Entertainment On The Go
Kim Nain signs with Curran
Singer Kim Nain recently signed a management contract with artiste manager Shelly Ann Curran.
Curran, a renowned marketer who also manages reggae star Bugle, Magnum King of the Dancehall 2015 winner Devin Di Dakta and Digicel Rising Stars alumni Delando Colley, said she decided to work with Kim because of her work ethic and dedication to her craft.
"And as a woman in the business, I am always keen on uplifting other women in music to reach their highest potential," said Curran.
Kim said she was on the hunt for good and quality representation.
"I have been in the same space as Shelly on a few occasions and everything I knew of her and observed myself checked off all the boxes and she was on the level of professionalism I desired in a manager," said Kim.
Bushfire rhythm burning up
Dancehall veteran Merciless is leading out the Bushfire rhythm which features a savvy collection of veteran and young dancehall acts.
The rhythm was released on the Sweet Music label in late December. Merciless is currently enjoying a resurgence in his career with the popular The Story, which has racked up 60,000 views in a week since its release.
The rhythm features two female artistes, Macka Diamond's feisty and unapologetic No Gyal, while newcomer Keshan sparks with the girls' anthem, Walk Out.
Chino with Money a Count, Flexx with Little Secret and Don Mafia with Living in a Dream, are also on the rhythm.
Bunji, Shenseea collab on soca remix
VP Records artiste Bunji Garlin and dancehall vixen Shenseea, have collaborated on a remix to his 2017 hit single 'Big Bad Soca'.
Along with the release of the single, a new video, directed by Tom Swindell includes never before seen footage of the original 'Big Bad Soca' video.
Filmed at the YouTube Studios in New York, the video includes choreography by Blacka Di Danca. A new video for the remix featuring Shenseea and filmed during Trinidad and Tobago's 2018 Carnival will be released in the upcoming months.
The two are currently Campari brand ambassadors.
Veteran producer turns artiste
Producer and businessman Garfield 'Sampalue' Phillips, 51, is now turning his attention to being an artiste after almost 29 years in the music business.
"It's just the time," he said. "It seems as if that is the point in one's life where everything starts going down and I want to show the world that isn't true. Fifty-one is the new 15 for me."
Known as the former manager of Grammy-winning deejay Marion 'Lady Saw' Hall in the early 1990s, he has also gained recognition for his production skills on hit songs such as Give Me a Reason and Find A Good Man.
He released a song called No Regards for Life on the Kingston 10 Records/Everything Rastafari labels in November 2017. He has also recorded a combination with Hall called Tribute to Mama.
He has completed 10 tracks already for his debut album, and is working on four others to complete the project.
Anthony Red Rose back with uplifting single
Seattle singer/songwriter Davin Stedman and Jamaican dancehall veteran Anthony Red Rose have collaborated on 'Free Your Mind'.
The track encourages its listeners to let go of those things that will hold them back, and ultimately free themselves from all negativity.
"This song is telling everyone to free their minds from all bad things, make life your honey comb," said Anthony Red Rose.