One Drop 2018 (Part 1) | Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 101

This episode consists of one-drop (roots and lovers rock) reggae music that came out in late 2017 or early 2018. 

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I’m committed to curating the best quality new music coming out. I select the best songs and mix them for you here on the podcast. Next week, look out for another great interview. Another unique mix will follow the week after that.

In this mix you hear from:

  • Spiritual with the title single off his new album, ‘Reggae Music.’
  • Micah Shemaiah with a single called ‘Keep On Moving On.’ 
  • The Gratitude Riddim from Irie Vibrations records.
  • The Nice and Easy Riddim from Oneness records.
  • Jah9’s ‘Feel Good’ a late 2017 cut. 
  • The Straight Step Riddim.
  • A Konshens single called ‘If A One Minute.’
  • The Old King Cole Riddim with tracks from Marcia Griffiths, Etana and Jah Cure.
  • Khago with his single ‘Walk A Mile’ off his new album of the same name – a 2017 release.
  • Koffee, ‘Ragamuffin” on the Frankie Music label.
  • Tarrus Riley’s new one ‘Haunted.’
  • The Ouji Riddim from Upsetter Records.
  • Macka B with a tune called ‘Gangster’ off his “Health is Wealth” album.
  • The Slow Rock Riddim with Luciano, Eddie Fitzroy, Chuck Fender, George Nooks, Sugar Minott, and Admiral Tibet. 
  • Beres Hammond’s late for 2017 entry called ‘My Kind of Girl. 
  • New music from Vershon.
  • Wayne Wonder and Kymani Marley on the Love Symbol Riddim.
  • An artist called King Shark with a couple big tunes to close out the mix.

Look for these albums, titles, and riddims to download and add to your playlists. I have some crucial conversations and mixes coming in the next few weeks. Look for a new episode every Monday. 

I wish you all the best things in life. Share a positive message with someone. Share a smile! The Reggae music presented here is food for your soul. I’m going to preserve this medium as a positive platform. Give your energy levels a boost and elevate to higher levels of consciousness. This is a livication to all reggae lovers. Thank you for listening to Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 101.

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“Word and Honor” from Vocal and Lyrical Champion Chrisinti

Rastafarian reggae singer, Chrisinti, who’s magnificently performed cover of Angie Stone‘s No More Rain (In This Cloud) was featured on VP RecordsStrictly the Best, Vol. 28 compilation album has released a new single called “Word and Honor.”  Preview the song below.

Reggae singer CHRISINTI

Reggae singer CHRISINTI

His recent hit entitled “Heart of a Champion” and the latest release “Word and Honor” have been getting favorable reviews on Reggae radio programs worldwide.

Music video for “Heart of a Champion

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Etana Celebrates Birth of Daughter, Releases Reggae EP

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Congratulations to Etana on the November 1st birth of her daughter Nyla, the inspiration for her forthcoming album “Better Tomorrow.” The hit single from the album is entitled “Reggae.”

Soulful reggae singer, Etana releases the EP titled, Reggae on November 13. This three-track treat is an appetizer to her highly anticipated third album, A Better Tomorrow. The VP Records upcoming album is scheduled to arrive just in time for Black History Month, February 2013. The EP is now available on I-tunes and features the title track, Reggae, A Better Tomorrow and Foreplay To Love (Start Over). Etana thrills on all three compositions, with each reflecting different aspects of her undeniable talent.

Etana Reggae Ep cover

1. Reggae

Recording reggae was amazing, I could feel the passion, it was like making love to the music. I was engulfed in the rhythms from the drums, the bass and the guitar, they all brought on a sense of bringing new to life to the world”, says Etana. The intimate love ballad is slow, soft and seductive. The songstress smoothly puts a witty play on her words to express a raging love for the enthralling genre of music.

2. A Better Tomorrow

The title track for Etana’s upcoming third album is a definite preview of what is to come in a few months. The catchy mid tempo piece is inspirational and right up the songbird’s alley. Motivating, uplifting and purely positive lyrics flow from her crystal clear chords. As she belts each note you can feel her emotions blaring through the speakers. Etana was compelled to write this song after watching two young children in a documentary visit a dump to source food on a daily basis. The story brought the singer to tears, this pain encouraged her to pen each line on finding a brighter future for A better Tomorrow.

3. Foreplay To Love (Start Over)

A come clean story which many can relate to. “Lets start over , found a love that’s new, you’re not my only lover”, Etana croons of a love triangle she wants a second chance at making right. This confessional will appeal to many as it portrays a realistic dynamic of life.

These three tracks are fulfilling, yet they will enhance that crave for Etana’s full disc. The Free singer is ready to return to Centre stage and available for bookings starting December 1st.  Freemind music is her exclusive booking agent for more info visit www.EtanaThestrongOne.com

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“True Singers: Sadiki meets Sandra Cross (UK)” Set For Worldwide Release on Sept. 4

English: Photograph of Singer, Songwriter, Pro...

English: Photograph of Singer, Songwriter, Producer Sadiki (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jamaican reggae artist Sadiki and UK Lovers Rock Diva Sandra Cross will release a full-length collaborative effort, titled “True Singers: Sadiki meets Sandra Cross (UK)”, on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 on iTunes, Amazon and all other leading digital distributors.

The album’s 13 tracks, features production from Japan producer machaco, Sadiki, and co-productions from Sadiki & Lloyd Campbell.

 
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We Remember Gregory Isaacs Tribute Album Coming Soon

Saxophonist and producer Dean Fraser has assembled an all-star cast of singers and musicians to pay homage to an icon of reggae. ‘We remember Gregory Isaacs’ presents sixteen of the legendary vocalists most loved songs.

The life and music of Gregory Isaacs is celebrated by producer Dean Fraser and an international cast of vocalists on ‘We Remember Gregory Isaacs’. This collection of hits and lesser known Isaacs’ recordings includes a bonus disc of instrumental versions performed by producer and saxophonist Dean Fraser. Featured performers include Tarrus Riley singing ‘Front Door’ and ‘My Number One’ performed by Gyptian.

 

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“Reggae Losing Its Roots” – Burning Spear

“Reggae Losing Its Roots” – Burning Spear

According to a recent interview with Burning Spear, he states that Reggae is losing its roots and if we ever expect the music to return to its glory days the producers need to know that the music needs direction!

He realizes that young producers turned the once organic sound of reggae to an artificial beat by using equipments that mimic the sounds of an authentic band.

“The music has changed,” Spear said. “There’s a different flavor, taste and type of arrangement. There’s less musicians playing their instruments; it’s a programming thing now. The kids are singing off-key.”

Spear also states that he feels it is difficult but imperative for Jamaica to build a national recording studio that offers budding producers and musicians an opportunity while encouraging them to record music the traditional way.

“We need more traditional reggae – the youth of today are not looking in that direction and not going with that,” Spear stated. “We need a stronger voice. I think a lot of people in Jamaica don’t know the strength of this music and what the music has done for people all over the world.”


Source: TheGleaner

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Amy Winehouse ditches Soul for Reggae

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(March 23) – Amy Winehouse recorded a lot of music during her Caribbean holiday — but you may not hear any of it.

According to The Sun, the ‘Rehabsinger changed her style from soul to reggae, and music executives aren’t happy.
“Amy was very productive during her stay in St Lucia. She wrote a hell of a lot of songs, but the majority of them just aren’t hitting the mark,” a source says.
“She seems to have ditched her trademark vintage soul sound and is now heavily influenced by reggae.   Her bosses don’t think it’s a wise move to change her style so sharply and have told her that,” the source adds.

The troubled star’s lyrics are also causing some heads to turn.
“The lyrics are very dark indeed,” an insider tells the British tabloid.

The focus of her music seems to be her split from her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil.
“In the past, she’s written frequently about broken hearts and boyfriends, but this time round she’s delving into harrowing terrain,” the insider says.

Whatever Amy does next is crucial to her career.
“If she puts out a record that is in any way half-baked, that could severely damage her long-term prospects, so everyone’s focus at the minute is getting it right, even if that means telling Amy some things she probably won’t want to hear.

Personally, I always thought she had a  good voice and wondered what she would sound like over some rubadub riddims. 

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Cherine Anderson’s EP Release Making Waves

"Coming Over Tonight" Cherine Anders...
The wait is over…The Introduction ARRIVES!

Singer-Songwriter Cherine Anderson releases her EP, The Introduction-Dubstyle, via
Dancehall Soul Productions/Zlink Entertainment.

The East Kingston, Jamaica soulstress started 2009 with a bang by performing at three Barack Obama Inaugural Balls, performing at the World Special Olympics in Idaho, and is currently on tour supporting her first official release, The Introduction-Dubstyle EP. After spending the last seven months touring the US, Australia and Europe with the likes of Sly & Robbie, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Slightly Stoopid and Pepper, it’s clear that Anderson has been working hard and entertaining many fans with her infectious Dancehall Soul sound.

The Introduction-Dubstyle, available on iTunes, is a perfect combination of dancehall, soul and lover’s rock. The nine track EP boasts outstanding production from Grammy Award winning producers Sly & Robbie, hit makers David Norland (Madonna, Janet Jackson), Christopher Birch, Gussie Clarke and legendary mixing engineer Errol Brown (Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley), among others. The multi-faceted Anderson plays triple duty on the project, performing, writing on all nine songs and co-producing several tracks.

Anderson’s vocals are remarkable from song to song. Her powerful voice soars on anthems like “Shine On Jamaica” and the female anthem “Talk if Yuh Talking”. With lyrics cutting particular hard on the inspiring “Shine On Jamaica”, Anderson speaks to the realities of young black girls in the harsh inner city.

“two inches taller than di pram weh she a push har baby inna/
love di streets but she cyaan spell har baby father name/
a bleach out har face fi lighten har pain- ghetto reality”
-“Shine On Jamaica”

Her writing is thought provoking without being preachy.  The talent combines intellect with soulfulness, but never loses that feminine touch. Her youth is exposed on the sassy “Tuff Enuff” where she flirts with the boys and at the same time empowers the sisters.
In between her signature flirtatious giggles she asks,

“baby talk is cheap/only action speaks/words go skin deep so how bad do you want me?”
-“Tuff Enuff”

This reggaeton/dancehall flavored track picks up the tempo and will definitely make you move your feet, while chart-topping hits “Coming Over Tonight” and “Kingston State of Mind” should find favor with the hardcore roots lovers. Fans of the ‘King Tubbys’ dub-era will appreciate the extended drum and bass mixes on several cuts. The Introduction-Dubstyle is definitely an album for all ages.

Shortly after its online release, The Introduction-Dubstyle is already receiving rave reviews. According to CDBABY.COM, Anderson’s EP “…is strong throughout. It’s really great music that respects the traditions of reggae’s past, yet sounds totally modern.” As one of the most popular online retail sites for independent music, CDBABY.COM selected Anderson’s EP as their Editor’s Pick and will honored her debut project as their featured Editor’s Pick on their website on February 20.

Fans, friends and supporters of Cherine can get their copy of The Introduction-Dubstyle at the below mentioned sites. REMEMBER to log in and leave your review/comments. Support independent music and artists.

iTUNES
www.cdbaby.com/cherine
www.digstation.com

Contact: Cherine Management & Booking
Zlink Entertainment, Inc.
1121 N. Bethlehem Pk., Ste. 60-292
Springhouse PA 19477
215.628.3109 USA
876.396.6849 JAMAICA
www.myspace.com/cherineanderson

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