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OLDIES SUNDAY: Andru Donalds – Mishale (1994)


Today’s Sunday, and that means it’s another “Oldies Sunday“! for today’s selection, we go back to the year 1994 and check out Andru Donalds’Mishale“! Produced by Eric Foster White, this was released through Metro Blue Records (a subsidiary of Capitol Records), and song finds Andru expressing how much he misses this woman despite breaking her heart, and the pain he feels for being separated from her. With a unique sound, this Reggae track that was made for International airplay. The song was featured on Andru Donalds’ self titled debut album which was released in 1994.

(Editor’s note: I remember when the video for this premiered on Jamaica’s “Entertainment Report”, and became a fixture on local TV for a while.)

“Mishale” became a hit for Donalds as it received a great amount of radio play in Jamaica, and made it to #38 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The single was also remixed by Ben Chapman, Eric Kupper and Richie Jones, and Luv Dup. Since “Mishale”, Donalds has went on to release 5 more albums including a “Best of” in 2006, found a couple more hits, got his music featured in two Films (Good Will Hunting and Barefoot), and became a lead Singer in the German musical project, Enigma. He is currently touring and spreading the music all over the world, and you can check for his next performance on his website.

(Editor’s note 2: I think he also recorded for a D&G Malta commercial too. I could be wrong.)

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PRESS RELEASE: @KAnthony7 Is “Billboard” Bound!


Canadian based recording artiste, K-Anthony has released a new single geared for a global breakthrough. The song has an international, pop sound and critics believe this is definitely a single to watch. “Billboard” is the title of the track produced by Dwain “Wiya” Campbell of Barbwiya Music. It sends a comprehensive message that you may not achieve the success and recognition that most would do anything to acquire, however there are other achievements that more meaningful and of even greater value.

The urban-gospel singer said, “Initially in my career my main aim was to be the epitome of Gospel music. Getting on the world renowned Billboard charts. I had a redefining moment in my life, while writing this song. My focus shifted from self to total surrender to God’s will. My musical passion became bigger than just getting on to charts. My new goal was to be a billboard for what I believed in. I yearn to remind Christians that being a billboard is their duty. We are the living advertisement for salvation and grace. The spirit of Jesus within us, should shine for the world to see.”

When you listen to this record you can clearly hear the influence of R &B music, particularly of Boyz to Men and Brian McKnight. They played integral roles in the defining moments for K-Anthony, encouraging him to select the musical path he travels today. His new album also titled, “Billboard” is due to hit music stores this May.

K-Anthony, given name Kevin Fowler is a former instructor of music at Northern Caribbean University. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and an Associates degree in Mass Communication. His single “Heading To The Top” was a chart-topping single on the Caribbean’s Cross Country Countdown. For more information visit www.kanthonylive.com

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NEW VIDEO: @NightlyFix Interviews @ItsTheTifa


Recently, the “Dancehall Mermaid Tifa stopped by the Nightly Fix studios to have a chat. Hosted by DJ Naro and Arianne, Tifa spoke about her “Stay Away” Mixtape and the inspiration behind it, wanting change in the Dancehall scene, rising above challenges, urging artists to get more music on the Billboard charts, and more. Tifa brought up some great points during her Interview and I do hope the artists that are listening take notes. She also gave us a few bars and if you want to hear more, Tifa’sStay AwayMixtape is available here for a quick download/listen. Check out the Interview below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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PRESS RELEASE: Jamaica Set To Stage Paradise Lost, 1st Major EDM Festival


Contrary to the beliefs of many, Electronic Dance Music (EDM)’s roots started in a small Caribbean Island named Jamaica. On March 2016, the Island will host its first major EDM Festival in the parish of St. Ann. Named “Paradise Lost”, this is a 3 day Festival featuring performances from 6 of Billboard’s Top 20 DJs, and 19 of its Top 100 DJs. Produced by Caribbean TransMedia Limited and the creators of the popular “Electric Zoo”, the chosen venue for the Festival will be at the Grizzly Plantation Cove, Richmond Estate in St. Ann. With the venue spanning 135 Acres, the Festival expects to accommodate up to 75,000 patrons over the course of 3 days. With the “Spring break” season in effect, the Festival would be perfect for the Spring Break crowd locally and abroad, and fans of the EDM genre who need to be at the next major event.

According to the Event Organisers of Paradise Lost, the Festival will be able to provide more than 2,300 paying jobs and 200 Internships over the span of 7 months. In their vision of the event, it is expected to rake in over JMD 5 Billion dollars in year one, with consistent growth in the following years. With this being the first Festival of its kind in the Caribbean, they hope to achieve this prospective success and more. With the Island’s mission to reclaim EDM, the event promises to reintroduce fans to the genre, contribute to Jamaica’s economic growth, increase Tourism for the “Spring Break” season, and be the next big event in the Island for years to come.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Happy Birthday @HarryBelafonte x Banana Boat Song (1956)


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Today’s Oldies Sunday is dedicated to Singer, Actor and Activist, Harry Belafonte who celebrates his 88th birthday. His most famous song, “Banana Boat Song (Day O)” is the featured selection. Released in 1956 by RCA and written by Irving Burgie and William Attaway, this was adapted from the song Jamaican Banana Workers would sing while they toiled on the docks. The song was also featured on Belafonte’s million unit selling “Calypso” album. Harry achieved great success with this single as it peaked at #5 on the Billboard charts in 1957, made its debut performance on The Muppet Show, made an appearance in the 1988 film “Beetlejuice“, and has over the years been covered by many artists. Despite the previous version of the song and the covers, Harry Belafonte’s version stood out the most and has become one of his signature songs.

Happy Birthday Harry Belafonte and thank you for this song!

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NEW VIDEO: @Mavado_Gully x @KarianSang – Take It


It’s finally here! The Gully God Mavado finally released the music video for his collaborative effort with songstress Karian Sang. Titled “Take It“, we see Mavado phone singing to Karian from his mansion till they meet up at various areas and perform their single. Nice house, Karian looks really good too. Congrats to Mavado for having this video premiered on Billboard.com. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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