Mixshow Segment – Dancehall Now Episode 68 featuring Shooks

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This is the latest episode of the ‘Dancehall Now’ podcast.  Hear an hour-long mix co-hosted by Shooks SLR with the best Soca of 2013 plus the hottest new dancehall riddims.

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Dancehall Star Out of Guyana, Timeka Marshall

Dancehall Star Out of Guyana, Timeka Marshall

The Featured Soca Riddim is D’Gaping Riddim Produced by O.S. Productions and the Featured Soca Single is Fantastic Fridays by Super Blue.

Featured Dancehall riddims include the Top Shelf Riddim Produced by Tall King Production and Esco, the Double Muffler Riddim Produced by Locke Da City Music Group and Truckback Records, the Voyage Riddim Produced by Kheilstone Music and the Sparkling Rididm Produced by Twelve 9 Records and Zionnoiz Freeze Records.

You will hear artists Shooks SLR, T.O.K, Capleton, Romain Virgo, Daville, ZJ Liquid, Elephant Man, Beenie Man, Laza Morgan and more…

Capone from Melody Sound’s Star Studded Birthday Bash – PICS & VIDEO

On Saturday May 4th Elegance Lounge was the place to be for a night of solid dancehall vibes provided by Supreme Sound with Garfield and Fitzroy alongside Capone’s own Melody Sound.

Artists like Little Pinchers, Shooks SLR, and more were in the building to bless the microphone.

Mixtape: 2012 Dancehall From Junior Gong to Busy Signal

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HIGHLANDA SOUND presents DANCEHALL NOW 2012 Volume 3 PROMO MIX.  Listen now via Mixclouddownload a tracked CD, or download an MP3 you can play on your mobile device.

Dancehall Now 2012 Promo Mix Volume 3

Dancehall Now 2012 Promo Mix Volume 3 (cover)

DANCEHALL NOW is a live music-oriented, syndicated radio program that spotlights the latest and greatest in dancehall and other popular Caribbean genres of music.  Catch the show live on DaFlavaRadio.com Tuesdays at 6pm EST.  For more information Twitter: @DancehallNow and Facebook.com/DancehallNow.

Mixtape: 2012 Dancehall from Sean Paul to I-Octane

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For Promotional Purposes, featuring Various Artists here is the next mix in the Dancehall Now 2012 series. Get the Mixcloud link below, download a tracked version you can burn to CD, or download an MP3 you can play on your mobile device.

DANCEHALL NOW is a live music-oriented, syndicated radio program that spotlights the latest and greatest in dancehall and other popular Caribbean genres of music.  Catch the show live on DaFlavaRadio.com Tuesdays at 6pm EST.

Twitter: @DancehallNow
Facebook.com/DancehallNow

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.

 

ELEPHANT MAN Takes Over Club Element Manhattan – This Saturday

UPSCALE CROWD ENTERTAINMENT
Presents
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
FEATURING
ELEPHANT MAN &
Surprise Guest!

Perfect Musical Mix By
Reggae & Soca
POWER 105FM – DJ NORIE
& Irie Jam FM – DJ CALLI B

Hip Hop
POWER 105FM
DJ BOOF &
RESERVOIR DAWGS

Zouk & Kompa
Haitian Kings Of New York
H.K.N.Y’s DJ STACKZ

@ The New Tri-Level
ELEMENT & The VAULT
ULTRA NIGHTCLUB
The Party Mecca

DOWNLOAD Highlanda Sound’s HAREM 2012 Dancehall Mixtape.

DOWNLOAD HIGHLANDA SOUND’S HAREM 2012 DANCEHALL MIXTAPE.

Dancehall Now and The Top Rated Eight at 8 Countdown – February 16, 2010

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Sean Paul at B-Live concert in New York City

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This is the latest episode of the syndicated Dancehall Now podcast produced by Highlanda Sound System for February 16, 2010 featuring the very latest dancehall music in a full stereo radio broadcast format.

This episode includes the Top Rated Eight at 8 Countdown which broadcasts weekly on the Dancehall Now Radio Show (Tuesdays 6pm – 9pm EST) on Da Flava Radio.

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.

Top Rated 8 Weekly Countdown  – 2/16/2010

1 Time and Place – Buju Banton
2 Life We Living – Vybz Kartel
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Only You – Peetah Morgan
4 Million Dollar Check – Mojo Morgan
5 Bad Boy – Chuck Fenda/Sammy Dread
6
One More Night – Busy Signal
7 Dance The Night Away – Voicemail/Busy Signal
8 Woman Pon Yuh Head – Chino

Please 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 and become a fan to get automatic updates when new shows are added.

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DANCEHALL NOW is a live full stereo radio format music oriented program designed to spotlight the latest and best in dancehall music and other popular Caribbean genres. This show is modern Caribbean music 101 at its very best. The show streams live on Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. (EST) on www.daflavaradio.com, and is accessible via computer, i phone, and Blackberry.

Songs on the Dancehall Now playlist will range from slow, medium, and fast tempo pre-released and currently popular dancehall, reggae, soca, ragga-soca, and hip-hop/pop remixes (Caribbean vocalist over hip-hop/pop tracks or American vocalist over Caribbean tracks). Some songs and riddims are blended for smooth transitions while others are played from the beginning. The hosts introduce songs and artists, and provide background information and relevant banter intermittently. Commercial breaks are strategically placed within 10 minutes to the top of the hour to maximize the amount of music per hour with few interruptions.
At the 8:00 p.m. (EST) hour every show features the Dancehall Now “Top Rated 8 at 8 Countdown.” This countdown features the top eight (8) songs of the week compiled by a composite of international dancehall and reggae charts, requests, feedback, and Highlanda’s professional judgment.

Sean Paul, Beenie Man, Damian Marley, Movado, Taurus Riley, Elephant Man, Jah Cure, Buju Banton, Morgan Heritage, Baby Cham, Vybz Kartel, Alison Hinds, Bounty Killer, Machel Montana HD, Chino, Queen Ifrica, Assassin, Konshens, Spice, Lady Saw, Richie Spice, Faye-Ann Lyons, Sizzla, Laden, and Jah Vinci are some of the artists you can expect to hear during Dancehall Now.

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Dancehall Now Episode 31 and Top Rated 8 Dancehall Countdown

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This is the latest episode of the syndicated Dancehall Now podcast produced by Highlanda Sound System for September 29, 2009 featuring the very latest dancehall music in a full stereo radio broadcast format.

This episode includes the Top Rated Eight at 8 Countdown which broadcasts weekly on the Dancehall Now Radio Show (Tuesdays 6pm – 9pm EST) on Da Flava Radio.

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.


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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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1 I’m Yours (Remix) – Jason Mraz, Jah Cure, Lil Wayne
2 If He Wanna – Queen Latifah featuring Serani
3 Therapy – Gramps Morgan featuring India Arie
4 I’m In Love With You – Charly Blacks
5 Turn Mi On – Charly Blacks featuring Pretty Kitty
6 Fly High – Shaggy featuring Gary Nesta Pine
7 I Need You – Jah Vinci
8 Informa – Elephant Man
9 People – Elephant Man
10 Keep Your Friendship – Mr. Vegas
11 Gyal Til Me Dead – Assassin
12 Mi Closet – Spice
13 Glue – Elephant Man
14 She Loves Me – Turbulence

Top Rated 8 Countdown – 9/29/2009

1   SO FINE                            SEAN PAUL
2   You’ll Never Find            Jah Cure
3   Mockingbird                            Mavado
4   Holiday Inn                        Terry Linen
5   Come Breed Me                    Vybz Kartel/Gaza Indu
6   A Thousand Miles Away        Ras Penco
7   Couple Up                T.O.K
8   Hold On To What You’ve Got      Richie Stephens

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Hip-Hop Reggae Showdown at ‘Best of the Best’

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T-Pain (via last.fm)

It’s proven that hip-hop originated from rap, which was spawned from dub, which is the stepchild of reggae, whose current offspring is dancehall. It’s also a fact that no other music event in North America showcases reggae and hip-hop like BEST OF THE BEST. The international music festival, billed as the “Best Caribbean Show in North America,” will be fusing Caribbean and mainstream urban flavors on Sunday, May 24th at Bicentennial Park in Miami, Florida.

Reggae and its offshoot hip-hop have seen no bigger stage than BEST OF THE BEST, presented by Miami-based premier promotions company, JBJ Entertainment. With a lineup that includes Rick Ross, who currently has the #1 hip-hop album this week on Billboard (Deeper Than Rap), and the top dancehall, reggae and soca acts from the Caribbean, BEST OF THE BEST is definitely delivering its promise of bringing you the top artists in this ultimate showdown of these genres.

“Hip-hop lovers love reggae and reggae lovers love hip-hop,” states DJ Khaled, president of Def Jam South and a featured artist on this year’s bill. “It’s the best of the best – the best of both worlds. The energy of both genres is just amazing.”

Rick Ross also appreciates the reggae genre, so much so that he has signed a Jamaican dancehall artist called Magazeen to his Mayback Music Group. Magazeen is also featured on his new album, on the reggae-tinged “Yatch Club,” and on BEST OF THE BEST alongside Ross.

“When it comes to reggae, I’m a huge fan of it and I’m very selective of the artists that I choose to get caught up with,” discloses Ross. “My first encounter with reggae was Bob Marley so I try to stay in that realm with artists like Capleton, Sizzla and Mavado, and that’s exactly what BEST OF THE BEST is. When I first heard the lineup, I was going to come and jump out and surprise everyone but we made it official.”

Dancehall star Elephant Man is the only Caribbean artist signed to a major hip-hop label. Inking a deal with Bad Boy, his latest album is a potpourri of dancehall and hip-hop, the same formula for BEST OF THE BEST. “I love hip-hop because it reminds me of reggae,” reveals Elephant Man. “The beats and the flow we use in reggae dancehall are the same beats and flow they use in hip-hop. The baseline patterns and grooves are the same, so I love it just like I love dancehall – same way, no difference.”

In addition to Rick Ross, DJ Khaled and Elephant Man, the show will be hosted by T-Pain and features a star-studded bill that includes Jeezy, Beenie Man, Mavado, Bounty Killer, Serani, Wayne Wonder, Capleton, Destra, Tony Matterhorn, Spice, Kip Rich, Flippa Mafia, Christopher Martin, Cocoa Tea, Ras Penco, Ce’Cile and The Stones.

VIBE, TEMPO, TRACE, ALLHIPHOP.com, 24hourhiphop.com and Outaroad.com have been added as media partners for the show, which takes place at Bicentennial Park, located at 1075 Biscayne Boulevard in downtown Miami. Park gates open at 1:00 pm and show time is set for 1:30pm sharp. The 10-hour event does not end there. Everyone is invited to the official Best of the Best After Party, at Bongos Nightclub (located behind the American Airlines Arena), immediately following the show.

Tickets are now available via Ticketmaster and bestofthebestconcert.com, and at select locations across Florida and New York City. For more information, log on to http://www.bestofthebestconcert.com or call 1-305-438-9488. Please direct all press inquires to bestofthepress2009@gmail.com.

SHOW CONTACT:
Best of the Best Office
TEL: 1-305-438-9488
96mixx@gmail.com
http://www.bestofthebestconcert.com

PRESS CONTACT:
Rhona Fox
TEL: 1-212-300-3813
CELL: 1-212-933-9151
bestofthepress2009@gmail.com

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DEATH OF MARC STEWART, PRESIDENT & CEO OF ISLAND COAST ENTERTAINMENT

For more information about funeral arrangements and the Marc Stewart Memorial

Fund, please contact Natasha Huggins at 404.408.5888,
Mike Dobson at 770.367.9677 or Mother Hazel 678.923.6642

DEATH OF MARC STEWART,  PRESIDENT  & CEO OF ISLAND COAST ENTERTAINMENT

Atlanta, GA, February 16, 2009 – On Sunday, February 15, 2009, Gwinnett County police reported that they found the body of Island Coast President and CEO Marc Stewart. The 36-year old was found in his Ford Explorer in a parking lot in Gwinnett County, where he was pronounced dead. The Gwinnett County Medical Examiner’s office is conducting an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

Fraudulent activity on Mr. Stewart’s check card and use of his cell phone has not yet been confirmed.

Stewart is credited with producing some of the most successful, soca, hip-hop and R&B events in Atlanta, the Caribbean, and Europe through his marketing and promotions firm. He was instrumental in hosting such acts as Elephant Man, Beenie Man, Beres Hammond, Eddie Griffin and comedian Earthquake.

The family of Marc Stewart released the following statement on Monday, “It is with great sadness that we learned of Marc’s death. He was a beloved son, father, friend and businessman who was known throughout the Atlanta community as hardworking, trustworthy and dedicated. His charm and professionalism captured the attention of many supporters, and the firm footprint he left behind will not easily fade away.”

Marc Stewart was born August 28, 1972 in Bronx, NY. He attended Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx and graduated from Morehouse College in 1996 with a B.S. in Psychology. He is survived by his parents, Glen and Patricia Stewart and a 2-year daughter, Kennedy Amoré Stewart.

There has been a fund established for Marc’s Daughter, Kennedy. To Donate go to any Bank of America and give what you can. (Account name: Glen Stewart in Care of Kennedy Stewart #334021520432)

A celebration of the life of Marc Stewart will be held in Atlanta, GA. Funeral service will be at New Birth Baptist Church, Thursday February 26th, 2009. Please wear All White Attire.

Email any & all pictures you have with Marc to
print@extremeatlanta.com to be added to his website.

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Dancehall Now Episode 15 is here!

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Dancehall Now Episode 15 features new Busy Signal, Daville, Vybez Cartel, Serani, Beenie Man ,and Baby Cham to name a few.  Listen or Download now.

Right Click the media file link 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!  Please send your comments, feedback, and requests to podcast@highlanda.net or feel free to comment right here.  If you like what you hear please subscribe to get automatic updates when new shows are added.


Dancehall Now Episode 15

1  Sweep Da Floor (Pop Champagne Remix) – Elephant Man
2  Sort Dem Out – Demarco
3  Nothing To Smile About – Morgan Heritage
4  Love of A Lifetime – Alaine
5  Bullet – DJ Khaled featuring Rick Ross & Baby Cham
6  Ramping Shop – Vybez Kartel feat. Spice
7  Last Man Standing – Vybez Kartel
8  I’ll Be Your Best Friend – Daville
9  Nikki Burt – Make Ends Meet
10 All I Need – Shurwayne Winchester/Serani
11 Mek Noise – Erupt
12 Money Tree – Busy Signal
13 Time To Shine – Laden
14 People Want Change (Roots) – Capleton feat. Obama
15 Single Ladies Remix – Beyonce feat. Buju Banton
16 Gimme Gimme Gimme – Beenie Man
17 Make Her Stamma – Busy Signal
18 Jah Jah See Dem A Come – Sugar Roy, Conrad Crystal and Gyptian
19 Girl I Want You (Soca Road Remix) – Serani
20 Missing Your Love – Wesley Diamond
21 Tonight Is Yours – Daville
22 Crying Out – Duane Stephenson

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Dancehall_Now_Episode_15.mp3 (MP3 Format Sound, 111 MB)

Greensleeves Reggae Label Finally Posts A Profit

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Greensleeves Records and Publishing, the Middlesex, UK-based reggae recording label, reported it’s first profit in years. Greensleeves’ new president Olivier Chastain, explained that the profits were due to increased sales and business improvements such as office consolidations, outsourced distribution, and reissuing sections of the label’s back catalog. The news is seen as a possible revival in a previously-shrinking reggae industry.

“The main focus has been to improve sales and marketing. This has brought the company back to profitability since June (even though we have a lot of liabilities dating back to [our previous ownership by UK-based Zest Group] to cover),” said Chastain in an exclusive interview with Splash.

The declaration was made a mere 5 months after rival VP Records acquired Greensleeves from the Zest Group in February 2008. Zest sold Greensleeves at a loss of £738,000 since it’s purchase of the label in 2006, even though the Greensleeves catalog had grown during the 2 years of ownership.

Administrative costs led to much of the label’s losses under Zest; as part of the VP acquisition, Greensleeve’s US and Japan offices were merged with VP. Chastain himself was previously the head of marketing at VP and was promoted to his new role during the labels’ merger.

Greensleeves is the world’s largest reggae publisher, selling reggae hits in the US, Japan, France, Germany, Benelux, Canada and Scandinavia. The label’s back catalogue includes 400 albums and 900 singles, and they intend to reissue as many as possible, according to Chastain: “We invested in a major catalogue reissue programme to ensure that all of the back-catalogue is available for sale; we started putting out new products such as Fantan Mojah‘s new album or Sizzla‘s Best Of.”

The Greensleeves hit list is long and growing: in addition to past successes such as Elephant Man‘s first 3 albums, Ward 21, and Vybz Kartel‘s 2004 debut, the label has signed new deals with current reggae and dancehall artistes such as Busy Signal and Etana.

Chastain is cautiously optimistic about the label’s turnaround, declaring that “it will take a year or so to start seeing concrete results but the early signs are extremely positive. On the music publishing front, we signed a lot of writers to Greensleeves Publishing (Llamar Brown, Busy Signal, Etana, Shane Brown, Fantan Mojah, Demarco, to name a few), changed some of our administration deals internationally, invested heavily in marketing the catalogue and changed our internal computer/royalty management software.”

The infusion of Queens, New York-based VP Records’ strong management style seems to be living up to their slogan of “Miles Ahead in Reggae Music.” VP Records also owns the 17 North Parade label that has made frequent appearances on this site.

Via the Jamaica Observer.