Monthly Archives: "August 2013"

New York, NY – The Blitz Riddim – Various Artists packs a punch of power soca for lovers of the genre. Featuring power soca star Skinny Fabulous, soca impresario Jamesy P, and rising sensations Silvah and Teddy Rhymez, the electrifying singles are set to take many stages, playlists and fetes by storm as carnival season continues around the world. The Blitz Riddim will be available worldwide on all major digital retailers on August 13, 2013, with pre-order available now, and is distributed by Precision Digital. Britain-based producer Ashwin “Smash” SeegobinRead More
(Miami) -The ultimate kick-off to the 2013 Miami Broward Carnival commenced with a special launch event on July 20th, 2013 that festively packed Sun Life Stadium as over 20 masquerade bands showcased their costumes. The Miami Broward Carnival Launch was merely a tease of the pulsating energy to hit South Florida on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Sun Life Stadium where over 20 bands will participate this year and an estimated 25,000 people to attend. Miami Broward Carnival is one of the most attended and highly esteemed festivals of SouthRead More
Capsicum Records CEO and Director of A&R Roger Meltzer announced that Jamaican DJ artist Dolli (aka Sexii Dolli, Dolli Difference) has joined the recent spate of Jamaican talent recording non-exclusively for the Hartford-based indie with the release of her newly-mastered single, “Not That Strong.” “We are so delighted to welcome Dolli to Capsicum,” said Meltzer. “Her dj and singjay fusions of dancehall, reggae, r&b and hip-hop fit in perfectly with our own ‘roots on the bottom, and pop on the top’ Reggae-In-Fusion sound. While Jamaican radio and concert audiences alreadyRead More
(Miami)-The ultimate kick-off to the 2013 Miami Broward Carnival commenced with a special launch event on (date) that festively packed the (venue) as over 20 masquerade bands showcased their costumes. The Miami Broward Carnival Launch was merely a tease of the pulsating energy to hit South Florida on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Sun Life Stadium where over 20 bands will participate this year and an estimated 25,000 people to attend. Miami Broward Carnival is one of the most attended and highly esteemed festivals of South Florida. As the activeRead More
Jamaica’s most prolific crooner Beres Hammond is touring in support of his latest critically acclaimed album, One Love, One Life. Known to many as the “Otis Redding of Reggae,” Beres Hammond has been producing and pouring out his smoky-sweet vocals over every kind of riddim track for almost 40 years. His latest double-disc studio album One Love, One Life, released November 11, 2012 on VP Records, peaked at #1 on Billboard’s Top 10 Reggae Album chart and has been hailed by Rolling Stone as “one of the best albums ofRead More
It has been reported that Trinidadian Matthew Greenidge is currently putting the finishing touch on his 12 track debut album which is rumored to feature international Reggae star Queen Omega. Matthew began working on the record in July 2012. Producers that have contributed to the project so far are JahLight Records, Studio 53, One Harmony Records, Flow Production and Elementree Productions. The entire album is being recorded and mixed at JahLight Records, also based in Trinidad, while the mastering will be done by Dainjamental out of the USA. Matthew GreenidgeRead More
Sizzla, one of reggae’s most prolific artists, has announced four European tour dates in support of his 70th album The Messiah, released in May on Kalonji Music/VP Records. He kicks off this Saturday, July 27th at the Garance Reggae Festival in France and will make stops at the Salento Summer Festival in Lecce, Italy and the Cabaret Sauvage in Paris, France before wrapping on Tuesday, July 30 at Paradiso in Amsterdam, Holland. Since his emergence in 1995, the enigmatic vocalist has undeniably put his stamp on the genre regardless ofRead More
For over two decades, VP Records has compiled the best-selling annual reggae series Reggae Gold. The compilation is in stores this week, joining Jamaica’s leading artists with American acts influenced by the Caribbean. With the increasing popularity of reggae and dancehall in the U.S. mainstream, 2013 thus far is a pivotal year for Jamaican music. Many of America’s top artists including Jay Z, Kanye West, Major Lazer and Snoop Lion recently incorporated the island’s artists, music and culture into their own sound. This year’s installment of Reggae Gold features Jamaica’sRead More