The 1 Year Anniversary on Dancehall Now “As Told By Terri K”

Here is a video of Terri K’s weekly Dancehall Now segment, “As Told By Terri K.”  She talks about her experience transitioning from a dancehall fanatic living in ATL to an on air radio personality.

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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.

Early crowd at Cham concert

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.

Showtime

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.

Event: “Privilege” with Stone Love, Waggy T & Inner City

Stone Mountain holiday event called “Privilege, The Swag vs Class Edition” with the sounds of Stone Love, Waggy T, and Innercity alongside Negus and Jahfrika.  Check out this unique flyer design.

Stone Love, Waggy T, Inner City, Negus

December 22 in Stone Mountain, GA.

 

 

Brand New Official HD Video for Gyptian’s hit song “Overtime”

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Check out the brand new Official HD video for Gyptian‘s hit song “Overtime.”

“Overtime” from Gyptian is featured on Reggae Gold 2012 and is the lead track from the Overtime riddim. Produced by Justus Arison (Overproof Riddim), the track captures Gyptian expressing his passions for the ladies as only he can. The mid-tempo groove has a strong appeal for females and the vocal performance is consistent with Gyptian favorites from recent past.

Get Gyptian’s SLR – EP on iTuneshttp://smarturl.it/GyptianSLR

Dancehall Now Interviews Dancehall Singer Toi

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DANCEHALL NOW Interviews multi-talented dancehall singer Toi. This Jamaican-American singer, songwriter, composer, and producer is destined for great things in the dancehall and reggae music industry.  Multi-platinum producer extraordinaire, Don Corleon, and dancehall reggae sensation, Konshens, are among the many big names that have recognized the potential for greatness, and are currently working with the upcoming artiste.

The Uprising Roots Reggae Band performs at Shrine NYC

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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.

Will Sting 2012 Be Ninja Man’s Last Performance?

Ninja Man On Stage Interview

Ninja Man On Stage Interview

After confirming that this year will be his last Sting performance, the “Don Gorgon” Ninja Man is setting his sights on the opening of his new business venture. 

On Saturday, Ninja Man is set to open the new Ninja Man Central Park Entertainment Centre and Sports Complex in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

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Exclusive Interview With Protoje

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Protoje discusses his evolution as an artist and talks about his forthcoming sophomore LP entitled “The 8 Year Affair” as Dancehall Now, your modern Dancehall 101 radio show featuring the best new Caribbean music on the planet debuts his new single “Kingston Be Wise.”  

Podcast Download

Live broadcast every Tuesday at 6pm (EST) on Daflavaradio.com, VibesFM 106.1 in Gambia, Future Movement Radio.net, 1420 & 1430AM in Atlanta, and Route1Radio.com out of West Haven CT in addition to being heard live via smart phones and other mobile devices.

7 of dancehall’s Brightest Stars to shine at Sting

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Supreme Promotions head honcho, Isaiah Laing has confirmed seven top acts for his big show down on boxing day, December 26th.  This year’s staging of dancehall’s greatest show over the globe, is anticipated to be the most elaborate staging ever.  The initial announcement confirmed the hottest commodity, Tommy Lee Sparta to headline the event.  This single entertainer is now the target that several artistes are firing lyrical shots at.  A whirlwind of lyrical warfare is adding more heat to the fire expected to blaze at Sting for the ultimate face off.
Tommy Lee Sparta

Tommy Lee Sparta to Headline Sting 2012

The lucky seven that are already signed for the Jamworld explosion include now rivals, Tommy Lee Sparta and Bounty Killa.  Tommy Lee Sparta out of respect initially steered away from a confrontation with the Killa.  This week’s new release, “Nyammy Lee” has pushed Uncle Demon back into war mode.  In an interview with The Weekend Star the Spartan King said,
“Why me can’t be a demon, why me can’t be that character.  Killa can’t study me, him can’t drain mi energy.  This morning mi wake up see new song name Nyammy Lee.  A who him a call so?  Mi huh fear him, that a mash potato and bully beef.  Anything a anything over Sting!”

The Wyndham Hotel Offers Special Sting Rates

City view from the Tower of the Wyndham Kingston

City view from the Tower of the Wyndham Kingston

The WYNDHAM Kingston is the host hotel for STING 2012, the greatest one night reggae show on earth. Take advantage of the EXCLUSIVE STING Special – single occupancy RATE USD100.00, double occupancy USD110.00 (breakfast not included) .  The special STING rate is available from December 23rd – 30th 2012.