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OLDIES SUNDAY: Frankie Paul – Sara (1987) (R.I.P. Jamaican Stevie Wonder)


Today’s Oldies Sunday pays respect to one of Jamaica’s greatest Vocalists, the one they called the “Jamaican Stevie Wonder“, the late Frankie “Dancehall” Paul. The Singer recently passed away after battling a long ailment, and the news sent shock waves all over the world. Having been born blind, Frankie showed many that you can still be great no matter your circumstance. Possessing a love for singing, he impressed Recording Artist Stevie Wonder during a visit to his school in Jamaica, and was inspired to pursue a Music career. Releasing multiple singles and Albums over the years, Frankie went on to be an influence for many of the Dancehall/Reggae Vocalists that followed. Having worked with almost every Producer and Record Label in Jamaica, Frankie Paul was a household name and ultimately a Legend.

As a part of keeping his spirit alive, we present to you “Sara”, his 1987 hit which was a cover of US Rock Band Starship’s single. The track was produced by King Jammy for his Jammys Label and was a part of Paul’s 1987 “Live And Love” Album.

Walk Good, Frankie Paul!

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OLDIES SUNDAY: @KingStitchie – Great Ambition (1987)


Today we’re taking you back to the year 1987 with Recording Artist Lt. Stitchie! Here we feature his track “Great Ambition” which was produced by Jammy’s Records (King Jammy’s) on the “Kuff Riddim“. In the song, Stitchie speaks on being an ambitious young man while encouraging listeners to be ambitious, listing the goals he’d like to achieve including owning a home, and working to make all this possible. A key part of the single is his Dancehall remix of the 1956 American single, “Que Sera Sera” which was performed by Singer/Actress Doris Day.

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PRESS RELEASE: New Artists Added To @ParadiseLostJam


Grammy winning international recording artiste Sean Paul will join Bassnectar and Tiesto in headlining Jamaica’s first ever EDM Festival, Paradise Lost Jamaica. Grammy nominee Jah Cure and Busy Signal who invaded the EDM scene with the mega hit “Watch Out Fi Dis” produced by Major Lazer also adds to the impressive line-up of over 45 top acts. Paradise Lost will take place at Grizzly’s Plantation Cove in Ocho Rios, Jamaica from March 10-12, 2016. Pre-sale tickets were sold out in just three days, with ticket purchases coming from over twenty countries. This three-day festival is already seen as the rebirth of the global Spring Break destination this year and for years to come!

Paradise Lost Jamaica announces its second round of acts, joining previously announced headliners Big Gigantic (March 10th, Bassnectar (March 11th), Tiesto (March 12th) and recording artist Sean Paul (March 10th).  Additional performers include: KD Rose, Skip Marley 4B, Alrick & Boyd, Arif Cooper, Bella Blair, Bit Funk, Busy signal, Chrycee, D!Y, Deluka, Diva Danielle, DJ Byzzy, DJ Dan, DJ Jeremiah Red, DJ Wizard, ZJ Elektra, Fyah Starter, Guidance, I Candy, iDr, Jah Cure, Kamal Bankay, Killer Whales, LZ7, Oliver Lord, Plaid Brix, Qualiatik, Saynts, and Titans Of Sound,  joining previously announced Aluna George, Audien, Big Gigantic, Felix Jaehn, King Jammys, Lance Herbstrong, Natalli Rize, and Zion I! Casablanca Records will curate a luxurious beach front stage, which will feature; Caroline D’Amore, Gazzo and Prince Fox amongst other Casablanca recording artists.

“I’m truly thrilled to be playing at the inaugural Paradise Lost Festival.  I’ll be bringing the feels to Jamaica, where our genre has many significant roots, and I expect the crowd to go absolutely coconuts.” -Audien

Fyah Startah, one of Jamaica’s top Electronic DJ says, “This is a dream come true, we love electronic music, it is a part of us. I plan to drop the bass so hard Cuba will feel it. This is my shot we finally have a festival at home and we need it. I think I can speak for all the DJs in Jamaica. We are ready to take on the world and Paradise Lost will be our foundation. This is our event, our country and I will make Jamaica proud on Thursday March 10.”

Paradise Lost Jamaica has teamed up with the Jamaica Tourist Board and other partners to create the ultimate Spring Break and Festival experience. CTM has partnered with the top hotels, restaurants and excursion companies to make the festival going experience one of a kind. The natural beauty and landscape of Jamaica along with hospitality and tourism provides a fun environment for festival goers. Transportation and Safety Authorities along with Law Enforcement Officers have put the necessary plans in place to make getting around the island safe and easy, Ocho Rios will host the best Spring Break experience in the world! We are ready to reintroduce Jamaica to music lovers around the globe and it starts with Paradise Lost Music Festival experience.” states Jason Newman, Director of Marketing and Revenue Development for Caribbean Trans Media Limited.

The pristine beach front 135 acres at Grizzly’s Plantation Cove will form the backdrop of Paradise Lost while offering camping and glamping in Tent City (which will be opened March 8-13, at $99 for 5 days for those who would like to bring their own tent, patrons will also have the option to rent 2-4 person tents for an additional fee.) The location was chosen because of the natural beauty of the land, but more significantly its rich cultural history. St. Ann is the birthplace of Bob Marley, Marcus Garvey, Burning Spear, and Shabba Ranks. It was there that Lee Scratch Perry discovered the Wailers (giving prominence to Marley and Peter Tosh). St. Ann is also the burial place of Marley – who was laid to rest there in his family’s mausoleum. Paradise Lost will be the ultimate EDM Festival in Jamaica – the unforgettable destination, featuring electrifying music, enriching Jamaican experiences hosted in a highly secured and friendly environment.

Well known DJs and local Jamaican radio hosts, duo “Alric and Boyd” said, “We have been waiting for this for over 20 years, finally the big stage is here. Jamaica and the Caribbean know who we are but on Thursday March 10 the world will know who we are as we prepare to head out on tour. Paradise Lost Music Festival is like a dream come true. We will leave it all on the stage. Electronic music in Jamaica is making its way back to the top and we played our role. We salute King Jammy’s this year for his role in inspiring the electronic sound we hear around the round the world today and will pay tribute. For people coming to Jamaica for the first time this experience is one of a life time. We love music and our sound is so unique, we come from sound system culture so our sound and bass are big and undeniable. We can’t wait as the excitement builds around the world. We are ready to welcome them all.”

Jamaica Tourist Board, Trends Media, Jagermeister, and Sprint Financial are the leading sponsors of Paradise Lost Jamaica while others include: Transcel Technologies, Digicel, Hype TV, Onstage, Kroq, Casablanca Records, Grizzly’s Plantation Cove, Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association, Zip 103 FM, Cardiff Hotel, Sprint Financials, The Jamaica Travel Channel, Jamaica Villa Life, Yard ticket, RIU, The Gleaner, Grand Palladium, Iberostar Hotel, Suncity Radio, Timeless Herbal Care, Iprint Digital, Middlesex Holding and Smokin Acez Media Consultants.

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NEW VIDEO: @OnstageTV Interviews @ParadiseLostJam


Jamaica is set to experience “Paradise Lost“, a 3 day EDM Festival held on Grizzly’s Plantation Cove in Ocho Rios on March 10-12. Headlined by top DJs such as Tiesto, Bass Nectar, Audien, King Jammy’s, and Recording Artists Busy Signal, Jah Cure, and Sean Paul, this promises to leave an everlasting memory and open up the doors for more. On Onstage recently, CFO of the event Mark Tracy and Event Organizer Jason Newman stopped by to discuss the event, the birth of EDM, creating a buzz, the lineup, ticket outlets and more. To get more information about this major event click here, here, here, and check out ParadiseLostJamaica.com. Check out the Interview below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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PRESS RELEASE: The @ParadiseLostJam Crew Invades The North Coast


With only a few months to go, Jamaica will host its first EDM Festival with a premium first world production according to Rolling Stones Magazine, dubbed “Paradise Lost”, the event is focused on bringing EDM fans to the home of Dub Music that inspired its creation. CBS Radio Station KROQ broke the news that Paradise Lost sold out of presale tickets in 3 days and sources say Paradise Lost has also broken all presale records of tickets sold in Jamaica which prompted their overseas tech team NBBL. Inc to purchase two new servers to accommodate the overwhelming traffic to the paradiselostjamaica.com website in anticipation of January ticket sales.

NBBL Co-founder Nick Cane “We are ready as our servers will accommodate up to 400,000 people hitting the site at once which should more than cover PLF2016 traffic. We are up for the challenge, the NBBL team is 150% behind Paradise Lost team, and we are all a big family now”. Recently Organizers of the event launched a “Visit Paradise” Campaign visiting some of the most beautiful places in Ocho Rios which is also the home of Paradise Lost, to capture intimate moments with the people who define the great city. One such stop was Evita’s Italian Jamaican Restaurant, where the team met with owner Evita, and sat down for dinner while they discussed the history of the Restaurant, its delicious food, and the “secret” that attracts people for around the world to this beautiful oasis.

“It isn’t only about the event, we’ve built Paradise Lost with a focus on patrons having a true Jamaican experience and that starts with our people. We want the world to be introduced to the power of Jamaican love and how it defines the paradise we live in, and story tellers like Evita make it all worth it. It’s all about the experience we intend to tour the Island and capture the true essence of Jamaica even the coconut man chopping a cold coconut is an experience in itself.” quoted Debbion Smith of Smokin Acez Media Consultants, head of local Public Relations for Paradise Lost.

This marks the first of the Paradise Lost team’s three-part journey to cover the entire Island. The team intends on customizing an experience for their patrons by introducing them to all the treasures Jamaica has to offer. As a part of the promotional Campaign, the team visited attractions such as Dunns River, Dolphin Cove, Evita’s Italian Restaurant, Konoko Falls, and the attraction known popularly as Blue Hole, now known as Island Gully Falls and more. Immediately after Christmas, the team will be on the road hunting for more hidden treasures. So far, sales trends saw patrons choosing Kingston as a destination of arrival so the team intends to highlight Kingston via the Bob Marley Museum, Devon House, and the history of the Sound System culture.

This event promises to be an exciting one as it is the first of its kind in the Island. Paradise Lost will take place March 10-12, 2016 at Grizzly’s Plantation Cove, St. Ann, with headliners such as Bass Nectar, Tiesto, Dub Music legend King Jammy’s, AlunaGeorge, Felix Jaehn, Big Gigantic, and many more.

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