Feteshop 2015 sure to be crazier than ever

LMCFCby TorontoDeejays.com

Loudmout Chiney and Badnewz (of Jump Up Kingz) present the 2015 Edition (#ROTN) of the Toronto’s official New Year Fete: FETESHOP: Revenge of The Nerds! It goes down this Saturday Night January 3rd @ The Vue – 195 Galaxy Blvd. Doors open @ 10pm and admission for everyone in nerdy attire is only $10 before 11pm.

It’s the last fete for the holidays and the first fete of the year! Revenge Of The Nerds means a perfect blend of geeky and freaky. The Science Fair meets the Soca Fete. Biology meets Bacchanal. Band Camp meets Bashment.

Celebrating the birthdays of Loudmout Chiney,  Snuggz and friends, Feteshop has already reached epic status over the last six years. So what can be better than EPIC in 2015? The answer is simple: #ROTN

Music will be supplied by the ‘top nerds of the class’: Loudmout Chiney, D’Bandit, Spex, JUK, Charlie Brown, FreshCut De Mayor, Soca Warrior Crew, Soca Boyz, Riddim Bai, & Dirty Dez.

No tickets, no hassle! Just come early, dress nerdy, and prepare to get more ROTN than you ever thought possible!

WATCH PROMO VIDEO HERE: http://youtu.be/nUwDfR-JnHs

LISTEN/DOWNLOAD THE FETESHOP 2015 PROMO MIX HERE: https://soundcloud.com/loudmout-chiney/feteshop-2015-promo-mix-rotn

BOOK YOUR BOOTHS/BOTTLES/BDAY PACKAGES NOW!!! CALL NIC (LOUDMOUT) AT 416.797.7298 OR BBPIN: 24DB4F24

 

Rita Marley unveils holiday cookbook

by Jodee Brown

Legendary musician and Reggae’s first lady, Rita Marley has launched a new cookbook filled with Marley family favourite recipes just in time for the festive season, dubbed Harambe For The Holidays: Vibrant Holiday Cooking with Rita Marley.

Some of the recipes in Harambe for the Holidays use the Herb for the Healing of the Nation. There’s a step-by-step guide for creating “Green Oil” that you can use in the specially marked recipes in this book.

She also uses Green Oil in your favorite holiday recipes! From homemade hot cocoas and sorrel drinks to coconut cut cake and gingerbread truffles to a full Ethiopian holiday feast,

Harambe for the Holidays is filled with inspiration to create delightful and healthy meals and treats for all of your holiday parties and gatherings.Liven up your holiday gatherings with these soulful meals, simple snacks, festive drinks and vibrant desserts

The book is available for purchase on Amazon.com.

Ziggy Eva Strap drops a hot new single

 

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by TorontoDeejays.com

Less than two weeks before he is scheduled to make his first appearance at BUSS: The All Canadian Stage Show, Toronto deejay Ziggy Eva Strap (aka Swick Don) drops his hot new tune “Live Your Life” on the Before and After Riddim, produced by Notnice Records. The self proclaimed Swick Don has received accolades for past releases including “Lyrics a Beat Dem” and “Bad Man Copycat” as well as newer tunes like “Life In The Ghetto” ft. Maxximus. Ziggy Eva Strap has his own unique style and charisma and shows his versatility on the brand new release, “Live Your Life.”  Alongside 30+ of Canada’s finest Dancehall and Reggae deejays, Eva strap is ready to BUSS the stage on Nov. 28th @ On The Rox in Toronto.

Click the Link Below to listen:

Ziggy Eva Strap – Live Your Life

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Also Check out:

Life In The Ghetto ft. Maxximus (http://youtu.be/catuR-j2x7M)

Lyrics A Beat Dem (Music Video)  (http://youtu.be/uMyRI4WI0no)

Final 2014 Edition of SOCA REGGAELUTION (XXV) an epic success

Fresh Cut (left) and Junior Don (right) of Outcast Sound enjoy patio breeze and hot music @ SOCA REGGAELUTION XXV on the last day of August

Fresh Cut (left) and Junior Don (right) of Outcast Sound enjoy patio breeze and hot music @ SOCA REGGAELUTION XXV on the last day of August

by Torontodeejays.com

Popular Toronto DJ and radio personality, Fresh Cut De Mayor does it again with the final edition of Soca Reggaelution for 2014. The ‘Endless Summer’ theme rang true as feters, limers, drinkers and winers heat up the party enough to make old man winter nervous. The audience packed into the view as Outcast Sound ft. Fresh Cut and a ridiculous line-up of DJs tore the place down; indoor and outdoor! It was a night of the hottest Soca, Reggae, and T.N.A. (Total Non-stop Action) at Toronto’s largest Caribbean extravaganza. Fresh Cut promises more of what the people want at the next Soca Reggaelution, Family Day long weekend 2015.

Click to Watch the Official SOCA REGGAELUTION RECAP VIDEO

or go to http://youtu.be/1B9iCnEAqOc

SOCA REGGAELUTION XXV – The Final 2014 Edition, this Sunday

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Nikki Z to host U.S. based Dancehall talent competition

Dancehall Got Talent, the first North American talent show solely based on Dancehall and Dancehall themes, will be coming to the airwaves in the near future.

Dancehall Got Talent, the first North American talent show solely based on Dancehall and Dancehall themes, will be coming to the airwaves in the near future.

Popular media personality and disc jock, Nikki Z is set to host and co-produced the first televised Dancehall talent show in North America as Dancehall Got Talent is expected to hit the airwaves in the near future, according to reports Tuesday.

The show, produced by LA Wright and Kevin Beswick, is aimed at unearthing deejays and dancers based in the U.S. and promoting them worldwide. Dancehall Got Talent is scheduled to being airing in October and will be broadcast via OmniPresent Media (OPM) while the show will be streamed on Roku and can be watched on Apple TV, Xbox 360, iTunes and various other digital outlets.

A release issued by producers of the show intimated that the new show will enable the growth of Dancehall internationally.

“Dancehall Got Talent’s mission is to break down the walls and prejudices that have prevented the growth and development of the genre, while catapulting new artistes in dancehall to the mainstream,” the release said, while Nikki Z added, “For me, this is what I have been working for most of my career. The chance to really show how powerful and how magical the reggae dancehall culture is. The good, bad and ugly. To be an executive producer on such an historic adventure is something I can’t translate into words. This is just the beginning of much more to come – proves that belief in self is so important.”

The winning deejay of Dancehall Got Talent will receive US$5,000, a recording contract and global distribution deal while the victorious dance group will be brought back as the official dance crew for season two.

Dancehall diva, Timberlee along with recording artist, Ed Robinson, fashion expert and entrepreneur Dougie Platinum and IRIE Jam radio personality, DJ Roy will be the show’s judges while guest judge appearances and cameos are expected from acts such as Beenie Man, Mavado, Samantha J, Ce’Cile, Ace Hood, Danielle DI, Kes The Band and more.

The first open audition for Dancehall Got Talent will take place at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center in Queens, NY this Friday while registrations for said auditions will be closed on Sept. 1. For those interested in auditioning, call 347-502-8310, email dancehallgottalent@gmail.com or visit the official Dancehall Got Talent website here for more information.

Dancehall, Reggae and soca stars set to hit 106 and Park stage tomorrow

BET's 106 and Park will feature a special Caribbean-themed episode of the countdown show on August 27, featuring Gyptian, Elephant Man, Bunji Garlin and more

BET’s 106 and Park will feature a special Caribbean-themed episode of the countdown show on August 27, featuring Gyptian, Elephant Man, Bunji Garlin and more

by Jodee Brown

BET’s hit countdown show, 106 & Park will get another injection of Jamaican culture this coming Wednesday as a myriad of Dancehall, Reggae and Soca acts are set to perform at the show and do interviews.

On the lineup are Reggae/Dancehall superstars, Gyptian, Wayne Marshall and Elephant Man, who performed at last year’s BET Awards, as well as One Drop singer, QQ, emerging newcomer, Kranium as well as Soca superstars, Bunji Garlin and Fay-Ann Lyons. Also featured on the show will be A$AP Ferg, known for his single, Shabba, a hip-hop ode of sorts to Dancehall legend, Shabba Ranks.

Garlin confirmed the news via his Twitter account, saying, “Everything packed and ready to step over to 106 and Park. Get ready to see the performances August 27th by yours truly the Vikingz and also with Fay-Ann Lyons, A$AP Ferg, Wayne Marshall, Elephant Man, Kranium, Gyptian and more. It’s the Carnival Take-over Labour Day style and it is going to be WILD. We are stepping to represent as one people for one people.”

Marshall also shared his excitement about the show via his Instagram page, “Caribbean people, we are going to be taking the music and culture to BET …we are moving together as one people. Full take-over,” while QQ confirmed during an interview aired Friday on TVJ’s Entertainment Report that he will be performing the aforementioned One Drop as well as another of his big hits, Stookie.

Last year, 106 & Park did a similar Caribbean-themed show, The Caribbean Takeover last September that featured Beenie Man, Wayne Wonder and Mr. Vegas.

Carnival Hangover Boat Ride Photos (Carnival Weekend Pt 2)

by TorontoDeejays.com Fresh Cut De Mayor hit the waters again on August 4th with CARNIVAL HANGOVER. After the Amazing Soca Reggaelution Boat Ride the previous day, the people just couldn’t get enough of the boat rocking vibes. If you were parading and partying around Toronto’s roads and clubs, you might of had fun… But you definitely missed a Soca-Reggae Tsunami on the lake. Click and view the photos below for a small sample of the Carnival Hangover Boat Ride.

 

 

Rita Marley Foundation holds back to school fair

Highlights from the Rita Marley Foundation back-to-school fair held in the community of Standpipe on August 8.

Highlights from the Rita Marley Foundation back-to-school fair held in the community of Standpipe on August 8.

by Jodee Brown

On Friday August 8, the Rita Marley Foundation (JA) held a Back to School Fair for the children of the Standpipe Community in Kingston.

Almost 100 children from the community converged at the Standpipe Basketball Court for an afternoon of fun. The Foundation gifted everything at the fair to the kids for free. They enjoyed treats, music, rides and games.

Stephanie Marley (RMF Director) and Rosemary Duncan (RMF Manager) presented each child with Back to School supplies; including books, bags, pencil cases and other stationary. The Standpipe Community Councilor, Mr. Little, presented gift vouchers to the kids.

Parents and guardians expressed much gratitude to the Rita Marley Foundation (JA) for its generosity.

This initiative comes nearly a month after the winner of another student-friendly initiative, the inaugural Rita Marley Foundation Essay Competition was announced. Omar Ford, a 16-year-old student out of Papine High School, was named the winner of the competition, aimed at educating youth through writing and music. His essay was selected by an esteemed panel of judges: Dr. Kadamawe Knife, a lecturer at University of the West-Indies (UWI), Dr. Donna Hope, the director of the Institute of Caribbean Studies at UWI, Dr. Raymond Hitchins, an ethnomusicologist at the university as well as Dr. Leachim Semaj, with Rita Marley OD being the chief judge.

His essay was published in the newest edition of Harambe, the official Rita Marley Foundation newsletter.

Aidonia vows no more war lyrics, finds Rastafari

Aidonia says he is no longer going down the war path and is going through a spiritual journey

Aidonia says he is no longer going down the war path and is going through a spiritual journey

by Jodee Brown

Dancehall star, Aidonia says he will no longer make records preaching war or violence after insisting he has become a more spiritual person due to his growing commitment to the Rastafari movement and aims to make many more conscious songs going forward. (Click here to watch video: http://youtu.be/K8PJqFgiT7k)

Having previously proclaimed himself ‘Lord Evil,’ the hardcore deejay, known for several hit songs containing gun and war-related lyrical content, says he has slowly undergone a spiritual rebirth since the birth of his son in January of last year and will be making more songs to positively influence young people and reflect upon the happenings within society.

“At this stage in my life, I am trying to teach the youths that we don’t need anybody else to venture down that warpath because there is nothing good at the end,” Aidonia said in a statement released Thursday. “Right now, we dealing with love and unity. It’s about making music to feed yourself, feed your family and your friends, uplift yourself and everybody. I have no time to war with anybody.”

The announcement comes following recent conflicts involving fellow Dancehall artist, Masicka and clothing designer, Romiech, whose clothes he burned in an Instagram after alleging he disrespected the Run Road T-shirt line he created for him by putting one of the shirts on a goat.

In addition to his adjustments musically, he has been making small changes to his lifestyle, including cutting meat out of his diet and donning Rastafari clothing, including his getup at Reggae Sumfest 2014 when he sported a military uniform with Rastafarian symbols.

This past June, Aidonia released the conscious effort, One Heart, produced by his Jag One Production (J.O.P) label and will be shooting videos for singles such as Coco Powda and Love Off Yuh Gyal in the near future. Additionally, he plans to drop a clothing line later this summer dubbed 1Voice, including apparel for men, women and children.