Thursday, July 22, 2010

'Bittah' A Young Reggae Artist to Watch!


Kingston, Jamaica 21-7-10 Jahni ‘Bittah’ Cole’s career path became evident back in 1993 when he entered and placed second in a competition put on by veteran Reggae Artiste Ernie Smith in his Sterling Castle hometown/community situated in the cool hills of the Parish of St. Andrew.  He did a rendition of Dancehall artiste Beenie Man “Matie a nuh good sittin” track and won  J$500 for his efforts which was used to purchase a pair of shoes. 

Though he tried 9-5 and even went through the vigourous training for  joining the Army, nothing took precedence in his life that could deter him from getting involved in the local music industry.  Bittah's journey begun January 2007 when he took to the streets to hang out with friends (his biggest motivators) to improve his craft and build his confidence.  He recorded his first song in a friend’s mini home studio and knew then that he was ready to enter the big league. 

Bittah spent the better part of 2008 trying to find a studio home in Kingston, he found himself hopping from one studio to the next not getting much done.  However 2009 proved to be a better year as he not only got into a studio but did a few recordings, although nothing became of the songs he recorded, it was early days yet and Bittah felt satisfied from the experience gained.  That same year Bitta met and joined Tremma House Productions studios and has been working with them since; today with every opportunity Bittah improves his craft.  His voice levels have improved tremendously over the few months enabling him to control and project better sounds for clarity. Bittah soon release his first track on Tremma House rythmn entitled, Thank God Its Friday (T.G.I.F.).  This song show off his skills as he comfortably wraps his lyrics around the party bouncing rhythm stylishly, creating the difference so often heard in veterans such as Vybz Kartel, and Mavado’s songs.
Bittah went on to release two other tracks namely, Nuh Play With People and his most recent Party In The Streets.  Two of Bittah’s most outstanding releases Thank God It’s Friday (T.G.I.F.), and “Show Love”  produced by young Terro Flex are available for download on itunes and Amazon, click the link below http://www.amazon.com/New-Image-All-Stars/dp/B003THNR1K/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1277739043&sr=301-1

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Young DJ Currency gets recognition, makes his move!


Kingston, Jamaica 21-7-10 Aundre ‘DJ Currency’ Perkins has been receiving ‘bravado’ for his selections/mixes by a growing fan base of Dancehall enthusiats locally and internationally.  Currency mixes are said to be ‘ hot, current and particularly enjoyed by young Dancehall fanatics namely:- teenagers and young adults’.  DJ Currency started out from home,  getting familiar with computer softwares that teaches how to mix, collecting music with the use of free music download before exerting that knowledge in and around his neighbourhood playing at parties.  The 21 year old Aquarian grew up listening to different genres such as Hip-Hop, R&B, Reggae,Dancehall and other Caribbean music which explains his keen sense of “what’s hot,” his most recent mix Graffiti Vol 2 is a hot commodity in the streets.
DJ Currency who spins on N-A-GETIC Internet Radio Thursdays and Fridays weekly,  have intrigued taxi operators in and around Kingston, Spanish Town, Duhaney Park, Red Hills and along Red Hills Road with the mixes.  A friend and big fan of Currency’s mixes has been playing them at home at the infamous Cassava Piece ‘Gullyside”  (so often mentioned in Mavado’s songs) and have returned on numerous occasion for copies requested by his neighbours. Now the mixes have gone further now in circulation among Dancehall fans in Washington DC and Birmingham, London.  “This is just the beginning, I just have to keep working because I can feel the energy” says Currency who took a few quick seconds from his computer to say just that before donning his headphones and assertively got into mixing, scratching and bopping his head, uummh!!! U go Currency! U will make it youth. :)

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