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New York, NY– VP Records would like to congratulate Jamaican born reggae powerhouse, Dalton Harris on winning the 2018 The X Factor UK Competition this past Sunday. Dalton’s musical journey began at the age of 16 after he won the Jamaican talent competition “Digicel Rising Stars” in 2010. In 2013 one of his first released singles “You Will Know” was featured on VP’s annual compilation album “Strictly The Best: Vol.48”. A year later, in 2014 Dalton released his single “Pauper” with VPAL, which has amassed over 100,000 views on YouTube since theRead More

Posted On December 10, 2018 By In 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 AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION AND PERFORMANCE BY ESTELLE AT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM, DECEMBER 3RD- THE DROP: ESTELLE PRESENTED BY AMERICAN EXPRESS To celebrate the release of her latest album Lovers Rock, the GRAMMY Museum will welcome multi platinum GRAMMY Award-winning UK singer, songwriter, actress, and humanitarian Estelle to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation and performance moderated by GRAMMYRead More
Reggae singer Ruach Ru has been blazing the local and international scene with two of her hottest tracks, Mr. Player Man and Watering I. Recently she staged the event Pon Di Endz, at Mello Sports Bar, held on October 31  with the intention of promoting her new music but also provide a platform for artistes to showcase their music. Needless to say, the event was a success with a great turnout. The singer performed a terrific set and the evening saw other performers gracing the stage as well – namely Mr. Lexx, SabrinaRead More
Roshaun ‘Bay-C’ Clarke can officially call his first Holy Temple Album tour a resounding success. The artist who just a few weeks ago released his first full length 10 track visual album, called Holy Temple, has just completed a 3 week promotional tour in Italy to introduce the project to his international fans. Bay-C has performed in Italian cities Lequile, Rome and, Foggia and even got the opportunity to perform in Malta for the first time over the weekend.  “I’m very pleased at how receptive the Italian Fans have been toRead More
Jah9 New Single “Heaven” (Ready Fi Di Feeling) Out November 30th Tonight Marks Last Night of Her First UK Tour New York, NY– Jah9’s new single “Heaven” (Ready fi Di Feeling) is out this Friday, November 30th on VP Records. During the last stop of her first ever UK tour, the reggae songstress will be performing in Brighton tonight. The 6-date tour also included stops in Bedford, London, Manchester, Leeds and Norwich. This followed an extensive US tour which included a unique combination of her music performance along with herRead More
New York, New York (November 27, 2018). In a recent release by Jamaican recording artist, Jahmiel tackles worldwide social issues in a creative and profound manner. The newly released single titled “We Feel The Pain” lashes out at the constant injustice lower economic class of people face worldwide. The ‘Greatman’ continues to prove his growth as an artist turning his new work into a musical masterpiece highlighting the oppression of the less fortunate whether living in the ghetto, being of a minority or being of a lower socioeconomic class. Showing hisRead More
 You give me di Jamish Feelin! and so it goes TeamfoxxMusic launches off its first riddim for the 2019 Carnival season called the #JamishRiddim. A hot and peppery riddim seasoned up with your favorite artist across the islands,call it a callaloo. Skinny Fabulous, Lavaman, Motto and for the first time ever, 2 of our Soca Queens featured on the same beat, Destra & Alison Hinds.  Its certain to raise your bacchanal fever. Jamish Riddim brings us way back, to the good ole groovy days, resonating some classic Zouk tones andRead More
From: LinkyFirst Music [mailto:julian@julianspromos.ccsend.com] On Behalf Of LinkyFirst Music Sent: Friday, November 23, 2018 8:08 AM To: info@tropicalfete.com Subject: NEW Mr Rock and Come in #LinkyFirst – Jam Down (Jam Down Riddim)| AVAILABLE NOW!! Mr Rock and Come in #LinkyFirst – Jam Down (Jam Down Riddim) {Millbeatz Ent} There is no other way to premiere the Jam Down Riddim than with such a talented artist like Mr Rock and Come in #LinkyFirst . Produced by Millbeatz Entertainment, this would be the first riddim released by the Millbeatz family for the Carnival 2k19 season ahead. Download thisRead More
Through A Diverse Presentation Of Music, Choreography And Expression Youth Are Challenged To Nurture Virtues LDC’s budding dance luminaries beam on the Queen’s Hall stage in the closing formation ofHeather Henderson-Gordon’s choreography, Stars, in the 2016 dance season, Stars. Photo courtesy MSA Studios. November 22, 2018 – Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago… Heather Henderson-Gordon’s children’s dance school, La Danse Caraibe (LDC), will open the curtain to a pastiche of morally compelling dance compositions in its production, PatchWork. Dance enthusiasts and fans will be treated to a diverse medley of ballet, modern contemporary, tap, folk, limboRead More
Roots Reggae Artist Spiritual Returns to Western U.S. Artist Embarks on the AWAKENING Tour Los Angeles, CA- Reggae artist from Jamaica, Spiritual will perform a series of dates throughout California and Southern Oregon this month. Spiritual returns to the Western U.S. after his most recent appearance at the 2018 Sierra Nevada World Music Festival. Performing with the Oufah Band, Spiritual shares a co-bill on several dates with the band Akae Beka that includes lead singer Vaughn Benjamin formerly of Virgin Islands’ roots reggae band Midnite. Spiritual will present conscious reggae music from his VP Records’ 2017Read More
  International Reggae singer Julian Marley is gearing up for the highly anticipated release of his fourth studio album, As I Am. Slated for an official 2019 release, fans are already getting a taste of what’s to come, since pre-orders went live on November 16th. All pre-orders come with an immediate download for the track, Straighter Roads. This is the first instant gratification track that will be made available through pre-orders prior to the release of the album. Produced by Ghetto Youths International and Zojak World Wide, the singer enlisted the creativeRead More
For immediate release: November 19, 2018 Bobby Konders Presents: Massive B Legacy – Volume 1drops today on Massive B Records Massive B Legacy Volume 1 is the first release in a series of compilations of greatest hits from the legendary Brooklyn sound system and record label. HOT 97 icon Bobby Konders started the Massive B movement in 1992 and this release marks the beginning of a celebration of Massive B’s rich musical legacy over the last 25+ years. Volume 1 showcases some past gems from the Massive B treasure chest, including severalRead More
The Drop: Estelle Presented by American Express     Los Angeles, CA– To celebrate the release of her latest album Lovers Rock, the GRAMMY Museum will welcome multi platinum GRAMMY Award-winning UK singer, songwriter, actress, and humanitarian Estelle to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation and performance moderated by GRAMMY Museum Artistic Director Scott Goldman, Monday December 3rd at 7:30pm. (tickets at link below) Lovers Rock is Estelle’s most personal album to date, as it is not only a retelling of her parents’ love story, but also herRead More
NEW YORK, USA: Cali Gray is assembling a Hot Gyal Army. The New York-based soca/dancehall act issued the rally call for recruits across the United States, the United Kingdom and the Caribbean to join her all female self-empowered movement with the release of her new single “Hot Gyal Army”. Cali, real name Calika Grayson, challenges women everywhere to harness their intellectual and sexual energy on the Shawn “Spine” Stewart-produced track. She says every woman should be emboldened to express that power openly. “Too often we are told as women we shouldRead More
‘Rise & Reggae Tour’ with Dubtonic Kru and Aaron Nigel Smith coming to California, Oregon and Washington Jamaican Reggae legends, Dubtonic Kru are on tour on the West Coast this November in support of their new single entitled “Reggae Like Never Before”. The ‘Rise & Reggae (Like Never Before) Tour’ is being held on nine dates, with the inclusion of a highlight event called Plug N’ Play, an event known for showcasing developing artists alongside more experienced ones. The event was originated in Jamaica. The Rise & Reggae tour datesRead More
  GRAMMY Award-Nominated Julian Marley to Release First Album in 10 Years It has been close to a decade since GRAMMY award-nominated Julian Marley delivered his critically acclaimed “AWAKE” album, and while fans and music lovers have been clamoring for another musical offering, the reggae star as announced the January 25th release date of his fourth full length-album “As I Am”. Trodding on the footsteps of his iconic father Bob Marley’s message to voice the grievances of the downtrodden through the vibrations of music, Julian is inspired by life and spirituality, and while remaining true toRead More

Posted On November 21, 2018 By In Caribbean Cultural News

Kim Nain

KIM NAIN Known for her melodious lyrics and formidable flow, Jamaican born and raised singer and songwriter Kim Nain is making the way to the top. Being introduced to the flashing lights from a tender age, Kim Nain revels in the spotlight and is a natural on the center stage. She effortlessly can move from different genres of music and her voice does justice to whichever variety is selected. Celebrated for her fresh, organic and pulsating style, her lyrics are injected with her coy, playful persona, which leaves the listenerRead More
Tropicalfete, Inc.  Award  of Excellence this  year will be presented to Haitian American Painter Watson Mere that did the iconic painting “My Brothers Keeper” of Martin Luther King Jr. and Donald Trump that took the internet by storm. His Art work has been featured on MSNBC, PRI Media, and Washington Post to name a few. The award will be presented to Mr. Watson on December 16th at Brooklyn Music School Playhouse Theater during Tropicalfete Final production for the year the Finale. Our event is a show where the audience become partRead More
DAMIAN “JR. GONG” MARLEY’S WELCOME TO JAMROCK REGGAE CRUISE MARKS ITS 5TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY THIS DECEMBER The 2018 Sold-Out Voyage Celebrates with a Special Marley Brothers Performance and Its Biggest and Baddest Lineup Thus Far 2019 WTJRC Cabins Available for Sale Now Hailed as one of the most authentic, intimate and international reggae experiences, Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise will celebrate its fifth year on the high seas from December 1-6, 2018. The sold-out 5-day voyage aboard Royal Caribbean departs Ft. Lauderdale, FL with stops in Ocho Rios and Falmouth, Jamaica. This monumental yearRead More
Reggae crooner, Tarrus Riley, also known as “Singy Singy” is back with his new single “Guess Who” featuring Mykal Rose of the Reggae group Black Uhuru. They originally released their hit “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” in 1979 titled after the famous 1967 movie with Sidney Pottier. The re-imagined version by Tarrus Riley brings a fresh modern twist to the classic song, “Roots with a little pepper,” Tarrus says about the single. The video has premiered today on Tarrus Riley’s YouTube channel.The single will be available for streaming and download onRead More
Olatunji – Thank Mama Produced by: AdvoKit Productions in collaboration with Julian’s Promos Written by: Olatunji Yearwood, Bjorn Graham and Kit Israel Additional Background by: Olatunji Yearwood and Kit Israel Live Guitar by: Kit Israel Live Bass by: Gideon Bishop and Ira Storr Mixed and Mastered by: AdvoKit Productions Publishers: COTT / BMI / ASCAP / FOX FUSE LLC Artwork by: Tippa Tone @tippa_tone “Special thanks to Kasey Phillips of Precision Productions, Gregg White and the Ubersoca Cruise. 🏼” “Legend has it that when twin souls draw near each other aRead More
New York, NY– The new music video for “Contradiction” featuring Chronixx, by international reggae star Alborosie will exclusively premiere on Alborosie’s YouTube Channel this Friday at 12pm EST https://youtu.be/kuFI_jOSyGw. An energetic roots reggae track used to highlight issues that are apparent in society today, “‘Contradiction’ was ultimately a song born from the time we are living in and speaks to the current everyday life, social and political climate.” says Alborosie on the single. The video ends with a snippet of another popular track off the album “Lie.” Directed by Dameon Gayle,Read More
  Jah Bami (L) and Mighty Casey (R) Photo by: Raised Fist Propaganda For Immediate Release: October 26, 2018 Mighty Casey stands victorious with new video for “True Champion (ft. Jah Bami)” Reggaeville premieres first video from Casey’s Return of the Rudebwoy EP (available now – DubShot Records) The video for Mighty Casey’s raucous anthem was filmed on location at 2018’s Notting Hill Carnival, and directed by Brooklyn (by way of Trinidad) recording artist, Metric Man. “I really wanted to capture the essence and energy of Carnival. I wanted to use London as aRead More
  Call it serendipity or maybe a true blessing, but when the universe delivers a moment of inspiration just as you need it, all you can be is thankful. Earlier this year the team was fortuitous enough to experience such an instant. It came from hundreds of radiant faces dancing delightedly to Precision’s music in Japan. Two things immediately occurred. Firstly, a deep swell of gratitude encompassed everyone in studio, and secondly, the team was inspired to pass that feeling along to the world in music and songs. That flashRead More
MUNYA SHARES “HOTEL DELMANO” MUSIC VIDEO WATCH NOW VIA HIGHSNOBIETY (Credit: Samuel Pearson) “Sleek and atmospheric synth-pop that feels nostalgic and modern simultaneously—like glimpsing the future through a sepia-toned filter.” – Pitchfork “The song certainly evokes a dreamlike atmosphere, and an easy-going breeziness that characterizes the best French pop music. But ‘Hotel Delmano’ has a haunting edge, with hazy apparitions of a woman with blue skin leaving an impression that lasts.” – Stereogum “The lead single (and quasi title track) is ‘Hotel Delmano,’ a gorgeous, ethereal number with keyboards that sound like twilightRead More