New Reggae Music and Songs – Want to feel irie? 17 Cool Reggae Tracks
New Reggae Music has never been so good to me… 🙂
Its been a while since i wrote my last article on the blog of Benn-i Productions. Today i wanna talk a little about all the great new releases lately in the reggae and dancehall scene. Some brilliant productions by great producers and some cool songs by the top of the cream in the reggae & dancehall scene. Artists like; Tarrus Riley, Jah Sun, Papa San, Sean Paul, Shaggy, Sara Lugo, Protoje, Jesse Royal, Papa Michigan, Tydal, Dre Island, Chronixx and Eddie Murphy.
So whats new in Reggae Music Lately?
Let me share 17 cool reggae and dancehall tracks with you. Some are brand new and some are released maybe 1, 2 or 3 months ago. But nevertheless, they are all worth a listen.. 🙂
Jah Sun – New Paradigm
Lets kick off with the new album of Jah Sun (California). Jah Sun and House of Riddim (Austria) are releasing a brand new album on Jan 16th of 2015, called “New Paradigm“.
The album New Paradigm will feature guest appearances from I Octane, Dre Island, Charly B, Million Stylez and Randy Valentine. Nikki Burt is Jah Sun’s support vocalist. The album New Paradigm is an exclusive productions from the House of Riddim. Check out this promomix by Jugglerz:
Also Jah Sun and House of Riddim will be touring across Europe and the US in 2015, sharing their new tracks and favorites.
Tydal – Piece A Mi Love
Tydal, born as Navardo Graham, is also a new reggae sensation. Together Sweatboxx Productions and Tydal teamed up for Piece a Mi Love. The riddim was produced by Zeggae of Sweat Boxx.
The song Piece a Mi Love is from the brand new album “Mission Incomplete”. Piece a Mi Love is a melodic dancehall cut with a singjay style. Probably the best on the album.
Check out the brand new album by Tydal, Mission Incomplete. Available on iTunes and all digital distribution platforms.
Eddie Murphy – Oh Jah Jah
Eddie is not a stranger to the reggae scene. A while ago he recorded the tune “Red Light” together with Snoop Lion. Brilliant song. Now Eddie is back with another great reggae song, called “Oh Jah Jah”. Again, a great production with some nice roots elements:
The productions was done by Panda Bear Productions, distribution through VPAL records. Check it out. Great song. One of my favorites lately.
Jah Cure – Looking at Me
Who doesn’t know Jah Cure? 🙂 Another great release from Jah Cure, with the song called “Looking at Me”.
Chronixx ft. Jacob Miller – Tenement Yard
Originally recorded in 1976 by Jacob Miller and Inner Circle. Jacob Miller is known as the lead vocalist for Inner Circle. Inner Circle and Chronixx pay tribute to Jacob “Killer” Miller with the release of Tenement Yard. “We’re bridging the gap, the past (jacob miller) and the future (chronixx).”
The video of Tenement Yard was shot in Little Haiti (Miami). You can find the video on YouTube.
Dre Island – Way Up
Talking about upliftment? Then you probably have heard of the latest Jamaican sleng “Way Up“. Check out this great song by Dre Island with his newest release Way Up. The beat was produced by Anju Blaxx (also produced the Ebola 1 and 2 riddims).
Papa San – Radio ft. Lecrae
In the 90’s i was a big fan of Papa San. In that period he mainly made Dancehall, and he introduced me to that genre mainly. But a while ago i came across this song from the new album (One Blood) of Papa San and i must say i was surprised. Great tune. Check it out for yourself;
Damian “Jr Gong” Marley – Hard Work
After the Grammy Award-winning artiste’s Set Up Shop compilation, Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley is now putting in Hard Work, according to his latest single which has been receiving tremendous reviews since its debut. The single is released from the Ghetto Youths International’s Set Up Shop Vol. 2 compilation.
Sean Paul – Hypocrite
Check out this song by Sean Paul produced by Misik Muzik and Dutty Rock. With a little use of a sample from Bounty Killer from the song “Hypocrites”.
Shaggy ft. Melissa Musique – Picture
Grammy award winning reggae/dancehall artist Shaggy allready worked before with Melissa Musique on the song “If You Slip, You Slide”. From the album Out of Many.
Sara Lugo ft. Protoje – Really Like You
In October 2014 Sara Lugo released her album “Hit Me With Music”. A great production by Oneness Records. The song “Really Like You” was produced by Silly Walks Discotheque. The riddim was used earlier by RC (Righteous Child) on the song “Can’t Bridge my Defence”. The riddim is really great and gives a nice vibe. Views on YouTube for this song keep rising. Wonder why?
And since i always loved jungle and drum and bass, i also found this remix of Jamie Bostron. Its really great! But you gotta like drum and bass and jungle or breakbeats.
Sevana – Bit Too Shy
Another great production. The first reggae production of Protoje Diggy. With help of Winta James (Overstand Entertainment), a great producer. The song Bit too Shy features Sevana (Sevana Siren) who hasn’t released any original music until now. Man, she sometimes sound like Rihanna. She got much compliments from the Kingston’s live circuit.
Tarrus Riley – Jah Jah Run Things
Tarrus Riley delivers Jah Jah run things on the 7th Heaven Riddim produced by Dj Frass Records. A great riddim and a great song.
Papa Michigan ft. Yami Bolo – People Rise
In the late 70’s Clement “Coxsone” Dodd of Studio One discovered the duo “Michigan and Smiley”. Deejay Anthony “Papa Michigan” Fairclough is one half of this duo. The track was produced by Rashanco together with Flash Hit records and Manu digital. Check out Papa Michigan’s Baddingo (badman nickname). One of the songs on the new release DJ Legend is People Rise:
Protoje – Stylin’
Also a great production by Winta James (Overstand Entertainment) is the hit song Stylin’ by Protoje. From his upcoming album “Ancient Future”.
Lutan Fyah – Up in the Hills
On the Junction Riddim by Lustre Kings Productions and Zion I Kings, Lutan Fyah released Up in the Hills. The riddim also features other great artists like; Jahdan Blakkmoore, Angela Hunte, Ziggi Recado, Pressure and more. This unique riddim boasts a wide-variety of diverse artists from current to veteran talent.
Dexta Daps – 7Eleven
Dexta Daps, born Louis Anthony Grandison Jr, he grew up in the mean streets of Seaview Garden in Jamaica which were the stomping grounds for such reggae legends as Shabba Ranks and Garnet Silk. Dexta features on the Intoxxication Riddim by Troyton Music with the song 7eleven. The Intoxxication riddim features artists like; Tarrus Riley, I-Octane, Lutan Fyah and Chris Martin.
Hope you enjoyed the 17 Reggae songs i shared with you. If u wanna hear more reggae and dancehall riddims, make sure you check out my SoundCloud channels.
Here is my latest release, called “Pizzicato Riddim”. When you listen, you will know why.. 😉 The riddim is available as lease riddim in the music store.
Let me know if u like it. Talk to you soon.
Big up, Benn-i