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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Chris Martin and the 9th Annual Montreal Reggae Festival!

Exploding into the hearts of fans worldwide in 2005, Christopher Martin has consistently been playing on radio for the past 6 years, and now performs live for his fans in Montreal at the 9th Annual Montreal International Reggae Festival!

Getting his start in 2005 by competing in the Digicel Rising Starts Competition, it didn’t take long for Jamaica to realize one of its hidden gems, and by extension, the world discovered too!  Working with producers such as Robert Livingston at Big Yard Music Group, Donovan Germaine at Penthouse Records and Shane C. Brown at Jukeboxx Productions, Chris’s work ethic helped to develop his lengthy and extensive catalog which is played by fans young and mature.

Successfully performing Reggae, Dancehall and Island Pop, Martin has racked up hits such as “Jamaican Girls,” “Take My Wings” and “Stay Faithful.”  With his 2012 international anthem “Cheaters Prayer” Martins fans want to sing the song with him which MIRF organizers have gladly coordinated!

For the 9th Annual Montreal International Reggae Festival, Christopher Martin welcomes you to take in his performance at the Old Port.  How many thousands of ladies will be screaming for the young star?  Come out to see and hear for yourself!

Reggae Meets Soca in the UK to Celebrate 50 Years of Independence!

As The Olympics 2012 comes near the world is buzzing as Jamaica is sure to bring home Gold, Sillver and Bronze while breaking records, Trinidad and Tobago are in several categories with their sights for medals.  With the UK buzzing with tourists, the atmosphere is set to be an extravaganza to remember with a wide array of artists from Jamaica and other Caribbean Islands who are set to celebrate Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago 50th!

August 12th O2 Brixton Academy hosts a Spectacular Showcase called “Reggae Meets Soca” in the Multicultural Musical hub of London.

Tilda and Maka Promotions, ETIT Promotions in Association with BJ Productions LV, Tease and Reveal Presents Grammy Award Winner, Mr. King Of The Dancehall himself Beenie Man.  With several decades under his belt, and not having performed in the UK in over 10 years, Beenie’s fans are excited to have their King return!

MOBO and BET Award winning Reggae artist Gyptian will also take the stage, as will Dancehall’s #1 entertainer, Cham, who alongside his Wife O, will perform several of their hit singles burning up the charts worldwide.  Rounding out the Reggae and Dancehall performances is Christopher Martin, Bugle and Nitty Kutchie.

Lil Rick former Soca Monarch of the year will defiantly bring the elements of Soca energy to this Show as will Swappi with his hit single 4D.

When Reggae meets Soca the Essence of Great music, colourful sites, and a vibrant ambiance as the UK celebrates 50 years of Independence for Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Countdown To Gold!

On Sunday, August 5th, 2012, D.T. Ventures under the patronage of the Trelawny Homecoming Association and the Trelawny Chamber of Commerce presents, "Countdown 2 Gold" -Pre Jamaica 50 and Olympic Gold Celebration, dubbed a National Homecoming Festival. 

Jamaicans and Jamaica well-wishers will gather on the scenic banks of the Martha Brae River at, The Water Wheel in Martha Brae, Trelawny, for this spectacular event, which has been endorsed as an official 'Jamaica 50' event.

"Countdown 2 Gold" is a dual mega celebration. An all day party, whose highlights include a countdown to Jamaica's GOLDEN 50th Anniversary which takes place at midnight. Revelers will also share the comradery, as Jamaica takes the gold in the 100m finals in the 2012 London Olympics. Live Olympic coverage on jumbo T.V. screens all night long.  With three of our athletes; Trelawny's son Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake and Asafa Powel all competing in the same event, a GOLD medal is inevitable. Yes Jamaica, we are confident to bring home the GOLD.

At minutes to midnight, the party will pause as we begin the official countdown. We will raise our country's flag and sing our national anthem with pride. Attired in our black, gold and green, we'll proudly celebrate our countries 50th year of independence. Two GOLDEN celebrations in one historic night! 

With music by a trio of legends, Killamanjaro, the people's champion sound, Merritone Disco, Jamaica's premier vintage party sound, and D.J. Cancer formerly a senior selector of the world renowned Stone Love sound, Jamaicans and lovers of Jamaica will undoubtedly have a musical experience to remember for decades.  

Special invites include Mayor of Falmouth, Trelawny's members of Parliament, business and private sector leaders, and distinguished citizens. With the shimmering water of the scenic Martha Brae River, providing the backdrop, The Water Wheel venue in Martha Brae, Trelawny, is the ultimate location to provide the ambiance and enchantment for the "Countdown 2 Gold" celebration fest.

Simultaneously, these two events will surely send patrons into a state of euphoria. Patrons leaving this event will take with them a feeling of extreme pride, and great joy.  August 5th will be a memorable experience with superb entertainment and an even greater love for our country JAMAICA.

Mighty Crown Leaves European Fans Wanting More!

Mighty Crown "The Far East Rulaz" wrapped up an explosive month-long European tour at the close of June.  And from the looks of things, Japan's most coveted sound system has no intention of slowing down. Mighty Crown's long overdue European Tour, which consisted of heavy hitting performances in 20 cities, attracted thousands of diehard followers. After loads of requests from promoters and fans, the tour went off without a hitch and was a bonafide success.  Mighty Crown was thrilled to return to Europe after taking a hiatus from touring to solidify business deals.

As one of the industry's most accomplished sound systems, Mighty Crown has a wealth of accolades under their belt, including sponsorships, endorsements, stadium shows, a clothing brand, and a record label. With Dancehall and sound system culture at the core of Mighty Crown's existence, the celebrated sound highlights these elements in every facet of their empire.  "We are one  of the few camps that approach this craft as business, therefore, long term planning and strategies are put in place to ensure the longevity and strength of the Mighty Crown brand," says Mighty Crown's manager Garfield "Chin" Bourne of Irish and Chin.  "Now that we have accomplished gaining the attention of major companies and corporations, we are glad to be back on the road."

Mighty Crown's recent stint in Europe was a special treat for fans, as the sound's core selectors Masta Simon and Sami T, appeared together on the tour.  Over the span of their career, it's been rare for Masta Simon and Sami-T to tour together.  But because of the demands of their many fans, the brothers united for the highly anticipated tour. No one was disappointed!  The powerhouse sound laced venues night after night with music ranging from foundation and culture, to the latest Dancehall. The crowds consistently roared at the selections played. "Overall, people in Europe have a strong appreciation of Reggae music and it was a pleasure to play for them. I am happy that I had a chance to unleash some big Mighty Crown dubs for the first time ever," says Sami T.

On the recent tour, "The Far East Rulaz" landed in various hot spots through out Germany, England and Switzerland. According to Mighty Crown, "Europe was all about music and vibes from the day we touched down."   Masta Simon declared "Every stop had good vibes. We never realized that we had so many fans all over Europe!  We are truly blessed."  Since Mighty Crown started touring in Europe several years ago, they have become one of the market's most requested sounds. The sound plans to return to Europe in December 2012.  While Masta Simon and Sami T were in Europe, New York based member Ninja had numerous U.S. performances. Additionally, the selector has been holding down his role as co-host of the popular Sound Chat Radio program.

It's been an eventful Spring and Summer for Mighty Crown, who will be featured in an upcoming campaign of footwear giant Clarks, one of the reasons behind their break from touring. This endorsement is on the heels of high profile media features on and Sirius XM Radio's "The Joint." 

Who's Getting Reggae Play in Italy?!

Reggae Radio Playlist with Vitowar

LION D laba laba 
RAS TEWELDE & RAPHAEL pickup the pen
JAH SUN dis ya time
SUGAR ROY & CONRAD CRISTAL jah jah nah sleep
SKARRAMUCCI the house of the lord
GAMBA THE LENK sweet living
MR. VEGAS bruck it down
IKAYA rasta hearth
SIZZLA everything is ok
BUGLE jah be' with you
SSS & T.O.K le radici ca tieni
RAGING FYAH judgement day
C-SHARP reggae my song
I-OCTAINE l.o.v.e. Y.o.y.
TICKEN JAH FAKOLY la porte de l'histoire
IRIE FM leggo beast
MR. VILLIAMZ roll it up
MOMAR GAVE microphone soldiers
EARTHQUAKE present Garnett Silk mixtape  

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[apacheindian] If I Can’t Have You
[Esco, Kayjay, Senstone, papa b] dance attack
[Lindo P. ft. Michie Mee] Love (How To Love Riddim)
[lutan fyah & justina chi chi] ghetto we come from
[Ms Paige]Turn It Up
[Sharene]  We Ready
[liod d]Laba Laba
[berbice& young voice]  never let go
[protoje]Who dem a program
[Richie Stephens] God Is On My Side
[Konshens] Realist Song

[jaka &hi-kee] rip it up
[froggy madd squad] gyal news
[CharlyBlack] Claaaaaty Again
[muziah] you know me off my feet
[Robyn] Dancing On My Own
[adele harley] rose garden
[Macka Diamond] Looking Good
[Busy Signal] Fifty And Ah Still Survive
[Tarrus Riley] Hurt Me
[Mungo's HiFi ft Kenny Knots] Don't let them
[Mungo's HiFi ft Marina P] Troubles and worries
[Digital dubs ft. Sugar Minott] Complicated people
[Jannel] Right On Point
[Reggae Mistress] Sing To The Most High
[Clinton Sly] Wheel n Come Again - Jinx In Dub Remix
[Boom dabash] Danger
[cj facey]you and me
[rich kid & macka diamond] what must i do
[Tanya Stephens ft. Marcia Griffiths] Want Love
[Richie Spice] Free
[karamanti] this mi a do
[various] Jump for Jamaica
[Busy Signal] Til It Buck
[bugle] one motion
[easy all star] Billie Jean (feat_ Luciano)
[Anla] KeepThem Talking [Dub Mix]
[Babaman]We no fraid
[asfa] not the life

L3 Magazine, July 2012 ft. Don Corleon!

L3 Magazine July 2012 Edition Dishes on Don Corleon, Super Woman Karyn White, Susie McLean, 2012 Mission Catwalk Winner Gregory Williams, Jamaican Olympic Fashion designed by Cedella Marley, Patra’s return and more!

Canada’s #1 Caribbean-Urban Magazine, L3, launched the July, 2012 edition of their publication today. 

This month’s edition of the popular online magazine features the musical mastery of Don Corleon.  Interviewed by Tricia ‘ZJ Sparks’ Spence, Don opens up about his music, in particular the recording process which some find grueling but the industry deems perfection.

Though he is the man behind several of Jamaica’s largest musical releases Don remains a very private producer so this rare glimpse into his inner workings is much appreciated and a read that his millions of fans around the world will appreciate!

R&B is one of America’s most beloved forms of musical expression.  L3 spoke to Karyn White whose classic 1990’s hit, “Super Woman” is a mainstay on radio still to this day.  With the release of her new album Carpe Diem (Seize the Day), L3 learned that Karyn’s message in music has been adapted to the times, complimenting her status as a classic R&B vocalist.

Karyn is energetic, funky and so full of life that her personality will infect you!  Catch every word from the fabulous artist and find out why she’s been away for 20 years….

Toronto’s Susie McLean has a voice that is the calm after a thunderous storm!  Our Jennifer Menster caught up with the Jazz vocalist after her performance and feature at the 2012 staging of the Toronto International Music Summit where Susie wowed industry executives and fans alike with her soulful and tickilishly playful voice.  All Jazz lovers will appreciate Susie and her take on life.

Mission Catwalk has just crowned their 2012 winner who is the absolutely talented Gregory Williams.
The young designer had the staying power to endure the competition, and now, has the chance to head to London Fashion Week 2012, and will work with esteemed Trinidad & Tobago Master Savile Row Tailor Andrew Ramroop.  We have the exclusive details about Gregory’s win, and his highlight reel of his designs.

Cedella Marley, daughter of Bob Marley continues to keep her Father’s legacy alive while firmly establishing her undeniable talent and eye for Fashion.

Designing the 2012 Olympic gear for Team Jamaica, Cedella takes Jamaica’s National pride to needle and fabric as she conveys the essence, might and resilience of the countries’ elite competitors.  You will definitely enjoy the photo spread which includes top Olympian, Usain Bolt!

Dancehall artist Patra has been busy as of late with her fans buzzing about her return.  We asked her how it feels to have such an outpouring of love.  Her surprise answer and more is enclosed.

Rounding out the musical element, L3 reviews the new album from Courtney John, Delly Ranx, Kardinal Offishall and the Mind Change riddim produced by Inspired Music.  Our Centrefold editor, Jerome Dupont highlights the beauty of Sabrena, while our travel editor explores the worlds’ top 10 smallest cities.  Natasha Thomas, our Caribbean Affairs editor, keeps us current on the Caribbean’s top artists which is detailed in her charts.

All this and more in the July, 2012 edition of  Media can Preview L3 Magazine - Interactive edition here: and download the PDF here:

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Ammoye Prepares to Make Her Exit!

Canada’s undisputed Reggae songstress prepares to make her ‘exit’ to Serbia’s prestigious Exit Festival!

Spanning July 12th to 15th, Ammoye will perform for her growing Serbian fan base on the Positive Vibrations stage managed by Wenti Wadada.  “Ammoye performed for us last year and had the fans wanting more so we had to bring her back!”

In 2011, Ammoye rocked fans with her hits “Lost Love,” “Still in Love” and “Shooting” establishing the star as the first Canadian to be accepted by Serbians.  Of her first visit Ammoye said “the people are so loving, and really appreciate Reggae music.  Being there is truly a blessing.”  This year, Ammoye will drop “Radio,” and “Addicted” which are the artists two newest singles which have amassed global traction with DJ’s whose fans have requested both songs back to back.

In honor of Ammoye’s home country, Jamaica, and its celebration of 50 years of Independence, Ammoye will perform an excerpt of “Jump for Jamaica” produced by Courtney John and The Wizard honoring the spirit of the country which has touched all countries around the world.

The 2012 installment of the Exit Festival includes performances from Eryka Badu, Duran Duran and Guns n Roses and takes place in the beautiful and magical Petrovaradin fortress in Novi Sad, Serbia. Apart from quality music program that it offers, the festival is a place of wild fun, where music fans enjoy the cool atmosphere of the fortress and the positive energy of the city.
Year after year the number of visitors is getting bigger. More than 2 billion people from over 60 countries around the world have visited the festival so far. Young people come from different parts of the country and Europe.

As a part of her experience, Ammoye will be chronicling her experiences with a photo diary which will be posted to her Twitter timeline @AmmoyesMusic!

Look out for the launch of Ammoye’s website this week which will include the trailer for the video “Radio” coming soon!  Remember to connect with Ammoye via Twitter @AmmoyesMusic.