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Album Review: Delly Ranx – Sweet Reggae

So, I guess mesh marinas are back in the spotlight. Yes, we are talking that questionable piece of clothing that has never really revealed its sense to me as it does neither cover up nor protect the body anyway. But, as one wise scholastic already knew: There is no arguing of taste. And speaking of phrases, one should not judge a CD by its cover anyway, right?! So we’ll leave the fact aside that Delly Ranx poses in a yellow see-through piece on the front picture of his latest album and focus on the inside of Sweet Reggae.

Opening the selection with the previously released title track the listener can dive right into heavy drum and bass, flickering delays, ponderous horns, that create a fascinating old school dub vibe. In a slow-down motion Sweet Reggae narrates a party tale of flashing lighters, skanking dancers and a massive ready to give a forward and buss a blank. ”Officer, officer, gimmie a bligh now!”, Delly begs a police man for some support in the intro of Juggle Me A Juggle right after. The mid-tempo one drop produced by fellow artist Mr. Vegas is a classical hustlers anthem telling the story of a little ganja dealer, who finds himself on the edge of being charged. Delly Ranx is mostly known for his production works, yet repeatedly proves his talent as a narrator. Pictorial lyrics are ear-catchers and surprising twists keep it refreshing. Real Gyalis for example is gladly not another self praise of a popular man, but the reminder that “real gyalis never look dem friend gyal”. In One More Dead we meet a petty thief, who has to face his final judgement and Cyber Love describes the many aspects of modern technology like skype and facetime in today’s relationships. Read more

@SojaLive Spends a day at Circle Village with the Bad Boys!

Another day of Irie Vibes at the Circle Village. Reggae Super sensation Soja stopped by the in preparation for their Show at the Soulshine Music Festival in Boca Raton.

Although, It never seems to be just about music when Soja stops by the village, the days are always filled with fun, laughter and conversation. Lead singer Jacob Hemphill sat down with the bad boys for an exclusive interview that will be released at a later date.

Make sure you go and pre-order sojas new Album “Amid The Noise and Haste” on Itunes. It will be available to the public on August 12th, 2014

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Bob Marley’s Estate Releases ‘Get Together’ Bluetooth Wireless Speakers

Move over Beats by Dre, Bob Marley’s estate has launched a line of wireless speakers.

“The Bob Marley estate and company, House Of Marley, is the latest entry in the tech business with their new wireless Get Together Bluetooth speakers,” reports TheGrio.

The Get Together includes a built-in rechargeable battery and a convenient 3.5mm input as well.

It also boasts the exclusive REWINDTM fabric cover and natural bamboo front and back panels.

Director Wonford St. James created a visual that captures the spirit of Get Together and Kingston culture. Read more

@SOJAlive performing at Sunset Cove Amphitheater – Boca Raton FL Tonight at 5:00 pm

AEG Live Presents: The Soulshine Tour featuring Michael Franti & Spearhead. Opening Acts: SOJA, Brett Dennen, and Trevor Hall. Tickets are $35/adv and $40/dos. A separate yoga session will take place in the park and begins at 3 PM. Yoga tickets are $20. If you purchase both a concert and yoga ticket you will receive $10 off.

Pop up box office opens at 12:00 PM. No chairs, strollers, professional recording/camera equipment, iPads, coolers/containers/backpacks, food, beverages, pets of any kind (service animals are okay), weapons, umbrellas, musical instruments, fireworks, or illegal substances. Parking $10.

20405 Amphitheater Circle, Boca Raton, FL 33498

@SOJALive Speaks For The People

frontman Jacob Hemphill talks with Pollstar about the power of music, songwriting and the state of pop music in the new millennium.

Formed in 1997, SOJA has built a reputation as a band that stands up for people, a characterization Hemphill firmly stands behind.

“I want to speak for people who don’t have microphones,” Hemphill said when announcing the band’s participation in this summer’s yoga-infused Soulshine Music & YogaTour with Michael Franti & Spearhead, Brett Dennen and Trevor Hall. “Our goal as a band is to stick up for the human race. We see the world and we try to make it better in the limited time we have here.”

Hemphill has plenty of chances to get his message to the people this year. After the Soulshine Tour concludes, SOJA will head to Europe for a series of headlining gigs.

The band has new music for its fans. SOJA’s new album, Amid The Noise And Haste, lands Aug. 12 on ATO Records. Helmed by multiple Grammy-winning producer Supa Dups (Bruno Mars, Eminem, Rihanna, John Legend), the long player includes guest appearances by Franti, Damian Marley and Collie Buddz. You can preorder the album via this link.

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