The Biggest Reggae and Dancehall Party in The Netherlands
Jamrock was founded in Amsterdam in 2005 and has since become the biggest reggae and dancehall party in the Netherlands. The innovative organization has expanded to cities all over the country while continuously keeping a weekly reggae and dancehall party at the Brasil Bar in Amsterdam. Over the years many artists have graced the Jamrock stage from Beenie Man to Popcaan and for this edition patrons got a double treat with both Konshens and I-Octane performing at Jamrock Explosion.
Konshens and I-Octane at Jamrock Explosion
I-Octane was first to perform for the crowd of 1500 reggae and dancehall fans and brought his famous party vibes! The Hot Ras sang hits like “Wine and Jiggle” and “Wi Love di Vibes” and invited two local ladies on stage which exacted an entertaining dance off between the two.
For Konshens it was the last show on his European tour and he went out with a bang. His show was well over an hour and started with him taking the stage in a swagged out outfit of jeans, marina, shirt, jacket and cap. By the end of his performance this was reduced to nothing but Ralph Lauren boxers, jeans and his sexy bare upper body. Female fans went crazy over it and he hyped up the crowd even more by throwing shirts into the crowd as precious souvenirs of his energetic live show.
Jamrock Explosion was SOLD OUT and that basically says it all. Reggae and dancehall enthusiasts came from all over the country and beyond. Jamrock’s popularity apparently transcends borders as there were fans from France, Germany and the UK who came to Amsterdam principally to attend this event. The lights, stage settings and MC D-Masta brought it all together; making this event an experience instead of just another great party.
Paradiso in Amsterdam
Club Paradiso, situated amidst the dynamic Amsterdam nightlife, used to be a church. The classical church building offers superb acoustics and was transformed into a club in 1968. The venue has been the playground for a number of scintillating, ungodly, turnt up Jamrock parties and has never disappointed.
Party Shot / Party Flop
Pros: everybody in the party was turnt up, dj’s stuck to dancehall and reggae as the main genres, no drama only good vibes.
Cons: it was sold out so those who prefer a more intimate setting for a concert might feel it was too massive