Caribbean vibes are coming to the city for Labor Day Weekend in New York City. International reggae star, Gyptian, will be performing throughout the city at three locations for the extended weekend. We had the pleasure of hanging out and shooting with Gyptian and his team at Tribeca Journal while he tested out a few of our products; the noise canceling Legend ANC headphones ended up being the go-to favorite.
“All on Me”, Gyptian’s latest single featured on “Reggae Gold 2015″ is receiving hot reviews and has been climbing nicely on reggae music charts. The sweet lyrics about Gyptian’s leading lady paired with captivating island visuals will have you ready to book a flight to Jamaica. Check out the video below.
For the first time ever, the Marley family will be releasing two vinyl box sets to continue the celebration of Bob Marley’s 70th birthday.
The two vinyl box sets will be available as The Complete Island Recordings and The Complete Island Recordings: Collector’s Edition on September 25th, 2015. These special sets will feature 11 albums spanning a decade worth of Bob Marley’s & The Wailers most celebrated album releases on Island Records.
Each collection will feature recently reissued artwork and will be packaged to truly emulate a zippo lighter, as shown. The 11 LP’s from the box set will also be broken out and released individually beginning on September 25th. LPs to be released include: Catch A Fire, Burnin’, Natty Dread, Live!, Rastaman Vibration, Exodus, Babylon By Bus, Kaya, Survival, Uprising, and Confrontation.
The complete Island Recordings box set is now available for preorder on the Bob Marley Online Shop and will be available in stores on Friday, September 25th.
Join us in commemoration of #Marley70 and join the conversation in Instagram and Twitter.
Our latest #MusicConnects giveaway has us thinking up what ‘Music Connects’ means, more than ever. We visit NYC based Austin Millz to hear his take.
“I’m Austin Millz. A true creative in my own right. Whether its creating music or performing music, I give it my all. I’m born and raised in Harlem, New York. My craft is music. I would not classify my music into one genre. My spectrum is wide, from electronic, dance to hip-hop. I’ve played in venues from all across the world. From London, Paris, Germany, LA to NY. LIV Miami to Webster Hall in NYC. You have to experience life.
Outside of music, traveling is my passion and just everyday life because those moments contribute into the process of making music. I’m big on aesthetic from fashion, to way things look and to the overall presentation of a project. What #MusicConnects means to me is that music is the universal language of the world. It doesn’t matter what country you’re in, anybody can experience the same music and understand it no matter the literal language. Music can evoke emotions for people from all walks of life.
The space in which I make music in means a lot to me, I want to feel comfortable. The vibe has to be right, from the way the studio is set up to the smell. This all helps because having a great space can bring the best out of you when it comes to creating.”
My name is Karl Watson. I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Growing up in such a place inspired me to be creative and skateboarding became my platform of expression. It provides freedom to be yourself unlike many organized sports.
This abundance of freedom has proven to be detrimental to some. That’s why I chose to Live Marley at a very young age and to express the positive aspects of life and skateboarding through music with a message.
#MusicConnects friends, families and people around the world. Life without music would be a world of white, black and grey. Add some color to your life by listening to music.
Tune in and turn turn it all the way up us at CES 2015! Get ready for live sets, amplified riddims and an injection of some serious Jamaican sounds. Our 2015 products are ready to be unveiled and we can’t wait to share them. See ya’ll there!
In the last episode of Noisey Jamaica II our host Walshy Fire heads to the hills with a group of Nyabinghi Rastas to learn more about the musical movement. Walshy also links up with Ras Malekot to discuss reggae from its start to what it has evolved to today.
In episode 4 of Noisey Jamaica 2, we link up with some of the best new Jamaican artists from Jon Bakers Gee Jam Studios. Noisey links up with Chris Blackwell (Island Records Founder), and we also get introduced to some Major Lazer affiliates.