25 Cool Reggae and Dancehall Tracks – March 2015
Been a while since i posted my last article; “More Awesome Reggae and Dancehall Tracks – 19 Brand New Tracks”
In this article i wanna share another +25 Cool Reggae and Dancehall tracks, March 2015.
Featuring artists; Snow, Mykal Rose, Lt. Stitchie, I Kong, Mungo’s Hifi, DreadSquad, Top Cat, Mr Williamz, Taiwan MC, Chronicle, RR, Sizzla, Protoje, Spice, I Octane, Popcaan, Kappa, Dexta Daps, Tifa, Nesbeth, Nyanda, Omari Banks, Peetah Morgan, Don Corleon, Chronixx, Inner Circle, Pressure, Kings and Comrades, Kabaka Pyramid, Nattali Rize, Notis, Zuggu Don and Gappy Ranks.
They keep on coming… Wonderful Dancehall and Reggae tracks.
What i especially like is that more and more artists and also tunes and riddims from the “old days” are making their comeback.
Artists, producers, dj’s, selecta’s, dub specialists and more work together and collaborate, which result in some awesome songs, riddims, remixes, mashups and more.
Check out this week hot Reggae and Dancehall tracks.
I got +25 songs for ya.
1. Shame – Snow and Mykal Rose
You remember Snow? Official name; Darrin Kenneth O’Brien?
What if i say; “Informer“?
I loved this song back in the days at college (still do). Everybody loved it, thats why it topped the Billboard charts in 1993.
The song “Informer” was produced by M.C. Shan.
Now Snow is back and he teamed up with Mykal Rose! Listen to the brand new song; Shame.
In this record Snow will explain to his fans why he disappeared so long from the music scene.
Here is the song Shame by Snow and Mykal Rose at the official SoundCloud channel of Snow;
2. Letter to Dad – Lt. Stitchie
You still know Lieutenant Stitchie (Cleveland Laing) with the song Natty Dread?
He released several albums over the years, and now he collaborated with Flash Hit Records and Manudigital.
Releasing “Letter to Dad” on the the same riddim that Papa Michigan used for the release of the song “High Grade” in 2014.
Check out this brand new song at the official SoundCloud channel of Flash Hit Records;
3. Live as One – I Kong
From the album “A little Walk” by I Kong (to be released in april 2015), produced by Fruits Records, here comes I Kong;
4. Nuh Backchat Mama – Siaosi (preview)
Hawaiian Reggae artist Siaosi is set to deliver his brand new single “Nuh Backchat Mama” on January 20th, 2015. “Nuh Backchat Mama” is an ode to single mothers that stresses the importance of respecting and never forgetting the struggles that single mothers face on a daily basis.
The song is performed on the Sea of Love Riddim volume 2. Which is released in February 2015.
Featuring artists like; Chezidek, George Nooks, Palm Hall and more.
Listen to the preview of “Nuh Backchat Mama” by Siaosi
5. Back to my Roots – Charlie P
From the forthcoming album “Mungo’s Hi Fi ft. Charlie P – You See me Star” here is the song “Back to my Roots”.
Will be available at all digital distribution sites around April 2015.
6. Worldwide Traveller – Dreadsquad, Top Cat ft. Mr Williamz
Im a big fan of DreadSquad. DreadSquad is founded/launched by Marek Bogdanksi from Poland. He did some awesome remixes and made some great riddims.
This one is called “Worldwide Traveller”and features Top Cat & Mr. Williamz (Chopstick Dubplate).
Dreadsquad also did the massive tune with Kojo Neatness – Boom Sound. (featured in this RMX on YouTube)
Check out Worldwide Traveller feat. Top Cat & Mr. Williamz
7. Gimmi Di Vapor – Dreadsquad, Million Stylez ft. Richie Riott
Another cool release by Dreadsquad featuring Million Stylez and Richie Riott. The song is called ‘Gimme di Vapor” and is part of a remix series.
The song is recorded on the “Come Test Riddim“.
Other remixes featured by; Marcus Visionary, DJ Twister, Feldub, Isaac Maya, Jamie Bostron and Big Ras.
Check out the original remix;
8. Tell Dem – Taiwan MC
Check out this tune, called “Miss Chang” by Chinese Man ft. Taiwan MC.
Through this tune Taiwan MC became widely known in 2011.
Taiwan MC released an awesome album in 2013, called “Heavy this Year“.
Now he is back with this album called “Diskodub“. Released in December 2014.
The song “Tell Dem” is produced by Dreadsquad and reminded me immediately to the 90’s;
Shabba Ranks and Deborah Glasgow on the Champion Lover Riddim (produced by Augustus “Gussie” Clark)
The song “Tell Dem” features some unique elements from that riddim. Which is awesome, cause the production is so tight. Big up for Dreadsquad.
The song “Blaze it Up” from the EP “Diskodub” also comes with a great remix by Manudigital.
Check out the full EP on the official SoundCloud profile of Taiwan MC;
9. My Sound – Chronicle
Last month i was drinking a beer and chilling with a good friend of mine. We talked about reggae, riddims, sounds, dubs and more. He mentioned “Chronicle“.
I heard of Chronicle before, but didn’t knew that he’s the father of Chronixx.
Chronicle is a talented Jamaican singer inspired in his style by Barrington Levy (Jr. General), he has been around for a while already recording for a lot of Jamaican labels.
In the 90’s he started working with Bobby Konders (who also re-did the Champion Lover Riddim in the 90’s)
Check out this video on YouTube with father and son;
And here is the song called “My Sound” by Chronicle on the Rope in Riddim;
10. Dat Yah Wah – RR ft. Sizzla
Renee Reid (RR) and Sizzla teamed up for the song “Dat Yuh Wah“. Produced by Frankie Music and released in February 2015.
Check out the full bio of RR on the official SoundCloud profile of VPAL Music;
11. Answer to your Name – Protoje
From the forthcoming album “Ancient Future” (release in March 2015), here comes the brand new tune “Answer to your Name” by Protoje.
After the songs “Stylin“, (which i featured in this article; 17 Cool Reggae Tracks).
And the major hit “Who Knows” (check out this Rub&Dub RMX of Who Knows)
The song “Answer to your Name” is the 3rd official single from the album Ancient Future.
Ancient Future also features; Chronixx, Mortimer, Sevana, Jesse Royal and Kabaka Pyramid.
The original track “Girl Answer your Name” (1966) is performed by Prince Buster.
Check out the modern version of Protoje on his official SoundCloud channel, with lyrics!
Answer To Your Name – Protoje
12. Gangsta World – I Octane
ZJ Chrome released two brand new riddims in February 2015. Called the “Dancehall Sings Riddim“.
The riddim has a Love edition and a Roots edition and features some great artist; Gappy Ranks, Chris Martin, Akaline, Bugle, Konshens and more.
This song is called “Gangsta World” by I Octane on the Dancehall sings Riddim, Love edition.
13. I Love You – Spice
Check out “I Love You” by Spice on the Dancehall Sings Riddim, Roots edition.
The Dancehall Sings Riddim is produced by ZJ Chrome.
14. Junction – Popcaan
New song by Popcaan – Junction. Produced by Yard Vybz Ent. / Young Pow Production.
Released in February 2015.
Listen here on SoundCloud;
15. Hunt Fi Mine – Kappa
The song “Hunt fi Mine” by Kappa is released in February 2015.
Produced by Kheil Stone Music and LMR Pro Productions.
Kheil Stone was also responsible for the Love Quest Riddim, where the version of Exco Levi had enormous success.
Check out Hunt Fi Mine by Kappa on the official Soundcloud channel of Kheil Stone
16. 54-46 Riddim – Flash it Up Music (Vol 2)
Starting from a remake of Toots Hibbert‘s “54-46” (Was My Number) and a remix of Mr. Vegas‘ “Weed Day“, here comes 54-46 Riddim volume 2.
Flash it Up Music teamed up with so many artists, that they decided to split up the riddim in 2 volumes.
Volume 1 of 54-46 Riddim was released in May 2014.
Here is volume 2 of 54-46 Riddim by Flash it up Music, produced by Lord Lyta.
17. Jealous Ova – Dexta Daps & Tifa
This track was released in November 2014 and has a clean and a raw version.
Jealous Ova is performed by Dexta Daps & Tifa. Produced by Daseca Productions.
Listen to the track here;
18. Sacrifice – Nyanda
From the duo Brick and Lace, here comes Nyanda with the song “Sacrifice“.
A nice blend of reggae, pop and some cool dubstep elements.
Nyanda did more solo tracks and collaborated with different artists.
I personally like the song “Won’t Take You Back” on the Xleration Riddim.
But thats probably because the Xleration riddim has some elements of the Tempo Riddim.
Listen to Sacrifice by Nyanda on her official SoundCloud channel;
19. Joy in the Morning – Nesbeth
I came across this tune on Soundcloud last week, really relax tune by Nesbeth called “Joy in the Morning“.
The song is recorded on the River Bed Riddim and produced by Mineral Boss Records.
You can listen to the song on Nesbeth‘s official soundcloud channel;
20. No Point to Prove – Omari Banks ft. Peetah Morgan
From the album “Move On” by Omari Banks, the song “No Point to Prove” was released in November 2014.
The song “No Point to Prove” is written and produced by Omari Banks.
Performed by Omari Banks and Peetah Morgan (Morgan Heritage)
Listen to the song on the official Soundcloud channel of Omari Banks;
21. News Carrying Dread – Inner Circle, Chronixx, Jacob Miller (Don Corleon Dub)
Quoted from the official Soundcloud channel of Inner Circle – Bad Boys of Reggae
“Super Producer Don Corleon does an exclusive Dub Mix of Inner Circle’s “News Carrying Dread” on the Tenement Yard Riddim. It features Jamaica’s rising star Chronixx & a sampled voice of Jacob Killer Miller THE LEGEND !”
Need i say more?
I featured the official song is this article; Want to feel Irie? 17 Cool Reggae songs
The official movie/video is also available at Inner Circle’s YouTube Channel.
The worldwide premier by David Rodigan is also nice to watch.
22. Touch the Sky – Kings and Comrades
The song “Touch the Sky” by Kings and Comrades reminded me a little of the track by Rebelution – So High.
Touch the Sky is from the brand new album Get Away, released in February 2015.
The album also features guest artists; Sensamotion, K Bong, Karim Israel and Ryan Leimkuhler
Listen to Touch the Sky on the channel of Rootfire;
23. Love is the Better Way – Pressure
On the brand new (will soon be available at Riddimify.com) Utopia Riddim by Trainline Records,
Pressure sings “Love is the better Way“.
Utopia Riddim also features artists; Freddie Mc Gregor, Pressure, Perfect, Twiggi and Yanique Sasha.
Check out this great song by Pressure – Love is the Better Way;
24. Well Done – Kabaka Pyramid
Great new reality song by Kabaka Pyramid. Released in February 2015.
The song is produced by Damian “Gongzilla” Marley for Ghetto Youths International.
The song “Well Done” is written and performed by Kabaka Pyramid for Bebble Rock Records
Listen to the track on the official Soundcloud channel of Bebble Rock, with Lyrics!
25. Likkle Herb & Generation Single – Gappy Ranks
First new track by Gappy Ranks is “Likkle Herb“, a classic riddim produced by Hot Coffee Music.
Check it out here;
Another new release by Gappy Ranks is “Generation Single“, produced by Kemar Flava Mc Gregor
Update 1-3-2015: Removed by Owner on his soundcloud profile.
When i hear the horns in the intro, i immediately get flashback to all the tracks released on the original Baba Boom Riddim.
The Baba Boom riddim has a long history of producers and versions, varying from;
The Lonely Bull by Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass from 1962 (check the horns around 0.22), to Jamaicans, Jackie Mittoo and producers; Arthur “Duke” Reid and Coxsone Dodd.
In the 90’s i listened to Born Jamericans with the song “Boom Shak A Tak” on my walkman (thats a thing where you actually can play cassettes with), while delivering the papers in the neighborhood. The song Boom Shak A Tak also has some elements from the Baba Boom Riddim.
The song by Born Jamericans was one of my favorites back then and made me deliver my papers in a relaxed way. 🙂
Bonus – Just Released
The following tracks are just released or will be soon released;
Bonus 1 – Rebel Love – Nattali Rize and Notis ft. Zuggu Don
Check out this brand new song by Nattali Rize, Notis and Zuggu Don.
Maybe you know Nattali Rize fronting the roots band “Blue King Brown“, but she snow leads out as a solo artist.
With her American and Samoan roots, check out this brand new tune on the official Soundcloud channel of Nattali Rize;
Bonus 2 – Love It – Toian
Meet Toian Keisha Gichie, born in New Yersey, USA. Growing up in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
She began her career recording her first single “Sunshine“, which was being premiered by ZJ Liquid.
Check out this brand new song “Love it” by Toian on her official SoundCloud channel;
I told you about the new release of Nattali Rize, Notis and Zuggu Dan with the song “Rebel Love”
Check out this exclusive video on the Reggaeville YouTube channel;
Ok, time to wrap this up now.
Hope you enjoyed the 25 cool reggae and dancehall tracks i shared with you.
Talk to you soon.
Big up, Benn-i