Addis Pablo – One Love, One Heart, One Family

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 which may have died out in modern times, blending modern reggae, dub, and even EDM with the irresistible, dread shaking sound of the melodica.

This is only a preview and one of three vinyls being released in 2014 by the Suns of Dub crew, but think of it as an appetite wetter, it certainly made our mouth water and crave more!


We knew you’d want more!  So here is last years official mixtape produced by Walshy Fire of the Major Lazer crew! (Includes FREE download!)


Check out part 1 of a 3 part mini-series, “Meditations” from LargeUP, featuring Addis Pablo and friends, fittingly shot in the hills of Jamaica and featuring Jesser Royal and other artists at their most humble, natural being.

Better Late than Never – Best Mixtapes of 2013!

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 from the year that was 2013 (in no particular order).

1. “Head Kech a Fire”.

San Diego native sound system “Tribe of Kings” is rapidly spreading their rootsy rootsy love around the world. Having released a few mixtapes throughout 2013 they received recognition and praise on many of the top reggae/dancehall blog sites. Led by selecta “Dash Eye”, they host weekly roots reggae bashments at their Sunday “Uptown Top Ranking” and have brought big players in the reggae scene to San Diego, including Gyptian. Here’s one of their best 2013 mixtapes. Big up!

2. “Be Wise”

This mixtape hosted by none other than Protoje is another “Tribe of Kings” mixtape. Roots reggae, roots revival!

3. “Yaadcore Reggae Aroma Vol. 2″

Another mixtape following the roots reggae revival trend of 2013, this deh is filled with the biggest conscious reggae tunes of the year! Featuring tracks from 2013 rising star “Chronixx”, “Protoje”, “Jesse Royal” and many others. Do not miss this one, it embodies 2013 in just over an hour of tunes.

4. “Jesse Royal – In Come the Small Axe”

Jesse Royal establishes himself as one to watch for the coming years as he incorporates his sounds into the roots revival movement which has gained steam and only seems to continue growing. Collaborating with the other young, new artists of 2013, he brings Hip-Hop styled verses over new age roots reggae riddims. There is much to like and little to push away.

Double Bangz – Borcor (Official Video)

Sierra Leone’s “Double Bangz” delivers again!

Check out “Borcor”, Double Bangz second video, following the success of Sierra Leone’s most ever watched music video “No Lazy“.

This duo based in London has exploded over the past year, touring across the UK and Europe with shows in France, and Holland while on the road. They are highly in demand and keep producing high-energy, afro-beat club bangerz. The latest is nothing less than that.

Keep an eye on Double Bangz as they keep growing, they may be at a venue near you real soon. Check out their Facebook page here to stay current!

Bless Up!

Strictly Roots: Joe Higgs

Joe Higgs is an incredible man. His Music is just so incredibly Conscious, and Pure Hearted, it’s unbelievably Beautiful for the Human Spirit. He is a True Genius.

Joe Higgs

Joe Higgs

He really did a lot for Reggae, and is definitely the most influential Roots Reggae Musician from Jamaica in the 1970’s… ORIGINAL ROOTS. He essentially really did a lot for ManKind.

Jah Works.

I would highly recommend watching this performance of him. You might even weep, in all Honesty…

And here’s an amazing tune from a personally recommended album , “Life Of Contradiction”. Recorded in Jamaica, 1972, and released in 1975.

Sizzla Kalonji & Bretheren – Early Years in Roots Anthology

Remember the Sizzla Kalonji of old? This will bring some nostalgic feelings.

Over 3 hours of memorable, original tunes that will make you wonder, what happened?

Not to say that Sizzla is no longer relevant or still producing quality music, but this compilation of tracks accentuates the reasons why he became so popular musically as well as a leader of Jamaican culture and a role model for the youth. Sizzla was one of the most influential artists of modern times and it is a blessing to have witnessed his impact and felt his music.

Much respect and praise to Sizzla Kalonji, forever a legend.

Bless up!

J Boog – Live Up EP

Island Reggae magic!

Hawaiian reggae star J Boog drops this 5 track EP including hit “Break us Apart” and a colab with Alaine.

J Boog - Live Up EP

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