Soca Gold 2017 Will Be Released on June 23 Pre-Orders Available Now
On its 20th year, the top selling Soca Gold compilation album by VP Records will be released at a time when soca is hotter than ever before. With an abundance of cultures embracing the Carnival season, along with soca influences being witnessed in many of today’s biggest contemporary pop hits, Soca Gold is destined to be the soundtrack to the summer. Pre-orders are available now and the album is available everywhere on June 23rd. The two-disc CD compilation includes 17 breakout hits including ‘No Name’ from Soca sensation Rupee featuring Ricardo Drue. Another standout track comes from Destra Garcia with ‘Destra vs Lucy’. Additionally, ‘No Code’ by Teddyson John featuring Roy Cape All Stars, delivers the high energy that soca lovers enjoy.
As part of the Today at Apple In-Store Initiative, VP Recording artist Christopher Martin did a live Q&A session and performance at the Apple Store in Williamsburg on Saturday May 20th. An hour earlier at the Apple Soho, songstress Estelle did a live Q&A and debuted her new reggae song ‘Love like Ours’ featuring Tarrus Riley, an exclusive track from VP Records forthcoming "Reggae Gold 2017" compilation album in stores July 21.
Christopher Martin spoke candidly about his early stages in life, mentioning he grew up on country music and had to sneak out of the house to listen to dancehall. After the live Q&A with music photographer, Jonathan Mannion, he took to the stage to perform crowd favorites ‘Cheater’s Prayer’, ‘I’m a Big Deal’, ‘Under the Influence’ and more.
Give thanks for the gift of life and the guidance of the ancestors on our journey.
It was a joy spending the past weeks on the Chronology North American Tour with Chronixx and the Zinc Fence redemption, sharing music and energy with true reggae lovers. We reflect upon the experience with sincere honor and gratitude, feeling blessed to have shared in this powerful collaboration with our brothers and sisters and to have connected with supporters of the mission. We are truly humbled by the encouragement and love received. For that we also give thanks! More strength to the brothers and sisters still active on the tour which continues across North America.
Jamaican Singer Lila Iké Shares Sweet Ode to Moms with “Biggest Fan”
Lila Iké is a singer hailing from Manchester, Jamaica and the newest signee to notable reggae artist Protoje’s label, In.Digg.Nation Collective. For her first official single “Biggest Fan,” Lila Iké explains how her mother initially tried to keep her away from pursuing a music career but soon became her biggest fan after realizing how gifted her daughter truly is.
The production provided by The DrumKeys and Protoje blends influences from reggae, R&B, hip-hop, and even jazz to create a rhythm that feels both comforting and welcoming to all music lovers. “Biggest Fan” is a sweet reggae tune with a heartwarming tale about the love between a mother and child. As Mother’s Day quickly approaches, the timing for this single seems just right.
New York, New York (May 10, 2017) With their recent win of the coveted title of America's National "US Rumble Champion", Platinum Kids continue to ride high. Over the past two weeks the dynamic duo, Paul and Marcus, find themselves trying to balance the demand for interviews, bookings as well as preparing for international tours.
"These past two weeks has been tremendous, we have received so many calls, messages and support from people we didn't even realize follow the clash culture. We give thanks for all the words of encouragement and support we have been receiving" says Paul of Platinum Kids.
Just weeks away from starting his Pure Love Summer Tour 2017, Peter Lloyd drops his brand new single - WOMAN. Blacklight Records teamed up with legendary producer Dean Fraser to create another classic reggae cover for the books. Peter Lloyd produces a refreshing sound on this John Lennon original.
LISTEN HERE MORE NEWS…….. Peter Lloyd’s Pure Love Tour Summer tour 2017kicks off on May 29th in New York, the first leg of a three year world tour that will cover several territories.
The lead single off my Debut Album entitled "Land Of The Free" will be released on June 9th and the Album will be released on June 30th by VP Records. The pre-order links to iTunes, Amazon and all web distribution outlets will be announced soon. Please post the album covers and spread the word.
Greensleeves’ limited press 7” EP "White Man In Hammersmith Palais" debuts at #1 this week on the Billboard reggae chart. This celebratory feat kicks off the 40th anniversary of Greensleeves Record Label, which will release various special edition albums and host events with some of VP/Greensleeves notable artists. "White Man In Hammersmith Palais" was released on April 22nd which is also Record Store Day- a day for international music lovers and vinyl collectors. The title is from the 1977 song by the punk rock legends The Clash. Inspired by a concert line up that featured Ken Boothe, Dillinger, Leroy Smart and Delroy Wilson, the 7" EP features a hit from each of the four artists, packaged with a replica of the concert's promotional poster.
Coming off their Grammy nominated album ‘Everlasting,’ Raging Fyah releases the remix single ‘Would You Love Me’ featuring Brazilian reggae powerhouse, Cidade Negra available on all digital music platforms May 12th. The two acts bring together a distinctive blend of reggae flavor just in time for Brazil's National Reggae Day celebrations.
Based in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Cidade Negra came together in 1986 and reached a great level of success in the 90’s with albums “Sobre Todas as Forças” and “O Erê”. They perform Portuguese and English lyrics on ‘Would You Love Me’ adding an international flair. The band is currently working on a new album and doing select tour dates in Brazil through September, concluding at Rock in Rio, Brazil’s biggest running music festival in since 1985.