KNG2LA EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: THE "BIG DREAM" WITH EESAH [JAMAICA]

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KNG2LA EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: THE "BIG DREAM" WITH EESAH [JAMAICA]

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.

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KNG2LA EXCLUSIVE MIXTAPE: "J BOOG" - DJ NIKKI KUSH

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KNG2LA EXCLUSIVE MIXTAPE: "J BOOG" - DJ NIKKI KUSH

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.

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CHARLY BLACK LIVE AT THE SAVOY [FRIDAY FEB 17th]

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CHARLY BLACK LIVE AT THE SAVOY [FRIDAY FEB 17th]

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!

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BOOMYARD LA'S ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY

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BOOMYARD LA'S ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY

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 RockwellRocky Dawuni, Afro Fiesta, Alandon and Bunx Dadda, just to name a few. 

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AIDONIA PERFORMING LIVE AT THE SAVOY

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AIDONIA PERFORMING LIVE AT THE SAVOY

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. 

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#THINGSTODOINLA: COOL DOWN SUNDAYS

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#THINGSTODOINLA: COOL DOWN SUNDAYS

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!

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KCRW X LOS ANGELES

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KCRW X LOS ANGELES

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.

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RAW AND UNCUT: 23 QUESTIONS WITH MODEL GABRIELLE DAVIS

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RAW AND UNCUT: 23 QUESTIONS WITH MODEL GABRIELLE DAVIS

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."  

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KINGSTON 12 HIFI: SHINEHEAD AND DJ PAPALOTL

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KINGSTON 12 HIFI: SHINEHEAD AND DJ PAPALOTL

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.

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PEACE & LOVE ON A LOS ANGELES MOUNTAINTOP

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PEACE & LOVE ON A LOS ANGELES MOUNTAINTOP

Reggae on the Mountain (ROTM) is Los Angeles' very own world music and culture festival. Produced by Label 27, it was conceived seven years ago by two young men from Topanga Canyon, Brooks Ellis and Amit Gilad -- best friends who grew up loving music and throwing backyard parties for their close-knit group of friends. 

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SPICE AT THE SAVOY PHOTO RECAP

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SPICE AT THE SAVOY PHOTO RECAP

Kingston Sundays at The Savoy Entertainment Center is dancehall party for the books. Most recently, dancehall artist and veteran entertainer, Spice, showed up and brought her world famous vibes to the Inglewood hot spot. The queen of the dancehall did not disappoint at her first Los Angeles performance. 

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2 PARTIES = 1 MAJOR EVENT: EDX JAMAICA 2016

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2 PARTIES = 1 MAJOR EVENT: EDX JAMAICA 2016

Kingston to LA traveled down to Grizzly's Plantation in Ocho Rios, Jamaica to get some good summer vibes at one of Jamaica's biggest EDM & soca events, EDX Jamaica. There was no rest for the weary party goer, as the event was a 24-hour dance party, with only a 4-hour break in-between the day and evening portions.

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FLEXIN' WITH THE FLEXUP CREW'S ALEX BREITMAN

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FLEXIN' WITH THE FLEXUP CREW'S ALEX BREITMAN

We recently caught up with Alex Breitman, the second half of FlexUp Crew's Two Seven Clash, to discuss the FlexUp Crew's inception and how the crew continues to build momentum in the new-age future dancehall scene. Most recently, Breitman has been focusing on starting up LA's brand new monthly future dancehall event, known as FlexUP LA.

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KINGSTONTOLA EXCLUSIVE MIXTAPE BY DJ SOPHENOM

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KINGSTONTOLA EXCLUSIVE MIXTAPE BY DJ SOPHENOM

In the movie Crash, people in the City of Angels rarely meet or interact, until they "crash" into one another. This is an outdated take on Los Angeles. Los Angeles is a place where people connect and find one another; discovering their mutual interests, and collaborate. This is how we came to know DJ Sophenom. 

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TOP MOMENTS FROM BRT WEEKEND [LA]

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TOP MOMENTS FROM BRT WEEKEND [LA]

Beach Road Trip [BRT] Weekend was LIT for its inauguration in the City of Angels. Originally from South Florida, the three day beach festival took over Huntington Beach, with live performances and sets from some of the hottest dancehall artistes in the biz. Check out our photo recap here!

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KOBE'S LAST STAND-DUBS TAKE RECORD

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KOBE'S LAST STAND-DUBS TAKE RECORD

Two teams honored their best; the Lakers their longtime king who's farewell tour had come to a close, and the Warriors with their newly crowned prince Stephen Curry leading the charge to the best record in the history of the NBA.

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DELICIOUS VIBES AT BOOM YARD [LA]

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DELICIOUS VIBES AT BOOM YARD [LA]

An indoor-outdoor reggae party every second Sunday of the month. This isn't just any old Los Angeles reggae party. One reason for the draw is their resident DJ, Jamaica's renowned DJ Delano of Renaissance Sound. He flies in once a month, between gigs such as SXSW and Bacchanal Jamaica, to grace LA with his good Jamaican vibes.

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