As Summer approaches its winding down, REM SZN is still in full effect as DJ JoshEra delivers his “Well Rapid Mixtape“! Bringing the Party to your phones, computers and speakers, Josh flips some of your favourite tunes that’ll cause multiple gun finger salutes, pull ups, and slaps of approval on concrete, tables and zinc fences. We’ve recently Interviewed the young DJ so get familiar with him and his REM Entertainment/REM Living Dream movement. For now, blast this mix at high volume, disturb the Neighbours, and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Jamaican Entertainment Programme “The Release” looks to garner a larger fan base in their upcoming 4th season. A Programme that highlights the latest Dancehall, Reggae, Pop, and Hip Hop releases from established and upcoming Artists, Interviews and news, was featured every Tuesday at 8:30 PM on Hype TV with repeats on Thursdays and Saturdays at 6:30PM. While they’ve kept the announcements to a minimum, they’ve released an official trailer that introduces new hosts as Talisa Taylor handled such duties in previous seasons along with various Artists and Media Personalities. Stay up to date with the Programme via Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram (@TheReleaseJA). Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Rapidly taking over your listening, social and creative space, Jamaican brand REM Entertainment is gradually generating a wave of tremendous proportion. If you don’t know now you DO, so sit back and take a peak into the mind of Josh Era as he sits with us to discuss the role his movement is playing in pushing the Jamaican entertainment scene to a higher plateau in 2016.
INTERVIEW BY: @SEF_JO
PHOTOS BY: @REMlivingdream
Sef: Kicking it off the right way, apologies for the delay; flu been had me sleep. We are honored to be working w/ REM Entertainment on various fronts. Punnany Pleasures is definitely a good look, well worth the 28 mins of play time.
JoshERA: Respect bredda, appreciate the support!
Sef: Got the go ahead to get things started so without further hindrances, I’d like to start by asking about REM: Who are you and what do you [as a collective] represent?
JoshERA: Basically… REM is a group of friends [more like family] and we put all our talents in music [DJ, Production, Artistry] and in Art [Photography, Graphics] in all forms. REM ENTERTAINMENT now is the sound made complete with DJ Kelly, DJ Laing and myself.
We play out at various events bring a unique energy and vibes to the crowd. REM itself stands for Rapid Eye Movement, just in case you weren’t aware.
Sef: Very interesting, surely seeing the correlation between your work as creatives and the dream state; I believe much of our creativity comes from the subconscious. I also do know versatility is key to gain credibility as a Jamaican DJ so what genres of music do you prefer to work with when mixing?
JoshERA: Versatility is very key and when I’m DJing I try to mix it up at all times – from old school hip-hop and rap to current Dancehall to current Hip Hop. I personally prefer current Hip Hop/Dancehall though.
It was a “Real Rich” event when Dancehall Artist Tanto Blacks, Producer Teetimus, and LA based Singer Kris Karma stopped by the Irie FM Studios for “Entertainment Buzz“! Hosted by Kshema Francis and DJ Bones, the Artists felt right at home and spoke on the recent happenings in their careers including new music, recent performances including Reggae Sumfest 2016, Tanto’s recent success, Teetimus working with Tanto Blacks, introducing Kris Karma and plans for collaborations, and much more! Get ready for some comical moments thanks to Tanto Blacks, and of course the music! Looking forward to that Tanto Blacks and Kris Karma collaboration. Check out the Interview below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Hip Hop Artist Shyne has been through a lot these past few years. From being a top Rapper on the Infamous Bad Boy Records, to serving part of a 10 year Prison sentence, to converting to Judaism, he now looks at resurrecting his music career and even dabble in Politics. During the Reggae Sumfest festivities he visited Jamaica, made his presence felt, and held a conversation with Winford Williams of Onstage TV. Here he reflected on his past, working with DJ/Producer Supa Hype, his upbringing, his Father Dean Barrow, Prime Minister of Belize and looking to follow in his footsteps in Politics, showing love to Vybz Kartel and Buju Banton, and more. He also joined Barrington Levy last night at Reggae Sumfest and delivered his hit singles. Looking forward to hearing more from Shyne and we at 13thStreetPromotions.com will be sure to keep you posted. Check out the Interview below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Dancehall/Reggae Artists Kranium and Jahmiel have been staying busy these past few months. With the UK getting a dose of their sounds recently, it’s only right they stopped by the infamous Tim Westwood’s Capital XTRA Show. While they fired off a quick Interview, the party started when the Artists kicked off a Freestyle Session over popular Dancehall Riddims. How did they sound? Tune in to them dropping lyrics below and share your thoughts in the comments section.