concertConcert Review: More Life 2016

Lots of people from different parts of the UK and abroad flocked to the O2 Brixton – fondly known to those who know as “Brixton Academy” – for More Life 2016. The event was brought to us by Another Level Promotions and Flames Radio. Spice, Agent Sasco (Assassin) and Tarrus Riley were the featured live performers alongside internationally renowned sound systems Metro Media (Jamaica) and Mighty Crown providing dubs and tunes, on the one and twos.

So yes, of course people were excited. Aside from the obvious reasons such as the line-up and the fact that it was being billed as an ‘all-nighter’ (which is simply unheard of nowadays), you’ve just got to understand that frequent reggae/dancehall concerts in London (UK) are few and far between, nowadays. Particularly ones that are marketed toward the youth and local communities.

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Management In Reggae

Managers are responsible for overseeing business transactions surrounding the artist and helping to ensure that they come to fruition. With the help of a Public Relations faction, they would also help to ensure that the integrity and public opinion of the artist remains somewhat intact. There are many who assert that good managers are easier to come by in Jamaica than in the UK; at the last Reggae Fraternity UK (RFUK) meeting, legendary producer and co-panellist for the evening Mad Professor argued this point, suggesting that UK reggae practitioners/artists take some hints from how business is conducted on the Jamaican reggae circuit.

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capletonHas Sting Lost It’s Swing?

There’s just under five weeks to go until Jamaica’s annual ‘Sting’ stage show takes place. Whilst many argue that Gully Bop, Tarrus Riley and Capleton (left) stole last year’s show with lively sets and energetic performances, it came to an abrupt end when the clash segment didn’t go to plan. Specifically, trouble ignited between the entourages of Demarco and Masicka. Shortly after this, a physical altercation ensued between Kiprich and Blak Ryno who appeared onstage for a rematch of their clash which took place the previous year (see review here). Bottles were hurled, gunshots fired, stampedes occurred and many had to run for cover.

To read full story written by Nadine White on the Reggae Vibe website.

DADDY_ERNIE_BoomshotsNo Long Talk: Daddy Ernie On Freedom of Choice: “Who Want Vex, Vex!”

If you weren’t in London from the ’90s, you may not be aware of Daddy Ernie or the power of his radio show, SuperJam. As he says: “Who’s Daddy Ernie? Some black DJ who used to be on a station in Brixton that everybody used to wear big gold chains and rings.” What you should know is he’s one of the most respected and important British contributors in the history of Jamaican music. He’s also the only person in history to present a reggae show Monday to Friday on a legal radio station. And it was prime time from 1990 to (about) 2003/2004. The way things are, it’s likely he’ll be the sole claimant forever. Daddy Ernie’s SuperJam ran alongside Choice FM’s lifespan (1990–2013), becoming one of the stations most listened to shows and amongst the highest paid specialist DJs on the station.

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