Posts tagged "Gyptian"

Hold Tight Party Rocks NYC

Hold Tight Party Rocks NYC

“Alpha Lion” Jason Panton Hosts a new Reggae, Dancehall, R&B Event

Co-Founder of Dubwise Jamaica (along w/ International selector Yaadcore and Reggae/Hip Hop Artist, Protoje) and innovator in music, fashion and art, Jason Panton held a toe-to-toe, bursting-at-the-seams, “Hold Tight New York City” event at Lover’s Rock this past Saturday, September 29. The Nova Southeastern University alumnus has mastered the skill of showcasing talent and hosting cultural events. With Dubwise sessions in California, Miami, Trinidad and Tobago and New York,  Panton is also a selector himself with an ear for emerging talent. Panton held an event in New York for his birthday, with a mix of musical genres including reggae, dancehall and rhythm and blues. We caught up with him to not only to congratulate him but also to find out more about the cultivation of this successful event. Interview After The Jump

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WATCH THIS: Gyptian “Summer Is Back” Official Music Video PREMIERE

WATCH THIS: Gyptian "Summer Is Back" Official Music Video PREMIERE

Beaches, Bikinis, Waterfalls—It’s All In a Day’s Work

We may be close to the end of August, but trust and believe summer is still in full effect. Summer 2016 has been a big season for reggae and dancehall in the international pop charts, although much of it got labeled as “tropical house” in the mainstream media. That’s why you’ve got to love Konzequence Muzik Group for naming their summer juggling the “Tropical House Riddim”—a strategic move to rebrand this true Jamaican dancehall track in the midst of everything that’s going. “It’s all about a party vibes,” says reggae star Gyptian of his song on the riddim, a thing called “Summer Is Back.” Today Boomshots proudly premieres the official music video which is fully loaded with plenty of girls in bikinis, cool drinks, a secluded tropical waterfall—why can’t every day be like this? Video After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Gyptian ft. Lady Leshurr “All On Me” (Diztortion Remix) Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Gyptian ft. Lady Leshurr "All On Me"  (Diztortion Remix) Official Music Video

Gyppy Links The UK Queen—Zeen?

You don’t need to be a reggae fan to be familiar with Gyptian’s mega-smash “Hold Yuh,” and if you ain’t up on Lady Leshurr’s Queen’s Speech freestyles, well, you probably need to “Brush Your Teeth.” The two stars joined forces on The Diztortion’s nasty remix of Gyppy’s latest boom tune “All On Me,” and Lady L was more than happy to jet from from chilly Great Britain to sunny Port Antonio for this fun-loving video shoot. As her parents hail from St. Kitts, and she grew up surrounded by the sounds of Bob Marley and Sister Nancy, it’s no surprise how well she and Gyptian jelled on this track. The chemistry is undeniable. Video After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Ricky Blaze’s “Uptown Julie” Riddim

HEAR THIS: Ricky Blaze's "Uptown Julie" Riddim

BK Trancehall Innovator Drops a Sexy New Juggling To Hot Up Your  Summer

Every so often the trap door on Ricky Blaze‘s basement studio in East Flatbush Brooklyn bursts open and the artist, producer, and trancehall innovator emerges amidst a cloud of smoke to bless us all with another banger. This is one of those days. FME Records’ “Uptown Julie” riddim is a compact juggling, comprising four songs—”Stunta” by Gyptian, “Endless Summer” by Kes Dieffenthaller of Kes The Band fame, “Sell Off” by Zoelah, and “All I Need” by Mr. Blaze himself—each of which rocks in its own special way, revealing essential aspects each artist’s personality. In the hands of a skilled selector, these tracks mesh to form an irresistible and never-ending soundscape. Like most great dancehall cuts—and all of Blaze’s -catalog—the riddim itself is deceptively simple: a gentle keyboard chord progression floats above the kind of pulse-pounding drum pattern that sets bodies into motion, starting with a head nod and quickly spreading to shoulders and hips. In short, Julie represents just what every summer needs: a feel-good party groove perfect for pool parties, cookouts, and sweaty late-night wining sessions—and maybe, just maybe, the soundtrack to a new romance. Summer just got a likkle bit hotter. No wonder his name is Ricky Blaze.   Audio After The Jump… Read more »

Mama’s Playlist: Top 12 Reggae Songs Saluting Mothers

Mama's Playlist: Top 12 Reggae Songs Saluting Mothers

We recognize the global struggle for women all over the world and hope that we will all work towards ending human trafficking, domestic violence, child hunger and poverty to make a better earth for humanity to thrive in.   Mothers breastfeed the world with knowledge, hope and love; while music creates  limitless opportunities for change. In honor of Mother’s day and with a plethora of songs dedicated to mothers, Boomshots selected our favorite mama songs in reggae.

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WATCH THIS: Gyptian “Stuck” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Gyptian "Stuck" Official Music Video

Ricky Blaze & Gyppy Are Ready For Their Closeup

The first time Gyptian ventured into Ricky Blaze’s basement studio in Flatbush, Brooklym, he emerged with a certified-gold heard-round-the-world hit single called “Hold Yuh” which peaked on the Billboard charts in May 2010. Despite this massive success, the singer and producer haven’t made another record since—until earlier this year when Ricky Blaze unveiled a hypnotic new track as “Stuck.” Shot on a freezing-cold night at Rain nightclub in Jamaica, Queens, the visuals are nevertheless full of heat. Video After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Popcaan “Everything Nice” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Popcaan "Everything Nice" Official Music Video

Jah Cure, Gyptian, Mavado, and Ace Hood Join Papi As He Goes On A High-Grade Flight

Popcaan has been poppin’ for so long it’s hard to believe that The Raving King has yet to release a proper album, but that will change this May when his debut LP drops on Mixpak Records. Months ago we brought you the first single, “Everything Nice,” a somewhat sullen slow-burner produced by Dubbel Dutch, in which Papi contemplates mortality while sipping Henny and blazing high-grade. Now comes the music video, in which director Jay Will gets it poppin in a Hype Williams minimalist style. Iyah Cure, Gyppy, and the Gully Gaad (plus his rap bredren Ace Hood) pass through to show love. Video After The Jump…

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Ricky Blaze Blesses Gyppy With Another Banger

The last time Gyptian stopped by Ricky Blaze’s Brooklyn basement studio, the result was a worldwide certified gold dancehall classic called “Hold Yuh.” Since that time we have not witnessed their musical chemistry—until today. Boomshots is proud to premiere “Stuck,” a new song by Gyptian produced by Ricky Blaze. And just like their last collaboration, this tune is guaranteed to get Stuck in your brain. Audio After The Jump… Read more »

Gyptian’s “Sex, Love and Reggae” Rises To Higher Heights

Gyptian's "Sex, Love and Reggae" Rises To Higher Heights

Gyppy’s Latest Album Debuted At No. 1 on Billboard’s Reggae Chart

The night before Gyptian released his latest album Sex, Love & Reggae he spent the evening celebrating his 30th birthday with Rob Kenner on Radio Lily. After the webcast Gyppy and an entourage of his  friends, including Bascom XFyakin, Khago and Danielle D.I. rolled over to the legendary SOB‘s to continue  the celebration at the highly anticipated, SOB’s Reggae Music Fest, presented by Tree Reid Promotions. NYC’s renowned selector DJ Stranger,  X-Caliber Sound warmed up the crowd  awaiting their arrival. Next up, the extraordinary  Derrick Barnett (founder and former bassist for the legendary Jamaican band Sagittarius ) and his Statement Band including Raymond Stewart on  keyboards, Andy Bassford on guitar and Damian Martellie on drums, excited the crowd with an electrifying live session. When Gyptian hit the stage around 10:30pm, the  crowd ignited. Album Review and Video After The Jump…  Read more »

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Gyptian “Is There A Place”

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Gyptian "Is There A Place"

Gyptian Is On The Search For That Place

Earlier this week Gyptian celebrated the release of his new album “Sex, Love & Reggae” along with his 30th birthday at NYC’s very own S.O.B’s to a capacity crowd. Gyptian year after year has been releasing great reggae music focusing on everyday life, love and everything in between. So to further honor the talented singer we take it back to when his dreads weren’t fully grown and his chin had a little less fuzz with the 2005 hit “Is There A Place” on the highly touted Seasons Riddim. Tune After The Jump… Read more »

Gyptian & Friends Pon Radio Lily

Gyptian & Friends Pon Radio Lily

Gyppy Celebrates His Birthday by Nicing Up The Strictly Boomshots Show

October 28 was a good day for Gyptian. The certified gold reggae hitmaker celebrated his birthday at Radio Lily in NYC. along with some of his best friends—like longtime bredren Bascom X plus Khago, Fyakin, and the Rebel Princess Danielle D.I.  The whole crew rolled up in a fleet of criss BMWs and then when they were good and ready, they spilled out to nice up the Strictly Boomshots show. Gyptian took a moment to reason with DJ Rob Kenner about his new album Sex Love & Reggae, which went on sale at midnight that same night. Then he and his musical army busted out some wicked freestyles before hopping back in their cars and rolling up the road to tear up the stage at SOBs. #AllInADaysWork Audio After The Jump…

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WATCH: Gyptian “Sex, Love & Reggae” Official Album Trailer

WATCH: Gyptian "Sex, Love & Reggae" Official Album Trailer

Gyppy Will Rock SOBs on His Birthday This Monday October 28th

This Tuesday VP Records will be releasing Gyptian’s long-awaited album Sex Love & Reggae. The album is Gyptian’s first full-length release since his single “Hold Yuh” was certified gold. We’ve been rocking with Gyptian for a long time now. It seems like just yesterday the young singer was mashing up Fully Loaded with his breakthrough hit “Serious Times.” To preview Sex, Love & Reggae check the official album trailer. And if you love what you hear make sure to join us at SOBs this Monday for a very special performance as Gyptian celebrates his birthday and the release of his next album live at the place where legends are made, backed by the incomparable Derrick Barnett and band. Our last Boomshots Reggae Monday show at SOBs was sold out so don’t wait until the last minute. Hit the pre-Order link below. Video & Ticket Link After The Jump…

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