THE ‘REGGAE Gold’ compilation series from VP Records has presented the best of dancehall, roots and lovers rock reggae for over two decades and this year’s album is available to buy and download from today.
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.
Among the exclusives on Reggae Gold 2017 is the new hit from R&B diva Estelle, Love Like Ours featuring Tarrus Riley, which is already getting major attention with the international reggae audience. Estelle’s laid back vocals are a natural fit with 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’s 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.
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 as well as tracks from 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 disc by Jamaica’s Chromatic Sound marks the first time in the compilation’s history that a DJ/Sound has been selected to do the official mix back-to-back.
Reggae Gold cover art has always been a key component of the brand. Reggae Gold 2017 features cover model Lilian Uwanyuze @lili_ann (Instagram – 30k + followers) with creative direction by Savanah Baker (photographer) and shoot director Philippa Price.
VP’s Creative Directors, Stephanie and Christina Chin spoke about the concept for 2017:
“We wanted to highlight the moto culture in Jamaica which is such an essential part of the lifestyle. Reggae and motorcycles go hand in hand. The idea morphed into a beautiful dystopian theme with hand-painted body art and a desert terrain. It was also a pleasure working as an all-female team; being able to strike a balance between beauty and empowerment was key,” they concluded.