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2nd Annual ‘Sound Fest Vibez in the Park’ to Commemorate Irish and Chin's 20th Anniversary

June 2017 -- New York, New York (Irish and Chin) -- What happens when the forerunning producers of Caribbean entertainment and media in the U.S. team up? An exciting and musically charged celebration of sound system entertainment and culture dubbed "Sound Fest Vibez in the Park” on Sunday, July 30, 2017 in Roy Wilkins Park, Queens, New York. Staged by Irish and Chin and Irie Jam Radio, the 2nd annual “Sound Fest Vibez in the Park” offers music, fun, tantalizing Caribbean food selections from an array of vendors, and the closest experience one can get to the open-air vibes of Jamaica when massive sound systems used to string up on the “lawn.”

Known as a hotbed for sound clash, the UK erupted into an unforgettable battle of some of the country's most feared sounds, including Natural Affair, XTAC 4x4, Classique, Immortal, Little Sample and Platinum Cartel at the “UK Rumble” on Saturday, June 17 in Leicester, UK. Upon musically annihilating all competition, Platinum Cartel became the winner of the first ever "UK Rumble" just before sunrise. The magical night unfolded before a sold-out audience, enabling the intriguing, competitive and musically charged Jamaican art form of sound clash to take center stage.

The rumor mill has been turning and the latest is the song "Phatty" featuring incarcerated artist Buju Banton. Buju has been in prison for the last six years, and unlike jailed entertainer Vybz Kartel there's been no recordings of him since. I'm curious to know if this is just a track that was previously recorded or did someone pull a few strings to get Buju to record.

Kabaka Pyramid is set to release his debut album 'Contraband' in June 2017. The long awaited album will feature 15 tracks. Five of the tracks were produced by Damian "Jr Gong" Marley. The album will be a collaborated effort between Bebble Rock & Ghetto Youths record labels. One of the latest singles to be released is entitled "Can't Breathe" which he told Reggae Vibe Radio "I had something to get off my chest". There are many powerful singles released by Kabaka since stepping on to the scene in 2012. Too many to fit into one album. I can tell you 'Well-Done' and 'Can't Breathe' are two songs that will specifically be featured on the album. Stay tuned for the official cover and tracklist when it's released...

Frankie Paul whose real name was Paul Blake, made his transition at age 51 at the University hospital of the West Indies on Thursday May 19th, 2017 after a battle with kidney disease. The singer was on dialysis two days per week. For those who don't know dialysis is very hard on your body. Many people tend to decline in health when put on dialysis.

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