Disorda and the Suspect Packages massive are back with another installment of Dub Chronicles. Dub Chronicles a nice up the atmosphere with another great rockers/foundation artist selection including Dennis Brown, Johnny Osbourne, The Heptones, John Holt, Gregory Isaacs, and more.
Here’s some of the latest dancehall chunes, courtesy of Better Must Come, who just released this “We Love Di Vibes – 2012 Dancehall mix.” 80 minutes of music including Gyptian, Busy Signal, Vybz Kartel, Beenieman, Bounty Killer, and more.
I would have gone with “Jah Snoop” but either way, Long Beach’s own Snoop Dogg has decided to go in on some reggae joints, starting with this song “La la la,” which was produced by Diplo. You might recognize that it’s the same remake he used on the “Colourless Artibella” track from the Major Lazer x La Roux LAZERPROOF mix tape, circa 2010. Streaming available at Egotripland.
In spite of Jamaica having a uniquely single-based music industry, centered around the latest 45′s, I decided to invest in Sweet Jamaica, the latest 2LP from dancehall veteran Mr. Vegas. I’m glad I did. Divided into two halves, the album has a “dancehall” half and a “reggae” half. The dancehall side features Vegas, and guests, over the latest riddims. The reggae side features rootsier tracks, and remakes of classic foundation songs, including several from The Harder They Come. “Sweet Jamaica” is the big chune off the album so far, and it also features Shaggy and Josey Wales.
Shimmy Shimmy is a great reggae/soca/dancehall blog outta UK. Definitely one of the best websites in that realm, with nothing but top shelf content and beautiful design. They’re also about making some really nice-looking reggae tees. We definitely support that. Check them out.
The latest podcast from Deadly Dragon Sound pays tribute to the Park Heights label with another nice selection celebrating the exclusive DDS Reissues series.