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

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EASY STAR PRESENTS JONQUAN & ASSOCIATES, OUT NOW

THE NEW ALBUM EVOKES THE GOLDEN AGE OF REGGAE WITH AN ALL-STAR GUEST LINEUP INCLUDING CARLTON LIVINGSTON, ELLIOT MARTIN, SCREECHY DAN, & MOREDJ, singer, songwriter, keyboardist, and producer JonQuan is proud to announce the release of his new album EASY STAR PRESENTS JONQUAN & ASSOCIATES. Working closely with two-time GRAMMY winner Victor Rice (Easy Star All-Stars, Bixiga 70, Ticklah), JonQuan has fashioned an album’s worth of brand-new tunes that evoke the majesty of the golden age of reggae, while still feeling absolutely up to the minute in content and style. Accompanying each JonQuan-produced track on the album are dub versions mixed by Rice. [...]

April 29th, 2022|

GROUNDATION DROPS FOURTH SINGLE FROM UPCOMING STUDIO ALBUM – ONE ROCK

“MARKET PRICE” IS OUT NOW ON EASY STAR RECORDS/BACO RECORDSAfter dropping three notable singles, Groundation releases “Market Price,” an inspiring spiritual track showcasing the diversity of the group’s upcoming studio album One Rock. The fourth single kicks off with slow dreamy piano notes, before breaking into an uptempo jazz melody that then slides into sunny, soothing reggae. The music creates a sonic reflection with the music balancing out the heaviness of the lyric. On "Market Price," bandleader and songwriter Harrison Stafford rages against a sick, immoral society, stating, “Please don’t judge man’s soul tonight, we’re not ready, Lord.” In the end, the song’s [...]

April 28th, 2022|

WINTA JAMES PRESENTS THE ‘GRATITUDE’ RIDDIM, A NOD TO ‘JUGGLING’ CULTURE

Producer Winta James has today released the full ‘Gratitude’ Riddim, which features versions from Jaz Elise, Samory I, Mortimer, Kumar Fyah, Naomi Cowan and Ras-I. The Riddim is a contemporary reggae one drop riddim, featuring traditional drum and bass from the legendary duo, Chris Meredith & Wilburn “Squidly” Cole. The songs, recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic, finds the artistes in a reflective mood, with their lyrics centering around themes of gratefulness, love, faith, and self-awareness. Titular track ‘Gratitude’ and the prayerful ‘Love and Mercy’ by Jaz Elise and Samory I respectively, were the first versions out from the project. The now released remaining versions complete [...]

April 22nd, 2022|

SAMORY I TELLS US THAT ‘LOVE AND MERCY’ WILL ALWAYS BE SHOWN BY THE ALMIGHTY

Armed with his self-professed calling to proclaim the Almighty’s message, Samory I has today released ‘Love and Mercy’, a comforting reminder to others in the face of strife. The track is the next single on the new juggling “Gratitude Riddim,” the latest from producer Winta James.The Riddim features versions by Jaz Elise (whose titular version is also out now), Mortimer, Kumar, Naomi Cowan, and Ras-I. The track, in keeping with the overarching theme of the juggling project, speaks to the fact that ‘Love and Mercy’ will always be granted by the higher power. “The inspiration for “Love and Mercy” comes from the struggles we [...]

April 17th, 2022|

JAZ ELISE REMINDS US TO GIVE THANKS ON TITULAR TRACK FROM THE ‘GRATITUDE RIDDIM’

 Winta James and his Overstand Entertainment label return with a brand new juggling called “Gratitude Riddim,” featuring versions by Jaz Elise, Samory I, Mortimer, Kumar, Naomi Cowan, and Ras-I. Today Jaz Elise releases the titular track for the project: ‘Gratitude’ alongside the visualizer shot by Yannick Reid.The track is an ode to remaining grateful in the face of trials; when giving up feels like the best option. “I remember writing this song pre-pandemic and the sentiment stands true even now.” Jaz said. “Sometimes in the thick of it it’s hard to see light and see a way forward. This song is a reminder [...]

April 11th, 2022|

KIRSTY ROCK – LEAD SINGER FOR EASY STAR ALL-STARS – RELEASES NEW SINGLE FROM HER UPCOMING SOLO ALBUM DEBUT

 Kirsty Rock, best known around the world as a member of the internationally renowned reggae super group, Easy Star All-Stars, brings the fire with her own distinctive, soulful, and earthy reggae sound on her upcoming solo album debut, Slow Burn. The newest single from the record, “The Feeling,” a positive burst of musical sunshine, releases today, while the full album is due to come out May 6 via Easy Star Records. Slow Burn has been just that, a small intimate fire that Rock has been stoking for over 10 years. “Though ‘The Feeling’ may appear to be the most lighthearted song on the album [...]

March 25th, 2022|