Maxi Priest and Jonathan Emile interview

Maxi Priest and Johnathan Emile Interview

We talk to Maxi Priest and Jonathan Emile who collaborated on Emile’s recently released “Babylon is Falling” Remix.

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Reggae music has always been at the forefront of social and political issues. One example is Bob Marley’s participation in the Amandla Festival of 1979 in Boston. There, Marley performed in support of the anti-apartheid movement and the liberation of South Africa.  

A few short months ago, the entire world was shaken when George Floyd lost his life.  People protested, buildings and businesses burned – all while in the middle of a worldwide pandemic.  Race relations were already strained, but this event managed to trigger both a national and international outcry for change and justice.

“Babylon is Falling” is a song that has put a voice to the change.  The song features 2 artists (Jonathan Emile and Maxi Priest) from different generations coming together to speak on what they’ve been through, and what’s to come.

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We held reasoning on the following with Maxi Priest and Jonathan Emile:

  • How did the Remix to “Babylon is Falling” featuring Maxi Priest come about?
  • Different flavors of racism in the UK, Canada, and the Southern U.S.
  • The concept behind “Spaces In Between,” Jonathan’s debut reggae album. 
  • Maxi Priest’s excitement for his forthcoming album, “United State of Mind.”
  • Why are some Caribbean people afraid to go back to the region?
  • Billboard’s disrespect towards dancehall culture with their Verzuz cover.
  • What is the responsibility of musicians in fighting oppression?
  • The problem with trying to control musicians’ creative output.

‘Babylon is Falling’ Remix – Jonathan Emile ft Maxi Priest

Two Artists from Different Generations Come Together to Sing About the State of the World Today: 

Canadian-Jamaican artist Jonathan Emile and British-Jamaican artist Maxi Priest came together to create the Remix to “Babylon is Falling”, a track on Emile’s new album, “Spaces In Between.” The album is currently distributed by MindPeaceLove/Tuff Gong International.  While the remix to the song was recorded back in January 2020, neither artist knew at the time that the song would become so relevant a few months later.

Emile is a bilingual (English & French), multi-talented singer-songwriter, producer, and Cancer survivor.  His commanding voice resonates at the start of the song and draws the listener in immediately, asking if they know what their worth is, and then mentions the capitalistic society in which we live.  He then explains that this can’t go on and eventually, something has to change (Babylon will fall). 

“Growing up Black and Jamaican in Montreal, racism has been a fact of life. The institutional side was hidden but the interpersonal is still always present. As a Black person, you know you need to move cautiously to gain access, be accommodated, or have the opportunity to be treated with respect. This caution manifests in how you speak, how you read a room, and how you respond to racist banter or microaggressions.

Knowing that you’re seen as the other, alien, or ‘less than’ is at the forefront as you face people’s prejudice, always having to be an ambassador for your race. You become a master negotiator, code switcher, and an expert in de-escalation to preserve your body and reputation. This is a key concept in Spaces-In-Between.  I am fortunate to have parents who provided me with tactics and strategies to avoid and cope with racism as a young Black Jamaican. The knowledge I received was built on their hard work and determination.”

Jonathan Emile

Grammy-nominated Maxi Priest, best known for his Lover’s Rock and R&B/Reggae fusion tunes like “Close to You’ and “Wild World” comes in next, but he’s not singing about love this time.  In fact, he’s Deejaying (rapping), which in itself is a rare sound for him.  He rides the riddim with the smoothness that he’s best known for, but the content of the lyrics speak of the things he’s both experienced himself throughout the years growing up in England, and what he continues to see around him today.  His message, like so many, is that he’s tired. 

Here we go again – We stand firm we nah ease up the pressure – Just like a volcano bubbling over – to take it to the heights you have fi step like a soldier”

Maxi Priest

Although both Emile and Priest come from different generations, they have many things in common, including being of Jamaican heritage, and growing up and living outside of Jamaica, which has impacted them.  

Like so many people that live abroad, there are mixed feelings right now with what is happening with the racial, economic, and spiritual climate, and the uneasiness that it brings.  “Babylon is Falling” is a song that resonates with everyone, no matter where you come from, or what age you are.  

Maxi Priest: It All Comes Back to Love

Maxi Priest guests on Reggae Lover.

 

The superstar talks about his recently released album entitled “It All Comes Back to Love.” The project was executive produced by Shaggy.
We preview the album’s title track “It All Comes Back To Love” and “My Pillow’ which sound classic.
Listen for “It’s a Summertime Vibe” feat. Bounty Killer, and Maxi’s favorite cut, “The Bridge You Burn.”
 
Also, “Cool Nuh” with Shaggy, and “Anything You Want” with Estelle and Anthony Hamilton. Maxi takes us back to his early days in East London lifting speaker boxes. The singer walks us through an evolution forged in London’s sound system scene.
 
He was the first reggae artist to have a No. 1 hit worldwide, including the U.S. Billboard charts. There’s so much to learn from this fun conversation with the living legend, Maxi Priest.

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Producer and engineer Bulby York rallies Jamaican superstars – Beres Hammond, Bounty Killer, Agent Sasco (Assassin), Lee “Scratch” Perry, Jesse Royal, Maxi Priest, Cherine, Sizzla, Busy Signal, Lutan Fyah and more – for his debut album “Epic & Ting,” released May 13, 2016 on VP Records.

Epic & Ting Album Cover

Epic & Ting Album Cover

Bulby’s sound spans multiple genres – merging reggae, dancehall, dub and EDM into a style of his own. The project has consistently been receiving spins on BBC Radio 1, BBC 1Xtra, Capital XTRA & much more!

As one of Jamaica’s most in-demand studio men, the Kingston-born producer has put his touch on signature dancehall records by Sean Paul, Bounty Killer and Beenie Man and also worked with the who’s who of pop music, including No Doubt, Rihanna, Britney Spears and Madonna. After years of bringing other people’s projects to life, Bulby now has a masterpiece he can call his own in Epic & Ting.

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Marsha Ambrosius, Freddie McGregor, Maxi Priest, Romain Virgo, Ikaya, Raging Fyah, Jah9, Christopher Ellis, The Green, Katchafire, Jah Cure, No Maddz, Chronixx, Jesse Royal, Kabaka Pyramid, Exco Levi, Kelissa, Jahmiel, Iba Mahr, Keznamdi

VP RECORDS REMEMBERS “THE CROWN PRINCE OF REGGAE” DENNIS BROWN

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Compilation Features Covers from Marsha Ambrosius, Freddie McGregor, Maxi Priest, Romain Virgo, Ikaya, Raging Fyah, Jah9, Christopher Ellis, The Green, Katchafire, Jah Cure, No Maddz, Chronixx, Jesse Royal, Kabaka Pyramid, Exco Levi, Kelissa, Jahmiel, Iba Mahr, Keznamdi and more.

DENNIS BROWN Double-Disc Tribute Album Will Drop June 3, 2016

DENNIS BROWN Double-Disc Tribute Album Will Drop June 3, 2016

Hailed by NPR Morning Edition as one of the 50 great voices of all time – the Jamaican musical icon Dennis Brown began his recording career at the tender age of 11 and released more than 75 albums during his all too short 42 years on Earth. Although the reggae legend passed away in 1999, his music and legacy live on.

VP Records, the world’s leading reggae label, will pay homage to Brown on June 3, 2016 with an extensive tribute album of his timeless hits and deep cuts titled, We Remember Dennis Brown. The 30-song collection features a wide and impressive range of reggae and R&B voices covering crucial Dennis Brown compositions. The set was produced by Jamaican legend Clive Hunt with an all-star team of musicians.
In February (Brown’s birthday month), VP Records premiered one song from the album every Friday for five weeks – including “Caress Me” from one of Jamaica’s brightest voices Romain Virgo, “Milk & Honey” by roots reggae rockers Raging Fyah, “Bloody City” from the Caribbean’s soulful songstress Jah9, “Promised Land” from Hawaiian reggae band The Green and “Have You Ever” by R&B powerhouse Marsha Ambrosius.

In addition to these power hitters, We Remember Dennis Brown will feature an array of singers from Brown’s native country and across the globe who he influenced. Jamaica’s latest crop of stars (including Jah Cure, Gyptian, Iba Mahr, Kabaka Pyramid, Kelissa, Keznamdi, Chronixx and Jesse Royal) as well as the island’s icons who worked with Brown (like reggae vocalists Bushman and Freddie McGregor) all offer their contributions. Freddie’s son Chino McGregor and Christopher Ellis, the talented UK-based singer and offspring of Alton Ellis (another one of Brown’s musical mentors and confidants), both deliver powerful renditions of Brown’s classics.

New Zealand rockers also create a breezy rendition of “If I Had The World.” The worldly collection proves that his universal sound transcends all boundaries of time, race and creed. Each artist adds their own original flair to Brown’s profound soul-stirring sound – touching the hearts of new and old fans alike on this unique multi-disc collection. We Remember Dennis Brown will include deluxe packaging as well as extensive liner notes on the belated legend.

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DENNIS BROWN

Dennis Brown was greatly influenced by American balladeers such as Sam Cooke, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin as well as Jamaican singers like Delroy Wilson and John Holt. At only 12-years-old, he cut his first hit “No Man Is An Island” at Clement “Coxsone” Dodd’s famous Studio One. Within the years, he was a force to be reckoned with musically – dubbed the “Boy Wonder of Jamaica” and “Crown Prince of Reggae.” Before he was 16, he had worked with Jamaica’s top recording artists (Alton Ellis, Horace Andy) and producers of the time (Prince Buster, Dennis Alcapone, Winston “Niney” Holness and Vincent “Randy” Chin).

In the 1970s, he worked closely with producer Joe Gibbs and released multiple albums. One of the album’s songs “Money in my Pocket,” peaked at #14 on UK Top 40 chart becoming one of the biggest international hits in Jamaica’s history. This success landed him the cover of the NME’s February 1979 issue. Enthusiastically adapting to the new dancehall era, Brown released a huge amount of work throughout the 1980s recording with genre’s major producers like King Jammy on Brown’s 1986 album The Exit and Gussie Clarke in 1989 with the Gregory Isaacs duet “Big All Round” and the album Unchallenged. He continued to record prolifically in the 1990s before his passing. His 1994 album Light My Fire and 2001 release Let Me Be the One were both nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album.

TRACK LISTING:

Iba Mahr, Jesse Royal, Keznamdi, Chronixx, Exco Levi, Kelissa, Jahmiel, Kabaka Pyramid & Rockaz Elements – I Need Your Love (Rasta Children)
Bushman – Don’t Want To Be No General
The Green – Promised Land
Raging Fyah – Milk and Honey
Christopher Ellis – Created By The Father
Mutabaruka & Marla Brown – Words of Wisdom
Chino – Melting Pot
Yahsha – The Existence Of Jah
Jamelody- Halfway Up, Halfway Down
Freddie McGregor – Little Village
Mykal Rose – Easy Take It Easy
Jah9 – Bloody City
Richie Spice – Wolves and Leopards
Shuga – Black Liberation
VP Hit Team – To The Foundation
Romain Virgo – Caress Me
Marsha Ambrosius – Have You Ever
No Maddz – Rocking Time
Maxi Preist – Love Me Always
Jamelody & Ikaya – Love Has Found Its Way
Sanchez – Your Love Got A Hold On Me
Katchafire – If I Had The World
Etana – Should I
Jah Cure – Ghetto Girl
Christopher Martin – Baby Don’t Do It
Gyptian – How Can I
Ikaya – For You
Dalton Harris – No More Will I Roam
Jah Vinci – Money in My Pocket
VP Hit Team – Silhouette

Culture and Lovers Rock Reggae Songs (2010 – 2015)

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Maxi Priest brings reggae to the fans at Stage 48 in Manhattan, on March 31, 2013. Photography by Clyde Belcon

Maxi Priest brings reggae to the fans at Stage 48 in Manhattan, on March 31, 2013.
Photography by Clyde Belcon

 

 

This episode starts in 2015 with a couple new entries from Queen Ifrica and Archangel Superpec, but the overall selections focus on one-drop remixes, pop music covers, lovers rock, and roots reggae singles mostly from 2012 through 2014. The mix is filled with the sounds of today’s hottest producers and artists like ChronixxJah9, Damian Marley, Tarrus Riley, Jah Cure and more.

Playlist:

1 Queen Ifrica – Let Me Get To Know You
2 Archangel Superpec – There She Is
3 Maxi Priest featuring Stylo G – Easy To Love (Remix)
4 Beres Hammond – In My Arms
5 Them Island Boyz featuring Jah Cure – Kiss Me Girl
6 Romain Virgo – This Love
7 Sanchez – Now and Forever
8 Tarrus Riley – Young Heart
9 Gyptian – Love You Forever
10 Jah Cure – Love You Anyway
11 Rihanna ft. David Guetta – Right Now (J-Vibe Reggae Remix)
12 Chronixx – Alpha and Omega
13 Mavado – Soldiers (R.I.P Roach)
14 Usher – Climax (Walshy Fire / Jus Bus Reggae Remix)
15 Gappy Ranks – Carpenter
16 Jah9 – Steamers A Bubble
17 Tarrus Riley – For Me
18 Sean Paul featuring Damian Marley – Riot
19 Daville – Mirror
20 Tessanne Chin – If You Love Me
21 Shaggy featuring Beres Hammond – Fight This Feeling
22 Roots Queen – Fly With Me
23 Protoje – KIngston Be Wise
24 Busy Signal featuring Damian Marley – Kingston Town (Remix)
25 Jah Bouks – Angola
26 Amy Winehouse featuring Alborosie – Sweet Guitar (Remix)
27 Lutan Fyah – Diamond At Home
28 Tarrus Riley – Cold Girl

Essential Reggae Riddims that Originated at Studio One

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studio1_Sir Coxsone Dodd‘s legacy is large and in charge here at the Reggae Lover Podcast. This episode was created to feed the demand for more Studio 1 sounds. Listen for remakes of foundation riddims like Far East, Boops, Entertainment, Love Bump, and more.

Playlist:

1 Wayne Wonder – Can’t Test Highlanda (dub plate)
2 Lady Ann – Informer
3 Yami Bolo – The Father Vex And Strike Back
4 Robert French – Meet Me By The River
5 Icho Candy – Selassie I
6 Tristan Palmer – Entertainment
7 Amazin Papa G (R.B.I Crew) – Miss Good Looking (dub plate)
8 White Mice – True Love
9 Andrew Bell – Listen To The Words (dubplate)
10 Mikey Melody – Highlanda A Big Bad Sound (dubplate)
11 Johnny Slaughter – Confusion
12 Gregory Isaacs – Lead Me
13 Cocoa TeaRikers Island
14 Sanchez featuring Bounty Killer – Searching
15 J.C. Lodge – Love Rewind
16 Maxi Priest – Bonafied Love
17 Sanchez – Rearrange My Live
18 Gregory Isaacs – Greedy For You Love
19 Singing Melody featuring Mad Cobra – Your Wish
20 Busy Signal – Dem Nuh Care
21 Busy Signal – Dat Me Love
22 Romain Virgo – Live Mi Life

Shabba Ranks Greatest Hits MP3 Download

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This is an episode of the syndicated Reggae Lover podcast produced for promotional purposes by Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound featuring classic reggae music in a DJ mixed format. 

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Shabba Ranks

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The only dancehall artist to win the Grammy award in consecutive years, Shabba Ranks paved the way for all who came after him.  I omitted overly violent or slack lyrics here.  

This mix was requested by the Brooklyn, New York-based, AGARD, a fellow DJ and #reggaelover.

TRACKLIST

1 Heart Of A Lion
2 Respect
3 Flag Flow High featuring Cocoa Tea
4 Just Reality
5 Time Is Red featuring Cocoa Tea
6 Love Me Truly featuring Cocoa Tea
7 Don’t Follow Rumors featuring Carlton Livingston
8 Live Blanket
9 Housecall featuring Maxi Priest
10 Peanie Peanie
11 No Bother Dis Soundboy
12 Girls Wine
13 Golden Touch featuring Kadian Dixon
14 Roots and Culture
15 Kushungpeng featuring Mikey Spice
16 Champion Lover featuring Deborahe Glasgow
17 Don’t Test Me featuring Deborahe Glasgow
18 God Bless
19 Real Real featuring Thriller U
20 Best Baby Father
21 Caan Dun
22 Gal Yuh Good
23 Can’t Do The Work
24 Ting A Ling
25 Trailer Load

Maxi Priest: “Easy To Love” Album Coming Soon

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I’m feeling the new music off the highly anticipated new album from Maxi Priest “Easy To Love,” which will be dropping this June.

Maxi Priest - Easy To Love - Artwork

Maxi Priest – Easy To Love – Artwork

U.K. dancehall star Stylo G is featured on the remix of the title track and Maxi’s take on the John Mayer song “Gravity” is impacting England now and beyond!

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Reggae band House Of Shem release album, “Harmony”

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House of Shem a 7 piece reggae band out of New Zealand is an exciting blend of talent sharing a solid bloodline and a passion for music with a mission.

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House Of Shem – Harmony – Artwork

House of Shem has enjoyed hit singles ‘Keep Rising,’ ‘Dreams’ and ‘What about the Children’ which have been included in the “Conscious Roots series 1, 2 & 3.”
They have also appeared on main stage at the Nga Puhi Festival, Raglan Soundsplash Festival 06 & 07, Parihaka Peace Festival 06 07 &08, One Love, & The Mighty Raggamuffin festival with UB40, THE WAILERS & MAXI PRIEST.
House of Shem released “Harmony” their third album last month via VPAL Music.
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Top 50 Reggae and Dancehall Songs of 2013

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The 4th annual INTERNATIONAL TOP 50 REGGAE AND DANCEHALL songs countdown presents the BEST OF 2013.  

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Chronixx dominated in 2013 with 3 Top 10 singles

(Based on the weekly Top Rated 8 International Countdown compiled by Kahlil Wonda for Da Music Vault syndicated radio show from a composite of all major global reggae and dancehall charts)

#. Song – Artist – Record Label

  1. Odd Ras (Nah Follow Nobody) – Chronixx – Digital One Productions

    ODD RAS (NAH FOLLOW NOBODY) – CHRONIXX – DIGITAL ONE PRODUCTIONS

    #1 – ODD RAS (NAH FOLLOW NOBODY) – CHRONIXX

  2. Here Comes Trouble – Chronixx – Overstand Ent.
  3. Easy to love – Maxi Priest – Fat Eyes/Bulby/VP
  4. Love Is (It’s Magic) – Cocoa Tea/D’Angel – Roaring Lion/VPAL
  5. Gimme Likkle One Drop – Tarrus Riley – Chimney Records
  6. Gyal A Gimmie Bun – I-Octane – Seanizzle/Troyton Music
  7. Fight This Feeling – Shaggy/Beres Hammond  – Ranch Ent.
  8. Behind Curtain – Chronixx – Zinc Fence Records
  9. Call Angola – Jah Bouks – Sunizes Entertainment
  10. Other Side Of Love – Sean PaulAtlantic Records

    OTHER SIDE OF LOVE – SEAN PAUL

    #10 – OTHER SIDE OF LOVE – SEAN PAUL

  11. I Found Love – Richie Stephens/Gentleman – Pot Of Gold
  12. One Love, One Life – Beres Hammond – VP
  13. Drop It Down Low – Wayne Wonder – Singso Records
  14. Real Reggae Music – Richie Stephens/U-Roy –  Pot Of Gold/VPAL
  15. You Girl – Shaggy feat. Ne-Yo – Ranch Entertainment
  16. No Candle Light – Beres Hammond – Penthouse Records
  17. Rock The Dancehall – Alborosie – Greensleeves Records
  18. No Other Like You – Rayvon/Red Fox – Ranch Entertainment
  19. Karma – Nadine Sutherland – Rory Stone Love

    KARMA – NADINE SUTHERLAND

    #19 – KARMA – NADINE SUTHERLAND

  20. Get Jah Involved – Paul Elliot – Stronger Prod.
  21. Box Of Money – Mavado – Chimney Records
  22. Walk And Whine – Konshens – Subkonshus Music
  23. Perfect Love Song – Morgan HeritageVP Records
  24. Heels On – Lady Saw – Diva Records
  25. Smile Jamaica – Chronixx – Silly Walks Discotheque
  26. Love Yourself – Mr. Vegas – First Name/MV Music
  27. Badmind Dem A Pree – Bounty Killer & I-Octane – Marcus Records
  28. World Peace – Nature – Downsound Records
  29. Kingston Be Wise – Protoje – Don Corleon Records

    Kingston Be Wise - Protoje

    #29 – Kingston Be Wise – Protoje

  30. Come Shock Out – Busy Signal – Turf  Music/Juke Boxx
  31. Run Road – Aidonia feat. Deablo – Hitcity Records
  32. Haffi Come Back – Cherine – UIM Records
  33. Finally Free – Tom Laing – Black Scorpio Records
  34. Watch Out For This – Major Lazer feat. Busy Signal, The Flexican & F.S. Green – Secretly Canadian/Mad Decent Production
  35. Never Play A 45 – Macka B – Pecking
  36. Not The Life – Asfa –  Jecoliah Entertainment Productions
  37. We Love Di Vibes – I-Octane – Sounique Records
  38. Diamonds – Rihanna – J-Vibe/Cyclone

    DIAMONDS – RIHANNA – J-VIBE/CYCLONE

    # 38 – DIAMONDS – RIHANNA – J-VIBE/CYCLONE

  39. Tip Pon Yuh Toe – Aidonia – JOP Production
  40. For You – Eljai – Jah Mix Ent/VPAL
  41. Dye Dye – Macka Diamond – Truckback Records
  42. Give It All To Me – Mavado ft Nicki Minaj
  43. Business – Vybz Kartel – TJ Records
  44. Heart Of A Champion – Chrisinti
  45. Broad Out – RDX – Apt 19 Music
  46. From Yuh See Me – Konshens – Chimney Records
  47. Million Dollar Man – Mavado – Flip Money Records
  48. Buss A Blank – I-Octane – UIM Records

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    #49 – Buss A Blank – I-Octane

  49. Better Must Come – Andrew Bees Mightyful 13 Records/VPAL
  50. Freedom of Speech – Queen Ifrica – Penthouse

 

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Tabeta Cshae Living on High Hopes

Songbird, Tabeta Cshae is busy promoting her new record, Living on Hopes. The track is a collaborative effort with popular producer, Handel Tucker.Tabeta Cshae 1

Tucker is a music veteran and no stranger to working with young talented females. His credits include: The Fugees, Maxi Priest, Beres Hammond and of course, Shy Guy singer, Diana King.

King’s musical prowess and break through success from local shores, to signing a major record deal with Sony Music, has made a major impact on the newcomer. Tabeta Cshae is immensely inspired and determined to acquire her goals in the rock-hard music industry.
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Tabeta is  presently in the “Big Apple” for promotional activities and shared her enthusiasm,  “I know the possibilities are endless. My focus is to apply myself through all the opportunities that come my way. I have been working with Handel for quite some time now and have learnt a lot along the way.” 

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Tabeta describes this new track as dynamic and up-tempo with strong emotional rivets that everyone can relate to. She states, “The lyrics are realistic. We all endure pain in relationships and hope for change. My upcoming record, Broken Wings also shares that element. It’s definitely one to look out for ”. 

If You Dont Wake up, is another record to watch by Tabeta Cshae. It is featured on the Rhythm Velocity – Operator 2013 compilation. This album is currently #12 on the New York Foundation Top 20 Chart. 

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Tabeta Cshae was a notable performer at Reggae Sumfest and was touted as one of the best cameos, over the three-day festival.  Her performance with controversial recording artiste, Tommy Lee Sparta was a hit with the massive crowd.

Presently their duet, Spartan Angels is doing incredibly well overseas with airplay via mainstream radio such as BBC and Sirius among others.You can connect with Tabeta Cshae online at www.Facebook.com/TabetaCshae as well as www.Twitter.com/TabetaCshae

Dancehall Now Top Rated 8 Songs of the Week 9-17-13

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Dancehall Now’s International Top Rated 8 at 8 Countdown is a collective of the top eight Caribbean music singles across the World.

1 – HERE COMES TROUBLE –  CHRONIXX – OVERSTAND RECORDS

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2 – Fight This Feeling – Shaggy Ft Beres Hammond – Ranch Ent

3  – I AM…I SAID – MIKEY SPICE – JOE FRASER RECORDS

4 – Dweet – Ninjaman feat. Specialist – Downsound Records

5 – Smile Jamaica – Chronixx – Silky Walks Records

6 – Dye Dye – Macka Diamond – Lock City Records/Truckback

7 – Easy to love – Maxi Priest – Fat Eyes/Bulby

8 – At The Top (Just Us) – Mavado – Armzhouse Records

Download or stream the International Top Rated 8 Countdown segment from September 17, 2013.

Have a request for a single to be featured on Dancehall Now? Email Terri K  – terri.k1989@gmail.com – we would love to hear from you!

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DANCEHALL NOW TOP RATED EIGHT COUNTDOWN – SEPTEMBER 10, 2014

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This is the latest episode of the syndicated Dancehall Now podcast produced by Kahlil Wonda and Terri K for September 10, 2013 featuring the very latest dancehall music in a full stereo radio broadcast format.

Belizean Reggae superstar Eljai is set to release a brand new single & ep "For You" on iTunes Tuesday April 9, through Jah Mix Entertainment/VPAL Music. "For You" is produced by the Reggae legend. Dean "Cannon" Fraser.

Eljai – For You – #1 

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.

Top Rated 8 Weekly Countdown – 9/10/2013

1 For You – Eljai
2 Fight This Feeling – Shaggy featuring Beres Hammond
3 I Am, I Said – Mikey Spice
4 Macka Diamond – Dye Dye
5 Easy To Love – Maxi Priest
6 Smile Jamaica – Chronixx
7 Dweet – Ninjaman featuring Specialist
8 Call Angola – Jah Bouks

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. If you like what you hear please subscribe to get automatic updates when new shows are added.

 

‘The Top Rated 8′ Dancehall Reggae Weekly Countdown (8/13/13)

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I have the exclusive honor of presenting to you ‘The Top Rated 8′ Dancehall Reggae Weekly Countdown.  Catch this segment of Dancehall Now, your modern dancehall 101 show, live every Tuesday at 8pm EST on Daflavaradio.com.

‘Fight This Feeling’ performed by Shaggy featuring Beres Hammond is still sitting comfortably in the #1 spot with Belizean reggae singer,  FIGHT THIS FEELING - SHAGGY FEAT. BERES HAMMOND ElJai, moving up to the runner-up spot.  Chronixx once again has two entries on the countdown with ‘Smile Jamaica’ making a re-entry at #6.
Without further delay here are the top rated 8 reggae and dancehall songs internationally this week.  Watch the official music videos here and click the song titles to download.

1 –  Fight This Feeling – SHAGGY feat. BERES HAMMOND – RANCH ENT

2 –  For You – Eljai – Jah Mix Ent/VPAL

 

3 –  Easy to Love – Maxi Priest – Fat eyes/Bulby

 4 –  Fi Di Jockey – Aidonia – Di Genius

5 – Watch Out For This – Major Lazer feat. Busy Signal, The Flexican & F.S. Green – Secretly Canadian/Mad Decent Production

6 –  Smile Jamaica – Chronixx – Silly Walks Discotheque

7 –  Gimme Likkle One Drop – Tarrus Riley – Chimney rec

 

8 –  Behind Curtain – Chronixx – Zinc Fence Records

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‘The Top Rated 8’ Dancehall Reggae Weekly Countdown (8/6/13)

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Courtesy of Dancehall Now, your modern dancehall 101 show, here are the global top rated 8 reggae and dancehall songs of the week.

Watch the official music videos here and click the song titles to download.

1 –  Fight This Feeling SHAGGY feat. BERES HAMMOND – RANCH ENT

2 –  Easy to Love – Maxi Priest – Fat eyes/Bulby

3 –  Fi Di Jockey – Aidonia – Di Genius

4 –  For You – Eljai – Jah Mix Ent/VPAL

5 – Watch Out For This – Major Lazer feat. Busy Signal, The Flexican & F.S. Green – Secretly Canadian/Mad Decent Production

6 –  Gimme Likkle One Drop – Tarrus Riley – Chimney rec

7 –  Behind Curtain – Chronixx – Zinc Fence Records

8 –  Here Comes Trouble – Chronixx – Overstand Ent

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Beres Hammond, Maxi Priest, and Alison Hinds, Concert in Atlanta

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Gates open at 3:00pm and showtime is at 5:00pm.  Advance sales end at 4pm on the day of the show.

Get ticket

Venue: www.wolfcreekamphitheater.com

Promoter: Facebook.com/MidniteProduction

Maxi Priest Impresses With New Single/Video ‘Easy To Love’

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International reggae star Maxi Priest is back with the first single from his forthcoming album “Title TBD”.

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“Easy To Love” (on the “In My Arms” riddim) produced by Colin ‘Bulby’ Yorke will be released commercially on July 16th, but is already appearing on international reggae charts.

Listen to the Dancehall Now Show tonight (6pm -9pm ET, countdown @ 8pm) and every Tuesday for all pre-release lovers rock and dancehall bangers.  View the new music video here.

Look for Maxi Priest on tour this summer.

TIMELESS CONCERT FROM MAXI PRIEST AND KES THE BAND

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Reggae and Soca Fans Turn Out in Droves for the Timeless Concert in NYC

A timeless time was enjoyed by all attending the Timeless concert, starring reggae icon Maxi Priest and soca sensation KES The Band, on Sunday, March 31 in Manhattan, New York.

Presented by New York City’s haute nightlife tastemakers Big & Strong and Tryst Experience, this rare fusion of reggae and soca took centerstage at the ultrachic Stage 48 in midtown Manhattan, which was filled to capacity with reggae aficionados and soca revelers, who braved the elements and packed into the venue hours in advance on a rainy New York wintery-Spring day.

Maxi Priest Legendary Reggae Vocalist Featured Mix

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MAXI PRIEST Reggae Vault Classics featured Artist Mix with Bio

MAXI PRIEST is the featured artist on this episode of Reggae Vault Classics.  Listen to this exclusive mix of hits from Maxi Priest‘s catalog by DJ Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound System mixed live on the Reggae Vault Classics show.

ACCESS MAXI PRIEST MIX – REGGAE VAULT CLASSICS PODCAST EPISODE # 49”  

English: Maxi Priest performing in January 2011.

English: Maxi Priest performing in January 2011.

ACCESS MAXI PRIEST MIX – REGGAE VAULT CLASSICS PODCAST EPISODE # 49”  

UB40, Beres Hammond, Shaggy, Maxi Priest @ Barclays Center

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UB40, Beres, Shaggy, Maxi Priest

Beres Hammond will take over the new Barclays Center at the BioLife Sounds of Reggae Concert tonight (12.12.12) along with reggae elite Ali Campbell of UB40, Maxi Priest and Shaggy.

Beres Hammond will make the crowd melt performing his iconic songs as well as new material off his recently released album One Love, One Life.His new double-disc studio collection is available now on VP Records. Beres Hammond had a hand in producing 19 of the 20 songs. The first disc One Love includes his signature classic lover’s rock sound on new singles like “No Candle Light” and “Keep Me Warm,” while the second disc One Life contains more of his socially-conscious, spiritually-empowering tunes including “You Stand Alone,” “Truth Will Live On” and “Prime Time.”

Purchase One Love, One Life on iTunes now