Award Winning Rapper to Appear at Caribbean Fever

Posted on March 16th, 2012 by Editor in Culture

Hit rap artist to debut new song at international student-run night club.

Patrick Miller, the rapper of the international hit song ‘One Night in Ibiza,’ will be performing at the first anniversary celebrations of weekly international student-run nightclub Caribbean Fever.

The Caribbean Fever parties, organized by French Oulu University student Thystere Bangue-Tandet, take place once a week at the Apollo Live Club. On 21st March, Caribbean Fever will celebrate its first anniversary with the internationally acclaimed rap artist, beginning at 10pm.

Miller’s ‘One Night in Ibiza’ has won the Gold Award in Switzerland and has hit the Top Ten in the Music Charts of over 65 countries. The song’s official video, released on YouTube, has currently been seen over 14,000,000 times.

Patrick Miller – real name Patrick Mohammed Muller – is a 31 year-old singer-songwriter who holds dual Swiss and Kenyan nationality. In 2003, he came to prominence in the German-speaking world by reaching the final round of the German TV show Popstars.

His promoters assert that ‘Patrick Miller is on everyone’s lips right now’ and that he is ‘the hottest vocal artist to land on the R and B scene in recent times,’ having recently been signed by Vogue Records. He was noticed in the R and B world after working as a support artist for the Jamaican Reggae musicians Chaka Demus and Pliers, the duo that produced two Number One hits in the UK singles charts: Twist and Shout (1993) and Tease Me (1994). Miller has also worked with DJ Tommekk who himself had a Number One hit in the US charts, collaborating with female rapper Lil Kim.

Miller told 65DN that ‘It’s a pleasure to participate in this event in Oulu. It will be the first time for me, that I have visited the north. I hope that I can inspire the Finnish people with my favourite passion, the “music!”

‘I want to show Finland that Switzerland can offer other things than just cheese, chocolate and our bank accounts . . .  like Finland also is determined to offer me more than just a sauna!’ he laughed.

Caribbean Fever’s celebrations will be led by DJ Roc One, an award-winning Swiss disc jockey. He has supported some very famous rappers, including American ‘50 cent’ who is well-known for his multi-platinum award-winning album ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’.’ The former drug-dealer, who survived an assassination attempt in 2000, is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful rap artists.

Caribbean Fever was established a year ago by Bangue-Tandet so that Finns and ‘internationals’ could get to know each other. The business student, 25, originally came to Oulu in 2008 as an exchange student from the University of Paris and decided to stay to finish a Masters degree.

He told 65DN in October 2011 that ‘In other countries you get to know someone and then you go to a bar with them but it is easier to get to know Finns when you are in a bar. That is how you become friends. We knew Finns who wanted to get to know internationals and internationals who wanted to get to know Finns so we thought the best way was to organize an event.’ He set-up an events company – Cisti Connexions – precisely to organize these parties.

According to Bangue-Tandet, Miller will be debuting his new song ‘Dancing in London’ at Caribbean Fever. ‘It’s never been seen before, it’s never been performed in public before,’ Bangue-Tandet enthuses, adding that there will also be two ‘major DJs’ at the event.

Listen to ‘One Night in Ibiza’ here

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