Dance­hall Artiste ‘Boom Steppa’ Forced to Can­cel EP Launch

The Star (St. Lucia) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Dance­hall artiste Boom Steppa has apol­o­gised to the scores of fans and mem­bers of the media who turned out on the evening of Wed­nes­day 23rd Septem­ber for his ‘My Way’ EP launch at the Mango Ranch, Ja­maica.

Ac­cord­ing to the dee­jay, whose given name is Fabian Wil­son, he was forced to post­pone the event due to the un­pro­fes­sional con­duct of the man­age­ment and staff of the Mango Ranch si­t­u­ated at 16½ West Kings House Road. Steppa ex­plained that he had con­tracted the fa­cil­ity to host his EP launch and, based on the agree­ment with the man­age­ment of the es­tab­lish­ment, sev­eral things were not forth­com­ing on the ap­pointed day, hence he was forced to make the un­for­tu­nate de­ci­sion.

“I spoke with the man­age­ment of Mango Ranch re­gard­ing what I had en­vi­sioned for the launch and they agree­ment to the pro­vi­sions. Full de­posit was paid and all ap­peared to be in or­der un­til the ap­pointed day on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 23rd. Ef­forts by me and my team to con­tact the man­ager proved fu­tile; he was nowhere to be found. We tried to pro­ceed. Nonethe­less some mem­bers of his staff were ex­tremely rude and un­co­op­er­a­tive when we re­quested their as­sis­tance with the fa­cil­ity. The sit­u­a­tion was fur­ther com­pounded when we be­gan ask­ing for sev­eral pieces of equip­ment that were ini­tially promised, only to be ad­vised by mem­bers of staff that we had to source them our­selves at our own ex­pense. This was just some of the many hic­cups among sev­eral other un­eth­i­cal prac­tices by the es­tab­lish­ment. Based on all that tran­spired, I never wanted to in­vite peo­ple into such a chaotic space and my man­age­ment was livid with the dis­ap­pear­ance of the man­ager of the es­tab­lish­ment who has yet to re­turn any of our calls. We then came to an agree­ment. The post­pone­ment was in our vested in­ter­est as we would not be able to ex­e­cute the event as planned,” Boom Steppa said.

The launch has been post­poned un­til fur­ther no­tice.

Mean­while, now un­der the guid­ance of Mag­no­lia Inc., his new man­age­ment team, Boom Steppa has re­leased his first of­fi­cial EP, ‘My Way’, on the Kem­istry Records im­print. The 9-track com­pi­la­tion is avail­able on iTunes and other dig­i­tal plat­forms.

A full ros­ter of ac­tiv­i­ties is planned, in­clud­ing a U.S pro­mo­tional tour, be­fore jet­ting off for tours in Aus­tralia and New Zealand. “The fu­ture is un­pre­dictable, you know, but at the same time I’m gonna al­ways work the hard­est I can be­cause I wanna take my mu­sic to an in­ter­na­tional level and the ground work is nec­es­sary so this is just me do­ing my thing ‘my way’. I’m just do­ing Boom Steppa,” the singer con­cluded..

Boom Steppa be­lieves he’s ready for the main­stream

and will be go­ing full throt­tle with his cam­paign.

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