MAXI PRIEST (feat. SHAGGY)I´m alright (S) Brittiske reggaestjärnan Maxi Priest har släppt nya singeln “I’m Alright (feat. Shaggy)” via S-curve Records! Det är första släppet från hans kommande album “It All Comes Back To Love” som kommer den 23 augusti. Både singeln och albumet är producerat av Shaggy.
”Nya singeln, där min gode vän Shaggy medverkar, handlar om känslor som jag tror väldigt många kan relatera till; avundsjuka och svartsjuka”, berättar Maxi och fortsätter ”Med ”I’m Alright” vill jag med hjälp av musiken bidra till förändring, vända negativt till positivt, dåligt till bra… ‘Music makes you feel like dancing with so many emotions we sing…/ Set me free to the music, to the music… My heart it beats, to the music’”.
Maxi har under sin karriär haft sin egen, unika, vision om hur han ska överskrida gränser inom sin genrei utan att förlora kärnan i den. Det har lett till stora internationella framgångar, han är t ex den första reaggeartisten som haft 1:a-placeringar över hela världen inklusive de amerikanska Billboardlistorna Datum: 2019-06-18 Label: S-Curve Records www.maxipriest.com/ ISRC: QMRSZ1900932 Releasedatum:
RADIO77Future Bass Wave (A) Debut "Dub Wave“ from a new transatlantic operating room - where bass will be impressively back in the new wave…!
RADIO77 is a new “DubWave” group from New York City with the unlikely but elegant union of mixing future dub styles with sweet roots vocal harmony and 80s new wave influences.
The EP “Future Wave Bass” will be released on the world renowned Echo Beach label from Germany and features Dubmatix (JUNO Award prize winner from March 2019 for his Overdubbed album with SLY & ROBBIE) mixing, production skills and dub versions.
Pushing the boundaries of these genres into DubWave while maintaining the core foundation of Jamaican reggae and dub but inna future wise stye – a big bang with cover version(s) of a famous NEW WAVE classic : THE POLICE and "Walking On The Moon“ but also "Love Me Forever“ (Linval Thomposon), the classic 50's DooWop hit "I Only Have Eyes For You" by the Flamingos and "Tonight“ (Bowie/Iggy Pop) are astonishing epics! Datum: 2019-06-04 Label: Echo Beach ISRC: Releasedatum: 2019-06-05
SPENG BOND & DIGNITARY STYLISH
Dance Haffi Keep
Here come the next and latest out of Ram Goat Records. Both up to the time with current affairs, one JA one UK.
The first of many from Speng on Ram Goat Records label. Mr Speng Bond aka 001 giving his view on Brexit and recent events that have engulfed the UK. (Him nah tek it)
This is a serious collaboration, two internationally acclaimed artists joining forces on a series of new recordings and live shows showcasing the unending diversity & innovation present in UK Reggae & Dub.
First up is “Sound System Girl” - digging deep into Sandra’s Sound System History on a future sounding re-cut of the Cuss Cuss Riddim , on the flip side ‘Fyah Bun’ is stepping spiritual dub music at it’s best.
Sandra Cross needs no introduction, she is a true legend whose career begun at the age of 14 with a no.1 hit in the UK Reggae charts. Since then she has gone on to be one of THE defining female voices of British Reggae. Sandra’s award winning career has seen her hook up with the likes of Mad Professor and Sly & Robbie for a near endless round of hit singles & albums.
Vibronics, the future sound of dub, have been vibrating the world with bass since 1996. Their music is at the forefront of the UK Dub scene, proven by over 60 releases on their own legendary SCOOPS label as well as a host of albums, singles and remixes for a myriad of other labels such as Jarring Effects, Dubhead and Jah Tubbys. In the studio they have worked with Michael Prophet, Iration Steppas, Macka B, Aba Shanti, Brain Damage, High Tone, Big Youth, Gaudi and an almost endless list of dub & reggae luminaries Datum: 2019-05-14 Label: Scoops www.vibronics.co.uk/ ISRC: Releasedatum:
FRIENDLY FIRE BAND / MR WILLIAMS / TIPPA IRIE / MYKI TUFFSaturday night riddim (EP) The Saturday Night Riddim project started as a de-mix ( the opposite of a remix) of Mr. Williamz and Chopstick Dubplates’ Jungle track “ Saturday Night”, which was re- played as a reggae track by Friendly Fire Band. Datum: 2019-03-28 Label: Friendly Fire Music ISRC: Releasedatum: 2019-04-06
ZION TRAIN feat BROTHER CULTURE & QUEENIESound system (S) For this release Zion Train have teamed up the veteran MC – Brother Culture of Brixton, London to record a homage to the soundsystem.
Brother Culture has an immense carrer working alongside the best of sounds such as Jah Revelation Music and Jah Shaka teaming up with stellar names of the scene like Brigadier Jerry as well as The Prodigy and Youth.
After #ZT30. Zion Train are staring their next thirty year spell with a soundsystem anthem!!
As well as all digital formats there wil be a 7 inch vinyl release on Universal Egg as well as a fantastic video produced by Alex Caroppi of I'll do me filmmaking! Datum: 2019-03-13 Label: Eggy040 ISRC: Releasedatum: 2019-04-01
JAHRIFFERefelction (S) His music takes you back to a time where reggae music was expressed with a Love and Sincerity, Harmony and Respect for one another.
Jahriffe B. Mackenzie aka Senbiqes NetriRa a dynamo of energetic musicality and Jamaican panache. A guide to soulful harmony and introspection, transcending our times.
Born Barriffe Mackenzie July 6 1978, now known as JahRiffe started his musically journey in 1999. The Singer/Songwriter of Jamaican – American patronage, from Boston and the Bronx, brews an exquisite keen blend of Classical Roots, echoes of Old School Harmonies and Consciousness stirred with American Rhythm and Blues, Soul and Rasta wisdom. Introducing his 1st debut album in 2005 “Rastafari Love” and following up in 2013 with “Check Your timing”. In 2016 JahRiffe comes with a powerful hit for the world “Rasta Can’t Fade” the video filmed in Jamaica, reached over 100,000 views in the first week of streaming on ReggaeVille. JahRiffe musically success has led to sharing the stage with many great Performing Artists such as, Kymani Marley, Capleton, The Wailers, Midnite/ Akea Beka, Mighty Diamonds, Warrior King, Lutan Fyah, Chronixx, Jah9, Kabaka Pyrmid, IbaMar , and Third World and many others. In the new year of 2019 JahRiffe been in the Studio with Jah9’s Bass player, JAH D from the ZionHigh Production coming forth with his third studio album titled, REFLECTION. The titled track Reflection focuses on the strength of evolving with the cycles of life and becoming a better person. JahRiffe say’s “This Album is very special to me it reflects a journey faced with many life challenges that have led to victory. This album is livicated to all those that may face mental illness, growing pains and lessons of change. I know that it is not always easy for one to keep balance in daily life”. JahRiffe is a force to be aligned with and is committed to delivering powerful messages of growth through Rastafari and Ancestral wisdom. Rediscovering traditional African roots, to establish resourceful practices for those who have the eyes to see, ears to hear and hearts to receive. This father of two is currently a Lecturer for various schools in and out of Boston. JahRiffe believes that the youth are to be infused with Love and Peace. He is also a certified REKI Practitioner and a Mystic Healer. He says, “My aim is to assist others on this planet in finding their purpose and keeping the ‘will for life’ alive. I use my tools of Music, Lectures and Performances with Ancestral Guidance, Meditation and Intuition” Datum: 2019-03-06 Label: JAH-N-I Root Movement JAHNIROOTSMOVEMENT.COM ISRC: Releasedatum: 2019-03-06
BOB MARLEYIs this love (Dubmatix re-visioned) Like so many others, Marley's music had an immense impact on me as a youth and still resonates today Like many, he was my first introduction to reggae and since my first listen back in the 70s and 80s to now, his music does and will continue to stand the test of time and impact generations of fans and musicians alike for the high quality of song writing and his message of harmony and peace..
DANIEL LEMMAPunch of Love (A) Daniel Lemma är en liveartist. Visst har han haft hittar, “If I Used to Love You” sålde guld och den nya singeln “One Small Step” har redan roterat på radion i flera månader. Men det är på scen, med ett stort, tajt, pulserade band i ryggen som han allra helst ska höras. Och det är där hans särpräglade röst, med lika mycket vibrato som rytmisk punch, verkligen kommer till sin rätt.
Det är också utgångspunkten för nya albumet “Punch of Love” (Dextra Music 2018), en reggaeskiva med fötterna i ett klassiskt sound, med Daniels egen, souliga touch och den oemotståndliga energin från reggaekollektivet Hot This Year Band. Albumet släpps 15 februari.
“Första plattan jag köpte överhuvudtaget var Bob Marleys livealbum från The Lyceum och det är genom magin i den inspelningen, genom närvaron och den enorma koncentrationen av andlig och politiska kraft som jag kommit att förstå reggae.” säger Daniel Lemma.
Hot This Year Band har också kompat och producerat artister som Chronixx, Kapten Röd, Etzia och Yellowman och de spelade tillsammans med Daniel på den hyllade skivan “Common Ground” från 2016.
I vår och sommar kommer Daniel Lemma & Hot This Year Band att turnera i Sverige och Europa med materialet från de båda reggaeplattorna, en serie spelningar som om möjligt kommer att bli ännu mer intensiva än förra gången de mötte publiken tillsammans.
“Reggae är för mig främst communitymusic, den ska spelas och upplevas tillsammans, precis som den gospel och rhythm-and-blues den sprungit ur.” säger Daniel Lemma. Datum: 2019-01-08 Label: Dextra Musik ISRC: Releasedatum:
PRINCE LEVYRemedy (S) Brand new dancehall music from Jamaican Reggae artist, Prince Levy. This is a banger for sure! After releasing hit single Highgrade with Dj Frass Levy is dropping this one with JAW Records along with his label, PrinceLevy Ent. Datum: 2018-12-28 Label: JAW Records ISRC: Releasedatum:
NIMROY HENDRICKSOne big road (S) Father and son combination on the Mr DC Riddim. This features an all-star line up of musicians, myself on vocals and features Legendary Jamaican Trombonist and mixed by the legendary Nick Manasseh in The UK Datum: 2018-12-17 Label: Nimrocksounds ISRC: Releasedatum:
DAVID HILLYARD & THE ROCKSTEADY 7David Hillyard & The Rocksteady 7 (EP) Burrulero is a 4 song EP featuring the 2016 european lineup of Rocksteady 7. We pulled up into Nico Leonard's studio in funky funky Charleroi and proceeded to lay down the music, mostly live. Burrulero is called that cause its half Burru and half Bolero. The jamaican version is slow and moody. The latin version is uptempo and aggressive. So Long Cedric is a memorial/tribute to the legendary Jamaican sax player, Cedric Brooks. Kingston Town features the crooning vocals of Larry McDonald. His voice is a throwback to the sensitive sounds of Billy Eckstine and Joe Williams. The EP as a whole is a rich moment of time and sound in Rocksteady 7 history. I hope you enjoy it! Datum: 2018-12-12 Label: Badasonic Records ISRC: Releasedatum:
MIKE FIELDTrue stories (EP) The opening track "Mechanic," perks up one’s ears immediately as Field rocks harder than anything he's ever done, on this rollicking punk/ska/jazz tune about a space mechanic who fixes rockets. High-energy trumpet soars and raw, passionate vocals kick butt. "The Hotel By The Mansion" is a circus calliope gone mad. This song is aptly fueled by Field's quick-fire vocals and fittingly so, as this klezmer-tinged tune is about a woman with fire in her hair. As Field playfully sings, "What do ya do with a hot hairdo? You charge admission of a dollar or two." Datum: 2018-12-12 Label: ISRC: Releasedatum:
THE DROPTakeover (S) Described as ‘UK Reggae at its best’, The Drop’s contemporary take on Jamaican Roots music has been accepted and acclaimed across the board. National radio support from David Rodigan (BBC Radio 1Xtra), Craig Charles (BBC 6 Music), Lauren Laverne (BBC 6 Music), Gilles Peterson (World Wide FM), Becca Duddley (Beats 1), Huw Stevens (BBC 6 Music), and online support from Clash, Bandcamp, Irie Mag, Reggaeville, United Reggae and UK Bass Music to name a few.
Teaming up with The Drop on this track Dubmatix creates a superb heavyweight banger, with a phat rolling bassline and his signature, creative percussion work adding to the groove. Keeping all the lyrical content from the original vocal by The Drop’s singer Dandelion, the strong political message stays intact Datum: 2018-12-05 Label: Shoal Records ISRC: Releasedatum:
MYKI TUFF & FRIENDLY FIRE BANDWar General (S) When it comes to kjlling sounds, Myki Tuff has has accumulated notches on his microphone since the 90s. In 2018, he is back with a killer soundsystem anthem, the murderous WAR GENERAL, a masterful lyrical tribute to Soundsystem and Soundclash Culture, on Friendly Fire Band’s remake of the classic Slip & Slide riddim: no sound will be left standing.
J BOGGLive up (Dubmatix remix) (S) To open Oneness Remixed, Dubmatix delivers a groovy rub-a-dub interpretation of J. Boog’s ‘Live Up,’ whose fat bassline is the lead into the project. This composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist hails from Toronto, but has carved out a massive following on the international stage Datum: 2018-10-19 Label: Oneness Records ISRC: Releasedatum:
PEPPERYThankful (S) Here come the next instalment from RAM GOAT RECORDS, The one called THANKFUL.
The man called PEPPERY riding TEMPO FI DEM RIDDIM. This debut production from the young man named SELECTA BURNSIDE.…
Selecta Burnside is a DJ/Producer/Drummer based in North Yorkshire.
On the live scene Selecta Burnside plays Drums with Reggae/Dub/Dancehall band Stig of the Dub. But when behind the decks expect a varied mixture of ruffneck beats from Dub, Dancehall, Digital, Dub-Step, Afro-beat to Garage, Jungle and everything inbetween! Good Vibed music for the body, mind and soul. Datum: 2018-10-10 Label: Ram Goat Records ISRC: Releasedatum:
PRINCE LEVYNew Avenue (S) Born in Kingston, Jamaica, artist Prince Levy drops a new single on Humboldt County's versatile label One Wise Studios. "New Avenue" is an up full song produced by Sarge OneWise of One Wise Sound. This is Sarge's follow up release to his recent "Artform Riddim" on his imprint that boasted a dancehall section and bouncy roots vibe. Prince's "New Avenue" is scheduled for release on September 28th 2018 on all digital outlets.
The single melds elements of Dancehall and Roots Reggae incorporated into this upbeat tune appropriately titled "New Avenue". Prince works his lyrics and unique vocal sound over the rhythm's various sections, making it a party throughout the tune you don't wanna miss. Break out the herb, grab your Gyal and turn up the volume! Datum: 2018-09-25 Label: ISRC: Releasedatum:
AMMOYEas long as you love me (S) “As Long As You Love Me” Ammoye’s new single produced by Donovan Germain of Penthouse Records.
2018 has been a big year for singer Ammoye with a JUNO nomination for ‘The Light’ for Best Reggae Recording, and having spent 55 weeks on the Canadian reggae chart’s top 10 with 6 weeks at #1 for ‘Don’t Count Me Out’ Datum: 2018-09-18 Label: Penthouse Records ISRC: Releasedatum:
THE DROP ft. LEE "SCRATCH" PERRYDunna Runna (S) Dunna Runna was the lead single from The Drop's debut album Last Stand - out 14th September 2018 on their own label Shoal Records.
The track shows The Drop at their most quirky and original. The lyrics follow the story of someone being chased out of town, but who, in spite of this, is running towards the hope of a better life ‘out on the east coast’. The song is light hearted but there’s an underlying reference to the discrimination and violence man can show to their fellow man. Lee "Scratch" Perry's vocal contribution perfectly matches and completes the outlandish and defiant character of the song. You could almost imagine this as the aftermath of the infamous burning of his Black Ark Studio - his rebellious spirit on the run.
The Drop took some time out after a frantic first few years of gigging to perfect ‘Last Stand’. The album was recorded at the prestigious KONK Studios in London, founded and owned by Ray Davies of The Kinks.
Described as ‘UK Reggae at its best’, The Drop’s contemporary take on Jamaican Roots music has been accepted and acclaimed across the board. National radio support from David Rodigan (BBC Radio 1Xtra), Craig Charles (BBC 6 Music), Lauren Laverne (BBC 6 Music), Gilles Peterson (World Wide FM), Becca Duddley (Beats 1), Huw Stevens (BBC 6 Music), and online support from Clash, Bandcamp, Irie Mag, Reggaeville, United Reggae and UK Bass Music to name a few.
CAZ GARDINER AND THE BADASONICSCaz Gardiner and The Badasonics (A) Funky Soulsteady Beat from Washington D.C. & Belgium
The Badasonics mixes soul and funk together with Jamaican riddims and horns with the soulful rock and reggae voice of Caz Gardiner to deliver a pulsating party of soul steady beats.
Caz has performed with the BandHouse Gigs, Newmyer Flyer productions and The Beat Hotel. She was the lead singer for The Ambitions, a 60's influenced soul/ rock band which in 2008 was nominated for a Wammie (Washington Area Music Association) in the best new band category; and the rocksteady / reggae band Caz and The Day Laborers. In 2010, she was nominated for a Wammie in the best traditional blues / RnB vocalist category for her work with Caz and The Commotions.
The Badasonics, consisting of former members of The Moon Invaders & The Caroloregians, were also known as the busiest backing band for Jamaican artists in Europe and have played with Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Ken Boothe, Alton Ellis, Dave & Ansel Collins, Rico Rodriguez, Doreen Shaffer, Pat Kelly, Derrick Harriott & many more Datum: 2018-09-06 Label: Badasonic Records ISRC: Releasedatum:
HOUSE OF DAVID GANG & GISTOGood vibration (S) While on an extensive Western Canadian tour, Toronto Reggae Warriors House of David Gang collaborated with Dancehall artist/producer Gisto in a Vancouver studio to capture the new single "Good Vibration" The track is a product of spontaneous sessions which had the artists experimenting with new elements while maintaining their signature roots reggae sound.
Released with remixes from international producers Bus Up Shop, DJ Maars, Synapps, Dephicit & Echopilot who interpret the song into Tropical House, Electro, Jungle, Drum and Bass
and Breaks. Good Vibration is a follow-up to a similar collaboration between the artists on 2016's album Reggae Warrior Remixed and is an uplifting reggae track will help keep the summer vibes going. Datum: 2018-08-20 Label: NuFunk Records www.houseofdavidgang.com ISRC: Releasedatum:
HEZRONLife is a poker game Reggae Recording Artist – Hezron – is known for creating hits that resonate with people around the world. Born and raised in Moy Hall district, St. James, Jamaica, Hezron developed his talent while he was a member of his Church choir, and, with the help of his family, he continued to pursue music as a potential career path.
In 1996, he migrated to the United States, where he was trained vocally and, also became interested in R & B music. In 2007, he returned to Jamaica and was reminded of his love for reggae music, and, to date, he has released over 50 singles and 2 albums titled The Life I live and The Life I Live Continues.
The singles have created an impact in South Florida, New York, Canada, Jamaica and around the Caribbean. He has also performed on major festivals and other shows in those countries. Hezron has several videos released to his credit including, Mo-Bay, Taxi Driver and Two Places featuring international star -Shaggy. They have helped to garner a growing fan base in the United States of America, the United Kingdom and Africa Datum: 2018-08-20 Label: LTK20 Records ISRC: Releasedatum:
DERRICK SCOTTSome preachers nowadys (S) Derrick Scott is a reality and spiritual gospel singer/songwriter, with a mission to support truth and rights. He sings about the state of the world as it really is, and through spiritual songs with unearthly love and goodwill, he is reaching out to the people while praising the Almighty Datum: 2018-08-13 Label: Dscott Music ISRC: Releasedatum:
ROOTS OF CREATIONGrateful Dub: A Reggae Infused Tribute To The Grateful Dead (A) Grateful Dub: a Reggae-infused tribute to The Grateful Dead features guest performances by Stephen Marley, G. Love, Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), Marlon “Ganja Farmer” Asher, Hayley Jane, Andy “AG” Geib (Slightly Stoopid), Dan Kelly (Fortunate Youth), Billy Kottage (Reel Big Fish), Jesse Wagner (The Aggrolites), Alex Brander (Big D & the Kids Table), & More!
All songs on the LP were engineered & mixed by legendary 6-time GRAMMY winner - Errol Brown (Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Rebelution) with Brendan Connors at studio.metronome in Brookline, NH. Additional mixing & pre-mastering by Pete “Boardz” Peloquin (Gov’t Mule, O.A.R, Allman Brothers). The album was mastered by 6-time GRAMMY-winner and 10-time GRAMMY-nominated mastering engineer Chris Gehringer (Chainsmokers, Rebelution, Rihanna) at Sterling Sound in NYC Datum: 2018-07-30 Label: ISRC: Releasedatum:
PAD ANTHONY & CHESHIRE CAT
Lead The Way ft Pad Anthony
Heart & Soul ft Cheshire Cat
Ram Goat Records next release.
Top of the class producer DUBMATIX - With on point riddim (Rub-A-DUB RIDDIM)
Veteran from Kingston Jamaica PAD ANTHONY- LEAD THE WAY. (With the singing style second to none)
FREDDY LOCKSOverstand (S) First single "Earth" received strong feedback and airplay from 250+ radio stations, soundsystems and media including the cover of Irie Magazine.
"Overstand is part of Freddy Locks new Album "Overstand" still to be released during 2018.
Mastering: Dubmatix Datum: 2018-07-10 Label: ISRC: Releasedatum:
CHRIS TOPPAWie Wolken Weiter (S) With the arrival of the summer the desire rises, to enjoy life to the fullest. To step out of your home and walk out for the unexpected. Chris Toppa invites you to walk this way in your mind with his new single „Wie Wolken Weiter“ (i.e. „Like Clouds Passing“). Just leave your sorrows behind and look for the adventure, your dreams, and freedom.
DUBBLE STANDARTSet me free (EP) Dubblestandart have been keeping the version of the dub flame alive for the last two decades, their formation coinciding with the phase in which Jamaican dub was on the way out. Formed in 1988 as a reaction to the stagnant Austrian pop scene, the group was heavily inspired by the Black Ark, On-U Sound and Jah Shaka, infusing such dub influences within their heady blend of hardcore reggae and new wave, which soon brought them into the European public’s consciousness. Soon, they were so in demand as to be backing Lee Scratch Perry on the Austrian stage, followed by stints with dub poet Lilian Allen and ace toaster, Dillinger. At present, they have already issued over ten albums, collaborating with Ken Boothe, Sly & Robbie, Mad Professor, Marcia Griffiths, Chezere, Caron Wheeler (Soul To Soul) all the while working new technological dimensions into their sound, and although they have undertaken a dub tour of the US west coast, Canada, India, Russia it is fair to say that the band is worthy of a broader audience.
"Rocksteady on a Supremes classic “ Dubblestandart, the Dubbers from Vienna, riding again. Retrofantastic music revisiting the 60’s with a touch of 80’s reggae vibes. Fast forward to the 21st century. Amanda B.& Chezere Brathwaite(UK 90’s Don Letts&Screaming Target/Big Audio Dynamite/Fishbone)teaming up as Woman In Dub. Singing against the doublestandards in our world.Don’t keep us hanging. America – the handcuffed nation.Looking for the good moments in life.Set Me Free. Datum: 2018-06-12 Label: Echo Beach www.dubblestandart.com/ ISRC: Releasedatum:
BLANDADE ARTISTERGlobal Reggae Charts vol.12 - April 2018 (A)
BRYAN ART: Can´t cut Wi Vibes (G-Block Records 2017)
CITY KAYMind under control (S) After the “Daystar” album between UK reggae and electro pop, City Kay is moving forward in a crossover style offering a powerful and unique new album.
With “Strange Things”, the French band includes a vintage roots touch in a modern electro pop production: references to the reggae golden age are interacting with atmospheric sounds, electro beats, minimalist grain and keyboard inspired by the New York’s school. As we know abstract hip-hop from Roots Manuva now exist abstract roots from City Kay.
The new single “Mind Under Control” is a wonderful reggae track - maybe the most traditional reggae song on the album - sung by guitarist Yoann Minkoff Datum: 2018-05-19 Label: Baco Records ISRC: FRPGB1703570 Releasedatum:
CHARLY BJah see and knows (S) “Jah See And Knows” produced by TMMG and Reggae Europe has been taken from the “Journey of Life” album. This reality song was composed and recorded live at Tuff Gong studios in Kingston, Jamaica. As you hear it, you will get hope and motivation. Just press play and listen how the frenchman Charly B breaks the code with this authentic Jamaican reggae music. The instrumental of this song is now called the “Daydream” riddim and has attracted other artists to put their voice on it. This is very rare for a European, and never seen from a French artist. Involved artists are Richie Spice, Junior Kelly, Lukie D and many more to come Datum: 2018-05-19 Label: Tower Music Media Group ISRC: FR9W11722510 Releasedatum:
Gal Weh In Deh
With their debut album Talk A Di Town, Rootz Radicals start 2018 with a bang.
The Lian Outta Den EP and Israel Riddim Compilation, as well as the recently published music video Gal Weh In Deh have already stoked a fire soon visible all over the Reggae world. The year the EP was published, the tune Israel was among the 100 best Reggae songs of the year, elected by Zonareggae. Also in 2015, in the context of International Reggae Day, the Jamaican Gleaner called the music of the spirited Reggae team outta Bavaria “original and authentic,” and there was no festival in Germany and Austria that was not to be turned into an urban soundscape by Rootz Radicals and their music.
Currently, the two singles Fresh Weed and Gal Weh In Deh offer a unique opportunity to get an idea of the sound aesthetics and musical range of the upcoming album Talk A Di Town. Fresh Weed brings back to life the charm of the Rocksteady era, while Gal Weh In Deh emotionally adapts Modern Roots features in a stylistically confident yet progressive manner. The song’s video starring Miss Jamaica World 2016 Ashlie Barrett is an absolute eye-catcher and an interesting forerunner of Talk A Di Town, which Rootz Radicals are finalizing at this very moment. Datum: 2018-05-19 Label: Rootz Radicals ISRC: DESW71700173 Releasedatum:
REGGAE WORKERS OF THE WORLDRWW II (A) Reggae Workers of The World is a supergroup composed of Vic Ruggiero of The Slackers, Jesse Wagner of The Aggrolites and Nico Leonard of The Badasonics.
While on the road, between a busy Slackers' schedule and his own solo gigs, Vic Ruggiero began to think of a way to work with two of his favorite modern musicians—singer, Jesse Wagner, and drummer Nico Leonard—and how a collaboration with both could be made possible.
In June 2013, Jesse & Vic ventured across the globe to meet for a short series of shows in Oahu, Hawaii. As the natural course of learning to play and sing together proceeded they began to find an intriguing repertoire. During one short week, they harmonized on everything from a ska and calypso standards like “Shame & Scandal” to early rock n roll hits of The Everly Brothers and The Beatles .
A request from the audience for The Righteous Brothers took both singers and the crowd by surprise when they found it worked perfectly. It's obvious the two singers share an unequivocal reverence for reggae, rhythm n' blues and rock n' roll classics, (and the sentiments sung and the styles which they impart). Hearing Vic and Jesse sing their favorites in sweet two part harmony sounded damn good. As lead singers and master harmonizers both this rare duo makes possible a wide array of styles; soul, rhythm & blues, ska, reggae and rock n' roll. It's this range of possibilities that neither Vic nor Jesse seem deliver with such ease even in their respective bands or as separate solo acts.
Enter Nico Leonard; in November 2013, with Nico at the recording desk, he and Vic recorded 4 songs at his Pum Pum Hotel recording studio in just a few spare hours. Nico has played in two touring bands--The Caroloregians & The Moon Invaders–simultaneously for over a decade and produced a dozen records of all styles. As busy working drummer he's played everything from ska and skinhead reggae to surf, garage rock and rare exotica 60's beats, and he's produced other artists of the same wide variety. He is widely respected for a breadth of skill as a drummer and producer/engineer which fits the stylistic latitude of this group perfectly. The trio will have Vic on bass, Jesse on the guitar, and Nico on drums; a small band that can cover a lot of musical ground . Vic also plays keyboard, harmonica and accordion too,
all of which might make a cameo Datum: 2018-05-16 Label: Badasonic Records ISRC: Releasedatum:
ZAP POWZap Pow Again (A) Revivals and reunions are often excuses for desperate musicians to relive past glories. NOT SO with “Zap Pow Again”. The 2016 incarnation of pioneering Reggae group Zap-Pow is anything but a group of desperate musicians. Founding member Dwight Pinkney, OD, and original members Glen DaCosta, Richard Johnson and Leebert Gibby Morrison plus an all-star line-up of young talented singers and players of instruments Geoffrey Star- vocals, Everol Wray-Trumpet , Fiona Forrest- backing vocals and Arnaldo Bolt-drums teamed with Dave Peters manager to bring to life once again one of the most relevant and important groups in reggae history.
“Zap Pow Again” serves as a reminder to past fans of Zap-Pow’s power and an introduction to new generations of fans that reggae is still relevant and glorious. The album contains 8 new tracks (all originals which were mixed by the ‘quiet giant’ Grammy award winning engineer Christopher Daley) and 7 standard Zap-Pow recordings from the golden era. Old fans will be pleased to see “Sweet Lovin Love” (an instrumental steppers classic), “Let’s fall in Love”, Pinkney’s reggae classic “How Could I Live” and smash world hit “This is Reggae Music” included in the line-up. One of Zap-Pow’s main strengths remains the band’s astounding musicianship and this shine’s through in Pinkney’s guitar work, Gibby’s Bass and guitar contribution, DaCosta’s fine solos and the flawless arrangements which dance through all reggae’s various modes. Datum: 2018-05-08 Label: Trojan Records www.zappowreunion.com/ ISRC: Releasedatum:
FREDDY LOCKSEarth (S) “Earth” is a warming declaration of love for Mother Nature, its a scream of alarm to humanity. Speaks about the importance of our actions and the responsibility we all have to take care of our world.
The video show us the need of a global change in our actions and at the same time is dedicated to the victims of the huge fires that took place in Portugal in 2017 Datum: 2018-05-02 Label: ISRC: Releasedatum:
NEW KINGSTONHonorable & The east (S) Assimilated into music at an early age thanks to father and bassist Courtney Panton Sr,
New York-based trio of brothers New Kingston have emerged as one of the most
exciting and innovative bands in the reggae scene. Their prolific nature, both on the road
and in studio, is once more on display in the form of their new release A Kingston Story:
Come From Far, out August 25th, 2017 on tastemaker label Easy Star Records,
accompanied by more extensive touring.
Comprised of brothers Tahir (keys), Stephen (guitar), and Courtney Panton Jr (drums),
New Kingston’s latest offering encompasses the organic roots the band has built while
adding a sonic narrative that takes the listener on a journey through carefully
constructed soundscapes and genuinely entrancing arrangements. In an attempt to
capture the live energy built off the band’s lifelong chemistry, the entire album was
recorded out of their home studio, with some help from GRAMMY Award Winningengineer
Fabian Cooke. Courtney Jr. summed up the album title’s message, stating
“There’s always a moment in life where we subconsciously show gratitude to where we
are now by reflecting on where we came from. Come From Far is our experience; as a
family, as musicians and as human beings living in a world where anything is possible.”
The new single from the album, “Honorable & The Beast,” taps into the band’s spiritual
perspective, pushing the message of tackling life’s obstacles and distractions in
whatever form they may take. Datum: 2018-04-17 Label: Easy Star Records ISRC: Releasedatum:
DANAKIL meets ONDUBGROUND (feat. JAMALSKI)Tell dem (S) One year after their last album release “La Rue Raisonne” (October 2016) Danakil is back with a brand-new project which will please all bass music and sound system fans. From this unique meeting between Ondubground and Danakil is emerging a very special project mixing trap music, dub, dubstep and revisiting “La Rue Raisonne’s” tracks. Danakil’s French reggae takes on a different scale. Balik’s engaged lyrics are spread on powerful and modern beats finding a new resonance.
MELLOW MARKNomade (S) Two weeks ago we where happy to announce, that Mellow Mark's latest single "Nomade" was presented at national radio in Slovenia (R. Slovenia 2), and on major public service stations in Germany (HR3 and WDR COSMO). In the meantime we are greatful to have received further support from national radio in Spain - RTVE 3 for the single. And we are happy to announce, that a few days ago the re-release of Mellow Mark's eponym album "Nomade" took place Datum: 2018-04-14 Label: ISRC: Releasedatum:
Sr. WILSONZapatillas (S) Dub Stuy is releasing a brand new hit for the spring featuring Catalan artist and dub specialist Sr. Wilson called “Zapatillas” - which is the first single from the upcoming “Jitta Riddim” album also featuring Cutty Ranks and Troy Berley.
Singing in a mix of his native Spanish and English, Sr. Wilson shares tales of having the “sneaker-bug” with a catchy chorus that name-checks some of the more popular brands. His blend of Dub and Reggaeton influenced auto-tune is sure to appeal to DJ’s and club worldwide.
KUMBIA BORUKA feat. NAÁMANSe Siente La Kumbia (S) Kumbia Boruka are back with their new single called "Se Siente la Kumbia feat. Naâman“. Their style is called "Cumbia Muffin", and is at the crossroad between music from South America and the Caribbean. The Lyonnais combo this time invited the flagship artist of the french Reggae - Naâman - to take part in this energetic single, full of musical influences. After the release of their album "La vida Vive s'Vive" in April 2017, this new single gives a first taste from a new album to be released sometime by the end of the year. Datum: 2018-03-22 Label: Kumbia Boruka ISRC: FR9W11804567 Releasedatum:
DACTAH CHANDOMy way (S) With Global CityZen, Dactah Chando drops his sixth album. After the lively Canarian Reggae artist has successfully caught on tape and published a good dose of spirited concert vibes with his 2017 live album Live At Reggae Can Festival, now, Chando fans worldwide can look forward to nine new songs released through Achinech Productions. Dactah Chando, the Godfather of Canarian Style Reggae, produced Global CityZen in cooperation with head engineer Umberto Echo and Gentleman’s current live band The Evolution. Global CityZen will be in stores from April 2018.
Stylistically confident Roots Riddims, made up of well-selected Reggae features, build the longplayer’s musical foundation. “My Way” is the first single from the album and manifests an idea inspired by Blue Phlamez Records from Jamaica, which developed from an interview with 93FM radio host Shavane Jamaine Daley back in 2016.
From Tenerife to Jamaica, from Africa to Europe, from island to island and mainland to mainland, with Global CityZen, the exceptional vibe of Dactah Chando will no longer remain accessible through his studio work alone. In April 2018, the Global Cityzen Europe Tour offers a unique chance to experience Dactah Chando and The Evolution live in concert on their musical trip around the world entitled Global CityZen Datum: 2018-03-16 Label: Achinech Productions ISRC: ES28B1800002 Releasedatum:
UB40 feat. ALI, ASTRO & MICKEYA Real Labour of Love (A)
IBRUMy life (S) Reggae artist Ibru, releases his new hit song, My Life. The song is produced by Dre Swade Productions under the Kohanim Records Label. The song is featured on Ibru's upcoming album, Life Story. The song tells the story of the unseen struggles faced by the artist, in his life's journey to achieve success. He highlights his will to fight and the hard work ethics that kept him pushing toward his life goals. Datum: 2018-03-08 Label: Kohanim Records ISRC: Releasedatum:
Let me love you
This album begins with My Story. It touches on the down side of my up bringing; the abuse and absence of my father. My early years had me feeling discouraged because there was a lack of care and mistreatment towards me from my father's side of the family. It was a hard realizing I was indeed the black sheep in a family I didn't ask for. My spirit was broken for a good part of my life. I was always a smart kid, so the first chance I got to escape and return to my Mother's care I took, along with courage to speak up, and set distance between my father and I. I was grateful my mother and Grandmother did not force me to go back to live with him. From the age of seven he'd been absent from my life, never played an active role and offered no support. For many years I felt neglected, unwanted and it took lots of self care to realize that I was better off without him. I didn't let them break me down. Thanks to my mother and Grandmother who did their best to instill good values in me. Of course my mother and I had our challenges, as well, but we worked through it and her motivation, now, is why I am still here. Writing "My Story" was like chains being broken. It allowed me to let go of all the hurt I endured throughout the years.
"Let Me Love You" I wrote "Let me love you" a few years ago. It's about realizing you want more from a casual situation, a love letter of sorts. I had a serious crush on someone, like never before and even though he had no idea how I felt, mainly because we are friends, I was afraid it would ruin our friendship. I got good song out of it. He later figured it out, but our distance was too great to pursue a relationship. So, I just let it be! Datum: 2018-03-02 Label: Keishera Music ISRC: Releasedatum:
BLANDADE ARTISTERRam Goat Riddim ft Junior Cat, Daddy Shark & Pad Anthony (EP) With early radio support from BBC 1 Xtra DJ David Rodigan, there's a growing buzz around this new goat in the dance. Listen up for more reggae bleat; now touch this down my selector…
From Doncaster sound system Ram Goat Hi-Fi, comes the inaugural Ram Goat Records release - the scorching Ram Goat Version Riddim which has already received support from the legendary David Rodigan.
Featuring veteran artists from Jamaica putting down the rawest lyrics - Junior Cat offers up some agile toasting on 'Non Stop', Daddy Shark (brother of the legendary Outlaw Josey Wales) attacks the beat with a killer bite & finally, nuff niceness from the smooth tones of Pad Anthony.
VIBRONICSWoman on a Mission (A) Vibronics and Cross Club Prague team up to bring you a new project that celebrates women in Reggae & Dub. “Woman On A Mission” is a new release featuring 8 female vocalists on 8 brand new Vibronics tracks. The album presents time-honoured Vibronics associates, Boney L (recording for the first time in 10 years), Nia Songbird, Vanya O and Saraléne , alongside first time collaborations with Trilla Jenna, Nanci Correia, Nish Wadada & Sis I-Leen. Each track vocal track effortlessly glides into an extend dub mix that showcases the sonic skills that Vibronics is known for.
10% of the profits of the album support the Women’s charity Womankind - Transforming the lives of Women & Girls Worldwide. https://www.womankind.org.uk/.
First release phase is set for International Women’s day 2018, where a day of live streaming on Facebook will announce the digital release of album alongside interviews, concerts, mixes & a host of other streamed events to celebrate and discuss women in Reggae & Dub. Phase 2 is luscious 2 X vinyl album & art-card package set for release in April.
A special website “Cultural Resistance” has been created as part of the project and Vibronics will be touring through 2018 with artists from “Woman On A Mission” .. so who are these women, and what are their missions? Datum: 2018-02-17 Label: Scoops www.vibronics.co.uk/ ISRC: Releasedatum:
RICHIE PHOEKingston Connection In Dub (A) In Spring 2017 Kingston Express Records released the critically acclaimed “Kingston Connection” EP which included the hit song “Lyrical Chef” and featured giants such as Horace Andy, Macka B, Johnny Clarke, Horseman, Solo Banton, Cheshire Cat, Ital Horns, Robert Dallas and Earl 16.
In Autumn 2017 Kingston Express Records released the “Kingston Connection Remixes” EP featuring 6 remixes from some of Jungle music’s biggest producers, including K-Jah, FLeCK, Gold Dubs, LionDub, Cautious and King Yoof.
On Friday 26th of January 2018 Kingston Express Records return with the “Kingston Connection In Dub” EP, dubbed by the mighty Richie Phoe (Roots Garden/Wah Wah 45s). Available on iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, Deezer and Spotify, and with plans to release a 12” vinyl of the “Kingston Connection In Dub” EP during 2018 Datum: 2018-01-25 Label: Kingston Express Records ISRC: Releasedatum:
MAX RUBADUBStyle & Passion (A) Max RubaDub, better known as „The Remix Junkie“ is about to release his personal milestone. After years of remixing for labels and artists from all over the world, he finally found time to sit down and work on his producer-album. Featuring voices like Luciano, Gappy Ranks, Voicemail or Lutan Fyah this LP brings along a high musical diversity. On 16 tracks he mixes all the different colors which Jamaican Bass music has to offer. Whether it is rub-a-dub, hiphop, steppers, dancehall or one-drop, Max dedicates his debut-album to the love of music.
HOLLIE COOKVessel of Love (A) Hollie Cook combines her unique vocal talent and charisma to craft a dynamic strand of lovers rock with enduring tropical vibes, weaving a path from her West London roots to an arena of diverse collaborations, critically acclaimed records, and iconic live appearances around the world. Cook’s ability to surprise, delight, and progress solidifies her position as one of the most exciting voices in reggae, and this is clear on her third full-length and Merge debut, Vessel of Love.
Cook’s music career commenced at age 19, when family friend and punk trailblazer Ari Up asked Cook to join the raucous ’70s post-punk outfit The Slits for their reformation in 2006. Thrown into the deep end she thrived, and quickly cut her teeth with four years of back-to-back shows around the globe. Her talents recognized and nurtured, she then released her first solo album Hollie Cook in 2011, with a revered 2012 dub album follow-up, while singles such as “Milk & Honey” and “That Very Night” gained support from influential radio stations across Europe. After performing at The Stone Roses concert at Manchester’s Heaton Park at the personal request of Ian Brown, and her hypnotic performance on the prestigious Later…With Jools Holland, the way was paved for Hollie’s solo career.
By the end of 2014, Jamie T had requested her support for his Alexandra Palace show and featured her on his track “They Told Me It Rained.” Cook had also unleashed Twice via Mr. Bongo Records, and with Mike “Prince Fatty” Pelanconi once again aiding in the album’s conception, Cook confidently delivered her follow-up to a well-received debut. Hollie hit the road with both The Skints and Protoje, and lent her vocal talent to Quantic’s “Shuffle Them Shoes” single, which also featured on his 1000 Watts album.
Acclaimed legendary producer Martin “Youth” Glover (Killing Joke) is Cook’s most recent collaborator, lending his venerable production expertise to Vessel of Love. Hollie Cook sits in good company on Glover’s impressive production list, joining Paul McCartney, Tom Jones, The Verve, Primal Scream, Pink Floyd, and Depeche Mode. Glover describes Cook’s songs as “sharp lyrical observations and clever word play combined with an exquisite and informed pop sensibility.”
Hollie Cook’s vibrant, spirited take on lovers rock radiates positivity, and with Vessel of Love, expect to see her on top of the tropical throne of pop in 2018! Datum: 2018-01-20 Label: Merge Records holliecook.com/ ISRC: Releasedatum:
GAPPY RANKSWhen I grow up (S) Produced by Delly Ranks for Pure Music Productions Datum: 2017-12-19 Label: VP ISRC: Releasedatum:
EVERTON "PABLO" PAULWake Up (S) Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, EVERTON “PABLO“ PAUL has been singing and playing drums for over fifty years. Growing up, he was inspired by the sounds of the competing dancehalls up the road from where he lived and the Cuban music that came floating over the airwaves, and those influences have coloured his sound ever since.
He arrived in Toronto at 16 and played at clubs all over town, creating an internationally lauded sound.
In 2006, record collectors discovered Toronto’s unique sound and the players who created it, Paul among them, and put together Jamaica to Toronto, a compilation album. Celebrating the album’s release, he and his bandmates played an over-capacity show at Harbourfront and his music career has been back in full swing ever since.
He has played with greats like Jackie Mittoo, Percy Sledge, Ernest Ranglin, Alton Ellis, Toots and the Maytals, and Peter Tosh. He is the drummer for two bands, Jay Douglas and the All Stars as well as Rhythm Express, and released a solo album, Remembrance, in 2012. He is an inaugural member of Toronto’s Reggae Hall of Fame and the owner of and Executive Producer for Side Door Records in Toronto Datum: 2017-11-28 Label: Side Door Records ISRC: Releasedatum:
RUKUS ft. WARD 21Champion (Dubmatix rmx) (S) The first of two remix packs of the mighty 'Champion' tune from Rukus & Ward 21. Todays drop contains MASSIVE remixes from different corners of the globe.. check for Chopstick Dubplate (UK), Dubmatix (CAN), Kush Arora (USA) and PART2STYLE (JPN) - Get involved :) Datum: 2017-11-20 Label: Raider Records ISRC: Releasedatum:
MAJOR BRANDISHRough and Rugged Road (Dub Mix) (S) Brandish has once again placed his eyes on the prize after a couple of years from the Americas. His immersion from this short stay away had he developed a professional recording with his long time Canadian producer.
The song is taken from the RAGGY ROAD album a compilation of dance hall and roots reggae music with the steady beat of the one drop drum. This featured track as two versions a STRAIGHT and a DUB mix, on the survival run composed/ Rhythm by Mackendy Dorcilhomme of Canada produced and released on the ShartyB label. This track tries to highlight the struggles youths of today faces in a global market place without the assistance of positive political economical strategy within communities. Ragged road musical composition was recorded at Tuff Gong studio Kingston Jamaica engineer by Gary but was mix and remastered by Arif Cooper. Brandish as stayed the journey to walk the road to reap the fruit of a seed that was planted from a very young age.
The fourth of five children from a regular Jamaican community known as Rock-fort Waurika Hill overlooking Kingston harbour. At the age of fifteen he wrote his first song ZUM which went through the regular channel which requires money; however is philosophy was, time is money and therefore money is time, so he chooses to take his time.
In 1996 MB decided to make music his reality by entering the Tastee Talent contest as most genuine inner city youth would have started. A group of five which includes him was the Cha-cha Cha-cha dancers, they were placed fourth which inspire him to continue. Then over the years he manage to attain experience, contact and a name for himself Brandish or Major brandish to be exact.
Brandish as always kept monitoring eye on the music fraternity, just waiting for the right time to make his move. Songs like POOR LIFE, PULL OVER, SUMMER SWING, FLASS, and TPPY WINE has kept him within striking distance of his goal. His performances as always been a 100% attracting momentum and desire for music and performance, it’s all about entertainment singing, dancing and interaction with the fans. Brandish RUGGED ROAD Single was set to aired in over forty countries and played on over four hundred station worldwide and available on most major music retailer’s platforms Datum: 2017-11-16 Label: ISRC: Releasedatum:
THE MELODIANSThe return of The Melodians (A) Vocal trio the Melodians were one of Jamaica's greatest rocksteady groups, cutting a series of classic singles during the late '60s and early '70s that included the internationally famed "Rivers of Babylon" and "Sweet Sensation." The group was formed in the Greenwich Town area of Kingston in 1963 and included Tony Brevett (brother of Skatalites bassist Lloyd Brevett) and Brent Dowe, who split lead vocal duties, plus full-time harmony singer Trevor McNaughton. Additional member Rennie Cogle wrote or co-wrote much of their material, and also served as an arranger. In their early days, the Melodians performed quite successfully in talent shows around Kingston, which eventually led to their first recording session -- for Clement "Coxsone" Dodd's Studio One label -- in 1966. Only two of the four tracks were released, and drew little attention.
The Melodians moved over to Duke Reid's Treasure Isle imprint from 1967-1968, and it was there that they had their first taste of success. Singles like "You Have Caught Me," "Expo 67," "I'll Get Along Without You," "You Don't Need Me" (which featured groundbreaking chatter U-Roy), and "Come On Little Girl" established them as one of the sweetest-sounding vocal ensembles on the rocksteady scene. After "Come On Little Girl" became a hit in 1968, the group joined up with producer Sonia Pottinger and scored two more successes that year, "Little Nut Tree" and "Swing and Dine."
The Melodians broke through to a wider international audience when they began recording for producer Leslie Kong in 1969, an association that resulted in many of their most celebrated songs. "Sweet Sensation" sold quite well in the U.K. as well as Jamaica, and it was eclipsed in both places later that year by the smash "Rivers of Babylon," which became the group's signature tune. "Rivers of Babylon" also marked the emergence of a Rastafarian spiritual consciousness in the group's songwriting, which had heretofore tackled mostly romantic concerns; they would occasionally return to Rasta themes on songs like "Black Man Kingdom Come." Continuing to enjoy significant success with Kong, they stuck with him until the producer's untimely death in 1971.
The tragedy effectively marked the end of the Melodians' heyday. They cut a few more records for producers like Lee "Scratch" Perry, Harry J, and Byron Lee's Dynamic Sounds studio and made second go-rounds with both Pottinger and Reid. Nothing quite recaptured their success with Kong, however, and Dowe left the group in 1973; they disbanded not long after, despite "Rivers of Babylon" finding a whole new audience via its inclusion on Jimmy Cliff's soundtrack for The Harder They Come. Dowe and Brevett both recorded solo singles during the mid-'70s, the former with Lee Perry. They re-formed the Melodians in 1976 and re-recorded many of their old hits for Harry J, but the venture didn't get much further.
The trio reconvened in the early '80s and cut a reunion album of new material, Irie Feeling, in 1983 (the same year UB40 covered "Sweet Sensation" on their hit Labour of Love album). Irie Feeling failed to re-establish them, but they later found work on the revival circuit and made a living by touring internationally and performing their classics of old. Dowe died of a heart attack in 2006. The group continued and celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2013 with Lyrics to Riddim, though Brevett died that year of cancer. McNaughton, Taurus Alphonso, and Winston Dias released a new album as the Melodians, The Return of the Melodians, in 2017. ~ Steve Huey Datum: 2017-11-15 Label: TWT Music www.themelodians.net/ ISRC: Releasedatum:
PAPA DEENån som Dig (S) Rutinerade Daniel "Papa Dee" Wahlgren släpper sin första reggaelåt på svenska, på nya labeln Red Hut Studios . En riktig Loversreggae som är producerad i skärblacka av Janne Baah Karlsson och Papa Dee.
Material för kommande produktioner finns inspelat och väntar bara på mix .
Detta är den första i serien Red Hut Studios Presenting..… Datum: 2017-09-26 Label: ISRC: Releasedatum:
KWABNANo Award (S)
Datum: 2017-09-14 Label: Triple L Records ISRC: Releasedatum:
MORGAN HERITAGE ft DreZionReggae Nights (EP) In the wake of their historical GRAMMY win for Best Reggae Album as the Producer and Artist for “Strictly Roots”, which was released under their own independent label CTBC Music Group, the Iconic GRAMMY Award-Winning cultured driven band has managed yet again to deliver another classic album. They achieved this by staying true to their formula of authentic Reggae with an effusively eclectic mix. In their latest quest to keep Reggae music relevant in a continuously evolving world of music, Morgan Heritage presents “Avrakedabra”. Datum: 2017-09-13 Label: Cool To Be Conscious www.morganheritagemusic.com ISRC: Releasedatum:
AMMOYESoul rebel (S) Rooted in the Reggae music of her native Jamaica, Ammoye effortlessly glides from Reggae and Dancehall to Gospel, Soul and R&B with breathtaking ease and presence Datum: 2017-09-11 Label: eOne Music Canada ISRC: Releasedatum:
MICAH SHEMAIAHKeep on keeping on (S) Here comes Micah Shemaiah, one of Jamaica’s strongest and most powerful voices, with a brand new single called “Keep On Keeping On”.
The soulful tune carries a deep message with uplifting lyrics on haunting melodies. It perfectly fits the stunning analog riddim by Eddie Domingo who celebrates his vinyl debut on Irie Ites Music. The flipside comes with a heavy 70ies roots remix by Juno Award winning dub producer Dubmatix out of Canada. A unique artwork by streetart and graffitti artist Mau Mau, who is also responsible for the design of previous releases by Micah Shemaiah and the colorful look of the Kingston Dub Club, completes this outstanding 7inch release. Make sure you get your copy and “Keep On Keeping On”!
SANANGAGold Rush (S) Debut record label release from reggae and dub producer Jim the Boss and his studio Hoboken HiFi on they're newly formed label Hudson Soul. The debut single "Gold Rush" by Alex Tea, of house band "The HiFi Rockers", with his new project Sananga.
Sananga busts down the doors with this brand new track, reinforcing the now well known sound that Jim the Boss and his crew has built, "Hudson Soul Sound." The gooey treatment Victor Rice adds compliments The HiFi Rocker's sound of crispy drums, savory bass, and smooth mid range with a touch of shimmering high end.
This riddim may be familiar to you as it's on "Fire Alarm" which was featured on Jim the Boss' Hudson Soul album that was released in 2016 on Boom One Records Datum: 2017-07-10 Label: Hudson Soul ISRC: Releasedatum:
RASHANIWhite Killer Sharks (A) RASHANI releases new album: "White Killer Sharks" a great collection of songs, which cuts through the noise and the fad. It covers a whole set of important topics, that are relevant to people's everyday lives and struggles. It's not an album that strives to capture the latest beats or rhythms, but the essence of what is affecting humanity as a whole. It's an album/cd that the people of the world can relate to, in some way or the other Datum: 2017-06-27 Label: www.rashanimusic.com ISRC: Releasedatum:
GOVERNOR ANDYCash (S) Governor Andy has been active in the Swedish reggae scene longer than most. Playing in bands since the end of 1979, solo debut in 1997 with “Internet” and releasing album after album while touring diligently – he is a true legend! We are happy to announce that is back with a brand new swinging Summer hit – “Cash”! Playfully and charmingly touching on a topic that we can all relate to - Money. And mainly the lack of it. Something that may become extra clear in the Summer as the pressure on making the most out of your time off occurs - outdoor dining, international trips, spending money on the latest Summer trends etc. Turn up the volume on Friday! And if you can’t get enough, see Governor Andy live this Summer! Datum: 2017-06-09 Label: Warner Music Sweden ISRC: Releasedatum:
MUSIKKOLLEKTIVET HALVHEMLIGTÄr Ni med (S) Musikkollektivet Halvhemligt från Hässlebo i nordvästra Skåne bildades 2015 och har egentligen bara ett mål med sin musik – att sprida glädje. Deras livsbejakande text och musik är svår att värja sig mot och det är helt enkelt omöjligt att inte bli smittad av den eufori de förmedlar.
Eftersom vintern känns allt för lång och trist har nu kollektivet snickrat ihop en ny låt som för tankarna långt bort och släpper nu ”Är Ni Med?”. Mitt i melodifestivalhysterin kan det kännas skönt med något som balanserar upp tillvaron. Datum: 2017-02-27 Label: TBM Records ISRC: Releasedatum:
AMMOYERevolution (S) Named after the Italian word for Love, Ammoye is to music what the stars are to the sky – beautiful. The smoothness of her voice draws listeners in, and the power of her lyrics holds them as she effortlessly sings about Life, Love, and justice. At the age of 5, Ammoye knew her calling was to perform music.
Ammoye's musical style and song writing was deeply influenced by her upbringing. She was born and raised by her grandparents in Clarendon, Jamaica where life presented its own unique trials and tribulations. She found solace from a young age by singing in the church choir, as well as at the top of her favourite mango tree in the family backyard, where she made regular appearances on Sunday afternoons and regaled the neighbourhood with her latest songs and poems. Datum: 2016-10-29 Label: Dub Arc ISRC: Releasedatum:
PAM HALLMake it up to you (S) Pam Hall is a nationally recognized Reggae recording artist and songwriter from Jamaica; highly acclaimed for her Billboard island chart toppers: "Young Hearts Run Free," "Sweetest Sound," and "World A Respect." Her new single hit release, “Make It Up To You,” (RSM Records) continues her journey to stardom; while connecting the islands of Hawaii and Jamaica to the world of music, talent and collaboration... "Make It Up To You" is a positive and pulsating feel good island Reggae pop track that crosses over many genres. With soulful and passionate vocal arrangements, infectious hooks and a driving force that just does not stop, "Make It Up To You" is the ultimate apology anthem for those who did something selfish and then want to make up for it. “Make It Up To You” is an original composed by Lance Motogawa, Bobby Pileggi and Pam Hall herself. Incidentally Pam’s contribution is ma gically charming. She ingeniously introduces an enchanting Jamaican style verse that adds sparkle and dance to the Reggae Pop track... Included in the mix is Sly Dunbar, (Sly & Robbie) Gibby DubMetal, (Real Revolutionary) and Tafina S’Vone Wilson; all from Jamaica! Available on i-Tunes and other fine digital stores worldwide starting October 14th... Please make sure that you download a copy today and support the sounds of Island People! "Make It Up To You" by Pam Hall! Bless up and Aloha! Datum: 2016-10-28 Label: ISRC: Releasedatum:
RASHANISelf Made (A) In the Reggae recording industry, RASHANI is one of the most prolific singer/songwriter and producer. He is a talented musician, a vibrant performer, and a committed professional. His music is a combination of political beliefs, spiritualism and a catchy reggae beat that creates an uplifting vibe.
This reggae singer, who is known for his exquisite style of writing and singing, knows that his journey to the peak of the reggae industry has just begun. Though he knows that his journey is an uphill task, he also feels a sense of pride, knowing that he is adding material of substance to the musical world. RASHANI, who has his own style and a true love for foundation music, knows that success for him is not the amount of money he makes, but being able to do what he loves and how well he does it, and the respect he earns from doing it. For him, it is not about making a hit song, but making good music and then being rewarded. He believes that his music will survive and stand the test of time by becoming vintage albums.
RASHANI has proven to be able to deliver some high quality conscious music over the years. He has written more than 2000 songs over the years and has released on his label, Zamani Records, thirteen full-length CDs, plus many singles. In recent years, RASHANI has added dance music to his repertoire. His music is sold through I-Tunes and CD-Baby and is played in the Caribbean, Africa, Europe and the Americas. As performer, he played at Bob Marley’s festivals, many reggae clubs throughout Texas and the New York area, as well as in France and Italy. He won the 2nd place for best reggae album (“The Realist”) and the 5th place for best reggae song (“Champion”) at the 2006 JPF awards. His three albums “Victims of the system”, “Something radical” and “Kind Lion” made it in the top 50 most recomm ended reggae albums in Europé Datum: 2016-10-28 Label: www.rashanimusic.com ISRC: Releasedatum:
DUBMATIX feat. PRINCE BLANCOThe Isrealites (S) Dubmatix & Prince Blanco are back with another homage - the classic 1969 hit "The Israelites".
Over the years Prince Blanco and myself have covered various songs - Sex Pistols "Anarchy In The UK", White Stripes "Seven Nation Army", Lumineers "Ho Hey" and others. Back in the early 90s while working at one of Canada's oldest and largest FM/AM stations (CHUM AM/FM) I would be behind the mixing board playing classics from the 50-70s and there was one reggae song - The Israelites - 1969. I would play this track anytime we needed to fill time gaps and was my secret weapon - playing this rocksteady/ska track to thousands of listeners who were mainly tuned in for our hourly Elvis & Beatles tracks was a thrill.
So a few years ago Blanco and myself hit the studio. It is an homage - trying to keep as close to the original sound and style. It could never replace the original but it was great fun trying.
Wikipedia: "Israelites" is a song written by Desmond Dekker and Leslie Kong that became a hit for Dekker's group, Desmond Dekker & The Aces, peaking in 1969. Although few could understand all the lyrics, the single was the first UK ska number one and among the first to reach the US top ten. It combined the Rastafarian religion with rude boy concerns, to make what has been described as a "timeless masterpiece that knew no boundaries" Datum: 2016-08-10 Label: Dub Arc ISRC: Releasedatum:
SIDE EFFEXSalvation (S) Side Effex is a Roots Reggae Artist out of Spanish Town Jamaica who has a brilliant voice reminiscent of the great foundation singers, and a powerful conscious message that will resonate for decades. With heavy production and dub mixing done in Jamaica by New York's Liondub, plus brilliant instrumentation from the likes of Reggae legends Bo Pee, Obeah, Sticky and Fonso, this first single on the new 100 Lane imprint is musical, meaningful, and will stand the test of time. This is real, conscious Reggae and Dub music for the masses Datum: 2016-08-01 Label: Liondub International / 100 LANE ISRC: Releasedatum:
DUBMATIX feat. SUGAR MINOTTIn the ghetto (S) Originally released in 2008 on the Renegade Rocker album, "In The Ghetto" featuring Sugar Minott has been remixed by UK producer Subtifuge with an 80s digital touch. Datum: 2016-07-27 Label: www.dubmatix.com ISRC: Releasedatum:
HOUSE OF DAVID GANGReggae Warrior (A) Reggae Warrior: Remixed puts a future-forward spin on House of David Gang’s 25-year journey as Canada’s top touring reggae acts.
Reggae Warrior: Remixed puts a future-forward spin on House of David Gang’s 25-year journey as Canada’s top touring reggae acts.
The follow up to their 2013 album features remixes from prominent producers from all over the globe including: Dirty Dubsters, The Seed Organization, DJ Maars, Jamie Bostron, DJ Shakey, Living~Stone, Synapps and cameos by Gisto, Raffa Dean & Chris Bottomley. The compilation also features the Ed Solo & Stickybuds title track remix which was released back in 2014 on Jungle Cakes Records and was one of the top selling drum n bass tracks of the year, was pressed to a 12' vinyl and even played on BBC Radio 1!
1. Reggae Party DJ Maars ft. Gisto (NuFunk Remix)
2. Reggae Warrior Ed Solo & Stickybuds (Drum & Bass Remix)
3. Good To Be Loved Synapps (Good to Dubbed Mix)
4. Reggae Warrior Seed Organization (Dub Remix)
5. Reggae Party Dirty Dubsters ft. Gisto (Reggae Breaks Remix)
6. Don't Make Me Cry Groovefunkel (No More Tears Remix)
7. Reggae Warrior Living~stone (Future Dub Remix)
8. Come With Me (New Brunswick Song) ft. Raffa Dean, Gisto & Chris Bottomley
9. Reggae Warrior Jamie Bostron (Drum & Bass Remix)
10. Rain Snappy Homefry (TV Mix)
11. This Fya! Gisto (Original Mix)
12. Reggae Warrior DJ Shakey (Jungle Remix)
+ Free Bonus Track: "Reggae Warrior" Original Mix by House of David Gang Datum: 2016-05-14 Label: ISRC: Releasedatum:
DUBMATIX (feat. RASTA REUBEN)Blaze a Fire (S) A track that has filled many a 420 playlist over the years. From the 2006 release Atomic Subsonic Datum: 2016-05-11 Label: ISRC: Releasedatum:
MUSIKKOLLEKTIVET HALVHEMLIGTBollen är rund (S) Musikkollektivet Halvhemligt från Hässlebo i nordvästra Skåne bildades 2015 och har egentligen bara ett mål med sin musik – att sprida glädje. Deras livsbejakande text och musik är svår att värja sig mot och det är helt enkelt omöjligt att inte bli smittad av den eufori de förmedlar.
Fast förankrade i den Skånska myllan följer de nu upp sina tidigare låtar med deras tredje singel; ”Bollen Är Rund” en gungande låt om livets tvära kast Datum: 2016-05-08 Label: TBM Records ISRC: Releasedatum:
DUBMATIXRebel Massive (A)
DUBMATIX ft. TENOR FLY: Show down
DUBMATIX ft. HORACE ANDY: It´s a clash
DUBMATIX ft. TENJA: Can´t keep us down
DUBMATIX: Black market Dub
DUBMATIX ft. EEK-A-MOUSE: Pull up selector
DUBMATIX ft. PRINCE JAZZBO: Ease the pressure
DUBMATIX ft. MANCHEZ: Free up
DUBMATIX ft EARL ZERO: Wicked part of town
DUBMATIX ft. U ROY and CORNELL CAMPBELL: She´s in love
MUSIKKOLLEKTIVET HALVHEMLIGT2 plus 2 (S) Musikkollektivet Halvhemligt från Hässlebo i nordvästra Skåne bildades 2015 och har egentligen bara ett mål med sin musik – att sprida glädje.
Nu följer de upp sin debut med ”2 plus 2”, en skönt gungande låt om livets goda.
- Det är en liten kärleksförklaring till min underbara familj, som står ut med mig både när det går upp och när det går ner, säger bandets sånga Datum: 2016-02-08 Label: TBM Records ISRC: Releasedatum:
MUSIKKOLLEKTIVET HALVHEMLIGTLivet leker (S) Musikkollektivet Halvhemligt från Hässlebo i nordvästra Skåne bildades 2015 och har egentligen bara ett mål med sin musik – att sprida glädje. De släpper nu sin debutsingel ”Livet Leker” och att de sprider glädje råder det ingen tvekan om. Deras livsbejakande text och musik är svår att värja sig mot och det är helt enkelt omöjligt att inte bli smittad av den eufori de förmedlar. Det är bara stämma in… ”Livet Leker” Datum: 2015-12-02 Label: TBM Records ISRC: Releasedatum:
RASHANIProphet and King (A) In the Reggae recording industry, RASHANI is one of the most prolific singer/songwriter and producer. He is a talented musician, a vibrant performer, and a committed professional. His music is a combination of political beliefs, spiritualism and a catchy reggae beat that creates an uplifting vibe.
This reggae singer, who is known for his exquisite style of writing and singing, knows that his journey to the peak of the reggae industry has just begun. Though he knows that his journey is an uphill task, he also feels a sense of pride, knowing that he is adding material of substance to the musical world. RASHANI, who has his own style and a true love for foundation music, knows that success for him is not the amount of money he makes, but being able to do what he loves and how well he does it, and the respect he earns from doing it. For him, it is not about making a hit song, but making good music and then being rewarded. He believes that his music will survive and stand the test of time by becoming vintage albums.
RASHANI has proven to be able to deliver some high quality conscious music over the years. He has written more than 2000 songs over the last 20 years and has released on his label, Zamani Records, 9 CDs to date. Each CD contains fifteen original tracks: Don’t try to block what you can’t stop, 1995; Who’s fooling who, 1998; Positive and progressive, 1999; The blacklash, 2000; The realist, 2004; Victims of the system, 2010; Something radical, 2011; King Lion, 2012; Money can’t buy life, 2013. These CDs are now been sold through I-Tunes and CD-Baby. His music is being played in the Caribbean, Africa, Europe and the Americas. As performer, he played at Bob Marley’s festivals, many reggae clubs throughout Texas and the New York area, as well as in France and Italy.
He won the 2nd place for best reggae album (“The Realist”) and the 5th place for best reggae song (“Champion”) at the 2006 JPF awards. His three albums “Victims of the system”, “Something radical” and “Kind Lion” made it in the top 50 most recommended reggae albums in Europé Datum: 2015-10-28 Label: Zamani Records www.rashanimusic.com ISRC: Releasedatum:
BLANDADE ARTISTERRastafari: The Dreads Enter Babylon 1955-83 - From Nyabinghi, Burro and Grounation to Roots and Revel (A) Soul Jazz Records’ new album Rastafari: The Dreads Enter Babylon 1955-83 charts the many links between reggae music and the Rastafarian faith.
Featuring the music of Count Ossie, Johnny Clarke, The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari, Ras Michael and The Sons of Negus, Bongo Herman, Roy Ashanti (Congos), Earth & Stone, Mutabaruka and many more, this is an in-depth look at some of the most unique and righteous music ever made and comes complete with a 40+ page outsize booklet, containing exclusive photography and extensive historical and contextual sleevenotes.
At the source of the music of Rastafari is the figurehead master drummer and leader Count Ossie, who first brought the deeply spiritual nyabinghi and burro rhythms, heard and played at sacred Rastafarian grounation (reasoning) sessions, into popular Jamaican music through his many collaborations and performances with artists – from The Skatalites to The Folks Brothers – and producers, including Clement Dodd, Prince Buster and Harry Mudie.
At the start of the 1970s Count Ossie formed the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari with saxophonist Cedric Brooks, which immediately became the most significant group of the Rastafari faith, bringing together authentic rasta nyabinghi drumming together with spiritual and avant-garde jazz influences of Sun Ra, Pharoah Sanders and Albert Ayler into a truly unique and groundbreaking sound.
From the earliest proto-rasta beginnings on vinyl, Lord Lebby’s 1955 mento recording ‘Etheopia’, through to the raw, afro-jazz roots sounds of Count Ossie to the deep and heavy roots reggae of the 1970s (Johnny Clarke, Earth & Sound, Roy Ashanti of the Congos and others), this album covers nearly 30 years of revolutionary music.
This album comes in three separate formats: Deluxe CD with slipcase and 40-page outsize booklet, deluxe limited-edition heavyweight gatefold-vinyl edition + free download code (with full sleeve notes etc.) and as a worldwide digital release.
Count Ossie and The Rasta Family - Africa We Want Fe Go (1.)
Johnny Clarke - None Shall Escape The Judgement (3.37)
Laurel Aitken - Haile Selassie (3.1
Count Ossie and The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Tales Of Mozambique (5.3
Ras Michael and The Sons Of Negus - Booma Yah (5.39)
Mutabaruka - Say (1.1
Bongo Herman and Jah Lloyd - African Dr)
Ashanti Roy - Hail The Words Of Jah (3.49)
Count Ossie and The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Sam's Intro (3.36)
Bongo Herman, Les and Bunny - Salaam (3.05)
Winston and Ansell - Zion I (3.44)
Techniques All Stars - Zion I Version (3.21)
Lord Lebby and The Jamaican Calypsonians - Ethiopia (2.59)
Count Ossie & Leslie Butler - Soul Drums (2.47)
The Heaven Singers - Rasta Dreadlocks (3.02)
Rod Taylor - His Imperial Majesty (3.12)
Q.Q. - Betta Must Come (3.48)
Earth & Stone - Jah Will Cut You Down (3.22)
Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Narration (9.03)
Recorded In Jamaica, the awesome new EP release Reggae Culture Vibes Volume 1 featuring smokin' hot tracks by Bush Man, George Nooks, Luciano, Admiral Tibet & Ginny Pepper....a must play!! Datum: 2015-05-27 Label: Linkup Re-Cordz ISRC: Releasedatum:
DANI MOne night stand (S) ”One Night Stand” släpps den 22 maj och är första smakprovet från Dani Ms kommande EP ”Regissören” som släpps hösten 2015. Låten handlar om kärlek vid första ögonkastet och har en skön sommarkänsla som doftar sol, dans och party.
Sedan debutalbumet ”Min Grind” som släpptes på juldagen 2014 har det varit bråda dagar för Dani M. Förutom spelningar i princip varje helg arbetar Dani M för fult med inspelningen av nya EPn. Förra skivan släpptes på Universal Music och inför nya skivan har Dani M valt att gå en ny väg genom att släppa sin musik via Redline Independent som startades av bröderna Salazar under våren 2015. Dani M blir första releasen på Redline Independent.
Dani M slog ner som en bomb i hiphopsverige 2012 med gästinhopp på låtar av Labyrint, Stor och Kartellen. Med guld- och platinasäljande singlarna ”En Sån Som Mej” och ”Naiv” och hyllade albumet ”Min Grind” visade han att han även kan stå på egna ben. Dani M är uppvuxen i Sverige, Uppsala och på Kuba, ett kulturellt möte mellan två radikalt annorlunda kulturer som lagt grunden till den intressanta mixen av hiphop med reggae-, dancehall- och salsainfluenser i hans musik som tillsammans med Salazarbrödernas på Redline har formats till Dani Ms sound idag.
Lika viktiga som åren på Kuba var för Dani Ms musikaliska influenser har Uppsala varit med sin hiphop- och reggaekultur och inte minst Uppsala Reggae Festival där Dani M har lärt sig hur man för över sin energi till publiken. Och publiken uppskattar det, spelningar är inbokade i princip varje vecka under sommaren. Datum: 2015-05-22 Label: www.danimofficial.se/ ISRC: Releasedatum:
DESMODROMEKungens hundar (S) Kalle Baah, Blacka Musik & den årliga Minneskonserten för Bob Marley sedan 1981, är idag välkända begrepp i musikvärlden, både nationellt och ut över världen.
Lilla Skärblacka, med 5000 invånare, har producerat grymt bra Reggaemusik sedan slutet av 70-talet.
Nu kommer Desmodrôme som det största och mest spännande projektet hittills!
Ett 11-mannaband som skapar en sanslös mix av musikinfluenser, till en kokande gryta, där fötter blir vilda och tar kontrollen över både kropp och själ!
Bandet håller en mycket hög kvalité på både text och musik och är en sanslös blandning av musiker från fyra generationer!
Allt material är skrivet och arrangerat av Sverker Ydén med ett förflutet som grundare av Blacka Musik och musiker i många olika band bl. a. Kalle Baah och NBF.
Sofia Berntsson, vår sångerska, har en lång karriär som artist sedan tonåren. Bland annat 2 x melodifestivalen, popkarriär i både Sverige och Grekland, Wallmans m.m.
Debutsingeln "Kungens Hundar" släpps den 9:e maj och har producerats av Svensk/Sydafrikanskan Nandi Vileika. Datum: 2015-05-04 Label: Kultur & Retur ISRC: Releasedatum:
THE REGGAE LIBERATORSDecrimalize it "Decriminalize It" is Reggae Liberators' contribution to the global discussion regarding the legalization and decriminalization of Cannabis / Marijuana. This song addresses the need for total decriminalization due to the fact Cannabis/Marijuana is not a drug.
Writer and the performers of this song seek to open the eyes of humanity so they can recognize the fact that Marijuana is a vegetable/herb. They make it crystal clear that it is not only for smoking: Instead it has several beneficial uses whether eaten raw, juiced, seeped as tea, cures glaucoma, soothe rheumatic pains, make cancers ran away, and the list goes on.
This song appeal to governments and law makers on behalf of all human beings who are in need of the magnificent healing properties within this Vegetable/Herb. The fact that it was not made by men/women shows that it cannot be justifiably made legal or illegal by laws of men and women.
All drugs are made by men and women; including Medicinal Marijuana, which are genetic engineered strains of the natural creation of God and Nature-G.M.O. Natural Marijuana is made by God/Nature without any assistance from humanity... FACT!.
All things created/made by God/Nature are for the benefit of all life-forms and cannot be ethically deemed legal or illegal by any laws formed by human beings. Legalization of Marijuana is a crime against God and Nature....FACT!
When viewed without bias; the above facts cannot be disputed in any ethical manner: Therefore, Total Decriminalization is the only ethical option! Datum: 2014-11-26 Label: ISRC: Releasedatum:
ALI CAMPBELLSilhouette (A) Silhouette, the new album from Ali Campbell is out October 6th. Recorded in London's renowned RAK Studios, the album is an inspired mix of freshly-minted new songs and sparkling, reggaefied cover versions of classics by The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Chi-Lites and others. The track Silhouette was originally a 1957 hit for the American doo-wop group The Rays, though this new, yearning take, owes more to an early 1970s version by the crown prince of reggae, the late Dennis Brown. The single will get its radio premiere this Sunday July 20th on Weekend Wogan, BBC Radio 2, 11am – 1pm.
As founding members of UB40, Ali, Mickey and Astro helped to define reggae music for a generation. The iconic Birmingham reggae troupe topped the UK singles chart on three occasions and sold 70 million records as they took their smooth yet rootsy musical blend to all corners of the globe. Campbell left the band in 2008 after 29 years and has since released four reggae-themed solo collections, with Mickey, who left UB40 soon after Ali, joining him on keys. Astro remained with the band until November 2013, when he left to team up again with Ali and Mickey.
Ali's voice remains as strong as ever - rich, melodic and instantly recognisable. “He’s a genius in the way he can work a set of lyrics around a great melody,” says Mickey. “Any song he sings could easily be a UB40 tune.”
With the redoubtable Astro lending strong vocal support and Mickey's keyboards to the fore in a new band that includes a three-piece horn section, their lithe but potent sound should delight fans old and new. Having reiterated their credentials as consummate live performers with triumphant gigs this year in places as far flung as Nigeria, South Africa and Papua New Guinea, the trio have a quartet of UK festivals dates this summer and will embark on a headline tour in December. In April next year, they will play Brixton Academy followed by a huge homecoming show at Birmingham NIA.
“When we play live now, it feels like a real group,” says Ali. “The musicians in our band have all played with other reggae acts, so they love what we're doing. And the fact that Astro is back with us after six years speaks volumes about the music we are making.” Datum: 2014-10-11 Label: Cooking Vinyl www.alicampbell.net ISRC: Releasedatum:
GENERAL KNASFolkets röst En av Sveriges absolut största reggae-artister är tillbaka med sitt fjärde album. "Folkets Röst" släpps den 17 september.
Folkets Röst blir General Knas fjärde soloalbum. Sedan tidigare har mannen med Sveriges fetaste basröst även släppt Äntligen Har Rika Människor Fått Det Bättre (2006), Charmörerna Med Vänner Presenterar (2009) och Kärlek & Revolt (2011). – Jag var lite nojig att det skulle bli svårt att göra en lika bra skiva som "Kärlek & Revolt". Folk får avgöra själva men jag tycker att vi lyckades. "Folkets Röst" är min bästa och starkaste skiva. Den nionde i ordningen om vi räknar med Svenska Akademien. Snart dags för jubileum!
Låtarna är främst producerade av KAP10 (Kapten Röd) och Partillo men även gamla vapendragare som One Drop Music samt Lance-A-Lot har bidragit. Bland medverkande gästartister bjuds på inga mindre än Kapten Röd, Aki (från Labyrint), Vic Vem samt Ras Daniel.
Hur tycker du att den svenska reggaescenen mår i dag?
– Fantastiskt! Vi är en av de starkaste krafterna, utanför det kommersiella helvetet, som formar ungas världsbild i dag. Till vilken håla jag än kommer i Sverige möts jag av kärlekskrigare som vittnar om hur viktig musiken är. säger Ivan ”General Knas” Olausson- Klatil.
Den 14 september går svenska folket och röstar. Tre dagar senare släpper General Knas sitt fjärde soloalbum. Men själv tänker han inte rösta på söndag – och har aldrig gjort det heller.
– Det är ett smutsigt skådespel. Vi kan jämföra det med fångar i ett fängelse som vart fjärde år får välja färgen på sina fångkläder. Jag spelar inte med i det spelet. Så länge "demokratin" inte innefattar en demokratisk styrning av ekonomin är det inte demokrati i mina ögon. Men, positivt att klassfrågan åter är på ytan. Datum: 2014-09-12 Label: Skingkids ISRC: Releasedatum:
ALI CAMPBELLI want you (S) I Want You - an assured re-working of Bob Dylan's 1966 classic from Blonde On Blonde - is the new single from Ali Campbell, the legendary voice of UB40 reunited with Astro & Mickey, released October 14th on Cooking Vinyl. The single is the second to be taken from the new album Silhouette (out October 6th) following the recent release of the Radio 2 playlisted single Silhouette, the album’s title track.
Following a series of huge summer Festival shows, Ali Campbell, Astro & Mickey will undertake a major UK tour in April next year. When vocalist Astro rejoined forces with Ali Campbell and keyboard player Mickey Virtue, the spirit of their old band UB40 was never going to be far from the surface. All three were founding members of the iconic Birmingham reggae troupe who topped the UK singles chart on three occasions and sold 70 million records as they took their smooth yet rootsy musical blend to all corners of the globe.
When Ali departed UB40 in 2008 after 28 years and over a dozen major world tours with the band, he was swiftly followed out of UB40 by Mickey. Ali, with Mickey lending a helping hand, has since released three solo albums which charted in the Top 20. Astro remained with the old band until November 2013, when he left to team up again with Ali and Mickey.
Recorded in London's renowned RAK Studios Silhouette plays unashamedly to the trio's strengths. The album is an inspired mix of freshly-minted new songs and sparkling, reggaefied cover versions of classics by The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Chi-Lites and others. Ali's voice remains as strong as ever - rich, melodic and instantly recognisable. With the redoubtable Astro lending strong vocal support and Mickey's keyboards to the fore in a new band that includes a three-piece horn section, their lithe but potent sound should delight fans old and new Datum: 2014-09-03 Label: Cooking Vinyl ISRC: Releasedatum:
RASHANIWhat they want from me "What They Want From Me", is a great collection of sixteen conscious reggae songs, all on original rhythms. These songs were all produced, recorded, mixed, mastered and designed by Rashani, at Zamani Recording Studio. It's a labor of love, which Rashani feels proud to share with the people of the world. With this particular collection of positive recordings, you are definitely getting to experience all of Rashani, from many different aspects! So kick back and enjoy the fullness there of. Datum: 2014-07-22 Label: Zamani Records www.rashanimusic.com ISRC: Releasedatum:
TAURUS ALPHONSOThank God I found you This is a Reggae Lovers Rock in the truest sense. Taurus Alphonso's "Thank God I Found You" is a song about a man searching for love in the most diverse places without any luck, and finally one day struck gold. So here I'm giving thanks to the Most High. Datum: 2014-06-18 Label: ISRC: Releasedatum:
DUBMATIX feat. PRINCE BLANCO
Seven nation army
Anarchy in the UK
Currently #1 Bestseller on JUNO download.com (Ska)
The brand new double single see's Dubmatix team up with long time collaborator
Prince Blanco to bring you "Seven Nation Army" & "Anarchy in the U.K." in SKA Datum: 2014-06-11 Label: www.dubmatix.com ISRC: Releasedatum:
DUBMATIXGalactical Dub The new "In Dub" album is now available. From heavy bass-driven stepper tunes such as Dub Steppa, Into Battle Dub to the equally heavy but roots dub focused Galactical Dub, Magnetic Dub, 007 Dub to the future or electro-sound of Circus Maximus Dub, 16 Stone Dub and Mad Massa Gana Dub – no matter your dub preference, each has been crafted to take you, the listener, on a journey of dub exploration. Datum: 2014-05-07 Label: www.dubmatix.com ISRC: Releasedatum:
FRITJOF & PIKANENHär Kommer Vi Här kommer vi och det finns inga hinder som kan stoppa oss. Det var ledorden när vi skrev vår nya singel. Vi ville ha tidigt 90-tal, London, elektronisk reggae, och sommar, allt i en låt. Resultatet hör du i "Här kommer vi".
Fritjof & Pikanen, april 2014
Fritjof & Pikanen är den elekroniska reggae-dub duon från Söder och Henriksdalsberget. Debutalbumet "Danvikstullsbron" fick fint mottagande när det kom för ett par år sedan. På skivan fanns bl a singlarna "Shivoy", "Säg Då" och "Slussen 23:15". Bandet har spelat på festivaler som Dans Dakar, Summerburst och Roskilde. Dom har också varit support till bl.a Modestep och Skrillex.
”Här kommer vi” är nya singeln som släpps på alla digitala platformar 14 april. Datum: 2014-04-10 Label: Warner Music Sweden ISRC: Releasedatum:
UB40Reggae Music De tre ursprungliga medlemmarna från reggaebandet UB40 från Birmingham har återförenats och valt att återigen spela in och uppträda under samma namn. Just nu sitter bandet i studion och spelar in nya albumet. Bandet består av sångarna Ali Campbell och Astro och keyboardisten Mickey Virtue, som tillsammans startade UB40 under 1978. De sålde då mer än 70 miljoner skivor och hade tre stora tophittar: Red, Red Wine, I Got You Babe, and Can't Help Falling In Love. Det nya albumets första spår "Reggae Music" introducerar lyssnarna till återföreningen av UB40 och musiken blir en dialog mellan trion och de tidigare medlemmarna. "Det här är bara ett tecken på vad som kommer", säger Ali "vad sägs om att låta fansen bestämma?" Datum: 2014-02-08 Label: Cooking Vinyl www.ub40.org ISRC: Releasedatum:
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