Best Of The West Sound Clash has invited some of the West Coast biggest sounds to Chico California, for an all out war to see who runs this coast.
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From way out in the Ganja County, Mendocino California Geurrilla Takeover has been waiting for anther chance to show off their huge dub plate box.
Originally from Chicago, but moved to San Diego in 1989 where he started as a Hip Hop DJ and has one of the deepest Hip Hop dub plate boxes in the world.
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Best Of The West Sound Clash has invited some of the West Coast biggest sounds to Chico California, for an all out war to see who runs this coast.
we at Caribbean Dance Radio are excited and eager to announce the annual soundclash event in Chico, CA. On July 12th, 2019 two competitors face off in a one-on-one, dubplate only soundclash. Egos will be hurt, speeches will cut deep, dubplates will take away your breathe…its gonna be a RIDDIM WARFARE
Only 24 hours after the artist announcement for this year’s Reggae On The River public outcry over the billing of Sizzla (real name Miguel Collins) to headline the festival. While Sizzla is most known for his emergence onto the Reggae scene in the late 1990s/early 2000’s alongside the Firehouse Crew with his high energy performances, his music has also contained lyrics about the defamation of homosexuals.
It is curious though that Sizzla played at Reggae o the River only 2 years ago. He adhered to the festival and community demands about lyrical content during his performance.
taken from: LostCoastOutpost.com
Homophobic dancehall star Sizzla will not be appearing at this year’s Reggae on the River festival after all.
Following the usual community uproar whenever a Murder Music artist gets booked in the region, High Times Productions, which is producing the event for the second year in a row, has pulled the plug.
The email below was sent by John Capetta, High Times’s vice president of content, in response to an email complaining about the booking:
Don’t worry, we’ve immediately cancelled this performance. We were not aware of his history (candidly I don’t know the artist) but as soon as we were alerted to his unfortunate past we immediately pulled the plug.
Sorry for any upset feelings, there is of course no room for hate at Reggae.
Capetta confirmed the cancellation to the Outpost and said via emails that High Times will have a statement shortly.
Pack your bags and get ready for the annual pilgrimage to Northern California for this year’s Reggae on the River!
Several sources have confirmed that young Reggae sensation KOFFEE will not be making her California debut at the 10th Annual CaliRoots Music Festival. Furthermore her show slated for the Cornerstone in Berkeley, also put on my CaliRoots, has been canceled.
We have not heard any real reason why her performance was canceled except for “reasons outside of our (CaliRoots) control”.
Keep it burning KOFFEE, we hope to see you in California soon.
This hits us in Northern California particularly hard. While we are selfishly disappointed about no SNWMF this year we must remain confident in the restoration of health to the festival’s founder, Warren.
Many blessings to the Smith family and the entire SNWMF massive
Just look at this lineup! Headliners only!
The 9 Mile Music Festival began in 1993 as a musical testament by Cedella Marley Booker to the life and philosophy of her son, world renowned artist Bob Marley. Though the Festival has changed names several times over the last two decades, it remains inclusive and welcoming of all forms of music including Reggae, R&B , Urban, Latino and many other various sounds.
Through out the years we've provided over 3 million canned goods since the festivals inception. Distributing them to homeless shelters and domestic centers throughout Miami; feeding families in need for months. For 25 years, the concert has required canned goods in addition to the price of admission, and it always will.
Friend of the show and friend inna real life Bobby Hustle is doing a Dubplate Promo session for the month of January. This is an opportunity not to be missed!
Caribbean Dance Radio and Free Up Clothing teamed up with Bobby Hustle for our annual mixtape in 2018 - ‘Light Up The Darkness’. Check his dubplate style on the mixtape - any riddim, any tune it shottt!
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Drake has finally signed Popcaan to OVO Sound.
For years there have been talks of Popcaan joining Drake‘s label OVO Sound, but nothing was never solidified. The two artists have been close friends for years with both of them even getting tattoos to rep their respective camps. Poppy got himself an OVO tat, and Drizzy got himself an Unruly tat. Jamaicans have pretty much adopted Drizzy because of his love for the culture.
During his performance at the dancehall star’s annual Unruly Fest on Saturday night in St. Thomas, Drake announced that he had made Popcaan an official OVO Sound member. “This is something we’ve been working on for a very long time, and I just wanna let everyone know that finally, officially 2019, Popcaan a sign to OVO label,” Drake told the massive crowd at Lyssons Beach in St. Thomas.
Popcaan will now join artists like PARTYNEXTDOOR, Majid Jordan, Roy Woods, dvsn, Plaza, and Baka Not Nice, who calls OVO Sound their home. In addition to these well-known names, OVO also has producers like Noah ’40’ Shebib, Boi-1da, T-Minus, Mike Zombie, and Nineteen85.
Drake is a co-founder of OVO Sound, a label based in Canada that he founded with producer Noah ’40’ Shebib and Oliver El-Khatib in 2012. Drake and his team have since transformed OVO from being just a record label to a full-fledged entertainment brand which includes merchandise like their own OVO Jordans.
Dec. 20 - via UrbanIslandz
Tommy Lee Sparta is now a free man after prosecutors dropped his lottery scam case.
Tommy Lee Sparta, born Leroy Russell, is now breathing a sigh of relief after his lottery scam case was dismissed. His co-defendant O’Brian Smith also saw the charges against him dropped. In 2014, the pair were jointly charged for breaches of the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transactions Special Provisions) Act.
“This case has been a dark cloud over Tommy Lee’s head for years, and now he can put it behind him,” a rep for the deejay told Urban Islandz. “For years the police force has been targeting the artist with all types of crimes that he is not guilty of. This is just another clear sign that they are just trying to fabricate a case against him.”
On Wednesday, the court got a chance to view the controversial laptop at the heart of the police investigation. A senior police officer testified in court that he found thousands of files on HP Pavilion laptop in a folder with Tommy Lee Sparta’s name.
Detective Corporal Campbell told the court that the files contain detail information about United States Citizens, as well as, letters sent to two elderly persons informing them that they won two Mercedes-Benz and millions of dollars.
Tommy Lee Sparta pleaded not guilty to the charges and his attorney Ernest Smith submitted a no case submission to the courts after yesterday’s hearing.
“In an effort to prove its case, the prosecution has placed its life on the contents of a laptop and external hard drive,” Smith said. “My Lady, in the first instance, the prosecution must prove that on the gadgets on which they rely, were in the sole possession of either or both accused, individually or jointly.”
Tommy Lee Sparta was back in court last week for his ongoing lottery scam case.
The Mobay deejay is facing years in prison if found guilty of charges including breaches of the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transactions Special Provisions) Act. His ongoing case resumed last week Wednesday in the Home Circuit Court in Kingston where a police forensic expert testified in court in support of the DPP case against Tommy Lee Sparta. Detective Corporal Campbell told the court that he discovered files on a laptop belonging to the dancehall star which contained personal information about United States nationals.
Campbell noted that he found a partition on the computer’s external hard drive with the identity of persons living in New York, California, Florida, Virginia, and Connecticut. The hard drive contained 1,001 records, and another 5,500 records were found on the laptop. Campbell says the area codes of the phone numbers on the files helped him determine the location of the individuals.
“I found a partition on the hard drive called ‘Tommy Lee.’ I observed two files in the trash folder,” DC Campbell said.
Tommy Lee Sparta, whose real name is Leroy Russell, and three other persons were arrested in February of 2014 and charged with breaches of the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transaction) (Special Provisions) Act, 2013. Charges against two of the men were later dropped after cops could not provide sufficient evidence linking them to the crime.
Tommy Lee has maintained his innocence saying that he makes his money as an established dancehall artist. A rep for the Guzu Musiq deejay told Urban Islandz that he is confident that he will be vindicated when the trial concludes. Sparta also blamed his legal troubles for his inability to travel overseas to tour and make money. The trial will resume on December 12 following an adjournment on Monday.
Artwork and article credited to Reggaeville
10,000 tickets sold in less then three months! The Chronixxconcert in London @ Alexandra Palace on November 11th, 2018 is SOLD OUT!
Another milestone for Chronixx! Having entertained sold-out crowds every time in the capital city of England, anticipation was sky high. Scala in 2013, Electric Brixton 2014, Somerset House in 2015 and Brixton Academy in 2017. As a result, tickets for the iconic Alexandra Palace have sold out online a month ahead of the show! The last tickets were only available in local record shops.
The 10,000 strong crowd will not only get Chronixx & Zincfence Redemption, but also Protoje & The Indiggnation. Following sold out shows in Jamaica (Montego Bay and Kingston) and one in New York, London is up next. In an unprecedented move, the two acts will tackle the 10,000 capacity Alexandra Palace. Both have played numerous UK festivals between them including Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds, Parklife and more. Both have also represented reggae on established music show, Later... with Jools Holland. This also marks their fifth concert on UK soil.
Obviously Chronixx and Protoje will perform their combination Who Knows and more likely they will also do Flames and No Guarantee, both taken from Protoje’s 2018 album A Matter of Time. Additional guest appearances are also possible as artists such as Koffee and Sevana could also be in London these days.
On November 10, the day before the sold out London show, Chronixx and Koffee are scheduled to appear at BBC Music Introducing…. LIVE.
INTERESTING FACT: Koffee was recently signed by Columbia Records UK. READ THE NEWS HERE!
But that's not all. You can call it a Chronixx Week in London from November 9 - 14, including a Popup Shop (exclusive merch line in collaboration with Tom Kariv) and an additional live event on November 12, dubbed Zincfence Sessionz.
Check all dates here:
November 9-14, 2018
Chronixx Popup Shop @ Brixton Village Market
November 10, 2018
BBC Music Introducing… LIVE @ Tobacco Dock Chronixx & Koffee plus Asco, Abra Cadabra, Alicai Harley and many more…
November 11, 2018 #SOLDOUT
Chronixx with Protoje @ Alexandra Palace
November 12, 2018
Zincfence Sessionz with Chronixx, Protoje, Sevana, Maverick Sabre & more @ Bush Hall
Give thanks to the Global Reggae Charts for the opportunity to be the 'Featured Voter' for the September Issue. We've been proud to be a voter on the Global Reggae Charts and are thankful for every reader and voter.
Scan to page 6-7 for our interview and keep reading for a featurette on Reemah.
9TH ANNUAL ONE LOVE ONE HEART REGGAE FESTIVAL SET FOR SEPTEMBER 1 & 2, 2018 IN WOODLAND, CA WITH MAJOR REGGAE HEADLINERS
Yolo County Fairgrounds in Woodland, CA will turn into International Culture Fest Labor Day Weekend when H.A.S.O Live presents the 9th Annual One Love One Heart Reggae. Gates are at 10am each day and the music goes to 11pm.
The festival boasts the biggest names in reggae including Nigerian Superstar Davido; Jamaican reggae harmony legends, Israel Vibration & Roots Radics; Jamaican deejay and member of the Rastafari movement, Anthony B; Grammy winner, Mykal Rose; Dread Mar-I from Argentina; reggae singer and toaster from England, Pato Banton; Grammy nominees from Jamaica, Raging Fyah; music with a message from Jah 9; Jamaican singer/songwriter, producer Randy Valentine; feel-good musical vibration of up-and-coming Reggae artist, Keznamdi; Misael from Puerto Rico; Hawaiian-based Guidance Band; 100% Roots Reggae Virgin Islands Style from Abja and the Kushites; San Francisco Bay's own Reggae Angels; The Dancehall Diva, Sister I-Live; and more!
The Master of Ceremonies is Rocky Bailey and the deejays are Deeply Rooted Sound: Dj Souljah and Dj Nice Up; Zion Roots Sound; DJ Keyz; DJ Upright; Next Levell Sound: Dj Jeanius; Irie Selecta; Jah Mikey One Sound; Ras Rican; and DubFyah of Full Watts Hi-Fi.
This all-ages festival is fun for the whole family with international food and merchandise vendors and on-site camping, and a Kidz Zone, plus Jah 9 will also be leading a Yoga Dub Session.
The fairgrounds are located in Woodland, CA. Gate 1 is located at 1250 Gum Ave.
Tickets available at Eventbrite. Weekend Passes are $135; Saturday and Sunday only passes are $75. Kids under 12 are free. Onsite tent camping is $70 per car/2 people (each additional person is $25).
This year a VIP ticket is offered for $200 and includes a weekend ticket to the show, wine tasting, finger foods, shade canopies and seating, a specialty bar, and much more. Tickets for VIP area will be issued at will call with your receipt and I.D.
This is event raises money and awareness for MP Strider's Youth Track Club/USATF which works to keep our youth in sports and off the streets.
Tickets and line-up available on www.oneloveoneheartreggaecom and Eventbrite.
This event is made possible from support of our sponsors MJ Travel, Potent Sticks, Lil Shop of Growers, MP Striders Track Club, Reggae Festival Guide, Kulcha Latino San Francisco, Dimples Records, Queen Sheba Ethiopian Cuisine Restaurant,
For more information contact: 916-607-6995, 916-706-4430, 775-846-8238
Inside you can find the latest reggae album, single, and riddim charts based on votes by radio DJs and music directors from around the world.