Thursday, November 28, 2013

Give Thanks


Give Thanks!!! 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Single Spotlight: 10 Ft. Ganja Plant - Walkey Walk Tall


Id like to present a new category, Single Spotlight, that well be showcasing some of the great standalone songs both new and old. I will also occasionally be posting songs without any description beyond the song so as to let you come up with your own thoughts and feelings about the music. For our first selection, a straight classic from 10 Ft. Ganja Plant, "Walkey Walk Tall"

Monday, November 25, 2013

Christopher Ellis - Better Than Love




Christopher Ellis just dropped his new EP Better Than Love! Title track is dope and produced by Damian Marley however I wanted to share my other two favorites off the EP to save the others for you to purchase for yourself on ITUNES. Music is solid and his voice is yet again on point! This guy is quickly becoming one of my more favorite vocalists in reggae today. Listen for yourself and massive respect to Christopher Ellis and the rest of The Ghetto Youths crew!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

International Spotlight: Cultura Profetica


Check out this jam from Puerto Rican reggae band Cultura Profética! Love the intro/drop.. 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Gyptian - "Sex, Love & Reggae"


International Reggae superstar, Gyptian, dropped his highly anticipated fourth full-length album last month!  Sex, Love and Reggae continued in the direction that we've seen from him for quite some time.  Replacing his conscious roots and culture with more of an electronic dancehall and soca experience, he hasn't lost a step.  It seems that no matter what direction he chooses he can't fail!

This album may not be suited for the "Serious Times" fans out there, but anyone in the dance halls will love it.  My favorite tracks all happen to be from the SLR EP that was released a year ago.  "Overtime", "Wine Slow", and "One More Time" are all jams!  The featured artists kill it.  Specifically the female vocalists — Angela Hunte, Melanie Fiona, and Estelle — all bring something unique to their tracks.  This album's first single, "Vixen" is already a hit, and I don't see it being the last.  You'll notice some familiar 2012 hit riddims (Kingston 13 Riddim & Live In Love Riddim) as well as a few old covers: "My Number One", from We Remember Gregory Isaacs, and Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors".

This album's one downfall is that lots of the songs had been previously released, so I wasn't surprised by too many tracks.  Not the worst thing though, and I highly recommend checking out all that this album has to offer HERE.


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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Anthony Hamilton - Everybody


Gotta love when these R&B singers like Anthony Hamilton with great voices jump on some rootsy tracks and lay it down proper.. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Third World & Tessanne Chin Re-Released on iTunes


 

Legendary Jamaican band, Third World, teamed up with Tessanne Chin more than two years ago with this single, "By My Side".  Well it seems that due to Chin's increasing International stardom on The Voice, iTunes wanted to cash in by throwing this tune on their Recent Releases.  Check it out HERE.  And keep an eye out for Tessanne on The Voice!  While it strays far away from Reggae, it's great to be able to support the Jamaican star.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Single: Groundation Beatles Cover "Come Together"



Just found this pretty rad cover from Groundation of "Come Together" by The Beatles. Stay tuned for a Ticket Giveaway to see Groundation Live at The Republik with special guests The Abyssinians in Honolulu, HI on Dec 14th!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Estelle




English artist Estelle from London is definitely not a new artist on the scene, but I wanted to share her music since I been getting back into it recently. In reggae she is popularly known for her song "Come Over", however a deeper look into her discography and you'll find many more smooth jams. Love her voice and style as she definitely holds it down for the female reggae artists/vocalists. Check out some of my favorite tracks including duet with John Legend! Cheers

Friday, November 15, 2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Acoustic Video: The Green - Good One


Dope new acoustic video of The Green performing "Good One" off their recent album, Hawaiʻi ʻ13. Video produced by our friends over at thepier.org! Enjoy and make sure to catch these guys on the last stretch of their US tour!!! 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Album Review: Passafire - Vines


Passafire, a 4 piece band from Savannah, Georgia, yeah thats right I said Georgia, has just dropped their new album Vines under Easy-Star Records. Canʻt say I have heard a lot of their older music, but I am really enjoying the new tracks. Solid recordings and a very unique mixture of Rock and Reggae that helps these guys stand out from much of the other Reggae/Rock out there. They also have a good blend of other genres that they seamlessly incorporate into their music. Overall, I am definitely a fan of the new album. Check out a few of my favorite tracks and make sure to catch a copy for yourself off ITUNES. Respect! 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Big L - Ciara Body Parts


Had to share this fresh remix of Ciara "Body Parts" comin from BIG-L, also known as Leslie Ludiazo, drummer for Hot Rain and J-Boog. Smooth mix that well hopefully see more like it in the future. Gotta say that I have been a huge fan of the pop vocals over reggae riddims ever since I heard the first works of Jr. Blender. Big ups to Big-L and cant wait to hear more! 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Hip Hop Homage: John Legend - Love In The Future


Had to share the new music from John Legend off the album titled Love In The Future. Check out my favorite tracks, especially "Open Your Eyes", and enjoy the sounds of John Legend. He has also got a few reggae tracks he has collaborated on in the past including "Cant Be My Lover" with Buju Banton and "Humanity" with The Roots!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Music Video: Sammy J - Dont Say Goodbye


Wanted to share this new music video from Sammy J! One of my favorite tracks off his debut EP Prelude.. 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Introducing: Soké


Canadian-born, Soké is a talented, young artist/producer who dubs his style of music "Cross-over Reggae," which incorporates hints of roots reggae, dancehall, electronic (very Skrillex-like) and dub. To be flat out honest, I think his riddim instrumentals are some of the best representations of modern roots reggae that I've heard in a while. His quality is consistent, and that's what sets him apart from a lot of the up-and-coming production I've heard over the past year or two. I'm dying to hear some killer vocals over these riddims! Also check out some of his fresh remixes - most notably his Collie Buddz "Come Around" remix, which completely flips the vibe of the original track while maintaining its integrity.

You can link Soké on Facebook or on his website.





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Music Video: Liam Bailey - When Will They Learn


Dope UK artist, Liam Bailey, music video for "When Will They Learn"

Saturday, November 2, 2013

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