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Peer to Peer with Gav Pauze

  DJ Pauze otherwise known as Gav Pauze started playing Jungle / Drum & Bass in 1995, playing clubs in England and Scotland. He studied music at Clarendon College (Midlands) in 1998 where he became a qualified audio engineer. His passion and drive for music was clear and the works progressed to playing Reggae on the radio featuring strictly positive, uplifting Reggae Roots and Dub with the “Unique Reggae Mix…

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Patricia ‘Miss Pat’ Chin and Randy Chin Attend For The Children Gala

Patricia ‘Miss Pat’ Chin and Randy Chin pose with Jamaica’s Jazz great Monty Alexander at the “For The Children ” charity gala.  The event was held at Sony Hall Manhattan on Saturday November 12th and raised over 417k to build a children’s health center in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The event was sponsored by the Issa Trust foundation. Stream the Women of Reggae Playlist  


Peer to Peer with Jamie Rodigan

  Originally hailing from West London, Jamie Rodigan has grown up with music in his blood. The son of the legendary radio broadcaster Sir David ‘RamJam’ Rodigan, music has played a pivotal role throughout his life. Jamie developed a love for reggae music through his trips to Jamaica in his youth with his father. VP:  What motivated you to pursue a career in music?  JR:  I was immersed in music…

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25 Years of Buju Banton’s “Inna Heights”

The classic album “Inna Heights” by Buju Banton is celebrating its 25-year anniversary.  Released November, 25th, 1997, Buju worked once again with veteran Jamaican producer Donovan Germain of Penthouse Records.  Delving deeper into his African roots and incorporating many traditional melodies, rhythms and voices from the continent (a theme first explored in Buju’s previous set with Germain, “’Til Shiloh”), from the outset it’s clear that this is not your average…

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Peer to Peer with Aza Lineage

(Pictured:  Aza Lineage – Photo Credit:  Lisa Ramacher)   Aza Lineage’s voice and energy is a refreshing addition to the Reggae landscape at home and abroad.  The rising star is firmly rooted on the roots side of Dancehall and is currently working with King Jammy on a new album. VP:  For those of our readers who have not yet come across your work, please can you introduce yourself?  AL:  Blessed…

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Riddim Driven Clothing Exclusive Feature at Rockland Fashion Week, 2022

  Riddim Driven Clothing, one of the most exciting urban wear brands on the market, and created by VP Records Matriarch Patricia ‘Miss Pat’ Chin, wowed Rockland Fashion Week 2022. The event took place at Palisades Mall in West Nyack, New York. Featuring the brightly colored ‘Jamaica’ line from the Riddim Driven tracksuit collection, models Vanessa Cheatham and Hervin Felix paired perfectly on the runway, also strutting the popular book,…

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