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15 Artists To Watch Out For In Summer 2017!


It’s another Summer, and it’s time for the Pool Parties, new fashion, new destinations, and for those in School, freedom from the books for a while. For others, it’s a time to discover new music, and we’ll gladly help you in discovering new Artists. We advise you to get proper headphones, great speakers, money for tickets and audio purchases, and the mindset to fully enjoy the music. Here are 15 Artists to watch out for this Summer!

*These Artists are not ranked in any way

1. Khxos

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With a few years in the game, Florida based Recording Artist Khxos (formerly Khaos) has been releasing Dancehall tunes and gaining attention thanks to Social Media. He received a buzz that started to bubble in Summer 2015 thanks to the release of “One Touch”. Summer 2016 kept the ball rolling with his debut EP “Deception”, but collaborations with Andrew Trabass, Chargii, and Lincoln 3Dot helped to keep it blazing for the rest of the year. Early 2017 however saw his name change, and the release of “So Loud” and “BOMM” propelled him as one to watch this Summer as he prepares to release his debut Album, “Dopamine”.

2. Royal Blu

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They don’t call him “El Fuego” for nothing, his music keeps you on your toes, and his lyrics hit like the hot oil from frying Plantains. This Artist has been quietly making his way onto the scene and has made appearances from “New Wave” to “Live From Kingston: Class 2016”, to “Imprint” to Protoje’s “For The Culture” event. His collaborations with the likes of Lila Ike, Runkus, and Leno Banton have received numerous hits on Soundcloud, and he hits the road (or Air) with Runkus as a part of the “Class Is In” European Tour and a stop at the German Summerjam this Summer!

3. Yanah

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This Songstress came as a surprise this year with the release of her debut single, “So Shy”. Known as “The First Lady Of REM”, she followed up with a freestyle (Believe In You), and a follow up single titled “The Cycle”. She has also made appearances on “Smile Jamaica”, “New Wave”, “Speak”, and “7 am In Kingston”. Yanah is currently working follow up singles, and makes an appearance near you this Summer!

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Mixtape Movements: @DJLeviChin Back Yard Party Mix 2015


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For the party animal in you comes a mixtape from St. Lucia’s own DJ Levi Chin. Presenting his 2015 version of the “Back Yard Party Mix“, Levi blends EDM, Pop, Hip Hop and more for almost an hour of fun and high energy. You need this to get you through a rough day, a fist pumping night, and even to wake the neighbours. Always a great mix from the “Turn Up Kid“. Check out the mix below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: @Miss_GraceJones – Pull Up To The Bumper (1981)


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Today’s Oldies Sunday entry comes from Model/Singer/Actress, Grace Jones. Titled “Pull Up To The Bumper” and produced by Chris Blackwell and Alex Sadkin for Island Records in 1981, Grace’s lyrics were depicted to have sexual connotations and of course sparked some controversy at that time. With lyrics like “Pull up to my bumper baby, with your long black limousine..“, various media outlets refused to play it. It was revealed years later that the lyrics were not meant to have a sexual theme.

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Mixtape Movements: @VeeYG – Cheer$: The Mixtape


artworks-000082076270-4wc969-t500x500It’s time to get the liquor flowing, raise those glasses and toast to life with the YG Sound’s DJ Vee. In promotion for the upcoming Cheer$ party on June 28, Vee drops a mixtape that will have you jumping on couches and tables while downing your favourite liquor. Featuring some of the hottest Dancehall, Pop and Hip Hop music, this is a teaser for the excitement that will happen on that night. Get ready for an eventful night, and a very exciting mixtape. Check it out below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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MUSIC: @IAmWill x @CodyWise – Birthday


10314560_635749003168565_5558876161485573337_nToday’s new music comes from Pop artists Will.I.Am and Cody Wise with a little twist. Titled “Birthday” and produced by Will.I.Am and Damien LeRoy, this features samples from Jamaica’s own Aidonia (Fi Di Jockey) and Bounty Killa. The song is basically a feel good song that promotes living life to the fullest all the time and celebrating it like it’s your birthday. Sounds like a hit to me here and it’s very interesting to hear Dancehall being sampled in this. Check out the song below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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Mixtape Movements: @MusicByDeanna x @TalkToSOUL – Sincerely, Love


With a mix of Pop, Electro Pop, R&B and Experimental music, Canadian singer Deanna and producer SOUL bring you the “Sincerely, LoveEP. Featuring 6 tracks filled with love themes, Deanna aims to bring a fresh vibe to the music world and with SOUL’s beats they aim to take over playlists one by one. Check out the EP below by streaming or purchasing via iTunes and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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