Jamaica New: Rotterdam’s Newest Dancehall Party
Days before the actual party anticipation grew big as posters could be seen all over town announcing dancehall stars Alkaline and Tiana’s performance at the grand opening of Jamaica New at Waterfront in Rotterdam. Any dancehall lover’s curiosity would be tickled by the news of a party that puts itself on the map by opening with the Youngest and di Baddest Alkaline and The Dancehall Duchess Tiana.
With Waterfront not being a familiar venue in the Rotterdam dancehall scene it took a bit of a search to find this club by the waterside below street level. The long rectangular lay out and all white interior made for an open atmosphere.
As it was the first edition of Jamaica New we were prepared for a crowd that might be holding back to first see what Jamaica New was all about before letting loose on the dance floor. Once inside the venue it already had a nice vibe going; ladies had free entrance until 12.30 which ensured a good amount of ladies in the party which in turn ensured a good amount of men in the party. For the most part the DJs did a good job of selecting the right tunes, however what seemed to be the catalyst at this party were the dancers. The ladies, and also the occasional male dancer, kept giving us splits, 6.30’s, slow wines, fast wines and muscle wines. Continue reading