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Mavado: Forms Own Label Set to Release New Single “Delilah” Soon

Dancehall artist Mavado is taking his career to a new level with his own label, Mansion Records. Speaking with THE STAR yesterday, the artist, whose real name is David Brooks, said he will be releasing his first song, “Delilah”, on the label next week.

He added that he started the label to assist himself and other artists. “I just start this record label because I have a lot of young artists around me and I think I can do so much for them,” Mavado said.

In addition to artists from the Gully Squad, Mavado said he would also be doing work with others like Assassin, Munga and members of the Alliance. He said there was also the possibility that he would be working with some international acts on the label.

“Right now, I have a lot of international connections. It’s a lot of them, so I am not sure who will be first,” he said. But this is also Mavado’s first time trying his hands at producing.

“I will be producing, and we have more things like promoting. It’s a great feeling. It’s a great honour. It’s not about the money, we still haffi inna it (music) and try build it,” Mavado said.

His manager Julian Jones-Griffiths added that Delilah was produced by Mavado and co-produced by Logwood Productions. In addition, he said there were two mixes of the song, one from Stephen McGregor and the other from Jeremy Harding. Both mixes will be released exclusively on iTunes on May 24. He said a few remixes would also be done, with the first one coming from international producer Diplo.

“It’s like two interpretations of the same song. We just wanted to do something different. It’s nothing unusual internationally, it is just something we really don’t do here,” he said.

Meanwhile, Mavado says he will also be doing the music video for Delilah that will be shot by Better Mus’ Come director Storm Saulter in another couple weeks. In addition, he says he will be releasing another song called Do Road and a single with members of the Gully Squad.

Source: Jamaica Star

Chipmunk ft. Mavado: Every Gal Video

British rapper Chipmunk teams up with Dancehall artist Mavado for this catchy track entitled “Every Gal”. The song is a single from his upcoming album “Transition.” The video was filmed on Jamaica.


Shaggy ft. Mavado: Girlz Dem Luv We Video

Dancehall artist Shaggy and Mavado team up for this club hit and all I can say is it’s hot! Shaggy is back! Look  & listen for yourself…

Rating: A


Mavado: Star Bwoy Video

Mavado recently shot the video for one of his latest singles, “Star Bwoy” on the Star Bwoy Riddim.  The riddim was produced by Chimney Records.  The video for the single  was directed by Winston “Tyson” Mayhew at the location where he keeps his Stulla Wednesdays-Starlight Club and the Altomont Court Hotel in New Kingston.

Cameo appearances in the video include:  Fambo, Ding Dong, Macka Diamond, Nefatari, and Chase Cross. Mavado recently did an 8 city European  tour with Chase Cross and Stacious. One of his most notable performances took place at the Amsterdam Reggae Festival.

Mavado shared the following with Dancehall site, concerning  his tour experiences:

“Its my third tour of Europe and it just gets better, its always a joy to see people from all nations in the crowd who’s first language is not English singing along to my songs. It’s a great feeling and inspires me to continue making great music.

Life on the road can be tough, you have to just condition your mind and get physically fit because it’s just traveling and shows day after day. Its a joy to see the people’s reaction out there 7,000 miles away from mi yard so its something I love doing.”

According to his Manager Julian stated, “This tour we ventured into markets Mavado hasn’t played before, Promoters in Helsinki, Finland, said it was the biggest Dancehall show ever there. The Stockholm and Copenhagen shows were also very well attended and the crowds were full of energy. These shows were on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights so to see Dancehall music getting that support so far from its epicentre is encouraging.”

Check out the video for “Star Bwoy” below:


Jamaican Visa Issues Affects Dancehall Artists




Jamaica Observer cartoonist, Clovis Brown chronicles the Visa situation among prominent Jamaican Dancehall artists Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, and Mavado.