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This podcast episode features new singles from Dancehall Now. Make note of the songs you hear so that you can request them on your local stations, purchase them, and add to your catalog.
World Need Money by Tilibop
My Everything by Zaid
Piece of the Pie by Junior Kelly [@JrKellyOfficial]
Stripper Pose by Cham
Beautiful by Kei Dubb
I Want You by Tafari
Rock & Come In by Bryan Art
You and Me by Busy Signal [@busysignal_turf]
Queen Majesty Riddim – Produced by Island Life Records [@IslandLifeRecs]
If You Won’t by George Nooks [@RealGeorgeNooks]
Ningy Ningy by Lutan Fyah [@LutanFyah1]
Caress Me by Sizzla [@SizzlaKalonji]
Hardcore Dancehall fans have a new Diva on the Caribbean landscape – Tracey Night!
Recently released, the single “Talk The Tings Dem” builds on the popular phrase ‘Tun Up’ made popular by Cham and his Wife O, however takes aim at ladies who claim to be in that elite category and are not. The song was produced by Vexxx Records, and co-produced by Night.
About the rawness of this song Tracey says “Dancehall is a part of our culture. It’s raw, it’s gritty and it’s also honest! My music stays within the foundation set by the incredible dancehall divas before me, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have a softer side … I do!”
Catching the attention of the esteemed Alex Cohen who is an award winning movie director, producer, worldwide distributor and writer, Tracey has been added her to season 5 of Les Anges de la Téléréalité as a vocal coach.
Les Anges de la Téléréalité is a France-based reality TV show broadcast on NRJ12, hosted by Fabrice Sopoglian and moderated by Matthieu Delormeau and Jeny Priez (from Miami season).
Currently in season 5, the show includes Tracey as she guides aspiring artists in correct techniques when using their voice as an instrument. During the show’s season, Tracey is seen by 25 million viewers. Special guest appearances were made by Kim Kardashian and Kat Von D.
View Tracey Night at 22:35 to the end.
Look for her in upcoming episodes.
Based in Miami, Florida, Tracey, who also performed under the name TOI, has made an international impression with Radio Jocks for her ‘tell it like it is’ lyrical delivery, as well as her bold approach to co-producing tracks that represent pieces of her personality.
Radio host and personality Frazah Clection of Madd Squad Sound says “Tracey brings the raw energy that Dancehall needs right now; both on radio and in the Dancehall itself.”
Tracey’s single, “Talk The Tings Dem” has been released as a promotional single and is widely available for download. The Diva’s plan is to engage fans with select singles while developing projects that showcase her many talents including song-writing and vocal coaching.
Balancing her many faces in music, Tracey is a proud ambassador of Dancehall and brings that element to the cross-over market in which she is extremely active.
Media and fans can stay up to date with Tracey via her Twitter @traceynight or they can connect visually through her specialty YouTube page, iTunes and Facebook.
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Performing artiste, song writer, and fashion model Tracey Night is the featured guest on this Dancehall Now podcast episode. Check out her fresh sound and get familiar with some of the moves being made by this upcoming entertainment entrepreneur out of Jamaica.
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.
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.
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.
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Music by: Mix Master David & Gyallis Int’l
Saturday, November 24th (Thanksgiving Wknd) @ Club Pisces
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