Saturday, July 30, 2011

Introducing Upcoming Artist/Entertainer 'Trillo!'

Singer/Songwriter Vanya Trillo Gopaul did not excelled in athletics, track and field or theatre as written in his biography about in his involvement in the various extra curricula activities after leaving school, “I had a happy upbringing and childhood” he said and though he was placed in an accelerated program called the International Baclarette (IB) with strict policies to maintain a high grade, music was his career choice.
Coming out, the rather  handsome, Vanya Trillo GoPaul released two singles back in 2005 called Take a Ride and Who I Be , "I was so proud of the fact that I have gone beyond rhyming and beat bops it actually felt good where I could call myself a musician and acknowledge it as my full time career." But is has never been a bed of rose, though he got to perform at events and promote his music via the internet and throughout the streets of Miami, Davie, Ginger Bay and Pembroke Pines, Florida. 

It took some time to garner the support needed to enhance his full potential but eventually his mother/manager Paulette GoPaul came on board and things started looking better almost immediately.  Paulette being a Property Manager with a knowledgeable background of international law, transferred her expertise to the business and created an administrative base from which to operate.  The label, Higher Levelz Production was formed and connection made with key industry personnel in Jamaica; soon after Trillo was on a flight to Jamaica to record with popular Reggae artiste Capleton.  It was on that that trip he got hooked up with Dancehall artiste Macka Diamond and the two recorded a track called It's Summertime.  "The vibe was right between myself and Macka we laid down the track and decided to do a video for the song." Trillo went back to Miami and soon after Macka Diamond joined him and a video was done. 
Recording with Capleton did not materialized but Trillo and Paulette GoPaul still maintained a good relationship with Claude Kemp who manages Capleton.  "Ms. Kemp was always impressed with his vocals" said Paulette GoPaul "so she decided that she wanted him to perform at her annual A St. Mary Mi Come From event." Trillo was back in Jamaica early August 2011, to perform on that show; with hired assistants Noel McKinson and Sophia McKay to promote his music across Jamaica,   a tight schedule and much work to be done, Trillo made good of his visit. "I did some interviews on Hype TV, Up and Live program, R.E.T.V.  Review,  Pree Dis TV, Nationwide 90FM  Pon de Corner with Johnny, News Talk 93 FM The Buzz and Vybz FM radio broadcasting from the parish of Westmoreland," he said.  The It's SummerTime track by this was being added to the playlist of a number of  djs and a campaign got underway.
Trillo’s performance on A St. Mary Mi Come From was well received by the very large audience.  Though he did not get a change to perform It's Summertime the response for another song he introduced that had not yet been recorded was good so he got in studio, recorded the song and got it mixed and mastered at Anchor Recording by ace Producer/Engineer Fatta.  The song, a Higher Levelz Production is called High Grade Alone and was released the same day Trillo got on a flight back home to Miami.
High Grade Alone quickly became a radio song, "DJ’s are loving it and decided to give it some spins" said Publicist Noel McKinson.  Online, the counts were climbing on Soundcloud quickly so Paulette GoPaul took the decision that it was time to set up an itunes account for the label.  High Grade Alone is an authentic Roots Reggae single though the lyrics are "not personal" according to Trillo and has had several online and mainstream djs requesting mp3 copies for airplay.  Noticeably these djs are located in California, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Italy.  Trillo’s vocals are powerful and distinctive and he uses it to entice his audience wherever he performs.  High Grade Alone is just  one of his many artistic expressions of music that he would like share with music fans across the world.  This is the beginning of a very long and fruitful career for this aspiring Reggae artiste, Vanya ‘Trillo” GoPaul.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Nesbeth New Look Renewed Thinking!

Nesbeth surprised his fans with an all time new look when he appeared at recent Reggae Sumfest held in Montego Bay; sporting a fiery red turban, a significant piece of attire worn by a group of Rastafarians known as Bobo Ashanti or Bobo Dread. Traditional Bobos are said to dress differently from all other Rastafarian group or order.  They often wear long robes and tightly wrapped turbans and their lifestyles closely emulate those of the Old Testament Jewish Mosiac law.  Meaning they observe Sabbath from sundown on Friday to sundown Saturday, consumption of salt and oil avoided among many other cultural beliefs. For the most part, Nesbeth practices and incorporates his Rastafarian beliefs in his music for the years exercising a level of maturity and responsibility to positively influence his fans.  “This is not a publicity stunt, it is an expression of how I feel about myself” explained Nesbeth.  “Wearing a turban is in keeping with my beliefs but to those who know or have seen Nesbeth before will see that it goes further than sporting dreadlocks which almost everyone else, the good, bad and indifferent is doing.”  This change for Nesbeth is spiritual, ‘a high meditation’ and he is quite comfortable singing the music he does and has no intention of switching to trend for publicity. 
As it relates to his first ever performance on Reggae Sumfest, the three day festival dubbed the greatest Reggae show on Earth held in the second city, Montego Bay, Nesbeth said his performance was well received by the thousands of patrons in attendance on Dancehall Night. However he shamelessly stated that the crowd’s response did not come as a surprise to him as Reggae fans in general has always been receptive and interactive to his performance on any Jamaican stage.  So what’s next for Nesbeth?  “I have got a lot to share, a lot has happened in Jamaica today, yesterday and even last week that needs intervention.  I want to spend my time teaching, motivating or even help to find solution to some of these problems that face the youths.” 

Macka Diamond Sends Strong Message All Dem A Talk!!

No one can deny that Macka Diamond Cowfoot song and its dance move created by popular Dancer Shelly Belly, rule the Dancehall.  The song and dance has become viral, yielding repetitive forwards and pull up in every dance/party these days.  However, in light of its popularity there is a small minority of persons who seem disappointed that the song has hit and have converged in an effort to try and derail what the people in the streets have approved.  So, the IRAWMA 2011 International Female DJ/Rapper of the Year Macka Diamond dropped another track entitled All Dem A Talk on the Kool Like Dat riddim to settle those doubts.
The lyrics come across as a feisty backlash and reminder to those who seem to forget the successes she has had in the industry over the years.  Directly responding to reports circulating in the media regarding the originality of the Cowfoot Dance, Macka deejay on the track that, "twitter is a baby" and when asked about what she really thinks about his twittering in the media she said “every upcoming artist try to attach themselves to a name fi get out deh so its nothing new, da little artist deh a do him ting.  However a Shelly Belly created the Cowfoot Dance move in Maxfield so big up Maxfield people de ting tun up loud loud”
For Macka Diamond and her crew it matters not now who created this dance move because it has become a craze among fans that literally wait until the joint is played to buss a move The industry however seems to think otherwise as Macka Diamond has once again been voted Female DJ of the Year and Most Outspoken Female of the Year in the Music Industry Achievers Award, the ceremony is scheduled to commence on September 27, 2011.

 A Thought For Today

Never think that you are a loser in whatever things you do. Have the right attitude; accept whatever the outcome is with a smile in your heart. Your attitude is indeed a real success. No one is a failure till he/she fails to try.’
Alex Newmai --- India