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VP Records News Roundup

IN CASE YOU MISSED…

A SUMMARY OF THE LATEST MUSIC NEWS AT VP RECORDS

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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, 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 we are using our 40th anniversary to celebrate the music’s rich heritage as we steward the genre into the future,” said company president Randy Chin. “A major focus for the anniversary is highlighting the company’s commitment to the development, promotion, and globalization of Jamaican music.”

STRICTLY THE BEST 58 & 59 OUT JANUARY 25TH- THE ANNUAL COMPILATION SERIES CELEBRATED DURING VP RECORDS 40TH ANNIVERSARY WITH SPECIAL EVENTS GLOBALLY

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 Bay will be held to launch the 40th anniversary of VP Records and celebrate the annual series. The concert will include performances by Alborosie, Beenie Man, Christopher Martin, Shenseea, Teejay, andRaging Fyah as well as guest appearances from some of Reggae music’s biggest stars. “Strictly the Best Live” will be a one of a kind multimedia album launch promotion which includes RETV, TVJ and FAME FM in Jamaica, Radio link ups globally, live streaming on YouTube and watch parties in Ocho Rios, Kingston, New York, Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale.

“We are very excited to launch and celebrate “Strictly the Best” this year as we also celebrate the 40th anniversary, said Christopher Chin, president of VP Records. “This compilation has become synonymous with the best of reggae/dancehall over the years and has surpassed just the music and has become a culture. There is no better way to begin 2019 then with this release and the exciting events to celebrate it,” he continued.

“ALBOROSIE MEETS THE ROOTS RADICS “DUB FOR THE RADICALS” OUT JANUARY 18TH

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 himself and reggae icons the ‘Roots Radics’. This release marks the first album to come out of VP Records 40th anniversary, which will be celebrated throughout the year.

VP Happy Hour (January 4th, 2019)

VP RECORDS DJ HAPPY HOUR

Every Friday from 5-6pm, VP Records YouTube page has brought the best in the latest and greatest reggae tunes with DJ Shortman. Tune in today and start your weekend with some nice vibes!

Last week, the live series hit 800 views, the highest number thus far.

UPCOMING RELEASES

BIRTHDAYS

Konshens

January 11

Roland Alphonso

January 12- November 20, 1998

Johnny Clarke

January 12

Clinton Fearon

January 13

Yellowman

January 15

Sister Carol

January 15

Tony Rebel

January 15

Shabba Ranks

January 17

Red Rat

January 17

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