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Archive for February, 2017

Feb
16/17
Video Premiere: Jungle Man Sam – “Dive Deep”

Filmed and edited by the Florida-based Sugarshack Sessions crew, Reggae Rise Up artist Jungle Man Sam has just released a new acoustic video for his song “Dive Deep.” The track is a beautifully arranged love song that showcases Sam’s dynamic vocal versatility and strength as a songwriter. When asked for a quote on the song Sam expanded on the theme, sharing:
“Dive Deep is a song about loving someone so much that you want to dive right into every aspect of their being. We all have stories of heartache and pain that we bring along with us, and loving someone means loving that story that they carry. Crossing an ocean for someone is easy, but diving into the depths of who they are means a lot more.”

From Toronto, Canada, Jungle Man Sam (real name Sam Morton) is the first artist to sign to Reggae Rise Up’s new artist management label. “Dive Deep” is his second single with plans for both a studio and acoustic EP to be released later this year. Stay tuned for more information on Sam as we plan to expand our coverage on this up and coming artists. Enjoy the song & video…

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Feb
16/17
Dirty Heads Release Spotify Exclusive Tracks

Dirty Heads have yet to come down from the success of their self-titled album release in 2016, and have recently announced another bonus for their fans to enjoy with extra help from Spotify. The premiere digital music service recently teamed up with Dirty Heads as part of their “Spotify Singles” series to release two exclusive tracks — both of which are more than worthy of your attention and your speakers. (more…)

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Feb
14/17
Video: Leilani Wolfgramm – “Sinner”

Shot and directed by Meeno Peluce and produced by Jay Tauzin, here is the new music video for Leilani Wolfgramm’s new single, “Sinner.” This is the first single from Wolfgramm’s upcoming album, Bipolar, expected to be released later this year. The video was shot on location in Los Angeles, CA by the LA river. The song is about someone at their lowest point, whether you are religious or not and is described as a heartbreaking song that doesn’t really have a resolve with alcoholism as the theme; “Toast to your dinner, heavy is the crown (Royal).” The song was written on tour when Leilani woke up hungover, blacked-out from the night before and there was a voice memo she left herself on her phone — it was basically her singing the song to herself. Stay tuned as we’ll have more info on her upcoming Bipolar album, but for now, enjoy the song and video…

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Feb
12/17
MP3 Leak of the Week: Soulfiya

Soulfiya is a reggae MC/DJ based out of Galveston, TX and has a new album, One that drops on February 17th, 2017. We’re giving away his new song, “Family Business” on our homepage and you can read more about this rising artist & his new album… (more…)

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Feb
09/17
Feb
09/17
Deftones Announce Tour with Rise Against, Thrice

Since their musical inception in 1988, alternative metal kings Deftones have released eight riff-tastic, heavy, atmospheric albums and have cemented themselves into their own legacy; their high-octane, in-your-face live show has left fans and listeners raving for years as well. Longtime supporters of the reggae-rock community, Deftones have recently announced that they will be hitting the road this summer with Rise Against and Thrice -– a live show you can’t afford to miss! (more…)

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Feb
07/17
The Return of Save Ferris & Their ‘Checkered Past’ EP

Monique Powell has been relentlessly working to revive her ska-pop reggae group Save Ferris over the past couple of years since returning from a hiatus that lasted for more than a decade. After two years of lawsuits and undergoing a spinal surgery, it’s safe to say that her vocals sound as good as ever and she is eager to release the band’s forthcoming EP Checkered Past -– their first release since 1999. (more…)

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Feb
07/17
Less Than Jake Release ‘Sound The Alarm’ EP

Ska-punk rockers Less Than Jake have been a household name for more than two decades, and are celebrating their 25th anniversary as a band in 2017. Kicking the party off right away, the quintet from Gainesville, Florida released Sound the Alarm via Pure Noise Records on February 3 –- their first release in four years. The EP is sure to attract old and new fans alike, and is more than worthy of a few listens. (more…)

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Feb
07/17
Video: John Brown’s Body – Hard Man Fe Dead

Directed by Jay Brown and animated by Paul Mihailoff here is the latest music video for John Brown’s Body’s song “Hard Man Fe Dead” featuring Karim Israel of Arise Roots from their latest studio album, Fireflies that was released via Easy Star Records. Lead singer Elliot Martin had this to say about the video: “Hard Man Fe Dead is a tribute to the late Prince Buster, and dedicated to the extended family of musicians that we are a part of. How good and pleasant it is to play some hard Reggae music with all these talented people!” You can purchase the album, Fireflies, on iTunes by clicking HERE! Enjoy the song and video…

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Feb
07/17
MP3 Leak of the Week: The Elovaters

Massachusetts’ own, The Elovaters, formerly known as The Cornerstone, re-released their debut album, The Cornerstone, on January 20th and to celebrate their fresh start, we’re giving away their new song “Sweet Love” for FREE! Grab the song off the homepage and read more on the the South Shore 7-piece… (more…)

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Feb
02/17
Morgan Heritage Release New Single ‘Reggae Night’

Fresh off their Grammy Award winning album Strictly Roots for 2016’s Best Reggae Album, Morgan Heritage has recently unveiled their latest single “Reggae Night” -– the second track from their forthcoming studio album that is slated for a 2017 release. Having mastered their own identity of award-winning reggae music for over 23 years, the new track is certainly worthy of your attention. (more…)

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Feb
02/17
Gentleman’s Dub Club Announce ‘Dubtopia’ For April Release

British reggae favorites Gentleman’s Dub Club are entering their 11th year since their musical inception, and in keeping consistent with their every-other-year-release schedule they have announced that their third full-length album Dubtopia will be released on April 7, 2017 via Easy Star Records. The band will certainly have big shoes to fill in follow-up to 2015’s The Big Smoke, but are already showing no signs of slowing down with available snippets from their latest offering. (more…)

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Feb
01/17
Ali, Astro & Mickey’s UB40 U.S. Tour w/ Matisyahu & Raging Fyah

Founding UB40 members, vocalist Ali Campbell, second vocalist Astro and keyboardist Mickey Virtue have been moving full steam ahead since their 2014 reformation. Following an Unplugged + Greatest Hits release last November, the Birmingham, UK based reggae group has announced plans for a US tour with dates that include Matisyahu and Raging Fyah. (more…)

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Feb
01/17
Video: Queen Ifrica – Trueversation ft. Damian Marley

Jamaican award-winning singer, songwriter and social activist Queen Ifrica has released a music video for her new single “Trueversation” featuring Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley. The video was shot in Miami’s Wynwood district, directed by Antwan Smith. “Trueversation” is available for purchase by clicking HERE! The song will be featured on Ifrica’s third studio album, Climb, that will be available March 3rd 2017 via VP Records. Enjoy the song and video…

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Feb
01/17
The Expendables Release “Stay Now” ft. Eric Rachmany

This year marks the 20th anniversary of reggae surf-rockers The Expendables, and they are most definitely kicking off 2017 in style. If you haven’t heard their new single “Stay Now” featuring Rebelution’s Eric Rachmany -– you should probably stop whatever you are doing and take a few moments to allow the new track to grace your speakers with its presence. (more…)

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