Like a thief in the night, DJ Fusion a.k.a Kxng Fvse surprises us in the middle of the week with Volume 4 in his “Freestyle Chronicles” series! Kicking it off with a mix of Dancehall hits that will take you back in time, DJ Fusion delivers that well needed energy and vibes to clear away some of this week’s stress! From Vybz Kartel, to Aidonia, to Mavado, you will really love this Mixtape! Give it a listen/download below.
Bad Royale is a EDM/Bass Collective that has been making noise for quite a while. Based in California and signed to Mad Decent under the sub label Good Enuff, Maor Levi, Kevin Wild, Bruce Karlsson and Elias Ghosn have been collecting listeners on their rise to fame thanks to their dope remixes and original production that crossed over many genres. Recently they recruited Caribbean acts Mark Hardy (Trinidad), Future Fambo (Jamaica) and Brukout (Jamaica) for their latest EP titled “Treasures From Tomorrow“. Bringing EDM, Caribbean Bass, Future Dancehall and Future Soca together, this is a mash up of audio goodness and is a nice addition for the holiday weekend! While the EP is only 3 tracks long, this is a project that will be left on repeat as you rave away the troubles of the past week. It’s time to get wild! Check out the EP below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
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.
Feeling the urge to rave on a sunday? Let DJ Stunnaz help you with that with his new mixtape. Titled “Club Eutopia Vol. 1“, Stunnaz brings the club to you with a mix of EDM, Pop, and House music that will sure to get you wild and have neighbours wanting to join in the fun. Still have your glowsticks and party clothes near? Throw them on, get the flashing lights and party hard with DJ Stunnaz! Check out the mix below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
It’s that time again to rave and Alison Hinds dropped a new single to assist you with that. Titled “Tread On De Road“, she’s promoting treading, ladies shaking their bumpers, and nonstop partying. This sounds like something you should listen to before making your way to a Soca session and during a Fete where you and over revelers take over the road. What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
After becoming a finalist in the Magnum Kings & Queens of Dancehall competition, Stylsyh managed to make a name for herself with a few moderate hits. Tonight on Onstage she had a talk with host Winford Williams about a few things. Here she spoke about Vybz Kartel being an influence in her career, being a part of Tommy Lee Sparta’s crew, owning a Nightclub, her first hit single, her upcoming album, leaving the corporate world for music, Sting 2013 and other things. Stylysh also premiered her music video for the single “Rave“. I know her single with Vybz Kartel is still doing its rounds so I hope her upcoming projects are successful. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.