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Four weeks ago we reported that 18-year-old Koffee got signed by Columbia Records UK. The first single Toast [Download here], produced by Major Lazer’s Walshy Fire, is out now. It's the first song taken from Koffee's upcoming debut EP Rapture, to be released in 2019.
Koffee was in London, UK last week, she performed at BBC Introducing at Tobacco Docks (Nov. 10th) and as special guest at Chronixx & Protoje’s sold out show at Alexandra Palace (Nov. 11th) in front of 10,000 people and at the Bush Hall on Monday night (Nov. 12th) for Zincfence Sessionz.
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, artist Prince Levy drops a new single on Humboldt County's versatile label One Wise Studios.
The single melds elements of Dancehall and Roots Reggae incorporated into this upbeat tune appropriately titled "New Avenue".
VP Records is proud to present Beres Hammond’s new studio album, “Never Ending” out October 12th. Fresh off a successful, sold out U.S. Summer Tour with appearances at Reggae Sumfest in Jamaica and Rototom in Spain, the legendary lovers rock crooner has introduced the world to his new project with two singles. “I’m Alive” and “Land of Sunshine” both available on YouTube and SoundCloud, with music videos soon to follow. He will also be celebrating the release with appearances in Florida and New York. (Information below)
On his new album, Beres carries on the grand tradition of a romantic balladeer with sensitivity and swagger. “Never Ending” features 14 songs about love and life, in collaboration with longtime recording studio partners; Willie Lindo, Kirk Bennett, Handel Tucker, Errol ‘Flabba’ Carter, Leroy & David Heywood aka “Mafia & Fluxy,” Winston ‘Bopee’ Bowen, Dean Fraser and Robbie Lyn among others. “Never Ending” presents 21st century classics from the master of romance and reggae.
First single, “I’m Alive” is a 21st century 'roots' track. With Beres singing praises for life's simple and essential joys. Second single, “Land of Sunshine,” an ode to Jamaica, is a classic Beres production with smooth harmonies, jazzy instrumentation and heartfelt lyrics.
Get "Never Ending" Here:
A favorite tune from episode 254 is the collaboration between The Heatwave and Stylo G. Known for their remixes (Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Popcaan) and singles ("London City", "Stopwatch", "Walk Out Gyal") The Heatwave reaches one of a kind Dancehall/Bashment/Grime superstar Stylo G.
Caribbean Dance Radio is proud to participate in the 'LoveSick' Valentine's Week Radio Takeover. Listen this week for your chance to win a download of Romain Virgo's upcoming album 'Lovesick'.
We'll be giving away downloads on all our programs this week
Feb 16 - KKRN 88.5FM or kkrn.org - 11:30pm PST
Feb 17 - African.FM - 2:00am UK
Feb 20 - KZFR 90.1FM or kzfr.org - 11:30am PST
New York, NY- Following the announcement of Romain Virgo’s upcoming album “LoveSick” on VP Records, a Valentines Week Radio Takeover is underway. Fans of the reggae crooner can listen to the radio stations below all week for a chance to win a download of his new album out on March 30th. The 17-track album takes listeners on a journey that explores every emotion felt when finding love, losing love and finding love again. In the many twists and turns of romance and relationships, Romain represents a young man who has experienced it all and now has a dynamic story to tell.
Executive produced by Niko Browne for Lifeline Music, with additional production by Sting International and Vikings Production, the album presents a new pop reggae sound traced with his signature lovers rock style woven throughout. The first single ‘Now’, released last Summer, was the introduction to an energetic dance groove on the Skank and Rave rhythm. Highly contagious, the song alludes to a transitional musical direction. On the other spectrum, “Trouble” is reminiscent of his popular songs “Soul Provider”, “Fade Away” and “Cry Tears For You”. The bluesy, smooth rhythm released in November, showcases the sick side of LoveSick, as he tells a tale of a woman who persists on breaking up his happy home after a one- night stand.
The latest single “Still” is a passionate ballad over the upbeat Skyspraper Riddim by Richie Stephens, a forthcoming video is expected in March. The album also includes Romain's stirring version of the Sam Smith smash “Stay With Me.” The song has become a fan favorite across the globe, rivaling popularity with the original version in Japan. The crooner will be embarking on a European tour at the end of March with special guest Sevana. The tour will include stops in Germany, The UK, Holland and Switzerland. He will be setting up U.S. dates later this year.
Raised in a disciplined home in the rural town of Stepney in the parish of St. Annes, Romain first gained fame when he made history as the youngest winner of Television Jamaica’s (TVJ) popular “Rising Stars” talent competition at just 17-years-old and later by winning Artist of the Year by JaRIA (Jamaica Reggae Industry Association) in 2012. Growing up listening to the likes of Beres Hammond, Dennis Brown and Percy Sledge, he has modeled his musical style and career after these legends while still remaining true to who he is. Passion drips through every lyric and every note, as listeners can feel the love for his craft.
“I believe love is the one thing that’s going to save us, not just in terms of relationships, but in the broader human sense,” Romain says of the album’s title and content. “I personally believe that nothing forms a stronger bond than love. It cuts through race, religion, creed, everything. We need to put it at the center of our lives.”
Long time we've supported Romain Virgo and wish him the best success on his upcoming album.
This Is a 10 track Dub Album Produced by Conquering Lion Records and mixed by The Scientist slated for released on February 11, 2018. Preorder starts January 19th the Album will be available on all digital platforms Amazon, iTunes Apple Music etc. For vinyl Distribution log on to www.buyreaggae.com
The Album is an evocation to Jamaica’s 1970’s Dub era as The Master Of Dub Mix Hopeton “Scientist” Overton Brown In true essence and respect for the culture uses an Analog console to manipulate the riddims; while transforming the words sound of the “Lyrical Machine” into musical mysticism that transcends the norm. The Scientist recreates a phenomenal balance of Old School meets New perpetuating a Sound System enthusiast dream isolating instrumentals while unleashing a thunderous bass effect. The Album also boasts a distinctively different mixed of “Wah Dada Deng Boom” by Paolo Baldini of Dubfiles. Hempress Sativa released her debuted Album titled Unconquerebel earlier this year January, 2017 and is available on All Digital Platforms in Vinyls and CD’s.
01. Revolution Dub
02. Rock It Ina Dub
03. Skin Teeth Dub
04. Heathen Wage Dub
05. Boom (Wah Da Da Deng) feat. Paolo Baldini Dubfiles
06. Jah Will be There Dub
07. No Peace Dub
08. We All Dub
09. Fight For Your Rights Dub
10. Natty Dread DubWise feat. Ranking Joe
FEATURED ARTISTS: Ranking Joe , Paolo Baldini (Dubfiles)
We had the chance to talk to Hempress Sativa on the program in 2016, hear it on SoundCloud by clicking below
Produced by Royal Order Music and Loud City Music, "New Narrative" takes you through some of Randy Valentine's life journey conveying the power to manifest one's own destiny.
1. New Narrative (Intro)
2. Happiness Station
4. Real Like That
5. Too Late (Natty Escape)
6. Just In Time
7. Me & My Lioness
8. Warrior Ah Road
9. Vigilant (Dub)