Gyptian Drops New EP Entitled SLR



“Overtime” from Gyptian is featured on Reggae Gold 2012 and is the lead track from the Overtime riddim. Produced by Justus Arison (Overproof Riddim), the track captures Gyptian expressing his passions for the ladies as only he can. The mid-tempo groove has a strong appeal for females and the vocal performance is consistent with Gyptian favorites from recent past.

Gyptian Puts In Overtime and Brings Hit Music


Reggae and dancehall music hit-maker, Gyptian, takes some time out to chat with the Dancehall Now crew.  Find out the latest on Gyptian and his upcoming 2012 album release.   Click here for audio of this exclusive interview.

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Tiana Hits MTV



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.


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Fras Twinz Music Presents ‘Happy Daze Riddim’



Artistes featured on ‘Happy Daze’ are: Beenie Man, Gyptian ft Jupita, Konshens, Mr Lexx, Laza Morgan, Munga, Chi Ching Ching, Blak Diamon, Future Fambo & Newcomers: Bastic & Melloquence

The songs are enjoying heavy rotation in radio land worldwide, in the dancehall and more recently on television since the release of Melloquence’s music video for his song ‘Stars R Us’.

The name of the rhythm speaks for itself and one can’t help but be dazzled by the blissful vibe ‘Happy Daze’ emits after listening. This project can be purchased digitally on Itunes, Amazon and all other digital outlets, so go on, purchase a copy and support the music.


We Remember Gregory Isaacs Tribute Album Coming Soon

Saxophonist and producer Dean Fraser has assembled an all-star cast of singers and musicians to pay homage to an icon of reggae. ‘We remember Gregory Isaacs’ presents sixteen of the legendary vocalists most loved songs.

The life and music of Gregory Isaacs is celebrated by producer Dean Fraser and an international cast of vocalists on ‘We Remember Gregory Isaacs’. This collection of hits and lesser known Isaacs’ recordings includes a bonus disc of instrumental versions performed by producer and saxophonist Dean Fraser. Featured performers include Tarrus Riley singing ‘Front Door’ and ‘My Number One’ performed by Gyptian.


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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 during the last hour of The Dancehall Now Radio Show which airs every Tuesday from 6pm – 9pm EST.

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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Podcast: Dancehall Now Thanksgiving Show – Nov 23, 2010

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This is the latest episode of the syndicated Dancehall Now podcast produced by Highlanda Sound System for November, 2010. Dancehall Now airs on Da Flava Radio every Tuesday at 6pm EST. Dancehall Now features the very latest dancehall and soca music in a full stereo radio broadcast format.

Special Guests: Billy Slaughter of Stone Love, Bugsy Bam Bam, DJ Cold Rice, Mikey Top Ten, Rico Vibes, Virtuous One, Pampi


1 Stay The Same – Spragga Benz feat. Stephen Marley and Jazmine Sullivan
2 Anything You Want – Mary J. Blige featuring Gyptian and Busta Rhymes
3 Nah Let Go (Soca Remix) – Gyptian
4 Real Man – Chuck Fender
5 Nine Lives – Mavado
6 Irie – Andrew and Wada Blood
7 Dreams – Popcaan
8 Love Me Right – Selena Serrano featuring Pressure Buss Pipes
9 Original Dancehall Style – Richie Stephens
10 Hold A Vibe – ZJ Liquid
11 Jeans And Fitted – Vybz Kartel
12 Mixshow Segment**
13 Blessed – Eljai featuring Capleton
14 Stronger – Cham featuring Mykal Rose and Bounty Killer

**Mixshow Segment features new music from Cherine Anderson, Warrior King, Romain Virgo, Lutan Fyah, L.U.S.T, Busy Signal, Mavado and Flexxx, Beenie Man, Angel Doolas and Bounty Killer, Vybz Kartel, Khago, ZJ Liquid, Spice, Timberlee and Akane, Tarrus Riley

Sponsors: Da Flava Radio Outreach, The Honorable Vin Martin, Holy Cross Church, Da Costa Plumbing, Atlanta Jamaica Association, Earl Hilton, Tropical Brand, Chapel Auto Sales, Joe T Plumbing, Atlanta Tile and Masonry, The Whatz Happening and The Honorary Citizen.



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New Dancehall Now and Top Rated 8 Podcasts – August 2010

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This is the latest episode of the syndicated Dancehall Now podcast produced by Highlanda Sound System for August 24, 2010 featuring the very latest dancehall and soca music in a full stereo radio broadcast format.


1 Closer – Shanz
2 The Land of Promise – Damian Marley/Nas
3 Wha Dis Pon Me – Romain Virgo
4 Rudy – Pressure
5 Anything – Buffy
6 Schoolaz – Ding Dong
7 Stullah – Mavado
8 Mix Show Segment (50 Mins)

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Top Rated 8 Dancehall Countdown

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 (

1 Clarks 2 – Vybz Kartel
2 Gangster Life – Junior X
3 In My Cup – Richie Loops
4 Bonafide Angel – Maxi Priest
5 Gal A Mad Ova – Mavado
6 Hold You – Gyptian
7 Nightshift – Busy Signal
8 How We Do It – Elephant Man/Bounty Killer

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Dancehall Now Episode 20 – Freedom of Speech


Dancehall Now Episode 20

This is the latest episode of the syndicated Dancehall Now podcast produced by Highlanda Sound System for April 5, 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.

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1 Shine On – Cherine Anderson
2 Good Girl – Tarrus Riley feat. Konshens
3 Paper Chasing – Demarco feat. Konshens
4 Par Wid I Man – Collie Budz
5 Tell It Like It Is – Stevie Face
6 Love Against the Wall – Gyptian
7 A So You Move – Mavado
8 Speech Nah No Freedom – Bugle
9 Trading Places – Busy Signal
10 Wash The Tears – Gramps Morgan
11 Gimme Little (If You Want Me) – T.O.K
12 Pree Dis – Assassin
13 Haffi Mek It One Day – Vybz Kartel
15 Roof Over My Head – Demarco
16 Ben Ova – RDX
17 Dip Again – Elephant Man feat. Ding Dong
18 Jah Jah Blessing – Etana feat. Albarosie
19 Jah Jah See Dem A Come – Sugar Roy, Conrad Crystal and Gyptian
20 So Blessed (Remix) – Mavado feat. Busta Rhymes
21 Help We – Vybz Kartel

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