JAH9 LOVES HER AVOCADO
Empress Jah9 loves avocado, and she expresses this love in 80’s dancehall style on her Rory Stonelove produced single, ‘Avocado’. According to her, “the fruit (which is also a vegetable) is enough to inspire pen to paper. The song was literally written at the breakfast table”
‘Avocado’ is a departure from Jah9’s more serious and thought provoking tracks from her debut album, ‘New Name’. “Avocado is that spoon full of sugar to make the medicine go down”
The video provides viewers with a fresh new feminine and creative side of this powerful vocalist. Jah9 personally wrote the treatment for the video and collaborated with director Samo Kush-i of Destination Roots to bring her story to life.
She shared that she is “very excited to share this song and happy I was able to tell the story in my own way, honouring the light hearted nature with which it was written but still injecting important messages in a more universally appealing way”.
The video was premiered via Wallstreet Journal’s entertainment blog on Wednesday, November 12. View the official visuals for ‘Avocado’ on Jah9’s recently re-designed website, Jah9.com.
Reggae Artist Nesbeth “Victory” EP Launch to be Streamed Live From Jamaica
To much fanfare Reggae Star Nesbeth will launch his highly anticipated “Victory” EP with an album release party from the famed Pegasus Hotel Lawn in Kingston, Jamaica on November 17th 2014.
Aware and appreciative that his music is loved worldwide, Nesbeth couldn’t think of sharing this event without including all of his fans. “I’m thankful to technology on this one, the event is going to be streamed live so everyone can join in unity, One Love”
The Launch party will be streamed live on the star’s official website www.NesbethReggae.com .
Streaming will kick off at 8:15PM EST.
Distributed by Zojak Worlwide, “Victory” EP will be available on all digital platforms on Monday November 17th, 2014.
1. Marijuana – Produced by Nesbeth
2. Jah Jah Handpick – Produced by Nesbeth
3. Taste Victory – Produced by DJ Frass
4. Hundu Lay Lay – Produced by Nesbeth
5. Even Though – Produced by Merrick Shaw
DEMARCO’S POPULARITY SOARS
Arguably one of the hottest tickets in the Reggae and Dancehall space presently, red hot deejay Demarco is having one of the best years of his career with a noticeable increase in presence and demand on the entertainment circuit. Aside from serving up some of this years’ biggest hits such as ‘Puppy Tail’, ‘Good Book’, ‘Ride’, ‘Lazy Body’, ‘Apartment’, ‘Bun Up Road’, ‘Loyal’, ‘Bad Gyal Anthem’ and ‘Fool Fool Gangsta’ the latter featured on the heavily rotated Wul Dem Again Riddim produced by Yellow Moon Records; the blonde-haired singer has delved into film making with the launch of True Gift Entertainment (TGE) spawning his own online reality series ‘Talk Yuh Mind’ which continues to garner immense popularity on the social media circuit with its edgy humour.
According to Demarco, he has always had an affinity for the arts promptly citing that music and filming making are two of his favourites. Hence the transition from being an artiste/ producer to a film maker was a natural progression.
“I have always had an affinity for music and filmmaking so this transition is natural. As you may note in recent times all my visuals have been shot in-house and this forms part of the process of building the TGE brand amid honing the skills of my team. Ultimately we want to get into serious filmmaking so ‘Talk Yuh Mind’ could be considered a pilot project heading in that direction.”
Commenting on his increased popularity the ‘Bun Up’ singer notes there is also a noticeable spike in bookings as the festive season approaches.
“The Christmas season is going to be very hectic for me, I have a lot of shows both locally and internationally, therefore promoters who are interested need to act with immediacy as the dates are going quickly.”
Following his performances at Chug It, Spice & Vybz Kartel’s Video Launch and UWI Integration Thursday; Demarco is set to depart the island in the days ahead for a series of concerts in the U.S with stops in Boston, Massachusetts and New York’s state capital Albany among others. From there he’ll return in early December for a surfeit of local events amidst preparation for his upcoming European Tour. Demarco is also nominated for an Urban Music Awards in the ‘Best Reggae Act’ category; this marks the second time he’s being recognized by a European entity for his work. The 12th annual staging of the prestigious award show will unfold this Saturday, November 15th in London, England. The singer remains hopeful he’ll be the recipient when the smoke clears and the votes are tallied but is pleased nonetheless with being amongst the nominees.
“It’s very gratifying to be recognized for your work and even more humbling when an international organization such as the UMA gives you that approval. Come Saturday night may the best man win; at the end of it all we are all practitioners representing the same genre and that within itself is a great look for the music.”
Meanwhile, Demarco is in the studio working assiduously on a number of recordings while aggressively promoting the new singles ‘Bun Up Road’ on the Happy Hour Riddim produced by Chimney Records and ‘Watch E Lean’ featuring Quick Cook. The latter has also spawned a dance move courtesy of street dancers Shelly Belly and the Bermuda Squad.