Reggae Vault Classics 12 – The 1980s through 2000s and back

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This is an episode of the syndicated Reggae Vault Classics podcast produced by Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound featuring classic reggae music in a DJ mixed format with no talking.

The mix starts out in the 1980s digital age with the legendary Tempo riddim and Anthoy Red Rose’s hit from King Jammy‘s with the same title (Tempo). Jr Reid, Pad Anthony and Nicodemus follow and then a few 1990s versions of the Tempo riddim are featured with Junior TuckerGarnett Silk, Buju Banton, Capleton, and Merciless.

During the next 15 minutes or so, you will hear primarily conscious reggae from the 90s and early 2000s. Highlights include 5 Lucianos in a row, early Jah Cure and early Sizzla, plus Leroy Gibbons singing Dennis Brown‘s early Studio One classic on the Babatunde riddim, Created By The Father.

If you are not familiar with Freddie McGregor‘s music, definitely study Reggae Vault Classics episodes 11 and 12 for some classic Freddie featured in these mixes. The finale is in the lover’s mood with Beres Hammond, Jack Radicks by request, and Sanchez.

Listen now. We sincerely hope you enjoy the selections and mixing. Please send your comments, feedback, and requests to kahlil.wonda@gmail.com or feel free to comment here. If you like what you hear please subscribe to get automatic updates when new shows are added.

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Playlist

1 Tempo – Anthony Red Rose
2 Anthem – Junior Reid
3 In Deh – Pad Anthony
4 The Plane Land – Nicodemus
5 Lock Me Up – Junior Tucker
6 Complaint – Buju Banton featuring Garnett Silk
7 Dis The Trinity – Capleton
8 Greedy For More – Merciless
9 Thank You (Oh Lord) – Chevelle Franklin and Lady G
10 Hurry Up and Come – Cocoa Tea
11 I’m Not Sure – Sizzla
12 Never Dis The Man – Sanchez
13 Were All In This Thing Together – Luciano, Louie Culture, Terror Fabulous
14 Jah Blessing – Luciano featuring Sizzla
15 Give Praises – Luciano
16 Peace My Brethrin Peace – Luciano
17 Punchline – Luciano
18 La, la, la – Beres Hammond
19 Got This Feeling – Jah Cure
20 Spread Jah Love – Jah Cure
21 Lost Ones – Shooks
22 Who I Am – Capleton
23 Created By The Father – Leroy Gibbons
24 Declaration of Rights – Freddie McGregor
25 Declaration Dub – Freddie McGregor
26 Everyday Is A Holiday – Freddie Mcgregor
27 Holiday Dub – Freddie McGregor
28 Why You wanna Hurt Me – Dennis Brown
29 In The Streets – Courtney Melody
30 Bun Down Saddam – Anthony B
31 Double Trouble – Beres Hammond
32 Love Is Guaranteed – Jack Radicks featuring Reggie Stepper
33 Rearrange My Life – Sanchez

Dancehall Now 19 – Spring 2009 New Releases

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This is the latest episode of the syndicated Dancehall Now podcast produced by Highlanda Sound System for March 27, 2009 featuring the very latest dancehall music in a full stereo radio broadcast format.

Dancehall Now is in keeping with Highlanda Sound’s stated mission to entertain and promote reggae music world wide. This show may contain language that may be considered by some to be offensive. Views expressed by artists and guests on this show are not necessarily shared or endorsed by Highlanda Sound.

Featured artists this week include Mavado, Busta Rhymes, Wyclef Jean, Damian Marley, The Game, Tarrus Riley, Beenie Man, Erup, Jay-Z, Screechie Don, MIA, I-Wayne, Marcia Griffiths, Busy Signal, Bragga, Buju Banton, Junior Reid, Assassin, Ding Dong, Anthony Cruz, Bounty Killer, Laden, Macka Diamond, Unicorn, Million Stylez, Prodigal Son, and Gramps Morgan.

Right Click the file and select “Save As…” to download the entire mp3 file or just click to listen to the audio stream now. We sincerely hope you enjoy the selections. Please send music, press information, comments, feedback, and requests to kahlil.wonda@gmail.com or feel free to comment here. If you like what you hear please subscribe to get automatic updates when new shows are added.

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Playlist

1 So Blessed (Remix) – Mavado/Busta Rhymes
2 Enemy – Wyclef Jean/Damian Marley/The Game
3 Back Bitter (Remix) – Tarrus Riley
4 Trample Dem – Erup/Nature
5 You Have It – Beenie Man
6 New York New York – Erup
7 Brooklyn We Go Hard (Remix) – Jay-Z/Screechie Don/MIA
8 Book Of Life – I-Wayne (live)
9 Automatic – Marcia Griffiths/Busy Signal
10 Dagga Dat – Bragga
11 Buy Love – Buju Banton
12 Some Say – Junior Reid
13 Wanna Be Gangsta – AK
14 Child Molester – Assassin
15 Man A Galis – Ding Dong
16 Different From Fi Dem – Anthony Cruz
17 Mama’s Love – Bounty Killer
18 Really Rate Me – Laden
19 Think Pon Mi – Macka Diamond/Unicorn
20 Everyday – Million Stylez
21 Head Caan Hot So – Prodigal
22 Wash The Tears – Gramps Morgan

Ninjaman Remanded in Custody

Desmond ‘Ninjaman’ Ballentine, was yesterday remanded in custody when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court to answer to charges of murder, conspiracy to murder and illegal possession of a firearm.

After being sought by police in connection with the murder of Ricardo ‘Ricky Trooper’ Johnson at his Marl Road residence last week Monday. Ninjaman turned himself in to the police last week Wednesday.

According to police report, Ninjaman was among three men who drove up in a grey vehicle and shot Johnson as he swept his yard. When police declared him as a person of interest in the murder, the deejay embarked on a media campaign and declared his innocence saying he had retired from a life of crime.

Ninjaman has been in custody ever since and will return to court on April 7.

Efforts are being made by the police force to nab the other two men who are suspected of chasing and shooting Johnson to death.

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Empire ISIS’ break out album “Brand New Style”

Dubbed one of Canada‘s Break Out Artists of 2009 and having 11 Award Nominations for her debut LP “Sound The Trumpets”. Empire ISIS returns to begin 2009 with her Sophomore Album “Brand New Style” .

Empire ISIS – Music Video – Won’t Surrender

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“Brand New Style” is Empire ISIS’ break out album that reflects the life and places Empire ISIS has been as well as the cultures that have inspired her. From Jamaica to Latin America, Casablanca to New York City, if you listen closely you will hear the Dancehall influence and Reggae vibes, the pounding New York style bass lines and Empire ISIS brand of World Pop. This Boss Lady attitude coursing through her veins connected to you through these stories, digested from her time running the streets from Buenos Aires to Bogota, Kingston to London. Some may find it strange or hard to understand, but for Empire ISIS “Brand New Style” is the code she lives by. Vision, Power and Dedication are the tools and foundation that charge her engine. Empire ISIS has grown to a Four Star General of International Gangstress music. Meaning that any barrier, wall or obstacle you encounter is welcomed as a chance to prove you are a warrior ready to defend your program.

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www.empireisis.com

www.myspace.com/empireisis

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Mary J. Blige to Star in Tyler Perry Film

Mary J. Blige to Star in Tyler Perry Film

Tyler Perry isn’t playing any games this time. He’s hit up the lovely, Mary J. Blige to tear up the big screen in “I Can Do Bad All By Myself”. The filmmaker has cast the No More Drama hitmaker opposite Oscar-nominee Taraji P. Henson in the movie adapted from one of his early plays. The movie is slated for a September 2009 release.
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Reggae Vault Classics 11 – Dennis Brown, Freddie McGregor and friends

Freddie McGregor

Freddie McGregor (via last.fm)

This is the latest episode of the syndicated Reggae Vault Classics podcast produced by Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound for the week of March 23, 2009 featuring classic reggae music in a DJ mixed format with no talking.

Episode 11 is like a concert with Dennis Brown and Freddie McGregor headlining and sharing the stage. Those reggae giants sing 10 out of the 26 songs on the playlist. They invite a few other singers to come up and perform too including Gregory Isaacs, Sanchez, Lukie D, Thriller U, Garnett Silk, Leroy Smart, Linval Thompson, Wayne Wonder, and Half Pint. Deejay performers include Buju Banton, Merciless, and Simpleton. My favorite highlight from this show is the mix out of Sancho’s “Biltmore Ballroom” era smash hit, Chase Vampire, into Freddie McGregor’s Loving Pauper. The 6 selections that follow make you wanna grab a dance partner and take it to the floor for some wining and grinding (water pumping, cool and deadly, rent a tile, etc.)

Right Click the file and select “Save As…” to download the entire mp3 file or just click to listen to the audio stream now. We sincerely hope you enjoy the selections and mixing. Please send your comments, feedback, and requests to podcast@highlanda.net or feel free to comment here. If you like what you hear please subscribe to get automatic updates when new shows are added.

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Playlist

1 No More Will I Roam – Dennis Brown
2 True Love Will Never Die – Conrad Crystal
3 Push Come To Shove – Freddie McGregor
4 Not Because I Smile – Gregory Isaacs
5 Look How Me Sexy – Linval Thompson
6 Time To Say Goodbye – Wayne Wonder
7 Sitting In the Backseat – Glen Ricks
8 Some A Talk Friend – Leroy Smart
9 Substitute Lover – Half Pint
10 Breaking Up – Freddie McGregor
11 Undying Love – Freddie McGregor
12 Do You? – Wayne Wonder
13 Fussing And Fighting – Garnett Silk
14 If Loving Was A Crime – Buju Banton
15 Turn It Up – Lukie D
16 I’ve Been Missing – Thriller U
17 Mr. Old Nail – Simpleton
18 Mr. War War – Merciless
19 Chase Vampire – Sancho
20 Loving Pauper – Freddie McGregor
21 Danger In Your Eyes – Freddie McGregor
22 Slow Down Woman – Dennis Brown
23 Shine On – Dennis Brown
24 Come On Little Girl – Freddie McGregor
25 Love By The Score – Dennis Brown
26 Chemistry – Sanchez

Media files Reggae_Vault_Classics_11.mp3 (MP3 Format Sound, 55.9 MB)

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Amy Winehouse ditches Soul for Reggae

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(March 23) – Amy Winehouse recorded a lot of music during her Caribbean holiday — but you may not hear any of it.

According to The Sun, the ‘Rehabsinger changed her style from soul to reggae, and music executives aren’t happy.
“Amy was very productive during her stay in St Lucia. She wrote a hell of a lot of songs, but the majority of them just aren’t hitting the mark,” a source says.
“She seems to have ditched her trademark vintage soul sound and is now heavily influenced by reggae.   Her bosses don’t think it’s a wise move to change her style so sharply and have told her that,” the source adds.

The troubled star’s lyrics are also causing some heads to turn.
“The lyrics are very dark indeed,” an insider tells the British tabloid.

The focus of her music seems to be her split from her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil.
“In the past, she’s written frequently about broken hearts and boyfriends, but this time round she’s delving into harrowing terrain,” the insider says.

Whatever Amy does next is crucial to her career.
“If she puts out a record that is in any way half-baked, that could severely damage her long-term prospects, so everyone’s focus at the minute is getting it right, even if that means telling Amy some things she probably won’t want to hear.

Personally, I always thought she had a  good voice and wondered what she would sound like over some rubadub riddims. 

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Sizzla Kalonji Acoustic Freestyle

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Wicked footage of Sizzla singing along as he strums the guitar – Sweet sweet music!  Video by Drop De Bass Records also features Jazzy T of Renaissance Disco, and makes me wanna run for my Bob MarleyTalking BluesCD! (Found this while blog surfing at Condron.us. Enjoy.

SIZZLA KALONJI FREE STYLE #1 Video by DROP DI BASS RECORDS – MySpace Video.

SIZZLA KALONJI FREE STYLE #1+1 Video by DROP DI BASS RECORDS – MySpace Video.

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Dancehall Now Episode 18 – The Ladies of Dancehall Now Edition

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This is the latest episode of the syndicated Dancehall Now podcast produced by Highlanda Sound System for the week of March 16, 2009 featuring the very latest dancehall music in a radio broadcast format.

Episode 18 is the Ladies of Dancehall Now edition and its all about the female artists that are representing in the business for 2009.  Artists featured include Lady Saw, Ce’Cile, Tanya Stephens, Spice, Macka Diamond, JC Lodge, Marcia Griffiths, D’Angel, and Patra to name a few.

Dancehall Now is in keeping with Highlanda Sound’s stated mission to entertain and promote reggae music world wide. This show may contain language that may be considered by some to be offensive. Views expressed by artists and guests on this show are not necessarily shared or endorsed by Highlanda Sound.

Right Click the file and select “Save As…” to download the entire mp3 file or just click to listen to the audio stream now.  We sincerely hope you enjoy the selections.  Please send your comments, feedback, and requests to podcast@highlanda.net or feel free to comment here.  If you like what you hear please subscribe to get automatic updates when new shows are added.

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Playlist

1   Bad Mon Goin Cry – Lady Saw
2   Better Know Yourself – Shema
3   Love Of A Lifetime – Alaine
4   Keep It To Yourself – Queen Ifrica
5   Holla (Independent Ladies) – Ce’Cile
6   Bossy Ladies – Raine Seville
7   Automatic – Marcia Griffiths/Busy Signal
8   Blessing – Etana/Albarosie
9   Ramping Shop – Vybz Kartel/Spice
10  Wibble Wabble – Macka Diamond/Unicorn
11  The One – Selena Serrano
12  Destiny – J.C. Lodge
13  Mek Dem Talk – Tanya Stephens
14  Burning – Shermaine
15  Broken Melody – Tessanne Chin
16  Kinston State of Mind – Cherine Anderson
17  Bubble Like Soup (Soca Remix) – Timberlee/Oscar B
18  Man Next Door – John Holt/Nikki Burt
19  Natural High – Sasha
20  Push Over – D’Angel
21  All Night Long – Traeydonya/Patra
22  How Could I Leave – Althea Hewitt

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Serani’s ‘No Games’ Music Video Debuts

Here’s the official full music video from Serani for his smash hit single No Games on the Unfinished Business riddim.  If you have not heard the remix to this song which feature Raekwon of the Wu-Tang Clan make sure you check out Dancehall Now Episode 17 for a listen (track 11).  Also look out for a new album from Serani to drop sometime this year.

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