On April 30, Jamaican Selector/Producer DJ Stamma kicked off one of the most important Producer battles in Dancehall music, Stephen “Di Genius” McGregor vs Donovan “Don Corleonie” Bennett. If you’ve been following these Grammy winning Producers, you’d know that they have given Dancehall a proper facelift during the heights of their individual reigns, and contributed to the growth of Artists like Vybz Kartel, Mavado, Munga Honorable, Laden, and many more. We don’t want to do any long talking here, we just want you to hear good music, and decide whose legendary catalogue is better in this battle. With Stamma’s selections, he challenges the world to find anything better than this. The Champs are in their respective corners, now get seated and press play.
STAMMA & LatyKim present THE LISTENING PARTY
After a well received first staging The Listening Party returns this Saturday, September 5th. Get ready for a unique party experience filled with topnotch selecting; hear some of your favourite songs, discover new + jam to the banging presentations from the Featured Producers alongside artiste performances.
Sounds from Featured Producers
★ J.L.L ★ EQUIKNOXX ★ TEFLONZINCFENCE ★ THE GREI SHOW ★ TESSELLATED ★ THE AFRIKAN MAN★
Artiste Appearances by Shanique Marie | Royal Blu | Blvk H3ro | Lila Ike | Jahkime | Dash D | Nlyss | K’sangel & More…..
8PM – 2AM at Audio Lounge (upstairs Liguanea Post Mall) Kingston, JA
Admission: With INVI: FREE b4 10PM | $300 after ~ Without INVI: $500 @ Gate
Music by STAMMA | Hosted by I.Am.Twain
“The Listening Party is pretty much the only event that showcases young producing talent in Jamaica.” – bussweh.com
The gist of it
Art exhibitions are for artists, expos are for businesses; The Listening Party is where local producers, musicians, artistes and djs can showcase their works. Selected producers are allowed up to 20 minutes to showcase their creativity and skill in the art of beat making. Their sets include original music, renditions, remixes and artiste performances. The Listening Party is a unique talent showcase party with a great synergy of popular music, creativity, entertainment and fun.
How to get your invi?
Using Instagram or Twitter post or tweet any promo from @listentheparty (tag the page) & use the hashtags #listentheparty #sendonmyinvite
Music lovers, Party goers, Producers, Artistes, Musicians & Djs…
See you at The Listening Party!
Now Playing JA (www.nowplayingja.com)
Wengi Kofia Consult
LatyKim Designs & Consults
It’s Okay To Be Shady
★ GIARK ★ KING BIGGS ★ SARANGETTI ★ SAWANDI ★ TAKUNDA ★ KIMANI SMITH & ROEL ‘THE RIDDIMISIST’ POWELL ★
On the Mic: Runkus, KRAY-Z, Jovi DiPree, Dr Pleasure & more!
Hosted by: dBURNZ
Music by: STAMMA
20 Burlington Avenue, HWT. KgnTwitter / Instagram @listentheparty #listentheparty
#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.