by Amanda Holmgren
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Hailing from Ocho Rios Jamaica, selector and disc jockey, DJ Roy, is as hardworking and passionate about his craft as the artists featured on his mixtapes. The selector shells out new mixes often with the hopes to always improve and better his skill. His newest reggae mix titled, "Reggae Showcase," is an uplifting mix that will make you want to sing along and groove to the new music from Chronixx's Chronology album, "I Can," and "Christina," along with new tunes from Damian Marley as well as song, "Grown & Sexy," with Stephen Marley and sprinkled with a little Vybz Kartel, Protoje and Sizzla. Showcasing the abundance of talent that Jamaica breeds.
Stay up to date and follow DJ Roy on soundcloud. Fulljoy "Reggae Showcase," here on Kingston To LA.
- REGGAE SUMFEST 2018 [REVIEWS]
Exploding on the global marketplace, this year’s Reggae Sumfest in Montego Bay, Jamaica was a great success. For 2018, the preview events were expanded and upgraded, making this year’s extravaganza a week-long celebration in this prime destination for Caribbean travel and entertainment. Montego Bay is the second largest Anglophone city in the Caribbean and receives visitors from around the world every year. This year’s Sumfest marked the first time the event used state of the art online booking and ticketing software, so they experienced a surge in ticket sales from the US, the UK, Latin America and across the European Union.
Last year, both Pepsi and Red Stripe signed multi-year sponsorship deals and this year the festival added significant global sponsors Jet Blue and Mastercard for 2018. The event lineup for 2018 was expanded to include several pre-festival events including The Colorfest Beach Party on July 15 at Tropical Bliss Beach, and on July 16 the Free Street Dance and Party on the Hip Strip was the place to be. On July 17th the All White Party at Pier One began at 7 pm with DJ Smoke and the Blitz Party at The Hard Rock Cafe on July 18 which ran from 8 pm until 2 am and was inclusive of food and drinks. On Thursday, July 19th the main event was The 20th Anniversary of Irish & Chin’s World Clash at the Pier One Event Centre. Tickets bought in advance for these events were five to fifteen US dollars cheaper than those purchased at the door.