VP/Greensleeves Kicks off 40th Anniversary Celebrations with “White Man In Hammersmith Palais” Topping Billboard Reggae Chart

Greensleeves’ limited press 7” EP “White Man In Hammersmith Palais” debuts at #1 this week on the Billboard reggae chart. This celebratory feat kicks off the 40th anniversary of Greensleeves Record Label, which will release various special edition albums and host events with some of VP/Greensleeves notable artists. “White Man… Continue reading

MIRF returns with its 14th edition for Montreal’s 375th with reggae’s hottest performers

Montreal, April 26, 2017 – On August 18, 19 and 20, the Montreal International Reggae Festival (MIRF) will present its 14th edition at the Old Port of Montreal, maintaining its theme United Against Violence. This year promises yet again the highest calibre of Jamaican and West Indian talent, spanning the… Continue reading

Platinum Kids Win America’s National Sound Championship “US Rumble”

New York, New York (April 23, 2017)  One of the most exciting aspects of reggae culture took place inside Amazura nightclub in Queens, New York last Saturday. It was the second annual US Rumble nationals, produced by Irish and Chin,  seven sound systems entered a musical “war” for a spot… Continue reading

Sean Paul, the newest addition for Reggae Sumfest 25

Grammy Award winning artiste Sean Paul has been added to the line-up for the 25th staging of Reggae Sumfest. The multi-platinum artiste will break his current Europe tour for a fourth appearance on the festival. Having racked up an impressive catalogue and a huge fan base worldwide over two decades,… Continue reading

Jamaica Spotlighted in 2017 Grammy Nominations

The 59th Grammy®  nominees have been announced, and a strong contingent of Jamaican musicians are shining as contenders. Whether it is artists nominated for  Best Reggae Album or classic reggae songs being resurrected in today’s popular music, there is no denying the country’s musical impact on the current climate. This… Continue reading

Hotta Maestro Gets Clean Bill of Health for 2017!

Jamaica’s famed international Selector and Personality Hotta Maestro (formally of Swatch International and Jamaica’s infamous Passa Passa street dance), received a clean bill of health from his medical team for 2017. Diagnosed in 2016 with sleep apnea (a common disorder in which a person experiences a pause in their breathing… Continue reading

VP Records Strictly The Best Series returns November 18

Year after year, VP Records’ Strictly The Best has proven itself as the go-to series in reggae. Whether it’s currently on top of the Jamaican charts, a huge underground seller in the streets or a massive club jam, Strictly The Best’s annual series provides DJs and fans alike with the… Continue reading

Morgan Heritage Wins Album of the Year at 2016 International Reggae & World Music Award

The 2016 IRAWMA Awards took place Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The event established in 1982 acknowledges and honors the accomplishments and contributions of reggae and world music of all facets of the industry. The Royal Family of Reggae Morgan Heritage who will undoubtedly go down as… Continue reading

Movement restricted – Dancers not benefiting from dancehall’s int’l resurgence

Local entertainers have been encouraged to capitalise on the recent resurgence of dancehall in mainstream media overseas. Dancers, too, are being urged to take advantage of the opportunities that come with dancehall being thrust back into the international spotlight. Dancers reveal, however, that it may be easier said than done… Continue reading

Billboard Producer Ricky Blaze Inks Deal with Island Records UK

Having worked with some of the biggest names in every genre of music such as Dancehall, Reggae, R&B and Hip Hop such, renowned multi-talented singer, songwriter and billboard charting producer Ricky Blaze has achieved many pinnacle of success in his career. His latest endeavor consist of a worldwide deal with… Continue reading