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Various ArtistsReggae MandelaGenre: ReggaeLabel: VP RecordsRelease Date: 8 February 2019Catalog Number: VP2524EAN/UPC: 054645252461Open This Promo VP Records celebrates the life and legacy of the South African leader, Nelson Mandela, 100 years after his birth and 25 years after his election in April 1994 as President of South Africa. Released for Black History Month 2019, Reggae Mandela chronicles the awareness within the reggae community of Mandela’s struggles, as well as the collective celebration of his victory over apartheid, his freedom, and his ascension to the presidency. The collection begins in the late 70s with the MightyRead More
St.Vincent, WI: “Skinny Fabulous Celebrates ‘Famalay’ Finding It’s Place on The USA ITunes Top 100 Reggae Charts” On January 10 th 2019, ‘Famalay ’ became the #1 selling song from the Caribbean globally on the iTunes Reggae Top 100 chart. Today, ‘Famalay’ is holding on to the #5 spot which is indicative of the support for the Soca track. While breaking the news on January 10 th via his social media channels Skinny addressed the fact that the placement occurred on a Reggae chart by saying “ I know thisRead More
Barbados’2018 People’s and Party Monarch Michael “Mikey” Mercer has his eyes set on Trinidad and Tobago’s 2019 Carnival celebrations. After creating quite a stir during the 2018 Cropover festivities with his party anthem ‘ Feting Family ’ the single entered Trinidad and Tobago without any formal introductions. His recent visit to Trinidad and Tobago was to officially introduce himself and promote the widely received track. The Bajan sensation is no stranger to accolades. When asked to share them his modest responses usually leaves recipients stunned. His Party Monarch titles wereRead More
CREDITS & INFO.:Produced by Black Carpet MovementVocals by Kurt Allen, Heaven ‘Snakey’ Charles and Russell CadoganTrombone by Burt MarcellinTrumpet by Rolston MathuraTenor Sax by Jamie GhanyMastered by Mice During the 1950’s to the early 1980’s Mano and the Mano Marcellin Ochestra used to thrill audiences locally, regionally and interna􀆟onally. They won sevenBrassorama 􀆟􀆩les, recorded albums and played for hundreds of dance par􀆟es and fetes throughout the country. The Music was sweet…and it was about the Brass!In 1965, he introduced amplified music into the Carnival parade which meant instead of musiciansRead More
Grammy Winning Artist Presents Lovers Rock Live with Intimate Performances Grammy Winning Artist Presents Lovers Rock Live with Intimate Performances New York, NY– Grammy Award winning artist Estelle will hit the East Coast this February with intimate performances as she presents the ‘Estelle Experience’ beginning in New York on February 6th and continuing onto Philadelphia, Virginia, Atlanta and Nashville, with more cities to be announced later. The Estelle Experience will give fans a chance to hear the story behind “Lovers Rock” from Estelle herself. Inspired by her parents love story, the album “Lovers Rock”Read More
 IRIE FM & Thousands of Fans “Crown” Richie Spice-“Young King of Reggae” 2018  New York, NY– Reggae & Rastafari champion Richie Spice returns to VP Records with a brand-new single “Beautiful Life” featuring Toronto based singer/songwriter Kathryn Aria, available worldwide January 18th.   The new single combines two of Richie’s strongest themes of love and consciousness. “Beautiful Life” simultaneously presents itself as a lover’s tune while bridging together the universal concept of ‘One Love’ for life and consciousness. Produced by Steven Stanley, the song is sure to become a staple in RichieRead More
Lose yourself in the rhythm of infectious carnivals; give yourself a rush from thrilling regattas, let the spirits move you at any of the delectable cook-outs complete authentic Caribbean drinks;  or simply free yourself during  a weekend road trip to party, holiday, and revel in other’s company for an entire weekend in beautiful resort location. Whatever your penchant, whatever your preference, the Caribbean has an event in 2019 to satisfy your wish. The CTO has compiled our most extensive list of events in member countries, making easy for you toRead More
CREDITS & INFO.:PICK YOUR POSITON (Roadmix Version) – DJSLINSHOT X Motto X Skinny FabulousWritten by Lashley ‘ Motto ‘ Winter & Gamal ‘Skinny Fabulous’ Doyle Mixed and mastered by Scratch MasterProduced by Teamfoxx – Lashley ‘Motto’ WinterRe mixed by @djslinshot (Germany)ASAP – LyrikalWritten by Lashley ‘ Motto ‘ Winter & Devon ” Lyrikal ” Martin Mixed and mastered by Scratch MasterComposed/Recorded by Wildfire at Rebel Muzik Studio, Queens NYProduced by Teamfoxx – Lashley ‘ Motto ‘ WinterFLING IT – Nessa Preppy Written by Nessa Preppy/Soca BantonMixed and mastered by Scratch MasterProduced by Lashley ‘Read More
Toronto, Ontario (Sonique Solutions) – In an era where the Calypso genre is losing some of its biggest musical icons, a team of musical professionals & enthusiasts hailing from Dominica, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, Trinidad, Barbados and North-America is paying homage to the legendary singer, The Mighty Sparrow with an updated 2019 version of the Calypsonian’s 1969 hit ‘Sa Sa Yea’ just in time for the 2019 Carnival season. The aptly titled ‘iDRUM Sa Sa Yea (2019 Version)’ was conceptualised by Dominican-born, Toronto-based international artist Davidson Elie, known by theRead More
For immediate release Kingston Jamaica January 2, 2019 Talented Jamaican born, US based Film Producer, Actress and Model, Jacinth Headlam – known for her lead role in the Caribbean favorite and multi award winning film ‘Diary of A Badman’ – has now added Published Author to her list of accolades with the upcoming international release of her first novel ‘Love After’. In ‘Love After’ Jacinth shares her most intimate and personal stories to help every reader overcome their pain, hurt, trauma, betrayals and insecurities. She gives an honest account of everythingRead More
From: Susan Smith [mailto:s.smith6114@gmail.com] Sent: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 9:33 AM To: undisclosed-recipients: Subject: Shatta Wale, YGF Records Promise Big Moves for 2019 Please consider this press release for publication. Thank you Shatta Wale, YGF Records Promise Big Moves for 2019 YGF Records has started off the new year quite impressively with the release of a sizzling new number titledIsland, by Ghanaian dancehall artiste Shatta Wale. Released to the artiste’s YouTube page on January 1st, it will be available on all platforms on January 11 for purchase. The high energy dance track has beenRead More
  Dancehall artiste Starface has released a counteraction for Munga’s hit song, ‘Nah Mad Over No Gal’. The single, released on the Konsequence Muzik label, will be officially released via iTunes soon. “The response has been incredible so far, mi phone no stop blow up, from people inna the industry, to people outside the industry, the bloggers, the selectors….everybody say it sell off,” Starface said. in the saucy song, she weighs in on the recent Spice-Nuffy debate with the disclaimer, “the streets say” before dropping a juicy tidbit about NuffyRead More
WORLD’S LARGEST INDEPENDENT REGGAE LABEL VP RECORDS CELEBRATES 40TH ANNIVERSARY Keepers of the genre to mark occasion with year-long celebration  NEW YORK, NY – 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, in Jamaica, across the U.S., Toronto, Canada and London, England. “VP is integral to the history of reggae and dancehall music. We take this responsibility seriously and weRead More
Reggae Star Cali P has teamed with long time producer and collaborator, Teka for their newest project entitled Vizion I.  The project, which is being hailed as a success, combines the genres Reggae and Trap, putting the duo on the forefront for new fans. Vizion I is 4 tracks of the 12 tracks recorded with this new sound.  The additional 8 tracks will be released over time, making the project a unique 3-volume offering for fans to enjoy. Recorded in Berlin, Germany, and produced by LowLow Records, Vizion I (pronouncedRead More
  “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

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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
PROTOJE RECEIVES GRAMMY NOD FOR A MATTER OF TIME   He has been called many things before. Singer, songwriter. Pioneer. A driving force behind important creative shifts in Jamaica. Perpetual student of music. Philosopher, mentor, brother. Miss B son. If there were a thousand ways to describe recording artist Protoje, now there are a thousand and one. Call him GRAMMY-nominated. The Recording Academyrecently released its nominees for the 61st GRAMMY Awards with a pool of five for the “Best Reggae Album” category. Among them is A Matter Of Time, Protoje’s 4th studio album. The response has been a newRead More