Monthly Archives: "March 2016"

dEVOLVE DROPS EDM-MEETS-DANCEHALL SINGLE “BUBBLE GUM” FEAT. T.O.K. VIA FEEL UP RECORDS (MAR 11) + BRAND NEW FEEL UP RADIO MIXTAPE THIS WEEK Miami-based DJ/Producer dEVOLVE recently released his EDM-meets-dancehall single “Bubble Gum,” feat. T.O.K. via Feel Up Records (co-founded by Major Lazer’s Jillionaire) on March 11th, 2016. The high-energy electro house banger, vocally highlighted by the heavy Jamaican patois of dancehall veterans T.O.K., is ready to turn up the energy in nightclubs and festival stages worldwide. Listen to single dEVOLVE “Bubble Gum” feat T.O.K.: “a fast-paced romp of electronicRead More
RAGING FYAH – A NEW GENERATION OF ROOTS, ROCK & REGGAE ANNOUNCES U.S. SPRING TOUR WITH STICK FIGURE New Studio Album Everlasting Slated for May 2016 on Dub Rockers “…most promising acts…their revolutionary spirit evoking the late Peter Tosh or Steel Pulse circa the late 1970s” – Billboard “whole crowd was drawn to its feet in a visible wave, like fallen dominoes getting up again.” (in regards to their 2015 Rebel Salute performance) -VOGUE Raging Fyah, one of Jamaica’s most promising roots reggae bands of this generation, announces U.S. SpringRead More

Posted On March 20, 2016By altonIn music, Music Reviews, News, soca

TRON Transforms Soca Music Globally

World-renowned producer, performer and deejay Derek Pereira and his TRON imprint transform soca music globally with three new hit compilation albums – R.R. Rhythm, Heartbreak Riddim and Grinders Riddim (both now available for pre-order and will be released worldwide on March 25, 2016), exclusively from FOX FUSE. Born in San Juan, Trinidad and Tobago, Pereira cultivated his musical empire first as a deejay with his own sound system known as X-Caliber Sound, which was established in 1998. This was followed by his inevitable progression as a soca artist (scoring hisRead More
After a 2015 rich in guest appearances (Joey Badass, Allan Kingdom, Inner Circle, Major Lazer, Protoje & Maverick Sabre), Chronixx enters the new year with new music in the form of Roots & Chalice – a mixtape collaboration with renowned Brooklyn sound system Federation Sound – and an April U.S. tour (including Coachella 2016) in support of the project. This week, he drops the first visual from Roots & Chalice entitled “Perfect Tree” featuring Easah. The video sets the tone for mixtape’s theme as Chronixx professes his love for herbRead More
Thousands of copies of the winning titles to be distributed to Caribbean youth to promote love of reading Port of Spain, 11 March 2016 — CODE is proud to announce the finalists for its third annual Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, which recognizes outstanding writing for young adults by Caribbean authors. Six finalists were selected from among 60 submissions of published books and unpublished manuscripts. The 2016 shortlisted titles are (in alphabetical order): • The Demise of the Queen’s College Adventure Club by Imam Baksh, Guyana (manuscript) • De FirstRead More
February 1st, 2016, marked the late reggae and lover’s rock icon Dennis Brown’s 59th birthday. During his birthday month, reggae’s leading distributor and label VP Records paid respect to Brown by releasing a tribute cover every Friday for five weeks in a row. The final track was released this past Friday (March 4) from R&B powerhouse Marsha Ambrosius. Her glorious rendtion of Brown’s “Have You Ever,” premiered exclusively with Essence. Listen now. All songs are off of We Remember Dennis Brown (out May 6) – a 30-song tribute album ofRead More

Posted On March 12, 2016By altonIn music, News, Program Related, soca

Caribbean Music Festival 2016

Soca Music Festival launches new name and location. The Soca Music Festival has launched a new name and location. As a part of its rebranding and growth plans the brand has changed its name to the Caribbean Music Festival and joined forces with Liverpool carnival. After being solely devoted to the Caribbean’s Soca music genre since its launch two years ago, the festival has evolved into displaying the array of Caribbean music genres. Taking the show on the road Liverpool is 2016’s new location for the brand. This year LiverpoolRead More
On Friday, March 4th, 2016, Sadiki I will exclusively release his new video ‘My Story’ on top reggae website Reggaeville.com. The hip-hop reggae tune features the vocal genius of veteran reggae artist Junior ‘One Blood’ Reid and the video stars radio goddess Angela Yee, who can be heard every weekday morning on the nationally syndicated morning show The Breakfast Club. The single ‘My Story’ was released last month on Mystic Lion Entertainment, distributed by VPAL and is available for purchase on iTunes and other digital platforms. ‘My Story’ is theRead More
MOVE AND GROOVE TO THE ISLAND BEAT WITH THREE OF REGGAE’S HOTTEST ACTS WHEN GRAMMY-AWARD WINNER MORGAN HERITAGE, MAXI PRIEST AND JUNIOR MARVIN’S WAILERS COME TO THE BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS FORT LAUDERDALE – It’s three times the laughter and Jamaican jamming when Morgan Heritage, Maxi Priest and Junior Marvin’s Wailers perform in one unforgettable concert on April 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Celebrating culture and the power of family, Morgan Heritage was formed by the fiveRead More
Tifa was in top form over the weekend when she invaded the sunshine state delivering a scintillating performance to the packed house at the Dunns River Island Café in Tampa, Florida. The audience, an amalgamation of Caribbean and North American nationals saw the dancehaller unraveling her growing catalogue to much fanfare as patrons showed bountiful adulation and sang in unison to hits such as ‘Spell It Out’, ‘Crawny Gyal’ and the award winning ‘Jealous Ova’ among others. Despite being newly released her latest efforts ‘Bout This Love’ and ‘Big Bumper’Read More