Kick-off Breakfast Party, Mawnin’ Medz, on Sunday, July 14 at Tropical Bliss Beach in Montego Bay During Reggae Sumfest Week #macburnersa, #musicality, #100percentmusical, #artisteer

Mawnin’ Medz on Sunday, July 14th at Tropical Bliss Beach in Montego Bay is the kick-off breakfast party in what is shaping up to be a stellar week of events leading up to the Main Nights for Reggae Sumfest 2019. Tropical Bliss Beach is perhaps one of the most iconic must-see stops for visitors to Montego Bay.

Both the ‘Touchdown King’ Stylo G, and the ‘Soca Monarch’ Skinny Fabulous will provide epic entertainment at this gorgeous venue. 

Spinning music to keep everyone dancing from 6 am to 1 pm will be Mobay’s own Crazy Neil, along with DJ Courtney, Jigga and Antsman.

The dress code is beach chic; gates open at 6am. It’s brunch inclusive and will have plenty of options for purchase at the bar. 

Reggae Sumfest event info is available at


Gamal “Skinny Fabulous” Doyle, born in St Vincent, is an energetic Soca artist and a six-time St. Vincent Soca Monarch Winner.

This “135 lb” mass of on-stage madness is known as Skinny Fabulous. Both talented and versatile, he always engages and mesmerizes the crowd while on stage. With his early love of dancehall and time spent in Jamaica, combined with his Soca roots as a St. Vincentian, his baritone and catchy way of DJing his lyrics are unmistakable. Fans can catch him at this year’s Mawnin’ Medz – one of the pre-parties prior to Reggae Sumfest.


Jason McDermott — Stylo G — was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica but relocated to London at age 12. Stylo is known for his creative British-Jamaican reggae-fusion style.

Along with his own hit singles "My Yout", "Call Mi a Leader" and "Soundbwoy" (which peaked at #18 on the UK Single's Chart), Stylo was also featured on the hit song "Come Over" by the British electronic group Clean Bandit. His new single “Touch Down” is lighting up the charts featuring Hip Hop Hottie Nicki Minaj and Dancehall Don Vybz Kartel. It has everyone on their feet in their tracksuits and Air Force of course. 

Sumfest has earned a reputation as the Caribbean’s premier music festival, showcasing Jamaica’s indigenous music, as well other popular global genres of music. Now in its 27th year, the world’s greatest Jamaican reggae/dancehall music festival continues to pay homage to the musical genres that originated in Jamaica that have broadly influenced the chart topping urban and pop music of today. Sumfest continues to add unprecedented value to “Brand Jamaica” by promoting three of the country’s most valuable products – the music, the culture, and the island itself as a global tourist destination. This has been expanded on a grand scale globally by the high quality widely promoted live streaming and video content made available of Reggae Sumfest on broadcast and streaming platforms, taking Jamaican music, artists, and culture to every continent and country on earth. Reggae Sumfest is one of the most viewed music festivals in the world.

Over the years, Sumfest has partnered with a number of major local and international brands. Our goal is to continue and develop these long-standing brand partnerships in ways that enhance their experiential relationship with Sumfest, the Jamaican people, and the entire international reggae and dancehall community. Sumfest is owned and produced DownSound Entertainment Ltd. 

$45US advance tickets are available on  as well as and 

TRACE ANNOUNCE WINNER OF THEIR AMAPIANO COMPETITION #macburnersa, #musicality, #100percentmusical, #artisteer

Mzansi, you have tuned in, you have voted and finally, the winner of the #TRACEAmapiano competition is the producer of the hit single, 'Gigaba', Pretoria’s one and only, Pro Monate!

“Congratulations to Pro Monate for winning the competition, it’s a validation for not only him but also the movement of Amapiano. It’s a new genre that is diversifying the sound of South Africa’s music scene and giving opportunities to hundreds of music producers around the country to build on the sound,” says Managing Director of TRACE, Valentine Gaudin-Muteba

“We saw the same with the Gqom sound which is now a massive movement and we look forward to seeing the same with Amapiano taking over not only the continent but the world too”.

Pro Monate,  a Pretoria resident faced stiff competition from MFR Souls with their single ‘Nomakhanjani’ (feat. TallArseTee) and Tsitso x Tumza D’’Kota x Mapentane with their single ‘Baby Boy’ (feat. Da Box & Abidoza) will now work closely with TRACE in creating and shooting the music video to his single.

The music video will flight on all of TRACE’s channels and digital platforms once complete. For more information on TRACE visit

RAISING THE TEMPO OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC IN THE WESTERN CAPE #macburnersa, #musicality, #100percentmusical, #artisteer

Music streaming app JOOX has once again shown that they are behind music by supporting the development of the electronic music scene, producers and their music within the Western Cape by continuing its partnership with Cape Town Electronic Music Festival (CTEMF) for the 2019 Connect Programme.

“We’re excited to once again be a part of this year’s CTEMF Connect. It’s a programme that is completely unique, in that it comes back full circle.” says Chief Operating Officer for JOOX, Milton Smith. “Producers with great potential are discovered, their talents moulded and they are given the stage at the next CTEMF event. We support this programme as it has the potential to  launch careers and drive new talent into the music industry.

CTEMF Connect was established to assist in identifying talented individuals that don’t have the resources to fulfill their potential of making a career in the electronic music industry. The successfully selected Connect applicants will embark on a journey of discovery, education and unique experiences, whilst receiving a comprehensive grounding in all aspects of music production, business and performance.

2018’s graduates of the Connect Programme, Ubiza Wethu, Siphe Tebeka and Pierre Johnson, have since gone on to release the CTEMF Connect EP, release their own albums, performing at CTEMF 2019 and traveling the world playing at different festivals.

To listen to the CTEMF Connect EP on JOOX click here:

“Since the involvement of JOOX in the CTEMF Connect, it keeps getting better and better. A testament of that can be seen in the strides that last year’s producers have made. So if you are a producer and live in the Western Cape, make sure to apply to get into the programme,” says David Ireton, founder of CTEMF.

The culmination of this year’s programme will be an EP in partnership with Universal Music South Africa, music streaming app JOOX and Red Bull Music. The most promising candidates will have the opportunity to perform at the Cape Town Electronic Music Festival, alongside artists at the forefront of making waves in the electronic music scene.

Applications for the CTEMF Connect Programme in partnership with JOOX can be found here Submissions close 15 June 2019 and winners will be contacted on notified on 25 June 2019.


Rose May made her mark as quite an established singer and songwriter in Austria, and now it seems she's set her sights on the Nigerian music industry. Her latest song 'Go Down Low' is as refreshing as it is catchy.

Grab your dancing shoes and hit the dance floor with Rose May as the crooner encourages you to "do your thing". Go Down Low is slightly different from your typical afropop hit in the way it subtly draws you into dancing. The simple lyrics are catchy and easy to follow, and producer Young Jon provides the perfect instrumental; upbeat enough to move to, but not so overpowering that one feels compelled to over-exert themselves.

Rose May and her interesting take on Afropop are definitely a welcome addition to the industry, and we're excited to see and hear more.