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JESSE ROYAL SENDS A POWERFUL MESSAGE OF LOVE WITH “BLESSING” FEATURING YOHAN MARLEY

On December 27, 2022, the reggae world lost one of its great up-and-coming stars when JO MERSA MARLEY passed away unexpectedly. Jo Mersa had been a close friend of JESSE ROYAL’s (and had collaborated on the popular song “Generation” from Jesse’s debut album), and his passing shocked the GRAMMY-nominated singer to his core. Jesse Royal has now responded to this tragedy with a powerful song called “Blessing,” emphasizing that “your greatest possession is life.” Jesse says, “This song is a reminder of [...]

December 1st, 2023|Tags: |

RISING REGGAE STAR SAMORY I RELEASES HIS ANTICIPATED SOLO DEBUT ALBUM STRENGTH & SHARES A JUBILANT ROMP THROUGH JAMAICA ON NEW VIDEO FOR “OUTSIDE” FEAT. LILA IKÉ

Samory I, one of Jamaica’s most promising reggae artists to watch, releases his eagerly-awaited solo debut album Strength along with a new video for its single “Outside” feat. Lila Iké, out today, Nov 17, 2023, via Overstand Entertainment and Easy Star Records. The LP follows Black Gold, his 2017 collaborative album with the iconic producer Rory “Stonelove” Gilligan.  Named after Samory I’s affectionate moniker for his son, Strength is an 11-track storied opus produced by esteemed Jamaican producer Winta James, whose credits [...]

November 17th, 2023|Tags: |

GIANT PANDA GUERILLA DUB SQUAD RELEASE BRAND NEW SINGLE

YOUR LOVE IS OUT NOW ON EASY STAR RECORDS Earlier in 2023, GIANT PANDA GUERILLA DUB SQUAD released their latest album, LOVE IN TIME, delivering a strong group of songs to further their extensive catalog of modern reggae classics. Now they are releasing some of the great material that was recorded during these sessions but didn't make the final sequence of the full length. These will be eventually collected as LOVE IN TIME EXTRAS. We start with a song written by keyboardist [...]

November 10th, 2023|Tags: |

GENTLEMAN’S DUB CLUB DROP FAN-FAVORITE REMIX

THE BRAND-NEW HIGH HOPES REMIX BRINGS TOGETHER SELECTA J-MAN & EVA LAZARUS ON ONE INCREDIBLE TRACK These drum & bass remixes of "High Hopes" were crafted by Selecta J-Man, of Bristol, England's Born on Road crew. It first appeared in the second half of the official music video released earlier in 2023, which inspired Gentleman's Dub Club to begin playing it live as part of their set this year, going from the original version into the remix half way through, which became [...]

November 2nd, 2023|Tags: |

LADDERS, THE BRAND NEW ALBUM FROM THE LOVING PAUPERS RELEASES TODAY

LADDERS FROM THE LOVING PAUPERS IS THE BAND'S BRAND NEW ALBUM OUT TODAY ON EASY STAR RECORDS “Is it roots reggae? Is it lovers rock? No, it’s The Loving Paupers.” So begins the legendary Don Letts’ liner notes for this young band’s new album, LADDERS, their first on Easy Star Records. The group hails from Washington, DC, and features lead singer Kelly Di Filippo, who has been heard on tracks by Jon Quan and others. Letts continues: “I don’t know how this [...]

September 15th, 2023|Tags: |