Local acts release Dancehall music video

Collaborators in the new video
Collaborators in the new video: Top left –Irv ‘Oozy’ Antoine, Bottom left – Bertist ‘B.E.R.T’ Jeffers, Top right – Jaime ‘Himay’ Abraham, Bottom right – Colton T

Marigot-based label, Fine Grass Productions (FGP) and Ambo Visuals, have collaborated with several local artistes to produce a medley music video.

Medley videos have become a fairly common phenomenon on the Caribbean entertainment landscape, and this one aims to take Dominica by storm.

The medley, officially named the Buss Way Riddim Medley, features some of the hottest local acts on the music scene such as Asher Thomas, Himay, CHOEB and Colton T.

As is to be expected, several FGP artists also take center stage on the riddim and video.

The video was the brainchild of Dancehall producer/artist Irv ‘Oozy’ Antoine of Fine Grass Productions (FGP). The ‘riddim’ itself was created by Denzel ‘Delirious’ Matthew.

Local video production company Ambo Visuals, shot and edited the video, which was filmed primarily on location at the Pagua Bay House in Marigot. Additional scenes were shot at the Weirs Hard-court and in the capital city Roseau, Dominica.

According to a release from the producers, there has been a quite a hype leading up to the release of this video via social media Facebook.

This video is the second of its kind being shot on the island. The first was the “Red Klinic Medley” produced by Blackkingz Production in 2010.

See video below.

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  1. Speak 2 B Listened 2
    April 8, 2013

    If so many people we’rent so ignorant towards the dance hall industry i don’t think so many ignorant comments wouldn’t have been made. If we all knew what Jamaican patois is then nobody would be saying that they are all trying to sound like Jamaicans. If they don’t sing that way then it wouldn’t be considered dance hall music. It has nothing to do with their accents. I am an avid dance hall fan, i follow a lot of dance hall artists both prominent and up-an-coming so i would like to think i know a lot about the industry and the art form. Give them a chance, people. If they make it we all benefit. And to correct you all.. this is a medley video and not just one song. If you really want to know what each artist on this riddim has to say, purchase a cd and listen to each and every song.

  2. Bored
    April 8, 2013

    The same musical styles… the same messages… how am i to support local if local doesnt want to distinguish itself or be different? Half of them trying to sound Jamaican the other half dont have anything that makes them stand out… How many of yall gonna remember this track in 15 years?

  3. possie in brooklyn
    April 8, 2013

    i don’t see the reason why everybody hating but yea FTHaterz,right now jamming this song loud walking past the world trade and trust,seems like the fans are following to the contagious cloud of Dominica achievements!!!#ART is LIFE AND Music falls right under

  4. Mission accomplished
    April 6, 2013

    Well done Shadd and Ervey, look at criticism as a way of telling you guys you can do best not better best. For me it is great work and nice to see young people doing something positive. So big up to you and your team, keep reaching for the stars the sky is the limit. love you all.

  5. Sarah
    April 5, 2013

    Dominicans have to much of the ‘CRAB in the Barrel’ mentality; what is so wrong in giving these young people the recongnition they deserve! come on for once let us support and help build and uplift them instead of trying to bring the down with our negative comments. Those that want them to look for, why don’t you help them out by giving them a job. We need to stop this hatred that is strangling our country.

  6. Anonymous
    April 5, 2013

    Congrats, well done. Keep it going.

  7. Rupert
    April 5, 2013

    From Top 5 the song would be just fine without the rest

    1) Mysta Anytime(mostly cause he sing clear and not trying to sound jamaican)
    2) Delly (mostly cause he sing clear and not trying to sound jamaican)
    3)Asher Thomas
    4)Colton T

    • Sarah
      April 5, 2013

      They are from Marigot, what accent do you expect them to have. DOTISH

    • still waterz
      April 7, 2013

      no one trying to sound like jamaicans …..smh..we from marigot | what u need to do is get your spelling correct | as u said “this blog would do fine with out your input” |

    • ja girl
      April 9, 2013

      i love all of them stop breaking down people they are all making a positive contribution

  8. Rastafari
    April 5, 2013

    Criticism is not negativity, it is meant to help one (or more) improve. Without it, we are just like the other person next door! Some of the feed back on here are from music producers and artists who are IN the business and deal with these scenarios every day. This overall project gets 6 out of 10 from me. The music has no originality, too much of the same ole’ stuff, could not tell this was not just another Jamaican production, needs differentiation. The vocal ability has improved tremendously, did not try selling sex or drugs, great to see young folks taking a step towards creative artistry. Keep up the good work and to my Dominicans, relax man, criticism is not hate. Stop using the “haters” term until you understand what it means!

    • Anonymous
      July 28, 2013

      greetings – and it is admirable tht you are speakin knowledge to the world in order to add to humanity rather that detract from it. . .however if it is ur position tht songs that glorify violence or generally unsavory topice aren’t marketable. sadly,and most unfortunately so many of our top stars here in the states have to keep a certain amount of ‘street cred’ as they ascend the socio-economic strata. and regrettably tht means they write what they know about. and as a sidebar, they need to first break into the UK scene. if u’re big in england then the rest of europe is rdy and waiting. THEN come to the states with all tht experience…all in all they are helping americans do goooooogle searches to see precisely where dominica

    • Anonymous
      July 28, 2013

      wow, it’s refreshing to come across a comment that is well stated and can be clearly understood grammatically. seems like u understand the place that civil discourse has in society. . .however, i would venture to say tht most of these ppl are, in point of fact,’hatin’ on a the youth of ur country. wht u refer to is ‘constructive criticism’ meaning, u can tell me wht wasn’t right or good about my perf, but needs the proper intention behind it. but besides just sayin whether or not we like a song is cool, but ppl feel like they’re music moguls these days. I feel inadequate and stop short of criticizing the artistic merits. why? cuz i can’t write a song to save my life.and so i don’t criticize those who clarly cann! it’s kinda like ‘numb-nuts who complain about taylor swift only writing about ex’s…when you can put pen to paper, create something from nothing – and the whole world clamors for it, that’s some true BOSS swag. keep in mind-they’re puttin y’all on the map in a broader way! i’m in the states and we’re discussing a group from dominica! nuff said and while i also applaud avoiding misogyny and refs to guns n drugs, the record label is called FGP. or fine grass prod. . .lol – peace

  9. princess
    April 5, 2013

    So proud of you guyssssss……Ambo visual big it up……denzel you large……

  10. Janika
    April 4, 2013

    Every great artist whether dancehall, Dominican, hip hop etc have haters…not surprised at the comments..the person saying about they should go and look for jobs I guess u would have been more satisfied with them having made it on DNO for committing crimes instead of showcasing their talents..keep up the good work guys ignore the crabs in the barrel…

  11. dominican
    April 4, 2013

    good job.but try not to use too much of jamaican style cause u are dominican.

  12. Cassie
    April 4, 2013

    Congratulations Guys :-D Am super proud of y’all

  13. Improvements
    April 4, 2013

    Good job overall. Some gr8 new talent. The just are all cute woosh. They needed to be properly dressed though including you Asher Thomas. Guys those jeans are still too baggy and these shirts have got to go, running shoes are a No No. The high light for me were the cute guys

  14. HeHEHE
    April 4, 2013

    See Brady :-)

  15. April 4, 2013

    drop the faux fur collar u in d a ,drop the shottas business and batty boy business, great music and video

  16. mamasita
    April 4, 2013

    great job guys.u guys are trendsetters.im loving everything….just dat the videos are boring.

  17. MJames
    April 4, 2013

    Some of these comments are negative which is expected but just want to BIG up the young people for doing something positive and staying out of violence keep up the good work so proud!! Great to hear Dance hall from My country because its dominicans singing it adds the orginality some of you are asking for stay positive let the negativity make you stronger looking forward to the next track

  18. Sammy
    April 4, 2013

    The video is excellent, they just need to work on the lyrics. In this day and age, no song is going anywhere when it promotes shooting. SO i say before releasing, go back and edit. I hope that you guys take this little piece of advice, but all in all, thumbs up and way up. Stay positive and you will sing positive lyrics. Question: why is it called red Klinic riddim.?

    • Diamond4Ever
      April 5, 2013

      its not red klinic riddim, but the BUSS WAY RIDIM

  19. Solo
    April 4, 2013

    Wow! I was super impressed by this video. Great job guys! Hope this gets international exposure and appreciation.

  20. shadina
    April 4, 2013

    way 2 go F.G.P and other artists!!!! Am loving this medley. I am sure getting me an album

  21. April 4, 2013

    Great video however….. A few of the background actors and most of the young ladies seem camera shy (looking down alot) but there is always room for improvement.
    Keep on striving make yourselves and Dominica Proud!

  22. mi self
    April 4, 2013

    good ensemble…great job..BUT that loaded gun thing and battyboy thing nah go work….use love and peace in the lyrics instead if you want an international liking to your music.

  23. porshane
    April 4, 2013

    Way to go Guys tell the haters Buss Way!!! you know we have raw talent… Great Job I Love It Congrats!!!!

  24. Agent 47
    April 4, 2013

    They cannot take out the sticker on the shades because they have to bring them back :lol:

    • Anonymous
      April 4, 2013

      That alone u notice idiot its called sponsorship

    • michy
      April 4, 2013

      low class thats all u saw, typical Dominicans.any how they wete great so eat your hating Hater :-P

    • Cassie
      April 4, 2013

      Artist in the U.S. does the same thing;& your point is????????????????????

      • Jay
        April 5, 2013

        Yes, they do …and making everything look “cheap”.

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  25. KB
    April 4, 2013

    Great! Big up Choeb & FGP….double o z y!!!!

  26. Just me
    April 4, 2013

    Love it love it.

  27. #767
    April 4, 2013

    Great Vid!! Ambo Visuals keeps getting better and better

  28. WENDY
    April 4, 2013

    congrats guys fantastic job , keep it up Irv,shad,Jamie and the beautiful model from afu awe country .

  29. Anonymous
    April 4, 2013

    Wicked!!!!!! My peeps getting recognized boi

  30. top city
    April 4, 2013

    well done guys…this one is really good :-D

  31. Mamizoo Again
    April 4, 2013

    This joint performance or production merit a featured appearance at the world creole music festival. I strongly suggest that the festival committee provide an early notification the production group so that the home get amp,e time to put together a 1 hour slot featuring the various artist as presented in this video. A live and that can produce a tight groove and performance of the songs.
    I am asking the festival committee to give our young talent the chance and exposure they deserve . Allw them the opportunity to get paid like some of the international artists on the lineups.
    To the producers of this music video you must make it happen. Engage the committee and show that you are ready to do this. Start your rehearsals and come up with a production that will match or exceed that of the Jamaican artists that they will bring on 2013 festival.
    Remember what mind conceive you can achieve.

    • Jay
      April 4, 2013

      So what making this dance hall music so different from all the other dance hall from all over the world? How does this merit special attention at the CMF? Man, that kind of music so “past it”, nothing original about it. People don’t have to come to Dominica to hear that. Think of something more original or ethnic.

      • Anonymous
        April 4, 2013

        You are missing the point all this person is saying is support local

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    • Improvements
      April 4, 2013

      So any little thing have to be on Wcmf now? You know what your talking about.

    • Cassie
      April 4, 2013

      Email Colin Piper & tell him so; this is a great idea :)

  32. dee
    April 4, 2013

    wosh dat one hot boy! love it!!

  33. Tri-State Beauty
    April 4, 2013

    Very, very nice. I’m impressed and want to wish them the best. This does have an international audience appeal! best wishes

  34. Sports Guru
    April 4, 2013

    Great work guys. The video is great. I put out the challenge to the local TV stations to dedicate a channel to showcase our talent. I know the goal is to make it big but if our local TV stations start to showcase our talent they will surely get the exposure they need. Once we start to market within i am sure that the music will get out there. What it will do is get Dominicans all over the world to be expose to the music and love the music and force the radio station where they live play your music. Keep on doing what you guys doing.

  35. Optimistic one
    April 4, 2013

    Great Job you guys, was very impressed by the quality of the video and the lyrics brought forward..really encouraging to see young people especially young men being into something that will keep them out of trouble and allow them to be more socially productive in your society. Thumbs up guys.
    My only criticism is that beside Colton, Asher, CHEOB and the young lady I think all the other artist should clean it up a little more, a little hair cut or shape up never hurt nobody. Just do that and you guys will be great.

  36. Anonymous
    April 4, 2013

    Very well done! Congrats Ambo Visuals.

  37. DominicaFirst
    April 4, 2013

    Great collaboration. Great video. Thx for the entertainment.
    @ Ozzy keep up the work.
    @ Colton T… You need better managers and publicist to edit you lyrics, “BattyBoy” diss is a thing of the past. Money is not black,white, or gay,straight.

  38. D/can
    April 4, 2013

    wth?? Somebody find those boys a real job please!!!!!!!

    • Cassie
      April 4, 2013

      What do you propose they do? Do you have jobs lined up for them? Or would you prefer a video of the buggering all over place for money? You Dominicans too dam negative & like to criticize everything that happens in your country.
      Get a grip

    • ebeh weh
      April 8, 2013

      i’m sure if beyonce or rihanna put out some porn vid u wouldnt tell them to get a job….. they tooo started from the bottom… lil wayne found nicki rapping on the roadside give them youths a dam break for crying out loud… they do bad is a problem they doing something positive and they staying away from trouble u still complaining

  39. A Fou Awi
    April 4, 2013

    Good work proud of Marigot . Home girl in New York

  40. Tyre hit de road
    April 4, 2013

    Congrats!! Guys Just keep it positive. Your Lyrics on track Music Harmonies sweet. Hang in there i look forward to seeing you guys internationally. Stay Focused…Nice work! 8)
    Bless up,,, Jah Love

  41. Anonymous
    April 4, 2013

    Loveeee it!!! Keep it up.

  42. sunna
    April 4, 2013

    d vibes well bless, keep it up guys

  43. Diamond4Ever
    April 4, 2013

    congratulations to the entire production team and artiste!!…..way to go Marigot!! Ambo Visuals i must say that you have done a splendid job on the video and my boi Delirious…u done know big tings ah come your way, continue working the magic with your fingers and FGP!!! hats off, you can be compared to the many international artiste!!. You all have made Dominica Proud especially marigot. continue the good work. i love, love, love this entire enseble.

  44. EmpressR
    April 4, 2013

    Keep up the good work Denzel……….Many More to come

    April 4, 2013

    Very good young people!!! I love to see these positive vibes!!! Master of the riddims, Mr. Denzel “Delirious” Wonderful!!!! Keep it up my boy.. Hope all of you reach very far!!! the sky is the limit… sell your selves!!!
    Please support the young ppl!!

  46. looker
    April 4, 2013

    Great done …… :)

  47. Mamizoo
    April 4, 2013

    It is so easy to give up when we can’t get on the freeway but Chad and crew keep pushing forward. I like that. This is the tre spirit of who we once were – a aspiring, strong will and independent minded people.
    Congratulations to the young people for a well done production. I hope that you guys hold this together and try to break through the regional market with shows. I knw that Colton has been trying to get His material and talent outside of Dominica but I believe too that the collaboration of the various artists is a great idea. It is a great opportunity fr a producer to recognize that there is a pool of talent in little Dominica.
    Somebody find Jay Z or Usher

  48. ti nom
    April 4, 2013

    not bad…if i close my eyes i feel i cannot tell its dominican

    • Jay
      April 4, 2013

      That is exactly my point Ti Nom. It is technically o.k. but there is nothing to make it stand out from the crowd. I know these young people mean well but this could have been produced by anyone else outside of Dominica. We will not get noticed unless we do something radically different.

      • Jayson
        April 4, 2013

        Jay I understand clearly where you’re comming from.

        It’s a nice song. It’s a nice video. It’s nice singing, but there’s no originality about it. It doesn’t have it’s own unique sound, so it can be lost in the hundreds of other dancehall/reggae artists out there.

        It’s difficult , if not impossible to get anywhere in the music industry being a carbon copy of everybody else.

        Example: Bouyon was original.If u hear Steel Pulse you KNOW it’s steel pulse. If you hear Burning Spear you KNOW it’s Burning Spear. If you hear Midnight Groovers you KNOW it’s MIDNIGHT GROOVERS! They all have an original sound!

        If it’s been done already, leave it, they don’t want to hear no more, and get a good music manager that has an idea what he’s doing and let’s u breathe artisticly.

        It’s understandable that everybody has to start somewhere so I don’t mean this as a press but just as constructive critisizm. Feel free to thumb’s down me :(

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      • Anonymous
        July 28, 2013

        i disagree. you’ll be noticed when a reporter says, “where are you from?” – and they reply DOMINICA! having to create an entirely new sound or innovation in music is not wht artists set out to do hypothetically speaking, they could be singing opera or country music. wht’s imp is how they do it. and that is a good msg to put out to the world about ur country…and just to give an example of the voracity of my POV, i should point out that i hail from TX and here we are talkin bout a group from dominica! peace

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  49. boss
    April 4, 2013

    keep up the good work you all putting in for DA and you family’s

  50. Realist
    April 4, 2013

    I am not a fan of the genre but I am very impressed with the quality of work produced by our young arthists. I like the idea that the video potrayed no profanity nor sexual explicitness, nor belittling to women.
    Great improvements in the vocals and the lyrical composition. I luv the tansition from the dancehall rhythm to the pop/ R&B type.
    A few of the background actors and actresses seem camera shy but there is always room for improvement.
    Guys you all need to focus heavily on taking your product to the next level. It s agreat idea to move forward as a collaboration in order to break through the circle of inclusion. We are way to weak In international popularity and recognition but there is strength in numbers.

    Has any of the singers thought about trying out for one of these singing shows – the voice now that American Idol is doing the last ad final season. All it takes is one try.

    I am way to entrenched in the old school music to become a fan of the dancehall and R&B but again I have become a fan of our young talent – I will buy your CD or come to your shows.

    • Anonymous
      July 28, 2013

      wow. . .i think it’s really beautiful how you took the time to so eloquently make the case tht it wasn’t ur cup o tea, but still had the human decency to realize the ‘greater good’ of supporting developing artists in one’s native country…however as an american who is a ballet dancer, this got me JUMPIN, JUMPIN! regarding ‘sounding like jamaicans’ to the rest of the world, we have in our heads tht there is an sort of “island-speak. meaning we can’t discern if the person is from jamaica, st. lucia or domonica, so tht really becomes a moot point. – ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  51. boss
    April 4, 2013

    that not playing boi

  52. sufferer
    April 4, 2013

    Done Know Di Ting Buck Ting Massive…D/ca We Say… High Time Awareness Was Raised In Dominica!!! Support The Vybz

  53. Maeve
    April 4, 2013

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh IRV u making headway keep it up my child!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  54. hmmm
    April 4, 2013

    big up to you guys

  55. Gongaga
    April 4, 2013

    I LIKE THAT!!!!WELL DONE!!!!!!GOOD CO LAB!!!!!!!!

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