DJ Madbwoy's Dancehall Mixtape series is a favorite here at KingstonToLA. One of the Holland-based deejay's specialties is researching the genre's newest hits and compiling them with a precision appreciated by dancehall fans all over the world.
It's that time again! Videos, videos, and more videos. That's how we like our Dancehall Friday's every once and a while. So, sit back and let us bring you our favorite recent video jams.
Another volume filled with a batch of music for your weekend playlist. Summer is official and so are the summer vibes. So, let's begin.
It's been a long journey for SZA and her debut LP. Despite signing with TDE in 2013 and releasing critically acclaimed EP's from 2011-2014, fans and music lovers alike have been waiting for her full-length debut for some time. Now, the wait is over and the listener finds out rather quickly that CTRL is well worth the wait.
Reports have circulated recently that HOV may be dropping a new album in the near future. Well, over this past weekend, he may have found some inspiration.
Anything Vybz Kartel touches is fire, even at his prison. Earlier this week a fire broke out at the Tower Adult Correctional Center where Vybz Kartel is incarcerated. The fire erupted in a different section of the facility from where Kartel is located and no injuries were reported. Leave it up to the internet to supply us with "fire" memes.
A lot good stuff to get too. Lots of new music, such little time. So, let's get the countdown moving. A lot good stuff to get too. Lots of new music, such little time. So, let's get the countdown moving.
Flex Up Crew's Yungg Trip brings us a heavy compilation of dancehall-EDM mash-ups with his latest mix titled "More Badder Mixtape," hosted by Jamaican-based recording artiste Richie Loop. Yungg Trip has become a master of bringing a high energy bass driven product, yet not at the expense of the classically-smooth dancehall feel.
So much new music, so little time. Dancehall Fridays is here to help you relieve some of the pressure. Check out the hottest new tunes by top dancehall artists in the genre.
It's on once again. The Listen Down, catching you up on some things you may have missed. Songs and videos that are still hitting, even after a little time in the musical world. So, catch up with us below.
Brimstone Sounds presents "Big Tunes Volume 20: Love is Lovely!" Reggae fans can get excited about this absolute gem. A compilation of the best Jamaican lovers rock tunes from 1977 to present day vibrations.
Another week, another collection of songs we have on repeat. Get with the Listen Down kids, we will steer you right for your Memorial Day Weekend!
Musicians, poets, visual artists, designers ... what makes them interesting isn't just the music they make, the art they create, or the style they have. What really makes them interesting is that they are our mirror. They reflect back to us, all the things that make us human. Our moment to moment humanity. Whether that be our moments of triumph, our moments of feeling confident - yet also, and sometimes most importantly - they reflect back to us our worries, our insecurities, our difficult moments. They give us the human experience through art, and we appreciate their sacrifice.
As Afrobeats continue to win dancehall fans the world over, due to its rhythms which come from the same low-end theory as dancehall, we're tuning into a few selectors curating massive vibes with the music! One such selector is PAGES, a Ghanaian DJ and producer based in Los Angeles, CA. PAGES is a veteran on the scene, spinning at Afrobeat parties such as Afrolituation.
We are back. Big tings brewing, excited about life, that's what the Listen Down vibes give us. Here is another listing of our favorite tracks, so that you can feel our good vibes too.
Matt Black and Jonathon Moore of the legendary UK duo Coldcut put together an easy skanking mix of riddims, old island reggae jams, and dub breaks. The duo is considered to be one of the pioneers of pop sampling and the UK's first electronic music stars. So, you know a mix of some of their favorite tunes from these veteran selectors will most definitely make the vibes right.
Cover art has changed since the advent of social media. As music has become a less physical experience - going to a record store to pick up your favorite CD or record - the classic cover has been updated. Although still important, the life of a physical record has lost its luster to many.