Monday, March 09, 2015

GHETTO YOUTHS INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES U.S. SPRING 2015 TOUR

Ghetto Youths International, the record label founded by Bob Marley's sons and musicians Damian, Stephen and Julian Marley, announces the U.S. Spring 2015 tour Ghetto Youths International Presents: Set Up Shop Volume 2, carrying the same name as their recently released compilation. The tours star studded reggae line up includes the GYI contingent - Wayne Marshall, Black-Am-I, Christopher Ellis and Jo Mersa – as well as Cham.  All of these artists are featured on the Set Up Shop Volume 2 compilation, which peaked at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Reggae Album chart.

As the GYI co-founder Stephen “Ragga” Marley told Billboard, "on this album, my brothers and I share our new music and also showcase a range of new talent that is uprising in reggae. My son Jo Mersa represents the next generation and has a universal sound -- blending different genres of music with reggae and dancehall. London-based singer Christopher Ellis inherited elements from his father Alton Ellis' Jamaican rocksteady era, while mixing it with modern day soul, R&B and reggae. Dancehall vet Wayne Marshall is so versatile and can deejay or sing on any track or riddim, and reggae newcomer Black-Am-I sings from the heart of St. Ann where my father hails from making some of realest roots music. We represent the full spectrum of reggae."

Purchase Ghetto Youths International Presents Set Up Shop Volume 2 compilation now:


Throughout April and the beginning of May in the U.S., The Ghetto Youths International Presents Set Up Shop Volume 2 Tour will feature this array of rising talent live on stage. The multi-city stint includes stops in Philadelphia, NYC, Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and more. See full tour schedule below.

U.S. Tour Dates:
Thu. Apr. 9 in Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts – Wolf Building
Fri. Apr 10 in New York, NY @ S.O.B.'S
Sat. Apr 11 in Washington DC @ The Hamilton
Mon. Apr. 13 in Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall in Boston, MA
Wed. Apr. 15 in Chicago, IL @ Double Door
Fri. Apr. 17 in Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Sat. Apr. 18 in Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon
Mon. Apr. 20 in Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
Tue. Apr 21 in Denver, CO @ Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom
Wed. Apr 22 in Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen
Fri. Apr 24 in Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
Sat. Apr 25 in Portland, OR @ Alhambra Theatre
Mon. Apr. 27 in Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst -  Atrium
Tue. Apr. 28 in Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
Wed. Apr. 29 in Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
Fri. May 1 in San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Sat. May 2 in Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory – Constellation Room

Sunday, March 08, 2015

WATCH E.N YOUNG'S NEWEST VIDEO "LOVE LOVE LOVE"

E.N Young's second music video off his new album dropped Tuesday! Click Here To Watch.

Listen to "Love Love Love" plus the acoustic and dub version when you buy 'Live Love Stay Up' on ITunes HERE:

E.N Young’s sophomore album, ‘Live Love Stay Up’, consists of three separate versions, an original, acoustic and dub. Each stands on its own and highlights a different strength within E.N Young's wealth of talent as both an artist and producer. Uplifting messages of love, hope and perseverance are expressed by the lyrics and strengthened by the reassuring tone of his calm voice. A vast knowledge of reggae’s Jamaican roots is demonstrated within the original version by its upbeat rhythm section, pulsing bubble organ, fierce horn section, staccatoed electric guitar and catchy melodica. Intricate layers of piano, muted acoustic guitar and rich vocal harmonies create the foundation of the acoustic version and bring E.N Young's classical music upbringing to the forefront. His bass-heavy, reverb drenched signature sound is featured on the dub version and showcases his mastery of phased out delays and percussive synths. ‘Live Love Stay Up’ will only help to solidify E.N Young’s presence as a solo artist and standing as one of reggae’s most sought after producers.