Issue 108

Monthly newspaper and online publication targeting 18 to 35 year olds. The ultimate guide to the hottest parties, going out and having fun. Music, fashion, film, travel, festivals, technology, comedy, and parties! London, Barcelona, Miami and Ibiza.

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54 ISSUE 108 / 2018 REGGAE TRACK OF THE MONTH: KRANIUM In one of the year's more unlikely pairings, a Jamaican dancehall star and former Police frontman are set to release their first collaborative album, titled 44/876. In typical fashion, Kranium's new track 'Last Night' gets into the pleasures of late night hookups and much like the vast majority of his output, wouldn't sound out of place at the club. It's at once intimate and anthemic, as his voice swoons over a playful dancehall beat. The song blurs the line between a love jam and a dancefloor hit, but rather than fail to establish itself as either, it plays to the best features of each style and suits both settings. A February rip of the song can be found on YouTube, while the official March release is available on Spotify. "The most important thing to me in any kind of music is surprise," Sting told Rolling Stone in January. "And everybody is surprised by this collaboration – by what they're hearing. We're surprising." The new album will feature contributions from regular Sting guitarist Dominic Miller and legendary bassist Robbie Shakespeare, as well as produced in part by Martin Kierszenbaum and long-time Shaggy collaborator Sting International (no relation). The renowned pair will also be performing separately and together on a European tour this summer. NEWS: SHAGGY AND STING GET READY TO DROP NEW ALBUM... TOGETHER! ALBUM OF THE MONTH: BROTHER JEROME Brother Jerome release debut album Progress! Originally the band was created to pay homage to Ryan Bria's late brother Jerome 'Drew' Bia, Brother Jerome seek to leave a transformative effect in their music, one that is all about love and righteousness. It is these characteristics that make their latest LP stand out from the rest. Made up of 11 tracks, the album opener 'Progress' touches on police brutality and racial profiling, it's obvious from the get go, Brother Jerome are holding nothing back. Another standout track 'Macho Man' speaks on the toxicity of hyper masculinity and despite its serious message, the danceable beat played throughout leaves you wanting more. Other soulful numbers include 'Soul Shine', 'Mind Over Matter', 'What's It Like' and 'Cookie'. Each single is littered with soothing and catchy melodies, emphasized by the rich and hypnotising vocals of lead singer Ryan Bria. There is no doubt in our minds, Progress is pure positive music and every track will leave you feeling blessed. Ariwa Dub Showcase Cedric Congo meets Mad Professor Wind & Fire Mat FX Revolution Dub Radikal Guru Les Bas Fonds Killa Sound Yard Dreadmania: It's All In The Mind Judge Dread Back Away Haspar feat Fikir Amlak Smile Orange Melba Liston Caught Inna Trap Dubplate Pensi meets The Dub Me Ruff Soundsystem Beyond Flesh Ghetto Priest Strong Black Woman Joy Mack Roots I Vision Micah Shemiah Seremunia Lokal Affair NEW RELEASES

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