Monthly Archives: "November 2017"

SOUTH CAROLINA MAVERICK REGGAE BAND, THE DUBPLATES, REACH NUMBER 1 ON THE BILLBOARD REGGAE CHART THIS WEEK ˈdəbplāt/ noun plural noun: dubplates an acetate recording disk, typically one featuring a dub version of a reggae song that is not yet on general release. The hottest tunes could be heard on dubplates prior to their official release. Charleston, South Carolina- The Charleston, South Carolina genre benders, The Dubplates have achieved the monumental feat of reaching number one this week on the Billboard Reggae Chart. The Southeastern mavericks, rose to chart-topping heightsRead More
New York, NY – Undoubtedly one of contemporary reggae’s most powerful forces on the global stage, Morgan Heritage latest “Avrakedabra” album received a well deserved Grammy nomination. On Tuesday, November 18th, the recording academy announced the nominees for the 60th GRAMMY Awards, and with that the nominations Best Reggae Album, CHRONOLOGY – CHRONIXX, LOST IN PARADISE – COMMON KINGS, WASH HOUSE TING – J BOOG, STONY HILL – DAMIAN “JR GONG” MARLEY and AVRAKADEBRA – MORGAN HERITAGE With their Rolling Stones-reminiscent endurance, longevity and outstanding showmanship, Morgan Heritage are a force to be reckoned with, not only inRead More
New York, NY– The visual for the rhythmic, dancehall infused track ‘High Heels’ by VP Records artist Fay Ann Lyons is out today. ‘High Heels’ is the third video release from her Billboard chart topping album “Break the World”. The album debuted at number 3, a first for an individual artist album in Soca. Following the success of video’s “Girls” and “Block the Road” featuring Ghanaian mega star Stonebwoy, ‘High Heels’ shows a sexier and more provocative side of Fay Ann Lyons, portraying the confidence a woman feels when she wearsRead More
JAY-Z LEADS GRAMMY® NOMINATIONS WITH EIGHT; KENDRICK LAMAR FOLLOWS WITH SEVEN, AND BRUNO MARS WITH SIX   SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (NOV. 28, 2017)—The Recording Academy™ welcomes this year’s class of GRAMMY® nominees. Already a 21-time GRAMMY winner, JAY-Z leads with eight nominations, followed by Kendrick Lamar (7), Bruno Mars (6), Childish Gambino (5), Khalid (5), No I.D. (5), and SZA (5). Selected from more than 22,000 submissions across 84 categories, the nominations showcase some of the most gifted music makers of the past awards year (Oct. 1, 2016–Sept. 30, 2017). As theRead More
Shines As Only Reggae Artist to Make ROLLING STONE’S 2017 Best Albums List Amidst the last leg of his 2017 Chronology World Tour, Chronixx earns two major accolades for his debut album Chronology this week. The Jamaican singer receives his first GRAMMY nod for Best Reggae Album. The 60th GRAMMY Awards® will air (via CBS) on January 28, 2018 live from New York City’s Madison Square Garden and will be hosted by James Corden. Other nominees in the category include Common Kings, J Boog, Damian Marley and Morgan Heritage. Visit for full list. Chronixx also makes history this week asRead More
Sound Fraternity veteran Tasha Rozez, founder of the landmark event Girls and Reggae, alongside performing artist Empress Divine, invite fans and members of the Sound Fraternity to their Saturday December 2nd event at the iconic Harlem Underground (745 Queen St. W) in Toronto which celebrates both ladies birthdays.  Part of the nights proceeds goes to an organization that assists to eliminate violence against women. Attracting the who’s who in entertainment, the second annual event honors the birthdays of Tasha Rozez and Empress Divine and boasts of an all star musicalRead More
New York, NY (November 27, 2017).  Jahmiel remains on a steady climb in his career. Since the success of his 2015 breakthrough single “Gain the World’, Jahmiel released several follow up hit singles. As a result Jahmiel is now viewed as one of the younger acts with a solid catalogue and being sought after for major events and festivals worldwide. Last week Summer Jam announced their first artist line up for 2018 and with great gratitude Jahmiel was one of the top billed artist along with Tarrus Riley, SOJA, Ziggy Marley, CharleyRead More
The Soca Parang season brings with it a feeling of true happiness in Trinidad and Tobago. Tony Prescott, a man some would call a young veteran on the Caribbean’s music circuit, is once again delivering, adding to the season’s nostalgia in a way that only few have been able to contribute effectively. His new Soca parang track, “Coming Home” is one of a few tracks on the Christmas Vibe Volume 3 riddim and while in T&T there seems to be an unspoken overriding of the Christmas season when it comesRead More
Reggae superstar Gyptian gave the students of the Concordia Caribbean Student Union a stellar performance in Montreal last weekend, and opened the podium for his Manager Natasha Thomas to address students on the topic of Unity and the important role she plays in his career and within the industry at large. Acknowledging that his career is as much about music as it is about effective management, Gyptian opened the podium to his Manager who addressed the Concordia congregation with words from Gyptian and insights from her personal experiences as aRead More
The Island Essence Riddim aims to take you on a journey of Euphoria and endless emotions. The Rhythms and different elements infused in the track, touches the shores of many Caribbean islands. It expresses the fullness of Soca and the beauty of melody all intertwined in a Rich Vibrant Sound. The Island Essence Riddim was produced from a combined effort between Richarde (Alive Productions) & 4TuneProductions to create this Soca Banger! Created with authentic rhythmic guitar strums and Bass lines from virtuoso guitarist Mr. Jeremy McIntosh the riddim was brought to Life with theRead More