Author Archives : Natasha Von Castle

Alborosie Launches New Album ‘Destiny’

Reggae recording artist Alborosie launches his new album ‘Destiny’ with a performance at Amoeba, the world’s largest independent record store on album release date of May 26th via Greensleeves Records, VP Records and Shengen Entertainment. The album stays true to the artist’s signature sound, a blend of authentic Roots Rock Reggae and Dub with supreme songwriting skills and lyrical prowess. The lead single “Viral” is a bass-heavy slice of contemporary…

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Remembering Lester ‘Ska’ Sterling

By:  Carter Van Pelt Skatalites founding member and saxophonist Lester Sterling, O.D., passed away on May 16th at the age of 87. A product of Alpha Boys School’s illustrious music program, he had been the last surviving charter member of the globally influential Jamaican ensemble. He first appeared on recordings as early as 1962 for Coxson Dodd (with Herman Sang’s City Slickers) and was a studio session regular in the…

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Gyptian Debuts Music Video at Island SPACE Museum in Florida

  International Reggae star Gyptian visited Island SPACE Caribbean Museum located in Plantation, FL.  The visit was a great opportunity for both Gyptian and the museum to bond over music. Gyptian debuted his music video exclusively to his fans in South Florida for his new singles  “Only Room for Two” and “Hot Gyal Walk Out.”  The artist acknowledged the incredible support that comes from his fans in the region as…

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Shaggy Hosts Listening Party at Circle House In Miami

By:  Nicholas Nam On May 10, two days before his new project’s official release, Shaggy, in collaboration with VP Records and Ranch Entertainment, hosted a listening party at Circle House in Miami, Florida for a select group of guests to get a sneak peek of the sounds and stories that color his latest EP, In the Mood. For an hour over a Zoom call, the diamond-selling artist cycled through a…

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Jah9 Returns to Music with “Open Heart”

  Three years ago, Jah9 boarded a one-way flight to Tanzania, guided by what she describes as a “divine calling.” She had never been to the country before. Now, she calls it her home. While a divine calling led her to Tanzania, the sweeping force of the global pandemic pushed her to the initial crossroads. She was launching her third studio album, Note to Self, in Ethiopia in 2020 when…

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International Dub Gathering

At the end of May, the Greensleeves Hi-Fi team are heading to Spain for one of Europe’s biggest Dub festivals from the Rototom organization, International Dub Gathering. The heavyweight lineup of some of the top Soundsystems, selectors, MCs, DJs and Vocalists are descending on L’Aldea for a weekend of live performances showcasing one of Jamaica’s greatest exports, Dub. More details coming soon!

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