October 17, 2014

When Rodigan Met Bunny

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The much-anticipated second album instalment from Hollie Cook. Prince Fatty dubs her self-titled album tracks adding extra bass, delays and reverbs to Hollie’s captivating vocals. Featuring tracks such as ‘For Me You Are Dub’; a ska version of an old Andrews Sisters’ classic, ‘And The Beat Goes On’; a brand new dub cover of the The Whispers’ disco classic, ‘Walking in the Sand’; a delicious adaptation of the Shangri La’s legendary record, and ‘Baby’; a new revamp of this heavily requested anthem, in collaboration with French synth-pop outfit, ‘The Shoes’.

“The dub versions showcase real tape echoes, heavy spring reverbs and alternate instrumental elements such as melodica, percussion or horns that were hidden in the vocal versions. All the dubs are mixed live in my studio in the same Rub a Dub style as was made famous in 70s Jamaica by King Tubby and others, i.e not with the use of computers for automation and endless digital nonsense but with fingers, late night vibes and re-arranged with a razor blade!” Prince Fatty

1. Shadow Dub / 2. Used To Be Dub / 3. That Very Night Dub / 4. And The Beat Goes On Dub / 5. Crying Dub / 6. For Me You Are Dub / 7. Milk & Honey Dub / 8. Baby Dub / 9. Walking In The Sand Dub / 10. Sugarwater Dub

August 19, 2014

Arsenal’s Giroud Is Jamaican 

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August 15, 2014

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August 14, 2014

The Great BOB MARLEY

This is a Video Clip of Bob Marley’s Funeral held in Jamaica on May 21,1981.
This was the Biggest funeral ever in Jamaica. Take a look and share with your family and friends. Send some LOVE our way…

Majah Hype And Macka Diamond Dating, Dumped By Girlfriend
Last month Majah Hype denied dating Macka Diamond after rumors began circulating that the two were an item.
The rumors all started from a leaked photo of Hype and Macka Diamond in a compromised position while shooting a music video.
According to the comedian, the rumors almost destroyed his relationship with his longtime girlfriend.
“My girlfriend really took it hard, she thought it was a violation,” Majah Hype said. “It reach a point where things really shake up. Right now, we just a reach a rebuilding phase, but it still kind of sticky……Full article HERE
August 4, 2014

Majah Hype And Macka Diamond Dating, Dumped By Girlfriend

Last month Majah Hype denied dating Macka Diamond after rumors began circulating that the two were an item.

The rumors all started from a leaked photo of Hype and Macka Diamond in a compromised position while shooting a music video.

According to the comedian, the rumors almost destroyed his relationship with his longtime girlfriend.

“My girlfriend really took it hard, she thought it was a violation,” Majah Hype said. “It reach a point where things really shake up. Right now, we just a reach a rebuilding phase, but it still kind of sticky……Full article HERE

Reggae Gold 2014 Tracklisting: 

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1 Watch Out For This (Bumaye) - Major Lazer featuring Busy Signal, The Flexican & FS Green
2 Truck On D Road - Bunji Garlin
3 Jack Hammer - QQ
4 So Mi Like It - Spice
5 Want Dem All Sean Paul featuring Konshens
6 Sekkle and Cease - Assassin
7 Catch Me - Fay Ann Lyons
8 One More Time - Gyptian Feat. Melanie Fiona
9 All Of Me - Jah Cure
10 Richest Girl - Etana
11 Holiday - Maxi Priest
12 Soul Provider - Romain Virgo
July 26, 2014

Reggae Gold 2014 Tracklisting: 

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1 Watch Out For This (Bumaye) - Major Lazer featuring Busy Signal, The Flexican & FS Green

2 Truck On D Road - Bunji Garlin

3 Jack Hammer - QQ

4 So Mi Like It - Spice

5 Want Dem All Sean Paul featuring Konshens

6 Sekkle and Cease - Assassin

7 Catch Me - Fay Ann Lyons

8 One More Time - Gyptian Feat. Melanie Fiona

9 All Of Me - Jah Cure

10 Richest Girl - Etana

11 Holiday - Maxi Priest

12 Soul Provider - Romain Virgo

GUSSIE PRESENTING THE RIGHT TRACKS (JULY 22)
2CD COLLECTION TRACK LISTING
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DISC 1
1.  The Right Track - Tommy McCook
2.  Guiding Star - Leroy Sibbles
3.  Scorch Special - Simplicity People
4.  Gussie Special - Simplicity People
5.  Classical Illusion - Augustus Pablo
6.  Oh No I Can’t Believe - Gregory Isaacs
7.  Believe A Dub - Augustus Pablo
8.  Love You To Want Me - Horace Andy
9. Girl Don’t Come - Jacob Miller
10. Lying Lips - Leroy Smart
11. Schenectady’s/Schnectady’s Shock - Simplicity People
12. Logan Street Rock - Simplicity People
13. How Can I (Love Someone) - Delroy Wilson
14. Delilah - Horace Andy
15. Born To Love You - The Heptones
16. Born To Dub You (Part One) - Augustus Pablo
17. Born To Dub You (Part Two) - Augustus Pablo
18. Their Own Way - Dennis Brown
19. Pride And Ambition - Leroy Smart
20. Pride Version - Old Boys Inc./Simplicity People/Society Squad
DISC 2
1. Try Me - Roman Stewart
2. Leggo Beast - I Roy
3. Rhythm Style - Simplicity People & Big Youth
4. Stardum - Augustus Pablo
5. No, No, No - Leroy Sibbles
6. Magnificent Seven - I Roy
7. Oregan/Origan Style - Augustus Pablo
8.  KG’s Halfway Tree - Simplicity People
9.  High Jacking - I Roy
10. Skylarking - Augustus Pablo*
11. Skylarking (Part Two) - Augustus Pablo*
12. The Killer (Version) - Society Squad
13. My Time - Gregory Isaacs
14. Funny Feelings - Dennis Brown
15. Danger In Your Eyes - Mighty Diamonds
16. Danger In Your Dub - Tommy McCook*
17. Black Foundation - Augustus ‘Gussie’ Clarke
18. Proud To Be Black - Mikey Dread*
19. Love The Daughter Dem - Trinity
20. Peace Can Solve it - I Roy
*previously unreleased
GUSSIE PRESENTING THE RIGHT TRACKS (JUL 22)
VINYL TRACK LISTING
 SIDE A
1. Tommy McCook - The Right Track
2. Gregory Isaacs - Oh No I Can’t Believe
3. Horace Andy - Love You To Want Me
4. Leroy Sibbles - Guiding Star
5. Jacob Miller - Girl Don’t Come
SIDE B
1. Simplicity People - Schenectady’s Shock
2. Dennis Brown - Their Own Way
3. Delroy Wilson - How Can I Love Someone
4. Horace Andy - Delilah
5. Augustus Pablo - Born To Dub You
6. Leroy Smart - Lying Lips
GUSSIE PRESENTING THE RIGHT SEVENS (AUGUST 5)
7” VINYL BOX SET TRACK LISTING
Disc 1
A. Leroy Smart - Pride And Ambition
B. Old Boys Inc. - Pride Version
Disc 2
A. Leroy Sibbles - No, No, No
B. The Society Squad - The Killer Version
Disc 3
A. Roman Stewart - Try Me
B. Simplicity People featuring Big Youth
Disc 4
A. Leroy Sibbles - Guiding Star
B. Augustus Pablo - Classical Illusion
Disc 5
A. Gregory Isaacs - Oh No I Can’t Believe
B. Augustus Pablo - Believe A Dub
Disc 6
A. The Mighty Diamonds - Danger In Your Eyes
B. Tommy McCook - Danger In Your Dub
Disc 7
A. Mikey Dread - Proud To Be Black
B. Augustus ‘Gussie’ Clarke - Black Foundation
July 16, 2014
GUSSIE PRESENTING THE RIGHT TRACKS (JULY 22)
2CD COLLECTION TRACK LISTING

DISC 1
1.  The Right Track - Tommy McCook
2.  Guiding Star - Leroy Sibbles
3.  Scorch Special - Simplicity People
4.  Gussie Special - Simplicity People
5.  Classical Illusion - Augustus Pablo
6.  Oh No I Can’t Believe - Gregory Isaacs
7.  Believe A Dub - Augustus Pablo
8.  Love You To Want Me - Horace Andy
9. Girl Don’t Come - Jacob Miller
10. Lying Lips - Leroy Smart
11. Schenectady’s/Schnectady’s Shock - Simplicity People
12. Logan Street Rock - Simplicity People
13. How Can I (Love Someone) - Delroy Wilson
14. Delilah - Horace Andy
15. Born To Love You - The Heptones
16. Born To Dub You (Part One) - Augustus Pablo
17. Born To Dub You (Part Two) - Augustus Pablo
18. Their Own Way - Dennis Brown
19. Pride And Ambition - Leroy Smart
20. Pride Version - Old Boys Inc./Simplicity People/Society Squad

DISC 2
1. Try Me - Roman Stewart
2. Leggo Beast - I Roy
3. Rhythm Style - Simplicity People & Big Youth
4. Stardum - Augustus Pablo
5. No, No, No - Leroy Sibbles
6. Magnificent Seven - I Roy
7. Oregan/Origan Style - Augustus Pablo
8.  KG’s Halfway Tree - Simplicity People
9.  High Jacking - I Roy
10. Skylarking - Augustus Pablo*
11. Skylarking (Part Two) - Augustus Pablo*
12. The Killer (Version) - Society Squad
13. My Time - Gregory Isaacs
14. Funny Feelings - Dennis Brown
15. Danger In Your Eyes - Mighty Diamonds
16. Danger In Your Dub - Tommy McCook*
17. Black Foundation - Augustus ‘Gussie’ Clarke
18. Proud To Be Black - Mikey Dread*
19. Love The Daughter Dem - Trinity
20. Peace Can Solve it - I Roy

*previously unreleased


GUSSIE PRESENTING THE RIGHT TRACKS (JUL 22)
VINYL TRACK LISTING

 SIDE A
1. Tommy McCook - The Right Track
2. Gregory Isaacs - Oh No I Can’t Believe
3. Horace Andy - Love You To Want Me
4. Leroy Sibbles - Guiding Star
5. Jacob Miller - Girl Don’t Come

SIDE B
1. Simplicity People - Schenectady’s Shock
2. Dennis Brown - Their Own Way
3. Delroy Wilson - How Can I Love Someone
4. Horace Andy - Delilah
5. Augustus Pablo - Born To Dub You
6. Leroy Smart - Lying Lips


GUSSIE PRESENTING THE RIGHT SEVENS (AUGUST 5)
7” VINYL BOX SET TRACK LISTING

Disc 1
A. Leroy Smart - Pride And Ambition
B. Old Boys Inc. - Pride Version

Disc 2
A. Leroy Sibbles - No, No, No
B. The Society Squad - The Killer Version

Disc 3
A. Roman Stewart - Try Me
B. Simplicity People featuring Big Youth

Disc 4
A. Leroy Sibbles - Guiding Star
B. Augustus Pablo - Classical Illusion

Disc 5
A. Gregory Isaacs - Oh No I Can’t Believe
B. Augustus Pablo - Believe A Dub

Disc 6
A. The Mighty Diamonds - Danger In Your Eyes
B. Tommy McCook - Danger In Your Dub

Disc 7
A. Mikey Dread - Proud To Be Black
B. Augustus ‘Gussie’ Clarke - Black Foundation
VP RECORDS 35th ANNIVERSARY POP-UP EXHIBIT TO DEBUT AT NYC’S ANNUAL GRACE JAMAICAN JERK FESTIVAL ON SUN. JULY 20
The Reggae Powerhouse Celebrates Their Story & History of Reggae Music with State-Of-The-Art Display Designed by Michael Thompson
From ska to rocksteady, roots reggae to dub, lover’s rock to dancehall - VP Records has been at the forefront of Jamaica’s musical evolution.  2014 marks the 35th anniversary when its founders Vincent and his wife Patricia Chin moved their headquarters from Kingston, Jamaica to Jamaica, New York transforming their operations into the largest reggae company worldwide. On Sunday July 20th, 2014, VP Records will celebrate their story and the history of reggae music with a special pop-up exhibit that will debut at the fourth annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival, held at Queens’ Roy Wilkins Park. For more information on the festival visitwww.jerkfestivalny.com.
The VP Records 35th Anniversary exhibit will feature a visually appealing storyboard installation designed by Michael Thompson. There will be a detailed map exploring the global impact of reggae music in every continent and an illustrative timeline covering each era - beginning in1958 (when the Chins established Randy’s Record Mart and Studio 17 in Kingston, Jamaica).
A short video documentary will air as part of the installation. The video’s narrator and Sirius XM reggae personality Pat McKay will walk the viewers through the social and political history of Jamaican music and explain how VP Records is a key contributor to its growth, development and future. In an excerpt from the video, McKay explains that “Vincent and Pat’s move to New York and the founding of VP Record’s Distribution formed an independent and vital channel from Jamaica to the world. The classic recordings of the period made an indelible mark and established reggae as a dominant form of the developing ‘world music’ genre.”
VP Records co-founder Patricia Chin along with her sons Christopher and Randy Chin, who run and operate the label today, will be on site at Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival and available for interviews. After the exhibit’s debut, the label plans to take this traveling installation into other markets throughout the rest of the year. More details to be announced at a later date.
July 13, 2014
VP RECORDS 35th ANNIVERSARY POP-UP EXHIBIT TO DEBUT AT NYC’S ANNUAL GRACE JAMAICAN JERK FESTIVAL ON SUN. JULY 20
The Reggae Powerhouse Celebrates Their Story & History of Reggae Music with State-Of-The-Art Display Designed by Michael Thompson
From ska to rocksteady, roots reggae to dub, lover’s rock to dancehall - VP Records has been at the forefront of Jamaica’s musical evolution.  2014 marks the 35th anniversary when its founders Vincent and his wife Patricia Chin moved their headquarters from Kingston, Jamaica to Jamaica, New York transforming their operations into the largest reggae company worldwide. On Sunday July 20th, 2014, VP Records will celebrate their story and the history of reggae music with a special pop-up exhibit that will debut at the fourth annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival, held at Queens’ Roy Wilkins Park. For more information on the festival visitwww.jerkfestivalny.com.

The VP Records 35th Anniversary exhibit will feature a visually appealing storyboard installation designed by Michael Thompson. There will be a detailed map exploring the global impact of reggae music in every continent and an illustrative timeline covering each era - beginning in1958 (when the Chins established Randy’s Record Mart and Studio 17 in Kingston, Jamaica).

A short video documentary will air as part of the installation. The video’s narrator and Sirius XM reggae personality Pat McKay will walk the viewers through the social and political history of Jamaican music and explain how VP Records is a key contributor to its growth, development and future. In an excerpt from the video, McKay explains that “Vincent and Pat’s move to New York and the founding of VP Record’s Distribution formed an independent and vital channel from Jamaica to the world. The classic recordings of the period made an indelible mark and established reggae as a dominant form of the developing ‘world music’ genre.”

VP Records co-founder Patricia Chin along with her sons Christopher and Randy Chin, who run and operate the label today, will be on site at Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival and available for interviews. After the exhibit’s debut, the label plans to take this traveling installation into other markets throughout the rest of the year. More details to be announced at a later date.
June 22, 2014

ETHIOPIA TO JAMAICA - DUB COLOSSUS

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You can imagine my excitement when their new album dropped. When anyone say’s Ethiopian jazz meets Jamaican dub I’m all ears. So the Addis To Omega saga continues not just with a brilliant new CD, but some live performances too. From the album the standout cuts are Boom Ka Boom (And The Dub Disciples)’, 'Keep on Rocking' and lead single 'Madmen.' This is their fourth album and you can catch them LIVE:

Full band (10 piece)

July 19th @ Tropical Pressure Festival, Cornwall

July 20th @ International Festival, Milton Keynes

 

Dub Colossus Sound System (4 or 5 piece)

Aug 16th @ One Love Festival, Leighton Buzzard

Really worth not just buying this CD, but seeing them live. 

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Family of Legendary Reggae icon wants singer to stop claiming he is son of Bob Marley!
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A singer who goes by the name Fabian Marley may have to stop stating he is the son of the legendary Reggae singer Bob Marley until he can substantiate his claim.
According to a report by the Observer,  the singer Fabian Marley who goes by the moniker ‘Gong Kid’ gives his birth date as July 27, 1968.
He claims to be the result of a liaison between his mother Raphie Munroe and Bob Marley.
He says all his official documents, including his birth certificate, have the Marley surname.
According to the singer, six months after submitting his DNA results to the Marley family, he still hasn’t received a response.
He told the Jamaica Observer that he took the DNA test after receiving a “cease and desist” order from the family’s attorneys, Michael Hylton & Associates.
The document warned him to refrain from using the Marley name and claiming to be the son of reggae legend Bob Marley, unless he supplied concrete evidence.
June 3, 2014

Family of Legendary Reggae icon wants singer to stop claiming he is son of Bob Marley!

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A singer who goes by the name Fabian Marley may have to stop stating he is the son of the legendary Reggae singer Bob Marley until he can substantiate his claim.

According to a report by the Observer,  the singer Fabian Marley who goes by the moniker ‘Gong Kid’ gives his birth date as July 27, 1968.

He claims to be the result of a liaison between his mother Raphie Munroe and Bob Marley.

He says all his official documents, including his birth certificate, have the Marley surname.

According to the singer, six months after submitting his DNA results to the Marley family, he still hasn’t received a response.

He told the Jamaica Observer that he took the DNA test after receiving a “cease and desist” order from the family’s attorneys, Michael Hylton & Associates.

The document warned him to refrain from using the Marley name and claiming to be the son of reggae legend Bob Marley, unless he supplied concrete evidence.

Jamaican entertainer Queen Ifrica banned from New York performance
Bob Marley and the Wailers Biopic in Development: “Buffalo Soldiers”
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The title and lyrics refer to the black U.S. cavalry regiments, known as “Buffalo Soldiers”, that fought in the American Indian Wars in the last 1800s/early 1900s. Marley’s song turned their fight for survival into a symbol of black resistance.
[…] No word on what the exact status of the project is, other than it’s been set up at Mandalay with the above names attached, meaning it may or may not happen. We’ll just have to wait and see. Certainly no news on casting at this stage of the process. Also no word on whether the Marley family is behind the project.
This news comes 2 years after Academy Award-winner Kevin Macdonald’s acclaimed long-in-development feature documentary Marley, was released as the definitive documentary on the life of Bob Marley, which was made with the unprecedented support of the Marley family, and featured rare footage, archival photos, and incredible performances and interviews with his family, friends, and band mates – the people who knew him best…..Full article HERE
April 29, 2014

Bob Marley and the Wailers Biopic in Development: “Buffalo Soldiers”

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The title and lyrics refer to the black U.S. cavalry regiments, known as “Buffalo Soldiers”, that fought in the American Indian Wars in the last 1800s/early 1900s. Marley’s song turned their fight for survival into a symbol of black resistance.

[…] No word on what the exact status of the project is, other than it’s been set up at Mandalay with the above names attached, meaning it may or may not happen. We’ll just have to wait and see. Certainly no news on casting at this stage of the process. Also no word on whether the Marley family is behind the project.

This news comes 2 years after Academy Award-winner Kevin Macdonald’s acclaimed long-in-development feature documentary Marley, was released as the definitive documentary on the life of Bob Marley, which was made with the unprecedented support of the Marley family, and featured rare footage, archival photos, and incredible performances and interviews with his family, friends, and band mates – the people who knew him best…..Full article HERE

BBC Radio 1Xtra - Robbo meets Alkaline
April 11, 2014

BBC Radio 1Xtra - Robbo meets Alkaline

February 18, 2014

Wayne ‘Sleng Teng’ Smith is dead

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Singer Wayne Smith, whose computerised song Under Mi Sleng Teng revolutionised reggae, has died. Smith’s son, Tidel Smith, told the Jamaica Observer that his father died yesterday at Kingston Public Hospital (KPH).

 He was 48 years old. He said Smith was admitted to KPH Friday after complaining of stomach pains. His health improved on Sunday but yesterday it deteriorated and he died shortly after noon.

 An autopsy will be done to determine the cause of death. Originally from Waterhouse, Smith started his career in 1980 with producer Lloyd ‘King Jammys’ James who produced Under Mi Sleng Teng four years later.

 Under Mi Sleng Teng was orchestrated by Smith and musician Noel Daley on an inexpensive Casio keyboard. It was first played at dances on James’ sound system and got such strong response that James released the song in late 1984.

 The ‘riddim’ of the same name produced numerous hit songs, including Pumpkin Belly by singer Tenor Saw.

 Under Mi Sleng Teng was a trailblazer, triggering dancehall’s digital age.

 It was Smith’s biggest hit, though he enjoyed more chart success with songs like Ain’t No Meaning In Saying Goodbye and Come Along.

 Smith, who operated the Sleng Teng label, is survived by his mother, May Coley, five children, three grandchildren, and five brothers and sisters.