September 2016

Dre Island

Dre Island is undoubtedly one of the more intelligent and exciting young musicians, to emerge out of Kingston, Jamaica. Born Andre Johnson, on May 2, 1988, Dre Island exhibited a very strong interest towards music at a young age. His enthusiasm pushed his grandmother into convincing his father to have Dre take music lessons. Dre had the privilege of choosing which instrument he wanted to learn. He chose the piano. As the lessons went by, he improved his skills and began to love the piano more and more. At age 11 Dre was introduced to a recording studio. He observed

Silkki Wonda

Silkki Wonda, “Shaydz”, was born Ricardo Y. Lynch on July 17, 1986. Shaydz’s Mother and Father raised Shaydz and his two older sisters in Rollinton, Kingston. It was the combination of growing up in the heart of Kingston City and in a Christian household, which provided a balance for Shaydz and his sisters. Shaydz’s first memory of music was his father buying a guitar from their landlord in Maxfield. Shaydz was in such awe of the guitar he began to toy around and play the guitar. As a youth, Shaydz’s Mother always listened to old school music such as Ray

Notis Heavyweight Rockaz

It has been said that to sustain longevity, one has to be able to evolve, and the ‘Reggae Dub’ band Notis Heavyweight Rockaz has been able to do just that. The drum and bass duo comprised by Wayne ‘Unga Barunga’ Thompson and Jason ‘Welsh Bass’ Welsh, was formed in 2014 emerging from a successful music production career as Notice Productions which yielded several chart topping hits. The Evolution. Their evolution began in the 1990’s when band members discovered their love for music. However, the drum and bass duo wouldn’t meet until 2003 when they began their tenure at The Edna

Hopeton Lindo

Singer/songwriter Hopeton Lindo released his highly anticipated 4th album “My World Your World” in Sept 2015, again he captures the positive vibes of an excellent collection of songs, thus creating a well balance album. Multi-talented Hopeton Lindo or “The Pen” as he is affectionately called for his song writing ability, is used to donning many hats, and it is no different with his new album. He multi-tasks as songwriter, singer and producer on this sixteen tracks journey, of which fourteen are originals with the signature sound of The Pen. The album opens with the title track remix, featuring the legendary

Ras Fraser Jnr

Ras Fraser Jnr. Nestling in the hills of the Cockpit country, in the parish of St. Elizabeth, rests the village of Accompong Town. This unique village was officially established in 1739, on land given to the Maroons, at the end of the first War between the English and the Maroons in Jamaica. Each year on January 6th, the Maroons celebrate and share some of their cultural traditions, music, dance, drumming and feasting with the wider society. However there are many of their rituals and practices are never shared with outsiders. Ras Fraser Jr. would like to share aspects of his

Jahranimo

Internationally renowned reggae Artist Jahranimo was born Anthony Smith in the Parish of St. James, Jamaica. Like most artists Jahranimo evolved from a humble beginning, growing in the care of his beloved grandmother while living in the countryside. He first picked up a microphone at age 13 and developed a passion for music. Soon his path would cross with Tony Crab, both best friend and mentor. Through being inspired by U-Roy, Jah Yute, General Tree, Bob Marley, Supercat and others, Jahranimo answered his calling and devoted his life to his love of reggae music. Singing under the stage name Apache,

Micah Shemaiah

Micah Shemaiah, from the beginning of his musical journey has promised to deliver the great sounds and spirit that we have all come to love about Reggae. Coming from the original home of the sound, Kingston City and growing up in the Rastafarian house of the Twelve Tribes of Israel. This Singer / Songwriter has certainly put down a solid foundation in the Reggae Industry, and is certainly singing his way into the hearts of reggae lovers all over the world. His 2013 release of Dread at the Control on 7″ vinyl was another great step in the ever growing

Ras Pilot

Trinidadian reggae artiste Ras Pilot (Everard Sealy) recently released his third CD collection, which has picked up for him a distribution deal with the Heat of the Tropics Music Group label. This label was responsible for taking Marlon Asher’s song, “Ganja Farmer”, from being a local hit single to the pheno­menal success it brought Asher on the global arena. Now Ras Pilot is set to achieve the same measure of success with this new 16-track collection, titled Keep The Faith. The CD was produced, mixed and mastered in Holland by a well-known producer in Europe, simply referred to as Mr

Marla Brown

Marla Brown is the youngest child and daughter of the Late, Great Crown Prince of Reggae, Dennis Emanuel Brown CD with Widow Yvonne Brown (Yvonne Special). With a history of professionalism through the arts, young Brown is no stranger to performance and entertainment. Having Ballet, Street and Contemporary dance as her foundation, Marla Brown has performed extensively around Europe for over 14 years with her dancing ability. A past Ambassador for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games, a semi finalist in the Hit TV Show Britain’s Got Talent and noted dancer for the sporting Giant Adidas, she is well

Million Stylez

Kenshin Iryo more known as Million Stylez was born June first 1981 in Stockholm, Sweden. He grew up in a working class part of town called Sollentuna with his french mother and Japanese father. Most of his friends came from foreign backgrounds due to the very immigrant-dense neighbourhood. He started experimenting with Hip Hop at the tender age of nine, recording rap in Swedish on his cassette deck player. After a couple of years he started to write lyrics in English but it wasn’t until he turned 18 that he moved on to Dancehall and Reggae. It was only a

Dre Island

Dre Island is undoubtedly one of the more intelligent and exciting young musicians, to emerge out of Kingston, Jamaica. Born Andre Johnson, on May 2, 1988, Dre Island exhibited a very strong interest towards music at a young age. His enthusiasm pushed his grandmother into convincing his father to have Dre take music lessons. Dre had the privilege of choosing which instrument he wanted to learn. He chose the piano. As the lessons went by, he improved his skills and began to love the piano more and more. At age 11 Dre was introduced to a recording studio. He observed

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Silkki Wonda

Silkki Wonda, “Shaydz”, was born Ricardo Y. Lynch on July 17, 1986. Shaydz’s Mother and Father raised Shaydz and his two older sisters in Rollinton, Kingston. It was the combination of growing up in the heart of Kingston City and in a Christian household, which provided a balance for Shaydz and his sisters. Shaydz’s first memory of music was his father buying a guitar from their landlord in Maxfield. Shaydz was in such awe of the guitar he began to toy around and play the guitar. As a youth, Shaydz’s Mother always listened to old school music such as Ray

Read More »

Notis Heavyweight Rockaz

It has been said that to sustain longevity, one has to be able to evolve, and the ‘Reggae Dub’ band Notis Heavyweight Rockaz has been able to do just that. The drum and bass duo comprised by Wayne ‘Unga Barunga’ Thompson and Jason ‘Welsh Bass’ Welsh, was formed in 2014 emerging from a successful music production career as Notice Productions which yielded several chart topping hits. The Evolution. Their evolution began in the 1990’s when band members discovered their love for music. However, the drum and bass duo wouldn’t meet until 2003 when they began their tenure at The Edna

Read More »

Hopeton Lindo

Singer/songwriter Hopeton Lindo released his highly anticipated 4th album “My World Your World” in Sept 2015, again he captures the positive vibes of an excellent collection of songs, thus creating a well balance album. Multi-talented Hopeton Lindo or “The Pen” as he is affectionately called for his song writing ability, is used to donning many hats, and it is no different with his new album. He multi-tasks as songwriter, singer and producer on this sixteen tracks journey, of which fourteen are originals with the signature sound of The Pen. The album opens with the title track remix, featuring the legendary

Read More »

Ras Fraser Jnr

Ras Fraser Jnr. Nestling in the hills of the Cockpit country, in the parish of St. Elizabeth, rests the village of Accompong Town. This unique village was officially established in 1739, on land given to the Maroons, at the end of the first War between the English and the Maroons in Jamaica. Each year on January 6th, the Maroons celebrate and share some of their cultural traditions, music, dance, drumming and feasting with the wider society. However there are many of their rituals and practices are never shared with outsiders. Ras Fraser Jr. would like to share aspects of his

Read More »

Jahranimo

Internationally renowned reggae Artist Jahranimo was born Anthony Smith in the Parish of St. James, Jamaica. Like most artists Jahranimo evolved from a humble beginning, growing in the care of his beloved grandmother while living in the countryside. He first picked up a microphone at age 13 and developed a passion for music. Soon his path would cross with Tony Crab, both best friend and mentor. Through being inspired by U-Roy, Jah Yute, General Tree, Bob Marley, Supercat and others, Jahranimo answered his calling and devoted his life to his love of reggae music. Singing under the stage name Apache,

Read More »

Micah Shemaiah

Micah Shemaiah, from the beginning of his musical journey has promised to deliver the great sounds and spirit that we have all come to love about Reggae. Coming from the original home of the sound, Kingston City and growing up in the Rastafarian house of the Twelve Tribes of Israel. This Singer / Songwriter has certainly put down a solid foundation in the Reggae Industry, and is certainly singing his way into the hearts of reggae lovers all over the world. His 2013 release of Dread at the Control on 7″ vinyl was another great step in the ever growing

Read More »

Ras Pilot

Trinidadian reggae artiste Ras Pilot (Everard Sealy) recently released his third CD collection, which has picked up for him a distribution deal with the Heat of the Tropics Music Group label. This label was responsible for taking Marlon Asher’s song, “Ganja Farmer”, from being a local hit single to the pheno­menal success it brought Asher on the global arena. Now Ras Pilot is set to achieve the same measure of success with this new 16-track collection, titled Keep The Faith. The CD was produced, mixed and mastered in Holland by a well-known producer in Europe, simply referred to as Mr

Read More »

Marla Brown

Marla Brown is the youngest child and daughter of the Late, Great Crown Prince of Reggae, Dennis Emanuel Brown CD with Widow Yvonne Brown (Yvonne Special). With a history of professionalism through the arts, young Brown is no stranger to performance and entertainment. Having Ballet, Street and Contemporary dance as her foundation, Marla Brown has performed extensively around Europe for over 14 years with her dancing ability. A past Ambassador for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games, a semi finalist in the Hit TV Show Britain’s Got Talent and noted dancer for the sporting Giant Adidas, she is well

Read More »

Million Stylez

Kenshin Iryo more known as Million Stylez was born June first 1981 in Stockholm, Sweden. He grew up in a working class part of town called Sollentuna with his french mother and Japanese father. Most of his friends came from foreign backgrounds due to the very immigrant-dense neighbourhood. He started experimenting with Hip Hop at the tender age of nine, recording rap in Swedish on his cassette deck player. After a couple of years he started to write lyrics in English but it wasn’t until he turned 18 that he moved on to Dancehall and Reggae. It was only a

Read More »

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