Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise October 20th – 25th

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Welcome to JamRock Reggae Cruise, hosted by Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley will be going down October 20th – 25th. Making pit stops in Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, this cruise for reggae lovers will be one to remember. Tickets are sold out but if you managed to get one then LUCKY YOU!

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Music Monday: Noisey Jamaica II Artists

Happy Monday Everyone! It’s Music Monday, and today we are featuring some of the artists within our Noisey Jamaica II series. Chronixx, Jesse Royal, Protoje, Alkaline, and Keznandi are considered to be the leading pack of the reggae revival. Peep some of our favorite songs from these amazing artists below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2002 BBC Documentary – Reggae: The Story of Jamaican Music

TGIF! Today is the perfect day to watch a BBC documentary on one of the most interesting subjects; Jamaican Music. If you haven’t already, you should check our Noisey Jamaica II documentary series, showcasing new and upcoming artists in the reggae and dancehall scene. Great way to compare and contrast the start of Jamaican music and its current  revival.

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Part 1: 1950’s Ska period & history of Jamaican Independence
Part 2: Roots Reggae & Bob Marley
Part 3: Progression of Reggae in the 80’s and beyond

Heart of the Marleys: Miami’s Rohan Marley, son Nico carry on Bob’s legacy

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Sports Illustrated conducted an amazing interview with Rohan and his son Nico Marley. They discuss football between the family, and even take a trip to the Bob Marley Museum. This interview shows viewers a side of the family that isn’t musical, but the one common denominator that connects the family is passion in everything they do. “Passion makes us do what we do” – Nico Marley

 

New Music: Damian “Jr Gong” Marley – Hard Work

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New music alert! “Hard Work” is Damian “Jr Gong” Marley’s newest single from his Ghetto Youth International Presents “Set Up Shop Vol. 2″ compilation dropping this Fall. Today is the first day of Fall so hopefully Damian will bless us with this compilation sometime soon.

NOISEY JAMAICA II: EPISODE 1

Vice and The House of Marley are proud to present “Noisey Jamaica”, an immersive six episode journey into two Jamaican musical groundswells shaping the island of their birth and beyond. From the revolutionary young reggae movement led by charismatic artists such as Chronixx and Jesse Royal to controversial new dancehall artists like Alkaline. Noisey Jamaica reports on one of the most dynamic chapters in Jamaica’s rich musical legacy. Check out the first episode below.

Directed by Andy Capper, this six episode documentary series travels from all over Jamaica to report on one of the most dynamic chapters in Jamaica’s rich musical legacy since the advent of Reggae. A new video will be posted each week.

In addition to showing the parallels and exchanges between Reggae and Dancehall, “Noisey Jamaica” will trace the history of Rastafarian culture that eventually led to the evolution of Reggae. A sound and style that conquers the world several times over, produced global super-legend Bob Marley and became a turnkey for Jamaican culture.

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Best of Sean Paul

Sean Paul, now how can you forget a name like that? When it came to dancehall reggae, Sean Paul owned the 2000s. Hit after hit after hit after hit, Sean Paul’s music was played at parties and in clubs around the world. A decade later in 2014 and you will STILL hear your favorite Paul song being blasted on the streets. Check out the videos to his top hits:

Get Busy

I’m Still in Love With You Ft. Sasha

Temperature

Ever Blazin’

Like Glue

Gimmie the Light

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Music Monday: EarthToYourBrain Mixshow #009

It’s Monday and it’s starting to finally feel like Fall. New York Fashion Week had the city going crazy, but now its over. This mix curated by Nylles Vernon will cool your spirits down from the hectic, week long transitions from party to party. Pour yourself a cup of tea and enjoy!

 

 

“In this week’s session I kept things a little more mellow and went back and found some gems as always as well as a bunch of flips and great remixes from your favorite artists such as Frank Ocean, Sango, Kanye West, Kuma, Pheo, Quadron, FURNS, Insightful, Eric Roberson, Da-P, 10A, Cassie, k u n, DEEP SHOQ, Blackbear, Musiq Soulchild, Alex Isley & many many more” – ESSNTL

Catch up on past EarthToYourBrain Mixshow Sessions: soundcloud.com/essntl/sets/earthtoyourbrain-weekly-mixshow