Tag : 2023

VP Puts Soca Gold 2023 On The Parkway

Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway Labor Day Parade set the stage for a Soca Gold bashment! The Barbados Tourism Board, VP Records, and radio station WBLS teamed with Sesame Flyers to bring parade-goers a star-studded musical presentation featuring; Edwin Yearwood,  Kes and Shaggy, Tina (formerly Hood Celebrityy). The emcee Dahved Levy and DJs Funk Master Flex, Steelie Bashment, and DJ Spice rounded out the day with Hip-Hop, Dancehall, and Soca sounds. The annual…

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Sesame Carnival Mas Camp Presents ‘The Arrival’

On Saturday, July 29, Brooklyn came to Queens for a pop-up Sesame Carnival Mas Camp at the VP Records retail store. For hours, masqueraders modeled their gilded costumes – themed “The Arrival” around the 25th edition of VP Records’ Soca Gold compilation – as excited patrons registered for theirs, all while DJ Spice let loose some of the hottest soca tracks in the heart of Jamaica, Queens. The event marked…

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‘Money, Power, Respect’ For Jahvillani at Reggae Sumfest

It was ‘money, power, respect’ for Jahvillani at the 2023 staging of Reggae Sumfest. The Dancehall star, who credits Montego Bay for giving him his ‘buss’ in the business, performed a solid set that included hit songs from his catalog including “Rubberband,” “Pro-Gress” and “Sunday to Sunday” and more. Commanding the stage, and engaging audience and fans with narration, Jahvillani had the audience enveloped, stamping his mark on the Sumfest…

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The Ultimate Soca Collection: Soca Gold 2023

    The ultimate carnival compilation, Soca Gold 2023 is here and provides the soundtrack for all carnival babies and lovers of Soca.  The longest-running compilation series celebrates the best in soca music and features eighteen high-energy tracks from some of the genre’s most exciting artists, including Bunji Garlin, Nailah Blackman, and Shaggy.   The release of Soca Gold marks a milestone in the genre’s history as it coincides with…

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Jahvillani Shifts Gears With “GAD Speed”

Dancehall artist Jahvillani’s newest release “GAD Speed” offers snapshots from the fast lane.  The song and video takes listeners on a high-speed joyride, laying down day-in-the-life verses colored by success and sacrifice. On the heals of the songs release, the artist announced performance dates in the Cayman Islands on July 8th, Los Angeles on July 9th and Reggae Sumfest on July 21st.  “GAD Speed” comes from Jahvillani’s upcoming project, Re[tro]spect,…

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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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