Sunday, December 05, 2010

Stephenson Interview Up

The ForwardEver piece  on Jamaican singer Duane Stephenson is up now over at United Reggae.

In the interview I ask Stephenson what changed between releasing his previous VP Records album From August Town and his new recording, Black Gold.

His response:
I traveled extensively through the Caribbean and new places in America and Europe [to promote] August Town. I experienced many different cultures throughout the world and I try and display that growth on the new album. Without growth you don’t really go forward. Often people do their first album and it works, but then they try and duplicate it. I’ve learned so much on this journey that I want to carry forward. Its not back to August Town – we’ve done that and been there and now its time to move on.
 Read the rest of the interview here... [see great photos too!]

In other news, hot gyaal Natalie Storm, a very strong and independent female DJ, singer and producer will make her first SF appearance Saturday December 10 at local club night Tormenta Tropical (inside the Elbo Room venue, 647 Valencia St,). Storm will be appearing with Bersa Discos DJs and Federation Sound's Max Glazer. Listen to a preview of her new tunes on the Federation blog. Oh yeah, you can catch up with Storm herself on Twitter. That woman can tweet something fierce...
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