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CLEAN BANDIT – Rather Be “Reggae Remix” – TG MAD RECORDZ

CLEAN BANDIT – Rather Be “Reggae Remix” – TG MAD RECORDZ

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Exclusive Video Release: Vision – “We Jammin” Promo – Fri @8pm – Exclusively on DancehallUSA.com


Music’s importance lies in the feelings it evokes in listeners, such is Vision’s aim with the hit bound reggae single “We Jammin”. Produced by Jon “fx” Crawford and Dubloise for Keynote Records, the feel good vibe of “We Jammin” brings nostalgic memories.

“We Jammin is a song that reflects the most memorable and happy times of my life in Jamaica. Jammin means to kick back and relax, instead of saying Chillin or vibing, in Jamaica we just say Jam short for Jammin. The song tells you a lot about who I am and where I’m from. Living in America isn’t a bed of roses for most Jamaicans. Leaving our families behind and starting all over has its obstacles. So to past the time we jam reminisce on the good times back home in Jamaica. Thats what the song is about, its about we Jamaicans, even we immigrant. We all like Jammin in our own way.” stated Jamaican born singer/song writer Vision.

Proudly Jamaica has given reggae music to the world, iconic artists, legendary entertainers and music that stands the test of time. Vison’s “We Jammin” is sure to fall right into place with such distinctions as it boasts melodic hooks and authentic reggae vibe.

The single will be available for purchase on February 21st, 2014 on itunes.

For more information, and/or to request “We Jammin”, please e-mail [email protected]

Meet Jamaican born, singer-songwriter, Simon Mitchell, most infamously referred to by his stage name “Vision”. The name was inspired by Mitchell’s influential upbringing during his childhood stint as a member of his mother’s church choir. It was here that Vision decided that in all things life, he would be lead by faith and not by sight. Because of this mantra, following his musical transition to dance-hall, the international artist set out to create a promising new sound that he would later deem as “Roots Pop Reggae.”
But before there was Vision, there was Simon Alexander Mitchell. Born November 5 to a Jamaican mother and British-Jamaican father, Mitchell resided in England as a child while his father played professional soccer before later changing careers and moving Simon and his mother to Jamaica. It was here that the influence of the island’s strong musical culture would engulf Mitchell’s life and inspire him to become an artist. At the age of 12, the young boy was introduced to the piano, which he took to very well and would learn songs at a gifted pace. He’d soon realize his melodic knack for composing music. Fast-forward years later in which a football injury and a twist of fate would lead the former college athlete to a life of music. Read more.


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Kranium and Jah Cure highlight Billboard Reggae singles chart

Kranium BillboardOnly two current songs from Jamaican artists currently occupy the Top 50 of Billboard magazine’s Digital Reggae Singles chart, according to newly-released figures by Nielsen SoundScan.

New York-based newcomer, Kranium is the highest placed Jamaican on the chart at number 32 with his hit single, Nobody Has to Know, which has sold just under 18,000 copies. The song is also on Billboard’s Next Big Sound chart. Reggae superstar, Jah Cureis at number 45 with his cover of All of Me by John Legend, which has sold just over 1,000 copies.

The chart is dominated by American acts, but is topped by Canadian Reggae fusion band, Magic! with their single Rude, which has sold over 2.4 million copies and topped Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for several weeks while their song, Let Your Hair Down is second, selling over 48,000 units.

The Billboard Reggae Albums chart is more of the same as only Ziggy Marley’s album Fly Rasta hails as the only album by a Jamaican artist to hold a top 10 spot on the chart. Amid the Noise and Haste by American Reggae band, SOJA tops the chart while Count Me In by Rebelution and Easy to Love by Maxi Priest also occupy spots in the top five while the rest of the top 10 is dominated by compilation albums and other foreign acts.

Albums such as Chronixx’s Dread and Terrible which topped the chart earlier this month and Popcaan’s Where We Come From which debuted at number two have both fallen out of the top 10.

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Tweety Bird Riddim – Produced by Rvssian

Jamaican Dancehall Reggae music from 2014 Produced by Rvssian for Head Concussion

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Video: Romain Virgo – Stay With Me

Video: Romain Virgo – Stay With Me
Romain Virgo performs his reggae cover of Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me’.
Produced by Niko Browne for Lifeline Music

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I-Octane Live @ Reggae Geel Festival 2014 || World A Reggae

I-Octane Live @ Reggae Geel Festival 2014 I-Octane Live @ Reggae Geel Festival 2014

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Boomshots: Chronixx & Protoje “Who Knows” Live in London

Boomshots: Chronixx & Protoje “Who Knows” Live in London

One highlight of last night’s sold-out Chronixx show at the Electric in Brixton was the surprise appearance of Protoje, who came out to support his bredren Chronixx and perform their smash hit “Who Knows” live. After he and Diggy blazed the stage, Chronixx went on to perform “Here Comes Trouble” and even flashed a few lines of Jesse Royal, Jah9, and Damian Marley pon the riddim. Subscribe to Boomshots TV for more crucial reggae and dancehall videos.

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Top 10 Reggae music Artists @ Dancehall USA

Top 10 Reggae Albums @ Dancehall USA


10 Bob Marley & The Wailers
09 Iration
08 Various Artists
07 Tribal Seeds
06 Snoop Lion
05 Lovd Ones
04 Ziggy Marley
03 Maxi Priest
02 Rebelution
01 Chronixx

With every day progress Reggae Music is evolving from every part of the world. Grabbing new fans all over the world, Reggae is a form of voice of masses for the people who are reggae music fans. It is a form of music which delivers political, social, spiritual notations through its lyrics.

Lets discuss in brief about the Top 10 Reggae Music Artists

10. At no 10 we have our Famous Reggae Artists like Bob Marley & the Wailers have won the hearts of some thousands of music lovers through their notable songs which they have delivered through some years. Visit Dancehall USA for a list of available tracks

09.  At no 9 we have Rebelution The famous Reggae & Rock badn form Santa Barbara CA have released their various albums including count me in ReadMore

08. Various Artists at no 8 includes my different artists as follow:

“Acoustic Africa”

“Red Hot + Rio 2″

“Alligator Records 40th Anniversary Collection”

“One Love at Studio One, 1964-1966″ / “The Best Of Studio One / Full Up: The Best of Studio One, Volume Two” / “Downbeat The Ruler: Killer Instrumentals From StudioOne”

“Once — Original Motion Picture Soundtrack”  which are a huge hit & listened world wide.

07. At no 7 we have Tribal Seeds with “Representing”  Tribal Seeds is a reggae band based in San Diego, California. Current band members include Steven Rene Jacobo; lead singer, Tony-Ray Jacobo

06. At no 6 we have our famous loved artist Snoop Lion with Reincarnated Snoop Lion, formerly known as Snoop Dogg, announced his embracement of the Rastafarian way of life following a visit to Jamaica in 2012.


 05. At no 5 we have Lovd Ones

04. Ziggy Marley

At no 4 we have Ziggy Marley. David Nesta “Ziggy” Marley is a Jamaican musician and leader of the band, Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers. He is the oldest son of Rita Marley and reggae legend Bob Marley

03.  At no 3 we have Maxi Priest 

02. At no 2 we have Rebelution

01. Chronixx @ Dancehall USA

At no 1 we have none other than Jamar Rolando McNaughton also popularly known as Chronixx. Is among the emergning artists who has made his impact with his ne album ‘Dred & Terrible’ Which topped the music charts.

If you are a die hare music lover of Reggae Music then Support it buying a gear @ Dancehall USA The deals are  truly unbelievable.  Stay connected for more updates on Reggae Music.

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Chronixx talks state of Reggae with Hot97 Morning Show

Chronixx talks state of Reggae with Hot97 Morning Show

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Reggae Sumfest 2014 Review: Festival shines as quality performances, large crowds are fixtures of this year’s show

There is a reason why Summerfest Promotions calls Reggae Sumfest the ‘Greatest Reggae show on Earth,’ as the show consistently puts on a slew of quality performances and eye-popping moments that get music lovers this year.

Once again, that standard was met as organizers found the right fits for each night of their week-long festival. Many established and emerging names graced the stage, as well as some international acts who won over a new section of fans after gracing the stage at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex in Montego Bay.

Each year, this humble writer drops a review analyzing the happenings at Reggae Sumfest. This year, however, the review takes on a slightly different form as highlights and lowlights (though there weren’t many this year) at this year’s show as well as assessing grades overall for the nights in question. Here we go:


                                                                                                               Dancehall Night

Aidonia Reggae Sumfest 2014

Looking like a real general on stage, Aidonia gives one of the better performances on the night at Reggae Sumfest 2014

Perhaps the biggest highlight on this night wasn’t the performances, but the crowd that came to witness them. Over 25,000 patrons filled Catherine Hall last Thursday for Sumfest’s Dancehall Night, one of the biggest crowds in the show’s 22-year history. They set the tone for an energetic and fun-filled night which provided many solid performances from the best in the genre.

Highlights – There were many to choose from on this night, including Spice, who kept up her tradition of out-of-the-ordinary performances by donning her new male alter-ego while performing, Like a Man.

Ninja Man was also a hit, performing many of his classic songs while engaging in a friendly lyrical clash with his Downsound Records label mate, Specialist, which was well-received by the crowd. Gage stood composed, yet brimming with energy as he performed in front of his hometown crowd, who gave him many forwards; Aidonia gave a strong performance clad in an armed forces-like suit, and even peered through security in attempt to gauge more interest from the fans, a tactic that worked well.

Baby Tash called a lucky male fan on stage for a lap dance, Tifa performed a slew of covers to a solid reception and Assassin was fluent in delivering several hit Dancehall and Reggae songs from his lengthy catalogue.


Bounty Killer Reggae Sumfest 2014

Bounty Killer is in no joking mood as he talks about the state of Dancehall during his set at Reggae Sumfest 2014

However, the heaviest hitters on the night were Mr. Vegas, who, decked out in a suit and retro boots, performed hits such as I Am Blessed and Man a Gallis before bringing on veteran deejay, Wickerman,as well as protégé, Latty J for an entertaining rendition of their new single, Who Rule. Bounty Killer was in typical militant mode during his set, questioning the morality of Dancehall while taking a few shots at his former protégé, Mavado. I-Octane, who closed Dancehall Night for the second straight year, followed suit, cheekily remixing his chart-topper, Gyal a Gimme Bun to call out Mr. Vegas, who he has had issues with since last Sumfest, by implying Vegas performs oral sex on women. Safe to say, the disagreements between these two aren’t likely to go away anytime soon, but it certainly makes for great entertainment as it did on this night.

Lowlights – Much was expected of Dancehall’s rising star, Alkaline, who was performing at Sumfest for the first time as a main event act given the acclaim and hype surrounding him over the last year. However, his performance left a lot to be desired. It wasn’t for a lack of trying, performing hits such as 1-2-3 and On and On. But throughout the set, it seemed like, to use one of his song titles, he would have to ‘Move Mountains’ to get the crowd to react to much of his set, with the reception lukewarm at best. Whether it was the Montego crowd’s way of supporting hometown boys, Tommy Lee and Gage, who Alkaline has had issues with in recent times, or their lack of familiarity with his songs, we don’t know, but his performance just failed to click like a faulty mouse on this occasion.


Overall Grade: A-


                                                                                                                  International Night 1

Chronixx Reggae Sumfest 2014

Chronixx is feeling the vibe as he gives a stellar performance on Internaitonal Night 1

Arguably the best night of the lot, International Night 1 provided high energy and positive vibes throughout, with Reggae star, Chronixx the star of the show on this night. He performed a plethora of his hits such as Start a Fire, Smile Jamaica, Here Comes Trouble, amongst others. But he also took time to address the contrasts and similarities between Dancehall and Reggae music, suggesting neither are whole without the other.

“You know how dancehall came about? Because radio stations wouldn’t play the foundation artistes songs. So they created their own space to promote and enjoy their music,” he said, educating the audience on how the two genres are forever intertwined. He received some of the loudest ovations on the night – including when he brought out Protoje to perform their joint single, Who Knows – superseding the set he gave at his Sumfest debut last year.

The Montego Bay crowd again showed love to their home acts as former Digicel Rising Stars winner, Shuga, Nature and Jah Cure all received strong praise from the home fans, singing hits such as Soul to Jah, Revolution Sound and Unconditional Love respectively.

International Night 1 highlights

Jason Derulo, Jordin Sparks and Wiz Khalifa lived up to the expectations as international acts while Beenie Man brought a fine close to the show.

The international acts were spot on with their performances as Wiz Khalifa got the crowd moving to hits such as Taylor Gang and Black and Yellow while Jason Derulo had the ladies excited throughout, performing In My Head and Riding Solo, among other songs to screams and cheers from the crowd before bringing on former American Idol winner and significant other, Jordin Sparks to perform Vertigo and her collaborative single with Chris BrownNo Air..

Beenie Man closed the show at sunrise with a trademark performance as he performed several of his classics as well as newer material and used some of his set to pay tribute to incarcerated Reggae superstar, Buju Banton, who celebrated his birthday during Sumfest. Overall, the night went without a hitch and put pressure on the performers on International Night 2 to try and put on a better show.

Lowlights – None


Overall Grade: A




                                                                                                       International Night 2


Tessanne Chin Reggae Sumfest 2014

Tessanne rocked her suit well, taking fans on memory lane during her set

Highlights – This night belonged to two crossover Jamaican stars who were welcomed home with open arms and reminded the locals of how they managed to attain their success. Tessanne Chin surprised patrons, donning a black tux and bow tie for her set. But like her outfit, the performance was very sharp, delving into songs from her recently-released major label debut album, Count on My Love, including Heaven Knows, Tumbling Down and Everything Reminds Me of You as well as her classic, Hideaway, which garnered very positive reactions from the crowd.

After 10 years away from the Sumfest stage, Sean Paul was glad to be back at a major Jamaican stage show, and his female fans were certainly happy as they scream and shouted to no end. Also donning a suit, he performed classics such as Gimme The Light, Get Busy and Hot Gal Today as he reingratiated himself with his Dancehall fan base.

His performance preceded Reggae legend, Freddie McGregor who closed the show in fine fashion with hits such as Big Ship Sailing, Don’t Wanna Be Lonely and many more, while also being honoured by show organizers for his vast contributions to the Jamaican music industry, over four decades worth to be exact.

Rap star, Future also found favour with the locals, donning a Jamaica t-shirt as he belted out hits such as Get Lucky and had them participating at every turn. Not a bad way to try and win over a typically demanding fan base.


Lowlights – For all the thrills delivered on the night, there was one spill that nearly ruined a part of the show as Reggae crooner, Sanchez furiously walked off stage due to ongoing sound issues during his first set at Sumfest in several years.

The sound quality in the opening minutes of his performance was spotty at best and frustrated him to the point he constantly asked soundmen to fix his microphone before temporarily leaving the stage until the problem was fixed. After a few minutes, Sanchez returned and managed to salvage his set somewhat, but you hate when things like this happen at major stage shows, especially to a decorated entertainer who has always been meticulous about his performances. A good effort on his part to deliver for the crowd nonetheless.


Overall Grade: B+


Sean Paul Reggae Sumfest 2014

Sean Paul’s return to Sumfest was met with much approval as he gave just under an hour or classics and newer material to his local fans.

All in all, Reggae Sumfest 2014 was a great success, considering the crowd, quality of performances and the right blend of overseas flavour added to the show. The show was missing top names like Damian Marley, Lady Saw and Sizzla, but didn’t take away from what should go down as one of the best and smoothsts Sumfests in recent memory.


Overall Grade for Reggae Sumfest 2014: A-

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Reggae Dubstep version of “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis



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Son of Legend, Garnet Jr to Take Prestigious Sumfest 2014 Stage

Garnet Smith Jr., son and namesake of the legendary reggae artist Garnet Silk will proudly make it’s the debut on the stage of the renowned Reggae Sumfest 2014. The young artist will be performing his several hits such as the remake of his father’s single “Mama”, his hit singles “Promises”, “Condolences”, “Lady Divine” and more.

Garnet Junior slated performance will take place at the Digicel sponsored stage on night 2 of the famed event at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre, which will also feature Wiz Khalifa, Jason Derulo, Chronixx and Beenie Man, amongst others.

Garnet Jr whose latest video “Promises” is enjoying heavy rotation on various worldwide TV programs, will then be hitting the stage in Grenada at the Caricom festival.

Garnet Jr. fatefully entered the rhythmic realm with his first professional recording in a studio at the tender age of 13, after receiving much encouragement from family and friends to sing for years. Family friend and producer Lloyd “Pecus” Anderson recorded his first track, “Jah A Guide.” The song was never officially released as a single but granted Garnet Jr. invaluable recording experience, along with his first taste of lyrical liberation. Realizing that his prized pedigree brings enormous responsibility, Garnet Jr. is proving to be a dynamic and talented entertainer, which only compliments and strengthens his father’s legacy, through the younger Garnet’s relentless work ethic and boundless creativity. Indeed, this heir to the throne is paving his own way and earning his right, with each beat and lyric, to his very own crown.

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Video: Barrington Levy Live at Summerjam 2014 – WorldAReggae

Video: Barrington Levy Live at Summerjam 2014 – WorldAReggae

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Interview Maxi Priest – Amsterdam Reggae Village Festival 2014

Interview Maxi Priest – Amsterdam Reggae Village Festival 2014
Danny Pepperseed talks to Maxi Priest about his new Album ‘Easy to Love’ backstage at The Amsterdam Reggae Village Festival 2014. Heineken Music Hall Amsterdam.

Get The Easy to Love album here: http://goo.gl/GkYucQ

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Alongside Mad Cobra, Agent Sasco & More, Don Dem Pays Homage to 90’s Dancehall Era on “Galang Riddim”


Yet another hit bound single from Don Dem Entertainment camp!!! Still receiving rave reviews for their “Dem Nuh Real” produced by famed Armzhouse Records, Don Dem is being featured on the nostalgic 90’s dancehall era “Galang Riddim” build by D&H and produced by French based Galang Records.

The single features Don Dem members Bob Di Builda and Kirk Diamond. “It was really nice to see our name alongside some of the other artists to which Im a fan of their previous work” states Kirk.

“Galang Riddim” features the iconic Mad Cobra alongside a new generation of established artists such as Agent Sasco a.k.a Assassin, Charly Black, Gappy Ranks and Don Dem, the upcoming superstars!!! “Galang Riddim” will be available on July 3rd, 2014 via www.GalangRecords.com

Don Dem will be performing in Kingston, Jamaica at the July 10th, 4th staging of the M.I.A Awards. Kirk will then prepare to head out to Europe for an eagerly anticipated performance at U.K’s number 1 Reggae Festival “One Love Festival” and media tour.

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Mp3: Maxi Priest – Every Little Thing

Mp3: Maxi Priest – Every Little Thing

iTunes (UK): http://smarturl.it/EasyToLoveUK

iTunes (US): http://smarturl.it/EasyToLoveUS

Amazon UK – http://amzn.to/1miXmBs

Amazon.com – http://amzn.to/1qGWfhQ

UK Release Date: 6/16/2014

US Release Date: 7/1/2014

Easy To Love is a fine representation of lovers’ rock, an effortless blend of reggae, R&B and dancehall with universal appeal. The sophistication he brings to these tracks is the mark of true quality. His delivery and phrasing are impeccable, and his choice of material and collaborators are strategic and brilliant.

The title track was a No. 1 hit on reggae charts last summer, evidence that Maxi Priest has a gift for staying fresh. The song features the legendary Jamaican drum and bass duo Sly & Robbie, who’ve played on some of Maxi’s biggest hits, including “Wild World,” “Some Guys Have All The Luck,” “Close To You,” and “Housecall” (featuring Shabba Ranks) as well as the new album track “Every Little Thing.” WATCH “Easy To Love” video.

Maxi’s been tugging on women’s heartstrings ever since the mid-80′s. New and long-term fans alike will relish hearing irresistible tributes of enduring affection like “Loving You Is Easy,” “Holiday,” “Still In Love,” and “Gravity.” The soulful “Without A Woman” features Jamaican legend Beres Hammond and even echoes the themes and intensity of James Brown’s “It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World.”

There are many more highlights on Easy To Love. While “Hearts Across The World” is a song for our times and pleas for people of all races to love one another, other tracks like “Fire In The Skies” simply defy categorization and are living proof of Maxi Priest’s musical versatility. The delicate, aching need of “Angel Wings” also demonstrates just how far reggae has evolved in the new era.

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Stephen Marley Talks New Album, ‘Fruit of Life’, working with The Roots, Wale & other Hip Hop Acts

Peter Bailey continues his critically-acclaimed docu-series by heading to Stephen Marley’s “Lion’s Den” recording studios in South Miami where the reggae superstar discussed his iconic farher’s legacy, his new album ‘Fruit of Life’ & working with rappers to create a more conscious sound

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Video: MR. VEGAS ft. CE’CILE – Pow Pow Pow (By VJ Awax)

On a high from the releases of several hot tracks recently, dancehall star Mr. Vegas has ganged up with dancehall Bad Gyal Ce’Cile to release their new track Pow Pow Pow.

With a video shot on the picturesque Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean, Pow Pow Pow features popular local VJ Awax and transfers the authentic feel of Jamaican Dancehall from the gritty streets of Kingston to the serene landscape of Réunion’s Sainte-Marie Commune.

Mr. Vegas is excited at the success of the song, and video, which has so far surpassed the hundred thousand mark on YouTube and is getting good airplay in that side of the world: “It’s amazing, these people speak French and to think that Ce’Cile and I have a hit in that part of the world is amazing. Our music continues to cross all borders and inspire people bringing a smile to their faces”.

Mr. Vegas is now getting prepared for his appearance on Reggae Sumfest 2014, something he hasn’t done in over a decade and the artiste says he is ready for a memorable performance: “We plan a special set for real music lovers bringing in some old and some new but always quality”.

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Wayne Wonder Tour DatesInternational Reggae recording artist Wayne Wonder will kick start his first ever tour of Canada this Friday June 20th at the Estate Night Club in Ontario Toronto.

The seven show tour which runs until July 1st will see Wonder performing at a number of Club venues including the Ring Night Club in Brantford on the June 21st, Club XO in Edmonton on the 27th and Karma Club in Winnipeg on the 30th.

Opening for Wonder on this inaugural tour will be Canadian based reggae singer Shalli who is best known for her singles “Show My Love” and “Down in Jamaica”.

In other news Wayne Wonder is set to release a brand new video this time for his single “Many Reasons” which is featured on the Natural Juice Riddim. The video which was directed by Chris “Icey Jace” Campbell was shot in Kingston Jamaica and is the third official video release from Wonder since the start of the year.

Other videos such as “Let Me Love You Tonight” on the Sweet Personality riddim by Nature’s Way Entertainment and “Searching For Love” which features dancehall deejay Iyara for Pay Day Music Group are currently in rotation on television stations worldwide.


Behind The Scenes: WAYNE WONDER – “MANY REASONS” Video Shoot





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Dancehall artiste Klaryti is a fresh and positive voice emerging in 21st-century dancehall.

unnamedDubbed ‘The voice of the majority: Klaryti’, he is well known in dancehall music circles as the brilliant drummer, ‘Drum Rat’, in deference to his work for several top-notch dancehall and reggae artistes at live shows and on iconic albums. The name is also a nod to his uncanny resemblance to his brother, dancehall superstar Red Rat.

“People know real talent. They know from the moment I sing or deejay the first line of a song that I am a great artiste-song writer. And that is when my support comes. This is my destiny, and they know it,” he said.

Hailing from the hills and rivers of Ocho Rios, St Ann, Klaryti is on a journey to bring love, peace, unity, and fun back into the world of reggae and dancehall. He uses his original sound, witty, electrifying lyrics, and his wonderful sense of humour to get his message of positive vibrations across.

You can check out his music at http://klarytionline.com /listen/

Twitter: @klaryti

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Video: Popcaan Interview: “I Respect Pusha T” – Boomshots Tv

Popcaan tells Reshma B about his links with Pusha T and Drizzy Drake. Subscribe to Boomshots TV for more crucial reggae and dancehall videos.

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Rebelution - 2014

On the heels of last weeks announcement of its East Coast run, today Rebelution – known for its relentless touring schedule, positive, upbeat music, and sense of community and collaboration – announces the West Coast dates for its “Count Me In Summer Tour,” set to kick off on June 12 in Boston, MA.  The additional 14 west coast dates will take the band from San Diego to the Seattle area to Salt Lake City, and will include headline slots at Denvers Red Rocks Amphitheatre and two nights at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, CA.  The tour is in support of Rebelution’s upcoming release, Count Me In, due out June 10, 2014 (87 Music/Easy Star Records.)

In addition, the band will be hosting photo and video contests on their social media pages, giving fans the unique opportunity to paint live on stage during Rebelution’s set and participate in a jam session with the entire band backstage before the show.  Details can be found on the bands website – http://www.rebelutionmusic.com

Rebelution will be joined on this tour by support acts Iration, The Green, Stick Figure and DJ Mackle.  Tickets for most of the west coast dates go on sale to the general public Thursday, April 10; log onto http://www.rebelutionmusic.com for complete purchasing information.

“Theres really nothing else wed rather do during the Summer than be on the road, performing live music,” said bassist Marley D Williams.  “Weve got a great show planned and are looking forward to playing some brand new songs as well as the favorites, so we hope everyone will come and celebrate the Summer life with us.”

Count Me In was produced by the SoCal-based Rebelution (Eric Rachmany/vocals, guitar, Rory Carey/keyboards, Marley D. Williams/bass, and Wesley Finley/drums), and recorded in Miami and Burbank, CA between September and December of last year.   The album features special guest appearances by dancehall singer Collie Buddz (on the track “Hate To Be The One”) and legendary roots reggae vocalist Don Carlos (on “Roots Reggae Music”).

While the music and lyrical content varies on Count Me In, the albums 11 tracks provide positive inspiration, encouraging fans to create a pro-active and optimistic impact on society and life.  “A lot of what we hear every day is that money measures success,” said Rachmany.  “This new album is a reminder to spread love and positivity to the people around us – these are the true measures of success.”

With more dates to be announced, the confirmed itinerary for Legs One and Two of Rebelutions “Count Me In Summer Tour” is as follows:


12        Boston, MA – House of Blues

13        Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summerstage

14        Philadelphia, PA – Penns Landing

15        Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Concert Pavilion

18        Glen Allen, VA – Innsbrook Pavilion

19        Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues

20        Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore

21        Portsmouth, VA – nTelos Wireless Pavilion

22        Boonville, CA – Sierra Nevada World Music Festival

25        St. Petersburg – Jannus Landing

26        St. Petersburg – Jannus Landing

27        St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre

28        Cocoa, FL – Riverfront Park

29        Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle


 6         Mesa, AZ  – Mesa Amphitheatre

 7         San Diego, CA – Open Air Theatre

 8         San Diego, CA –  Open Air Theatre

 9         Costa Mesa, CA  – Pacific Amphitheatre

10        Costa Mesa, CA  – Pacific Amphitheatre

13        Tahoe Vista, CA  – North Tahoe Regional Park

14        Las Vegas, NV  – Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

15        Santa Barbara, CA  – Santa Barbara Bowl

16        Berkeley, CA  – Greek Theatre

17        Eugene, OR  – Cuthbert Amphitheatre

19        Redmond, WA – Marymoor Amphitheatre

21        Missoula, MT  – Big Sky Brewing Company

22        Salt Lake City, UT  – The Great Saltair

23        Denver, CO  – Red Rocks Amphitheatre

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11th Annual Montreal International Reggae Festival – 2014!

The Montreal International Reggae Festival (MIRF) has released a partial look at their 2014 line up which combines classic Lover’s Rock with Soul, and is forecasted to make Montreal the most popular Canadian city for August, 2014!


Taking place at the scenic Montreal Old Port, organizers from Canada’s most acclaimed Reggae festival have shared with media and fans 4 of the 12 headlining artists who will be performing at the 11th annual festivities, offering patrons the right musical mix and value for their dollar.


On the heels of the release of his new album, Maxi Priest will take center stage to rock classics as well as some of his new singles “Easy to Love” (lead single from his new album of the same name), and “Every Little Thing.”  The Grammy Award winning, and Billboard chart topping artist is excited to be performing in the city.


The Queen of Reggae, Marcia Griffiths will endear fans with her sweet voice that has created so many memories.  Getting her start with the I-Threes who famously backed Bob Marley & The Wailers, Ms. Griffith now celebrates 50 years in the music industry and Montreal can’t wait to do the “Electric Slide” in her honor and classics such as “I Shall Sing” and “Dreamland!”


After an outstanding performance in 2009, Sanchez will return to the MIRF stage giving the city his unique mix of Gospel, Lover’s Rock and some Pop Reggae such as his new song “Him Buy You a Drink” which has been gaining traction on the Canadian Reggae landscape.


Soul has always been embraced by Reggae fans, so to sweeten the mix, MIRF brings legend Percy Sledge!  One of the most beloved American artists, Percy’s single “When a Man Loves a Woman” became an international top 40 hit and certified gold record.  Additional hits include “Warm and Tender Love,” and “Take Time to Know Her.”


Early bird tickets are available via www.ticketpro.ca with prices ranging from $80 CA for a weekend pass (if purchased between May 8th and June 2nd, 2014).


The complete 2014 lineup will be announced at a press conference to be held on June 14th at O Patro Vys – 356 Mont Royal St. East at 11am.  In addition to performances, MIRF will offer workshops at O Patro Vys on August 12th, 13th and 14th.


For more information about this years festival visit the official website www.montrealreggaefest.com or @MTLReggaeFest

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Jabba on Best Of The Best 2014: “Reggae and Hip-Hop Come In Like Oil & Vinegar”

Just before the big reggae and soca show Memorial Day weekend in Miami, Reshma B caught up with Jabba to chat about how he’s “learned from his mistakes” and made BOTB 2014 a 100% Caribbean festival with reggae and dancehall and soca but NO hip-hop. “Me get back to my roots,” say Jabba. “This year we involve more soca into the show more than just keep mixing the hip-hop and the reggae, because it come in like oil and water. We notice it’s eight years going in. When I first begun I just, you know, coming from a big urban radio station, I feel like hip-hop is part of my culture as well. Because you done know is a Jamaican man who started hip-hop in the Bronx—Kool Herc big up yourself anywhere you deh. So I felt like I can take that mission to a next level and just know say, Hear wah gwan now, let me mix up hip-hop onto reggae on the next level like it’s never been done before. And big respect to all the rappers, but it come in like the worst idea we coulda ever do. But you learn from your mistakes. Because when you come to a Caribbean culture festival, nobody no wan’ hear say “Yo, turn the motherfuckin mic up!” and “Where’s my niggas at?” You understand? It kinda hurt me for two years. But now me build it back and me get back to my roots. And me know myself. And you always learn by your mistakes. So the hip-hop acts I used to use, I kinda shove them to the side and say bring in some soca. So that’s the reason for Bunji—to replace the-hip-hop acts I used to put—and we get the Destra, the Edwin Yearwood, and so much more. So we’re just planning and we’re growing, and I just hope to see that one day my children can take it over when me retire and know say Best of the Best, the 35th Annual, and know say the youths have it under full control.”

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Video: Shuga – Ebony – Penthouse || VP Records

Legendary Jamaican producer Donovan Germain and his Penthouse label productions have made an indelible mark in the history of reggae music. To commemorate 25 years since the founding of Penthouse recording studio, VP Records and Mr. Germain have collaborated on the new release Penthouse Records 25 Years — The Journey Continues. The 2 CD/DVD collection will be available on January 14, 2014.

The Penthouse Records 25 audio discs highlight essential hits, new tracks from its current roster and two unreleased tracks from the legendary Garnett Silk (“My Favorite Song” and a remix of his classic “Everything I Got”). Hosted by Mr. Germain himself, the bonus DVD is an hour and 45 minute journey through the history of the studio and label and features many the key players in Jamaican music. Interviews include original Penthouse crew members Tony Rebel, Richie Stephens, Wayne Wonder, Marcia Griffiths and Beres Hammond.

The Penthouse studio — originally located at 56 Slipe Road in Kingston, Jamaica — produced many of the genre’s biggest hits during the late 1980s and 1990s and has continued to churn out chart-topping anthems since relocating in 1998 to its current address 6 Ballater Avenue. Founder Donovan Germain produced world-class recordings alongside the island’s top engineers and studio musicians of the time — including Steven Stanley, Dave and Tony Kelly, Michael “Coolie” Cooper, Steely and Clevie, Sly and Robbie, Firehouse Crew, Steven “Lenky” Marsden and Mafia and Fluxy — and played an instrumental role in developing the careers of reggae stars Buju Banton (cranking out the most No. 1 singles for the reggae icon to date), Wayne Wonder, Cutty Ranks, Richie Stephens, Beres Hammond, Romain Virgo, Queen Ifrica and more.

In addition to these artists, the deluxe 47-song collection features today’s crop of Penthouse artists, including Dalton Harris, D Major, Exco Levi, RC and Shuga. Producer and visionary Donovan Germain’s quest for excellence is evident. He says “it’s all about the next hit song,” and for Penthouse Records the journey continues.

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Protoje teams up with Chronixx for a song that is the hottest track in the Reggae space right now! WHO KNOWS!

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Mixtape: Reggae Nice Again Vol 2 – Mixed by DJ Luzion @djluzion


http://www.sendspace.com/file/y31eci – tracked version

http://www.sendspace.com/file/5aia6h – single track

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Alkaline, Mr. Vegas and more confirmed for Dancehall Night at Reggae Sumfest

Alkaline Reggae Sumfest 2014Hailed as one of the most lyrical and controversial Dancehall artists in recent memory, emerging Jamaican deejay, Alkaline will be one of the headliners of this year’s edition of Reggae Sumfest, according to reports Wednesday.

The artist, known for hits such as Church Folks, Moving Mountains and Lonely, is making his second appearance at the highly-acclaimed show, debuting last year on Dancehall Night to relative approval.

Also billed for Reggae Sumfest 2014 is Dancehall/Reggae powerhouse, I-Octane, who closedDancehall Night at last year’s edition of the popular stage show. Octane continues to dominate local charts this year with songs such as Trend Setta and Crausiswhile currently promoting his latest album, My Journey, which includes the hits Love You Like I Do and Lighters Up (feat. Alaine).

Other big names expected to grace the Reggae Sumfest stage include Mr. Vegas, who recently scored with his hit, Party Tun Up (feat. Sean Paul and Fatman Scoop) as well as fellow deejay Spice, who recently collaborated with hip-hop superstar, Busta Rhymes on the remix of her So Mi Like It single.

Popular deejays, Aidonia, QQ, Assassin and respected singjay, Bugle have also been confirmed for this year’s show.

Reggae Sumfest organizers say that they are in the process of recruiting bigger names for the show, but have not revealed who those names are.

Some big names outside of the Dancehall arena that have been confirmed for the show include season five winner of The Voice, Tessanne Chin, American hip-hop superstar, Wiz Khalifa as well as Reggae superstars, Chronixx, Jah Cure and Sanchez.

Reggae Sumfest 2014 will take place from July 13-19 at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex in Montego Bay. Early bird tickets are now available on Reggae Sumfest’s official website.

The show is being sponsored by The Gleaner Company Ltd., Jamaica Tourist Board, Digicel, Iberostar, Pepsi, Secrets and IRIE FM.

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May 25th : Best of the best Concert – Miami FL

Best Of The Best Entertainment, in association with Rockers Island Entertainment and Massive B, are proud to present the 8th annual Best Of The Best music, arts and culinary fest, returning to Bayfront Park (301 Biscayne Blvd.) in the heart of downtown Miami on Sunday, May 25th.

The top acts in Reggae, Dancehall and Soca have already been confirmed to blaze up the stage, including Jamaican music legends Beres Hammond,Barrington LevyCocoa Tea and Beenie Man, alongsideChronixxTarrus RileyEtanaElephant ManAssassin,Singing MelodyBunji GarlinEdwin Yearwood,Destra Shal MarshallGBM NutronBugleTifa,NatureQQ and Popeye Caution. Even more additions to the already massive lineup will be announced soon!

The 100% Caribbean show will be hosted by JabbaJamusaDJ RoyHollywood ButtaMikey Mike800 BunjieEmpress YvetteRagashantiNikki ZLance-O, and Ricky Platinum. With music by Massive BWaggy TMetro Media and Fergie N Springer.

Best Of The Best Entertainment will produce a star-studded Welcome To Miami Party onFriday, May 23rd at Madhouse/Cafe Iguana Pines (8358 Pines Blvd.) in Pembroke Pines. Following the Sunday show, all roads will lead to the Official Best Of The Best 2014 After Party at Bayside Hut (3501 Rickenbacker Causeway). On Memorial Monday, May 26th, the promoters will sponsor a Celebrity Soccer Match at Fort Lauderdale Regional Park (3700 N.W. 11th Place). 

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New Artist Spotlight: On My Way – RYTHMadix


Track 1 from RYTHMadix’ Debut E.P Break Free, Titled “On My Way” is now available on iTunes, Amazon, Google and more!

Download your copy of the Full E.P Today! Support Conscious Reggae Music!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RYTHMADIX


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Jamaican Recording Artist OMI Signs with American Based Ultra Music

 Gaining popularity and a huge fan base throughout the Caribbean, Hawaii, Canada, Dubai and other places in the world, Jamaican born and raised crooner Omi busted on the musical scene with his self-penned song hit single “Cheerleader”.

Discovered by Clifton “Specialist” Dillon who is known for developing artistes such as Shabba Ranks and Patra, Omi recently signed with Ultra Music, the label formed by former Polygram and Virgin Records executive Patrick Moxey.

Acclaimed billboard producer Ricky Blaze breathed new life and gave a new sound to “Cheerleader” by remixing it and giving it that multi genre sound that Ricky is known for, a blend of reggae, dancehall with hints of soca and dance music.

The single will be available on itunes April 8th, but in the meantime check out a teaser of “Cheerleader” Ricky Blaze Remix

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International reggae singer Duane Stephenson will reunited once again with video director guru Ras Kassa this weekend for the highly anticipated video shoot of Stephenson’s 2nd official album single entitled “Cool Running’s”.

The shoot which is scheduled for April 5th will be the second time Kassa and Stephenson will collaborate of a project. “I’ve worked with Kassa before, he shot the video for my single “Better Tomorrow” which came off my Black Gold album a few years ago and its really a pleasure working with him again on this new single”.
stated Stephenson.

Stephenson who is still riding mainstream airwaves with his “Rasta For I” single will also be dropping a second video in a few weeks. “Currently im also promoting a song called Rastafari Way for which I just shot a video for with director Dameon Gayle of Warrior Musick Productions and that will be ready for release sometime in April”.

In other news Stephenson is slated to perform at the Keesing Live Anniversary Show in Kingston on April 16th. His 3rd official studio album “Dangerously Roots” is expect out in the coming months.

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New Artist Video: Peter Lloyd – Blood On Your Hands

On the heels of his highly successful three month “Positive Vibrations Tour” of Europe , which he

headlined, and the success of his sophomore album : Stories From I Fathers’ Country, international

reggae star PETER LLOYD, The Love Messenger,

releases Blood On Your Hands. Blood On Your Hands is the first single from Peter Lloyd’s highly

anticipated third album, due late spring 2014.


Blood On Your Hands, which will be available on the Blacklight Records imprint, was produced

by PETER LLOYD, and Dean “Cannon” Fraser. Blood On Your Hands, mixed and mastered by Rohan

Dwyer, features Lloyd’s soaring vocals over a pure dub mix, as the artist, and song writer’s, simple but

potent lyrics, and addictive hooks, offers us a lesson in societies many challenges, as well as a potential



PETER LLOYD, a self, described positivist, drives home his message with an hypnotic, purist reggae

beat, live drums and a harmonious groove which appeals to almost any demographic.

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A History of Reggae + Jamaican Music w/ Ernest Ranglin, Monty Alexander + Chronixx | LargeUp TV

Jamaican guitar great Ernest Ranglin and pianist Monty Alexander unite with reggae’s newest star, Chronixx, for “A History of Reggae and Jamaican Music,” a series of intimate shows at famed New York City jazz club, the Blue Note.

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It was high energy on set last Saturday evening as international Reggae recording artiste Wayne Wonder shot the visuals for his latest single entitled “Let Me Love You Tonight” featured on the Sweet Personality Riddim by Nature’s Way Entertainment.

The video was directed by Chris “Icey Jace” Campbell of Icey Jace Film Factory and featuring a number of steamy one on one scenes with Wonder’s female lead lady Ameala Kirlew.

Shot across several locations in Kingston the video represents Wonder’s first since the start of the year having release the highly successful “Reset It” in October 2013.

“Let me Love You Tonight is one of several new song we are promoting right now and when the video is ready it will be nothing short of amazing. Working with Icey Jace and his team is always a pleasure and for sure I have to thank everyone who made it possible. Special thanks to ZJ Bambino for making a cameo in the video and the fans can also look out for the “Many Reasons” and “Searching For Love” music videos, the latter of which features A.N.G deejay Iyara”.

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Event: March 17th Celebrity Monday’s – – Mega Super Producer Scott Storch’s Supreme Night #celebritymondays

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Event: March 17th Celebrity Monday’s – – Mega Super Producer Scott Storch’s Supreme Night

Celebrity Monday’s are BACK!!!!

Monday, March 17, 2014 Kickoffs Celebrity Monday’s at Club Vault FLA as Mega Super Producer Scott Storch SMG host the “Supreme Night”

Scott just finished up songs for his boys Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg so he’s celebrating with us on 03/17/2014!

Doors Open at 9pm

10pm-11pm – – LIVE Band & Performers
10pm -12am – – 99 Jamz TAKE OVER
12am – Until – – Scott Storch’s Supreme Night

$99 Bottle Special ALL Night!!!! Hip-Hop and R & B along with 2 Rooms inside to Party (Latin & Reggae)

Outdoor Oasis to relax and lounge with Projection Screens!!!

Club Vault – 2801 Greene St., Hollywood, FL (Off I95 between Sheridan & Stirling Rd.

For more information & Bottle Service – 786.320.6690 x 12 or email [email protected]


$20 General Admission $40 VIP ALL ACCESS PASS

Tables & Bottles;
* $350 for 3 Bottles up to 4 People ($50 Gratuity)
* $500 for 4 Bottles and 6 people ($50 Gratuity)
* $750 for 5 Bottles up to 8 people ($50 Gratuity)
* $1,250 for 6 Bottles up to 10 people ($50 Gratuity)

Brought to you by Jay Wray Productions
Powered by Blue Dream Party in conjunction with LYFE Management Group & Dnalsi

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Grammy nominated reggae superstar Wayne Wonder is back in Jamaica this time to promote the release of a brand new mixtape entitled “Its Legendary”.

The 36 minute Ruba Dub style mix features a host of new and previously recorded singles from Wonder and his alter ego’s Surpriz which is a hardcore deejay and Glock 40 who selects music on Singso International Sound System. 

The mixtape which was fully engineered and mixed by the multifaceted singer, songwriter and producer is the first of its kind and features a host of samples from legendary moments in dancehall history.

Wonder who late last year captivated the mainstream circuit with his PayDay Music produced single “Reset It” which was featured on MTVIGGY.COM has been busy working on a host of new material which includes the hardcore 6 minute track “Always Carrying” as well as the lovers rock single “Let me Love You Tonight” produced by NaturesWay Entertainment.

“Right now im in the island to turn up the promotion on a number of projects including the singles “Let Me Love You Tonight” and “Many Reasons” which have been getting good radio airplay across the board. We will be shooting the video for both singles in a few days and we also will be releasing the highly anticipated video for “Searching For Love” which is a single I did with A.N.G recording artiste Iyara so the fans can look out for that” 




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Dance Instructions – Gyptian – Wine Slow ft. Tanisha Scott

Gyptian – Wine Slow ft. Tanisha Scott

Gyptian’s new video for the sexy “Wine Slow” is hosted by celebrity choreographer Tanisha Scott (Beyoncé, Sean Paul, Rihanna), who instructs a band of ready rump shakers on hypnotizing waist movements. The track is a favorite from Gyptian’s Sex, Love and Reggae LP.

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Etana Pulls Trigger


International reggae artiste, Etana is pulling the trigger with another socially conscious message for fans. Etana has never been afraid to push the envelope and express herself freely. She explores the difficulties and hardships faced by communities at the base of the social strata. She is known for inspirational music and provides hope through song. 

Her latest single, Trigger, exposes an abstruse side of a survival story. “I think it’s different to view things from the perspective of the man holding the gun. This song doesn’t say he actually pulled the trigger, but he’s thinking. That’s what he has to do, due to circumstances. It’s metaphoric, a deep song that is real to some,” Etana explained. Trigger tells the true-to-life tale of a youth, who promised his mother faithfully that he, would evade a life of crime. This character is trapped by economical challenges, making the temptation near impossible to resist. He hollers,‘Mama mi haffi pull the trigger, again’” and clarifies why he is ensnared in a cycle he desperately tries to abandon.

The lyrics, written by Shauna McKenzie Morris and Sherietta Lewis, are enthralling. Etana said her inspiration to write and record the piece came from, “someone I met long ago who had a similar story, but never picked up the gun. Instead, he chose the books. However, some aren’t so fortunate to even find assistance to continue their education.”

She continued to describe the song’s producer, He’s just super talented. First he had to love it! Then he came up with the intricacies of producing a “love” track. Selecting the right musicians etc. I enjoyed working with him.” C-Sharp Keyboard Player, Dwain “Wiya” Campbell produced the track for his label, Barbwiya and Etana’s Freemind Music. “Trigger” is now available on iTunes, Amazon and all other digital music stores worldwide.

Her next video, “Thy Will Be Done” is scheduled for premiere on the world’s largest music video platform VEVO on March 8th. The video features Jo Mersa Marley, the grandson of global music legend, Bob Marley.


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Sean Paul tops chart despite weak sales – Jamaica Observer

FULL Frequency, the new album from Sean Paul, has debuted at number one on Billboard’s Reggae Album chart.

Although this is the Grammy-winning deejay’s fourth album to top that chart, he did so with paltry sales.

The Atlantic Records/VP Records set opened with 2,160 copies. This pales in comparison to impressive numbers by two of Sean Paul’s previous albums Dutty Rock and The Trinity.

Dutty Rock opened with 65,000 copies in November 2002 and went on to sell over six million copies worldwide.

Released in 2005 The Trinity set a best opening week record for a Jamaican act with over 107,000 copies. It eventually sold over 4.3 million copies worldwide.

Elsewhere on the Billboard Reggae Album chart, the long-running number one Reincarnated by Snoop Lion falls to number two, selling 663 copies in the past week for total sales of 91,955 copies.

The sales of Jamaican acts continue to be dismal. Gospel deejay Papa San’s One Blood falls to number five, having topped the chart more than three weeks ago. Its sales tally stands at 1,820 copies.

Tarrus Riley’s Love Situation, which was number one two weeks ago, slips to number eight. After three weeks, it has sold 1,126 copies.

VP Records’ flagship compilation Reggae Gold 2013 is at number nine with 121 copies moved over the past week. Its figures to date stands at 8,286 copies.

At number 10 is Gyptian’s highly-touted Sex Love & Reggae which has to date sold 3,899 copies.

Shaggy’s Out of Many, One Music is at number 14 with 83 copies sold over the tracking period. Its total sales are 2,777 copies.

Legend Remixed by Bob Marley and the Wailers sits at 16, selling 79 copies the past week. Released last year, the set has so far sold 14,063 copies.

Jah Cure’s World Cry sold 39 copies last week to bring its tally to 4,374 copies for number 27.

Vybz Kartel’s Kartel Forever: Trilogy, another set with high expectations, is at number 33. It sold 32 copies over the previous week — a paltry 947 copies were sold in total.

At 41 is Here Come the Kings, the comeback set from Morgan Heritage which sold 22 copies for total sales of 3,662 copies.

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Meditations, Part One: Jesse Royal + Ras Jammy (Suns of Dub) | LargeUp TV

Meditations is a documentary series revolving around the everyday spiritual life of these musicians. Chapter 1 features singer Jessie Royal and Ras Jammy (of the Suns of Dub) harvesting ackee and preparing an ital feast at Gabre Selassie’s home overlooking Kingston.

The second installment in our Meditations documentary series features some peaceful vibes with Suns of Dub’s Addis Pablo. Addis, son of dub legend Augustus Pablo, sat with us in Earl “Chinna” Smith’s yard to share some insight about growing up surrounded with music, and how he carries on his father’s mystic tradition today. Inspired by recently unearthed footage of Augustus and Hugh Mundell, we then joined him, singer Jesse Royal and drummer Tesfa Zion on Jack’s Hill for an acoustic session overlooking Kingston.

The third and final video in our “Meditations”series — a trilogy of mini-docs revolving around the everyday spiritual life of Jamaica’s young musicians— depicts moments over the course of a day at the Kingston home of the Hendrix of roots reggae, guitarist Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith. His home, better known locally as Inna Di Yard, is a studio, rehearsal space, meeting ground and all-around musical oasis, world renowned for the relaxed jam sessions.

On this particular evening, after meeting up with Addis Pablo and Ras Jammy of Suns of Dub, we found Ras Michael, luminary prophet of psychedelic Nyabinghi group the Sons of Negus, leading an extended acoustic session with elders such as Kiddus I, Addis, the reggae revival’s leading female voice Jah-9, and many more. Press play, and hold a vibes…

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Creating a Musical Buzz, Vision “Leads by Faith and not by Sight” – “We Jammin” out Now on Itunes!


Creating a musical buzz with the release of his hit single “We Jammin”, music lovers have been curious and want to know more about the man behind the voice and talent that has delivered a feel good real reggae song.

Vision indeed achieved his aim by transporting us back in time with his chart climbing hit. In an earlier statement to the media he  declared “We Jammin is a song that reflects the most memorable and happy  times of my life in Jamaica. Jammin means to kick back and relax, instead of saying Chillin or vibing, in Jamaica we just say Jam short for Jammin.”

Since hitting the airwaves the musical fraternity and blogmosphere feedback has been impressive with similar sentiments across the board. “Loving this “We Jammin” joint by Vision. It reminds me of the reggae of my yuth” stated DJ Eva Hype, while a fan noted via twitter that “We Jammin is good vibes. That track is refreshing yet it has the feel of a classic”.

Produced by Jon “fx” Crawford and Dubloise for Keynote Records, “We Jammin” is now available onitunes!

Artist Spotlight! Vision – Led by Faith and not by Sight

They say when life gets tough, what keeps us going is our faith in things to come. And in order to see the unseen, one must have true vision. Meet Jamaican born, singer-songwriter, Simon Mitchell, most infamously referred to by his stage name “Vision”. The name was inspired by Mitchell’s influential upbringing during his childhood stint as a member of his mother’s church choir. It was here that Vision decided that in all things life, he would be lead by faith and not by sight. Because of this mantra, following his musical transition to dance-hall, the international artist set out to create a promising new sound that he would later deem as “Roots Pop Reggae.”

But before there was Vision, there was Simon Alexander Mitchell. Born November 5 to a Jamaican mother and British-Jamaican father, Mitchell resided in England as a child while his father played professional soccer before later changing careers and moving Simon and his mother to Jamaica. It was here that the influence of the island’s strong musical culture would engulf Mitchell’s life and inspire him to become an artist. At the age of 12, the young boy was introduced to the piano, which he took to very well and would learn songs at a gifted pace. He’d soon realize his melodic knack for composing music. Fast-forward years later in which a football injury and a twist of fate would lead the former college athlete to a life of music.

In January 2011, Vision was given the opportunity to open for singer Collie Buddz at the Play back Tour in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. That was his first introduction to the states that would soon deem him a crossover artist on the rise and international sensation. Since then, Vision has been feverishly writing and performing music.

Vision’s music is characterized by its versatile sound and most recognized by its raw, yet rhythmic, lyrical content. It’s this range in musical artistry and character that has allowed for Vision to become vastly popular amongst listeners.

“Love yuh life, I’m going to take you on a journey…” -Vision.

For more information, and/or to request “We Jammin”, please e-mail [email protected]

Buy now on itunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/we-jammin-single/id824501420

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Event: Best Of The Best Memorial Weekend Concert in Miami! – @BESTOFTHEBEST



Best Of The Best Entertainment, in association with, Rockers Island Entertainment andMassive B, will once again bring the heat to the streets of South Florida during Memorial Weekend (May 23 – 26), with several blockbuster parties and exclusive shindigs — all anchored by the city’s long running music, culinary and arts festival, Best Of The Best 2014.

This year’s big concert will be held Sunday, May 25th at Bayfront Park (301 Biscayne Blvd.) in downtown Miami and feature performances from a bevy of Reggae, Dancehall and Soca giants, including Beres HammondBarrington Levy and Cocoa Tea, alongside Tarrus RileyChronixx,Elephant ManSinging MelodyBunji GarlinEdwin Yearwood and Nature. Additions to the “100% Caribbean” lineup will be announced over the coming months.

Best Of The Best will be hosted by JabbaJamusaDJ RoyHollywood ButtaMikey Mike,800 BunjieEmpress YvetteRagashantiNikki Z and Ricky Platinum. Music by Massive B,Waggy TMetro MediaHypa SnypaDJ KMFergie N SpringerBashment KidJah Stream,Fire Redz and Juxy Fire.

Prior to the main event, Best Of The Best Entertainment will produce a star-studded Welcome To Miami pre-party on Friday, May 23rd at Madhouse/Cafe Iguana Pines (8358 Pines Blvd.) in Pembroke Pines. Following the Sunday show, all roads will lead to the Official BOTB After Party at Bayside Hut (3501 Rickenbacker Causeway). On Memorial Monday, May 26th, the promoters will sponsor a Celebrity Soccer Match at Fort Lauderdale Regional Park (3700 N.W. 11th Place).

The Best Of The Best franchise remains the country’s largest, multicultural, family-oriented festival, consistently welcoming thousands of visitors from urban centers around the United States, including New York, D.C., Atlanta, Houston, as well as from the Caribbean, South America and Europe. General Admission tickets for Best Of The Best 2014 are currently on sale for $37 while VIP/OPEN BAR tickets are on sale for $109. Both early bird deals available untilMarch 16th.


FOR TICKETS: Log on to www.bestofthebestconcert.com


FOR BOOTH/VENDOR INFO: Call 305.438.9488. Space Is Limited!



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Inner Circle Talks the Late Great Bunny Rugs & Daniel Bambaata Marley Gives You an Update

ReggaeWaveTV host Lance O sits down with Roger from Inner Circle as he talks about his good friend the late great Bunny Rugs from the band “Third World” & Daniel Bambaata Marley gives you an update whats new with him in 2014.

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Blue Mountain Music Festival – Feb 23rd & 24th

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On February 22 and 23 the hills of Holywell will come alive as Bombrush Records and the Jamaica Conservation and Development Trust (JCDT) host the inaugural Blue Mountain Music Festival. The festival boasts a hybrid of music, culture and outdoor adventure, set against the panoramic landscape of the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park.

The Blue Mountain Music Festival, an official Reggae Month event, will feature two days of performances, yoga, hiking, camping and an array of entertainment for the entire family. Festival promoters promise an experience synonymous with the acclaimed Woodstock Festival, and encourage patrons to take advantage of the overnight camping facilities and outdoor activities.

Festival Schedule

 On Saturday, February 22nd, gates open at 2 p.m. and the Reggae Party begins at 7 p.m., featuring the legendary Third World band, Tanya Stephens, Chronixx and Kabaka Pyramid, among others. On Sunday, February 23rd, gates re-open at 11a.m. and the  Misty Bliss concert starts at 2 p.m., featuring T.O.K., Nomaddz, Ity and Fancy Cat, Kelissa and Jesse Royal.

Sharing his vision for the Blue Mountain Music Festival, Executive Director of Bombrush Records, Roshaun Clarke, sees the event evolving to become “one of the premiere music festivals in Jamaica and the Caribbean. Diversity in the genres of music presented and offering innovative attractions will be key to achieving this.”

Daytime activities include guided hikes, yoga, Maroon drumming, stilt-walkers, fire-breathers and storytelling.





Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park 21st Anniversary Celebrations


“The Blue Mountain Music Festival is the first in a week-long series of events celebrating the 21st Anniversary of the designation of the Blue and John Crow Mountains as a National Park,” shared Dr. Susan Otuokon, Executive Director of the JCDT. “The festival will raise awareness and funds for the park, while encouraging Jamaicans to visit and enjoy the cool, crisp ambiance at Holywell.”


Tickets and festival information


Tickets start at $2,500 for day passes and $5,000 for season passes, which are available at Woolworth, Xtras, Cove Cinema in Ocho Rios and online at TouchTix.net.


Proceeds from the Blue Mountain Music Festival will benefit the JCDT and TOK’s Guardian Angel Foundation.


Sponsors include the Jamaica Conservation and Development Trust, Bombrush Records, RJR Communications Group, Anubis Communications, Telegens, Got Creative Design & Photography and Listen Mi Caribbean.


Visit bluemountainmusicfestival.com or email [email protected] for information.


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Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley Goes Gold w/ Skrillex + Unleashes New mp3 “Is It Worth It? (Gun Man World)”




This week, reggae star Damian “Jr Gong” Marley scores another Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Gold certified hit for his Skrillex collab “Make It Bun Dem.” This is the first time Damian has reached this status since his ‘Welcome To Jamrock’ album in 2006. The album’s title track also sold over 500,000 units in 2005.

Skrillex reached out to Damian to be on the track and the rest is history. When released in 2012, “Make It Bun Dem” saturated all blogs, clubs and airwaves worldwide. To date, the video has received over 72 million YouTube views: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGpzGu9Yp6Y

Purchase the single now, along with 6 other remixes, on ‘Make It Bun Dem After Hours (Remixes)': https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/make-it-bun-dem-after-hours/id555199107

Today, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley also reveals his brand new single “Is It Worth It? (Gun Man World).” LISTEN here now: https://soundcloud.com/withlove-pr/damian-jr-gong-marley-is-it

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9 Mile Music Festival welcomes Ms. Lauryn Hill on her third festival appearance this year, along with Stephen “Ragga” Marley, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, and Julian “Juju” Marley.  This year’s festival also features Sean Paul, Tito El Bambino, Mavado, Chronixx, Ken Y and many other surprise performances and appearances.


Scheduled for Saturday, February 15th at the Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds, (10901 SW 24th Street in Miami), the festival gates will open at 12:30PM, with two stages featuring reggaeton, reggae, and dancehall artists.


The 9 Mile Music Festival has always carried a humanitarian message within its musical one and to date has collected and donated almost three million cans of food to hunger projects internationally. This year, canned food collected at admission during the festival will benefit Curley’s House. Curley’s House is a food bank that provides bulk food products to thousands of needy families and the homeless throughout Miami-Dade County. They offer job training skills and access help as well as others services.

Advance general admission tickets are $57.83 and include all taxes, fees and parking.  Special VIP tickets are available for $179.00 and include a VIP entrance, special viewing area and backstage access.  Tickets are available at www.9milemusicfestival.com and the following outlets:

In Miami-Dade:

Caribbean Delite Restaurant, 9491 SW 160th Street

Cliffs Restaurant, 10740 NW 7th Avenue

Condom USA, 3066 Grand Avenue

Holy Smokes, 13205 SW 137th Avenue

Jamaica Kitchen, 8736 SW 72nd Street

Midtown Smoke Shop, 3503 NE 2nd Avenue

Uncle Sam’s, 1141 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach


In Broward County:

Aunt I’s, 1166 N State Road 7

Aunt I’s 10111 Pines Boulevard

Barbican Square, 11030 Pembroke Road, Miramar

One Love Music, 6460 N State Road 7

Reggae n Things, 7851 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs

VP Records, 6022 SW 21st Street

We-B-Joys, 3565 Powerline Road


In Palm Beach County:

Chinnys Restaurant, 1155 Royal Palm Beach

Silverspoon Restaurant, 940 Park Avenue, Suite 104


Producer Ricky Blaze and Reggae Star Gyptian Team Up for Another BLAZING Hit!

When a producer and artist have the right chemistry it translates into their music like a well orchestrated dance. Such was the result when producer Ricky Blaze and international reggae star Gyptian teamed up for what became Gyptian’s gold-selling anthem “Hold You”.

Since then, both Ricky and Gyptian have been a busy fixture on worldwide charts, Ricky with chart topping hits from Hip Hop to Reggae, and Gyptian touring worldwide, and more recently a live performance in the middle of Times Square in Manhattan, NY. Luckily for music lovers, the two finally reunited; “Its been years since me and Gyptian worked due to super busy Schedules but whenever we get in the studio with his melodies and my production we always come out with cool songs and i feel this song will definitely move clubs around the world”  stated billboard producer Ricky.

The new single “Stuck” offers a flair of dancehall with a hint of soca. It was described by music industry insiders as a feel good song that makes you sway as the first note hits your soul, it sticks to you!

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HOLY SMOKES 305.252.8225
13205 S.W. 137 AVENUE ,MIAMI, FL 33186

CONDOM USA 305.445.7729

9491 S.W. 160 STREET, MIAMI, FL 33157

DECO DRIVE CIGARS 305.531.8388

UNCLE SAMS 305.532.0973

3503 N.E. 2 AVENUE, MIAMI, FL 33137

JAMAICA KITCHEN 305.596.2585
8736 S.W. 72 STREET, MIAMI, FL 33173

10740 N.W. 7 AVENUE, MIAMI, FL 33168

10790 SW 24 STREET, Miami, Florida 33165

MAX AXE GUITARS 786.454.5808
4467 S.W. 71 AVENUE, MIAMI, FL 33155


BARBICAN SQUARE 954.885.5422

AUNT I’S 954.321.0190

VP RECORDS 954.378.4000
6022 S.W. 21 STREET, MIRAMAR, FL 33023

WE-B JOYS 954.561.4741

ONE LOVE MUSIC 954.515.7706

AUNT I’S 954.433.0223

REGGAE N THINGS 954.255.3280


BEACH, FL 33411

FL 33403

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