Specialist Presents Alborosie And Friends

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Alborosie & Friends pairs the multi-talented musician /producer with some of reggae’s greatest voices, celebrating a range of classic hits and developing talents.  The 2 CD set is scheduled to be released in the US on June 24 with a single disc vinyl LP to follow.

 

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I-OCTANE IGNITES WITH NEW ALBUM, ‘MY JOURNEY’

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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.
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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.”
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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.
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Introducing “Dub Rockers” a new Various Artists compilation

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“Dub Rockers,” is a new compilation that pairs American based reggae bands with Jamaican reggae vocalists. Bridging the gap and highlighting the similarities between the two scenes. The bond is the music and sharing the universal message of One Love.

Check out the video for “Only Man In The World” by Anuhea and Tarrus Riley

Also check out this article from Billboard Magazine about “Dub Rockers.”

Dancehall and Reggae’s Top Rated 50 Songs of 2012

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TOP RATED INTERNATIONAL REGGAE AND DANCEHALL COUNTDOWN BEST OF 2012
BY HIGHLANDA SOUND & Terri K (Based on the Dancehall Now weekly Top Rated International 8 @ 8 Countdown compiled from a composite of all major global reggae and dancehall charts)

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  1. In My Arms by Beres Hammond
  2. Riddim Affi Roll by Marcia Griffiths ft. Lady G
  3. Set Up Shop by Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley
  4. Tonight Is The Night by Sophia Brown
  5. Come Over (Missing You) by Busy Signal
  6. Collide by Singing Melody
  7. Reggae Music Again by Busy Signal
  8. Cheater’s Prayer by Christopher Martin
  9. Affairs of the Heart by Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley
  10. Gal A Bubble by Konshens
  11. You Look Like Love by Terry Linen
  12. Wine by Cham ft. O
  13. Go Hard by Wayne Marshall ft. Various Artists
  14. Caught Up by Wayne Wonder
  15. Karma by Nadine Sutherland
  16. Original Dancehall by Tarrus Riley
  17. Eagles & Doves by Cherine Anderson
  18. 36 Bullets by Chrisinti
  19. Good Ole Days by Gentleman ft. Sugar Minott
  20. She Doesn’t Mind by Sean Paul
  21. Do Sum’n by Konshens

    5 Top Rated Songs in 2012 for Konshens

    5 Top Rated Songs in 2012 for Konshens

  22. You Won’t See Me by Freddie McGregor
  23. Live Your Life by Richie Stephens ft. Gentleman
  24. Essence of Life by Michelle Gordon
  25. Got 2 Love U by Sean Paul ft. Alexis Jordan
  26. Settle Down by Mavado
  27. That Girl by Jah Cure
  28. Only Man She Want by Popcaan
  29. Chill Spot by Christopher Martin
  30. Party Me Say by Vybz Kartel
  31. We Run It by Tarrus Riley
  32. Who Win The War by Shabba Ranks
  33. Boom by Richie Spice
  34. Tun Up by Cham ft. O
  35. L.O.V.E. Y.O.U by I-Octane
  36. Bruk It Down by Mr. Vegas
  37. I Know Better by Romain Virgo
  38. Gyal Sidung by Konshens ft. Darrio
  39. Nah Give Up by Jimmy Reid
  40. Tun Up Di Ting by Khago
  41. Nuh Dead by Lady G
  42. So Mi Tan by Konshens
  43. Beautiful Sista by Alaine, Tessane Chin, Tami Chynn, Queen I-frica
  44. The Return by Morgan Heritage
  45. My Best Girl by Allan Kerfew ft. Bigga Haitian
  46. Party Shot by Popcaan
  47. Clean by Popcaan
  48. Stop Sign by Konshens
  49. If I Was Your Girl by Ms. Triniti
  50. No Love Until We Love by Beres Hammond

Richie Stephens & Gentleman: Live Your Life

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Richie Stephens is still celebrating the massive response from the hit single “Live Your Life”.  Now adding the final touches for the upcoming new album with Gentleman dropping November 27th 2012.