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Published:Tuesday | April 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

According to an article recently published in the Miami Herald, the Electronic Dance Music (EDM) craze is slowing down in some places. The genre which is said to have been widely influenced by Jamaican music and musicians, had developed a huge...

Published:Sunday | April 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Cultural analyst/senior lecturer at the Institute of Caribbean Studies and the Reggae Studies Unit, Dr Donna Hope, has refuted claims by critics that dancehall music is gradually being ousted by the soca genre.Dr Hope, who caught wind of the...

Published:Saturday | April 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Veteran dancehall producer/selector Fire Links has reason to celebrate this week. His collaboration with Kanye West titled Waves has made its debut at number 71 on the Billboard Hot 100.The song, featured on Kanye West's new album, The Life Of Pablo...

Published:Monday | April 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Grammy award-winning reggae band Morgan Heritage is gearing up for their upcoming 'So Amazing' US tour, which will see them travelling to Africa, Europe and North America in celebration of their Grammy win.According to band member Mojo Morgan, the...

Published:Sunday | April 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

With the Jamaican carnival season now behind us, the ongoing debate concerning the popularity of carnival in Jamaica and the double standard as it relates to dancehall music, has once again come to the forefront.In addition to the creation of...

Published:Saturday | April 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Gospel artiste K-Anthony is batting for his latest record, Billboard, to become his breakthrough international hit. The single which is the first from his upcoming gospel album, also titled Billboard, is currently in rotation on local and...

Published:Monday | April 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Bacchanal Carnival Road March 2016 pulled thousands of revellers and bystanders to the streets of St Andrew yesterday to indulge in a day filled with music, beautiful people and colourful costumes.The Road March started at Mas Camp, Arthur Wint...

Published:Saturday | April 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Dancehall artiste Alkaline released his debut album, New Level Unlocked, last week with much social-media fanfare. However, despite climbing the iTunes chart, the project failed to make an impression on Billboard reggae chart.DJ Frass, who is the...

Published:Thursday | March 31, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Samsung Electronics is set to release its newly redefined smartphones - the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge - in Jamaica on April 1.The phones were officially launched at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston yesterday morning.According to Samsung'...

Published:Monday | March 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

There was high anticipation in the atmosphere at Bacchanal Jamaica's Beach J'Ouvert on Saturday at the James Bond Beach in Oracabessa, St Mary, as soca fans eagerly awaited the arrival of Destra Garcia on the stage.Many wanted to see what the mood...

Published:Sunday | March 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Producer/DJ Karim is celebrating the success of his EDM record featuring Busy Signal.According to Karim, there is much to be thankful for, as international beverage company, Smirnoff Ice, has decided to use the song as title track for their ongoing...

Published:Saturday | March 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell, Gleaner Writer

The Billboard reggae chart saw quite a few changes this week, with several of reggae's top acts falling out of contention in the Top 10. Assassin and Sizzla Kalonji, who both released albums over the last month, have already fallen from the Top 10,...

Published:Sunday | March 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Legendary reggae artiste Leroy Sibbles has named his new locally built car the Local Legend. According to the icon, the car is symbolic of his contribution to Jamaican music and is a literal representation of his creativity.The Rock and Come In...

Published:Sunday | March 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

They may be considered as being old-fashioned, but vinyl records have been bringing in more revenue to the pockets of reggae artistes than digital sales in recent times. Vinyl has been making its way back to popularity, after steadily losing...

Published:Saturday | March 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Popular events ticketing company Yard Ticket, has inked a deal with Paymaster, to provide the opportunity for party goers to purchase tickets through Paymaster outlets without credit cards or PayPal accounts.According to Mike Marsh, spokesperson at...

Published:Saturday | March 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

CHART WATCH:Reggae artiste Jah Cure is once again the highest selling reggae artiste this week, with his album, The Cure, reclaiming the No.1 spot on the Billboard Reggae Chart.This is the fourth time that Jah Cure has peaked at No.1 since the album...

Published:Sunday | March 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

The Jamaica Music Society (JAMMS), is encouraging the music industry to get with the times as it relates to its appreciation of new technology and the online purchasing and sales of music.JAMMS' recent staging of a music business seminar at The...

Published:Sunday | March 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Dancehall music has been missing in action on the international scene in recent years, due to several reasons, including visa woes faced by local acts, decline in record sales, unprofessionalism of some Jamaican artistes and a shift from the...

Published:Saturday | March 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

CHART WATCH:Sia's dancehall record, Cheat Thrills remix, which features dancehall artiste Sean Paul, has fallen on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week after peaking at No.81 last week.The song has only spent two weeks on the chart and has already...

Published:Monday | February 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

When it comes to the business of politics, reggae/dancehall artistes are known to make their stance very clear as it relates to their disassociation with political affairs and politicians.Social commentaries in Jamaican music are usually used as...

Published:Saturday | February 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Barbados born recording artiste Rihanna, now has the No.1 song on the Billboard Hot 100, follows the release of the music video for her viral hit record, Work, on Monday.Benefiting from some steamy...

Published:Friday | February 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Ahead of yesterday's general election, a number of music-related issues for the incoming government occupied the attention of influential persons within the entertainment industry.FAME FM's Collin Hines told The Gleaner that enforcement of the Noise...

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Popular radio DJ Collin Hines has rubbished claims by some persons on social media that reggae artiste Jah Cure was snubbed by the Grammys.Jah Cure, who sold the most records as a local reggae act last year, was ousted by reggae band Morgan Heritage...

Published:Friday | February 19, 2016 | 11:05 PMCurtis Campbell

Reggae artiste Jah Cure may have lost the Grammy award to Morgan Heritage earlier this week, but the singer seemed to have benefited, as as his album, The Cure, has now climbed to the No. 2 spot on the Reggae Billboard Chart.Morgan Heritage's...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Amid all the fanfare surrounding this year's general election, media personality/disc jockey DJ Lux is calling for politicians to desist from using dancehall and reggae music on their respective campaign trails if they are not willing to fight for...

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