Tag : King Jammy

King Jammy ‘Destroys’ the Virus with Dub

Music and the coronavirus have one thing in common: both can traverse international borders without a visa or a passport. And, as legendary producer and sound man King Jammy says, music can subdue the virus. With that belief, he has prepared his latest album, a dub offering titled King Jammy Destroys the Virus with Dub. “Dub is an exciting thing and a dub album have to be exciting,” the dub pioneer…

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Images Through The Lens of David Corio

Some of the most memorable images of Reggae artists and industry players has been captured through the lens of David Corio. As we close Reggae month, we spoke to David about his iconic photography. VP: How did you get your start in the business? DC: My first regular experience of hearing reggae was listening to John Peel’s late-night radio show. After leaving school and going to art college in Gloucester…

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Reggae and Dancehall Icon King Jammy to perform at Coney Island Reggae On The Boardwalk in Brooklyn NY, Sunday Sept. 9 2018

New York, NY– Producer, soundman, and Jamaican music hall-of-famer King Jammy (Lloyd James) will perform at the final 2018 edition of Coney Island Reggae On The Boardwalk on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 3 p.m., on the Coney Island Boardwalk at West 20th Street, Brooklyn, NYC. The Brooklyn Arts Council and VP Records are sponsors of the free event. King Jammy is on a promotional tour to support Dennis Brown…

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King Jammy Presents: Dennis Brown Tracks Of Life

Photo by Olivier Chastan New York, NY– King Jammy Presents: Dennis Brown Tracks of Life, out September 14th on VP/Greensleeves Records, brings contemporary voices to build on the work of two reggae icons – Dennis Brown and King Jammy. The album is a 21st century testament to the enduring power of reggae and dancehall across generations. Producer King Jammy is celebrated as a transitional figure in music production, who, after helping…

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TOP REGGAE, DUB & SOCA ALBUMS OF 2017

Reggae Gold 2017     Reggae Gold presents the current trends and future classics in reggae music. Now in it’s 24th year, Reggae Gold continues to set the standard for reggae music compilations.   Reggae Gold 2017 includes a bonus DJ mix disc by Jamaica’s Chromatic Sound, “…as far as music and fashion go, they are the taste of Jamaican youth” notes Rob Semmer of The Fader.   Available in…

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WATCH: Exclusive Clip From King Jammy’s 2CD/DVD Anthology (Out Next Week Jul 24)

THE SEMINAL PRODUCER & PIONEER KING JAMMY REVEALS EXCLUSIVE VIDEO OF HOW HE REVOLUTIONIZED JAMAICAN MUSIC IN 1985 OkayPlayer’s LargeUp Premieres The Throwback Clip From King At The Controls DVD Documentary Included in His Anticipated 2 CD/DVD Reggae Anthology Roots, Reality & Sleng Teng Out July 24 on 17 North Parade On July 24, 2015, VP Records’ vintage imprint 17 North Parade will release a brand new 2CD/DVD reggae anthology…

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