SLY & ROBBIE PRESENT DANIELLE “DI” – THE REBEL, Now In Stores

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Reggae/dancehall blockbuster hit makers Sly & Robbie present dancehall female singjay Danielle “DI” in her debut studio effort, The Rebel, now in stores from Tad’s Record.

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Born Danielle Isaacs and raised a stone’s throw away from the home of the legendary Bob Marley in Kingston, Jamaica, Danielle is determined to follow in his footsteps as an ambassador for her homeland.

The Rebel accomplishes this ambitious goal and catapults this music sensation towards fulfilling her dream of being a global sensation.

Working with legendary producers and songwriters on eight sizzling tracks, Danielle “DI” is following a formula for sure success.

She also collaborates with some of the top names in reggae and dancehall, including Cherine Anderson on the title track “Rebel,” dancehall great Shabba Ranks on “Big Man,” and reggae royalty Gramps Morgan on “Sexual Healing.”

“Putting out this album has a bit of excitement to it because it’s a different kind of a showcase of dancehall from a female point of view,” reveal producers Sly & Robbie and Orville “Rory” Baker.

Known to fans as the ‘Rebel Princess of Dancehall,’ Danielle “DI” has been on the scene for some time, honing her skills and working on her craft with the likes of Beenie Man, Ce’Cile and Vybz Kartel.

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Tad’s Record Releases Hit Dancehall Compilation, ‘Phantom Vol. 3,’

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Jamaican imprint Tad’s Record releases the latest installation in their hit dancehall compilation series, Phantom Vol. 3, available worldwide now.

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The album features the biggest names in dancehall music and showcases the hottest tunes straight from the dance halls in Jamaica, to keep the genre alive and fans satisfied year-round.

Boasting 31 electrifying singles, Phantom Vol. 3 features hit singles that are already tearing up the airwaves in Jamaica, including I-Octane with “Gal A Gimmie Bun,” Mavado with “Million Dollar Man” and Vybz Kartel with”Lighter.”

The album also sees the likes of dancehall heavy-hitters Konshens,Popcaan and Tommy Lee Sparta, giving aficionados the very best in dancehall music today.

“Phantom Vol. 3 is our third installment in the hit series, which has found a home with dancehall fans around the globe,” reveals Tad Dawkins, President of Tad’s Records.

“Each year, Tad’s Records strives to bring the latest and best music from the Jamaican music industry to the global fan base and this album fulfills that mission.

It also makes obvious that the genre is alive and well, both at home and internationally.”

 Phantom Vol. 3 is now available worldwide from all major digital retailers, including iTunes and Amazon, from Tad’s Record. For more information,please visit tadsrecord.com.

 TRACK LIST

1. Konshens – No Hesitation (I’m Coming)
2. I-Octane – Gal a Gimmi Bun
3. Mavado – Mr Tek Weh Yu Gal
4. Tommy Lee Sparta – ExplicitBun Nu Nu (Raw)
5. Tommy Lee Sparta – Bun Nu Nu (Clean)
6. Popcaan – Naughty Girl
7. Popcaan – When We Party
8. Vybz Kartel – Lighter
9. I-Octane – Bun It and Laugh
10. Vybz Kartel – ExplicitWeed Smoker (Raw)
11. Vybz Kartel – Weed Smoker (Clean)
12. Mavado – Million Dollar Man
13. Mavado – At the Top
14. Vybz Kartel – Mr Bleach Chin
15. Mavado – ExplicitMarch Out (Raw)
16. Mavado – March Out (Clean)
17. Konshens – ExplicitFrom Yuh See Me (Raw)
18. Konshens – From Yuh See Me (Clean)
19. I-Octane – Buss a Blank
20. Popcaan – ExplicitKilla From Me Born (Raw)
21. Popcaan – Killa From Me Born (Clean)
22. Tommy Lee Sparta – ExplicitDem Nuh Bad (Raw)
23. Tommy Lee Sparta – Dem Nuh Bad (Clean)
24. Tommy Lee Sparta – ExplicitDi Mechanic (Raw)
25. Tommy Lee Sparta – Di Mechanic (Clean)
26. Konshens – ExplicitBad Gal (Raw)
27. Konshens – Bad Gal (Clean)
28. Popcaan – ExplicitCoolie Gyal (Raw)
29. Popcaan – Coolie Gyal (Clean)
30. I-Octane – Fly Ova Badmind
31. Tommy Lee Sparta – Lyrical Bomber

Miss Lily’s Family Style CD Series Released on VP Records

Various Artists: Miss Lily's Family Style

Various Artists: Miss Lily’s Family Style Artwork

Known for serving up Jamaica’s freshest beats and top-notch cuisine in downtown Manhattan, Miss Lily’s has become a social and cultural hub for all things Caribbean.  The island aesthetic is reflected throughout the swanky decor of their restaurant, bakery, juice bar and variety shop – which serves as a record store, gallery space and home to internet broadcast station, Radio Lily.  Miss Lily’s Variety Shop, located directly next door to the restaurant, celebrates their first year in business and launches a brand new CD series Miss Lily’s Family Style (VP Records) on January 22.

The first installment is executive produced by Radio Lily resident DJ Max Glazer along with one of Miss Lily’s founding partners, Paul Salmon, who also owns Jamaica’s award-winning Rockhouse Hotel and co-founded Joe’s Pub in Manhattan. Enclosed in the CD’s vintage vinyl-inspired packaging are in-depth liner notes written by reggae journalist and Radio Lily DJ Rob Kenner along with a free download card of a 43-minute mix by DJ Max Glazer.

 

Dancehall and Reggae’s Top Rated 50 Songs of 2012

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TOP RATED INTERNATIONAL REGGAE AND DANCEHALL COUNTDOWN BEST OF 2012
BY HIGHLANDA SOUND & Terri K (Based on the Dancehall Now weekly Top Rated International 8 @ 8 Countdown compiled from a composite of all major global reggae and dancehall charts)

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  1. In My Arms by Beres Hammond
  2. Riddim Affi Roll by Marcia Griffiths ft. Lady G
  3. Set Up Shop by Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley
  4. Tonight Is The Night by Sophia Brown
  5. Come Over (Missing You) by Busy Signal
  6. Collide by Singing Melody
  7. Reggae Music Again by Busy Signal
  8. Cheater’s Prayer by Christopher Martin
  9. Affairs of the Heart by Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley
  10. Gal A Bubble by Konshens
  11. You Look Like Love by Terry Linen
  12. Wine by Cham ft. O
  13. Go Hard by Wayne Marshall ft. Various Artists
  14. Caught Up by Wayne Wonder
  15. Karma by Nadine Sutherland
  16. Original Dancehall by Tarrus Riley
  17. Eagles & Doves by Cherine Anderson
  18. 36 Bullets by Chrisinti
  19. Good Ole Days by Gentleman ft. Sugar Minott
  20. She Doesn’t Mind by Sean Paul
  21. Do Sum’n by Konshens

    5 Top Rated Songs in 2012 for Konshens

    5 Top Rated Songs in 2012 for Konshens

  22. You Won’t See Me by Freddie McGregor
  23. Live Your Life by Richie Stephens ft. Gentleman
  24. Essence of Life by Michelle Gordon
  25. Got 2 Love U by Sean Paul ft. Alexis Jordan
  26. Settle Down by Mavado
  27. That Girl by Jah Cure
  28. Only Man She Want by Popcaan
  29. Chill Spot by Christopher Martin
  30. Party Me Say by Vybz Kartel
  31. We Run It by Tarrus Riley
  32. Who Win The War by Shabba Ranks
  33. Boom by Richie Spice
  34. Tun Up by Cham ft. O
  35. L.O.V.E. Y.O.U by I-Octane
  36. Bruk It Down by Mr. Vegas
  37. I Know Better by Romain Virgo
  38. Gyal Sidung by Konshens ft. Darrio
  39. Nah Give Up by Jimmy Reid
  40. Tun Up Di Ting by Khago
  41. Nuh Dead by Lady G
  42. So Mi Tan by Konshens
  43. Beautiful Sista by Alaine, Tessane Chin, Tami Chynn, Queen I-frica
  44. The Return by Morgan Heritage
  45. My Best Girl by Allan Kerfew ft. Bigga Haitian
  46. Party Shot by Popcaan
  47. Clean by Popcaan
  48. Stop Sign by Konshens
  49. If I Was Your Girl by Ms. Triniti
  50. No Love Until We Love by Beres Hammond

Beenie Man live @ Club Pisces: Review,Pics & Video

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The warm up segment by Natural Vibes with Rico Vibes and Junior Culture seemed to contain hit song after hit song: Damian ‘Junior Gong‘ Marley’s “Affairs of the Heart,” along with big tunes from artists like Popcaan, Mavado and Vybz Kartel.    The crowd rocked and swayed as the venue Club Pisces filled up.

Atlanta crowd for Beenie 2012

The Return on The Doctor Beenie Man at Club Pisces

Natural Vibes turned the booth over to Negus British from Textra who then took to the stage as the lights turned on.  At 2:18am after playing a few songs assisted by Mark Dragon of Inner City, Negus announced the first artist, whose name I totally missed. This was a singer who played it safe, covering a few popular reggae songs such as “Feels Good” by Beres Hammond and “Can’t Sleep” by Romain Virgo.

Next on stage was Dovey Magnum who delivered the same song she opened with at the Cham concert to start off – a dedication to her father who passed away.  This was Atlanta’s first time seeing Dovey work with a backing band, but she seemed to be comfortable performing live with the musicians present.  Singles “The Ting Sad,” “Kitty Tight,” and “The Best F#$%” were well received and Dovey closed her set with acapella delivery of a new one entitled “Real Bad Gal.”

Another performer whose name I did not catch hit the stage next.  He was not nearly as engaging as Dovey and did not stay as long.  Following this was an intermission during which Negus played a few more songs and Beenie Man‘s band eventually took their positions on stage.

Beenie Man entered the Club Pisces stage after 3am to perform in front of a packed house.  This was definitely the biggest turn-out I have seen at this venue in years.  The King of the Dancehall gave the crowd back to back medleys with hits from his lengthy catalog.  Crowd participation was solid, but could have been better considering the size of the audience that gathered.  Beenie paused during the performance a few times seemingly looking for more energy from his fans.

At one point The Doctor asked the crowd “Are y’all ready for this…?”  After singing and dancing on stage to the delight of many, Beenie was asked for new tunes by someone in the audience.  He replied that he has been doing this for 21 years and asked “…Can I do my thing?”  Sometime after the hour of 4am the club lights were turned on with Beenie in mid-performance.  After explaining that he was ready to perform at 12:45am and stating he means no disrespect to the promoter, Beenie Man was able to stay long enough to give Club Pisces hits from the Overproof and One Day riddims, closing with “Drinking Rum,” and “I’m Ok.”

This was a well promoted show with a talented lineup of acts and veteran Beenie Man handled the events of the night with class for this his long-awaited return to Atlanta.

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Tiana Hits MTV

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The ‘Dancehall Duchess’, Tiana has earned international recognition with her hit song, Dem A Bawl. The popular song has hit MTV Base Afirca’s Top 10 Charts. This is a significant stride for the upcoming female performer. She has been enjoying success with the track that has been riding local charts since early summer. Tiana’s global reputation has been enhanced now that she has a MTV Top 10 spot to boast.

“I got two IRAWMA nominations earlier this year, Dem A Bawl has hit all the top charts in Jamaica plus MTV now. I’ve been getting bookings for a number of events, I am very grateful.”…Tiana

She has built a loyal fan base in the Motherland. Her collaboration with Gambian recording artiste, G-Faal has assisted in blazing her trail. She has been receiving significant airplay inAfrica and has acquired a vast amount of her 1.8 million youtube views from that territory. The music video for Dem a Bawl stands out with the numerous cameos by popular dancehall artistes: Konshens, Gyptian, Elephant Man, ZJ Liquid, Demarco, Flexxx and Delus all endorsing the budding musician. The track which is produced on the Aurora Skies (Sounique Records) infiltrated the airwaves this past summer along with a number of other tracks such as: Watch Dem a Watch MeOne Stuck Whine and Don’t Stop. A video for Don’t Stop is currently in post production and will be released soon.

This year has been a great one says Tiana, 2012 marked the release of her debut EP,Princess of The Dancehall as well as her debut mix tape, Real Bad GyalReal Bad Gyal features prominent acts such as: Tommy Lee Sparta,  Vybz KartelPopcaanMr. Vegas and Konshens. Her break out single, Dem A Bawl is currently climbing the charts -CVMTV‘s Top 10 Hit List, at the #6 position on TVJ’s Video Alley, #7 on Tempo’s Pree Dis, #12 on Richie-B, #13 on the Hype TV, #15 on OutAroad /MDTV and bubbling in the #2 position on Stampede’s Street Chart.

 

Dancehall Now Promo Mix Volume 1 from Highlanda Sound System

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For promotional purposes and by popular demand, Highlanda Sound System debuts a brand new “Dancehall Now” mixtape series with Volume 1 featuring various artists.

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DANCEHALL NOW is a live music-oriented, syndicated radio program designed to spotlight the latest and greatest in dancehall music and other popular Caribbean genres. Live on http://www.daflavaradio.com Tuesdays at 6pm EST.

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Bounty Killer Interview With Reggae.fr

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Bounty Killer talks about Tommy Lee and Vybz Kartel while chatting with Reggae.fr during on his May 2012 European promotional tour.

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DOWNLOAD Highlanda Sound’s HAREM 2012 Dancehall Mixtape.

DOWNLOAD HIGHLANDA SOUND’S HAREM 2012 DANCEHALL MIXTAPE.