Just released today is the trailer for the Bob Marley, LEGEND REMIXED project. Some big names such as Stephen and Ziggy Marley and Lee 'Scratch' Perry are getting involved on this album, but as you can also see from the trailer above, there are some serious electronic/dubstep and dub influences that will be featured on the production. I'm really looking forward to this album - it sounds like they took a step outside the box on this one to give us something different, which I think says a lot, if you consider how many thousands of times these same songs have been remixed.
Morgan Heritage and VP Records just released the music video for "Perfect Love Song" - the group's first single off their upcoming summer album, Here
Come The Kings. Video directed by Spencer Antle of Island
Company and shot in sunny Miami, Florida.
Hailing from Huntington Beach, CA,Raphie's style strives to achieve a late-70's, early-80's roots reggae vibe. My assessment: Mission Accomplished! Close your eyes and listen to either one of these tracks below, and immediately you're immersed in the iconic, rootsy, dubby style of reggae from that time period. My first thought when I heard Raphie was, "This kid sounds like a modern day Gregory Isaacs."
Phenomenal production quality and undeniably unique vocals are the cornerstone of this young up-and-comer's campaign to keep traditional roots reggae alive. Excited to listen to the rest of his upcoming album, "Roots Sensation," release date, TBD.
Not sure if this is new or old, but I just found it and I dig it so I thought Id share. The track is "Now That You Got It" by Gwen Stefani ft. Damian Marley. For all of the guest appearances Damian does, I dont think I've ever been disappointed! Make sure to catch him on his upcoming tour with Stephen Marley.
The latest Tarrus Riley single comes from JukeBoxx Productions. It's good to hear such a smooth love jam from Tarrus again. Making me reminisce on other classics like "Intimate Reservation"- it almost seems like it's been too long from the legend...
A friend recently turned me on to the six part series Marley Africa Road Trip. The mini series follows brothers Ziggy, Rohan, and RobbieMarley as they ride motorcycles through Africa during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. The journey, inspired by their fathers vision of African unity, gives a great window into the Marley legacy in Africa as well as the lives of 3 of his children as they attempt to hold a free concert to celebrate Bob's music 30 years after his own expedition to Africa to play at the Zimbabwe Independence Concert. So far I have really enjoyed the show, and especially getting to know Ziggy beyond his music. Also cool to see some of the lesser known Marley son's doing their thing outside the world of music. I highly recommend for anyone interested and must admit that I now have a desire to roadtrip on a motorcycle as well. Check it out on NETFLIX and find out more info at Marleyafricaroadtrip.com. As the motto of the journey goes.. "Only The Willing"
This summer, Legend Remixed is set to release, a project headed by Stephen Marley and produced by Jason Bentley to put a contemporary twist to the best selling reggae album of all time (Over 40 million copies worldwide). The album will also be released alongside a short documentary of the project, Making of Legend Remixed. Enjoy a preview below as well as the first single off the project, Three Little Birds up above. One Love!
HOT OFF THE PRESS! The Green has just dropped two new singles from their upcoming 3rd studio album! The irresistible "Take Me On" (click song title to hear track) and heavy hitting "Something About It" are set to release May 21st on Itunes and give fans an excellent taste of the next level music thats in store. Make sure to catch these guys on their summer Take Me On tour/festival run alongside The Expanders, The Movement, andDamian & Stephen Marley. Dates and more info at thegreen808.com. I hear The Green coming!
P.S. For all you Hawaii fans make sure to catch them at The Republik May 18th before they take off on tour!
Cant wait for Alborosie to drop his new album Sound The System scheduled to release in July! Guest appearances from Kymani Marley (perfect fit!), The Abyssinians, and more. Check out a behind the scenes look at the making of one of the tracks "Goodbye" off the upcoming album featuring Italian recording artist Nina Zilli.