Author Archives : Natasha Voncastle

The Emeterians Lockdown Project!

The Emeterians strike back with a brand-new album “Lockdown Project” co-produced by Cosme Deyah. The 10 tracks were recorded during lockdown in Spain, in August 2020 Emeterians (Sistah MaryJane, Brother Wildman & Maga Lion), bring 10 new tracks with a different flavour. Co-produced by friend and Spanish producer based in the UK, Cosme Deyah, their 7th studio album was recorded during lockdown in Madrid, in August 2020, at their own…

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Daddy U-Roy’s Solid Gold

By:  John Masouri Within a short time of making his recording debut, U Roy – who was already wowing local crowds on King Tubby’s Home Town Hi Fi – had the Top 3 hits on both Jamaican charts and could be heard on every radio, jukebox and sound-system throughout the island. That was in 1970. Deejay music had arrived and a style, as well as a star, was born. The…

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Tarana Burke Gives EW Her Pop Culture Favorites!

Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo Movement, sat down with to share her thoughts on favorite books, movies and television shows.  We were delighted to learn of her favorite online concert which was Beres Hammond’s ‘Love From a Distance!’ What word did Tarana use to describe the ‘Love From a Distance’ performance?! Read her article here

Soca Gold 2021 is In Stores Today!

Soca Gold 2021 is in stores today! VP Records releases its iconic project Soca Gold.  Soca Gold represents the best releases of the genre over the past year. Celebrating the spirit of Carnival, the compilation features Soca champions Machel Montano, Bunji Garlin, and others.  This year’s disc also features South African artist Master KG with his monster hit “Jerusalema” which has been a mainstay on world charts since since its…

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VP Records Remembers Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

Today we mourn the passing of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry.  Lee’s influence and contributions to Reggae have left an indelible mark that cannot be filled.    Lee was a record producer and singer who was most noted for his innovative studio techniques and productions style.  He was a pioneer in the development of Dub who adopted remixing with studio effects to create new instrumental or vocal versions of existing Reggae tracks.  He…

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