Etana UK Dates – May 2017 (@EtanaStrongOne)


The Strong One is a special guest of Morgan Heritage who has recently embarked on their Avrakedabra world tour 2017. Fans will be treated to some roots and reggae, as Etana performs some of her biggest classic and newest hits in Oxford, Manchester, Birmingham and London (see dates below).

It is a busy summer ahead for the touring songbird, who between shows is hard at work in studio putting finishing touches on an upcoming summer 2017 EP.

May 4th – Oxford O2 Academy
May 5th – Manchester O2 Ritz
May 6th – Birmingham O2 Academy
May 7th – London O2 Forum Kentish Town

Raging Fyah Added to UB40’s 2017 Grandslam Tour (@Ragingfyah @UB40OFFICIAL)


Jamaica’s reggae ambassador, Raging Fyah, is now officially on the 2017 Grandslam Tour, headlined by UB40.

The Grandslam Tour will run from Friday May 19th through Saturday the 12th of August 2017 and will see the bands performing at some of the most prestigious outdoor venues in the UK. In addition to Raging Fyah, UB40 will also be supported by Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey.

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Macini, UK’s Dancehall General, now getting heavy rotation in Jamaica (@macinimusic)

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Jamaica born, UK based, dancehall artist Macini will join Bounty Killer, Munga Honorable, Jah Vinci and a host of others in Portland, Jamaica on August 5th for a live stage show and after party. The artist was invited after two of his recent singles; “man a general” and “bad gal” began getting heavy rotation on local radio stations and at street parties across the island.

Though both songs were released some time ago, Macini has been consistent in his promotion and is now elated that he is seeing some results. Of the two, the most popular seems to be “bad gal” which has become a regular on one of the island’s most popular station, Zip FM. Persons may download both songs via Tunecore, Amazon, Spotify etc., while DJs are encouraged to contact MJE for promo copies.

Macini will be accepting interview requests and music features while he is on the island this summer. Interested media houses should email MJE with their available dates and times.

Watch the official video for “man a general”
Watch the official video for “bad gal”

Learn more about Macini by reading his biography here.

Nas Announces UK Summer Tour Dates (@Nas)

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Nasir Jones, more popularly known as Nas, will be performing tracks from his extensive catalogue this summer in the UK. Below are the confirmed dates, venues and cities along with the link to purchase tickets.

07 – 09 JULY Wireless 2017 Finsbury Park, London
10 JULY Nas Mountford Hall, Liverpool Guild of Students
11 JULY Nas O2 Academy Glasgow, Glasgow
12 JULY Nas O2 Academy Leeds, Leeds

Tickets can be purchased via Live Nation’s website.

New Reggae Release: Peaceful Demonstration by Black Slate (@BlackSlateRegga)

506xNxblack-slate.jpg.pagespeed.ic.AUpaAxXzl7Available since April 28, 2016 on all digital services worldwide is the album PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION by United Kingdom reggae pioneers: Black Slate. These ten tracks were recorded on the Caribbean island of Antigua and chronicle the journey the group has taken since its inception in 1972. After 40 years in the music business, the deep roots reggae band returns with their first full-length album released since the album SIX PLUS ONE in 1982. Peaceful Demonstration is released on the on TCD Records the label named for Tony, Chris and Desmond, the original members of the band founded in 1972 in the United Kingdom.

Each of the original members chose to take a hiatus from touring life to help raise their families and establish sustainable business ventures. Anthony Brightly remained rooted in the music industry, becoming a driving force in the advancement of Lover’s Rock and UK reggae in general through his work as a Disc Jockey, Club owner, Artiste Manager and event promoter, shaping airplay and artist growth both at radio and in the club setting. Chris Hanson has become a sought after mix and mastering engineer, adding his unique touch to thousands of songs over the past several years right up to the present.

Remaining involved in the industry outside of their band experience as Black Slate, these musicians have observed the global reggae music marketplace and have returned to the studio to present roots reggae with an echo from the analog, live off the floor recording techniques of the 1970’s infused with a modern roots feel, with lyrics that reflect the current landscape.

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UK & Hip Hop (@DJMissCBrown)


UK & Hip Hop is a discussion based event that looks at the issues in the UK hip hop industry (or lack of) and seeks to find ways to address them. We have the power to come together to build up our own industry & take control of what is essentially ours. How do we build it? What do we need to do? What can Birmingham do?

A sharing of ideas, networking, discussion & most importantly, ACTION! The event will be filmed and streamed live online, making it open to the UK & beyond. Guest speakers include Malik from MD7, Big Ted, Sic’nis & Colin Rox of Four Pillars London. So all artists (aspiring & established), label owners, promoters and supporters of the scene come down to the Rep theatre, Broad Street Birmingham On Jan 24th 2015 to share your ideas, frustrations and solutions to help this industry! There will also be special performances by Dan Man, Miss C Brown & E Double D.

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