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We Pulled Up To: @TheNewWaveJa’s Movie Night!


Words By: @ShannyDeLioness

Photos (when we tried to get them…) By: @xSvmSingx

The city lights of Kingston flickered as if it was anxiously awaiting having its stories being shared at 6B Skyline Drive. While she anxiously waited, the mood was much lighter as movie enthusiasts and creatives filled every corner of Skyline Levels for New Wave’s Movie Night. Blankets, pillows, and folding chairs lined every corner creating an intimate atmosphere to witness the cinematic genius about to unfold.

The night’s agenda saw the viewing of three films, Nile Saulter’sFever Dream“, the premiere of Joshua Paul’s short film “Kinto“, and the feature presentation by Storm Saulter’sBetter Mus’ Come“. At 9PM the lights dimmed to usher in the first short film, “Fever Dream“. The 12 minute film shared the endeavours of a Scrap Metal Collector whom though down on his luck, still dreamed of something more. The ending was one that left you wanting more.

After the first film, the featured Filmmakers sat down for a panel discussion where they shared the reasons they to tell these particular stories, and how long it took to produce them. For Nile, “Fever Dream” was his entry into a JAMPRO competition that took one day to film, a revelation that solicited gasps of shock from the audience. For Joshua Paul, “Kinto” was inspired by the window washers he passed on his daily commute to work. Production for this took 5 months,and filming was done in Kingston. The feature film, “Better Mus’ Come” was based on the Green Bay Massacre that took place in 1978. Storm expressed his dismay about learning about this event in a book, written by a non Jamaican, which later served as his motivation to bring the events leading to the massacre to life on the silver screen. The major challenges he faced were not with recreating 1970’s Jamaica, but the political opposition. Many of the key players at the time of the event were still alive or revered.

All three stories were well written and well produced. They all captured elements of the Jamaican story that needed to be told. They were raw, at times gritty and honest. Kudos to New Wave for this event as an avid lover of movies and Jamaica Culture, it was a pleasure to experience their display in such an intimate way.

The New Wave Movie Night was nothing like any other I have experienced. There was musical juggling, free popcorn on entry, a Bar, and a Vendors’ Pavilion where brands such as The Street Supply Co. and 1ndividual had products available for purchase, and Kamila McDonald had copies of her book, “Wake Up & Live” on sale).

Check out some of the highlights below, and show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo, @ShannyDeLionessDeBlog, and @xSvmSingx.

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@LinkyFirst3: The Jamaican Soca Artist To Watch!


Carnival season is in full swing here in Jamaica, and the Socaphiles will be wukking up and wining all day and night. One particular song will be given multiple spins, but what many will not know, is that it was done by one of their own…

Words by ShannyDeLioness

Yes you heard me right, we have a full fledged Jamaican Soca Artist! While we’ve had Dancehall/Soca/Calypso collaborations over the years by the likes of Beenie Man,  Konshens, Spice, and of course you all know of the late Legend Byron Lee and his Dragonaires, and the timeless Fab 5 Band, this Artist has taken his talents and determination and became the first to make it to the International Soca Monarch finals! His name is…Linky First!

Born Jason Henriques, Linky First has been blowing up the airwaves in Trinidad & Tobago and the rest of the Caribbean with his hit single, “Rock & Come In” on the Ruffin produced “Liming Riddim” since its release last year. He has since followed up with “Control It”, “X6”, “Doctor”, and “Naked Pon The Road”.

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Mixtape Rave With @Shanny_14


Lifestyle Blogger ShannyDeLioness is back for another week of “Mixtape Rave“! This week she serves you an array of Mixtapes she’s been feeling over the past 7 days. If you missed the previous installments, check them out here.

1. The Short Mixtape – DJ Din X 1NE Don Sound

A mix of Dancehall and Hip Hop’s hottest tunes and Riddims as well as a some dubs by the Gaza Boss, Vybz Kartel. This mix is short but hits the mark!

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2. End of Year Hits. Remembering 2015 – Radio Mix – DJ ​Kam​ Bennett

I have my brother to thank for my full on re-introduction to Hip Hop. I have found myself pausing from my Soca binges to take in the occasional Hip Hop mix and this one by DJ Kam Bennett from Minnestoa is definitely a go to for me. He masterfully takes you through 2015’s best offerings.

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Mixtape Rave With @Shanny_14


Lifestyle Blogger ShannyDeLioness is back for another week of “Mixtape Rave“! This week she serves you an array of Mixtapes she’s been feeling over the past 7 days. If you missed the previous installments, check them out here.

1. Epiphany Promo Mix – Team Energy Overload (Colombian x DJ Captain John)

This Mixtape is straight out of Vincy! One of St. Vincent & the Grenadines’ hottest teams puts their musical genius into this 28 mins party promo mix. Mixed by DJ Captain John and hosted by Colombian, it is the perfect sample of what promises to be an amazing showing by the duo in St. Lucia this weekend.

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2. I Love Soca, Jamaica Promo Mix – Lord Hype

This promo mix is the preview of what patrons should expect on December 26 at Hope Gardens. Lord Hype (straight out of Trinidad) delivers a high energy Soca mix featuring some of the hottest 2015 Soca releases! This mix has me well ready for I Love Soca!

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Mixtape Rave With @Shanny_14


Lifestyle Blogger ShannyDeLioness is back for another week of “Mixtape Rave“! This week she serves you an array of Mixtapes she’s been feeling over the past 7 days. If you missed the previous installments, check them out here.

1. URBVN EVRGVSM VOL II – DJ Dono V

His calm demeanor is no telltale as to what he can do with a turntable. DJ Dono V is a young gun who is packing some serious DJing ammo and this mix is just an extension of his crowd rocking club DJing skills.

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2. CHILL END OF 2015 – Ruan Legend of Dei Musicale

Some of 2015’s best hits found their way on this mix by ½ of the Trinidadian Musical Gods’ Dei Musicale. My favourite tracks are the Black Chiney x Sizzla KalonjiHotline Bling” Remix and of course Major Lazer x DJ Snake’sLean On”.

Ruan Legend

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Mixtape Rave With @Shanny_14


Lifestyle Blogger ShannyDeLioness is back for another week of “Mixtape Rave“! This week she serves you an array of Mixtapes she’s been feeling over the past 7 days. If you missed the previous installments, check them out here.

1. Live Rounds: Extendo Clip – DJ Absolute

Negril’s Finest proves why he is just that with this mix!

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2. Supa Soca Vol. 22, Welcome To Miami – Dj Crown Prince x Barrie Hype x Jester x Dr Jay

This mix is just hype! You pop this mix in and you instantly feel like you are on the road. With a mix of Dubs, Afro beat and Soca hits, this is guaranteed to be on repeat!

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