‘The Top Rated 8′ Dancehall Reggae Weekly Countdown (8/13/13)

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I have the exclusive honor of presenting to you ‘The Top Rated 8′ Dancehall Reggae Weekly Countdown.  Catch this segment of Dancehall Now, your modern dancehall 101 show, live every Tuesday at 8pm EST on Daflavaradio.com.

‘Fight This Feeling’ performed by Shaggy featuring Beres Hammond is still sitting comfortably in the #1 spot with Belizean reggae singer,  FIGHT THIS FEELING - SHAGGY FEAT. BERES HAMMOND ElJai, moving up to the runner-up spot.  Chronixx once again has two entries on the countdown with ‘Smile Jamaica’ making a re-entry at #6.
Without further delay here are the top rated 8 reggae and dancehall songs internationally this week.  Watch the official music videos here and click the song titles to download.

1 –  Fight This Feeling – SHAGGY feat. BERES HAMMOND – RANCH ENT

2 –  For You – Eljai – Jah Mix Ent/VPAL

 

3 –  Easy to Love – Maxi Priest – Fat eyes/Bulby

 4 –  Fi Di Jockey – Aidonia – Di Genius

5 – Watch Out For This – Major Lazer feat. Busy Signal, The Flexican & F.S. Green – Secretly Canadian/Mad Decent Production

6 –  Smile Jamaica – Chronixx – Silly Walks Discotheque

7 –  Gimme Likkle One Drop – Tarrus Riley – Chimney rec

 

8 –  Behind Curtain – Chronixx – Zinc Fence Records

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‘The Top Rated 8’ Dancehall Reggae Weekly Countdown (8/6/13)

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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.

1 –  Fight This Feeling SHAGGY feat. BERES HAMMOND – RANCH ENT

2 –  Easy to Love – Maxi Priest – Fat eyes/Bulby

3 –  Fi Di Jockey – Aidonia – Di Genius

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

6 –  Gimme Likkle One Drop – Tarrus Riley – Chimney rec

7 –  Behind Curtain – Chronixx – Zinc Fence Records

8 –  Here Comes Trouble – Chronixx – Overstand Ent

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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

 

Introducing “Dub Rockers” a new Various Artists compilation

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“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.”

Adam and Eve Riddim, a Bobby “Digital B” Dixon Production

VPAL Music / Digital B Productions presents the “Adam & Eve Riddim,” produced by the legendary Bobby “Digital B” Dixon.

VPAL Music / Digital B Productions presents the "Adam & Eve Riddim," produced by the legendary Bobby "Digital B" Dixon. This was a 2007 Riddim and featured Cali P's first single titled "Send Praises". This project also features accomplished artists like Konshens and Lutan Fyah. Available for digital download on March 26th 2013.

Tarrus Riley: Adam & Eve Riddim

This was a 2007 Riddim and featured Cali P’s first single titled “Send Praises”. This project also features accomplished artists like Konshens and Lutan Fyah.  Available for digital download on March 26th 2013.

 

 

Miss Lily’s Family Style CD Series Released on VP Records

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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.

 

Dancehall and Reggae’s Top Rated 50 Songs of 2012

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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)

ACCESS PODCAST

  1. In My Arms by Beres Hammond
  2. Riddim Affi Roll by Marcia Griffiths ft. Lady G
  3. Set Up Shop by Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley
  4. Tonight Is The Night by Sophia Brown
  5. Come Over (Missing You) by Busy Signal
  6. Collide by Singing Melody
  7. Reggae Music Again by Busy Signal
  8. Cheater’s Prayer by Christopher Martin
  9. Affairs of the Heart by Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley
  10. Gal A Bubble by Konshens
  11. You Look Like Love by Terry Linen
  12. Wine by Cham ft. O
  13. Go Hard by Wayne Marshall ft. Various Artists
  14. Caught Up by Wayne Wonder
  15. Karma by Nadine Sutherland
  16. Original Dancehall by Tarrus Riley
  17. Eagles & Doves by Cherine Anderson
  18. 36 Bullets by Chrisinti
  19. Good Ole Days by Gentleman ft. Sugar Minott
  20. She Doesn’t Mind by Sean Paul
  21. Do Sum’n by Konshens

    5 Top Rated Songs in 2012 for Konshens

    5 Top Rated Songs in 2012 for Konshens

  22. You Won’t See Me by Freddie McGregor
  23. Live Your Life by Richie Stephens ft. Gentleman
  24. Essence of Life by Michelle Gordon
  25. Got 2 Love U by Sean Paul ft. Alexis Jordan
  26. Settle Down by Mavado
  27. That Girl by Jah Cure
  28. Only Man She Want by Popcaan
  29. Chill Spot by Christopher Martin
  30. Party Me Say by Vybz Kartel
  31. We Run It by Tarrus Riley
  32. Who Win The War by Shabba Ranks
  33. Boom by Richie Spice
  34. Tun Up by Cham ft. O
  35. L.O.V.E. Y.O.U by I-Octane
  36. Bruk It Down by Mr. Vegas
  37. I Know Better by Romain Virgo
  38. Gyal Sidung by Konshens ft. Darrio
  39. Nah Give Up by Jimmy Reid
  40. Tun Up Di Ting by Khago
  41. Nuh Dead by Lady G
  42. So Mi Tan by Konshens
  43. Beautiful Sista by Alaine, Tessane Chin, Tami Chynn, Queen I-frica
  44. The Return by Morgan Heritage
  45. My Best Girl by Allan Kerfew ft. Bigga Haitian
  46. Party Shot by Popcaan
  47. Clean by Popcaan
  48. Stop Sign by Konshens
  49. If I Was Your Girl by Ms. Triniti
  50. No Love Until We Love by Beres Hammond

Anuhea Featuring Tarrus Riley: Only Man In The World

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VP RECORDS TEAMS UP WITH WORLDSOUND TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE FROM ANUHEA FEATURING TARRUS RILEY “ONLY MAN IN THE WORLD” AVAILABLE DECEMBER 4.

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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

Etana Shares Her Joy With The World!

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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.

 Listen More from ETANA on Reverbnation

http://www.reverbnation.com/etana