New Gyptian Album “Sex, Love & Reggae” coming soon

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Gyptian is breaking out with the hot new song “Vixen” featuring Angela Hunte (co-writer on Empire State of Mind) and produced by Jerry ‘Wonda’ Duplessis (Fugees, Mary J Blige, Miguel) .

Gyptian is breaking out with the hot new song "Vixen" featuring Angela Hunte (co-writer on Empire State of Mind) and produced by Jerry 'Wonda' Duplessis (Fugees, Mary J Blige, Miguel) . Vixen is the lead single form the forthcoming album Sex, Love & Reggae (in stores October 2013).

Vixen is the lead single form the forthcoming album Sex, Love & Reggae (in stores October 2013).

Here’s a little teaser for all the Gyptian fans out there.

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Gramps Morgan Releases NEW album REGGAE MUSIC LIVES

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With a mission to heal the world through music, Soul Train Award nominee, Gramps Morgan unleashes his second, solo, album Reggae Music Lives tomorrow (April 24th), independently, on his Dada Son Entertainment label. A musical therapy of sorts, Reggae Music Lives is filled with angelic harmonies, authentic compositions and a unique sound brand, Gramps calls “Rockaz”. Reggae Music Lives is more than Reggae; it’s world-beat, with a little bit of country, a taste of what Americans call rap-Jamaicans call it toasting; mix it with a hint of r ‘n’ b, a dash of blues synthesized with contemporary reggae that maintains the integrity of the original art form and you get a sense of the musical accents that help to make Reggae Music Lives complete.

After two years in the making, Reggae Music Lives arrives with inspiration, healing and Gramps’ determination to make positive changes in the world. The album’s first single ‘The Almighty’ topped the charts in Jamaica, South Florida and New York while ‘Life Too Short’, released on March 28th, advanced in the fight for justice in the case

of Trayvon Martin. Consequently, team Dada Son decided to donate part of the sale proceeds to the family of the slain Florida teenager. The song has since been added to the Justice for Trayvon Martin Foundation website (http://justicetm.org/tributes/) where he is listed as an “Official Donor” for his commitment.

Meanwhile, Mark Brantley, Senior Lawyer and Leader of the Opposition in the National Parliament of St. Kitts and Nevis says: “There is no voice in reggae music today as distinctive as that of Gramps Morgan. His sophomore album reminds us of the deeply spiritual roots of reggae music. Gramps’ ability to make music with a global appeal which touches the human spirit and soothes the soul has been taken to new heights in his latest release. I believe that this new effort by this Grammy award winning artist will be a major hit with lovers of conscious reggae music the world over. But don’t take my word for it. Pick up a copy, put your feet up and let the music wash over you.”

Reggae Music Lives is an evolution of Gramps’ professional and musical growth expressed through his singing, narratives, arrangements and compositions. His melodies and hooks are seasoned with mature, worldly lyrics that are delivered flawlessly. All of his experiences have culminated in the creation of a universal sound that he says stems from exposure.
“I’ve grown so much as a producer, song writer and vocalist. Overall, my experience from touring and working with India Arie; watching John Legend perform every night; touring with different artists; working with the different producers (on this album) and getting a chance to work with my brother Peetah one-on-one writing songs; it’s brought me to a whole other level. My experience really came into play in making this. I think this album is really the best of the brand called Gramps Morgan; as a product, you finally get the sound of Gramps Morgan. The first album was just discovering, getting it and learning myself. Gramps Morgan has been born on this album. ”

The Sound of Gramps Morgan
A personal favourite of Morgan’s on the album sees the return of India Arie, reuniting with Gramps on “Want Fi Charge Wi” a song whose distinct sound is inspired by African rhythms as is “I Hear You Calling”, an ode to Africa. Meanwhile new creative partnerships were also forged on this project, one such collaboration was with renowned duo, Stanley “Rellee” Hayden and Alberto “AL” Cruz also known as the A-Team (Jay Z, Mary J. Blige, Sean ‘P-Diddy’ Combs,
The Notorious B.I.G., KRS 1, Shabba Ranks, Bounty Killer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lauryn Hill, Deborah Cox, etc…) on the song called DREAM.

One of the most promising tracks on the album, DREAM, is as inspiring as it is universal, in message and in sound. When Gramps sings “…celebrate wherever you are, keep on striving for your dream, just lift your head high, let your spirit fly, dream away…” one is reminded to persevere; the song offers hope and is that motivator everyone needs.

Another first, and what Gramps describes as “a dream” was working with the legendary, Clive Hunt (The Rollings Stones, Maxi Priest, Jimmy Cliff, Peter Tosh, Beres Hammond). Hunt produced three of the thirteen songs on Reggae Music Lives including the title track, which is an unapologetic declaration of the state of Reggae music; and on two love songs that will create their own ‘baby boom’ “Find Myself Thinking” and “I Know It’s Love”. Gramps Morgan fans get a different side of Gramps on “Could Dj (Dem Neva Know)” here the singer switches to a toasting style delivery over a phat beat infused with elements of rap, blues, and some rock riffs.

Like his first album 2 Sides of My Heart Vol. 1 Gramps has again assembled an incredible pool of talent from the novice to the accomplished musicians and producers alike, including his seventeen year old son Jemere Morgan, Jason ‘J-Vibe’ Farmer, Llamar “Riff Raff” Brown, Delroy “Delly” Foster and Kemar “Flava” McGregor.

The songs on Reggae Music Lives are well rounded and crafted with diverse themes from romantic and universal love; to global consciousness and justice, to living in the moment and being grateful. Reggae Music Lives is mature and contemporary, it’s the kind of music that can rock on any gadget at work, home or at play.

Reggae Music Lives is about the preservation of art, music and culture and Gramps wants the world to know that “Reggae music is here to stay.”

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Circle House Studios Scores Big With Latin Grammy Nominees & Winners

 

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Calle 13 (Trece) nabbed numerous Latin Grammys, including;

 

Album of the Year

Record of the Year  “Latinoamerica”

 

Song of the Year  “Entren Los Que Quieran”

 

Best Urban Music Album 

 

Best Tropical Song “Vamo’ A Portarnos Mal”

 

Producer of the Year – Rafael Arcaute

 

 Shakira 

 

Best Female Pop Album 

 

Sale El Sol, Shakira [Epic/Sony Music Latin]

 

 Nominees for the Latin Grammys included:

 

Album of the Year 

 

Euphoria Enrique Iglesias, Universal Music Latino/ Universal Republic Records.

 

Sale El Sol [Epic/Sony Music Latin] Shakira

 

Grammys nominations for 2012:

 

Best Reggae Album 

 

Revelation Pt. 1: The Root of Life. Stephen Marley [Tuff Gong/ Universal Republic]

 

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration 

 

Motivation Kelly Rowland & Lil Wayne from Here I Am [Universal Motown]

 

Circle House Studios opened its doors in 1998. Located in North Miami, the recording studio soon became a favorite among the A-listers. Owned by the reggae legends Inner Circle, the studio has recorded artists such as; No Doubt, Mary J. Blige, Pharrell, Lenny Kravitz, Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, Rico Love, Jim Johnson and Good Charlotte just to name a few.

 

Ian Lewis stated; “We took a little bit of Jamaica and brought it to Miami. It’s a home away from home for the artists. When we built Circle House, many of the elements reflect that relaxed vibe.”

Circle House is currently one of the only two studios in South Florida to have a SSL duality console. Each of the three rooms hold a Pro Tools HD system, one SSL 9000j and a SSL 4000g+. Along with state of the art tools, artists can lounge by the waterfall and pool while the in-house chef cooks.

“You gotta be diverse and have a good working atmosphere that’s comfortable for artists. With us you get more than just a studio”, stated studio director Abebe Lewis.

In addition, CircleHouseStudiosOnline.comoffers an online mixing service where you can be anywhere in the world and get that Circle House sound.

 

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Podcast: Dancehall Now Thanksgiving Show – Nov 23, 2010

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This is the latest episode of the syndicated Dancehall Now podcast produced by Highlanda Sound System for November, 2010. Dancehall Now airs on Da Flava Radio every Tuesday at 6pm EST. Dancehall Now features the very latest dancehall and soca music in a full stereo radio broadcast format.

Special Guests: Billy Slaughter of Stone Love, Bugsy Bam Bam, DJ Cold Rice, Mikey Top Ten, Rico Vibes, Virtuous One, Pampi

PLAYLIST

1 Stay The Same – Spragga Benz feat. Stephen Marley and Jazmine Sullivan
2 Anything You Want – Mary J. Blige featuring Gyptian and Busta Rhymes
3 Nah Let Go (Soca Remix) – Gyptian
4 Real Man – Chuck Fender
5 Nine Lives – Mavado
6 Irie – Andrew and Wada Blood
7 Dreams – Popcaan
8 Love Me Right – Selena Serrano featuring Pressure Buss Pipes
9 Original Dancehall Style – Richie Stephens
10 Hold A Vibe – ZJ Liquid
11 Jeans And Fitted – Vybz Kartel
12 Mixshow Segment**
13 Blessed – Eljai featuring Capleton
14 Stronger – Cham featuring Mykal Rose and Bounty Killer

**Mixshow Segment features new music from Cherine Anderson, Warrior King, Romain Virgo, Lutan Fyah, L.U.S.T, Busy Signal, Mavado and Flexxx, Beenie Man, Angel Doolas and Bounty Killer, Vybz Kartel, Khago, ZJ Liquid, Spice, Timberlee and Akane, Tarrus Riley

Sponsors: Da Flava Radio Outreach, The Honorable Vin Martin, Holy Cross Church, Da Costa Plumbing, Atlanta Jamaica Association, Earl Hilton, Tropical Brand, Chapel Auto Sales, Joe T Plumbing, Atlanta Tile and Masonry, The Whatz Happening and The Honorary Citizen.

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Caribbean Media Network at Atlanta Carnival for Media Room Launch

The 2010 Caribbean festival season has begun in grand style.  Atlanta’s Caribbean Carnival Bandleaders Association hosts the 2010 Atlanta CarnivalThe annual parade will start on West Peachtree Street, and goes through the heart of downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The festival village, will be on historic Auburn Ave.

Inaugural– For the 1st time in USA Caribbean festival history, the Atlanta Caribbean Carnival Association, in conjunction with Caribbean Media Network will host an official media room. This interactive lounge will feature over 25 media outlets, and Caribbean artists. ACCBA is the 1st to host this official room, which will highlight Caribbean artists and their achievements.  Also, the parade will be broadcast live over the internet, in full color and splendor, on Kalallo.com through live video streaming. The Atlanta Caribbean Carnival has set the pace for USA Caribbean festivals in 2010 and beyond!


The Man, The Myth, The Legend

Soca giant Machel Montano returns to Atlanta,Georgia, with his HD family. There are some unique facts about this Soca king, who started singing Calypso from a very young age. Machel Montano has sold out Madison Square Gardens, TWICE! in one weekend. The following year of his return to the Square, his concert trumped the Jay Z and Mary J Blige national tour. His arrival and performance to Atlanta, GA, is already international news, and it is much anticipated, since his hiatus from 2010 Trinidad and Tobago Carnival this past February!   He is schedule to perform on Friday May 28, 2010, at Club Obsession, on Glenwood Drive, Decatur, GA  For more information  Click Here

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3 of the Hottest Signature Events to Attend

The Events

Jouvert::defined by most West Indians as the official warm up to Carnival! MUSIC, FETE, DANCE, are some of the words which come to mind in this colorful celebration. In its 6th year of production, this signature event hosts over 12 DJs, plus live appearances by some of the Caribbean’s own Soca artist! The event annual attendance of 3,000+ is notable, and plans to be a force to compete, due to his historical reference and a guaranteed enjoyment by attendees.

There are so many events,taking place this weekend, however  there is an event for everyone attending. To view more events, Go to www.peachcarnival.com to learn more

THE CARNIVAL

VERSE- The host of this year’s parade is Virgin Islands own Interscope recording artist “Verse”. He is known by his hit single “Buy You a Round” which has been in heavy rotation on USA and Caribbean radio stations for the past year..Also scheduled to perform is Problem Child, Burning Flames, Rudy, Daddy Chess, Iwer George, Denise Belfon, and much more…

This years events are sure to be well attended and the talk of the town for weeks to come. The Atlanta Caribbean Carnival is in its 22nd year of operation.

The theme of the festival this speaks wonders, since its transitional years: ITS MINES,ITS YOURS, ITS CARNIVAL!,shares the philosophy that people may fight, complain, and disagree, however this historical celebration, which dates back to slavery days, is here to stay! Its Carnival!

To learn more about the parade and the festival, you may visit the official website:www.atlantacarnival.org

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Mary J. Blige to Star in Tyler Perry Film

Mary J. Blige to Star in Tyler Perry Film

Tyler Perry isn’t playing any games this time. He’s hit up the lovely, Mary J. Blige to tear up the big screen in “I Can Do Bad All By Myself”. The filmmaker has cast the No More Drama hitmaker opposite Oscar-nominee Taraji P. Henson in the movie adapted from one of his early plays. The movie is slated for a September 2009 release.
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