Friday, August 18, 2017

Reggae Gold 2017

The Reggae Gold compilation series from VP Records has presented the best of dancehall, roots and lovers rock reggae for over two decades. Now in its 24th year, Reggae Gold continues its run as the ultimate reggae music compilation for reggae mavens and those new to the genre. The 2017 edition of Reggae Gold offers current hits and future classics plus, multiple exclusive tracks from some reggae's biggest stars. Now available for pre-order, the album is in stores July 21.

Among the exclusives on Reggae Gold 2017, the new hit from R&B diva Estelle  ‘Love like Ours featuring Tarrus Riley' is already getting major attention with the international reggae audience. Estelle's laid back vocals are a natural fit Tarrus Riley. The smooth melodies and down-tempo groove make this summer smash a pure celebration of love.  

Other notable duets on Reggae Gold 2017 are Queen Ifrica 'Trueversation featuring Damien Marley,' the current single and video from her album “Climb.” Powerhouse vocalist Ikaya is featured with ‘Leave You Alone featuring Jesse Royal’ another Reggae Gold 2017 exclusive. And the breakout dancehall smash of the year, ‘Loodi’  from Vybz Kartel and Shenseea, whose video has amassed over 10 million views on YouTube is also included.   The international dancehall smash 'Now' from reggae heart throb Romain Virgo is another highlight on Reggae Gold 2017.The set also includes current hits from reggae stars Jah cure, Chronixx,  Christopher Martin and Spice. Crossover radio hits ‘Gyal you a Party Animal’ by Charly Black and ‘Luv’ by Tory Lanez round out the set.  

A bonus DJ mix of the albums 17 selection by Jamaica’s Chromatic Sound with original skits by comedian Majah Hype completes the physical package with Reggae Gold another exclusive.   Reggae Gold cover art has always been a key component of the brand. The tribal motorcycle theme of Reggae Gold 2017 is the brain child of photographers/stylists Philippa Price and Savanah Baker. The cover model for Reggae Gold is @lili_ann (Instagram- 29k + followers).

The album's photo shoot will be used to anchor a limited edition print and online zine curated by DJ Treats. The piece will include unique features and interviews with reggae artists and cultural influencers and across the reggae scene.

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