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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 Full Frequency album

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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Video:Busy Signal The Gambler Reggae’s Gone Country

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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


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