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I-Octane, Ruff Kut for Behind the Screen series

Published:Monday | September 22, 2014 | 12:00 AM
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The mission to keep live music alive continues on September 23 at Usain Bolt's Tracks and Records (UBTR) in Marketplace, with the renewal of the popular Behind The Screen series. Featured act for week three will be none other than international reggae star, I-Octane aka The Closer.

After a scorching from a super-charged Sizzla and the Firehouse Crew on September 16, I-Octane will skilfully reignite the flames and as he and the Ruff Kut band keep the musical blaze firmly under control inside UBTR. The Run The Flipping Place singer will show fans that he does exactly that, and more, as he easily reels off mega-hits from his extensive catalogue in an up-close-and-personal setting before an appreciative home crowd.

Tuesday night's outing marks the second time that the singer will be performing at Tracks and Records, and to say he is looking forward to it is an understatement.

"I really love the Tracks and Records vibes. There is just something special about it and we are really anticipating this show. Ruff Kut and I already visualised the entire show from start to finish and it a go siiickkk!" Octane declared.

The singer, who has been touring on his critically acclaimed sophomore album, My Journey, pointed out that in recent months, he has been doing a lot of open-air events, both locally and overseas, and he welcomed the opportunity to be performing in an intimate setting, especially on Jamaican soil.

Support from artistes

"The Tracks and Records show is an event where other artistes who are not performing come out and show them face, just to give you a strength, and extend the love by their presence. I am one artiste who really appreciate that; it shows that we live good. And, of course, nothing compares to your home crowd, without them you wouldn't be where you are now, so it's always a joy and a privilege to interact with them," I-Octane added.

The first instalment of the music series at the popular Kingston eatery kicked off on September 9 and played host to entertainers Kabaka Pyramid, Chronixx, Keznamdi and Jesse Royal, who put on a superb show.

I-Octane and Ruff Kut pledge to continue the live music journey and to take it on a higher high.