Friday, February 15, 2019

Sean Paul and Stefflon Don take a Shot And Wine

Multi-platinum selling, award winning dancehall artiste Sean Paul has released the visuals for his stimulating dance single Shot And Wine with Jamaican-British artiste Stefflon Don.

With the lyric video accumulating over 2.9 million views, the official music video has already received over 73,000 views only hours after its Friday, February 15 release on Youtube.

Shot And Wine weaves a vibrant hook and hard-hitting lyrics highlighted along a thumping beat produced by Banx & Ranx and Shakka. The flexibility of Stefflon’s delivery and Sean’s pace-making lyrics make the track easily a dance hit for the year.

On the track, Stefflon Don asks her male counterpart to “tek time”, while Sean Paul asks his partner to pull off some impressive splits, dips, flips, while moving her hips. The lyrics show off the 50 Shades of versatile in the Jamaican acts; as the beat gets more intense, so too do the lyrics.

Sean Paul infuses the vibe of the “grind” reminiscent of the time when people would “rent a tile” in the clubs. Stefflon Don doesn’t back down, rapping her own stamina-challenging verse, and it all comes together on the sing-along chorus.

“We couldn’t think of anybody better suited to be paired up on a track with a vibe like this. Maybe these two talents can return dancehall music to the mega mainstream and we can all party like it’s 2007 again. Fingers Crossed” shares 
hiphopdx in their review of the track.

MTV News too had only good things to say about the single, describing it as “an infectiously good beat and the bars to match”.

Stefflon Don and Sean Paul were also featured on Wiley’s Boasty track with Idris Elba, released on Monday, January 21.
Sean Paul will next entertain fans in in Cayman at the Kaaboo Festival on Saturday, February 16, before heading to Costa Rica for the Picnic Festival on Saturday, March 02. He will also blaze the stage at Universal Studio’s Mardi Gras in Orlando Florida on Saturday, March 10 where headliners such as Ziggy Marley, Macklemore, Becky G, Pitbull and more will showcase full sets.

The Mad Love artiste has also announced a UK tour spanning May and June 2019. He is slated to ignite the tour blaze in Europe with two shows on Saturday, May 25 when he will hit the stages at Portmouth’s South Central Festival, as well as the Speedmachine Festival in Northampton.

The tour continues with stops at the Nottingham Arena, The SSE Hydro  Brighton Centre, and the Inside Out Festival, to name a few.

The #SPFam can access all Sean Paul’s Tour Dates on his website www.allseanpaul.comBandsintown or on his Facebook at @seanpaul. Fans can also stay updated on Sean Paul on twitter and Instagram @duttypaul.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Calibre artistes seal sales for Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise 2019

The Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise (WTJRC) will once again unite Reggae lovers from across the world, with a sold-out staging, a year in advance of the six-day cruise.

Hosted by Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley and scheduled to leave Fort Lauderdale on Monday, December 9, 2019, the sixth annual staging promises to be an uplifting experience of togetherness, with exceptional performances. The one-of-a-kind musical experience offered by the Cruise again offers a stellar musical line-up and hearty activity package that is sought-after worldwide.

According to Rolling Stone online magazine, WTJRC is testament of the evolving music industry, which has led artistes to find creative ways to share experiences with their fans.

The Grammy Award-winning artiste expressed surprise at the overwhelming support the cruise has attracted without the announcement of the official line-up.

“This is a great feeling. I am very happy and surprised at the support. We didn't think that it would be selling out this quickly with so little advertising and promotion,” Gong explains.

“Over the five years, we’ve stayed true to the line-up being of a certain calibre. We try to deliver a great package each year that people can anticipate and appreciate,” he explained.

In the case of WTJRC, Damian Marley shares that fans are afforded “24/7 experience of their favourite Reggae and Dancehall icons over five days”, boasting sweet reggae music, reverberating dancehall, sound clashes, domino tournaments, football competitions and a host of other activities.

Reflecting on the 2018 cruise, Reggae’s youngest veteran said the dynamic line-up last year was an asset.

Taking to the seas on December 1, 2018, the fifth staging hosted acts such as King Jammy; Tarrus Riley; Shenseea; Jah Cure; Queen Ifrica; Ken Boothe; Konshens; Third World; Sly & Robbie; Kabaka Pyramid; Horace Andy; Aidonia; Leroy Sibbles; Mr Vegas; Bounty Killer; Stone Love Sound; and the five musical Marley brothers Ziggy, Julian, Kymani, Stephen and Jr Gong.