ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Get To Know @EladGideon


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Elad Gideon is an upcoming artist that has a lot to say. Hailing from May Pen, Clarendon, he brings a rugged style that can be heard and felt by everyone. Get familiar with him below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

1. Describe Elad Gideon in five words.

Militant, honest, expressive, calculated, and focused.

2. How did you come up with the name Elad Gideon?

My first name ‘Dale’ when reversed spells ‘Elad’ and the Hebrew word Gideon that means ‘Mighty Warrior’ is my street name. I wanted a name that represented me and my music, and those two words does just that!

3. What motto or advice do you live by?

Fortune favours the BOLD!!

4. Why choose a career in music?

I believe that because we only get one life to live, we should spend it doing something that makes you happy, and music makes me happy.

5. For persons who have never heard your sound, describe your music in five words.

Expressive, melodic, soulful, militant, rugged/gringo!

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Gregory Peck – Wey You Ago Do (1989)


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Today’s Oldies Sunday selection is for all the Sound Bwoys and Sound Systems from Gregory Peck. Titled “Wey You Ago Do” this was produced by King Jammys and released in 1989. Here Gregory is sending a warning to all Sound Systems and Selectors that his sound will not lose and they should just retire all together. He also hurled insults and stated that they cannot win the audience with their selections and his sound was the winner in all clashes.

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NEW MUSIC: @Jamie___XX x @PopcaanMusic x @YoungThug – I Know There’s Gonna Be


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Considered an odd collaboration, today’s new music comes from UK Producer Jamie XX, Dancehall artist Popcaan and Rapper Young Thug. Titled “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)“, this is a single that celebrates life and enjoying it to the fullest over some very wonderful production and samples that add to the theme. For those who aren’t familiar with Jamie XX, he’s the producer behind the late Gil Scott-Heron’s “I’ll Take Care You” which was sampled for Drake’s “Take Care” single. An odd combo but a great listen from the three different artists. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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PRESS RELEASE: @EladGideon’s New Militant Sound


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Recording artiste Elad Gideon showcases his raw and militant style with the release of his new single ‘Wile Life’. The song produced by himself, Douglas Flannigan and Farel Richie was released on SoundCloud recently. The highly anticipated single, is a tribute to resilient Jamaicans who have found themselves affected by the harsh realities of the society. Elad explained, “The people in our society have become almost beast like in order to survive their everyday struggles”.

Elad grew up in the town of May Pen, Clarendon. His stage name begins with his first name ‘Dale’ being reversed to spell ‘Elad’ and then coupled with the Hebrew word Gideon that means ‘Mighty Warrior’. His name highlights his calculated, militant, rebellious and nonconformist personality that he fervently portrays through his music. Elad’s music is packaged and presented on a live music platform and is an unorthodox fusion between reggae, dancehall, hip hop, and some alternative rock/RnB influences. Elad added, “My music is limitless. It is not restricted to any one genre but is rather a mixture of all the genres of music that I love. My music also speaks to those relatable topics, thoughts and ideas that are rarely highlighted in Jamaican music.”

The ‘Wile Life’ artiste has also produced singles such as ‘Just Life’ and ‘The Worst’, both of which are now available on his SoundCloud profile, www.soundcloud.com/eladgideon. Elad is set to start his promotional trail for ‘Wile Life’ and is eager to premiere its video. The video will be shot and released this summer.

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PROMO: @InnovoEnt Presents: Turn Up


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#TurnUp was inspired by the genuine admiration of Trap music by my peers and generation at large. Innovo is focused on celebrating the evolution of Jamaican culture, which is heavily driven by globalization. My generation grew up on MTV and BET so it’s no mystery why our tastes are similar to those in the United States, especially those in the middle to upper class socioeconomic category. I was at an event last December and it had about 90% patronage between the ages of 20 – 40. When the DJ started to play trap music, the entire venue erupted into a choir. I asked one of the young ladies singing the songs word for word if she would go to a trap music event. She sharply said while shaking her head, “That can’t happen! The only genre niches in Jamaica are soca, dancehall and reggae! “That will NOT work.”

That motivated me to create a new environment and to be the leader of that community. It’s evident that the organic market demand is there, but the vision to meet that demand in a spectacular way isn’t present. Innovo means “Innovate” in latin so instead of being dismayed I knew this response meant it was time to strike. I have seen this happen a few more times at Ribbiz during Kamal Bankay sets. Just look around, almost every time you hear someone under 25 singing, humming or playing a song from their phone, it’s trap music. I don’t believe in following blindly in order to meet the status quo, because anybody who ever made history did the opposite.

#TurnUp will focus on the hip hop arm of Trap and also the EDM arm of Trap with dancehall remixes to tie it in. #TurnUp features the talents of Fatalic Sounds whose trap segments could lift an elephant (Soundcloud.com/fatalicsounds) , Acmatic whose EDM sets carry you on a trip to space (soundcloud.com/acmatic) and DJ Stamma (Soundcloud.com/djstamma) who has the element of surprise at hand. #TurnUp is an entertainment package for $2000 that includes drinks, goodies for the clients and will be at Club Eutopia (Upstairs New Kingston Burger King). I want it to remain a surprise, because it’s better that way! A mixtape will be available at innovoent.tumblr.com in the last week of May so our clients get a spot-on preview of what to expect at #TurnUp. We only want the best for the clients, namely the Innovo Club. We know they deserve it.

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