Gyptian’s “Non Stop” Featured On Ragga Ragga Ragga 2013

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Reggae superstar Gyptian is back with “Non Stop,” a hard-hitting tune that is guaranteed to heat up the dancehall.

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The “Slap Weh Chief’s” latest single serves as the lead track from the 2013 installment of Greensleeves/VP Records’ legendary dancehall series, Ragga Ragga Ragga.

Much to the enjoyment of club-goers everywhere, “Non Stop” commands the gyals to “wine wine wine” and “tick like a clock.” The scorching hot video, which showcases some of the finest dancehall queens strutting their stuff for Gyptian, has already been featured in such outlets as World Star Hip Hop and VIBE, among others.

Gyptian’s biggest single, “Hold Yuh,” was recently certified Gold by the RIAA, marking sales of over 500,000 units.  “Non Stop” will be working non-stop in the clubs, at the party, in your ride, and on the radio all summer long. Download and get it in the mix now!

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Ragga Ragga Ragga 2013 Various Artists Compilation Is Back

The annual compilation from Greensleeves Records features 14 of the hottest dancehall hits from today’s top artists, including Gyptian, Busy Signal, Konshens, and Mavado.

Ragga Ragga Ragga is back. The annual compilation from Greensleeves Records features 14 of the hottest dancehall hits from today's top artists, including Gyptian, Busy Signal, Konshens, and Mavado. Ragga Ragga Ragga captures the raw side of the dancehall scene with the tracks that are running the clubs.

Ragga Ragga Ragga captures the raw side of the dancehall scene with the tracks that are running the clubs.

 

New Kingston: Waiting On The World To Change

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New Kingston: Waiting On The World To Change

New Kingston: Waiting On The World To Change

New Kingston is a Pop Reggae trio of Stephen, Courtney & Tahir Panton (sons of reggae veteran Courtney Panton). The group has built a strong reputation as a touring back-up band for Collie Buddz, Gyptian and Mr. Vegas among others. Now, with their new single “Waiting On The World To Change” New Kingston shows their versatility with this great cover of the Jon Mayer hit, produced by Mr. Dean Fraser.

Kemar ‘Flava’ McGregor Releases “80s Rock Riddim” on iTunes

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Kemar ‘Flava’ McGregor premiered his new riddim album, “80s Rock Riddim,” Tuesday, January 8, 2013 on iTunes, representing the first of an upcoming series of 1980s-styled pop-reggae projects.

The riddim album – which features new tracks from Gappy Ranks, Gyptian, Aaron Silk and JC Lodge – combines musical motifs from Brit-pop, R&B, soul and 1980’s dancehall, to create a distinctive mixture of melodic pop with a propulsive one-drop bass groove.

Kemar 'Flava' McGregor Releases "80s Rock Riddim" on iTunes

Kemar ‘Flava’ McGregor Releases “80s Rock Riddim” on iTunes

In early 2012, McGregor departed from the reggae mainstream, and began producing pop-reggae tracks for the corporate licensing market, which enlists a higher percentage of uplifting 1980s-era tracks that remind listeners of reggae’s bygone golden era.

With “80s Rock Riddim,” McGregor wanted to repair a longstanding credibility problem within the modern reggae industry – an industry that erroneously insists on producing music with negative lyrics and depressing musical styles that reggae fans never wanted, and often at the expense of melodic, party reggae, which has always attracted more customers globally than the negative-themed music of the reggae mainstream.

The concept of ‘80s Rock’ is to try to bring people back to the good old days of vocal reggae,” said McGregor. “The 1980s was where reggae got its fame and popularity. There’s a joy that I get from listening to ‘80s music – it makes you feel like living is worthwhile. And it’s not just reggae, it’s a lot of the ‘80s music. There’s also some good R&B that makes you feel that way.”

McGregor said “80s Rock Riddim” was inspired in large part by the great riddims of the 1980s, including “Far East” (Barry Brown’s version from 1986), “Sleng Teng” (1985), and popular albums “Big Ship,” by Freddie McGregor (1982), and “Rub-A-Dub Style,” by Michigan & Smiley (1980).

From McGregor’s point of view, these styles established reggae music as a universal worldwide party idiom, which would guarantee celebratory vibes regardless of where the music was played.

Apparently, today’s reggae scene has lost this celebratory spirit, McGregor said.

When I used to watch videotapes from the 1980s, I would see all those people dancing – the couples were slow-wining so tight, that not even the breeze could get through them,” McGregor said. “Today, when I go to a party, the ladies will be standing on the left side of the room, and the men will be standing on the right. The men will be screwing their faces, and the women will be standing with their arms crossed. That’s not the way to party.”

When I look at a dance floor today, I’ll hear a bunch of noise coming from the speakers, and when I look at the dance floor, I’ll expect to see a man and a woman dancing, but instead I’ll see a group of men dancing in the middle of the floor by themselves. I don’t want to see that.”

To illustrate his love for 1980s music, McGregor recorded a mixture of melodic songs from the most active artists in the new reggae industry, including Aaron Silk, Junior Kelly, Gappy Ranks, Adele Harley and Ammoye, along with a cadre of vocal legends from the 2000-decade mixtape era, such as Norris Man, Gyptian, Jah Mali and Tony Anthony. In addition, “80s Rock Riddim” will contain songs from “America’s Got Talent” finalist Cas Haley, and British reggae luminaries JC Lodge, Carroll Thompson and Don Campbell.

McGregor’s ultimate goal is to send a message that reggae’s survival will require producers to satisfy the demands of real customers, instead of using drug money to promote negative-themed music that no one wants to buy. McGregor said sales statistics already indicate that consumers prefer the sound of the 1980s.

Overall, I would say the music of the 1980s was more uplifting. There was more joy into it,” McGregor said. “Most of what the artists were saying in their lyrics – whether it was lovers rock, roots or rub-a-dub – you were excited about what was taking place. The stuff they were singing about, like Yellowman and Michigan & Smiley, it would make you want go out and have a good time. That’s why I like the ‘80s music. It has a lot of value to it.”

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Divine Brown and Gyptian’s Pop Reggae Version of ‘Beautiful Lady’

Beautiful Lady – Gyptian And Divine Brown , Produced By Produced By Kemar Flava Mcgregor

Download Beautiful Lady – Gyptian And Divine Brown on iTunes

Reggae star Gyptian and Canadian R&B diva Divine Brown formerly known as

English: Divine Brown performing with Youssou ...

English: Divine Brown performing with Youssou N’Dour in Toronto (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Divine Earth Essencereleased a collaborative pop-reggae version of Kemar ‘Flava’ McGregor’s one-drop classic, “Beautiful Lady,” last Friday on iTunes.  The new single – a romantic duet that interpolates Divine Brown’s sensual vocals with Gyptian’s world-famous melody – will be featured on Divine Brown’s upcoming album, which is due for release in 2013 by Universal Music Group.

The duet version of “Beautiful Lady” reflects McGregor’s newfound pop culture affinities – adding Canada’s favorite R&B songstress to the bubbly character of Gyptian’s melody, energized by a cheery, beachfront roots riddim. “’Beautiful Lady’ is a feel-good song,” said McGregor. “Divine Brown makes the song even more romantic, and the riddim takes the song to another level. It captures the feel-good vibe of the original, but the new beat has a pop feel that makes the song even more mainstream. It’s more commercial and radio friendly.”

Divine Brown said “Beautiful Lady” represents one of her favorite songwriting themes. She said the song will have a sensual appeal among reggae fans, because of the spur-of-the-moment romance motif in the song’s lyrics.  “I want people to feel sexy when they hear ‘Beautiful Lady’ – it’s such a sensual track about love at first sight,” said Divine Brown. “Love songs are one of the most universal themes in music. Everyone has fallen in love. I tend to draw from personal experiences when I write love songs. The process is relaxing and fun.”

Born in Toronto, Canada, Divine Brown is a four-time Juno Award nominee (Canada’s equivalent of the Grammy Awards), and she won the Juno Award for “R&B Soul Recording of the Year” in 2009. She has a five-octave vocal range, and her singles have been featured on the Billboard Dance Club Play Chart and the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 Chart.

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Supreme Promotions To Launch Charity Arm, The Supreme Foundation

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Supreme Promotions Limited will be launching its charity arm, The Supreme Foundation on December 12, 2012 at 7 pm at the Wyndham Kingston Hotel.

Supreme Foundation Launch Event Ad

Supreme Foundation Launch Event

The Supreme Foundation is geared towards transforming the lives of Jamaican children and their caregivers through health and educational support. This foundation is a non-government entity that aims to serve and positively transform lives. The main beneficiaries of the Supreme Foundation are the Victoria Jubilee Hospital, Dare to Care Aids Hospice and the Marlie Hill Primary School (St. Catherine).

The Victoria Jubilee Hospital is in need of life saving equipment and the proceeds from this Wednesday’s launch will be used to purchase seven well needed Fetal Central Monitoring Systems for the hospital . You can make a difference and save a child’s life by supporting the initiative. Come out and enjoy performances by international reggae superstar, Gyptian, Christopher Martin, Ikaya, Daville and Karen Smith. Get inspired by guest speaker, Alvin Day, author of the book ‘If Caterpillars Can Fly So Can I’.

Contribution is $2,000.00 per person and cocktails will be served between 7 – 7:30 PM at the Wyndham Kingston Hotel. Welcome are gifts for children in need this holiday season. To Purchase tickets email info@supremepromotionsja.com

35 Burlington Ave
Kingston 10, Jamaica
http://www.SupremePromotionsJA.com
(876) 920-5230

Sting 2012 Official Poster Unveiled

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Sting 2012 Poster

Sting 2012 Poster. Click for Info.

Sting 2012, the greatest one-night reggae show on Earth starring Aidonia, Bounty Killer, Chronixx, Daville, Gyptian, I-Wayne, Khago, Mavado, Popcaan, Spice, Tommy Lee Sparta, Zamunda, Sizzla Kalonji, and Romain Virgo to name a few.  Busy Signal is also slated to hit the stage.

Brand New Official HD Video for Gyptian’s hit song “Overtime”

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Check out the brand new Official HD video for Gyptian‘s hit song “Overtime.”

“Overtime” from Gyptian is featured on Reggae Gold 2012 and is the lead track from the Overtime riddim. Produced by Justus Arison (Overproof Riddim), the track captures Gyptian expressing his passions for the ladies as only he can. The mid-tempo groove has a strong appeal for females and the vocal performance is consistent with Gyptian favorites from recent past.

Get Gyptian’s SLR – EP on iTuneshttp://smarturl.it/GyptianSLR

Mixtape: 2012 Dancehall From Junior Gong to Busy Signal

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HIGHLANDA SOUND presents DANCEHALL NOW 2012 Volume 3 PROMO MIX.  Listen now via Mixclouddownload a tracked CD, or download an MP3 you can play on your mobile device.

Dancehall Now 2012 Promo Mix Volume 3

Dancehall Now 2012 Promo Mix Volume 3 (cover)

DANCEHALL NOW is a live music-oriented, syndicated radio program that spotlights the latest and greatest in dancehall and other popular Caribbean genres of music.  Catch the show live on DaFlavaRadio.com Tuesdays at 6pm EST.  For more information Twitter: @DancehallNow and Facebook.com/DancehallNow.