Fresh from a successful Canadian tour in June, Popcaan performed for full house venues in cities such as Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver. The popular artiste has remained at the forefront of the dancehall scene from climbing charts to performing sold out shows worldwide.
Now Popcaan, raises the bar as he has performed to sold out concerts in Europe on his European Summer 2013 Tour, playing major festivals in Germany, France, Switzerland and Holland over past 2 weeks. Of significance was his first time performing with a band on such festivals as Afro Latino in Belgium and Summerjam in Germany.
After rocking a crowd 30,000 strong at Summerjam, Popcaan said “it was an amazing experience, its great to see how the people accept the music, Summerjam is a special vibe and a every energetic crowd”
He will return to Jamaica just in time for the highly anticipated Reggae Sumfest, one of the biggest nights for music in Jamaica at the end of July. After a critically acclaimed performance last year, the DJ looks forward to delivering on Dancehall Night yet again.
In between the tour dates and appearances, the dancehall artiste is still working assiduously in the studio. Last summer the ‘Unruly Boss’ dominated with the release of his award winning hit single “When We Party”. His recent release “Unruly Rave” for Hapilos Digital Production seems out to do the same with heavy rotation on the radio, in the clubs and in the streets. He commemorated the summer by releasing the video for the track on the first day of the season. The video shoot for another track, the Jam 2 Records produced single “Wine Like That” was also just completed which fans can also look out for in July.
With Popcaan’s latest collaboration “First Time” with Megan James from the group Purity Ring featured in the Puma Dance Dictionary and gaining traction worldwide, Popcaan will be adding a number of international collaborations to his growing catalogue this year as well. Songs featuring both UK and US based artistes can be expected.
Presently his worldwide hit, “The System” is in rotation on MTV Jams and VH1 Soul, and the song remains one of his most popular. Of this song Popcaan says “It’s a song that the people just love, it a sing along everywhere when I perform it and it has nearly 2 million views on YouTube on my page alone, so maybe 5 million all over the internet so with MTV rotation it can only keep growing”
Popcaan’s full length album is already underway, with finishing touches being done. The album will be crafted by the ingenious Dre Skull of MixPak Records along with well known Jamaican producers. The first single from the album will be released in September 10.
Unruly Rave: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZvFdD9EIqI&feature=c4-overview&list=UUYGHSw2kacL589nNX4l0fMg
First Time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQOHAVb9Wdg
The System live at Afro Latino: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2MQTRHwkM8&feature=c4-overview&list=UUYGHSw2kacL589nNX4l0fMg
Clarks live at SummerJam: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P71Hr5qljvs