Why We Love the 90s

Jamaican State of Mind podcast host Nicholas joins the Reggae Lover crew to reminisce about the most trendsetting decade – the 90s.

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But why do we love the 1990s so much?

We talk about some of the most iconic figures from that time and bring the conversation current to explore why things are so different now.

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Seductive Songs: The Ladies of Lovers Rock Reggae Today

Turn up this unbelievably sexy audio to be experienced with that special someone in your life.  I’m proud to present the first all-female vocal mix in this Reggae Lover Series.

Definitely a breath of fresh air in the male-dominated reggae industry, these starlets represent for empresses everywhere as they perform their songs of love over warm one drop bass lines.

 

 

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Song List:

1 Protoje featuring Tessanne Chin – Someone Like You
2 Cherine Anderson – Beautiful Thing
3 Kelissa – Love Letter
4 Jah9 – Mr. Right
5 Jah9 – Avocado
6 Ms. Paige – Island Love
7 Stephanie – Your Love
8 Etana – 4 Play 2 Love (Start Over)
9 Etana – Richest Girl
10 DeJah – Week In My Knees
11 Tanya Stephens – Weather Change
12 Tanya Stephens – Wine Up Pon Mi
13 Jessica – Foolish
14 Donna Marie – Bad Bad Boy
15 Sophia Squire – My Love, My Love
16 Timeka Marshall – Lying Love
17 Alaine – Better Than This
18 Etana – Silly
19 Alaine – So In Love
20 Timeka Marshall – No One But You
21 Alaine – Amazing
22 Timeka Marshall – New Man
23 Alicia Keys featuring Junior Reid – No One
24 Marcia Griffiths – Deep In My Heart
25 Lady Stephanie – Guardian Angel
26 Carol Gonzales – Spoiled By Your Love
27 Nadine Sutherland – Who Is Gonna Love Me
28 Cecile – Popular Girl
29 Carol Gonzales – Nothing Else Will Do
30 Shuga – Sup M Sup M
31 Timeka Marshall – When You Play That Song
32 Kelissa – Sing

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Lovers Rock Reggae Anthems Freestyle Mix

Empress of Reggae Marcia Griffiths

Empress of Reggae Marcia Griffiths

A true freestyle mix of lovers rock anthems from throughout the years, hear music from Bob Marley and Gregory Isaacs to I-Wayne and Tanya Stephens.

SONG LIST

1 Beres Hammond – Step Aside
2 Richie Stephens – Should I
3 The Meditations – A Woman Is A Shadow
4 Marcia Griffiths – Truly
5 Sizzla – Words of Devine
6 Dennis Brown – Love Got A Hold On Me
7 Razah – One In A Million
8 Tanya Stephens – Big Heavy Gal
9 Tanya Stephens – Its A Pity
10 Gregory Issacs – Night Nurse
11 The Chosen Few – Minstrel and Queen
12 Dawn Penn – You Don’t Love Me
13 Sizzla – Just One Of Those Days
14 Cocoa Tea – Rocking Dolly
15 Junior Kelly – Love So Nice
16 Beres Hammond – Tempted To Touch
17 Tony Rebel – Fresh Vegetable
18 Sanchez – Im Missing You
19 Gregory Isaacs – Love is Overdue
20 U-Roy – Love is Overdue Pt. II
21 Half Pint – Substitute Lover
22 Cocoa Tea – Love Me Truly
23 Sanchez – Fall In Love
24 Tony Curtis – Love Should Have Brought You Home
25 Tanya Stephens – You Don’t Know
26 Daville – Lovers and Friends
27 Daville featuring Sean Paul – Always On My Mind remix
28 Junior Kelly – Sunshine
29 Estelle featuring Sean Paul – Come Over remix
30 Buju Banton – Love Black Woman
31 Buju Banton – Love Me Brownin
32 Courtney Melody – Modern Girl
33 Bob Andy and Marcia Griffiths – Always Together
34 Kashief Lindo – No Can Do
35 Cocoa Tea – Lonesome Side
36 Marcia Griffiths – All My Life
37 Leroy Gibbons – Four Season Lover
38 Tony Curtis – Sweet Lady
39 Taurus Riley – She’s Royal
40 Barrington Levy and Cutty Ranks – My Woman
41 Dennis Brown – Hold On To What You’ve Got
42 Freddie McGregor – Loving Pauper
43 Bob Marley featuring Lauryn Hill – Turn Your Lights Down Low
44 I-Wayne – I Need Her In My Arms
45 Garnett Silk – All The Woman That I Need
46 Chevelle Franklyn – Good Love
47 Papa San – Strange
48 Inner Circle – Sweat
49 Barrington Levy – Too Experience
50 Errol Dunkley – Movie Star

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Featured New Dancehall Reggae Singles 10-30-2013

Enjoy this audio: Featured New Singles from Da Music Vault with Kahlil Wonda for 10-30-13.
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Reggae singer  Luciano with 2 new singles from The Quabalah Man album

Reggae singer Luciano with 2 new singles from The Quabalah Man album featured in Da Music Vault (10-30-13)

  1. Karamanti – Pack Up and Run
  2. Luciano featuring Bob Andy – Create Our History – The Quabalah Man – VP Records
  3. Sean Paul featuring Konshens – Want Dem All – Full Frequency – Atlantic Records
  4. Lutan Fyah – Diamond At Home – Truckback Records
  5. Mavado – Lets Go – Markus Records
  6. Tanya Stephens – Broken People
  7. RDX – For You – Code 91 Records
  8. Luciano – Don’t Sell Out – The Quabalah Man – VP Records
  9. Barrington Levy/Mr. Vegas – Love The Way She Love – Black Roses & Platinum Camp
  10. Musiq Soulchild featuring Syleena Johnson – Feel The Fire
  11. Etana featuring Jo Mersa – Thy Will Be Done – Freemind Music and Jamdown Rec.
  12. Tifa – Lyrically Educated – ZJ Chrome
  13. Wayne Marshall – Bloodclaat – Bloodclaat Riddim – Ghetto Youths International
  14. Shal Marshall – Feel 2 Wuk
  15. Konshens featuring Romain Virgo – We Nuh Worry Bout Dem – Tin Mackarel Riddim

DANCEHALL NOW FEATURED SINGLES 10-23-13 #PODCAST #Download

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Dancehall Now Featured Singles podcast for the week of October 23, 2013 as heard on the syndicated ‘Da Music Vault with Kahlil Wonda’ radio broadcast.

Here we feature the best new Caribbean music and artists on the planet. (Daflavaradio.com Wednesdays 6-9pm EST – Download link / LISTEN

I-Octane

I-Octane

1. World War Three by Orisha Sound featuring Beenie Man
2. Carpenter – Shining Hope Album by Gappy Ranks
3. Vixen (Sex, Love and Reggae album) VP Records by Gyptian featuring Angela Hunte
4. Hold It Down by Kasik
5. Lost – Over The Top Album by Perfect Giddimani featuring Ras Attitude
6. Firework (Katy Perry Cover) by TESSANNE CHIN
7. Rise by KARAMANTI
8. Unapologetic by Tanya Stephens
9. Wine N Bubble by TOK featuring Andrew Hitz
10. Cry fi di youth by Jah Bouks
11. Time Will Tell by Toots
12. Make It Right – Reggae Land Riddim by Sizzla Kalonji
13. Good Time by Tian Winter
14. My Love My Love – Seal Of Life Riddim by SOPHIA SQUIRE
15. Love I A Deal Wid – Inna Rub A Dub Style Riddim by I-Octane

ROOTS ROCKING REGGAE VOL. 3 AVAILABLE in stores

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Jamaican imprint Tad’s Record releases its highly anticipated annual hit series, Roots Rocking Reggae, on Tuesday, July 16, 2013.

Now celebrating its third year of showcasing the very best in roots reggae music from throughout the current year, the Roots Rocking Reggae series is a proven hit with fans and the answer to what was missing in reggae music.

The compilation features the top reggae singers in the genre, including Tarrus Riley, Jah Cure, I-Octane, Chronixx, I-Wayne, Iba Mahr and even dancehall stars Mavado, Tanya Stephens, Macka Diamond, and singersAlaine and Christopher Martin, take a turn on this 23-track melodic montage that is bound to satisfy every reggae fan.

“Roots Rocking Reggae is one of the new series that we recently embarked on, and with the successes of the first two volumes, we realized that it would be an injustice to deprive the avid reggae fan of the opportunity to experience a third volume,” states Tad Dawkins, President of Tad’s Record.

This year’s rendition lives up to its name with hit singles such as “Gimme Likkle One Drop” by Tarrus Riley, “From The Heart” by Jah Cure,“Ain’t No Giving Up” by Chronixx, “What About The Poor” by I-Octane,“Let Jah Lead The Way” by Iba Mahr and “Mirror” by Da’Ville, just to name a few of the masterpieces on this must-have collection for reggae music lovers.

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“Musical sensation Chronixx is one of the highlights of the album, and all the other talents featured are seasoned stars in the industry, whose sounds are undoubtedly an exceptional representation of the industry,” Dawkins added. “Providing the Ultimate Reggae Experience is what Tad’s Record is known for and so with Roots Rocking Reggae Vol. 3, we made sure not to disappoint.”

Roots Rocking Reggae Vol. 3 – Various Artists is now available worldwidefrom all major digital retailers, including iTunes and Amazon, from Tad’s Record. For more information, please visit tadsrecord.com.

Track Listing

  • 1. Tarrus Riley – Gimme Likkle One Drop
  • 2. Chronixx – Ain’t No Giving Up
  • 3. Chronixx – Access Granted
  • 4. Jah Cure – From the Heart
  • 5. Alaine – Amazing
  • 6. Mavado – Always on My Mind
  • 7. I-Octane – Pretty Little Flower
  • 8. Da’Ville – Mirror
  • 9. Hezron – Can’t Come Between
  • 10. I-Octane – What About the Poor
  • 11. Iba Mahr – Burning
  • 12. Tanya Stephens – Weather Change
  • 13. Jah Cure – That Girl
  • 14. Danielle DI – My Man
  • 15. Iba-Mahr – Let Jah Lead The Way
  • 16. I-Wayne – (Girl) I Love You
  • 17. Macka Diamond – Dye Dye
  • 18. Christopher Martin – Na Na Na Na
  • 19. Mavado – Caribbean Girl
  • 20. I-Octane – We Nice
  • 21. Christopher Martin – Chill Spot
  • 22. Chronixx & Goldy – The Mini Song
  • 23. Mavado – Money Box

 

Tanya Stephens Only Performance In Brooklyn This Year

Brooklyn get ready for Tanya Stephens live on December 24, 2012.  This will be her one and only live performance in Brooklyn for 2012.  Giving you hits like: “Yuh Nuh Ready Fi Dis Yet,” “These Streets,” “Goggle,” “Turn The Other Cheek,” “Freaky Type,” “It’s A Pity,” “Handle The Ride,” “Big Heavy Gal,” “Too Hype,” “119,” “What A Day,” “Draw Fi Mi Finger,” “Pon De Corner,” “Can’t Breathe,” and “The Truth,” among many others at Woodbine Ballroom located at 2281 Church Avenue & Bedford Avenue, in Brooklyn.

Tanya Stephens live!

Tanya Stephens live!

Limited advanced $25 tickets are on available at Proper Fix Barbershop on Church Avenue & E54th:  (718) 781-2593, GT Paradise Restaurant at 4208 Church Ave between 42 & 43:  (718) 856-1846 , Gail B4 & After Salon on Snyder Ave between Utica & E49th, West Indian Fruit Market on the corner of Church & Kings Highway.   Admission will be more at the door, so get your tickets early.

 

Taddy P Drops New Single “ANY LOVE” Feat. AJ Brown

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"ANY LOVE"

“ANY LOVE” Taddy P and Aj Brown is Dancehall Now

Known for his infectious bass lines, master Bass Player/Producer/Artiste Taddy P does not disappoint with his latest release, the reggae version of a classic from late R&B icon Luther Vandross “Any Love” done in collaboration with the incomparable AJ Brown.

Its less than a year since the release of his second album “Gimmie Di Bass” which features the hits “Heart of Stone” featuring Tanya Stephens, and “Leave The Crumbs” featuring Mackie Conscious.  Taddy P is currently creating waves with the Teddy Pendergrass cover “Come On Go With Me” featuring Evin Lake receiving lots of airplay on stations like Hitz fm, Irie fm, Mello fm to name a few.  It’s safe to say he has impeccable musical taste in choosing songs and vocalists to compliment his style of music – a unique blend of Jazz and Reggae.

With ‘Come on go with me’ doing so well, I wanted to follow up with something just as good” Taddy P said, so he called on guitarist Audley Chisholm and keyboard player Alex Martin- Blanken to assist him in making the beat along with vocalist AJ Brown whose impressive range compliments a simply awesome cover.

Fans can look forward to lots more from Taddy P as he has quite a few performances lined up, including his role as one of the judges on the upcoming television series “Jamaica’s Best School Band.”

Contact: 876- 361-7716
Email: taddyp@gmail.com
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The Music of Tanya Stephens Featured And Modern Day Classics Mix

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Tanya Stephens

This is the latest episode of the syndicated Reggae Vault Classics podcast produced for promotional purposes only by Highlanda Sound for 2012 featuring classic reggae music in a radio broadcast mix-show format.

This episode includes a Featured Mix of hits from the musical catalog of TANYA STEPHENS.

This live segment can be heard weekly on the Reggae Vault Classics Radio Show (Wednesdays 6pm – 9pm EST) on DaFlavaRadio.com, and Vibesfm.gm.

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 info@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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Beenie Man, Tanya, and Anthony Cruz, Bring Back the Vibes to Junction

The ‘King of the Dancehall’ Beenie Man and Dancehall’s ‘rebelution’ leader Tanya Stephens will cruise through the
hills of St. Elizabeth this December

King Of The Dancehall

King Of The Dancehall

Junction, the once bustling business center of Jamaica‘s second largest parish, will now be known as the area’s entertainment center when the ‘King of the Dancehall’ Beenie Man, Dancehall’s ‘rebelution’ leader Tanya Stephens, Lover’s Rock crooner Anthony Cruz, and Roots chanter Prestige cruise through St. Elizabeth’s rolling country-side for Cruz-in’ in Da Hills on December 19th. Instead of taking the show to ‘town’ (Kingston) or one of the other popular entertainment locations throughout the island, New York-based Triple T Production opts to kick-off the island’s Holiday entertainment festivities against the backdrop of Jamaica’s naturally beautiful rural landscape, and hopes to jump start activity in St. Elizabeth’s struggling business epicenter.

Cruz-in’ in Da Hills promises to be the featured holiday event in St. Elizabeth, boasting a diverse line up of Island’s talents, from the up- tempo anthems of Grammy-winning internationally recognized Dancehall deejay Beenie Man, to the soulful spoken word influenced tunes of sing-jay Tanya Stephens. Cruz-in’ in Da Hills also marks the birthday of silky-sweet singer Anthony Cruz. The three entertainers, along with Roots soldier Prestige, will make their way to Junction, an area that has seen a decline in economic and social activity in recent years.

“Junction is like ‘town’ to St. Elizabeth, it’s a central area, close to Black River,” states Tasz Smith, CEO of Triple T Production, whose family hails from St. Elizabeth and neighboring parish Manchester. “Junction used to be the place where everyone in the surrounding areas came for business, or church, or social activities-it is like a connecting point.”

Historically, St. Elizabeth, named for=2 0the wife of Jamaica’s first English Governor, was one of Jamaica’s most prosperous parishes, with Black River becoming an important seaport for shipping sugar and molasses, and becoming the center of the logging trade. In the 1960’s, St. Elizabeth became a major producer of bauxite and aluminum. Today, the parish is a popular tourist destination, with some of the island’s most beautiful tourist attractions like Treasure Beach, the Black River Safari, YS River Falls, Bamboo Avenue, and the Appleton Rum Distillery. St. Elizabeth is also the home of Little Ochi, an area in Alligator Pond noted for its excellent seafood.

While Junction is far from a tourist hot spot, Junction is a key attraction to the residents of St. Elizabeth, who find it necessary to visit the area regularly for shopping, vending, socializing, and to conduct business. Junction, unlike many other places in Jamaica, has also remained relatively crime free, with many houses and stores without burglar bars or grills, an uncommon phenomenon in today’s society.

“Junction is a cozy town, and the people are very close-knit and welcoming,” states Smith. “We want Cruz-in’ In Da Hills to bring back a vibe to Junction-to re-energize the area.”

Cruz-in’ In Da Hills featuring Beenie Man, Tanya Stephens, Anthony Cruz and Prestige will be held on Saturday, December 19th in Junction, St. Elizabeth. For more information, contact Triple T Production at 1-917-617-0874US/ 1- 876-419-0141JA or log on to www.tripletproduction.com.

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Dancehall Now Episode 18 – The Ladies of Dancehall Now Edition

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This is the latest episode of the syndicated Dancehall Now podcast produced by Highlanda Sound System for the week of March 16, 2009 featuring the very latest dancehall music in a radio broadcast format.

Episode 18 is the Ladies of Dancehall Now edition and its all about the female artists that are representing in the business for 2009.  Artists featured include Lady Saw, Ce’Cile, Tanya Stephens, Spice, Macka Diamond, JC Lodge, Marcia Griffiths, D’Angel, and Patra to name a few.

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.

Right Click the file and select “Save As…” to 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 to get automatic updates when new shows are added.

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Playlist

1   Bad Mon Goin Cry – Lady Saw
2   Better Know Yourself – Shema
3   Love Of A Lifetime – Alaine
4   Keep It To Yourself – Queen Ifrica
5   Holla (Independent Ladies) – Ce’Cile
6   Bossy Ladies – Raine Seville
7   Automatic – Marcia Griffiths/Busy Signal
8   Blessing – Etana/Albarosie
9   Ramping Shop – Vybz Kartel/Spice
10  Wibble Wabble – Macka Diamond/Unicorn
11  The One – Selena Serrano
12  Destiny – J.C. Lodge
13  Mek Dem Talk – Tanya Stephens
14  Burning – Shermaine
15  Broken Melody – Tessanne Chin
16  Kinston State of Mind – Cherine Anderson
17  Bubble Like Soup (Soca Remix) – Timberlee/Oscar B
18  Man Next Door – John Holt/Nikki Burt
19  Natural High – Sasha
20  Push Over – D’Angel
21  All Night Long – Traeydonya/Patra
22  How Could I Leave – Althea Hewitt

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Girl Power – 7 Women Carrying the Reggae Banner

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The results of the Highlanda.net survey on new female reggae artists are in…

Several female voices have come out of Jamaica in the last few years who are looking to one day be mentioned amongst the likes of dancehall veterans like Marcia Griffiths, Nadine Sutherland, Lady Saw, Tanya Stephens and others.  Who is your favorite FEMALE reggae artist on the scene right now?

…and the winner was a Jamaican actress and Dancehall/Reggae vocalist, Cherine Anderson with 40% of the votes. Her duet with Chuck Fender entitled Coming Over established itself as an anthem in the dancehall. Download a free mixtape of her music hosted by Rory of Stone Love from her website CherineAnderson.com. Cherine is a young, but accomplished talent. Her films to date include Dancehall Queen and One Love.

In second place was Queen Ifrica, also known as Fyah Muma out of Tony Rebel’s Flames Production camp. Queen is more than just a good entertainer. In her hit song Daddy she tackles the issues of child molestation in the household. Her music is a true inspiration especially to all women and is filled with reality and very timely, conscious messages.

Next we introduce to the world Etana. Etana, which means ‘strong one,’ rejected the words and image of the sexy dancehall genre in favor of a visible lifestyle defined by Rastafari. She has by all evidence, been vindicated in her choices. Etana’s debut single, Wrong Address, struck a resounding chord and is still getting major radio play, while Roots, her next release is climbing similarly.

Also weighing in was the young Jamaican idol and Universal Motown recording artist Tami Chynn. A pop princess who emerged from one of the grittiest, male dominated music scenes, Jamaica’s dancehall. “My influences are very eclectic. If you browsed my iPod you’d get confused, but it all works really,” says Tami. Her new single Frozen featuring Akon is the title track of her new album in stores now.

All these artists are a big wave in the tsunami of talent coming out of the Caribbean. Other upcoming stars in the business to keep an eye on:

Tessanne Chin
Alaine
Mischu Laikah