MACINI – Bio (@macinimusic)

MaciniOne of the most vocally talented artists you are likely to encounter today is Macini, born Kevin Edwards, the youngest of seven brothers who acquired the name ‘Macini’ due to his impeccable collection of Italian wear. Macini has upped his game with the release of, ‘Man A General,’ projecting his personal image as a confident master of musical styles in the streets of his home town Mandeville (Manchester, Jamaica), across Africa and worldwide.

Musical Background and influences: Music featured heavily throughout Macini’s life and was an important part of his childhood, growing up singing. Around the age of thirteen Macini became aware that he was talented and, following traditional musical roots, began singing at his Revivalist church where he was able to express himself through Gospel music. Later Macini contributed to worship services, playing his guitar (aged sixteen.)  Macini’s realised his ability to write songs from quite a young age, fifteen; recently putting together a catalogue of over 35 excellent numbers.

Naturally Macini was influenced by Jamaica’s best and speaks of artists such as the late, great Sanchez, veteran Reggae artist Beres Hammond and contemporary Dancehall artist Bounty Killer. It was Macini’s love of Reggae music which led him to explore Dancehall, Reggae and Lover’s Rock, making these his own personal genres.

Early Career Moves: London became home to Macini in 2001, his musical life taking a serious turn in 2010 when he emerged as a genuine contender in the dancehall arena; an artist with multiple talents. During his career in music Macini has worked with well known producers- Category 5 Jamaica, Jerrymuzik, Frenz 4real production, Standfirm Records, Pure and Natural Records, Dandadda Production and Andrew Robinson which have contributed to his success. As a solo artist Macini has the extraordinary ability to sound like two different artists– when he sings and raps on the same track. This talent has fooled many people in the industry!

Discography to date;

1. ‘Grey Goose Buss ina mi head’ 2013 – with Junior P- a great party song produced by Category 5 Jamaica

2. ‘Bad mind people’ 2013 – Category 5 Jamaica

3. ‘She tell mi dat she love mi’ 2013 – a popular Reggae song produced by Jerrymuzi

4. ‘Lap Dance’ 2014 – Video with a group of six artists known as Project XXX (Triple X)

5. ‘Hold mi Squeeze mi’ 2014 – Reggae song produced by Category 5 Jamaica, video release March 2014.

6. ‘Man A General’ 2014 – Produced by Jnile, Pure and Natural Records. A huge song that quickly became Macini’s signature tune

7. ‘Ringtone’ 2016 – Produced by Naz B. R’n’B collaboration with Nigerian artist Naz B. 40K+ Youtube hits.

8. ‘Bad Gal’ 2016 – Produced by Macini. Dancehall club track that reached worldwide generating great attention from the music fraternity

9. ‘Bloodless Revolution’ 2016 – A major project by Andrew Robinson, Switzerland, involving 18 artists which has excelled in Africa and on Youtube

10. ‘(AH) so we do it’ 2017 – Produced by Macini to a beat by SOS Dynamikz. A great party number.

11. ‘Good Time’ 2017 – Dandadda Productions

Recent Career Moves 2014- Macini was interviewed on internet radio stations including Music Radiofm, VRL radio and appeared on Ben TV. He performed live at many venues including: Fire Friday’s (North London,) Dandadda promotional show with Fire Rankin (New port, Wales) and Hootananny, South London. Macini’s hit Man A General opened the door to Gambia- December 2014 and he toured for two weeks taking in shows and interviews; Macini’s most noteable venue was the National Stadium, performing to a crowd exceeding 20,000. Promoter Nexus was impressed with Man A General and organised performances in Germany- G Town, club, and other venues, on the strength of this song. 2014 was a successful year evident in the increased number of Macini followers.

2015- Macini appeared at Irie Jam’s 22nd Anniversary in New York, along with popular artists Agent Sasco, Bugle and Mr Vegas

2016- Macini embarked on a promotional tour of Jamaica in April and was interviewed on many of the island’s TV and Radio shows including Hitsfm 92, Sunity Radio, UV Radio, Hot102 and Dwrap CVMTV, RETV, tempo Preedis TV, Hype TV and a live performance on Sunrise CVMTV. Macini’s music had been included on mix tapes produced by DJ’s Don Kingston, DJ.com and B13, alongside artists Alkaline, Popcaan, Movado, Vibes Cartel and more. In addition to musical achievement Macini appeared live at Country Fest in Christiana, Manchester, and made time to sing at Rock River Primary School, St Mary, to inspire the youth. Shortly after his return to the UK  Macini travelled to New York to perform at the 20th Anniversary of Jamaica Jam, giving rise to more radio opportunities in the U.S.A. including: E2 Radio in Brooklyn and Linkage Radio Mount Vernan. Back in Notting Hill, London, Macini appeared at a club with Shaggy, Rayvon and Stylo G at Shaggy’s single launch, ‘Need Your Love.’

2017- will see Macini return to Jamaica where he is scheduled to appear at various shows including Artist Link Up, in Naggo Head, Portmore, St Catherine’s, with some shows resulting from the success of ‘Bad Gal.’ He will also be recording new material for future release.

Aspirations!! Macini’s musical inspiration extends beyond the boundaries of traditional and modern Jamaican music. Aspiring to popular artists Shaggy and Sean Paul, Macini’s love of popular music is calling him towards the R’n’B market. Macini voices political ideals and creates songs based around feelings we all relate to, specifically love, which he expresses through song. With such a wealth of talent and determination there is every reason to believe that Macini will attain the heights he is striving to achieve. Macini has a determined and straightforward attitude to life and music embraced in his own personal mantra, ‘DO IT ONE TIME.’  Macini believes in getting everything right first time and without doubt is set to make his mark in the commercial world.

Videos:
‘Bad Gal’ http://bit.ly/2niKm2x
‘Man A General’ http://bit.ly/2nClGp6
‘Ringtone’ http://bit.ly/2mRA7Ha

Facebook: http://bit.ly/2oB3v0t
Instagram: http://bit.ly/2oaGgxQ
Twitter: http://bit.ly/1LVtFDX

Enquiries/Bookings:
Via: CheX chexent@gmail.com +017184063129
Via: Macini macini7@hotmail.co.uk 07957 671627

Original Bio~ Jaz McKenzie~The Word Magician itsbraap@live.co.uk 074111 99869

Lt. Stitchie To Begin Shooting Video For “Nuh Tek Nuh Talk” In Jamaica (@kingstitchie)

Lt. Stitchie To Begin Shooting Video For “Nuh Tek Nuh Talk” In JamaicaLt. Stitchie and his team are now getting ready to commence shooting of the official video for “nuh tek nuh talk,” one of his recently released singles. The song which is produced by New York based record label, Hit Matic Records, has been in heavy rotation worldwide since it came out approximately three months ago.

Talks of doing a video began earlier in the year but could not be implemented due to Stitchie’s hectic schedule. Now that the governor is home in Jamaica, he will be working with the MJE team to ensure that the video is done.

Listen “nuh tek nuh talkwww.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkgVYijVdoI

Download “nuh tek nuh talkhttp://tinyurl.com/zk39j2e

Reggae Industry Insiders Encouraged To Join The Grammy

00-GrammyWe are reaching out to encourage artists and other music creators in the Reggae community to join The Recording Academy®, aka the GRAMMY®s, as members. For almost 59 years, the GRAMMY Awards have been the only peer-voted awards in music. Black Uhuru received the very first GRAMMY Award for Best Reggae Album in 1985.

Many of the most established Reggae musicians, producers, engineers and songwriters are already members. The Recording Academy wants to help ensure as many diverse artists in Reggae as possible can vote in the GRAMMY Awards Process. The deadline to join or renew and be eligible to submit music in the Online Entry Process for the 59th GRAMMY Awards is July 31, 2016. Eligibility Period for recordings released between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016.

Your voice is critical to ensuring the brightest stars in Jamaica are nominated!

Membership has many benefits:

Submit Music For Consideration and Vote (if qualified) in the annual GRAMMY Awards;
– Over 50% of all nominees and winners this year were artists on independent labels. The Online Entry Process (OEP) opens for record labels and members each July and closes at the end of August.

Connect online with a global GRAMMY community;
– Through http://www.GRAMMYPro.com, you’ll have access to content about “the business” of making music and a social networking platform for GRAMMY members only.

Advocacy on Behalf of Music Creators;
– Help support The Recording Academy’s important Advocacy work to fight for the rights of music creators around the globe.
Visit: www.grammy.org/recording-academy/advocacy

Your membership has an impact far beyond the GRAMMY stage! For requirements and the online application, visit: www.GRAMMYPro.com/join. Feel free to email The Recording Academy’s Senior Membership Manager, Yvonne Faison, with questions at: Yvonne.Faison@grammy.com.

Which of the following is the best ganja song? (@kappomuzic @Mr_Williamz @RealHiawondah @ANDIITES @MikeyGeneral7)

00-baddest weed song

Over the weekend, the team at MJE/MJ Magazine got in a heated debate about which of the following herb track is the best. The argument got very heated as everyone on the team, some ganja smokers, some not, presented their points to support their choice. Seeing as though we were not able to select a winner, we decided to create a poll and put it to you the people.

LISTEN ALL SONGS HERE & CAST YOUR VOTE BELOW
Andi-ites & Hiawondah – Herb & Tea

Kappo – Sensimillia

Mikey General & Mr. Williams – Ganja Morning

Nikki Z Brings Her Popular “Nikki Z’s Hot 20” Countdown Show To Television (@DivaNikkiZ)

00-Nikki ZHaving gained worldwide recognition for both blazing the airwaves and hosting of some of the world’s biggest stage shows, multi-media personality Diva Nikki Z is breathing new life in her popular “Nikki Z’s Hot 20” countdown show by bringing it to television.

Nikki Z’s Hot 20 will debut mid April on Jamaican TV every Thursday Nights on RETV at 9pm and can be watched worldwide on 1spot Media www.1spotmedia.com

The cutting edge countdown program will use the power of social media to engage fans of Caribbean music and culture. Hosted by the Queen of Caribbean media, the “Diva Nikki Z”, Hot 20 will build loyal viewers through constant interaction. Each week Nikki Z will countdown her top 20 music picks, leaving the last week of the month open for a random ‘pick of the week’. This ‘pick of the week’ will replace the ‘Music Countdown” and instead Nikki Z will countdown a randomly picked subject (i.e top 20 stage show moments, top 20 artists, top 20 stories of the month, year, top 20 selectors). The viewing audience will aid in selecting these charts by submitting their votes to the shows facebook page as well as via textline. In addition to having their votes heard for the “HOT” 20, viewers can get interactive by submitting a 30 sec video bigging up the show as well as requesting a video of their choice. By allowing the viewer to see themselves on television Nikki Z’s Hot 20 encourages viewers to continually watch as well as encourage their friends and family to watch to seize the moment.

Blakkout Tour Invades Portland, Jamaica This Saturday (@Blakkwuman22)

BLAKKOUT TOUR PORTLAND - PRINTBlakkwuman22 Music’s Blakkout Tour will be happening this Saturday, April 11th at Echo Night Club in Buff Bay, Portland. The event which is a stage show and dance will see artists such as Karamanti, Likkle Lightning, Desire, Asante Amen, Spotless, Chapter, Jayharno, Tasha T, Jahnny Scorchy and a host of others touching the stage. Music will be provided by DJ Dalvy and Digital T with Disc-Jock Redeem playing his role as the master of ceremony. There will be quite a few surprise artists and guest DJs. The event is scheduled to start at 9pm and admission cost is only $300. There will be refreshments on sale all night long.

Blakkout Tour is sponsored by Jam Yard Promotion, Vibz Yaad Radio, MJ Magazine, Vibes Link Music Production and Vibes Link Radio, Jam Rock Herbal Tonic Wine and of course Maria Jackson Entertainment.

Blakkout Tour Commercial by Karamanti: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeOX884x_zA
Blakkout Tour Commercial by Spotless: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTo0xhWzNe8

What: Blakkout Tour
When: Sat. April 11th 2015
Where: Echo Night Club (Buff Bay, Portland)

‘Money Pull Up’ Tour with Mighty Crown and Fire Links (@MightyCrownInfo @IrishandChin)

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When it comes to sound system entertainment, there is no question that Irish and Chin has carved a well-respected niche. Their unique concepts offer Dancehall fans an unprecedented level of entertainment. Adding to their growing list of successes is the “Money Pull Up” Tour, which featured the high-powered talents of sound giants Mighty Crown and Fire Links. These distinctly different sounds absolutely nailed their performances in Boston, Rochester, Bronx and Hartford over the 2014 Thanksgiving Holiday, thrilling the masses.#MIGHTYCROWN #MONEYPULLUP #FIRELINKS #IRISHANDCHIN

What made “Money Pull Up” such a winner was the perfect combination of Mighty Crown and Fire Links unique styles. Fire Links mastered “bashment” style juggling, while appealing to the ladies with his witty chat on mic. The women adored the mix up. Meanwhile, Mighty Crown leaned heavily on a “dance” style of juggling and hit it big with the males because of their crafty, powerhouse dub plates.

The “Money Pull Up” Tour also sparked incredible vibes and unyielding excitement among fans because of the well-known rivalry and tension between the two sounds. Never friends, Mighty Crown and Fire Links put differences aside to provide fans with Dancehall in its finest variation. Prior to “Money Pull Up,” Mighty Crown and Fire Links had only played together one time. It was inevitable for the competitive spirit to take at times. Each night, things came close to getting out of control.

During the tour, “The Far East Rulers” and the hype selector Fire Links tailored their performances to the respective audiences. No two performances were alike. Some night’s hardcore juggling took precedence because that’s what the crowd craved, while other nights were straight bashments, as patrons were ready to party. All of the nights were good, but quite frankly the finale in Hartford put the icing on the cake! The at-capacity venue and amped Hartford crowd helped end the “Money Pull Up” Tour with a blast. No stone was left unturned, as Mighty Crown and Fire Links nearly entered into an all-out war. Once Mighty Crown dropped a heavy Freddy McGregor, followed by Links dropping a Capleton, the crowd went mad, erupting into a frenzy of “forwards.”

As the Hartford performance came to a close, the energetic Fire Links declared, “Tour haffi continue! Mighty Crown get weh…. I was just about to kill dem when di light dem turn on in di club.” Mighty Crown quipped, “Fire Links nuh easy….him throw some cheap shot pon Crown, so mi just deal with him wicked…a fun ting still. Next tour must sell-off.”

The success of the 2014 “Money Pull Up” Tour has certainly sparked the interest of promoters and Dancehall fans throughout the country. One shouldn’t be surprised if another leg of the tour gets added in 2015.