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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.

Download “Epic & Ting”: http://smarturl.it/EpicAndTing

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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. 

Shabba Ranks

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 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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House Of Shem

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.

House Of Shem - Harmony - Artwork

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

    Buss A Blank - I-Octane

    #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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