Sadiki and Delly Ranx – New Album “Fi Di Dancehall” In Stores Now

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Photograph of Singer, Songwriter, Producer Sadiki
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The perfect mixture of uptempo beats, smooth laid back dancehall grooves, and a seemingly endless supply of lyrics, are the major elements of “Fi Di Dancehall”.

Since the release of his New York & South Florida Reggae Chart #2 album “Lifeline”, in October of 2010, Sadiki’s dancehall fans have been left with an unfilled appetite. So Sadiki decided to “fill di gap”. He brought the idea of doing a collaborative album to the Ace DJ and producer Delly Ranx. Ranx immediately agreed. The outcome is 12 authentic Jamaican tracks, which showcase the harsh DJ vocals of Delly Ranx and the smooth, laid back (and sometimes in-between), singing vocals of Sadiki. The first single from the album “Jamaican Queen”, is already gaining massive airplay worldwide and has in fact entered the BBC World Reggae Beat Chart.

Although collaborative, singer/DJ albums have been done with great success by reggae luminaries such as Chakademus and Pliers as well as Tanto Metro and Devonte, this is the first which showcases the production and engineering talents of each artist. Focus tracks include “Jamaican Queen”, “Hero”, “Toppa Toppa”, the instant ladies anthem “Girlfriend”, and the club joint “Dancing Forever”. “Fi Di Dancehall”, features production from Delly Ranx, Sadiki, Lloyd Campbell & Jason Sterling & I Paul Gauntlet, Arif Cooper, Taranchyla & Froggy of Mad Spider Entertainment. “Fi Di Dancehall” will be released on Digital format in Japan on 1.11.11 and will be released worldwide in digital format on 2.8.11.

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The Dancehall Now “Top Rated 8 at 8 Countdown” (1-25-11)

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This weekly syndicated countdown features the top eight (8) songs of the week compiled by a composite of international dancehall and reggae charts, requests, feedback, and Highlanda Sound’s professional judgment.  Catch the live feed at DaflavaRadio.com during the last hour of The Dancehall Now Radio Show which airs every Tuesday from 6pm – 9pm EST.

TW LW WOC SONG – ARTIST – LABEL
1 2 3 Rescue Me – Duane Stephenson feat. Gramps Morgan
2 3 3 Dumper Truck – Vybz Kartel
3 4 3 Messiah  – Mavado
4 5 3 If I Ever – Wayne Wonder
5 6 3 Love Is – Courtney John
6 NEW 1 Puff It – I-Octane – Cashflow
7 1 3 Innocent – Buju Banton
8 NEW 1 Nah Let Go – GyptianVP Records
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A Surprising 11 Nominations for Richie Loop

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Richie Loop is undoubtedly starting of the New Year with a bang, only two weeks into the year and already he has graced what was described to be on of the biggest and greatest historical events – The Bayfront Park Amphitheatre in downtown Miami, where he opened for the first ever Buju and Friends. To add to the joy of this achievement, he has received a whopping ‘eleven’ awards nominations thus far.

The 4th Annual Youth View Awards, has recognized Richie Loop in the category Favorite New Artiste of the Year. The Youth View Awards as the title suggests, is the sole award show targeting Jamaica’s youth demographic, primarily teens and young adults. The general public vote in each category via text messaging to select a winner from the choice of nominations. The hosts for the awards show this year are ZJ Bambino and Rocsi Diaz of BET106 & Park.

Additionally, Richie Loop is nominated in the category of Best New Artist of the Year (Male) via Hitz 92 FM Music Awards for 2010 with song My Cupp. In addition CariVibez 2nd Annual Video Web Awards whereby each awardee will receive the Global Tower of Recognition. Richie Loop has been nominated for two categories inclusive of – Breakout Video of the Year: Richie Loop – ‘My Cupp’ and International Video of the Year Richie Loop-‘Cupp Cupp’ Remix.

The Star People’s Choice Awards 2011 Video Web Awards also has contributed greatly to the recognition of Richie Loop’s work, by indicating two additional nominations namely; Best New Male Artiste and Song of the year.

Another big surprise came when he received an email from his home town, indicating that the Clarendon Music Awards & Dinner hosted by Temperature’s Entertainment, which is a professional company that specializes in staging music events all over the world. Temperature’s has successfully staged shows in Jamaica, the United Kingdom and Canada since 2004. It is with much joy that Richie Loop hopes to be successful at this event within the categories, that he has been nominated for, namely:

*Male artiste of the year

*Producer of the year award

*Best New artiste

*Recording artiste of the year

*Music video of the year

*Rhythm of the year – Dancehall

Richie believes that just being nominated is an indication, that the industry leaders are appreciative of the efforts of not only himself but all the nominees, and for that he is thankful, and this will only motivate him to work harder for 2011.

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I Octane New York City Press Conference and Meet & Greet

I-OCTANE PRESS CONFERENCE AND MEET & GREET

WHEN:Wednesday, January 26, 2011

TIME: 6:30 – 8pm Press Conference (Media Only)

8pm – 10pm Meet & Greet (Open to the Public)

PLACE: Negril Village Restaurant’s Rhum Lounge, 70 West 3rd Street, New York, NY

RSVP: media@triple7entllc.com or 201-981-6960
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New Classic Reggae Podcast: 98 Tunes In A 3-Hour Mega Mix

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This is the latest episode of the syndicated Reggae Vault Classics podcast produced by Highlanda Sound System for December, 2010. The Reggae Vault Classics Radio Show airs on Da Flava Radio (http://www.daflavaradio.com) every Wednesday at 6pm EST.

Listen as we blend all the best from the 1980s through 2000s including Beres Hammond, Sanchez, Thriller U, Singing Melody, Wayne Wonder, Shabba Ranks, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Super Cat and much more.  This mega mix contains 98 songs – almost 3 hours of music!

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PLAYLIST

FIRST HOUR

1   Cry Cry  Baby – Beres Hammond

2   I’ve Been Missing You – Thriller U

3   Turn It Up – Lukie D

4   Mr. Old Nail – Simpleton

5   Mr. War War – Merciless

6   Pirate’s Anthem – Home T featuring Cocoa Tea and Shabba Ranks

7   Tell Me Which One – Shabba Ranks featuring Admiral Tibet

8   Telephone Love – JC Lodge

9   Deh Pon Me Mind – Shabba Ranks

10  Nuff Respect – Lady G

11  Rumors – Gregory Isaacs

12 Everyone Hustling – Josey Wales

13 Woman Nuh Fret – Buju Banton

14 I Am Moving – Buju Banton

15 Love Me Browning – Buju Banton

16 Love Black Woman – Buju Banton

17 The Grudge – Buju Banton

18 When I’m With You – Wayne Wonder

19 Do You – Wayne Wonder

20 Fussing and Fighting – Garnet Silk

23 If Loving Was A Crime – Buju Banton

24 Face It – Wayne Wonder

25 Cellular Number – Bounty Killer

26 Center Of Attraction – Lukie D

27 Babyface – Nadine Sutherland

28 That Girl – Sanchez

29 I’ll Be Loving You – Wayne Wonder

30 That Sound – Sanchez

31 The Bomber – Cutty Ranks

32 Baby Can I Hold You Tonight – Foxy Brown

33 Fast Car – Wayne Wonder

34 Anything For You – Wayne Wonder

35 Reasons – Johnny Osborne

SECOND HOUR

36 Ribbon In The Sky – Thriller U

37 We’re In This Love – Singing Melody

38 Shower Me With Your Love – Singing Melody

39 Groovy Kind Of Love – Singing Melody

40 Gal A Chat- Alton Black featuring Blacka Ranks

41 Wicked Inna Bed – Shabba Ranks

42 Jump and Spread Out – Flourgon

43 Give It A Chance – Sanchez

44 Rosemarie – Sanchez

45 Hot – Major Mackerel

46 G.C. Tax – Capleton

47 Almshouse – Capleton

48 Jump Up And Swear – Spragga Benz

49 Rise To Meet Jah – Sanchez featuring Flourgon

50 Cherish The Love – Sanchez

51 All This Time – Wayne Wonder

52 Workie Workie – Chaka Demus

53 Young Gal Business – Chaka Demus

54 Tatie – Snagga Puss

55 Camouflage – Spragga Benz

56 Mud Up – SuperCat

57 Scalp Dem – SuperCat

58 Don Dada – Supercat

59 Twice My Age – Shabba Ranks featuring Crystal

50 Hot Gal Nuh Wear Second Hand – Spragga Benz

51 Man Confuse – Merciless

52 Blackboard – Beenie Man

53 Gal Dem Way – Beenie Man

54 Benz And Bimma – Bounty Killer

55 When I Hold You Tonight – General Degree

56 Nothing Nah Go Gwan – Delta

57 She Wrong – Spragga Benz

58 Bad Inna New Clothes – General B

59 Call The Hearse – Bushman

60 Do You Wanna – Tony Curtis

THIRD HOUR

61 Foundation – Beenie Man

62 Mission Impossible Instrumental – Sly and Robbie

63 Impossible Mission – Innocent Crew

64 Living Dangerously – Barrington Levy and Bounty Killer

65 Good In Her Clothes – Capleton

66 Call Me On The Phoneline – Capleton

67 Badman Nuh Dress Like Girl – Scare Dem Crew

68 Has The World Gone Mad? – Beenie Man

69 What You A Say Star? – Spragga Benz

70 100 Dollar Bag – Beenie Man

71 Whoa – Capleton

72 Calling My Name – Sean Paul

73 Dance The Angel – Harry Toddler

74 Log On – Elephant Man

75 Online – Elephant Man

76 Jamaica – Elephant Man

77 Cook – Lexxus

78 Go Up – Mr. Vegas

79 Shake Your Bam Bam – TOK

80 Nah Get No Bligh – Sean Paul

81 Everyone Falls In Love – Tanto Metro and Devonte

82 Crazy Looks – Capleton

83 Be My Love Tonight – Buju Banton

84 Nah Run Back A Nuh Gal – Scare Dem Crew

85 Tell Me – Beenie Man

86 Opportunity – Buju Banton

87 Got To Be – Wayne Wonder

88 New Millennium – Wayne Marshall / Vybz Kartel

89 The Bombing – Elephant Man

90 Whining  Machine – Elephant Man

91 Say You Love Me – Sizzla

92 Dollar Wine – Colin Lucas

93 Whoa Donkey – Burning Flames

94 Faluma -Square One

95 Togetherness – Square One

96 Its Carnival – Destra

97 You Make Me Wanna Jump – Rupee

98 Roll It – Alison Hinds featuring Machel Montano

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Dancehall and Reggae’s Top Rated 50 Songs of 2010

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This is the latest episode of the syndicated Dancehall Now podcast produced by Highlanda Sound System.  The live Dancehall Now radio show airs on Da Flava Radio (http://www.daflavaradio.com) every Tuesday at 6pm EST.  Dancehall Now features the very latest Caribbean music in a full stereo radio broadcast format.

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COUNTDOWN

1    Drinking Rum & Red Bull – Beenie/ Fambo
2    Hold You    - Gyptian
3    In the living years – Stevie Face
4    TIME AND PLACE – Buju Banton
5    ONE MORE NIGHT – Busy Signal
6    My Heart – Wayne Marshall / Mavado
7    Wanna Give You Love – Warrior King
8    For Your Eyes Only – Shaggy / Alaine
9    Clarks – Vybz Kartel / Popcaan / Gaza Slim
10    Thank You For Loving Me – Stevie Face
11    Clarks 2 – Vybz Kartel
12    The Leaders – Eljai
13    How We Do It    - Elephant Man / Bounty Killer
14    I’m OK – Beenie Man
15    Touch A Button     – Vybz Kartel
16    Free    - Etana
17    Nah Sell Out – Khago
18    One Man – Vybz Kartel / Gaza Slim
19    Color Of Love – Richie Stevens
20    Gal A Mad Ova    - Mavado
21    Innocent – Buju Banton
22    House Top – Mavado
23    Bad boy – Chuck Fenda / Sammy Dread
24    Put The Stereo On – Gappy Ranks
25    Murderer    - Romain Virgo
26    Long Time – Shaggy
27    Skip To Ma Lou     – Serani / Ding Dong / Biggy
28    Butterflies – Gappy Ranks
29    Wildfire – Tarrus Riley
30    Unconditional Love – Jah Cure
31    End Of Time – Stephen Marley / Christopher Ellis / Jah Cure
32    IN MY CUP – Richie Loops
33    LIFE WE LIVING – Vybz Kartel
34    Messiah – Mavado
35    Keeping it real – Beres Hammond
36    Million $ Check    - Mojo Morgan
37    Moving On – Luciano
38    Nightshift    - Busy Signal
39    The Pill – Junior X
40    Wine You a Wine – Da’ville
41    Only You – Peetah Morgan
42    Dance the night away – Voicemail / Busy Signal
43    Schoolaz – Ding Dong
44    The Realest Song – Konshens
45    Come Back To Bed – Gramps Morgan
46    Come Into My Room     – Mavado / Stacious
47    Gangster Life – Junior X
48    Hand Inna Di Air – Assassin
49    Land of Promise – Nas / Damian Marley / Dennis Brown
50    Heaven In Your Eyes – Gappy Ranks

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Third World Band Teams Up With Zojak World Wide

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Third World Music Group in association with Zojak World Wide is pleased to present the release of Third World’s 23rd album Patriots.  Known as one of the greatest reggae bands of all time, this release celebrates over 3 decades of music from the group.

Patriots is an album that spans eras and subgenres of reggae music with ease. Tracks like Front Door (featuring the late, great Gregory Isaacs), You Made Me So Very Happy (a cover of Alton Ellis‘ timeless hit featuring Marcia Griffiths), By My Side (featuring Tessanne Chin), Good Hearted People (feat. Capleton), and 96 Derees In the Shade (a remake of the band’s classic featuring Stephen and Damian Marley) demonstrate the undeniable skill and ageless quality of the band. Other guests on the album include Junior Reid, Mykal Rose,  Dean Frazer, Tarrus Riley, and Toots Hibbert. Quality reggae music is indeed still alive, and Patriots is a prime example of that.

Considering Third World is a band known as much for its impressive live performances as its studio output, fans will find themselves treated to a live version of Spirit Lives performed at the 2010 Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival. Listeners of all age groups, backgrounds, and tastes are sure to find something they love on this album. Fans can also look forward to Third World being on a world tour in 2011.

TRACK LIST:

1. Spirit Lives ft. Jr. Reid & Inner Circle
2. Revolutionary People
3. 96 Degrees ft. Stephen & Damian Marley
4. Front Door ft. Gregory Issacs
5. By My Side ft. Tessanne Chin
6. Good-Hearted People ft. Capleton
7. Always Around ft. Dean Frazier
8. That’s All We Have ft. Tarrus Riley
9. Island Girl ft. Toots
10. Freedom Must Be Now ft. Mykal Rose
11. You Made Me So Very Happy ft. Marcia Griffiths
12. Patriots Theme ft. Cat Coore on Cello
13. Spirit Lives (Live @ Ja Jazz & Blues 2010)

CONTACT INFORMATION

MANAGEMENT AND BOOKINGS

Victor E. Lewis

VicRae Inc.

347-216-6885 (U.S.A)

876-582-3970 (Jamaica)

Skype: VicRaeInc.

vicraeinc@gmail.com

MEDIA/PUBLICITY

Triple 7 Entertainment LLC

201-981-6960 (U.S.A)

876-475-5841 (Jamaica)

media@triple7entllc.com

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Live Performances: Warrior King (Video) and Highlanda (Full Audio)

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Listen to this classic recording of Highlanda Sound System’s early juggling set at the October 2010 Warrior King concert in Atlanta produced by Hilawe and 3-2-1 Productions.

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DOWNLOAD HIGHLANDA’s SET (Right-click and “Save as…”)

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New Music Video from Cen’ C Love

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Musician/Singer/Songwriter, Fashion Designer, Visual Artist, Cen’C Love is a 21st century renaissance woman.
Born in America to Caribbean parents, Cen’C was raised between Kingston and Atlanta spending time equally between the two.

In Atlanta, she attended the Dekalb Scool of the Arts.  There along with talents such as young R&B crooner Lloyd and professional dancer Saidah Nairobi among others, she studied dance, drama, writing and was trained in classical voice by Jamaican born opera singer, Mrs. Dawn-Marie James nee Virtue.

Cen’C has the sultry voice and soulful sounds of a Billie Holiday, the musicianship of Lauryn Hill and the verbal wit of Jill Scott.

For Cen’C Love art is a lifestyle.  Traveling throughout most of her summers with her fashion designer/dancer mom she attended art and trade shows around the US where she received the inspiration that she now applies to her work.
None of this should be surprising since she is the prodigy of the illustrious Wailer family of Reggae and the daughter of founding member of the acclaimed group, Neville Livingston, AKA Bunny Wailer.

The Wailer legacy is clearly apparent in Cen’C’s socially conscious songs such as SYSTEM about the “Babylon” matrix-type control system, and THESE LIES about women with low self esteem and their obsession with artificial identities.  Her message of love is poignant and inspiring in songs like PARADISE and HEY YOU, stripping away the fear of baring our souls to love.

In addition to music, Cen’C embraces a natural holistic lifestyle through the practices of Yoga, Meditation, Qi-Gong, and holistic nutrition.  She is a very environmentally conscious woman who was raised in a green household before green became the buzzword it is today.

Always on a quest for WISDOM and “OVASTANDING”, Cen’C loves to love and shares this love through her music.
In her own words:

“I was born free with the real truth inside of me,
Guided by the will of The Almighty.”

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