Thursday, July 31, 2014

Music Video: Sara Lugo & Kabaka Pyramid - High & Windy

Nice Riddim. Dope Track. Positive Message. Boom

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Introducing: Osiris Fire

Hailing from Boston, MA, Osiris Fire is made up of a collection of 9 students at Berklee College of Music. Led by a killer 4-member horn section, these guys have more of an instrumental style reggae, lacking any dominant vocals. If they could lock down some powerful pipes to join the crew, and make it an even 10 members, I think they could really start cranking out some quality production. That said, I do enjoy the sound they have currently -- it very much resembles John Brown's Body, with a dash of electronic/futuristic spice here and there.

The video above is of their latest single release, "Shacklebreaker," shot locally on a Berklee rooftop. You can also check the rest of their EP here.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Chronixx on the Tonight Show

Story has it that Jimmy Fallon was visiting Jamaica when he heard Chronixx on the airwaves, and said he needed him on the show!  Regardless, big things for Chronixx and Reggae music to be on the Tonight Show a few nights ago.  It's really just another example of Chronixx blazing the path for this generation of Reggae music.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Acoustic Video: J Boog - Break Us Apart

Speaking of J Boog, check the acoustic version of "Break Us Apart". One of my favorite tracks of his more recently released music. This video was recorded yesterday at one of the radio stations down here in HI! 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

New Single: SOJA - Easier Ft. J Boog & Anuhea

New single from SOJA titled "Easier" featuring J Boog & Anuhea. Gotta say this is probably my favorite single Ive heard so far off of the upcoming album, Amid The Noise & Haste, set to drop in August. Heres a quote from lead singer Jacob Hemphill on the track: 

"Easier is about how life is just for living and that happiness can be easily found, if we relax, look around, take a deep breath, see how beautiful everything is, realize that everything is alive and that we are all responsible for each other. The earth, the humans, the plants, the animals, were all one thing. The water, the wind, the dirt, the trees, were all there together. And it would be a lot easier if we didn't have to try to be something were not and if we didn't have to lie and say that were something were not. And I thought, who would understand that? Hawaiians. So I asked my friends J Boog and Anuhea to help rock the track."

Purchase on iTunes & support the movement! Aloha

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Introducing: For Peace Band

Heavy bass lines & roots style from For Peace Band, out of Guam. Purchase their new album, Forwards Ever, on ITUNES! Respect

Monday, July 21, 2014

Randy Valentine: "Break the Chain" EP

Randy Valentine's sophomore EP is hardly breaking news, having been released in April, but I had to be sure that everyone's sampled it by now.  So far, he has developed a reputation for high-energy, positive, conscious Reggae music, and this EP doesn't disappoint.  We were introduced to a few of the big tunes before the release, but he maintains consistent quality throughout -- "Carry On" is one of my new favorites.

This EP is selling for only $4.99 on iTunes which is such a steal. And how Randy Valentine has only 696 followers on his SoundCloud is beyond me..  This guy is bound to get some recognition one of these days!

Related Posts: 
Randy Valentine: "Break the Chain" Preview
Randy Valentine: Bring Back the Love Mixtape

Friday, July 18, 2014

Boom Tune Of The Week

Young Shaggy singing your throwback BoomTune of the week! 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Introducing: Natural High

Natural High is a newly established record label and dub sound hailing from Kingston, Jamaica, specializing in producing, recording, and mixing roots/dub music. The group made it's big debut  in 2013 on Lutan Fyah's most recent album, "Life of a King," which features three fully-produced tracks from the label. Their latest offering was just released on July 1st -- a single, "Live Forever," featuring rising star, Dre Island. The track boasts some raspy vocals - resembling a cross between Kymani and Damian Marley - a  heavy bass line, and a dub vibration that sounds like it has some subtle trance-type influence. 

Up next for Natural High, they are expecting to release work featuring the likes of artists such as Jesse Royal, Chezidek, Jah Vinci, Lutan Fyah and more. In the meantime, you can preview their latest single above and pick up a copy for yourself on iTunes today.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Music Video: The Green - Something About It

VEVO premiering the new music video from The Green for the track "Something About It" off of Hawai'i '13! Check it & share!! 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

New Single "Shadow" from SOJA feat. Trevor Young

Another single from SOJA off the new album, Amid The Noise & Haste, featuring Trevor Young. Cool to finally hear his voice on a track. New album about a month out from release! 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Wednesday, July 2, 2014