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Exciting sets at Footloose

The promoters say the turnout was pleasing. (Photos: Karl Mclarty)

Exciting sets from DJ Smoke, Scientist and DJ Vaughn, ZJ Liquid, and singer Wayne Wonder kept patrons on a musical high ultimately Saturday’s Showtime Edition of the favored retro party series Footloose.

Held at Mas Camp, Stadium North, the event promoters delivered the products.

Singer Wayne Wonder, who reeled out a protracted list of hit songs, including No Letting Go, Bonafide Love, Loving Excess, Saddest Day of My Life, Searching, Joyride, and Anything Goes, could do no mistaken as patrons sang along word for word like a choir.

He was joined onstage by fellow Madhouse Records affiliate Cham, who upped the ante with a few of his well-known hits.

ZJ Liquid on the controls

“It is usually a very good vibe acting at retro events similar to this. I just had a good time with it and hold a pleasant vibe,” Wayne Wonder disclosed in an interview with the Jamaica Observer post-performance.

He continued: “I’ve at all times known about this party, and I got here here for the Welcome to Jamrock rehearsals so this event just fell into place.”

Cham was just as complimentary about in his thoughts concerning the event.

“The teacher himself Wayne Wonder is here so we had to return out and represent for the Madhouse family. It was a very nice vibe,” he said.

The dance vibes was popping.

ZJ Liquid, who delivered an electrifying set — comprised of ballads, dance treats and lover’s rock — held patrons spellbound as he worked like a mechanic to maintain the vibes flowing.

The Bill Medley/Jennifer Warnes hit I’ve Had the Time of My Life, Wake My Up (Before You Go Go) by Wham, Jive Bunny’s Come on Everybody, Buju Banton’s Not an Easy Road, Freddie McGregor’s Push Come to Shove, and Joseph Stepper’s 1992 hit Wife, assisted ZJ Liquid on his voyage.

“The vibe is at all times great at Footloose. We just mix it up and represent by trying supp’n different each time,” said ZJ Liquid.

DJ Smoke, who was making his debut on Footloose, said he was surprised on the turnout.

Wayne Wonder has the group eating out of his hands.

“Is the primary time me a play at Footloose and the party nice. Right now of the night I’m surprised on the turnout. However the vibes turn up,” said DJ Smoke.

His set was riddled with remixes and disco treats, amongst them Whitney Houston’s How Will I Know, Madonna’s Like a Virgin, Freddie McGregor’s Don’t Hurt My Feelings, and Ini Kamoze’s 1990 #1 hit Stepping it Hot This 12 months.

MC Scientist and DJ Vaughn ran unchecked unleashing hit after hit.

Mesmerize by Ashanti and Ja Rule, R Kelly’s Fiesta, Nardo Ranks’ Dem a Bleach, Pliers’ Bam Bam, Red Dragon’s Duck, Flourgon’s Bounce, Louie Culture’s Ganga Lee, and Mr Vegas’s Yuh Sure hit patrons like musical missiles.

Cham represents for the Madhouse family.

“We all know the blueprint and the template for an event like Footloose. I started off on this stage almost 20 years ago and its at all times a joy representing,” said MC Scientist.

Spokesperson for Broadway Productions, promoters of Footloose, Francis Chin-Yee was pleased with the turnout and the execution of the event.

“The turnout is phenomenal. We give because of the patrons who got here out tonight. For those who missed it, you will likely be sorry. This has been a fantastic vibe and the DJs delivered well,” said Chin-Yee.

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