Soca star Darryl “Farmer Nappy” Henry brings the spirit of Trinidad Carnival to the global masses with his new album Big People Party, available worldwide from all major digital retailers, as well as physical CD in stores, on February 25, 2014, with pre-order available now, from FOX FUSE.
Celebrating over 30 years in music, the accomplished and acclaimed Trinidadian singer and songwriter delivers the very best that soca music has to offer with this new collection of hits on his third full-length studio effort.
Big People Party is the only album that is released internationally by an artist during Trinidad’s Carnival 2014 season.
Farmer Nappy also accomplished this major feat with his previous album, You Make Me…Surrender, released in February 2012 which received a coveted review and rating from MTV garnering a tremendous 4 out of 5 stars. It was also featured in The New Yorker Magazine, along with numerous other international media, as well as in all the major news and entertainment outlets at home in Trinidad and Tobago.
Trinidad-based Optimus Productions TT releases its electrifying soca compilation Optimus Riddim – Various Artists, available worldwide from all major digital retailers on March 18, 2014, with pre-order available on March 4, 2014, distributed by FOX FUSE.
Optimus Riddim is a zouk-style rhythm anchored by Soca star Benjai with his breakout hit single “Dance,” Sexy Trisha tantalizes with “Duh Stop Meh,” Collis Duranty thrills with “Pave The Road With Love” and Asten Isaac excites with “Lean.”
- Josey Wales – Water Come A Me Eye
- Buju Banton – Sound Fi Dead
- Cocoa Tea – Crying Time
- Little Twitch – Spanish Fly
- Bushman – Grow Your Natty
- Cocoa Tea – Uptight Saturday Night
- Sanchez – End of The Road
- Sanchez – Mr. Sea (Love Songs)
- Frankie Paul – I Know The Score
- Dennis Brown – Love Is Never to Say You’re Sorry
- Leroy Gibbons – I’m Missing You
- Cocoa Tea – The Toughest
- Pinchers – Bandelero
- Wayne Smith – Ain’t No Meaning
- Shinehead – Good Love
- Nitty Gritty – Draw Mi Mark
- Admiral Bailey and Chaka Demus – One Scotch
- Super Cat – Boops
- Supercat – Jamaica Jamaica
- Johnny Osborne – Wnat A La La
- Nitty Gritty – Good Morning Teacher
- Wayne Smith – Come Along
- Wayne Smith – Under Me Sleng Teng
- John Wayne – Call The Police
- Tenor Saw – Pumpkin Belly
- Johnny Osborne – Budy Bye
- Supercat – Trash and Ready
- Echo Minott – Original Fat Ting
- Ninjaman – Murder Dem
- Tony Curtis – Weak
- Leroy Gibbon – This Magic Moment
- Frankie Paul – Cassanova
- Yellowman – Run Come
- Courtney Melody ft Danny Dread – Call Me Angel
US-based reggae label VP Records is resurrecting former British reggae independent Blood And Fire, with the indie’s former A&R chief Steve Barrow on board to run it.
Blood and Fire was known primarily for its quality reissues of Jamaican recordings from the 1970s and ’80s, many of which were overlooked upon their initial release.
In this, his sixth album entitled ‘On Covers” Ed Robinson shows his talent and creative abilities in covering some of the most legendary hits from the past two decades.
Ed Robinson has taken hits from the genres of Rock and Roll, R&B, Country as well as many others, and put his own Reggae vibe into all of the rhythms and lyrics.
As an added feature, this album included a remixed and remastered version of his 1992 award winning cover tune, ˜Knocking on Heaven’s Door.”
“On Covers” can be purchased on iTunes.
1996 Experience at Venetian Room Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:00p.m. – Sat, Mar 22, 2014 3:00a.m. at Venetian Room, 50 Hurt Plaza SE, Atlanta, GA 30303
Reggae star I-Octane ignites the New Year with his new album My Journey, available worldwide in stores and online onMarch 4, 2014 from DJ Frass/Tad’s Record.
Born Byiome Muir inClarendon, Jamaica, I-Octane has been blazing a trail for himself at home and internationally ever since hitting the scene over 5 years ago, and has accomplished the rare feat of consistently remaining relevant in a fickle reggae landscape, receiving continuous airplay across reggae formats globally with his flourishing catalog.
A special project with his long-time musical collaborator and friend Andre “DJ Frass” Gordon, My Journey delves inside the soul and sound of this prolific artist, whose innate talents, conscious lyrical offerings and high-energy performances remain unparalleled.
Reggae meets lovers rock on this 16-track masterpiece, which features guest appearances from fellow reggae luminaries Gentleman and Ky-Manie Marley, and songstress Alaine.
Staying true to his signature sound that fuses velvety vocals and memorable hooks over catchy rhythms, My Journey lives up to its name as all tracks are penned by the multi-faceted entertainer, with a few singles co-written by producer DJ Frass.
“Musically, this album represents my growth as an artist and as a person,” reveals I-Octane. “Over the years, my perspective on a lot of things have changed and I’m now seeing things not just from a local standpoint but from a more global perspective. This album is not just for a particular group, it is for everybody and the music and content reflect that.”
The entire album was produced by Jamaican hit-maker DJ Frass, who says even though this collaborative album has been in conception for years, once the two friends decided the time was right, it only took one month for all the tracks to be recorded in his studio.
I-Octane has been making the rounds on the international circuit, touring and introducing his new album to audiences far and wide. The first single, “Love You Like I Do,” has been receiving massive fanfare and radio play, at home and across reggae platforms worldwide.
Its beautifully crafted, vintage-styled video was also released and is currently in steady rotation on television channels. The album is currently being mastered and the final track list will be released to media and fans, in the coming weeks.
With his journey now documented in time, I-Octane looks forward to bringing his new music to fans everywhere, via the album and touring, and even has several album release events planned to properly launch My Journey to the world.
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
House of Shem a 7 piece reggae band out of New Zealand is an exciting blend of talent sharing a solid bloodline and a passion for music with a mission.
House of Shem has enjoyed hit singles ‘Keep Rising,’ ‘Dreams’ and ‘What about the Children’ which have been included in the “Conscious Roots series 1, 2 & 3.”
They have also appeared on main stage at the Nga Puhi Festival, Raglan Soundsplash Festival 06 & 07, Parihaka Peace Festival 06 07 &08, One Love, & The Mighty Raggamuffin festival with UB40, THE WAILERS & MAXI PRIEST.
House of Shem released “Harmony” their third album last month via VPAL Music.