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Teflon, Jamaica’s Young King, Is ‘So Determine’ To Share His New EP With You (@TEFLON_JA)

TeflonSo Determine is the latest EP from Reggae/DanceHall Artist Teflon, aka Young King. It features tracks like “Nuh Time Fi Gaze,” from hit producer DJ Wayne, which is already making its way into steady rotation on several radio and video countdown shows. DJ Wayne is also responsible for “Jerusalem,” on which the Young King reminds us of his lyrical ability while delivering a message to remain strong and focused even in the face of adversity.

This EP is nothing short of hit after hit with the captivating riddims of Mafizzieon tracks like “Solid as A Rock,” which focuses on the Blessing of Life itself. Unruly producer Not Nice delivered on the track for “En Memoria,” the heartfelt dedication to those we miss.

So Determine is a reminder that giving up is never the answer. Our mindset determines the outcome of everything we wish to accomplish long before we put forth action. The official release date for the EP is April 27th but persons can pre-order HERE.

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BUSY SIGNAL RETURNS TO GROOVIN’ IN THE PARK FOR 2018 (@busysignal_turf)

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At last year’ epic Groovin’ In The Park extravaganza in New York, a perfect concert day in Roy Wilkins Park was blemished when a number of disgruntled reggae fans left the park before the show ended when the Busy Signal set came to a premature end. Last year’s concert was Busy Signal’s first major New York City performance, and music lovers from across the tri-state region poured into the park in record numbers to get a rare glimpse of Busy’s blistering showmanship.

The reggae icon had come to Groovin with a fully loaded performance arsenal that wasn’t fully discharged. So this year, Groovin’ CEO Christopher Roberts has decided to bring Busy back to unleash the full force of his electrifying magic for all to see in 2018, on an extended and uncut set that is being called “Unfinished Business”.

Joining Busy Signal on Groovin’ In The Park will be multi Grammy winner Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds, cultural spit-fire DJ Capleton and reggae chart-topper Romain Virgo. Additional artists will be announced at a later date.

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Ruach Ru Working On EP To Be Released This Summer (@RuachRu)

RUACH 3With a trending single, a new band and a slew of public appearances, Ruach Ru is now gearing up to release an EP this summer. The project, which is not yet titled, will feature seven songs on the TideJam Records label. It’s being recorded at Green Links Studio with creative contributions from Claudia Harrison, Matthew Harrison, David Smith and Jupita Redman.

The EP will feature a blend of roots Reggae and Dancehall riddims, all with positive, inspirational messages. Some song titles include: Hold Strong, Time Is Changing, Ride Up, Peace or War, and No More Crying. Mr. Player Man will serve as the lead single, while the seventh song is yet to be decided.

According to Ruach Ru:“All the songs were inspired by life, social conditions and common experiences so audiences can easily relate to them.”

Visit Ruach Ru‘s official website for additional info.

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Artekal Music Reggae Streaming Service Launches to Smartphone Users in Jamaica (@artekalmusic)

ArtekalReggae music in Jamaica has a new dedicated streaming home as the Artekal Music streaming service launches to Jamaican smartphone users. Artekal music joins the music streaming fray with a focus on the reggae music genre and Jamaican smartphone users.

The streaming service offers mobile apps on IOS and Android phones with all users getting 30 day trials to kick the tires. Music is delivered and segmented into the various sub-genres of reggae music. Those being roots rock, lovers rock, dancehall, ska, dub, and Mento.

The service is also launching with the Relevant Reggae Music podcast hosted by UK based radio DJ Mix Master Jay, with veteran artist Shinehead gearing up to launch his exclusive music podcast on the service, with more to follow. Artekal Music president Jamahl Hannah said “reggae has gone from a feature to a solo”, further clarifying that while reggae music is available on other platforms, it gets top billing on Artekal Music. The service aims to serve the Jamaican audience of reggae lovers who appreciate consistent unfiltered, un-curated access to their favorite artists and songs.

Artekal is available to all Jamaican iPhone and Android smartphone users as a primary mobile app focused on the local music scene. The growing Jamaican smartphone user base increasingly relies on smartphones to be informed, connected, and entertained with Artekal Music now being a primary music option. The Artekal Music streaming service is free for 30 days to all users with no payment initially required to create an account and stream music. Artekal Music is also providing an easy solution for music lovers who want continued access to be able to do so easily via a monthly subscription via local payment options.

Artekal will provide access to releases, old and new, from music industry creatives. With additional partner announcements coming, cable service subscribers will also get access to the Artekal Music streaming service as part of their cable subscription via a “Music and Entertainment” bundle. Providing an organic way for music makers and music lovers to connect on a reggae music purpose-built platform that allows music lovers to have an impact supporting local musicians by rewarding artist and producer creativity without a filter or third party curation.

Artekal Music is a reggae music streaming subscription service with locations in Morant Bay, St. Thomas and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The company also delivers an online reggae magazine published through its blog called the Artekal Big Chune blog. The service works with reggae music creatives and distributors to deliver the best editorial and curatorial reggae music experience on the plant. Artekal’s goal is being the premier destination for reggae music discovery and consumption.

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT ARTEKAL

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Karamanti’s Single “Slave Mentality” Now Available For Digital Download (@Blakkwuman22 @ZojakWorldWide)

Slave Mentality.pngKaramanti’s single “Slave Mentality,” which is on her own label Blakkwuman22 Music, is now available for digital download.

“Slave Mentality” is a powerful record that addresses a lot of the negative trends going on in the music industry. As she is known to do, Karamanti uses her lyrics to separate herself from the hype and egotism that dominates the entertainment business.

The song is being distributed by Zojak Worldwide. Persons can stream and download it  from iTunes and all other digital music platforms.

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Bugle & the An9ted Humanitarian Foundation Feed Jamaica’s Homeless

Bugle & the An9ted Humanitarian Foundation Feed Jamaica's HomelessThe An9ted Entertainment recording artiste, Bugle, last week brought cheers to the homeless in Jamaica as part of the ongoing initiative to alleviate hunger on the island.

The singer along with members of his Humanitarian Foundation prepared hundreds of meals accompanied with the customary Bun & Cheese, eaten by most locals at this time of the year. The group then embarked on their 4th instalment to feed the less fortunate across the Kingston and St. Andrew metropolis.

Click here or on the image above to see how it went down.

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Toronto Gets Intimate With Christopher Martin On April 28th (@Iamchrismartin)

Christopher MartinToronto reggae lovers will be treated to an intimate and up close performance, by recording artist Christopher Martin – supported by his full band – on Saturday, April 28th. It all goes down at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (located at 190 Princess Blvd.) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Patrons can expect a night of Reggae Music, Laughter and Love as comedian Jay Martin will also be on the show.

Tickets are now available via www.TicketGateway.com or www.DBandit.com and for more outlets and information persons are being asked to call 416-930-9650.

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New Dancehall Release from Gospel Artist Chevelle Franklyn (@chevellfranklyn @Troyton_TM)

HyperFocal: 0Help is the new single from multi-award-winning reggae gospel singer Chevelle Franklyn. The song is an inspirational track on which Chevelle pleads to God to Help Jamaica and the rest of the world.

The record is produced by billboard famed producer Troyton Music, and it is being distributed by 21s Hapilos Digital. Click here to listen and download Help from your preferred digital platform.

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Zally ‘Prays for Dancehall’ on his latest single (@ZallyBuff @ariosolegato)

ZALLY PRAY FI DANCEHALL3Florida based reggae/dancehall artist Zally, who is known for the strong, positive messages in his music, did not disappoint on his latest single. The artist newest release is a track titled “Pray Fi Dancehall.” On it, he addressed all the negativity that seems to be associated with the dancehall music industry. He called on the artists (mentioning names) to rise above promoting sex, violence and all other derogatory content in their music.

“Pray Fi Dancehall” was produced by New Jersey based producer Arioso Legato. Click here to stream and download “Pray Fi Dancehall.” directly from iTunes.

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Romain Virgo Releases Video for “Still” (@RealRomainVirgo)

StillRomain Virgo has released the official video for the track “Still,” which is taken from his new album LoveSick.

LoveSick takes listeners on a journey that explores every emotion felt when finding love, losing love and finding love again. In the many twists and turns of romance and relationships, Romain represents a young man who has experienced it all and now has a dynamic story to tell.

Executive produced by Niko Browne for Lifeline Music, with additional production by Sting International and Vikings Production, the album presents a new pop reggae sound traced with his signature lovers rock style woven throughout. His latest single “Still” is a passionate ballad over the upbeat Skyspraper Riddim by Richie Stephens.

Click here or on the image above to watch.

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Caribbean Gospel Tour ft. Travis Greene, Israel Houghton, JJ Hairston, DJ Nicholas, Ity Ellis & Jermaine Edwards (@jermaineedwards @djnicholas2 @TravisGreeneTV @ItyEllis)

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Travis Greene’s tour is billed “Crossover Live” in honor of his album of the same name. The first leg of the tour featured eight sold out dates in the USA. The second leg kicked off in Jamaica on Easter Monday and will make stops in Antigua (April 6), Bahamas (April 7), Trinidad (April 13), Barbados (April 14), Grenada (April 15) and Cayman (April 20).

Joining Travis Greene on tour will be Israel Houghton, JJ Hairston, DJ Nicholas, Ity Ellis and singer Jermaine Edwards who will be featured on all 7 tour stops.

For more information about this tour visit Travis Greene’s Facebook page.

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New Dancehall Release: CeeKaih – Hussle Up (@Ceekaih)

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Linstead based dancehall artist CeeKaih is always on the grind. In addition to being a recording artist, he is also affiliated with a media company that does video production. “Hussle Up” is CeeKaih’s latest release and on it he laments about his commitment to making money.

The song was produced by Karamanti for her Blakkwuman22 Music label. Click here to listen and here to download.