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"Life Is For Living" EP and "How Long" video release date Oct 24!.
October 24 is the official release date for Sgt. Remo's EP "Life Is For Living" and the unveiling of the feature video "How Long". This is an exciting time for me as I am gearing up to release my first solo EP. Although I have gotten the opportunity to release some of my music before (Mister Kali's Step Fast album ["Loving, Loving"], Reggae SoulJahs Worldwide Vol. 1 compilation, Brighter Smile Riddim album, Serious Love Riddim album [Feeling No Pain"], "Dawtah" single release) this is the first official Sgt. Remo solo album. Below is the official track list for the album:
1. No Man Stranded (Jah Yutes Ent./EA Productions) 2. Tell Me Who (Jah Yutes Ent./Charlie's Records) 3. Thunder & Lightning (Jah Yutes Ent./Full Grown Studios) 4. Marie (Jah Yutes Ent./Hotta Lava Music) 5. How Long (Jah Yutes Ent./Dread I Arts/Ceremony Studios)
The album is a strictly digital release and will be available for download at all your favorite digital outlets. Putting this project together has been a great experience and I am proud to be sharing this with all the Reggae music fans who have supported me through the years. This is my best work to date and I hope it's well received and shared to the masses. I've had the pleasure of working with some great producers on this project and I am thankful for their support and their input on each and every song.
There are five songs, each with its own unique story, each with a different producer's personal touch...all with my original lyrical inspiration. The songs vary from the haunting lyrics and heavy roots riddim of "Thunder & Lightning"...to the uplifting dancehall riddim and message of "No Man Stranded". You have the hypnotic dub riddim and beautiful vocal delivery of "Tell Me Who"...and the unforgettable chorus of Marie (If you don't listen closely you would think this is a love song). All rounded of by the hit tune "How Long"...this one needs no introduction...just check it out.
"Thunder & Lightning" and "How Long" were previously featured in the "Reggae SoulJahs Worldwide Vol. 1" and now make their way to my official debut EP release. To kick it all off the video for "How Long" will be released along with the album on October 24th. The video was recorded in Jacksonville, FL during a chilly 3 days in February, 2012. It was recorded and produced by Munda Inc. Productions out of El Paso, TX. I know some of you have been patiently waiting for the release. It's only two weeks away! I can't wait to share it with everyone.
Greetings From Sgt. Remo
Greetings! I just want to share with you some updates on new Sgt. Remo music coming this fall. Posted on the page you will find the album cover for the upcoming Sgt. Remo EP entitled "Life is for Living." First I want to say thanks to all the new listeners who have been tuning in to Sgt.Remo's music online at Jango! The response has been great and your comments are greatly appreciated. If you have not tuned in yet, check it out when you can! It's free and you can listen on your computer or phone. Don't forget to link up with Sgt. Remo at www.sgtremo.com and like Sgt Remo Music on FB. Read below for details on the upcoming releases.
Bless! Sgt Remo
NEW SGT REMO EP "LIFE IS FOR LIVING" COMING SOON!
Sgt. Remo is finishing up the Sgt. Remo EP "Life is for Living" to be released this fall to keep everyone pumping the reggae vibes through the winter. The EP will feature a MASSIVE tune entitled "Marie" on the Maya riddim produced by Jah Fabio out of Guadalajara, MX and recorded at the original Empire Soundz studio with Shimran Ali. Also on the EP will be "Tell Me Who" on the Dub on the Range Riddim produced by McPullish (www.mcpullish.com) out of Austin, TX. Another tune on the EP is "No Man Stranded," another Sgt. Remo and EA Productions (St. Petersburg, FL). The EP will be released on the Jah Yutes Entertainment label and will be a strictly digital distribution available everywhere digital music is sold. Stay tuned!
SGT. REMO......MORE NEW MUSIC IN 2012
Look out for new Sgt. Remo Music in the very near future. The Shepherd Riddim album is about to be released on Charlie's Records (www.mcpullish.com) and features music by Sgt. Remo, Jahn Ti, Tippa Irie, Chezidek, Kat Ireana, Ken Serious, McPullish dubs and more.
NEW SINGLE "DAWTAH" AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE!
"Dawtah" was recorded in St. Petersburg, FL in December, 2011. This is the first collaboration between Sgt. Remo and Cuban producer Pedro El Artillero. El Artillero is based out of Saint Petersburg, Florida and has been producing dancehall riddims for several years. Although this riddim is a strictly dancehall riddim, you can hear a hint of a hispanic caribbean flavor that makes this song an easy crossover over several genres. "Dawtah" was released under the Jah Yutes Entertainment label early and is available at all major digital music distributors (itunes, Amazon MP3, CD Baby, etc). This is the featured song on Sgt. Remo's online radio station at Jango and has received over 40,000 plays in the last 3 months. Check it out!
ALSO AVAILABLE FROM SGT. REMO
The Reggae SoulJahs Worldwide Vol. 1 features Sgt. Remo's hit song "How Long", General Smiley's "Let It Go", Mister Kali feat. AezRock's "More Than Gold", dubstep remixes by YEG DJ and much more. You can also check it out and read the full story behind this great project at www.sgtremo.com.
Link up! www.sgtremo.com www.facebook.com/pages/Sgt-Remo-Music/173344146046799 itunes.apple.com/us/artist/sgt.-remo/id405263776 www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005CYTW3K www.cdbaby.com/cd/sgtremo www.jango.com/music/Sgt+Remo www.soundcloud.com/sgtremo www.reverbnation.com/sgtremo www.youtube.com/sgtremo
"Dancehall Stylee Vol 2." A Killer Album in '91 and Today!
I remember opening the CD jewel case for “Dancehall Stylee: Best of Reggae Dancehall Music Vol. 2” in the summer of ‘91. I looked at the cover and read the liner notes over and over as I listened to the superstar line up. All the songs were already top hits but would later become true classics of Reggae Dancehall. This is one of those rare CDs that you listen to from beginning to end without skipping a track. The album starts with Barrington Levy’s “Here I Come” then “Burrup” by Nardo Ranks followed by Ninjaman’s “Murder Dem.” The hits just keep coming with Tenor Saw’s “Ring the Alarm”, Reggie Stepper’s “Drum Pan Sound,” Shabba Ranks’ “Roots & Culture,” and “Wicked in Bed.” You also hear Supercat, Nicodemus, Junior Demus’ “Cabin Stabbin,” Little Lenny’s “Gun in a Baggy” and several other tunes that made this a killer album in 1991 and an even better album today. There’s something special about opening a CD case for the first time fresh out of the cellophane wrapper. You can already tell from looking at the outside how much time and effort was spent in designing the album cover. But it’s not until you open the actual case that you get to see whether it’s a simple double sided insert or an 8 page booklet with detailed info about the author, production credits, featured artists, pictures, artists thankyou’s, and more. If you are really lucky you could get a fold out mini poster of the artist that you could hang up on your wall! When Jah Yutes Entertainment released my first project “Reggae SoulJahs Worldwide Vol. 1” I was determined to release a quality product that would bring back those memories from “Dancehall Stylee” in ‘91 and be the kind of album people enjoyed looking as they listened to the music. I decided to go with a Digipak. It’s a four panel recycled board case with a clear CD tray and artwork on all four panels. Jerry Castellanos from Munda Inc. graphic design captured the essence of the project and made the Digipak shine into a collectible worth album. The music of course had to be top of the line and includes some great artists. The album originally had three songs by General Smiley (from Hall of Fame duo Michigan & Smiley), Ken Serious (Flames Crew, JA), Mister Kali (Santa Fe, NM), four Sgt. Remo songs (Juarez, MX), and three Dubstep remixes by YEG DJ (Denver, CO/Japan). The album was later re-released without Ken Serious’ music as he released his music independently. This is truly a unique blend of music from various eras of Reggae and subgenres. You have General Smiley’s music which is truly in the classic form of 1980’s dancehall. Ken Serious is a great artist out of Manchester, Jamaica whose fiery voice and powerful delivery make him a force in the conscious Reggae community. Mister Kali brings a unique flavor to this album. His songs are musically diverse touching culture and dancehall flawlessly yet maintaining a conscious message throughout. YEG DJ brings the Reggae SoulJahs to a new audience in the Dubstep world without altering the positive message of the music. Finally Sgt. Remo rounds out the album with several solid tunes that highlight his talented lyrical delivery and powerful vocals. Today digital downloads have overrun physical disc manufacturing and CD sales as a whole. Although I enjoy having thousands of songs in an iPod or a cell phone, I sorely miss holding a great CD in my hand and experiencing the feeling of opening the case for the first time. It seems ironic that today producing a CD is easier and more affordable than ever making it achievable for independent artists to release their own music. But CD sales today are at their lowest and will probably continue to decline. Still the nostalgic sentiment of ripping off the wrapping off a brand new album is hard to beat and for those of us who remember it vividly it will probably never fade away. SUPPORT YOUR FAVORITE INDEPENDENT MUSIC AND ARTISTS! Bless, Remo http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/reggaesouljahsworldwidev
SPRAGGA BENZ, SGT REMO.....IT WAS A GOOD SHOW!
I have not had the opportunity to perform since relocating Jah Yutes Entertainment to Jacksonville, FL. It was almost a yearlong departure from the stage since releasing "Reggae SoulJahs Worldwide Vol. 1" and completing the Reggae SoulJahs Camouflage Tour last summer with General Smiley, Ken Serious, Mister Kali and DJ Yahru. After the tour it was time to take some time to rest from the months of putting the Reggae SoulJahs project together. It had taken a toll in many ways and I almost felt the need to take a break from music altogether. But only a short break.....
The album was released, the tour was completed, and my goal of reaching a newer audience and trying to open some new doors seems to have been successful, at least to a certain extent. But being and independent artist is not simple and the road never gets easier. Relocating to Jacksonville was a good idea from a music perspective. I like the vibes in Florida and there is a larger Caribbean community that supports live music on a regular basis. The only problem was that Florida doesn't know who Sgt. Remo is...haha...
Although the majority of my music is more culture than dancehall I still feel comfortable in the dancehall. I grew up, musically, in the dancehall of the early 90's. All the classic music and the classic artist who I grew up listening to molded what the dancehall is today. So playing a set that is a bit more dancehall than culture is actually fun for me and not an uncomfortable situation. When Tina Willie from Nottyhead Promotions reached out to me about opening for Spragga Benz on June 9, I was excited about the opportunity. I've been ready to touch the stage for a few months now after my break. This was a perfect opportunity for me to break my performance fast and what better stage to do it at than at a Spragga Benz show!
The show turned out to be really good for me. Although there were some sound problems due to the location of the subs and the stage I was able to work around it and the Duval Massive responded very well even though they didn't know me or my music. It must have been odd for them to see this Mexican yute jumping on the stage...haha...but I think everyone had a good time. I performed just a few tunes including my newest release "Dawtah", my favorite tune "How Long" and I finished with a medley of "Can't Cool Mi" and "OK, OK" on the Sleng Teng Refuelled riddim.
After I finished Spragga hit the stage and performed a slew of his hits one after another. I had forgotten how many hit songs he's had through the years. He pulled up one after another and just kept coming with it. The Jacksonville massive responded in force as Spragga performed his set. I didn't get an opportunity to reason with the Bredren after the show but that's how it goes sometime. At least I got to show him Don Martin's message about bringing him to NM sometime in the near future!
Thanks to Tina from Nottyhead Promotions, Jah Elect and Zion Garden Entertainment, Casha, and all the Jacksonville Massive and Crew! I'm looking forward to performing in Duval again soon!
Greetings from Sgt. Remo!
The summer is upon us and it seems like it’s going to be a hot-hot summer this year. The early part of 2012 was a fruitful one for Sgt. Remo Music and Jah Yutes Entertainment. 2012 saw the release of two new Sgt. Remo songs “Dawtah” and “Feeling No Pain” both produced by Pedro EA Productions. They were both well received and have been promoted heavily worldwide. A new partnership with Jango Online Radio has proved very successful allowing the music to reach newer audiences worldwide. If you are one of the new Sgt. Remo fans, THANK YOU for supporting the music and the efforts!
This summer looks to be very promising as well and continues the efforts of the earlier part of the year. The official video for “How Long” is in post-production and scheduled for release this summer. The video was shot in Jacksonville, Florida and directed by Jerry Castellanos from the Munda Inc. entertainment umbrella based out of El Paso, TX. It was filmed during an unusually chilly three days in Jacksonville. This is Sgt Remo’s first official video. It will be unveiled this summer so stay tuned for that!
Sgt. Remo’s collaboration with producer McPullish was very productive this last winter. There were two songs recorded during the two day session. The first to be released will be “Revolutionary” on the Shepherd Riddim. It is scheduled to be released this summer on Charlie’s Records and will feature tunes from some top notch Jamaican artists, plus dubs and horn version. “McPullish is a musical project and nickname of musician / producer Carson Hoovestol, realized after years of musical exploration, recording and practice in the art of dub. Writing, playing, and mixing original songs with Luciano, Judge, Chezidek, General Smiley, Ninja Ford, Sylford Walker, Fantan Mojah, Ginjah, Aimann Raad, Red Lion, Lutan Fyah, Mark Wonder and plenty of instrumental and Dub tunes, McPullish has built up his label; Charlie's Records.” (McPullish. 2012)
The second collaboration with McPullish is entitled “Tell Me Who” on the Dub on the Range riddim. This is scheduled to be released at the latter part of 2012 on the Jah Yutes Entertainment label. Sgt. Remo continues to work with producer Pedro EA Productions based out of St. Petersburg, Florida. Their collaboration has proved to be a good one already releasing two well received songs including the hit “Dawtah.” If you haven’t yet heard it…check it out! Please visit www.sgtremo.com to stay informed of the latest music and news from the Sgt. Remo Music camp or visit Sgt. Remo on Facebook.
Bless! Sgt. Remo
2012 IS GOING TO BE AN EXCITING YEAR. LOTS OF TUNES IN THE WORKS!!
Greetings! I hope you are having an Upful day! Now you may download two free songs at www.reverbnation.com/sgtremo. No gimmicks...just music! And don't forget to visit Sgt. Remo's Official Music website at www.sgtremo.com for updates on upcoming music releases. There are several singles that will be released during the first quarter of 2012. The first release (January 2012) will be the back-to-the-dancehall song "Dawtah". This is a Dancehall song that is sure to be a hot track on the dancefloors. This one will definitely be a crossover hit bridging several genres...but it's still strictly a dancehall tune. After "Dawtah", the next scheduled release is "Feeling No Pain" on the Serious Love Riddim. This will be released as a "FREE", that's right FREE compilation album produced by Pedro EA productions out of St. Petersburg, FL and features an array of 10-12 spanish singing Reggae artists from around the globe. This should be a BIG release...and will be offered FREE of charge. You can't miss this one! After this release you will see Sgt. Remo's collaboration with producer McPullish (www.mcpullish.com). There are two songs that will be released from this collaboration. The first is entitled "Revolution" on the Shepherd Riddim. This riddim will also feature an array of several Jamaican artists and is sure to be FIRE!!! The second Sgt. Remo, McPullish tune is "Tell Me Who" and will be released on Sgt. Remo's Jah Yutes Entertainment label. As you can see there are alot of tunes in the works. 2012 should be an exciting year. STAY TUNED IN! Bless! Remo
Free download of Sgt. Remo's "Third World Anthem". Give the gift of Music!
Greetings! Please visit Sgt Remo at www.reverbnation.com/sgtremo for a FREE download of Sgt Remo's "Third World Anthem". This song was featured in the compilation album "Reggae SoulJahs Worldwide Vol. 1". Stay tuned for upcoming releases by Sgt. Remo in early 2012. This coming year will see the release of new Sgt. Remo music and producer McPullish on the Charlie's Records label out of Austin, Texas. Also look out for Sgt. Remo's new back-to-the-dancehall tune "Dawtah". "The single "Dawtah" is a Dancehall Reggae song that is sure to blaze up dance floors all over this summer" (www.sgtremo.com, 2011). Sgt. Remo's smooth vocals make this an easy-to-listen song that could easily play in a dancehall session in Jamaica or a top-40 radio station in the U.S. This style of reggae brings you back to the classic dancehall of the early 90's that popularized the genre across the world.
"Dawtah" was recorded in St. Petersburg, FL in December, 2011 and is currently in post-production. This is the first collaboration between Sgt. Remo and Cuban produced P. Hernandez. Hernandez is based out of Saint Petersburg, Florida and has been producing dancehall riddims for several years. Although this riddim is a strictly dancehall riddim, you can hear a hint of a hispanic caribbean flavor that makes this song an easy crossover over several genres. "Dawtah" will be released under the Jah Yutes Entertainment label early 2012 and will be available at all major digital music distributors (itunes, Amazon MP3, CD Baby, etc). Check the website WWW.SGTREMO.COM for more news and information. Bless!
New Release-Sgt. Remo's back-to-the-dancehall tune "Dawtah"
In the next few weeks you will see the release of Sgt. Remo's new back-to-the-dancehall tune "Dawtah". "The single "Dawtah" is a Dancehall Reggae song that is sure to blaze up dance floors all over this summer" (www.sgtremo.com, 2011). Sgt. Remo's smooth vocals make this an easy-to-listen song that could easily play in a dancehall session in Jamaica or a top-40 radio station in the U.S. This style of reggae brings you back to the classic dancehall of the early 90's that popularized the genre across the world.
"Dawtah" was recorded in St. Petersburg, FL in December, 2011 and is currently in post-production. This is the first collaboration between Sgt. Remo and Cuban produced P. Hernandez. Hernandez is based out of Saint Petersburg, Florida and has been producing dancehall riddims for several years. Although this riddim is a strictly dancehall riddim, you can hear a hint of a hispanic caribbean flavor that makes this song an easy crossover over several genres. "Dawtah" will be released under the Jah Yutes Entertainment label early 2012 and will be available at all major digital music distributors (itunes, Amazon MP3, CD Baby, etc).
Sgt. Remo's currently promoting his recently released hit song "How Long" as featured in the "Reggae SoulJahs Worldwide Vol. 1" compilation and the "Brighter Smile Riddim EP".
For more information about the artist visit www.sgtremo.com.
FREE download of Sgt Remo's Music!
Greetings! Please visit Sgt Remo at www.reverbnation.com/sgtremo for a FREE download of Sgt Remo's "Third World Anthem". This song was featured in the compilation album "Reggae SoulJahs Worldwide Vol. 1". Stay tuned for upcoming releases by Sgt. Remo in early 2012. This coming year will see the release of new Sgt. Remo music and producer McPullish on the Charlie's Records label out of Austin, Texas. Also look out for new music produced by emerging producer Pedro Hernandez out of St. Petersburg, Florida. Check the website WWW.SGTREMO.COM for more news and information. Bless! Remo
New Music Coming Soon! Here are the details.
I'd like to say thanks to Luzila Contreras and Donovan Makha at KNGU in Boulder/Denver for inviting me to call in during their live stream of their weekly show Reggae Bloodlines streaming live at www.kngu.org/reggaebloodlines. Reggae Bloodlines is the second longest running Reggae show in the US. Reggae and its roots: Ska, Rock Steady, Dub, Dance Hall and More.
The last couple of months have been busy but alot of progress has come out of it. Look for upcoming Sgt. Remo releases in collaboration with producer McPullish on Charlie's Records (www.mcpullish.com). "McPullish operates a specialized musical laboratory called Dub Cove Studio" in Buda, TX. "Playing real instruments live in the studio to build songs gives his music a lively and unique sound" (mcpullish.com, 2011). McPullish JUST released General Smiley meets "McPullish at Dub Cove" and is available on itunes. One of my favorite tunes from the album is "The Jungle".
In the next few days you will also see the release of the "Brighter Smile" riddim on the Dread I Arts label. The riddim features Sgt. Remo's "How Long", Mister Kali's "Samson & Delilah" and Trinkie Starr's "Color of Love". You can find more info at Dread I Arts Reverb Nation.
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