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  • Katchafire Announces U.S. Tour + New Album Best So Far (out May 21)

    NEW ZEALAND’S ROOTS REGGAE ROCKERS

    KATCHAFIRE ANNOUNCE HEADLINING U.S. TOUR THIS SPRING

    AND GREATEST HITS ALBUM BEST SO FAR

    AVAILABLE MAY 21 ON VP RECORDS

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    New Zealand’s Katchafire proudly announce their spring 2013 U.S. tour and the anticipated release of their greatest hits collection Best So Far, available on May 21, 2013 on VP Records.

    Throughout April and May, the seven piece collective will be rocking major festivals as well as headlining intimate venues across the West Coast, Midwest and South in over 28 U.S. cities. The band is no stranger to the road and has performed worldwide with international acts such as The Wailers, Maxi Priest, UB40 and Arrested Development. For the most up to date tour schedule, please visit www.facebook.com/katchafireband.

    From their humble beginnings in the late ’90s as a Bob Marley tribute band to one of New Zealand’s and the South Pacific’s most popular groups today, Katchafire have created a timeless hit-filled repertoire during this short time span. The band has carefully selected 16 of these must have tracks on their upcoming album Best So Far. The impressive best of collection will feature Katchafire’s breakthrough hits from their groundbreaking 2003 debut Revival – including “Get Away,” “Who You With” and “Giddy Up” (2003’s highest selling single in New Zealand) – all of which landed in the Top 10 of New Zealand’s Top 40 Singles Chart. Best So Far will also highlight the group’s most cherished tunes from their remaining independently-released albums, like “Frisk Me Down” off of 2005’s Slow Burning, “Working” and the title track from 2007’s Say What You’re Thinking as well as “Sweet As” and “Groove Again” off of 2010’s On the Road Again.

    www.katchafire.co.nz
    www.twitter.com/katchafire
    www.facebook.com/katchafireband

    BEST SO FAR TRACK LISTING:
    1. Irie
    2. Love Letter
    3. Who You With
    4. Giddy Up
    5. On The Road Again
    6. Say What You’re Thinking
    7. Get Away
    8. Seriously
    9. Collie Herb Man
    10. I And I
    11. Frisk Me Down
    12. Groove Again
    13. Meant To Be
    14. Sensimillia
    15. Working
    16. Sweet As

    TOUR DATES:
    Fri 04/12/13 Kapaia – Kauai, HI
    Sat 04/13/13 Aloha Tower Water Front – Oahu, HI
    Mon 04/14/13 MACC – Maui, HI
    Fri 04/19/13 The Rio – Las Vegas, NV
    Sat 04/20/13 Higher Grounds Music Festival – Santa Margarita, CA
    Sun 04/21/13 Mezzanine – San Francisco, CA
    Tue 04/23/13 Arcata Theatre – Arcata, CA
    Wed 04/24/13 El Rey Theatre – Chico, CA
    Thu 04/25/13 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
    Fri 04/26/13 Mystic Theater – Petaluma, CA
    Sat 04/27/13 Nokia Club – Los Angeles, CA
    Sun 04/28/13 Soho Restaurant & Music Club -Santa Barbara, CA
    Wed 05/01/13 Park City Live – Park City, UT
    Thu 05/02/13 Belly Up Aspen – Aspen, CO
    Fri 05/03/13 Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO
    Sat 05/07/13 Bottle Neck – Lawrence, KS
    Fri 05/10/13 Shank Hall – Milwaukee, WI
    Sat 05/11/13 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
    Sun 05/12/13 Firebird – St. Louis, MO
    Wed 05/15/13 Bronze Peacock at House of Blues – Houston, TX
    Thu 05/16/13 House of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX
    Fri 05/17/13 Ridglea Theater -Fort Worth, TX
    Sat 05/18/13 Antone’s – Austin, TX
    Tue 05/21/13 ENVY at Route 66 Casino Hotel – Albuquerque, NM
    Wed 05/22/13 Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
    Thu 05/23/13 Belly Up – Solana Beach, CA
    Fri 05/24/13 Belly Up – Solana Beach, CA
    Sat 05/25/13 House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
    Sun 05/26/13 Monterey Co. Fairgrounds – Monterey, CA

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  • Early Start for Piton Soca Starz 2013

    A new season of Piton Soca Starz will be unleashed on April 12, 2013 here in Saint Lucia. Now in its fourth year the annual Soca competition organized by WLBL’s Piton Beer, for up and coming Soca artistes, has become one of the major events on the calendar of activities for Saint Lucia’s Carnival, drawing large crowds at various venues all over the island. The event, which is recorded for re-broadcast each week, has also garnered an enormous fan base of television viewers following from the comfort of their homes or at their favourite bars and restaurants when it is being aired.

    The first ever Piton Soca Starz was won by Mongstar, who is now one of the island’s major recording, performing and touring Soca artiste. In 2011 the event was won by a female, Sergia, who last year made it onto the Groovy and Soca Monarch competition stages. J. Budz, who hails from Soufriere won in 2012. So who will it be for 2013? It is anyone’s guess and so far a number of aspiring Soca artistes from all over the island have expressed interest in this year’s event. And, there is still time for persons interested to collect a registration form at the WLBL office, Vieux Fort or Castries, Blazin FM, various bars across the island or at www.pitonbeer.com.

    Piton Soca Starz will kick off with a press launch on Wednesday, 10th April at 10 am at the WLBL office in Vide Bouteille. There, Piton Brand Manager Rohan Lovence will unveil the components of the event for this year which is expected to include some added features and attractions. This will be followed by the first rounds of preliminary competitions- April 12 at Triple D’s on Jeremie Street, Castries, Whispers in Soufriere on Wednesday April 17, Anchors Bar, Piaye April 19, Gros Islet Friday April 26 and Dennery Fish Fry on Saturday April 27. The event will break during Saint Lucia Jazz and resume from May 17-May 31, 2013, with more preliminary rounds across the island. The semi-finals and finals of Piton Soca Starz will then follow in June.

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  • Jamaican Music Producer, Broadcaster To Be Honored In NYC

    Irie Fashion Rave (IFR), the Diaspora’s premier fashion event will this year honor two industry pioneers, broadcaster Ken Williams and music producer Philip Smart. The tribute, which will form part of Irie Jam Radio’s 20th anniversary celebration, will be held at the posh Resort World Casino in Queens, New York on Sunday, April 28 starting at 6pm.

    “Ken and Philip have both achieved excellence in their respective careers and today we celebrate their innumerable contributions. We applaud them for their ongoing support of our Jamaican music and culture and look forward to an unforgettable evening with these two icons” Syntyche ‘Syn’ Dawkins VP of Irie Jam Media and co-producer of IFR said.

    Smart, a legendary music producer, engineer and arranger has enjoyed a successful career that span nearly five decades. As owner, operator of the successful HC&F Recording Studio in Long Island, NY, he worked with some of the biggest stalwarts in the reggae industry including Shaggy, Barrington Levy, Coco Tea, Sister Carol, Shelly Thunder, Johnny Osbourne, Augustus Pablo and Horace Andy. Among the most popular tracks he has produced are “Go Deh Yaka,” by Monyaka – which reached #14 on the UK charts – “Hot This Year” by DJ Dirtsman, “Rikers Island” by Coco Tea and “None Shall Escape” by Johnny Clarke. During the 1990’s, at the peak of reggae’s explosion in the USA, Smart recorded five albums for Shaggy, including “Hot Shot,” which was certified Diamond in the United States with an estimated 20 million sales worldwide.

    Broadcaster Ken Williams, who returned home last year to assume the position of CEO of Hot 102 FM and board member of CVM Television, is a media pioneer who has had a distinguished career in radio and television in the USA. In the 70’s, he served as Program Director at Inner City Broadcasting/WLIB and was responsible for introduced legendary acts like Bob Marley, Toot Hibbert and Jimmy Cliff to the New York radio listeners and for incorporating a Caribbean music format at the station. He later pioneered Caribbean programs on WNWK 105.5FM and later at WVIP 93.5FM where he hosted the popular Ken Williams Show. Ken has also had an eye for beauty and was instrumental in launching the long running Miss Jamaica/USA Beauty Pageant. He was also a successful business entrepreneur, owning and operating New York entertainment landmarks like Club Negril and Carib New York.

    Last year IFR honored Sirius Satellite radio Program Director/ radio host Pat McKay and artiste manager Robert Livingston with ‘Lifetime Achievement Awards’ for their outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry, while Jamaican rapper Heavy D and music producer Joel Chin were each honored posthumously for their contribution to the Jamaican music industry. Previously Kingsley Cooper, the man credited with launching the careers of international models Nadine Willis, Jaunel McKenzie, Gaye McDonald, Jeneil Williams and Carla Campbell, was honored.

    Dawkins also announced that Yandy Smith of VH1s Love and Hip Hop will be guest hosting and showcasing her jewelry line ‘Everything Girls Love.’ IFR will be hosted by DJ Roy (Irie Jam Radio, New York) and the ‘Fluffy Diva’ Miss Kitty (Jamaica) with music by Dubb Master Chris, Road International, Steelie Bashment and DJ Cali B.

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  • Caribbean Songbird Jalena Drops New Single and Video, “1 Night Stand”

    Caribbean songbird Jalena makes a splash with the new video for her provocative hit single, “1 Night Stand.” The song was officially released on Jalena’s Bad Reputation album, back in May 2012. It is the third full-length studio effort from this eclectic singer and songwriter from Tortola, British Virgin Islands, who effortlessly blends R&B and pop with reggae undertones, giving fans a taste of her diverse island heritage and fusion sound.

    “1 Night Stand” has tongues wagging with its suggestive title, and tackles a subject Jalena felt needed to be addressed. “I wrote this song because it’s a topic that hasn’t really been broached upon from a female perspective,” she reveals. “I can certainly relate to it and it was surprising to see how many other women also share similar experiences. It was a fun song to do.”

    The track showcases Jalena’s range and talent, lacing her sultry vocals over an easy-breezy island pop rhythm, which was produced by Platinum Sellers Beats. The “1 Night Stand” video was shot on location in Tortola and is directed by Gabriel A. Stephen, with the song’s writer, Jalena, at the helm of its tantalizing concept. “We wanted to capture the vibe of the song,” Jalena discloses. “I wanted the video to depict this delicate experience from my perspective, so I can hopefully add to an international dialog for ladies everywhere.”

    Hitting the musical scene since 2005, Jalena initially started out singing soca music, but has evolved over the years in her artistry, resulting in her reggae, pop and R&B blend. She is influenced by the likes of Shirley Bassey, Diana King, Patra, Pink and Jah Cure, and her music certainly reflects that melting pot and presents the global audience with a unique island-meets-international sound.

    “1 Night Stand” is now available on the Bad Reputation album from iTunes and all major digital retailers worldwide. Follow Jalena’s rise to stardom at www.facebook.com/JalenaMiko or twitter.com/JalenaRocks. Please direct all management and booking inquires to Sebastian Miko at jalenamusic@gmail.com.

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  • Bernice Brooks From Anguilla Winner Of Direct Music TV Americas 2012/2013 Caribbean Model Search @ Bliss Night Club St.Maarten

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    Bernice Brooks prize will be an all-expense paid trip to Model at the prestigious 2013 FASHIONISTA
    Hair, Fashion and Music showcase in St.Thomas US-Virgin Islands from July 25th-28th 2013.

    Maza Rombley won our Designer contest, she will also be showcasing her designs
    at the 2013 FASHIONISTA showcase in St.Thomas US-Virgin Islands from July 25th-28th 2013.
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    Trips & Prizes courtesy of ….MR ANTHONY ALEXANDER, WTN-TV Channel 10, X104.3FM St Maarten,

    SXM Fashion Week, BLISS NIGHT CLUB, The Tallahassee-St.Maarten Foundation Inc,

    Enjoy SXM shop, Lifestyles Magazine, Milani Cosmetics, MSR6 TV, PJD-2 Radio,

    PRfect Moments, Marilyna Boston Casual Behaviour Designs,

    IQ Events Group St.Thomas US-Virgin Islands and Direct Music TV America.

    “I am always happy to help new models and designers get added exposure and publicity in and outside of their own country”, stated Mr Anthony Alexander, Director of Direct Music TV America.

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    See below…Lifestyles Magazine Profiled

    Islands Of The World Fashion Showcase 2013

    May 3rd to the 5th Nassau Bahamas.

    Lifestyles Magazine..Special Edition

    CLICK ON LINK… http://issuu.com/lifestylesmagazine/docs/iwfw

    Email: lifestylesmagazines@gmail.com

    Thanks for your support, over the years.

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  • Taj Weekes & Adowa – A Waterlogged Soul Kitchen Video Gallery

    JATTA PRESENTS TAJ WEEKES & ADOWA IN THE WORLD PREMIERE OF THEIR VIDEO “YOU AIN’T READY FOR THE HEAVY (YARFTH)”.

    With only 2 weeks left until the release of their 4th CD, PARIAH IN TRANSIT, Taj Weekes & Adowa is sharing the last video from their internationally acclaimed album, A Waterlogged Soul Kitchen (AWLSK). As an added treat to their fans, the band celebrates the success of AWLSK with a gallery featuring some video singles from the album. Click through each image and enjoy Taj Weekes & Adowa at work.

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    SUNNY INNOCENTS
    This never before seen video, Sunny Innocents was recorded in a late night/early morning recording session.

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    ANTHEMS OF HOPE
    Shot in St. Lucia, this laid back tune features Taj Weekes, surrounded members of Adowa, friends and family by a cozy campfire on a beautiful beach.

    PEACE & LOVE, JANJAWEED, RAIN RAIN
    From commemorating the birth of Southern Sudan with Janjaweed, to lamenting the delayed and ineffectual action following Hurricane Katrina in Rain Rain, or asking the question of whatever happened to Peace & Love, Taj Weekes & Adowa solidified their place in music history as leading the renaissance of roots reggae music. In an interview with Reggaeville discussing the album, the band’s influence on reggae music today is summed up as such:

    You are truly a griot in that sense: a troubador, singing these songs of freedom, not to sell some sort of agenda but to teach things to people… things that I don’t think a lot of people have actually ever been taught in song. They may have scratched the surface in progressive radio or read a little bit in Mother Jones or thought about these things by watching Rachel Maddow, but you can give it to people on a higher level, an artistic level that is unique in its reggae form and certainly unique in mainstream pop. It’s Bob Dylan. It’s that time in music when people were taking risks. – Reggaeville, 2012

    Thank you for supporting the music, exchanging video links on social media, and coming to see the band live. A special thanks to all of the creators/directors of these videos – Digital Alchemy/Sidekick Creative (Janjaweed), Kevin O’Leary (YARFTH), Drew Renaud (Peace & Love, Anthems of Hope), and Monica Hoenig (Sunny Innocents).

    Until……let your vibes be high and your message mighty.

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  • Spragga Benz, Sizzla, Beenie Man & Flippa Moggla To Perform At Portmore Seafood Festival This Easter Monday

    The staging of the 5th annual Portmore Seafood Festival will take place April 1st 2013 at the Portmore Football Field in Portmore St.Catherine, Jamaica.

    Abuka Entertainment proudly presents a day of unity, food and music for one and all. This years event will feature some of the biggest name in dancehall and reggae music with a range of local and international artists. Grammy award winner Beenie Man, critically acclaimed reggae star Sizzla, international superstar Spragga Benz and artiste extraordinaire Flippa Moggla have been named as headliner for the festival.

    The one day Seafood Festival will give patrons various opportunities to experience the various delicacies and aphrodisiac from the sea, offer all day free rides for children and a high energy performance from artists such as Spragga Benz who hasn’t performed in Jamaica in quite a while. Sizzla and Beenie Man who are crowd favorites will also deliver superb artistry to the delight of their fans, unleashing a slew of hits. Many other artists are set to be announced in the upcoming weeks as part of this star studded dynamic lineup.

    Abuka Entertainment prides itself in being an intricate part of the community through various projects. Parts of the proceed for the “Seafood Festival” will go to the further development of the Portmore Football Field. The promoters would appreciate your assistance in any and every capacity to accomplish this feat. In keeping with this musical spirit, the promoters have decided to give young talents an opportunity to showcase their voices on the day of the event.

    Portmore comes alive this Easter Monday!

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  • Vpa Unleashes Spring Releases From Midnite, Konshens, Meta & The Cornerstones, Junior Kelly, Sanchez, Dubtonic Kru, Bryan Art

    VPAL UNLEASHES SPRING RELEASES FROM
    MIDNITE, KONSHENS, META & THE CORNERSTONES, JUNIOR KELLY, DUBTONIC KRU, SANCHEZ AND BRYAN ART

    VP Associated Label Group (VPAL), a subsidiary of VP Records that offers worldwide independent digital and physical distribution for artists and labels, will release a series of new releases throughout the 2013 Spring season.

    Bryan Art Bryan Art
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    Bryan Art, the husky-voiced singer and witty songwriter known for penning songs for Etana, Luciano and George Nooks, will release his self-titled album on Altafaan Records on April 16. The Firehouse Crew member and bandleader for Bushman’s backing band steps out on this 12 track solo effort, which features collaborations with Queen Ifrica, Warrior King, Capleton & Hawkeye.

    Sanchez Giving Praises [Live]
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    On April 23, Sanchez returns to the realm of reggae gospel on his upcoming inspirational album Giving Praises [Live]. Executive produced by Jason Sterling of JASFAR Records, the entire set was recorded live and mixed at the Church of Fort Lauderdale. The musical selection from one of Jamaica’s all time favorite performers ranges from soulful r&b to reggae and is balanced with religiously calming cuts.

    Meta & The Cornerstones Ancient Power
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    On April 30, Meta and The Cornerstones will release their sophomore album Ancient Power. The band consists of lead Senegalese vocalist Meta Dia, bassist Adrian Djoman, solo guitarist Shahar Mintz, keyboardist Andre Daniel, drummer Ian Josephand guitarist Daniel Serrato, who all bring their musical influences of the Caribbean, Africa, America and the Middle East into their own unique sound. Recorded in Kingston, Jamaica at the one and only Tuff Gong Studios, Ancient Power is executive produced by Meta Dia and Victor E. Lewis and co-produced by Sidney Mills. The album features guest collaborations with reggae vocalist Damian Marley and talented musicians like Dean Fraser, Julian Marley, Mikey Chung, Wayne “C-Sharp” Clarke and Wilburm “Squidly” Cole.

    April 30
    Junior Kelly Piece Of The Pie
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    One of reggae’s major musical forces Junior Kelly will release his 10th studio album Piece Of The Pie on April 30. The 15 track selection, produced by Anthony Senior, includes collaborations with Lion Face, Smiley and Mark Wonder. Junior Kelly’s music has always fought for social justice, economic equality and freedom for all. He feels everyone deserves a Piece Of The Pie.

    May 7
    Konshens Live In Uganda Africa DVD
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    In May, the next generation dancehall star Konshens will release a live DVD of his epic performance in Uganda, Africa, where he was greeted by more than 25,000 fans. This dvd follows his acclaimed solo debut album Mental Maintenance.

    Check a sneak peek from this surreal experience: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOnvcROOG_4

    May 14
    Midnite Be Strong
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    Hailing from St Croix, Virgin Islands — Midnite’s cutting-edge sound of modern roots music comes alive once again on their upcoming album Be Strong on May 14. The release follows In Awe, which was chosen by iTunes U.S. as one of the Best Reggae Albums for 2012. On Be Strong, their raw roots reggae style weaves cultural lyrics of old-school roots music with modern day. The album is filled unique production styles brought by Midnite and Fifth Son Records that boasts extensive dub remixes and live instrumentation from across the globe. Members of the well-known Playing for Change as well as African traveling musicians collaborated on the album. Together, they seamlessly blend sounds of the New Orleans jazz trumpet, Zimbabwe’s Shona guitar rhythms and piano (mbira) plus powerful percussion styles including marimba and hand drums from Mali and Congo. Midnite is currently touring the United States.

    May 28
    Dubtonic Kru Evolution
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    Hailing from Jamaica, Dubtonic Kru blends roots reggae, dub and rock on their new album Evolution, in stores May 28. On the 13-track set, the band merges heavy basslines, one drops, psychedelic guitar riffs, echoing keyboards, popping percussion and conscious lyrics into their distinct sound. The group is making a mark in their native country and internationally with their remarkable live performances and originality. In 2011, Dubtonic Kru earned the title Best New Band In The World at the Global Battle of the Bands World Finals in Malaysia.

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  • UK Beats- Trinidad & Tobago Flavor. Brent Anthony Eyes Global Market With Electrified

    Another Trinidad voice will soon be penetrating international airwaves. Brent Anthony is not a Soca artiste delivering that traditional islander’s melody. In fact his crossover appeal has caught the attention of producers in the United Kingdom.

    Anthony’s latest single, ‘Electrified’ was produced in London by Gregg X and Martin Raymond and he says he really wanted to get that authentic dance music sound so he decided to go to the source. Already, the track has peaked the interest of Right Recordings in the United Kingdom. The company is an independent music label distributed under the Universal Music banner. For Anthony, it’s a step up. He’s been working hard over the years and he’s hoping that this latest development would mean a breakthrough for his music.

    The elder brother of Wong and Sean Nebula of T&T’s Nebula868, Brent has been trying to garner the attention of the music industry’s execs locally and overseas- the people who will make his music matter to the world. He’s currently aligned with Boston’s On The Spot Entertainment and even with Electrified having only been recently released, the young vocalist isn’t sparing any chances. He’s already finished up another single called ‘This Pain I Feel’, which was produced by On The Spot Entertainment. That single will be released later on this year.

    ‘Electrified’ was written by Brent and his brother Wong Nebula while the yet to be released, ‘This Pain I Feel’ was written by Anthony and Saloi Chyn-Vun. Looking at music’s continuous transformation, Brent Anthony says he feels it’s now or never for him. His passion for music’s varying genres, particularly house music, dance and R&B has equipped him with an open mind when it comes to the infusion of collective melodies. “I’ll never be one dimensional. I really believe that music is the only universal language so why should any artiste from any country be boxed into one or two genres? Why shouldn’t music be fused and new sounds created? That’s what life is all about- creating new beginnings,” he said thoughtfully.

    At home in Trinidad, Brent Anthony is making the necessary links and marketing his sound internationally- a sound while may seem far from the norm at home, will ultimately be accepted across the seas. He promises to continue the hardwork. He believes that it’s the only way he’ll make the necessary inroads. His encouragement? A simple saying- “the race is not to the swift but to those who endure to the end.”

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  • New League Music Reaping Success With Purple Touch Rhythm

    Dancehall artiste Ajrenalin and Reggae crooner Christopher Martin are among several of the noted entertainers that have joined forces with established recording label New League Music for the release of their latest project titled the Purple Touch Rhythm.

    Despite not officially released to the Jamaican public, the Mediterranean influenced compilation is already gaining traction across several Caribbean territories including St. Lucia, Antigua, Martinique and Montserrat with Chris and Ajrenalin collaborative effort ‘New Gyal’ being touted as the possible breakout single based on radio play.

    Other featured acts on the project include international Reggae singer Gyptian with ‘The Way You Love’, Munga Honourable’s – ‘Bring It Gi Mi’, ‘Snake Charmer’ by Future Fambo, Richie Loop’s – ‘You A Di Baddest’, completed by Stein and Hollowpoint ‘Bad Man Loving’ and ‘Enough Love’ respectively.

    According to New League Music C.E.O, Michaelius Phipps the eight-track compilation will make its debut in Jamaica this week and will also become available to consumers via iTunes and other digital platforms very soon.

    “I am very happy with the current response the project is receiving” said Phipps, “The local leg of the campaign will begin this week with the release of the rhythm and then visuals a few weeks later. I hope the Jamaican people will be musically pleased with this project” – He added.

    Phipps further explained that plans are also afoot for a culture rhythm later in the year.

    Bursting onto the scene in 2003 with the Signal Rhythm, New League Music has worked with some of the biggest name in the local industry including: Buju Banton, Bounty Killer, Vybz Kartel, Macka Diamond, Kiprich, Cecile, Frisco Kid, Tony Matterhorn, I-Octane, Big Wayne, Ninja Kid and is best known for their 2011 effort the Winter-rage Rhythm.

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  • Wada Blood Assembles New Team and Shoots Video Dedicated To Mothers

    Less than two weeks after the much publicized split with brother Andrew; Dancehall & Reggae singer Wada Blood has assembled a new team of professionals to oversee the handling of his career.

    His management team believes this is necessary if Wada as a solo act is going to transcend his career to that next level.

    In a statement to the media the entertainer explained, “I am now on a new path musically. So being a solo act I have to take a different approach to the industry and in so doing I need people around me who understands all aspects of the business.”

    Over the weekend the ‘Rastafari Way’ singer released two new singles titled ‘Weh Mi Come From’ on the MGP imprint featuring younger sibling Juju Blood and ‘My Mother’. The latter a contemporary ballad dedicated to his and all the other devoted, hardworking mothers out there. ‘My Mother’ was produced by Jay Crazie Records best known for their contribution with Reggae stalwart I-Octane.

    On Monday, March 25th, Wada wrapped a two day video-shoot for ‘My Mother’, shot on location at Windward & Constant Spring Road among other locations throughout the Kingston and St. Andrew metropolis. The video depicts a tale of a son who becomes consumed by vanity and neglects his mother due to mounting tension with his significant other. The visual saga takes several twist and turns culminating with a surprising end that will be revealed upon its premier.

    Meanwhile, Wada Blood is booked to appear at Western Consciousness on April 13th at the Montego Bay Sporting Complex and ‘Colour Rain’ water party on April 27th at the Rollington Town Primary School.

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  • Morgan Heritage Reveal Behind the Scenes Footage From Their Highly Anticipated Video PERFECT LOVE SONG.

    Morgan Heritage Reveal Behind the Scenes Footage From Their Highly Anticipated Video PERFECT LOVE SONG.

    Shot in Miami, Fl and Directed by Spencer Antle
    The first single off their upcoming summer album
    Here Come The Kings

    On the heels of their recent U.S. Northeast tour spanning NYC, Albany, Boston and New Haven, Morgan Heritage give fans an exclusive look beyond the scenes of their latest music video, Perfect Love Song.

    Mojo, Gramps, Lukes, Una and Peetah Morgan take fans on the set of their first video in five years for a sneak peak.

    The visual for the first single off their upcoming summer album Here Come The Kings (VP Records) is directed by Spencer Antle of Island Company and was shot in the sunny Little Haiti neighborhood of Miami, Florida.

    Perfect Love Song has already hit #1 on iTunes Japan Reggae Chart, NMT Top 10 Chart in Atlanta and the Karma Reggae Chart in the UK respectively. It has held the top spot on the latter for 4 consecutive weeks thus far.

    It is currently #3 in Italy on the Top 20 Reggae Singles Chart and #14 on Choice FM’s Top 20 Reggae Chart in the UK. It also recently topped Radio Dubplate’s Hot Bubblers Chart before debuting at #10 on the weekly Reggae Charts in Canada.

    The single is available for purchase on iTunes worldwide.

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  • Kings of Kings & Lords of Lords

    Calling all domino players! May 23rd – 26th, 2013

    One of the biggest Domino invitational elimination

    Tournament with a grand prize of $100,000.00

    2nd runner- up $20,000 & 3rd place $10,000

    This Domino Tournament is to awards the best pair of Domino players;”Kings of Kings & Lords of Lords”
    It’s an opportunity to match – up against the greatest! If you are on the island during the tournament come out and prove your skills, Foreigners! Islanders if you think you have what it takes to win, register NOW! If you think you don’t have what it takes to win! Then tell a father, grandfather, brother, relative, friend, the maddest female demonologist, the wickedest man with 7 bones in his hands. “Entry deadline May 19th,” live coverage by RJR Hits 97 fm and RE Television Networks.

    “If you don’t enter you won’t win; be 1 of the winners”

    contact: Cash Global HQ,101 Newland Road Unit #5, Weetoms Plaza, Port more St. Catharine, Jamaica W.I. 354-5390, 278-7195, 858-5802. cashglobalrecords@gmail.com , cgrecords@rogers.com.

    Entries Forms can be filled out at www.cashglobalrecords.com, cut from news papers, apply by phone or drop by Cash Global HQ; Forms will be made available at various outlets, the link http://cashglobalrecords.wufoo.com/forms/z7x3p3/

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  • Fast Rising Dancehall/Reggae Artist Touchless

    “Success is a journey not a destination” says Fast Rising Dancehall/Reggae Artist Touchless

    Born and raised in Jamaica, Brandon Ryan Campbell knew from a young age that he needed to express himself through the arts. Learning to play the trumpet and saxophone in elementary came naturally to him and he reveled in stage performances throughout his school years. Brandon cites Spragga Benz, Bounty Killer, Super Cat, Ninja Man, Shabba Ranks, Tenor Saw, Nicodemus and Bob Marley as some of his musical inspirations and from each of them understood the importance of a message through music, whether political, love or just making one dance to feed the soul. Although music was in his blood, it wasn’t until his move to Toronto, Canada that Brandon took his God given talent more seriously and launched his fast rising career.

    Now residing in Canada and taking the stage name of Touchless, he spends countless hours writing music, honing his craft and performing throughout Canada. Touchless knew and understood that he needed the stamp of approval of his native land, after all the music within him was cultivated in the birth place of dancehall and reggae… Jamaica! Touchless did a promotional tour throughout the island, performing on various stage shows and interviews on several radio stations, re introducing himself to music lovers.

    As his life motto states “Success is a journey not a destination”, Touchless understands that the satisfaction and rewards he reaps from music must be shared, and that is why he dreams of building a center/home for the homeless children in Jamaican who are living on the streets. “I don’t want to take from music, I want to give through music” he states.

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  • Nonstop Dancehall Mix

    While she is busy laying tracks for her first studio album, Karamanti is encouraging her supporters to download her latest mix tape simply called “Karamanti’s Nonstop Dancehall Mix.” It was produced by Strike Dee out of Ghana, Africa and is to serve as a precursor for the upcoming album, “Dancehall Retaliates”. The mix tape is a collection of some of Karamanti’s biggest songs to date and can be downloaded absolutely free from the following platforms

    Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/karamantimusic

    TRACK LISTING:

    1. WHO YOU ARE
    2. AFRICAN SONG
    3. NOBODY CYAAH STOP WE {FT} 3 STAR
    4. STAY TRUE-HEART STRINGZZZ
    5. BAY BADNESS
    6. RIGHT NOW
    7. READ
    8. YU CAN DWEET
    9. JAMDOWN WE SAY
    10. DON’T IT!
    11. YOUR THING DAT
    12. SET THE TREND
    13. THIS MI A DO
    14. MY BABY
    15. WATS POPPIN PEOPLE
    16. X – FACTOR {FT} STONEBWOY BURNITON
    17. THE TRIBUTE SONG
    18. REAL STORY
    19. GONE UP
    20. FREE TONIGHT

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