Sundance Film Festival Selects

Sundance Film Festival  is now in full effect. Since 1985 the festival has highlighted the best of the best of storytellers and beyond. Park City, Utah will be filled with the film industries most creative indie directors, videographers and actors from January 22nd to February 1st. 

While we’re not there to witness it all first hand this time around, we’ve compiled a list of a few films we’re psyched about. Check them out below!

Dope – Shot in Inglewood, California, this film blends together an interesting fusion of hip-hop, drugs, and the all mighty Bitcoin. A$AP Rocky makes his proper acting debut.

Being Evel –  This film is about Evel Knievel, an American daredevil who attempted 75 ramp to ramp deathly jumps which shot him to stardom. Every child born in the 70’s new his name and wanted to mimic his greatest, so this film will be a great blast in the past.

Cronies – Filmed in 2014 and produced by Spike Lee, this film features three friends struggling to maintain their relationships as they enter adulthood, a growing pain all of us can relate to.

James White – This film is about a troubled man and his journey surviving in New York city, while balancing a positive relationship with his mother. With a feature from rapper Kid Cudi of course we are excited about this film.

Digging for Life – A “boys will be boys” type film set in East LA which showcases a couples juggle with young parenthood. While trying to make ends meet the couple picks up house sitting for a gig and winds up surprised at what they find at the residence.

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck - This documentary features never-before-seen visuals, interviews and home movies from the world of Kurt Cobain.

Celebrate: Happy Birthday Jasmine Solano!

The birthday girl and House of Marley Ambassador Jasmine Solano will be celebrating another year of greatness at The Studio at W Union Square this Friday, January 22nd in New York. Join Jasmine and special guest DJ’s Ms. Nix and Stretch Armstrong from 10pm – 3am. Happy Birthday Jasmine! RSVP HERE to turn it all the way up and Get Together for the celebration.

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Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise, 2015

 

1.ochorios liberateThe 2nd Annual Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise tickets are on sale now and our sources say they’re going fast. After last year’s experience, the word is out to say the least, so you’ll want to make sure you cop these tickets while you can.

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1.tarrus riley mainLast years cruise was bananas, Damian “Jr Gong” Marley, Sean Paul, Cham, Morgan Heritage and Wayne Marshall were just a few of the headlining acts on the ship.

 

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This year after a successful first go around, the Jamrock Reggae Cruise team has decided to bring out 2 major cruise ships to head out to sea. The first cruise takes off November 30th and lands back to shore on December 5th, with the second cruise running from December 5th through the 10th. Featured artists include, Bounty Killer, Elephant Man, Third World, Capleton, and of course Damian “Jr Gong” Marley and much more.

 

Call your friends and family and lets get ready for *THE* Reggae experience on the ocean. Peep the video below for a bit of what we were fortunate enough to experience last year incase you need some further convincing.

For tickets, updates and more information, visit the Jamrock Reggae Cruise site.

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New Music from Chronixx – Tenement Yard

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This #MusicMonday we bring to you sounds and visuals from none other than our good friend, Chronixx. Just before the long weekend, Chronixx dropped new visuals for his “Tenement Yard (News Carryin’ Dread)” featuring Inner Circle and Jacob Miller. In this song and video, you’ll notice some powerful messages all about the digital, socially savvy world we live in today, and how to lighten things up a bit. Something else you’ll see? Two members of our Liberate family: The Liberate XLBT headphones and The Liberate BT Speaker.

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The single can be purchased on iTunes here!

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2014’s Year End Wrap

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As 2014 comes to a close, we’re taking some time to reflect on all of this year’s accomplishments and action. It’s been a great ride filled with good vibes and the always improving #TeamMarley support system!

AfroPunk Fest! Bringing in over 60,000 people to Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn, we still can’t stop talking about it. The style and energy was wild (see photo above for some direct proof on that note) Our Get Together party alongside the DJ’s at the Gold stage had thousands of people dancing all day long.

- The Get Together Speaker video launch was a huge success for all involved. We traveled all over and connected with the dopest of videographers to show our audience the authenticity and creativity behind the House of Marley name.

– Throughout the year, we were stoked to release and share our video series, Noisey Jamaica II,  focusing on the rising artists in Jamaica. Names like Jesse Royal, Alkaline, Popcaan, and Ras Malekot got to show their talents in a raw video form. Who doesn’t love viewing the beautiful and deep rooted music and culture of Jamaica? Big Thanks to Noisey Music, Major Lazer’s Walshy Fire, and all who contributed to this video series.

– To domino off of that, we celebrated the success of the Noisey Jamaica II video series in the best way we know how, a party..with lots of live music. We took it over to Kinfolk in Brooklyn and invited House of Marley ambassadors, Electric Punanny to get on the 1’s and 2’s, and we even had a drum line march threw the crowd to turn it all the way up. The club was going up on a TUESDAY. Yes, it was an actual Tuesday – we all know weekday parties tend to be the best there is. Check out photos from the event here.

– Damian “Jr Gong” Marley’s Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise will go down in cruise ship history. Filled with music and heavy positive vibes; the weekend of October 20 – 25th was wild. Jamaica’s best reggae artists, including: Sean Paul, Cham, Wayne Marshall, Etana, Bounty Killer and more, graced the stage and had the crowd rocking for several days straight! Check out the recap, but don’t blame us for the #FOMO that might endure over here.

– Another moment our NYC team was quick to embrace: Spring’s opening of the new Miss Lily’s location closer to the office in The East Village. If you’ve never been yet, it’s a destination always at the top of our list.

– Electric Punanny’s Asian Tour had the other side of the world dancing all night long. Melo X and Jasmine Solano are a dynamic duo and a pair that definitely can not be mimicked or duplicated. Singapore, ManilaBali, Seoul, and Shanghai were the main pit stops on their tour, check out those recaps. The House of Marley is very proud to represent these two.

– The incredible team of Miles2Give powered by our friend Landon Thomas, finished the second annual 10,321 mile tour around the United States exceeding their goal of $50,000 to support research in benefit of the Huntsman Cancer Institute in the fight of Sarcoma Cancer.

LargeUp named Jesse Royal a 2014 ‘Artist To Watch’ and throughout the year he continued to show us all why, dropping singles and mix-tapes landing at the top of every list. Proud to call Royal a part of #TeamMarley.

– We love the Reggae Girlz, and the House of Marley is giving major props to all that this team has accomplished in 2014. This amazing group of soccer stars raised over 100% of the funds needed to send them to the World Cup 2015 bid. The House of Marley matched $100 to every $1 that was donated. We can’t wait to see these girls dominate in 2015 and bring home the gold!

While 2014 is coming to a close when the clock strikes midnight tonight, we are ready to take on 2015 in full force. Big ups to everyone who helped make 2014 what it has been.

New Visuals from Electric Punanny – #RosaCaleta

Screen Shot 2014-12-11 at 4.04.18 PMRosa Caleta – This song is nothing short but a stimulating musical journey. It will take you up, down and all around, just make sure you’re ready to dance and vibe out! House of Marley Ambassadors, Electric Punanny (Melo-X and Jasmine Solano), always come through with the eclectic riddims. Check our their video for Rosa Caleta below!

 

Is It Worth It? – Damian “Jr Gong” Marley New Visuals

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Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley drops visuals set in Morocco to his new song “Is It Worth It? (Gun Man World). This video features Saai Taghmaoui, who is a hit man conflicted between his morals and deadly job. Damian’s Ghetto Youths International Presents: Set Up Shop, Vol. 2 will feature this track and will be available December 23rd. Pre-order it now on iTunes.

 

 

Holiday Riddim Gift Guide

Happy Holidays! We’re here to deliver a Marley approved gift guide with something for everyone on your list. Our products are in good company with some of our favorite brands like Woodchuck USA, Me and Arrow, and of course – Marley Coffee.

 

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Get the picks here:

House of Marley Smile Jamaica Headphones // WoodChuck iPhone 6 Plus Wooden Skin in Birch // Marley Coffee in Jamaica Blue Mountain Blend // House of Marley Liberate BT Portable Speaker // Public-Supply Pencils // Fly Rasta Football Jersey // Me and Arrow Key Ring in Tan Leather // Stan Smith for Adidas Sneakers // House of Marley Billet Watch 

Show Us How You #LiveMarley

When it comes to social platforms, Instagram has got to be one of the best places for creatives. While shamelessly checking out our #LiveMarley hashtag, we came across quite a few visuals that stood out. We love seeing all of the ways our dups (Patois for friends) embody the #LiveMarley ways – from the beach to the office, and everywhere in between. Big thanks to our followers for sharing the love! Images by @rikki1992, @_ladyfreedom, @svenschlager, @soulrebel_leigha, @renatewinkel, @bllackowll.

 

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