Etana’s 2014 Album “I Rise” is Absolutely Unbelievable!!

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Etana – I Rise – Artwork

Congratulations to Etana on the release of her 4th studio album ‘I Rise‘ which is quite simply a masterpiece – the best work thus far from this talented singer.  Etana’s captivating vocals shine as listeners are taken on a journey to musical heaven.

Songs like “Emancipation,” “I Rise,” and “Stepping Out of Babylon” rally the righteous troops.  There is encouragement offered in “On My Way,” while the social commentary laden “How Long” poses serious questions to the powers that be about their disregard for the underprivileged.

The sweet melodies of Etana’s powerful voice mesmerize with sultry delivery on “Love Song,” and reassuring confidence on “By Your Side.”  On the black women’s anthem “Jamaican Woman,” we are reminded that the meaning of Etana’s name itself is the strong one, while “Selassie Is The Chapel.” and “Jah Jah,” are food for the soul.

All 15 tracks were produced to perfection by the living legend Clive Hunt together with internationally acclaimed instrumentalists including the great Sly and Robbie.  I Rise would not disappoint as a gift for this holiday season and is an essential pick for and reggae collection.

Download Album on iTunes: I Rise – Etana.

Purchase Album CD on Amazon: Etana – I Rise.

Essential Reggae Riddims that Originated at Studio One

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studio1_Sir Coxsone Dodd‘s legacy is large and in charge here at the Reggae Lover Podcast. This episode was created to feed the demand for more Studio 1 sounds. Listen for remakes of foundation riddims like Far East, Boops, Entertainment, Love Bump, and more.

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Playlist:

1 Wayne Wonder – Can’t Test Highlanda (dub plate)
2 Lady Ann – Informer
3 Yami Bolo – The Father Vex And Strike Back
4 Robert French – Meet Me By The River
5 Icho Candy – Selassie I
6 Tristan Palmer – Entertainment
7 Amazin Papa G (R.B.I Crew) – Miss Good Looking (dub plate)
8 White Mice – True Love
9 Andrew Bell – Listen To The Words (dubplate)
10 Mikey Melody – Highlanda A Big Bad Sound (dubplate)
11 Johnny Slaughter – Confusion
12 Gregory Isaacs – Lead Me
13 Cocoa TeaRikers Island
14 Sanchez featuring Bounty Killer – Searching
15 J.C. Lodge – Love Rewind
16 Maxi Priest – Bonafied Love
17 Sanchez – Rearrange My Live
18 Gregory Isaacs – Greedy For You Love
19 Singing Melody featuring Mad Cobra – Your Wish
20 Busy Signal – Dem Nuh Care
21 Busy Signal – Dat Me Love
22 Romain Virgo – Live Mi Life

Rocksteady's Special Sagittarius Edition Sunday Dec. 7th 2014 promo

Rocksteady’s Special Sagittarius Edition Sunday Dec. 7th 2014

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Rocksteady, Atlanta’s ONLY monthly Roots Reggae event returns this weekend! Join us Sunday December 7th, 2014 at the Sound Table (Voted BEST of ATLANTA 2014 by Atlanta Magazine, and previously dubbed BEST PLACE to have a DRINK in the city of ATL).

This time around hosting duties will be handled by Atlanta Reggae artist SHOOKS S.L.R who will be celebrating his Earth Strong inna rubadub style and pattern with Music by residents Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound and DJ Passport, plus special guests CARTEL SOUND with DJ Phillip 5 and the crew.

Doors Open 8pm – Midnight; No Cover Charge; RSVP to VaultClassics@gmail.com. Must be 21+.
The Sound Table is located at 483 Edgewood Ave (corner of Boulevard) in downtown Atlanta’s revitalized Old Fourth Ward community.

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REGGAE: 1st Sundays at the Sound Table #ATL

Brand New Album from Norris Man, “REAL”

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Norris Man´s brand new album “REAL” is produced by swedish based HOT THIS YEAR BAND
(producers and musicians: Partillo, Lance-a-Lot, André Roots & Björn Bonnevier) and is released by Partillo Productions.
Norris Man & Hot This Year band 1 front cover
This album really shows Norris Man’s capability to build and write songs on a different level together with a band and producers. That makes this album genuine compared to lots of other releases nowadays.
Norris Man & Hot This Year band 2 back cover
The cooperation between Norris Man and Hot This Year band started in 2011 when they did a show together at the sometimes infamous but great reggae festival “Uppsala Reggae Festival“. 
Their first studio sessions took place the same year and resulted in the 2012 released album “GHETTO LIFE” produced by Partillo, Lance-a-Lot, Kap10 and Rigo (Topaz/Infinite Mass). 
The new album “REAL” contains high quality timeless one drop and roots reggae with a few exceptions with PAPA DEE on the dancehall tune “REAL PEOPLE” and the collaboration with legendary U BROWN on the rub a dub tribute “REGGAE ROLL CALL”
Norris Man & Papa Dee - Real People (Partillo prod) COVER
Check out the first single and video REAL PEOPLE with Papa Dee 

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E.N Young of Tribal Seeds releases “Eye of the Storm” on Roots Musician Records

Roots Musician Records is celebrating the release of E.N Young’s new single, “Eye of the Storm”, available on all digital outlets on NOVEMBER 18TH!

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E.N Young’s new single, “Eye of the Storm,” will give listeners a taste of his upcoming sophomore album, ‘Live Love Stay Up.’ The single includes an original, acoustic and dub version and the album will follow suit. Each version stands on its own and highlights a different strength within Young’s wealth of talent as both an artist and producer. His vast knowledge of reggae’s Jamaican roots is demonstrated by the song’s upbeat rhythm section and dub inspired delays. An uplifting message of hope is expressed by the song’s lyrics and strengthened by the reassuring tone of his calm voice. Intricate layers of sustained electric piano, pulsing bubble organ and percussive synth are accented perfectly by Young’s signature melodica and will only help to solidify his standing as one of reggae’s most sought after producers.

Check out the JUST RELEASED music video for “Eye of the Storm” below!

Also a member of Tribal Seeds, E.N Young’s keyboard and studio skills are featured on the band’s new album, ‘Representing’. The album debuted at #1 on the iTunes, Amazon and Billboard Reggae Album Charts and won Best World Music Album at the 2014 San Diego Music Awards.

Powerhouse Production Team Yaga Sounds features Sizzla In New Tune DBM (Dem Bad Mind)

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Reggae artist SIZZLA

Powerhouse production team, Yaga Sounds, features Sizzla Kalonji with the new tune DBM (Dem Bad Mind) currently available on iTunes. While Sizzla is constantly releasing songs throughout the year, this trio aspires to take this one from a major buzz on the streets to the international market.

DBM was premiered on Large Up and Reggaeville last week, two of the largest Reggae sites in the world. Sizzla delivers a heavy message over a driving up-tempo riddim, “You have some people go on like them are the best, all them do is fight against the progress, tell da wicked man say dem just can’t test, tell dem life over death….Dem Bad Mind.”

Dubbed as a hard-hitting dance hall tune, DBM gives a hardcore message. It speaks against negative people and negative situations, while promoting a good positive environment and positive energy. Playfully at the end Sizzla teases with an unpredictable ending for the ladies.

Yaga Sounds member, EchoSlim describes the message, “Dem Bad Mind is deep in turns of all the social issues that are going on with the Ferguson Riots, the murder of Mike Brown and Mario Deane, all the way to Trayvon Martin to as far back to even Emmett Till. It represents injustice happening to people all over the world. It speaks to everyone that has an unjust way of thinking from politicians to police officers to every day people. No one is exempt, from the highest of the high to the lowest of the low.”

“The riddim is going to be one of the baddest riddims of the year. This track should be one that the DJ’s will like and will turn up the parties. It can fit in any time of early or late juggling. The lyrics and the riddim fit in for everyday life, everyone can relate to it. Look out for more bad riddims that we will be releasing in the future,” expresses one of the members of Yaga Sounds, Joshua “Gappo” Manning.

Yaga Sounds is currently made up of Flexx, a Dominican and world-renowned engineer that works with Flo Rida, Lauryn Hill, Robbie Shakespeare and others. EchoSlim is a Trinidadian that has toured the world with Black Violin under the moniker DJ TK. Gappo is a Jamaican and the son of legendary reggae singer Donald Manning of the Abyssians and is currently the keyboard player for Beres Hammond. Yaga Sounds is an unorthodox sound crew. A hybrid of a sound system and a live band, aimed to spread West Indian culture and music around the world.

For more information or to set up interviews, contact international publicist Olimatta Taal 1-876-554-8969/1-347-474-8274, senghigenproductions@gmail.com

The Ladies of Reggae Rocksteady Foundation

The Empresses of Reggae Music’s Golden Era Featured

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Recordings selected and mixed in this episode are by female singers, mostly from the magical golden age of reggae and rocksteady, the finest years of the genre. You will hear a great deal of songs from dominant labels of the period, Studio One and Trojan Records as well as the reigning prolific artists Phyllis Dillon andMarcia Griffiths among others. Certainly a unique listening experience, please enjoy this musical treat and keep your feedback coming in to reggaeloverpodcast@gmail.com. Thank you very much for your listenership. One love!

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Playlist:

1 Jennifer Lara – Natural Mystic
2 Angela Prince – No Bother With No Fuss Or Fight
3 Susan Cadogan – Fever
4 Nana McLean -Till I Kissed You
5 Doreen Shaffer – Try A Little Smile
6 Marcia Griffiths – The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
7 Phyllis Dillon – The Right Track
8 Hortense Ellis – I’m Just A Girl
9 Patsy Wallace – Moonlight Lover
10 Cecile Campbell – Whisper To Me
11 Marcia Aitken – I’m Still In Love
12 Althea and Donna – Uptown Top Ranking
13 Nana McLean – Have I Sinned
14 Marcia Griffiths – Feel Like Jumping
15 Phyllis Dillon – Picture On The Wall
16 Judy Mowatt – She Kept On Talking
17 Marcia Griffiths – I Shall Sing
18 Phyllis Dillon – One Life To Live
19 Jennifer Lara – Consider Me
20 Doreen Schafer – I Don’t Know Why
21 Nora Dean – Barbwire
22 Charlotte – Banake
23 Judy Mowatt – Rescue Me
24 Rita Marley – One Draw
25 Norma Frasier – First Cut
26 Phyllis Dillon – Perfida
27 Judy Mowatt – I Shall Sing
28 The Soulettes – Bring It Up
29 Phyllis Dillon – If You Knew
30 Phyllis Dillon – A Thing Of The Past
31 Millie Small – My Boy Lollipop

Reggae singer Jah9 found inspiration close at hand for her song “Avocado”: right there on her plate while she was eating breakfast. Speakeasy today premieres a video for the tune, from the Jamaica native’s album “New Name.” The color-saturated clip takes place around tables, as Jah9 (born Janine Cunningham) shares meals, including a luscious looking salad featuring the song’s namesake fruit, with friends. “Anybody that knows me knows that I’m a foodie,” she says by email. “So biting into the first avocado of the season and how it complimented my meal was really enough to inspire pen on paper and I wrote it right there at the breakfast table.”

Reggae Singer Jah9 Releases ‘Avocado’ (Exclusive Music Video)

Reggae Singer Jah9 Finds Inspiration at Breakfast in ‘Avocado’ (Exclusive Video)

Reggae Singer Jah9 Finds Inspiration at Breakfast in ‘Avocado’

See the Wall Street Journal debut of Avocado.

New Music Video: Mr. Vegas – “My Jam” (MV Music / Mr. 305 Records)

New Pop/Reggae Song & Video: Mr. Vegas - "My Jam" (MV Music / Mr. 305 Records)

New Pop/Reggae Song & Video: Mr. Vegas – “My Jam” (MV Music / Mr. 305 Records)