Jah Kettle poses for a photo with some models and personalities from his upcoming song and video release for “Pan Di Bass” – photo by TorontoDeejays.com
International Reggae artiste from Jamaica, Jah Kettle, is currently in Toronto, Canada filming his first music video for the year. The video is scheduled for release in September 2020 and follows a recent wave of airplay in Jamaica (Irie FM) and the UK as his song “Hotta Than Dem“ ft. Junior Reid continues to garner attention and acclaim around the globe.
His latest music video shoot is for his upcoming release “Pan Di Bass” on the YB Riddim, produced by Young Boss, hailing from Jamaica. Also joining Jah Kettle with tunes on the YB Riddim, are deejays and singjays from both Jamaica and Toronto including Miz Trizz and Singing King.
The “Pan Di Bass” official music video will be fully produced by Time2Rize Media, a Toronto-based media company known for producing music videos for afro-caribbean artists in Canada and the US. Jah Kettle will be working closely with video director Tygon Cowan to bring the vision for “Pan Di Bass” to life.
In spite of crowd restrictions caused by Covid 19, Kettle put on a captivating live performance as a headliner of the annual CariVaughan Reggae Splash on last Saturday, August 15th. The show took place in Vaughan, ON, minutes north of Toronto.
After several years away from the mainstream music scene due to the fulfilling of military duties in the United States, dancehall artist Zumjay has returned to the spotlight, performing his first live show in several years at Club Ciboney in Poughkeepsie, New York.
The show entitled Jealous Ova, which took place last Saturday also featured emerging dancehall sensation, Dexta Daps and production heavyweights, Daseca, who backed Zumjay on the turn tables. The deejay, who burst onto the scene in the early 2000s, went back in time for a packed house at the club as he delved into hits such as Zumjay News and Shake It as well as Rise It Up and emotionally-charged performance of the uplifting single, Live On, which the crowd sang along to.
During the performance, Zumjay talked some about his experience in the United States Army Reserve, whom he joined in 2009 as an alternative to provide for his family while studying for a video technology degree at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. He mentioned his tour of duty while in the Reserves in the Middle East, where he told the audience, “Never give up on your dreams no matter how hard life may seem,” before performing his song, In God We Trust.
The show was hailed as a success on social media and by the entertainer himself.
Zumjay reportedly has more performances lined up for the remainder of 2015, including one alongside Bling Dawg this November.
Six months after his arrest and subsequent charges in an ongoing lottery scam case in the United States, acclaimed Jamaican producer, Anju Blaxxx has been released from a North Dakota jail on bail as he awaits a trial on the matter.
The musician and head honcho of UIM Records, whose real name is Andrew Myrie, was let go earlier this week, according to a report from IRIE FM. It is unknown whether the conditions of his bail allow him to leave the country.
Myrie was initially granted bail shortly following his arrest in February. However, that bail was revoked after he was considered a flight risk by a North Dakota judge.
The producer faces charges of conspiracy, wire fraud, and money laundering in relation to an alleged lottery scam which defrauded elderly citizens in North Dakota and across the U.S. of millions of dollars in exchange for promised lottery winnings.
Former ZIP FM disc jock, ZJ Wah Wa plead guilty to telemarketing fraud in a similar case last fall and reportedly implicated Myrie during his plea agreement.
During his jail stint, Myrie released the Mildew Riddim, which features artists such as Popcaan, Bugle, Blak Diamon and others.
The house-inspired remix of Omi’s smash hit, Cheerleader continues to build steam on the Billboard Hot 100, on the verge of history as it has reached number two on the chart.
Cheerleader has been steadily climbing the chart since the spring when it first appeared at 95 in May before jumping all the way up to number 11 just a month later. Hailed recently as the ‘song of the summer dark horse’ by Billboard.com, the Felix-Jaehn produced remix of Omi’s track only trails Wiz Khalifa’s See You Again (feat. Charlie Rush) on the chart.
If Omi can overtake Wiz at the top spot, he’d be the first Jamaican act to achieve such a feat since Sean Paul in 2006 with Temperature.
Cheerleader’s fast rise on the U.S. charts follows its strong run in other countries, topping charts in Australia, Sweden, France and the United Kingdom.
The Felix-Jaehn remix of Cheerleader was released in 2014, nearly three years after the original version of the song was released.
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
Fans, friends and media personnel filled North-Toronto’s Luxy Nightclub last month to witness 2015Juno 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
It’s 2015 and Fresh Cut De Mayor delivers the year’s first SOCA REGGAELUTION to heat up the city of Toronto. With the hottest Soca-Reggae CD on the street and an unforgettable event at The Vue, there is little mystery as to why the venue felt like summer never ended once you stepped in from the bitter -40 degrees outside. Enjoy this video recap of SOCA REGGAELUTION XXVI featuring Toronto’s finest DJs, brought to you by DE MAYOR TV.
Suppa Natty’s 8th Annual Birthday Bash: CAPRICORN SPLASH flooded the Oshawa Music Hall with waves of great music by some of GTA’s top DJs. From Hiphop to Reggae, old to new, the hot sounds made it easy to forget the cold night on the outside. The evening was turned up with live permances by Skibu, Korexion, Kafinal, and the headliner: Kranium. The Nobody Has To Know Tour was in full effect once he grabbed the microphone, and the ladies melted like a chocolate bar on the beach. Once he started performing his hit song, “Nobody Has To Know” the ladies came on stage one by one and it was more like sex-on-the-beach.
Bob Marley, the icon and King of Reggae would have celebrated his 70th birthday today. In the year that marks the end of his second life-time through music (35 years), Bob Marley’s influence continues to grow with no sign of slowing down. His music and legacy have prompted even the Mayor of Toronto, John Tory to officially proclaim February 6th, 2015 as Bob Marley Day!
The Mayor eloquently writes, “…we honour the legacy of Robert (Bob) Nesta Marley, an influential musician, advocate for human rights and international ambassador of peace.”