Tag : Dancehall

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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Peer to Peer with Countree Hype

  When it comes to making dancehall beats that dominate the streets and clubs, on-the-rise producer Taugea “Countree Hype” Dayes is one of the best. He has been steadily making his name as the creative force behind the independent record label Countree Hype Entertainment. VP:  How did you get your start in the business? CH:  I got started in the business being around the artist environment.  Growing up, I was…

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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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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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VP Records Stages Free Concert at Central Park Summerstage

Hip-hop’s ties to the Jamaican soundsystem tradition of the 1960s are well established – via the early experiments of Jamaican expat Clive “Kool Herc” Campbell in the South Bronx. The cultural conversation between Jamaica and New York continued through the decades, spawning a New York reggae scene that launched multiple careers and countless street music anthems, many breaking through in the 1990s, when mainstream radio and the major labels saw…

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The Grace Jamaica Jerk Festival Enjoyed By More Than 15K at Roy Wilkins Park

    Sunday, July 31st saw the 10th annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens. The events culinary experiences, cultural presentation, kids zone and festival mainstage held the attraction of all in attendance. Highlights from the day included a visit and greeting from New York City Mayor Eric Adams, Queens Councilman from the southern district Leroy Comrey. Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, State Leroy Comrie Queens Borough President,…

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