Its been the longest time coming but fresh from supporting Julian Marley Dionne ReId gives us a first taster of her forthcoming mixtape”Soundcheck”. This is some proper Reggae with Dionne’s trademark soulful vocals over the track. She sounds great and if this is anything to go by this mixtape will be FIRE!

Gwarn D.

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Music is Remedy’s Ash is running the marathon for children’s charity PARC Essex. To help him raise funds some of Music is Remedy’s favourite artists are all coming together for a great night of live music. Performances on the night from Incisive, Hayley Cassidy, Dionne Reid, Sean Mahoney and so much more.

Juno Bar 134 Shoreditch High St, E1 6JE,
£5 all night

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Yes peoples it is one month until the May bank Holiday weekend and once again Music is Remedy are proud to host the Unsigned London stage. Over the past 4 years we have had a diverse range of acts with the likes of Hollie McNish, Mikall Pane, Shakka, Dionne Reid, Tawiah, James Massiah and DivaGeek all joining us and giving incredible performances. This Year we have once again pulled together an incredible range of acts that do represent what it is Music is Remedy is all about good music.

Headlining this year will be one of the most hyped talked about collectives around at Present. The Mighty ORPH Gang will be closing the stage with 50 minute set of hype, quality and brilliance that if we had a roof would have been blazed alight! Also on the day there will be performances from Julie Iwheta, Cara Winter, Kai Jones, Ruinz Ason to name a few.

The full line up is below and as well as all that there will be all the other goodness associated with Streetfest from BMX and Skateboard displays to dance crews to amazing food and DJs. It will not be one to be missed. Tickets are available NOW HERE get your hands on them and come join us!

For more info contact music_is_remedy@yahoo.co.uk

Unexpected Guests
Bre Musiq
ScruLove
Triple O
Julie Iwheta
Sean Colwill
Lars Koehoorn
Kemi Aneke
Cara Winter
Kai Jones
Charlotte Brimner
Ruinz Ason
Orph Gang

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Sunday May 3rd Streetfest returns and once again Music is Remedy will be hosting the Streetfest Unsigned stage showcasing the best Unsigned music from around the country! In previous years we have had the likes of DivaGeek, Shakka, Mikall Pane, James Massiah, Hollie McNish, Dean Atta, Dionne Reid, Tawiah and many more quality acts and you can join the list this year!

For 1 month we will be accepting entries to perform on the Unsigned stage. Simply send us your links and a short intro as to why you think you should be on that stage to music_is_remedy@yahoo.co.uk we will then shortlist the top 12 acts to face off over two heats at the Juno Bar where an industry panel will pick the best two acts to proceed to perform at Streetfest!

Its that simple. For more information please email the address above and get involved! Heres some clips of the streetfest heats and last years Streetfest!

Photo by Owen Davies http://www.86imaging.com

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Dionne Reid kicks off Volume 2 of her ReidMix series by taking probably the most loved US Sitcom of our generation FRIENDS and turns it into a beautiful acoustic old school soul classic. This is just gorgeous it would have been easy to keep it as a straight cover but she has changed it up and made it her own,  which is no mean feat given how well known that song is. I really do love what she has done with this. The run at the end and the outro itself is just wonderful. Bigness!

Can’t wait to hear what the rest of volume 2 has in store. Check back on volume 1 here.

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Episode three in Dionne Reid’s Reid Mix video series and its another “rippa” as she puts her own spin on the classic Home & Away. Whenever i hear it on TV i always think it could actually be a half decent tune if it wasn’t delivered in the cheesy package that it is. Maybe D was thinking the same thing as she takes it and turns it into a brand new tune. As usual her Reggae tinged vocals float over the acoustic guitar in a lovely fashion with some even nicer harmonies in places.

If you haven’t already download ReidMix and enjoy the rest of the tracks here

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I’ve heard a lot about these guys over the last few weeks. Different singers have spoken about how amazing the rehearsals are, how great they sound and how we all need to get to know about the House Gospel Choir. This week they dropped the first video in three part documentary to show everyone what it’s all about. Led by Natalie Maddix (longtime Music is Remedy Friend) and ShezAr they are choir of fantastic voices who come together to sing! As suggested in their name House music is at the core of what they do as through their performances they strive to create a place where spirituality and the euphoria of the dancefloor come together. By all accounts they achieve it. With so many quality singers in their ranks including Music is Remedy friends Raff, Dionne Reid, Kersha Bailey and Leon Jacques to name a few this is bound to deliver a simply amazing experience as seen in the video.

Catch them performing as part of London Jazz Festival next week in shoreditch here

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Episode 2 in Dionne Reid’s ReidMix video series is up and this one features her take on the children’s TV classic Power Rangers! I don’t know anyone who would think to take this TV theme and make it their own however but Dionne does just that and to great  effect showing off not only her wonderful voice but also one of her key characteristics… her wonderful sense of fun and humour which is displayed throughout. Love it!

Watch episode 1 here and if you haven’t already checked out the complete ReidMix project you can download for free here.

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Earlier this year Dionne Reid dropped her EP/Mixtape ReidMix Volume 1 which featured her covering a handful of popular TV Theme tunes and putting her own twist on them. Now probably my favourite cut from the project “Family Guy” is first song to be filmed in Dionne’s ReidMix visual series edited by the brilliant vocalist herself. It looks great and the tune still sounds good 10 months on after its release! The reggae break at the end is too good!

If you haven’t already download ReidMix Volume 1 here.

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The Remedies hit the stage for a night of fantastic quality live music with these guys doing what they do better then anyone else playing quality live music.

Over the years these guys have played alongside some of the cream of the UK’s artists including Shakka, Hayley Cassidy Mikill Pane, Sharlene Hector Enrico Delves, Ghostpoet, Obenewa, Dionne Reid Dave Stewart and the most well known Ed Sheeran to name just a few.

On the night they will be performing a range of original material and covers alongside guest vocalists on the night.

It all takes place at one of Shoreditch’s plushest new venues Trapeze (formerly East Village) and it is FREE entry all night.

Get there early to get a seat bound to be good vibes and people all night long!

For more info contact

music_is_remedy@yahoo.co.uk

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