Aaron Silk and Flava McGregor collaborate on new 2013 release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Veteran Reggae Crooner, Aaron Silk has collaborated with popular Jamaican producer, Kemar “Flava” McGregor to produce a new release “Oh Me Oh My” on Flava’s 80’s Rock Riddim compilation cd released for January 2013.
The release, is a take on the original song done by his brother, Garnett, showcases Aaron’s beautiful voice and dynamic vocal ability while evoking memories of his sibling.
“Oh Me Oh My has always been a favorite for me to perform on stage. Initially I was asked by Flava to voice on the rhythm he had. His idea was to cover Oh Me Oh My, seeing that I had already covered Place in your Heart, and he was fascinated with the way I sang it,” said Aaron.
“I wanted to sing this one for the ladies…I hope they love and appreciate it as they did the Garnet Silk Original. “
Excerpts from the compilation cd have been going viral on social media – getting a lot of plays via YouTube and Facebook. It is also being increasingly picked up by Jamaican and international radio stations.
“I see Aaron Silk as the new voice of romantic reggae and I have great expectations for this compilation,” said McGregor.
The compilation features other artistes such as Gappy Ranks, JC lodge, Jahmali, GyptiAn, Junior Kelly, Adelle and others.
“I am happy that this is one of the things I am starting 2013 with,” said Aaron. “It looks like an exciting year for me – I am working on finalising my second album and I am exploring some tours in the Caribbean and Europe.’
Silk has been busy doing tours and shows for his favorite charity, “the Voices for Climate Change Education Project” and is set to perform on the Reggae Jam Festival in Germany in August, Aaron Silk has performed on shows such as the Montreal Reggae Festival, Conscious Reggae Festival in Italy, Rebel Salute , Irie Jamboree to name a few. The artiste is most known for his song, Right Path, which held the number one position in Trinidad, Canada and Bermuda a few years ago.
It also received strong airplay in Europe and America and led to him being on tour in those countries. Aaron’s music has a strong cultural and spiritual message which is seen in his recorded songs such as Right Path on the Lalabella Riddim, Show I the Way, Bless I oh Jah just to mention a few.
Reggae sensation Ras Penco, has raised the bar yet again with his new single titled 'Mama Love'.
With an international hit under his belt, reggae sensation Ras Penco, has raised the bar yet again with his new single titled 'Mama Love'.
Ras Penco, real name Reinford Woodburn, still has fans swooning to his biggest hit, Thousand Miles Away, for which the video is still in regular rotation on BETJ and VH1 Soul.
Now that the bar has been raised within the music arena, the talented singer has been sweating up a storm since then in studio. Ras Penco has shown he has much more hits to come, with another single slated to be released on the airwaves this week entitled Mama Love, which is produced by Notice Productions.
"I am currently working on a 13-15 track album which is definitely in the pipeline. I have also done a few collaborations with Fambo, Teflon and Chevaughn, which fans can definitely look forward to. I also worked alongside Gyptian for a track called From The Start," he said.
When asked which artiste he would like to work with in the future, Ras Penco responded, "I would say ZJ Liquid. I would definitely work with him."
Ras Penco has also been topping charts with his latest videos for Fire Burn and Your Love, which has been achart topper on the CVM Hitlist Charts, among others.
"Your Love has been getting a good rotation, internationally as well, also YouTube has been getting a lot of hits," shared the artiste.
However, he further shared that, promotional tours are being planned for the US, Europe, and the Caribbean.
"I would love to say to my loyal fans to keep looking out for me, Ras Penco is just warming up. Trust me, you will never be disappointed."
Richie Spice's Soothing Sounds: Acoustic Receives Google Spotlight
The Tad's Record Release Debuts Worldwide on October 23, 2012;
Teams Up With Usain Bolt's Kingston Hot Spot for Album Launch
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New York, NY (FOX FUSE) - Google Play, Google's massive global music forum, reveals they will spotlight Richie Spice's new album, Soothing Sounds: Acoustic, when the Tad's Record release debuts worldwide onTuesday, October 23, 2012 . Born Richell Bonner in St. Andrew, Jamaica,Spice AKA the Prince of Reggae, joins forces with Tad's Record and some of reggae's biggest hit-makers on this 15-track acoustic opus of socially-conscious, roots anthems that cement the prolific entertainer as a household name for reggae lovers, worldwide.
"I just wrapped a U.S. West Coast tour, spreading the vibes of the new album from Los Angeles to Seattle," Richie Spice discloses. "The reception and the enjoyment from all my longtime fans, and new ones, are utterly fulfilling. I'm full-joyed to be waving the reggae music flag to all corners of the world." Spice and his management are currently planning more shows to take his unplugged sounds of the new album to fans everywhere.
First up is the live album showcase and official press launch in his homeland. Fans and media are invited to Richie Spice live in concert, unplugged and more, which will take place on the release day, Tuesday, October 23, at Usain Bolt's Tracks & Records Sports Club - the new hot spot for live band shows in Kingston, Jamaica. The showcase will unveilRichie Spice with his full-band for the first official presentation of the album to media and fans at home.
Soothing Sounds: Acoustic is a masterpiece collection that is testament to the evolution of Richie Spice, showcasing an eclectic mix of musical elements that fuse classic reggae vibes with modern day acoustic rock, Spanish guitar, jazz and African drum beats. The first single, an uplifting call for unity titled"Free," is currently available on iTunes, and remains in heavy rotation in Jamaica and across reggae airwaves, worldwide. The video for "Free"debuted on television channels in Jamaica last month, and continues to garner traction for the growing classic.
The second single "Crying," which depicts Spice's signature chanting-style as he conjures socially-conscious questions, is also enjoying airplay on radio, and is also currently available on iTunes. The "Crying" video was shot on location in Jamaica and will be released in the upcoming weeks.
Other stellar tracks from this golden offering include "True Love," "My Heart" and "My Girl," acoustic spins on classics from Spice's esteemed catalog. Spice enlists help from some of reggae's top musicians, including Mitchum "Khan" Chin who co-produced the album, Robbie Shakespeare and Stephen "Lenky" Marsden. He also makes it a family affair with his brothers Spanner Banner and Snatcha Lion on the collaboration "More Love."
"Richie Spice's credibility as an artist of exceptional quality is obviously known and applauded and so, once again, we must say that it is our esteemed pleasure to be affiliated with such a great artist," states Tad Dawkins, President of Tad's Record.
Soothing Sounds: Acoustic is now available for pre-order on iTunes, and will be available both physically and digitally worldwide on October 23, from Tad's Record. For further information on Richie Spice, including upcoming tour dates, log on to Richiespice.net, and follow his musical mission at Facebook.com/RichieSpiceMusic and Twitter.com/1RichieSpice.
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Ottawa Rhythm Festival | Sept 1st , 2012 | Junior Kelly | Allison Hinds | Thriller U |
Having done quite a few shows in the United States in the past two months, reggae singer, Junior Kelly will now stretch across the border into Canada as he continues his quest to thrill his North American fans. "Canada has been clamoring for Junior Kelly," explained Tasz Smith of Triple T Productions."We have been collaborating with promotional teams across Canada to work out suitable dates and everything has finally jelled. Interestingly, things have worked out in such a way that Kelly will be doing two festivals two consecutive weekends -- August 25 and September 1," Smith added. Saturday, August 25, will see Junior Kelly as one of the headline acts for FestCaribbean, being staged in Brantford, Ontario. A truly Caribbean event, the show also features calypso/soca giant, David Rudder, alongside Mello G, Colour Quest, Chris Jackson and Dance Migration. The following Saturday, September 1, Junior Kelly will represent at the inaugural Ottawa Rhythm Festival. An outdoor music event, the festival is celebrating the best in Caribbean, Latin and Soul music from around the world. According to the organizers, the Ottawa festival is designed to showcase island flavours of entertainment and blend together quality music, food, and sport for the benefit of the Ottawa-Gatineau community. For this inaugural year, the festival will commemorate the Jamaican and Trinidadian 50th year of Independence, with special performances by its leading artists. Soca's best loved female artiste, Trinidadian Allison Hinds, reggae singer Trilla U, the Cuban Martinez Show, Crack of Dawn are the other big names along with Junior Kelly on the Ottawa Rhythm Festival
A family event, the festival is encouraging audiences young and old to celebrate the culture and rhythms of the Caribbean. Also on the line-up is reggae act Prestige, who has built up quite a repertoire. His songs include I Am Blessed, Happiness, My Pride, Dem Wrong, Questions, What Do You Think Of The Poor and others. Prestige has toured the US and has performed at Irie Jamboree, Brooklyn Music Fest, Budweiser Festival in Washington, D.C. He has also performed in Europe, Canada, Trinidad and Guyana. Reggae singer, Junior Kelly has been in the business of making uplifting and empowering reggae music for more than 25 years. Beginning his career during Dancehall's 'rude boy' era in the late '80s, Kelly's inspiring messages have always made him a standout artist within Jamaica's heavily populated entertainment scene. His breakthrough single "Love So Nice" established him as a bonafide
star in 2000. His commanding juxtaposition of precisely timed, deejayed rhymes and melodic singing, coupled with his vivid storytelling abilities, took the song to #1 on the Jamaican charts. The album "Love So Nice", released in 2001, also spawned the well-received singles which brought him recognition throughout the Caribbean, North America, and Europe.
Junior Kelly, who has been enjoying a strong season of success, both in Jamaica and overseas, easily reclaimed his space in the US market after an hiatus and is being booked vigorously by promoters all across the States. In July, he convincingly captured the number one slot on the Jamaica Music Countdown Top 25 Reggae Singles Chart, with the gripping, reality-laced single, "Been There", which has also debuted on charts in North America and the Caribbean.
On the Broadleaf riddim, produced by Big Bomb Entertainment, "Been There" adds to Junior Kelly's list of songs which have impacted in a huge way. Among them are the "Sunshine," "Boom Draw", "Hungry Days," Missing You (with Bar-bee)" and "Receive".
"Been There" is powered by the music video which is currently getting good rotation across the globe.
For bookings and info for Junior Kelly, contact: Tasz Smith of Triple T Production (917) 617-0874 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Team Jamaica-let's Light the Torch
While debate rages on about which of Shaggy’s On a Mission or Mikey Bennett’s Find a Flag should have been designated the official song to commemorate the Jamaica 50th celebrations, one song that was recently released is staking a strong claim to be the official song for Team Jamaica heading to the 2012 London Olympics. The song is Team Jamaica (Light the Torch) by fast-rising singer Nando Griffiths, son of legendary Jamaican jockey Winston “Fanna” Griffiths, and it is synched to a very moving internet video that captures some very memorable moments, mainly from the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2009 Berlin World Athletics Championships.
While Team Jamaica urges our athletes to “Go for your dreams” and to “Stand up and take your place when our flag is raised and our anthem plays,” it also assures them that “No matter where you place, we will still celebrate you Team Jamaica. “ This last point is particularly timely and relevant, as only earlier this week the officials of the local track and field technical coaching staff publicly urged Jamaica’s track and field fans not to pressure the athletes. In a similar vein, JFF president Captain Horace Burrell lambasted those who have already started to unfairly criticize Usain Bolt after his two recent losses to Yohan Blake and asked that Jamaicans, “Instead of tearing down Usain, let us build him up.”
Team Jamaica has been endorsed by the Irie Jam Media Group, Caribbean Media Partners of the Adidas Grand Prix, New York’s premier outdoor track and field meet. It has also earned the endorsement of Team Jamaica Bickel (the venerable NY-based organization which provides support including meals and lodging for Jamaican athletes attending the annual Penn relays), which has designated it as the official anthem from the diaspora for the Jamaican team heading to London 2012. It would only be fitting for the Jamaican Olympic Association and the Jamaican Amateur Athletic Federation to bestow similar recognition upon the song. Not waiting for such developments, Team Jamaica’s popularity is spreading like the “Pocket Rocket leaving the blocks,” and similar to Shelly-Ann Frazer-Pryce’s new-found staying power, Team Jamaica has the enduring qualities to become a timeless anthem for Jamaica’s sporting teams