Yearly Archives: "2017"

To celebrate the 56th and 57th editions of the annual Strictly the Best compilation albums, VP Records and To Di World Present Strictly the Best: LA’s Annual End of Year Dancehall Ball this Saturday December 30th at Los Globos in Silver Lake, Los Angeles. The event will feature live DJ sets from Shacia Påyne, Crooks, Nikki Kush, Ghetto, DJ Courtesy and The Party Minister. Strictly the Best sets the standard in today’s hottest Reggae and Dancehall music. Volume 56 features current and emerging lover’s rock and roots reggae jams suchRead More
With the upcoming carnival season the hits are rolling out. This week the Queen of Soca and wife to Bunji Garlin has released two new songs ‘Geh Meh Mad’ and ‘Another Level’. Listen for carnival vibes!Read More
Sokah music was created in Piparo, South Trinidad by the late Garfield “Ras Shorty I” Blackman in the late 1970s, but since then, the genre has evolved, matured and has largely been promoted, celebrated and marketed up North in the capital city of Port-of-Spain. Over 30 years have passed since this hybrid music form originated, but in 2018, Jay Upscale and 66 Entertainment are collaborating to bring soca back to the Southland with a grand event on Carnival Wednesday, February 7 entitled “Big Bad Soca”. The event will be heldRead More
Kenna T unleashes “Animal” for Carnival 2018 POS, Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – As Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival 2018 approaches with the intensity of a high speed jet, a delightful collection of new Soca songs has descended upon the airwaves and online spaces. Adding to this mix is multi-talented artiste Kenna T who has released one of the first Power Soca tracks of the season entitled ‘Animal’. The energy-filled track was written by Kenna T (real name Corey Mc Kenna) and produced by Dante Pantin. According to Kenna T, ‘Animal’ wasRead More
Meet 15 First-Time GRAMMY Nominees For these artists, the holidays came a little early — they earned their first-ever GRAMMY nominations. From “Issues” singer/songwriter Julia Michaels to R&B powerhouse SZA, rockers the War On Drugs and comeback maven Kesha, learn the inside stories of these 15 remarkable first-timers for the 60th GRAMMYs. Elton John GRAMMY Special: Tickets On Sale Now In New York in late January? Join the Recording Academy in celebrating the amazing career and catalog of Sir Elton John at The Theater At Madison Square Garden. Miley Cyrus,Read More
TOP 10 REGGAE REISSUES OF 2017 #10 Total Reggae Special Request     Various Artists A 2CD set rounding up 40 essential sound bwoy anthems including much in demand boom shots from Johnny Osbourne, Cocoa Tea, Sugar Minott and many more.   Whether you clash in your bedroom or clash in the arena Total Reggae: Special Request is all the DJ ammo you will need to dust any opposition.   Available in your record store & online Stream or download:       #9 Total Reggae Greensleeves    Read More
“GRAMMY® RED CARPET LIVE,” A LIVE ENTERTAINMENT SPECIAL HOSTED BY “ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT”‘S KEVIN FRAZIER, KELTIE KNIGHT, AND NANCY O’DELL, TO BE BROADCAST JAN. 28 SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (DEC. 19, 2017)—CBS will air “GRAMMY® Red Carpet Live,” a live entertainment special hosted by Kevin Frazier, Keltie Knight, and Nancy O’Dell of “Entertainment Tonight,” prior to the GRAMMY Awards® broadcast on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, (6:30–7:30 p.m., live ET / 3:30–4:30 p.m., live PT, check local listings for Mountain Time) on the CBS Television Network. The GRAMMY Awards action kicks off earlyRead More
VP Records and Ghetto Youths International are proud to announce the upcoming release of the Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley vinyl LP of Stony Hill available January 19, 2018 at Anticipation for the vinyl set is high, following the albums #1 debut on the Billboard Reggae Chart in July, as well as the albums recent GRAMMY® nomination of the CD and digital configurations. Manufactured and distributed by VP Records, the deluxe two-disc, colored vinyl set includes a glossy 48-page color booklet featuring exclusive photograph of Stony Hill landscapes and candid’s ofRead More
Like a breath of fresh air ahead of Christmas and the New Year, Caribbean entertainment news website,, the most credible Caribbean entertainment news website in the hemisphere, has delivered a fresh, new look and vibe. “We felt the need to spruce things up a bit going into 2018,” said co-founder and main writer, Aba Luke, adding that she’s truly excited about the improvements made by web designer and partner, Trevyn Roberts of He’s the man behind much of Soca artistes Bunji Garlin and Fay Ann Lyons’ Ground EmpireRead More
LATEST INSTALLMENT OF THE BEST-SELLING SERIES FEATURES 21 HITS FROM THE WORLD’S BIGGEST SUPERSTARS AND EMERGING ARTISTS 2018 GRAMMY® NOMINEES ALBUM HITS STORES AND DIGITAL RETAILERS JAN. 12 ALBUM PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW AT 2018GRAMMYALBUM.COM; FANS CAN WIN A TRIP TO MUSIC’S BIGGEST NIGHT® SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (DEC. 18, 2017) — The Recording Academy™‘s GRAMMY Recordings® and RCA Records have revealed the track listing for the 2018 GRAMMY® Nominees album. Set for release on Jan. 12, 2018, in stores and via digital retailers, the latest installment of the best-selling series—now inRead More