*Photos courtesy of Morgan Heritage and VP Records
The “Royal Family of Reggae” Morgan Heritage has returned! That’s right … Peetah, Gramps, Una, Lukes and Mr. Mojo Morgan are all back and sound tighter than ever. The band signature reggae style mixes roots, R&B, dancehall and of course lover’s rock. “Perfect Love Song”is filled with mollifying melodies and heavenly harmonies that are sexy enough to serenade your significant other. Peetah and Gramps lead the group with passionate vocals as Lukes, Una and Mr. Mojo supply the warm musical tones, textures and rhythms. Morgan Heritage definitely knows how to start the summer right!
“Perfect Love Song” is their first single off their upcoming summer album, Here Come The Kings (available June 11th on VP Records).
How do you like Morgan Heritage’s new song? Comment below!
“Best So Far” available now on VP Records
*Photo courtesy of VP Records
With over a decade of hits in the South Pacific, legendary New Zealand reggae band, Katchafire, has released their greatest hits album, “Best So Far” (VP Records). The record features their most popular songs from the early 2000s to the present. Katchafire’s signature roots, culture and lover’s rock sound has influenced many of today’s popular Hawaiian and Californian reggae bands, including Common Kings, The Green and The Hot Rain Band.
Boston based singer/songwriter, Mighty Mystic, has become a leading trail blazer in the East Coast Reggae Movement. He and his live band combine elements of rock and hip-hop into their distinct “Hard Roots” style. His hits “Need Your Love”, “Lamb or Lion”, “Original Love” and most recently – “Concrete World” are all featured on the prestigious VP Records’ You Tube Channel. Additionally, Mighty has shared the stage with reggae heavy-hitters such as Damian Marley, Sean Paul, Shaggy and Beenie Man (just to name a few). We got a chance to sit down with Mighty to talk about music, life and reggae’s healing powers.
Produced by CR203 Records
Check out the Cardiac Keys Riddim (produced by Cr203 Records). This romantic one drop lover’s rock riddim features:
Jah Cure – Stronger Than Before
Christopher Martin – Reggae Road Block
Romain Virgo – My Word
Ce’Cile – Read No Book
Tifa – Fairy Tale
Alaine – What A Lot Of Love
Voicemail – How Is It To Love
Christopher Martin – I’m There
*Photo courtesy of CR203 Records
What do you think of the Cardiac Keys Riddim? Comment below!
Remember that popular summer hit, “Love is Wicked”, by the sister duo Brick and Lace? VP Records featured the jam on their Reggae Gold 2009 compilation album. Now in 2013, Nyanda, (one half of that duo) has gone solo and has been heating up the charts across the world. Her sexy dancehall remix of Taylor Swift’s “Trouble” has spent 6 Weeks on UK’s Urban Club Chart and is not showing any signs of slowing down! Not only does she cover songs, she writes her own as well. Her recent hits “Slippery When Wet” and “Boom and Rave” (featuring Mr. Vegas) are blazing the dancehalls. We got a chance to talk with Nyanda about her music, songwriting and much more.
Performing live at Jamaica’s Reggae Sumfest 2012
If you’re seeking “feel good” music, look no further than Jamaica’s talented reggae singer, Conkarah. With hits like “Forever”, “Draw You Close”, “Addicted”, “Island Girl” and “No Barbershop”, Conkarah is no stranger to the music industry. In fact, he performed at last year’s Reggae Sumfest 2012 alongside Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Bunny Wailer (of Bob Marley & the Wailers) and many more. We got a chance to sit down with Conkarah and discuss his music, inspiration, goals and the global success of reggae music.
For those not familiar with you, can you briefly tell us how your musical career began?
“I was walking through one of the halls at my university and walked past a choir rehearsal. It was fantastic! From the harmonies to the tonality, I said to myself ‘I have to audition’. The very next day, I did just that and earned a spot with the bass/baritones. After my first choir practice, it was a wrap. I knew I’d never be truly happy doing anything else but music, and it’s been an exciting journey ever since.”
Photo courtesy of The Green
Come see Hawaii’s leading reggae band, The Green on their Liars and Lovers Tour! Joining them, as their opening act, will be New Kingston. You definitely don’t want to miss this.
With countless hits and successful albums, the The Green has caught the attention of reggae fans in the U.S. Pacific Coast and Caribbean. Their unique rock and reggae fusion creates an organic sound like no other. Get your tickets today before they sell out.
Feb 22: Breckenridge CO – Three20South
Feb 23: Fort Collins CO – Aggie Theatre
Feb 25: Aspen CO – Belly Up Aspen
Feb 27: Boise ID – The Reef
Mar 01: Spokane WA – The Center Of Spokane
Mar 02: Tacoma WA – Jazzbones
Mar 03: Bellingham WA – Wild Buffalo
Common Kings [Photo Courtesy of Common Kings Official Facebook Page]
[Photo Courtesy of Common Kings Official Facebook Page]
“No Other Love” feat J Boog & Fiji [Photo Courtesy of iTunes]
[Photo Courtesy of Common Kings Official Facebook Page]
Fiji [Photo Courtesy of Fiji’s Official Facebook Page]
*Photos courtesy of Common Kings, J Boog and Fiji
Country & Region: U.S. Pacific Coast/Hawaii/Oceania
The Common Kings‘ (feat. J Boog & Fiji) “No Other Love” is a wicked one drop reggae tune. Don’t be fooled by the romantic lover’s rock rhythm; J Boog and Fiji have a few tricks up their sleeve later on in the bridge that are worth waiting for. I won’t give it away … you just have to listen!
What do you think of “No Other Love”? Comment below!
J Boog has gained popularity across the world
When you collaborate with famous artists like Tarrus Riley and Peetah Morgan (of Morgan Heritage), you know you’ve reached reggae super-stardom. If you haven’t heard of J Boog yet, then you’ve been missing out. He blends both Hawaiian and Jamaican reggae to create his own tropical style. Not only has Boog gained respect amongst the reggae elite, but he has also gained popularity all over North America, the Caribbean and Oceania.
J Boog was born in Long Beach, California, but grew up in the rough neighborhood of Compton, CA. His loving family kept him in line and off the streets by instilling a strong awareness of Samoan culture and tradition. He was soon to discover music at an early age and it would change his life forever.