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

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‘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”.

Maxi Priest - Easy To Love - Artwork

“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

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

 

Gramps Morgan Releases NEW album REGGAE MUSIC LIVES

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With a mission to heal the world through music, Soul Train Award nominee, Gramps Morgan unleashes his second, solo, album Reggae Music Lives tomorrow (April 24th), independently, on his Dada Son Entertainment label. A musical therapy of sorts, Reggae Music Lives is filled with angelic harmonies, authentic compositions and a unique sound brand, Gramps calls “Rockaz”. Reggae Music Lives is more than Reggae; it’s world-beat, with a little bit of country, a taste of what Americans call rap-Jamaicans call it toasting; mix it with a hint of r ‘n’ b, a dash of blues synthesized with contemporary reggae that maintains the integrity of the original art form and you get a sense of the musical accents that help to make Reggae Music Lives complete.

After two years in the making, Reggae Music Lives arrives with inspiration, healing and Gramps’ determination to make positive changes in the world. The album’s first single ‘The Almighty’ topped the charts in Jamaica, South Florida and New York while ‘Life Too Short’, released on March 28th, advanced in the fight for justice in the case

of Trayvon Martin. Consequently, team Dada Son decided to donate part of the sale proceeds to the family of the slain Florida teenager. The song has since been added to the Justice for Trayvon Martin Foundation website (http://justicetm.org/tributes/) where he is listed as an “Official Donor” for his commitment.

Meanwhile, Mark Brantley, Senior Lawyer and Leader of the Opposition in the National Parliament of St. Kitts and Nevis says: “There is no voice in reggae music today as distinctive as that of Gramps Morgan. His sophomore album reminds us of the deeply spiritual roots of reggae music. Gramps’ ability to make music with a global appeal which touches the human spirit and soothes the soul has been taken to new heights in his latest release. I believe that this new effort by this Grammy award winning artist will be a major hit with lovers of conscious reggae music the world over. But don’t take my word for it. Pick up a copy, put your feet up and let the music wash over you.”

Reggae Music Lives is an evolution of Gramps’ professional and musical growth expressed through his singing, narratives, arrangements and compositions. His melodies and hooks are seasoned with mature, worldly lyrics that are delivered flawlessly. All of his experiences have culminated in the creation of a universal sound that he says stems from exposure.
“I’ve grown so much as a producer, song writer and vocalist. Overall, my experience from touring and working with India Arie; watching John Legend perform every night; touring with different artists; working with the different producers (on this album) and getting a chance to work with my brother Peetah one-on-one writing songs; it’s brought me to a whole other level. My experience really came into play in making this. I think this album is really the best of the brand called Gramps Morgan; as a product, you finally get the sound of Gramps Morgan. The first album was just discovering, getting it and learning myself. Gramps Morgan has been born on this album. ”

The Sound of Gramps Morgan
A personal favourite of Morgan’s on the album sees the return of India Arie, reuniting with Gramps on “Want Fi Charge Wi” a song whose distinct sound is inspired by African rhythms as is “I Hear You Calling”, an ode to Africa. Meanwhile new creative partnerships were also forged on this project, one such collaboration was with renowned duo, Stanley “Rellee” Hayden and Alberto “AL” Cruz also known as the A-Team (Jay Z, Mary J. Blige, Sean ‘P-Diddy’ Combs,
The Notorious B.I.G., KRS 1, Shabba Ranks, Bounty Killer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lauryn Hill, Deborah Cox, etc…) on the song called DREAM.

One of the most promising tracks on the album, DREAM, is as inspiring as it is universal, in message and in sound. When Gramps sings “…celebrate wherever you are, keep on striving for your dream, just lift your head high, let your spirit fly, dream away…” one is reminded to persevere; the song offers hope and is that motivator everyone needs.

Another first, and what Gramps describes as “a dream” was working with the legendary, Clive Hunt (The Rollings Stones, Maxi Priest, Jimmy Cliff, Peter Tosh, Beres Hammond). Hunt produced three of the thirteen songs on Reggae Music Lives including the title track, which is an unapologetic declaration of the state of Reggae music; and on two love songs that will create their own ‘baby boom’ “Find Myself Thinking” and “I Know It’s Love”. Gramps Morgan fans get a different side of Gramps on “Could Dj (Dem Neva Know)” here the singer switches to a toasting style delivery over a phat beat infused with elements of rap, blues, and some rock riffs.

Like his first album 2 Sides of My Heart Vol. 1 Gramps has again assembled an incredible pool of talent from the novice to the accomplished musicians and producers alike, including his seventeen year old son Jemere Morgan, Jason ‘J-Vibe’ Farmer, Llamar “Riff Raff” Brown, Delroy “Delly” Foster and Kemar “Flava” McGregor.

The songs on Reggae Music Lives are well rounded and crafted with diverse themes from romantic and universal love; to global consciousness and justice, to living in the moment and being grateful. Reggae Music Lives is mature and contemporary, it’s the kind of music that can rock on any gadget at work, home or at play.

Reggae Music Lives is about the preservation of art, music and culture and Gramps wants the world to know that “Reggae music is here to stay.”

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Nowadays Lovers Rock mixtape from Highlanda

Mix by Highlanda Sound featuring music released in 2011 by various artists performing in the lover’s rock reggae genre.  Hear new tunes from Buju Banton, Stephen Marley, Maxi Priest, Hezron, Sizzla, Tarrus Riley, Alaine, Jah Cure, Romain Virgo and more.   Click Image To Download from Mixcloud.

Cover of Nowadays Lover's Rock Mixtape

 

 

 

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