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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Govana To Unveil New T-Shirt Line


Scorching the airwaves with 'Loco' and 'Gyal Clown', two of the hottest tracks coming out of the summer. Dancehall artiste Govana is set to unveil his new T-Shirt line next week.

Aside from being a savvy lyricist and songwriter, the 4th Genna deejay can now annex entrepreneur to his list of accruing accolades. Though the initial rollout will feature predominately garb for men in an array of colours and sizes, Govana explains the collection is unisex, thus the shirts can also be worn by women until the full complement is ready. 

"I’ve always wanted to dabble into other aspects of business since my emergence on the scene. Music and fashion go well together and I believe starting a clothing line will be a good marriage for my music and brand. It’s something the fans have been requesting for years so I think now is the right time.” - Govana intimated.

He continued, “Everywhere we travel people always asking for T-Shirts and other promotional material, so I believe the clothing line is a step in the right direction in building Govana and the 4th Genna brand.”

The collection dubbed 'Genna Genna', coined from a popular slang used during his performances will be available at selected stores across the island in the months ahead. However, for the residual of the year, the shirts will only be available in Kingston at Block B Shop 178-179
Constant Spring Arcade (beside the passport office). Full details on other locations will be made available at soonest, in the interim orders can also be placed by contacting (876 401-993).  

Meanwhile, Govana says things are progressing steadily with his upcoming EP which he promises will be a 'respectable body of work' with something for everyone'.  Fans can look out for the official visuals for 'Gyal Clown' and 'Loco' in the weeks ahead.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Nesbeth To Serenade Miss Jamaica World Beauties [WATCH VIDEO]


Though faced with a myriad of challenges last year, nonetheless it was the year of the 'Dream' for recording artiste Nesbeth and indeed he tried to live it to the fullest despite some perpetual woes. 

Fast forward to 2017 and as the year draws to a close the Rastafarian singer has been experiencing much brighter days while spreading his 'Success Story' (the follow-up to 'My Dream') across the globe resulting in one of the hottest tracks currently on the European circuit.

Enjoying premium rotation at almost every major festival on the continent, Nesbeth is very pleased with the response and is set to depart the island this week for the United Kingdom on professional business. 

"The current momentum being enjoyed by 'Success Story' internationally seems to be seeping into the Jamaican entertainment space; naturally finding its way onto the playlist of numerous radio and street jocks and I am really happy with that," Nesbeth exclaimed.

He continued, "Last week we also released the official video on Vevo  (youtube.com/NesbethVEVO) and the response has been great. So with everything that's happening we are now looking to other regions like the United Kingdom to broaden the support base. I sang it last month during a concert at the O2 Arena and the patrons were very receptive so that's a good indication."

Nesbeth further explained that his departure will not distract from work on his upcoming album as he plans to do some recording amid the promotional campaign. The singer is scheduled to return on September 18.

Confirmed for the 2017 staging of the Miss Jamaica World competition set for September 23 at the National Indoor Sports Centre,  Nesbeth has been tasked with the responsibility of serenading the beauties as a new queen is crowned.  His next international assignment will be in Houston, Texas in October.

New Album Coming For Aidonia [WATCH VIDEO]


Amidst a full roster of activities for the season, dancehall troubadour Aidonia is currently immersed in the studio working on material for his upcoming album.

Despite releasing 'Project Sweat' two years earlier, for which he received an honourable mention from Billboard Magazine and a top ten debut on the iTunes 100 Albums Chart. The ten-track compilation was presented as an EP and not an album. However, this latest body of work will mark the deejay's official album debut since his emergence on the scene over a decade ago.

Alluding to the lengthy timeline for the album Aidonia says it's all about timing and he wanted to deviate from the norm, but still, provide an offering that fans and the wider populous will appreciate musically. 

“I want to provide fans with something exceptional that will transcend time and geographic boundaries. I am not a big fan of expendable music, hence I believe as an artiste it is extremely important to take the time and effort to mould each record on the album in the best way I possibly can. If I expect people to buy this it’s only fair that they receive their monies worth.” - Aidonia said.

“I want when someone downloads or puts my album into their player they can listen to the entire compilation from start to end without having to skip a song because it’s perceived as a sub-par effort.” – He added.

With no specific release date set, the 'Yeah Yeah' minstrel intimated that an approximate timeline would be for the first quarter of 2018. The compilation will be executively produced by his own 4th Genna Music imprint. When quizzed about possible collaborations a seemingly tight-lipped Aidonia says the album is still in its infancy and he doesn't  want to divulge too much at this time but hinted at a few surprises.

Meanwhile, dominating the FM airwaves and social scene with tracks like 'Yeah Yeah', 'Fire' and 'IG Girls' the deejay is now gearing up for a series of performances in Freeport and Nassau (the Bahamas) later this month.

Internationally, Aidonia's summer anthem 'Yeah Yeah' was recently added to the 'B-List' of BBC 1Xtra's playlist where it now enjoys premium daytime rotation among a plethora of international A-listers.

Shawn Antoine Aims For Breakthrough With 'Mine' [WATCH VIDEO]


"Oh I don't care about no consequences, willing to pay the price, I know you don't understand this... but could you be mine oh girl will you be mine" are some of the words chronicling burgeoning singer Shawn Antoine passionate appeal has he pursues his love interest in the newly  released 'Mine'

Produced by Frankie Music the single, a collaborative effort with emerging songstress Lia Caribe exudes a very balmy vibe with its groovy beat and pristine vocals that are sure to help you through those rough days. Now available on iTunes and other digital platforms the song will also form part of his upcoming EP slated for release in October. The self-titled EP will comprise six tracks showcasing the full ambit of  Shawn Antoine's musical talents.

No stranger to the arts, Shawn who recently returned from a European stint with Christopher Martin and D'Major is not only a superlative singer but also a musical polymath equipped with the skills to plays the piano, acoustic and bass guitars, tenor saxophone, violin, drums and the flute.

With singles like 'Full Time Gyallis' featuring Konshens, 'Treat You Better' feating Qraig (from the duo Voicemail) and 'I Love You' enjoying favourable rotation across various spaces Shawn Antoine says he has high hopes for 'Mine',

"I have high hopes for Mine, everywhere I am been and introduce the record the response has been very encouraging. Hence my management will be placing a lot of effort into promoting and bringing increased awareness to the track. Presently, we are in the process of shooting a video for release very soon."

Meanwhile, with the escalating attention being enjoyed by 'Mine' Shawn Antoine says plans are afoot for two additional videos later this month as part of the ongoing campaign to bolster his presence across the diaspora.

Vershon Shuts Down Rumour, Working On New Album [WATCH VIDEO]


Making good on his promise dancehall artiste Vershon is staying clear of avoidable controversies as he focuses on elevating his career internationally. 

The singer's current campaign geared towards promoting three new singles, 'Wet', 'Can You' featuring Shatta Wale and 'My Success' has been reaping steady results. However, it's the latter that has raised a few eyebrows leaving many to believe the song is aimed at fellow entertainer Mavado as Vershon deejays the lines, "them a talk about levels and league but remember a stages to life you have to pass one to reach five, bwoy come a boast money fool money fright you nuh memba when you use to live pon di gully side".

Despite the claim, Vershon says 'My Success' is not aimed at the singer or any other artiste and is merely an anecdote chronicling his own life excursion.

"some dancehall fans have a tendency to dissect everything an artiste says and twist it how they see fit to start rumours and rivalries. But unfortunately for them, this song is not aimed at anyone. It's about my life and the personal challenges I faced getting to where I am today while losing some fake friends along the way." 

Meanwhile, the producer turn artiste has been in the studio working assiduously on completing his debut album titled 'Poetry'. The fourteen track project is slated for release later this year. The 'Mercy A God' hitmaker says fans can expect a different side of his musical talent on this latest body of work which may also feature some collaboration from top-flight acts.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Jayds Ditch Corporate Dream for Music [WATCH VIDEO]


Growing up in the tough enclaves of the inner city is chronicled in 'Weh We Come From', the latest single from recording artiste Jayds

Released late August and featured on the 4th Genna Music imprint, the brooding composition which continues to gain favour across the diaspora is also accompanied by an official video which can be viewed via his VEVO channel at 'JAYDSVEVO'. 

“The song is inspired by past events and me becoming an artiste while growing up in the inner city,” Jayds said.

With aspirations of making a global impact, the burgeoning star has released a number of his own recordings in recent times with the most noteworthy being the aforementioned.

When one hears the term 'dancehall artiste' an image in generally conjured of a person hailing from humble beginnings with educational challenges and countless tales of socioeconomic trials and triumphs. However 4th Genna recording artiste Jayds is definitely not your typical 'dancehall artiste' aside from his lyrical prowess and natural singing ability the emerging star is quite the scholar. 

A graduate of Meadowbrook High school, the artiste born Jonoi Ranjay McCoulsky is an only child for his mother but shares three brothers on his father's side of the family. Graduating with seven subjects from high school Jayds bypassed six-form choosing instead to enroll in a private tertiary institution where he pursued studies in Psychology, Business Management, Sociology and Communication Studies.

Despite, the establishment of a solid education, young Jayds soon realised the corporate lifestyle was not for him and his unyielding affinity for music eventually got him the first real opportunity to delve into the art form when one of his songs caught the ear of then emerging producer Onton (now Aidonia's official engineer) who took him under his tutelage honing his skill set in the process.  The partnership subsequently led to the formation of 'Ancient Records' and within a year into their alliance Jayds was introduced to Aidonia via a mixtape titled 'Jayds Mind Activity', and as they say, the rest is history. 

Five years later, aside from being an artiste, Jayds is also a talented producer/engineer and an honorary member of the 4th Genna Music imprint. Some of his most noteworthy efforts include rhythms such as 'Hot Year', Pure Water', Dancehall Plague' complimented by the singles 'Frass Box', Coco Powder, 'Don Deh Yah', Gangster Town, Better and Krayzay' for both Aidonia and label-mate Govana.

Aidonia Goes Mainstream and Turns To Africa [WATCH VIDEO]


Enjoying arguably the best year of his career, dancehall star Aidonia appears to be on a resolute path to conquer new terrains amid broadening his musical horizon. 

Back from a three-week stint in Europe where he connected with new and existing fans while reaffirming his brand. The 4th Genna boss has now turned his attention to Africa, a growing market for Reggae and Dancehall that has the potential to eclipse Reggae-havens Europe and Japan in the foreseeable future. 

With his sight firmly fixed on the Motherland, Aidonia late last week released a collaborative effort titled 'My Queen' featuring Ghanian superstar Shatta Wale. Recorded in New York City the Platinum Kids/Calli B produced single will be featured on their upcoming EP titled 'Platinum Kids and Friends' which is set for release later this year.

"In recent times I have been making a greater impact internationally especially in North America. I  just got back from Europe and the support was overwhelming. So now we are looking into other markets where we can expand brand Aidonia and Africa is nicely poised. They have been calling for some time now so we are finally answering that call. This collaboration with Shatta Wale is just the first of several major projects in the work for the rest of the quarter." - Aidonia's explained.

Also on the international front, the 'Banga' hitmaker continues to soar with his latest club anthem 'Yeah Yeah' which on Friday (September 1) was added to mainstream radio in Britain. The single was annexed to the 'B-List' of BBC 1Xtra's Playlist which means the track will now enjoy premium day-time rotation alongside the likes of A-listers such as Drake, Rihanna, Jay-Z, Beyonce, 21 Savage, Rick Ross, Cardi B, Busta Rhymes, French Montana among others. A seemingly elated Aidonia said he was pleased with the revelation,

"The song has been doing extremely well but the news of its addition to BBC caught me totally by surprise. I was made aware by a member of my management team and I just want to say a big thank you to everyone including the fans who were integral in making this happen."

Locally, Aidonia wrapped up a pair of exhilarating performances at the just concluded Smirnoff IMAGE and the Pepsi Refresh Tour finale. The deejay his now back in the studio working on several upcoming audio and visual releases for the festive season.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Bugle Ends Tour On A High Note & Premiers New Video [WATCH VIDEO]


Three months after embarking on a tour of Europe, Japan and the United Kingdom, Reggae ambassador Bugle is happy to finally be back on home soil. The singer has been on the road since the end of May promoting his sophomore album 'Be Yourself' across the expanse of the continents.

Bugle concedes that the tour, which ended on a high note, was not without its challenges but was an overall success as the intended mission was accomplished.

"Being in a foreign land for any extended period of time will always present some level of challenges, especially from a cultural or dietary perspective. But thankfully years of being on the road have allowed us to adapt to these situations so we can remain steadfast on the mission of getting the music to the people and keep the Jamaica and Reggae banner flying high".

Yielding positive results at almost every concert stop, Bugle said he was very thankful especially to the fans who braved the sometimes unpredictable weather conditions to show their support.

"People who have travelled to those regions of the world know that the weather is not like Jamaica it can be very unpredictable at times and to see a full house at almost every venue, I could not have asked for more from the fans." he added.

Some of the major stops on the sojourn included Fukuoka, Sapporo, Okayama, Osaka, Tokushima in Japan. Hamburg, Hannover, Berlin, Paris, Prague, Bern, Zurich, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Vienna, Pfullendorf, Valencia and Helsinki in Europe and London, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol in the United Kingdom.

Locally, Bugle has shifted his attention to amplifying the presence around his latest effort 'Cherish Life' a musical narrative spawning from a personal tragedy that saw the singer losing his brother, as well as close friend Kunte and more recently the near fatal encounter of famed sound system selector Nickomatic. The single is also accompanied by a video, which can be viewed, via the 'Rasta Party' hit-maker official Vevo account  (youtube.com/buglean9tedVEVO).