Jah Vinci (Photo: Karl Mclarty)

Strictly 2K delivered on its promise to provide the best music of the 2000s, coupled with complementary throwback outfits and unlimited drinks.

Held at Mas Camp in St Andrew on Friday, the festival saw live performances from dancehall artistes Tifa and Jah Vinci, who made their impression on the scores of patrons who turned out.

"The highlight of the night was definitely the performances. Just seeing how well received Tifa and Jah Vinci were by the audience. That was definitely the high point of the night. We always appreciated their catalogue," co-director Ibrahim Konteh told the Jamaica Observer.

Both Tifa and Jah Vinci came sporting jerseys to coincide with the event's dress code. Tifa delivered with favourites like Matie Wine, Move Your Body, Jealous Ova, and Spell It Out.

Tifa (Photo: Karl Mclarty)

For his set, Jah Vinci rendered Basic, Affi Mek It, Mama Love, and Virgin.

Meanwhile, Konteh said he and his team are always looking to improve the quality of the throwback festival with each staging.

"[We plan to make the next staging more memorable] by just reviewing this last staging and the things that we did and how to do it better, and the areas of opportunity how to improve on them; whether from the type of artistes we have performing, whether we need to set up the venue differently or look at a different venue, whether we need to have different DJs or maybe we need to look at the theme and how to execute the theme…" the co-director said.

Brands such as Ed Hardy and Baby Phat were on display. Some patrons even challenged their creativity by putting their own spin on school uniforms.

Patrons enjoy the Strictly 2K energy. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)

The night's disc jockeys Heavy D Chromatic, Kurt Riley, Copper Shot, and ZJ Chrome did not disappoint in taking attendees down a nostalgic lane with the tunes that were spun up until the very last minute of the event some minutes after 3:00 Saturday morning. There were several episodes of confetti releases to bring the curtains down on yet another staging on Strictly 2K.

All in all, Konteh was satisfied with how the cards played out.

"We had a good turnout. People had a great time, and it's good to see the growth of the brand. We did things a lot differently this time in terms of execution and having two artistes instead of one… to see people enjoy that aspect of it... moving to a festival level," he told the Observer.

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer entertainment@jamaicaobserver.com

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