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New Reggae Riddim Ft. Jah Cure, Richie Spice, Marcia Griffiths & Many More (@Tadsrecord)

OLD-KING-COLE-1000x1000The Old King Cole Riddim is a do over of the Vanity Riddim in a 2018 style. This was a foundation rhythm in the transition period between Ska and Reggae music and it  epitomizes the evolution of Jamaican Music. With emphasis on a solid bass-line coupled with sophisticated yet relatable lyrical content, Old King Cole Riddim has resurrected and revitalized the mystical Reggae sound.

The featured acts on this project each carry the beat with a melodious sound and take the listener on a rhythmic ride as their lyrics skilfully accompany the savvy Reggae beat. The Old King Cole Riddim is filled with feel good music which is welcomed by all music lovers, showcasing both veteran artists such as Marcia Griffiths, Sugar Minott, seasoned Reggae singers such as Richie Spice, Brigadier Jerry, and Annette Brissett, as well as a selected group of younger artists who have rose to the challenge, Zamunda, Jah Cure, and Etana, I-Octane, Hezron, Bugle, and many more.

Click here to stream and download the full riddim from iTunes.

 

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Just In: Duane Stephenson Will Perform In New York On March 17th (@FromAugustTown)

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We’ve just been informed that Duane Stephenson will be taking his soulful reggae vibes to New York on Saturday, March 17th when he performs at the popular Mist Harlem (46 West 116th Street NY).

For additional information about this event, please visit the venue’s website at: http://mistharlem.com

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I-Octane Reveals Artwork for Upcoming Album (@Realioctane)

I OctaneInternational recording artist I-Octane has unveiled the cover art for his third full length album titled “Love & Life.” Produced under his own production company, Conquer The Globe Productions, the long awaited album features 17 tracks with the addition of 2 bonus tracks when you pre-order the album.

Love & Life” offers just that, songs that relate to every day situations. From the infectious love ballad “Let Me Love You,” to the cheeky hit single “Pretty Loud” featuring twice GRAMMY nominated J Boog. Having teamed up with many exciting producers, the array of songs display I-Octane’s vocal fluctuations, smooth riffs, upbeat percussion, unique uptempo style paired with rhythmic chants and thoughtful lyrics deliver an album deemed to become a classic.

Cover Credit:
BlingBlang Work
Photographer- Wade Rhoden
Graphics- Paul Davis

 

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Zally’s “Call on Jah” Video Shoot set for tomorrow, Feb. 22nd (@ZallyBuff)

zallyRecording artist Zally will be shooting the official video for the track “Call on Jah.” This is the lead single from his recently released EP with the same name. The video will be shot in and around St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay in Florida on February 22nd. It will be directed by Trae Libra.

“Call on Jah,” the seven-track EP, was officially released on February 1st on the C-Hawk Productions label. It is now available on iTunes, Amazon and all other digital platforms where music is sold.

For additional information, persons are encouraged to visit Zally’s website: https://zallybuff.com

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Hu’manuwah’s Reggae EP “The Awakening Volume 1” Now Available For Free Download (@HUMANUWAH1)

Humanuway - The Awakening Vol 1Spiritual messenger Hu’manuwah has decided to make his EP, “The Awakening Volume 1,” available for free download. The project, which was initially released a few years ago, features eight very powerful songs centered on spiritual growth and mind mastery. Though the record is being released on his own Soul Journey Universal Records label, several producers contributed their musical skills to the project.

“The Awakening Volume 1” track listing is as follows: Earth Is A School, Grow Spiritually, Human Indoctrination, Indomitable Spirit, It’s Within, Mankind Must Evolve, Rough Road and You Are Greater.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN & DOWNLOAD ALL SONGS

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New Reggae Video: Lutan Fyah – Guns Get So Prevalent (@lutanfyah1 ‏)

Lutan FyahLutan Fyah releases the official video for the powerful track: “Guns Get so Prevalent.” Produced by Irie Sounds International, this song and video speaks to the epidemic of violence plaguing Jamaica.

Set to an upbeat roots riddim that includes live horns by the legendary Dean Fraser, the lyrical depth of this song is bound to make listeners think while enjoying the message of peace and upliftment.

Click here or on the image above to watch the video. 

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New Reggae Release: Christopher Martin – Give a Little Love (@Iamchrismartin @krushproofmuzik)

Christopher MartinKrush Proof Muzik and Christopher Martin joined forces to put out a beautiful song titled, “Give a Little Love.” On this one, Christopher touches on the violence and negativity that unfortunately seems to be dominating the island (Jamaica). The song is available in two mixes: reggae and acoustic.

Click here to stream and download from iTunes.

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Lt. Stitchie will receive a Lifetime Award at the 36th International Reggae & World Music Awards (IRAWMA)

stitchie lifeLt. Stitchie will receive a Lifetime Award at the 36th International Reggae & World Music Awards (IRAWMA). This is for his more than 35 years of outstanding contributions to reggae music over the years, and it’s in addition to his Best Gospel Entertainer nomination.

The 36th IRAWMA winners will be presented on Sunday, March 18th, 2018, in conjunction with the 37th Annual Chicago Music Awards at the Logan Center for the Arts – University of Chicago in Illinois.

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Reggae Veteran Mikey General Releasing New Album In March (@MikeyGeneral7)

mikey_general_2008Irie Sounds International is proud to present the release of Tewahedo, the latest release by veteran reggae artist Mikey General on March 2nd, 2018.

Known to fans around the world for his unique voice and uplifting lyrics, Mikey General returns once again with Tewahedo, a collection of 15 tracks spanning musical and lyrical styles of reggae from spiritually uplifting songs like “Glory to Jah,” “Praise Jah (Not Man),” and “Zion Gate” to reality songs “No Easy Pushover,” “Real Friend,” and “Nah Compromise.”

The bulk of the album was recorded at WASP Studio in Kingston, Jamaica and features guest artists like Binghi Ghost, Spectcacular, and a combination with the late great Sugar Minott. Producer James “Dr. Suess” Lord assembled a cast of musicians from around the world for this project including Computer Paul, Kirk Bennett, Wadi Gad, Everton Pryce RasCricket and Aaron Thompson.

The lead single “No Easy Pushover” features cultural deejay Spectacular and has been making waves internationally since its release on SoundCloud in early February.  The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive with fans eager to hear the entire album.

Tewahedo can be pre-ordered on iTunes now, and will receive a full scale release on March 2nd on all other major stores courtesy of Zojak World Wide.

The first single can be downloaded via SoundCloud at https://soundcloud.com/iriesou nds/mikey-general-no-easy- push-over-feat-spectacular-1

iTunes Pre-order link: https://itunes.apple. com/us/album/tewahedo/ 1348429913

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Hempress Sativa Live in Kingston, Jamaica – Feb. 24th (@HempressSativa)

HEMPRESS-SATIVA_EM_008Hempress Sativa will be performing live at the Skyline Levels (6B Skyline Drive, Jacks Hill) in Kingston, Jamaica on the 24th of February. She will be supported by Keida, Kelissa, Aza Lineage, Samory_I, Vijahn and Ras Haile Malekot. The show will be hosted By Steppa, with musical selections by ILawi.

Ticket outlets are: Mi Hungry, UWI Student Union, Natural Touch Vegan Restaurant, Bookafilia and Reggae Hostel. Persons are encouraged to visit www.Hempresssativa.com for all additional information.

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Freddie McGregor & UB40 To Perform In California On August 3rd (@BigshipFreddie)

img-Artist-Freddie-McGregor-OD-1200x628On Friday August 3rd, Californians will be treated to some good music as both Freddie McGregor and UB40 will be performing at the Pacific Amphitheatre (88 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa) in California. There are very strict rules – which will all be enforced – for this show:

– Everyone needs a ticket
– No audio or video equipment allowed
– There is a 2 ticket per household limit on the VIP Parking Combination Package
– Pacific Amphitheatre and the OC Fair are entirely non-smoking venues

For additional information visit the event on Facebook.

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IRIE FM Presents Bunny Wailer With Lifetime Achievement Award

Bunny WailerThis past Sunday IRIE FM presented Bunny Wailer (also known as Jah B) with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bournemouth Beach Complex. The event was hosted by international dub poet, Yasus Afari.

It featured spoken word and musical tributes from Copeland Forbes, Garth Dennis, Kingsley Goodison, Chelsea Stewart, King Sounds, Bob Andy, Daddy U-Roy, Black Hero, Duane Stephenson, Member of Parliament Phillip Paulwell, Howard McIntosh of the Ministry of Culture, Kingston Drummers, and guest speaker Donald Quarry.

Additional highlights also included musical and spoken word tributes from his son Asedenaki who did an outstanding Wailer’s Medley, his daughter Cen C Love, and his grand-nephew Dre Tosh.