Dotta Coppa – from Jamaica, a former member of the famous Gaza Crew around Vybz Kartel, just released the music video to his new single „We Love Dancehall“ produced by Dancehall Station from Germany. Dotta Coppa also called „Son of the King“, because of his likeness to the legendary King Yellowman, worked with the producers while his trip to Germany in 2017. The song was produced at the home base studio of Dancehall Station which is also a well known party series in Essen (Germany) with shows of Aidonia, Alkaline, Tommy Lee Sparta and many more. The video was shot at the „Dancehall Station Beach Party“ in a natural beach & swimming pool area called „Naturbad“ in Germany.
With a voice described as “Anita Baker meets Sade”, singer / songwriter Keishera James exudes pure sexy, soulfulness. Born in Kingston, Jamaica and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Keishera’s sound perfectly fuses the heartbeat of her Jamaican heritage with a heavy R&B influence. The epitome of Reggae-Soul, her raspy alto voice seductively delivers lyrics that tug at your emotions while Neo-Soul blended Rock-Steady melodies, seamlessly will your body to groove.
Yilmie Williams or Iya Ingi, as he is more popularly known by his fans, hails from the community of Mona Common, St. Andrew Jamaica. It was there he got his first taste of the true Reggae and African music that now captivates and plays such an important role in his life. Iya credits his “Afro-Centric” music and state of mind to his father who is an avid activist in the 12 Tribes Rastafarian Organization. His father exposed him to the melodies, sounds, lyrics and mannerisms that helped to shape the strong, empowering, educational, inspirational, powerful and sometimes controversial lyrics that seek to shake up and unearth the core issues affecting African, Jamaican & Black people.
Iya Ingi breathed, slept and ate music, as discussed in his single Foundation. Inspired by his children to aspire for greatness, in the same way he looked up to his father, he wants to have the same lasting impact on not only his children but the many people of the world. His motivation, drive and eclectic blend of melodies and conscious, positive lyrics in his music has also been influenced by musical icons such as Jacob Miller, Dennis Brown, Bob Marley and Freddy McGregor.
It is to no surprise that Iya’s energetic and captivating delivery as well as the musical content has taken roots with many and this has allowed him to tour America, Canada and Europe. Iya has also been afforded the opportunity to perform alongside other talented artistes such as Ken Boothe, Lutan Fyah, Demarco, Protoje and others. Currently, Iya Ingi is meticulously working on his debut album slated to be released in February 2016, titled African Pride, which includes the title track of the same name.
Iya purports that in his music he seeks to convey a message that will help to shape the thought processes of many and have a lasting impact on the future generations. This is not surprising as the name Iya, based on 12 Tribe and Rastafarian culture, means stepping higher and higher. Higher realms, higher heights of awareness, higher levels of consciousness, higher states of reality and life.
SHOW ME LOVE
Conscious Reggae Party
Memories with Ken Booth
* International shows*
Shoot Me Film Festival – Holland
Bob Marley Birthday celebration -Canada (Forum Night Club)
Fyah in Den with Lutan Fyah – Sullivan Hall New York
Woodstock – NY in August & September
Brooklyn, NY – August
Phillip Sherlock lunch hour – October, Kingston, JAMAICA
WATERHOUSE CHARITY EVENT – December, Kingston JAMAICA
Grip Wrench is a veteran singer and song writer from Western Jamaica who has shown much talent over the years. After these long years of toiling to make a chart hit, he is even more resolved today in getting his elusive dream of becoming a headline singer someday soon. Continued perseverance has shown that his ambition is still alive. He has now set up his own recording business Elite Production on which he has made a compact disc with three songs. Track 1 is Nuh Kill Dem by (Grip Wrench) followed by Naah Stop Try by (Nature Slang) and Dem Come Hype Up a collaboration with (Brilliant) . Grip Wrench’s life story began in the parish of St. James (Jamaica, W.I.) where he attended the Granville Basic School from where he went on to Harrison Primary School. His scholastic activities terminated at Catadupa All-Age. Even though singing was the only thing he wanted to do for his life, Grip Wrench realized that he had to get some form of livelihood until his recording ambitions blossomed. He became a radio technician. Screwdriver, the man who shot to the top of the charts in the late 80s with a single called (Sharon A Pregnant Yu Pregnant) was the man who Grip Wrench used to work together with. One day while they were together, a young woman looked at him and said, if him a Screwdriver, then you must be (Grip Wrench).His real name is Garfield Almando Woodstock. the strongest influence that began Grip wrench’s singing career came from Pliers and Pinchers two prominent Jamaican singers both with tool names. His first time in a studio was some time in the late 80s when he recorded (In Your Eyes) on the Top Rank records label. In fact, his next two recordings (Track of My Tears) and (All My Life) were done on that same label which is owned by Mr. Elon Robinson the man who Grip wrench credits for giving him his biggest push in the music business. (Puppy Love) was Grip Wrench’s next effort on the Crazy B Records label and (Knock Knock) on the Jack Scorpio Records label before he took a long hiatus in the music business only to return in 2003 with the right attitude and approach. His biggest show was (All School Jam) after which he toured Canada in 1992 for a series of shows. On his return Grip Wrench records his debut album (Real) on the Victory One Records label and a number of shows. His favorite singer of all time his (Burning Spare), his favorite color yellow, and favorite food Veg, Ackee and Salt fish. In his spare time, he plays some cricket.
My songs are clean and uplifting to the mind.