Roots rock reggae group Raging Fyah outta Kingston Jamaica have been putting out music since 2008 and have self-released a few albums before signing to VP Records last year. This five-piece band has been churning out positive reggae vibes and high-quality music all of which is very clear with their latest release, Everlasting. World-famous champion sound Mighty Crown has put together a mix of some the best tracks off the Fyah Squad’s new album, and the result is nothing but positive and powerful vibes for your listening pleasure. Listen below and make sure to grab the new album, if you enjoy the mix!
On Friday, September 2nd, Karamanti will join Hiya Flames at the popular Vinyl Nights – stage show and dance – at Bruckenstern in Hamburg, Germany. The event is presented by Lion People Sound which is led by Uganda’s #1 reggae selector, Qulah (who now resides in Germany).
As the name implies, Vinyl Nights, is a celebration of the flat polyvinyl chloride discs that once dominated the reggae & dancehall industry. As a veteran DJ in the genre, Qulah has decades of hits on vinyl, as such, periodically he host an event dedicated to just that.
As previously stated, the event will be held at Bruckenstern Lounge, located at Stresemannsrabe 133 in Hamburg. Doors will open at 9pm and there is a 10€ entry fee.
The final edition of Coney Island Reggae On The Boardwalk for 2016 is set for Sunday, September 4, the day before Labor Day, on the iconic boardwalk at Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, from 3 to 7 p.m.at West 20th Street.
This free, family-friendly event, celebrating Jamaican music and soundsystem DJ culture, has been held four times per summer since 2010 and is now regarded as the premier event of its kind in the US. Previous sessions in 2016 featured selectors Jah Wise (Tippertone International) and Jack “Black Scorpio” Johnson, among more than a dozen other Brooklyn-area reggae vinyl selectors.
The September 4 event will celebrate 50 years of ‘rock steady,’ Jamaica’s second major movement in popular music. VP Records will make available 200 copies of a sampler for its First Class Rock Steady compilation for a freewill donation on site of any amount to help cover the event’s expenses.
Celebrated DJ Downbeat The Ruler (Tony Screw) will be on hand to close out the festivities and special surprise guests are planned. Chanter International of Brooklyn (originally from Clifton, Hanover, Jamaica) provides Jamaican-style soundsystem for the all vinyl-records event.
For more info, visit the FB page @ https://www.facebook.com/ groups/coneyislandreggae/
Individuals can contribute to Coney Island Reggae On The Boardwalk in person at the event or through https://www.indiegogo.com/proj ects/coney-island-reggae-on- the-boardwalk-2016.
Video of Black Scorpio at Reggae On The Boardwalk: https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=OUuC1fKOIoQ
The strains on a long-distance relationship are many and intense; couples who find themselves in this situation often quote “absence makes the heart grow fonder”; as a reassurance that their love will grow stronger over the difficulties of distance and time. But unless both partners show exceptional will and commitment to come together, such a relationship will soon fall to an equally common saying: “Out of sight, out of mind”. This sharp rhetoric in long distance relationships has been expressed in a song by Judanite titled “missing you”. The song is one that fuses a catchy dancehall rhythm with a heavy hook of African chants.
“From Westmoreland straight to London, Canada she just a fly back a China”. In another breath, the song depicts the life of a traveller and lover who has been everywhere but home. The mention of Westmoreland in the song suggests a call on Africans in the Diaspora, especially those in Jamaica to honor the long held promise of repatriation. Having been influenced by the island music, the Ghanaian youth doing Reggae Dancehall music have continuosly made the conscious effort to call on the island family back home, to the motherland.
Known in private life as Segbefia Etse Daniel, Judanite was born on May 22nd, 1986. He hails from Anyako in the Volta Region of Ghana, West Africa. A drummer since the tender age of 10, Judanite has over years mastered his art and has been the ring Music and Dance leader In every institution, he found himself. Professionally Judanite started recording in 2001.
The vocal strength of Judanite cannot be over emphasized. His energy is complementing, never ceasing and ever greater, Judanite is seeking collaborations with the Island brethren.
The Aarhus Reggae Festival Pre-show which is set for August 26th and 27th at the Godsbanen in Aarhus, Denmark, is being organized by Jam Link International, the outfit behind the annual reggae festival, in collaboration with Inversus Festival, another local promoter. The event will see live performances from: Karamanti , Unstoppable Fyah , Mwakenya, One Love Marley Band, Lappa Luma, Sinista Eskapone, Pops Jabu, Jah Turban, DJ Tiger Moth, Riddim Fex, Weapons of Mads Production, Kali-mah Sound, Jah Hero, Likkle Danny and Selector Qulah.
As the name implies, this staging will highlight some of the entertainment planned for the actual festival which will takes place on September 23rd and 24th at Voxhall (in Aarhus). For more information on the pre-show persons may visit the Facebook event page via the following link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1080997478622874/
It will be a Labor Day weekend with a difference on Friday, September 2nd, as Riddim Don Magazine in association with Mingles Night Club present Alison Hinds in concert.
The fiery diva of soca will get the blood pumping when she takes center-stage at Mingles (4012 Boston Road, Bronx New York); and the word coming out of her camp is that fans had better start doing some workout as it’s going to be an intense session! Alison Hinds is known for hits such as Roll It Gal, Fuluma, Maddest Thing, Soca Nation, Brace and Wine and The More You Get.
YTM Recordz drops its new soca compilation Sweet Guitar Riddim, now available worldwide from all major digital retailers. Based in Brooklyn, New York, YTM Recordz is captained by Hector “Mr. Legz” Thomas, who has been churning out hits both as a producer and performer, for years now.
The Sweet Guitar Riddim was released for the 2016 Spicemas season, Grenada’s annual carnival celebration and features local Grenadian stars on the eight-track album, including Tallpree, Randy Isaac and Mr. Legz, who pulls double-duty as artist and producer. The album also scored a coveted feature on the iTunes U.S. Reggae New Music section, during its first week of release.
1. Tallpree – Every Day
2. Randy Isaac – Application
3. Mr Legz – Rent Ah Space
4. Sheldon Douglas – What You Did Last Night
5. Lady Cinty – Action Featuring Luni Spark & Electrify
6. Peter Humphrey – Drinkers Prayer
7. 4 Brass – Lying
8. YTM Recordz – Sweet Guitar Riddim (Instrumental)
“Listen to that sound and allow yourself to be lifted.” says Aumuna about the music of the group The PathHeights. Akosua Aset is not only the other half of the band, but also Aumuna’s wife. It is thus a unique constellation that The PathHeights present to the world – God and Goddess, King Alpha and Queen Omega, Yin and Yang, Mars and Venus, an impressive infinite combination of love and talent that awaits to be discovered.
After years of honing their skills and performing on small stages both in their provenience Jamaica and around their home away from home Hamburg and Kiel, The PathHeights now boldly take the step into the limelight: “Without Love” is the title of their first single, released alongside a stunning video recorded in Jamaica. The song has an inspirational theme, one that ripples a flow of thought through all consciousness, reflecting the relation of today’s urban lifestyle to natural livity. It is an 0uttake of the duo’s upcoming debut EP, bound for release in early 2017.
Combining Roots Reggae and Poetry, the inherent acoustic vibe of their music soothes heart, mind and soul, so often plagued by the stress, hectic and anxiousness of our times. The PathHeights understand themselves as musical yogi, offering a path to escape negative thinking and question false realities. The lyrical content of their songs is inspirational and spiritual with unmixed messages, while being hard hitting and real. Together they organically represent a world sound, captivating audiences with melodies and harmonious vocals combined with the rootical vibration of 100% live instruments.
Enriched with experiences working with artists, studio engineers and promoters from various genres and cultural influences, The PathHeights now confidently stand in a place where their next step forward will be to share their music with a wider audience. Don’t hesitate to be one of the first to experience this novel concept of natural sound healing energy!
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Dancehall energetic and prolific star Elephant Man sings the praises of “Marijuana” on his latest release. The blazing single, was produced by the multi-award winner’s label Energy God Records and Stainless Records. Get it now on iTunes, Amazon, GooglePlay and all major online digital stores via 21st Hapilos Digital.
Reggae and dancehall music legend Beenie Man, releases the new music single ‘Yardie’ off his forthcoming studio album entitled Unstoppable. Executive Produced by 357 Records. The new single ‘Yardie’ breaks through as an update to the familiar rhythmic vibe of most dancehall tunes, tapping into the musical DNA of the dancehall genre while adding in a new wave reggae bass-line appearing in today’s hip-hop music. The new song will appear on the forthcoming studio album entitled ‘Unstoppable” set to debut on August 26 and will be available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon Music.
The new single ‘Yardie’ debuts after a hot summer of guest features for Beenie Man including his vocal stylings on the hit single ‘Controlla’ by Drake off the RIAA certified platinum album ‘Views’. With dancehall taking center stage over the summer, Beenie Man preps for the release of his 22nd international studio album featuring an all-star roster of guest features including; Sizzla, Lady Saw, Busta Rhymes, Sean Paul, Akon and Verse Simmonds. Channeling the golden era of dancehall music in the 90s, Beenie Man is set to bring back a retro sound fused with new era production.
The new album ‘UNSTOPPABLE’ will be available for purchase on iTunes August 26th, 2016 “WORLDWIDE.” Listen to ‘Yardie’ here.