Common Kings is back with a new single “One Day” out now on Mensch House Records. The band is hot on the heels of their hit single “Champion” featuring Kat Dahlia and continues to tour both nationally and internationally. Catch them at a city near you with Rebelution, Stephen Marley, throughout the summer and Iration this fall.
“One Day” is an uplifting and smooth tune that revolves around the theme of “riches and fame, being young and having fun,” states the band. One day is the spark everyone has to drive them to success. It is both a motivating and blissful goal. Common Kings captures this feeling in their energetic and hopeful new track. The band found inspiration during a writing session with Kat Dahlia, while purchasing 99 cent street tacos with quarters found between couch cushions. Uncle Lui adds, “You definitely get inspired to write about the sh*t you wish you had! Lol.”
Common Kings, being the road warriors that they are, love testing new music live at their shows and say “One Day” was actually the first song they had ever performed live without releasing it, until now. The band, made up of JR King(vocals), Mata (guitar), Uncle Lui (bass), and Rome (drums), is excited to share their new single and fan favorites alike during their coast to coast tour and ending the year supporting Bruno Mars on his November Hawaii dates
July 21 – Grand Junction, CO – Colorado Riverfest
August 10 – Costa Mesa, CA – The Pacific Amphitheatre*%
August 11 – Costa Mesa, CA – The Pacific Amphitheatre*%
August 12 – Las Vegas, NV – The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas*
August 15 – Bend, OR – Athletic Club of Bend*%
August 16 – Jacksonville, OR – Britt Festival Pavilion*%
August 17 – Eugene, OR – The Cuthbert Amphitheater*%
August 18 – Quincy, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre*
August 19 – Bonner, MT – KettleHouse Amphitheater
August 21 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Concert House
August 23 – Boise, ID – Outlaw Field @ The Idaho Botanical Garden*%
August 24 – Heber City, UT – Reggae Rise Up Festival
August 25 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
August 26 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
August 30 – Fresno, CA – Woodward Park Amphitheatre*%
August 31 – Berkeley, CA – Hearst Greek Theatre*%
September 2 – Avila Beach, CA – Avila Beach Golf Resort*%
September 3 – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst
September 5 – Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum Theater – Flagstaff
September 6 – Albuquerque, NM – Villa Hispana Pavilion at Expo NM*%
September 7 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre*%
September 8 – Chula Vista, CA – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre*%
September 9 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl*
September 27 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium
September 28 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
September 29 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues Cleveland
September 30 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
October 2 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
October 4 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
October 5 – Portland, ME – Aura
October 8 – Richmond, VA – The National
October 10 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
October 11 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm Charleston
October 12 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
October 13 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheater
October 14 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
October 16 – Houston, TX – House of Blues Houston
November 10 – Halawa, HI – Aloha Stadium#
November 11 – Halawa, HI – Aloha Stadium#
* = with Rebelution
% = with Stephen Marley
# = Bruno Mars
Zion I a regular on our site and Bay Area native DJ Vinroc have joined forces to bring everyone “The Endless Summa Mixtape”. I have to admit that we here at Sessontapes.com do our best to bring everyone most recent music out at the moment, but I am unsure how we missed this amazing mixtape by Zion I x Vinroc.
The Endless Summa Mixtape features new and classic Zion I tracks, and features Rebelution, Bassnectar, Matisyahu, Collie Buddz and The Grouch & Eligh. When Young Zumbi of Zion I was asked why this mixtape was released he replied with “This was created for the Free Rein Tour that I am currently on with Rebelution, Stephen Marley, and Common Kings.” then went on to say “I wanted to highlight some more recent joints alongside some classic material.”
So check out and/or download Zion I x Vicroc The Endless Summa Mixtape below and keep checking back to Sessiontapes.com for more from Zion I.
Tribal Theory released a new single “Morning Love” this passed Friday via the band‘s independant distribution. Produced by Jesse Barrera, in the band’s hometown of San Diego, CA. “Morning Love”, is as delightful as fresh squeezed juice. The sensual harmonies perfectly balance the sweet and cheeky lyrics. While the instrumental melodies transport listeners to a feeling of cuddling in sun basketed bed sheets until the late afternoon. “Morning Love” is currently available for purchase on iTunes.
You can also check out the video piece we did with Tribal Theory durring at last years California Roots by clicking here
Matisyahu has recently released his latest new single “Coming From Afar“, which features Mavado. “Come From Afar” is a raw energy, vibey reggae dub rhythms and a sick bass line bumping through the sound system like a snake lurking in the grass underneath listeners feet, eventually moving them to the mellifluous beat.
Mavado starts the song with an inspirational voice as he sings with heart “the world is mine, just gotta go ahead and take it.” Matisyahu continues during the song, providing lyrics of faith during these trying times:“times inspiration is low, we gotta lift em, we are the sacrifice, music is the weapon, praise through the atmosphere, that’s the blessing
So check out “Come From Afar and keep coming back to session tapes.com for the latest on Matisyahu.
For Peace Band is proud to announce Always Love, their sophomore album due out on July 27, 2018 on the Rootfire Cooperative imprint. Formed in 2012 and hailing from the mighty island of Guam, For Peace Band is Ronald “RJ” Pereira (Guitar/Vocals), Freddy Bordallo (Drums/Vocals), Jacob Iosa(Keys/Vocals), and Danton Cruz (Bass/Vocals). They quickly gained prominence at home, winning the 2014 Island Music Awards for Best Original Song, and 2015 Island Music Awards for Best Reggae Band.
While the local reggae scene in Guam is thriving very few bands ever make it off the island because the cost is so prohibitive. As the only band from the island who is starting to make regular trips to North America, For Peace Band has overcome massive obstacles just to be here. On their first tours in North America, keyboardist and vocalist Jacob Iosa reflects “It was exciting to hear people sing our lyrics. That connection changed our whole lives and is probably the reason why we keep coming back. The fans are truly awesome, and everyone we have worked with from the production teams to the bands are all next level.”
Always Love features a wide range of sonic delights, resting on a bed of deep roots reggae rhythms, crisp drumming, and seamless vocal interplay between all four singers. Welcoming guest vocalists for two of the tunes, “Revival” feat. Star of The Steppas, and “Judgment Day” feat. Nathan Feinstein of Iya Terra, both showcase the group’s talent for chanting choruses and hard-hitting, melodic rhythms.
Touring in the US and Palao they have been embraced by some of our favorites, including Tribal Seeds, The Green, Fortunate Youth, The Expanders, HIRIE, Iya Terra and more. “I first heard about For Peace Band through The Expanders,” says Rootfire General Manager, Reid Foster, “and the fact that they were traveling from Guam was sort of mind-blowing. The music is fantastic and Rootfire is in a position to have a really meaningful impact on their careers right now. So this is a special project on a lot of levels.”
For Peace Band is currently on tour supporting Arise Roots on the west coast. Pre-order Always Love today and help support independent artists.
Jun 22: Denver, CO
Jun 23: Pueblo, CO
Jun 27: Boise, ID
Jun 28: Portland, OR
Jun 29: Olympia, WA
Jul 1: Seattle, WA
- Always Love
- Chance To Grow
- Move Out Of Babylon
- Be Alright
- Rarest Flower
- Chatty Mouth
- Revival (feat. Star of The Steppas)
- Judgment Day (feat. Iya Terra)
- Got To Try
- Secret Recipe
- I Remember
- Jah Guide
- Love #42
An exclusive video interview with For Peace Band will be coming to Sessiontapes.com in the next couple of weeks.
Polynesian recording artist George “Fiji” Veikoso is one of the most dynamic entertainers the Pacific Rim has produced who continues to be one of the most influential artists in contemporary Island Reggae music. Fiji is set to release his special 2-disc album ‘Collection: 50th State Of Mind’ on Mensch House Records today. Since leaving his Fijian island homeland and settling in Hawaii at the age of 14, Fiji’s golden voice and expansive musical repertoire have launched him onto the world stage as a pioneer of the Island Music.
Since his 1994 album debut “Evolution” to 2010’sdigital only release “Fiji EP,” Fiji’s musical output has earned him numerous industry accolades and awards such as Hawaii’s Na’Hoku Hanohano Award for “Male Vocalist of the Year,” “Favorite Entertainer of the Year” and “People’s Choice Award.” His collaboration on the “Island Warriors” compilation album earned a Grammy-nomination for Best Reggae Album, an accomplishment that only a few Hawaii-based artists have achieved. Fiji’s island-roots inspired grooves have also earned him a place in popular television and film. He co-wrote the theme song for “Baywatch Hawaii,” appeared as an actor in the film “Blue Crush” and performed on the “Live with Emeril Lagasse” cooking show. Fiji has shared the stage with many of Hawaii’s top entertainers along with national recording artists: Gladys Knight, Aaron Neville, Beres Hammond, Damian Jr. Gong Marley, Ziggy Marley, Kymani Marley, Steel Pulse, Maxi Priest and Inner Circle to name a few.
Fiji’s new project, ‘Collection: 50th State Of Mind’ featuresmany unreleased material and material previously released but unavailable on digital platforms until now. The 2-disc set comes in at over 50 tracks and features songs with Grammy-nominated J Boog, O-Shen, Bitty McLean, and Peetah Morgan from Grammy-winning band Morgan Heritage. From traditional island chants to contemporary world music, listeners are taken through a twenty year voyage of the creation of Island Music. The soft and sweet tone of Fiji’s voice provides a solid foundation of strength coupled with honesty and empathy, along with complimentary reggae beats, uplifting guitar strokes, and imaginative synth chord progressions.
From the start of the collection, the first track “Chant of the Islands” ties in Fiji’s island roots, and prepares listeners for the beautiful musical journey ahead. The second song on Disk 1 includes a soulful and satisfying cover of the beloved Otis Redding classic “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay,” with undertones of bluesy acoustic guitar riffs and a chill acoustic island drum beat. Sassy background vocalists encompass the strong melody that Fiji carries to the end, leaving listeners longing for more. In his song “Morning Ride,” Fiji experiments with a funky bass line, lovely synth chords and a tight harmonious vocal hook to create afeel good summer driving song, inspired by lust and passion for a lover.
Newcomers to Fiji’s music will instantly embrace his smooth voice andexoticmelting pot of sounds, an epic, musical journey from the center of the Pacific to the rest of the world. His fan base and concert performances span from the Pacific Rim, the Continental USA, Japan, Australia, Jamaica, with new territories and international locales in the near future. Look out for Fiji’s new release ‘Collection: 50th State Of Mind,’ out June 22nd, 2018 on Mensch House Records!
COLLECTION: 50TH STATE OF MIND TRACKLISTINGDisc 1:
- Chant of the Islands
- Dock of the Bay
- Riddim Of Life (Feat. Oshen and Damon)
- Did You Know
- No Words
- Why You
- The Glory of Love
- Anything You Want
- Sharing the Night
- Sweet Darlin
- Love of My Life
- Misty Blue
- Isalei Lia
- Lei Andi
- Stone Cold
- I’ll Be Yours
- Lonely Days (Feat. J Boog)
- Let’s Get It On (Feat. J Boog)
- Morning Ride
- Come on Over (Feat. Papa)
- Jowenna (Sweet Hawaiian Girl)
- Where Did We Go Wrong
- Warrior of Love
- One (Feat. Bitty McLean)
- Tribal War
- Move On
- Indigenous Life
- Queen Cry
- Rise and Stand
- Rusty Old Steam Pipes
- Laie Boy
- We Don’t Roll
- Smokin Session
- Rock Come In (Feat. Peetah Morgan)
- Natty Girl
- What You See
- Call Me
- Ku u Aloha
- Warrior’s Prayer
- Mama’s Song
- Tequila Sunrise
Jus Goodie a Rebel Sound Records artist and Imperial Sound member recently brand new song, “Lover’s Holiday,” featuring Ras Pro. What’s a better way to kick off the summer than a vacation with your significant other? Playing a song which perfectly matches that moment. Jus Goodie’s new track contains a smooth pacific island feel with a lovers rock vibe that is perfect to make any one listening feel like they are going on an island vacation with the one they love, sometimes you just need to get away. “Lover’s Holiday” is produced by Pu’unui and Zack Reed.
Check out the new Track “Lover’s Holiday” and keep it locked here on Sessiontapes.com for the latest on the Jus Goodie and other Rebel Sound Record artists.
Dirty Heads are kicking off the Summer with a breezy new single called “Visions.” The track is the product of a collaboration between hip-hop producer Blueprint and Dirty Heads’ Jared Watson and Dustin Bushnell. Originally intended for the bands latest album Swim Team, “Visions” caught the attention of Maroon 5 vocalist Adam Levine who requested to record and release the track on their 2017 album Red Pill Blues. Dirty Heads are now putting their own spin on “Visions,” performing it live on their current Summer tour and releasing it as an official single June 15th. “Visions” is available on iTunes, Spotify and additional digital platforms.
For the official “Visions” music video, Dirty Heads have teamed up with crowd sourcing content creation app Cinebody, inviting fans to capture and submit footage from shows on U.S. their Summer tour. Fans can expect the collaborative video to drop this Summer.
Beebs new single was release on Friday 5/25 during day 1 of California Roots Music and Artist Festival. Her new single is titled “Life Is Too Short” and it features Kaleo Wassman of Pepper. It was a big weekend for her as she was the festival livestream host which took place at the WeedMaps Stage (originally The Original Stage). Not to mention she performed a pop-up set on Friday, opened the Friday afterparty, and had her boutique onsite vending all weekend. It was a full Beebs takeover and a perfect timing to releases her new single “Life Is Too Short”.
“No Fenke Fenke” is the first original production from noted Jamaican selector Yaadcore, and the second release on Delicious Vinyl Island, the new Caribbean music label from L.A.’s legendary Delicious Vinyl. A joint release with Yaadcore’s own 12 Yaad Records,
The tune features Ghetto Youths recording artist Kabaka Pyramid and Shanique Marie (of the Equiknoxx Music camp) trading lyrics over a modern twist on classic reggae sounds. “No Fenke Fenke” is an old-time Jamaican admonition, meaning “no stupidness,” and that’s just what you get with this authentic slice of rub-a-dub niceness. Yaadcore is already a hero of Jamaica’s reggae revival thanks to his mystical Dubwise Jamaica sessions and Reggae Aroma mixtape series; With his debut single, he adds another dimension to his repertoire.