All posts by Emma Cotejar

The first VP Recordsā€™ New Artist Showcase at Milk River in Brooklyn, NY was held on May 18, 2017. VP acts Spiritual and Addis Pablo plus VP Associated Label artists Prince Royal and Mark Balet performed songs from their latest projects to an audience of media and industry professionals. Headliner Spiritual made his debut performance in New York with a five song set including ā€˜Time Has Comeā€™, Stand Up for Rastaā€™, the leading singles off his first album ā€œAwakeningā€. The artist was in New York to shoot the video forRead More
  As part of the Today at Apple In-Store Initiative, VP Recording artist Christopher Martin did a live Q&A session and performance at the Apple Store in Williamsburg on Saturday May 20th. An hour earlier at the Apple Soho, songstress Estelle did a live Q&A and debuted her new reggae song ā€˜Love like Oursā€™ featuring Tarrus Riley, an exclusive track from VP Records forthcoming ā€œReggae Gold 2017ā€ compilation album in stores July 21. Christopher Martin spoke candidly about his early stages in life, mentioning he grew up on country musicRead More
Heart of The Congos
A 40th anniversary edition of the iconic reggae album ā€œHeart of the Congosā€Ā will be releasedĀ by VP Records on June 9th. TheĀ album will be its most complete version forĀ this edition. Produced by Lee ā€œScratchā€ Perry in 1977, theĀ release was re-mastered by Kevin Metcalfe at the Soundmasters, UK and features the original mix with dubs, disco mixes and ā€˜Donā€™t Blame It On Iā€™- a ā€œmissing trackā€ discovered by Steve Barrow and David Katz in 1997. Christopher Chin of VP Music Group Inc. served as the Executive Producer of the project. First releasedRead More
Eesah Music and High Shelf Entertainment presentĀ “MainĀ Volume” a song about brotherhood and keeping good company. “Anytime you see me, ah no me alone a walk”, Eesah sings of his crew and the support of his friends who stick close by no matter the destination, they are on the journey together. The singleĀ compliments Eesah’s catalogue while offering a series of melodies and instrumentals keen to fit his vocal delivery. “MainĀ Volume” is available on all digital platforms. #datbadEesah High Shelf Entertainment is a dynamic duo from Toronto, Canada. Omar “Mari” Samuels andRead More
Download the feature singles from Phil Simpkin's Deep Roots Selections by Various Artists.
Phil Simpkin, lead singer & guitar player from Huntington Beach, California based band The Simpkin Project, selects some of his top Deep Roots Reggae selections for a new Spotify playlist on the Dub Rockers Spotify page. Download these feature tracks now from the playlist.   The Congos ‘Fisherman’ from the 40th anniversary edition of the iconic reggae album “Heart of the Congos” available June 9th.   Freddie McGregor ‘Rhythm So Nice’ from the album “The Anthology” out now.   Jacob Miller ‘Forward Jah Jah Children from the album “Chapter ARead More
Tropicalfete is once again inviting you to a great day of cultural vibe, arts and entertainment for this yearā€™s Caribbean Cultural Showcase on June 25, 2017 (Sunday) from 2PM to 4PM. This is to be held at Von King Park ā€“ Almira Kennedy Coursey Amphitheatre, 670 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216 (Marcy Ave., Tompkins Ave.) The audience will be taken on a cultural journey that includes dance, theater, masquerade, steel pan music, spoken word, live band and stilting. Ā  Thanks to the generous support of New York City Council MemberRead More