Today on the Blog you’re gonna party on a new level, or rather a “next level” thanks to popular DJ, Jimmy Q. Presenting the #NxtL3vl Mixtape, we’re treated to an entertaining mix of popular and exclusive Hip Hop and Dancehall tracks! From some of your favourites to upcoming Artists, Jimmy Q has it all for your ears so it is advised to clear your schedule for this. If you need a break from all the stress, or even to knock off some of that Easter weight, this mix is your perfect party and workout partner! Be sure to keep up with Jimmy Q to find out where he’ll be playing next. What you waiting for? Get ready to turn this up at ignorant levels by pressing play below.
“13th Street Rants” is a new series on 13th Street Promotions (hopefully we have more after this) where we share commentary on various topics in Entertainment. In our debut episode, we speak on the current war of words with Dancehall Artists Jahmiel and Vershon. Is it necessary? We tend to think that beef is needed at all times, but that shouldn’t be the case. We think both Artists are amazing in their respective careers, but this beef? I don’t know how they’ll benefit in the long run. DJ Fusion takes the wheel in the debut clip below. Listen and share!
Video by: SwadeDaVillain
Audio by: DJ Fusion
Through my years of being a Disk Jockey (DJ), I have gone through a lot. From being criticized for my DJ skills, to embarrassing myself by not knowing how to properly handle the equipment, I’ve dealt with hypocrites i.e. those who support me but never want to see me better myself, Promoters who don’t want to pay me because I don’t have the big name yet and more. Nevertheless, this is a short synopsis of my struggle to make it to where I am now.
Words by DJ Scribz
I started out making simple Mixtapes (CDs) and playing on Online Radio Stations. This is how I’ve managed to get my name out there, and develop my craft. Through Online Radio, I was able to play on a number of Stations live, and with that I’ve gained fans. From there I’ve worked on building a fan base who’ve supported my Mixtapes no matter what I’ve released. Although this was helping me to get my name out, I was not making anything from it but with the help of a few fans who’ve held “Drink Ups”, I would get a few bookings. While these bookings were mainly utilizing my name to get a buzz for the “Drink Up”, they were deemed profitable in the end and I was never paid for my time, not even given a stipend to get me back home. From this point on I’ve started to realize how hypocritical and selfish people are as they moved on to having more successful events, and never reaching out to me to be a part of them. I’ve helped them in their start, now I’m a non factor to them once they’ve made it. Life goes on though, there are those who can properly pay me for my time and effort or help get my name out there, but would rather use “friendship” as a reason to not do so.
Popular DJ and Producer ZJ Liquid has released the long awaited Album from Dancehall Artist, Vybz Kartel. Titled “Black & White“, features 13 hits that were produced by Liquid himself, and famed Producer Don Corleon. The tracks however date back as far as 2003, a time when Liquid’s H2O Records was established, and include “Hello Moto”, “Dem Bwoy”, “Mother In Law”, “Life Me Say”, “Fix Up”, and “Live Your Life”. The Album name is based on Kartel’s change in physical appearance over the years.
“When I decided to venture into Production, I had my objectives lined out and I was determined to make my mark in the Music Industry. Over the years, I had the opportunity to produce a few of Vybz Kartel’s hits which I have now compiled into an album,” said ZJ Liquid. The Album saw a March 10 release, and is currently distributed on all major Digital Media outlets by 21st Hapilos.
ZJ Liquid also shared that this album will give the general public a better understanding of who he is as a Producer as many fans tend to pay more attention to his DJ persona. “Many fans see me as a DJ first and Producer after. They know I am in Production but they are not aware of the altitude to which I take it. This Album will help them to recognize what Instrumentals were produced by me as well as which of their favorite Vybz Kartel tracks I’ve produced over the years,” shared ZJ Liquid. “Since its release, I have been receiving a monument of positive feedback. The fans have been supportive, and have been sharing the project on various Social Media platforms,” he added.
ZJ Liquid is optimistic that the Album will climb the charts both locally and Internationally.
DJ Scribz promises to give listeners a lot of mixtapes this year, and there will be no slowing down anytime soon. Today he fires off the follow up to his “Street Vibe” series. In the 2nd volume, he gives us nothing but the hits in Dancehall and Reggae. Expect some special Scribz dubplates to “vibe” to. From Mavado to Khxos to Dexta Daps to Masicka, this will be a fun listen all week long! DJ Scribz, a whappen to dem! Listen to and download the mixtape below!
Got all the treats and festivities ready for you and your boo on February 14th? No? Damn! No worries though, DJ Scribz has the soundtrack covered to make up for it with his “Soul Train” Mixtape! Featuring a selection of 90s love songs, Scribz has the music to make you wanna get things popping! Remember the wine, the Romantic film (or the naughty flick), and set the mood! Don’t blame Scribz’s selections for the bun in the oven later. Check out the Mix below!