Soca King Machel Montano Shares New Project “Long Time Refix” (@machelmontano)

The king of soca, Machel Montano, a few days ago released a new song and video dubbed “Long Time Refix.” The record, which is produced by Parry Jack, is all about missing fetes, road marches and soca parties.

It goes without saying that soca lovers all over the world are gravitating to this track. Click here or on the image above to check out the visuals for it and remember to like, comment and share.

Macka B Pays Tribute To Jamaica In New Song & Video “Jamaica Vybz” (@mackab)

On January 22nd UK based reggae-dancehall chanter Macka B released a new song and video titled “Jamaica Vybz.” Though the artist was born in Britain he has always held on to his West Indian heritage, as both his parents are Jamaican.

The song, “Jamaica Vybz,” which is on the Top Secret Music label, highlights what is good about the small Caribbean nation and encourages its citizens at home and abroad to cherish their Jamaican culture, music and lifestyle.

Click here or on the image above to watch the official video for “Jamaica Vybz” and remember to like, comment and share.

Junior Kelly’s Latest Song Is “Everything” You Need To Hear!(@JrKellyOfficial @feet_records)

On January 15th, Junior Kelly dropped a hefty new single titled “Everything“! I first heard a snippet of the song on the day it was released but wanted sufficient time to properly listen to it before I wrote a post.

Now that I have had a chance to really pay attention to the words – which is what is most important to me – I have to say kudos to Junior Kelly. The singer is keeping it real by encouraging his listeners to put away the vanity and material things, while acknowledging that he owes God “Everything.”

This record comes to us courtesy of Josh Harris (producer) from Big Feet Record. He too should be applauded for the excellent production that was later mixed and mastered by BommiTommi. Click here to stream and download “Everything” via Apple Music.

The Official Medley Video For Reggae Vibes’ “World Rebirth Riddim” Is Out Now! (@ReggaeVibesMus1)

The release of the medley video for the “World Rebirth Riddim” is undoubtedly the culmination of this project. It all started in early 2020 when Reggae Vibes Music invited Anthony B, Jah Cure, Lutan Fyah, Turbulence, Yami Bolo, Rufftop Rock I, Tony Curtis, Powerman and Ginjah to be a part of the riddim. 

All the men wrote and performed exceptional songs that were collectively released as compilation on July 10th. Shortly after the album went public, the songs began to get heavy rotation on reggae platforms all over the world. Turbulence‘s “Tribute to Mama” and Lutan Fyah‘s “Twitter Friend” quickly became anthems for particular groups. 

As the riddim continued to spread, Reggae Vibes Music went back to the studio and added another song: “Mama Struggle” by Jah Mason. The release of this record gave all the other songs on the compilation new life as they all returned to the top of local and international reggae playlists. 

Reggae Vibes Music is once again re-introducing the “World Rebirth Riddim” with a new twenty-six minutes medley video. The visuals were shared only a few days ago, but already music critics are praising the team’s commitment to the production and promotion of authentic reggae music and culture.

CLICK HERE OR ON THE IMAGE ABOVE TO WATCH THE VIDEO

Something New From Lauryn Hill! (@MsLaurynHill @KaliRanks)

In December, what sounds like an old recording of Ms. Lauryn Hill surfaced online. The song is titled “A Perfect Match” and it comes courtesy of Kali Ranks, a former Def Jam reggae/hip-hop artist from Jamaica. Though it is being promoted as a new collaboration between the two, Lauryn‘s vocals are the only one heard on the audio.

It is clear that this song was done many years ago because Hill made a lot of references to The Fugees. She also had a freedom in her voice, the kind of freedom she had when she just came on the scene, before all the filth in the industry took it away. Click here to check out the song.

Ada Ehi Shares Visuals For Her Trending Single “Congratulations” (@AdaEhiMoses)

Congratulations,” track number twelve (12) on Ada Ehi‘s new album “Born of God,” now has some visuals. The official video was uploaded to her YouTube channel on January 19th and has so far racked up well over three-hundred thousand (300,000) views.

Click here or on the image above to watch the clip and remember to like, comment and share.

Reggae Month 2021 Goes Virtual!

Reggae Month 2021 activities, to be observed in February, have been moved to the virtual space.

The month-long celebration, being held under the theme ‘Come Ketch Di Riddim Virtually’, is expected to draws thousands of patrons globally to Jamaica, from locations as far as Europe and Asia.

Speaking during a virtual launch on Sunday (January 10), Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, said that the virtual celebration will enable people to “get together and feel alright, even from a distance”, as Jamaica “builds back stronger to a brighter and dynamic future”.

“After all, we are a people of a glorious ancestry, a people who have used the experiences of our past to create reggae music, whose rhythms the world recognises and loves,” she added.

Miss Grange said the Month presents an opportunity to further increase the capacity of Jamaica’s technical creatives through virtual workshops in areas such as sound engineering, writing and stage management.

She said that training opportunities and master classes in publishing and copyright for songwriters, musicians and artistes will be a feature of this year’s Reggae Month celebrations.

“We will promote strategic interactions among the world creatives through our online university. In this way, we will expand the dialogue on the needs of the creative sector as we continue to position Reggae among the world’s most vibrant brands,” Minister Grange said.

February was officially declared as Reggae Month on January 9, 2008. This annual observance highlights and celebrates the impact of the musical genre on Jamaica’s social, cultural and economic development

Source: Jamaica Information Service