been with the Subkonshus team since 2012.

His best known song is A Dat Time with Konshens, the label's flagship act. He has been on the road with Konshens in recent months, performing in the Caribbean, Africa and Europe.

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