New York, NY- VP Records is proud to announce its partnership with Beach Road Trip Weekend (BRT) for their 2018/2019 tour. Inspired by Caribbean music and culture, BRT is the premier all-inclusive party weekend in the U.S. and Caribbean. VP Records and BRT joined forces for the first time November 2017 in Florida with a DJ contest and influencer campaign around the launch of the “Strictly the Best” compilation albums. The partnership will continue in The Dominican Republic in May, Atlantic City in July, California in September, back in Florida in November and Turks and Caicos Martin Luther King weekend in January 2019.
Protoje releases his new single “Bout Noon” today (Feb. 23) across all digital and streaming platforms. Produced by Winta James and Lamont “Monty” Savory, “Bout Noon” is confirmed on Protoje's upcoming fourth studio album to be released by In.Digg.Nation Collective/Overstand Entertainment under license to Mr Bongo & Easy Star Records (US).
Today, VIBE debuts the song's lyric video animated by Ikem Smith.
CITY KAY blends a roots vintage groove in a modern electro pop production : the references to the Reggae godlen era mix with atmospheric layers, electronic beats, textures and keyboards inspired by the New York school from the sixties. Following the example of abstract Hip Hop, we can talk about Abstract Roots.
The 6 musicians offer many innovations in their music on this EP : a foray in futuristic Hip Hop (Run for your soul), sounds inspired by SF movies on a One Drop groove (Mad Men) A downtempo track with Pop textures (Tension) and a Stepper electronic beat accompanying a song imbued with blues (Man Cultivation Struggle). We can hear the unique tone of the multi skilled singer Jay Pharaoh, at ease with spoken word, rap and vocals.
The album closes with a featuring of legendary Johnny Osbourne on a song mixing Jamaican Rockers groove with contemporary Pop colours (Throw Away Your Guns).
While visiting other Bass culture styles, CITY KAY plays with codes and rules, breaks down their reggae until abstraction, stating their artistic uniqueness.
We're happy to announce GROUNDATION's arrival on the BACO RECORDS label and that the SOULBEATS RECORDS' back catalog is now available on the BACO SHOP and REGGAE CORNER with Naâman, Groundation discography and many more ...
GROUNDATION is back in the stores with the EACH ONE TEACH ONE album remastered edition and a new Dub album EACH ONE DUB ONE ! All in a double album and also available in vynil from March 16th !
CITY KAY is releasing their STRANGE THINGS new album in March 16th too. People who listened the EP had a preview and now this is the occasion to discover new tracks which maybe will steal your heart.
Both albums are now available in pre orders !
Worship Recordings readies its first release of 2018 in the form of rumbling house single ‘Number One’ from label owner Rob Paine and New Jersey native Tanner Ross. Established by Paine in Philadelphia back in 1998, Worship Recordings was originally a platform for his own productions before releasing music from the likes of Gary Beck, Pete Moss, Grant Dell and Chris Udoh – quickly becoming a key label advocating dub house.
Release Date: April 6th 2018
Six Degrees Records
In a politically divided time it’s hard to imagine a band comprised of members from across Europe and the Levant as not being inherently progressive. The Turbans, whose self-titled debut album will be released on March 23 (Six Degrees Records), features musicians with roots in Turkey, Bulgaria, Israel, Iran, Greece, Spain, and England. Yet transmitting a political message was not their initial impulse. It was simply music.
THE SINGLE DROPS FEBRUARY 9TH OFF HER DEBUT EP OF THE SAME NAME
Oceanside based songstress, Lea Love will release her new single “Doctor” on February 9th, the title track from her upcoming debut EP slated for a March release. Her music and multi-layered artistry draws from her rich Hawaiian, Japanese, and Samoan heritage. This diversity is evident in her songs, which ranges from R&B Soul to Island Reggae to Pop.
The GRAMMY-nominated, King without a Crown Matisyahu has kicked off his 2018 Forest of Faith Tour in a spectacular fashion; with a performance on each day of the One Love Cali reggae festival, Matisyahu drew thousands to the main stage each day with his energizing presence. He continues to keep his eyes firmly on the horizon as he tours in support of his critically-acclaimed sixth studio album Undercurrent. You can watch his live performance of “Forest of Faith,” premiering now on Live for Live Music here.
THE FIRST SINGLE, WHICH DROPS FEBRUARY 9TH, IS FROM THEIR HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM - ILLUMINATE
Tomorrows Bad Sees unleash their new single “Frequency” on Friday, February 9th. The track is the first single from their highly-anticipated full length album Illuminate, due out in the Spring of 2018. The four piece band hails from the South Bay of Los Angeles and consists of Moises Juarez (lead-vocals), Matthew McEwan (vocals/guitar), Patrick Salmon (drums), and Andre Davis (bass). Since 2004, they’ve garnered critical acclaim and a strong worldwide fan base with their perfect mix of reggae, rock & pop.
New York, NY (MPR Consulting) - Already humbled by his recent nomination for BEST NEW ENTERTAINER by Martin’s International, producer of the 36th Annual International Reggae & World Music Awards (IRAWMA), K'Coneil's excitement and humbleness doubled this morning as he received the news of his nomination for a 2018 JUNO AWARD, REGGAE RECORDING OF THE YEAR!