5 People talk about Jamaican Music and lifestyle as a vehicle for tourism. Sting is the hottest vehicle for reaching this market. Sting reaches out and supports real people. Supreme Promotions, through the Sting brand, has been at the forefront of the development of Dancehall, through innovative approaches to marketing, artiste development, show production, and promotion. This year will be no exception, as Supreme works with its partners DSR to step up the celebration in this “the diamond year“. This year Sting is bringing dancehall and reggae to where fans live in the Caribbean, the U.S.A., the U.K., Japan and Germany. We want further global support for our music and we have the PR campaign to maximize the opportunity. We’re ‘Bringing the Sting’!!

#BringTheSting The 30th Anniversary of Sting, the Greatest One Night Reggae Dancehall Show on Earth

Tonight, Boxing Day, December 26th , 2013, Sting, the Greatest One Night Reggae Dancehall Show on earth celebrates 30 years.  SuperCat, Wyclef and the fully loaded lineup are ready to #BringTheSting to JamWorld PortMore.

If you can’t make it to the venue in Jamaica for this historic event, watch online or via Pay-Per-View from anywhere in the world. SuperCat-Returns-to-Sting

Log on to http://www.bringthesting.com/ or www.Facebook.com/reggaestingja for more information.

Soca Vs Reggae 2013 Highlights in Bermuda‏

Check out this video for highlights from an Interview with Bunji Garlin and Demarco at Vibe 103 FM and just a small sample of the Soca Vibes at this years Soca vs Reggae in Bermuda!

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FREE DOWNLOAD: ĀGARD – LIVE FROM PARK SLOPE PART 2

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As promised ĀGARD returns with his second snippet from an exclusive live set in Brooklyn, New York.  The last set was a “warm up” set.  This set starts out with a power packed Electronic Dance Music (EDM) set and moves into some Nu Disco.  Feel free to play, download, leave comments, and/or share.  Enjoy!

FREE DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE:  http://snd.sc/19DuonF

Free Download: ĀGARD – Live From Park Slope part 1

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ĀGARD, formerly known as Crisis Don, one Highlanda Sound’s founding members resurfaces on the scene in Brooklyn, New York.

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The longtime producer, DJ, and promoter has decided to share two DJ sets he did for an exclusive private event in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn.

The almost two hour first set includes an hour of rare Disco re-edits from Stevie Wonder to The Bee Gees to Wham.  The set goes all the way from 70′s Disco to Major Lazer.  Listen and download the live set and let us know what you think.

Click link to download: ĀGARD – Live From Park Slope part 1

 

Mighty Crown Rocks B.B. Kings in New York City

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Mighty Crown “The Far East Rulers” rocked the legendary BB Kings recently, alongside a star studded line up including Morgan Heritage, Beenie Man, Mr. Vegas & more!

Mighty Crown "The Far East Rulers" rocked the legendary BB Kings recently, alongside a star studded line up including Morgan Heritage, Beenie Man, Mr. Vegas & more! Mighty Crown leveled the crossover crowd with hit after hit. On more than one occasion, Mighty Crown brought the ram crossover crowd to a roar. Crown's entire set went over well, but it was the moment that Sami T performed the Harlem Shake that the revelers went into a true frenzy!

Mighty Crown leveled the crossover crowd with hit after hit. On more than one occasion, Mighty Crown brought the ram crossover crowd to a roar. Crown’s entire set went over well, but it was the moment that Sami T performed the Harlem Shake that the revelers went into a true frenzy!

Mighty Crown has officially scored with their 28 date “Driving Force Tour.” The overall tour has been a hit, with fanfare and feedback increasing after each performance. The “Driving Force Tour” has struck a chord with promoters and fans alike as requests for new dates have been pouring in.

As a matter of fact, two new dates have just been added to the tour: April 4 (Legend Nightclub, Washington, DC) & April 14 (The legendary SOBs, New York, New York). Stay tuned for everything Mighty Crown & “DRIVING FORCE.” See the full schedule here:
http://www.irishandchin.com.

Atlanta 45 Shootout 2013: Recap, Audio and Pictures

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First off, special thanks to King AP, Juggla Promo, and Ova Di Wall  for being bold enough to promote this event in Atlanta for the last three years.  45 Shootout Champ from 2012, Dappa Lee of Innocent Sound did a solid job of hosting this year’s competition as well.  We need more of these vibes…

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RECAP: Capricorn Sound was not able to make it to the venue.

 Mikey Montana of Uprising was the first to be eliminated, followed by Bojangles in the next round.

Highlanda Sound made it to the semi-final round (dubplate round) but did not advance there-after.

Danger Marcus competed well in the final round (tune fi tune) only to be out played by DJ Nolan.

Congratulations to DJ Nolan of King Eternity on the skillful victory!  A good time was had by all in attendance – download link for the audio is below.

DOWNLOAD FULL AUDIO: ATL 45 SHOOTOUT 2k13

Dovey Magnum’s 2013 Birthday Bash: Video and Gallery

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ATL’s own Dovey Magnum and Baby Tash from Jamaica Performing Live at Party Room for Dovey Magnum’s 2013 Birthday Bash “Nah Sell Out.”

Watch as two of the hottest upcoming female deejay’s in the game share the stage.

[Warning: EXPLICIT Content]

Pictures from Dovey Magnum’s 2013 Birthday Bash, Saturday January 5th at Party Room

Beenie Man live @ Club Pisces: Review,Pics & Video

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The warm up segment by Natural Vibes with Rico Vibes and Junior Culture seemed to contain hit song after hit song: Damian ‘Junior Gong‘ Marley’s “Affairs of the Heart,” along with big tunes from artists like Popcaan, Mavado and Vybz Kartel.    The crowd rocked and swayed as the venue Club Pisces filled up.

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The Return on The Doctor Beenie Man at Club Pisces

Natural Vibes turned the booth over to Negus British from Textra who then took to the stage as the lights turned on.  At 2:18am after playing a few songs assisted by Mark Dragon of Inner City, Negus announced the first artist, whose name I totally missed. This was a singer who played it safe, covering a few popular reggae songs such as “Feels Good” by Beres Hammond and “Can’t Sleep” by Romain Virgo.

Next on stage was Dovey Magnum who delivered the same song she opened with at the Cham concert to start off – a dedication to her father who passed away.  This was Atlanta’s first time seeing Dovey work with a backing band, but she seemed to be comfortable performing live with the musicians present.  Singles “The Ting Sad,” “Kitty Tight,” and “The Best F#$%” were well received and Dovey closed her set with acapella delivery of a new one entitled “Real Bad Gal.”

Another performer whose name I did not catch hit the stage next.  He was not nearly as engaging as Dovey and did not stay as long.  Following this was an intermission during which Negus played a few more songs and Beenie Man‘s band eventually took their positions on stage.

Beenie Man entered the Club Pisces stage after 3am to perform in front of a packed house.  This was definitely the biggest turn-out I have seen at this venue in years.  The King of the Dancehall gave the crowd back to back medleys with hits from his lengthy catalog.  Crowd participation was solid, but could have been better considering the size of the audience that gathered.  Beenie paused during the performance a few times seemingly looking for more energy from his fans.

At one point The Doctor asked the crowd “Are y’all ready for this…?”  After singing and dancing on stage to the delight of many, Beenie was asked for new tunes by someone in the audience.  He replied that he has been doing this for 21 years and asked “…Can I do my thing?”  Sometime after the hour of 4am the club lights were turned on with Beenie in mid-performance.  After explaining that he was ready to perform at 12:45am and stating he means no disrespect to the promoter, Beenie Man was able to stay long enough to give Club Pisces hits from the Overproof and One Day riddims, closing with “Drinking Rum,” and “I’m Ok.”

This was a well promoted show with a talented lineup of acts and veteran Beenie Man handled the events of the night with class for this his long-awaited return to Atlanta.

Review, Video & Pics: Cham Live in Atlanta

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Early Warm

Mix Master David in the mix.

At around 1:45 am Mix Master David transitioned from uptempo 90′s dancehall juggling to the one drop beat of lovers rock and culture with Beres Hammond‘s hit ”I Feel Good” followed by Romain Virgo‘s “Can’t Sleep” on the same riddim getting good crowd response.  At 2:30 a.m. MMD took it back to basics, again to the liking of the audience, with “Greetings” by Half Pint.  Some classic Beres, Buju, and Wayne Wonder songs followed.  David then changed the vibes again with a big hip hop set consisting of songs by The Fugees and Black Rob to start out.

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It had to be close to 3 o’clock when the 1st new music from artists of the day like Konshens and Mavado was featured in the dance.   During this part of the dance the selector English from Gyallis International took over the mixing duties as Mix Master continued as MC.  Then DJ Kash of WVEE Atlanta V-103FM came to the booth and challenged MMD to a tune for tune 45 clash which went on for a few rounds before the event’s format was resumed and the first performer was called to the stage.

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Atlanta dancehall star Dovey Magnum opened for Cham with a performance that earned cheers of support from Club Pisces.  She opened with a song dedicated to her father who passed away and after delivering 2 more singles, closed with an accapella delivery of “Kitty Tight” which was originally recorded on the Red Paint Riddim.

Cham’s appearance on stage attracted a front row of female admirers and earned energetic responses in general.  He remained present for about an hour and gave a very solid show.  Cham worked the entire stage from front to back and left to right, taking the time to perform most songs completely.  With a long catalog of hits he began with Ghetto Story, Man A Man, and Babylon Boy, before throwing it back to his pre-MTV/BET days and then advancing to the present day hits like ‘Tun Up,’ ‘Drop It‘  and ‘Wine.’  I have never seen Baby Cham disappoint.  This event definitely came together so kudos to the promoters Unitec Entertainment, as well as Mix Master David, English, and DJ Kash.  I am also looking forward to seeing Dovey Magnum do her thing again as she opens up for Beenie Man next month.

The Uprising Roots Reggae Band performs at Shrine NYC

Watch the amazing live performance of the Skyfiya album at the legendary Shrine in Harlem NYC by a reggae band called Uprising Roots that has been able to encapsulate a powerful and authentic sounding roots vibration within their music.

View a recent radio interview with The Uprising Roots on IRIE JAM 93.5 FM NYC Radio and here is the UnitedReggae.com review of Uprising Roots’ Skyfiya album, one of the best roots reggae albums to come out of Jamaica in recent years.