Christopher Martin – Big Deal / Official Playlist

Christopher Martin is a big deal. The soulful singer is already hugely popular in his home island of Jamaica and other key reggae markets for what he calls “real-life music”: Earnest, honest songs about everyday realities. Now, with the release of his debut album for VP Records, entitled Big Deal,… 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

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

I-Octane Biography

An unmatched combination of innate talent, conscious lyrics, high-energy performances and pure charisma is the hallmark of reggae singer, I-Octane, whose music has made a resounding impact across the continents. Bestowed with the task of setting the pace for the next generation of troubadours, this smooth Rastafarian singer who has… Continue reading

Jah Cure Reveals “Postcard-Perfect Travelogue” (Billboard) Video for “Rasta”

Jah Cure, the Jamaican singer who has long been recognized as one of reggae’s greatest voices, returns with his new video “Rasta.  Spanning his homeland and several European countries – including Greece, Italy, France, The Netherlands and Switzerland – the visual captures the worldwide appeal and impact of reggae music… Continue reading

Bunji Garlin comes to take over town

On Sept 2, 2016, Bunji Garlin will drop his 3-song EP Take Over Town (via VP Records) while he hits NYC’s West Indian Carnival circuit over Labor Day weekend. See dates below. The FADER chose the EP’s title track as one of their top picks for 2016 Carnival Season. The… Continue reading

Jah9 will release sophomore Album 9

OUT SEPTEMBER 9 ON VP RECORDS / STEAM CHALICE RECORDS For those who’ve been waiting for Rasta consciousness to mount resurgence in contemporary reggae, Jah9 is a figure of revelation and deliverance.  The Jamaican-born singer-songwriter, poet and producer, who has been covered by the likes of Vogue and Vice about… Continue reading

King Jammy “New Sounds of Freedom” Out Today on VP Records

King Jammy is one of reggae’s most prolific talents, whose career spans a half-century. Almost 40 years since the original sessions, King Jammy revisits the seminal album that launched his career as a producer. New Sounds of Freedom is a re-working of the 1977 Black Uhuru classic Love Crisis featuring… Continue reading

Luciano receives 2nd Grammy Nomination

Following his previous 2002 Grammy nomination for A New Day, reggae royalty Luciano receives the prestigious nod again this year for his latest album Zion Awake, released by JamStyle Records via VPAL music, VP Records’ distribution arm. The inspirational songwriter, brilliant singer and international ambassador of Jamaican reggae was born… Continue reading