Happy International Reggae Day!

Today is International Reggae Day and The House of Marley would like to encourage you to take your time and appreciate the different sounds of reggae music. Comment below and let us know your favorite reggae tune.

 

 

Jimmy Cliff – World Upside Down

 

Peter Tosh – Rastafari Is

 

Stephen Marley Ft. Damian Marley – Jah Army

 

Barrington Levy – Sensimilla

 

Rebelution – Ordinary Girl

 

Sanchez – Never Dis Man

 

Queen Ifrica – Keep It Your Self

 

Sean Paul – Temperature

 

Skrillex & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – Make It Bun Dem ($1 Bin Remix)

Gyptian – Hold Yuh

Costa Rica Shines Bright in World Cup 2014

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Everyone loves to see the underdog take over the scene, and that is exactly what Costa Rica has done. Our South American friends crushed Uruguay 3-1 to open their World Cup 2014 appearance. A 1-0 win over Italy has set these super stars as the leader in what many considered the the World Cup’s most competitive group, the D bracket (England, Italy, Uruguay, Costa Rica, all former WC champions). With a draw against England (0-0), Costa Rica now moves to the second round with their best performance ever in a World Cup.


House of Marley would like to congratulate our ambassadors Joel Campbell and Yeltsen Tejeda on their amazing accomplishments thus far. We are honored to have these two greats representing our brand — both Campbell and Tejeda were sent off to Brazil with customized Marley Liberate headphones.


Campbell set the pace and scored the first goal for Costa Rica in the 53rd minute which tied up the opening match 1-1 verses Uruguay. Tejeda, a starting midfielder doing what he does best, dominating the field.

 

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Good luck to Costa Rica and all the athletes representing their countries in the World Cup 2014!

 

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NYC’s Underground Ring Leader – Bekim Trenova

Bekim Trenvoa – DJ, promoter, model and Renaissance Man. Atlanta, Georgia is where he was born but NYC is his current hometown. Bekim is the ring leader and the man behind “Fight Night” and if you’ve never heard of such a thing, today is your lucky day. Who doesn’t love a great boxing match? And who better to put together an underground extravaganza than Bekim Trenova. House of Marley was blessed to be able  to sit with Bekim and pick his brain. Check Out: TRANSMISSION presents: FNT http://issuu.com/transmissiononline/docs/fntfinalshrinktiny

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When did you first hear or connect with the House of Marley company?

I first connected with the House of Marley through Tracy Anderson. I connected with him when I threw a secret Skrillex party in 2012, weeks before he won his Grammy.  Tracy was at WeSC at the time and they were the main sponsor for the event.  I actually got that job because of the rep I had throwing the underground fights. Since then, Tracy has been a massive supporter and fan of the fights and has taken his work to the House of Marley. I’m super excited for him and have the utmost respect for what he is doing for NYC and The House of Marley. There is no bigger name than MARLEY if you ask me. I’m honored to work and have them sponsor Fight Night.

 

What does Marley mean to you? 

When I think Marley, I think “being together” , “unity” and “love”.  I want to  live that way and provide that for my community . I adore bringing people together. No who’s cool this and that, we are all human. I love all the communities out there and try to be friendly and literally dive into all of them.

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When did you start hosting parties, and what was the wildest party you threw when you first started?

Man, I’ve been hosting parties from my high school days.  Slip and slides, BBQ bangers – you name it. I’ve always seemed good at it, and I guess it has somewhat translated to my real life career. It’s kind of scary, because a place like NYC doesn’t stop and my energy doesn’t seem to either. With nicknames like Thumper and Mogli, I just have accepted “I gots the wild style”.

 

Why boxing? What made you choose to host boxing matches over other sports?

Boxing came from two friends of mine joking about it in 2009, and it just so happened that I knew a couple of people that could help pull it off. This has all been a ride of faith, synchronicity, and magic. I didn’t choose it. It chose me.

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FNT was clearly a huge success out in SXSW. Now with the rise in popularity do you think it will be more difficult to keep the events “underground”?

No, I don’t think so.  It really depends on the attack and angle we use to take on NYC or other cities.  Our NYC fan base and team knows the routine. “Quiet….Shhhhhhhhh.” At SXSW we were at a real gym and felt comfy. So we exposed it.  It really depends, I trust myself enough to know I can make the right decisions.

 

I read in your Societe Perrier interview that you are going to have an event at Art Basel? Do you see yourself taking FNT overseas anytime soon?

I can’t wait for art Basel. Miami vs NYC is going be out of control.  The idea is to go to cities that have a festival where we can pull bigger and wider ranges of influential audiences.  We will 100 – percent be going to Europe and overseas in 2016.  Imagine London vs  NYC. I have our run of the next two years mapped out and it’s about to get real fun.

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In your Carpe Diem interview you talked about the diversity of NYC and how you wanted different groups of people at your events. From skaters to Wall Street execs, models to music heads. How successful have you been with bringing out different crowds?

100 – percent  successful, sports do that and It makes me so happy when everyone is together.

 

Are you the only person putting on these types of events? And do you see a rise in similar events due to your success?

There are definitely other outlandish things going on. I will say that BANG ON NYC is exactly how I like a massive party to be. Carnival performance, weird freaks, all sorts of music. I’ve been working closely with them for almost 5 years now, and I’ll never leave their side.

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Who is the coolest person you have worked with so far? And if you could pick any artists to perform at your events who would it be?

The coolest person I’ve ever worked with so far is hard.  I mean Bassnectar , A$AP Mob, and Skrillex are big names for sure.  They all seemed to be peaking at the times I  got to experience them. I’ve worked with so many cool people in different worlds for different things, modeling and acting etc. I guess breaking down cool and who’s got it, the coolest would be the A$AP Mob. They are actually the only artists I kind of got butterflies being around them the first time. I mean they took NYC and the world by storm. Coming from Atlanta, I love hip hop so much and it seemed like NYC rap was dead for awhile. Then A$AP Rocky’s mixtape came out and holy shit,  the NYC streets were on fire. It was an exciting and motivating time for me. Migos, out of my hometown Atlanta, Georgia, is our number one target right now for the next fight night. They have taken over hip hop/rap and even the A$AP mob on the cool factor right now. The amount of mixtapes and hits they are putting out is kind of  mind blowing.

 

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The Good Life x House of Marley World Cup “Get Together”

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The World Cup is back and the best sport in the world has taken over your television screen and your local haunts. Don’t be surprised if you see a few of your coworkers taking an extended lunch to watch these matches.

The Good Life and House of Marley have set up shop at the Cardinal (234 E. 4th St) for you crazy soccer, I mean FOOTBALL fans.

The East Village is the perfect haven to watch a game over a cold drink. As you can see from the photos, not having a seat doesn’t stop these fans from enjoying a game. We’ve got three House of Marley sound systems pumping audio, so you’ll enjoy the games (and the music afterwards) with pristine audio quality, no matter how packed it gets. In the back alley there is a mini pitch for those who want put their skills to work. So, put on your favorite jersey, grab some friends, and head to the Cardinal (don’t forget to tip the bartenders)!

 

Check out: wearethegoodlife.com

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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 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.

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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