Sly & Robbie go Latin, again

AMERICAN band Ozomatli has added a reggae flavor to their Latin venture qualified Nonstop Mexico for Jamaica.To finish this, the Los Angeles-based, six-part furnish looked for the aptitude of productive “Cadence Twins” Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare. The team are credited as makers of the set.

“When they (Ozomatli) clarified what they needed, we simply did it. We heard the tunes of the melodies and played what we thought would suit tracks, then sent it back to them,” veteran drummer Dunbar disclosed to Jamaica Observer yesterday. “I don’t think it took us a whole day.”

The Grammy-winning twosome of Dunbar and bassist Shakespeare have been making music since the 1970s. They have created, and played on tunes by Peter Tosh, Black Uhuru, Dennis Brown, Grace Jones, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger and No Doubt.

This is not the first run through the “Twins” have gone down the Latin course. In 1999, they combined dancehall and Latin music sounds on a 16-track set titled La Trenggae. The set created hits including Foundation by Beenie Man, Quando (Ambelique), and Many (Scare Dem Crew).

Tricky and Robbie copped the Best Reggae Album Grammy in 1999 with Friends.

Agreeing Ozomatli, their set is “a gathering of reconsidered variants of tracks”.

“We thought it would be a smart thought to pick melodies from the Mexican tune book, old and new, and recording them in reggae style. That is the thing that got the wheels turning yet what got it to the following level was when Sly and Robbie got on board,” said Ulises Bella, band part, in an article in Billboard magazine.

Constant Mexico to Jamaica involves revised works of art including Bésame Mucho, Noa, and Tragos Amargos. It highlights Latin stars Juanes, Régulo Caro and Gaby Moreno.

Shaped in 1995, Ozomatli is known for Latin, hip bounce, and shake music.

Source: Jamaica Oberver

Jamaican is Caribbean’s Next Top Model

Jamaican Shamique Simms is the Caribbean’s Next Top Model for 2017.

The finale of the broadcast provincial reality show and rivalry occurred on Monday, finishing the season in sensational mold, as two contenders tied for second place – Samantha West from Trinidad and Nkechi Vaughn of Guyana. It was, be that as it may, the 5-foot-9 Jamaican who charmed the judges with what has been portrayed as ‘her effortlessness and common excellence, and additionally her capacity to work the camera’.

This present season’s opposition was held against the setting of the flavor isle — Grenada—and whether she was covering herself with oil for the notorious ‘hit’ shoot or getting aesthetic in a submerged shoot, Simms’ flexibility and crude displaying ability is said to have driven her to the top position.

Alongside the title of being the Caribbean’s Next Top Model, Simms was additionally granted US$25,000; an agreement with Mint Model Management, NY; a cover highlight and article spread in SHE Caribbean magazine; and the most recent era iPhone from Flow.

The show’s co-official maker, host, judge and previous Miss Universe Wendy Fitzwilliam had only all the best for Simms.

“Shamique contended among our hardest field of yearning models yet, and constantly kept up her concentration all through the opposition. More than whatever other member, Shamique entered the opposition with a reasonable comprehension of what is required of her in the demonstrating business. She reliably developed all through the opposition and it is this mix of readiness and persistent constancy regarding her eating routine, wellness, mental quality and uplifting standpoint that gave this chocolate magnificence, as she was affectionately called by her kindred models, the edge.”

Stream’s Wendy McDonald additionally offered her congrats to the new victor.

“A year ago we respected the chance to band together with this venture as we considered this to be a novel stage to give presentation of youthful Caribbean ability both before and behind the camera. For us, this is not only an opposition but rather it is an interest in the advancement of the Caribbean design industry and our ability to make nearby substance that is keeping pace with global principles. Moreover, it furnishes our watchers with unmatched access to neighborhood and provincial substance.”

The show takes after young ladies trying to dispatch a vocation in the aggressive universe of displaying. Fitzwilliam hosts Caribbean’s Next Top Model and is additionally head judge, joined by worldwide picture taker Pedro Virgil and Caribbean form savant professional Socrates McKinney. For season three, the show brushed more than 30 Caribbean domains to discover the current year’s champ.

Source: Jamaica Observer

R Kelly for this year’s Groovin In The Park

R Kelly, the lord of contemporary soul music, is main event during the current year’s Groovin In The Park, which comes back to Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York on June 25.

It will be the vocalist’s first appearance on the show which praises its ninth year.

“R Kelly is amped up for Groovin In The Park and we are similarly amped up for having him on our line up. We followed him in 2012 yet it never worked out, however this year we could take care of business,” read an announcement from promoters.

Just like the custom, the occasion mixes classes to suit the varied tastes of a to a great extent West Indian gathering of people. Freddie McGregor, Ken Boothe, Leroy Sibbles and the Reggae Symphony Orchestra are likewise on the card.

A year ago, Grammy champs Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle imparted the bill to Beres Hammond, Toots and The Maytals and Tessanne Chin.

Coordinators say Groovin In The Park develops every year. In 2016, more than 25,000 fans went to the show, the biggest since its origin.

Source: The Tropixs

Snoop Dogg to induct Tupac into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Snoop Dogg will draft the late rapper Tupac Shakur into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, while Pharrell Williams will accept Nile Rodgers amid the function in Brooklyn one month from now.

The Rock and Roll Hall reported Wednesday extra visitors who’ll be available April 7 at the Barclays Center to accept the current year’s most current class.

Dhani Harrison will draft ELO and Pat Monahan will accept Journey. Already declared visitors including Neil Young enlisting Pearl Jam, Jackson Browne accepting Joan Baez, and Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush drafting Yes.

Extra entertainers at the current year’s function incorporate Lenny Kravitz, Alicia Keys, Mary Chapin Carpenter and the Indigo Girls.


Source: The Tropixs

Sean Paul’s ‘No Lie’ Featured In Baywatch Trailer With Dwayne Johnson & Zac Efron

Universal recording artiste Sean Paul’s most recent raving success single ‘No Lie’ with British songstress Dua Lipa is highlighted in the official trailer for Comedy/Action film Baywatch featuring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron.

‘No Lie’ will be included on Sean Paul’s expected collection, his first with Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited. The Pop single is as of now climbing the diagrams all over Europe and has piled on more than 83 Million perspectives on YouTube since January.

Baywatch is set to hit the wide screen on May 26, 2017.

The Seth Gordon-coordinated film is about Lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson) and a brash newcomer (Zac Efron) reveal a criminal plot that undermines the eventual fate of the sound.

Watch the trailer and ‘No Lie’ official music video underneath.



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Pitbull adds Jamaican flavour to album

The 12-track set elements Stephen Marley on Options. A video for that tune was shot at a few areas in Kingston including the Bob Marley Museum and Tuff Gong recording studio.

Provocative Body, another melody from Climate Change, is a cooperation with Jennifer Lopez. It tests vocalist Sasha’s Dat Sexy Body, initially created by Tony Kelly.

Miami-based rapper LunchMoney Lewis, child of Inner Circle bassist Ian Lewis, is on the tune Greenlight which topped at number 95 on the Billboard Hot 100 a year ago.

The 36-year-old Pitbull has fiddled with dancehall some time recently. He examined Murder She Wrote by Chaka Demus and Pliers on his 2014 single El Taxi.

The video for Options is coordinated by Gil Green, known for his work with hip-jump and dancehall acts.

Green coordinated Elephant Man’s Jook Gal and Pon De River, Pon De Bank; TOK’s Gal Yuh A Lead and Ky-Mani Marley’s One Time.


Source: Jamacia Observer

Charly Black gets Latin love

High-riding emcee Charly Black was perceived at the ASCAP Latin Awards on March 15 for his tune, Gyal You A Party Animal, which was a huge hit in Latin America a year ago.

The service occurred in San Juan, Puerto Rico at Condado Vanderbilt Hotel.

Delivered by Kurt Riley, Gyal You A Party Animal is Charly Black’s greatest hit. Its prosperity earned him various shows in the rising dancehall markets of El Salvador, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Mexico.

“It was an extraordinary opportunity to connect with other Latin artists and executives, including the supervisor of ASCAP; so it was extremely advantageous going to,” said Charly Black. “Ideally, it will go about as a springboard for more joint efforts like this for me. I feel as artistes we should dependably hope to grow our fan base and break into new markets and the most recent few years has been a disclosure for me in that regard,” he included.

‘More coordinated efforts’ allude to Pa Que Me Invitan which Charly Black did with Latin genius Jencarlos. It topped graphs and spilling playlists crosswise over Central and South America; the tune is discharged by Universal Latin and co-created by Maffio and Rvssian.

Dad Que Me Invitan additionally entered the BIllboard Latin Pop Songs Chart and Hot Latin Songs Chart. It won an ASCAP grant for across the board radio play.

ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) is the biggest distributing association on the planet with more than 600,000 individuals.


Source: Jamaica Observer

Air Supply giving hospital lifeline

This is the thing that Paul Issa, administrator of the Issa Trust Foundation, says benefactors ought to anticipate from An Evening with Air Supply booked for the Lily Pond garden at Couples Sans Souci Resort in St Ann on June 24.

The inaugural show is meaning to raise reserves for the pediatric ward of the St Ann’s Bay Hospital.

Issa was talking with columnists in St Ann prior this week.

As indicated by the administrator, the Australian delicate shake couple — containing Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock — visited the healing center and in addition Annotto Bay Hospital and Free Hill Primary and Infant School in St Mary in 2015. It was on this visit the gathering acknowledged to be the establishment’s goodwill envoys and resolved to perform for nothing at the show.

“They are our exclusive goodwill envoys, as far as excitement up until now, and they speak to us. We set up stalls at their shows everywhere throughout the world and they even advance us on their site. It’s another thought for us however something we need to have the capacity to advance. Big names are in a one of a kind position where they can use their notoriety and their name to do okay things,” Issa said.

Air Supply will perform We Are Here, a signature melody penned for the establishment. Artist Tessanne Chin and Reggae artiste Djani are likewise booked to perform. An after-gathering with DJ Bambino takes after.

Issa portrays the show as “their greatest pledge drive” since the establishment began in 2005.

“It’s not simply an issue of painting and settling things. We are putting in the essential hardware to have the capacity to offer the most ideal social insurance to the kids who are here. We won’t just give machines yet we will instruct the staff how to look after them,” he said.

Andrea Davis, occasion maker, says there’ll additionally be an online sale on the night. Things including a marked match of shoes from sprinter Usain Bolt and in addition a marked instrument from Air Supply will be up for offering.

Air Supply developed on the worldwide market in the late ’70s and is referred to for hits, for example, Just As I Am, Even The Nights Are Better, and Here I Am.

Source: Jamaica Observer

Drake returns with dancehall beats and big-name guests

Drake, the productive hip-bounce star who was a year ago’s top-offering craftsman, has come back with a melody accumulation in which he wanders encourage into dancehall rhythms and taps individual enormous names.

The Toronto rapper, who has since quite a while ago tested industry definitions, on Saturday dropped “More Life” and called it not a collection or a mixtape but rather his first playlist.

“More Life” is secured by “Fake Love,” Drake’s irresistible hit about the phoniness of everyone around him. He discharged the tune toward the end of last year however it didn’t show up on his blockbuster collection “Perspectives.”

The track is worked off a stripped-down beat reminiscent of dancehall, the fiery prevalent music of Jamaica. He goes all the more vigorously into dancehall on “Madiba Riddim,” which insinuates hostile to politically-sanctioned racial segregation saint Nelson Mandela and has echoes of Drake’s super hit with Rihanna “Too Good.”

Drake, who says he despises being marked just as a rapper, goes into undeniable fly on tracks, for example, “High school Fever,” an affection melody that is incompletely a front of Jennifer Lopez’s “Whether You Had My Love.”

Be that as it may, Drake additionally works together on “More Life” with driving rappers including Skepta, Young Thug, Travis Scott and, in one of his first appearances since standing out as truly newsworthy with a mental breakdown in November, Kanye West.

On “Gleam,” West seems to allude to his current whimsical conduct, which included blaming different stars for attempting to murder him and lauding US President Donald Trump.

West sticks his activities on popularity, singing: “Man, the gleam made them feel like I’m gunproof.”

Drake offers space to the British artist Sampha on “4422,” a R&B melody of division that takes as its symbolism the US tax document used to slice off associations with a bequest.

Drake was the top-offering worldwide craftsman of 2016, as indicated by the IFPI business body. His ubiquity is particularly solid on spilling administrations, with his “One Dance” the main track to have been played more than one billion circumstances on Spotify.

Drake – who has over and over discovered accomplishment with works he characterized as playlists – has depicted “More Life” as a free accumulation of tracks to conquer any hindrance between real discharges.

In a short presentation on Apple Music, the 30-year-old expressed: “They say that we could live everlastingly/during the evening I implore it’s actual/I’ve done as such much in my brief timeframe/And still there’s a whole other world to do.”


Source: Jamaica Observer

‘Matrix’ reboot?

A reboot of “The Matrix” is said to be the works, however many fans would rather observe Warner Bros. pick an alternate pill.

The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday revealed that Warner Bros. is building up a relaunch of the 1999 film, which brought forth two far less cherished continuations. Any new “Framework” film is in such an early stage, to the point that it might — like incalculable different tasks being developed — never add up to anything. Warner Bros. declined to share any subtle elements on its arrangements on Wednesday.

Be that as it may, the report was sufficient to feed a reaction via web-based networking media over any altering the Wachowskis’ trench-covered, moderate movement slug flying sci-fi creation. Reboots, you may have seen, are a smidgen regular for Hollywood nowadays. And keeping in mind that repaving old top picks frequently causes dismay among fans, the likelihood of another “Lattice” touched a nerve.

On one hand, the tragic vision of “The Matrix,” about a disobedience to machine-controlled administer, would appear to be perfect for now. All things considered, many have as of late proposed the world has tipped into its very own recreated reality. The time might be ready for the profound “rabbit-opening” jumping Laurence Fishburne’s Morpheus pushed.

Additionally, at first injured fan emotions have been known to relax under the correct conditions. Get the correct ability included, secure the essential favors, discuss “mining” the story’s endless “universe” and you could — come opening end of the week — have a “Framework” variant of “The Force Awakens” staring you in the face.

But on the other hand there’s motivation to trust moviegoers are progressively saying no to money snatch reboots. The purposes behind their downfalls were different, yet the previous summer was a memorial park of disappointing redos, including “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” “Freedom Day: Resurgence” and “Ghostbusters.”

Still, changes and spin-offs remain, overwhelmingly, the greatest film industry hits. Disney’s “Excellence and the Beast,” another refashioned ’90s fable (yet one with less shades), is required to open with more than $130 million in ticket deals this end of the week and may eventually net $1 billion around the world.

So why is the possibility of more “Grid” especially jolting? Here are a couple reasons why:

No Wachowskis. In spite of the fact that they could, obviously, get included in some limit later on, they aren’t as of now appended as executives for the new venture. For some, a “Framework” without Lana and Lilly Wachowski — the journalists and chiefs of each of the three movies — is an utter detestation. Despite the fact that their ensuing films — the “Grid” continuations, “Cloud Atlas” and “Jupiter Ascending” — have been to a great extent got as failures to discharge, they’ve never needed for desire, brave or creative energy. That goes twofold for their Netflix arrangement “Sense8.” Keanu Reeves has said their contribution is vital for his investment in any new “Framework” film. However notwithstanding Reeves’ activity saint bona fides in as yet sterling condition (see “John Wick” and its spin-off) and the Wachowskis consistently producing science fiction, Warner Bros. is said to investigate an alternate movie producer and star. “Justice fighters” recorder Zak Penn may compose the script.

Creativity was the fundamental excite of “The Matrix.” The disillusioning continuations in any case, “The Matrix” was for fans exhilaratingly present, even modern, in its enhancements advancement, unmistakable visuals and philosophical underpinnings. A revamp conflicts with the motion picture’s characterizing quality. Something of a bet, “The “Framework” was discharged in March however went ahead to win four Oscars and make $463.5 million around the world. Among the many to criticize a reboot was “Full Frontal” essayist Travon Free, who stated: “A unique artful culmination called ‘Get Out’ made $113M on a $4M spending plan and Warner Bros is rebooting ‘The Matrix.’ Spend that cash on new thoughts!”

Too early. Despite the fact that snappy reboots have occurred before (“Spider-Man” may have set the record at an insignificant five years) “The Matrix” doesn’t yet feel particularly dated at 18 years of age. Be that as it may, as Hollywood starts veering into the ’90s for change prepared licensed innovation, Generation X is starting to experience what has for some time been a consistent for children of post war America. (1999’s “The Blair Witch Project” was additionally renewed a year ago.) As Hollywood edges nearer to today to loot evermore late changes, it may require Neo to locate some sort of time twist, as well.

Source: The Tropics