Music

TOK says sorry

Skygrass in
performance at last
weekend’s staging.

BLUE Mountain Music Festival (BMMF) organisers say they remain committed and have no thought of discontinuing the event, despite the challenges faced with their second staging. "We have not give a single thought to stopping the event in the future. It's forward forever," co-promoter Craig 'Craigy T ... Read More

(L)A picture of Mikey Dan and
Bob Marley
&
(R)Michael ‘Mikey Dan’ Henry
and his wife Joan. The Dan who cooked for Bob
WHEN he went on tour, it was not all music for Bob Marley. He was passionate about football and fitn ... Read More

Aaron
Silk Aaron Silk steps out, again
FIFTEEN years between albums is an eternity in contemporary music, but according to singer Aaron Sil ... Read More

Etana I am all right, says Etana
REGGAE singer Etana is recuperating at home in Florida after being released from hospital on Thursda ... Read More

Sean Paul Gets Busy

Saturday, February 28, 2015    

Sean
Paul

SEAN Paul's 2003 Billboard chart-topper Get Busy is showing no signs of slowing down. The single is one of several featured in the upcoming animation flick Home, slated for release on March 27. The international act said he was elated by the news. "I love that fact. My music is full of energy and it reflects a good time, so I'm glad people can still feel energy from it," said Sean Paul, in response to the Jamaica Observer's queries. Originally released in 2002, Get Busy is on the Steven 'Lenk ... Read More

March 5 hearing for Flippa Mafia

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor -- Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, February 28, 2015    

Flippa Mafia

FLAMBOYANT dancehall deejay Flippa Mafia was given a March 5 pre-trial date to return to the Camden County Superior Court in New Jersey, when he appeared earlier this week. Flippa Mafia — given name Andrew Davis — is facing conspiracy to distribute cocaine, leading a narcotics organisation, possession with intent to distribute cocaine and money-laundering charges. He has been incarcerated since September 2013. If convicted, he faces 25 years to life in prison. "Nothing much happene ... Read More

Ryno seeking a Better Tomorrow

Saturday, February 28, 2015    

Blak
Ryno

BLAK Ryno is pleased with response to his socially uplifting single, Better Tomorrow. The track, released in January, is on the Justus Arison's imprint -- JA Productions. It is distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital and is available on iTunes. "The song is getting a lot of airplay on the radio, and is doing well in the streets and that is very encouraging to me because it is a message that I am trying to get across to the youths, that there is a better tomorrow, so they cannot give in to hopeless ... Read More

Magnum Kings and Queens face off

Friday, February 27, 2015    

Govona J in
performance
last Saturday.

TOMORROW'S episode of Magnum Kings and Queen will see the first face off for the season. Castle Red's Princes Fiyah Roiall will do battle with Simple Wayne, while Princesses Kranberri will face off with Little Touch. These contestants selected were the ones with the lowest in votes. Judge Miss Kitty expressed surprise at that Fiyah Roiall was in the bottom two and encouraged viewers to vote. "Vote for your favourite contestants. At the end of the day, it is your finger power that will make t ... Read More

Sizzla strums on classics

Friday, February 27, 2015    

Reggae singer Sizzla playing bass on The Remake of The Classics.

MOST persons familiar with Sizzla know the singer for his fiery lyrics and persona. But for his latest project, the diminutive artiste tries something new. Sizzla plays guitar and bass on The Remake of The Classics, a cover album produced by his long-time friend and collaborator, Everton 'Caveman' Moore. Moore says the album will have 20 tracks which are updates of classic reggae and rocksteady songs. Sizzla covers Jacob Miller's Tenement Yard, but was encouraged by Moore to also show off his ... Read More

Feeling mellow in Jamaica

BY SIMONE MORGAN Observer reporter morgans@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, February 27, 2015    

Italian producer Paolo Baldini (centre) is flanked by Mellow Mood members Giulio Frausin (left), twin brothers Jacopo and Lorenzo Garcia and reggae act Forelock
(second right). (PHOTO: ANTONIO GRAHAM)

ITALIAN reggae band Mellow Mood is in Jamaica filming a documentary and recording songs by emerging acts for their Dub Files project. According to vocalist Lorenzo Garcia, Dub Files is a new musical style which combines freestyle and deejaying. "We brought our own producer and we are currently operating from a mobile studio. In addition to recording established acts, our aim right now is to give unheard talents a chance to shine," he said. So far, the band has recorded upcoming artistes such ... Read More

Farmer Nappy for Bacchanal Fridays

Friday, February 27, 2015    

Farmer Nappy

AS promised, Bacchanal Fridays at Mas Camp in St Andrew continues to be the premier Carnival spot, featuring soca star Farmer Nappy on its main stage tonight. "Bacchanal Jamaica is committed to delivering the best of the best for Carnival 2015 and Farmer Nappy is right there amongst the best," Michael Ammar Jr, Bacchanal Jamaica director, told Splash. Farmer Nappy, best known for his hit Big People Party, recently won the coveted Calypso of the Year Award. He plans to take his high-energy act ... Read More

Capping Reggae Wednesday

Friday, February 27, 2015    

THE sound of singer Christopher Martin echoed across the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in St Andrew on Wednesday, bringing to a close the weekly live music session organised by the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) in observance of Reggae Month. Backed by the Warrior Love band, Martin's set comprised a steady stream of songs he has made popular since winning the Digicel Rising Stars title back in 2005. Take My Wings, Paper Loving, Cheater's Prayer as well as John Holt's If I Wer ... Read More

Dillgin enjoying career resurgence

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, February 27, 2015    

Dillgin in
performance

WITH new singles Shining, Weed and The Wheat (Matthew 13:30) gaining momentum, Dillgin is upbeat about the state of his career. He is coming off six weeks of promotional dates in the United States for the songs. Shining was released a few months ago, but he says radio was hesitant about throwing its support behind the second single, Weed and The Wheat (Matthew 13:30). "Persons were of the opinion that it was a pro-marijuana song, so it had to be subtitled and sent back out with a separate pre ... Read More

Frassman gets personal on Pop Off

Friday, February 27, 2015    

Frassman

Deejay Frassman makes a bold statement with his latest single, Pop Off, which is produced by Bridgeport, Connecticut's Track Star. "Pop Off is just me expressing changes in my life. It's about me getting rid of all the fake people around me in my musical and personal life," Frassman told Splash. Released on the T.S.M.G label, Pop Off is the follow-up to his 2014 hit, Dat Nuh Hard Fi Do. "Here in Connecticut as well as in New York and underground stations in the UK, the support has been very g ... Read More



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