Producer Kris Karz has been enjoying the love since the release of his single, the Timothy David featured “LUST“. With his “Portraits” project getting its finishing touches, he continues the rollout with the visual for the single. Flexing his directorial skills and editing assistance from D.L. Samuels, we get a lyric video backed some beautiful shots of him and the video’s lady interest, Joelle Gallimore. Shot in Ocho Rios, the scenes do add some bulk to the song’s smooth delivery and lyrics. While the video may have many missing “Outside“, let it hold you over until the pandemic (hopefully) dies down soon. Stay tuned for more from Kris Karz!
Highly anticipated Jamaican Paradise Lost Festival has been postponed. In a statement Wednesday, Caribbean Trans Media organizers said, “We regret to inform music fans and festival goers that the upcoming Paradise Lost 2016 EDM Festival will be postponed, specific dates will be announced in the coming days whilst we work with the artists on a mutually agreed upon date. We will honor tickets for the re-scheduled date and provide festival ticket holders upgraded tickets. We have appointed a specialty concierge to work with ticket holders and refunds which should be directed to the festivals website (www.paradiselostjamaica.com).”
Options for you as a ticket holder
In this unfortunate situation, our most important priority is taking care of our devoted patrons. Please see answers and options below, and if you have further questions send us an email to email@example.com.
Ticket Upgrade for New Date
Your tickets are still valid for next year’s event, and will be automatically upgraded.
– General Admission tickets will be upgraded to VIP.
– VIP tickets will be upgraded to all-access passes with meet and greets.
– Camping, meals, and parking will be complimentary.
– All ticket holders who choose to upgrade their tickets will also receive a one-time use coupon of $100 off good for next year’s event. This could be used for a friend’s ticket, merchandise, or any other online purchase.
– If you prefer to not receive the upgrade detailed above and wish to receive a refund in full, please email firstname.lastname@example.org your order details and our team will process it and provide confirmation within 48 hours.
– Most hotels on the island will cancel the reservation prior to 48 hours before check in.
– If you have already booked airfare, most airlines will credit the purchase towards a future flight.
– If you have questions or need assistance regarding your specific travel arrangements, please email email@example.com and we will do our best to assist.
Still coming to Jamaica?
– Let us know if you still plan to be on the island in March, and we will provide information, details, and even exclusive access to other events and happenings during your stay. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request and our team will do our best to accommodate.
Once again we want to thank you for being a valued patron of Paradise Lost 2016.
-Paradise Lost Team
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.
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.
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.
Electric Dance Music (EDM) will revisit its Jamaican roots with Paradise Lost, Jamaica’s first EDM festival. Paradise Lost will take place at Grizzly’s Plantation Cove in Ocho Rios, Jamaica from March 10-12, 2016. “Early Bird” ticket sales begin November 17th at 10am EST for registered users of www.paradiselostjamaica.com and tickets will go on-sale to the public November 23rd at 10am EST. All tickets must be purchased through www.paradiselostjamaica.com or at select retail outlets as listed on the website.
Main Stage headliners will include Bassnectar (March 11) and Tiësto (March 12) with additional performances by; AlunaGeorge, Audien, Big Gigantic, Felix Jaehn, King Jammy, Lance Herbstrong, Natalli Rize, Zion I, with others to be announced. Casablanca Records will curate a luxurious Beachfront stage which will feature; Caroline D’Amore, Gazzo and Prince Fox amongst other Casablanca recording artists.
Jamaican and legendary Dub producer, King Jammy commented, “I feel great about EDM coming to Jamaica because most people don’t know it originated here. I am not just an innovator I am a fan and for my performance I’m going to perform never before heard tracks with a back-to-the future effect while mixing live on stage. I listen to artists like Bassnectar and it makes me feel good that the dream is still alive and being built upon by today’s talented artists.”
The pristine 135 acre at Grizzly’s Plantation Cove in St Ann, will form the backdrop of Paradise Lost while offering camping and glamping in Tent City (which will be opened March 5th through the 15th). 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.
Dub-Music will mark its 50th anniversary in 2016. The music form which was started in Waterhouse, Kingston, eventually led to a new form of music called “Electric Dance Music” – a phrase coined by Lee Scratch Perry, in June 2015. In speaking about the connection between EDM and Jamaica, Billboard wrote, “EDM DJs that dissect and otherwise manipulate their tracks while playing live are following an innovation established by the brilliant Jamaican engineer, sound system owner/selector, the late King Tubby. While working as a disc cutter for Duke Reid and using a two-track recording console, Tubby eliminated vocal and instrumental segments, sometimes stripping a song down to a single, thunderous bass line, which he embellished with echo and reverb effects, in a process called Dub.”
“Jamaica is the entertainment mecca of the Caribbean,” said Jason Hall, Deputy Director of Tourism, Cruise, Attractions and Events. “The island offers diverse festive options to both locals and visitors alike. Jamaicans the world over, are proud of our musical heritage. Our music producers and artists are inventors and trendsetters, with one such innovation being Dub Music (Dub-Step), the precursor to Electric Dance Music. The Jamaica Tourist Board is pleased that Caribbean Trans Media has seen it fit to bring the music back to its birthplace, Jamaica.”
Paradise Lost also offers exciting and fun-filled Spring Break activities including: beachfront camping and bonfires, boat rides, fireworks display, Parasailing, Banana Boat Rides and other activities. In addition, over 50 local and international vendors will create “Paradise Village”, a culinary hub. Paradise Lost is also proud to offer its attendees excursions to local attractions such as the world-famous Dunn’s River Falls, as well as a tour of St. Ann to include a visit to Nine Mile, Bob Marley’s birthplace and resting-place. Event partner and Paradise Lost spokesperson Jason Newman said at a recent press conference, “Paradise Lost will host 75,000 visitors ages 18-49 over the three day period, and as for the economic impact the event will bring to Jamaica, an estimated 2300 jobs will accompany the festival with millions of dollars in revenues being generated. We are thrilled to bring tourists to the island and bring Jamaican culture and hospitality to the festival community.” 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.