Italian reggae ambassadors in the world, Sud Sound System are back on a European Tour to present “Sta Tornu“, their last album, to their expat audience. The 19 tracks mirror the joy, the hope, the determination and the commitment the band has shown in their 20-year-long carreer. Dancehall, hip hop, dubstep, funk, rhytm&blues the mediterranean way are all to be found in this new journey.
The track entitled “In the Name Of Love” comes with a reggae version and also an acoustic rendition for all those musical connoisseurs who appreciate the more subtle delivery. “In The Name Of Love” is just the first of a string of new recordings that will be coming directly out of the Luciano stable, culminating into a new album to be released later in the year.
Track 2 from Protoje's #1 reggae album, Ancient Future, released worldwide on March 10th! Share the vibes!
Produced by: Winta James
Artwork by: Keegan Simon - instagram.com/1ndividual
Protoje - Criminal (2015)
Dem a Criminal naa follow dem take wha dem want then dem gone back again
Dem a Criminal naa go them feast, we nuh retreat we just gone to the east
Dem a Criminal but a we follow Jah law see dem a fraud with them tra la la la
Them a Criminal oh Them a Criminal Na Na Na NA
Jah a the main shield
The eye dem stay peeled
The music stay real fi pickney pon the play field
Baby in the stomach, mummy now the pain real
Headphone pon her belly watch him stay still
See The son a shine see how the reign feel
Jah beg u keep him dry i beg i pray fi him
Fi the man den weh a chop it up a grange hill
To the man dem weh a cut it in a cane field
Dem lock up Leonard Howell fi sell Selassie face
Dat couldn't stop the message this a Selassie place
A that you hear we reppin ask about what happen
Pon September 11, 1987
Then them kill we bretheren- Tosh and Free I
So Rasta Reggae Radio could never see the light
Gwaan No believe in I, say i a Levi
Trod with the Simeon So act like u nuh see me.
The Son arise before the sun arise
some despise it a so me summarise it
See some a eyes it wah sit weh I sit
Create a crisis but jah come give me ises
uh huh…. Them send them dogs to the synagogues
but the lions align against the giunea-gogues
Mr. Inquisitor caa go see it pause
Home of Marcus, His Majesty did visit yaad
Me envision them timing a go critical
dem select the pawn fi lef’ it sticky poon we
Walter did warn we, Boukman did born deh
and go Haiti and revolution start, yeah
The same man dem in a Jacket and tie
A dem a pack the supply and attract you to buy
But that is a lie just fi try stack it up high
Well I never oblige I attack and survive
Reggae.Today interviewing Johnny Osbourne the legend of reggae. In this interview Johnny speaks about the new Jamaican reggae talents: Romain Virgo, Chronixx, Protoje and Christopher Martin together with the veteran Jah Cure. Going on, he underlines the different approach of Americans, Europeans and Jamaicans to reggae. At the end he emphasizes the use of technology in music but he obviously prefers creativity.
Alpha Blondy's "No Brain, No Headache" is the first single from his upcoming album "Positive Energy" out May 18th 2015. Roots rock reggae...check it out!
Alpha Blondy - No Brain, No Headache (Official Video 2015)
Official website: http://www.alphablondy.info
“Sudden Flight" is the third official video from Protoje's third studio album, Ancient Future. “Sudden Flight” is a call for the youth to avoid the quick riches of the street for a more righteous path. Protoje & Jesse Royal represent for the moral voice of Jah people with their sharp verses while Sevana’s incredible voice urges the brothers and sisters of J.A. and the world to maintain their faith, no matter the situation.
Protoje (@protoje) ft. Jesse Royal (@JesseRoyal1) & Sevana (@SevanaSiren)
Song produced by: Winta James (@overstand_JA)
Purchase the album here:
http://www.bit.ly/ancientfuturecdlp (CD & LP)
Overstand Entertainment/In.Digg.Nation Collective
Written by: O. Ollivierre, P. James, A. Blake, J. Grey, A. Johnson, N. M. Thomas
Publishing: BMI, Dub Smuggla- ASCAP, BMI, BMI, Sunflower Entertainment Co., Inc. c/o Rufus Music Limited.
Performed by: Protoje, Jesse Royal & Sevana
Produced by: Winta James
Bass: Errol “Flabba” Holt. Guitar: Ranoy Gordon
Recorded at Tuff Gong & 2Hard Studios,Kingston Jamaica & Red Bull Studios, Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Winta James, Michael “Boxxy” Howell, Jeremy Harding & David
Mixed by James “Bonzai” Caruso
Contains an interpolation of “Gunshot” written by Anthony Johnson and Nkrumah Thomas and published by Sunflower Entertainment Co., Inc. c/o Rufus Music Limited
There are stories that must be told, or sung. For Train To Roots some of these stories have the name of the Diaz school in Genova, of Stefano Cucchi, the surveyor who died in the hospital one week after his detention in Rome, and of Stefano Aldrovandi, whose death was the responsibility of four policemen that have been sentenced for unintentional excess legitimate use of weapons.
It’s exactly two weeks after the historical decision of the European Court of Human Rights, that sentences Italy for torture during the raid of the Police at the Diaz school the night of July 21st, 2001, during G8 in Genova (Italy), that Train To Roots release a new single, Policegun, with a video. “A song that doesn’t mean to attack the police, we want to make a call: don’t lose your humanity, even wearing an uniform”, says Antonio Leardi, producer and musician of the band.
During the shooting of the Policegun video, the artist Giuseppe Todde created a graffiti artwork of a face with characteristics both of Carlo Giuliani and Federico Aldrovandi. The work, that will remain visible, has been done in Serramanna (Sardinia, Italy), on the walls of the former Cantina Sociale (Community winery), in agreement between the band and the local authorities.
Policegun is available on the INRI label website, and is the first single released form the new album, which is due at the end of the year and marks a return of the band to social and spiritual themes, to the roots, both on the musical and contents sides. In preparation for release of the new album, the band from Sardinia will be on tour in many European cities.
Production: Antonio PapaN'tò Leardi
Mastering: Filippo Mulas @ Cuba Rec Lab.
Editing: Metatron srl/Curci
Video director: Fabio Ortu
Reggae.Today intervista Ginko dei Villa Ada Posse. Check it!
The release of the album “Il Punto di Partenza”,Africa Unite's latest album is preceded by the single “L’esercito con gli occhiali a specchio”, a free-form interpretation by Madaski of a novel by Quit the Doner (“Quititaly, l’Italia come non la raccontereste ai vostri figli”. 2014 Indiana Editore). This new song is produced by Madaski and More No Limiz, check it out!
Africa Unite - L’esercito con gli occhiali a specchio (Official Videoclip 2015)
Reggae.Today is very proud to support IReggaeNation #GiveALittleLove Project! Jimmy Cliff: "Don't hurt the children; please, just love them" | #GiveALittleLove
We believe, to bring about far reaching positive changes to our society, it really doesn't take much, should we approach it collectively; and sometimes, it could take as little as a convincing message of hope and inspiration to help or support someone. That is the premise on which our IReggaeNation #GiveALittleLove Project was born.
Soon to be known simply as “Skip,” Skip Marley is the son of Cedella Marley, grandson of Bob and Rita Marley and grand-nephew of Marcia Griffiths. “Cry To Me,” his debut single for Tuff Gong International, was written and arranged by Skip himself, and co-produced by Skip with Paul Fakhourie (Lauryn Hill, Stephen Marley, Damian Marley, Nas).
Skip Marley - Cry To Me (Official Video 2015)
The festival will happen in Tolmin (Slovenia) from 12th to 15th of August 2015. The fourth headliner will be announced soon. The Overjam Festival this year aims to make everybody happy, covering the musical tastes of the reggae lovers and at the same time to satisfy at the best the many people that bought the discounted presales.
Indeed Max Romeo will be the roots star of the festival, and he will play in Tolmin (Slovenia) on Friday 14th of August, while Capleton will have the goal to make the massive jump on the night of Thursday the 13th. Before him, the black music burning star Hollie Cook, daughter of the legendary Sex Pistols drummer, Paul Cook. These two big names will be added to the already announced Gentleman, Mellow Mood, O.B.F., Jugglerz, Fatman HI-FI e Brother Culture, waiting for the confirmation and the announcement of the fourth headliner that will have the honor to close the mainstage of the festival on Saturday the 15th .
Another greedy news of the 2015 edition, is the possibility to easily reach the festival by private bus service connected to main low cost airports, and organized in cooperation with many travel agencies and social promotion associations. The bus lines will leave from Milan, Treviso & Venice airports (where you can fly low cost from all around Europe), Trieste, Villach (connected by train with whole Austria and Germany), Udine, Cividale and Gorizia. The prices of the complete packages festival & bus transportation will be announced on the festival website and on the official facebook fanpage in the next days.
The full festival ticket (camping included) will cost only 79€ until 20th of June 2015 and it’s available at the Overjam Shop.
It’s also started the campaign for groups of more than 10 people, at only 70€/each person for the full festival ticket, purchasable only at Overjam Shop.
Following the success of their hit production "Tamara" performed by billboard artist Busy Signal, Equiknoxx Music is proving why they are considered an innovative Jamaican music powerhouse, by releasing Busy Signal "Tamara (Remixes)". Distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital on itunes, "Tamara (Remixes)" features Tamara (Puppy Disco Remix), "Tamara" (Swing Ting Club Mix), "Tamara" (Swing Ting Smooth Mix) and "Tamara" (Ghetto Vanessa Remix).
14 April 2015
Track 10 from Protoje's #1 reggae album, Ancient Future, released worldwide on March 10th!
Produced by: Winta James
Artwork by: Stella Blu > instagram.com/bystellablu/
Protoje - Who Can You Call (2015)
30 pieces of sliver i said that was the price
you see the value man woulda put pon the blood of christ
for Joseph it was 20 they never liked his coat
for Bob a coulda more they never liked of what he spoke
inspite of all these notes i see the pattern them developing
Morality secondary to money greed and jealousy
thats how many fell you see and with that being said
i'd wondered if my brothers put a price upon my head
Ive heard that money makes friends and money makes foes
but money it is not all
cause when the dough ends and all the banks close
tell me who can you call
Who can you call
I've seen empires fall and wither down to dust
and all the money in the world it could not lift them up
most brilliant of ornaments crumble down to rust
because we put we faith in lust and disregard the trust
hell i know the rush
I've had the feeling take me over
the power in my hand when all the band over my shoulder
the bands of money coming in will change the ones around you
be wise you know because it cannot stop you getting older but still
i admit that i get caught up in the game
saw the legends do it naturally i did the same
so I'm rolling round the city
Ms. Jamaica deh den with me
Earth den pon me platter knowing all of this no matter
And do you think that with the last breath that you take
You'll be sitting thinking bout the money that you made
houses that you lived in cars you drove the bills you paid
and yet it is the focus what we do and what we say
what we give we energy
so you spend your life a work
acting like the money will be with you in the hearse
leaving all you family and friends to fight and search
that when you see the snakes come out and act like they deserve
like them put you on reserve
Brand new tune! Chronixx's "Play Some Roots" on the Ram Jam Riddim produced by Silly Walks Discotheque. Riddim Composed by Silly Walks Discotheque & Jr Blender, Mastered by Stefan Flad @ Red Kitchen Mastering (http://www.redkitchen.de/), artwork by TYPEHOLICS (http://typeholics.de/), Please Support Reggae Music and buy the song legally to keep the music alive! Spread it if you like it!
RELEASE DATE 17TH APRIL 2015!
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Munchy welcomes new talents, great voices and positive spirits at her home in Kingston to introduce them to the Reggaeville massive. Get to know interesting personalities with deep talks and discover new music at Munchy's Yaad.