How to be a Reggae Selector

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Tips on how to be a good reggae dancehall sound system selector.

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Dancehall vs. Reggae: Is there a difference?

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Most people define dancehall as a genre that stemmed from Reggae. Others contend that Reggae music is the genre, but dancehall is a place or a culture.

In this ongoing debate, we analyze these points of view and list the pros and cons of each. Within that context, we uncovered issues that affect the perception of the music as an art-form and its viability as a business.
 
This is a dedication to all reggae lovers and we invite you to share your opinion in the comments. Join the conversation and share based on your own personal interaction with reggae.

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The Ultimate Answer Riddim Mix | Reggae Lover Podcast – Episode 65

The Answer Riddim is a reggae instrumental produced by Clement “Coxsone” Dodd.

The Answer Riddim is a reggae instrumental produced by Clement “Coxsone” Dodd. Slim Smith & The Uniques recorded the tune “I’ll Never Let You Go" at Studio One studios in 1967. Selectors, deejays and backing bands have enjoyed playing the instrumental ever since. Also known as the Never Let Go, this riddim has been remade many times during the past decades. A staple in dancehall music, songs on the Answer riddim still get spun nightly by many DJs and Sound Systems.

Answer Riddim Mix, Episode 64 of the Reggae Lover Podcast by Highlanda Sound

Slim Smith & The Uniques recorded the tune “I’ll Never Let You Go” at Studio One studios in 1967. Selectors, deejays and backing bands have enjoyed playing the instrumental ever since.

Also known as the Never Let Go, this riddim has been remade many times during the past decades. A staple in dancehall music, songs on the Answer riddim still get spun nightly by many DJs and Sound Systems.

Playlist:

  1. Sister Nancy – Transport Connection
  2. Philip Frazer – Never Let Go
  3. Al Campbell – Turn Me Loose
  4. Brigadier Jerry – Jamaica Jamaica
  5. Supercat – History
  6. Johnny Osborne – Keep On Moving
  7. Slim Smith – Never Let Go
  8. The Answer – Lone Ranger
  9. Marca Griffiths – I Shall Sing
  10. Buju Banton – No Respect
  11. Gappy Ranks – Pumpkin Belly
  12. Macka B – Never Played A 45
  13. Warrior King – Melody (Tell Me How Me Sound)
  14. Tarrus Riley – Protect Your Neck
  15. Sugar Minott – Feel The Rydim
  16. Sanchez – Take Your Time
  17. Anthony Malvo ft. General Degree – Comforter
  18. Sizzla – In My Thoughts
  19. Beenie Man – Fassy Try To Dis (Too Bad Mind)
  20. Edley Shines – Lead Out (dub plate)
  21. Anthony B – Global Awareness
  22. Junior Kelly – Ghetto Region
  23. Half Pint – She’s Fever
  24. Marcia Griffiths – Cry No More
  25. Sanchez – Groove Me
  26. Pinchers – Lift It Up Again
  27. Supercat – Vineyard Party
  28. Stephen Marley ft. Damian Marley and Buju Banton – Traffic Jam

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The No More War Riddim, featuring Gyptian

the No More War Riddim, featuring Gyptian

Artwork for the No More War Riddim,

For an uplifting experience, check out these singles from the new “No More War” riddim, in stores now.

 

Various Artists: Poco Man Jam Riddim from Penthouse Records

Available today in stores and online, look out for Penthouse Records new Poco Man Jam Riddim featuring Romain Virgo, Assassin, Exco Levi, and more.

Available today in stores and online, look out for Penthouse Records new Poco Man Jam Riddim featuring Romain Virgo, Assassin, Exco Levi, and more.

Various Artists – Poco Man Jam Riddim – Artwork

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Jah Vinci “Mama Dont Cry” Official Music Video

Jah Vinci “Mama Dont Cry” Official Music Video

SACRED HEART RIDDIM by Social Yaad Records

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ĀGARD Mix – The Dancehall Now Show 9.17.13

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The mix hour of Dancehall Now is dedicated to featuring the hottest riddims in a mix show that is very reminiscent of the style of music played in a dancehall session.  This weekly mix is curated by ĀGARD, the latest member to join the Dancehall Now Team.

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Listen for the new Love Triangle Riddim Produced By UIM, 2 Nightstand Riddim (Enotsyek Inc), Body Bag Riddim (King Dreamz Entertainment/Ajane), Last of the Mohicans (Prod. by Equiknoxx), 87 Riddim (Reble World Records /Baby Boom), Mixed Flava Riddim (Madd Spider Productions), Big Vibez Riddim (Weedy G Soundforce), Raw Cut Riddim (Chimney Records), Happy Tyme Riddim (Good Good Productions), Star Swag Riddim (Prod. by Star Swag Music), Aroma Riddim (Prod. By Young Vybz, Moggela Riddim (Prod. Flip Money), Center Forward Riddim (DJ Frass Records), and the Quench Thirst Riddim by Garuth Inc/Garth Stewart.

 

Mixshow Segment – Dancehall Now Episode 68 featuring Shooks

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This is the latest episode of the ‘Dancehall Now’ podcast.  Hear an hour-long mix co-hosted by Shooks SLR with the best Soca of 2013 plus the hottest new dancehall riddims.

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Dancehall Star Out of Guyana, Timeka Marshall

Dancehall Star Out of Guyana, Timeka Marshall

The Featured Soca Riddim is D’Gaping Riddim Produced by O.S. Productions and the Featured Soca Single is Fantastic Fridays by Super Blue.

Featured Dancehall riddims include the Top Shelf Riddim Produced by Tall King Production and Esco, the Double Muffler Riddim Produced by Locke Da City Music Group and Truckback Records, the Voyage Riddim Produced by Kheilstone Music and the Sparkling Rididm Produced by Twelve 9 Records and Zionnoiz Freeze Records.

You will hear artists Shooks SLR, T.O.K, Capleton, Romain Virgo, Daville, ZJ Liquid, Elephant Man, Beenie Man, Laza Morgan and more…

Riddim and Booze – Juggla Xperience Mix CD Release Party This Friday

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Shalli, the Princess of Island Pop

Shalli on a musical roll

Island Pop singer Shalli is on a musical roll. She has been spending time between Canada and Jamaica as she makes it her business to claim her share of the world music pie.

Shalli, the Princess of Island Pop

Shalli, the Princess of Island Pop

The talented artist, who is always seeking ways to diversify her product offerings, recently collaborated with Rory of Stone Love on a remix of her culturally defining single, Down In Jamaica. The dancehall remix was produced by Belize’s own Certified! The single will bereleased on digital retail as of June 24th.

Accolades have already been heaped on the music video, which shows off the immense beauty of Jamaica and the sincerity of Shalli’s mission. On her visit to Jamaica in March, Shalli went into the studio with Rory and the result was a remix that is totally captivating.

“It was really a pleasure working with Rory, as he is someone who I have admired for a long time. He is a top-class Dj, so it is easy to understand that, with his knowledge of the music, he is also a great producer and has that ear for hit songs. And we all know just how important that is,” Shalli said.

WATCH: Down In Jamaica Music Video

Armed with a mission to give fans uplifting music, Shalli has also done a collaboration with Trinidad’s own Orlando Octave entitled Fire, on the ‘Happy Feet’ rhythm.

Wasting no time, the video for this was shot and both artists and their management are happy with the outcome. A very uptempo offering, this could have been specifically made to celebrate carnival in Trinidad, and with the natural chemistry between the artistes, the song and video jelled perfectly.

“The rhythm is called ‘Happy Feet’ because it is just that, happy. The single is already getting a lot of love, especially in the Caribbean. We are working on a dance remix now to support the video launch in the fall.” Shalli explained.