Courtesy of Dancehall Now, your modern dancehall 101 show, here are the global top rated 8 reggae and dancehall songs of the week.
Watch the official music videos here and click the song titles to download.
4 – For You – Eljai – Jah Mix Ent/VPAL
5 – Watch Out For This – Major Lazer feat. Busy Signal, The Flexican & F.S. Green – Secretly Canadian/Mad Decent Production
7 – Behind Curtain – Chronixx – Zinc Fence Records
“Dub Rockers,” is a new compilation that pairs American based reggae bands with Jamaican reggae vocalists. Bridging the gap and highlighting the similarities between the two scenes. The bond is the music and sharing the universal message of One Love.
Check out the video for “Only Man In The World” by Anuhea and Tarrus Riley
Also check out this article from Billboard Magazine about “Dub Rockers.”
Various Artists: Miss Lily’s Family Style Artwork
Known for serving up Jamaica’s freshest beats and top-notch cuisine in downtown Manhattan, Miss Lily’s has become a social and cultural hub for all things Caribbean. The island aesthetic is reflected throughout the swanky decor of their restaurant, bakery, juice bar and variety shop – which serves as a record store, gallery space and home to internet broadcast station, Radio Lily. Miss Lily’s Variety Shop, located directly next door to the restaurant, celebrates their first year in business and launches a brand new CD series Miss Lily’s Family Style (VP Records) on January 22.
The first installment is executive produced by Radio Lily resident DJ Max Glazer along with one of Miss Lily’s founding partners, Paul Salmon, who also owns Jamaica’s award-winning Rockhouse Hotel and co-founded Joe’s Pub in Manhattan. Enclosed in the CD’s vintage vinyl-inspired packaging are in-depth liner notes written by reggae journalist and Radio Lily DJ Rob Kenner along with a free download card of a 43-minute mix by DJ Max Glazer.
MARCIA GRIFFITHS AT ELEGANCE LOUNGE
Konshens #1 on the ‘TOP RATED 8’ with single ‘Walk and Wine’
Dancehall Now’s #1 Record Internationally for 2012
Freddie McGregor’s “Di Captain” Album Artwork
MARCIA GRIFFITHS AT ELEGANCE LOUNGE
Richie Stephens & Gentleman – Live Your Life – Artwork
Famed Jamaican reggae singer Nadine Sutherland
Marcia Griffiths – Marcia Griffiths And Friends – Artwork
Beres Hammond In My Arms #1 Song of 2012
Richie Spice on stage at Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records venue, for his Soothing Sounds: Acoustic album launch. [Photo by Niketa Thomas/NickFotoWorks]
Beres Hammond – One Love , One Life – Artwork
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)
- In My Arms by Beres Hammond
- Riddim Affi Roll by Marcia Griffiths ft. Lady G
- Set Up Shop by Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley
- Tonight Is The Night by Sophia Brown
- Come Over (Missing You) by Busy Signal
- Collide by Singing Melody
- Reggae Music Again by Busy Signal
- Cheater’s Prayer by Christopher Martin
- Affairs of the Heart by Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley
- Gal A Bubble by Konshens
- You Look Like Love by Terry Linen
- Wine by Cham ft. O
- Go Hard by Wayne Marshall ft. Various Artists
- Caught Up by Wayne Wonder
- Karma by Nadine Sutherland
- Original Dancehall by Tarrus Riley
- Eagles & Doves by Cherine Anderson
- 36 Bullets by Chrisinti
- Good Ole Days by Gentleman ft. Sugar Minott
- She Doesn’t Mind by Sean Paul
- Do Sum’n by Konshens
5 Top Rated Songs in 2012 for Konshens
- You Won’t See Me by Freddie McGregor
- Live Your Life by Richie Stephens ft. Gentleman
- Essence of Life by Michelle Gordon
- Got 2 Love U by Sean Paul ft. Alexis Jordan
- Settle Down by Mavado
- That Girl by Jah Cure
- Only Man She Want by Popcaan
- Chill Spot by Christopher Martin
- Party Me Say by Vybz Kartel
- We Run It by Tarrus Riley
- Who Win The War by Shabba Ranks
- Boom by Richie Spice
- Tun Up by Cham ft. O
- L.O.V.E. Y.O.U by I-Octane
- Bruk It Down by Mr. Vegas
- I Know Better by Romain Virgo
- Gyal Sidung by Konshens ft. Darrio
- Nah Give Up by Jimmy Reid
- Tun Up Di Ting by Khago
- Nuh Dead by Lady G
- So Mi Tan by Konshens
- Beautiful Sista by Alaine, Tessane Chin, Tami Chynn, Queen I-frica
- The Return by Morgan Heritage
- My Best Girl by Allan Kerfew ft. Bigga Haitian
- Party Shot by Popcaan
- Clean by Popcaan
- Stop Sign by Konshens
- If I Was Your Girl by Ms. Triniti
- No Love Until We Love by Beres Hammond
VP RECORDS TEAMS UP WITH WORLDSOUND TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE FROM ANUHEA FEATURING TARRUS RILEY “ONLY MAN IN THE WORLD” AVAILABLE DECEMBER 4.
Anuhea Featuring Tarrus Riley – Only Man In The World – Artwork
The first track from Dub Rockers concept album available April 2013
Hawaiian singer-songwriter Anuhea teams up with Jamaican reggae vocalist Tarrus Riley on the new single “Only Man In The World,” available digitally and on 7″ vinyl December 4th. The sultry duet was written by Anuhea and also includes an acoustic mix of the song.
“Only Man In The World” is the first song from Dub Rockers, a new compilation blending reggae from Jamaica with non-Caribbean sources. Slated for release in April 2013, the album will showcase Jamaica’s top artists (Etana, Morgan Heritage, I Wayne) with the latest wave of reggae-influenced musicians based primarily in the United States (Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution, Bad Brains, SOJA).
For more information about Anuhea visit www.anuheajams.com
Singer Etana is sharing with all her fans, supporters and well wishers that she is expecting a new addition to her family. Known for not opening up much on her personal life, Etana felt compelled to respectfully enlighten her fans by announcing she had a bun in the oven. The rumors of pregnancy have been circulating since her marriage to model/ Award Winning Actor, Andre Morris in March of 2010. Morris is a Pulse Model, popularly known from numerous runway shows, television commercials and acting roles in local plays.
I’m Surprised with a new life, a precious gift! Jah works in mysterious ways… Etana
Etana shares a family moment at the Canjam Festival In Toronto recently with her son Shevaun and husband Andre Morris.
The singer has kept herself busy throughout her pregnancy. Presently she is on tour in the UK preparing for her Jamaica Fifty performance at the Tower Ballroom in Birmingham on August 4th. Kenya will be her next stop before she appears on the Chimsee Reggae Summer Festival in Germany. She will finally get a break for nesting and preparing for her newborn due for arrival this fall.
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