Richie Loop fills cup with EDM

SINGJAY Richie Loop has moved into electronic dance music (EDM). His latest joint is Pull Up featuring 2WinBeam.In an interview with Jamaica Observer, he explained his decision to venture... Read More

Rvssian goes Universal
LOCAL record producer Rvssian is enjoying his latest conquest.Earlier this week, he inked a publishing deal with the Universal Music Publishing Group which will see the United States-based entertainment powerhouse working closely with him as he...... Read More

Loodi producer rolls the dice
LESS than 72 hours since the original version of Loodi by Vybz Kartel surfaced on social media, it has been removed. The track, which bore the message 'My song was never a collaboration!', has been fuelling...... Read More

Tads introduces Reggae Family
Citing a resurgence in home-grown reggae, Tads International Record will release Dennis Brown: The Inseparable Reggae Family, a multi-track album of hit songs.A May release...... Read More

Best of The Best looks soca way

Thursday, April, 27 2017   

The annual Best of The Best show returns to its hardcore dancehall roots this year, but promoters are also reaching out to soca fans with a diverse card.The 11th staging of the event takes place May 28 at Bayfront Park in Miami with Mavado, Aidonia, Konshens,... Read More

Press Fyah appeals to road users

Thursday, April, 27 2017   

AFTER a hiatus following his 2010 win on Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall competition, singjay Press Fyah is back on the scene.In this latest musical offering titled Road Users, Press Fyah tackles the... Read More

Conkarah earns second Billboard entry

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Wednesday, April, 26 2017   

JAMAICAN-BORN recording artiste Conkarah debuts at number four on the Billboard Reggae album chart with the Timeless Love EP. Released on April 14 via Troublemekka Music,... Read More

KOTE cancelled

BY BASIL WALTERS Observer writer | Wednesday, April, 26 2017   

THIS year's staging of the annual urban arts festival Kingston On The Edge (KOTE) has been cancelled. The event is usually held in June.Enola Williams, co-founder of the 10-year-old festival, confirmed the developments to the Jamaica... Read More

'Magnum' contest returns after rain

Wednesday, April, 26 2017   

Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall is set to return with a bang on Saturday, following a postponement of the live show due to heavy rains. The televised deejay competition is scheduled for D'Entrance on Constant Spring Road in ... Read More

Remembering an 'Ingredient'

Wednesday, April, 26 2017   

WHEN news broke last Thursday that soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr of American R&B group The Main Ingredient was found dead in his car, local show promoter Marvin “Horseman” Pitterson said he was left in shock.Pitterson and his team... Read More

Elton on the mend

Wednesday, April, 26 2017   

Elton John is recuperating at home after contracting a “potentially deadly” infection while on his Latin America tour.The illness saw the 70-year-old spend two nights in intensive care and forced shows to be cancelled. Read More

Sanchez for Appleton Estate Signature Nights

Wednesday, April, 26 2017   

SANCHEZ is the headliner for Appleton Estate Signature Nights series which begins at the OMG Restaurant and Coffee Bar in Mandeville, Manchester, tomorrow. Showtime is 9:00 pm.Appleton Estate Signature Nights is a sensitisation programme... Read More

After 12: Ribbie at 33!

Wednesday, April, 26 2017   

We're still not sure what the play on the 33rd birthday was for Brian “Ribbie” Chung, however, his parties never fail to pull a crowd, especially when they are held at his Ribbiz Ultra Lounge. Such was the case on Monday this week, and KARL MCLARTY, the JAMAICA... Read More

It’s all good

Tuesday, April, 25 2017   

SCORES of revellers seeking to attend Heineken Rio's after-party on Waterloo Road in St Andrew on Sunday, escaped major injuries as a result of a stampede which occurred at the event.The event was free to all costumed revellers, while regular... Read More

To the X-treme

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, April, 25 2017   

Brummie accent when deejay X-treme speaks. He sounds more Seaview Gardens, Kingston than Birmingham, England. The slightly-built deejay is in Jamaica doing recording sessions and promoting Dutty Chat which he considers his breakthrough song in the United Kingdom. Read More


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