House music icon liL Ray's Jamaica Frenzy will take place May 2nd to May 7th, 2024 at Hedonism II Resort in Negril. Jamaica Frenzy is dedicated to delivering an exceptional event that seamlessly combines the energy and vibrancy of House music culture with the laid-back charm of Negril, known for its miles of sandy beaches in western Jamaica. With world-class performances, extraordinary production, and a commitment to a diverse and inclusive atmosphere, Jamaica Frenzy promises to be the ultimate destination party experience.

*A special ticket package for Jamaica Frenzy awaits Honeysuckle readers! Scroll down for details.

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Jamaica Frenzy founder liL Ray. Courtesy of Jamaica Frenzy / Hedonism II.

Who Is House Music Icon liL Ray?

For over 30 years, liL Ray has been a cornerstone of New York City's House music culture — renowned for producing the annual Clubhouse Jamboree, the longest running outdoor House music event of its kind in the Big Apple. Its unbridled enthusiasm, diverse musical selection, and an unmatched atmosphere transcends borders. liL Ray’s events have seen the likes of superstars DJ Spinna, Louie Vega, Barbara Tucker, The Martinez Brothers, Timmy Regisford, Jellybean Benitez, Merlin Bobb, Jamie 3:26, Kim Lightfoot, Ultra Nate, Lisa Moody, Kenny Carpenter, the late great DJ Camacho, among many others. In this spirit, Jamaica Frenzy will bring the heart and soul of New York's House music home to the Caribbean.

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What Makes Jamaica Frenzy A Special House Music Event?

“House music has transformed the entertainment landscape of the world," said liL Ray, "and it just makes sense to bring this fantastic music and way of partying to the beautiful paradise of Negril, Jamaica, where people love great music and a fantastic time. I was born in Jamaica and migrated to the USA and have always dreamed of the day I could bring the House music we do in New York City and around the world back to my birthplace. I am thrilled to be able to carry this legacy back to Jamaica.”

The event is produced by liL Ray in parternship with Negril's Hedonism II resort; Jamaica Frenzy has also been endorsed and sponsored by the Jamaican Tourism Board. Hedonism II is renowned for its liberating and open-minded atmosphere, making it a popular destination for those seeking a unique and adventurous experience. Having a 5-night, 6-day all-inclusive House music experience at Hedonism II is incredibly fun for those who enjoy a lively, uninhibited environment, allowing guests to let loose, dance to their heart's content, and socialize with like-minded individuals. The combination of beautiful surroundings, pulsating music, and the freedom to express oneself is an electrifying and unforgettable party atmosphere.

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What Are Jamaica Frenzy's 2024 Program Highlights To Plan For?

Jamaica Frenzy's 2024 highlights will include:

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Music Extravaganza

The world’s hottest DJs and performers will bring their unique beats and grooves, blending seamlessly with Negril's laid-back and beachy vibe. It's a musical fusion like no other.

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Scenic Backdrops

Party in style against the breathtaking backdrop of Negril, Jamaica's pristine 7 mile beaches and lush landscapes, providing the perfect setting for unforgettable memories.

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Cultural Exchange

Embrace the rich culture through art installations, local culinary delights, and immersive experiences, bridging the gap between your vacation getaway and this tropical party in paradise. 

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Endless Entertainment

From beach parties to poolside festivities and electrifying club nights, the event offers a diverse range of experiences to suit all tastes.

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Wellness and Relaxation

For those seeking respite from the festivities, Hedonism's renowned spas and wellness centers provide a serene escape for rejuvenation. Also onsite is HedoWeedo, a premier medical cannabis dispensary and therapeutic spa located within Hedonism II. HedoWeedo supplies high-quality, 100 percent Jamaican grown cannabis products including flower, pre-rolls, vape cartridges, concentrates, tinctures and topicals such as salves and lotions.

Jamaica Frenzy's House Music Dance Party Weedsday Playlist

To get you revved up ahead of Jamaica Frenzy, check out music from artists and DJs who will be featured in the event's 1st Round Lineup. Those on deck include liL Ray (naturally), Musclecars, Ali Coleman, Del from Philly, Nutritious, Patrick Wilson, Harry Fletcher III, Ameer Brooks, and D.J.S. More artists will be announced in the coming weeks - stay tuned for details!


Native to New York, Musclecars is a DJ / producer duo consisting of Brandon Weems and Craig Handfield. The duo’s desire to blend genres and express their appreciation for music is focused around community with the goal of bringing people together. Through a regular stream of high quality mixes, they have begun to turn heads in underground circles. In 2018, Weems and Handfield launched Coloring Lessons, a party aimed to add value to their city’s nightlife culture. While the party and sound is not genre specific, it’s heavily focused around House, disco, jazz, and soul, embracing the musical elements of their Black and brown ancestors. The monthly party's intention is to bring New York City's dance music scene back to what it was during the golden era of the city's nightlife. Musclecars aims to spread the music that has been influential to them, and share it with younger generations.

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Nutritious is an artist, remixer, DJ, and founder of Liquid Culture Records. He was selected to perform at The Whitney Museum of American Art and he’s made repeat appearances for Ultra Music Festival, Rodarte for New York Fashion Week, Le Bain, Cielo, Pete Tong’s Evolution FM in the USA, E.S.L. in D.C., Ace Hotel NY, and more. His mixes have been commissioned by American Apparel, W Hotels, Societe Perrier, various FM and satellite radio shows, including guest spots on iHeart, Sirius XM, KMHD Portland, and WNUR Chicago. Nutritious sets himself apart with consistent awe-inspiring performances and outside-the-box production. Having learned on vinyl, he currently performs on 3­ to 4 Pioneer digital turntables plus DSP FX, using them as live instruments, bending music and tone, remixing and re­-editing on the spot, often blurring the line between organic and electronic. Through his approach, he delivers two distinct shows: Uptempo (indie dance, house, techno) and Downtempo (edits, nu-disco, funk, soul). An improvisational musician since childhood, he also sits-in with bands and other DJs, like his prolific 2x4 with DJ Logic at Catskill Chill Festival. He’s opened Mushroom Jazz shows for Mark Farina in various cities in the U.S. and internationally on Jam Cruise. 

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*Editor's Note: Did you know? Tokeativity's Chief Creative Officer Nickia Delaware chose Nutritious's "Ket" for her Weedsday Playlist. Check it out here!

Ali Coleman

Ali Coleman is a veteran New York City DJ, party organizer, promoter, host and nightlife advocate, best known for his long-running Voice of Voice NYC and Family Dance Brooklyn events. 2024 marks over 30 years of Ali professionally bringing communities together through dance, culture, music, art and inclusion.

Over his storied career, the artist has hosted events and DJed some of New York’s top clubs and party spaces such as House of Yes, Nowadays, Cielo, Public Records, Club Shelter, Water Taxi Beach, Santos Party House, Limelight and many others. He has shared the bill with more than 300 DJs including Francois K, Nutritious, Nicky Siano, Natasha Diggs, Rich Medina, DJ Spinna, Kamala, Justin Carter, Spinderella, Hector Romero, Eli Escobar, Justin Paul and hundreds more.

As an NYC Nightlife Advocate, in 2017, Ali helped organize and bring about historic change, working with an array of the city’s creative minds to get the controversial Cabaret Law repealed and instituting the first Mayor’s Office of Nightlife. Ali has dedicated his life to being a positive community connector with a flair for bringing people together.

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*Editor's Note: Did you know? Ali Coleman previously shared his Nightclub Nostalgia Weedsday Playlist with us. Check it out here!

Donna Edwards

From Donna Edwards's first encounters with music mixing thanks to former neighbor, legendary DJ / promoter Don Welch (Sound Factory Bar/Underground Network), the artist was smitten with the idea of blending beats and rhythms to make people move. Encouraged by weekly family outings to Brooklyn’s revered Empire skating rink, Donna was influenced by innovative talents like Tee Scott and DJ Big Bob, who helped motivate her decision to learn the craft. Armed with that can-do attitude and a simple mobile set, Donna performed her first paying gig in a Queens, New York, bar in 1982. Fast forward to 2002, she stretched the boundaries of her fame with appearances at the 9th Annual Prospect Park Jamboree in September and in a prime time, 8-hour set at Club Shelter in December. Donna was the first woman ever to play at Club Shelter, Timmy Regisford and Freddy Sanon's underground haven for club goers. Her place in club lore is assured for her classic commitment to delivering a satisfying dance party. Donna spreads that New York City dance vibe touring under Shades of Dance NYC and her latest venture, Deccadance Records.

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DEL From Philly

DEL is a music lover, writer, and DJ from Philadelphia who has shared the party controls with dance music legends at seminal parties across the U.S. and abroad during his four decades of FUN. He has created edits as well as "No Fake" on Ospina Digital and was a former senior editor for 5 Magazine. DEL is a resident partner for the long-running Do You Wanna Boogie? party and plays regularly at the vinyl-only Dante’s Hifi in Miami. In 2017, DEL received the Legends of Vinyl Golden Circle Award. In 2021, he opened Broad Hall, a music venue in the historic and iconic Divine Lorraine hotel in Philadelphia and it has quickly become a “go-to” for dancers, artists, and DJs. A true selector with knowledge and experience across nearly every dance genre… DEL always shares his positivity, energy, and soul!

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Get Tickets To Jamaica Frenzy 2024!

Jamaica Frenzy takes place May 2-7, 2024 at Hedonism II in Negril. To purchase Jamaica Frenzy tickets, please visit Save on your package by using promo code FRENZYSGL24 for $100 off single occupancy or FRENZYDBL24 for $200 off double occupancy reservations.

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Featured image: Jamaica Frenzy at Hedonism II in Negril, Jamaica. Courtesy of Jamaica Frenzy / Hedonism II.