Wailing Souls Stormy Night

The neighborhood of Waterhouse provided a natural connection between the members of Wailing Souls and producer King Jammy. The Souls, like many, had moved from their original base and home in Trench Town at the dawn of the 1980s to Waterhouse and spent the decade in the area they helped make famous with their anthem “Fire House Rock” in 1981. For King Jammy, the Souls found a new sound for…

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New Music From the King Jammy Vault

VP Records celebrates the deep 80s dancehall catalog of producer Lloyd “King Jammy” James with three summer 2023 releases. The late 80s represent a robust but controversial period in the Jamaican recording industry, as DJs were on the rise with new lyrical approaches, and digital production ruled the day. In the center of the storm was Lloyd James, better known as King Jammy, who is credited for revolutionizing digital production…

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Shaggy and Kes Bring Soca to Tamron Hall Show

Diamond-selling artist Shaggy promises fans an active summer!  Fresh off the release of his EP entitled ‘In The Mood’ which charted on the Contemporary Reggae Charts, Shaggy and Kees from Kes The Band performed live on the Tamron Hall Show igniting Caribbean pride. With more than 120K views on YouTube, the “Mood” performance with Shaggy and Kees has been the talk of media in Trinidad and Tobago as well as…

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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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