Friday, July 31, 2015

Ebony Eyes Video Released Featuring Sean Paul

The video for German DJ/Producer Rico Bernasconi & Tuklan’s hit single Ebony Eyes featuring Grammy-winning Dancehall superstar Sean Paul, was recently released in Europe and is already creating a buzz with its dynamic visuals. 

The video’s dynamism can be attributed to the use of several locations for the shooting of the video, including Downtown Kingston where the visuals for Sean Paul was shot, giving the video an original Dancehall type illustration as the internationally acclaimed artiste delivers his sharp vocals.


The video further complements the vocals and high tempo track with scenes of the club and pool parties which bodes well for the theme of the energetic summer dance single

The single is done by Rico Bernasconi & Tuklan featuring A-Class and Sean Paul and was released on the Kontor Records Label for the Kontor Summer Jam 2015 Collection. Since its release the single has been getting rave reviews across Europe, already landing on Germany’s iTunes Charts at #4 and the iTunes Dance Charts at #3. 

On the heels of his successful European tour spanning cities in Turkey, Cyprus and Poland, Sean Paul is ready to kick off his Japan Tour performing in Osaka and Tokyo on August 2-6.

Stephen "Ragga" Marley Kicks off U.S. Tour

Stephen "Ragga" Marley - the eight-time Grammy winner and multi-talented singer/songwriter/musician/producer - begins his headlining tour. 

On Saturday Aug 1, he will hit the stage at country's largest annual reggae festival Reggae On The River. He continues to perform along the Golden Coast, then travels to Europe for a short stint of festival and club dates. He heads back to the United States on Saturday, August 29 for the Catch A Fire Tour to join Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, Morgan Heritage, Tarrus Riley, Jo Mersa, Black-Am-I, Skip Marley and Jemere Morgan until the end of September.

Stephen "Ragga" Marley performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday, July 30 to pay tribute to his father Bob Marley. He delivered a special rendition of one of his father's song in support of his 70th birthday anniversary as well as performed his new single Revelation Party with his son Jo Mersa to continue the legacy.

Stephen has been steadily releasing music. He has two new songs available on iTunes, including Rock Stone ft. Capleton & Sizzla and Ghetto Boy ft. Bounty Killer & Cobra (which captures the perpetuating cycle of violence and crime that can start from an early age). Both will be featured on his forthcoming album Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life that will be released on Ghetto Youths International, his label co-owned with his brothers Damian and Julian. The album is the second installment in a two part series, following Revelation Part I: The Root of Life (2012).  Whereas The Root of Life is a celebration and preservation of roots reggae filled with powerful messages, enriching spirit and live instrumentation, The Fruit of Life will utilize a diversified sonic palette to express the far-reaching impact Jamaican music has had on various genres, especially hip hop. The new album features a variety of guest collaborations with Rick Ross, Pit Bull, Iggy Azalea, Waka Flocka, Dead Prez, Rakim, DJ Khaled, Busta Rhymes, Wyclef Jean, Shaggy, Black Thought (of The Roots), Bounty Killer, Sizzla, Capleton, Ky-Mani Marley, Jo Mersa and more. 
Stephen "Ragga" Marley is the second eldest son of reggae legend Bob Marley and Rita Marley. He was raised in Kingston, Jamaica and started singing professionally at seven-years old with his elder siblings Ziggy, Sharon and Cedella as The Melody Makers. The singer, songwriter, musician and producer has consecutively landed #1 on the U.S. Billboard Reggae Album Chart for all of his solo albums and has earned a total of eight Grammys for Best Reggae Album.  He won this accolade as a solo artist for Mind Control, Mind Control Acoustic and Revelation Part I: The Root of Life, as producer for Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley’s Half Way Tree and Welcome To Jamrock and as a member of Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers for Conscious Party, One Bright Day and Fallen Is Babylon

Sat. Aug 01 in Garberville, CA @ Reggae On the River 2015
Sun. Aug 02 in Avila Beach, CA @ Avila Beach Amphitheater
Mon. Aug 03 in Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Tue. Aug 04 in Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
Fri. Aug 07 in Landerneau, France @ Esplanade De Le Petite Palud
Sat. Aug 08 in Bordeaux, France @ Reggae Sun Ska Festival
Sun. Aug 09 in Lokeren, Belgium @ Lokerse Feesten
Tue. Aug 11 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ Melkweg (The Max)
Fri. Aug 14 in Winchester, UK @ Boomtown Festival
Sun. Aug 16 in Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl ^
Sat. Aug 29 in Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center For the Performing Arts *
Sun. Aug 30 in New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage *
Sep 3 in Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion *
Sep 4 in Portland, ME @ Maine State Pier *
Sep 5 in Vienna, VA @ The Filene Center at Wolf Trap *
Sep 6 in Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summerstage *
Sep 9 in Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion Outdoor Amphitheatre *
Sep 11 in Kansas City, MO @ The Crossroads *
Sep 12 in Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze Plaza *
Sep 15 in Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium *
Sep16 in Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex *
Sep 18 in Eugene, OR @ Cuthbert Amphitheatre *
Sep 19 in Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Park *
Sep 20 in Boise, ID @ Revolution Center *
Sep 22 in San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre *
Sep 25 in Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl *
Sep 26 in Oakland, CA @ Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
^ w/ Ziggy Marley
* w/ Damian "Jr. Gong” Marley, Morgan Heritage, Tarrus Riley, Jo Mersa, Black-Am-I, Skip Marley & Jemere Morgan

Monday, July 27, 2015

Weddy Weddy Celebrates 11 Years

The action packed, entertainment powerhouse, Weddy Weddy, celebrates 11 successful years with a special anniversary party on Wednesday, July 29.

The party is the longest running event of its kind still operational and will be held at Stone Love Headquarters, 41 Burlington Avenue, Kingston 10, will be hosted by Dj, Geefus and feature the ‘Immortal Sound’, Stone Love along with Boom Boom, Digital Chris and Bass Odyssey. Patrons will be taken on a journey through the musical genres by veteran DJs such as Rory and Billy Slaughter as well as live performances by special guest artistes.

Numerous sponsors have joined the venture and this year's Miss Weddy Weddy will be crowned by the Time-Out Sports Bar and the Best Supporter Award, sponsored by Cheap Monday Promotions. The other awards to be presented at the party include, Male Dancer of the Year, Female Dancer of the Year, , Best Slang Award, Best Dance Moves, Selector of the Year, the Bogle Award, Best New Selector and Most Improved Selector.

'The awards are really Stone Love’s way of saying thanks to our loyal partners who have supported Weddy Weddy over the years. At this year's anniversary, we will be presenting even more awards,' said Father Winston ‘Wee-Pow’ Powell. The event will feature a series of giveaways including additional awards for dancers and other special awards.

Since its inception, Weddy Weddy has been consistent in the high energy and

entertainment value offered in dancehall culture. Internationally acclaimed and highly favoured by Jamaicans, the event is known for its style and trend-setting fashion and culture in the dancehall sphere as it is one of the institutions which DJs, dancers, stylists, artistes and followers alike look towards for credibility of any new style in the dancehall.

Through videos, sound bites and other recordings, the event has become famous world-wide for the energy level and unique styles showcased.

Weddy Weddy celebrates 11 years on Wednesday, July 29 at Stone Love Headquarters and is sponsored by, Downsound Records, Time Out Sports Bar, Cheap Monday Promotions and British Link Up Promotions.  Admission to the anniversary party is $500 at the gate.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Cure Peaks at #1 on Billboard Chart

Less than two weeks after being released, Jah Cure’s highly anticipated album, The Cure is dominating the international music charts. The Billboard Reggae Album chart is the latest victim of the album’s onslaught of talent and diversity.

Already receiving rave reviews, the VP Records released album also holds the number 2 spot on the iTunes Reggae Album Top 100.

The Cure, released on iTunes Friday, July 10 debuted at the # 1 spot on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart earlier last week ahead of Ky-Mani Marley’s Maestro and Morgan Heritage’s Strictly Roots holding the #2 and #3 spots respectively. 

The project sees Jah Cure stepping out of his comfort zone and venturing into the role of co-producer on the entire album with the help of reggae producers like Christopher “Sketch” Carey, Clive Hunt, Llamar “Riff Raff” Brown, Justin “Jus Bus” Nation and Trevor “Baby G” James. The artiste describes the album as a reflection of his life and views. 

“I decided not to do any collabs on this one because I needed it to be more personal for the fans to appreciate my views. I wanted to use it to build my brand and inject the cure, which is the music, into people’s minds.” 

The VP Records 13 track compilation showcases the reggae star delivering a mix of reggae infused lyrics with sweet, groovy and captivating vocals while singing from his heart throughout the entire album. The Cure features the #1 reggae chart-topping John Legend cover All of Me along with Life We Live which settled at #4 on iTunes in July, Rasta and the recently released Made in California and Show Love. 

 With no plans to slow down, Jah Cure has also released the video for Made in California and has plans for additional releases. 

Jah Cure is currently on a promotional tour in Europe in support of the album, The Cure.  He is expected to return to Jamaica to headline Dream Live concert on Wednesday, August 5