New Level Unlocked showcases everything that Alkaline has become, a modern Dancehall star. I remember a couple years ago when Alkaline was first busting onto the scene and everyone would […]
Sara Lugo is a German girl who sings over reggae (pop) tracks and has released solo albums but didn’t really start blowing up until she teamed up with some bigger, […]
The Nigerian/British musician released his latest EP titled “Ireti” today, which translates to “hope”. The EP includes five tracks, all with a different sound, ranging from modern afropop sounds, to […]
I first heard of this artist on a remix of Gyptian‘s “Hold Yuh” many years ago, at least 7? Since then, this duo has been making waves and popping up […]
Rising soca stars Fantom Dundeal and Flipo ready to take over the Soca scene.
Ng’endo Mukii captures the struggles with self-image faced by black women around the world in this powerful short film title “Yellow Fever”.
Fresh off the line, Alborosie with a video for hit single “Poser” Delivering some food for thought.
Inner Circle, the “Bad Boys” of Reggae have teamed up with some of the industries most relevant artists and a few legends on this Tenement Yard riddim and the result is something sweet and nice.
Hot hot riddim here from True Loyal Records ft. Vybz, Alkaline, I-Octane and more!
Another top mix of the best Dancehall from DJ Fearless on this “Friday the 13th Mixtape”.
5 of the best Afrobeats mixtapes from 2014! Hits, hits and more hits!
New “Viking King” EP from the world boss Vybz Kartel! Not even prison will stop this man making hits.
A review of Protoje’s “Ancient Future” release + making of video and links to some extras!
WATCH: A day in the life of Popcaan and the Unruly gang, including Chi Ching Ching, Aidonia, AND a phone call from Drake!
Machel Montano and Large Up give us the Carnival 2015 rundown. Time to fete with the King of Soca!
Pure, positive Reggae vibes on this mixtape from DJ Kevin out of Costa Rica. Pura Vida!
Barrington Levy is the next in line to follow an ever growing trend for reggae artists to perform/record/release acoustic sets. What should we expect from the Dancehall king?
Reggae as Jamaica’s top export and how the government is trying to capitalize on it.
Dj Fearless is undoubtedly the Badness King. Don’t believe me? You probably haven’t heard one of his many mixtapes then. Dj Fearless has established himself as one of the hottest […]
The five hottest tracks this week. 1. Protoje – Bubblin A super hit from the upcoming studio release “Ancient Future”. Protoje delivers in trademark fashion. 2. Sensamotion – Roots Queen […]
Fire in the booth! Hits from start to finish, just how we like it… Big Deal Mixtape (DJ SensiLover/DJ War) + FREE Download
Daville and Kranium stand out on the Love Notes Riddm from LMR Productions.
A 6 track preview from legends Morgan Heritage. Their 10th studio release “Strictly Roots” out April 20th.
Caribbean and African music at SXSW!
A short but sweet four track preview of Protoje’s upcoming album “Ancient Future”. Reggae Revival!
A tasty 7 track preview of Exco Levi’s upcoming debut album release titled “Country Man”.
Bun Badmind Mixtape…. Latest mixtape from DJ Fearless! Free Download!
Latest Dancehall Mixtape from ZJ Liquid! Free download!
The hottest Soca mix of 2015 from the hottest Caribbean selectas, including Walshy Fire!
Featuring Vybz Kartel, Mavado, Demarco, Alkaline, Konshens and more!
Empire Riddim from RiddimWise is officially out! And it’s a banger from start to finish. Big names on this riddim producing big tracks. Enjoy.
In anticipation of Midnite’s third album drop of the year, Yaardcore has mixed the LP’s 12 tracks into one for some #PureNiceness! Here’s some rootsy rootsy reggae straight out of St. Croix.
Ebola Riddim (UIM Records) delivers an all star line up!
This week has something for everyone including a new track from Vybz Kartel, new track from Fuse ODG, a hard hitter from veterans Midnite and some artists to keep an eye out for in the coming year. Get the weekend started right, #LoveDancehall!
Get int the holiday mood with a few Christmas inspired tracks including Barrington Levy and Eek A Mouse! Irie Christmas to everyone!
Catch Spice’s new EP released by VP Records including collab track with Vybz Kartel “Conjugal Visit” and the Dancehall smasher “So Mi Like It”. This year has been bright for the Dancehall queen and there are no signs of letting up. Big up yuh self Spice!
Here are two new tracks from “Exclusivity”, a 21st Hapilos and TJ Records production.
Davibe Jamaica’s DJ Kenny drops two Dancehall mixtapes heavy hitters for the Dancehall lovers.
3 Mixtapes to Start the Week Right! DJ Fearless and DJ Kaas deliver #Dancehall mixtapes featuring today’s biggest artists, although be warned that the Rail Up Mixtape is straight #Raw. To calm the mood down DJ Kaas with the #Reggae mixtape, makes me feel like it’s summer again. Big up yuhself!
IrieVibrations Records, the leading Reggae production company coming out of Austria teamed up with a few producers, studios and artists in Jamaica to put together this documentary titled “Studio Chronicles”. They take us into the world of recording and show what it really takes to get produce hits.
Fashion and Music Collaborate and Deliver for a Reggae driven “Daily Paper Mixtape”
Kranium is an artist who bust onto the scene with his smash hit “Nobody Has To know”. Catch up with what he’s been up to since then.
Here’s a Kenyan “Benga” mix curated by DJZhao from Germany. Benga is the tradition music of the Luo tribe and this mix includes hits dating back 50 years. More than Benga though, the mix also includes music from the Kikuyu, Kamba and other tribes.
Walshy Fire has mixed up something good in collaboration with UIM records. LoveDancehall? Here’s 25 minutes of the best. Enjoy!
VP Records is back with their flagship compilation “Strictly The Best”. These are two must have albums for those who consider themselves “Reggae Heads” and also for more casual listeners, can’t go wrong here, nice one VP Records!
Midnite and Igrade Records are teaming up for a release titled “Ride Tru”. These two tracks are a sign of things to come, #PureNiceness!
Here are your five tracks from the week to get you through the weekend and keep you buzzin through next week. Dancehall and Afrobeats on this one with some rootsy rootsy niceness from Busy at number 2.
“I Love Kuduro” follows the lives of up and coming “Kuduristas” to bring the dance craze to the big screen.
“The Lyricist” is a serious mixtape dealing with serious themes but the vibe is nice, the vibe is right, and this is lyrical, bouncy reggae music.
Control Riddim (Fire Linkz Production) ft. Alkaline, Mavado, Vybz Kartel, Beenie Man and more! #Fire
Story Book Riddim ft. Delly Ranx, Kym Hamilton and more!
Travellers Riddim ft. Gappy Ranks, Pressure Busspipe and Bobby Hustle!
“Futuro Riddim” is #onFire Ft. Alkaline, Demarco and Konshens!
This weeks #FridayTop5! (Nov. 14) is full of hits! Including Aidonia, Sevana, Lion D, Gyptian and Tydal! #PureNiceness
Sizzla with another album release – “Radical”. He releases music with ease! Check out the album here!
Alkaline – The Mixtape
Sevana Siren is the next female star of Reggae. Still a young artist, Sevana’s music along with her stunning and strong African beauty are already causing people to turn heads and will have you begging for more.
Gentleman is back to remind us that MTV Unplugged is not dead. Watch the 17 track journey complete with orchestra and guest appearances including Shaggy. Pure Niceness!
The following are sets from Dancehall star Gyptian, Reggae legend “Mr. Singy” Tarrus Riley, “Living in Love” and “Can’t Satisfy Her” singer I-Wayne and Zimbabwean musician Oliver Mtukudzi. These sessions make it easy to appreciate songs in their most raw form and see these artists in a different light. I often found myself unintentionally smiling while watching/listening to these sets, hopefully the same will happen to you.
This is an impressive debut from Mr. Bongo artist Horseman. “Dawn of the Dread” is 12 straight Dancehall tracks of Pure Niceness!
The LoveDancehall Friday Top 5 is here to deliver the top 5 tracks from the week and get you ready for the weekend! These tunes made it to the top and are guaranteed to get you moving, grooving, skankin, and shaking dem dreadlocks. Get ready for a mix of the best Dancehall, Reggae, and Afrobeats!
Sauti Sol sat down with Jeff Koinange for an #InspirationThursday interview on his flagship talk show “Jeff Koinange Live”. See what the Kenyan Afro-Pop group had to say about how they came together, their continuous rise to fame (including performing for numerous presidents), and winning the “Best African Group” award at the MTV European Music Awards earlier this year. They also throw an impromptu acoustic session of a few of their hits.
Konshens with a new album titled “Road”. 25 tracks to remind us (as if that’s needed) that Konshens continues to be a force in the Dancehall arena.
DJ Fearless delivers a spook inspired playlist for Halloween featuring Mavado, Aidonia, and Vybz Kartel.
It’s Halloween weekend and everyone across the world is getting weird, drunk, and the street will be looking like a cross between a zombie apocalypse and a Disney movie. Over here though we’re still focused on the music, at least until later. Have some fuel for your fire, check out the top 5 tracks of the week and smash up the Halloween fete with dem!
Here is southern California’s latest release “Count Me In” from Rebelution.
This album delivers that familiar feel and encompasses an overall positive sound.
Hollie Cook is modern, harmonic, reggae music excellence coming out of the UK.
Check out her latest album “Twice”, plus some other goods right here!
Jah Bouks, also known as Boukie is rising to stardom and this “Illey Mixtape” is the walk to back up the talk.
Check out his “Illey Mixtape” and the official video for his hit “Angola”.
Last week San Diego’s World Beat Center brought “I_Wayne” to perform live and direct for the people.
Catch the full performance here + I-Wayne’s acoustic set on NPR’s Tiny Desk series.
Son of the late Joseph Hill of the band Culture comes back with studio release titled “Riddim of Life”. This Rasta focused album comes off as personal at times but also uplifting and delivers true roots music. Enjoy.
Welcome to the second installment of the LoveDancehall Top 5. The following are hand picked tracks that were on replay throughout the week and are guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a skank in your step. Be warned, this mix of Reggae, Dancehall and Afrobeats will have you shaking hips, lips and dreadlocks from start to finish.
Sauti Sol have become the first Kenyan act to take home MTV’s European Music Awards “African Act of the Year” award. Lets remind ourselves of their talent.
This riddim headlines with Busy Signal’s already popular “Lonely” and includes artists such as Turbulance, Lutan Fyah, Exco Levi and Capleton. Music to your ears right here.
You know a mix is good when you listen through to the end, then even though you’re on your own you shout “Pull Up Selecta”!…. And replay the whole thing!
Ft. Vybz, Popcaan, Mavado, Christopher Martin, I-Octane, Demarco, Tommy Lee, Versatile, Alkaline, and Nefetari fronting the mix do you really need more…
We get a great line up of artists including Morgan Heritage, Gentleman, Queen Ifrica, and up-and-comer Exco Levi amongst others on this riddim bound to be one of the biggest of the year.
The Munich, Germany songstress has released her follow up album titled “Hit Me With Music”. Her unique reggae style which combines touches of soul, jazz, and R&B is makes this album irresistible.
Backbeat Soundsystem delivers a melodic pop, upbeat, original sound enhanced by horns, lots of horns!
Here are a couple tracks of their third studio release “Together Not Apart” to wet your appetite.
This sound would most likely be described as an electropopdub mix, maybe an expected result to be coming from Australia.
Either way it goes to show there is a taste and take on Jamaican culture and music to suit everyone. Have a listen and make up your own mind. Dub or Dud?
Have a listen to these new sounds from “Just a Band” on two very different projects. Is it the right direction?
Hot new riddim from Hypeyawdz Records!
John Holt has passed away October 19, 2014.We leave you with one of his best known tracks, the politically charged ganja anthem “Police in Helicopter”.
Today would have been the great Peter Tosh’s 70th birthday. Here’s Peter Tosh performing and skankin to the riddim of one of our favorite tracks, “Johnny B. Goode”. Enjoy.
To keep you up to date on a weekly basis, LoveDancehall is starting a weekly Top 5 Chart. Check in every Friday to find out which Dancehall, Reggae, and Afrobeats tracks were the soundtrack to the week.
The London based Sierra Leone duo is back with their biggest track yet! This radio-friendly club banger is looking to make all the ladies #Circulate! If this doesn’t get you shaking your waist then you best check yourself… Listen here!
The Tranquility Riddim gets a huge shout out from us at LoveDancehall for featuring a mix of Jamaican and African artists and a track list which will appeal to everyone.
Must have riddim featuring Dancehall stars like Beenie Man, Christopher Martin, Vybz Kartel, and Mavado.
New 2014 riddim from Konsequenze Muziq – Kurdew Riddim
So last week BBC 1Xtra’s team of DJ’s traveled down to the land of sunshine and reggae to film a special feature, and maybe special doesn’t do the feature justice. […]
It’s been a few months since an actual RIDDIM was posted to LoveDancehall. Reason being, more roots! However, this riddim is worthy of a shout out; rootsy, real and heavy […]
Although not the latest of tracks, definitively one of the greatest to come out of Nigeria last year (2013). For that reason, it deserves a mention. Blackmagic, one member of […]
KaSimba is a Kenyan reggae artist who has been based in Norway for the past ten years. This has not stopped him from rhyming and delivering in Swahili, one of […]
Mixtape from Canadian based team full of only the latest and current rootsy rootsy one drop tracks. Roots reggae lovers are guaranteed to get their fix, at least for one […]
So Gyptian has made a radio killer again with his new single “Stuck” to follow up on the success of his last album “Love Sex Reggae”. Who did he team […]
Wouter Rosseel – guitarist in Lee Perry-influenced Belgian reggae band Pura Vida – has another project, a project with hardly any Lee Perry influences. The members of Jamaican Jazz Orchestra […]
This is the first of a mini “Profile” documentary on San Diego’s “Tribe of Kings” sound crew. This episode features none other than selector “Dash-Eye“, the main man behind a […]
If it’s a classic rootsy, rootsy vibration you seek, have a listen to these next mixes from “Vital Sound“. Based out of London, UK, little more is known about this […]
Addis Pablo, son of the great Augustus Pablo has been making waves throughout last year and into 2014. Along with his “Suns of Dub” crew, they have carried a legacy […]
Greetings, I-thren ! WARNING: Over-exposure to heavy, conscious roots reggae might lead to manic hysteria against the very REAL phenomenon that I and I call the Babylon System ! The […]
LoveDancehall has been on hiatus for a few months, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been listening! Here are a few of the best, must have, big big big mixtapes […]