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Grammy Winning Artist Estelle Announces New Single 'Love Like Ours'

VP Records announces the completion of a new album deal with Grammy(R) winning R&B artist Estelle. The full length reggae album is scheduled for a fall 2017 release. The first single, ‘Love Like Ours’ featuring reggae star Tarrus Riley is available June 16th with a music video to follow.

The melodic and captivating ‘Love Like Ours’ gives fans a first taste of the upcoming album that will showcase the pivotal influence reggae music has had on the London, England born singer. Raised in a religious, Senegalese/ Grenadian household, Estelle's musical upbringing included a variety of Afro-Caribbean, Gospel, Hip-Hop and dance styles with a healthy dose of reggae music.

Since 2008 and the release of the crossover radio hit "Come Over" featuring reggae star Sean Paul and produced by Supa Dups (Sean Paul, Drake, Party Next Door), fans have been encouraging Estelle to record a reggae album. This project will bring their desires to life with a unique fusion of lover’s rock, afro beats and dancehall flavors anchoring her soulful, R&B vocals. "When I told some friends about doing this album" said Estelle, "they were like - 'finally!'" She continued, "everyone who knows me, understands the deep connection I have to reggae music." Estelle has joined forces with Supa Dups again on this project and her fans excitement for the full album is brewing.

"Love Like Ours" draws you in with smooth guitar and keyboard hooks and keeps the listener engaged with upbeat, feel good lyrics. "The song is shaping up to be the lover's anthem of the summer" said VP records President Randy Chin.



Estelle's performing credits include multiple nominations and a Grammy(R) win for "American Boy," her collaboration with Kanye West, The number one radio record anthem 'Thank You', a number one hit on the Billboard Top 200 with ‘Conqueror’, the epic duet with Jussie Smollet and a recurring cameo role on the Fox Network series Empire. She is also a featured character role on the Cartoon Network series Steven Universe. 

Estelle has shown a wide and expanding range of talent and with this album, will complete the musical circle, showcasing one of her earliest musical influences. The singer concluded, "I’m happy to give the people what they have been asking for and I’m proud to share another piece of my life and art with the world.”

‘Love Like Ours’ exclusively premiered on The Jamaica Gleaner.

Assassin a.k.a. Agent Sasco Featured on Baywatch Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

The summer blockbuster movie features two scenes scored with original music by the reggae/dancehall artist.
Assassin a.k.a. Agent Sasco now adds summer blockbuster to his resume. The reggae/dancehall artist known for his lyrical dexterity on Jamaican rhythms and also being a secret weapon on hip-hop collaborations makes his vocal presence heard in Baywatch. The Paramount Picture stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Zac Efron, with a musical score by Christopher Lennertz.  
Assassin is part of the film’s score on two compositions, "Off the Jetty" and "Leeds - To the Tower."

Konshens Earns Over 1.5 Mil Views on "Turn Me On" Video in Less Than a Week

Fresh off his recent signing with EMPIRE and new collab with Chris Brown, Konshens drops more heat for the upcoming summer season.

Watch his latest visual (directed by Jay Will) for his new single "Turn Me On," available now on all digital platforms. Since the video's launch last Wednesday, the views have climbed to over 1.5M, a testament to the artist's devoted fanbase and consistent track record of popular music. 

The Jamaican dancehall star will perform the track on Sunday June 11 at NYC's annual Hot 97 Summer Jam.

Since 2012, Konshens made a mark with hits such as “Gal A Bubble,” “Do Sum’n,” and "Pull Up to Mi Bumper." The Kingston native, who is repped by Solid Agency management, has continued to release party-themed dancehall tracks. His 2016 single "Bruk Off Yuh Back" has accumulated close to 100 million Spotify streams and the video has received over 50 million views. A crossover into the mainstream was inevitable for Konshens. In 2017, Chris Brown gave more life to the record on the powerful collaboration. Konshens has also delivered provocative verses on some of the biggest R&B/pop songs to date, from Miguel's “Adorn” to Chris Brown's “Back to Sleep.” Other collaborations include The Chainsmokers “Don’t Let Me Down,” the remix to Jamie XX “I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)," Dre Skull "Don't Worry," Ariana Grande “Side to Side,” Sean Paul "Want Dem All" (which led to a 2014 performance on the Arsenio Hall Show), Cardi B's "Back It Up," Rvssian "Privado" feat. Nicky Jam, Farruko and Arcangel on the urban Latin jam earning over 129 million YouTube views.

This past month, he visited NYC for a quick promo run to chat with FUSE, VEVO and VLAD TV about his success and perform live for VIBE and SiriusXM's Sway In The Morning new concert series.

Grammy Nominated Jah Cure Returns with Video for 'Telephone Love'

Today reggae superstar, Jah Cure delivers the new video for ‘Telephone Love.’ Shot in the tropical island of Antigua, ‘Telephone Love’ is the first new single since his Grammy nominated and critically acclaimed album “The Cure.”                                     

Directed by Justin “Jus Bus” Nation and Anderson “ATA” Andrew, the stunning visual includes drone shots of the lush Antiguan landscape while Jah Cure rides the open roads with his lady interest and an antique telephone in hand. Without taking himself too seriously, he playfully dances in front of a classic British red telephone booth while singing along to the smooth melodic rhythm that the song remits.

‘Telephone Love’ premiered today on popular music lifestyle site, Mass Appeal. When speaking to the writer Reshma B, Jah Cure states “It’s a topic that’s worldwide. People are traveling, they’re far, living the artist life. You send your love through the telephone. A man will work out of his country away from his family for a couple years. Make love on the telephone—and then they come back.”

Jah Cure joined VP Records in 2015 with the launch of his highly praised album “The Cure.” Known for infectiously fusing lovers rock, roots reggae and R&B, his music touches upon everything from new found love to modern oppression.

Chronixx Joins Nas & Ms. Lauryn Hill for Fall '17 Tour

This fall, Chronixx will join GRAMMY® Award-winning Ms. Lauryn Hill and rap legend Nas on their co-headlining North American Powernomics Tour. The reggae star will open the entire tour on this 17-city run across the United States and Canada in support of his  debut album Chronology (out June 30). Comedian Hannibal Buress will also appear on select dates.

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, June 2 at livenation.com. Pre-sale tickets will be available on today May 31 for Citi cardmembers and June 1 for Tidal members.

Last night (5.30), Chronixx made his UK national TV debut on Later...with Jools Holland on BBC Two, after wrapping a successful North American & UK Tour with a number of sold-out shows throughout Spring. He performed his latest single off Chronology, entitled "Skankin Sweet." In February 2017, he also performed album cuts "Majesty" and "Likes" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in United States.

Full Chaarge Records Is Back With Another Hit Bound Riddim

Released at the beginning of April, Full Chaarge Records is back with another riddim compiled of rising hits by some of Dancehall's trending artists. Featuring Shenseaa, Razor B, DeeWunn, Devin Di Dakta, Posh Morris, D'Koncept, Road Elf, Alovich and Garisson Curtis, the singles are as upbeat as the riddim itself.

With its old school comparability, Shenseea's "Rude Gyal" has been one of the riddims well-received tracks gaining a fair amount of radio play worldwide. Devin Di Dakta's "Hottaz Yuh Love Gyal" and Road Elf's "Gyal Whine Up" have also garnered much social media attention. Nympho Riddim was distributed by 21st Hapilos.

Spearheaded by ZJ Dymond, Full Chaarge Record's has been working on a series of other projects, while "Nympho "riddim and previously released "Party Hangover" riddim continue to make noise.


Tracklist:
  1. Devin Di Dakta – Backaz Yuh Love Gyal (Raw)
  2. Devin Di Dakta – Hottaz Yuh Love Gyal (Clean)
  3. ’Koncep – Video Light
  4. Garrison Curtis – Rukumba (Raw)
  5. Garrison Curtis – Rukumba (Clean)
  6. Razor B – Send Out a Different Gyal
  7. Road Elf – Gyal Wine Up
  8. Shenseea – Rude Gyal (Raw)
  9. Shenseea – Rude Gyal (Clean)
  10. Posh Morris – Treble & Bass
PROMO           

Aidonia's Camp Issues Statement Regarding Rolexx Alleged Assault

Following the Friday, May 5, 2017 airing of the weekly entertainment based programme ‘Entertainment Report’ on Television Jamaica where sound system selector ‘Rolexx’ alleged he was assaulted by a group of men said to be aligned to the 4th Generation music imprint. The management of the recording label has refuted the claim while distancing itself from said allegations.

In a statement to the media the label wrote,

“The management of 4th Genna Music would like to advise the public that the claims being purported by selector Rolexx that he was assaulted by members of our camp at a recent event in Kingston are false, malicious and a mendacious attempt aimed at sullying the label’s reputation. We DO NOT condone any acts of violence against any individual or group regardless of their musical preference."

Lastly, we would like to appeal to fans of Aidonia and ALL artistes within the fraternity to refrain from engaging in any acts of violence against anyone, be it physical or otherwise. Music is an art form meant to educate and entertainment and should be treated as such.

New Music: Too Late Riddim

Machete Records have returned back TO THE ARENA with some heavy hitters & Legendary Reggae Sax Player "Dean Fraser" to produce the Reggae Riddim of the Year, the "Too Late Riddim".

This composition uses elements from the Alton Ellis 1973 hit "Too Late to Turn Back Now"

The Riddim includes some of Jamaica's finest Roots, Reggae, Dancehall Singers today with songs from Adena Myrie, Bryan Art, Ginjah, Jah Cure, Lutan Fyah, Richie Spice, Sizzla Kalonji, & Zamunda.

This is Essential listening, not to be missed..






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New Music: Fresh Mouth Riddim V2 (Vincy Soca 2017)

 

  1. FYA EMPRESS
    Title: Batty
    Composers/Writers: Lornette Nedd Reid/Jason James
  2. LUTA
    Title: Pothole
    Composers/Writers: Rondy McIntosh/Jason James

    Produced & Mixed By: Xpert Productions
    Mastered By: Jack Spaniard Productions


Nesbeth Wraps Successful European Tour and Soars With 'New Gangster'

Reggae singer Nesbeth is now back on the island following the culminating of a successful tour of Europe. Commencing in late February to the first week of April the tour saw the entertainer sojourning on the continent for five weeks as part of an on-going campaign to expand his brand across that marketplace.

Playing over eight countries with stops in Berlin, Dussledorf, Zurich, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Almere, Vienna, Helsinki, Paris, Brussels, Ghent among several cities Nesbeth says he is very pleased with the reception and feedback he has been receiving following the concerts.

In a statement to the media the Rastafarian explained,

Though not my first time in Europe, this is the first I am doing a tour of this magnitude and I am very happy to say the response from the fans have been overwhelming. They are very appreciate of my music and what is even more interesting is to see some of my other songs like ‘Guns Out’, ‘Board House’ and ‘Ole Gangalee’ enjoying immense popularity in that space, however ‘My Dream’ was the clear favourite of the masses, in some cases I had to sing it multiple times before departing the stage. Despite the rigors of being on the road for such an extended period of time this tour was really an opportunity for me to connect with new fans and re-establish myself with those who are familiar with the brand already.”

Alluding to the climatic conditions Nesbeth added

“Even though it is Spring the place was still very cold in some cities but nonetheless the fans at every stop of the tour braved the conditions and in some cases travelled great distances to see me live and for that I am extremely grateful, hence I made sure I gave my all at each concert because that is what people come to see ‘their favourite artiste giving them a great performance”. 

During the tour the Reggae stalwart also made stops at a number of media outlets including Studio Brussel, (the number one radio station in Belgium) to talk career updates amid promoting his latest single New Gangster, which is steadily becoming a favourite in Europe and the Caribbean diaspora. Prior to Belgium the singer hopped across to London, England where he had an intriguing interview with noted broadcaster Seani B inside the studios of BBC 1Xtra.

Locally, Nesbeth is promoting the DJ Frass produced single New Gangster along with the video for ‘Road To Glory’.  The official visuals were shot by RD Studios.

WATCH VIDEO || ROAD TO GLORY (VEVO)

DOWNLOAD AUDIO ||  NEW GANGSTER (DJ Frass Records)
 
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