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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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Ziggy Marley Confirmed for Club Annabel in Rotterdam on July 8th (@ziggymarley)

ziggy-marleyZiggy Marley, son of reggae legend Bob Marley, and a multiple Grammy winner in his own right, will grace the stage at Club Annabel (Schiestraat 20, 3013BR) in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on July 8th. The minimum age for this event is 16 years. Persons under the age of 16 may enter with an adult.

Tickets are 32.50 Euro and can be purchased HERE.

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Reggae Legends Don Carlos & Johnny Osbourne To Perform In Antwerp, Belgium – June 15th

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On Friday, June 15th, veteran reggae artists Don Carlos and Johynny Osbourne will be performing live at the popular Club Zappa in Antwerp, Belgium. Both men will be supported by the Dubvision Band, with additional music by Soul Stereo, Down Beat and Eastend Rock Sounds.

Tickets for this event is only 15 Euro and they can be purchased HERE.

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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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New Reggae Video: Lavish – Irresponsible (@JUGGLERZRADIO)

LavishLavish enters the music world on a high level with her first single “Irresponsible” on Jugglerz Records – a label that truly believes in her talent.

Musically inclined, she abstracts the sloping melody from the hurting content of her song: People do stuff other than they should, because they don’t take up any responsibility. “Waan buy weed but you can’t buy food” is a stinging punchline that simply says it like it is. Her unique voice elevates the listener from the first note, the sound of Lavish is irresistible.

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

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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.

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Veteran Reggae Artist Mikey General Now Available For Interviews

Mikey General Tewahedo Promo PosterVeteran roots, reggae, Rasta artist, Mikey General, is now available for interviews and media features, as he is currently promoting his new album Tewahedo.”

Released in early March, Tewahedo has been creating quite a buzz on roots reggae radio programs all over the world. It’s got many media personalities openly expressing that this is arguably Mikey General’s most inspiring work. The bulk of the album was recorded at WASP Studio in Kingston, Jamaica, and it features guest artists:  Binghi Ghost, Spectacular, and a combination with the late great Sugar Minott.

The success of the album has resulted in a tour which will be centered in and around the UK and Europe this summer.

To schedule an interview with Mikey General, please send an email to Maria Jackson at info@mjent.net.

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Marcia Griffiths & Glen Washington Stars in Mother’s Day Extravaganza in Florida

Marcia Griffiths & Glen WashingtonZimma Entertainment and WC Promotions present the 6th Annual Mother’s Day Extravaganza starring the queen of reggae Marcia Griffiths alongside Glen Washington. They will be supported by Tenor Blue, Ann Marie, Sasha Dias, Symz, King Charlz and the Reaxion Band.

The show will be held at the Krave Restaurant and Lounge (located at 4519 N Pine Island Road) in Sunrise, Florida, on May 13th from 5:30 PM. Entrance fee is $40.

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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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Andrew Tosh Confirms Tribute Show To Peter Tosh On May 18th In Australia (@RealAndrewTosh @PeterTosh)

Andrew ToshFor the first time in Australia, the Raintrees Tavern will be hosting a Peter Tosh Tribute Show with Peter’s son, Andrew Tosh headlining. The event takes place on Friday, May 18th at the aforementioned venue (Raintrees Tavern, located at 33-43 Alfred Street, Cairns, Queensland, Australia).

For additional information about this event, visit the official Facebook page HERE.

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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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Mad Professor Plays in Liverpool on Friday, April 13th (@MadProfessordub)

mad-professor-pone-el-ritmoOn Friday, April 13th, Mad Professor will be live at the Constellations (located at 35 – 39 Greenland Street) in Liverpool, UK. He will be supported by James Stephenson, Marley and Vegas. Tickets for this event can be purchased HERE.

ABOUT MAD PROFESSOR
Regarded as one of the leading producers of dub music’s second generation, Mad Professor was instrumental in transitioning dub into the digital age. He has collaborated with reggae artists such as Lee “Scratch” Perry, Sly and Robbie and Horace Andy, as well as artists outside the realm of traditional reggae and dub, such as Sade, Massive Attack and The Orb.