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. 

Monday, December 3, 2018

Sean Paul and his Gang Gang rock 100 for the Trippple Album Party

Owner and operator of the Dutty Rock Productions Label, Sean Paul was proud to show off three full musical projects last night at 100 Kingston at the Trippple Play Album Party.
The intimate set up inside the lounge at 100 Kingston on Hope Road, held on Thursday, November 29, allowed patrons to came out to share vibe with numerous celebrities.
Hosted by Nikki Z, the event showcased world premieres of Sean Paul’s Naked Truth, featuring Jhene Aiko, and Chi Ching Ching’s Cause Trouble music videos from the Mad Love EP and Turning TablesAlbum.
Sean Paul celebrated the works on his summer 2018 Extended Play (EP) Mad Love: The Prequel and Chi Ching Ching’s Turning Tables album, which produced by the Dutty Rock Label, as well as launch his new juggling rhythm Gang Gang.
With CopperShaun turning tables in the DJ booth, finger foods and complimentary Hennessy specials running throughout the night, the lounge was filled with mad love from all in attendance.
The chain-saw-man Chi Ching Ching showed off his energetic stage presence with dancers extending into the crowd dancing to favourites such as Rope and Rock Di World. He later introduced Sean Paul who got the crowd riling with his early hit Gimme Di Light and kept them raving with new hits such as Mad LoveNo Lie and his Gang Gang single from the Gang Gang “Riddim”.
Chi Ching Ching then brought on artistes featured on the Gang Gang riddim including Spragga Benz, Suku Ward, Farenizzi, Sotto Bless, Don Java,  Ras Ajai, and Ishawna who boasted is always representing for the rights of the ladies.
Other artistes on the riddim include Konshens and Wayne Marshall.  
Showing off his vocal prowess, Richie Stephens stepped up on the Gang Gang Juggling Riddim with Salt of the Earth as a toast to Sean Paul on his efforts to share fresh talents in Dancehall on a global platform. Such efforts, Stephens proclaimed, are needed in the business, before congratulating Chi Ching Ching on his musical growth.
Sean Paul urged fans to stay tuned for more works from the Dutty Rock team.
The songs on the Gang Gang Riddim are now available on all streaming platforms.