Govana in high demand
Govana is said to be seeing an upsurge in popularity and demand. According to his agents, the 4th Genna recording artiste has seen a considerable spike in requests for concert appearances across the diaspora.
He is set to perform at the Digicel Grand Prix this evening, Up To The Line (the after Champs party), Aidonia Birthday Party, Crab Fest and Reggae Sumfest. Govana is also expected to depart the island in May for Toronto, Canada.
"My management has been getting a lot of requests for shows especially in North America and the Caribbean but previously we weren't accepting dates because I was focused on honing my craft, expanding the catalogue and completing my upcoming EP," said Govana, who is best known for the tracks Run Road, Gyal Clown, Gyal Thief, Loco and Breeze (featuring Aidonia).
Posh Morris to empower people through 'Chatt'
Posh Morris, a former Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall contestant, has released a new single entitled Chatt, which she said was inspired by the NSA Dance Group from France.
The group known for their precise reggae/dancehall choreography was introduced to Posh Morris through social media and has since maintained their relationship with the rising artiste.
"These dancers love our culture and they appreciate good music so I had to work with them. I have a growing fan base all over the world so I want to be able to reach out to them in different ways," she said.
"The song Chatt is really to encourage and empower people. People can be critical of others over social media; the song is fighting that and saying we are champions no matter what people say. It's just upbeat and a feel good song," she added.
Last Disciple Pays Respect to Mama Africa
Reggae artiste Last Disciple is on a mission to spread unity through music and hopes to achieve this with his latest single Mama Africa.
The track which was produced by Caveman Studios features the legendary Sizzla Kolanji and has so far been receiving tremendous reviews.
"The love is unreal, I am just happy that people are gravitating towards this song," he said.
The accompanying visual for the track was directed by Ariff Butler, and features impactful shots of people and places around Jamaica, with the strong presence of Rastafarian symbols.
Not the typical reggae artiste, Brad 'Last Disciple' Brandt is an American who hails from skateboarding culture. With a sound that can be described as a fusion of hip hop and roots reggae, he set out to capture the attention of the masses with his eclectic sound and unorthodox approach to mainstream music. Over the last two years he has immersed himself in the Jamaican culture by writing and recording music in Kingston at Caveman Studios, as well as Bloozick Studios.
"I love the reggae sound but I'm not Jamaican and usually I wouldn't go with a full patois pattern and so I'll bring the song across a little different, naturally," he said.