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DOUBLE TIGER MELDS PROGRESSIVE ROOTS WITH SOUND SYSTEM CULTURE IN LATEST RELEASE SHARP & READY

SHARP & READY DUE OUT JUNE 30TH ON EASY STAR RECORDS Brooklyn-based artist/producer Double Tiger (aka Jay Spaker) is no stranger to critical acclaim. Known for his contributions with trendsetting reggae powerhouse John Brown’s Body, as well as his role as half of Tour De Force, and co-founder of Dub Stuy Records, Spaker is also recognized for his past collaborations with legendary artists such as Luciano, Johnny Osbourne, Sly & Robbie, Rankin Joe, Brother Culture, Omar Perry, Al Campbell. Lutan Fyah, Eek A Mouse, and Scientist. Spaker is now gearing up to release his debut solo album, a collection of productions from the [...]

June 2nd, 2017|Tags: |

JESSE ROYAL CARRIES ON THE REGGAE MOVEMENT WITH “ALWAYS BE AROUND”

First Single From Upcoming Full-Length Lily Of Da Valley, Due For Release In September In Partnership With Easy Star Records Jesse Royal releases the first single, “Always Be Around,” from his upcoming debut full-length this Friday, May 26. Two days earlier, the song will be premiered on Wednesday, May 24, via the Mass Appeal website. This release marks the first collaboration with U.S.-based indie tastemaker label Easy Star Records, giving a taste from what is sure to be one of the biggest reggae albums of the year. Keeping authentic reggae music alive is Jesse Royal's mission as he continues on the legacy of [...]

May 25th, 2017|Tags: |

THE BLACK SEEDS DEBUT NEW SINGLE “BETTER DAYS”

New Zealand Reggae-Soul Legends Kick Off North American Tour In June Long established as one of New Zealand’s finest acts, South Pacific reggae-soul legends The Black Seeds return in 2017 with their long awaited 6th studio album and first single “Better Days,” out May 19th. It will be released in North America in partnership with tastemaker indie label Easy Star Records, who has handled the entire catalog of The Black Seeds in this part of the world since 2010. While firmly based in the island grooves that inspired the birth of the band nearly two decades ago, The Black Seeds' sound casts a wide net, layering funk, soul, Afrobeat, and other eclectic elements over [...]

May 19th, 2017|Tags: |

TORCHBEARERS THE SKINTS ANNOUNCE 2017 U.S. SUMMER TOUR

RELEASE NEW VIDEO COVERING AL GREEN’S CLASSIC “LET’S STAY TOGETHER” "The torch bearers of modern British reggae" - Clash Music UK-based The Skints are excited to announce their upcoming 2017 U.S. summer tour! Having garnered critical acclaim and fan driven success in North America, The Skints are excited to be returning stateside supporting 311 as well as headlining slots on select dates. Their live sets continue to energize fans with their unique London mix of reggae and dub with the spirit of grime, punk, soul, and sound system culture. Ahead of their tour, the band has released a cover of the Reverend Al [...]

May 2nd, 2017|Tags: |

EASY STAR ALL-STARS KICK OFF 2017 WEST COAST TOUR

16-STOP TOUR WITH SUPPORT FROM THE LATE ONES AND THE ELOVATORS Summer will start a little early this year with the Easy Star All-Stars kicking off their West Coast Tour 2017 at the legendary Monterey Fairgrounds, as the band’s first ever appearance at the California Roots Music and Arts Festival marks the first show on a 16-stop outing. The tour will run through late June as the band returns to reggae-friendly cities across the West Coast and Mountains. Supporting acts include The Late Ones and The Elovators. The pioneering reggae band has made quite a name for itself with reggae covers of full [...]

April 28th, 2017|Tags: |