Monthly Archives: "April 2016"

Trinidadian Gospel sensation Ryan “Nathanael” Hamilton builds hope for relationships with his new Gospel gem “For Better Or Worse,” now available worldwide from all major digital retailers. The uplifting track was penned by Nathanael and produced by his own studio Fisherman Productions, in collaboration with Trinidadian hit house Precision Productions. The two production teams previously joined forces on other Nathanael hits such as “Dance Like My Daddy,” and have certainly created another crowd favorite with this soothing song. Brimming with R&B flavors, “For Better or Worse” is a melodic proposalRead More
Soca hit house GBM Productions drops a new smash for the road from Trinidadian soca sensation Shal Marshall with “Party: Official GBM Roadmix,” now available worldwide from all major digital retailers, from FOX FUSE. Marshall, famed radio personality (of 96.1 WEFM in Trinidad and Tobago) and soca stunner, scored another blockbuster hit with the GBM-produced “Party,” which mashed up playlists and fetes throughout the 2016 Trinidad Carnival season. The quintessential groovy, soca track is now remixed for the road and injected with energetic dance beats, which are crafted for theRead More
After being named one of FADER Magazine’s top 25 artistes in the world to watch and listed among the top 10 greatest female deejays by LargeUp.com, dancehall diva Tifa was in top form on her recent sojourn to the U.S East Coast. Fresh from a pair of performances at the Garage in Bronx and Compound Entertainment Complex in Queens, New York the Queens leg of the stint headlined by her alongside Grammy Award winners Morgan Heritage saw the ‘Big Bumper’ singer pulling out all the stops as she delivered anotherRead More
In honor of Record Store Day, VP Records will host two epic showcases held simultaneously on Sat. April 16, 2016 at VP Records’ retail stores in NYC and South Florida. The events will feature some of the biggest sound systems in Jamaican music and give fans and collectors a real taste of the island’s culture. The group of DJs, engineers and MCs will go round for round, battling it out for the ultimate showdown. These indoor and outdoor bashments will go from 12-7pm ET and will be live streamed onRead More
2016 marks the 50th anniversary for Jamaica’s celebrated musical genre Rocksteady. To commemorate the era, VP Records vintage imprint 17 North Parade are releasing a special vinyl singles box set collection with 14 classic Rocksteady gems as a Record Store Day 2016 exclusive. Rocksteady, which used elements of rhythm and blues (R&B), jazz, ska as well as African and Latin American drumming, was a successor of ska and precursor to reggae. One of the most easily recognizable elements of Rocksteady (as in ska) are offbeat rhythms, staccato chords played byRead More
British Dependency has been accumulating miles and gaining traction since they released their debut album Finding Wisdom in 2013. From the Caribbean to Canada and the United States, they have made the British Isle of Anguilla proud with their reggae tinged lyrics and spellbinding stage presence. But though they have traveled extensively, from early on the band set their sights on performing in Africa and on March 1, 2016, that dream became a reality when they traveled over 3000 miles to perform at the annual MASA Music Festival in Abidjan,Read More
Jane Macgizmo graciously accepted the invite to perform live during Tuesday’s (March 29th) rendition of TVJ Network’s favorite morning show, “Smile Jamaica”. A pleasant surprise to the Jamaican artiste after finishing a number of live performances throughout March on her mini promo tour around Kingston. The songstress, actress, and visual artiste made appearances at Redbones Blues Cafe, Nanook, and opened the show along with her dancers for Vaughn Benjamin ‘Akae Beka’ of Midnite during the staging of Midnite in Kingston. The tour aligned perfectly just after Jane debuted her MusicRead More