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New Music From The Skints

The Skints have clawed their way up from the depths of the underground London punk/ska scene to becoming a unique fixture on the global reggae stage. Drawing influences as wide as soul, pop, grime, and hardcore, their original brand of “tropical punk” has seen them evolve into one of the hardest working and most respected bands in music. The band’s new single ‘Learning to Swim’, released January 18th, fuses the tenderness of lovers rock, the catchiness of pop with the urgency of [...]

January 18th, 2019|Tags: |

New Single “Light The Fuse” From Gentleman’s Dub Club

The latest single from Gentleman's Dub Club is a euphoric journey through time, space and bass. Diving straight into the deep end with the ruckus that is ‘Light The Fuse,’ the record is set up with rumbling heavyweight bass movements that naturally match the controlled chaos of ‘Eye Of The Storm’ and ‘Midnight Healing.’ Meeting every unique end of the spectrum, Gentleman’s Dub Club once again draw on their incredible ability to fuse sounds together until they feel like they’ve always belonged. We're [...]

January 10th, 2019|Tags: |

Michael Goldwasser and Easy Star All-Stars’ Remix of Kelly Clarkson’s “Heat”

Michael Goldwasser, producer of Easy Star All-Stars best selling & critically acclaimed records with Dub Side of the Moon and Radiodread, has been working on a slew of Reggae remixes. What started with Jason Mraz’s “Have It All,” led to Janelle Monae’s “I Like That” and now a remix of Kelly Clarkson’s “Heat.”  For the Remix, Goldwasser told The Pier Magazine: “As with all of the Easy Star All-Stars tribute albums, I try to envision the original as if it was recorded in Jamaica in the late 70’s, early 80’s, with a room full of great musicians. So [...]

January 4th, 2019|Tags: |

Mortimer’s song “Careful” was selected to Apple Music’s Best of 2018 playlist!

Mortimer's song “Careful” is a cautionary tale, with Mortimer drawing on personal experiences as he ponders trust and betrayal amongst family and friendships. Mortimer states, “I wrote this song to express my own experiences with friends and family. I’ve learned that people aren’t always what they seem, and blood doesn’t necessarily mean family. We need to stop confusing loving someone with loving an idea of someone, and the sooner we can tell the two apart will be the day we start to learn to love [...]

December 12th, 2018|Tags: |

Congratulations Protoje on his Grammy nomination for Best Reggae Album – A Matter Of Time.

He has been called many things before. Singer, songwriter. Pioneer. A driving force behind important creative shifts in Jamaica. Perpetual student of music. Philosopher, mentor, brother. Miss B son. If there were a thousand ways to describe recording artist Protoje, now there are a thousand and one. Call him GRAMMY-nominated. The Recording Academy™recently released its nominees for the 61st GRAMMY Awards® with a pool of five for the "Best Reggae Album" category. Among them is A Matter Of Time, Protoje's 4th studio album. The response has been a new wave [...]

December 7th, 2018|Tags: |