DJ Amber’s party tonight

DJ Amber

DJ Amber stages the fifth Party Like It's Your Birthday today at Bourbon Beach in Negril. This is the fifth anniversary. Time flies so fast, it seems as if it was just yesterday when I kept the first one. I am so grateful that despite all the struggles my event has continued to grow and I am lookin ... Read More

Ninjaman and Elephant Man Bashment comes to Greenwich Town
GREENWICH Town Bashment, the first in a series of community-outreach shows, takes place today at Sev ... Read More

Norville Sal Noville Sal hopes for better times
IN 1972, Delroy Wilson recorded Better Must Come, a song lamenting the tough economic and social tim ... Read More

Jemere Morgan The Morgan heritage takes on Billboard
ANOTHER reggae song has made the Billboard charts this year. The latest is Right Time, a collaborati ... Read More

All set for Major Lazer

Friday, November 27, 2015    

Major Lazer

Anticipation is growing for the fourth Electronic Dance Music (EDM) event, Major Lazer + Friends LIVE, which will be held December 18 at Mas Camp in Kingston. For the second straight year, EDM maestros Major Lazer will headline the event which is promoted by Kamal Bankay. "This year the Early Bird tickets sold out in five days which is phenomenal. I think the public is looking forward to the event. I'm promising an amazing production and amazing lineup," Bankay told Splash. Last year, the eve ... Read More

DownSound looks ‘Farr Out’

Friday, November 27, 2015    

Cordel ‘Skatta’ Burrell

DOWNSOUND Records has released a new rhythm Farr Out, which features in the work of a number of dancehall artistes. According to producer Cordel 'Skatta' Burrell, he and the DownSound team found an opportunity to put some real vibes back into the dancehall with a high-energy rhythm that the streets can relate to. The rhythm features Vybz Kartel with How Mi Grow, Ishawna's Long Fingernail, Weh Dat Aguh by Chi Ching Ching and Harry Toddler's Use To. Last week, the set was abuzz with glitz, g ... Read More

Serani sings for the ladies

Friday, November 27, 2015    


Off the scene for more than a year, Serani returns with a song dedicated to the ladies. The self-produced single, Wait Till I Touch You, is released on the singer's Rockstone Media label. "My motivation for this song was directly based on turning on all females. I wanted it to be used by men as a song that can speak for them if they don't know how to get their point across" Serani told Splash. Wait Till I Touch You was released this month. It is from Serani's Fun Summer mixtape. After the ye ... Read More

Looking Back: Vegas the road warrior

Friday, November 27, 2015    


THOUGH his seventh album, Lovers Rock And Soul was released in October, much of 2015 saw Mr Vegas on the road. The 42-year-old singjay toured Europe and North America with artistes from his MV label, including Latty J and Natel. While he has been in the music business for over 20 years, Vegas is still being educated. "It has been a very interesting year. I learned a lot more about the industry. You can either let the challenges get the better of you or welcome the challenges," he said. His ... Read More

Richie Spice for MoBay unplugged series

Friday, November 27, 2015    

Richie Spice

REGGAE singer Richie Spice will be the guest artiste at We Are Reggae monthly series at Doctors Cave Beach in Montego Bay, tomorrow night. "Once again, We Are Reggae presents the best of the reggae/dancehall genre. Our We Are Reggae loyalist are being treated to the best in the business. The intimacy, up-close and unplugged atmosphere creates the ambience of home. This is an experience that we want everyone to share. Staging this awe-inspiring event at the renowned Doctors Cave Beach, one of th ... Read More

Go back to the roots

Go back to the roots | Friday, November 27, 2015    


VETERAN sound system selector Ricky Trooper says too much of contemporary dancehall sounds like hip hop and rhythm and blues. He is urging artistes and producers to return to the roots of drum and bass. Trooper, whose real name is Garfield McKoy, made the comments at the Jamaica Music Conference last Sunday at the University of the West Indies, Mona. "The state weh di music is in right now, 95 per cent of weh dem a produce is rubbish. Many of the artistes dem weh seh dem a run di place with a ... Read More

Things look bright for Kapri’s Dark Glass

Friday, November 27, 2015    


DEEJAY Kapri takes a look at the 'gangsta' life on his new song, Dark Glass, which is produced by Rohan 'Jah Snow Cone' Fuller. According to Kapri, Dark Glass is "a tale about the gangsta who doesn't really know how to be a true gangsta...It is not bigging up thug life or anything. If you listen to the lyrics, you will see that some of it is actually comical". Dark Glass is Kapri's strongest statement since he burst on the scene in 2008 with the single Dear Mama produced by Sean 'Seanizzle' R ... Read More

Ffrench releases debut single

Friday, November 27, 2015    


Deejay Ffrench has released her debut single, Hot Gal Luxury, which is produced by Dirtworx Records. The deejay gained a strong following after finishing runner-up in the Magnum Queen of the Dancehall competition in February. "The song is basically saying that women are not settling for anything less if men are not in a position to take care of certain things," she said. French credits 'Magnum' for building her confidence. "My journey in the competition was hard and nerve-wracking. It was als ... Read More

No worries for Oscar B

By Kevin Jackson Observer Writer | Friday, November 27, 2015    

Oscar B

Soca star Oscar B, who sang with Byron Lee and the Dragonaires for a number of years, has a new song out called Doh Worry Bout Dat. It features the Vibes Band and Ziggy Ranking. The Tobago-born artiste has big plans for the song at next year's Trinidad Carnival. Born Oscar Benjamin, the burly singer has been recording and performing professionally for 25 years. In addition to the Dragonaires, he sang with the Star Flash, Black Sheep and Blue Ventures bands. While with the Dragonaires, Oscar B ... Read More

Spookie ready to Sting

Friday, November 27, 2015    


Still on a high from the success of the single Hurt it Up, singjay Spookie is ready for his biggest assignment — an appearance on Sting. The England-based artiste is looking forward to the Boxing Day show, arguably the toughest gig in dancehall. "It is a great feeling to be in the lineup for Sting as I have wished devoutly since the start of my career to be on The Greatest One Night Reggae and Dancehall Show on Earth!" He exclaimed. "It gives me a sense of great achievement." Born Jason ... Read More



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