Yaadcore on the Highway with Leafly

Yaadcore links up with Leafly!!!

Look out for a 1968 Airstream trailer up and down the West Coast to camp out at dispensaries in California, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon, and Washington.

What’s this HighWay tour all about? Leafly is celebrating cannabis. Last November, their community made a statement, “Cannabis is here to stay.” So, they're  taking off across five legal states to bring cannabis education and entertainment by Yaadcore to the masses.

Tune into Leafly’s & Yaadcore's social media channels or click on our “Road Stories” at the top to keep up with the HighWay Tour's activity.

Farmer Man by Fari DiFuture

Farmer Man by Fari DiFuture

12 Yaad Records presents the king’s son from Kingston and the Farmer Man Anthem!!!!

Known for his melodious lyrics and formidable flow, Reggae artist Fari DiFuture cultivated his prowess to deliver his new single dubbed “Farmer Man”, arranged to sow the seeds of appreciation for our local produce; and encouragement for local farmers who face the back bending plight of feeding Jamaica.

Fresh lyrics combined with organic roots rock reggae sounds, Fari DiFuture from the HOW KLEAR movement highlights the necessity of self-sufficiency and redemption, in an effort to send a message to the developing minds that love of land, is love of self.

Jamaica, Land We Love.

Highlighting socio-cultural and political issues which thrive throughout the island, Fari DiFuture expresses fluency and vocal range on a variety of topics which promote sustainable levity; celebrate the island flavor and cuisine; discuss the reality of empty dams and ensuing drought, to the non-appreciation of the lambs breath and the burning of ganja trees, which remains contradictory, as to date, marijuana remains synonymous with tourism and brand Jamaica.

Heights Of Wisdom, Know, Learn, Execute And Rise  

Farmer Man is the first single to be released on the 12 Yaad label, and has been available digitally since April 21st  on all major web distribution outlets online. 

Stay connected for updates on the Farmer Man music video and vinyl release.

Reggae Aroma Vol. 4


Kingston, Jamaica – April 20, 2017 –The waiting is over. Yaadcore’s Reggae Aroma Mixtape Vol. 4. is in full effect.

This compilation, the fourth in the successful Reggae Aroma Series is dubbed “Nuh Fenke Fenke” and is released in harmony with International Marijuana Day, more popularly known as 4/20.

“Raspec to everyone that has the #Reggae Aroma 1, 2 & 3,” says Yaadcore, “Nuff raspec to all the artist who help strengthen Yaadcore”.

A tantalizing collection of scintillating sounds, Reggae Aroma Vol. 4is blended with vocals from next-generation Jamaican creatives including the likes of Xana Romeo, Lila Ike, Shanique Myrie, Runkus & Fari Di Future; to the seasoned reggae heavyweights such as Damian Marley, Jah 9, Protoje, Kabaka Pryamid & Chronixx.

Take a whiff of the fragrant aroma of “Nuh Fenke Fenke” mixtape which mixes together the hottest culture hits and upcoming conscious roots, rock reggae tracks, and exhale while sonically digesting the flavourful, bubbling medley of sounds.

Reggae Aroma Vol 4 “Nuh Fenke Fenke” will officially be released on April 20 (4/20) and is available for streaming at https://soundcloud.com/yaadcore. 

Official Reggae Aroma Vol. 4 Nuh Fenke Fenke Artwork by Nickii Kane.

Official Reggae Aroma Vol. 4 Nuh Fenke Fenke Artwork by Nickii Kane.

Yaadcore @ Art Basel 2016

Yaadcore announces 2 appearances in Miami during Art Basel 2016 week.  See below for details and RSVP info.

DUBWISE Miami presents Protoje alongside Yaadcore and Corey Chase live inna sound system style!  Wednesday November 30th at Coyo Taco Dub Lounge in Wynwood Art District.  $15 RSVP, limited space available.

NEW RELEASE - Yaadcore Presents "Mercy Please" by Xana Romeo

NEW RELEASE - Yaadcore Presents "Mercy Please" by Xana Romeo

Yaadcore introduces Xana Romeo in fine style with this compilation of Xana's latests releases. "Mercy Please" being the brand new single is the title track for the project. Open your ears and familiar with sounds of Max Romeo's off-spring Xana Romeo.

Yaadcore Greetings

There is an exciting resurgence of conscious, organic music in Jamaica and industry experts and observers agree that Protoje is playing an important role in what is becoming known as the "Reggae Revival."

Leading the militant band - The Indiggnation - this powerful songwriter and philosophical thinker articulates the righteous anger of an emerging generation. Protoje reports for duty, re-establishing the standard for the decaying art of socially responsible, mentally stimulating lyricism.

Yaadcore for Kings with Style

For those of you that live under a rock, Yaadcore is a roots, reggae, dub DJ (Selecta). He also happens to be the DJ for reggae artist Protoje. My first time hearing Yaadcore play sound was at this event called “Dubwise”. The set was beyond amazing, as Kartel would say “bare vibes” and the best part it was all conscious music. Dubwise got so popular that the vibes had to be spread around the world. Yaadcore stops everywhere from NYC to Europe bringing the positive sounds with him.

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Words by Jesse Serwer
Photos by Martei Korley and Kolya Barnes

Strictly roots and culture vibrations, with no slackness. Tunes played in a dubwise style, for their full duration, with messages of upliftment delivered live over the mic.

In December 2013, Yaadcore, the Jamaican selector known for his Reggae Aroma mixtape series, began holding a weekly, Wednesday-night session inside Kingston’s Whitebones Grill with the principles listed above.

Though it wasn’t the only series in town driven by a similar mission (it was inspired by Kingston Dub Club, Gabre Selassie’s Sunday night session in uptown Kingston, at which Yaadcore had been a frequent guest) Dubwise Jamaica quickly became a magnet for similarly-minded selectors, including such foundation DJs as Rory Gilligan of Stone Love and Danny Dread of Stereo Marsand Volcano sound system fame. Jamaica’s young reggae stars ChronixxProtojeKabaka PyramidJesse Royal and Micah Shemaiah were among its earliest supporters, passing through both as performers and just to hol’ a vibes, and it soon attracted veteran artists like Lutan FyahMikey General and even Ninjaman, as well as international acts like Pressure Busspipe (St. Thomas) andZiggi Recado (St. Eustatius).

A year and a half after its launch, Dubwise Jamaica has become an international brand representing what many see as a return to a more pure and natural style of playing reggae (as opposed to the fast-paced juggling style preferred by most of today’s Jamaican DJs). Last month, Yaadcore teamed with selectors Corey Chase and DJ Rampage to launch Dubwise Miami, a weekly session at Coyo Taco in the Wynwood Arts district. Although Yaadcore’s schedule only permits him to appear in Miami about once a month, each Wednesday night the backroom of the fashionable taqueria becomes the “Coyo Dub Lounge,” attracting a loyal crowd as well as fellow DJs (house DJ Armand Van Helden is a regular) and artists (Kabaka Pyramid dropped in last Wednesday to perform).

“It’s kind of been dub church for the loyal patrons,” Chase says of Dubwise’s introduction to Miami. “It’s not about bashment, it is about holding a communal meditation with like-minded individuals. The glue is a positive vibration and energy.”

Fresh back from Europe, Ethiopia and Kenya, Yaadcore is bringing Dubwise sessions New York City, Washington DC and Puerto Rico (San Jaun, Santurce and Rincon) over the next few days, before relaunching Dubwise Jamaica in a new location following a brief hiatus. In a sense, these are tour dates for a DJ who is currently in high demand. That would be one way of looking at it. In Yaadcore’s view, he’s laying a foundation for a movement that can spread consciousness and upliftment through roots music whether he’s in the building or not. Ahead of tonight’s launch ofDubwise New York (at 326 Butler St., in Brooklyn) with DJ Gringo, we spoke with Yaadcore about the Kingston session that’s become a worldwide movement.