What’s better than listening to a Vybz Kartel song? Listening to many of them in one sitting of course! With many unsure of the chances of the “World Boss” being a free man anytime soon, it’s good that we have plenty of his music to hold us over till then. Having had a run of Vybz Kartel themed mixtapes, DJ Heavy D of the big bad Chromatic Sound delivers another one in time for the holiday party season. Titled “Str8 Vybz Vol. 1“, we get over an hour of Addi hits, dubplates, collaborations, and some offerings from some of his “children” that we know you’ll love all over again. In case you didn’t know, this is also promotion for the upcoming “Str8 Vybz” event to be held in New Kingston in December. Check out Str8 Vybz here for more info on that. For now, tun up di sound, World Boss time! Check out the mixtape below, and share with a friend. Show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
The Chromatic machine continues to put out more product for the streets to satisfy the eager fans! Today, Heavy D is your dealer as he presents his new “Winning Mixtape“. It’s time to get your fix as Heavy D delivers some of the best tracks that is sure to get you rocking throughout the weekend and more. With over an hour in, gather your friends, get food and liquor, and keep this on repeat! A photo finish from the DJ representing the Champion sound! Check out the Mixtape below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Lifestyle Blogger ShannyDeLioness is back for another week of “Mixtape Rave“! This week she serves you an array of Mixtapes she’s been feeling over the past 7 days. If you missed the 1st installment, check it out here.
DJ Charlotte is one of Trinidad & Tobago’s hottest DJs. This release coincided with the 2016 YUMA Carnival Band launch for Trinidad Carnival and it is a sweet mix indeed. The perfect confectionary of Soca, Dancehall, Hip Hop and Top 40 hits. Released 2 Months ago on her Sound Cloud, it is a favourite for me!
Those who know me well know that I love EDM as much as I love Soca and Dancehall! Barbados’ finest (To me definitely), DJ Puffy goes in hard with this EDM mix. I literally feel like I am at Tomorrowland or some other huge EDM festival just listening to this high energy mix.
Taking it back to yard (never stray far from my roots)this time around, this mixtape showcases the talents of 2 members of one of Jamaica’s hottest Sound Systems, Chromatic. This mix of some of the hottest Top 40, Hip Hop and Dancehall hits and numerous Dub samples is an eargasmic treat.
The countdown has begun for Sting, arguably one of the most anticipated annual events, and this year Supreme Promotions, the event’s organizer, is planning on a brand-new structure.
Sting 2015, under the theme ‘From Then ‘Til Now’, will mark a revolution for the historic event.
This year’s staging will be centered on honoring the major contributors to Jamaica’s music industry’s longest-running entertainment event. “We have been doing this since 1984 at Cinema II. Our posters are hot tickets.
“Year to year, people would try to get one to place on their walls at home, which indicates the impact of this event.
“It’s not we alone who do this, so we want to take some time to highlight the ones that help us make Sting what it is today,” said Sting creative director Dimario McDowell.
To accommodate the best of what the over 50 acts have to offer, gone are the days of lengthy full sets. A new wave of tighter sets, laced with only hit records from each performer, is the new order.
“We have to create a way to facilitate a large magnitude of artistes – constricted to the same time period, from dusk to dawn – where everybody gets to see who they want and hear what they want, the big tunes,” Sting founder and CEO Isaiah Laing added.
The brand-new structure will also see a mega midnight attraction with two of Dancehall’s most sought-after hit makers already secured for the event, which will be held on December 26 at Jamworld.
“Every year, we try to book them, and they always have shows in other parts of the world. They are in high demand ’cause they already cross over into the international market. We reach out to them from early, and they are excited to return,” said Sting conceptualizer Junior ‘Heavy-D’ Fraser.
In a few weeks, a press conference will be used to announce the top giants planned for the event.
Sting is renowned for having its audience witness one-of-a-kind entertainment. There have been memorable clashes involving Titans Shabba Ranks, Ninja Man, Super Cat, Mad Cobra, Beenie Man, and Bounty Killer, as well as outstanding performances from hip-hop greats Notorious BIG, DMX, and Foxy Brown, as well as iconic reggae acts Buju Banton, Freddie McGregor, Patra, and Maxi Priest.
Next month’s event will be no different as ticket purchasers will continue to get the best of reggae and dancehall at the same great price.
The greatest one-night Reggae and Dancehall show in the world, Sting is already the hot topic on showgoers’ lips.
With their popular “Fast Life” series is on an extended vacation, the good people at Chromatic released their “Chromatic Road Trip” video. Taken place during Summer 2015, we get to see highlights of Creep, Heavy D, Shantonio, Niko and JR doing what they do best. Catch the excitement that you were a part of, or may have missed. Shot by RD Studios, Anorak Photography, Pierre Chester, Peter Thompson, and edited by Baker Steez, check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.