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  “Music knows no boundaries, Music is an international force, an international language. From Sicily to Kingston, Jamaica, this is Alborosie. Real, authentic reggae music.” -David Rodigan  New York, NY – Upholding the unique sound of authentic Jamaican Dub, with the sonic precision of his heavy hitting productions, Alborosie’s “Alborosie Meets The Roots Radics “Dub For The Radicals”, will be released Friday January 18. The project was engineered, produced and mixed by Alborosie using vintage analog gear, dub sirens, reel to reel tape, and live instrumentation from Alborosie and reggae iconsRead More
The Annual Compilation Series Celebrated During VP Records 40th Anniversary with Special Events Globally   New York, NY – Off the heels of VP Records 40th Anniversary announcement, the label is proud to present Strictly the Best compilations 58 & 59. The two compilations will be released on Friday January 25th. On that day, an event will be held at Usain Bolt Tracks and Records in London with dancehall artist Lisa Mercedes who is featured on Strictly the Best 59 this year. On January 30th, a special live concert at Usain Bolt Tracks and Records, Montego BayRead More
  Photo by Londie Murray The renowned reggae and dancehall artist Agent Sasco (Assassin) has kicked off 2019 with a brand new collaboration. Popcaan hops onto the remix for Sasco’s standout track “Banks Of The Hope,” off Sasco’s 2018 studio album Hope River. The remix is out this week on all major platforms. Popcaan delivers two introspective verses addressing haters and naysayers. He goes on to discuss the origin of his partnership with Sasco, which 15,000 fans witnessed at a concert in London, England. Sasco adds a new verse to anchor the DizTroy-produced track. Over the past four years Sasco and Popcaan have appeared together on the DreRead More

Posted On January 14, 2019By ZaireIn Caribbean Cultural News

VP Records News Roundup

IN CASE YOU MISSED… A SUMMARY OF THE LATEST MUSIC NEWS AT VP RECORDS For press inquiries on any of these stories, please email: jennifer.valentin@vprecords.com For daily press updates, please follow: https://twitter.com/VPRecordsPress WORLD’S LARGEST INDEPENDENT REGGAE LABEL VP RECORDS CELEBRATES 40TH ANNIVERSARY- KEEPERS OF THE GENRE TO MARK OCCASION WITH YEAR-LONG CELEBRATION VP Records, the world’s largest reggae music company, announces a year-long calendar of activities in celebration of its 40 years in the United States. The year will feature a variety of music and cultural events, products, historical exhibits and experiences,Read More
DAMIAN “JR. GONG” MARLEY SETS NEW RECORD IN CRUISE BUSINESS 2019’s Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise Sell Outs One Year Before Sail Date Without Announcing Lineup   WTJRC Founder Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley Performing on First Night of 2018’s WTJRC (Photo by Evan Wollenberg) One the most successful music charters, Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise (WTJRC), sells out in new record time for 2019. Now going on its sixth year, the five-night cruise helmed and curated by GRAMMY-winning musician Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley is fully booked for next year’s voyage almost one year before theRead More
  Lord Nelson X Fatha: BAM BAM (La La Jam Back Refix) Having said farewell to a succession of musical pioneers within recent months, it would seem we were just about witnessing the ending of an era. However, quite contrarily, The giant himself Robert’Lord Nelson’ evidences otherwise. With more sprite than ever the Disco Daddy, endowed with youthful flavour, has once again revealed his undying zeal in championing culture and distributing rich Soca music. Akio Ross ‘The Fatha’ was inspired by the legend himself. Nelson’s 1976 hit, “La La JamRead More
New York , New York (December 19, 2018)   To say 2018 was fruitful for Etana would be an understatement. The singer released her fifth album, Reggae Forever, toured relentlessly and capped the year with a Grammy Award nomination for Best Reggae Album. According to Etana, “It’s been a year filled with hard work, determination  and triumph.” Reggae Forever was released in March by Tad’s International Record. It went number one on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart and coincided with her extensive tour of the United States with J Boog and Jesse Royal.Read More
Gargamel Music & Boom Energy   in Collaboration with  Solid Agency and Rockers Island Entertainment Presents Long Walk To Freedom   New York, New York (December 19, 2018) Upon his return home, Grammy Award winner Buju Banton albums began to soar in sales and generate high streaming numbers. Within 24 hours of his return home Buju had 10 albums on the top 30 U.S, reggae itunes charts, held the #1 spot on the Reggae album itunes chart in U.S, U.K and various European countries as well as reached over half a million instagramRead More
New York, NY– Today, Singer/Songwriter Kumar has released his single “It’s Alright” on VP Records. Also out today is a lyric video for the pop reggae track. Produced by Robert Livingston and Llamar “Riff Raff” Brown and written by Kumar, the pop infused reggae track is a perfect introduction to the artist whose full length album will be released on the label next year. The lyric video, produced by Dezignr Studios (Damian Marley, Popcaan) flawlessly captures the upbeat energy of the song. Taking the viewer on a journey through the sky, beginningRead More
ALBOROSIE’S DUB MECHANIC SERIES CONTINUES WITH TWO NEW LIVE DUBS THIS WEEK Alborosie Gives Christmas Gifts of Music. New Live Dubs of “Table Has Turned” and “One Chord” “Since moving to Jamaica in 2001, Sicilian-born Alborosie has become one of the island’s premier dub masters, reviving the art of dub on the island in the process.” – David Katz  New York, NY– Right in time for the Holidays, Alborosie presents the dub version of ‘Table Has Turned’, premiering today at 12pm EST. This is the latest live dub featured onRead More