The Journey Chosen

The Journey Chosen review

A review of The Journey Chosen by Spragga Benz, the new album. Nick from the Jamaican State of Mind podcast links up to defend Spragga, his favorite artist.

The Journey Chosen by Spragga Benz

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Essential Reggae Riddims that Originated at Studio One

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studio1_Sir Coxsone Dodd‘s legacy is large and in charge here at the Reggae Lover Podcast. This episode was created to feed the demand for more Studio 1 sounds. Listen for remakes of foundation riddims like Far East, Boops, Entertainment, Love Bump, and more.

Playlist:

1 Wayne Wonder – Can’t Test Highlanda (dub plate)
2 Lady Ann – Informer
3 Yami Bolo – The Father Vex And Strike Back
4 Robert French – Meet Me By The River
5 Icho Candy – Selassie I
6 Tristan Palmer – Entertainment
7 Amazin Papa G (R.B.I Crew) – Miss Good Looking (dub plate)
8 White Mice – True Love
9 Andrew Bell – Listen To The Words (dubplate)
10 Mikey Melody – Highlanda A Big Bad Sound (dubplate)
11 Johnny Slaughter – Confusion
12 Gregory Isaacs – Lead Me
13 Cocoa TeaRikers Island
14 Sanchez featuring Bounty Killer – Searching
15 J.C. Lodge – Love Rewind
16 Maxi Priest – Bonafied Love
17 Sanchez – Rearrange My Live
18 Gregory Isaacs – Greedy For You Love
19 Singing Melody featuring Mad Cobra – Your Wish
20 Busy Signal – Dem Nuh Care
21 Busy Signal – Dat Me Love
22 Romain Virgo – Live Mi Life

Augustus Pablo, was a Jamaican roots reggae and dub record producer, melodica player and keyboardist, active from the 1970s onwards. He popularized the use of an instrument called the melodica.In his role as musician and producer he has helped to shape the reggae music genre. Show Notes Vocalist Jacob Miller, who was heavily influenced by Pablo, starts this episode off with "Baby I Love You So" followed by the dub version of said tune entitled "King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown." Both works can be found on the 'Easy Skanking' album. His album King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown (1976) is often regarded as one of the most important examples of dub. Selections heard in this mix include quintessential tracks from classic albums 'Ital Dub,' 'East of the River Nile,' 'Java Java Dub,' and 'Valley Of Jehosaphat,' among others. Also listen out for Wayne Wonder in dubplate style singing over the Java riddim for Highlanda Sound, and the voice of SuperPEC on his exclusive "Mommy Dearest," for which he chose the "East of River Nile" instrumental in tribute to Pablo.

Augustus Pablo, The Original Rocker featured on the Reggae Lover podcast

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Tue, 2 September 2014 Episode 21 - Augustus Pablo, The Original Rocker

Reggae Lover Podcast – Tue, 2 September 2014
Episode 21 – Augustus Pablo, The Original Rocker

Augustus Pablo, was a Jamaican roots reggae and dub record producermelodica player and keyboardist, active from the 1970s onwards.

He popularized the use of an instrument called the melodica.In his role as musician and producer he has helped to shape the reggae music genre.

Show Notes

Vocalist Jacob Miller, who was heavily influenced by Pablo, starts this episode off with “Baby I Love You So” followed by the dub version of said tune entitled “King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown.”  Both works can be found on the ‘Easy Skanking‘ album.  His album King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown (1976) is often regarded as one of the most important examples of dub.

Selections heard in this mix include quintessential tracks from classic albums ‘Ital Dub,’ ‘East of the River Nile,’ ‘Java Java Dub,’ and ‘Valley Of Jehosaphat,’ among others.

Also listen out for Wayne Wonder in dubplate style singing over the Java riddim for Highlanda Sound, and the voice of SuperPEC on his exclusive “Mommy Dearest,” for which he chose the “East of River Nile” instrumental in tribute to Pablo.

1990’s Reggae Music, Top Songs and Riddims from the Dancehall

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Tracklist

1 Simpleton – 1/4 to Twelve
2 Captain Barkey – Antichrist
3 Buccaneer – You Nuh Care
4 Lizard – Slapper Dapper
5 Fabby Dolly – Peanut Punch
6 Mad Cobra – Dun Wife
7 Buju Banton – First and Last
8 Mr. Vegas – Everywhere I Go
9 Snow, Nadine Sutherland, Terror Fabulous, Beenie Man, Buju Banton and
Kulcha Know – Anything For You
10 Spragga Benz featuring Nadine Sutherland – Please Me
11 Gary Minott – Seek God
12 Daddy Screw and Bonovan Steele – Miss Bonafied
13 Frisco Kid – You and You Man
14 Terror Fabulous – Behold
15 Spragga Benz – W
16 Beenie Man – Certain Man
17 Beenie Man – Slam
18 Beenie Man – Wicked Ride
19 Buju Banton – Only Man
20 Frisco Kid – Living In Style
21 Spragga Benz featuring Wayne Wonder – Dedicated To My Favorite Girl
22 Dennis Brown – Our Day Will Come
23 Gary Minott – No More
24 Daddy Screw and Bonovan Steele – Big Tings A Gwan
25 Daddy Screw and Bonovan Steele – Dapper (Breathe Again)
26 Don Yute and Wayne Wonder – Loving In Excess
27 Dugsy Ranks – Wifee
28 Louie Culture – No Gyal
29 Frisco Kid – Big Speech
30 Spragga Benz – Tings A Gwaan
31 Buju Banton – Man A Look You
32 Nadine Sutherland and Buju Banton – Second Class Love
33 Nadine Sutherland and Terror Fabulous – Action
34 Wayne Wonder and Louie Culture – Live and Learn
35 Spragga Benz – Peace
36 Beenie Man – Better Learn
37 Rayvon and Red Fox – Bashment Party
38 Bounty Killer and Richie Stephens – Maniac
39 Bounty Killer and Barrington Levy – Living Dangerously
40 Spragga Benz – Camouflage
41 Snagga Puss – Tatie
42 Spragga Benz and Wayne Wonder – Never Keeping Secrets
43 Monster Shack Crew (Ghost, Roundhead, General B) – Round Robin (Do
You Remember?)
44 Jigsy King and Tony Curtis – Real Love
45 Buju Banton – Stamina Daddy

Sanchez, L.U.S.T, and Friends – Reggae Lover #4

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This installment of the Reggae Lover podcast is comprised of mostly lovers rock vibes with the likes of SanchezThriller U and Singing Melody, among others featured.

The selection here remains almost exclusively inside of the 1980’s era so you will hear covers of R&B hits from that period in abundance.

These tracks all share a very danceable tempo and are meant to keep you rocking, swinging, skanking, and bouncing throughout.  Please download and share!

Thank you for listening!  Requests? Feedback? Email ReggaeLoverPodcast@gmail.com to interact directly with me and also leave a comment below.

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Jamaican reggae singer, Sanchez

TRACKLIST

1   Sanchez – Love Me Forever
2   Beenie Man – Show Fi Flop
3   Sanchez – Lonely
4   Thriller U  – Just Once
5   Admiral Tibett – Destroy A Sound
6   Wayne Wonder – Ebony Eyes
7   Thriller U – Ribbon In The Sky
8   Singing Melody – In This Love Together
9   Super Cat and Chuck Turner – Dolly My Baby
10  Pinchers – Request To Denise
11  Sanchez – Joy
12  Singing Melody – Groovy Kind Of Love
13  Frankie Paul – I Wanna Rock
14  Alton Black and Blacka Ranks – A Gal A Watch You
15  Admiral Bailey – Girl Your Body Good
16  Shabba Ranks – Wicked Inna Bed
17  Shevell Francis – Dreaming
18  Trevor B – Tears On My Pillow
19  Pad Anthony – Slow Dancing
20  Clement Irie and Robert French – Bun and Cheese
21  Copper Ranking, Sixy Morris, Mark Wonder & Johnny Lee – Friends
22  Johnny P and Pliers – Money Bribe

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The Biggest Lovers Rock Anthems of the 90s

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Episode 2 - Greatest Lovers Rock Combination Anthems of the 90s

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1   Yami Bolo and Merciless – Curly Locs

After a short intro from yours truly, this mix starts off with a 1996 hit, Yami Bolo and Merciless singing Curly Locs – a lovely representation of the Junior Byles original song.

2   Andrew Bell and Shelene Thomas – Can You Give Me What I Want?

A big lover’s tune that can be found on one of the VP Records “Strictly the Best” compilation albums from the 90s.  Andrew Bell is still performing today and goes by the name Joseph Quote (aka “Bello”.

3   Sanchez and Beenie Man – Going Away

Quite simply one of the biggest songs on the prolific “Love Bump” riddim.  The King of the Dancehall alongside Sanchez, one of Jamaica’s most beloved voices.

4   Beres Hammond and Buju Banton – My Woman Now (Kahlil Wonda Extra Buju Mix)

In the original version of this song, Buju takes too long to come in.  Here, I have taken care of that problem.  Let me know if you like the sound of this “Extra Buju Mix.”

5   Cocoa Tea and Nadine Sutherland – Its Now or Never

Many have forgotten that these two artists ever sang together on a track. The combo of silky smooth male and female vocals make this tune simply SWEET.

6   Cocoa Tea and Cutty Ranks – Waiting In Vain

This is one song I just don’t mind hearing at any time.  Done nicely by Cocoa and Cutty, this Bob Marley classic is bound to live forever

7   Beres Hammond and Buju Banton – Who Say

Stop everything!  No keep going.  This is one of the top combinations in the business period.

8   Cocoa Tea and Buju Banton – Too Young

I had a tough time selecting only one song from this riddim, but the production on this track is just perfect.  Forward, Rewind and pull up dat!!!

9   Cocoa Tea and Cutty Ranks – I’m Not A King

Once again, hear back-to-back entries from the sweet voice of Cocoa Tea, this time accompanied by Cutty Ranks, who remained relevant in the 90s with solid lyrical delivery in this style.

10  Buju Banton and Wayne Wonder – Lonley

The “Swing Easy” is always a riddim that one can I listen or skank to for an extended period.  In this selection, I am pulling out some of the best cuts to feature, and Buju Banton along with Wayne Wonder have a winner with “Lonely.”

11  Chevelle Franklin and Lady G – The Right Slam (Kahlil Wonda Spicy Mix)

As a second song on in a row on the “Swing Easy” riddim, this song features two of the finest ladies of the era (80s – 90s dancehall).  I have reworked the song here to bring Lady G in at the proper time, thus maintaining the vibes of the mix.

12  Twiggi and Buju Banton – I Want Your Love (Kahlil Wonda Extra Buju Mix)

Buju is my artist, but here again the original press of this Penthouse Records Tempo riddim single makes you wait for a few verses to hear Gargamel come in.  I have made some adjustments to the arrangement so that the singer, Twiggi, goes back and forth with the DJ. This creates the ultimate in vibes.

13  Beres Hammond and Josey Wales – Free and Single (Sweetness)

Beres is the living legend – what more can I say? With father Josey in combination on the Conversation riddim, this remix to “Sweetness” is dancehall solid gold.

 

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Free Download: Penthouse Records Tribute Mix #reggae #podcast

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The man behind Donovan Germain with Romain Virgo.

The man behind Penthouse Records, Donovan Germain with reggae singer Romain Virgo. Photo Credit: unitedreggae.com

100% music from Penthouse Records can be heard in this mix-show podcast as heard live on the syndicated ‘Da Music Vault with Kahlil Wonda‘ radio broadcast (Daflavaradio.com Wednesdays 6-9pm EST)

Buju Banton - Mr Mention album cover for Buju's 1992 debut album.

Buju Banton – Mr Mention album cover for Buju’s 1992 debut album.

Download link.  Enjoy the Penthouse Records Mix cloudcast on Mixcloud.

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Penthouse Records 25 Years The Journey Continues #reggae

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Donovan Germain and Penthouse Studio productions are firmly entrenched in the history of reggae music. The studio, originally located at 56 Slipe Road in Kingston was the birth place of many classic hits.

VPPH1968_Penthouse Studio 25th Anniversary_Album Cover

The 2 CD/DVD collection presents 47 classic and current hits for a timeless listening experience.

To commemorate twenty five years since the founding of the Penthouse recording studio, VP Records is proud to announce the January 14th release of “Penthouse Records 25Years – The Journey Continues.”
The selection presented here offers a ‘best of’ Penthouse yesterday, today and tomorrow. The label has nurtured some of the biggest names in reggae on the microphone and behind the mixing boards, with much of their work included here.
The bonus DVD is a newly created tribute to the label and its founder featuring interviews with many key players from the Penthouse Records story.  

Source: VP Records

 

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chronixx artist of the year

Top 50 Reggae and Dancehall Songs of 2013

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The 4th annual INTERNATIONAL TOP 50 REGGAE AND DANCEHALL songs countdown presents the BEST OF 2013.  

chronixx artist of the year

Chronixx dominated in 2013 with 3 Top 10 singles

(Based on the weekly Top Rated 8 International Countdown compiled by Kahlil Wonda for Da Music Vault syndicated radio show from a composite of all major global reggae and dancehall charts)

#. Song – Artist – Record Label

  1. Odd Ras (Nah Follow Nobody) – Chronixx – Digital One Productions

    ODD RAS (NAH FOLLOW NOBODY) – CHRONIXX – DIGITAL ONE PRODUCTIONS

    #1 – ODD RAS (NAH FOLLOW NOBODY) – CHRONIXX

  2. Here Comes Trouble – Chronixx – Overstand Ent.
  3. Easy to love – Maxi Priest – Fat Eyes/Bulby/VP
  4. Love Is (It’s Magic) – Cocoa Tea/D’Angel – Roaring Lion/VPAL
  5. Gimme Likkle One Drop – Tarrus Riley – Chimney Records
  6. Gyal A Gimmie Bun – I-Octane – Seanizzle/Troyton Music
  7. Fight This Feeling – Shaggy/Beres Hammond  – Ranch Ent.
  8. Behind Curtain – Chronixx – Zinc Fence Records
  9. Call Angola – Jah Bouks – Sunizes Entertainment
  10. Other Side Of Love – Sean PaulAtlantic Records

    OTHER SIDE OF LOVE – SEAN PAUL

    #10 – OTHER SIDE OF LOVE – SEAN PAUL

  11. I Found Love – Richie Stephens/Gentleman – Pot Of Gold
  12. One Love, One Life – Beres Hammond – VP
  13. Drop It Down Low – Wayne Wonder – Singso Records
  14. Real Reggae Music – Richie Stephens/U-Roy –  Pot Of Gold/VPAL
  15. You Girl – Shaggy feat. Ne-Yo – Ranch Entertainment
  16. No Candle Light – Beres Hammond – Penthouse Records
  17. Rock The Dancehall – Alborosie – Greensleeves Records
  18. No Other Like You – Rayvon/Red Fox – Ranch Entertainment
  19. Karma – Nadine Sutherland – Rory Stone Love

    KARMA – NADINE SUTHERLAND

    #19 – KARMA – NADINE SUTHERLAND

  20. Get Jah Involved – Paul Elliot – Stronger Prod.
  21. Box Of Money – Mavado – Chimney Records
  22. Walk And Whine – Konshens – Subkonshus Music
  23. Perfect Love Song – Morgan HeritageVP Records
  24. Heels On – Lady Saw – Diva Records
  25. Smile Jamaica – Chronixx – Silly Walks Discotheque
  26. Love Yourself – Mr. Vegas – First Name/MV Music
  27. Badmind Dem A Pree – Bounty Killer & I-Octane – Marcus Records
  28. World Peace – Nature – Downsound Records
  29. Kingston Be Wise – Protoje – Don Corleon Records

    Kingston Be Wise - Protoje

    #29 – Kingston Be Wise – Protoje

  30. Come Shock Out – Busy Signal – Turf  Music/Juke Boxx
  31. Run Road – Aidonia feat. Deablo – Hitcity Records
  32. Haffi Come Back – Cherine – UIM Records
  33. Finally Free – Tom Laing – Black Scorpio Records
  34. Watch Out For This – Major Lazer feat. Busy Signal, The Flexican & F.S. Green – Secretly Canadian/Mad Decent Production
  35. Never Play A 45 – Macka B – Pecking
  36. Not The Life – Asfa –  Jecoliah Entertainment Productions
  37. We Love Di Vibes – I-Octane – Sounique Records
  38. Diamonds – Rihanna – J-Vibe/Cyclone

    DIAMONDS – RIHANNA – J-VIBE/CYCLONE

    # 38 – DIAMONDS – RIHANNA – J-VIBE/CYCLONE

  39. Tip Pon Yuh Toe – Aidonia – JOP Production
  40. For You – Eljai – Jah Mix Ent/VPAL
  41. Dye Dye – Macka Diamond – Truckback Records
  42. Give It All To Me – Mavado ft Nicki Minaj
  43. Business – Vybz Kartel – TJ Records
  44. Heart Of A Champion – Chrisinti
  45. Broad Out – RDX – Apt 19 Music
  46. From Yuh See Me – Konshens – Chimney Records
  47. Million Dollar Man – Mavado – Flip Money Records
  48. Buss A Blank – I-Octane – UIM Records

    Buss A Blank - I-Octane

    #49 – Buss A Blank – I-Octane

  49. Better Must Come – Andrew Bees Mightyful 13 Records/VPAL
  50. Freedom of Speech – Queen Ifrica – Penthouse

 

Wayne Wonder Mix – Reggae Vault Classics 48

50 of Wayne Wonder‘s hits are featured in this extended mix segment complete with biographical facts courtesy of Highlanda Sound and the Reggae Vault Classics show. Look for Wayne Wonder’s new album in stores now entitled “My Way.”

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Wayne Wonder @ Reggae Splash Tour
Wayne Wonder @ Reggae Splash Tour (Photo credit: By Lisou)
1 Heal The World
2 Emptiness
3 Murder featuring Buju Banton
4 Talk About (Dub)
5 One More Chance
6 Hold On
7 Keep Forgeting
8 Sensi Ride featuring Don Youte
9 Only You
10 Do You?
11 When I’m With You
12 Lonely featuring Buju Banton
13 Ebony Eyes
14 Face It
15 Forever Young
16 Youre The One
17 Anything For You
18 Saddest Day
Wayne-Wonder_Album-Cover
Wayne Wonder Album Now In Stores
19 Movie Star featuring Buju Banton
20 Nothing At All
21 Give Me That Love
22 You Send The Rain
23 Let Us Be Friends featuring D’Angel
24 Dem A Worry
25 Informer (Dub)
26 Baby You And I
27 Why Did You?
28 I’ll Be Loving You
29 Rumors
30 Desperately
31 You Go Girl featuring Spragga Benz
32 All This Time
33 Never Meant To Lie featuring Spragga Benz
34 Live and Learn featuring Louie Culture
35 Talk About featuring Terror Fabulous
36 Loving Excess featuring Don Youte
37 Bashment Girl
38 Joyride featuring Baby Cham
39 Keep Them Coming
40 Criss Pack Of Boots featuring Bounty Killer
41 Sing A Long
42 Informer
43 Glamour Gal
44 Dreamland featuring Frisco Kid
45 The Story w/ Surprize
46 Can’t Be Duplicated
47 Run Out Pon Dem
48 If I Ever
49 Hold Me Now
50 Caught Up

 

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Review, Video & Pics: Cham Live in Atlanta

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Early Warm

Mix Master David in the mix.

At around 1:45 am Mix Master David transitioned from uptempo 90’s dancehall juggling to the one drop beat of lovers rock and culture with Beres Hammond‘s hit ”I Feel Good” followed by Romain Virgo‘s “Can’t Sleep” on the same riddim getting good crowd response.  At 2:30 a.m. MMD took it back to basics, again to the liking of the audience, with “Greetings” by Half Pint.  Some classic Beres, Buju, and Wayne Wonder songs followed.  David then changed the vibes again with a big hip hop set consisting of songs by The Fugees and Black Rob to start out.

Early crowd at Cham concert

It had to be close to 3 o’clock when the 1st new music from artists of the day like Konshens and Mavado was featured in the dance.   During this part of the dance the selector English from Gyallis International took over the mixing duties as Mix Master continued as MC.  Then DJ Kash of WVEE Atlanta V-103FM came to the booth and challenged MMD to a tune for tune 45 clash which went on for a few rounds before the event’s format was resumed and the first performer was called to the stage.

Showtime

Atlanta dancehall star Dovey Magnum opened for Cham with a performance that earned cheers of support from Club Pisces.  She opened with a song dedicated to her father who passed away and after delivering 2 more singles, closed with an accapella delivery of “Kitty Tight” which was originally recorded on the Red Paint Riddim.

Cham’s appearance on stage attracted a front row of female admirers and earned energetic responses in general.  He remained present for about an hour and gave a very solid show.  Cham worked the entire stage from front to back and left to right, taking the time to perform most songs completely.  With a long catalog of hits he began with Ghetto Story, Man A Man, and Babylon Boy, before throwing it back to his pre-MTV/BET days and then advancing to the present day hits like ‘Tun Up,’ ‘Drop It‘  and ‘Wine.’  I have never seen Baby Cham disappoint.  This event definitely came together so kudos to the promoters Unitec Entertainment, as well as Mix Master David, English, and DJ Kash.  I am also looking forward to seeing Dovey Magnum do her thing again as she opens up for Beenie Man next month.

Producer Tony “CD” Kelly Releases Debut Videos for K.LICIOUS artists Atiba & Malica

Jamaican Super-Producer Tony "CD" Kelly

Jamaican Super-Producer Tony “CD” Kelly

Legendary Grammy winning Producer Tony CD Kelly Releases debut videos for K..LICIOUS artists Atiba & Malica.  It has been long awaited and the time has come.  Atiba & Malica are two of three artists signed to Tony Kelly’s K. Licious music group imprint.  Atiba’s “Love Is Blind” is produced by Jon Jon Web Jr. who won a GRAMMY for his work on Beyonce’s “Deja Vu” featuring Jay Z.  Malica’s “Best He Ever Had” was produced by the one and only Tony “CD” Kelly.

You would remember Tony “CD” Kelly for hit’s like Sean PaulLike Glue“, T.O.K. “My Crew, My Dogs”, Collie Buddz “Mamacita”,Mr. Vegas “Sucky Ducky”, Mr. Easy and Frisco Kid “Bashment Time”, DMX, Sean Paul & Mr. Vegas “Top Shotter”(Belly Sound Track), Wayne Wonder “No Holding Back” and so much more.  He now introduces you to two new talented artists.

MALICA “BEST HE EVER HAD” WATCH VIDEO

Twitter @malicamusic
Web www.malicamusic.com
Booking/Dubs/Drops kmgmalicamusic@gmail.com

ATIBA “LOVE IS BLIND” WATCH VIDEO

Twitter @atibaforeigner
Web www.atibaforeigner.com

Booking/Dubs/Drops sincere.mp3@gmail.com

 

 

Dancehall Now Promo Mix Volume 1 from Highlanda Sound System

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For promotional purposes and by popular demand, Highlanda Sound System debuts a brand new “Dancehall Now” mixtape series with Volume 1 featuring various artists.

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DANCEHALL NOW is a live music-oriented, syndicated radio program designed to spotlight the latest and greatest in dancehall music and other popular Caribbean genres. Live on http://www.daflavaradio.com Tuesdays at 6pm EST.

Twitter: @DancehallNow 
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Highlanda’s Most Downloaded Podcast Episode Ever

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REGGAE VAULT CLASSICS 18 – MOTHER’S DAY MIX

Our most popular podcast to date, this mix was published in May 2009 for Mother’s Day.  These crucial selections contain many favorite songs, and some of the top rated one drop anthems of the ages in a DJ mixed format with no talking.  Share this music with your grandmothers, mothers, wives, sisters, aunts, and daughters alike this Mother’s Day.

Download the entire mp3 file or just click to listen to the audio stream now.

We sincerely hope you enjoy the selections and mixing. Please feel free to leave a comment.

Playlist

1 Mama – Garnett Silk

Garnett Silk

Cover of Garnett Silk

2 Mama Africa – Garnet Silk
3 I Love My Woman – Yami Bolo
4 Childish Games – Marcia Griffiths
5 What You Gonna Do? – Buju Banton featuring Wayne Wonder
6 Teach the Children – Tony Rebel
7 Blow Your Nose – Everton Blender
8 Life Up Your Head – Everton Blender
9 Freedom Cry – Sizzla
10 Haven’t I Told You – Sizzla
11 Mama – Anthony Cruz
12 Like A Mother To Me – Garnet Silk
13 Song My Mother Used To Sing – Dennis Brown
14 Family Man – Everton Blender
15 One Big Family – Half Pint
16 Soon As I Get Home – Sanchez
17 Good Ways – Sizzla
18 Soon Forward – Gregory Issacs featuring Sugar Roy
19 Her Own Man – Anthony B
20 Virtuous Woman – Warrior King
21 Juvenile – Juvenile
22 Never Go Where The Pagans Go – Warrior King
23 She Never Knew It – Norris Man
24 Arms of A Woman – Bushman
25 Tune In – Gregory Isaacs featuring Louie Culture
26 Big Heavy Gal – Tanya Stephens
27 Mama – Bounty Killer
28 Black Woman Love – Anthony B
29 One To One – Buju Banton
30 Thank You Mama – Sizzla
31 No Woman No Cry – Bob Marley And The Wailers

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Reggae Vault Classics 41: John Holt, 80’s, 90’s, and Modern Classics

Supercat

Supercat

1980’s and 90’s Segment Playlist

  1. Zion Gate – Culture
  2. Forty Leg Dread – Prince Mohammed
  3. Bad Boy Posse – Robert French
  4. Meet Me By The River – Robert French
  5. Entertainment – Tristan Palmer
  6. Your Love Got A Hold On Me – Dennis Brown
  7. Friday Night Jamboree – Jah Thomas
  8. Can’t Test Highlanda (Talk About Dub) – Wayne Wonder
  9. Ice Cream Love – Johnny Osborne
  10. 21 Girls Salute – Barrington Levy
  11. Love And Devotion – Jimmy Riley
  12. Keep On Knocking – Jacob Miller
  13. This Old Man – U Brown
  14. Jah The Youths Run To (Dub) – Sluggy Ranks
  15. Something Wrong – Little Pinchers
  16. We Rule This Border – Teddy Irie
  17. History Of Jamaica – Supercat
  18. Lift It Up Again – Pinchers
  19. Vineyard Party – Supercat
  20. Lightning and Thunder (Dub) – Sluggy Ranks
  21. Baltimore – The Tamlins
  22. Let It Flow – Singing Melody
  23. I Believe I Can Fly – Sanchez
  24. Hold Them Pace – Leroy Smart
  25. Put Down Your Weapon – Yami Bolo/Capleton
  26. Jah Works – Terror Fabulous
  27. Love Sponge – Buju Banton
  28. Mama – Bounty Killer
  29. Before Them Seek God – Junior Reid/Bounty Killer
  30. Live Clean – Capleton
  31. Fire Pon Rome – Anthony B
  32. ‘Til I’m Laid To Rest – Buju Banton

Cover of Police In Helicopter

John Holt

John Holt Tunes Playlist

  1. Riding For A Fall
  2. A Love I Can Feel
  3. Up Park Camp
  4. Tribal War
  5. Hooligans
  6. Rock With Me
  7. Satisfaction
  8. Police In Helicopter
  9. Ali Baba
  10. Stick By Me
  11. If I Were A Carpenter
  12. For The Love Of You
  13. Wildfire featuring Dennis Brown
  14. The Tide Is High with The Paragons
  15. Wear You To The Ball featuring U-Roy
  16. Stealing

Singing Melody Cover of Collide

Singing Melody

Modern Day Classics Segment Playlist

  1. If I Follow My Heart – Ed Robinson
  2. A House Is Not A Home – Freddie McGregor
  3. Love Rewind – J.C. Lodge
  4. Bonafied Love – Maxi Priest
  5. Breaking Up – Tanya Mullings
  6. People Talk – Etana
  7. Lipstick Stain – Buju Banton
  8. If Its Right – Sanchez
  9. The Leaders – Eljai
  10. Black Woman – Richie Spice
  11. Collide – Singing Melody
  12. In My Arms – Beres Hammond

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Wayne Wonder Teams Up With Mya on New Hit Single “If I Ever” Remix

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Wayne Wonder performs with Mya at Reggae Sumfest 2011 on July 23, 2011 in Montego Bay, Jamaica.   

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 Grammy Award-nominated reggae star Wayne Wonder adds heat to his new single that’s already blazing the charts by teaming up with Grammy Award-winning songstress Mya on the sizzling “If I Ever” Remix. The mastermind of Sean Roy Strachan, producer at Miami-based Jewmaican Records,

“If I Ever” Remix
puts the tune into extended play for Wonder, who hit reggae charts across the U.S., Canada, U.K. and the Caribbean with the original track, earlier this summer.

  The original mix was produced by Mark “Bronco” Marsh and co-produced and mixed by Grammy Award-winning music producer Anthony “CD”Kelly for Wonder’s very own SingSo Records. Once it started hitting ears and airwaves around the world, it caught the attention of Sean Roy, who got Mya into the studio to listen to the track and eventually fuse her vocals with Wonder’s for the monster single. The duo performed it live at Reggae Sumfest following Nicki Minaj’s set, on July 23 in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

“Working with Wayne Wonder was such a delight,” says Mya. “I’ve been a fan of his work for quite some time.  We linked through a mutual producer, Sean Roy, who also produced our remix to ‘If I Ever.’  While working in the studio and rehearsals, Wayne possesses a very focused, but kind, humble spirit.  I also got to see another side of him when he ripped up the stage at Sumfest 2011! What a treat!”

Wonder, who is currently on a North American tour with reggae icon Beres Hammond, is equally as excited about the collaboration. “It’s great to have the single on the charts and collaborate with Mya on the remix,” reveals Wonder. “We took it to the core when Mya joined me for the Sumfest performance and it was well received. Up next is the video so I’m looking forward to getting that out to the fans.” Plans for the video will go into motion once the tour with Beres ends; it will be directed by the internationally-acclaimed director Gil Green.

 Mya taking a first listen to “If I Ever” with producer, Sean Roy Strachan, in Miami. 

 Miami-based producer Sean Roy Strachan has produced tracks for artists such as Tanto Metro & Devonte and Kevin Lyttle, to name a few, and is also one of the producers in Sean Kingston‘s Time Is Money Entertainment camp. “Initially, I presented the remix project to good friend, Sean Paul, who really liked it and had agreed to do a feature on the record,” discloses Strachan. “But while in a listening session in Miami with Mya regarding tracks I produced for her upcoming albums, we somehow came across the ‘If I Ever’ track. Before then, I had never thought about it, but instantly I knew it would be a song better-suited for a male and female artist combination. We got into the studio a few weeks later and the rest is history.”

The remix also saw co-production from Christopher Garvey and Joshua Rechani, and was mixed at Interscope Records by multi-Grammy Award-winning engineer, Niko Marzouka. The sizzling single is now available on  iTunes. 

For more information on Wayne Wonder, log on to waynewonder.com, and for Mya, log on to myamya.com. Please direct all media inquiries and radio/DJ requests to Jewmaican Records at786-356-9056 or jewmaicanrecords@gmail.com.

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Reggae Vault Classics 32 featuring Buju Banton

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The Best of Buju Banton

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This is the latest episode of the syndicated Reggae Vault Classics podcast produced for promotional purposes only by Highlanda Sound for March,  2011 featuring classic reggae music in a radio broadcast mix-show format.

This episode includes the Featured Artist Special Mix which broadcasts weekly on the Reggae Vault Classics Radio Show (Wednesdays 6pm – 9pm EST) on Da Flava Radio and Route1Radio.com.

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Playlist

1  – Give Praises – Luciano (Dubplate)
2  – Big Bad Sound – Mikey Melody (Dubplate)
3  – Gonna Kill Your Sound – Warrior King (Dubplate)
4  – Progressive Sound – Sluggy Ranks (Dubplate)
5  – Sweet Sweet Guyana – Luciano / Mikey General (Dubplate)
6  – To Keep From Loving You – Sluggy Ranks (Dubplate)
7  – Saddest Day – Wayne Wonder (Dubplate)
8  – Mr. DC (Soundboy) – Sugar Minott (Dubplate)

9  – Conversation Dub – King Tubby‘s
10 – Collie Weed – Barrington Levy
11 – Electric Avenue – Eddie Grant
12 – I Don’t Wanna Dance – Eddie Grant
13 – Caribbean Queen – Billy Ocean
14 – Could You Be Loved – Bob Marley and The Wailers
15 – To The Foundation – Dennis Brown
16 – Wolves and Leopards – Dennis Brown
17 – No Man’s Land – Cornell Campbell
18 – Police In Helicopter – John Holt
19 – Lots Of Signs – Tenor Saw
20 – Talk About Love – Al Campbell
21 – Greetings – Half Pint
22 – Under Pressure – Supercat
23 – Lift It Up Again – Pinchers
24 – Operation Ardent – Buju Banton
25 – Lightning and Thunder – Sluggy Ranks (Dubplate)
26 – Vineyard Party – Supercat
27 – Spy Fi Die – Bounty Killer

Featured Artist Buju Banton Mix

28 – I Am Moving
29 – Brownin
30 – Love Black Woman
31 – Bogle
32 – Man Fi Dead
33 – Stamina Daddy
34 – Man A Look You
35 – Love How The Girls Dem Flex
36 – Hottness featuring Heavy D
37 – Big It Up
38 – Anything For You feat. Snow, Nadine Sutherland, Beenie Man, and Terror Fabulous
39 – Movie Star featuring Wayne Wonder
40 – Who Say featuring Beres Hammond
41 – What You Gonna Do featuring Wayne Wonder
42 – Sensimelia Persecution
43 – I Wanna Be Loved
44 – Love Sponge
45 – Untold Stories
46 – Murderer
47 – Its Not An Easy Road
48 – How Can You
49 – Til I’m Laid To Rest
50 – Destiny
51 – Your Only Man
52 – Paid Not Played
53 – Fast Lane
54 – Better Days Coming
55 – Driver
56 – Innocent

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Gramps Rocks Tortola With Soothing Performance

Jamaican, Roy `Gramps´ Morgan delivered a stunning performance during the HLSCC’s Reggae Showcase on Saturday evening. The talented reggae singer displayed his flexibility as a solo act, using his rich deep-based voice that has made him stand out when performing with his siblings in the popular Morgan Heritage band.

Gracing the stage in a tightly worn suit vest, tie and jeans, Gramps wasted no time in letting the crowd know that his lyrics and music were smooth and mellow – the type that has been overpowered by dancehall music in recent years.

The show was part of the 16th season of the college’s Performing Arts Series.

His opening number, `When I Come Home´, set the tone for what was to come, and what followed was smoother, sensual reggae music as the reggae singer interacted with the audience, sharing relationship advice and the importance of love amid his songs.

He immediately recognized his surroundings. “We are going to have a nice mellow show. We don´t have any big speakers to blow you away,” Gramps told the audience.

Asserting himself with the microphone, Gramps dipped into his debut solo album, `Two Sides of My Heart Volume I´. He noted that Africa is going through a hard time and asked that people to continue to pray for its people. The call came as he sang `Time´, which called for black people to unite. He then continued his call for unity as his voice melted over `All Together´, another track from his debut album.

He told the audience that the reason he came to Tortola was to show that there are still good men in the world. He urged that people make peace and not war, while acknowledging various conflicts taking place globally, including Egypt.

“Look around…bird ah drop from sky and fish ah run from sea. These are serious times,” Gramps stated.

Mixing the rhythms of sensual soul music, including `Let Me Love You Down´, Gramps proved that he was able to mix and match music from different genres and timelines. He told the crowd that his father has 30 children and that they were all alive and not in prison.

In the second half of his show, Gramps could not resist the keyboard, which he plays when Morgan Heritage performs. Sitting at the piano at centre stage, Gramps turned to more conscious selections, including `Down by the River´. `She´s Still Loving Me´ was his next song and surprisingly, Gramps wanted more of Tortola as he took off his dark sunglasses, much to the approval of the female fans in the sold-out audience.

“I got to come back to a terrible (powerful) sound system where you can feel the base. Tell Lime it’s not enough, you have to bring Gramps back,” the reggae singer asserted.

Gramps paid homage to Tortola as he performed for the first time in the Caribbean, `The Almighty´, a song with a dancehall flare to it that features Buju Banton. Gramps then moved to a spiritual rendition of `Psalms 23´ which he had collaborated with Banton a few years ago. During the song, Gramps urged the audience to pray for Banton, who is facing drug related charges and is expected back in court this week.

To end his performance, Gramps sang `Wash the Tears´.

Gramps left the stage, but not before promising to return to Tortola and to let fans know that Morgan Heritage will resume touring together next year. Following the show, Gramps met, greeted and signed autographs with fans, who waited patiently for their up close and personal rendezvous with the international singer.

He is one of the legendary Denroy Morgan´s 17 sons, who, at the tender age of nine, became a member of the family band. However, his father has always believed that the children will one day embark on their own journey to achieve solo stardom. Now it appears that one family member´s solo journey has begun.

A burgeoning solo artist, Morgan is on a mission to reinvent himself. At a time when reggae music is in a state of dejection and dancehall lyrics are redundant with nothing but a cache of clichés, slangs and slogans, he feels it is the right time to go solo.

His first official single, “Wash the Tears,” came shortly after this decision and it was a mega hit, debuting at Number Eight on Italy´s Top 20 Singles Chart. The song was composed, written and produced by “Gramps” on his Dada Son Entertainment label, a subsidiary of the Morgan family´s Gedion Music Group.

With the interest of both his fans and critics now to his advantage, Mr. Morgan announced the launch of his debut album, “Two Sides of my Heart (Volume I),” in 2009 and began making preparations to introduce himself to the world.

Once released, the album topped reggae album charts in several regions including Jamaica, Europe, and sections of the United States, including New York and Florida.

The album also received rave reviews from a number of prominent websites and print publications worldwide and earned “Gramps” the Album of the Year award at the 6th Annual Excellence in Music and Entertainment Award Ceremony.

As an artist, Morgan is dedicated to conscious roots reggae and lovers rock. As Chief Executive Officer of Dada Son Entertainment, he plans to brand the label through multimedia ventures, including independent films and the internet. In addition, to his solo musical pursuits and production, he also manages the company´s roster of artists.

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