Tag : Jamaica

Industry Focus: Engineer Kamal Evans From Big Yard Studios

Kamal Evans, more popularly known as Mixed by Kamal is a Grammy Nominated Engineer who wears many hats. Other titles under his belt are Producer and Songwriter. As an engineer in the music business for over 10 years his engineering style varies and can be best described as unorthodox and dynamic. His superior skills and keen ear for music has worked to launch his career to new heights while landing…

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H.E.R. Reveals Upcoming EP Is ‘Gonna Feature A Lot Of Reggae Artists!

(repost from Dancehall Mag) American R&B singer H.E.R. has revealed that she has an EP incoming this year that will feature several Jamaican Reggae and Dancehall artists. H.E.R., whose real name is Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson, 23, joins other international stars confirmed to be making Reggae and Dancehall-inspired projects this year including Rihanna, Tory Lanez and Doja Cat. The multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning singer is also working on a song with DJ Khaled…

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VP RECORDS RELAUNCHES UK REGGAE LABEL BLOOD AND FIRE 20 YEARS AFTER ITS FIRST RELEASE

ReFounded in Manchester, England – Blood and Fire has been reissuing roots reggae, dub and DJ albums with a jazz-influenced packaging aesthetic since the early 90s. 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of its first release (If Deejay Was Your Trade: The Dreads at King Tubby’s 1974-1977) and VP Records has teamed up with the revered label for a strategic relaunch. They will re-release 10 to 12 Blood and Fire collections…

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RECORDED AT THE MARLEY FAMILY’S LEGENDARY TUFF GONG STUDIOS BETTER TOMORROW DROPS TODAY ON VP RECORDS

Hailed as the “reigning queen of socially conscious reggae” (All Music), Jamaican singer-songwriter Etana releases her third album Better Tomorrow this week (Feb 26) on VP Records. Her latest effort is a true testament to her evolved sound. Etana’s indomitable spirit and inspiring songwriting uplifts generations both old and new. Stylistically, Better Tomorrow is a marked departure from her previous material, including The Strong One (2008) and Free Expressions (2011)….

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