Industry Focus – Richard Banton – Radio and Cultural Reference in Canada

VP:      How did you get your start in the business? RB:      I have been programming the RadioDubplate show since Dec 1994, making it the longest-running Dancehall Reggae radio show based out of Canada. I started out in radio as a volunteer on local community radio in Toronto, Canada. RadioDubplate, both the radio show and the website was created to fill a void where information was lacking in Canada where Reggae…

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Intence Brings Intensity to ‘Bless The Yaad!’

(repost from Kazi Magazine) Intence, Tashawn Gabbidon, is a dancehall artist based out of Tavern, St. Andrew, Jamaica where he attended Mona High school. Being one of Jamaica’s new biggest stars the pressure was on him to bless Audiomack with a dope performance. Well he did and ‘Bless The Yaad,’ the digital platform series via YouTube that highlights international talent has another greats showing. The high energy and vigor from Intence is on…

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Keith Hudson’s Flesh of My Skin, Blood Of My Blood Re-Issued

On October 22nd, 2021, VP Music Group reissues reggae singer and producer Keith Hudson’s obscure and edgy masterpiece, Flesh Of My Skin, Blood Of My Blood on vinyl and CD, and for the first time, on digital streaming platforms. The album, Hudson’s fourth, was released in 1974 to critical reception in London, paving the way for his future success and setting a foundation for his creative legacy, which was cut…

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Happy Birthday Peter Tosh – Remembering The Legacy

By:  John Masouri The legacy of Peter Tosh; his beliefs and fierce stance for equal rights and justice continues to be heard through his classic recordings.  Born on October 19th1944 in Westmoreland in the midst of a hurricane, Winston Hubert McIntosh, aka Peter Tosh, was destined to be a force in Reggae. After leaving for Kingston as a teenager he, Bob Marley and Bunny Livingston founded the Wailers with whom…

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Industry Focus: Kareem ‘Remus’ Burrell of XTM Nation

Industry Focus:  Kareem ‘Remus’ Burrell   Kareem ‘Remus’ Burrell born November 15th, 1988, St. Andrew, Jamaica is the son of Philip “Fatis” Burrell & Donna Gillette. Remus was born into the Jamaican music industry. His father’s record production label Xterminator Productions was formed in the late 80s featuring Riddims from Sly & Robbie, Firehouse Crew, and other musicians like Earl “Chinna” Smith and Dean Fraser. The Xterminator label features artistes like Luciano, Sizzla, Ini Kamoze, Beres…

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Industry Focus: Samo Kush-I!

Industry Focus: Samo Kush-I Samo Kush-I is a Jamaican-based director, photographer and producer who has earned acclaim for his work with artists in Jamaica. Getting his start from acts from the Reggae Revival movement, Samo has worked with notable luminaries in the genre such as Richie Spice, Chronixx and Jesse Royal. VP: How did you get your start in the music business? SK: I worked with Jesse Royal at the…

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