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New Artist Spotlight : Snapshot Camp

The Snapshot Camp project bore in the January of 2012 from the mind of four boys(Buzzoman(1989), Cescojam(1988), Reze(1989), Sweetfiyah(1989) and one girl(Lety(1990). Their passion for the world of reggae and dancehall born a long time before, when they they were 14 or 15 fifteen years old, when in their town(Campobasso), there were the first reggae and dancehall events, thanks to some sound system of the town, especially Almighty Squad & Good Vybez. In the beginning it was just a like a game, a hobby, both for the lyrics level and for the recording level. In the 2012 they took the decision to plan a serious project, and the first step was to built a own studio, where they could meet and take care of their tunes properly.

The “Camp” distinguish for his faculty of pass from a reggae rhythm to a dancehall beat, alongside with a hip-hop flavour. The quality of the stuff is the most important thing for all the members of the crew, and they give special attention to the flow and the lyrics of their tracks. The five members of Snapshot Camp sing together or in combination of two-three, but there are single tracks too, because one of basic principels of the Camp is the freedom of every member to take part in all projects that could be made. Their topics range from the party song to the deepest conscious things, passing through the ragga themes.

They already worked with international labels, like Hypeyawdz Prod. (from Brooklyn), Hypemasters Entertainment(Kenya), Machete Records(Jam/England), Locksmith Records(New York), Upper class Records(Jam), La Familia West(Jam), Munshynz Records(Malawi), J’Island Records(Jam)and we voiced on their riddims. Also they made dub-plates for nuff italian and international sounds ( Pushman, Shanty Crew, Sun Empire Sound, Frisco Sound,TnT Sound, Good Vybez, Lsc Gangsta Sound, Raging Dawgs, Southboyz Sound, Irregular Beat Sound, TurboForce Sound(from USA), T-Works Sound(from Japan)) & drops for radios.

CONTACT: DUB & BOOKING: [email protected]
FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK:http://www.facebook.com/SnapshotCamp
FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE:http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQx_GkfO28-1-OynsS0CTzg

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Barclays Center in Brooklyn to host first Reggae concert in December

Jammins Entertainment has announced the staging of their BIOLIFE Sounds of Reggae Concert, set for December 12 the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, NY.

The concert will be held under the distinguished patronage of the Consul General of Jamaica, the Hon. Herman LaMont. The show is Barclays Center’s first Reggae concert and will celebrate Jamaica’s 50 years of independence. BIOLIFE Sounds of Reggae will feature Grammy Award-winning artist Shaggy, internationally-recognized band, UB40, veteran reggae crooner, Beres Hammond and British reggae star, Maxi Priest.

“I am happy to announce that the Jamaican Consulate of New York has put forth its full support of the BIOLIFE Sounds of Reggae Concert, and look forward to joining Jamaicans and enthusiasts alike for this historic event that celebrates our heritage as well as reggae music, a part of our culture we are most proud of,”Lamont said.

We have been celebrating our 50th anniversary all over the world since January and I am thrilled at the opportunity to conclude this momentous year with what is sure to be a legendary evening.”

The concert has chosen the American Foundation for the University of The West Indies (AFUWI)scholarship fund as its official beneficiary.

“The American Foundation for The University of the West Indies is pleased to be a beneficiary of the BIOLIFE Sounds of Reggae Concert at Barclay Center,” said Ann-Marie Grant, Executive Director of the AFUWI.

This contribution to the scholarship program for needy students at the University of the West Indies (UWI) is a stellar indication by those involved to the important role that education plays in empowering young people, in this case the youth of the Caribbean. On behalf of the students who will benefit, we are truly grateful.”

BIOLIFE Sounds of Reggae Concert tickets range from US$83.00 to US$153.00 and are available at www.Ticketmaster.com.

For more information about this historical happening, visit www.soundsofreggaeconcert.com or call (718) 282-8041.

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Junior Kelly scores # 1 with the hit single “Been There”

After 15 weeks on the Jamaica Music Countdown Top 25 Reggae Singles Chart, singer Junior Kelly has convincingly captured the number one slot with the gripping, reality-laced  single, “Been There“.
Chart-watchers had early predicted  that “Been There” would have enjoyed exciting chart success, noting that there was a strong possibility of it taking over the pole position. Well, it’s ‘Mission Accomplished’. They are now eyeing the song’s progress on the long-running New York Reggae Singles Chart, where it now sits in the number 6 spot and is steadily making upward movements. Kellyhas also dominated the popular Stampede Street Chart, where he has been singled out as ‘Artiste of the Week‘.
On the Broadleaf riddim, produced by Big Bomb Entertainment, “Been There” adds to Junior Kelly’s list of songs which have impacted in a huge way. Among them are the  “Sunshine,” “Boom Draw“, “Hungry Days,” Missing You (with Bar-bee)”, “Receive” and the blockbuster, breakout single, “Love So Nice“, which spent a record 15 weeks at number one.
The single, which was driven by the music video, is currently getting good rotation across the globe and Kelly himself has been busy on the promotional trail, ensuring that “Been There”  forms part of his  live set.
He explained that the initial response to the song was so overwhelming that he did the music video ahead of schedule. The video, which has a simple and effective storyboard, sees Kelly playing the role of a taximan, as he belts out the lyrics to the song.
“I give thanks to all those who worked assiduously to make this single number one. Naturally, it’s a good feeling when fans endorse your music and it gives me the encouragement to continue along this path,” the conscious Rastafarian commented.
Junior Kelly, who has been enjoying a strong season of success, both in Jamaica and overseas, has easily reclaimed his space in the US market after an hiatus. His performance in Brooklyn at the Rose Garden on July 8 was so powerful that he was immediately booked for a second show to be held at the VillageNY on July 22.  Kelly gave a masterful performance at the Bayfront Reggae Festival,Minnesota, last Saturday, alongside Jamaican artistes Ce’cileAnthony B and Gramps Morgan.
Fans will be treated to another side of Junior Kelly on SundayJuly 29, at Weaver High School, Hartford Connecticut. He will be participating in the annual Celebrity Soccer Games, an event which he is quite enthusiastic about.
Junior Kelly has been in the business of making uplifting and empowering reggae music for more than 25 years. Beginning his career during Dancehall’s ‘rude boy’ era in the late ’80s, Kelly’s inspiring messages have always made him a standout artist within Jamaica’s heavily populated entertainment scene.
His breakthrough single “Love So Nice” established him as a bonafide star in 2000. His commanding juxtaposition of precisely timed, deejayed rhymes and melodic singing, coupled with his vivid storytelling abilities, took the song to #1 on the Jamaican charts. The album “Love So Nice“, released in 2001, also spawned the well-received singles which brought him recognition throughout the Caribbean, North America, and Europe.
“Been There” – video link

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Apparently, it was all the handiwork of a Brooklyn producer named Ricky Blaze, who recorded Gyptian over the beat in what was then regarded as a throwaway session, all the way back in the summer of 2008.

The origin of Gyptian’s “Hold Yuh”

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So where, exactly, did Gyptian and “Hold Yuh” come from, all of a sudden?
– Apparently, it was all the handiwork of a Brooklyn producer named Ricky Blaze, who recorded Gyptian over the beat in what was then regarded as a throwaway session, all the way back in the summer of 2008. New Times’ sister paper, the Village Voice, talked to Blaze to get the whole scoop on the track’s ascent:

Blaze–a/k/a 21-year-old Ricardo Johnson, whose production credits include Jamaican choreographer Ding Dong’s “Bad Man Forward, Bad Pull Up,” Chelley’s “Took the Night,” and his own “Cut Dem Off”–says “Hold Yuh” was recorded on the quick two years ago, and released as an afterthought in a DJs-only email blast. “When Gyptian came to see me, after he’d do the generic [reggae] stuff people wanted from him, I’d mess around and play him random pop records with different vibes,” Blaze recalls of the summer 2008 session. “I was about to skip over the [“Hold Yuh”] rhythm because it was never finished, but when I played it for him, he said, ‘Go back to that, what a ping ping ting?'”

Despite its unremarkable origins, Gyptian is now riding “Hold Yuh” all the way up until the release of his debut album in the fall.

Click here to read the Village Voice‘s full article on the origins of Gyptian’s “Hold Yuh.”

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New Jersey based dancehall recording artist Patrick Mullings  more popularly known as "Conflict" will this week visit the island to shoot the highly anticipated video for his hit single "How Can This Be" featured on the "Like Me Riddim" from UIM Records.


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New Jersey based dancehall recording artist Patrick Mullings more popularly known as “Conflict” will this week visit the island to shoot the highly anticipated video for his hit single “How Can This Be” featured on the “Like Me Riddim” from UIM Records.

The video which will be directed by Chris “Icey Jace” Campbell Of Icey Jace Film Factory will be shot over a two day period at several locations in and around Kingston. The new video is expected to officially introduce Conflict to the local entertainment fraternity as the deejay is already making strides in the states performing just recently at a concert headlined by the “Swagg Dag Didi” himself Mr. Lexx.

With CTS “Chart Topping Single” written all over the project, local T Shirt design company I LOVE JA wasted no time in coming on board as sponsors providing several Male / Female pieces from there collection to be included in the music video which will be edited by Mykal Cushnie of DSE Media who is known as one of the best in the business.

The single from Conflict can best be described as an eye opening social commentary which offers inspiration to listens while providing them with useful tips on how to prosper in a world jealously and greed.

Conflict who is managed by Damarco Production based in New York is also making waves with another new single for the summer entitled “Own Up Yuh Man” on the Billboard Riddim from PayDay Music. A native of Annotto Bay St. Mary Conflict is confident the mainstream doors of Dancehall will open for him in 2010.

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The deejay, who was just recently freed of rape charges in New York, said he was robbed last Friday of a gold chain valuing US$4,500.

Mr. Lexx Robbed at Gunpoint

Trouble just seems to follow popular deejay Mr Lexx.

The deejay, who was just recently freed of rape charges in New York, said he was robbed last Friday of a gold chain valuing US$4,500.

Mr Lexx, whose real name is Christopher Palmer, said that he was robbed by a gunman who walked into the Brooklyn barber shop where he was waiting to get a haircut.

He said, “I was in the barber shop about 7 p.m. and a man just walked in with a gun. Him tek mi outta di barber chair and grabbed off my chain. I held on to his hand with the gun and managed to push him down and then mi jus run.”

The deejay said he made a call to 911 and police officers came and took a report. He said persons at the barber shop told him that they did not know who the gunman was. 

Back in 2007, the deejay was robbed of several items including a computer, stereo system, and travel documents that were stolen from his car in the Half- Way Tree area.

Just last week, the deejay was freed of rape. The deejay was, however, required to serve three days of community service.

Mr Lexx will be returning home sometime in the summer after he fulfills some previous engagements.

Source: Jamaica Star

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How Me Look Remix Ft. Skerrit Bwoy
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How Me Look Remix Ft. Skerrit Bwoy

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