"SIX PROMINENT RADIO DJS TELLS IT LIKE IT IS"
By: Icey Jace
Last year a host of fresh talents burst onto the dancehall scene with a hunger to be regarded as the best of the best by their peers. Among some of the top new comers that earned their stripes were Bugle with his What I'm Gonna Do symphony, Serani on the street anthem Doh, Demarco who paid tribute to all the Fallen Soldiers, Timber-lee with her Ward 21 assisted Bubble Like Soup and Dancehall's self proclaimed Gangster Ras - Munga Honorable with his own smash single Bad From Mi Born.
For 2008 OutAroad.com will be pledging its support to new and upcoming artists by introducing a Break Out Artist of the Month feature that will be geared towards the introduction, promotion and development of young artists who are buzzing in the streets. Our team of Public & Media Relations Experts will be going all out in ensuring all 12 featured artists get maximum exposure during the stipulated 28 days timeline.
Starting things off for the month of January OutAroad.com proudly present Natural Bridge Recording artiste Konshens who is now burning up the airwaves of local radio stations with the hit single Winner.
Before we formally introduce the DJ who proclaims "this year mi haffi be the winner, cause mi nah go mi yard without my youth dem dinner" "I'm in a money making mood, can’t touch the ends without mi dogs dem food". Lets get some feedback of what some of Jamaica,s top disc jocks think of both Konshens the artist and his new year single Winner.
Nikki Z - ZIP 103 FM
"Konshens is a great artist, great sound, strong lyrics and he has an image. I'm very impress with his new single Winner and trust me I see big things for this guy, he's my project for 2008, I’ll be giving him my full support I mean it".
Collin Hinds - FAME FM
"Well the first time I heard Konshens was on the Sea-breeze Riddim with the song Jah Protect I and from then I thought he had a place in the industry. Konshens brings something new to the table. He has an interesting sound and a pretty decent voice so with the right guidance and if he has the determination he should do really well. As for his single 'Winner' I think the timing of the song is great, a lot of artists have good songs but they never go anywhere because the timing wasn't right but in this case the timing perfect. What he will need now is promotional support and the right people playing his tracks".
ZJ LIQUID - ZIP 103 FM
"Well Konshens I don’t know him personally but I met him the other day and before I met him I always use to hear the name in the streets, I’m the type of person that look out for good talent and I heard a song he have called "I've Created a Monster". Now I know your reviewing the song 'Winner' but the writing skills on 'Monster' is different, not everybody think like that so believe me I’m into his style. So look out for it "I've Created A Monster", mi ago beat it like dem pay mi to play it".
Flamze - RJR 94 FM "Catch a Fyah"
"I see Konshens as a refreshing change in dancehall, he's extremely talented and more so I'm impressed in his approach to his lyrics, the song 'Winner' is nothing short of a hit and like I said we need a change. Konshens is definitely one for the future".
DJ Smurf - IRIE FM
"I would say Konshens as an artists sounds solid, I mean he definitely has a lot of potential and as for his track Winner I think it’s a great song very inspiring, it's one of those song that will motivate people to work towards their goals for this year and that’s what we need right now".
Elektra - ZIP 103 FM
"Konshens is very creative and versatile young artist that doesn't give you the same thing over and over again, he's flexible and that’s a great thing because you can put him on a dance track and he sounds good, put him on a reggae track he sounds good or even dancehall so I’m always excited when I hear his music. I remember when I first heard 'Winner' in about November and every time I played the song it felt so good - he gives me a vibe, I just love the song".
Log on to OutAroad.com on Wednesday to get the full story behind Dancehall's latest hit maker Konshens and join us again on Friday when we will premier his Promotional Photo Catalog.