King Waggy Tee – Dancehall 2020 Mixtape

King Waggy Tee - Dancehall 2020 Mixtape

The highly anticipated Dancehall 2020 Mixtape is available now on VP Records. Mixed by the legendary King Waggy Tee, this mixtape includes some of the best tracks from the genre as well as VP’s iconic catalogue released this year. Featuring artistes such as Beenie Man, Aidonia, Daddy1, Tommy Lee Sparta, Chronic Law, Masicka & more!

Tracklist:
01. Bella Blair – Gimmie A Light
02. Beenie Man – Zungguzungguguzungguzeng
03. Kabaka Pyramid – Nice Up the Dance
04. Konshens – Nah Leave U
05. D Major x Busy – Something New
06. Masicka – Just A Minute – Dunwell Prod
07. Govana x Aidonia – Yeah Man – RedBoom Supamix
08. Aidonia – Fever Temperature – 4th Genna_Darshan Records
09. Chronic Law – Free Me G
10. Contagious – Blade
11 .Tommy Lee Sparta – Rich Badness
12. Jahvillani x Prince Swanny – First Class Flight
13. Rytical – My World – East Syde Records – One Time
14. Christopher Martin – Big Big
15. Aidonia – Look – 4th Genna_Darshan Records
16. Daddy1 – Pretty Pon Snap
17. Daddy1 – Rich
18. Daddy1 – Free So – MR RANKIN X DJ LUX REC X LAMPSHADE MUZIC
19. Gold Gad – Closet
20. Masicka – I Know
21. K-Lion – Diss (Once)
22. Noah Powa – Spend Nuff money
23. Noah Powa – Rich Life
24. Squash – Different Rankin
25. Daddy1 – Our Time
26. Christopher Martin – Guh Fe Dem
27. JDon Heights – Brand New
28. Masicka – Memories – Gold Leaf Riddim – Natural Bond Ent
29. Jahvillani – Bad Rider – Gold Leaf Riddim – Natural Bond Ent
30. TeeJay – Who You – Gold Leaf Riddim – NaturalBond Ent
31. Badda General – Money App – Real Squad Records
32. Ajji x Stylo G x Busy – Live Fi Di Summer
33. Chronic Law – Count My Blessings (Intention Riddim) Attomatic Records
34. Squash x Vybz Kartel – Do This Mi Self Remix – Attomatic Records
35. Daddy1 – It Nuh New To Us (Intention Riddim) – Attomatic records
36. Squash – Energy Up ft Sonovic
37. Shaniel Muir – Yamabella – Papi Don Muziq
38. Noah Powa – No Stress
39. Govana x Xtassi – That Mi Like Hear – Emudio Records
40. Spice – Inches

Different Rankin Riddim – VP Records

Different Rankin Riddim - VP Records

Trap-Dancehall’s heavy hitters Squash and Daddy1 as well as TeeJay, Ishawna, Christopher Martin, Gage and Ace Gawd assemble on the Different Rankin Riddim produced by two of Jamaica’s top producers, Hempton Music and ShabDon Records. King Waggy Tee from 99 JAMZ Miami includes the mix on his end of year ‘Dancehall 2020 Mixtape.’

First heard with the release of Squash’s song “Different Rankin” which appears on the Reggae Gold 2020 compilation, the title track for the Different Rankin Riddim quickly became popular with the core Dancehall market. That popularity led to the song being chosen by VP Records Senior A&R Neil ‘Diamond’ Edwards as one of the lead tracks for the Reggae Gold 2020 compilation.

Proving popular among the artists as well, the decision was made to add artists to the riddim resulting in 7 artists covering topics popular in Dancehall segments worldwide. Since the release of the music video by Trap-Dancehall King Squash, the accompanying music video has earned 2 million views on YouTube.

King Waggy Tee from 99 JAMZ (WEDR FM) in Miami picked up on the Different Rankin riddim and included it on his Dancehall 2020 Mixtape. The Mixtape features some of the hottest songs released this year which prompted the premier DJ to comment “another nice Trap Dancehall riddim brought to you by Shabdon which features artists like Squash, Daddy1, Teejay, Christopher Martin, Noah Powa. Ishawna, Gage and new artists like JDon Heights & Ace Gawd.

This one will definitely take you on a ride with the right elements included with the top track by Squash title Different Rankin.”

Wayne Marshall – Lots of Sign – Dancehall Anthems 2020

Wayne Marshall - Lots of Signs - Dancehall Anthems 2020

There is no better compliment an artist can give than to cover a nostalgic song. Wayne Marshall, teaming with Jeremy Harding, covers the classic “Lots of Sign” originally performed by Tenor Saw in 1985.

Re-created especially for the Dancehall Anthems compilation project, the track holds evocative value for being a hit record at the time of its original release. Sound System operators and Radio presenters deemed the song an instantaneous classic which preserved its future value. Today Wayne Marshall brings the track back to the fore adding his stand-out voice which compliments Harding’s enhanced sound.

When asked about re-introducing this track to the Reggae landscape and the attraction it holds for younger audiences, Jeremy Harding said “this is a very well executed refresh of a Dancehall classic. Tenor Saw is a challenging artist to emulate so Wayne Marshall did a really good job of being inspired by the soulfulness of the record and putting his own unique brand of soul on it.”

Feedback to the project indicates that fans appreciate the direction Jeremy and the artists have taken the genres golden treasures. “Mad Kings” by King of the Dancehall Beenie Man, was a re-take on King Yellowman’s “Zungguzungguguzungguzeng” and “Nice Up The Dance” by Kabaka Pyramid is a re-take on the classic 1979 song of the same name by Michigan and Smiley.

Dancehall Anthems is a collection of new recordings of classic reggae and dancehall songs that span from the 1960’s to 1990’s otherwise known as the golden era. Dancehall Anthems features Kabaka Pyramid, Sean Paul, Beenie Man, Agent Sasco, Wayne Marshall, Runkus, Blvk H3ro, Bugle, and Royal Blu among others, taking on classic material from Yellowman, Michigan & Smiley, Ken Boothe, Tenor Saw, Papa San, Louie Culture, et al. The first track from the album was Beenie Man’s “Mad Kings” which was a take on Yellowman’s “Zungguzungguguzungguzeng.”

In addition to “Who Am I,” Jeremy Harding is known for Mr. Vegas’s “Nike Air” and Sean Paul’s “Infiltrate” (all on the Playground Riddim); and Elephant Man’s “Log On” and Tanto Metro and Devonte’s “Give It To Her” (both on the Liquid Riddim). Harding was Sean Paul’s manager through the apex of his career and produced three tracks on the platinum Dutty Rock album, the biggest selling title in VP Records’ history. More recently Harding produced “Heaven” for Jah9, found on her Note To Self album.

Tag Wayne Marshall and Jeremy Harding when you play this song on air @waynemarsheezy @misterharding and me too @vprecords @thesonicexecutive

Dancehall Anthems will be released Friday October 16th, 2020 on the VP Records label.

Spice – Inches – Reggae Gold 2020 Exclusive

Spice - Inches - Reggae Gold 2020 Exclusive

Dancehall Queen Spice is a certified star. Her music has streamed more than 270 Million times on YouTube, she has performed to sold-out stadiums and venues around the world, and she is a leading character on Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta.

Spice’s song “Inches” has social media in a frenzy, and radio wanting the track right now. Taken from the Reggae Gold 2020 Compilation, this song is officially available and streaming right now!

Spice’s weaves and hair extensions have always been a topic of conversation because of their color. Women like seeing the star express herself through her hair. Spice’s confidence has empowered women around thew world to celebrate their choice of hair length and color, so Spice has applied a winning formula: Music meets Style! Spice sing “inches / inches / all about my inches / y hair long to me back / real or fake my money buy dat / mih nuh wear cheap hair me leff dem fih dat ….”

To compliment the catchy chune, Spice’s music video takes on a playful theme by recreating the Rapunzel scene by displaying her signature blue hair that is several inches long. Also featured in the music video are her dancers sporting various looks and lengths of weave from Spice’s hair line.

Get ready for callers to call in to your show to talk about Spice, her song “Inches” and the length of hair they are wearing today!

Queen Ifrica – Mih Love Yuh – Reggae Gold 2020

Queen Ifrica - Mih Love Yuh - Reggae Gold 2020

Sometimes a song is performed and that song speaks truth on many levels. Queen Ifrica’s recent release, “Mih Love You” speaks truth on behalf of many around the world who are experiencing relationship problems.

“Mih Love You” comes from Reggae Gold 2020 which was released by VP Records on August 28th, 2020.

Known for incorporating social issues in song (“Daddy,” “Serve and Protect” and “Black Woman” to name a few), it is not surprising that our reigning Queen puts the dynamic of honesty between man and woman front and center. Also included in her lyrics are the consequences to not being honest. Queen Ifrica sings: “me really shoulda tell yuh from the day when we meet say me is a girl who just love things / yuh shouldn’t borrow no car fih come look me / dat did kinda just shaky / if me did know den you wouldn’t get nuttin caw no walk-foot-bwoy can date me ….”

Although the song was released for Valentine’s Day 2020, Neil Diamond, Senior A&R for VP Records felt the track should be included on Reggae Gold. Neil says “this is a song that still brings up conversations that are needed in relationships. It’s a great song and I’m glad it’s included on Reggae Gold.”

Beres Hammond – Call to Duty

Beres Hammond - Call to Duty

Only a master musician can put life events into focus through song, and our Master musician, Beres Hammond has done just that. Today (Friday August 28th, 2020) is Beres Hammond’s birthday, and instead of asking for gifts, he has gifted us with the song “Call to Duty.”

Using a symphonic backdrop, Beres calls us to the duty of living our lives purposefully. While at the beginning of the song he asks us ‘what’s the purpose in us living,’ he goes on to encourage us to think about a child (the future). He sings “when a little baby is born / we can guarantee / that the little child grows up to be / one that we’re proud of / one with so much love / one that we can build the future on ….”

Recorded at Harmony House in Jamaica, Beres intends the song to be an inspiration. Whether DJs choose to play this song at the beginning of their broadcast, or at the end, the songs vibration inspires and is a clear ‘call to duty.’

Available for you to exclusively download today is “Call To Duty” by Beres Hammond. Make sure you wish our icon and legend a Happy Birthday. When you play the song, tag Beres @bereshammond and me @vprecords @thesonicexecutive

Kabaka Pyramid – Nice Up The Dance

Kabaka Pyramid - Nice Up The Dance

Kabaka Pyramid has become an iconic artist representing the younger generation of performing artists. The enthusiasm he brings to his artistry, and his fierce lyrical word play make him one of the most respected creators of music. If you have ever attended one of his shows (when show did ah keep), you know that fans get into his lyrics and sing them as if they wrote the phrases!

“Nice Up The Dance” showcases Kabaka’s respect for two icons who came before him (Michigan & Smiley). The track is also the second release from the Jeremy Harding produced compilation, Dancehall Anthems, for VP Records. The projects official release date is October 9th, 2020.

Performed to a remake of the Real Rock riddim, Kabaka’s version incorporates original lyrics and brings the song into a contemporary context with slight lyrical edits that come een like weapons! Not only will this vibes-filled chune nice up your speakers and earphones, the music video will have you glued to your smartphone! The visually rich video was shot in Jamaica; produced by Davida-Mae Chambers and directed by 300K, and will be released in the next few days.

Dancehall Anthems is a collection of new recordings of classic reggae and dancehall songs. Dancehall Anthems features Kabaka Pyramid, Sean Paul, Beenie Man, Agent Sasco, Wayne Marshall, Runkus, Blvk H3ro, Bugle, and Royal Blu among others, taking on classic material from Yellowman, Michigan & Smiley, Ken Boothe, Tenor Saw, Papa San, Louie Culture, et al. The first track from the album was Beenie Man’s take on Yellowman’s “Zungguzungguguzungguzeng.”

Kabaka Pyramid is one of the most celebrated and versatile MCs of the Reggae Revival movement, breaking out with the popular 2017 album Kontraband, produced by Damian Marley. Pyramid’s work shows a generational interest in hip-hop, integrating the MC’s flow with classic reggae and contemporary dancehall rhythms.

In addition to “Who Am I,” Jeremy Harding is known for Mr. Vegas’s “Nike Air” and Sean Paul’s “Infiltrate” (Playground riddim); and Tanto Metro and Devonte’s “Give It To Her” (Liquid riddim). Harding was Sean Paul’s manager through the apex of his career and produced three tracks on the platinum Dutty Rock album, the biggest selling title in VP Records’ history. More recently Harding produced “Heaven” for Jah9, found on her “Note To Self” album.

When you drop “Nice Up The Dance” by Kabaka Pyramid make sure you tag @kabakapyramid and me @vprecords @thesonicexecutive

Ikaya – All Woman – Reggae Gold 2020

Ikaya - All Woman - Reggae Gold 2020

One of the most soul-filled voices performing in our genre belongs to Ikaya. This certified songstress has the votes of fans and the fraternity because her music speaks to and resonates in our hearts. Her discography includes notable songs such as “Ugly Girl,” “Leave You Alone” featuring Jesse Royal and “Hard Way.” Today Ikaya adds another notable song to her catalog.

“All Woman” is an undeniable anthem. The song comes from the Reggae Gold 2020 compilation disc due to be released August 28th, 2020 by VP Records.

Produced by Jeremy Harding, Ikaya sings lyrics that are hard to deny: “Woke up this morning in the same black skin / No makeup, no weave, mi nuh got no tracks in / Feeling like a queen on this black hill / Don’t need your validation / A true empress within….”

“All Woman” empowers women from all walks of life. The song celebrates the way we look, how we speak, what we think and where we are from. The song unifies us and reminds us that we have more in common than not, and dare I say, the song encourages men to love us just as we are too!

Sonically, you will savour Jeremy’s choice of contemporary one-drop to support Ikaya’s performance. The bass line is progressive, like the footpath of women over the centuries, and the accent of the harp represents the softer feminine side. The tap of the drumstick on the rim of the snare drum keeps the production on time and in-step. This song will be on repeat!

Konshens – Nah Leave U – Reggae Gold 2020

Konshens - Nah Leave U - Reggae Gold 2020

The most active consumers of Dancehall right now are women. It is reported that women spend more time on sites such as YouTube, Spotify, and Instagram watching the activities of artists they like. Another interest that women have is relationships!

Today’s young lady wants to know their relationship is secure. The one message they want to hear from the man they are in a relationship with is: “mih nah leff yuh.” Konshens brilliantly connects the visuals ladies like to see, with the message they like to hear in his new song “Nah Leave U” which appears on the Reggae Gold 2020 compilation.

Reggae Gold 2020 is rated as one of the most anticipated releases of the year and is already doing well on streaming sites such as Apple Music and Spotify.

Konshens, the female fan-voted sex symbol sing-jays provocatively between the lyrics driving the theme of the song. He says “baby / you ah mih best friend / me and you together like Gia and Ken / me and you together like weed and blem / me and you forever / what dem ah seh no matter ….”

With the lyrics of the song checking off as correct, we turn to the visuals. Fans will appreciate the strong visual component which is the music video. Soon to be released, the music video acts on Konshens lyrics and the energy in the sonics of the song.

Make sure you download “Nah Leave U” by Konshens. The song is track 13 from the Reggae Gold 2020 compilation and a great addition to all playlists (Radio – Spotify – Apple Music – YouTube). Reggae Gold 2020 is due in stores August 28th, 2020.

Tag Konshens when you play the chune on-air @konshens and tag me too @vprecords @thesonicexecutive

Squash – Different Ranking – Reggae Gold 2020

Squash - Different Ranking - Reggae Gold 2020Squash - Different Ranking - Reggae Gold 2020

rap-Dancehall King Squash has a new accolade to add to his success chest. Squash is now Reggae Gold … in the sense that his newest release, “Different Rankin” is included on the new compilation from VP Records.

Reggae Gold 2020 features the hottest songs in the Reggae and Dancehall landscape. The 6iix Boss adds his voice and talent to the project and makes it clear that he is on a different rankin.’ The fact of the matter is he celebrates life with expensive everything and he is not shy to let us hear. Squash sing-jays “stack it up pack it up this ah different rankin / pocket dem full ah Benjamin Franklin / money ah dih road / Lord forgive my sins / stankin rich / stankin rich / inna mih house me ah put ah elevator ….”

The riddim to which this song is performed is in-step with modern Trap-Dancehall tones we hear and compliments the theme of Squash’s song which is being on a ‘different rankin.’ The bass line and piano riff holds listeners like glue which means they are acutely tuned in to you!

“Different Rankin” is the first release from Reggae Gold 2020 and ready for you to download. The music video was released yesterday (August 4th) to celebrate Squash’s birthday (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1J4xzpDEAU). The party continues this weekend.

Make sure you tag Squash when you play the chune on-air @squash6iixboss and tag me too @vprecords @thesonicexecutive