WHAT'S THE PLAY: Mr Play and DJ Face
THIS WEEK, I'm reporting live from the sunny island of Jamaica. I originally came to JA on family business, but stayed an extra week in Montego Bay for BritJam. I found out that a few of my friends from the UK and US would be there so decided to chill with them for the week.
BritJam, the brain child of DJ Face, is an international music festival which focuses on bridging the gap between the UK, USA, Canada and of course Jamaica.
The event has seen the likes of Drake, Ginuwine and Konshens to name a few and has grown from strength to strength each year.
Read my Q&A with DJ Face below:
When did BritJam start?
BritJam started in 2010
What made you start it?
At that time in the UK there was a lot of bad press surrounding dancehall culture and Jamaica. I had moved back to Jamaica for about 2 years and I wanted to take people to Jamaica and let them experience it the real way. I also used it as an opportunity to create a fusion between UK and Jamaican cultures in Jamaica, and I can say that since then a lot more UK music gets played in Jamaica.
Give us 2 reasons why BritJam should be on everyone's "Things to do" list?
1. You will have the best time of your life
2. There is no place like Jamaica and BritJam just made the Jamaican experience even better
What do you personally enjoy the most at BritJam?
I enjoy seeing people from the UK, USA and Jamaica just all partying and having a good time, obviously the food and rum is a plus - lol
What would your dream BritJam line up be?
Hmmmm.. Bounty Killer, Beenie Man, Vybz Kartel, Movado, Junior Gong, Giggs, Krept & Konan, DMX, Jay Z. I don't think I would be able to afford that line up though!
Where do you see BritJam in the next 5 years?
I see BritJam becoming a household name, a festival that is known around the world, I also see BritJam doing tours in other countries
If people want to find out more about BritJam and DJ Face where should they go?
They can find us on instagram @britjamofficial also @djbritjamface
See more pics below:
Mr Play and Bernice Burgos
Young M.A and Shenseea