Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Christopher Martin - I'm a Big Deal (Official Video)

Christopher Martin - I'm a Big Deal
Intoxxicated Riddim
Produced by Troyton Music
Purchase I'm a Big Deal on iTunes (UK)

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Christopher Ellis Live in London, August 2015

As the Jazz Café celebrates 25 years since it's opening, Christopher Ellis will return to the Jazz Café stage to present a night which celebrates 25 years of Reggae. On the night, we are set to witness performances of some of our favourite reggae classics, alongside the continually growing Christopher Ellis catalogue of tracks.

Being a part of the Ghetto Youths International family, and having worked with artists all over the World and across many genres, we can only begin to imagine whom Christopher will invite to the stage on the night, but one thing that is for certain is another night to remember from the youngest son of Alton Ellis.

I have been advised that all tables are already sold out, but you can still purchase standing tickets to secure your place in the intimate Jazz Café venue on Saturday 29th August 2015. For tickets, visit Ticketmaster or see the Jazz Cafe website for additional information.

This is without a doubt the best way to start off the Bank Holiday weekend, so come and dance rocksteady with us on Saturday 29th August 2015 as we celebrate the genre that we love so much, and half a century at one of our favourite music venues in London.

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Chronixx at Somerset House, London UK

Chronixx with support from Dre Island

Sunday, 12 July 2015
Summer Series at Somerset House with American Express®

Having seen Chronixx perform each time that he has come to the UK, I can confidently say that he is one of my favourite performers on the Reggae scene at present. Whilst he is recognised for his talent as an artist and a performer, he brings passion, energy, and creativity to any stage, which often make his shows an enjoyable experience.

Alongside the Zincfence band and Dre Island, you can expect a showcase of real Reggae and Dancehall music, and a performance which is sure to be one of the most memorable nights of the Summer Series at Somerset House in conjunction with American Express.

So if your heart is clean like a whistle, come and put your lighters in the air on Sunday 12th July as we celebrate the beauty of Reggae music and find out a little bit more of where the man behind the music comes from.

Tickets can be purchased from Ticketmaster at £29.50 plus booking fees. A limited number of Summer Series GA Enhances tickets are also available for an additional £20. More information can be found on the Somerset House website.

Friday, 29 May 2015

Chukki Starr - A Road We Seh Mixtape

Having been absent from the music scene for some time, self proclaimed Mr Real who we know as Chukki Starr has come back to reclaim his place. Releasing his mixtape A Road We Seh alongside 1Xtra's Seani B, this mixtape features tracks that some of you may already be familiar with, and a number of freestyles on some newer riddims.

Check out the freestyle below, listen to the mixtape, and look out for more new music and even bigger moves from this artist. Catch him on Twitter for updates.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Randy Valentine - Still Pushing EP Launch

Location: Jazz Cafe, Camden
Date: Monday 25th May 2015 from 7pm

It's hard to believe that it has already been a year since the release of Randy Valentine's debut EP Break The Chain. Since then, Randy may have topped iTunes charts across Europe, and performed in countries ranging from Switzerland to Australia, but he is back home in London this weekend to release the Still Pushing EP at London's Jazz Cafe.

Providing us with music from the heart, and continuously sharing his journey, Randy Valentine invites us to enjoy the Bank Holiday Monday with him as he delivers yet another show to remember. I have been advised that this is going to be a set like no other, so do expect to see a real artist at work as he is accompanied on stage by the one and only Soul Rebel Band, and a few very special guests.

If you were at any of Randy's previous launches, you will know that Randy Valentine and his team are not ones for compromising on quality, and will agree that missing this show is simply not an option. If not, I insist that you join us and find out just what keeps us coming back to see Randy perform live on yet another May Bank Holiday.

Purchase tickets from Shoobs, and visit Randy to keep up with updates from the man himself.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Monday, 6 April 2015

Kabaka Pyramid - Well Done

A live performance of Kabaka’s recent release “Well done” followed by a couple of other hits from the artist on OnStage TV. Take a close listen to the lyrical content on this one.

Kabaka Pyramid - Well Done

Chevaughn - Come With Me

Chevaughn - Come With Me

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Monday, 30 March 2015

Chevaughn - Bubble

Bubbling on some classic riddims in an acoustic style, this is sure to set your week off in the best way possible. Enjoy this special installment of Me & You Monday's because I certainly did.

Chevaughn - Bubble

Monday, 23 March 2015

Chevaughn - Unfinished Song

A track from the Hopeless Romantic EP which was released a year ago. This week, Chevaughn lays this one down in an acoustic style for us.

Chevaughn - Unfinished Song

Monday, 16 March 2015

Javada - Say Di Weerd

Javada is the artist that brought us the Rude & Smooth mixtape some months back, and has continued to voice many riddims, adapting to a number of different styles. This may be my anthem on H20's Fix Up riddim, so I especially enjoyed this short but sweet performance from Javada.

Javada - Say Di Weerd
Fix Up Riddim
Produced by H20 Records

Chevaughn - Strong

Chevaughn - Strong

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Konshens - Winning (Official Video)

The quality of the song, video, and production on this track is just one of the reasons that this song is one of my favourites from 2015.

Konshens - Winning
Produced by Subkonshus Music

Konshens - Jah Never Leave My Side (Official Video)

Konshens - Jah Never Leave My Side
Kgn 8 Riddim
Produced by Notis Productions 

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Chevaughn ft Notis - Come My Way

As described in the video, where old skool meets new skool...Vibes in abundance.

Chevaughn ft Notis - Come My Way

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Monday, 23 February 2015

Chevaughn - Smile

Chevaughn is always set to put a smile on your face when Me & You Monday's comes around. Here is yet another installment for your listening pleasure...

Monday, 16 February 2015

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Happy Hour Riddim Medley

This riddim is set to be one of the hottest Dancehall riddims of 2015. What's your favourite piece on this riddim?

Happy Hour Riddim
Produced by Chimney Records
Purchase various pieces from Happy Hour Riddim on iTunes

Friday, 13 February 2015

Toddla T Meets Protoje - England Be Wise Mixtape

Having attended a Toddla T takeover event last Summer, it was evident that the BBC Radio 1 DJ is not one to be programmed. Never afraid to cross genres, this collaboration with one of Jamaica's hottest artists of the moment, sees Protoje lay down vocals on a number of classic riddims from various genres, including the widely acclaimed riddim of Skepta’s That’s Not Me.

Whilst this mixtape may not be of the norm, there is something in here for everyone. I especially loved Who Dem A Program on Krept and Konan’s Don’t Waste My Time, but do let me know what your favourite parts of the mixtape are, and don't forget that you can catch Protoje live in the UK next month promoting his forthcoming album Ancient Future which is due for release on 10th March 2015.

England Be Wise, and download this mixtape for free if you have not done so already.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

I-Octane - Gyal Ting (Official Video)

I-Octane - Gyal Ting
Happy Hour Riddim
Produced by Chimney Records
Purchase Gyal Ting on iTunes

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Chevaughn & Javada - Came My Way

The second edition of Me & You Mondays brings us a performance from Chevaughn and none other than Javada. They had a bit of fun with it this week, and even added in an old skool vibe. Are you guys enjoying Me & You Mondays thus far?

Came My Way
Chevaughn & Javada
Me & You Mondays
Purchase Came My Way on iTunes (UK)

Monday, 9 February 2015

Chevaughn - Come With Me (Official Video)

Chevaughn - Come With Me
Produced by WDH Music Group
Purchase Come With Me on iTunes

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Chevaughn & Konshens - I Wanna Be The One

This week, Chevaughn has begun his new weekly showcase of talent entitled Me & You Mondays, which sees him provide us with an acoustic, intimate performance of a song of his choice. He also welcomes any suggestions that you may have, so be sure to contact him on social networks such as Twitter and Youtube with your requests.

For the premier of the series, we see Chevaughn and Konshens lay down one of my favourite tracks of the moment, and I speak on behalf of all of the ladies when I say that I wanna be the one...

Monday, 2 February 2015

Busy Signal - What If (Official Video)

I've always appreciated Busy Signal's confidence when it comes to speaking his mind, and I definitely feel that he raises some valid points here. What if we didn't have artists like Busy?

Busy Signal - What If

Randy Valentine - Certified (Official Video)

Randy Valentine - Certified
Nuh Fraid Riddim

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Reggae Valentine's Showcase in London

Location: Hammersmith Apollo
Date: Sunday 15th February 2015

Tickets: £34+ excluding delivery fee (Tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster.)

I have never been one to make a spectacle of Valentine’s Day, as I do not believe in waiting for one day out of the entire year to show someone how much I love and value them. However, if it means that more people will celebrate love, and carry out acts of kindness, it can hardly be a day to resent.

As we are all well aware, the celebration of Valentine’s Day often leads to an array of events, with a few star appearances being the norm around the city of London. Whilst I rarely make the most of such occurrences, I have had a change of mind this year, and have come to the conclusion that I just don’t want to be lonely.

Thankfully, I have been advised that the Big Ship will be sailing all the way to London on Sunday 15th February 2015, as the stepping razor tells us a little bit about the melody to his song, before sharing a Cheater’s Prayer with all of those lucky enough to be in attendance. As the headlining acts stand firm individually, this special night is set to provide a selection of some of the finest Reggae artists on the scene, and is simply way too beautiful to resist.

For those that did not manage to pick up on the clues above, the Reggae Valentine’s Showcase will be featuring the likes of Freddie McGregor, Christopher Martin, Romain Virgo, and Terry Linen, plus more supporting acts. Whether you will be spending the weekend alone, with friends and family, or with that special person, this show is bound to make it a Valentines weekend to remember.

For more information, check out the Reggae Valentine's Showcase website.

Friday, 23 January 2015

Konshens - Talk About It Tomorrow (Official Video)

Talk About It Tomorrow
Grape Riddim
Produced by D Wala Music
Purchase Talk Bout It Tomorrow on iTunes

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Dexta Daps - 7Eleven (Live Performance)

A live performance of the track entitled 7Eleven starting with the song that has had this artist’s name on the tip of everyone’s tongue.

Dexta Daps - 7Eleven

Clay - Can I Have My Heart Back (Official Video)

Clay - Can I Have My Heart Back
Produced by Silly Walks Discotheque & Big Finga
Purchase Can I Have My Heart Back on iTunes UK (Pre-order until release on 23rd January 2015)

I-Octane ft Vanessa Bling - Cya Do It (Official Video)

I-Octane ft Vanessa Bling - Cya Do It
How It Feel Riddim
Produced by DJ Frass Records
Purchase Cya Do It on iTunes (UK)