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  • Trekar makes BET Jams debut

    May 31, 2018 2:00 PM 3

    Dancehall artiste Trekar is having a breakout 2018 as his latest video release for his single, 'Top Man', on the MaineStone Entertainment label, made its premiere on BET Jams recently, where it has been added to the daily rotation. "I felt overwhelmed when I saw the video for the first time on BET Jams on Saturday (May 19); that's a major platform for my music

  • Busy Signal, Major Lazer song in Bacardi TV ad

    May 31, 2018 2:00 PM 3

    Major Lazer and Busy Signal have done it again. Their combination hit Jump, which was released last year on Major Lazer's six-track EP, is featured in a hot new Bacardi TV ad that is in rotation in the US on NBC TV and other mainstream platforms. The ad, which was shot in Miami, Florida, conveys the message that it doesn't matter if you're in your living

  • Shel on Oracabessa Bliss Festival

    May 31, 2018 5:56 AM 4

    New York — Former deejay-cum-gospel artiste Shelly Thunda is among the headliners slated for this year's staging of Oracabessa Bliss Festival scheduled for Pennysaver Amphitheater, in Brookhaven, Long Island, New York for July 8. “It is an honour to have her on our 25th anniversary roster. I know she will be coming with something extra special,” said Irie Jam's

  • Downswell to go live

    May 31, 2018 5:56 AM 4

    KEVIN Downswell will launch his fourth album, Realignment: The Live Encounter on June 15. He made the announcement during a media launch at JN Financial Centre in New Kingston on Tuesday. “The other albums were studio albums, this one is live. This is another level of energy because when you're ministering in song before people, it's different from when you are singing

  • Chart watch: Ziggy leads three newcomers in top five

    May 31, 2018 5:00 AM 5

    Ziggy Marley leads three new albums in the top five of the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart for this week, ending Saturday, June 2, making a number one debut with Rebellion Rises. The other new sets in the top half of the listing are Iration's self-titled project at number two, and the fourth-placed EP Made in California by Josh Heinrichs and Skillin Jah. The titles

  • Sean Paul fans win VIP experience

    May 30, 2018 6:39 AM 5

    Ahead of releasing his first ever EP, Mad Love The Prequel, Sean Paul will host 40 lucky fans at the Sandals Resort Beaches Ocho Rios for an exclusive performance this Saturday, June 2. Sean Paul's record label Island Records coordinated fly- away competitions in multiple US markets. Ten lucky fly away competition winners and their guests are benefiting

  • Adrift – Desperate at sea

    May 30, 2018 5:00 AM 5

    A romantic getaway becomes a tragedy at sea, when two sailors set out to journey across the ocean from Tahiti to San Diego. Tami and Richard couldn't anticipate that they would be sailing directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. In the aftermath of the storm, Tami awakens to find Richard badly injured and their boat in ruins

  • Nkosi sings about the 'Struggles'

    May 29, 2018 2:00 PM 5

    Emerging reggae singer Nkosi is generating a lot of excitement in the local music industry with his breakout single, Struggles. Produced by Ireland Records, the track was released two months ago and is available for purchase via VPal and other major digital platforms. "The feedback has been great. We are getting good reviews daily. The fans always encourage

  • June 2 funeral for Niko Chromatic

    May 28, 2018 9:03 AM 7

    THE thanksgiving service for the life of dancehall selector Niko Chromatic is scheduled for Holy Trinity Cathedral in Kingston on Saturday, June 2. It is slated to begin at 1:00 pm. The announcement was made on social media by the late selector's girlfriend Kimberly Mais, who is mother to his two children. Niko Chromatic (given name Nicholas Grant) died of complications

  • Redbones saves it's best for last

    May 28, 2018 9:03 AM 5

    A large turnout of patrons were treated to delightful music at Redbones Blues Café last Wednesday. Occasion was the first Best of The Best concert to mark the final week of operations at the venue's Argyle Road location. The night's fare of Jazz, latin and world beat began with Luis Felipe Bellorin, a Venezuelan musician who teaches at the Venezuelan