Over the past decade, London-based sound system The Heatwave have built a solid reputation among 18 to 30-year-old dancehall fans as Britain’s premier party hosts. We’d planned to sit down and chat with DJ and founder Gabriel on several occasions, … Continue reading
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In 2011, Beenie Man released Sex on the Beach (above), a risqué track with a first verse styled as telephone conversation which concludes with the rapper telling a lonely lady to meet him for fun and drinks at the exclusive … Continue reading
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10 years ago today, Sean Paul reached number 5 in the UK charts with the track that kicked off the contemporary dancehall era, Gimme the Light.
Retro mix featuring 45 minutes of classic songs from the 1990s – one of the most exciting periods in dancehall – recorded live at the Alibi in Dalston.
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Tagged 1990s, 2 Bad, 2 Hard, Action, Action Riddim, Alibi, Bam Bam, Bashment Party, Beenie Man, Bookshelf, Bookshelf Riddim, Buju Banton, Carol Gonzales, Catari, Chevelle Franklin, Classic, Cloak and Dagger Riddim, Dalston, dancehall, Dancehall Mix, Dancehall Queen, Dat Sexy Body, Deport Them, Everyone Falls in Love, Faith, Faith Riddim, Filthy Riddim, Foundation, Free Download, General Degree, Goggle, Greg Hines, Heads High, Herbsman Shuffle Riddim, Hollow Point, Infiltrate, Jack It Up, K Licious, Let Him Go, Live and Learn, Louie Culture, Louis Lane, Love How the Gal Flex, Main Street, Mr Vegas, Nadine Sutherland, No Bligh, Oysters and Conch, Penthouse, Playground Riddim, Pliers, Rayvon, Red Fox, reggae, Santa Barbara Riddim, sasha, Sean Paul, Searching, Second Class, Shocking Vibes, Showtime Riddim, Spragga Benz, Tanto Metro and Devonte, Tanya Stephens, Taxi, Terror Fabulous, Tony Curtis, Traffic Blocking, Up Close and Personal, Up Close and Personal Riddim, Wayne Wonder, Who Am I, Xtra Large, Yuh Sure
Over the past five years, British blogger and journalist Marvin Sparks has earned a reputation interviewing hip-hop and r&b stars, but describes himself as a writer with ‘a passion for music and Jamaican culture’. His blog and Twitter feed (@MarvinSparks) … Continue reading
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Below is the first of a three-part report, originally published in New Nation newspaper in 2004, exposing how record companies and so-called ‘collection societies’ deprived reggae artists of millions of pounds in publishing and royalty revenues.
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Tagged Absolute Reggae, ADAMI, André Bertrand, Beenie Man, Bob Marley Estate, Bob Marley Live in France, Bunny Lee, Burning Spear, collection societies, copyright, Culture Press, Definite Publishing, Elephant Man, EMI, Enzo Hamilton, Freddie McGregor, Get Busy, Horace Andy, intellectual property, Island Records, Jimmy Cliff, John Murray-Smith, licensing, Max Romeo, Millie Smalls, My Boy Lollipop, publishing, Sean Paul, Sly and Robbie, The Harder They Come, Trojan Records, Virgin Records, War Ina Babylon, Winston McAnuff, You Can Get It If You Really Want
Dancehall mix featuring 70 of the most popular songs played on London’s underground club and party circuit in 2012.
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Tagged A Yah Suh Nice, Adde, Affairs of the Heart, Agent Sasco, Ahtik, Aidonia, Alexis Jordan, All Faces, Apt 19 Music, Arabian Nite Riddim, Assassin, Atlantic, Back It Up, Back Way, Back Way Riddim, Bawse Dog, Beenie Man, Benz and Mercedes, Best Dancehall Songs 2012, Bong Diggy Bang Riddim, Booty Clap, Bottle Party Riddim, Box of Money, Bruk It Down, Bugle, Busy Signal, Call Mi a Yardie Remix, Cashflow, Centre Stage Riddim, Cham, Chan Dizzy, Chimney Records, Chipmunk, Clap It Up, Collie Buddz, Come Roun, Coolie Gal, Coolie Gal Riddim, Damian Marley, Darrio, Daseca, Di Genius, Ding Dong, Disorda Riddim, Do Sumn, Dolamite, Dre Day, Dready, Dweet, Dynamite, Dynamite Riddim, Elektra, Freaky Gal Part 2, Free Download, From You See Me, Fuck It and Cum, Fuzzy Jones, G Anna, Gal a Bubble, Gal Dem Whining, Gappy Ranks, Gaza Slim, Get Gal Easy, Ghetto Youths International, Give Way Di Pum Pum, Glory Riddim, Good Fuck, Got 2 Luv U, Gyal Sidung, Gyal Wine, Head Concussion, Hear Dem A Talk, Hold On, Hot Gyal Anthem, Hot Summer, I Candi, I Stay Clean, Iakopo, Independent Ladies, Informer, JOP, Jump, Kardinal Offishall, Keep Left, Kheilstone, Konshens, Kush Inna Mi Brain, Lady Chann, Laza Morgan, Leftside, Lionz Share, Lolita, Love How You Whine, Mad Mi, Madhouse, Magnum, Massive B, Mavado, Money Box Riddim, Money Out Deh, Money Song, More Gyal, More Money, Moving Up, Mr Midas, Mr Vegas, Ms Dynamite, Muscle and Gum, MV Music, My Style, Natural Enterprise, Naughty Girl, Niceness, Nuh Box Pon Jaw, Nymphomaniac, Nymphomaniac Riddim, O, One By One, Pamputae, Patexx, Poolside Riddim, Popcaan, Potential Kidd, Psycho, Quick Cook, RDX, Riot Squad Riddim, Russian, Sean Paul, Serani, Smoodface, So Bad Riddim, Some Bwoy, Spot Check Riddim, Spragga Benz, Stop Sign, Stylo G, Subkonshus, Summer Wave, Summer Wave Riddim, Suncycle, Swagga Dem, Tan Tuddy, Tifa, Till It Buck, Tip Pon Yuh Toe, TJ Records, TNS Riddim Lip Gloss, Tommy Lee, Tuggawar, Tun Up, Tun Up Remix, UIM, Voicemail, Vybz Kartel, Want Yuh Body Flip, Ward 21, Warning Crew, Washroom Entertainment, We Never Fear Dem, When Mi Party, Wine, Wine Yuh Body, Wundah, Xterminator Riddim, Young Cashino, Young Vibez, Youre So Nah, ZJChrome
Did you know legendary dancehall MC Super Cat was influential in helping to launch the careers of Mary J Blige, Puff Daddy and Notorious BIG?
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Below are extracts from interviews with Sean Paul published in New Nation newspaper between 2002 and 2006. His latest album, Tomahawke Technique is out now. What is your heritage? My mother’s mother was born in Coventry, England, but the rest … Continue reading
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