The TAXI riddim has been around for a long time, and it will never leave the dancehall. This riddim is foundation!!
I kicked off this special mix with the Sister Nancy hit entitled One Two which was released around 1976 by producer Winston Riley on the Techniques label. There are a few earlier versions of Taxi, but once Sly and Robbie cut their version, the riddim really took off. You will hear 30 tracks in the mix, ranging from the 1980s to 2009.
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1 Sister Nancy – One Two
2 Yelloman and Fathead – Bam Bam
3 Sister Nancy and Yellowman – Bloodstain
4 Sanchez – Some Guys
5 Wayne Wonder – Anything For You
6 Scotty – Shining Star
7 Wayne Wonder – Fast Car
8 Foxy Brown – Baby Can I Hold You Tonight
9 Junie Ranks – Lick Out
10 Tiger – Ram Dancehall
11 Tony Rebel – New DJ Is Coming
12 Bounty Killer – The Lord Is My Salvation
13 Freddie MvGregor – Prophecy
14 Hammermouth – The Great
15 General Threes – Road Code
16 Johnny Osborne – Reasons
17 Junior Reid – Bubblers
18 Little John – True Confessions
19 Burro Banton – Dem A Gangster
20 Andrew Bell – Escape The Beating (Dubplate)
21 Rude Boyz International – Champion (Dubplate)
22 Mikey Melody – Mellow (Dubplate)
23 Capleton and Uplifter – Africa Bound
24 Sadiki – Lost Without You
25 Michelle Gordon – Exhale Shoop Shoop
26 Ambelique – Taxi
27 Bitty McClean – Lately (Jamaican Mix)
28 Mr. Vegas – Gangsta Law (Radio)
29 Buju Banton – Driver
30 Elephant Man – Bring It
New York Life kicks off Island Life Friday Event
A new beginning is underway in the heart of Atlanta’s Buckhead community. Buckhead is the district in the northern section of Atlanta most famous for its nightlife, despite the recent closure of numerous nightclubs. In the area formerly known as Buckhead Village, massive construction projects are transferring the area into The Streets of Buckhead, an upscale shopping area similar to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.
From the time of the 1996 Olympic games which Atlanta hosted in all its glory up until the January 2004 debut of the 3 a.m. closing time for Atlanta nightclubs, local party-goers and tourists alike took to the streets of Buckhead nightly to partake of the many options in high-energy dance clubs. It was during that era that Highlanda Sound System was birthed and became Atlanta’s premier mainstream choice for Dancehall /Reggae Disc-jockeys.
Of the many successful events that Highlanda was involved with, one Friday night “bashment” in particular, Fantasy Island at The Deux Plex, still stands as the most nostalgic and probably most talked about Caribbean party thus far. Here, for 18 consecutive Fridays from 2003 – 2004, Highlanda, working with Extreme Media attracted and performed for a diverse crowd of 800 – 1400 patrons weekly.
Bringing it up to the present, Krushmore Entertainment, Mixx Promotions, CaribbeanVibes.com, AtlantaDancehall.com, and MyPartyVibes.com present Island Life at Life Nightclub located at 1789 Cheshire Bridge Road (venue formerly known as The Deux Plex). This summer promises to be hot in more ways that one as the 4th of July party weekend kick-off appropriately entitled New York Life features the sounds of Massive B from Hot 97FM in NYC alongside Highlanda. This will definitely be Massive B with Bobby Konders himself on the 1’s and 2’s and DJ Lion Chef (Primal, Bentley’s, Icon Lounge) is also on the bill to provide the early warm up vibes.