Mr. Vegas Hot Again With Three New Music Videos

May 20, 2008 at 2:06 pm | Posted in Caribbean Style | 1 Comment
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Press Release

After recently performing before thousands of diehard U.S. college fans on the Irish and Chin produced “Campus Rave” tour, Mr. Vegas has returned to the dancehall scene with a vengeance and three new steamy videos in tow.

 As if dancehall artist Mr. Vegas couldn’t get any hotter in 2008, he just wrapped up the production of a video for his newest single “Daggering.”  On this sizzlin’ track, Mr. Vegas delivers piercing lyrics over the ‘Remebrance’ riddim, produced by Kirkledove of “Tek Weh Yuhself” fame.  Like its predecessor, “Daggering” is destined to spawn a dance craze.  As you read this, impressively, “Daggering” is already creating waves within the dancehall.  In addition to Mr. Vegas’ “Daggering,” you can catch the recent and ever-so-popular “Hot Gal Nuh Fight Ova Man” and “Mus Come a Road” videos in heavy rotation on various television media outlets.

“Daggering is based on a dance, like ‘Wine Up,’ ‘Bruk Out,’ etc.,” said Mr. Vegas enthusiastically on the set of the video shoot.  “It’s a man and woman dance, in contrast to just an individual ting……everybody can get involved.”

 “We have taken this one way back and have modernized the Mento,” added Vegas.  “It’s quite a different feel compared to the one million ‘daggering’ songs in the dancehall….you have to bring something exciting.”

 The “Daggering” video was a creative project from hot-shot director Jay Will, the man behind loads of top-notch dancehall videos including Vegas’ popular “Tek Weh Yuhself” and “Hot Wuk.”  “Daggering” consisted of two scenes, shot at different locations in Jamaica.  The lovely Caymanas Mineral Bath in St. Catherine was the backdrop for scene one, while the final dance/club scene was shot on location in Kingston.

 

“Daggering” is chock-full of energy, capturing the presence of a host of dancers including Shelly Belly, Crazy Hype and Mr. Vegas’ own High Energy Dancers ( a four-member female dance group).  One can anticipate seeing moves that transcend time, from back in the kumina days right up to the modern day “daggering.”

 

“Naturally, ‘Daggering’ sounds like a poco song, so we wanted to keep some kumina in it, giving it a poco vibe – strictly to the African roots,” explained Jay Will about the video concept.

 

Mr. Vegas is scheduled to soon wrap up the Irish and Chin produced “Campus Rave” tour with a final stop at UCLA.  Soon after, he will jumpstart a Canadian tour, dropping in on several cities.

 

 

Mr. Vegas, dancehall’s singjay, is clearly one of the industry’s mainstays.  He burst onto the scene over 10 year ago, with the break through hit “Heads High.”  For over a decade, Mr. Vegas has kept up the momentum by entertaining fans with timeless hits.  His most recent studio album Hot It Up, distributed by Delicious Vinyl, has been embraced by the massive.  Notably, the racy single “Hot Wuk” landed on the Billboard charts.  In August 2008, Mr. Vegas signed onto Irish and Chin, Inc. to manage his career.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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May 15, 2008 at 7:33 pm | Posted in Caribbean Style | Leave a comment

Irie Jam’s Annual Celebrity Soccer Match goes down at Roy Wilkins park on May 26th (Last year Sky Juice and Ding Dong were the most entertaining, we’ll see who takes it this year!

Atlanta, Georgia’s Carnival goes down this weekend, S&V correspondence in ATL will have the rundown next week. For more information checkout Atlanta Carnival

Gnarls Barkley’s new video “Going On” Shot in Jamaica

May 15, 2008 at 7:10 pm | Posted in Alternative Vibe, Caribbean Style, Film/Video/DVD | Leave a comment

Big up to one876entertainment on this one. Gnarls Barkley’s “Going On” was directed by Wendy Morgan and is the second single from their sophomore album The Odd Couple.

Oh So Badly

May 14, 2008 at 6:54 pm | Posted in Caribbean Style | 7 Comments
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So while I was out and about I saw this interesting ensemble

 

I say she looks like a rooster, a fellow admirer said Ronald McDonald. Whats your verdict?

S&V Reader Ecua Kid sent me this look a like Pictured: El Chapolin Colorado (Love it!)

Jamrock Reggaefest Press Party

May 14, 2008 at 6:22 pm | Posted in Caribbean Style, Cultural Vibes | Leave a comment
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The Annual Jamrock Reggaefest festivities kicked of at Boucarou Lounge in the Lower East Side of NYC. Rocking to the sounds of New Kingston Band and Fatta Diamond of Stinga Movements, the ultra sexy lounge hosted various Caribbean media as they gathered to get more information as the concert draws near. Taking place at the Hammerstein Ballroom the concert is dubbed “Jammin in the City” moving from its original location in at the Westchester Center. David “Squeeze” Annakie states, “Its not about money, but about branding us a community”. The lovely Ce’cile and Etana, both set to perform on the show were in the house talking about looking forward to their performances. Etana state, “Last year it was just me and my guitar, this year I’m coming with a band and have a longer set and I’m coming to give a great show” Etana will most likely will be performing hits from her upcoming album set to release on VP Records in June.

 

 

Ce’cile is excited to perform  and wants us to look out for her US release, which has some exclusive songs that were not on the Japanese released album. She also did a remix to “I’m Waiting” with Shaggy slated to hit the airwaves soon. Jamrock Reggaefest goes down Saturday June 14 the line up includes Beenie Man, Third World, Sanchez, Kymani Marley, Assasin, Vegas, Cecile, Etana, Demarco and Christopher and more to be added.  Be sure you get your tickets and don’t say I never told you so!

Meet Sean Kingston Tonight

May 12, 2008 at 5:45 pm | Posted in Caribbean Style, Musical Vibes | Leave a comment
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Awards Show Rundown

May 9, 2008 at 8:48 pm | Posted in Caribbean Style, Musical Vibes | Leave a comment
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The IRAWMA (International Reggae and World Music Awards) went down this past Sunday. Thanks to Rhona Fox Inc, I was able to work the Red Carpet festivities and attend the show, so I have the inside scoop on what went down. The artists, that actually attended ,came out with much style and carried nice vibes.

So my job was organizing all the media and press coverage on the red carpet, you would think that the diva attitude would be exemplified by the artists. The most diva-like attitude came from the press! Mostly the TV crews who thought they were just as important as the celebs, but that’s another story.  The awards were given by the presenters and the list I’m sure you’ve seen already, if not click HERE

Here are a few highlights of the night Kymani Marley spoke to every media outlet and even chilled the people around the way in Harlem, signing autographs and taking pictures.  Shaggy was most entertaining artist of the night with a drink in hand the entire night and full a joke! I was so glad to Machel Montano get the entertainer of the year award, but upset that no one really clapped for him. The ladies were looking gorgeous on the carpet with bright colors and all smiles.  (Barbie is crazy tall! I felt like a midget next to her, I see why people call her baby giant!) Beenie Man was unable to collect his awards so Barbie’s baby bro did it on her, his behalf.  I think the artists seemed to have more fun than the patrons and media personnel…I think we you all should loosen up a bit! Shaggy’s performance was the best of the night, Kymani did a rendition of his father’s “Turn Your Lights Down”,  Taurus Riley was the MVP of the night getting the biggest crowd approval for Best Male Vocal, Jadine worked the crowd through technical difficulties, Macka had girl “Hula Hoopin’” all over the stage, D’angel gave a great attempt at setting the crowd on fire with “Blaze”, Ce’cile’s acapella of “Ride or Die”, Etana’s power house vocals were well received on “Warrior Love” And every gathered on stage for the “One Love” fest. Great times!

Style & Vibes Radio 5/8/2008

May 9, 2008 at 3:37 pm | Posted in Caribbean Style | Leave a comment

Style & Vibes Radio

Machel Montano feat. Buju Banton – Make Love Remix
Peter Ram feat. Vybz Kartel – I Need a Woman
Jadine – Touch Me
D’angel – Blaze
Serani – I know She Loves Me
Beenie Man – Buffer Zone
Tony Matterhorn – Hot Wuk
Munga – Wine Pon It
Vegas – Tek Weh Yaself Remix
Charlie Blacks – Winin’ Time
RDX – Everybody Dance
Mavado – On The Rock
Damian & Stephen Marley – The Mission
Demarco – Duppy Know Who
Timberlee – Bubble Like Soup
Snow/Nadie & Friends – I Will Do (Throwback of the Day)
Alicia Keys/Jr. Reid – No One Remix
Etana – Warrior Love (NEW MUSIC)
Alaine – Sincerely
Jamelody – Love Crazy
 

Caribbean Fashion Rocks

May 2, 2008 at 7:20 pm | Posted in Caribbean Style | Leave a comment
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We often flock to major designers, overlooking some of the best designs in our own backyard. This past Sunday Caribbean Fashion Rocks show went underway launching a firm stance of Caribbean creativity beyond everyday urban wear. Organized by Social Eyes’ Syn Dawkins, sponsored by Irie Jam Media Group, fashion lovers swarmed Magnville’s Metropolis lounge to see what fellow Caribbean designers had to offer. Carefully tailored clothing showcasing the vibrant colors through high fashion pieces, form fitting everyday wear, vivacious hair and candy painted make-up the models strutted their stuff island style.

 

 

Here’s the designer run down:The Eye Collection, Royal Rush, Anthony Eastlink, Soft Lines, Yard Rock Clothing, Moo 7 Styles, Riddim Driven Clothing, Kro Creations, Michael Gillings, Anvil Ensemble, Rebel Reincarnate, Downtown Pat Brown

The Eye Collection was filled with warrior themed designs on tees, red, gold, and green laced with a little army print is what made this collection stand out

Royal Rush’s carefully crafted indigo jean material embellished with light blue and beige colored zippers. The detail and fit on these pieces were incredible, this had to be my favorite desingers of the night as she created a new vision for regular denim. She also created blend of cheetah print fabric with jean as well, creating a well crafted theme for her collection

Anthony Eastlink is a stylist to the stars turned designer who had high fashion pieces and was said to be releasing is line officially this year which is being backed by Donald Trump. His ellaborate pieces included fabrics like leather, fur and lycra with a more coutoure look.

Yard Rock Clothing was the only designer from Jamaica and the only designer with a Beenie Man plate playing as their intro! their pieces were more along the lines of traditional urban wear with a yard flare.

Riddim Driven a division of VP Records had a team of designers with Men’s  laid back urban wear tees and jackets crafted with the music in mind.

Moo 7 Styles was probably my least favorite as they seem to be a little behind the times, I would have much rathered a fashion forward approach to women’s urban wear, they did however craft a hand painted mens white blaze that immediately caught my eye.

Kro Creations’ colorful crocheted pieces lit up on the runway, blending orange hues, blues, purples into bikini fitting attire that you couldn’t swim in, but would look great with a pair of skinny jeans!

Michael Gillings created formal wear for men and women, classic suites and elegant dresses graced the runway

Anvil Ensemble had a lot of soft lines and fits for women

Rebel Reincarnate Keeping in mind the rebel woman she used earthy tones of green, blues and made her pieces popped with bright reds and yellows. She created long skirts made with various jean and soft flowing colored prints that would look great with flip flops in the summer on a relaxed day.

Hair creations by: Snarx Hair Salon, Elegance House of Creation, Kahnami Creation and Toxic Venom. Here are some of my favorite hair styles:

Yes is says Irie in the back of her head. I luv it! The girl below had a wicked mohawk with corn rows at the side…I think that’s going to be my next hairdo!

Above Pictures Courtesy of DatzWhatzup

 all others are original photos taken by Miss Mikelah

Style & Vibes Radio 5/1/2008

May 2, 2008 at 4:15 pm | Posted in Caribbean Style | Leave a comment

The lovely ladies of Imperial Marketing Group, Annastasia Wright and Jennifer Fequierem, came by to promote their first major event Reggae Carifest Cares. The soon-to-be Baruch College Alums tell us about their journey to starting their own marketing company while still in college as well as why Carifest is different this year. They even stuck around to comment on Usher’s “Love in This Club” remixes. For more information on artist line up and to purchase tickets for Carifest please check out their website: Reggae Carifest Cares

Style and Vibes Radio

 

 

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