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Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Caribbean Fever Irie Jamboree Music Festival is North America's largest music festival featuring music from multiple genres exclusively from the Caribbean region. The festival will showcase a kaleidoscope of Caribbean musical luminaries headlined by reggae's current hottest performer, musical magician Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley.  
This explosive new musical celebration combines two previous hit concerts- Irie Jamboree and Caribbean Fever. The three day event takes place at the ultra luxurious Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York City August 30 to September 1 over the Labor Day Caribbean Carnival weekend.

The first night, August 30 shines the spotlight on Creole French music and will feature the internationally acclaimed zouk band Kassav from Guadeloupe and Martinique alongside Haitian hip hop star Wyclef Jean. Tabou Combo will also play on Friday, as will other stars from the Caribbean Francophone world.

On night two, 'Carnival Mania,' Saturday August 31, the soca sensations will sizzle. On the front burner will be Bunji Garlin, Fay-Ann Lyons, Edwin Yearwood, Alison Hinds and Iwer George.

Night three Sunday, September 1, 'Irie Jamboree' will be headlined by the newly crowned monarch of reggae Jr. Gong Marley in his first New York City post coronation performance. Irie Jamboree will be mystifying Marley magic as the new king welcomes New Yorkers to Jamrock. Other superstars on reggae Sunday night are Grammy winner Shabba Ranks, hit machines Capleton and I-Octane with more reggae acts to be announced before blastoff.

New Jersey Reggae Radio Playlist

SOUNDS OF THE CARIBBEAN - Hosted By Selecta Jerry
2:00pm to 6:00pm (EST)
Z889 88.9FM

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Sanchez – Praise His Name – Back at One: The Best Of Sanchez – VP
Garnet Silk – Lord Watch Over Our Shoulders – Reggae Anthology: Music Is The Rod – VP
Garnet Silk – Zion In A Vision - Reggae Anthology: Music Is The Rod – VP
Sizzla – Give Them The Ride - Black Woman and Child – VP
Buju Banton – Murderer – Reggae Golden Jubilee: Origins Of Jamaican Music – VP
Luciano – Who Could I Be Now- Where There Is Life – Island
Xterminator feat. Luciano – Love Jah & Live – Xterminator Presents MLK Dub – Xterminator
Fred Locks – Black Starliner – Reggae Legends Box Set -VP
Abyssinians – Abendigo – Satta Massagana Deluxe Edition – Heartbeat
Burning Spear – Mek We Yadd – Resistance – Burning Music
Josey Wales – Hard Time – Foundation Come Again – Stones Throw
Desmond Young – Warning – Keep The Pressure Down – Prestige
Big Youth – Wolf In Sheep Clohing – Natty Universal Dread – Blood & Fire
Sister Nancy – Jah Have The Handle – Version City Rockers Darker Roots – Antifaz
Ras Professor – Jah Mi Praise - Jah Mi Praise EP – Humble Camp
Slimmah Sound feat. Jah Melodie – Love Jah More/ Love Jah Dub – Roots Tribe Showcase – Roots Tribe
Gregory Isaacs – Private Beach Party - Gregory Isaacs Remixed – Necessary Mayhem
Ansel Meditation – Sunshine Woman – Dangerous Society – Black Pyramid
Lukie D – Cheater – First Hour Riddim - Studio 5000
Emporer – Angel In The Sky – Angels Music
Gappy Ranks feat. Beenie Man – Longtime refix – Special Delivery Music
B Davis & Dubsmith – Love Your Style/Dub Your Style – Boom One Records
Bunji Garlin – Diffrentology – Soca Gold 2013 - VP
Vybz Kartel -We A Kill We - Made In Jamaica Soundtrack –
Assassin – Rebellious Nature – Arise & Shine Riddim – VP
Buju Banton – Pressure Dem – Fuss Cuss Riddim – Payday Music
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Get Up Stand Up – Songs Of Freedom Box Set – Tuff Gong
Duane Stephenson – Rasta For I – Street Of Gold Riddim - Penthouse
Don Husky – Meditation – Free Nights Riddim – Downsound
Kojak – Hear Me Now Star – Foundation Come Again – Stones Throw
Dub Club – Dub Me Now Star – Vol.1 Signs & Wonders In Dub – Stones Throw
Dub Zone with Selecta Jerry: Dubwise and Local Reggae Happenings
Sly & Robbie feat. Stepper -Stepping Revolution – Stepper Takes The Taxi – Taxi
Doctor Dread – Shuffle Off – Theremin In Dub – Tsosume Records
Cornel Campbell – New Scroll Dub – New Scroll – Zion High Productions
Stally & The Breadwinners – Riddim Box Dub – Horus Records
Sly & Robbie feat. Stepper – Fistful Of Horns – Stepper Takes The Taxi – Taxi
Brindsley Forde -Manu Genius Get It By The Pound Dub – Platinumroots
Rod Anton & The Ligerians feat. Midnite – Trumpet Bush/Dub Bush – Reasonin’ - Musicast
Brigadier Jerry & Ranking Joe -Mediation Chant – Foundation Come Again – Stones Throw
Dub Club – Chant Dub – Vol.1 Signs & Wonders In Dub – Stone Throw
Kenny Knots & The Reggae On Top All Stars – Never Get Burn/ Never Get Burn Dub – Reggae On Top
Alpha Blondy – Rasta Bourgeois – Mystic Power – VP
Alborosie feat. The Abyssinians – Give Thanks – Sound The System – VP
Rocker T feat. Ras Menelik – Thanks & Praise – The Hurban Warrior of Peace: Part Roots – Luvinnitt Productions
Stephen Marley feat. Spragga Benz & Damian Marley – Bongo Nyah – Ghetto Youths Intl.
Chino & Stephen Di Genius McGregor – Roots Sound – Di Genius
Green Lion Crew feat. Chronixx – Life Over Death – Rough Road Riddim – Soul Of The Lion
Green Lion Crew feat Kabaka Pyramid – Liberal Oppressor – Rough Road Riddim – Soul Of The Lion
Protoje – Hail Rasta Fari – The 8 Year Affair – Don Corleon
Chezidek – Search & You Will Find – The Order Of Melchezidik - Jah Solid Rock
Tarrus Riley – Life’s Story – The Mightiest Riddim – Pull Up Selector
Cornel Campbell – Evil Woman – New Scroll – Zion High Productions
Snoop Lion feat. Collie Buddz – Smoke the Weed – Reincarnated – RCA
King Ali baba – Herbalist – Mek Money Records
Dennis Brown – Emanuel(God Is With Us) – The Promised Land – Blood & Fire

New York - Toronto - Miami - Colombia Reggae Playlist

L3 Radio Playlist – For the Week Ending July 22nd, 2013
Our show is officially broadcast from 10am to 1pm EST on:  1430 AM  / Vybz 103.9 FM / 95.3 FM / 99.3 FM / 91.7 FM / and Online via: – Toronto / – Detroit / – Atlanta / - Ft. Lauderdale / - New York / - The UK / - The UK / - The UK / – Tampa / - Colombia

Lover’s Rock Segment

Kardi Tivali – Let Me Love You
Randy Valentine – Too Experienced
Ras Demo – Hard to Find
Ammoye – Pick Me Up
Kashief – Try My Love
Richie Stephens – Murdah
Richie Stephens – True Believer in Love
Kranium – Nobody Has to Know
Jah Cure – My Hands
Pressure – Touch You
J. Soul – Heaven
CBlock – Wifey
Romain Virgo – Beautiful
Sizzla – Lover’s Paradise
Stephen Souza – Missing You

Dancehall Segment

Stephen Souza – Sounds Explosion
Alfonso – Step By Step
Faze – Heart Broken (Dubplate)
Ahkee & Sojournah – Understand Dis
Loyal Flames – Keep Focused
Stephen Marley ft. Spragga Benz & Jr. Gong – Bongo Nyah 

Charlie Braun – La Noticia Mas Grande
Culture ft. Buju Banton – Never Get Weary
Stephen Marley ft. Akon & Buju Banton – My Conclusion
Althea & Donna – Uptown Top Ranking
Zoe & President Brown – Uptown Top Ranking
Yellowman – Nobody Move Nobody Get Hurt
Stephen Souza – Sensi Smoker Pt. 2
Shelly Thunder – Sting Dem Ah Sting
Kutlass – Sharp (Dubplate)
Busy Signal – Come Shock Out
Romain Virgo ft. Konshens – We Nuh Worry Bout Dem
Kutlass – Step Up (Dubplate)
Lady Flame – No Stress (Dubplate)
Silver Cat – Fowl Affair
Junior Cat ft. Cregis – Joke Dem Ah Mek
Red Fox ft. Naturalie – Down in Jamaica
Herbal Dance Riddim Run:  Bramma / Delus / Kiprich / Leftside Dr. Evil / Beenie Man ft. Shaki

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Things Are Getting Hectic for T. Williams!

The first half of this year has been hectic for T. Williams, to say the least, but having ensured his studio time throughout the London producer is now ready to drop his first original material of the year. The four track ‘Feelings Within’ EP is the follow-up to last year’s acclaimed ‘Pain & Love’ EP for PMR and succinctly showcases the evolution in Williams’ sound across its diverse spread.

EP opener ‘On My Own’ featuring homegrown talent TALA is a slinky, low slung house groove that pairs its expansive chords with the singer’s soulful vocals, delivering both a fresh club production and an emotive modern soul track. Up next, ‘Mobb’ hones its focus directly on the dance floor, drawing on Williams’ underground background with an incisive drum skip and huge slaps of bass that reverberate through the low end. For ‘Smile’ T is joined by Tendai, who he has worked with previously on ‘Think Of You’. Here her rich vocals are pinned to a sunkissed house track replete with a fluid groove, shimmering synths and an undeniable chorus. The EP is then completed by the sharp garage-inflected swing of ‘Three Letters’, a powerful club track with soaring diva vocals and infectiously layered riffs which perfectly temper the track’s bumping, swollen bassline.

Whether it’s his increasingly hectic international touring schedule, his recently finished weekly radio show on leading underground station Rinse FM or being brought into to remix a breadth of artists, from Lianne La Havas to Wretch 32, 2013 has been filled with exciting steps forward for T.Williams. Currently out in New York as a participant in the lauded Red Bull Music Academy and with his next US tour alongside label mates Disclosure looming, the new EP will undoubtedly prove to be a watershed moment in his career.

Tour Dates:

26th July - Secret Garden Party, Huntingdon, UK
1st August - Stop Making Sense Festival, Croatia
2nd August - Stop Making Sense Festival, Croatia
9th August - The Nest, London, UK
10th Boardmasters Festival, Newquay, UK
16th Beacons Festival, Skipton, UK


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

One Music Fest ft. Snoop Dogg

By:  by Michael Crowley

Hey you! Yeah you! Stop with all the questions about Snoop Dogg, Snoop Lion, Who’s lying… stop. Snoop Dogg is a bonafide living legend with one of the largest portfolio of hit songs dating back to the early 90′s. When Snoop performs… he takes you on a music journey from The Chronic, DoggyStyle, Deep Cover, his days with Pharrell to present. It’s a musical mind-trip like no other. Until you here Snoop perform, you almost forget how many classic songs this guy has actually produced. Below is a write up from one of Snoop’s pervious shows:

“……And the coolest part about catching Snoop in concert is the fact that he performs with a live band. Again, it would be very easy to spare that touring expense but performing with a band lends an element of spontaneity and energy that just can’t be duplicated by simply rapping over a series of pre-recorded beats. And make no mistake, there were people onstage spinning. But they meshed with the band nicely.

….Snoop’s band consisted of one DJ and two keyboard players as well as live players on both bass guitar and drums. Rounding out the stage ensemble was someone in a novelty dog costume (who at different points during the show brandished everything from oversized novelty joints to a gigantic phallic object), three scantily clad female dancers, several others on the mic and of course Snoop’s Uncle Junebug (who, might I add, may hold the best gig in live music as he basically wanders aimlessly around the stage drinking, smoking and nodding his head at attractive concertgoers he sees sitting close. He was eventually led offstage, towel draped across the shoulders in a fashion I think would’ve made James Brown proud. Hey, someone has to do it).

Snoop performed hits across his once unthinkable twenty year career delving especially deep into his 1993 solo debut Doggystyle. “Tha Shiznit” and “G-Funk” both came early (the latter featuring a cameo by The Lady of Rage herself Robin Allen preceding a performance of her 1994 hit “Afro Puffs”). But the crowd went craziest for “Who am I (What’s My Name?),” “Gin and Juice” and “Ain’t No Fun (If The Homies Can’t Have None).”

And Snoop played to the crowd as well as anyone I’ve seen. Striking a casual pose atop an amp, he serenaded the ladies of the front row with “Sensual Seduction,” reaching down to sign items for fans and holding hands with them as he sang. Following that, Snoop requested a moment of silence for “this small chronic break” before teaming up with the aforementioned Rage.
Throughout the hour set, Snoop reminded fans just how many hits he’s had dabbling briefly in his portion of Dr. Dre collaborations like ”Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang” and “The Next Episode.”
“P.I.M.P.,” “Snoop’s Upside Ya Head,” “Young, Wild and Free” and “Drop it Like it’s Hot” all followed. But it was “Drop it Like it’s Hot” that took best in show. The Neptunes production values combined with the live keyboards to really steal the show musically. The keyboards just sounded fantastic and the song had all the Snoop swagger…”