THE LATEST HAPPENINGS WITH KELISSA

Reggae Gold
‘Best Kept Secret’ is still going strong! The song was featured in this year’s Reggae Gold compilation album alongside some of Reggae’s greatest like Damian Marley, Romaine Virgo, Busy Signal, Raging Fyah and more! Check out the entire album at the link below and enjoy!!
http://www.vpreggae.com/reggae-gold-2016-2cd-various-artists/

Irie Magazine
Kelissa is featured in this month’s California Issue of Irie Magazine!! Irie Mag put together a beautiful article which features an in depth interview, exclusive pictures of Kelissa, a FREE download of ‘Best Kept Secret’ as well as a sneak peek into our online store. Head on over to Irie Mag to get in on the niceness:
https://www.iriemag.com/2016/08/irie-magazines-cali-reggae-issue-02-08-available-now/

 

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Verse Simmonds – In My Feelings – Produced By Supa Dups
Above all, the dancehall-inspired R&B anthem has been the defining sound of Summer ’16. This isn’t a new sound to ATL-based singer Verse Simmonds, who was raised in the Virgin Islands. For his new single, “In My Feelings,” Simmonds has teamed up with the Miami-based Jamaican producer/DJ Supa Dups, the founder of the legendary Black Chiney sound system. The result is one of the most seamless island fusion experiments that you’re likely to hear on the airwaves this summer.

Over the past few months, Simmonds has shown off his ability to dabble in all kinds of sounds, such as illicit, club-focused R&B as well as the more traditional, soulful side of the genre. Whether it be lust or romance, the expression of his feelings always feels authentic, and that stays true with his new foray into the island sound. His vocals flow smoothly across Supa Dup’s uptempo but decidedly pensive riddim, resulting in an easy-riding party track that’s also packed with readily relatable emotion. “In My Feelings” is the latest track off Simmonds’ upcoming album, To All the Girls.

 

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Proudly debuting their third studio album “Everlasting” at #2 on the Reggae billboard charts, Raging Fyah took their musical message on the road to give thanks to fans and music lovers.

In July 2016, the self contained reggae band embarked on their 2016 Everlasting US Tour that took them from Washington DC, Boston, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Nebraska, Minnesota, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada to California. Along the way Raging Fyah amassed a legion of new fans and Everlasting memories.

 

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Their tour message was simple and uplifiting, “We try to show reality, but in a very positive way. Hope of a better tomorrow is important to all of us. They’re messages to keep us all grounded, but to push ahead too. We’re optimistic and we want to communicate that to uplift people and make them feel better about the world.

Received to rave reviews, Raging Fyah amassed a legion of new fans along their way. “The culturally and generationally diverse crowd swayed to the familiar rhythms and themes of Raging Fyah’s roots reggae and were wooed by the commanding, and impressive, vocals of their lead singer. The band, as a whole, demonstrated first-class musicianship, sticking mostly to traditional reggae themes, incorporating the occasional dancehall synth effects for a few numbers. Throughout their set, Kumar invoked the magic of reggae music to connect with the audience.” – Derrick Lee for Blurred Culture

The chemistry between band members and their individual connection to each song jolted out of their bodies throughout the night. Raging Fyah is a solid band of skillful musicians who feed off the crowd’s energy and seamlessly tailor the show to this give and take.” – Juliana Leal for ReggaeReflection

Speaking of the tour, the band truly humbled by the reception expressed their gratitude “We are thankful and blessed to be able to do and share what we love with the world. As much as we give to each show, the crowds gives back to us and we do not take that for granted. Thanks to the most high and to everyone who came to see us. Love is Everlasting“.

 

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DANCEHALL STAR KONSHENS IN DEMAND

Dancehall Superstar Konshens is definitely one of dancehall most sought after acts and his schedule & show turn outs are clear reasons why.
On July 28th, Konshens departed Jamaica to Freeport Bahamas, where he headlined two sold out shows. Immediately after his performances he jetted to New York where he co-headlined a free concert in Brooklyn. The concert is a part of the Martin Luther Kings Summer Concert series held annually & produced by VP Records.  Also performing on this concert was reggae songstress Etana,.
Performing with a band, Konshens connected immediately with the at-capacity crowd, but it was seven words, that caused the audience to erupt. “Wha this mek you feel like do”. These are the opening lyrics toKonshens hit single “Bruck Off Yuh Back”, the video has garnered over 11 million hits via YouTube and is one of the biggest dancehall songs to play throughout the Caribbean for their carnival season.
Oh My God, I loved every bit of Konshens performance, he had everyone singing from he entered the stage, but when he sang ‘Bruck Off Yuh Back’, I thought the entire park lost their minds” says Shaunille Lawrence of Queens, New York.
After his energetic performance in Brooklyn, Konshen was off to begin his five – week European tour, which is a combination of club and festival dates. This past weekend, Konshens performed at Reggae Geel on their first night and returned for a surprise performance, with Tarrus Riley singing their hit single, ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’.
A moving performance at Reggae Geel, Konshens had the over 20 thousand in attendance light up the park with their phones as he performed “Buss A Blank” remembering all those who have passed on. Off to Germany now, Konshens is set to release his video for his remake of Beenie Man – Gal Dem Sugar, which is now available on itunes.
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