Shaggy – Christmas In The Islands – DJ Pack

Shaggy - Christmas In The Islands - DJ Pack

Artist: Shaggy
Song: “Raggamuffin Christmas ft Junior Reid & Bounty Killer”
Label: Mr. Luva Luva/BMG

Artist: Shaggy
Song: “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
Label: Mr. Luva Luva/BMG

SHAGGY: CHRISTMAS IN THE ISLANDS

“Christmas in Jamaica is all about sun, sand, family, friends and parties!”

That’s just as much Shaggy’s description of his beloved Caribbean home during the holidays as it is a welcoming invitation into the world of his forthcoming album Christmas in the Islands, to be released worldwide November 20th on BMG.

With Christmas in the Islands, Shaggy serves up a Caribbean-infused twist of reggae, dancehall and pop sounds on holiday classics as well as new festive originals with help from a who’s who of musical luminaries including Bounty Killer, Junior Reid, Beenie Man, Ne-Yo, Conkarah, Joss Stone, Rayvon, Shenseea, Craigy T, Jamila Falak, CARYS, Richie Stephens, Sanchez, OMI, and Romain Virgo. The album was produced by Shaggy, Tony “CD” Kelly, iLLWayno, Shane Hoosong, Jerry Fuentes, Martin “Cherry Cherry Boom Boom” Kierszenbaum & Richie D. and mixed by 4x Grammy Award winner Robert “Hitmixer” Orton.

“Raggamuffin Christmas” and “Holiday in Jamaica” form the soundtrack to a typical Grand Market Christmas party while the listener can almost envision being in the crystal blue waters at the Maiden Cay Christmas party on “Christmas Time,” “Open Presents” and the reggae-fied, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”

Shaggy encapsulates the holiday allure of the islands in “No Icy Christmas,” “Sunny Celebration” and “Catch Myself Some Rays” while underscoring the joy of fun, sun, and rum on “Warm & Easy,” “Take You to the Cool” and the title track “Christmas in the Islands.”

Born Orville Richard Burrell and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, Shaggy got his start as a club DJ in New York City’s burgeoning dancehall scene soon after moving to Brooklyn in his teens. Not long after serving four years in the U.S. Marines (including two tours of duty in the Middle East as part of Operation Desert Storm), he inked his first record deal and quickly scored a global crossover smash with “Oh Carolina.”

As the only diamond-selling dancehall/reggae artist in music history, Shaggy, managed by the Cherrytree Music Company, has sold more than 40 million album units to date, in addition to landing eight singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and seven albums on the Billboard 200 (including four in the top 40). Along with 44/876 (winner of Best Reggae Album at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards), his most recent projects include his twelfth studio album Wah Gwaan?!, a 2019 release that amassed over four million streams during its first week on Spotify alone and spent a chunk of that year in the Top 10 on Apple’s iTunes Reggae chart. That was followed by the release of Hot Shot 2020, commemorating the 20th anniversary of his diamond-selling album, which included re-recorded, modernized versions of the biggest hits and most beloved fan favorites across Shaggy’s catalog. This year also saw the massive success of his viral hit, “Banana” with fellow Jamaican artist, Conkarah which spawned 35 million Tik Tok videos and over 5 billion video views for the #bananadrop challenge!

Not only a multi-award-winning songwriter and hitmaker, Shaggy has also long used his platform to strengthen his community and homeland. In 2009, he established the Shaggy Make a Difference Foundation and organized the first of many, Shaggy & Friends benefit concerts, which to date have raised millions for the Bustamante Children’s Hospital (the Caribbean’s only English-speaking children’s hospital, located in Kingston).

“I always try to bring the fun when I’m performing, and keep everything very lighthearted and joyous,” says Shaggy. “I think my purpose and my job is to bring joy to as many people as I can, and I want that to resonate within all of the music that I create.”

With Christmas in the Islands, Shaggy continues to spread joy as well as heaps of holiday cheer, Caribbean style.

The Kemist – Bassline Feat. Kleeo x JonFX

The Kemist - Bassline Feat. Kleeo x JonFX

Jamaica born/Miami based artist, producer and DJ, The Kemist brings the heat with his infectious new single “Bassline,” released today on 21 Entertainment / Republic Records /Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. The Kemist’s music is synonymous with party anthems and heavily supported by DJs like Major Lazer, Diplo, Tropkillaz and Sak Noel. Produced by JonFX (XXXTENTACION, Vybz Kartel and Maluma) and featuring Jamaican rising star Kleeo, “Bassline”is guaranteed to get people dancing with its ground shaking tempo and addictive hook.

On the new song, The Kemist notes: “between JonFX’s killer beat and Kleeo’s catchy melodies and vibe on the chorus…inspiration to write this song came easy.”

“Bassline” emphasises The Kemist’s distinct style, which includes fusing elements of reggae, dancehall, electronic, trap, and pop music into a catchy sound of his own. The track builds on the momentum from the latest singles, “Roulette” (2020), “We Made It”(2020) and “Mayhem” (2019) – the latter of which was featured inTall Girl (Netflix film), Love & Hip Hop Atlanta (VH1) and Siesta Key (MTV). The song also landed on th eShazam Top 200 (Global) and topped iTunesand Club Charts worldwide.

Born in Kingston Jamaica, Errol “Kemar” Thompson aka The Kemist grew up around reggae royalty. His mother is the Queen of Reggae, Marcia Griffiths, and his father, Errol Thompson Sr., was a musician and popular radio personality. At the tender age of 3, The Kemist got his 1st moment in the spotlight sharing the stage with Reggae legend Bob Marley. The charismatic artist was destined to be a star as he grew up touring the world as a music director/musician in his mom’s band. In 2018, he signed to 21 Entertainment in partnership with Republic Records and kicked off his next chapter with the single “Body Can’t Lie” [feat. Nyanda of Brick & Lace] which hinges on a flavorful and fiery island beat that builds toward a hypnotic hook as sexy as it is slick.

The Kemist is Jamaica’s hottest new triple threat with over 50 million online streams to date and support from industry heavyweights such as Sean Paul, Diplo, Zedd and Major Lazer.

DJ Odyssey – Shell Down Vol. 13 (Explicit)

DJ Odyssey - Shell Down Vol. 13 (Explicit)

Trick or Treat, money or sweet, give me something nice to eat! Nothing to eat in this volume but, plenty of Tricks and Treats so tune in!
Play, Like, Download And Share. Happy Quarantining & Happy Halloween!

DJ Odyssey – Shell Down Vol. 12

DJ Odyssey - Shell Down Vol. 12

Felt a bit nostalgic doing this one. In this volume of Shell Down, I decided to feature some tracks that I listened to in Primary School (for some of you, High School) from the late 90’s & early 2000’s that include some Soft Rock, Alternative, Pop and More!

Play, Like, Share & Download. Happy Quarantining!

DJ Odyssey – Shell Down Vol. 10

DJ Odyssey - Shell Down Vol. 10

This volume sheds some light on some new album releases making waves right now namely from artists like Protoje, Pop Smoke, Popcaan, Tiwa Savage And More! Play, Share, Download & Enjoy! Happy Quarantining!

Vershon – Reality ft Chip

Vershon - Reality ft Chip

Wildly talented, heavily streamed, yet still in the throes of international discovery, Jamai-ca’s musical sensation Vershon releases new single ‘Reality’ featuring the UK’s front run-ner in Rap, Chip.

Previously named as BBC Radio 1Xtra’s ‘Hot For 2016’ artists alongside J Hus, Kehlani and Mabel, Vershon made his first chink in the armour of global breakthrough with his hit single ‘Inna Real Life’. His music profile has since built to include over 11 million streams, 346K followers on Instagram and his own YouTube channel is home to over 44 million views, yet it is the release of his forthcoming ‘Only One’ EP, which also features Trillary Banks and Busy Signal, that is set to bridge the gap between Jamaica and the UK.

Taken from ‘Only One’, produced by award-winning British trio The Fanatix, responsible for cuts with the likes of Nicki Minaj, Popcaan, Vybz Kartel, Giggs and Stylo G, the genu-ine Caribbean vibes run to the very roots of ‘Reality’. The track comes as the second up-front slice of the highly anticipated 6-track, released via Saint Music/Parlophone in his first freshly inked deal with a major label, and arouses the heat on the sensuous side to Ver-shon as he divulges his enamour for no-filter, natural beauty. Having previously released the bold and gritty ‘Original’, ‘Reality’ offers an insight in to the lyrical dexterity and musi-cal diversity of Vershon, demonstrating that he’s equally as skilled at hitting out hard bars with a livewire spark as he is at articulating tender moments and emotion.

Featuring a delicate pulsating key synth and serene bird-like calls, the stripped back in-troduction puts a spotlight on to Vershon as he confidently takes the stage, lyrically ca-ressing the track with tangible lyricism before the deep tremble of bass begins to stir. Although raised in London, Chip’s Jamaican roots have always maintained a strong influ-ence over his music and whilst he is a master at skipping rings around any beat and bar-ring with the best, his inclusion on ‘Reality’ highlights the capabilities of the duo and their ability to command an exhilarating record.

“I am grateful to be given the opportunity to show the world different sides of my lyrical versatility. My upcoming EP “Only One”, showcases a little window into my lyrical and musical diversity and I am quietly buzzing to begin this new chapter in my career. I am very anxious to see how my fans and a wider audience will react to the music and diversity, but there’s much more to come – going to need bigger windows lol” – VERSHON

DJ Chemics – Summer 20 Mixtape

DJ Chemics - Summer 20 Mixtape

DJ Chemics presents Summer 20 Mixtape the best of Hip Hop, Rap, Dancehall, Afrobeats, Reggaeton, Pop, EDM & Remixes. All the hits all in one mix. Songs from June – September 2020! Sun ☀️ Summer 🌴 Sexy 👙