May 21, 2014

Kalado makes ‘Good Good’ Toronto debut this weekend

Kingston Jamaica - Coming hard on the heels of a fabulous video launch and an exciting performance at the LIME Celebrity showcase at Famous night club last Friday, fast-rising artiste, Kalado is off to Canada this weekend for his debut performance.

Kalado, who has secured quite a following in that section of North America, will have the distinction of being the headline act at his very first show in Toronto. Scheduled for the Blue Diamond Club on Saturday, May 24, the event is entitled ‘Good Good Bring Life’, which is the title of one of the artiste’s hugely popular songs.

Radio disc jocks and sound system selectors in Canada have been filling the airwaves with the sounds of Kalado and fans have been showing their total appreciation for singles including Make Me Feel, Personally, Pree Money and Pay Dem No Mind. His latest single, Take A Ride, for which the video was officially released at Famous, is also poised to make a double impact on the Canadian massive who have firmly embraced this dancehall act.

The build-up to the event has exceeded expectations and Kalado is eagerly anticipating the moment he steps on the Toronto stage to thrill his people.

“I went to Canada last year November, but that visit involved a video project with a Canadian artiste. This time will be different. I am going to perform for my fans and tell them thanks for their support and for giving me this opportunity to be with them live and direct,” a very gungho Kalado explained.

“As artistes, it is important that we create songs that can carry us way beyond the shores of Jamaica and connect with people of different cultures and languages,” he said further.

The year 2014 has already seen impressive growth in Kalado’s career, a development which he says is the result of all the hard work he has been putting in throughout the years.

Also on his overseas calendar for this year is a European tour which will take place between August and September.

May 12, 2014

Kalado to premiere video at LIME Celebrity showcase at Famous


Kingston, Jamaica - With the summer steadily approaching and the entertainment scene heating up, dancehall artiste, Kalado, is getting ready to give his fans a season to remember and even more reasons to dance.
Having done a medley music video for two of his big songs, “Pree Money” and “Pay Dem Nuh Mind” –  which has received thousands of hits on Youtube –  the affable artiste has completed another  video, this time for the hit bound single, “Take A Ride”. This will be premiered on Friday at the Famous nightclub in Portmore, where Kalado will also perform.
The event is the LIME Celebrity Showcase at which the artiste is looking forward to thrill his fans with his growing number of hit singles.
“I know that fans will love the Take A Ride video and as to the performance…well…they say that seeing is believing, so I’m inviting everyone to come out and enjoy the experience firsthand,” a very upbeat Kalado encourages.
The deejay, who has been making his presence felt musically since 2008, savoured the real taste of success in 2013 with the breakout singles Make Me Feel and Good Good Bring Life, which made their debut on charts in the Caribbean and the United Kingdom. Not surprisingly, he is poised to enjoy even greater success this year and his management team expects great things from the deejay.
 Another song, the ZJ Chrome-produced Jealously is in the Air, has been receiving much attention and this is expected to push Kalado straight onto the mainstream stage.
The deejay, who is described by his manager, Nancy Davis, as driven, determined and superbly talented, admits that he “lives and breathes music.” He can always be found in the studio, honing his craft and perfecting his flow.

Kalado, whose real name is Eton Gordon had his initial break in 2008 when he entered the Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall show which helped to raise his profile in the local music media as one to watch for the future.

2009 was the year Kalado's recording experience found success with the release of his breakthrough single "Sad Streets" that yielded a #1 video on HYPE TV. Kalado caught the attention of Dancehall heavyweight Bounty Killer, who in 2011 was so impressed by the young deejay that he invited him to become a member of his latest clique of rising dancehall artists, Alliance Next Generation (ANG).

Kalado is proving to the world that he is totally ready to establish himself in the dancehall as one of the most gifted artists of the new decade.
As he says, “Look out for me. I'm coming to stand on the world, and if I get tired… I'll sit in the throne instead!"

Octane 'Journeys' closer to top Int'l Charts

Kingston, Jamaica - Reggae/Dancehall hit maker I-Octane continues to

solidify his name as a major contender in the industry with the success of his sophomore album 'My Journey'. After two official album launches in both Jamaica and New York, the album garnered such massive approval that it quickly peaked at #4 on the Billboard Reggae Chart.

"I'm very proud of how well the album is doing," I-Octane confirmed. "The fact that it has reached this level on the charts is evidence that my fans appreciate my versatility as an artiste." Since its release on March 4th, 2014, 'My Journey' has been dubbed by many as one of the best reggae albums to be released in years. Despite the fact that I-Octane is known for his prowess as a dancehall artiste, his reggae album has retained the #1 spot on the New York Reggae Chart and #2 on the South Florida Reggae chart. 

'Love you like I do' the lead single from the album has steadily gained popularity and holds the #1 spot on the Fi Wi Choice Charts as well as the Jamaican Music Countdown Charts. It is on heavy rotation as is the catchy ballad "Stepping in the name of love," and the hard-hitting collab "A Yah wi deh" featuring Kymani Marley.

"The work never ends," I-Octane admits. "Even though the album is out there is still a lot of work to be done and its important for me to give the people the visuals to accompany the music." Since the beginning of 2014, the hardworking artiste has already shot videos for two of the songs from the album "Mamma" and "A Yah wi deh". The video for the dancehall single "Trendsetter" was also shot and released last week and is steadily climbing the charts. 

The in-demand artiste has also been travelling the world performing for his loyal fans. Most recently he has sold out performances at the Luxy Nightclub in Concord Canada, 'Reggae on the beach' in Barbados and at the Borough of Manhattan Community College in New York. Luckily, he managed to find the time to accept 3 coveted awards at the annual Linkage Awards 2014. He walked away with the awards for: Deejay of the Year, Performer of the Year and Recording Artist of the Year.

He has returned to Jamaica for a brief stint before he leaves again for more overseas commitments. Confirmed dates for May 2014 are as follows:
· May 17th - king Fargo Birthday Bash in Albany, New York
· May 22nd - Sweat in Port Maria, St. Mary
· May 24th - Beach invasion at Puerto Seco Beach, St. Ann
· May 31st - The 2nd annual Oscars at the Negril palace, Palm Beach, Fl

May 08, 2014



Kingston Jamaica - Supreme Court judge Kirk Anderson yesterday (Wed) turned down
an application for reggae artist Tony Rebel, to set aside a default judgement that was entered against him, for breach of copyright.
Musician Wayne Lattibeaudiere more popularly known as Jah Wayne, had obtained the judgement against Tony Rebel.
Anderson held that a copy of the order was served on Tony Rebel's lawyer in 2006 and he should have known about it.
The judge however granted Tony Rebel leave, to appeal his ruling.
Lattibeaudiere sued Rebel in 1994, for allegedly using his music without crediting him.
If Rebel is not successful in the appeal, then damage will be assessed against him in favour of Lattibeaudiere.
Lattibeaudiere claims that Tony Rebel breached his copyright in the composition "Going Home", which was released under the title "La La Belle".
Lattibeaudiere claims that he was the one who wrote the music and Tony Rebel did not credit or pay him for it.
Tony Rebel has denied the claim.
Source: zipfm

May 01, 2014

Reggae superstar I-Octane has hit the jackpot yet again

Reggae superstar I-Octane has hit the jackpot yet again with the release of his song "Mama" off his latest album "My Journey." Octane, known for his ability to create music that resonates with the masses has penned another soul-stirring song especially for the mothers. In the song 'Mama', the artiste acknowledges all the sacrifices that many mothers make for their children and promises that "your [her] glory soon come" and that she will receive her reward for all the good she has done. The emotion and sincerity is evident in Octane's voice and the smooth melody and heartfelt lyrics is sure to make this song a popular anthem. The video for 'Mama' will be released next week.