Posts tagged with "Jamaican"

Kareem Bunton’s Creating a Scene in Brooklyn 

*Photo by Taylor Sessleman

Kareem Bunton is a veteran of the NYC nightlife having romped around at revered spots such as Mr. Fongs, VON, Union Pool and even Max Fish. He’s also got musical collaborations with Run the Jewels, Prefuse 73, and TV on the Radio under his belt. Now he’s loading up all of his experience in the limelight and taking it to a refreshing venue in Bushwick.

New York nightlife has found a new breeding place in Brooklyn, so it’s no surprise Bunton’s World Famous is taking root there. BWF is embracing an unexpected vibe of a Tangier hotel bar – obviously one enticing to the young urban “cool kids” ready to relive their ‘90s dreams.

“What I like best about the’90s scene,” he says, “was that it didn’t really matter what you had in your pocket or what you did in the daytime. Looking good, being a great dancer, or just having a lovely personality were often enough to get you through the door. Building a space is easy, creating a scene is not. To do this we are attempting to build a sense of community by hiring old school DJ’s and youngsters.”

The cozy 1400 square foot space will be importing the Tangier’s tropical vibes with drinks that’ll make you mistake Brooklyn for a sultry tiki bar on the beach, high in contrast to the mainstream cocktail lounge. Lucas Moran of Mr. Fongs will be constructing the menu, “Think flavored daiquiris, hurricanes, rum runners,” says Bunton. “It’s usually my preference to keep cocktails simple and quick to make. Waiting 10 minutes for a drink while listening to an unsolicited speech about botanicals is not my idea of a good time.”

Kareen bunton, 360 MAGAZINE, Claire de Lespinois

Photo by Claire de Lespinois

In a time where emphasizing unity and equality is pertinent, Bunton’s mission is to bring together the diverse community of artists and fashionistas into a memorable night of dancing reality away to old-school hip-hop.

Remaining unconventional and consistent with his exotic theme, Bunton says, “We are going to structure the schedule by genre rather than promoters or weekly residents. Different DJs will be able to share their interpretations of reggae, afrobeat, nuyorican soul.”

In addition to creating a unique and sexy scene, Buton’s World Famous also has a captivating retail element made up of t-shirts and snapback hats flush with the classic Bunton’s logo for the stylish enthusiasts of the scene to rock.

Debuting during New York Fashion Week on Friday, February 15th at 1005 Broadway, Bunton’s World Famous is a venue to explore for those ready to delve into a sultry salvation.

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Photo by Hannah Grankvist

Kareem bunton, 360 MAGAZINE, Claire de Lespinois

Photo by Claire de Lespinois

Mighty Mystic Announces New Album Enter the Mystic

Mighty Mystic is a musician to look out for in 2019. Kevin Mark Holness, better known as reggae star Mighty Mystic is the younger brother of Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness. Mighty Mystic is a soulful singer, has a magnificent musical range, and exudes strong vocal chops throughout his music. He is set to release his fourth album Enter the Mystic on February 1, 2019. He has achieved international and national stardom with his third album The Art of Balance and the preceding album Concrete World that debuted the Billboard Reggae Chart at number six and his breakout album Wake Up World with “Revolution,” to “Riding on the Clouds” and “Original Love” and “Slipped Away” with appearances from Shaggy and roots rocker Lutan Fyah. All three albums reached the Billboard Top 10 Reggae Chart. Mighty Mystic’s 2016 release of The Art of Balance album garnered international and national success. He is already having a fantastic year in 2019 with his new music. Mighty Mystic announces his new album Enter the Mystic. Listen here. The new album Enter the Mystic is set to be released on February 1, 2019 and is available for pre-order here. Enter the Mystic is an extraordinary album filled with captivating songs made by one of the most talented artists around.

Mighty Mystic releases his new music video for his single “Salt” from his new album Enter the Mystic. The “Salt” music video is directed by Francisco Santiago and animation by Stephen Thunder. It is produced by Mighty Mystic. Check out the video here.

To kick off his new album release, Mighty Mystic has upcoming shows at the following venues:

Aura in Portland, ME on Friday, February 1, 2019

Brighton Music Hall in Allston, MA on Saturday, February 2, 2019

Sportsmen’s Tavern in Buffalo, NY on Sunday, February 3, 2019

Tickets for new show dates and locations are available at here.

*Visit Mighty Mystic at www.mightymystic.com and follow @MightyMystic on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Alexx A-Game Releases “Double” Featuring Tory Lanez

“The inspiration behind the track “Double” came from a thought process I had and a theory I developed from it. For me to be as great as I want to be then I have to put in twice as much work as there are challenges. In other words, the grind must out weigh the struggles for me to surpass them. From there I developed the concept of doubling up on everything positive so I can overwrite the negative” says Alexx – A -Game.

The track, which gives you a ‘neo-pop’ style will definitely appeal to a wide array of music lovers. Both artists compliment each other on the track presenting a song, which will definitely be heard on your airwaves.

Since its recent release, Double has received features in major international and national platforms such as Source Magazine, Riddim Magazine, HipHopWeekly, just to name a few. With the initial traction around the single, many are saying this will be the single to get Alexx A Game into the international scene and solidify Tory Lanez in the Caribbean market due to the refreshing style he brings across on this track.  over 5 years and is finally attaining the recognition and notoriety he deserves.

Currently Alexx A-Game is continuing to work with international producers and artists and set to make a major announcement in the coming weeks. “I’m working assiduously with my family and team to become the leader and game-changer I set out to be. I am a musician first and that is the discipline and difference that I feel will help me as an artist to rise above the mediocrity of the Jamaican music industry as it is”.

Lil Yachty × Stefflon Don × Yachty’s Pizzeria

LIL YACHTY UNVEILS MUSIC VIDEO FOR “BETTER (FEAT. STEFFLON DON)” TODAY

Announces “Yachty’s Pizzeria” in Los Angeles for a Limited Time Only

Today, GRAMMY® Award-nominated multi-platinum artist, fashion disruptor, and “King of the Youth” Lil Yachty shares the music video for his Teenage Emotions track “Better (feat. Stefflon Don),” Directed by Pensacola, the video finds Yachty making the best of a bad situation after finding himself stranded on an island. Watch HERE.

 

Also featured is new Quality Control signing Stefflon Don, who has been making waves overseas with her seamless ability to flip between gritty, grime-based bars and Jamaican patois-tinged vocals. Her recent single, “Hurtin’ Me (feat. French Montana)” has reached almost 4 million views in just two weeks.
 


Up next, Yachty shares a slice with Los Angeles as he brings “Yachty’s Pizzeria” to L.A.’s Delicious Pizza (6601 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028) tomorrow, September 16th and Sunday, September 17th from 12-7pm. Customers and fans alike can visit the location to purchase exclusive merchandise. All customers will receive their pizza in a limited time only Yachty’s Pizzeria x Delicious Pizza box. The pizza menu will include a limited edition slice, The Lil Yachty, which will be available through the weekend – delivery is available! Call 1 (833) LIL-BOAT for more information.

 
 

Following tomorrow’s Yachty Pizzeria event, Lil Yachty will take the stage at L.A.’s Novo Theatre for his “Teenage Tour” with support from labelmate Reo Cragun. See below for all remaining dates.

 

9/15 Los Angeles, CA The Novo

9/18 San Diego, CA The Observatory

9/19 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory

9/21 San Francisco, CA The Warfield

9/23 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre

9/24 Vancouver, BC P.N.E. Forum

10/20 Atlanta, GA The Fox Theatre