Gyptian sizzles at summer fest

Monday, August 13, 2018

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GYPTIAN delivered a marquis performance at the Summer Sizzle Festival at the Jamalco Sports Club in Halse Hall, Clarendon, on Saturday.

Dressed in a red track suit complemented with a white T-shirt, he hit the stage at about 2:45 am singing his breakout single Serious Times. The sea of patrons showed their appreciation with with loud cheers and blowing of vuvulezas which was a constant thoroughout his set.

He followed up tracks including What a Policy, Beautiful Lady, as well as covers of Cyndi Lauper's True Colours, Gregory Isaacs' Number One and a soulful rendition of Bob Marley's Wait in Vain. He also delivered his Billboard hit, Hold Yuh to wild screams from the females.

"I had a great time performing. It was a really good vibes and it was nice to give my support to Beenie Man and the people of Clarendon. It had been a long time since I had performed in Jamaica," Gyptian told Jamaica Observer.

Gyptian's performace is his third in the last eight years. The deejay said he plans to resume his hectic international touring schedule.

"We will be going on a European tour next week where we will do shows in Sweden, Belgium and Netherlands," he said.

The singer said he plans to release his first album since his split with VP Records. It will be done on his own Ryte Dyrekshan label.

"The album will drop at the end of this year, a Ryte Dyrection project, mostly in-house production, with producers such as Ricky Blaze, Yardstyle, Nuffa Dat, Silver Bird, and UIM, some of the singles are already released, but some will be exclusive to the project," said Gyptian.

Some of the previously released singles include Look Good, produced by Ricky Blaze; Picture, a collaboration with Samantha J (Silver Bird Production); and Can't Leave You Alone (Ryte Dyrection label).

Summer Sizzle Festival, which marked Beenie Man's 40th year in the music business, also saw performances of Chris Martin, Tommy Lee, Aidonia, and Rygin King.

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