Ms Paige has teamed up once more with Enos Peniston (a.k.a. Mandrike) of COZMIKNATION PRODUCTION to share with you her first 2014 release.
In celebration of what-would-have-been Bob Marley’s 69th birthday, Ms Paige presents a positive message through the lyrics of this conscious reggae track entitled RISE UP.
Written and performed by Ms Paige, RISE UP is featured on the Wreckless Riddim.
“With all of the terrible things that generations before us had to endure, it blows my mind that the ignorance of racism still lives today. The colour of one’s skin does NOT define whether or not they should be held in higher regard than another. It is time to rise above stereotypes, rise above hate, RISE UP!”
~ Ms Paige
What’s inside this episode of ‘DA MUSIC VAULT’ ?
Just to wet your musical appetite here are a few highlights: Featured Singles from Dancehall artists: Etana, Bounty Killer, Tommy Lee, and Cecile. Remixes from Rihanna, Pitbull featuring Kesha, Demarco, Wayne Marshall, Kid Ink featuring Chris Brown and more. Lots more remixes in the blazing hot new ĀGARD ‘Dancehall Now’ set! Soca tunes from Bunji Garlin, and introducing Miss Ramneek. Hit songs from Dennis Brown and Bob Marley. A recap of 2013 by reggae correspondent, Terri K. Download the full show audio mp3 below.
Check out roots reggae culture crusader Anthony B‘s new album Tribute To Legends.
“I chose to make a tribute album to first show how much these legends influence my music and my life.I think a lot of our young people need to know where we are coming from musically and to help them be better in the future,” said Anthony B.
The 16 track album features covers of songs from ten musical legends. Included are reggae icon Bob Marley, Toots and the Maytals, the late John Lennon, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley and Peter Tosh to name a few. Tribute to Legends is a joint project with Born Fire and Masterone Productions.
- Making Of Bob Marley Remixed – The Documentary (4umf.com)
- Counterbalance No. 133a: Bob Marley and the Wailers’ ‘Catch a Fire’ (Sound Affects) (popmatters.com)
- Italian Reggae Artist Alborosie Releases Sound The System (highlanda.net)
- Three Wins at Independent Music Awards for Thank You Les – A Tribute to Les Paul (prweb.com)
- Dermot Hussey now on Midnight Raver! (midnightraverblog.com)
- ROOTS ROCKING REGGAE VOL. 3 AVAILABLE in stores (highlanda.net)
- Peter Tosh (cegeorgeblog.wordpress.com)
Kingston University captures the true essence of New Kingston’s self-proclaimed genre, reggae crossover.
And for this, their second full-length album, they have found a sound reminiscent of Bob Marley & The Wailers, mixed with Boys II Men. This unique blend of music makes ‘KU,’ as the album is dubbed, one for all types of listeners.
New Kingston’s growth musically, and as men, are showcased in this release, which features the increasingly-popular J Boog, Jamaican-born jazz great Monty Alexander, the legendary Dean Fraser and newcomer J Classiq.
For more information including band news and upcoming tour dates, log on to NewKingstonMusic.com.
- Fans mark Bob Marley’s birthday in Jamaica (thegrio.com)
- King of Reggae, Bob Marley lives on… (vanguardngr.com)
- Spotlight: Get To Know Jesse Royal (highlanda.net)
- Fras Twinz Production Team Live Interview on Dancehall Now (highlanda.net)
Jamaican-born, Los Angeles-based fusion reggae artist Matik is featured on Yahoo for his ineffable stance against the war on medical marijuana, which is addressed in his new single and video, “Keep It Burning.” Born Matthew Seow in Kingston and raised in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Matik returns to his roots for this musical journey with a message.
“The mission is to really connect with the people,” reveals Matik. “I’m always trying to innovate and build on the foundation that all the greats before me have set.” Matik embarked on his mission over 5 years ago, with the ultimate goal of causing a revolution through music. His attention has been drawn to the plight of patients who depend on medical marijuana to ease their pain and suffering, and the legal battle to halt the distribution of medical marijuana to those who are in dire need. His message propelled his name across media, including cyber giant Yahoo, which recently shared his fight and message with their global audience. (Read Yahoo feature here.)
Matik is signed to Rootstar Entertainment, and has teamed up with some stellar names in reggae and dancehall music over the years, including producers Tony “CD” Kelly and Dwayne “Supa Dups” Chin-Quee of Black Chiney. He has also collaborated with the likes of dancehall star Ce’Cile and Latin rapper Don Dinero. Matik’s unique style is greatly influenced by a diverse array of artists, including Shabba Ranks, Super Cat, Peter Tosh, Bob Marley, Frank Sinatra, Bounty Killer and Buju Banton, just to name a few.
“Keep It Burning” is now available digitally worldwide, on the Sunset Blvd Riddim compilation album, released on November 2, 2012 from Typhoon Music Group. It has been embraced by reggae radio, both in the U.S. and Jamaica, receiving airplay on Jamaica’s top radio stations including IRIE FM, Hitz92 FM, ZIP FM, and HOT97BOSTON in the US.
The “Keep It Burning” video was directed by Jonathan Chia and portrays various lifestyles of medical marijuana users, from the elderly to businessmen. The video was shot at a dispensary in Los Angeles, just days before getting shut down. It debuted in late November on YouTube, and has amassed an astounding 25,000 views in less than a month, keeping this budding entertainer a burning topic for his growing audience, worldwide.
Matik will be releasing more singles, with an EP currently in production for early 2013. For more information on Matik, log on to matikmusic.com, and like him at Facebook.com/OriginalMatik or follow at Twitter.com/theMatik, YouTube.com/theRealMatik or Instagram.com/Matik_Music. For all inquiries, contact Rootstar Entertainment at Rootstar.Ent@gmail.com.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence, Third World Band, one of the world’s longest-running reggae bands, will bring over three decades of their trademark “cutting-edge, positive, progressive, and internationally relevant” music to the Rialto stage. Formed in 1973, the group has released 23 albums, amassing 10 GRAMMY nominations and being awarded the 1986 United Nations Peace Medal. Throughout their storied career, they have collaborated with acts ranging from the Jackson 5 to Bob Marley and The Wailers to Stevie Wonder.
This is a Rialto Series performance.
- The loudest island on the planet (bbc.co.uk)
- New Album Compiled by Edward Seaga: “Reggae Golden Jubilee – Origins of Jamaican Music” (repeatingislands.com)
- Bob Marley & the Wailers: NYC, 1975 (Rare Video) (midnightraverblog.com)
- Lively Up Yourself: ‘Marley’ (Review) (popmatters.com)
- The Wailers’ Koolant Brown channels Bob Marley (miamiherald.com)
- Bob Marley Day proclaimed in Los Angeles (swrnn.com)
- My Top Ten – Bob Marley and the Wailers (tfw5.com)
The REGGAE VAULT CLASSICS (August 2012 Event)
Enjoy Dancing To the musical genres of Dancehall, Reggae, Rockers, Dub, Rocksteady, Lover’s Rock and Ska which was born upon independence from British rule in Jamaica 50 years ago and was literally made a globally uniting phenomenon that continues to grown to this day by The Honorable Robert Nesta Marley. We come together to represent and celebrate the resilience of a people and party to the music we love…
Thursday August 16th
The Royal Peacock
192 Auburn Avenue
Highlanda Sound & DJ Passport
Doors Open at 10pm
ALL LADIES FREE Until 12
Brought to you by:
We present Highlanda Sound System with Kahlil Wonda at the controls and Super PEC providing some song introductions while interacting with the “rockers” and “skankers” in the venue. Selections from the Studio One and Bob Marley era to today’s Beres Hammond and Damian Marley with some nice “riddims” ridden and exclusive specials in the mix.
Download the audio from Reggae Vault Classics Volume #15 – Tribute to The Emperor, recorded live at The Royal Peacock on Thursday, July 19th, 2012.
- What’s His Name? Snoop Dogg To Release Reggae Album Under New Alias (huffingtonpost.com)
- Giant Panda brings reggae beats to Chaffee’s (goerie.com)
- Princess of Reggae Music Etana Interview (highlanda.net)
- Sirius XM Announces Town Hall With Ziggy Marley (siriusbuzz.com)
- Damian Marley Receives Standing Ovations at Reggae Sumfest (repeatingislands.com)
- The Music of Leroy Smart Featured (highlanda.net)
Kingston Jamaica born reggae singer, producer and actor Leroy Smart is the featured artist on this episode of the Reggae Vault Classics podcast as heard live on Daflavaradio.com. This mix includes some of my favorites from ‘The Don’ like his 1982 Volcano hit I Am The Don, his Channel One smash Ballistic Affair, and a solid cover of Bob Marley’s Waiting In Vain in a roots reggae style.
- Leroy Smart – Sugar My Coffee (fleamarketfunk.com)
- Cultural Warriors /Dubplates Remixes (manchesterlab.com)
- Bob Marley: The Shooting of a Wailer by Cameron Crowe, January 13, 1977 (midnightraverblog.com)
- SOJA Talk About Reggae Roots and Politics at Bonnaroo (rollingstone.com)
- SIZZLA DON’T MISLEAD THE YOUTHS EP Now Available in Stores and Online (highlanda.net)