Sunday, 20 July 2014

Tarrus Riley - Love Situation Tour, UK

Tarrus Riley, the man who brought us Reggae hits such as She's Royal, is about to embark on his first headline tour in the UK. Having previously toured the country on shows alongside the likes of Beres Hammond, this tour will see Tarrus backed by his very own Blaksoil Band, and legendary saxophonist Dean Fraser. Without a doubt, this is set to be a series of very special shows.

Having released the latest album Love Situation earlier this year, Tarrus has once again shown us why he still remains as one of the most loved Reggae singers of our time. With a song on the album for everyone, Mr Riley sings us through a number of love situations, varying between the classic one drop sounds of reggae, and the acoustic style that he executed so well on the last album.

Spreading conciousness, and love wherever he travels, the 'Singy Singy' will be continuing his search for that dream woman as he takes to the stage in Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, and London in the next couple of weeks. 

Whilst Tarrus may be the headline act, it has to be noted that the promoters have done an exceptional job with this tour, preserving quality in every aspect of the shows, down to supporting acts Alaine, and on the London date at The Forum, the UK's very own Randy Valentine.

Whilst Alaine has continued to caress us with her sweet tone over the years, Randy Valentine has been working consistently, and is bound to bring something special to the show. With several European tours under his belt, and the recently released Break The Chain EP, it is amazing to finally see hard work paying off. 

With what Randy Valentine may call a certified line up, tickets for these shows can be purchased via Ticketmaster, or alternatively you can visit the official website of the tour.

Clay - Shadow After Dark (Official Video)

A new track and video from Clay who brought us the Back To Roots Volume 1 mixtape. Bringing more conciousness, reality, and a nice Reggae vibe, I am convinced that this song alone will make somebody go and pre-order the forthcoming EP. I honestly cannot wait to hear the EP in full, but if this is anything to go by, it is surely worth the wait.

Clay - Shadow After Dark

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Toddla T Takeover with Ward 21, Stylo G, & More - XOYO, London

From my very first glance at this flyer, it was evident that Toddla T was not cutting corners with this line up. Bringing real Dancehall to London, Toddla T's Takeover will see some of my all-time favourite producers, Ward 21, performing live alongside London's very own soundbwoy Stylo G.

If you know your Dancehall, you will know that these guys are the masterminds behind some of the riddims that probably sit in your top 10 list of classic Dancehall riddims to date. So let’s party to some of our favourite Dancehall riddims, and bring the weekend in the right way as Toddla T takes over London's XOYO on Friday 18th July.

This night is one that you do not want to miss, so purchase your tickets online if you have not done so already. Last entry is 11.30pm sharp.