Music4Life at SxSW 2019

We’re very excited to be featured on the 2019 SxSW Official Reggae Showcase at Flamingo Cantina on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. For more info, you can check their website.

Here’s the full schedule for that evening:

8:00 PM – Music4Life featuring Moe & Phillipidon

9:00 PM – Roots From The Clay

10:00 PM – Lion Heights

11:00 PM – Spiritual & The Oufah Band

12:00 AM – General Smiley & Lakandon

1:00 AM – Stonebwoy

Under The Overpass – Moe featuring General Smiley

Under The Overpass was released by Music4Life on October 19, 2018 and features Moe’s passionate song about the condition of the homeless elderly along with General Smiley.

Smooth Sailing by Alan Moe Monsarrat

Smooth Sailing is our 2nd release from Alan Moe Monsarrat and was released on Friday, May 25, 2018. It was written by Curly Putman and Sonny Throckmorton, and Moe had this to say about the song:

“I’ve always loved the song and since Sonny is my dear friend I decided to cover a few of his tunes reggae style. This track has a definitive ‘80s dancehall rhythm with the beautiful melody floating above it. Sonny loves it and we hope you do too. I bet you could sing a baby to sleep with this one.”

This is the first release from a forthcoming tribute EP tentatively called Thank You Sonny that we’re working on.

You can order on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2KjKF91

You can order from iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/smooth-sailing-single/1384024558

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Only Jah Loves Them All

Our new single and video from Alan Moe Monsarrat & Phillipidon was released on Friday, November 3, 2017. It’s called Only Jah Loves Them All.

In the lyrics, the message of His universal and unending love for all His children is revealed. We are all His children, young and old and of all colors. He is capable of this love that we can only aspire to. Let us all be encouraged to be more like H.I.M.

TRACK LISTING:

  1. Only Jah Loves Them All (feat. Phillipidon)
  2. Only Dub Loves Them All (feat. Micah Shalom)

Alan Moe Monsarrat was born in 1951 in Phenix City, Alabama. His parents were in the U.S. Army and he grew up in many different places. At age 13 (1964) he started singing with a band near Tokyo, Japan. After moving back to the states he joined a band in San Antonio, Texas. He started out as a singer but in 1968 he started playing bass as well. He started playing Reggae in Hawaii in 1973 and was in the first Reggae band in Texas, The Lotions. He now performs with The Mau Mau Chaplains and Music4Life in Austin, Texas.

Follow Moe on Twitter: @alan_moe
Philip White aka Phillipidon was born chanting in Kingston, Jamaica. He is known for his gravelly-gruff voice, interlacing a few iconoclastic interjections, and weaving wanton mayhem amongst audiences with his impromptu outbursts during live performances. When he is not doing music, he is a college professor teaching anatomy, biology and physiology at Houston Community College.

Follow Phillipidon on Twitter & Instagram @Phillipidon

MUSIC4LIFE is run by Austin radio DJ and producer, DJ-RJ. His bi-weekly radio program, Reggae Evolution with DJ-RJ, has been on the air on KAZI 88.7 FM since 1989.

Production Credits:
Alan “Moe” Monsarrat: bass and electric guitar
R.J. Johnson: acoustic drums, keyboards, programming and engineering Marc Schaefgen: guitar
Micah Shalom: coronet, slide trombone
Steven Stanley, Kingston, Jamaica: mixing, percussion
Chris Fischer, Critical 1 Studios, NYC: Mastering

FOR INTERVIEWS OR PRESS CONTACT: RJ Johnson at 512-297-3575 (cell/text/WhatsApp)

Distribution by Zojak Worldwide

Follow RJ on Twitter & Instagram: @DJRJ

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The Weirdo Riddim


We’re proud to announce the Weirdo Riddim from Music4Life, released on Friday, February 24th 2017. This release features some of Austin’s best talent along with artists from the Caribbean as well. It is available on all major digital stores and streaming services worldwide and can be purchased on iTunes and Amazon. Big thanks for DJ Faya Gong from France for putting together this nice sampler mix.

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