All posts by Ann J

After a successful promo run in New York to promote his album “LoveSick” and his work with Team Jamaica Bickle, on Tuesday May 1st, Romain Virgo sat down with Sirius XM’s Pat McKay for an interview and performed a 45 minute set of songs from his album ‘LoveSick’ and classic favorites to the well attended crowd.Read More

Posted On May 5, 2018By Ann JIn Caribbean Cultural News

BIRTHDAYS

Sly Dunbar May 10 Earl Sixteen May 9 Jacob Miller May 4Read More

Posted On May 5, 2018By Ann JIn Caribbean Cultural News

SOCA GOLD OUT MAY 25TH

Carnival lovers unite once again, with “Soca Gold 2018.” The compilation, available for pre-order now and out everywhere May 25th, features a curated selection of the past year’s biggest soca tunes that are sure to start a party wherever it’s played. This announcement comes on the heels of Beach Road Trip Weekend (BRT Weekend) in Dominican Republic starting today, May 3-6th. VP Records is a 2018 sponsor and is proud to announce there will be Soca Gold themed parties and branded giveaways to celebrate and launch this year’s epic compilation.Read More
Tifa will be heating up the charts this summer with the release of her brand new single JA Party. The dancehall diva is wasting no time, giving her fans exactly what they need by adding yet another amazing new page to her narrative with this one. The track is set to be released May 11, 2018 but is available for pre order Friday May 4th via Zojak World Wide. It can easily be described as a feel good song with an upbeat tempo that taps into your musical senses; it isRead More
VP Records/Greensleeves Records is proud to announce that top Jamaican singer and producer Linval Thompson’s “Linval Presents Dub Landing” Volume 1 and 2, will be available Friday May 4, 2018 in both Vinyl and CD format. The “Dub Landing” series followed the huge success of its predecessor “Scientist Meets The Space Invaders” album, which marked Linval’s place in innovative reggae music. Now re-mastered by Kevin Metcalfe with full approval of Linval Thompson, “Dub Landing” (Volume 1), originally released in 1981 includes previously unreleased music from Junior Reid, Billy Boyo, Ranking areRead More
Romain Virgo Performance With Today At Apple In Williamsburg Romain Virgo’s reggae rhythms, lyrical power, and infectious hooks have been known to capture the hearts and souls of fans worldwide. His chart-topping album “Lovesick” showcases an exciting new direction for his style and flow. Join us as he performs a few tracks inspired by greats like Sam Cooke, Percy Sledge, and Beres Hammond.Read More
The new single and video “Come Back” by Christopher Martin is out today. The ballad, produced and written by Llamar “Riff Raff” Brown with Christopher Martin and Robert Livingston is the first single off his upcoming album on VP records, out this summer. “Come Back” is about a love torn apart and the quest to get that love back. The singer explores the cusp of many genre’s as the song is laced with pop, r&b and soft rock influences without sacrificing his traditional reggae/dancehall sound. Passionately powerful, the track isRead More

Posted On April 28, 2018By Ann JIn Caribbean Cultural News

BIRTHDAYS

Barrington Levy April 30 Jesse Royal April 29 General Levy April 28Read More
The visual for Freddie McGregor’s “Go Freddie Go’ has premiered today on entertainment site AXS. The video illustrates the legendary reggae icon being the captain of his ship, the same way the lyrics convey how he has navigated the waves of the music industry for many years. A clip of the video was first seen on the most recent episode of “On Stage.” Filmed at a couple’s resort in Negril Jamaica, the video shows shots of Freddie as the captain of his ship in the bright blue sea’s while variousRead More
Premiering today on Noisey, the video to the remix of ‘Big Bad Soca’ Remix by VP Records artist Bunji Garlin and dancehall vixen Shenseea embodies the energy and flavors of the current carnival season. Filmed in Trinidad during carnival in February, the colorful and exuberant visual further catapults the soca anthem, that shows no signs of slowing down. Directed by Tom Swindell, who also directed the original ‘Big Bad Soca’ video in 2017 in Trinidad and YouTube Studios New York respectively, used the same aesthetic of carnival footage with scenesRead More