I-Octane Cut Ties With LiveJam Entertainment
Dancehall artist I-Octane and his management have issued a statement, severing ties with LiveJam Entertainment. I-Octane, real name Byiome Muir, says the Barcelona based company is not responsible for his bookings.
“All bookings must be done through Khool International Agency and or I-Octane’s manager, Ray Alexander,” I-Octane management team stated in the release.
Claims are that the fallout came after LiveJam booked I-Octane for two concerts in Europe this summer, the Reggae Geel 2014 in Belgium on August 2 and Reggae Jam in Germany the following day.
I-Octane says the booking placed him in a tough position but he will be honoring his contractual agreements.
“We have a tremendous amount of respect for the fans and the promoters, therefore, we have no choice but to honour the agreement, even though it means that we will be out of pocket,” the statement continues.
“We know that in music business, there is always the positive and the negative, and we therefore embrace this challenge and move on. It’s all part of the journey.”
I-Octane’s professional new effort My Journey (released on March 4th by Tad’s Record and produced by DJ Frass who helmed 2011 hit My Life) puts its reggae foot forward but mutates into familiar fusions towards its end.
My Journey is more sophisticated, upbeat and gentle in tone. Where the debut mixed one drop and uptempo rhythms across its tracklist, the first half of this album is practically 100% reggae.
I-Octane will likely be closing Reggae Sumfest dancehall on Thursday in Montego Bay, Jamaica.