New York, NY- Grammy® winning artist Estelle will be performing this Saturday, September 30th at the annual Circle of Sisters (COS) event, the largest expo for women of color. Held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City from 10am to 10pm, the massive event is produced and hosted by WBLS-FM, HOT 97, WLIB – AM and Emmis Communications. COS hosts a variety of panel discussions, seminars, food tastings, concerts and a fashion show in addition to over 200 vendors and small businesses selling unique items and services.
MARCHING ORDERS – THE REGGAE POWERHOUSE’S FOURTH ALBUM - SET TO BE RELEASED ON OCTOBER 20, VIA EASY STAR RECORDS
Reggae fans have reason to get excited. It’s been four years since The Greenreleased Hawai’i ’13, which further cemented the band’s reputation as one of the best in the genre and won the group an unprecedented three Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards in its home state of Hawaii. The Green have now released the second single and title track off of the new album “Marching Orders,” out now on all major digital outlets (stream here). Marching Orders is due out October 20th through longtime label partner Easy Star Records. Pre-orders are available here: http://www.thegreen808.com/.
NEW YORK, NY- VP Records is excited to announce the official Reggae Gold 2017 Album Release Party this Friday September 29th at Grey Dolphin Lounge in Queens. The party will feature a live set from powerhouse reggae singer, Ikaya who has an exclusive track on the compilation, ‘Leave you Alone’ featuring Jesse Royal. Junior Key (Stateside Revolution) will provide music and additional performances by VPAL (VP Record’s subsidiary label) artists Jahmika, Duane Pressure and Da Professor will start the night. Doors open at 7pm and showtime is at 11pm.
NEW YORK, NY- It’s not every day you have the opportunity to sail away with a few of reggae, dancehall and soca greats. Staging their second annual Love and Harmony Cruise, Rockers Island Entertainment, in association with Best of the Best Entertainment and Massive B, are proud to announce the complete line up for Love and Harmony Caribbean Cruise, set to sail from Fort Lauderdale to Montego Bay Jamaica and Georgetown, Grand Cayman, March 24th – March 29th 2018.
Brought to you by the esteemed promoters of Best of the Best Music Fest, who recently celebrated 11 years of success, the Love and Harmony Caribbean Cruise is the perfect getaway to share with friends, family and loved ones. The six days, 5 nights cruise consist of 10 parties, 4 concerts and a comedy show along with international DJs to keep you entertained all day.
NEW YORK, NY- New York, NY- On November 3rd, VP Records/17 North Parade will release “Havana Meets Kingston.” The innovative, culture-centric album pairs legendary and emerging Cuban and Jamaican musicians to reimagine classic songs and create new compositions, infused with Jamaican reggae and dancehall, traditional Cuban and Afro-Cuban rhythms. Produced by Australia’s leading reggae and dancehall producer Mista Savona (aka Jake Savona), ‘Havana Meets Kingston’ is the first full-length project to present the blended sounds of these two distinct island nations supported by an all-star cast of musicians.
NEW YORK, NY- Soca Viking, Bunji Garlin is back with an energetic visual for his single ‘Big Bad Soca’. Featured on his album, “Turn Up” which was released September 1st, the video features candid scenes of Trinidad Carnival along with stunning studio shots of beautiful masqueraders and dancers. The video premiered today on Large Up and Huffington Post.
Australian native, New Zealand-bred soulful reggae star Sammy Johnson will bring his positive-centric brand of entertainment back to the United States this fall with the announcement of the Mixed Feelings Tour. Sammy Johnson collides his Polynesian roots with his love for modern jazz and r&b artists like D’Angelo, Amy Winehouse, and Lauryn Hill, which results in a passionate musical hybrid that is undeniably soothing. October sees the return of Sammy Johnson to the lower 48, including first time stops along the east coast. Supporting act Mahi and co-headlinerAnuhea will be gracing the stage alongside the rising star.
NEW RELEASE: Victor Rice Drops Fresh New Single "Lou" From His Upcoming Album 'Smoke,' Out 10/3 On Easy Star Records!
Victor Rice, the Latin Grammy award winning engineer, musician, producer, and long-time Easy Star Records collaborator, has confirmed details on his upcoming album Smoke, due out November 3rd on Easy Star Records. This marks his third studio album and the first full release of his own compositions in over a decade. The album will be available for pre-order beginning September 22nd.
Even though Rice is a prolific artist with remixes, production work, and credits including The Slackers, Easy Star All-Stars, Bixiga 70, The Toasters and more, he has only put out two solo albums in the past twenty years; At Version City (1999) and In America (2003), which are bothsited as influential releases in the reggae and world music scenes. The prior expressed the energy of NYC’s burgeoning Lower East Side reggae scene, while the latter reflected Rice’s move to Sáo Paulo Brazil in 2002. Smoke goes deeper into the influence of Brazilian music where the musical stylings of MPB, pagode, and samba rock start to intertwine with Rice’s deep reggae, ska, and dub sensibilities.
International Reggae Artist I-Octane Readies to Release Video for "Let Me Love You"
As the anticipation for I-Octane forthcoming 2018 "Love and Life" album intensifies, the reggae star has released the "Let Me Love You" single.
Produced by multi-talented renowned producer Matthew “Esco Da Shocker” Thompson, the sentimental single displays the amorous side of the crooner, as his female fans have been cravingly clamoring. "Everywhere in the world my amazing female fans are always cussing me and asking for more love songs. Love is a universal language, doesn't matter if in Russia, Kenya, China. We all relate to the word L.O.V.E. So since the song came about, they've been singing it and filming themselves, sending it to me, showing me love, and in turn i want to show them love as well".
Reggae Vibes from T&T and Canada, as Caleb Hart and The Royal Youths Get Set To Release Debut Album "origiNation"
Caleb Hart and The Royal Youths Set To Release Debut Album "origiNation"
MPR Consulting - On the heels of releasing his debut solo EP Album 'Island Soul' on June 23rd 2017, Caleb Hart has accomplished yet another achievement with the anticipated release of "origiNation" album with The Royal Youths.
Hailing from the beautiful twin island nation of Trinidad & Tobago, Caleb Hart has crafted his soulful musical lane by taking his music across Canada, where is he based, and around the world to The Caribbean, Australia, USA and New Zealand. "Everyone assumes that because I grew up in Trinidad and Tobago I am just naturally going to do Soca music. However, I grew up in Tobago and we are a bit more 'roots' than Trinidad. Reggae has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I love every part of it. From the unignorable bass lines to the sweet one drop that go hand-in-hand with one another. From the rhythmic Guitar to the bubble on the Keys. From the soulful lyrics to the brilliant horn lines. Reggae music is the sweetest!" explained Caleb.