No Music No Vote – Reactions to the Noise Abatement Act

The “No Music No Vote” campaign is one of the Jamaican entertainment industry’s responses to the Noise Abatement Act. The law, originally passed in 1997, recently became stricter. Now all events have to lock off by midnight on weeknights and 2 a.m. on the weekend.

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Topics Covered:
  • The far-reaching implications of the Noise Abatement Act.
  • Responses from key entertainment industry players.
  • Responses from various government officials.
  • Potential solutions and “silver linings”.

Women In Reggae (Selectors Edition)

London Based DJ AYITO schools the Reggae Lover team on the Roots, Dub, and Steppas scene in the U.K. plus her journey as a rising female selector in a male-dominated industry.

“No matter what I go through, no matter how bad my day… as soon as I play [Reggae] music it just takes away all of the pain. It doesn’t only take the pain away, it just replaces it with pure joy and bliss. It’s a spiritual thing for me. I know it may sound a bit extreme, but I think this is the closest I can get to meeting God. It’s that feeling that [Reggae] injects in me.” ~ AYITO

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Among Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • Ayito’s roots with Unit 137 Sound System.
  • Reggae lover journey and early influences.
  • The lack of female artists (especially selectors) in the scene.
  • How she’s pushing for a change and inspiring other women.
  • The message that reggae music conveys
  • Lion Vibes Record Shop monthly Chart Show

You can see more of what DJ AYITO is up to here.

Lt. Stitchie’s 2016 Euro Tour – January 28th To March 16th

Lt. Stitchie’s 2016 Euro Tour – January 28th To March 16th

Dancehall reggae gospel performer, Lieutenant Stitchie on stage.

Jam Link International will be hosting the governor of the dancehall, Lt. Stitchie, in Europe from January 28th through to March 16th. Though The Lieutenant already has confirmed dates in Hamburg, Frankfurt, Vienna, Aarhus and several other cities, there are still some open dates that need to be filled. As such, venue operators and booking agents are being asked to contact Jam Link Intl. at jamlinkintl@gmail.com for information about Stitchie’s availability.

Hot off his UK tour, where he completely captivated audiences at big events such as Hootananny Brixton, Faith Chapel in London, Crystal Palace, Glory House and even Feltham Youth Prison, where he ministered to young offenders, Lt. Stitchie is promising a tour like no other. When asked what his fans in Europe can expect, he said:

“my last appearance in Europe was in 2013 so I am going there with vengeance to unleash a barrage of my old catalogue plus my new music.”

Read Lt. Stitchie’s biography here.

The Mighty Diamonds: Reggae Anthology: Pass The Knowledge

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As one of the major cornerstones of the roots reggae movement, The Mighty Diamonds have maintained a consistent message of love and unity.  Download the new Reggae Anthology: Pass the Knowledge – The Mighty Diamonds which features hits and non-album classic material.

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Comprised of lead vocalist Donald “Tabby” Shaw and harmony vocalists Fitzroy “Bunny” Simpson and Lloyd “Judge” Ferguson, the trio is widely-known for their smooth harmonies and choreographed stage shows inspired by 1960s Motown vocal groups like The Temptations, The Stylistics, The Impressions and The Delfonics and as well as Jamaican rocksteady artists like John Holt and Ken Boothe.  With over 40 albums under their belt, the long-time friends formed in 1969 in the Trenchtown area of Kingston and continue to record and tour together today.

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SNOOP LION – “LIGHTERS UP FT. MAVADO & POPCAAN (BENNY PAGE REMIX)”

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Benny Page releases a free download of his new official remix of Snoop Lion’s “Lighters Up,” ahead of preparing his 1st studio album.

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This remix adds to his catalogue of major artist remixes for the likes of Gyptian, B.o.B, Nas, Jessie J and Tinnie Tempah.

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UK producer and DJ, Benny Page is currently preparing studio sessions in both the UK and Jamaica for his 1st studio album.

The eclectic sounds of the album draw from influences ranging from dancehall to trap, reggae to drum & bass and dubstep, and is being voiced by some of the finest upcoming and established dancehall and reggae talent from around the world.

Presently Benny’s management is scouting for any vocal artists interested in being part of the project. To get involved please contact his management at hal@geejam.com.