It only took two weeks for Don Yute, the multi-talented artist, songwriter, actor and producer, to capture the coveted #1 position on the Online Radio Breakout Chart with thousands of airplay for his song “So Much Love.” The Online Radio Breakout Chart is based on actual verified spins from monitored digital stations in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. The chart is sent to leading magazines, websites, label executives and talent scouts throughout the music industry.
Signed to Capitol Records in 2005, the popular Port Antonio-born, Kingston-raised Don Yute describes his unique singing and deejay style as World Hop – a rhythm with a Dancehall flow but delivered like a rapper.
Some of Don Yute’s most notable production collaborations are: “Who is Dat Girl” and “Stalk a Sensimelia” done with Grammy Award winning producer Jim Jonsin, who also produced for many major artists such as Lil Wayne, Eminem, Akon, Pitbull, Jermaine Dupree and that is just to name a few. Don Yute has also scored placements on NBA and Fifa games with his singles “Dem Gals” and “A Lot Of Girls.” He has done songs with international stars: Sean Paul, a former schoolmate who credits Don Yute as his mentor, as well as Beenie Man, Spragga Benz and Wayne Wonder. His record with Wayne Wonder, “Excess Amount,” is known by reggae and dancehall lovers worldwide as one of the biggest dancehall party songs released in that time period.
Don Yute‘s latest album “Nexx Phase” offers a variety of genres: Dancehall, Conscious, Dance, and Soca. It features special guests Akon, Pitbull and Half Pint, with production credits going to Mo B Dick (Formerly of Beats by the Pound), the production team that sold millions of EP/CDs for Master P’s independent imprint No Limit Records.
At the end of the year, December 27th to be precise, Koffee will join artists like Machel Montano, Don Eazi, Kranium and a slew of others at the much talked about Detty Rave happening at the Untamed Empire Spintex in Accra, Ghana.
For additional information about this event (such as tickets, full lineup etc.) visit www.dettyrave.com.
Released on October 1st, the official video for “Together Again,” a track done with Alpha Blondy, that is featured on Clinton Fearon‘s recently released album “History Say”, is absolutely magical.
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On Saturday, December 21st, The Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa will come alive with what many are calling ‘the biggest festive party’ for the year! The event will feature live performances by three of Jamaica’s most respected reggae ambassadors: Lutan Fyah, Turbulence and Luciano.
The international artists will be supported by several local African acts. This is a day and night event that will kick off at 3 PM.
Frontline Productions will be hosting veteran reggae artist Glen Washington at The Blue Bamboo in St. Croix on Friday, October 25th. He will be supported by Little J and Jacqalin.
Advance tickets, which are going for $25 USD, can be purchased from Frontline Bar and Restaurant. Keep in mind that tickets will be $35 USD at the gate.
Runthings Records Promotion will be hosting reggae artist Lukie D at the Kasni Event Venue (5637 Finch Ave. E Unit 1) in Toronto, Ontario on Saturday, November 2nd. This is an 80’s / 90’s party that will see Lukie D doing all his big hits.
This event, which will also feature several surprise guest performers, is scheduled to start at 9 PM and there is a $30 entrance fee.
On Saturday, October 19th, there will be a ‘Reggae Salute’ in the form of a live concert done to honor Jamaica’s National Heroes at Sabina Park (24 South Camp Rd) in Kingston.
The organizers have confirmed Stur Gav Sound, Ugly Man, Peter Metro, Little John, Burro Banton, Boom Boom and Harry Hype to provide some musical entertainment for the patrons. The gates will open at 9 PM and there is an $800 JMD entrance fee.