Most recently, upcoming Jamaican artiste Yaksta released a stunning visual interpretation of his ska influenced single "Boogie Woogie." The video is a mirror of Yaksta's colorful, new age Jamaican vibration. KingstonToLA recently caught up with Yaksta to learn more about his background, and promising music journey. Watch here on KingstonToLA.com
BoomYard LA celebrated two years at Delicious Pizza's original West Adams headquarters on Sunday December 10. Revelers were treated to the usual blessed vibes with a special silent disco, which started at 5 pm. DJs Kali Madden, Daneekah, Chico Sonido, Crooks, Westafa, Tomi Tribe and DJ Delano provided the tunes with reggae, dancehall, reggaeton and Afrobeat segments.
The album, the artwork, the voice. All a poignant masterpiece that is Jesse Royal's latest works - debut album Lily of The Valley. Two years after the release of his Small Axe mixtape, Royal delivers a careful 14 track compilation, the perfect gem for conscious reggae lovers worldwide. Read more in our exclusive interview with Jesse Royal here on KingstonToLA.
KingstontoLA is known for its love of dancehall music. Yet, did you know that we love roots reggae just the same? With the rebirth of Roots Reggae over the past year in music, some of our favorite DJs; DJ Crooks, Kali Madden + special guests are bringing the good feeling vibes every Tuesday night at Delicious Vinyl on Sunset
KingstonToLA recently caught up with budding talent Meleku ahead of his performance in Los Angeles at this summer's Life of A Ghetto Youth Tour. An opportunity to spread the message of peace, love and unity, exemplifying the principles of Rastafari, the eight-city tour, powered by Vas Productions, featured Meleku performing alongside Ras Shiloh, Pressure, Marlon Asher and Sizzla Kalonji, Meleku's legendary father.
Music and culture is embedded into the soul of the talented four that make up the group RSNY. Hailing from New York, by way of the likkle island of Jamaica, the group sought out to combine the vibrations of each parish into their music to become a true expression of who they are as artists and as people.
In a short amount of time, Eesah has become one of Jamaica's most talked about new artists, known for his cross-genre flow and unmistakable charisma. Many music aficionados have been asking, "Who is Eesah?" As more fans become aware of Eesah's inspirational messages backed by seamless, forward-thinking production, so are DJs, radio stations and reggae-dancehall connoisseurs, who have begun documenting the star's ascension. Get to know Eesah in our exclusive video interview, here on KingstonToLA.
It's Santiago to LA with Chilean DJ, Nikki Kush. A vinyl collector and turntablist, Nikki has been on the rise in LA's thriving reggae-dancehall scene. Her energy is fiery and fun and regardless of language differences, Nikki communicates fluently through her music. Click the link to listen to her new mixtape tribute to Grammy nominated artist J Boog.
Black is set to perform live in LA on Friday, February 17 at The Savoy Entertainment Center in Inglewood, CA. Don't miss him live and direct performing hit singles such as "Momentum" and ofcourse "Party Animal." Watch the video for "Party Animal" here on KingstonToLA and get tickets for the show on Friday February 17!
For reggae and dancehall fans in LA, BoomYard has become one of the most talked about events, period. Favored for it's outdoor aesthetic, the monthly party has brought some of the most exciting reggae and dancehall artists to the city. In 2016, BoomYard hosted Shaggy, Mr. Vegas, Jovi Rockwell, Rocky Dawuni, Afro Fiesta, Alandon and Bunx Dadda, just to name a few.
Fresh off his nuptials, Aidonia is set to head west for his first performance in Los Angeles. This Thanksgiving weekend, the dancehall artiste will perform at The Savoy Entertainment Center in Inglewood, CA, on Black Friday November 25, and it is expected to be a sold-out show.
After the heat, comes the cool. Summer days are behind us, but we can blaze up the fire in the winter months too. Catch Kali Madden and DJ Trevy Trev spinning 90's Hip Hop, R and B, salsa, bachata and top 40 every Sunday at the brand new #CoolDownSundays!
Los Angeles is an interesting place. One of the more interesting aspects of the city, that we write about often here on KNG2LA, is the diverse tapestry of cultures that make up the city of Angels. That's what Los Angeles radio station - KCRW - provides this great city. A portal through which one can be, do and explore most anything Los Angeles, all the while finding oneself. Click the link to read more about LA's number one eclectic music station.
KNG2LA caught up with model and actress Gabrielle Davis from Kingston, Jamaica. We had 23 uncut questions to ask Gabrielle and wanted to get to know the young Jamaican beauty. Gabrielle Davis is an independent commercial model based in Miami, LA, & her hometown, Kingston. She has done major regional ad campaigns for Schweppes, and has recently appeared in Snoop Dogg and Jeremiah’s music video, "Point Seen Money Gone."
Shinehead and DJ Papalotl are unique in and of themselves. Shinehead is a veteran ambassador of the culture and DJ Papalotl charms you with her extensive knowledge of underground Jamaican music. Together, they are a force to be reckoned with as they hold down the classic vibes in LA’s small melting pot. Read more about the dynamic duo here on KingstonToLA.