RANDY VALENTINE EP LAUNCH REVIEW BY “GIBBO”
On Sunday may 4th, RANDY VALENTINE held the launch party for his “Break The Chain” EP at Scandals Bar in South London. GIBBO was present to speak to some of the key figures involved in the event, and to document the occasion, which featured many of the UK’s top reggae personalities including: GAPPY RANKS, CHRISTOPHER ELLIS, COMMANDER B, MR MIGHTY, TASONIA, MADDY CARTY as well as other guest international guests such as DJ ENGLISHFIRE (BLACK CHINEY) and CALI P, who had flew overseas just to attend the event.
RANDY VALENTINE’s new EP “Break the chain” (produced by JR BLENDER & RIGA) has been getting amazing reviews throughout the reggae community, entering the TOP5 REGGAE CHARTS on ITUNES in over 10 european countries (including 6 Number 1 spots).
The first single “Sound the Alarm” from the EP has been requested to get played on MTV WORLD in the US, and just entered the official BBC 1XTRA “introducing” playlist after strong support over the past month from specialist DJ’s throughout the UK and Europe. We wish to thank everyone who has been supporting the project so far.itunes link: http://itunes.apple.com/ch/album/break-chain-deluxe-edition/id854643440?l=en
The “Break The Chain” summer tour will be announced end of the week with over 15 shows all over Europe including a show on the legendary’s SUMMERJAM festival main stage on July 4th! Look out for RANDY VALENTINE performing soon in a city near you!
CALI P NEW SINGLE: “WHA GWAAN”
CALI P is back in the dancehall with a brand new song called “Wha Gwaan”. It’s a song which is delivered in the original dancehall style of a never ending verse which also retraces CALI P’s musically story over the past few years – He tells you what a gwaan! Strong lyrics and a nice flow on what is sure to be one of the best “Reggae roots” riddim to be released in 2014: MAXFIELD AVENUE RIDDIM (Produced by SEANI B and DON CHANDLER). The riddim also features MORGAN HERITAGE, ANTHONY B, KELISSA and many more. It was premiered last week on BBC 1XTRA and has been getting an amazing feedback so far.
CALI P is currently in europe where he will be headlining several festivals throughout the summer (including the ROYAL REGGAE FEST in Zurich end of June) and has shows confirmed in GERMANY, AUSTRIA and SWITZERLAND. he is still available for bookings throughout July and August with band or DJ, but availabilities are going fast so please get in touch with: [email protected] / [email protected] for inquiries.
CALI P is currently working on a new EP “Healing Of The Nation” (HEMP HIGHER PROD) which will be dropping end of the summer. It will include songs produced by some of europe’s top producers including JR BLENDER, RIGA (HEMP HIGHER), TEKA (ROOTDOWN), JUGGLERZ and more…
STRAIGHT SOUND’S 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Last week, STRAIGHT SOUND celebrated their 10 year anniversary in Geneva at the legendary USINE venue. Special guest on the event were BLACK CHINEY, DJ KLASH and Lausanne’s SOLDIA SOUND.
Over 800 people showed up to a packed up Dance! Part 1 of the audio is now available online – enjoy it as if you were there!
Stay tuned for more on RANDY VALENTINE, CALI P, STRAIGHT SOUND and the rest of the HEMP HIGHER family.