Look out for Rising Dancehall sensation “Smokey Hype”


smokey hype image00Born Trexton Barrett in Kingston, Jamaica, Smokey Hype started his musical journey when he was merely in Primary School.  Smoke Hype always knew that music was his destiny for if there was a talent show that was going on then you could expect him to be a part of it. Smokey Hype grew up listening to Beres Hammond, Bounty Killer, Buju Banton, Beenie Man & Shabba Ranks just name a few. As the years went on Smokey Hype continued to perfect his craft.

Smokey Hype has been seen performing since Sting 2004 in Jamaica and has also had the pleasure of working with artists such as Bounty Killer.

Smokey Hype brings a lot of diversity to the table for he is not only a DeeJay/Singer but he is also a Music Production Engineer and much known for his musical writing skills. Smokey Hype currently has 5 artists that he writes songs for.Rising Dancehall sensation “Smokey Hype”

When was the last time that you met an artist who could do it all?

Smokey Hype currently is working on one of the largest projects to come out of his Parish which will consist of the 5 top Dancehall artists from Spanish Town, Jamaica.

This young man definitely has the drive & determination but more importantly he is very much focused when it comes to perfecting his music. Smokey Hype has a promising career in front of him. Get very familiar with his name because Smokey Hype is definitely going places.


Soca Superstar Rupee Poised to Mash Up Crop Over

Having recently captured the theme song for the latest season of the popular HGTV series, Design Star, with the song “Flaunt It,” Barbadian soca superstar and Atlantic Records recording artist, Rupee, continues to make incredible moves for the genre.

“It’s not easy trying to stay committed to a genre of music that so much of the world has yet to experience,” reveals Rupee, who brought massive attention to the southern Caribbean namesake with his massive crossover hit, “Tempted to Touch.” “Sometimes I feel as though I could cheat on soca and give in to the lure of going straight pop, R&B or even alternative; I dabble in all of these styles but soca is what made me.”
Rupee thus stays true to his love for the genre with two new releases for this year’s Barbados Crop Over season, both of which have the potential to help him on his mission to reach the worldwide masses. “Traveling the world and seeing how our music uplifts people, seeing a reflection of the love I get in the West Indies transcend to different cultures and races, is what keeps me faithful and fuels my mission to make the world fully embrace soca.”
The first single, “All Night Long,” is a romantic, sexy tune that sees Rupee in a comfortable place – composing songs for the ladies.  This mid-tempo vibe, with that familiar “Tempted To Touch” flavor, is a sure fire tune for the dance floors. It was produced by Victorious, an upcoming Miami DJ and producer. Also, in an effort to further uplift and promote younger talent, Rupee collaborated with rising songwriter and performer, Young D, to co-write the song.
“I get hundreds of tracks and songs from producers, writers and performers regularly but not many stand out,” Rupee divulges. “Then DJ Barrie Hype from Miami sent me this riddim and I felt it immediately. One of my touring DJs, Alvin Toppin ‘the Soca Superman,’ put me onto Young D in an effort to give him a chance, and I did. The stuff he writes is definitely in my zone and he says I am one of his biggest influences for his music.”
The second track, “Everybody,” is a guaranteed party-starter and will definitely ignite the crowd. On this track, Rupee revisits the classic WCK tune, “Balance Batty.”
“I was blessed to have once had Cornell ‘Fingers’ Phillip in my band and he was the original producer of ‘Balance Batty’ and also leader of the band, WCK,” explains Rupee. “I linked up with him to recreate the track with a fresher twist. Then to further bless the track, we secured the services of mega soca producer/DJ and multiple Road March winner, Peter ‘No Stoppin’ Coppin. Peter injected a power soca vibe of energy into the song. It’s a crazy combination of Bouyon and power soca. I think this will definitely be a winner in the clubs and on the road.”

For artist news and updates on Rupee, log on to his artist profiles at:


www.twitter.com/therealrupee and


For further information, please contact bookrupee@gmail.com.

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Bridgez “ON FIRE” All Access Interview Feature


Check out Bridgez “ON FIRE” All Access interview feature on CariVibez


Bridgez Roache, the melodic singer / songwriter has had a passion for music from a very tender age. She is currently hard at work promoting the ON FIRE single which also has an equally hot video.

The interview was shot on location at Home Grown Studio in Portmore, St. Catherine and captures Bridgez in her natural element. The interview provides an in depth chat with this rising star as she talks about her start in the music business and gives us insights on where she is headed.

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Nadine Sutherland Releases New Music for 2009

    nadineNadine Sutherland first captured the world’s imagination as a child, and her star has shown brightly ever since. An internationally recognized Artiste, and acclaimed songwriter, Nadine has been blessed with many talents, dancer, media personality, not to mention her many journalistic contributions throughout local print media, make her one of Jamaica’s most formidable talents. Throughout the years, she has continued to grow and blossom as an artiste; like fine wine, toned, beautiful, and sexy, she has grown from a little girl, into a phenomenal woman, all right in front of the public eye.
In 2009, Nadine decided she wanted to record new music, early January, she began writing and recording, working with some of the brightest new producers in the industry, but, still keeping the link with some of the more established producer’s she collaborated with in the past, Shane Brown , Lenky Marsden, Arif Cooper, and others have helped in creating exciting new songs that her fans have long been waiting for. “I am happy to be just working in the studio again, music is my life, no matter what else that I do, I am a singer/songwriter, who wants to perform, and just get my stuff out there”, she says. Her unique vocal styling has been compared to the likes of Whitney Houston, and Anita Baker, her range and tonal quality has been respected by music ears around the world. Nadine Sutherland is one of our best, and she carries herself and our flag with her usual humility and grace.

After garnering a new generation of fans with her work on “Rising Stars,” she recently took a short hiatus from the popular television show to perform in a series of concert dates across North America. Her singing and dancing had her fans excited by the sheer power of her stage magnetism. Nadine’s many years of hits, had her audiences singing word for word, her every move keeping them in her command.”Manchester Fiesta”, saw her exciting the local masses, one of the defining moment of that night, was her performance. She left them wanting more, and having one emcee marveling on her fitness. Fans are remarking on her new energy, her new drive, and loving her new look.

Her first single “Down on my knees,” produced by Arif Cooper, showcases her range, and her ability to capture raw emotions, and project her depth, and passion. The beautiful, haunting melody, of the music highlights Cooper’s usual musical flare, and the truth and experience Nadine conveys to her audience in the lyrics, proves that she is one of our most dynamic songwriters. Nadine brings a vulnerability, and sensitivity, to the lyrics that paint a picture all can relate to.

Nadine has already established her place in Reggae history, and with this new music you can expect that she will definitely continue to add to her rich legacy, establishing her own unique place in the musical history.
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