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NEW MUSIC: @JamiDread – I Give Thanks

No matter the outcome of your day, always remember to give thanks! Today, Dancehall Artist Jami Dread delivers fresh from Austria his single titled “I Give Thanks“. Produced by R.H.T. Entertainment, Jami gives thanks for Jah’s creations, showing gratitude for seeing another day instead of being 6 feet deep, and encourages others to the same over an uplifting production. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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AUDIO: D’Scorch on @BessFM100 Interviews @JamiDread

On a recent episode of the radio show “D’Scorch” on Bess FM 100, Austria based Dancehall artist Jami Dread was a featured guest. Hosted by Zaza, Jami spoke about his love for Reggae music and what inspired him to pursue a music career, current and upcoming music, and his looking forward to visit and perform in Jamaica. Speaking to Jami Dread, many would think he was a yardie. I have featured him a few times on here so be sure to use the search bar for his work. Tune in to D’Scorch every friday from 10 PM to 12 AM on Bess 100, or BessFM.com. Check out the Interview below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Carl Douglas – Kung Fu Fighting (1974)

Today’s Oldies Sunday Selection comes from Jamaican Recording Artist, Carl Douglas. Titled “Kung Fu Fighting (Buy It Here)“, this was produced by Biddu for PYE Records in 1974. At that time, Martial Art films (termed “Chopsocky“) were increasing in popularity worldwide (especially in Jamaica), and at a time during the rise of Disco music, Carl created it as a tribute.

Kung Fu Fighting” didn’t start off as a hot single, and received no airplay five weeks since its release. After that it started gaining popularity in dance clubs and helped to make its entry into the UK Singles Chart at #42. After a while it rose to the top of the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks while it made its way to the US Billboard Hot 100 where it made it to #1. “Kung Fu Fighting” also went #1 in other countries including France, Austria, South Africa, Germany, and many more. It has been placed at #100 of VH1’s “100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders”, #1 in Channel 4’s “50 Greatest One-Hit Wonders” and was a part of a great moment in Pop Culture. In 1974 it was certified Gold, received a Grammy for “Best Selling Single“, played a role in the popularity of Disco music, and became one of the best selling singles of all time selling over 11 Million records worldwide.

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NEW MUSIC: @JamiDread – Skin 2 Skin


Dropping something for the ladies today is Dancehall artist Jami Dread. Titled “Skin 2 Skin“, produced by Mill Vibes Productions on the “2nd Touch Riddim“, Jami speaks on wanting to have some quality time with the ladies and enjoy them in the ways he knows. Look out for more from the Austrian this year as he’s performing at different stops, and might just be at a place (or Island) near you! Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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PRESS RELEASE: @Miss_Str8 Ready For SummerTime

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Austria based singer, Miss Str8 is focused on raising the heat with her new release, “Summertime.” She wrote the song with the intention of reminding us to enjoy the bright sunshiny days and encourage us to make the most of the hot weather months.

“Being a Jamaican living in Austria where there are no beaches like Jamaica, it just makes you think of what’s missing. The vibes, the people and no one looks at you like, you’re crazy when you’re singing and dancing on the streets. The vibes in the Clubs tun up! Every summer there is a different style, so the ladies think about what to wear for the season,” Miss Str8 reflects.

She recalls some of her most memorable summer experiences, “I went on a Caribbean cruise with my son, it was extremely nice, he loved it. I also had an awesome time at the Legoland Deutschland resort in Germany, that was crazy fun”

Summertime was produced by, Ras Askia of Hardcore Production and is now available on iTunes. Miss Str8 said, “An official music video is currently in the making and will be released early July. It will feature dancers: Barbie Slimaz from Aruba, Tamica flex doll from Germany, My BFF Stella and Tatjana my son Jafari. The Summertime artwork cover is spectacular and was done by Dobra Fiezt-Bridges.”

Miss Str8 is a popular dancehall artiste in Austria. She is a true ambassador for dancehall in that region being a former dancehall queen titleholder. She performed in Jamaica for the first time at the last staging of the annual Boxing Day event, Sting.

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NEW VIDEO: @JamiDread – Privilege/Motion


After featuring the single on here earlier this year, Austrian Dancehall artist Jami Dread premiered his music video for “Privilege/Motion“. Here we see Jami deejays his two song medley, and we can agree that his female co-stars add more to his very colourful visual with their dance moves. If you’re not familiar with the “United Nations Gallis“, now is the time to check out his music on here and the popular online music retailers. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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