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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.
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.
“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.
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Good dad, loving husband, German reggae star: Gentleman is all these things. His latest album, Diversity, with its combination of smooth roots reggae and positive dancehall is a fluorescent game of deception with the many possibilities which reggae has to offer, and in its variation of the present state it has little to do with the reigning cliches of sunshine reggae. This, the vocalists fifth solo album features an amazing 19 songs which explore all the forms and hues that reggae music has to offer. The 28-track deluxe edition offers an extra helping of tracks and then Gentleman even has added a few more delicacies to download. Every collector will be in seventh heaven with quadruple vinyl and an opulent box set. Read on…