I-Octane to Conquer the Globe – Reggae Lover Podcast # 104

I caught up with I-Octane to dive into the story of his reggae journey. The bright reggae-dancehall star explained that he didn’t choose music. Music chose him.

“Music became like a person that I could correspond with and express myself… then I fell in love with music.”

Reggae Lover Interview | I-Octane | Podcast Episode 104

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In 2018 Octane committed to growth by giving his fans a better live music experience. Bringing old-school standards to the new school, he will be performing with a live band as much as possible moving forward.

“Reggae music is the biggest music world wide… i’ve been to places in Africa where they don’t know about Jay-Z, but they know Bob Marley.”

I Octane is the executive producer of his new studio album, “Love & Life.” The album is an independent project recorded at his studio for his label, Conquer The Globe Productions. He talks about why he chose that route instead of signing with an international major label.

This artist is serious about applying proven business principles to solidify his career. Listen as he talks about his future goals, creative process, and reasons for his success. 

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I-Octane Miami Album Release & Birthday Bash Promo CD | Reggae Lover 97

Listen to the official promo mix for I-Octane’s May 4th Miami Album Release/Birthday event.

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This is a special edition of Blackfyre Ent’s Madhouse Fridays at Club Fate, 601 Silks Run # 2499, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009.

I-Octane is celebrating his third full-length album “Love & Life!” Preview songs from the album “Love & Life,” including “Up to We”, “Pretty Loud (feat. J Boog)”, “Let Me Love You” and many more. Shaggy, Demarco, Yanique the Curvy Diva, Ginjah, and Romain Virgo have features on the album.

Check out “Love & Life” by I-Octane on Amazon Music, iTunes, Spotify, Google Play Music and more. Stream ad-free from your desktop or mobile device, or buy CD’s and MP3s now.

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New Music with a Message from The Leaders of The Reggae Revival

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Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 32 – The Neo Roots Reggae Revival

This episode contains 40 of today’s most powerful songs recorded by Jamaican artists. These are songs of revolution, freedom cries, and warrior chants from the artists that currently carry the reggae banner including Protoje, Chronixx, Jesse Royal, and Kabaka Pyramid.

Listen for songs from Etana’s new album “I Rise,” Jah9’s new album “New Name,” and I-Octane’s “My Journey,” all featured in this episode.  Please support these artists by purchasing their music.

Playlist:

1 Kabaka Pyramid and Chronixx – Ghetto Blues
2 Jah9 – New Name
3 Etana – Stepping Out Of Babylon
4 Torch – Blazing
5 Shuga – Freedom
6 Busy Signal – Nah Follow Dem
7 Mr. Perfect – Awake
8 Lutan Fyah – Rebel Warrior
9 Jah9 – Imagine
10 Kabaka Pyramid ft. Masicka – Choppinz
11 Lutan Fyah – Sorry Fi Dem
12 Chronixx – Judgement
13 Chronixx – Capture Land
14 Jah9 – Intention
15 Tarrus Riley & Kabaka Pyramid – Fly Di Gate
16 Zebi Lion – Blaze Again
17 Kelissa – Sellassie I Way
18 Shuga – Ebony
19 Etana – I Rise
20 Jesse Royal – Muddy Road
21 I-Octane – Blood A Go Run
22 Pressure ft. Chronixx – Africa Redemption
23 Kabaka Pyramid – Global Warning
24 Cherine – Wah Dat Fah
25 Chronixx – I Am Chronixx
26 Shuga – Bun Dem Down
27 Iba Mahr – Red Fire
28 Chronixx – Capitalist
29 Tasha T – Bed of Fire
30 I-Octane – Babylon
31 I-Octane ft. Ky-Mani Marley – A Yah Wi Deh
32 Kabaka Pyramid – Never Gonna Be A Slave
33 Historyman – Fire Fe The Heathen
34 Bugle – Real Soldier (I Want Jah)
35 Iba Mahr – Let Jah Lead The Way
36 Chronixx – Warrior
37 Exco Levi – Ready to Revolute
38 I-Octane – Jah Jah Warrior
39 Chronixx – Di Youth Dem
40 Jah9 ft. Protoje – Legitimate

Ragga Ragga Ragga is Back With the 2014 Edition

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The annual dancehall compilation from Greensleeves features the latest raw and X-rated tunes that are bubbling in the clubs and heating up the streets. This year’s installment includes hits from Spice, Vybz Kartel, I-Octane, Alkaline, Busy Signal and more.  Download Ragga Ragga Ragga 2014 now!

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Various Artists – Ragga Ragga Ragga 2014 – Artwork

WATCH Ragga Ragga Ragga 2014 cover girl and dancehall queen Miss Likkle Bit show her skills on the featured track Spice’s “So Mi Like It.” 

 

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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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Dancehall Now Podcast Episode 67 (2013 Singles)

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This podcast episode features new singles from Dancehall Now.  Make note of the songs you hear so that you can request them on your local stations, purchase them, and add to your catalog.

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ROOTS ROCKING REGGAE VOL. 3 AVAILABLE in stores

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Jamaican imprint Tad’s Record releases its highly anticipated annual hit series, Roots Rocking Reggae, on Tuesday, July 16, 2013.

Now celebrating its third year of showcasing the very best in roots reggae music from throughout the current year, the Roots Rocking Reggae series is a proven hit with fans and the answer to what was missing in reggae music.

The compilation features the top reggae singers in the genre, including Tarrus Riley, Jah Cure, I-Octane, Chronixx, I-Wayne, Iba Mahr and even dancehall stars Mavado, Tanya Stephens, Macka Diamond, and singersAlaine and Christopher Martin, take a turn on this 23-track melodic montage that is bound to satisfy every reggae fan.

“Roots Rocking Reggae is one of the new series that we recently embarked on, and with the successes of the first two volumes, we realized that it would be an injustice to deprive the avid reggae fan of the opportunity to experience a third volume,” states Tad Dawkins, President of Tad’s Record.

This year’s rendition lives up to its name with hit singles such as “Gimme Likkle One Drop” by Tarrus Riley, “From The Heart” by Jah Cure,“Ain’t No Giving Up” by Chronixx, “What About The Poor” by I-Octane,“Let Jah Lead The Way” by Iba Mahr and “Mirror” by Da’Ville, just to name a few of the masterpieces on this must-have collection for reggae music lovers.

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“Musical sensation Chronixx is one of the highlights of the album, and all the other talents featured are seasoned stars in the industry, whose sounds are undoubtedly an exceptional representation of the industry,” Dawkins added. “Providing the Ultimate Reggae Experience is what Tad’s Record is known for and so with Roots Rocking Reggae Vol. 3, we made sure not to disappoint.”

Roots Rocking Reggae Vol. 3 – Various Artists is now available worldwidefrom all major digital retailers, including iTunes and Amazon, from Tad’s Record. For more information, please visit tadsrecord.com.

Track Listing

  • 1. Tarrus Riley – Gimme Likkle One Drop
  • 2. Chronixx – Ain’t No Giving Up
  • 3. Chronixx – Access Granted
  • 4. Jah Cure – From the Heart
  • 5. Alaine – Amazing
  • 6. Mavado – Always on My Mind
  • 7. I-Octane – Pretty Little Flower
  • 8. Da’Ville – Mirror
  • 9. Hezron – Can’t Come Between
  • 10. I-Octane – What About the Poor
  • 11. Iba Mahr – Burning
  • 12. Tanya Stephens – Weather Change
  • 13. Jah Cure – That Girl
  • 14. Danielle DI – My Man
  • 15. Iba-Mahr – Let Jah Lead The Way
  • 16. I-Wayne – (Girl) I Love You
  • 17. Macka Diamond – Dye Dye
  • 18. Christopher Martin – Na Na Na Na
  • 19. Mavado – Caribbean Girl
  • 20. I-Octane – We Nice
  • 21. Christopher Martin – Chill Spot
  • 22. Chronixx & Goldy – The Mini Song
  • 23. Mavado – Money Box

 

Tad’s Record Releases Hit Dancehall Compilation, ‘Phantom Vol. 3,’

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Jamaican imprint Tad’s Record releases the latest installation in their hit dancehall compilation series, Phantom Vol. 3, available worldwide now.

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The album features the biggest names in dancehall music and showcases the hottest tunes straight from the dance halls in Jamaica, to keep the genre alive and fans satisfied year-round.

Boasting 31 electrifying singles, Phantom Vol. 3 features hit singles that are already tearing up the airwaves in Jamaica, including I-Octane with “Gal A Gimmie Bun,” Mavado with “Million Dollar Man” and Vybz Kartel with”Lighter.”

The album also sees the likes of dancehall heavy-hitters Konshens,Popcaan and Tommy Lee Sparta, giving aficionados the very best in dancehall music today.

“Phantom Vol. 3 is our third installment in the hit series, which has found a home with dancehall fans around the globe,” reveals Tad Dawkins, President of Tad’s Records.

“Each year, Tad’s Records strives to bring the latest and best music from the Jamaican music industry to the global fan base and this album fulfills that mission.

It also makes obvious that the genre is alive and well, both at home and internationally.”

 Phantom Vol. 3 is now available worldwide from all major digital retailers, including iTunes and Amazon, from Tad’s Record. For more information,please visit tadsrecord.com.

 TRACK LIST

1. Konshens – No Hesitation (I’m Coming)
2. I-Octane – Gal a Gimmi Bun
3. Mavado – Mr Tek Weh Yu Gal
4. Tommy Lee Sparta – ExplicitBun Nu Nu (Raw)
5. Tommy Lee Sparta – Bun Nu Nu (Clean)
6. Popcaan – Naughty Girl
7. Popcaan – When We Party
8. Vybz Kartel – Lighter
9. I-Octane – Bun It and Laugh
10. Vybz Kartel – ExplicitWeed Smoker (Raw)
11. Vybz Kartel – Weed Smoker (Clean)
12. Mavado – Million Dollar Man
13. Mavado – At the Top
14. Vybz Kartel – Mr Bleach Chin
15. Mavado – ExplicitMarch Out (Raw)
16. Mavado – March Out (Clean)
17. Konshens – ExplicitFrom Yuh See Me (Raw)
18. Konshens – From Yuh See Me (Clean)
19. I-Octane – Buss a Blank
20. Popcaan – ExplicitKilla From Me Born (Raw)
21. Popcaan – Killa From Me Born (Clean)
22. Tommy Lee Sparta – ExplicitDem Nuh Bad (Raw)
23. Tommy Lee Sparta – Dem Nuh Bad (Clean)
24. Tommy Lee Sparta – ExplicitDi Mechanic (Raw)
25. Tommy Lee Sparta – Di Mechanic (Clean)
26. Konshens – ExplicitBad Gal (Raw)
27. Konshens – Bad Gal (Clean)
28. Popcaan – ExplicitCoolie Gyal (Raw)
29. Popcaan – Coolie Gyal (Clean)
30. I-Octane – Fly Ova Badmind
31. Tommy Lee Sparta – Lyrical Bomber