Happy “Kngly Live!” Sunday! We have a great selection for you courtesy of Miami based Gospel Artist/Producer/Minister/Videographer Paul Morris! Joined by Elements The Brand, he goes live with “Life“. A song about his upbringing, experiences, and his walk with GOD, Paul not only raps, but sings throughout the session. An inspiring number from Paul Morris, and Elements The Brand ensured that the Instruments were fine tuned for this one! If you’re loving the series, be sure to visit KnglyStudios.com and subscribe to Kris Karz on Youtube. Video by Kheemo, Check out the video below.
You’ve heard her voice on the Jamaican airwaves, you’ve seen her presenting on Television, you may have seen her during an Outside Broadcast, but do you know Dadrian Gordon? Formerly of Linkz 96 FM, Dadrian has been lending her talents to RJR for quite a while ensuring that news and other happenings get to you in time. A friend of the Blog from a taller time (lol), we finally got a chance to get her out of her busy schedule for an Interview. If you don’t know, now you know!
Words by: @SwadeDaVillain
13thStreetPromotions: Hey Dadrian! Thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to have a chat with 13th Street Promotions! You’re at times on the Radio and you sometimes make a Television appearance, but who is Dadrian Gordon?
Dadrian Gordon: Firstly, thanks for the interest and I appreciate the feature. Who is Dadrian? Hmmmm…I am a simple lover or life, love and laughter. I like being surrounded by things and people that add value to my being; that inspires, uplifts, celebrates, supports and teaches. I can be a Drama Queen and in the same breath be an Introvert. I cherish simple treasures; long conversations, listening to music, cooking new dishes, creating art and of course I can’t live without my TV shows. I’m the original Google Chef and Pinterest/HGTV is life. *chuckles*
13thSP: For those who aren’t up to speed, what do you do overall, and where have we heard and seen you work?
DG: The question is what don’t I do (lol), but i pride myself in being an all rounder. I believe that if your environment permits, you should capitalize on all the available options. With that being said, I’m primarily employed as a News Presenter, however i’m a general Broadcaster at the RJR Gleaner Communications Group. I host my own Radio show on Saturday mornings (9 AM- 1 PM), I sub for E-Prime during Prime Time News (TVJ), I write and produce for selected Newscasts, I host Outside Broadcasts, I voice and produce Commercials, and I present the RJR News Webcast.
Over the years I’ve done Outside Broadcast coverages for a number of Festivals including Reggae Sumfest, Jamaica Jazz & Blues, Denbigh Agricultural Show, Independence Village as well as voice over ads for WIHCON and Red Stripe.
13thSP: How did you get into Media? Was it always your passion to do so?
DG: I’ll credit Northern Caribbean University (NCU) for introducing me to the field. As a Freshman we were/are required to do a career test which serves a guide to our career choices. Based on my interests and personality, it pointed me to Mass Communications though I knew nothing about the field, except that i wanted to sound like Paula Ann Porter Jones (Media Personality). I changed my major from Teaching and it was the best decision. I was surprised as to how natural and uncomplicated the transition was. And as they say, the rest is history.
Fans have been adjusting to a smoother side of QQ with the recent release of “I Like It“. The single, produced by College Boiz Productions and QQ Music, is different from QQ’s more upbeat singles such as “One Drop“, “Jack Hammer” and “Kushi Wine” to name a few.
The Artist who has been absent from the Jamaican Dancehall scene for a while, has been performing on several major stages in the United States and Europe. “I want to show a different side to my music but whether i’m singing or deejaying, I am all about pleasing my female fans” shared QQ. The single is featured on the “Precious Seeds Riddim”, and has been receiving a favourable response from fans worldwide. The “One Drop” star is set to perform in Guyana in October, and Barcelona, Spain in November.
QQ has several new projects in the works, and is back in Jamaica to shoot music videos related to them. He added, “My last video was for “Kushi Wine”, but people still talk about my video for “Tweety Bird” directed by Strugu Films that was shot overseas”. “I Like It” is available for purchase on several digital platforms. QQ can be followed on Facebook.com/qquniverse, Instagram, and Twitter at @qqworld.
The holidays may be over for some, but Jimmy October offers listeners the trip of a lifetime for a low price with his “Vacation EP“. Featuring 5 tracks, each promises a destination away from all the madness of the World, with Production from the likes of Brooklyn, Precision and Tano that will soothe your musical needs. Featuring contributions from Nico Banks, Tano, Mical Teja and GBM Nutron who help guide you throughout the project, Jimmy wants listeners to have that feeling he gave them upon the release of the title track earlier this year. The project is available on Apple Music for the streamers. Check your Calendar, call in sick, take the rest of the week off, and get some “Vacation” in your life by listening to the EP below.
While it has been “Too Late” for some this past Summer, Recording Artist Jane Macgizmo is right on time with the way her career is going. Recently she, along with Zinc Fence Records Producer Teflon, were called up to lend their musical hands in the Soundtrack to the upcoming Amazon Prime TV series, “SYN“. Jane’s latest single, “Too Late” will be featured, along with her contribution to the Series’ Theme Song. Original Production by Teflon will also make an appearance throughout the season. She took to Social Media site Instagram to deliver the great news to much excitement, and it goes to show that our music continues to make an impact Worldwide.
“SYN” is a psychological Thriller written and produced by Award winning Jamaican Director/Producer/Writer Toni Morgan Haye (related to the this Blog’s Founder? Maybe lol) that focuses on the main character named Jess (played by Emily Sweet). Jess has amnesia and remembers nothing about who she is or where she came from. The series sees Jess on a journey to reclaim her lost memories, and how her very existence could change the course of reality. The series premieres on October 6 on Amazon Prime TV. Check out the trailer below.
Are you ready for Miami Carnival 2017? Got your Costumes and all the necessities to get on bad on the pavement? Then you’ll need some music to get yourself pumped up! DJ Live a.k.a. “Prime Minister of Caribbean Twitter” a.k.a. “Mr. Primetime” will help you with that with his “Ready For De Road” Mixtape! Packed with all the Soca hits for you to split, wine, bubble, fete, palance, and rave, this Mix is the remedy you need to have an awesome time and escape the dreadful days and weeks! Miami Carnival is only a couple weeks away, so why not prepare the body from now? So what if it’s Sunday? Check out the mixtape below!