Notting Hill Carnival is a Mood 🎉 

  Next week the world descends on West London, to enjoy the Notting Hill Carnival as it makes its big return. The biggest street party in Europe takes place on the late summer bank holiday Sunday and Monday (29th and 29th August). A very Caribbean experience with towering Sound Systems beating out the heaviest riddims, people dressed in vibrant outfits and costumes winding to the music and the whole of…

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Rampage Sound – Trailblazers For The UK

Rampage Sound, with members Mike Anthony, Treble T and Maurice, were established in 1992 and they are trailblazers in the UK Black music scene. They were some of the first DJ’s / broadcasters on BBC 1xtra when it was founded and currently host a weekly show where they showcase the best in classic sounds as well as introducing the next generation of talent. From promoting some of the hottest night…

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Notting Hill Carnival Returns

After a two-year hiatus, Notting Hill Carnival returns to the capital in August 2022. London’s biggest street party will be filled with Caribbean colours, music and flavours. Watch elaborate floats and costumed performers wind their way through the streets in the carnival parade, dance to the sound of steel bands and calypso music and visit the tempting food stalls along the route. Notting Hill Carnival was first held in 1966….

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VP Records’ Dancehall Meets Hip Hop 90 Rocks Central Park SummerStage

A capacity crowd at Central Park SummerStage rocked to the sounds of 90s dancehall and hip hop Saturday night with a line up featuring as Slick Rick, Wayne Wonder, Shinehead, Red Fox, and Lady G that blended old-school riddims and beats for a potent mix of dancefloor classics. The unique blend of artists was the brainchild of VP Records whose affiliation to the New York reggae scene dates to the…

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Peer to Peer with DJ Peter Panic

VP:  How did you get your start in the business? PP:  I started in 1989, as a party promoter and DJ. My bredren Terry Midas and I used to rent the legendary Q-Club in Jamaica, Queens from DJ Roy and BMW Mike. Even though the Q-Club was known primarily as a Reggae spot, my “College Thursdays” theme night brought in a diverse crowd, a mix of Americans, Latinos, Asians, and…

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Happy Birthday Dean Fraser (Aug 4th)

Dean Fraser, and the distinguished sound of his saxophone has been a mainstay on the Reggae landscape.  He has performed horns for countless artists and on an immeasurable number of songs.  Dean is one of Jamaica’s top musicians. He began playing the clarinet at the age of 12, then at age 15 moved over to the sax thanks to his teacher Babe O’Brien.  Reggae star Jacob Miller helped Fraser become…

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