Friday, June 13, 2014

Tanya Stephens 'Pon Di Side' video for single out now

Tanya Stephens
Tanya Stephens plays double roles making the best of a bad situation in a new video for single 'Pon Di Side' off her latest album 'Guilty'

The song, 'Pon Di Side' is about a couple falling into the rudimentary relationship motions over time and then indulge in a bit of role playing to spice up their marriage.  The video was shot on location at Villa Mistral in St. Johns, US Virgin Islands by directors Dwight Winston, Rashad Martinez and Sean David.

In a release, Tanya reveal why she loved the idea of shooting the video in St. Johns, "I feel lucky to be from the Caribbean.  Shooting in St. Johns was an awesome reminder of the beauty of our extended neighborhood, and the experience was made even better by work attitudes and personalities of the crew."  As for the inspiration she reasoned, "Long term relationships run the risk of becoming routine and boring but it's ridiculous to condemn a good thing simply because you lack excitement." and suggests, "couples do to each other whatever an outsider would do in a fling, do it like someone 'pon di side" she concluded. 

The album 'Guilty' by Tanya Stephens is her first Commercial release since 2007, she tours Europe throughout July to August.


Thursday, June 12, 2014

World Cup Football Inspired Reggae Songs

Every four years, Brazilians come together to show their love of football by painting their streets. Click 'Street View' to see what they're sharing.

Inner Circle's Single for the World Cup Football Season
Mykal Rose Trouter Harvey and Bizerk Circle House Studios
Inner Circle, Mykal Rose and Bizerk has come together to create a single for the World Cup Football season (It'a All About The Ball). In a release Inner City shared what inspired them to record the single,  "We believe that we have a duty to society that goes beyond Soccer to improve the lives of young people and their surrounding communities, to reduce the negative impact of our activities and to make the most we can of the positives. Soccer can inspire communities and break down barriers.  Soccer is for all.  FIFA believe that everybody has the right to play Soccer free from discrimination or prejudice and we are striving to ensure that this is the case."

New 'Yea Oh' Video by Beky Glacier for World Cup Football Meanwhile, Beky Glacier also based in Florida is releasing his "Yea Oh " video for the football inspired track called, Yea Oh  (click to listen). Beky's inspiration however is a little bit different from that of Inner Circle's and Mykal Rose, his, is reflective of time spent in Jamaica during World Cup Football season in the 90s.  The vibe, energy, union, football impact and the excitement that comes especially when popular teams like Brazil, Argentina or even Jamaica's own reggaeboyz are competing.  

Jamaica made history when it became the first English speaking Caribbean island to ever qualify for the World Cup finals in 1998 #ReggaeboyzWorldCupHistory


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

"Summer Sessions 2014" Tour with Slightly Stoopid NOFX and Steven Marley!

"Summer Sessions 2014" Tour with Slightly Stoopid, NOFX, and Steven Marley goes to Lake Tahoe, July 17, North Tahoe Regional Park, Tahoe Vista, California.  The tour has sold out the last two years in Tahoe South. 

With a career spanning almost two decades, Slightly Stoopid has achieved incredible success complete with a #13 debut on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart in 2012 for their critically acclaimed album, Top Of The World.  Combined with an incredible loyal fan base amassed over numberous festival appearances including Coachella, Lollapalooza, Outsid Lands, and Austin City Limits to name a few, this band continues to please and excite fans around the country.

Legends NOFX and 7-time Grammy winner Stephen Marley will help round out the jam session for a truly unforgettable summer night on Tahoe's North Shore.  Known for their punk sounds and 12 studio albums over the past 30 year career, NOFX is still making waves in the industry.  Son of Reggae legend Bob Marley, multiple Grammy award winner Stephen marley will showcase new music off his upcoming album Revelation Pt. 2 - The Fruit Of Life.