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.
New York, NY- VP Records exclusive reggae and dancehall mix show titled “Studio 17” launches their second episode today. Featuring popular DJ’s Silent Addy & Yaadcore as hosts, the show offers a platform for fans to discover and vibe to the latest & hottest music in the culture. Listeners are also be able to enjoy interviews and guest performances from key tastemakers in the industry. The show’s title “Studio 17” pays homage to the recording studio above 17 North Parade, the record store located in Downtown Kingston, from which VP records originated. The one-hour episodes will be available exclusively on the VP Records Soundcloud & YouTube channel.
New York, NY- VP Records will be a sponsor for Movements Dance Company of Jamaica's performance at York College Performing Arts Centre, Saturday February 10, 2018. This continues the celebration as the Consulate General of Jamaica, New York marks its 55th Anniversary of the Independence of Jamaica. The performance is jointly hosted by the Consulate and York College Performing Arts Center, under the Patronage of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign trade of Jamaica, The. Hon. Kamaina Johnson Smith.
Movements Dance Company of Jamaica is headed by Co-founder and Artistic Director, Monica Campbell McFarlane, under whose leadership the Company has become renowned as one of Jamaica’s leading exponents of Dance Theatre. MOVEMENTS is noted for its exquisite blend of modern contemporary, in a style that is distinctly Jamaica.
'Carnival' from “Havana Meets Kingston” to be Featured in the Evening’s Program
Miramar, FL- On Sunday January 20, the journey that began at the Miramar Cultural Center returns for two shows, 3 PM and 8 PM, following capacity-crowd performances at Miami's Arsht Center, Ft. Lauderdale's Parker Playhouse, and Broward's Bailey Hall. Rhythms of Africa is a musical journey that describes the movement of ancient rhythms sprung from the souls of vibrant cultures and carried by hand and heart from Africa to the Caribbean, South America, and the New World. Within this special evening, they will have a Cuba segment in which the song “Carnival” by Mista Savona featuring Randy Valentine and Solis will be included. The song was the first single on “Havana Meets Kingston”, the album released on VP Records in November 2017. VP Records will also be sponsoring a child to perform as a drummer.
Deeply mystical, Jah9 has emerged from a chrysalis of poetry, dub and spirit to become a powerful femiNINE energy within a universal grassroots movement of consciousness. Inspired by the open spaces in the instrumental dub of 1970’s Jamaican roots music, Jah9 sings with a voice that belies the dimensions of her physical body, from a soul much older than its current vessel; “reminiscent of that darkly operatic wailer for truth & justice, Nina Simone.” Her philosophy–profoundly spiritual, and her style–Jazz on Dub.
New York, NY- VP Records is excited to announce today’s launch of an exclusive mix show about reggae and dancehall culture titled “Studio 17”. Featuring popular DJ’s Silent Addy & Yaadcore as hosts, the show will offer a platform for fans to discover and vibe to the latest & hottest music in the culture. Listeners will also be able to enjoy interviews and guest performances from key tastemakers in the industry. The show’s title “Studio 17” pays homage to the recording studio above 17 North Parade, the record store located in Downtown Kingston, from which VP records originated
Miami, FL- During Miami’s popular Art Basel week, many artists and brands utilize the many galleries in the city to present their latest and greatest works. Now, the story of reggae music will be told. Let There Be Reggae is a unique event taking place from Dec 7-9th showcasing a curated snapshot of the culture. VP Records will have a Display of 20 classic album covers showcasing reggae and dancehall throughout the 70’s and 80’s
New York, NY- The visual for the rhythmic, dancehall infused track ‘High Heels’ by VP Records artist Fay Ann Lyons is out today. ‘High Heels’ is the third video release from her Billboard chart topping album “Break the World”. The album debuted at number 3, a first for an individual artist album in Soca.
Following the success of video’s “Girls” and “Block the Road” featuring Ghanaian mega star Stonebwoy, ‘High Heels’ shows a sexier and more provocative side of Fay Ann Lyons, portraying the confidence a woman feels when she wears high heels. Filmed in Jamaica, the video features the songstress in a gentleman’s club with a group of women in high heels dancing for male suitors.
Amidst the last leg of his 2017 Chronology World Tour, Chronixx earns two major accolades for his debut album Chronology this week.
The Jamaican singer receives his first GRAMMY nod for Best Reggae Album. The 60th GRAMMY Awards® will air (via CBS) on January 28, 2018 live from New York City's Madison Square Garden and will be hosted by James Corden. Other nominees in the category include Common Kings, J Boog, Damian Marley and Morgan Heritage. Visit Grammy.com for full list.
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.