We discussed how Steve has been pushing the culture in nightlife and through his work in the recording industry. He shares how he got started in the business, and his thoughts on Jamaica getting more hardcore about honoring reggae icons. We touched on strategies for harnessing the economic potential of reggae, the Sean Paul success formula, and much more.
Steve “Urchin” Wilson Bio
After getting his start at Bob Marley’s legendary Tuff Gong record label as a marketing exec, Steve spent 10 years cross-training in every imaginable area in the entertainment industry including a stint as studio manager for the GeeJam Studios where he oversaw studio sessions for The Roots, Common, The Gorillaz, No Doubt & The Jungle Brothers amongst others. In 2001 this Jamaican trailblazer signed on to help pilot the dizzying career of multi-platinum Grammy winner Sean Paul.
He spent the last 15 years traveling to over 100 countries and presiding over logistics, booking, touring, promotion & recording for the Dancehall superstar.
While honing his role as a reggae ambassador Wilson simultaneously plotted to bring EDM & house music to his Homebase of Kingston via his Brand New Machine party series that saw super DJs like Diplo, Bob Sinclar, CongoRock & Toddla T spin in Jamaica for the first time. He has gone on to export the BNM party concept to Montego Bay, Cayman, London & New York City.
Steve is also partners in FSOR Music (Future Sound Of Reggae) a boutique label that has featured releases from Mink Jo, Transdub Massiv, Naomi Cowan, Jesse Royal & Craigy T amongst others.
Most recently he was one of the local partners of the initial staging of the critically acclaimed Tmrwtday Culture Festival in Negril, Jamaica.
This episode features amazing vocal talents Etana, JC Lodge, Marcia Griffiths, Timeka Marshall, Tessanne, Tami Chynn, Alaine, Adele, Kayla Bliss, Nikisha Lindo, Jodain Pantry, Queen Ifrica and more.
The theme of this mix is love. It makes you want to listen with friends or even with a special friend or loved one. Turn down the lights, turn up the music a little bit more, light a candle, sip some wine, and you know what to do. Its all about love which is a natural Vibes.
There’s reggae music for every mood and emotion, every day of the week, every part of the day, every day of the year. Go ahead and rock this episode on special occasions, play it at a party, or enjoy while you do work or play. Make sure that you go visit the archives of Reggae Lover too. You can visit reggaelover.com to enjoy a variety of different shows giving you a microcosm of reggae. I share from my personal music collection and it’s my passion to make people feel good so I enjoy sharing these mixes with you. I make it a point to represent for many female artists.
Thank you to all my loyal listeners and welcome to all the new listeners. If you’ve discovered this let your people know that you found a great way to enjoy mixes dedicated to reggae lovers. Shouts out to everybody that takes the time to write me via email and thank you for the requests. If you want to reach out to me email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can DM @reggaeloverpodcast on IG and @reggaeloverpod on Twitter. Keep tuning in and listening for new shows coming out weekly. Bless up.
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.
Tune in to find out the 8 hottest songs this week in the world of dancehall reggae music on the ‘Top Rated 8’ Countdown, plus hear the freshest ‘Dancehall Now’ mix formulated by Brooklyn’s own ĀGARD with new material and remixes from I-Octane, Konshens, Gyptian, Demarco, Sean Paul and more.
International ‘Top Rated 8’ – The HOTTEST 8 reggae and dancehall songs for the week of October 23, 2013 as heard on ‘Da Music Vault with Kahlil Wonda’ radio broadcast via Daflavaradio.com Wednesdays 6-9pm EST.
Check out the Dancehall Now Mix Show segment curated by ĀGARD for 10.2.13, featuring the hottest riddims in the mix.
Win Riddim (Fresh Ear Production):
1 Win Version – Fresh Ear Production
2 My Heart (Hopeless Romantic) – Chevaughn
3 My Baby – Voicemail
4 Top Setter Girls – TOK
5 Music – Bugle
6 Life Of The Party – Charly Black
7 We Want Some More – Demarco
8 Me & My Links – Beenie Man
Toasted Riddim (Teetimus & TJ Records):
10 Wine & Don’t Stop – Masicka
11 Pum Pum Medley – RDX
12 Who Say – Ninja Kid
13 Boom Flick – Aidonia
14 Big People Ting – Konshens
15 Ordinary – Mad Cobra
16 You Me Say – Vybz Kartel
Last of the Mohicans Riddim:
17 Single – Fambo
18 Stop – Ward 21
19 Good So – Peppery
20 Who Nuh Rate We – Baby Boom
21 Ganja Smoke – Delly Ranx
22 J.a.m.a.i.c.a. – Froggy Maddsquad
23 Bun It Up – Taranchyla
Mixed Flava Riddim:
25 Turn It For Me – Wayne Wonder & Liquid
26 Daily Drama – Delly Ranx & Raine Seville
27 All Eyez On We – Esco & Xean Don
28 Talk Fi Mi – Froggy & Patexx
30 Rune Weh – Taranchyla & Bling Dawg
Raw Cut Riddim:
31 Feeling Free – Taurus Riley
32 Anyweh – Konshens
33 Brukout – Movado
34 Do Di Ting – Sean Paul
Brixton Bounce Riddim:
35 Mad Dem – Raine Seville
36 Gal Dem Love Me – Voicemail
37 Dilly Dally – Munga
38 Straight Like Arrow – Flexxx
39 We A Hustle – Konshens
40 Di Baddest – Mad Cobra
41 How We Living – Konshens
42 Clean Like God – Demarco
43 Next Top Model – Agent Sasco
44 Moggela Dance – Voicemail & Flippa Moggela
Club Famous Riddim:
45 Burn It Up – Fambo
46 Gal Ah Talk Bout Mi – Beenie Man
47 Still Famous – Bounty Killer
Here is the latest podcast of the international “Top Rated 8 Dancehall Reggae Countdown” featuring the top 8 reggae and dancehall songs of the week.
8 – Smile Jamaica – Chronixx – Silky Walks Records
7 – At The Top (Just Us) – Mavado – Armzhouse Records
6 – Call Angola – Jah Bouks -Sunizes Entertainment
5 – Watch Out For This – Major Lazer feat. Busy Signal, The Flexican & F.S. Green – Secretly Canadian/Mad Decent Production
4 – Convertible – Vybz Kartel – UIM Records
3 – I AMâ€¦I SAID – MIKEY SPICE -JOE FRASER RECORDS
2 – Other Side Of Love – Sean Paul – Atlantic Records
1 – HERE COMES TROUBLE – CHRONIXX- OVERSTAND RECORDS
– Listen to the Top Rated 8 Dancehall Reggae Countdown 10-2-13 Podcast.
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.
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.
Some fans of The Saturdays say they prefer this song without Sean Paul, but in my opinion SP is always a good choice for spicing up a remix regardless of the genre. Is this another Billboard boom-shot or not?
Richie Stephens & Gentleman – Live Your Life – Artwork
Marcia Griffiths – Marcia Griffiths And Friends – Artwork
MARCIA GRIFFITHS AT ELEGANCE LOUNGE
Konshens #1 on the ‘TOP RATED 8’ with single ‘Walk and Wine’
Richie Spice on stage at Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records venue, for his Soothing Sounds: Acoustic album launch. [Photo by Niketa Thomas/NickFotoWorks]
MARCIA GRIFFITHS AT ELEGANCE LOUNGE
Freddie McGregor’s “Di Captain” Album Artwork
Beres Hammond – One Love , One Life – Artwork
Famed Jamaican reggae singer Nadine Sutherland
Dancehall Now’s #1 Record Internationally for 2012
Beres Hammond In My Arms #1 Song of 2012
TOP RATED INTERNATIONAL REGGAE AND DANCEHALL COUNTDOWN BEST OF 2012 BY HIGHLANDA SOUND & Terri K (Based on the Dancehall Now weekly Top Rated International 8 @ 8 Countdown compiled from a composite of all major global reggae and dancehall charts)