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TheFader Premieres Reggae Gold 2015 ft Eddie Murphy Magic Inner Circle Chronixx Spice Vybz Kartel and More

The FADER Premieres Compilation’s “Massive” Official Mixtape from DJ Seani B
This Year’s Top Selling Annual Reggae Series Features an Eclectic Mix of Artists Including Magic, Eddie Murphy,  Beres Hammond, Spice ft. Vybz Kartel, Busy Signal, Gyptian, Romain Virgo, Dexta Dups, Inner Circle ft. Chronixx & Jacob Miller, Etana, Queen Ifrica, Ikaya, Toian, Jah 9, Jah Cure & Gully Bop
For over 20 years, the world’s #1 Caribbean music compilation Reggae Gold brings the genre’s top hits into one must-have collection for the masses. 2015′s installment, out on VP Records, is filled with the season’s freshest sounds in roots, dancehall, lover’s rock and pop-fused reggae from a diverse group of talent.

The FADER premieres the “massive” Reggae Gold 2015 bonus mix by DJ Seani B, claiming “2015 is shaping up to be a landmark year in dancehall, and Seani’s spread of records shows just how broad the genre.”
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From the Canadian pop supergroup Magic’s #1 Billboard single “Rude” to comedian/actor/singer Eddie Murphy’s return to reggae on his latest single “Oh Jah Jah,” (following his 1993 Shabba Ranks collab “I Was A King”) – there is no shortage of crossover appeal on Reggae Gold 2015.
This year’s installation features a multitude female artists reigning in reggae today – from emerging stars like the Rastafarian singer Jah9  (“Avocado”), reggae pop princesses’ Toian (“Love It”) and Ikaya (“My Man”) to Jamaica’s leading ladies, like dancehall diva Spice (“Conjugal Visit” ft. Vybz Kartel), the soulful songstress Etana (“I Rise”) and roots reality lyricist Queen Ifrica (“I Can’t Breathe”). The latter song carries a strong message to stop police brutality and racial profiling worldwide.

The set also delves into exclusive new music from Jamaica’s top male artists. Jah Cure reveals his latest single “Made In California” off his upcoming album The Cure and the legendary crooner Beres Hammond delivers his stellar new anthem “Jamaican International Dance.”  Inner Circle blends old with the new by teaming up with rising roots star Chronixx & the late iconic Jacob Miller on “Tenement Yard (News Carrying Dread).” Singer-songwriter Christopher Martin turns heads with the island’s chart climber “I’m A Big Deal,” while overnight sensation Gully Bop proves ground with his popular tracks ” My God Dem Nuh Bad Like We” and “Body Specialist.” Dancehall star Busy Signal drops lyrical fire on the flirtatious fun track “Text Message,” and Gyptian unveils his latest steamy single “All On Me.” Every song counts on this collection.

Inner Circle UnitedReggae.Com Interview (2015)

United Reggae’s interview with legendary reggae band Inner Circle begins in a somewhat curious fashion. We connect via Skype to a laptop which is carried inside their Circle House studios in Miami and placed on a table while they jam on their theme to the 1978 movie Rockers – in preparation for their upcoming US and European tour.

When they’ve proved themselves suitably well-rehearsed, they stay at their stations and the laptop is turned to face whichever member is speaking. Bassist Ian Lewis and keyboardist Touter Harvey handle the lion’s share of the answers, drummer Lancelot Hall interjects from time to time. Guitarist Roger Lewis is having his dinner during much of the discussion and only really asserts his considerable personality towards the end.

Yet these nearly five decade veterans had lots more to say. In part one of their chat with Angus Taylor they discuss their genesis from the same collective that formed Third World, and the culmination of their search to find the perfect singer in the late great Jacob Miller. Most crucially, they recall how some of their finest work was done in sessions for other artists and producers: with plenty of segues into the musical history of Jamaica – as you can read below…
Read the full Interview