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Singer Alpha Rowen is looking to close 2019 with a strong follow-up to Cookie Crumble, his hit song which is produced by Earl Sterling for SMP Records. “We’ve been promoting this song since last November, and it’s paying off. Every time I go on the streets people keep telling me, ‘Alpha yuh find it again’,” […]

Lovers’ rock was at its most popular during the early 1980s, an era that saw the emergence of British singers like Maxi Priest, Vivian Jones and Peter Hunnigale. The sound they helped make famous is no longer a force, but don’t tell that to Christopher Ellis. The rocksteady beat that inspired lovers’ rock can be […]

RENAISSANCE Disco’s founder Delano Thomas recently set aside his role at the turntables for the classroom. He tutored 40 disc jocks and their managers under the DJ Academy Capacity Building Training Programme.“The programme is not designed to create DJs. It is designed to enhance the capacity of the DJs that are specifically functioning in the […]

Spice is expanding on her résumé to include talk show host. The dancehall deejay is host of Spice it Up , which premiered last Thursday on Magnum Tonic Wine’s social media and website. Episodes can be seen www.magnumhub.tv. “I am honoured to be doing my own talk show. It was a lot of fun for […]

‘Rapture’, the five-song EP by teenage sensation Koffee, ‘More Work To Be Done’ by Third World, and Steel Pulse’s  ‘Mass  Manipulation’ are among the five nominations in the Grammy reggae category. More than 100 entries were submitted. It is Koffee’s first nomination and the 12th for Sly and Robbie, with their album, The Final Battle: Sly & Robbie […]

In addition to her age, the other elements that take the euphoria of 19-year-old Koffee’s Reggae Grammy nomination up a few notches are the fact that she did it on her first-ever attempt, and her submission is not a full-length album. Reggae artiste and promoter of the annual Rebel Salute festival, Tony Rebel, echoed the […]

With two new songs on the market, Omari Banks is doing the promo rounds. He refuses to be labeled or boxed in to categories coined by contemporary music pundits. Half Full or Half Empty and You’re Gonna Make It are his latest singles. The former is self-produced for his Omari Music label, and features veteran […]

PRODUCER Gary Sutherland is pleased with the reception to his various artistes compilation album Jumpout Production Presents: One Drop Mystic Riddim Vol 1 since its release in August. Sutherland said the 11-song set took six months to complete. “The reception has been overwhelming and we are happy that persons have been giving the songs the […]

Lack of originality is one of the reasons Ky-Mani Marley gave for Jamaicans failing to dominate major international music charts in recent times. In a recent interview with The Gleaner, the Grammy-nominated artiste said that much of the music being produced on the local scene today lacks creativity. “My family has always been about building, […]

In a space where promoters are uneasy because their events may be shut down early, where recording artistes and producers lament the strain of payola, where performers are fined for particular utterances, there are players with ideas as to how to amplify the musical soundscape and make Jamaica and it’s culture sing louder. Beyond producing […]