TWO V.I. REGGAE LABELS ABOUT TO DROP HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ALBUMS FROM NIYORAH AND TOUSSAINT

The first single from Black Gold is “Be You” which debuted in April 2010 at #47 on the iTunes reggae chart.

The first single from Toussaint's Black Gold is “Be You” which debuted in April 2010 at #47 on the iTunes reggae chart.

I Grade and Denkenesh Records are ready to launch summer 2010 with crucial new releases from roots reggae artist Niyorah (Feel Your Presence) and the soulful styles of Toussaint (Black Gold). Denkenesh Records is teaming up with I Grade (known for setting a new standard in reggae music Midnite, Dezarie, Pressure, Niyorah) to add to its game changing approach. Whether it is Toussaint’s unique soulful mix of R&B and roots, or Niyorah’s conscious dread and righteousness, reggae, urban and soul music fans everywhere will be asking for more. The physical and digital release of Niyorah’s album, Feel Your Presence, is scheduled for June 2010 and Toussaint’s Black Gold in August 2010.

The first singles from each album, “Feel Your Presence” from Niyorah and Toussaint’s “Be You“, are now receiving popular and critical acclaim. Please contact Joshua at soulof_thelion@yahoo.com for more information.

  • Combining bright melodies, dread and fire lyrics and solid musical backing, Niyorah live shows and extensive studio work (including 4 acclaimed albums) have put him at the forefront of the VI (Virgin Islands) reggae scene while setting a new standard for roots reggae worldwide.
Respected worldwide for his ability to address a range of issues, Niyorah draws on roots music to build communities around both the music and the message.

Respected worldwide for his ability to address a range of issues, Niyorah draws on roots music to build communities around both the music and the message.

Produced and recorded at Tuff Gong in Jamaica by acclaimed reggae producer Andrew “Bassie” Campbell, the album Feel Your Presence features a range of classic musicians and artists such as Earl “Chinna” Smith, Leroy “Horsemouth” Wallace, Sugar Minott, and Jah Mason. This unique combination of Niyorah’s cutting edge lyrical depth and Andrew Bassie’s classic live-instrumentation riddims has yielded a 14-track roots masterpiece due this month.

  • Be You” debuted at #47 on iTunes April 2010.

Since leaving Soulive a couple of years ago, the music world has waited with anticipation to find out where Toussaint will land. I Grade Records is the place and the upcoming album Black Gold captures the diversity of Toussaint’s soul, reggae, gospel and jazz roots.

Set for release in August, the 15-track collection of epic songs captured on Black Gold is the product of Toussaint’s soulful pedigree and I Grade Records’ unique approach to crafting genre-defying soundscapes. The musical influences on Black Gold run the gamut from deep roots to classic soul to jazz to hip hop. Outstanding musicianship is a hallmark of this release that features acclaimed troubadours such as Tuff Lion, Dean Pond, Santa Davis, Youssoupha Sidibe, Johnny Trama and others. Truly an album unlike any other, Black Gold lays the foundation for a new genre of Soul Roots.

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