Dancehall Now Mixtape Volume 4

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HIGHLANDA SOUND presents DANCEHALL NOW Mixtape Volume 4 for promotional purposes, featuring various current artists from the Dancehall genre.

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Featuring tracks by Alaine, Busy Signal, Destra Garcia, Popcaan, Laden, Elephant Man Ft. Chi Ching Ching, G Whizz, I-Octane and more…

 

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Jesse Royal Interview and NEW Mixtape, ‘Misheni’ Released

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Appropriately dubbed ‘Misheni’ (Swahili translation for ‘The Mission’), Jesse Royal releases his first compilation mixtape as a token for those not afraid to stand up for equality and justice.  This ‘stab inna babyon side’ serves as a prologue for The Royal One’s upcoming debut Ep, ‘Royally Speaking’.

‘Misheni’ features never before heard track, ‘Hotter The Battle’ (which is on XTM.Nation’s upcoming riddim, ‘Six String Cutlass’) as well as previously released material from ‘The Ever Loyal, Never Partial’ such as Least Deserve It, Loyal Soldier (ft. Lutan Fyah) and Bittersweet. Multiple interludes featuring personal words from Jesse create an exclusive element to the mixtape.

 

‘The Finest Years’ Available For Download

By popular demand we have re-uploaded a super-clean, tracked version of ‘The Finest Years‘ CD.  Share the link.  Click Image to Download the FULL Mix.  Click here for song list and further details about the timeless classic.

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T.I. to Release Mixtape on New Year’s Day + “Here Ye, Hear Ye” VIDEO

T.I. has announced that he will release a mixtape on New Year’s Day.

As soon as the ball drops at midnight on New Year’s Eve, Tip will celebrate by putting out his mixtape #Fuckdacityup, he revealed on Twitter.

“Breaking News! Its official…I’m puttin out a mixtape midnight Jan.1 2012 called #Fuckdacityup. Wanna be the 1st thing yall hear nxt year,” he wrote. “When da ball drop…We drop!!!! Out wit da old,in wit da TRUE!!!! Atown….Weeee Baaaaaack!!!!!”

T.I.’s upcoming eighth album Troubleman is due next year featuring the singles “I’m Flexin’” with Big K.R.I.T. and the Pharrell-assisted “Here Ye, Hear Ye.”

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Dancehall Now and The Top Rated Eight at 8 Countdown – February 16, 2010

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Sean Paul at B-Live concert in New York City

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This is the latest episode of the syndicated Dancehall Now podcast produced by Highlanda Sound System for February 16, 2010 featuring the very latest dancehall music in a full stereo radio broadcast format.

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. 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.

Top Rated 8 Weekly Countdown  – 2/16/2010

1 Time and Place – Buju Banton
2 Life We Living – Vybz Kartel
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Only You – Peetah Morgan
4 Million Dollar Check – Mojo Morgan
5 Bad Boy – Chuck Fenda/Sammy Dread
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One More Night – Busy Signal
7 Dance The Night Away – Voicemail/Busy Signal
8 Woman Pon Yuh Head – Chino

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 to podcast@highlanda.net or feel free to comment here. If you like what you hear please subscribe and become a fan to get automatic updates when new shows are added.

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DANCEHALL NOW is a live full stereo radio format music oriented program designed to spotlight the latest and best in dancehall music and other popular Caribbean genres. This show is modern Caribbean music 101 at its very best. The show streams live on Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. (EST) on www.daflavaradio.com, and is accessible via computer, i phone, and Blackberry.

Songs on the Dancehall Now playlist will range from slow, medium, and fast tempo pre-released and currently popular dancehall, reggae, soca, ragga-soca, and hip-hop/pop remixes (Caribbean vocalist over hip-hop/pop tracks or American vocalist over Caribbean tracks). Some songs and riddims are blended for smooth transitions while others are played from the beginning. The hosts introduce songs and artists, and provide background information and relevant banter intermittently. Commercial breaks are strategically placed within 10 minutes to the top of the hour to maximize the amount of music per hour with few interruptions.
At the 8:00 p.m. (EST) hour every show features the Dancehall Now “Top Rated 8 at 8 Countdown.” This countdown features the top eight (8) songs of the week compiled by a composite of international dancehall and reggae charts, requests, feedback, and Highlanda’s professional judgment.

Sean Paul, Beenie Man, Damian Marley, Movado, Taurus Riley, Elephant Man, Jah Cure, Buju Banton, Morgan Heritage, Baby Cham, Vybz Kartel, Alison Hinds, Bounty Killer, Machel Montana HD, Chino, Queen Ifrica, Assassin, Konshens, Spice, Lady Saw, Richie Spice, Faye-Ann Lyons, Sizzla, Laden, and Jah Vinci are some of the artists you can expect to hear during Dancehall Now.

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Cherine Anderson In Washington For Celebration of Barack Obama

The twenty-something talent is excited about performing in Washington, come January 19 and 20, as part of the celebrations to welcome North America’s 44th president, Barack Obama into office.

“The song is called Barack Obama, which features reggae-rocker Michael Frenti and hip-hop group Soliloquists of Sound,” Anderson tells Splash in an interview on Wednesday.

“We never recorded it, we just did it live in a couple of spots,” she says, “a couple of people from Obama’s camp saw us performing and became really excited about it and made a couple calls.”

That aside, Anderson is also excited about her first official project – an eight-track EP – which is set to be released during this holiday season.

“We decided to put it out in order to give fans a taste of what to expect on Kingston State Of Mind,” Anderson says of the EP aptly titled The Introduction Dub Style.

With well-rotated singles like Good Love, Coming Over Tonight (featuring Chuck Fenda) and an ambitious mixtape Street Anthems behind her, Anderson is hopeful that the “new stuff” on the EP will go over well with her listeners. And if her tours are anything to go by, it already is.

“We’ve been getting really good feedback from the tours, Australia, Europe and North America. I believe there is even greater anticipation for the album now.”

The Introduction – the first project on her still-new Dancehall Soul label – she says is currently available at her shows only, but should be available at online stores like iTunes and Amazon before year-end.

And speaking of the year, Anderson admits she’s had a great one, since ace producers David Norland (who has worked with Madonna) and local heavy-hitters Sly & Robbie have been behind all her productions.

“Right now I’m just busy, busy promoting my new singles Shine On Jamaica and Talk If Yuh Talking,” Anderson adds, “they’re both songs to encourage and uplift and Jamaica needs that right now!”

What’s next for the bluesy ‘divette’? Lots she tells us. “It’s back to Philadelphia this weekend, doing some work with Wyclef Jean. got a couple shows to do in Vancouver, Canada ahead of Washington in January,” Anderson notes. But her busy schedule and spending Christmas away from her loved ones on The Rock seem a small price to pay for the sake of her art.

“I’m having so much fun, 2008 has totally surpassed everything that I expected. I’m having the time of my life.”


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In these times turn to ‘The Book of Life’

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One of the reasons I love foundation (reggae) music is because of how the messages brought forth in songs recorded decades ago still can be applied directly to life today. Many of the lyrics and concepts are actually quotes from biblical texts sung over reggae bass lines. The Highlanda mixtape entitled ‘The Book of Life’ is dedicated to such selections from the Finest Years era and offers the wisdom of the ancients to those who will listen. ‘That’s right! If a reality you want, let me hear you shout out Highlanda!’ Listen to the Book of Life, now streaming online at www.highlanda.net. This mix will also be available as an mp3 file for download on demand soon. I welcome your comments and feedback.

Song List
1 – Intro – Tings Change
2 – Armageddon Time – Willie Williams
3 – Fussing and Fighting – Dennis Brown
4 – Cool Out Son – Junior Murvin
5 – No Man’s Land – Cornell Campbell
6 – Tribal War – John Holt
7 – Wolves and Leopards – Dennis Brown
8 – Whip Them Jah Jah – Dennis Brown
9 – No Man is an Island – Dennis Brown
10 – Never Gonna Give Jah Up – Sugar Minott
11 – Created By the Father – Dennis Brown
12 – Feeling Soul – Bob Andy
13 – Police and Thieves – Junior Murvin
14 – Satisfy My Soul – Bob Marley and the Wailers
15 – Slave Driver – Bob Marley and the Wailers

16 – I am the Conqueror – Dennis Brown
17 – Rebel Music – Bob Marley and the Wailers
18 – General Penitentiary – Black Uhuru
19 – Were Gonna Fight – The Heptones
20 – Fade Away – Junior Byles
21 – Unchained – Bob Andy
22 – Hog and Goat – Don Carlos
23 – Cost of Living – Half Pint
24 – Early Sunday Morning – Eek A Mouse
25 – Praise Jehovah – Tenor Saw
26 – Ruff Ole Life – Sugar Minott
27 – M-16 – Sammy Dread
28 – Rudeboy Skanking – Israel Vibration
29 – Skylarking – Horace Andy
30 – See A Man’s Face – Horace Andy

31 – Truths and Rights – Johnny Osborne
32 – Mr. Bassie – Horace Andy
33 – I Need A Roof – The Mighty Diamonds
34 – Jah Promise – Johnny Osborne
35 – Bobby Babylon – Freddie McGregor
36 – I Shall Sing – Marcia Griffiths
37 – Better Must Come – Delroy Wilson
38 – None Shall Escape – Johnny Clarke