New York, NY- This past Saturday, November 4th, The Bajan King, Edwin Howell debuted 'Reggae King Radio' on WVIP 93.5 from 8-9am, making the radio station accessible to the entire NY Tri-state area.
Formerly of WLIB 1190AM and WWRL 1600AM, DJ and host, The Bajan King brings listeners the latest and greatest in reggae, dancehall and soca music as well as interviews with artists and tastemakers. The show will also include national and local news, entertainment, sports updates, and weather information.
New York, NY- Reggae artist Jah9 has released her new single “Feel Good”, the first single off her upcoming EP on VP Records. The Clive Hunt produced song is a feel-good, soulful track that introduces a new sound to the reggae roots and dub songstress.
The song which states “Things that make your body feel good” in the melodic hook puts an emphasis on the notion of self-love and self-care. “We must examine the things we put into our bodies and minds and ensure that they add value and do not take away our strength and peace,” said Jah9 on the meaning of the lyrics.
New York, NY- VP Records’ iconic “Strictly the Best” compilation series is back with two new albums (Volume 56 & 57) that set the standard in today’s hottest Reggae and Dancehall music. Both volumes are now available for pre-order and will be released for physical worldwide distribution on November 17th.
Volume 57 features new and exclusive dancehall such as “Roll Clean” from Masicka, “Hot Gal” from DJ Spooky, and “Time Up” from current dancehall sensation Shenseea. Also from Shenseea is ‘Movie’, the remix to ‘Loodi’ – the smash single with Vybz Kartel which amassed over 11 million views on Youtube. Alkaline’s “Pretty Girl Team” which has amassed over 12 million views on its audio only song and Ding Dong’s “Fling (Yuh Shoulda)” which recently went viral with reggae sensation Chronixx doing the dance. The energetic ‘Skank & Rave’ by Beenie Man, Voicemail, Ding Dong add tremendous energy while ’21’ by Dexta Daps add the smooth rhythmic vibes. Stonebwoy’s ‘My Name’ rounds out the album with the hot afro-beats jam.
Honors Patricia Chin of VP Records and More
New York, NY- Tonight, Carnival: Medgar Evers College Pinnacle Awards & Scholarship Dinner 2017 will take place at Guastavino’s in Manhattan. VP Records founder, Patricia Chin will be honored as well as Don Lowery, SVP, Community Engagement for Nielsen and Paul T. Williams, Esq, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Williams Strategy Advisors and Counsel at Arent Fox LLP. Grammy Award Winning Reggae Sensation Shaggy will present Ms. Chin with her award. CBS National Correspondent, DeMarco Morgan will serve as The Master of Ceremonies and music sets from Caribbean Music Evolution, Addis “Pablo” Swaby, Ed Robinson and Khalilah Rose will keep the guests entertained throughout the evening.
Huntington Beach, CA- Dub Rockers, an imprint of VP Records, is proud to announce the monumental top 10 album debut of Simpkin Project’s album “Beam of Light” which has debuted at number 8 on this week's Billboard Reggae Chart.
Huntington Beach based Simpkin Project plays a multi-faceted blend of reggae, blues, rock, and Americana, steeped in soulful harmonies that varies greatly on its exterior layers, but only atop the organic rhythms of reggae music.
New York, NY- Today, Complex has premiered the new video ‘Love Like Ours’ by Estelle featuring Tarrus Riley. The smooth, mid-tempo track is an exclusive on the Reggae Gold 2017 compilation album. The Reggae Gold compilation series from VP Records has presented the best of dancehall, roots and lovers rock reggae for over two decades.
Directed by Denzel Williams, the visual portrays a love story narrated by Estelle and Tarrus Riley with stunning outdoor shots of lush greenery. The actors, Gabbi Neal and Guy Peel Jr. play a young couple deeply in love, further emphasizing the songs love filled lyrics that embody the pride and joy of being in a relationship, making it a celebratory anthem for lovers everywhere.
New York, NY- VP Records’ iconic “Strictly the Best” compilation series is back with two new albums (Volume 56 & 57) that set the standard in today’s hottest Reggae and Dancehall music. Both volumes will be available for physical worldwide distribution on November 17th. Volume 56 is now available for pre-order.
Volume 56 features current and emerging lover’s rock and roots reggae jams such as “Trouble” from Romain Virgo and “Better than the Stars” from Christopher Martin, in addition to exclusives such as “This Is Love” from Gentleman, “Smile from Jah-Lil, and “No Soul, No Heart, No Love” from Junior Kelly. Other standouts include ‘Hustling’ by Huntington Beach California based band Simpkin Project who recently released their album “Beam of Light” on Dub Rockers label (A VP Records imprint) on September 29th. Newcomer Spiritual’s passionate ‘Time has Come’ is also a gem on the compilation. A new remix to ‘Would you Love Me’ by Grammy nominated band Raging Fyah featuring Brazil's Cidade Negra and Queen Ifrica’s ‘All That I’m Asking’ and more bring the album full circle.
Huntington Beach, CA- Orange county’s Simpkin Project are proud to announce the release date for their upcoming album Beam of Light. The six-piece band will release their fourth studio album on September 29, 2017 on VP Records’ Dub Rockers imprint. Pre-orders launch on August 11th.
The Simpkin Project plays a multi-faceted blend of reggae, blues, rock, and Americana, steeped in soulful harmonies that varies greatly on its exterior layers, but only atop the organic rhythms of reggae music. Their sound has been described as “uncompromising…blending authentic roots reggae rhythms with a wall-of-sound production style.” The lyrical compositions of frontman Phil Simpkin range “from the simply truthful to the stirringly anthemic.” The SoCal based band has devoted themselves to reggae since they came together in the early aughts. Phil Simpkin and Shawn Taylor, co-lead vocalists, have been with the band since its inception when they opened for Steel Pulse, which somewhat unbelievably served as the band’s first live performance. As they said when they signed with VP Records/Dub Rockers, “We love reggae music period. What other genre of music exists solely as the vehicle that carries with it messages of peace, positive vibes, respect, love, empowerment and spiritualism?”
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.
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.