Monthly Archives: "April 2014"

Canada’s most awarded Reggae artist, Exco Levi is in Europe as he readies for his tour which covers 8 cities in a span of 2 weeks, and while on tour, his label, Penthouse Records releases his EP Words of the Wise on the VP Records imprint. Continuing his fruitful relationship with Silly Walks Discotheque (producers of the songs “Storms of Life,” and “Strive” featuring Kabaka Pyramid which won the 2013 and 2014 Juno award for Best Reggae Recording), Exco and Silly Walks will perform several songs including material not yetRead More
L3 Magazine closes the month of April, 2014 with the biggest highlights in Caribbean and Urban news and entertainment, and does so with the help of Ziggy Marley, Michele Henderson, Sophia Stewart and Vince Lozano! Ziggy Marley is flying high with the release of his new album Fly Rasta which impacted the iTunes charts at #1. Fans agree that the album is another great and classic, but what does Ziggy think, and how did he implement his Father, Bob Marley’s standards on the album? Natasha Von Castle gets the answers!Read More
Ragga Ragga Ragga 2014, the annual dancehall series from Greensleeves, will hits the streets on May 6th, 2014. This go-to compilation has earned its stripes worldwide by consistently providing the season’s breaking hits that are bubbling in the club and busting on the streets. This year’s compilation features top hits from Jamaican’s biggest dancehall stars like Spice’s summer anthem “So Mi Like It” and “Go Go,” Aidonia’s “Boom Flick,” Vybz Kartel’s “Punanny A Mi Best Friend” and Busy Signal’s “Crazy Sex” as well as fresh anthems from the island’s emergingRead More
With over 15 million albums sold worldwide, a No. 1 U.S. Billboard hit and a Grammy nomination, the most successful solo act in British reggae history Maxi Priest returns with his brand new studio album Easy To Love on VP Records available June 10th, 2014. The new album is a fine representation of lovers’ rock, an effortless blend of reggae, R&B and dancehall with universal appeal. The sophistication he brings to these tracks is the mark of true quality. His delivery and phrasing are impeccable, and his choice of materialRead More
Established female sing-jay Tanya Stephens recently collaborated with emerging artist Sanjay on a controversial video for their single “corners of my mind”. Directed by Daniel Saboune out of Australia and shot in Jamaica, “Corners of My Mind” video was released on International Women’s Day and since then has had tongues wagging due to its anti-abuse message. In the video Sanjay and Tanya Stephens are at the end of what appears to be an intense and emotionally charged relationship. Throughout they reminisce on the good times; looking back at the loveRead More
NY: Reggae’s hit machine Beres Hammond will join Australians oft pop duo Air Supply as headline acts at the annual Groovin’ In The Park Concert at Roy Wilkins Parkin Queens,NY on Sunday June29, 2014. Hammond, who ignited New York City with musical flames when he last appeared on Groovin’ Concert at Roy Wilkins Parkin 2012 is expected to again have his way with music lovers when he belts out favorites like “Rockaway,” “In Love With You,” “What One Dance Can Do,” “She Loves Me Now,” “Step Aside” “Double Trouble” andRead More
VP Records is happy to announce that Trinidadian soca vocalist and songwriter Fay Ann Lyons has signed to the Caribbean music record label for a multi-album record, publishing and merchandise deal. “We are thrilled for Fay Ann to join our artist roster. She has a spark on stage that is innate and can’t be duplicated. The multi-talented artist has already made history as one of soca’s brightest stars and we are looking forward to spreading the movement worldwide,” states VP Records CEO Chris Chin. Fay Ann adds to the excitement,Read More

Posted On April 17, 2014By altonIn Music Reviews, Music-News Radio, News

WAYNE MARSHALL

Jamaican reggae artist Wayne Marshall unveils his first full-length album in over 10 years Tru Colors (Jan 2014, Ghetto Youths International), which debuted at #4 on U.S. Billboard’s Reggae Album chart. The 13-track collection by the multi-faceted singjay and songwriter is produced primarily by Damian Marley and written almost entirely by Marshall. The album features an all-star cast of collaborations, including Ace Hood, Cham & Waka Flocka on “Go Harder,” Aidonia, Assassin, I-Octane, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Bounty Killer & Vybz Kartel on “Go Hard,” Assassin on “Stupid Money,” BountyRead More

Posted On April 17, 2014By altonIn Music Reviews, Music-News Radio, News

JO MERSA MARLEY

As the eldest son of Stephen Marley and grandson of Bob Marley, Joseph “Jo Mersa” Marley is set to release his debut EP Comfortable, due in Spring 2014 on the Marley family’s imprint Ghetto Youths International (GYI). Jo grew up surrounded by music. By the time he was four years old, Jo was appearing onstage alongside his father, his uncle Ziggy and aunts Cedella and Sharon (a.k.a. Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers) and their children as part of the group’s rousing concert finales with Jo often taking the micRead More

Posted On April 17, 2014By altonIn Music Reviews, Music-News Radio, News

STEPHEN "RAGGA" MARLEY

To gear up for his upcoming summer album, Stephen “Ragga” Marley will kick off his Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life Tour in Saint Petersburg, FL on April 12. Jo Mersa Marley, who is dropping his debut EP Comfortable this Spring, and Wayne Marshall, who is supporting his new album Tru Colors, will also join him on the road to perform in over 30 cities nationwide throughout April and May. Stephen, Jo and Wayne are all a part of the Ghetto Youths International label. Stephen “Ragga” Marley, the 8-timeRead More