A “Last Lick” is defined as having the last hit in a given situation. In Jamaica it is a fun thing to do with peers. Today, we’re giving you the last hit to end your Summer vacay with our “Las’ Lick” Playlist! Featuring 33 tracks that popped up during the Summer, get your fix from some of your favourite upcoming and established Artists. Check out songs that may have missed your radar, or ones that got you hype during the past few months. Don’t let Monday catch you groggy and grumpy, let this Playlist put a smile on your face. Check out the “Las’ Lick Playlist” below, and show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Do you remember the days when we only had each other? The opening Trumpets on Jimmy October’s latest single, “Remember The Days” will let you know that a hit is here! Accompanying the Trini Fire starter’s single is a music video directed by Nevaun Fabien which shows the Artist reflecting on moments with a young lady and how times were fun. Jimmy looks to flood the streets with new music as he is now a member of Protoje’s In.Digg.Nation Collective, a new signee to Delicious Vinyl Island, and it’s been a while since the release of his “Vacation EP“. When you press play, just be prepared to dance, and wuk up a sweat! Thank Tano and Kasey Phillips for the production. That Talk Box at the end? Many flame emojis. Check out the video below, and show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
It’s never easy losing a loved one. We all have our own ways of dealing with loss in efforts to be stronger over time. Today we feature a song from T&T’s own Jimmy October as he shares his emotions. Titled “Over The Noise“, he lets it all out over the piano keys about the loss of his Father. Recorded a couple years ago, he contemplated releasing this, but finally made up his mind to present it to the world unmixed and unmastered. With assistance from Singer Kalpee, this will touch many who can relate. Light a candle for a loved one that you miss, and send a prayer to them as they sleep in peace.
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International DJ Steve Aoki’s creative process is on god level. With his “Kolony” project, he has been reaching out to other creatives who can help to chef up a masterpiece. Today, he joins DJ/Production Collective Bad Royale and Trini Recording Artist Jimmy October on “No Time“. In the video you can see Aoki whipping it like mad Chemist while Jimmy plays the role of Kronos (the Greek god of time), and Bad Royale all black cloaked out ready to perform a ritual. Stay off that foo foo, keep it zen. Big up Steve Aoki, Bad Royale, Jimmy October and the team at Overdose Music Group. Check out the video below!
The Music scene in the Caribbean is a huge pot filled with blends of various genres, cultures, and ideas. With its fair share of influence on the World, you can detect that on some of your favourite songs out in recent years. The Caribbean is also blessed to have given the World some talented folks who have went on to create huge followings, and churn out hits aplenty. One of the Artists who aims to make a name for himself is Jimmy October from the twin Islands of Trinidad & Tobago. Boasting a sound that stands out, and a swagger that lets you know he’s the next Caribbean Superstar, he has been on the radar of some of your favourites in recent times. After a few delays, we finally got a chance to have a convo with the Artist. From his sound, his latest project, to repping T&T, get to know him in our latest Interview below!
Words By: @SwadeDaVillain
Photos By: @KristonKK
13thStreetPromotions: Jimmy, thanks for having a chat with us at 13thStreetPromotions.com. We’ve finally made that Jamaica/Trinidad link up. For starters, tell us about the Artist named Jimmy October?
Jimmy October: The name was inspired by a couple things. Well firstly I was born on October 9 1994, and I’m pretty connected to the fact that I’m a Libra and the idea of not searching for perfection but for balance. That explains the October. The main reason for the Jimmy is the movie 8 Mile. Eminem played the character Jimmy “B-Rabbit” Smith Jr. The role of that character really resonated with me because I felt like he was a very regular guy, living a regular life but he had passion. He had raw talent and was determined to be something more. I’m also that regular guy that believes he can use his talents to be something more no matter how much people say its not possible. No matter how much people laughed at the fact that I was crazy for starting to follow this particular dream because they thought it made no sense. I’m Jimmy October.
13thSP: We’ve been hearing your music for quite a while, but tell us how did you get your start? What made you want to pursue a music career?
JO: As basic as this might sound. I’ve loved music from the jump and I’ve only grown to love more.
13thSP: You rap, deejay, sing, produce, and those have caught the attention of many out there. Who have been some of your influences when it comes to creating music?
The holidays may be over for some, but Jimmy October offers listeners the trip of a lifetime for a low price with his “Vacation EP“. Featuring 5 tracks, each promises a destination away from all the madness of the World, with Production from the likes of Brooklyn, Precision and Tano that will soothe your musical needs. Featuring contributions from Nico Banks, Tano, Mical Teja and GBM Nutron who help guide you throughout the project, Jimmy wants listeners to have that feeling he gave them upon the release of the title track earlier this year. The project is available on Apple Music for the streamers. Check your Calendar, call in sick, take the rest of the week off, and get some “Vacation” in your life by listening to the EP below.