PRESS RELEASE: @BassNectar And @Tiesto To Headline @ParadiseLostJam 2016

Electric Dance Music (EDM) will revisit its Jamaican roots with Paradise Lost, Jamaica’s first EDM festival. Paradise Lost will take place at Grizzly’s Plantation Cove in Ocho Rios, Jamaica from March 10-12, 2016. “Early Bird” ticket sales begin November 17th at 10am EST for registered users of and tickets will go on-sale to the public November 23rd at 10am EST. All tickets must be purchased through or at select retail outlets as listed on the website.

Main Stage headliners will include Bassnectar (March 11) and Tiësto (March 12) with additional performances by; AlunaGeorge, Audien, Big Gigantic, Felix Jaehn, King Jammy, Lance Herbstrong, Natalli Rize, Zion I, with others to be announced. Casablanca Records will curate a luxurious Beachfront stage which will feature; Caroline D’Amore, Gazzo and Prince Fox amongst other Casablanca recording artists.

Jamaican and legendary Dub producer, King Jammy commented, “I feel great about EDM coming to Jamaica because most people don’t know it originated here. I am not just an innovator I am a fan and for my performance I’m going to perform never before heard tracks with a back-to-the future effect while mixing live on stage. I listen to artists like Bassnectar and it makes me feel good that the dream is still alive and being built upon by today’s talented artists.”

The pristine 135 acre at Grizzly’s Plantation Cove in St Ann, will form the backdrop of Paradise Lost while offering camping and glamping in Tent City (which will be opened March 5th through the 15th). The location was chosen because of the natural beauty of the land, but more significantly its rich cultural history. St Ann is the birthplace of Bob Marley, Marcus Garvey, Burning Spear, and Shabba Ranks. It was there that Lee Scratch Perry discovered the Wailers (giving prominence to Marley and Peter Tosh). St Ann is also the burial place of Marley – who was laid to rest there in his family’s mausoleum.

Dub-Music will mark its 50th anniversary in 2016. The music form which was started in Waterhouse, Kingston, eventually led to a new form of music called “Electric Dance Music” – a phrase coined by Lee Scratch Perry, in June 2015. In speaking about the connection between EDM and Jamaica, Billboard wrote, “EDM DJs that dissect and otherwise manipulate their tracks while playing live are following an innovation established by the brilliant Jamaican engineer, sound system owner/selector, the late King Tubby. While working as a disc cutter for Duke Reid and using a two-track recording console, Tubby eliminated vocal and instrumental segments, sometimes stripping a song down to a single, thunderous bass line, which he embellished with echo and reverb effects, in a process called Dub.”

“Jamaica is the entertainment mecca of the Caribbean,” said Jason Hall, Deputy Director of Tourism, Cruise, Attractions and Events. “The island offers diverse festive options to both locals and visitors alike. Jamaicans the world over, are proud of our musical heritage. Our music producers and artists are inventors and trendsetters, with one such innovation being Dub Music (Dub-Step), the precursor to Electric Dance Music. The Jamaica Tourist Board is pleased that Caribbean Trans Media has seen it fit to bring the music back to its birthplace, Jamaica.”

Paradise Lost also offers exciting and fun-filled Spring Break activities including: beachfront camping and bonfires, boat rides, fireworks display, Parasailing, Banana Boat Rides and other activities. In addition, over 50 local and international vendors will create “Paradise Village”, a culinary hub. Paradise Lost is also proud to offer its attendees excursions to local attractions such as the world-famous Dunn’s River Falls, as well as a tour of St. Ann to include a visit to Nine Mile, Bob Marley’s birthplace and resting-place. Event partner and Paradise Lost spokesperson Jason Newman said at a recent press conference, “Paradise Lost will host 75,000 visitors ages 18-49 over the three day period, and as for the economic impact the event will bring to Jamaica, an estimated 2300 jobs will accompany the festival with millions of dollars in revenues being generated. We are thrilled to bring tourists to the island and bring Jamaican culture and hospitality to the festival community.” Paradise Lost will be the ultimate EDM festival in Jamaica – the unforgettable destination, featuring electrifying music, enriching Jamaican experiences hosted in a highly secured and friendly environment.

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Mixtape Rave

Mixtape Rave With @Shanny_14

Lifestyle Blogger ShannyDeLioness is back for another week of “Mixtape Rave“! This week she serves you an array of Mixtapes she’s been feeling over the past 7 days. If you missed the 1st installment, check it out here.

  1. Yuma Sweet Summer  DJ Charlotte

DJ Charlotte is one of Trinidad & Tobago’s hottest DJs. This release coincided with the 2016 YUMA Carnival Band launch for Trinidad Carnival and it is a sweet mix indeed. The perfect confectionary of Soca, Dancehall, Hip Hop and Top 40 hits. Released 2 Months ago on her Sound Cloud, it is a favourite for me!


  1. Dance 101 Podcast Episode 1 – DJ Puffy

Those who know me well know that I love EDM as much as I love Soca and Dancehall! Barbados’ finest (To me definitely), DJ Puffy goes in hard with this EDM mix. I literally feel like I am at Tomorrowland or some other huge EDM festival just listening to this high energy mix.


  1. Chromatic Way – DJ Heavy D & DJ Shantonio from Chromatic

Taking it back to yard (never stray far from my roots)this time around, this mixtape showcases the talents of 2 members of one of Jamaica’s hottest Sound SystemsChromatic. This mix of some of the hottest Top 40, Hip Hop and Dancehall hits and numerous Dub samples is an eargasmic treat.

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PRESS RELEASE: @KoncQuenceMuzik Dominates In 2015

Canadian based music group, Konsequence Music continues to dominate 2015, this time with the release of the “True Colours Riddim”. The project featured artistes such as Jahmiel, Andre Shepherd, Vershon, 3 Star, Quick Cook, Jae Prynce and many more. The label reached out to Jahmiel for the song “True Colours” and Andre Shepherd for his song “Covered”, arguably two of Jamaica’s finest vocalists, who have delivered superbly.

True Colours Riddim is an upbeat one, and got its name from Jahmiel’s song of that same name. The Riddim has received great reviews since its release both locally and internationally. The songs are available for purchase on all digital platforms including iTunes, Spotify, CD Baby, Amazon Music and Google Play. The difference with this project is the universal message that it is sending out that everyone and anyone can relate to.

Andre Shepherd has this to say about his song “Covered”, “The song speaks to everyone. We all can relate to the song and most importantly it affirms the fact throughout whatever we are going through, we are all covered by the most high. The music is upbeat and creates a spirit of hope and this song encourages us to always be optimistic and proactive.” Jahmiel is also very pleased with the song and anticipates that it will be a success. “I have no doubt that this entire project will be successful. So far I have been getting a lot of positive feedback from this song and I know it can only better from here.”

CEO of Konsequence Music, Mr. Peart says that he hopes to get the company and the Riddim the much deserved attention with this project. The Label has put out quite a number of notable songs since its inception including Versatile’s “Work Flow”, the “Summa Escape Riddim”,  Jah Vinci’s “Be Strong”, Exco Levi’s “If You Wanna Leave”, Melloquence’s “Beautiful Distraction” and  Khago’s “Nuh Fi Legalize.”

For the rest of the year Konsequence Music will be busy working on numerous projects for their growing fan base.

For interviews or bookings contact:
Latoya McKay
Public Relations Director/ Manager
Konsequence Muzik
IG :@latoyamckaypr

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PRESS RELEASE: Major Changes For @ReggaeSting

The countdown has begun for Sting, arguably one of the most anticipated annual events, and this year Supreme Promotions, the event’s organizer, is planning on a brand-new structure.

Sting 2015, under the theme ‘From Then ‘Til Now’, will mark a revolution for the historic event.

This year’s staging will be centered on honoring the major contributors to Jamaica’s music industry’s longest-running entertainment event. “We have been doing this since 1984 at Cinema II. Our posters are hot tickets.

“Year to year, people would try to get one to place on their walls at home, which indicates the impact of this event.

“It’s not we alone who do this, so we want to take some time to highlight the ones that help us make Sting what it is today,” said Sting creative director Dimario McDowell.

To accommodate the best of what the over 50 acts have to offer, gone are the days of lengthy full sets. A new wave of tighter sets, laced with only hit records from each performer, is the new order.

“We have to create a way to facilitate a large magnitude of artistes – constricted to the same time period, from dusk to dawn – where everybody gets to see who they want and hear what they want, the big tunes,” Sting founder and CEO Isaiah Laing added.

The brand-new structure will also see a mega midnight attraction with two of Dancehall’s most sought-after hit makers already secured for the event, which will be held on December 26 at Jamworld.

“Every year, we try to book them, and they always have shows in other parts of the world. They are in high demand ’cause they already cross over into the international market. We reach out to them from early, and they are excited to return,” said Sting conceptualizer Junior ‘Heavy-D’ Fraser.

In a few weeks, a press conference will be used to announce the top giants planned for the event.

Sting is renowned for having its audience witness one-of-a-kind entertainment. There have been memorable clashes involving Titans Shabba Ranks, Ninja Man, Super Cat, Mad Cobra, Beenie Man, and Bounty Killer, as well as outstanding performances from hip-hop greats Notorious BIG, DMX, and Foxy Brown, as well as iconic reggae acts Buju Banton, Freddie McGregor, Patra, and Maxi Priest.

Next month’s event will be no different as ticket purchasers will continue to get the best of reggae and dancehall at the same great price.

The greatest one-night Reggae and Dancehall show in the world, Sting is already the hot topic on showgoers’ lips.

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Mixtape Rave

Mixtape Rave With @Shanny_14

Today I introduce the first in a new series titled “Mixtape Rave“. Hosted by Blogger Shannydelioness, she scours the Internet to bring to you some of the mixtapes she has been feeling over the past week. Please note that Shanny is a Soca Junkie and there’s a chance your favourite DJ’s mix might be featured. Tune in.

1. Bienvenido A Miami – DJ Private Ryan

Sweet Soca at its finest prepared for the Miami Carnival Warm Up by one of Trinidad & Tobago’s best DJs. DJ Private Ryan’s mixes renewed my love affair with Carnival so of course they are a must listen for me. I love the mix of Soca artistes from T&T, St. Lucia, and all the other islands in between.


2. Summer Festa 2015 – Dei Musicale

This mix starts off with one of my favourite songs, Lean On (ft. MO) – Major Lazer & DJ Snake which ushers in some of 2015’s hottest DancehallEDM, Soca and ending with the hottest Hip Hop selections.


3. PURESLU Promo Mix – DJ Puffy

I have Youtube’s search engine to thank for discovering DJ Puffy’s musical genius (my Tunein app is stuck on Slam 101 every evening so I have the chance to listen to his show).  This promo mix is PURE VIBES!


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