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Event: Best Of The Best Memorial Weekend Concert in Miami! – @BESTOFTHEBEST

3rd BOTB MUSIC FEST '14 v2 FRONT

 

Best Of The Best Entertainment, in association with, Rockers Island Entertainment andMassive B, will once again bring the heat to the streets of South Florida during Memorial Weekend (May 23 – 26), with several blockbuster parties and exclusive shindigs — all anchored by the city’s long running music, culinary and arts festival, Best Of The Best 2014.


This year’s big concert will be held Sunday, May 25th at Bayfront Park (301 Biscayne Blvd.) in downtown Miami and feature performances from a bevy of Reggae, Dancehall and Soca giants, including Beres HammondBarrington Levy and Cocoa Tea, alongside Tarrus RileyChronixx,Elephant ManSinging MelodyBunji GarlinEdwin Yearwood and Nature. Additions to the “100% Caribbean” lineup will be announced over the coming months.


Best Of The Best will be hosted by JabbaJamusaDJ RoyHollywood ButtaMikey Mike,800 BunjieEmpress YvetteRagashantiNikki Z and Ricky Platinum. Music by Massive B,Waggy TMetro MediaHypa SnypaDJ KMFergie N SpringerBashment KidJah Stream,Fire Redz and Juxy Fire.


Prior to the main event, Best Of The Best Entertainment will produce a star-studded Welcome To Miami pre-party on Friday, May 23rd at Madhouse/Cafe Iguana Pines (8358 Pines Blvd.) in Pembroke Pines. Following the Sunday show, all roads will lead to the Official BOTB After Party at Bayside Hut (3501 Rickenbacker Causeway). On Memorial Monday, May 26th, the promoters will sponsor a Celebrity Soccer Match at Fort Lauderdale Regional Park (3700 N.W. 11th Place).


The Best Of The Best franchise remains the country’s largest, multicultural, family-oriented festival, consistently welcoming thousands of visitors from urban centers around the United States, including New York, D.C., Atlanta, Houston, as well as from the Caribbean, South America and Europe. General Admission tickets for Best Of The Best 2014 are currently on sale for $37 while VIP/OPEN BAR tickets are on sale for $109. Both early bird deals available untilMarch 16th.

 


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FOR HOTEL/AIRLINE PACKAGES/PASSES FOR ALL EVENTS: Call Kathy from TDP @ 305 438 9488

FOR BOOTH/VENDOR INFO: Call 305.438.9488. Space Is Limited!

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New Artist Music: Vision – “We Jammin”

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Music’s importance lies in the feelings it evokes in listeners, such is Vision’s aim with the hit bound reggae single “We Jammin”. Produced by Jon “fx” Crawford and Dubloise for Keynote Records, the feel good vibe of “We Jammin” brings nostalgic memories.

“We Jammin is a song that reflects the most memorable and happy  times of my life in Jamaica. Jammin means to kick back and relax, instead of saying Chillin or vibing, in Jamaica we just say Jam short for Jammin. The song tells you a lot about who I am and where I’m from. Living in America isn’t a bed of roses for most Jamaicans. Leaving our families behind and starting all over has its obstacles. So to past the time we jam reminisce on the good times back home in Jamaica. Thats what the song is about, its about we Jamaicans, even we immigrant. We all like Jammin in our own way.” stated Jamaican born singer/song writer Vision.

Proudly Jamaica has given reggae music to the world, iconic artists, legendary entertainers and music that stands the test of time. Vison’s “We Jammin” is sure to fall right into place with such distinctions as it boasts melodic hooks and authentic reggae vibe.

The single will be available for purchase on February 21st, 2014 on itunes.

For more information, and/or to request “We Jammin”, please e-mail [email protected]

Meet Jamaican born, singer-songwriter, Simon Mitchell, most infamously referred to by his stage name “Vision”. The name was inspired by Mitchell’s influential upbringing during his childhood stint as a member of his mother’s church choir. It was here that Vision decided that in all things life, he would be lead by faith and not by sight. Because of this mantra, following his musical transition to dance-hall, the international artist set out to create a promising new sound that he would later deem as “Roots Pop Reggae.”

But before there was Vision, there was Simon Alexander Mitchell. Born November 5 to a Jamaican mother and British-Jamaican father, Mitchell resided in England as a child while his father played professional soccer before later changing careers and moving Simon and his mother to Jamaica. It was here that the influence of the island’s strong musical culture would engulf Mitchell’s life and inspire him to become an artist. At the age of 12, the young boy was introduced to the piano, which he took to very well and would learn songs at a gifted pace. He’d soon realize his melodic knack for composing music. Fast-forward years later in which a football injury and a twist of fate would lead the former college athlete to a life of music. Read more..

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Mp3: Barrington Levy – Rosie

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Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley Goes Gold w/ Skrillex + Unleashes New mp3 “Is It Worth It? (Gun Man World)”

DAMIAN “JR GONG” MARLEY GOES GOLD ONCE AGAIN

FOR HIS SKRILLEX COLLAB “MAKE IT BUN DEM”

GRAMMY-WINNING ARTIST DROPS BRAND NEW SINGLE
“IS IT WORTH IT (GUN MAN WORLD)”

This week, reggae star Damian “Jr Gong” Marley scores another Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Gold certified hit for his Skrillex collab “Make It Bun Dem.” This is the first time Damian has reached this status since his ‘Welcome To Jamrock’ album in 2006. The album’s title track also sold over 500,000 units in 2005.

Skrillex reached out to Damian to be on the track and the rest is history. When released in 2012, “Make It Bun Dem” saturated all blogs, clubs and airwaves worldwide. To date, the video has received over 72 million YouTube views: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGpzGu9Yp6Y

Purchase the single now, along with 6 other remixes, on ‘Make It Bun Dem After Hours (Remixes)': https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/make-it-bun-dem-after-hours/id555199107

Today, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley also reveals his brand new single “Is It Worth It? (Gun Man World).” LISTEN here now: https://soundcloud.com/withlove-pr/damian-jr-gong-marley-is-it

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Mp3: KONSHENS – GYAL GET DAT MONEY-REDLIGHT RIDDIM


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Tessanne Chin – “I Just Want To Be A Wife”

Tessanne Chin The VoiceTessanne Chin has been pursuing music since she was in diapers in her native Jamaica, where her family even has a recording studio in their home. But the newly crowned winner of The Voice has more domestic aspirations on top of launching her musical career.

“There’s a music side of me and a dreamer, but really I just want to be a wife,” the gorgeous singer tells the New York Daily News.

The singer has talked a lot about her husband of two years, Michael Cuffe, throughout the season, and the affection she feels for him was easy to see. Michael was her biggest fan throughout the process, and Tessanne even joked about the fact that his reaction to her winning was bigger than hers.

“I think his reaction trumped mine,” she said about that fateful moment Carson Daly called her name. “He’s the best. He’s my rock.”

And, although she’s going to go gangbusters on her music career for now, she admits that domestic bliss is also a goal. In fact, she wants to own a farm back in Jamaica!

“Not a big farm, but I love animals and the thought of growing my own food,” she said.

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BIG CUPS BEACH PARTY JAMAICA | PRESENTED BY SMIRNOFF

BIG CUPS BEACH PARTY JAMAICA | PRESENTED BY SMIRNOFF

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Sunday, December 27, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

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Parl Rd, Jamaica

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DECEMBER 27TH 2014 | 1PM – 9PM | CABLE HUT BEACH, ST.THOMAS JAMAICA
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Mp3: I-Octane – Dat Cyah Gwaan – Sick Bay Riddim

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Video: Best of the Best 2013 Concert Recap || Dancehallusa.com

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Mp3: Anthony Hamilton and Elayna Boynton – Freedom – reggae version by Reggaesta

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Mp3: Chronixx – Most I – Don Corleon Records

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“OMI” – New Artist Spotlight

One writer says, “Some men are born great, some achieve greatness, while others had greatness thrust upon them.” In the case of OMI (Omar Samuel Pasley) he was born a great singer! Hailing from Clarendon, Jamaica, OMI is last of the four children of Kenroy and Rachel Pasley. As a child growing up, he sang at every occasion that provided an audience – the church, school concerts or any other community gathering. Much to the delight of his onlookers, OMI would rise to the occasion once he got the opportunity.

OMI idolized his father and nurtured the desire to follow in his footsteps as a visual artist and musician. For him, this was no easy feat to accomplish, as his dad was not only outstanding at painting portraits, but also a great musician known in the industry as Jah Ken. However, before Jah Ken could pass-on all he knew about both vocations, he died of emphysema when OMI was nine years old. His dad’s passing left a vacuum in his world and as young as he was, OMI pledged to use his talents to keep his family anchored together.

He attended the May Pen Primary School, before moving to the Garvey Maceo High School where he started to shine as a true performer among his friends. OMI was captivated by the beats and ‘raw street poetry’ that coloured the hip-hop music genre, so much so, that during class breaks, his peers would take turns providing hip-hop beats while he rapped. His friends were fascinated with the cutting edge lyrics he spit and voiced their approval by drumming on the desks and chairs, while maintaining the rhythm to the lyrics he spun. It was at that moment OMI realized he could effortlessly create catchy melodies. As he grew older and his voice became more distinct, he found singing more to his liking. He enjoyed the latitude it gave him in putting more “soul” and creativity into his compositions.

OMI is the newest young discovery of international talent wizard, Clifton “Specialist” Dillon, who successfully produced and marketed such luminaries as Shabba Ranks, Patra and Italian reggae singer Alborosie. Discovered by Specialist three years ago, OMI is a prolific singer and songwriter inspired by music stars such as Nat King Cole, John Legend and Tanya Stephens. He enjoys reasoning on social, cultural and spiritual issues, from which he elicits material to incorporate into the body of his songs. The timbre of his voice is smooth, bright and compelling. OMI’s fluid vocal delivery and his contemporary songwriting skills will no doubt secure successive hits on both local and international charts. OMI is being groomed in all aspects of the music business under the direction of Kingston, Jamaica based Oufah Media & Production, spearheaded by Specialist, who is also producing his CD. He is currently in the studio laying tracks for his not-yet-titled debut album, of his self-penned songs, for which the intro singles “Standing On All Threes” and “Cheerleader” will be released shortly. Already on the scene is his “Firecracker” song, teasing music fans on YouTube. You are now officially forewarned: Prepare thyself to meet OMI!
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MUSIC VIDEO LINKS

 

OMI – CHEERLEADER - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_NVUZNsh2E

 

OMI – ALL THREES - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jy18UqKRKcY

 

OMI – FIREWORKS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7Obw9Jo0ag

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Alicia Keys – Girl on fire – Remix (Reggae Livication Records)

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Mp3: BEENIEMAN-THRIFT SHOP – DH REMIX

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Artist Spotlight : Etana

Etana  –  biography

It’s been five years since Jamaica’s reggae princess hit the music scene, and the genre has never looked back. Now, with two albums under her belt, Etana is a household name worldwide, with a voice and message that soothes and entertains.

 

Since Etana’s breakout hit Roots, the songbird has found herself as a staple on reggae charts across the globe. Following up with Wrong Address, the Strong One began to build a catalogue of conscious music… and a massive fan base.

 

Increasingly, her music connected with people through relatable messages of love, fighting injustice and prejudice, having pride and more.  “Overall, my music has to uplift. It can’t just be that I go in a studio and string words together. My music must have a message, it must have a purpose. It has to make people feel good and want to really listen to what I’m saying,” says Etana – who was born Shauna McKenzie.

 

In 2008 Etana released her debut album, The Strong One. It was a hit. The wildly successful debut album, recorded and released on the VP Records label, silenced critics who claimed Etana was a one-hit wonder. In fact, so popular and successful was The Strong One, that every one of the tracks on the album was released as a single – and also charted. The Strong One featured songs such as Warrior Love, Jah Chariot, Don’t Forget, I Am Not Afraid, Blessing, More & More, Caltariba System as well as her first two hits Roots and Wrong Address.

 

More than that, Etana had spread her wings and was filling clubs and stadiums in the Caribbean, North America and Europe – and it was a humbling experience.   “Travelling to another country to perform is perhaps one of the most exciting things for me. Especially if it is a country where English isn’t the first language. Being in Portugal or Spain, for example and hearing a crowd of 100,000 people sing every one of your songs word for word is just exhilarating”.

 

While touring, Etana also picked up a new hobby – collecting award trophies. Since her berth in the music world, she has copped one prestigious musical honour after another. Ranging from Best New Artiste, Female Vocalist of the Year and Reggae Singer of the Year to Most Admired Female Artiste, Cultural Artiste of the Year and several Album of Year trophies, Etana has a sizeable list of accolades behind her name.

 

Etana began to tease fans with what was to come on her next CD when she released Free, Happy Heart and August Town. Almost immediately, critics clamoured and fans anxiously awaited the release of her sophomore attempt at a full-length album. She continued to record, and in 2011 released Free Expressions. With this, Etana pulled off what many artistes are unable to – a successful second album. Free Expressions is lining up to be as successful as its predecessor with several of its featured tracks being released as singles.

 

“This time around, I got really involved in the making of the album. For The Strong One there were a team of writers but it’s pretty much all me and my pen in the majority of the songs on Free Expressions. That was an experience I enjoyed, and I am definitely more into writing these days,” the now married artiste says.

 

Crowds around the world seem to enjoy Etana’s increased input in this album, evidenced by her performing consistently on the biggest reggae festivals and shows around the world. In fact, Etana made her debut in South America in 2011.   “I’ve been blessed with this talent, and I don’t plan on slowing down for now,” she smiles. Etana has two more albums to be released by VP Records, and she promises that she’ll try and make it her best work yet each time.

 

 

Etana’s official social networks

Official Website:  http://www.etanathestrongone.com

Facebook.com:    http://www.facebook.com/OneEtana

Twitter.com:   https://twitter.com/EtanaStrongOne

Myspace.com:    http://www.myspace.com/etanastrongone

 

 

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