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New Music2017-07-03T13:15:30-04:00

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GIANT PANDA GUERILLA DUB SQUAD PUTS THE EMPHASIS ON “SQUAD” IN FIRST SINGLE “CHANTS”

NEW ALBUM LOVE IN TIME IS OUT APRIL 7TH ON EASY STAR RECORDS FIRST SINGLE “CHANTS,” FEAT. CLINTON FEARON, IS AVAILABLE NOW “It’s exciting to work with talented people outside the strict structure of a band,” says bassist/singer James Searl of Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad (GPGDS). That statement rang true during the creation of their diverse new album Love In Time, which comes out April 7th via Easy Star Records. Influenced by the need for more social and personal connection during the pandemic, GPGDS wanted to lean into the “squad” in their name by working and collaborating with artists outside of [...]

January 27th, 2023|

EASY STAR ALL-STARS ANNOUNCE TRIBUTE ALBUM AND DROP FIRST SINGLE “STARMAN”

FT. MACY GRAY, STEEL PULSE, FISHBONE, THE SKINTS, AND MORE NEW SINGLE "STARMAN" FEATURING MAXI PRIEST Today, veteran reggae group Easy Star All-Stars return with the announcement of their newest album, a re-imagined rendition of David Bowie’s classic The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars, aptly entitled Ziggy Stardub, out April 21 via Easy Star Records. The album features guest performances by Macy Gray, Steel Pulse, Fishbone, Alex Lifeson (Rush), Vernon Reid (Living Colour), The Skints, Mortimer, The Expanders, Samory I, Naomi Cowan, and many others. Pre-order packages of the album will be available on the easystar.com [...]

January 17th, 2023|

ROYAL BLU ATTACKS JAMAICAN GUN CULTURE WITH “ARTILLERY”

Jamaica is facing a crisis and no one is talking about it, except Royal Blu. On his explosive new track “Artillery” (out 1/13 via Easy Star Records) the Kingston emcee and songwriter shines a blazing light on the crime, corruption, and social malaise plaguing his home. “The state of Jamaica and Kingston is very dark right now.” Blu says. “I feel as if there isn’t enough commentary on what we’re singing about.” REAL TALK Last year, more than 1,400 people were killed across Jamaica, a country of 2.9 million people.  Illegal guns and gangs have caused this surge in violence and pushed [...]

January 11th, 2023|

MARCUS GAD SHOWS LOVE FOR HIS HOME ISLAND ON “LONG WAY HOME” SINGLE

SECOND SINGLE FROM UPCOMING 2023 RELEASE“Long Way Home” is the second single and video from Marcus Gad & Tribe’s upcoming new album, scheduled for a February 10, 2023, release. Gad, the rising reggae star from the island nation of New Caledonia, returns here to work with his usual backing band, Tribe, for a more organic, roots oriented sound, after his last project where he and his producer Tamal dived into modern, programmed beats on the Brave New World album (2021). This track is a love song of sorts for Gad’s home Pacific Island nation of New Caledonia. Watch the video and stream the [...]

January 4th, 2023|

EASY STAR ALL-STARS NEW ALBUM SWEEPSTAKES

NEW EASY STAR ALL STAR'S TRIBUTE ALBUM COMING IN 2023 ENTER THE 'GUESS THE ALBUM' SWEEPSTAKES Easy Star All-Stars are BACK with a new tribute album coming in 2023. CAN YOU GUESS WHICH ALBUM WE ARE TAKING ON? It’s somewhere on the list below. Pick the correct album and you can win a VICTROLA PORTABLE TURNTABLE and 10 VINYL ALBUMS of your choice from the Easy Star Records catalog. Click on the link in the top right to enter the sweepstakes, make your guess, and see other actions you can take to increase your chances of winning prizes. Starting January 12, we’ll start [...]

December 28th, 2022|

MARCUS GAD & TRIBE ARE “READY FOR BATTLE” THE TITLE TRACK FROM HIS UPCOMING ALBUM

MARCUS GAD & TRIBE ARE “READY FOR BATTLE” NEW SINGLE IS FIRST FROM UPCOMING 2023 RELEASE Marcus Gad returns with the single "Ready For Battle," the title track from his upcoming album, scheduled for a February 2023 release. Gad, the rising reggae star from the island nation of New Caledonia, returns here to work with his usual backing band, Tribe, for a more organic, roots oriented sound, after his last project where he and his producer Tamal dived into modern, programmed beats on the Brave New World album (2021). Regardless of the style of music, Marcus continues to put forth conscious messages [...]

November 30th, 2022|