New recording out of the Bahamas ReBirth and Jaydak are the special guests on the ALL AXE-S radio show this week. Hosted by Heike Demster, ALL AXE-S is a dancehall reggae show on BigUpRadio.com featuring special guests and all of the latest dancehall singles and riddims.
This week find out all you need to know about the up and coming reggae artists ReBirth and Jaydak. Heike presents an exclusive interview and a music feature with DJ Counsellor. Tune in today September 25th!
ALL AXE-S showtimes: 3am, 9am, 3pm & 9pm EST.
Ivaneccia Anastacia Smith (ReBirth) was born on November 11: 1983. She was born in Nassau on the beautiful island of New Providence: Bahamas: the first of two children born to insurance agent Shernita Smith and the second of six children born to radio personality and Sportscaster Ivan "Showtime" Francis. As a child Ivaneccia was very artistic and athletic: she played basketball: ran track & field and imitated various Reggae: R&-B and Pop singers. In 1995: at the age of twelve Smith performed at her primary school St.Cecilia's spring break festival and again in 1996 she performed at her primary school's Christmas production along with another schoolmate Giovannia Demeritte.
Miss Smith later graduated primary school and attended Aquinas College where she was the star player on the basketball team and one of the lead singers in the high school renowned group entitled "Mystique." The group sang mainly old soulful gospel hymns and R&-B songs. Smith left Aquinas College on a partial basketball scholarship and moved on to attend Faith Temple Christian Academy: where she was again the star of the basket ball team that won the "B.I.A.S.S" championship the very same year. Smith along with three of the young ladies from the former group"- Mystique"- also went on to attend Faith Temple Christian Academy and had created an untitled group who was very famous among their fellow schoolmates.
Jaydak (Fresh On Da Block), was the stage name given to him by his friends who originally called him ‘Dockers’ and then ‘Jaydak’ for short. A star amongst his peers, he had demonstrated a love and passion for music and songwriting from an early age.
Jaydak, born Jason Norland Duncan on March 30th, 1986, in St. Catherine, Jamaica is a Reggae/Dancehall artiste who grew up in Spanish Town, St. Catherine. Even while attending St. Catherine High School, his close friends around him saw his potential and encouraged and nurtured him in an environment in which he could grow into whatever area of music he chose. As a result, he was always in and out of the studio. With a strong determination and an engaging personality, he set out confidently to making his mark in music when he started recording singles in 2005 while living in Jamaica.
About HEIKE DEMPSTER:
Heike Demster was born near Munich Germany where she attended primary as well as high school. Heike continued her education with a degree from business school, a college degree obtained in London, UK and a BA in Caribbean Studies and English from London metropolitan University and University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica. Heike currently resides in Kingston, Jamaica.
March 2009 marked the birth of yet another axe-s media chapter — All axe-s. All axe-s is a radio show introducing the latest and best in reggae and dancehall music and with a feature artiste of the week and an in depth interview plus reggae news it gives the listeners a different access to the music. All axe-s started on more 94 fm in Nassau, Bahamas and has emerged as a premier reggae programme. Artistes featured on all axe-s so far were for example Serani, Queen Ifrica, Beenie Man, Charly Black, Busy Signal, Tarrus Riley and Chino.
In January 2010 Heike relocated back to Kingston, Jamaica to be once again in the center of the reggae world and the music industry of Jamaica. She continues to work with various artistes as a publicist arranging international media features, press releases, air play and video play working with thousands of local and international journalists, djs and media houses and herself being featured regularly on TV, the newspapers, websites, magazines and music videos promoting axe-s media as a brand.
In February 2010 all axe-s started to also run on RTC 107 fm, the Turks & Caicos version of the radio show, hosted by Heike.
Keeping busy as an industry insider, journalist, radio personality, tv host Heike plans all axe-s tv to be launched in 2010 as well as some other ideas in the pipeline to be brought to life. Heike is definitely always on the go promoting dancehall and reggae to the world.