Wednesday, March 24, 2010


“Our main intention is to sensitize our fans to some of the new and more vibrant songs and riddims of the current soca season”

For those not accustomed to the versatility of Razz & Biggy, it may come as a surprise that they would be able to bring a musical vibe using soca, but that is exactly what the duo where able to produce with their first ever soca mixtape entitled Soca Explosion – Volume 1.

Though they have never released a soca mixtape, they have been able to satisfy the thirst of soca revelers in high energy markets such as Trinidad where they have been able to deliver thrilling sets to these audiences over the years and as recent as the just concluded Trinidad Carnival where they did five (5) shows with DASECA hit maker; Serani.

“On Soca Explosion our main intention is to sensitize our fans to some of the new and more vibrant songs and riddims of the current soca season” Razz states. With that said the mixtape is bundled together with 36 tracks of high energy tracks that have the capability to get any crowd moving. Clearly the duo have used their expert selecting skills to pool together the best of the best of the 2010 and used them to prepare a sensational Soca package for their fans. The vibe starts of on a high note with Police by Shal Marshall and flows in the winner of the Trinidad Soca Monarch 2010 Competition; Palance, which is very much a crowd favourite across the islands. Other tracks from the competition such as True Lies by Fay-Ann Lyons, Murdah by Shurwayne Winchester and Wuk it by Patrice Roberts also met the selection criteria.

This season has been a good season in terms of the quality of events executed and the tracks produced. It saw quite a few dancehall acts either doing collaborations with soca artistes are experimenting with the genre all on their own. Razz & Biggy have consistently stood firm in their commitment to bring Jamaican music to the forefront, in so doing, it comes as no surprise that they added tracks like Bubble remix by Makamillion featuring Pamputte, Hot Like Pepper by Machel Montano featuring Serani, Love a come down (remix) by Demarco featuring Machel Montano and Woi gyal Woi by Busy Signal featuring Machel Montano to the their Soca Explosion Volume 1 mixtape.

The vibe created at the beginning of the mixtape continued through to Pon di Floor by Major Lazer allowing the Razz & Biggy’s Soca Explosion to end on just as high a note as it began allowing them the room yet again to confirm their versatility.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Razz & Biggy and Serani recently returned to Jamaica fresh from a tour which saw them representing dancehall/reggae music throughout Europe and Trinidad. The European leg of the tour was quite extensive, it spanned a month, covered 19 venues across Germany, France, Sweden, Italy, Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland. There were also five (5) stops in Trinidad to complete this tour. Biggy represented the dynamic duo on this tour where he was the selected Disc Jockey for Reggae/Dancehall hit maker, Serani. The tour brought Serani and his music to his European Fans and was equally an opportunity to sensitize the European market to the musical selections of Razz & Biggy. The task for Biggy was to bring the vibe & energy in each venue to a fever pitch before Serani’s Performances and support him during his sets, a task he delivered on night after night.

Biggy explains that the experience in Europe is not one that can be compared to any other. The audiences in Europe are “very excited about dancehall and reggae music”. All nineteen venues were jam packed with capacity filled crowds at each stop all coming out to witness our (Jamaican) music, “even singing some of these songs word for word” continued Biggy. It is always an overwhelming experience to play in front of an audience, it is that more special when these patrons first language is not English. Biggy affirms that he is always humbled by the reception that the music receives in these territories and it is always an enticing offer to take trips of this nature to deliver musical sets to audiences that have a natural love for the music. A misconception that the talented disc jockey would like to dispel is that people tend to believe that only ‘one drop’ or conventional reggae artistes can attract a crowd throughout Europe. This he says is far from the truth. Our music has evolved and transcended most boundaries and as a result “the same songs that are crowd favourites in Jamaica are crowd favourites across most of Europe as well”, he comments.

Trinidad’s High Energy Carnival Season always has elements of the Jamaican Culture injected in it; from performances by some of our entertainers to selections from some of the island’s highly rated disc jockeys. Biggy found himself at some of these high energy events powered by the Carnival fever that was sweeping through Trinidad. He was able to find the perfect blend of Dancehall, soca and reggae to wet the appetite of the Carnival revelers.

Now back in Jamaica the Duo continue to work hard hot on the heels of the release of their first Production - the First Born Riddim which features a track by Razz & Biggy titled – ‘How We Stay’ along with tracks from Tony Matterhorn, Bugle, Serani, Raine Seville, Kibaki, Charley Blacks, Flippa Mafia and Laden. The Riddim has already gained favourable airplay locally and is currently filtering overseas to places like Antigua where it has already been hailed as a favourite among radio disc Jockeys.

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Check out vibe in Antigua when the First Born Riddim was Released there

BILL$ - The After Champs Edition

“New Dawn Entertainment’s Bill$ represents affordable and responsible partying”

The event that has consistently proved to be the most cost effective event for patrons year after year returns with the Easter 2010 production. New Dawn Entertainment is set to execute another staging of Bill$, this year it will be the After Champs Edition.

The team has returned to their home at Ultimate Car Care (20 Holborn Road, New Kingston) aimed at giving their die hearted patrons that relaxed and familiar atmosphere in which to unwind and enjoy the great vibe that is being prepared for them. The entertainment as always is in capable hands, for the Easter Edition we will be enjoying the musical selections of Kingston AllStars, Dj Narity, Coppershot and Supa Hype.

With the energy surrounding the ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Athletic Championship 2010 approaching fever pitch, patrons are being encouraged to take that same energy with them to this staging of Bill$. Come out representing their schools or Alma – maters in which ever way they see fit; sporting a rag, a cap, the school tie, crest, shirt or even a flag. New Dawn Entertainment is devoted to allowing their patrons to safely enjoy themselves while not breaking themselves in the bank at the same time, the end result? Everybody loosening up and partying to their hearts content, “that’s what New Dawn Entertainment’s Bill$ represents; affordable and responsible partying” echoed almost in unison by Danielle Davis and Rajiv Punnacy of the New Dawn Entertainment Team.

In keeping with that promise and standing true to what has always been said about New Dawn’s Bill$ the event is affordably priced with General Entry set at 5 Bills ($500), ladies are $100 b4 10pm (gates open at 9pm) and ALL DRINKS ARE $100.

So on March 27, 2010 all roads lead to Ultimate Car Care, 20 Holborn Road, New Kingston for the Easter staging of New Dawn Entertainment’s Bill$.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Daseca Beckons a Genesis in Dancehall

The Daseca Productions crew has a brand new riddim called the Genesis riddim, and it was premiered last night on Bobby Konders & Jabba’s show on New York’s Hot97 radio station. According to a Daseca spokesperson, the Genesis riddim was so-named because they hope that it will mark the rebirth or a new beginning for dancehall music.

How? Well, unlike most riddim releases coming out of Jamaica, Daseca has not leaked the riddim to numerous sound systems and radio deejays in order to give it that first push and get some ‘buzz’ going. Invariably, that has resulted in the riddims being posted and made widely available online via file sharing and illegal music sites and on forums – a factor that undoubtedly contributes to the genre’s typically weak [legal] sales figures. Beyond last night’s premiere on Hot97, there will be a premiere on Jamaican radio later this week and on the Jamaican entertainment scene at the popular Alliance Happy Thursdayz event. That aside however, Daseca are keeping a tight wrap on this new riddim, as they seek to prevent its widespread piracy, and encourage actual sales of the riddim via legal channels.

The Genesis riddim is distributed by Rockstone Media, and features tracks by Assassin, Mavado, Serani, Bugle, Aidonia, Kibaki, Raine Seville, Charly Black and T-Nez. On March 23, 2010, it will be widely available for purchase via popular online music retailers such as Amazon and iTunes. Will it mark a new beginning for dancehall music? This ultimately lies in the hands of the Jamaican music fans. On March 23, we encourage you to preview the riddim via your favorite [legal] music retailer, and buy it (or individual tracks off it) if you like it.

Below we’ve featured a short clip of the Genesis riddim; it was cut from last night’s live-to-air launch on Hot97 radio station.

Source - Dancehall.Mobi