“SHAKE DEM OFF” Music Video is now live on Youtube!

“I am still simmering down from a great night and the abundance of love from all the people who supported my video release party at Lula Lounge last month, Thank you!” said Donna Makeda.

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Donna Makeda & Marlon “Tygon” Cowan (Director)

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Angele Smith, Donna Makeda & Mary-Ann “Sugar” Scott

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Zukie Joseph & Donna Makeda

Click below and watch the “Shake Dem Off” video

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Special Thanks from the TEAM to all the Sponsors for their support and stay tuned for more on Donna Makeda….

Congratulations to EXCO LEVI for collecting his 4th consecutive JUNO Award

 

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TorontoDeejays.com offers a big CONGRATULATIONS to Toronto based, Penthouse recording artist EXCO LEVI for snatching his 4th consecutive JUNO Award yesterday for Reggae Recording of the Year #WelcomeTheKing

Toronto’s Reggae Community Celebrates newest Juno Nominees – Kirk Diamond & Bob Da Builda

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Fans, friends and media personnel filled North-Toronto’s Luxy Nightclub last month to witness 2015 Juno nominees, Kirk Diamond and Bob Da Builda perform their hit song, “Love Inna We Heart“.

It was the Official Music Video Release Party for Love Inna We Heart sponsored by Rebel Vibez, Fluxx Sundays, MPR Consulting and others. The night was covered by Toronto’s Top media outlets including CHRY, 410 Links, and TorontoDeejays.com. The Don Dem crew would like to thank all who attended the event and have been supporting their music in general.

Greetings from many new faces has shown them that they have  growing fan base and Don Dem are committed to keep putting out great music for all fans to enjoy.

Watch the Music Video Release Party recap here and check out the official music video for “Love Inna We Heart” here.

The Crew will be PERFORMING LIVE at JUNO FEST  2015 in Hamilton on Friday March 13. See flyer below for more info:

 

Purchase and download your copy of “Love Inna We Heart” on the Galang Riddim produced by Galang Records on iTunes: http://goo.gl/TiIXHh

“LOVE INNA WE HEART” Official Video release at FLUXX Sundays

FLUXX Love Inna We Heartby Rebel Vibez

Love Inna We Heart” spent a total of 19 weeks on the Canadian Reggae charts on the award winning Rebel Vibez radio show (CHRY 105.5FM) and the last 8 of those being in the #1 spot which vaults it as an official “HIT“.

Since Kirk Diamond & Bob Da Builda received a Juno Nomination for the HIT single “Love Inna We Heart” there has been cause for a BIG celebration.

The Fluxx Sundays team welcomes DON DEM to officially release the video to fans and invites everyone to join them inside Luxy Nightclub, 60 Interchange Way, Vaughan this Sunday February 8th, 2015

Media Affiliates please RSVP to be guest listed. Email info@rebelvibez.ca or call (647) 230-5636

Publicity inquiries please forward to Consulting.MPR@gmail.com

OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO preview: http://youtu.be/IMZsj5rJxGQ

Kafinal produces another timeless HIT with ‘Nah Complain’

Kafinal's 'Nah Complain Unity Campaign' brings Canada's Reggae Community together in support of Great Music.

Kafinal’s ‘Nah Complain Unity Campaign’ brings Canada’s Reggae Community together in support of Great Music.

by Rebel Vibez

2015 has started on a high for Sing N’ Act Entertainment artist Kafinal as he releases his new HIT single with Daddy U-Roy entitled “Nah Complain”. After reflecting on the success seen in 2014 for Kafinal’s career with his release of “Road Tonight” Kafinal was the most spoken about Canadian Reggae artist in Jamaican media and enticed media houses to contact him from all over the world when the news hit the Irie FM airwaves of a potential lawsuit. This rumor had people very interested in Kafinal’s next moves musically.

Once again, Kafinal has drawn the attention of music enthusiasts and successfully produced another timeless HIT with “Nah Complain”.

Growing up with Daddy U-Roy as a name well respected in his… [Read Full Article]

LEARN MORE about the ‘NAH COMPLAIN UNITY CAMPAIGN’.

LISTEN to ‘Nah Complain’ by Kafinal ft. Daddy U-Roy

Alty B aims to ‘nice up’ the vibe in Canadian dancehall with return SINGLE

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After taking an extended break from the music scene, internationally recognized recording artist, Alty B, known for his 2013 smash hit, Island Girl (feat. Richie Loop) has returned with a proverbial call to arms, shooting lyrics aimed at bringing back a positive vibe to dancehall across the Greater Toronto Area and Canada with his new SINGLE, Nice Up In Yah.
With the Canadian dancehall scene in need of a mainstream boost, Alty B speaks on many of its promising talents that have shown flashes of their talents, but have seldom been heard from in recent times. With ‘no vindictive feelings’ being expressed, as the song’s intro indicates, Nice Up in Yah mentions friends and fellow acts such as Eyesus, Sample King, Ziggy Eva Strap, Blessed and Lindo P as he openly wonders why Canadian dancehall fans have not seen much from some of the familiar names within the LOCAL industry.
The Island Girl singer ponders why ‘from when Five Star nuh sing bout di gyal dem, Badda Squad? nuh hear from way back when,” as he looks for answers as to why the scene is not as vibrant as it once was. Furthermore, he addresses fans who have questioning his own hiatus from the music scene as he reveals the birth of his first child played a major role as he put family first before deciding to make his triumphant return.
Featuring the combination of a pulsating beat and Alty’s vibrant PERSONALITY, Nice Up In Yah is a charge to bring back the energy and dedication to Canadian dancehall that it so desperately needs, with the always-ambitious entertainer willing to step to the forefront to lead said charge.
Produced by fellow Jamaica COLLEGE alum, Ramus and Brampton-based Unit One Recording, this track is simple but effective with its motivation; a chance to rejuvenate interest this popular genre across the GTA and garner attention from the necessary industry players to again put Canadian dancehall on the map. With a mixtape in the works and other projects to come, Alty B aims to ‘nice up’ the scene again through his music

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO “NICE UP IN YA”  BY ALTY-B

or visit http://youtu.be/VaTastQBOqk

 

Rebel Vibez host Carrie Mullings as MC at Calgary’s ReggaeFest 2013

Carrie Mullings, much more than a popular Canadian radio personality for Rebel Vibez Radio

Carrie Mullings, much more than a popular Canadian radio personality for Rebel Vibez Radio

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Good day, reggae massives! I’m honoured to be working in cooperation with Toronto’s Carrie Mullings, the popular and professional host of the Rebel Vibez radio show that airs every Monday from 10AM – noon EST (7AM – 9AM in Vancouver) on Toronto’s CHRY,http://www.chry.fm/index.html. Last week her co-host was Richie Spice; stay tuned, as you never know which celebrity will be joining her on the airwaves next.

Rebel Vibez host Carrie Mullings as MC at Calgary’s ReggaeFest 2013.

To say Carrie is a radio host is just the tip of the Rebel Vibez iceberg. She is an artist manager, promoter, travels across Canada as an events MC, and is deeply rooted in music business activities, the likes of which the average listener doesn’t even realize are necessary to develop an artist and produce all types of material, publicity, networking, bookings, recording collaborations, studio time, sponsorship.

Somewhere in there she, and I, and so many lovely, talented and strong women I work with in the music industry find personal down time and energy to deal with our children and the rest of our family, go shopping, cook dinner, and WHAT? Actually sit and relax, read a book, do a Sudoku puzzle, or get going on those crochet ideas?

Those are some of the things I made time for this weekend, but my mind was still running on the blog, knowing I’d planned to keep it updated more often. It’s my innate nature to promote events I figure are musically worthwhile and like to encourage people to attend. Carrie’s weekend was a little different- road trip managing Rebel Vibez Records artist & Vancouver homegirl Elaine Lil’Bit Shepherd as she shared the stage with Luciano for three of his Canadian dates in Brantford, Toronto, and Montreal.

I will be doing this week’s Rebel Vibez West Coast Events calendar tonight, but for now Vancouver has two major reggae shows this week- Mad Professor with Ras Nikhilesh, DJ Capn rEdEyEzz & DJ Lt. Irie at Fortune on Thursdayhttps://www.facebook.com/events/517327855010705/?ref_dashboard_filter=calendar; and Spragga Benz on Sunday with Fredlocks Asher & The UltraFlex Crew, E-Spliff, Wassawa, Gisto, OSC, and DJs Tank Gyal, LT. Irie, & Aremshttps://www.facebook.com/events/518447624899527/?ref_dashboard_filter=calendar.

First Annual All Canadian Stage Show ‘BUSS’ triumphs in Toronto

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Stay tuned for photos from the BUSS: All Canadian Stage Show this past weekend

Morgan Heritage denies preference in JLP election after controversial dubplate

Morgan Heritage says a recent dubplate done for JLP leadership contender, Dr. Audley Shaw was not done as an endorsement of the politician..

Morgan Heritage says a recent dubplate done for JLP leadership contender, Dr. Audley Shaw was not done as an endorsement of the politician..

by Jodee Brown

Prominent Reggae group, Morgan Heritage has taken their fair share of heat in the last two days since a dubplate seemingly endorsing Jamaica’s former minister of finance and leadership candidate for the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Audley Shaw earlier this week.

On Friday, the acclaimed group responded to such assertions in an article published on Tuesday by the Jamaica Gleaner by insisting the dubplate version of their hit song, Reggae Bring Back Love was not done to endorse Shaw in particular, but Jamaica as a whole. In a statement released to the media Thursday, Morgan Heritage insisted they have no political affiliations and would have done the song for any politician.

The statement reads, Morgan Heritage would like to clarify that the dubplate of our hugely popular hit,Reggae Bring Back Love was done “fi Jamaica” asPeetah (Morgan) clearly states in the intro.”

“Morgan Heritage has an abiding love for Jamaica and would have done a similar dubplate for anyone. The fact that we sing about our ideals of bringing back love and making Jamaica a better place in the song Reggae Bring Back Love, which was recorded 13 years ago, and happens to be the same message of anyone today, only speaks to our belief of a better Jamaica and not any political views.”

They continued, “As Rastafarians, Morgan Heritage does not sit on any side of the political divide. We do not dabble in politics, but like all Jamaicans, we are concerned about some of the things taking place in our beloved country. Our message of unity, love, respect for self and respect for authority remains unchanged and we will continue to work to effect a change for the better as a part of our musical mission.”

The JLP leadership election, which pits Shaw against current leader, Andrew Holness will take place on Sunday at the National Stadium in Kingston.

Toronto’s Finest Dancehall Reggae artists ready to BUSS di place at All Canadian Stage Show

The All Canadian Stage Show explodes on the scene featuring some of Toronto's best new Dancehall artists as well as more established Toronto deejays

The All Canadian Stage Show explodes on the scene featuring some of Toronto’s best new Dancehall artists as well as more established Toronto deejays

by TorontoDeejays.com

With a line up of over 20 of Toronto’s finest up and coming deejays rearing to perform this Friday night (Nov 8) in the city’s North West, BUSS: The All Canadian Stage Show is primed to be a huge success.

When the doors open at 10PM on Friday night,  the increasingly popular On The Rox Nightclub will undoubtedly be the best place for Toronto’s Dancehall fans to be. The night’s entertainment is nearly endless with acclaimed local deejays such as Eyesus, Sample King, Lindo P, Korexion, J Logix, Reese Badda, Fyah Lion, Triston Fivestar, and many others on the roster. Toronto’s top media outlets such as IETV, TorontoDeejays TV, ReggaeXclusive Magazine and others will cover the event.

The final show rehearsal this past Wednesday night received an overwhelming attendance by local deejays at various stages in their careers. Many were not slated to perform but came out to support their fellow artists and the growing Dancehall movement happening in Toronto. Event promoters include Mike “Yellow” Smith and Sandra Slyburne amongst others. The team is anticipating strong attendance and plan to make BUSS an annual event.

After receiving mild criticism for the chosen name of the event, Slyburne posted the following on Facebook to help clarify the intent behind the stage show: “BUSS, for those who are referring to the notion that artists can’t make it Canada, please note the show is not about making it Canada in reference to “as a reggae artists”. The show is simply put together by some Canadian business men who decided we should also appreciate our homegrown talent and named it the All Canadian Stage Show. The show is to encourage and build their esteem/artistic ability and provide a forum for this. The point is they live here, a stage show is planned and they are just looking for support and nothing else! I hope this clears up any confusion!”

With a purpose to genuinely inspire and encourage local deejays, the team behind the event has gained the attention and support of like-minded business people and organizations in the city including TorontoDeejays.com

The creators of BUSS would like to thank all of the artists and sponsors that have been involved in the planning and preparation of the first-ever All Canadian Stage Show.

Watch the BUSS – ALL CANADIAN STAGE SHOW [PRE-PROMO MADNESS] VIDEO here

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