Archive for the 'Reggae Music' Category

Damian Marley talks new solo music, marijuana business

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Damian Marley shot the music video for his new song “Medication” in a medical marijuana farm. The reggae singer, who is part owner of a medical marijuana company, exalts the drug’s benefits in “Medication,” which appears on his newly released album “Stony Hill.” It’s his first solo record in 12 years, but don’t call it [...]

Music industry welcomes JCDC’s support of street dances

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Music industry players have welcomed the JCDC’s decision to endorse all of the island’s popular street dances this year.According to insiders, the support from JCDC is way overdue and more government-affiliated bodies should help to develop the music industry instead of tear it down."We think it is a nice move, and it helps the youth [...]

Dancehall Queen still reigns after 20 years

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

The song Dancehall Queen by Beenie Man and Chevelle Franklyn hit the Billboard charts exactly 20 years ago this week.Originally produced by Tony Kelly and Steven “Lenky” Marsden, the song was remixed by Lowell “Sly” Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare for Island Jamaica. It was the remix that took off and became a monster hit. Dancehall [...]

Stone Love Crowns Japan the Capital of Jamaican music

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

Critics have in recent times proclaimed Japan to be the capital of dancehall music and France the capital of reggae music. With that being said, several music industry protagonists have rubbished those claims, while others have agreed that the critics have put forward a strong argument. Iconic sound system operator Winston ‘Wee Pow’ Powell, who [...]

Stella McCartney Resort Rocks Reggae, Perfume, and a Message in a Bottle

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

Stella McCartney celebrated resort season with her annual garden party in NYC. This year the designer moved the chic fête from the Elizabeth Street garden in Nolita to the garden grounds behind the High Line Hotel. Ky-Mani Marley the only child of Bob Marley and Jamaican table tennis champion Anita Belnavis kept guests grooving to reggae throughout the night, reminding [...]

Greensleeves celebrates 40 years with reggae concert

Friday, May 19th, 2017

United Kingdom-based reggae label Greensleeves Records is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. In commemoration of the milestone, the label has planned a series of activities to take place across the globe, with stops in places like London, Paris and New York. On June 21, the label will hold a 40th anniversary celebration concert at [...]

Riley’s ‘Royal’ turns 10

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

She’s Royal, the anthem to women from singer Tarrus Riley, turns 10 this year. Recorded in October 2006 and released in early 2007, She’s Royal was produced by renowned saxophonist, Dean Fraser.“The song came about as a self-esteem booster. At the time, I knew some girls who needed a confidence boost. I wanted women to [...]

Here comes trouble

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

With sunshine, warm temperatures, it’s time to get your Caribbean vacation face on. There’s no time better than Thursday at London Music Hall where up-and-coming reggae star Chronixx, known for hits such as Here Comes Trouble, is on stage along with reggae and dancehall musician DJ Max Glazer of Federation Sound, and reggae singers Kelissa [...]

How Clinton Fearon got his reggae groove back

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Growing up in Jamaica, a young Clinton Fearon quickly realized he wanted to pursue music. But Fearon’s desire to learn an instrument ran up against his family’s economic reality. "I asked my dad, ‘Can you buy me a guitar?’ " Fearon said. " ‘I don’t have any money,’ he said. It was obvious. We are [...]

Roni Size still on the scene 20 years on

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

THIS YEAR, Bristolian DJ Roni Size will celebrate the 20th anniversary of New Forms, the ground-breaking drum and bass album which put the producer on the map. In celebration of this milestone event, Size will be taking to the stage to perform tracks from the album, some of which he has never performed before. “This [...]