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EASY STAR ALL-STARS DROP SECOND SINGLE “MOONAGE DAYDREAM”

SECOND SINGLE "MOONAGE DAYDREAM" FEATURING NAOMI COWAN Today, groundbreaking reggae group Easy Star All-Stars shared “Moonage Daydream,” the newest single from their upcoming album Ziggy Stardub – a reggae reimagining of David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars – out April 21 via Easy Star Records. First premiered via Consequence, the hypnotic track is a sultry rendition of the classic version. Featuring vocals by Naomi Cowan, the track closes with a fittingly cosmic guitar solo [...]

February 22nd, 2023|Tags: |

MARCUS GAD & TRIBE ARE READY FOR BATTLE WITH THEIR FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM

After three years of waiting, Marcus Gad & Tribe finally deliver their new creation, Ready For Battle. It’s the fourth studio album by the New Caledonian artist working together with his band Tribe, which began backing Gad in 2017 for the album Chanting. The record releases digitally in North America on February 10, with the physical versions (double LP vinyl and CD) coming out on March 3 within the territory. Check it out here.  Ready For Battle revisits recurring themes that Marcus [...]

February 9th, 2023|Tags: |

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 [...]

January 27th, 2023|Tags: |

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, [...]

January 17th, 2023|Tags: |

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 [...]

January 11th, 2023|Tags: , |