The Montreal International Reggae Festival brings the Old Port to life

The Montreal International Reggae Festival (MIRF) brings The Old Port of Montreal to life August 26, 27, 28 with the sweet sounds of Reggae and Dancehall for their 13th annual music festival! Headliners at this years’ festival are Cocoa Tea, Mavado, Barrington Levy, Elephant Man, Sanchez, Spragga Benz, Vershon, Romain… Continue reading

An epic 12th edition of the Montreal International Reggae Festival

For the 12th consecutive year, The Old Port of Montreal vibrated to the sweet sounds of reggae music with the best international artists, this year under clever skies! On Friday, after solid performances from Kaisha Lee, Face-T and his band as well as Jah Cutta, Beres Hammond was once again… Continue reading

Cocoa Tea – Biography

Cocoa Tea  is one of reggae’s most talented and versatile artistes. His smooth, easy-going vocal presentation have become his trademark, earning him wide international acclaim, with songs like Lost My Sonia, Tune In and Rocking Dolly, becoming world anthems in Reggae land. Admired and respected for his fine conscious recordings,… Continue reading

New CD King Jammy x Roots, Reality and Sleng Teng

On July 24, 2015 VP Records vintage imprint 17 North Parade will release a brand new 2CD/DVD reggae anthology from King Jammy, one of Jamaica’s most influential producers of all time. Entitled Roots, Reality And Sleng Teng, the comprehensive collection chronicles Lloyd “King Jammy” James’ productions throughout the various styles and… Continue reading

Montreal International Reggae Festival announces four headliners

Montreal, May 8, 2015– For its 12th edition, held from Friday, August 14 to Sunday, August 16 at Montreal’s Old Port, The Montreal International Reggae Festival is proud to announce the confirmation of four of Jamaica’s biggest international superstars to its line-up: Friday, August 14 Beres Hammond On opening night,… Continue reading

New Gyal Ting video and more for I-Octane

Kingston, Jamaica:- Quite honoured to receive four nominations in this year’s Youth View Awards (YVAs) – Cultural Artiste of the Year; Young Hot and Hype; Favourite Musical Collaboration (w) Vanessa Bling for Cya Do It and Fashion Icon – Digicel and Busta ambassador, I-Octane, says he is committed to staying true to himself… Continue reading

Strictly The Best Series – Volumes 50 & 51 to be released November 25, 2014

The longest running reggae series Strictly The Best unleashes Volume 50 & Volume 51 on November 25, 2014. This special edition of Strictly The Best celebrates VP Records 35th Anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, VP Records commissioned renowned artist Michael Thompson (Freestylee) to illustrate the cover art and CD booklet… Continue reading

Strictly The Best turns 50

STRICTLY The Best, possibly the longest running compilation album in reggae, marks a milestone on November 25. VP Records will release Volumes 50 and 51 of the series. As usual, it showcases some of the most popular dancehall songs of the year as well as classic hits from the Queens,… Continue reading

Etana Drops New Album, Rallies For Breast Cancer and Starts U.S. Tour

Helmed by the legendary Jamaican multi-instrumentalist and producer Clive Hunt, Etana’s fourth studio album I Rise will be available October 28, 2014 on VP Records. The Jamaican singer-songwriter’s melodic power blended with Hunt’s rich arrangements sets this album apart as one of the best throughout her stellar career. For National… Continue reading