SB ENTERTAINMENT DAILY – JULY 24, 2012
Inner Circle Wows 11,000 + Fans at the Mighty
Sounds Festival in Czech Republic | Returns to US for
Tour with SoJa
Mighty Sounds Festival Reviews
“Saturday’s concert Inner Circle, from which everyone knows the hit A La La La La Long resembled a crazy ride. Had so much energy that it could sell the pound, often leaving the audience to sing and most confirmed that they are the representatives par excellence of reggae…” – denik.cz ( http://tinyurl.com/7xqy3p3 )
“Jamaican band Inner Circle was the main driver of this festival of independent music at Mighty Sounds of South Tabor.” – Idnes.cz ( http://tinyurl.com/bpzg3m2 )
Inner Circle is back in the U.S. doing spot dates
7/26/12 – Rams Head Live / Baltimore, MD w/ SOJA
7/29/12 – Mavericks at The Landing / Jacksonsville, FL w/ SOJA
7/31/12 – The Music Farm / Charleston, SC w/ SOJA
8/17/12 – TBD / St. Barthelemy
8/19/12 – Summer Stage / Central Park, NY
DA’VILLE IS GOING KRAZY
Da’Ville new album “Krazy Love” have been receiving great reviews from the media and DJ’s world wide since it digital release on June 19, 2012.
Da’Ville Charts Information
#16 on UK Urban Charts – You Got Di Ting – @davillemusic
#9 on MTVbase Africa Top 10 Official Dancehall Video Charts – Took A Break – @davillemusic @mtvbaseafrica
#12 On South Florida Top 15 Reggae Album/CD Charts – Krazy Love – @davillemusic
#9 On New York Top 20 Reggae Album/CD Charts – Krazy Love – @davillemusic
#6 on Reggae Nation Top 10 Video Charts – Took A Break – @davillemusic @reggaenation
#3 UK Gold Nugget Top 10 Charts Countdown – This Love – @davillemusic
#15 on WXAC 91.3’s Urban – Reggae Charts – This Love – @davillemusic
#5 on WXAC 91.3’s Urban – Reggae Charts – Now I Am Strong – @Davillemusic
#3 on GEB TV Top 8 Music Video Count Down You Got Di Ting – Time Warner Cable
NEFATARI JUST ADDED TO BROOKLYN MUSIC FESTIVAL
Brooklyn, NY (Mpr Consulting/Shuzzr PR) – Still reeling from her performance at the 2012 Essence Music Festival, Nefatari barely has time to catch her breath as she has just been added to the 5th annual “Brooklyn Music Festival”.
The event headlined by international dancehall star “Mavado” and Queen of dancehall “Lady Saw” is slated for July 28th, 2012.
Nefatari who Essence Magazine called her “a young Kelly Rowland” will be performing her latest hit single “What You Think About Me” and promises to give her fans her all. “No matter the location or crowd size, when my fans come to support me I give it my all, they deserve nothing but the best” she states.
This summer as been busy for the young singer who has been sharing her time between the studio and the stage, but enjoying every minute of it she reiterates “It’s hard work but I love every minute of it, so how can one complain when they love what they do?”
The 5th Annual Brooklyn Music Festival is schedule for Saturday, July 28th at Pulse48 Outdoor Complex (located at 1020 East 48th Street – corner of Farragut Road). Doors for the event open at 5pm.
Concert Advance General Admission tickets – $40 and VIP tickets – $75. Ticket On-Sale at all local Caribbean ticket outlets or online at www.TIX4ME.com or www.SHELLCARTEL.com. For further Information, Tickets and Vendor inquiries contact (718)282-8041 or (646)434-5390.
Kingston, JA (Mpr Consulting/Shuzzr PR) – Producers Young Veterans are back at it again with the release of their popular series “Rahtid Series”. This latest 18 tracks compilation consists of songs produced by Young Veterans with some of the biggest name in Reggae and dancehall music.
Although Young Veterans are currently producing albums for various artists, this yearly album compilation is of importance to them, it is their producers choice album in which they highlight their creativity. The songs chosen for this album vary from the conscious reggae with songs like “Call on Jah Name” by Warrior King, to dancehall favorites such as “Bubble” by Vybz Kartel ft Tina Nunezz.
The title “Rahtid” came from playfulness more than thoughtfulness. While searching for a name for the first compilation, producer Sheldon of Young Veterans vented some frustration by stating we need a ‘Rahtid’ name and as simple as that, there it was!
“Rahtid 3 – The Ultimate Reggae Dancehall Experience” is slated for release digitally on July 17th, 2012
Maverick: Always to Jah
Warrior King: Call on Jah Name
Sizzla (Luciano, Jah Mason, Turbulance)- Street Chant
Kali Blaxx- Highway
Capleton- No Love
Vybz Kartel ft Tina Nunezz- Bubble
Macka Diamond- Wine
Lady Saw- Anuh Anyting
Opal- It Clean
Fanton Mojah- Just the feeling
One Third- A new Day
Perfect- Reggae Super star
Khandi Man ft Dean frazzer- Murder Sound Boy
Nico D- Nothing Na Change
Garrison ft Melloquence- Try My Best
Konshens- Watch me fada
About Young Veterans: Producers Sheldon Pennicott and Sekou Davis, are the two guys behind the name Young Veterans, it all started in 2005 when Davis met Pennicott at Di Street Studio. Since then it’s been magic. They have been the production masterminds behind some of the songs we hear on the radio daily.
The two have slowly built steam and made a name for themselves with singles from Konshens such as Rasta Imposter, Young Black &Powerful, Wolf inna Sheep Clothes and as well as rhythms such as Substance, Kalashnikov, After Effection & and Dream Dayz , one-drop rhythm that also got international attention, mainly on the European market with the likes of Bugle, Perfect, Nico D Maverick, Teflon, Hyahslyce, Fyakin, Spanna Banner, and many more.Their international recognition came from popular artist M.I.A. doing a remake of Opal’s “I Said It” for her album.
Exploding into the hearts of fans worldwide in 2005, Christopher Martin has consistently been playing on radio for the past several years, and now performs live for his fans in Montreal at the 9th Annual Montreal International Reggae Festival!
Getting his start in 2005 by competing in the Digicel Rising Stars Competition, it didn’t take long for Jamaica to realize one of its hidden gems, and by extension the world discovered too! Working with producers such as Robert Livingston at Big Yard Music Group, Donovan Germain at Penthouse Records and Shane C. Brown at Juke Boxx Productions, Chris’s work ethic helped to develop his lengthy and extensive catalog which is played by fans young and mature.
Successfully performing Reggae, Dancehall and Island Pop, Martin has racked up hits such as “Jamaican Girls,” “Take My Wings” and “Stay Faithful.” With his 2012 international anthem “Cheaters Prayer,” Martin’s fans want to sing the song with him which MIRF organizers have gladly coordinated!
For the 9th Annual Montreal International Reggae Festival, Christopher Martin welcomes you to take in his performance at the Old Port. How many thousands of ladies will be screaming for the young star? Come out to see and hear for yourself!
She then went into her hit single Jim Screechie and its follow-up single Run Joe, a new stage show favourite, Artiste Incarceration where she spoke of the numerous artistes in jail, Fight Ova Man, Ah Nuh Me, Grab Yuh H**d, Slim vs Fluffy, Inna Bed, Body Great and Ska Ska medley.
*Photos courtesy of Skkan media
Freddie McGregor Delivers Musical Excellence in Hollywood
July 20, 2012
On Saturday, reggae icon Freddie McGregor took Jamaica to the world stage at the legendary Hollywood Bowl, California.
Countdown to Chino’s Japan Album Begins
July 20, 2012
The still untitled album will be released in early September to coincide with his Japan tour to promote the album. The celebrated artiste is no stranger to the market; in fact, not only have all his previously released albums done well, but they have also topped the charts in the region.
Chino’s sophomore Japan album, Never Change, released in the summer of 2010 shot to the second spot on the iTunes Reggae chart, where it remained for a number of weeks. In addition, later that year his hit single, From Mawnin’, also featured on the album went on to become the number one purchased and downloaded track/ringtone on Japan’s most established ringtone site, Reggae Zion. This was the first time anyone outside the region had accomplished such a feat.
Chino says he not only hopes to replicate this success in the region, “We have been putting in a lot of work into the album and hopefully it will be well received by the fans there and we will be able to reach more fans in the Japan market.”
The singer who recently released his Rich Tomorrow video, and the Miss Universe single says fans can expect the video for Be Around (Ride or Die) – which is a follow up to the Miss Universe single – in a few days. In addition, fans can catch the ace-singer performing at this weekend’s JCDC Festival Queen Competition finals.