BRT Week­end fire­works too ‘lit’ for Florida Keys only

Jamaica Gleaner - - ENTERTAINMENT - Carolyn Sin­clair Gleaner Writer en­ter­tain­ment@glean­

DJ De­lano

WITH A large Fer­ris wheel ro­tat­ing slowly against the night sky, a fire­works show that seemed to pleas­antly go on for­ever il­lu­mi­nated the Florida Keys skies in Is­lam­orada on Sunday night, as pa­trons dressed to im­press in Creep from Chro­matic is sand­wiched by two beau­ti­ful ladies at BRT Week­end’s Shel­lzz All-White event. all-white and par­tied at the fi­nal event of the BRT Week­end.

The mag­nif­i­cent dis­play of colour­ful lights and star­tling ex­plo­sive sounds was a wel­come at­trac­tion for pa­trons who mo­ments be­fore were left puz­zled and hope­ful when the mu­sic was turned down low, so low that you could have a con­ver­sa­tion with­out shout­ing at the Shel­lzz All-White event.

With at least an hour left for pa­trons to party at the last event of the week­end, re­peat­edly de­scribed as ‘lit’, pa­trons were bounc­ing to the bassline of skil­fully mixed tracks when it was de­clared too loud by po­lice per­son­nel who ap­proached the stage armed with sound-level me­ters used to check deci­bel lev­els, or­der­ing that the mu­sic be turned down.

The party, how­ever, con­tin­ued with a few overzeal­ous pa­trons be­ing es­corted to an early exit, while sev­eral high rollers dropped US$5,000 on bot­tles of al­co­hol on a cou­ple oc­ca­sions, as the se­lec­tors played the ‘Wipe Out Rid­dim’ to in­di­cate that a large sum was spent at the bar. It was as if the track was stuck on re­peat, with no fewer than five plays.

Liv­ing up to its hype, BRT’s grand fi­nale, the all-white event, hosted by the mer­maids, saw gen­er­ally pleased pa­trons in the packed venue be­ing served with hits af­ter hits from the likes of Ja­maica’s DJ Nicco, Re­nais­sance Disco’s Jazzy T and De­lano, Chro­matic Sound and New Yorker and Hot 97’s DJ Young Chow, fresh off a gig in Dubai, sup­ported by his brother DJ Chi­nee Chow, who re­cently played in Puerto Rico.

The three-day, six-party event saw Ja­maica-born DJ Dutty Dex be­ing awarded as the 2016 BRT Week­end Honouree, and Sher­von Grif­fiths walk­ing away with the Miss BRT Week­end ti­tle, cop­ping US$1,000 prize money and the priv­i­lege to rep­re­sent the BRT brand as it dives into plans for its 2017 tour. They an­nounced plans of tak­ing the party week­end to Do­minica, Cal­i­for­nia, New York and back to the Florida Keys, which pro­moter Hans Mullings says will be something great.

DJ Nicco

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