The 2017 Aarhus Reggae Festival – Full Lineup

AARHUS REGGAE FEST 2017 OFFICIAL POSTERThe 3rd annual Aarhus Reggae Festival takes place on Friday, September 29th and Saturday, September 30th at Voxhall, located at Vester Allé 15, 8000 Aarhus C in Denmark. It is being presented and hosted by Jam Link International Association, Aarhus’ leading Caribbean event organizer.

On Friday, September 29th, the Aarhus Reggae Festival will give patrons a lesson in the history of Dancehall, as the night will be centered on the foundation of the genre. The intent is to recreate the energy, vibe and feeling of the authentic Jamaican dancehall experience from the early seventies. To help facilitate this vision, Jam Link International has confirmed: Mwakenya, Hiya Flames, Lappa Luma, Papa Dee and Norris Man. Supporting all the aforementioned artists will be selectors: Tiger Moth, DJ Mads and Riddim Fex. Each DJ was invited because of his specific knowledge about, and connection to, dancehall music, history and culture.

On the following night, Saturday, September 30th, the organizers will change gears and focus entirely on original roots reggae music. Unlike on Friday, where all the artists will be supported by a selector, on Saturday it will be 100% live music. The backing band for the evening will be the highly energetic ‘Splif Click Crew’ from out of Denmark. Confirmed artists for reggae night includes: Omar Perry, Teacha Dee, Donna Marie, Lirical D Mirical and Jessica.

Prior to doors opening at 20:00 on both nights, there will be “reggae, dub and acoustics under the tent” on the lawns, by the river outside Voxhall. There will be finger foods (Caribbean patties and Reggae Grill), info on Caribbean vacations and advance tickets available to the public. On Friday the reggae wagon will be rotating some of the best reggae mixes, while on Saturday Papa Bongo will be spinning dubs and Jamee will do an acoustic performance. The tent will be up at 16:00 on both days.

Admission for dancehall night, Friday, September 29th is only 85 DKR. On reggae night, Saturday, September 30th, the cost to get in will be 150 DKR; while entrance for both nights is 175 DKR. That being said, persons who wish to secure their place may do so now by purchasing tickets online via the following link: http://fondenvoxhall.dk/koncerter/aarhus-reggae-festival-2017

THE AFTER PARTY

On Friday and Saturday nights, immediately following the performances at Voxhall, Jam Link Intl. will ask all patrons to head over to Casa V58, located at Vestergade 58P, 8000 Aarhus C, for the official After Party. Entertainment at the After Party will include special performances by: Mwakenya, Hadji, JJ Paula and Vibz Star. Additionally, there will be DJ sets by the dancehall King, Riddim Fex and the only female dancehall selector in Aarhus, Ida-I.

Entrance for the After Party is absolutely free for everyone with an armband from Voxhall. Persons without an armband will be asked to pay only 30Kr.

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LT. STITCHIE GETS READY TO DROP NEW ALBUM (@kingstitchie)

LT STITCHIELt. Stitchie is currently putting the finishing touches on his soon to be released album. The project, which has been in the works for over a year, will feature collaborations with: Agent Sasco aka Assassin, Million Stylez, Lukie D, Fantan Mojah and Ricky Stereo. Most of the production was done in France by Manudigital, and though a title has already been decided, Stitchie and his team are not yet ready to share it with the public. The album will be released on the Flash Hit Records label before the end of this year.

Unlike his recent albums, this one will be extremely hardcore, as the Governor seems to be intentionally addressing the obvious negative tone that is dominating the overall music industry.

When asked why this album is so hard, this is what Lt. Stitchie had to say:

“This message of righteousness must be heard by everyone, and particularly in a language understood by everyone, from the deepest corner of the ghetto to the highest pinnacle of the hill top. Across every socio economic strata of societies on the face of this earth. I have the skills set to be seriously effective in this hardcore way, so I am chosen for this time. Evil and falsehood are rapidly becoming the new norm and it would falsely appear that those of us who stand for righteousness are dormant and becoming obsolete. My hardcore delivery and message lucidly obliterate this lie. I am holding back no punches and taking no prisoners … Hardcore all the way.”

New Dancehall Release: Shawn Storm & Konshens – Affi Prosper (@shawnstormmuzic @Kwashawnarecord @konshens)

Shawn Storm KonshensTwo of dancehall’s favorites, Shawn Storm and Konshens, have teamed up on what is gearing up to be a Fall anthem, entitled “Affi Prosper.” The Kwashawna Records production has been gathering steam by becoming a much requested song on various reggae/dancehall radio programs.

It is being distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital and is currently available on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play and all other digital music store where dancehall is sold.

New Video Release: Nesbeth – Success Story (@NesbethReggae)

NesbethReggae artist Nesbeth releases the official video to his new hit song Success Story. Produced on the Foota Hype Music (FHM) imprint and featured on the Motherland Riddim, the song tells a tale reminiscent of Nesbeth’s formative years underscoring his trials and triumphs.

The video was directed by RD Studio. Click here or the image above to watch.

I-Octane Inks New Management & Label Deal (@Realioctane)

i-OCTANE-2017International recording artist I-Octane recently announced his signing with Miami based management company, Beautiful People MGT, and a recording deal with San Francisco based label “Independent Distribution Collective” (IDC). The latter set in preparation for his upcoming 2018 album.

Fans of I-Octane have been eager for a full length album since his 2014 hit filled “My Journey” which topped #4 on the Billboard Reggae Chart. Since then, the reggae star has delivered numerous worldwide top charting singles, while continuing to tour extensively.

New Dancehall Riddim: “YaadNoyz Riddim” Ft. Capleton, Beenie Man & More (@yaadnoyz)

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YaadNoyz Production LLC presents the “YaadNoyz Riddim.” The compilation features Grammy award-winning artist Beenie Man with “When We Blaze,” Blak Ryno, who is steadily making a come back, with “New Doctor,” Capleton aka Shango with his track “King” and a slew of others.

“YaadNoyz Riddim” is now available on Spotify, Deezer, iTunes and more. It is being distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital.

New Dancehall Release: Jahmiel – U Me Luv (@ItsJahmiel)

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Jahmiel and Dunwell Productions came together to create this romantic dancehall love song with a high quality pop feel, entitled “U Me Luv.” One of Jamaica’s recent breakout acts, Jahmiel continues to show why he deserves his place in reggae and dancehall.

“U Me Luv” is currently available iTunes and all other digital music stores.

Karamanti’s EP “The Black God” is now available on Google Play, Deezer & all other Digital Music Stores

Black God with store logos SQRReleased in March of this year, “The Black God” EP was only available for digital download via Karamanti’s personal bandcamp store; that is until a few days ago. Based on the increasing number of downloads it’s getting, coupled with the incredible feedback from tons of industry professionals (see responses below), Karamanti decided it was best to also place the EP on: iTunes, Amazon, Deezer, Google Play and Spotify.

Produced and Distributed by her own Blakkwuman22 Music label, “The Black God” EP features five tracks: three reggae, one dancehall and one hip-hop. It has collaborations with veteran roots reggae singer, Mikey General and African hip-hop artist, Obibini. With a very strong theme of black empowerment, this project has captured the attention of several reggae industry insiders. Here are some reactions from some of them after hearing the entire EP:

“Great music featuring a talented artist Karamanti. To be enjoyed and shared by all. A must for a reggae library collection. Rating 10 on 10…..”
Donald Hall – Executive Producer & Radio Personality – Montreal, Quebec

black goddess.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jahmekka Green – Selector & Event Promoter – Portland, Jamaica

“It is massive I like it and let the music play no matter where you are big op Karamanti”
DJ Blaze – Radio Personality & Club DJ – South Africa

“music up up up….”
Selector Ras Nene – Radio Personality – Ghana

Listen and download all songs: https://karamanti.bandcamp.com/album/the-black-god
For additional information visit Karamanti’s official website: http://www.karamantimusic.com/

Busy Signal headlines ‘Atlanta Reggae Summer Jam’ on Sept. 16th (@busysignal_turf)

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Atlanta’s Reggae Summer Jam returns on Saturday, September 16th at the Jolie Event Center (5240 Panola Industrial Blvd.) in Decatur, Georgia. The headline act for this year is none other than Jamaican superstar, Busy Signal.

Early bird tickets are currently available for $35.00, while VIP is $70.00. Click here to buy tickets.

Elephant Man Announces new EP (@ElephantManJa)

Elephant ManAfter an electrifying performance by Elephant Man aka the Energy god recently in California, where the crowd went wild and was in a frenzy as he took the stage, rocking them with hit after hit, some good old favorites and some new tracks, he made an announcement which had them even more excited for what the future had in store for him.

Elephant Man thanked all his fans for their love and support, fans from Jamaica, USA, UK, Africa and throughout the Caribbean. He told them that he was now working on a brand new EP with Daddy Biggs, C.E.O of Platinum Camp Records. This is to be joint venture with his label ‘Animal House Productions’ and ‘Energy God Records.’

Elephant Man, the international crossover sensation who has worked with the likes of Wyclef Jean, Usher and Janet Jackson, to name a few, is now also being booked by Platinum Camp Productions.