Tag : Producer

Lloyd ‘King Jammy’ James Honored at Reggae Sumfest 2023

One of Jamaica’s most noted and established music producers, Lloyd ‘King Jammy’ James, was honored by producers of Reggae Sumfest for his 60 plus years in the music business.  Prior to his honoring, the music pioneer performed dub live alongside his son Jam 2. Included in the tribute to King Jammy were selections of riddims and songs produced by the musical legend; some of the performances came from Aza Lineage,…

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The Sounds of Don Corleon

When Intence stormed the stage at Amazura on Monday morning, marking his entrance with his blockbuster single “Yahoo Boyz,” the crowd greeted the headliner with a roar of excitement. The suspense had been building; it was, after all, his first-ever live performance in the U.S. The “Gift from God” show had been making good on its promise to bring the thrilling sounds of modern dancehall to New York, and at…

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Rest In Peace Arif Cooper

  VP Records is deeply saddened by the loss of the highly respected Jamaican producer, Arif Cooper. Cooper passed away on March 4th, leaving behind a legacy of incredible music and countless fans worldwide. Cooper produced seven albums for VP Records, including Celebration Riddim, Phantom Riddim, R.A.W. Riddim, Move Riddim, Full Draw Riddim, Guardian Angel Riddim, and To The World Vol.1. His contributions to the reggae music industry have been…

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Peer to Peer with Jamie Rodigan

  Originally hailing from West London, Jamie Rodigan has grown up with music in his blood. The son of the legendary radio broadcaster Sir David ‘RamJam’ Rodigan, music has played a pivotal role throughout his life. Jamie developed a love for reggae music through his trips to Jamaica in his youth with his father. VP:  What motivated you to pursue a career in music?  JR:  I was immersed in music…

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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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Peer to Peer with UK Producer Taz

  Jamaican-born Taz had an early introduction to the Jamaican music scene and Sound System from hanging out in local studios.  At age 12 he moved to London where music became a central part of his life. His big break came in 2004 when he worked with Grime artist Dizzee Rascal. This success led to further production and remix work such as Ashanti’s ‘Rain On Me’ and ‘Rock Withchu’ as…

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