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I-Octane Announces NYC Launch for “My Journey” Album

I-Octane Announces NYC Launch for "My Journey" Album

Conquer The Globe Movements Reach The Big Apple Next Week

I-Octane stands at the crossroads between dancehall dominance and the international appeal of roots reggae. His sophomore album, My Journey, is a crucial move in the strategic development of his brand, recorded to bring balance to one of the genre’s most versatile acts. “After building a dancehall campaign with No. 1 hits like “Gal Ah Gimme Bun” and “Wine & Jiggle” in 2013, I worked with DJ Frass to produce a classic sounding Reggae project,” said Octane. The album was recorded to showcase his range as an artist with the goal of affirming his position as one of the leading voices in contemporary reggae and dancehall. Next week Octane will continue his quest to “Conquer The Globe” when he touches down in NYC for a visit to the Strictly Boomshots show followed by an album launch concert at the storied NYC nightclub SOBs. Video After the Jump…

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WATCH THIS: I-Octane Life On The Road

WATCH THIS: I-Octane Life On The Road

Tour Life Is The Best Life 

Reggae star I-Octane gives us a glimpse into everyday tour life. The video give us a look at his recent shows at #InDiDancehall show with Elephant Man in Delaware and Irie Jamboree at Barclays Center, Brooklyn featuring appearances from Beenie Man, Diva Nikki Z, Camille McDonald, Damian Marley, Lady Saw and some other familiar faces. Video After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Arthur Guinness Day Jamaica Concert Performances

WATCH THIS: Arthur Guinness Day Jamaica Concert Performances

Well They Say Guinness Is Good For Your Back, And Apparently Your Ears

Arthur Guinness was a man who made great things happen, he created a beer that is still beloved by the world 250 years later and of course the Caribbean. Guinness has found its name called in many a Dancehall tune, often stated as the drink of choice to give you that extra bit of stamina incase you decide to get into some trouble with your lady friend later. To commemorate this auspicious occasion 55 countries across the globe pour up a pint and take in some good music and since we’re talking about the Caribbean, great music. Last night in Kingston an all-star cast comprising of Busy Signal, Tarrus Riley, I-Octane, Bunji Garlin with his beautiful wife Fay Ann, Aidonia and lastly Nature serenaded spectators and those who were lucky enough to catch the simulcast. What’s that? You missed it? Don’t fret Boomshots has you covered, simply Hit The Jump For Videos Of All The Performances…  Read more »

Subatomic Sound Presents: Dub Champions Festival 2013

Subatomic Sound Presents: Dub Champions Festival 2013

3 Cities, 9 Events, 30+ Artists

North America’s premier dub festival kicks off tonight Sept 19 with Lee Scratch Perry & Subatomic Sound System in DC at the Howard Theater and Deadly Dragon & Reggae Rajahs in NYC at the Delancey. Live performances, educational workshops, and a glimpse into the creation of dub music runs until Monday Sept 23rd. This is the third year the festival is being run and if you missed the last two we suggest you clear your calendar and make it to at least one of the nine events. Full Schedule And Ticket Info After The Jump…

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Win Tickets to Morgan Heritage’s Album Release Party

Be the Lucky Winner to Join Morgan Heritage at Their Album Release Party

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In the middle of their tour, Morgan Heritage will be making a pit stop at SOB’s tomorrow night to celebrate the release of their first album in five years, Here Come the Kings. The group will be performing tracks off of their new album as well as their hits that grabbed fans’ attention in the first place. And a lucky fan and their guest will be chosen to attend the show tomorrow night! Check out how to win the tickets after the jump. Read more »

2013 Reggae Sumfest Attracts Thousands to Montego Bay

Dancehall Nights Kicks Off Tomorrow—Who is Going to Shell Down Sumfest This Year?

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Reggae Sumfest has been taking place for 20 years and every year has out done the last. Last year, Reggae veteran, Shabba Ranks, wowed fans with his first performance in a decade. Trey Songz brought his sex appeal to Sumfest 2012 and had fans swooning in the crowd. R. Kelly performed his ultimate hit, “Bump N’ Grind,” in a rare acapella style. Quite the event, it may seem as if Reggae Sumfest 2o12 can’t be topped but this 21st year of Reggae Sumfest is already turning to be unforgettable and it hasn’t even begun yet.

With a line-up that includes returning artists, Damian Marley, Aidonia, Popcaan and newcomers, Miguel, Flo Rida, Ashley Martin and many more, there’s no telling what will be in store for the concert-goers. It has already been confirmed that I-Octane will be closing Dancehall Night and Jah Cure will be closing International Night One. Macka Diamond and Lady Saw will both be at Reggae Sumfest so there might be some healthy competition between the two for fans to enjoy. Popular Reggae artist, Beres Hammond, is also in the line-up and concert attendees are excited to see him perform tracks off of his newest album, One Love, One LifeAnd then there is always the special guests, surprise performances and unexpected stage antics. Reggae Sumfest 2013 has a line-up that will have thousands of fans anxiously waiting for the next Sumfest.

Though Reggae Sumfest is this week, it isn’t too late to buy yourself a ticket to join in the festivities! Check out the entire line-up in the photo gallery.

Morgan Heritage Announces Summer Tour

Morgan Heritage is Hitting the Stage in North America

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It has been five years since Morgan Heritage have released an album but they are back with their newest album, Here Come the Kings, and a U.S. Summer Tour. The contemporary, Reggae group have announced that they will be wrapping up their European and starting their North American tour on July 31st. The tour kicks off in L.A. and ends on August 24th in Maryland. There will also be an official album release party at SOBs New York August 6. The group will be performing some of their past hits and some new tracks off of the album including, “Perfect Love Song,” which has become an instant hit. Check out the tour dates after the jump. Read more »

Beres Hammond Announces North American Tour

Beres is Coming to a City Near You!
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Beres Hammond has just announced that he will be headlining a North American tour starting in August. The tour will be to promote Hammond’s most recent album, One Love, One Life, released in November. Since the album’s release, Hammond has performed at the Barclay’s Center and on the Jimmy Fallon show but has yet to have his own tour until now! Fans are anxiously anticipating for the tickets to go on sale so they can snatch up a front seat to a show they will never forget. Tour dates after the jump… Read more »

Burning The Midnite Oil

St. Croix Roots Reggae Rebels Rock NYC
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An energetic, electric crowd awaited the arrival of Midnite for the “Late Night Ghetto Session” at the B.B.King Blues Club located in the heart of New York City’s Time Square. Appropriately enough, the band hit the stage around midnight, with lead vocalist Vaughn Benjamin and his brother, producer/vocalist/dub arranger Ron Benjamin on bass and keys, accompanied by drummer Christian Molina, guitarists Edmund Fieulleteau and Edwin Byron, and keyboardist Lyndon Williams aka Ras L. As an audience member shouted “Bring It Out!” the band began to play raw instrumentation without any sugar-coating over a pulsating bassline. Orthodox Rasta Crosses draped in red, gold and green moved toward the front of the venue as the musical communion commenced. Interview And Video After The Jump… Read more »