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Dancehall is a genre of Jamaican popular music that originated in the late 1970s. Initially dancehall was a more sparse version of reggae than the roots style, which had dominated much of the 1970s. Two of the biggest stars of the early dancehall era were Yellowman and Eek-a-Mouse. Dancehall brought a new generation of producers, including Linval Thompson, Gussie Clarke and Jah Thomas. In the mid-1980s, digital instrumentation became more prevalent, changing the sound considerably, with digital dancehall (or "ragga") becoming increasingly characterized by faster rhythms.

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Taken from the first EP on the label of GOB024, 'The Tide That Moves Me'. Another dancehall song that I am feeling, the beat sounds very unique and different especially with the dancehall theme to it. This song has to be apart of the summer, dancehall party anthems list of new songs for 2017, its got everything a great beat and a popping artist on the track.

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Video: Chronixx - Likes


Definitely one of the top songs of 2017, Chronixx has gone to LDN to shoot the video for this uplifting song bringing back to the essence - catch this on his forthcoming album Chronology which drops on Friday! 

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Popcaan - Frass Box [+ 'The Hit List', Vol 6]


Popcaan has another hit, Frass Box created on the Wicked riddem (Notnice Records), this song is definitely a song to turn up to. Popcaan is expressing how he loves to have fun, smoke and relax with his ladies. This has to be the next party anthem and also my favourite song on volume 6 of Tad's Record 'The Hit List' compilation, which has a ton of the best dancehall artists all in one place. From Alkaline, to Mavado this mix delivers the bangers. Tad's Record certainly knows what songs to have on a a epic compilation. With myself being a big Alkaline and Mavado fan this track list makes me very happy. All the most popular artists are on this, so be sure to lock in and have a listen. This mix gets a 10/10 from me. Stream here via Spotify and cop via iTunes. Check the track listing below. 


Track listing

1 Belt Buckle – Mavado 2 Son of a Queen - Alkaline 3 Spoil You - Alkaline 4 Frass Box – Popcaan 5 Real Queffa – Vershon 6 Ova Dweet - Popcaan 7 City – Alkaline 8 Extra Lesson - Alkaline 9 Poco Man Skank – Vybz Kartel 10 Conquer the World - Alkaline 11 Love Issues – Tarrus Riley featuring Fambo 12 Banga - Aidonia 13 Miracle - Vybz Kartel, Demarco & KeDa’ 14 Give Thanks for Your Blessing – Singer J 15 Fatty – Style X 16 Bike Back – Charly Black 17 Waist Line – Shaggy 18 New Gangster - Nesbeth 19 Give Thanks for Life – Sean Paul 20 Tic Toc - Salty 21 LOL – Baby Lawd

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Lyric Video: Gentleman - Ovaload ft Sean Paul


German reggae star Gentleman has linked up with the prolific Sean Paul to create a song to destroy all negative people and actions telling us that some people will hate, but  through it all we will just have to move on from the negativity. This song is positive and motivating with a great message, while still being a epic song - definitely proof of their unique talent! Sean Paul is coming back in a big way, by featuring on a range of new songs lately, which is exciting for his global fanbase, dancehall or otherwise! 

Connect with Gentleman via Facebook | Instagram | Twitter 


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Event: Tenor Fly memorial dance - July 7 @ Brixton Electric w/ Congo Natty, Klashnekoff, Killa P, Rodney P & more!


Head down to Brixton Electric for this creme de la creme of UK soundsystem culture and hip hop, in aid of the late UK legend Tenor Fly...

Expect live performances from Congo Natty, Nãnci and Phoebe, Tippa Irie, Top Cat, Daddy Freddy, General Levy, Sweetie Irie, Lady Chann, Ragga Twins, Rodney P, Klashnekoff, Killa P, Demolition Man, YT, Brother Culture, Gappy Crucial, Coxsone Sound System, Aba-Shanti-I, Jungle Revolution Band & more at ELECTRIC BRIXTON. All proceeds go to Tenor Fly's family. 

More info via Facebook here. 

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Alkaline - My Love


No surprise that Alkaline has dropped another song this month, and once again its aimed at the ladies. 'My Love', produced by Tru Ambassador is a sexy, sweet but freaky song that expresses how he loves his women. Something about this artist will always have you singing along to his tunes, its so easy to like his songs instantly. Mr Vendetta is definitely proving he is on top of dancehall with the constant releases. No music video yet but I'm sure it would have very sexual visuals to match the lyrics.

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Video: NSG ft Geko - Yo Darlin'


NSG ft Geko have teamed up to create a banger, the combination is just epic! Afro-beats and rap has made its mark in mainstream music over the years and this song reminds us exactly why. With its catchy lyrics and unique beat, its a song you will not forget. The music video is on point just like the song, it matched well with the party anthem they created, check out the sexy girls and the hard dance moves they show off. 

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J Hus & Jae5 remix French Montana's Unforgettable.

J Hus & Jae5 remix French Montana's Unforgettable.

He’s done it again! After creating one of the most highly anticipated and highly regarded debut albums of 2017, its just common sense he’d be able to remix one of the biggest songs of 2016/17 and still make it sound as good as the original!

Before talking about Hus though, we’ve gotta talk about his producer JAE5. The man is legendary just based off the ‘Common Sense’ album, but he took it one step further this time; completely changing the beat for French Montana's Unforgettable was a risky tactic but it paid off so well. The new beat is more afro, and more danceable compared to the original - even French Montana sounds more wavey over it! Then we have Hus’ calm, African accented lyrics pulling everything together, this has got to be one of those songs you listen to on speaker, around a BBQ with a few mates. As I said, East London’s finest has done it again. //

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Video: Black Shadow ft Skinny Fabulous - Lights Go Down

Video: Black Shadow ft Skinny Fabulous - Lights Go Down

Producer Black Shadow and St Vincent's vocalist Skinny Fabulous will definitely have the club jumping with this song, even those who don't necessarily listen to this style of music! It's unique enough to cover both dancehall and soca genres with its beat and lyrics combo, and it's very catchy and fresh. The video was directed by Troyton Rami, who delivers a "unique, sexy and cross-over" visual as it includes women of different races.



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Video: Spice - Sheet

Video: Spice - Sheet

Spice also known as the female Vybz Kartel, has to be one of the most consistent female artists to date. She was first known from the song she did with Vybz Kartel called 'Ramping shop', which is still a anthem in dancehall especially after the beat was used by Ne-Yo for Miss Independent.

Her new song 'Sheet', is all about satisfying your man in those sheets. Many would say her lyrics are very sexual and similar to the style of Vybz. This song has been growing in popularity all over the world, mainly because the lyrics are different, sexual and catchy. Personally I rate this song a 9/10, I'm glad to see a female Jamaican artist giving us consistent songs that are different.


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Alkaline- Red Eyes

Alkaline- Red Eyes

Alkalines latest song 'Red Eyes' is once again another hit song from the popular rising artist. With his distinctive voice similar to other popular artists such as Popcaan and Vybz Kartel, you instantly know who is on the track. 'Red eyes' expresses how whatever he does people ''Eyes him'' meaning they watch him and criticise. But regardless of this he says he will live his life how he wants. Alkaline is definitely one to make songs that relate to a lot of us - this song has a great summer beat to it and the lyrics are on point! 

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Video: Trillary Banks - Come Over Mi Yard

Video: Trillary Banks - Come Over Mi Yard

Hot gyal Trillary drops this saucy banger we can all relate to - everyone needs a little loving from time to time! In this track, Leicester's Trillary describes just what she is about when it comes down to bedroom activities.

How can you not love a women that exudes such confidence in her capabilities, i don't really have much else to say on this one check it out for yourself.

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Kabaka Pyramid - Cant Breathe

Kabaka Pyramid - Cant Breathe

Produced by Genis Nadal, this is Kabaka Pyramid's latest piece of socially conscious goodness, which can be found on his first full album, titled Contraband.

"The stress and strain of the system and the mental pollution we are fed day to day reminds me of feeling claustrophobic and suffocated" says Kabaka Pyramid.

Available today for purchase on all major digital outlets including iTUNES and SPOTIFY 

Listen back to our interview with Kabaka here and find out about his upcoming European tour here.

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Win a pair of tickets to Soundcrash Boat Party with DJ Vadim & Mr Thing in London

Win a pair of tickets to Soundcrash Boat Party with DJ Vadim & Mr Thing in London

One of London's event promoters, Soundcrash have just announced a stonker of an event on August 19th - a three hour boat party featuring true players in the Hip Hop & Reggae world.

One of the UK's most respect veterans DJ Vadim is the first name on the day. The Ninja Tune and BBE 'Sound Catcher’ has built a solid rep covering hip hop, trip hop, soul, funk, grime, reggae, dub and bass, performing all across the world. 

Joining Vadim, the iconic DJ and producer - Mr. Thing. Having performed and toured with some of the best in the game (DJ Premier, Jazzy Jeff & Run DMC) and produced for the likes of Jehst & Micall Parknsun, the 2 time DMC world champion, is one of the most formidable forces in UK Hip Hop!

Tickets Available via Soundcrash here

To enter the competition, visit our Facebook page here, hit like and write on our wall to tell us whether you're more hyped to see DJ Vadim or Mr Thing! Winners will be picked at random on June 30. 

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Kabaka Pyramid 'Contraband' UK Tour - June 2017

Kabaka Pyramid 'Contraband' UK Tour - June 2017

The Jamaican star, who was recently interviewed on our Pyro Radio show is set for a UK tour in June, with dates and locations below! Make sure you check him out if you love real reggae music!

THU 22 JUN 2017 - O2 Academy Islington, London


MON 26 JUN 2017 - Hidden, Manchester


TUE 27 JUN 2017  - The Fleece Bristol


THU 29 JUN 2017 - The Wardrobe, Leeds
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