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By Amardeep Singh


When you’ve got a superb lineup of some of the greatest figures coming together for a musical sensation, you know there’s a lot at stake each year as the crowd’s expectations increase. Emirates Airlines celebrated its newest iteration of the much awaited Jazz Music Festival. The 16th Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival ran from 21 to 23 February 2018 at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre and featured the following main performances:

Duran Duran:- The band performed single hits and solos going back to the Top 10 days with several encores and repeat performances carrying away the opening night to a heightened and euphoric beginning.

RENEGADE BRASS BAND:- RBB has already played packed-out shows at venues around the UK and Europe and have had collaborations with De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, Grandmaster Flash, Public Enemy, The Cat Empire, Jamie Cullum, Quantic, Craig Charles and many more artists. RBB’s festival performances include the Glastonbury, Java Jazz Festival Jakarta, Sea Sessions Ireland, Black Sea Jazz Festival, Stuttgart Jazz Festival and Soundwave Croatia.

JOHN LEGEND:- John Legend made his entry into the festival for the third time wowing fans with hits like All of Me from his fourth studio album ‘Love in the Future’ which claimed the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles Chart and reached #1 on both Mainstream Top 40 and Rhythmic Charts.

CHINA MOSES:- An exceptionally young artist with a rich R&B heritage, China Moses drew the crowds crazy with her jazz vocals and injected the theater in a frenzy of melody and musical masterpieces.

RICKY MARTIN:- The night was kept pumping with chartbusters like “Living La Vida Loca”, “The Cup of Life” and “She Bangs” as Ricky Martin took the spot. Performances included samples from his recent single “Vente Pa’ Ca” which became one of the biggest hits of 2016, topping the charts worldwide.

VERA CIOCCA:- Originally a soloist focusing in Pop and R&B music, she participated on The Voice Teens Colombia, where out of 10,000 participants, she was among the top 8. With more than 700,000 views on social media and millions of rising fans worldwide, her performances were a treat for the local populace.

The first ever inaugural edition took place in January 2003 selling just over a thousand tickets which has steadily increased over the years. Unlike the three day format, by 2012 the festival was extended to 10 days in celebration of its 10th anniversary and saw more than 50,000 entrants.

The 2015 edition remains the best selling edition having 3 sold out nights featuring award winning artists including Sting, John Legend, and James Blunt to add to the roster.

But beyond the stage and glamour that surrounds the theater, the festival is a major musical milestone for the region. It remains the most awarded music event in the UAE receiving the “What’s On” Award for “The Best Festival” consistently in 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010. It also received the “Best Public Entertainment Event in The Middle East” for 2008 and the “Best Marketing of An Event” Award in 2009 at the EVENT 360 “; the Time Out Award for the “Best Music Festival” in 2010, with the recent Ahlan! Best In Dubai Award as the “Best Music Event” for 2010.

One thing seems certain, the crowds are getting larger and loaded for more.




Legendary hip hop trio De La Soul releases the latest video from their Grammy-nominated album And The Anonymous Nobody… available today on Apple Music, Vevo and YouTube. The song “Royalty Capes,” featuring Gina Loring is the latest single from the album to get a video treatment. The powerful visual begins with Dave revealing his medical struggles with congestive heart failure and having to wear a life vest in case of an emergency.

“I’m ready just to get back to the stage,” Dave says in the music video. “I miss that. I love traveling. I love being around my guys. I want that back.”

Directed by J Anders Urmacher, who also worked with De La Soul on “Drawn,” the video is an ode to De La Soul’s perseverance as it follows the trio across their world tour. Shot in beautiful locations around Nice and Sete in France; Rotterdam, Holland; Toronto, Canada; London, England; and Los Angeles and New York City in the United States, the bands live intensity and passion is on full display.

“Royalty Capes” is the latest video from De La Soul’s groundbreaking album And The Anonymous Nobody…, their first album in eleven years. Using a revolutionary strategy of crowdfunding, De La Soul crafted a triumphant return and merged their longstanding fans with a new generation of hip hop lovers. The “Royalty Capes” video displays the large reach of De La Soul’s audience, paying tribute to their live shows and tour life.

“Royalty Capes,” produced by Dave aka Plug Too and mixed by Bob Power, was one of the first songs recorded during early jam sessions for and the Anonymous Nobody. Recording started at The Bomb Shelter and perfected at historic Vox Studios, NYC with an unorthodox 9 bar loop of saxophone slowed down and reconstituted for Pos and Dave.




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Friday, November 3 – Alcatraz – Milan

Friday, November 10 – Post Tenebras Rock – Geneva

Sunday, November 26 – La Seine Musicale – Boulogne-Billancourt

Saturday, December 9 –The V103 Show – Chicago



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Countdown to Bestival Bali 2017

What’s better than the beach life, summer vibes and music festival? Nothing!

The award-winning UK festival, Bestival is finally about to hit Indonesian scene for the very first time in Bali on 30th Sept- 1st October at GWK. Yes, Bali, the island of summer where the good vibes never ends. 

We also can’t hide our excitement just by knowing the line up which includes Rudimental, multi platinum selling Pendulum, Alt-J, Purity Ring, De La Soul, even to one of Australia’s top 20 most streamed electronic artist, Kilter, and there are so many more.

Get ready to experience the only festival that brings you varieties of different music genre. So, if you happen to be in Bali, don’t think twice to get your ticket, and if you’re not, then pack your bag, get your ticket and hop on the plane. See you there! (:

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