Friday, December 19, 2014

Full Speed ahead for Sean Paul’s Dutty Rock Label

International dancehall artiste Sean Paul presented the third production from his Dutty Rock Label, Full Speed Riddim for pre order on iTunes on Tuesday, December 16. The Riddim will be officially released on iTunes on January 13, 2015.

The Riddim boasts an eclectic, fast juggling reggae/dancehall beat that showcases unique styles of some of Jamaica’s best dancehall artistes. Konshens, Mr. Vegas, J Capri and Cham alongside the Grammy-Award winning Sean Paul are all featured on the Full Speed Riddim.

Full Speed follows Sean Paul’s Material Riddim Medley released in 2011 and his Hypocrite single released in November, both  available on iTunes. The Got 2 Luv U artiste received immense support from his coleagues and fans for the Material Riddim Medley and is confident that he will receive the same if not more support for Full Speed.

Through Full Speed, Sean Paul extends his experience in music to help in the development of young artistes as well as expose young acts to his worldwide fan base.

Fans will receive Konshens single Move Dat Body with their pre order of the Full Speed Riddim.

Track List
Sean Paul-Take It Low
Konshens-Move Dat Body
Mr. Vegas-Workshop
Cham-Slow Wine
JCapri-Only Me
Vanessa Bling (Gaza Slim)-Supernova
Denyque-Ring The Alarm

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Cabins For Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise 2015 Go On Sale To General Public

The Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise has made announcements for 2015, and today tickets are available for sale to the general public on  Due to the overwhelming demand, the state-of-the-art Norwegian Pearl ship will set sail twice next year. The first 5-night musical voyage departs November 30, 2015 from Miami, Florida with two stops in Montego Bay, Jamaica before its return on December 5, 2015. The second ship leaves Miami, Florida on December 5, 2015 with stops in Falmouth and Ocho Rios, Jamaica before its return on December 10, 2015.

New performers were just added to the bill, including Jah Cure, Tarrus Riley and Busy Signal. They will join previously-announced artists - Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, Julian "Juju Royal" Marley, Ky-Mani Marley, Bounty Killer, Capleton, Elephant Man, Barrington Levy, Third World, Morgan Heritage, Tanya Stephens, Cham T.O.K. and Christopher Ellis.

In addition to live concerts, there will be numerous sound systems and DJs on board. Stone Love, King Jammy's, Saxon Sound featuring Tippa Irie, Papa Levi, Muslehead and Mickey Boops, Metro Media, Black Scorpio, Kingston 12 featuring Shinehead and Papalotl will be blazing vibes day and night throughout the cruise.

More artists and DJs will be announced at a later date.

Many other entertainment events will be planned to satisfy every reggae lover’s appetite. This cruise is all that is reggae, but especially all that is Jamaica.

Pre-sale tickets went on sale December 2, 2014 for cruisers on the 2014 Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise and December 9, 2014 for 2013 & 2014 wait listers, so spots are limited.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Stone Love Kicked Off Anniversary Celebrations in Miami

The Immortal Sound, Stone Love has brought its annual anniversary party to the international
stage. After hosting the first celebratory event in Miami on November 26, the much travelled sound system will be in New Jersey on December 12 before completing the international celebrations in New York on Saturday, December 20. The cornerstone sound system culminates its 42nd anniversary celebrations on Saturday, December 27 at the Red Stripe Oval.

While the New Jersey and New York celebrations are new, the Miami celebration has been going on for over 15 years and was well supported. The first party in the series of celebratory events featured Stone Love who played in three separate sets to a capacity crowd as well as Black Chiney, DJ Pablo and Jooksie Fire from Innocent Sound.

“The club was filled to capacity from early. We had a lot of friends and industry supporters including the Marleys; Stephen and Rohan who came out to show their support for Stone Love. It was a good vibe that went into overdrive when Wee Pow joined the party. It was really a good start to the celebrations,” said Xaun Fletcher, international manager for Stone Love.

With a worldwide fan base, Stone Love has been using events such as the US Thanksgiving Wednesday, Stone Love Anniversary Party in Miami to strengthen their brand in international markets. Having heard the demands for additional events especially on the East coast of the US, the Immortal Sound will venture to New Jersey and New York where they intend to build even more momentum ahead of the local celebrations.

Stone Love’s 42nd Anniversary celebration on Saturday, December 27 will be staged at the Red Stripe Oval. The much anticipated celebratory event will feature live performances from some of the industry’s leading names and is expected to, once again, confirm Stone Love’s place as the Immortal Sound. 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

D-Medz set to ‘Empower’ with new EP

Local Reggae singer-songwriter D-Medz is on a mission to enrich listeners with the release of ‘Empower’, his highly anticipated live-play roots reggae EP.

“My hope is to bring music lovers together with this EP and of course to spread the message that we must be empowered in all things,” said D Medz.

The reggae artiste begins his new EP promotion with an intimate showcase lined up for Redbones Café on December 9 at 6pm, “I’m very excited about the release of the new EP and we couldn’t think of a more fitting way to launch this new music than with an intimate album showcase backed by a live band!” stated D Medz.

Patrons are to enjoy popular and new material from the album, including the hit single ‘Rebel Soldier’ which has been making chart impressions as far as Ghana, Africa as well as his new single ‘Champion’ produced by Dean Fraser which has been making the rounds on local airwaves since its release. 

Backed by the Step by Step band, other featured songs on the set will include ‘Mama Love’, ‘Street Smart’ amongst other new material. The D-Medz showcase will also be supported by regular session reggae musicians Iba Mahr and Exco Levi.

The follow up to his debut compilation ‘Road Tonight’, the 6-track ‘Empower’ boasts an exclusive roots reggae vibe and features collaborations with some of the most talented musicians and producers in the business including Dean Fraser, Robbie Lyn and Glenroy Browne.

“This album is very personal to me and it’s going to be an exciting night, a rejuvenation of sort of the local reggae scene. There is no cover charges so if you enjoy reggae music, you will definitely enjoy the set” said D-Medz.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Ziggy Marley Sent Sparks Flying at HOLA Event

Grammy Award Winning Ziggy Marley joined the Heart of Angeles (HOLA) organization to
produce a sold out show in celebration of their 25th anniversary. The event featured the reggae star in performance with members of the HOLA band at its prestigious event in Beverly Hills on Monday, December 1

His hit single Lighthouse sent sparks flying throughout the venue as he ignited the stage with the young promising HOLA musicians, Manolo and Gilberto at the charity event. The event honoured Mayor of Los Angeles, The Honorable Eric Garcetti and entertainment law firm Ziffren Brittenham LLP, while raising almost $1 million in support of the HOLA's efforts.  

Also the founder of the Unlimited Resources Giving Enlighten (U.R.G.E) Foundation, Ziggy Marley's love for children and charity fuels his association with charities such as HOLA. He also participated in a gardening session with the children of the California-based non-profit organization while extending words of wisdom on healthy ways to eat.  

U.R.G.E is a non-profitable charity organization that is aimed at providing an improved quality of life to children in Jamaica, Africa and other parts of the world while focusing on improving communities through education, health and continued support. For additional information about the U.R.G.E Foundation, please visit the U.R.G.E. website at

Friday, December 5, 2014

Raging Fyah to Ignite Wickie Wackie Live

Bull Bay, St. Andrew is the venue for a blazing pre-Christmas performance on Saturday, December 6 as Raging Fyah Production stages its annual party, Wickie Wackie Live. Partnering with RJR’s Kingston Music Week, the roots reggae band Raging Fyah is set to connect with fans in an intimate performance.

The event also features a number of young reggae acts and promises a good vibe for reggae lovers. The live band event that began in 2011 is recognized for its involvement in showcasing some of the top young acts and bands in Jamaica. Over the years, Raging Fyah Production has been known for attracting reggae lovers from across the island to an easy vibe of reggae on the beach.

Delroy Hamilton, band leader of Raging Fyah believes the event plays an important role in unearthing new talent. “Wickie Wackie Live is the forum where we put new artistes or new bands to the fore front. We give them a platform to show their talent. This year we will be presenting an all female band Adahzah. Another first time artiste to the show is Riko G.

“The Wickie Wackie Live event and venue is second to none in Jamaica. Its venue is right on the beach by the sea shore where you can feel the fresh breeze and we also have a bon fire that gives it a more spiritual vibe. It is an experience, not just a show,” he explained.

Destiny, the group’s second album was releases earlier this year and has been well received by fans. The group however has been away from the local scene for a while with several overseas commitments and is promising fans an unforgettable performance that will include hits such as Brave, Jah Glory and Nah Look Back from the Destiny album.

“This is the first time Raging Fyah will be performing in Jamaica for a long time. So we are definitely going to have a good show, a good performance. Jesse Royal, a small axe which is one of ‘the man’ right now is coming with his ‘A’ game,” said Hamilton.

Wickie Wackie Live takes place on December 6 at Wickie Wackie in Bull Bay St. Andrew. The event is a partnership between Raging Fyah and RJR Group Kingston Music Week.