Strike Hard for the Reggae Girlz! Jamaica’s National Women’s Team vying to be the first Caribbean team to win a World Cup Championship.

The Jamaica Football Federation is seeking funds to cover the initial costs of training camps, nutrition, travel, and housing for the 26-woman team.

And the House of Marley wants to help. But we need your help, too.

The Reggae Girlz are at the top of their game and are real contenders to win the World Cup in 2015. Unfortunately, funding from the Jamaican Football Federation is not spread evenly and almost all resources are used to support the men’s team. The House of Marley wants to even the playing field and help get the Reggae Girlz the proper funding required for practice and qualifying games.

You can help us support the Reggae Girlz on their journey to the 2015 World Cup by heading to gofundme.com/JamaicaWomensFootball and donate to the Reggae Girlz program.

Mention House of Marley in the comments section of the GoFundMe page when you donate, and we’ll match it until we reach $5k.

I am Reggae Girlz!

Trudianne

House of Marley SXSW Takeover: FNT Austin

What’s the most bizarre party you’ve ever been to? Did it involve sword swallowing? What about rope dancing? Boxing? Mobb Deep and Mike Jones performing in a boxing ring? No? Well it sounds like you weren’t at FNT at SXSW because that’s exactly what went down.

For those of you unfamiliar with FNT let us break it down for you. FNT is a movement that takes place in NYC. It’s a party/ event/ spectacle that has been happening for quite sometime now, and has developed a pretty huge following. Promoter Bekim Trenova decided what better place to bring the event to than the SXSW festival. So he grabbed a bunch of fighters from NYC, called up some fighters in Austin, got in a huge purple bus and hit the road.

The first thing you noticed when you walked into FNT was that this was no normal SXSW party. This was no music industry party; it was full blown Texas. What other SXSW party would you see a guy with a mermaid tattooed on his face do the worm across a boxing rink with a sword in his throat? What other SXSW party would you be able to see Mobb Deep perform ‘Shook Ones’ in the middle of a boxing ring? Nowhere. That’s where. Oh yeah we forgot to mention that Rome Fortune did made an appearance and DJ Mess Kid was on the decks keeping the people on their feet all night. We talked to Havock and Prodigy from Mobb Deep and here’s what they had to say about FNT Austin, “That shit look pretty ill.”  We at The House of Marley are going to go out on a limb and say that FNT Austin was one of the most live parties SXSW has seen in years, and we know it’s only going to get bigger and bigger as the years go one.

 

House of Marley SXSW Takeover Day Two: TOPNOTCH

TOPNOTCH was in the building last night! The House of Marley and Okayfuture invaded SXSW to bring together some of the best in electronic music for the Okayfuture showcase. Artists Durkin, Falcons, Booty Fade, and Brenmar had the crowd moving and dancing all night. If that wasn’t enough though, Teklife brought a secret performer, Rashad. Rashad got the crowd going wild! Take a look at some pictures to get a full feeling of the night.

 

House Of Marley SXSW Takeover Day One: Rice and Peas

Day one of SXSW 2014 was no joke! House of Marley teamed up with Largeup.com to help throw the inaugural Rice and Peas party in Austin Texas. Rice and Peas is a big deal in NYC, but this week it landed on Texas soil and blew the roof off of the Empire Patio. Rice and Peas is known to bring only the hottest dj’s and musicians in the Caribbean music scene to the party, and that’s exactly what they did at SXSW.

Dj Max Glazer, DJ Gravy, Jubilee, and Deejay Theory kept the crowd dancing and moving between performances by Screechy Dan, Los Rakas, and The Heatwave. NYC dancehall queen Miss Likkle Bit taught everyone how to move, and if that wasn’t enough, special guests Jesse Royal and Bunji Garlin and Fayann Lyons showed up and completely shut it down.

Bunji Garlin and his wife, fellow soca artist Fayann Lyons, were the first two-soca artists to ever play SXSW, and they showed Austin, Texas exactly how they do in Trinidad! They had everyone jumping up and down and dancing so much that it felt like the Empire Patio was going to collapse. Caribbean music showed up with a presence this year at SXSW, and House of Marley couldn’t be more excited. We can tell that it’s only going to keep growing bigger and bigger, and we’re going to be there every step of the way.

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House of Marley is heading west this week for a sick series of SXSW events. Check out our lineup below:

Wednesday, March 12

We’ve teamed up with the LargeUp crew to bring you Rice & Peas & The Heat Wave! Trinidad’s reigning soca crossover star Bunji Garlin and Jesse Royal, have just been added to an already stacked lineup that includes live performances from Screechy Dan and Los Rakas, plus DJ sets from Rice & Peas DJs Max Glazer (of Federation Sound) and LargeUp’s own DJ Gravy; The Heatwave (UK); Mixpak’s Jubilee; and Deejay Theory (of Mixtape Monday fame), and cameos from Rice & Peas crew Mountain Doo and Miss Likkle Bit. And there’s be a few special surprise guests coming, too.

*This outdoor patio event is  FREE w/ RSVP and 21+. RSVP does not guarantee entry, which is subject to venue capacity. Early arrival is STRONGLY recommended.
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Thursday, March 13
Okayfuture x House of Marley Present: TOP NOTCH @ SXSW ’14, a carefully curated pop-up party featuring a secret TEKLIFE artist, NYC via Chicago’s Brenmar, local Texas favorites Booty Fade, LA’s finest Falcons, Boston-bred Durkin, new SF duo Brother In Arms, and of course, the resident Top Notch & Bombón DJs.

*The event is FREE w/ RSVP and 21+. RSVP does not guarantee entry, which is subject to venue capacity. Early arrival is STRONGLY recommended.

OkayFuture and House of Marley SXSW

For the first time, FNT will be held outside of NYC and in the middle of SXSW ’14!  This is one event you cannot miss, and probably the only place in Austin where you’ll find aerialists and circus performers flying in between live music acts and boxing matches.

Grab your PRE SALE TICKETS here.

Listen to the FNT Mixtape on Soundcloud!

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Saturday, March 16

Catch us at the AM Only Cookout for food and sets from, Henry Krinkle, Jacques Green vs Samo Sound Boy, Classixx, Supreme Cuts, Tourist, Cyril Hahn, Julio Bashmore, Ryan Hemsworth, Young & Sick, AMTRAC vs. Treasure Fingers and a Special Guest!

This event has SOLD OUT. Stay tuned for ticket giveaways! 

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Sunday, March 17

We’re kicking off our House of Marley x Electric Punanny tour with Jasmine Solano and Melo-X at SXSW ’14 in Austin! Check the dates below for a city near you:

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The Brooklyn duo is also back with their annual mixtape – this time Vol. 4. combining the best of 2013 with 2014′s newest gems.

Listen to ELECTRiC PUNANNY MIXTAPE VOL. 4 on Soundcloud:

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See y’all in Texas. #LiveMarleyAustin #FindYourSound

House of Marley Kicks Off 2014 At Agenda Trade Show

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At the House of Marley, we don’t just make audio gear, bags and watches — This is a lifestyle. Dubbed the #LiveMarley movement, we’ve taken our entire crew out to the Agenda trade show in Long Beach to show off everything we’ve got going on in 2014. From Team Marley to our latest tech innovations, Agenda is the launching point for a big year at the House of Marley.

This year’s Agenda show is taking place January 7 and 8, and brings together the best in surf, skate, streetwear and sneakers. The trade show’s well-defined voice focuses on exceptional performance and craft, which fits perfectly with the gear we create at the House of Marley. With several exciting new products ready to pave the way, our booth D4 is THEE booth to check out this year at Agenda.

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The Legend ANC Headphones are the new House of Marley flagship headphone, providing Active Noise Canceling technology as well as the height of comfort. The Liberate Bluetooth Headphones are the first of their kind, and the first wireless headphones to bear our name. With the Liberate Bluetooth Portable Audio System, you can share the Marley sound no matter where you are: beach, mountain, office, or home.

Agenda and the House of Marley share a kindred spirit. It’s all about being free to live the life that you want and using crafted gear to help you enjoy the journey along the way. It’s the knowledge that you’re making a difference, one awesome step at a time. Check us out at Agenda in Long Beach. Use #AgendaShow on Twitter and Instagram for all the Agenda updates or follow us to get the inside scoop. As always, #LiveMarley.

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House Of Marley Introduces Latest Gear At CES 2014

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We’ve been waiting months to debut our new Liberate family and thankfully CES 2014 is finally here. If you can’t jam with us in person, then hopefully you can get some insider insight with this blog about all that is happening at the show. 
 
First off, this year it’s all about our Liberate family of products: The Legend ANC headphones, the Liberate XL Bluetooth headphones and the Liberate Bluetooth portable audio system further improve on the Marley signature sound and are built to deliver an impeccable audio experience. The hype is getting real here at CES around these products. Check out what people have been saying:
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Also debuting at CES this week are two of our newest pieces of innovative Bluetooth technology, the Liberate XL Bluetooth Headphones and Liberate Bluetooth Portable Audio System. Freeing yourself from the restrictions of wires and cords has never felt better than being able to wear your headphones and not worry about getting tangled up. Imagine it. No cords. No mess. No stress. Just a nice smooth ride.
 
The Liberate Bluetooth portable audio system crushes the sound. Wrapped in our patented REWIND fabric made from recycled water bottles, organic cotton and hemp, you can connect and listen to Kaya or Exodus with the simple push of a button. We admit these are some of our best sounding (and looking) portable audio systems yet. 
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If you can’t find a way to get into CES 2014, you’ll have to wait a little while longer to get your hands on the latest and greatest House of Marley gear. Be sure to check out our headphones, portable audio systems, bags and watches, while also making sure to follow us on Instagram or Twitter for the latest #CES2014 news. 

House Of Marley Invades SURFER Poll 2013

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At this year’s SURFER Poll award ceremony, sponsored by SURFER Mag and yours truly, the House of Marley, the greatest surfing stars of the ASP Pro Tour and beyond aligned for one magical night in Oahu. Legendary riders like Kelly Slater, Joel Parkinson and Mick Fanning hung out amongst breakout stars including Nat Young and Coco Ho and celebrated another killer year of surfing.

Honoring the best and brightest in 2013, the SURFER Poll annually gives out awards for Best Male/Female Surfer, Best Barrel, Worst Wipeout, Best Movie Of The Year and other sick surfing achievements. Voted on by the readers of the illustrious surf mag, perennial favorite Kelly Slater won the honors for Best Male Surfer in 2013, while upstart Alana Blanchard beat out world champ Carissa Moore for the women’s award.

The 2013 SURFER Poll party was a blast and it was great getting to hang out with all of the best surfers in the world. If you weren’t able to attend or watch the event, fret not! Slap on some of our earth-friendly headphones,  crank up the SURFER Poll/House Of Marley playlist below and check out all of our recap photos from the event below.

SURFER Poll 2013 from surfermag on 8tracks Radio.

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Photo Credit: Bryce Lowe White

House of Marley Approved: John Brown’s Body

JohnBrownsBodyWith their revolutionary take on reggae, John Brown’s Body have created one of the genre’s best albums in 2013 with their release, Kings And Queens. The band’s new record may be their tenth full length, but they have hit a stride of meshing electronic and hip-hop with the sounds of Bob Marley’s Jamaica. Check out “Starver,” a track off Kings and Queens and feel the rhythm when John Brown’s Body hits your town as they tour America throughout January and February.