Only a week after Hemp Higher’s last release peaked at No2 on the itunes reggae singles charts in switzerland, The label’s next release: “Still Pushing” produced by Joe Ariwa just went straight To No1! Many thanks again goes out to everyone supporting the mouvement! Click on the cover to purchase your own copy of the EP.
Hemp Higher & Ariwa Music are proud to present Randy Valentine’s new EP “Still Pushing”. which released today worldwide.
“This EP is the commitment of my team and I to raise the levels for this genre that we love, (reggae music) beyond limits, everyday we think of new ways to set new personal standards that we think will enhance the scene and doing it all independently. Despite the struggles we still pushing” says RANDY VALENTINE.
The Jamaican born vocalist showcase his talented, melodic versatile sound and song-writing skills throughout this EP, which is complemented by the world renown producer JOE ARIWA (son of MAD PROFESSOR). The EP starts out with the title track “Still Pushing”, which is an acapella chant of Randy stating the struggles and frustration from the less fortunate as they push on through.
“Tired of the pressure, tired to see you mother singing by the grave side, tired fi hear you only mek you promises and don’t deliver, some a go tief and some a go beat shots but we still a push”. (Verse from title track Still Pushing).
“Mama Said” one of RANDY VALENTINE’s favorite tracks on this EP, showcase the talent of a great producer working with a talented writer and artist. Throughout the EP you can hear the quality of the production JOE ARIWA created as well as the instrumental elements complementing the melodic tone of Randy Valentine. This EP is 8 dub influenced tracks, which is infused with roots rock reggae and rock-steady. JOE ARIWA captures an old school vibe with a modern day twist throughout the EP.
Randy Valentine vocals can be hypnotizing along with his strong yet simple messages of love for your “brother” and “sister”. On his track titled “The Question” Randy ask “Where is the love”? A question he holds dear to his heart and lives by during every encounter in his day to day life. The over all message of “Still Pushing” is love for mankind and looking for the good in everything and not focusing on the bad. A message so simple, so timely yet overlooked by many.
“Still Pushing” shows why Randy Valentine continues to reach a wide demographic. His fan base has grown tremendously bridging the young and old. At such a young age, Randy Valentine is well on his way to becoming a household staple and “Still Pushing” is definitely an EP for lovers of music.
As mentioned last week, RANDY VALENTINE is gearing up to release his second EP “Still Pushing” on May 1st this year. The 8 track EP was entirely produced by JOE ARIWA.
“Black Cinderella” is the second track that listeners will receive today by pre-ordering the EP on itunes.
Music is best defined by the words of the listeners: This is how a fan on instagram (@eye_an_i) described the song:
“Black cinderella – this is an unexpected emotional and unapologetic ballad from Valentine. But don’t let the title or the fact that this is a classic ballad fool you. The track is not about a ditzy fairytale character. We hear RV express love and respect for his “African Queen / But she born and grow inna Jamaica”. I’m no musician so all i can tell you is the bass on this track is cool and deadly… In “Wake the town” RV says to take the music back to basics. And in my humble opinion, as a fan of the music – he has done just that!”
After weeks of waiting, you can finally pre-order the new RANDY VALENTINE EP “Still Pushing” (entirely produced by JOE ARIWA) on Itunes today! By ordering your copy now,you will receive the first single “Wake The town” exclusively to your itunes account as part of the instant gratification programme, and another song each week up until the release. The EP itself will be delivered May 1st!
The anticipated first single from the EP “Wake the Town” was previewed exclusively on RANDY VALENTINE’s Soundcloud 2 weeks ago and has already got heavy support from specialist DJ’s worldwide, including BBC 1XTRA, BANG RADIO (UK), Fame FM (Jamaica), JUGGLERZ.DE (GERMANY)
He will be introducing his new material from the “Still pushing” EP exclusively in london on the stage of the notorious Camden JAZZ CAFE on Bank Holiday Monday (May 25th), accompanied by some very special guests: THE INCREDIBLE GENERAL LEVY, CALI P, SHERII VEN DYER & DIONNE REID. Music on the night will be played by JOE ARIWA himself accompanied by D MIX, YOUNGER MELODY & ALLAN BRANDO. The whole event will by hosted by our good friend COMMANDER B.
Make sure you don’t miss this exclusive musical experience on bank holiday monday, we strongly advise you to pre-order your tickets online as capacity in the venue is limited
JOE ARIWA (son of MAD PROFESSOR) and will be available for pre-order April 3rd (“Wake the town” will be the first “instant gratification” track in the package). A video will be dropping the same day. Check out the track online on RANDY VALENTINE’s soundcloud account… 100 free exclusive download for the first 100 people:
It gives us great pride to announce that RV is featured on MAJOR LAZER’s New Album: “Peace is the Mission”
DIPLO and his team linked up with vocalists RANDY VALENTINE and TARANCHYLA in order to create the epic: “Roll the bass” Dancehall – Soca influenced EDM track, which is also the first “Instant gratification” track that MAJOR LAZER fans will be receiving by pre-ordering the album today:
Click on the pic to pre-order the album
Be the first to hear RANDY VALENTINE’s killer chorus on this crazy track! An Official Lyric video was released online today, make sure you check it out and share it on your social networks.
Before flying back to Jamaica last year, CALI P was in London to do a UK radio tour introducing his new “Healing Of The Nation” EP. Check him out at BBC 1XTRA studios alongside RANDY VALENTINE talking to SEANI B about his current life in Jamaica, the new EP and also took some time to perform 2 songs from the EP – which meant RV had to jump on the microphone as well.
HEMP HIGHER / J.O.A.T MUSIC GROUP & ARIWA MUSIC are proud to present RANDY VALENTINE’s new EP “Still Pushing” which will be releasing MAY 1ST 2015.
The cover & Tracklist was previewed exclusively today on REGGAEVILLE.
The 8 track EP, entirely produced by JOE ARIWA (son of Dub Legend MAD PROFESSOR) will be available for pre-order on itunes APRIL 3rd, day of the release of the first single “Wake The town”. A launch party is set to be held at the highly acclaimed JAZZ CAFE on Bank holiday Monday on MAY 25TH in Camden, London featuring some very special guests.
Stay Tuned! More information on this release coming soon. Click on the cover to see the tracklist.
2015 has definitely started really well for UK based Reggae Artiste RANDY VALENTINE: he just launched his new European tour last week in Switzerland alongside the BOOMRUSH BAND, performing in packed up venues across the country – and he is set to drop his anticipated new EP “Still Pushing” this spring, entirely produced by JOE ARIWA (Son of legendary MAD PROFESSOR).
The fans will not have to wait until then for new material from RV as he releases this new video today. The song titled: “#Certified” was produced by JAH SNOWCONE on the “Nuh Fraid Riddim” and was shot by MEDIA KONCEPT filming group in London
As mentioned previously, Randy Valentine just came back from Jamaica where he had returned for the first time since he left to the UK with his family 11 years ago. It was a very emotional moment for him to land back in jamaica after such a long time, and seeing them embracing him and his music. Check out this interview done whilst in Kingston for Riddim mag. Click on the link to access the interview.
Freshly back from his 5 week trip to Jamaica, Randy Valentine passed by the UK reggae chart show with Natty B to give the UK fans an update on what’s going on for RV and his team, and the next plans for 2015.
As mentioned last month, Cali P and Randy Valentine passed through BBC 1Xtra studios in London last month to visit Seani B and update the UK fans on what’s going on and what can be expected from the HEMP HIGHER team in 2015. CLick on the pic to hear the show.
Randy Valentine and his team have been working very hard over the past few weeks in Jamaica promoting Randy’s new material – and were honoured to pass through ONSTAGE TV as RV was interviewed by Mr Winford Williams himself. The interview instilled “A BRITISH JAMAICAN SUCCESS STORY” can be viewed online here.
As announced last week, RANDY VALENTINE is dropping 2 brand new videos today: TREAT HER RIGHT and LOCK ME UP. Both videos are intertwined in to 1 story as part 1 and part 2. they both premiered on reggaeville today!
Randy Valentine is currently in Jamaica! it is the first time he’s gone back since he left with his family 11 years ago. This video is from his first ever performance in Jamaica at the famous DUBCLUB! CALI P was performing there for the release of his new EP and introduced RV to the people. Check out the video!
Great news for Randy Valentine fans! He will be dropping not one, but TWO music videos next week on Dec 5th for his 2 hot reggae singles “Treat Her Right” and “Lock Me Up”.
Both videos are intertwined into one story creating a “musical motion picture” which was very cleverly put together by the young dynamic team at MEDIAKONCEPT in London.
Check out the trailer and look out for both videos dropping online on reggaeville Dec 5th.