It’s the end of the work day, or work week, what are your plans for the weekend? Want to party but don’t feel the vibe? Well Major Lazer and Busy Signal want to give you that jolt of energy with their Music Video for “Jump“! Directed and produced by Dan Streit & Lindsey Nico Mann, we’re treated to a trippy visual filled with lots of dancing and hopping mad folks. Loving the editing on this one, and the Major Lazer sound definitely fits the video and will get you ready to take on the weekend! Off their Summer release, “Know No Better EP“, if you’re not jumping, you need prayer. Check out the video below!
The trio of Walshy Fire, Diplo and Jillionaire a.k.a. Major Lazer are on a mission to leave a mark this Summer with their recent EP, “Know No Better“. The project, featuring 6 songs, is a mix of Dancehall, EDM, Afrobeat, Hip Hop, Reggaeton, and Pop Music. Never a stranger to the Caribbean, they’ve managed to bring along Recording Artists Busy Signal, Konshens, Sean Paul, and Machel Montano. Busy Signal appears on the track, “Jump”, which promises to bring the same energy as his “Watch Out For This” hit with ML, while Sean Paul appears with J Balvin on “Buscando Huellas”, and Konshens & Machel Montano appear on “Front Of The Line”, which is the EP’s first single and is currently featured in Bacardi Rum’s latest Commercial (which can be seen below).
“Know No Better EP” is now available on all major online music platforms. Check out “Front Of The Line” below.
In this post we pay tribute to the 5 Star General because…we have to give people flowers while they can still smell them. Bless up Bounty!
Rodney Price, more popularly known as Bounty Killa, could be easily called the “Godfather of Dancehall” or the “The Modern Day Dancehall Daddy” based on his musical family tree. His Alliance Music Group started out of Killa’s love for music, which in return gave some of the best Dancehall acts the world has ever seen, namely Busy Signal, Wayne Marshall, Mavado, Vybz Kartel, Kiprich, Bling Dawg, and Aidonia. Outside of his group however, he also introduced us to many others including Spice, Twin of Twins, Cham, and Elephant Man (he was first discovered with his “Scare Dem Crew” members in the mid 90s). In 2011 Bounty made another addition by forming the Alliance Next Generation (A.N.G.) which gave us Iyara, Patexx, Marlon Binns, Kalado, Bridgez, Nymron, Assailant, K-Queens, Prince Pin, Dadda, Venon, Askel, Boom Steppa, 300 and many others. Bounty also lent his ear to Production labels like Pay Day Music, Echo One Productions, and DASECA Music (which is responsible for acts like Serani, Bugle, Dexta Daps, and Raine Seville). The list of names however, continues to grow.
Reggae Sumfest 2016 comes to a close tonight in Montego Bay with “Reggae Night“! Featuring performances from Tarrus Riley, Barrington Levy, Sanchez, Nature, Busy Signal, The “Don Dada” Super Cat, and many more! For those who could not attend, 13thStreetPromotions has got you covered! Watch the live stream below!
WATCH LIVE HERE
The streets of Spanish Town and May Pen will come to life this weekend with the sights and sounds of the Pepsi Refresh Tour, the five-week long Islandwide campaign designed by the beverage giant to develop deeper connection with millennials. The 2-hour session, July 15 and 16 for Spanish Town and May Pen respectively, will feature performances by exuberant Dancehall Artiste Tanto Blacks and emerging artistes Eskabel, Lia Caribe, Ishadyz, complete with energetic dancers, spot prizes, and other promotional activities.
The Pepsi Refresh Tour is aimed at giving music fans a taste of Pepsi Refresh Live, a high-energy concert featuring Dancehall heavyweights Busy Signal, Spice, Cham and Bugle, with Sound System Coppershot to keep the vibe alive. The concert is set for August 13 at Pepsi 214, located at 214 Spanish Town Road. Fans can win instantly tickets to the Pepsi Refresh Live concert by purchasing six bottles of 20oz Pepsi from select wholesales and supermarkets in and around the area during the Pepsi Refresh Tour stops and through partnerships with quick service restaurants KFC and Tastee Patties. Fans can also win tickets to summer staple, Reggae Sumfest by buying special Pepsi deals on during the tour stop.
The Pepsi Refresh Tour has rocked Half Way Tree, Papine and Greater Portmore, and will continue in Spanish Town, May Pen, Downtown-Kingston, Ochi Rios, Montego Bay and Savanna-la-Mar, the final leg slated for August 5.
First they started out as the youth of the Dancehall/Reggae culture, now they’re parents with growing kids. It isn’t unusual for the child of an Entertainer to follow in their parent’s footsteps one way or the other as at times they bring a modern take on their parent’s creations, or create their own lane. Some of the most famous off springs include Stephen, Ziggy, and Damian “Junior Gong” Marley (Sons of Bob Marley), Chino and Di Genius (Sons of Freddie McGregor), Junior Tucker (Son of Jimmy Tucker), Morgan Heritage (Children of Denroy Morgan), Tarrus Riley (Son of Jimmy Riley), Queen Ifrica (Daughter of Derrick Morgan), Protoje (Son of Lorna Bennett), Chronixx (Son of Chronicle) and many more. In part 2 of a few part series, I feature more of the new set of kids on the scene whose parents have covered much ground in their respective careers.
1. Eon Smit
Famous Parent: Garnett Silk
Single(s): Wyser, Ole Hoes
2. Shiah Coore
Famous Parent: Stephen “Cat” Coore (Third World Band)
Single(s): Out Deh – Chronixx (Producer), Gyal Yuh Good – Busy Signal (Producer)