Monthly Archives: "March 2014"

Machel Montano has long been known for his love of collaboration. From his early releases with David Rudder and Shaggy to his upcoming song with Boyz 2 Men, he enjoys tapping into established talent and seeing what results. This time however, the collaboration comes with a twist. A sweet one. Instead of bringing a musician into his world, he brings a local, artisan Natural Foods company. On Monday February 24th, at the Machel Monday concert, a Limited Edition dark chocolate bar – made by Soular from the highest quality TrinitarioRead More

Posted On March 5, 2014By altonIn News

Orisha Sound

Kingston, Jamaica – Exactly one year since 25 year old international reggae/dancehall artist Orisha Sound and producer Shel-K were held at the gunpoint in Half Way Tree area in Kingston Jamaica. The two were getting ready to shoot a music video for a song “Embrace it” – Orisha Sound feat Sizzla Kalonji. Shel-K received a gunshot in abdomen and went through 8-hour surgery in Kingston Public Hospital. Orisha Sound was advised to leave the island and postponed the video production. The situation united Orisha Sound team even more and increasedRead More

Posted On March 5, 2014By altonIn News

VP RECORDS RELAUNCHES UK LABEL BLOOD & FIRE

Founded in Manchester, England – Blood and Fire has been reissuing roots reggae, dub and DJ albums with a jazz-influenced packaging aesthetic since the early 90s. 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of its first release (If Deejay Was Your Trade: The Dreads at King Tubby’s 1974-1977) and VP Records has teamed up with the revered label for a strategic relaunch. They will re-release 10 to 12 Blood and Fire collections with additional content and updated packaging this year. Also, the label plans to launch a merchandise line with the B&FRead More