Peer to Peer with Dub Vendor

  Dub Vendor are one of the longest standing purveyors of Reggae music in the U.K.  Founded in 1976 in London they have many shared experiences with Greensleeves Records. Moving with the trials and tribulations of the music industry, from Record Shop to Record Label to Online Mail Order and Social Media, Dub Vendor continues to be a cornerstone of Reggae music in the U.K.  VP:  Can you please introduce…

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Happy Birthday Patricia ‘Miss Pat’ Chin!

VP Records Co-founder and company Matriarch Patricia ‘Miss Pat’ Chin is celebrating her birthday today (September 20th)! VP Records was founded in 1977 with Miss Pat at the helm alongside her late husband Vincent Chin.  Contributing not only to the careers of several of the Caribbeans’ brightest musical talents, VP Records has been a pioneer in moving Reggae, Dancehall and Soca forward in the mainstream. Today, Miss Pat focuses on…

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Carrying The Legacy Forward: Addis Pablo

  Addis Swaby aka Addis Pablo is a reggae instrumentalist, composer, and producer. Addis is a talented melodica and keyboard player. He is the son of the legendary Jamaican melodica King and dub vanguard, Augustus Pablo. VP:  How did you get your start in the business? AP:  Immediately from when life started I was immersed in the world of Augustus Pablo, who was one of the pillars of Rockers and…

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Jamaican American Connection (JAC) of New Haven Trailblazer and Scholarship Gala takes place Saturday, Sept 24.

The signature fundraising event allows the JAC to perform essential work of uplifting communities by recognizing individuals and organizations that blaze the trail as they perform incredible work in their communities. After three years of hiatus due to COVID, and under the theme ‘Honoring ordinary people doing extraordinary things,​’​ the JAC New Haven resumes their annual fundraising Trailblazer and Scholarship Gala. They will host the event on Saturday, Sept 24, at…

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Alpha Institute of Music and VP Records

By:  Anthony Turner Prior to her week-long trip to Jamaica in late August, Patricia ‘Miss Pat’ Chin planned to get a lot done. She promoted her book, “Miss Pat: My Reggae Music Journey” as well as reached out to academia and institutions that played a major role in the development of Jamaican music. A project that was near and dear to her heart was providing financial assistance to the Alpha…

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UK-Based V-Rocket International Sound Featured On Amazon Prime

  Earlier this year, we featured noted UK-based sound, V-Rocket in our Peer to Peer section of Planet Reggae Newsletter.  The piece was met with much enthusiasm and commentary, namely readers applauding the accomplishments and longevity of V-Rocket Sound. Amazon Prime is featuring a documentary about the legendary UK sound, and we are delighted to share this news! VP:  V-Rocket has been active in the Soundsystem business since 1964 and…

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