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“The Reggae Power” Is the new 12 track album featuring the Riddim Twins (Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare) with an all star cast of vocalists including Mr. Vegas, Beenie Man, Romain Virgo, Bitty McLean, Alaine and a host of others Spicy Chocolate is the Japanese Sound system and producer who brought the project together.
Reggae music is reaching forward – escaping the hardcore heaviness of the past, and embracing a sunny, beach-club pop flavor that has recently invaded Billboard charts and European festivals. Reggae singer Ed Robinson and producer Kemar ‘Flava’ McGregor are well aware of this global trend. The pair has just released a new pop-reggae single, titled “Let Your Hair Down,” Tuesday, October 21, 2014, for pre-order on iTunes. The single officially will be released November 25, 2014, on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon.
Here is the official lyric video for ‘STYLIN,’ the second single from Protoje’s 3rd album ‘Ancient Future.’
This single, like ‘Who Knows’ is produced by Winta James. Shouts out to Overstand Entertainment and the In.Digg.Nation Collective.
Little Pinchers has released another new single, this one entitled “Just Wanna Love You.”
The “Just Wanna Love You.” download is available below .
The island of Jamaica, West Indies continues to make noise, and we love it!
The second edition of Noisey Jamaica is a look into the revolutionary new young reggae movement led by charismatic artists like Chronixx and Jesse Royal.
Presented by Major Lazer‘s Walshy Fire and also featuring controversial new dancehall artists like Alkaline, Noisey Jamaica travels from downtown to the beaches to report on one of the most exciting periods in Jamaica’s rich musical history, including a look at the influence of Vybz Kartel, currently incarcerated for murder.
Checkout Season 1 of Noisey Jamaica.
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Tran-Quility means “calm” which basically says a lot about this upcoming artist and songwriter that is on a journey to become one of reggae music’s great. Though his genre of music is mainly cultural Reggae, TranQuility is incredibly versatile as he pulls his inspiration from many different artists such as; Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Buju Banton, Marcia Griffiths and Jah9. TranQuility is inspired by POSITIVENESS AND LIFE and this is what his music reflects.
He defines his music as relaxing, realistic, while at the same time, youthful and fun. His goal is to send a Positive Message to today’s Youths. TranQuility’s songs can be found on ITUNES, AMAZON, and other online music stores. Anyone wanting to work with him should contact his manager; Christine Dinel (Chrissy fox) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Rocksteady, a recurring festive occasion now being celebrated on 1st Sundays in downtown Atlanta’s re-born Old Forth Ward neighborhood presents a retro Caribbean soundtrack at a now classic locale, The Sound Table, located at 483 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312.
This is a unique old-school style themed reggae soiree powered by Highlanda Sound System and DJ Passport. Enjoy world-class mixology infused with crucial music selection you won’t get at other spots in the city.
More on the genre Rocksteady:
Rocksteady is a music genre that originated in Jamaica during the late 1960s, after SKA and before REGGAE. Rocksteady and the early reggae that followed, was built around the “one drop” drum beat, characterized by a heavy accent on the second and fourth beat of every bar, played by the bass drum and the snare together. The bass line eventually became one of the most recognizable characteristics of Jamaican music.
Despite its short lifespan, rocksteady’s influence is great as most of the reggae artists started out in Rocksteady and/or SKA. Many reggae songs became focused less on romance and more on black consciousness, politics and protest. The release of the film “The Harder They Come” and the rise of Jamaican superstar Bob Marley brought reggae to an international level that rocksteady never reached.
Although rocksteady was a short-lived phase of Jamaican popular music (about 2 years), it was hugely influential on reggae, dub and dancehall. Many bass lines originally created for rocksteady songs continue to be used in contemporary Jamaican music, such as the rhythm from “Never Let You Go” by Slim Smith (sometimes known as the Answer rhythm) and the Hi-Fashion rhythm from “Bobby Babylon” by Freddie McGregor.
Shuga has released a new song in which she tackles the subject of getting no love as a female artist in a male-dominated industry. The song, entitled “Ride Di Riddim” was produced by Studio One/ Penthouse Records.