Dancehall star I Octane delivered an impressive performance during the 'Magnum New Rules concert' held at the National Stadium car park in Kingston over the weekend.
I Octane has grown into a confident, mature performer and he was in top form during his hard-hitting set performed exclusively on tracks, a move that went over well with the youthful audience.
Walking onto the stage, he immediately set the tone for his performance by declaring: 'mi come fi bun a fire inna ya tonight", while the selector dropped 'Buss a Blank'. Tongues of fire stabbed at the night sky and forwards rocked the venue.
Urged on by members of the audience who screamed "done in ya", as he reeled off hits like 'Too Licky Licky'.
He interacted well with the audience, amusing them with his introductions to his songs with brilliant segues that entertained and amused the audience.
"Man ah try bad me up backstage say mi a squeeze him woman too hard, so mi tell him mi know her before yu, so before yu come road come try bad up people..." he said, before launching out into 'Mek Sure Yu Know Yu Girl'.
Then he segued into a more spiritual side of his performance, announcing that "whole heap a woman a dead wah day ya', before singing his classic hit, 'Lose a Friend'.
The audience was suddenly illuminated with a thousand plus glimmering points of light from camera phones as people waved in unison to the strains of the riddim. The audience sang the hit song word for word. He did other songs such as 'Study Yu Friend' and 'My Story' where he got a forward for the line, 'respect to all youths who sell bag juice'.
He invited Bryka onstage, where he told the audience that he had seen the promise in the artiste and told him to "stop pull studio gate and go inna the studio", and commanded him to buss the place. Bryka obliged, performing his hit, 'Nah Put No Gal Over Mama' to appreciative shouts from the audience.
Then Octane turned things up a notch, dropping his hits 'We Love the Vibes', and 'Wine and Jiggle'. He invited a fluffy girl onstage, and asked her to "run with yu full might come jump on me'. The audience watched the scene unfold, waiting to see if Octane would survive the collision but he jumped out of the way at the last possible moment, and the crowd erupted into gales of laughter.
He closed his set with 'L-O-V-E' and 'Walk with Jah Jah'.