Posts tagged "Dre Island"

Dre Island Speaks On “We Pray” Collab With Popcaan

Dre Island Speaks On "We Pray" Collab With Popcaan

“They Don’t Want To See The Unity Between Dancehall and Reggae”

“It’s a joy to see what Rastafari has done, said Dre Island shortly after stepping off the main deck stage of the Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise. Having joined Popcaan to perform their hit duet “We Pray,” Dre Island was in a reverent mood when he spoke with Reshma B backstage. “For me it’s not even having faith in God it’s knowing that Jah is real,” the singer and producer explained. “Pocaan is my bredda, as he would say, family with a capital F. So it’s only fitting that we should do a song together.” When others questioned his choice of the Unruly Boss for the collab, Dre Island dismissed their doubts. “Unity is strength. Divided we fall. And we’re not going to fall we’re going to stay up forever.” Video After The Jump…
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WATCH THIS: Dre Island “M-16” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Dre Island "M-16" Official Music Video

Rise The Machine And Rinse It Clean

Dre Island is a youth we’ve been checking for from time. He rolled into 2016 as one of Mass Appeal’s 16 Artists to Watch and today he drops what may be his most anticipated release yet, the first video off his “Now I Rise” project on E5 Records. Big up the Mass Appeal massive every time. In comes a musical thing called M-16 so just rock and come een. This yah one badder than a laser beam—Zeen? Video After The Jump… Read more »

Dre Island “M-16” Video Shoot Behind-The-Scenes

Dre Island "M-16" Video Shoot Behind-The-Scenes

The Official Music Video Premieres Tomorrow on Mass Appeal

Named one of Mass Appeal’s “16 Artists To Watch in 2016,” the Jamaican artist and producer Dre Island is known for a lyrical attack that’s both “hard and heartical, streetwise and sensible.” On “M-16,” the first track from his highly anticipated Now I Rise project, Dre uses his rapid-fire lyrics like an automatic weapon to inspire his listeners to eradicate the negative energies that support and uphold the Babylon system. Tomorrow he will premiere the music video for the track, directed by Steezy for RD Studios, on Mass Appeal. In the meantime, pree this mini documentary about the track, produced by E5 Records, and check Nickii Kane‘s behind-the-scenes photographs from the video shoot at Old Theatre in Harbour View, Jamaica. Photos After The Jump… Read more »

Dre Island Makes Mass Appeal’s List of
“16 Artists To Watch in 2016”

Dre Island Makes Mass Appeal's List of "16 Artists To Watch in 2016"

Anticipation Builds For The Now I Rise Project

A graduate of Kingston’s Calabar high school—alma mater of both Jr. Gong and Vybz Kartel—reggae/dancehall producer turned performer Andre Johnson aka Dre Island is emerging as a living link between the vaunted “roots revival” movement and the sound of the Jamaican streets. “The revival is really within the people. Reggae music never stop. Reggae artists always been touring. So it’s just the people’s awareness.” On the strength of his growing body of work, Dre has been named one of Mass Appeal’s “16 Artists To Watch in 2016.”  More After The Jump… Read more »

Chronixx & Dre Island Shock Out In Central London

Chronixx & Dre Island Shock Out In Central London

Zinc Fence Redemption Rock Out In A NeoClassical Courtyard Overlooking the River Thames

As Chronixx  and his trusty Zinc Fence Redemption band continue stampeding through the UK on the Reparations Tour, certain moments seem to stand out as obvious milestones. This weekend’s historic performance at Somerset House, a landmark neoclassical building in central London just overlooking the River Thames, would surely qualify as one of those moments. Opening act Dre Island took the vibes way up, playing the piano, singing, and DJing with the Zinc Fence Redemption. Then it was time for the Steam Minister to come through and make sure everything stay way way up. Staging a massive reggae concert in such a stately setting as Somerset House a powerful statement, especially when the artist in question has embarked upon his “Reparations Tour” as is singing songs like “Captcha Land” and “Start A Fire” and “Here Comes Trouble.” Video & Photos After The Jump…
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HEAR THIS: Rough Road Riddim Mega Mix By Green Lion Crew & VA

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Green Lion Crew unveils their innovative reggae dubstep project entitled the Rough Road Riddim. The mega mix features reggae’s up and coming youngsters like Jahdan Blakkamoore (iTunes Reggae Album of the Year award winner in 2008 and 2009), Chronixx, Kabaka Pyramid (Billboard Magazine’s #1 Next Big Sound – May 2013), Dre Island, Zamunda and Cron Syncro. The Rough Road Riddim successfully links hip hop, dancehall, dub and dubstep for a subtly complete, and undeniably catchy, up-to-the-time musical experience. The Rough Road Riddim will be  available worldwide July 16, 2013 on iTunes and all vendors July 30, in the mean time Hit The Jump To Hear The Mega Mix… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Dre Island “Rastafari Way”

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Rising reggae artist Dre Island blesses us with a visual for the self produced tune “Rastafari Way.” Dre breaks down the keys to living on the path to righteousness. Keep an eye on this youth and be sure to Take A Listen After The Jump… Read more »