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Damn Tall Buildings Set Album Release Show at Rockwood Music Hall Photo Damn Tall Buildings Set Album Release Show at Rockwood Music Hall
by Michael Major - September 29, 2022

Whether sharing lead vocals and instrumental solos or blending their voices into loose, joyous harmony, the three members of Damn Tall Buildings—multi-instrumentalist and primary lyricist Max Capistran (guitar and banjo), bassist Sasha Dubyk, and fiddler Avery Ballotta—delight in entertaining....
Sam Smith Unleashes 'Unholy' Ft. Kim Petras Photo Sam Smith Unleashes 'Unholy' Ft. Kim Petras
by Michael Major - September 22, 2022

Sam Smith teams up with Kim Petras on “Unholy” – the lead single from Sam’s hotly-tipped fourth studio album. Sam produced the track in Jamaica alongside ILYA (Max Martin, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez), Blake Slatkin (Lizzo, 24K Golden), Cirkut (Nikki Minaj, The Weeknd), Omer Fendi (Lil Nas X, The ...
VIDEO: Jake Blount Shares 'Didn't It Rain' Visual Photo VIDEO: Jake Blount Shares 'Didn't It Rain' Visual
by Michael Major - September 19, 2022

“Didn’t It Rain” is from Blount’s highly-anticipated new album, The New Faith. Ahead of the release, Blount has shared three album tracks: “Didn’t It Rain,” made famous by Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Mahalia Jackson, “The Downward Road,” made famous by singer Jim Williams. Watch the new music video no...
Stefflon Don & Tekno Team Up With Kelvyn Boy for 'Down Flat' Remix Photo Stefflon Don & Tekno Team Up With Kelvyn Boy for 'Down Flat' Remix
by Michael Major - September 12, 2022

“Down Flat” now stands as one of the most discussed records released from a Ghanaian artist and acts as Kelvyn Boy’s most decorated record to date. Since its release earlier this year, the single has cemented an international impact within Continental Africa, Europe, and the U.K. regions as it rises...
The String Cheese Incident Announces the Addition of Maddy O'Neal to Jamaica Incident Photo The String Cheese Incident Announces the Addition of Maddy O'Neal to Jamaica Incident 2023
by Michael Major - September 08, 2022

In addition to the legendary Sam Bush and his band, Maddy O’Neal, Denver’s own electro-soul treasure has been added to the weekend. Maddy will be carrying the vibes deep into the late night and will help keep the party going throughout the weekend. Speaking of late-night - Jason Hann will be lightin...
Kelvyn Boy Announces 'Down Flat' Remix Featuring Stefflon Don & Tekno Photo Kelvyn Boy Announces 'Down Flat' Remix Featuring Stefflon Don & Tekno
by Michael Major - September 07, 2022

The young musician and songwriter is a native of Assin Fosu in the Eastern region of Ghana. He has swiftly gained waves of interest in the local music industry and the world at large with his fresh sound and peculiar approach to the genre he chooses, which is setting him apart from his peers. Watch ...
Christopher Martin to Release New Single 'Guaranteed' Photo Christopher Martin to Release New Single 'Guaranteed'
by Michael Major - September 02, 2022

The feel good easy-vibe song, produced by Robert Livingston is the follow-up single to “You’ll Never Find.”  Christopher maintains his smooth modern vocals with a touch of soul.  Martin’s vocal styling and lyrics make him the ultimate lovers tour guide, hitting the right spots....
Trojan Releases 'King Scratch (Musical Masterpieces from the Upsetter Ark-ive)' Photo Trojan Releases 'King Scratch (Musical Masterpieces from the Upsetter Ark-ive)'
by Michael Major - August 30, 2022

The album, out on double CD, double vinyl and a deluxe box set, comprises tracks from across the career of the legendary late great Jamaican record producer and artist Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. The collection will mark the 1st anniversary of his passing, showcasing the very best of his work across his ow...
Reggae Artist Debuts At # 5 iTunes Reggae Charts Just Below Bob Marley Photo Reggae Artist Debuts At # 5 iTunes Reggae Charts Just Below Bob Marley
by Michael Major - August 23, 2022

M.O.A.M. (Man on a Mission), the new album by Jamaican vocalist, songwriter and producer Hezron Clarke debuted at Number 5 on ITunes Reggae chart, just below albums by Bob Marley and Stick Figure. The album released on on August 19 via Tad’s Record (Ernie Ranglin, Tanya Stephens)....
Mortimer Releases New Single 'Whole Heap' Photo Mortimer Releases New Single 'Whole Heap'
by Michael Major - August 22, 2022

Mortimer returns with his latest single, “Whole Heap,” the first taste of music from his highly-anticipated debut full-length dropping on Overstand Entertainment/Easy Star Records. “Whole Heap” blends a reggae bassline and traditional Rastafarian Nyabinghi percussion with an R&B sensibility that kee...
Hezron Clarke Releases New Album 'M.O.A.M' Photo Hezron Clarke Releases New Album 'M.O.A.M'
by Michael Major - August 19, 2022

Recorded in Reggae’s birthplace, Kingston Jamaica, M.O.A.M. features some of Jamaica’s greatest musicians including Dean Fraser (saxophone), Kirk “Kirkle Dove” Bennett (drums), Donald “Danny Bassie” Dennis (bass), Mitchum Khan (guitar), Carol “Bowie” McLaughlin (keyboards) and Robbie Lyn (keyboards)...
THE VOICE Sets Season 22 Premiere Date With Camila Cabello Photo THE VOICE Sets Season 22 Premiere Date With Camila Cabello
by Michael Major - August 17, 2022

Multi-Grammy-nominated Cuban-born singer-songwriter and actress Camila Cabello claims her red chair alongside returning coaches John Legend, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani. Carson Daly returns as host. Check out who will be serving as a battle advisor on the upcoming season! This season will showcas...
Mura Masa Shares Kali Uchis Remix of 'Blessing Me' Ahead of 'demon time' Album Photo Mura Masa Shares Kali Uchis Remix of 'Blessing Me' Ahead of 'demon time' Album
by Michael Major - August 16, 2022

Mura Masa has shared a remix of his track, “Blessing Me,” featuring Grammy-winning artist Kali Uchis. The original version of the track, which debuted in May as a BBC Radio 1 Hottest Record and has topped charts in Jamaica since its release, features rising Jamaican rapper Skillibeng and Gambian-Bri...
Protoje Drops New Single 'Family' Ft. Jesse Royal & Shares Tour Dates Photo Protoje Drops New Single 'Family' Ft. Jesse Royal & Shares Tour Dates
by Michael Major - August 11, 2022

Fresh from his sold-out European tour and U.S. festival stops – running the gambit from Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival to the Roots Picnic  – Protoje will return to the states this fall for The Lost In Time Tour. Fellow Jamaican artists and comrades Jesse Royal and Lila Iké will join him on his headli...
Beres Hammond to Embark on 'Solid Love' Tour Photo Beres Hammond to Embark on 'Solid Love' Tour
by Michael Major - August 10, 2022

Beres has poured his voice—an instrument of subtlety and power reminiscent of an Otis Redding or a Teddy Pendergrass—over every kind of riddim track, from the reggae jams of the ’70s fusion band Zap Pow to the lush instrumentation of his 1976 album Soul Reggae to the spare digital beat of his 1985 d...
Trojan Records Announce New Lee 'Scratch' Perry Compilation Album 'King Scratch' Photo Trojan Records Announce New Lee 'Scratch' Perry Compilation Album 'King Scratch'
by Michael Major - August 03, 2022

Trojan Records have announced a new compilation album King Scratch (Musical Masterpieces from the Upsetter Ark-ive). The album, out on double CD, double vinyl and a deluxe box set, will comprise tracks from across the career of the legendary late great Jamaican record producer and artist Lee ‘Scratc...
Hezron Clarke to Release New Album 'M.O.A.M (Man on a Mission)' Photo Hezron Clarke to Release New Album 'M.O.A.M (Man on a Mission)'
by Michael Major - August 02, 2022

Recorded in Reggae’s birthplace, Kingston Jamaica, M.O.A.M. features some of Jamaica’s greatest musicians including Dean Fraser (saxophone), Kirk “Kirkle Dove” Bennett (drums), Donald “Danny Bassie” Dennis (bass), Mitchum Khan (guitar), Carol “Bowie” McLaughlin (keyboards) and Robbie Lyn (keyboards)...
Dukes Of Roots Release A Tribute To Toots Hibbert With 'Pressure Drop' Ft. Tarrus Ri Photo Dukes Of Roots Release A Tribute To Toots Hibbert With 'Pressure Drop' Ft. Tarrus Riley
by Chloe Rabinowitz - July 18, 2022

The Dukes of Roots announced their debut song, a cover of the renowned Toots and The Maytals, 'Pressure Drop' via Migration Records x YoungPow Productions! The new song released alongside the lyric video is a tribute to friendship, roots music and Toots Hibbert, featuring the legendary Tarrus Riley....
Raging Fyah Emerges With New Single 'Raging Fire' Photo Raging Fyah Emerges With New Single 'Raging Fire'
by Michael Major - July 18, 2022

Regarded as one of Jamaica’s most promising roots reggae acts, Raging Fyah emerges post-pandemic with a new single entitled “Raging Fire (Dub Style).” Lead vocalist Elton Earlington joined the Grammy nominated act in late 2021. Together with founding member Pele, and Nicolas Groskopf, the new Raging...
Jazz Vocalist Lainie Cooke to Release New EP, HAPPY MADNESS Next Week Photo Jazz Vocalist Lainie Cooke to Release New EP, HAPPY MADNESS Next Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - July 08, 2022

Jazz vocalist Lainie Cooke will present her latest EP, Happy Madness, due out July 15, 2022 via Truth Revolution Recording Collective. Cooke's original idea was to create an online comic book with images reflective of the Modern Romance comics of the '50s. ...
VIDEO: Dancehall Star I-Octane Drops 'Vibrate & Shake' Music Video Photo VIDEO: Dancehall Star I-Octane Drops 'Vibrate & Shake' Music Video
by Michael Major - June 30, 2022

Jamaican artist I-Octane knows how to get the people grooving. His latest music video for 'Vibrate & Shake' is no exception, and after dropping the audio track a few weeks ago, the music video hits just the right note for summer. Beautiful women, sexy swimwear, and lots of whining with I-Octane pool...
The String Cheese Incident Announces Return to Runaway Bay, Jamaica Photo The String Cheese Incident Announces Return to Runaway Bay, Jamaica
by Michael Major - June 28, 2022

The String Cheese Incident will return to Runaway Bay, Jamaica for two back-to-back, all-inclusive Intimate International Incidents - joined this time by bluegrass royalty Sam Bush and his band (Jan 20-24, 2023), and world-renowned rock legends Los Lobos (Jan 24-28, 2023). Ticket packages are on sal...
Mura Masa Unveils 'Hollaback Bitch' With Channel Tres and Shygirl Photo Mura Masa Unveils 'Hollaback Bitch' With Channel Tres and Shygirl
by Michael Major - June 23, 2022

Mura Masa unveils “hollaback bitch,” a new collaboration with Channel Tres and Shygirl. “hollaback bitch” follows recent release “Blessing Me,” featuring rising Jamaican rapper Skillibeng and Gambian-British breakout star Pa Salieu, which has exploded on TikTok with more than 111 million views and c...
Jake Blount Announces New Album 'The New Faith' Photo Jake Blount Announces New Album 'The New Faith'
by Michael Major - June 22, 2022

The New Faith will be released as part of Smithsonian Folkways’ African American Legacy series—co-conceived with and supported by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Conceived, written and recorded during lockdown, the album aims to envision what Black religious ...
Jahvillani To Release Album 'Dirt to Bentley' On CD Photo Jahvillani To Release Album 'Dirt to Bentley' On CD
by Michael Major - June 03, 2022

“Smooth” lives up to its name as it becomes a catalyst for an energetic lyrical exchange between the two artists. Both artists deliver slick lyrics for the ladies of the millennium who are his paramours. Songs like “Love At First Sight,” “Powerful (Brand New),” “Dat Way” and “Broken” speak to his ch...