Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Govana To Make U.K Debut with Five-City Tour [WATCH VIDEO]

Dominating the dancehall space with a cadre of hits including his latest 'Champ', a reminiscent ode chronicling his arduous journey to stardom, recording artiste Govana is now making final preparations for a five-city tour of the United Kingdom at the end of this month. 

The tour, commencing on October 3rd through to the14th will see him sojourning on the British mainland for two weeks with concert stops in Manchester, Gloucester, London, Luton and Wolverhampton. The trip also denotes his inaugural visit to Great Britain and another career milestone for the 4th Genna deejay.

Speaking with members of the British Press via telephone, a seemingly jocund Govana underscored that he will be bringing nothing but his A-Game come next month.

"This being my first time in the U.K. I can't bring anything less than my A-Game, the fans can expect high energy performances and lots of crowd interaction. I understand from the promoters that the fans are looking forward to seeing me and I am certainly looking forward to seeing them as well. You know anywhere the Genna step is just niceness so we going to have a nice time and a great vibe."

Locally, Govana has released two new singles titled 'Inna Di Sky' and 'All Of It' courtesy of Armzhouse Records and Emudio Records respectively amidst work on his upcoming EP.

Jamaican Producer 'CJ The Chemist' Featured on Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta

Coming on the heels of a successful 2017 with an endorsement courtesy of Bacardi Rum and Major Lazer through the Music Liberates campaign, Jamaican producer 'CJ The Chemist' continues to experience good fortune in 2018 as one of his current singles, 'Robot Wine' performed by Dancehall artiste Spice got featured in the latest season of the American television series 'Love and Hip Hop Atlanta'.

"This is a good look for Dancehall and my career. Since the airing of the episode, I have been getting a lot of attention from various international players who have taken a keen interest in my work. I would also like to personally thank Spice for all the support she has given me throughout the years." - said CJ The Chemist

For CJ, this is another major accomplishment considering he has been trying to carve his own niche since migrating to the United States almost a decade ago, after forcefully leaving his studio operations back in Jamaica. 

CJ whose given name is Steve Rowe, said the recent news has provided the impetus for him to push even harder and has since released two new compilations, the first titled 'Up Top' rhythm, features only New York-based acts from which he has scored the hit 'Feel It' with Noah Powa.  The anthology also features upstarts Shootii, Rassi and Chino Rebel. Meanwhile, the second project sees Powa once again lending his vocals on 'Dem Nuh Like We' a collaboration with the multi-hyphenated ZJ Liquid, other acts on the compilation includes Kranium and Kappa.

CJ  has worked with a number of top-tier dancehall acts including Aidonia, Govana, Spice, Tommy Lee and Kranium among others.

Looking to close out the year with a strong presence, CJ admitted he wants fans of the genre to continue to support his music underscoring that all his current projects are available on all major digital platforms. 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Nesbeth Announces Release Date For Debut Album [WATCH VIDEO]

Over the past few months, Reggae firebrand Nesbeth has been working expeditiously to complete work on his debut album titled A.M.E.N.  The acronym which derives from the name of his late wife Ann-Marie Elliott-Nesbeth is also the epithet of one of the offerings on this 12-track anthology.

Late last week, the inspirational crooner decided to whet the appetite of fans via his Instagram account (@Nesbethreggae) with the unveiling of the official album cover art along with a lyric video and 30-seconds visual trailer for 'Remove My Enemies', the first single from the upcoming album. 

Executively produced by Entertainment Soul and distributed by Zojak Worldwide, A.M.E.N will be available for pre-order on September 28, with the official release date set for October 26 via all major digital platforms.

When quizzed about what fans can expect from this album Nesbeth who has shown noticeable growth and maturity in his music since the release of his 'Victory' EP almost four years ago says, 

“My music is about real life issues, social commentary and topical matters presented in a clean and conscious manner that people from all ethnicities and spheres of life can appreciate without losing the authenticity of that natural Reggae vibe.”  

For the past few years Nesbeth has lived a life filled with physical and spiritual trials and triumphs, but through it all, what has become most evident is the strength of his mental fortitude which we expect will resonate in this latest body of work.

New EP Coming For Chan Dizzy [WATCH VIDEO]

Making his resurgence on the dancehall scene in recent weeks, recording artiste Chan Dizzy has been working assiduously in the studio on his upcoming EP.  Though still untitled the five-track compilation will see the 'Hello Badmind' hitmaker addressing a myriad of social and topical issues while showcasing the dichotomy of his artistry.  

"I haven't decided on a name for the EP has yet, myself and my management team have been looking at several suggestions including 'Fireworks' but at this stage, nothing is concrete. However once a consensus is reached the public will be the first to know. " - Chan Dizzy explained.

Executively produced by Sajay Productions, the project is set for release in November. Dizzy also intimated that several additional singles will be released to the public amidst ongoing work on the EP.

Meanwhile, Chan Dizzy continues to promote the video for 'Careful' his latest single that has been making steady in-rows on the FM airwaves and social scene. Shot by director 300K, the visual alludes to him cautioning against friends who appear to be sincere yet quietly harbour ill-intent towards you. 

Rising to prominence in 2010 while under the tutelage of Billboard producer Rvssian with 'Hello Badmind' and 'Strange Face' Chan Dizzy says he is pleased with the renewed interest from fans across the diaspora. 

Dee Dre Aims For Greatness, Plead For Industry Support [WATCH VIDEO]

Having several videos and singles receiving noteworthy rotation, burgeoning Dancehall Star Dee Dre, has his sights set on becoming the next breakout star of the genre. That plan is still in motion as he continues to put in the requisite work required to ensure that he leaves an indelible makes in the entertainment industry.

 In a recent interview, the entertainer said that he wants to make music that impacts the lives of those who listen, and believes he has the lyrical ability to make that a reality.

"I know I have what it takes to be a great artiste. I want my music to reach everyone, and that's why my work is so versatile. I have something for everyone, and my music is very motivational," he said.

"My songs are songs that are worth listening to. They are worth the support, and I am really hoping to get as much push from the people as possible."

The Dee Dre said that he prides himself in giving his fans music they can relate to as he believes music with a message goes a far way.

"My content is real life, and that makes my music easy to relate to because more than likely, the things I'm singing about is happening in someone else's life. You will always be able to find a song for any mood you're in from me," he said.

"Music with a message will last because people will always be able to connect with those songs. That's why I focus on giving people songs with substance, because years from now, the message will still be relatable."

While Dee Dre insists that he will focus on music with a message, he said that this kind of entertainment doesn't always get the support it deserves. The artiste says he has had difficulty getting his songs the airplay they should receive and points out that songs with less positive messages are being played every day.

"Right now, my focus is on getting more radio play for my songs. Based on how the industry is set up, I knew it would be difficult because positivity usually gets pushed to the side, but I'm not giving up," he said.

"I just want the radio disc jocks to give the music a chance. There are a lot of talented upcoming artistes out there with songs that could be the next big thing, and all they need is some radio play."

Dee Dre, who released his album Unrecognized Greatness last September, says he is still promoting that effort. According to the artiste, the 13-track compilation showcases his immense lyrical ability as he sings about topics he believes everyone can relate to.

Kappa Featured On New Project With Kranium

In the words of Kenyan actor, comedian and stuntman Deep Roy, "Inspiration comes from within yourself. One has to be positive. When you're positive, good things happen." This is the mantra Dancehall artiste Kappa has taken as he makes his foray into the music industry. 

Born Courtney Linton to Jamaican parents in Brooklyn, New York, Kappa from his formative years working with producer Kheilstone in Queens (New York City) was intent on becoming a success, citing international dancehall star Kranium as one of his many musical inspirations. How ironic a thought! Considering only a few years later following the release of an ode to his Jamaican roots dubbed 'Yardie' and a 42-track mixtape titled, 'Sex, Drugs and Dancehall' (SDD) which spawned the buzzworthy 'House Pon Di Hill', the young upstart found himself opening for Kranium at one of his concerts and also performing alongside a plethora of stars at various events including Hot 97’s - Pon Di Reggae & Soca Tip Live. 

Fast-forward to 2018, Kappa continues to make positive strides after recently teaming up with noted producer CJ The Chemist for the single 'Fall Over' on the hit-bound 'Dem Nuh Like We' rhythm also featuring Kranium, Zj Liquid and Noah Powa. 

According to Kappa, "I am just thankful for all the opportunities that have been presented to me in recent times. All of what is happening now are things I have dreamt about. However, what is most apparent is the more I focus and work on my career, is the more I see things manifest into reality."

Currently promoting his single 'My Talent' on the Delly Ranx produced Cotton Swab rhythm, Kappa aims to scribe his name in the annals of the music industry as the curtains come down on 2018. The young deejay is also in the process of completing his debut EP.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Jae Prynse Says No To Fake Friends [WATCH VIDEO]

Reggae singer Jae Prynse is pushing back on the idea of encouraging fake friendship in his latest visual for the single 'Faker To A Friend'. Shot throughout the enclaves of St. Catherine and its environs by burgeoning director Rocket Vision, the tunesmith warns about the perils of friends with ill intent as depicted by one of his associates in the short film who attempts to poison his beverage while at a social establishment.

Since its release weeks ago the video has already amassed almost 100,000 views online via his official Vevo account (JaeprynseVEVO). The singer says he is very pleased with the reception while disclosing that plans are afoot to amplify the promotion for the last quarter of the year.

Best known for the hits 'Try Harder' and 'Hard Work'  Jae Prynse who is now back on local soil following a week-long sojourn in Toronto, Canada, performing at several events amid promoting his other projects.

Alluding to his Canadian stint Jae Prynse said, "It was a very productive trip which gave me an opportunity to reconnect with my growing fan base while introducing myself to potential fans in that market. The shows were great and the audience showed their appreciation for my talent and for that I am grateful."

The trip also saw him enlisting a team of international filmmakers to shoot the visual for his upcoming single titled 'Ready', the project is slated for release in the weeks ahead.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Bugle Goes International With 'World Party'

Considered one of the most prolific songwriters on the Jamaican music landscape, Reggae luminary Bugle known for his philanthropic efforts and thought-provoking compositions continues to showcase his versatility with a new uptempo offering titled 'World Party'. 

Featuring popular disc jock Razz (formerly of the duo Razz & Biggy) the Lion Eye Records produced single has been making steady in-rows on both the local and international scene, enjoying spins on a surfeit of platforms across the Caribbean archipelago, Israel, Japan, the United Kingdom, segments of Europe and 99 Jamz, Irie Jam and Hot 97FM in the U.S. 

Locally the record has become a staple on the playlist of most of the island's top jocks who have touted it as one to watch as the Christmas season approaches. 

Alluding to the current wave of activities surrounding the song, Bugle, though not surprised says he is very thankful for the support the project has been receiving. 

"I am very happy and thankful at the time for the support the industry has been showing to 'World Party'. We just released a lyric video and plans are already in place for the official video, so that is something the fans can look forward to".

The lyric video can be viewed via the 'Rasta Party' hit-maker official Vevo account  (