Pandemic Records Currently Has Both The #1 Reggae & Dancehall Song In Jamaica (@Pandemicrecord1)

The team at Pandemic Records, headed by CEO Sheldon Edwards, has been in a celebratory mood of late. This is after learning that two of their recently released songs are sitting in the #1 position on a couple of significant charts in Jamaica. Things Inside, performed by Chronic Law is #1 on the Preedis Chart. And Little Hero‘s Badman Round Here has the top spot on The Jamaica Music Countdown Reggae Singles Chart.

Chronic Law‘s tune is featured on the Things & Time Riddim, an eight-track compilation shared in late January by Pandemic Records. Accompanied by a lyric video that was published on Law‘s YouTube channel, the song became an instant favorite among his attentive fanbase, guaranteeing it steady, ongoing rotation to date.

As for Hero‘s track, Badman Round Here; it was first released in the 4th quarter of 2022, and was, from the very beginning, touted as a follow up to his other #1 song: World Right Now. Based on the massive success of World Right Now (which was also produced by Pandemic) the expectation has always been that Badman Round Here would take the same path. Fortunately, it has, and now the hope is that its listenership will surpass that of World Right Now.

Both Little Hero‘s Badman Round Here and Chronic Law‘s Things Inside are available on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal and all other streaming platforms.



Sanchez Performs Live In Toronto On June 11th

Recording artist Sanchez, who is celebrated for both his lovers-rock and reggae-gospel tunes, will be performing in Ontario, Canada on Sunday, June 11th. He will be at the live music venue Rebel, which is located at 11 Polson Street in Toronto.

The concert is being presented by Musical Niceness Entertainment, and it’s scheduled to run from 5pm to 10pm (local time). Sanchez will be supported by his personal band.

Capleton Booked For Sunset Fest In Costa Rica (@capletonmusic)

Costa Rica is launching a brand new music festival this year – Sunset Fest – and they’ve invited only three international performers to join them. Booked for the show are Tito el Bambino, Los Pericos, and Jamaican reggae-dancehall star Capleton.

The aforementioned artists will be supported by several local talents on Saturday, June 10th in Jacó, Puntarenas. Click here for additional information.

Win VIP Tickets To One Of Steel Pulse’s Upcoming Show (@steelpulse)

Steel Pulse is giving one lucky winner an opportunity to win four VIP tickets to a show on their upcoming tour with the funk band Lettuce! Boston’s WasFest not included.

To enter all you have to do is head on over to their instagram account, find the contest post, make a comment, and tag at least three of your friends letting them know which show you would like the tickets for.

VIP passes include a pre-show meet-and-greet with the bands, an exclusive merch bundle, and early entry to the venue. The contest ends on June 5th, and the winner will be tagged in the comments and sent a DM with further information.

New Music From Duane Stephenson “Make You My Queen” (@bigfeetrecords)

On new music Friday – May 26th – Big Feet Records released Make You My Queen, a bright, upbeat, ska song, performed by veteran reggae artist Duane Stephenson. On the record, the August Town singer is heard pining after his love interest, making clear his intentions to literally make her his queen.

Stephenson‘s silky vocals are perfectly centered on an elaborate instrumental, carefully arranged and orchestrated by composer and executive producer Josh Harris, and members of his musical team. Santa Davis played the drums, Jallanzo is on guitar, Josh did both bass and keyboard, and Sharita Lewis added the supporting harmony. Make You My Queen was mixed by Tommi Tikkenen and mastered by Earle Holder

This is truly an amazing love song that should be added to the catalogue of every reggae/ska lover. It is now available on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and all other streaming platforms, courtesy of Big Feet Records


Super Cat Will Be In Toronto For “SOS Fest”

Summer of Soca Festival, one of the biggest Caribbean events in Ontario, is all set for August 4th through 6th, at Markham Fairgrounds (10801 Mccowan Road in Markham). It will be massive, with a lineup that includes several trending reggae-dancehall and soca artists; plus one very elusive act.

Super Cat, the Cockburn Pen deejay who achieved widespread popularity in the late 80s and early 90s, is confirmed for SOS. This is a big deal because Cat seldom performs live. The show will also feature Bunji Garlin, Nailah Blackman, Alison Hinds, Wayne Wonder, Olatunji, and many more top-tier performers. Get additional info on their website.

Mikey General Releases New Video “Up & At Them” (@Blakkwuman22)

Mikey General, a 42-year reggae veteran, has just released the official video for his latest single, Up & At Them. The song is featured on the Survive Riddim, published in March via Blakkwuman22 Music. The visual attempts to give a brief summary of Mikey‘s distinguished career, from his early days in Ackee Walk – which is one of the locations highlighted in the clip – to being recognized and respected all over the world.

According to Mikey, the inspiration for the song comes from his determination to pursue his path, regardless what others may think or say about him. He is intent on remaining resolute and unswerving, and as such, he is always Up & At Them.

In addition to Mikey General, the Survive Riddim also features songs by veteran bass player and singer Wormbass, vocalist Earl Smith Jr. – who is the son of famed guitarist Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith – and lyricist, songwriter and producer Karamanti (the CEO and owner of Blakkwuman22 Music).