MIXTAPE MUSINGS: DJ CROOKS - PEPPASEED

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MIXTAPE MUSINGS: DJ CROOKS - PEPPASEED

He's back. The one Angelino that can be trusted behind the mix, on the microphone finessing the crowd and giving us a mixtape to vibe with, DJ CROOKS. Peppaseed, his most recent mixtape installment, is a nostalgic take on 90's dancehall, while also dipping into present-day riddims and samples.

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DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: HITMAKERCHINX & FDM

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DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: HITMAKERCHINX & FDM

The FDM vibes catch many of us by surprise here on the West Coast. A fast-paced dancehall infused freight train, that was born from a Brooklyn dance style. The music accompanying this style of dance was originally called, "Flex Tunes," and now appropriately named FDM. Both are ever evolving and now have a heavy influence on dance music across the globe.

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5 REGGAE STARS INSPIRED BY THE KING OF POP

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5 REGGAE STARS INSPIRED BY THE KING OF POP

Michael Jackson’s musical legacy stands as a testament to his talents and abilities. The King of Pop transformed pop music and has inspired generations of musicians and fans; from R&B to jazz to rock and reggae, Jackson’s songs and incredible dance moves defined a genre and have been copied and re-copied by almost every artist. KingstonToLA previously stated that Michael Jackson’s artistry transcends time, genres and cultures. Here are 5 reggae stars who pay tribute to and have been influenced by the King of Pop

 

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DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: "BIG BELLY" KONSHENS X RICK ROSS

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DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: "BIG BELLY" KONSHENS X RICK ROSS

Dancehall music is climbing to new heights and Jamaican entertainer Konshens is setting the bar high with the release of his sophomore LP, It Feel Good. The album was released under San Fransisco based label, Empire. It Feel Good features top reggae and internationally known hip hop artists. Find out more on KingstonToLA.com. 

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DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: POPCAAN "FAMILY"

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DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: POPCAAN "FAMILY"

If theres one thing in this life that really truly matters, it's family. Family is a support system, a circle of relatives and friends who you can trust and you know will always have your back. They are the one's that cheer you on and motivate you and never let you give up. A family wants to see you win.

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DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: WHAT'S NEW?

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DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: WHAT'S NEW?

Back again with your weekly dose of new dancehall music and news. 

It;s been a while since we've heard new music from I-Octane, but he is definitely making himself heard in 2018 by recording new song,  "Pretty Loud," featuring Grammy nominated artist J Boog.

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: KYENIE KING

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: KYENIE KING

Reggae soul-rebel Kyenie King characterizes a mystical sound of the times. His haunting voice has a familiarity that catches listeners with relevant lyrics to empower the mind. The new age Jamaican reggae singer recently released his new album "Change Things" a 15 song compilation of King's best works. Click the link to learn more about reggae soul artist Kyenie King.

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DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: HOT NEW VIDEOS

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DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: HOT NEW VIDEOS

February kicks off carnival season. So to help get ready for di road, dancehall's hottest bad gyal, Shenseea, partnered with top Trinidadian soca artist, Bunji Garlin, remixing his 2017 hit, "Big Bad Soca." "We are the sound the sound dem selctors play. Everyday. Making you sway-ay-ay." Enjoy the remix of, "Big Bad Soca," here on Kingston To LA. 

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DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: NEW RELEASES

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DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: NEW RELEASES

The first month of 2018 is just about checked off the calendar and January definitely did not disappoint on the dancehall front. Many dancehall artists have made their mark in the new year with a slew of new music. Beginning with Vybz Kartel, who has released four singles thus far, with news of a possible two more to be released before January 31st. Kartel's fourth single, "X (All Of Your Exes)," was voiced over the World Vibes Riddim produced his longtime go-to producer TJ of TJ Records. Learn more on KingstonToLA.com.

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MIXTAPE MUSINGS: "EVOLVE 2"  DJ KALI MADDEN

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MIXTAPE MUSINGS: "EVOLVE 2" DJ KALI MADDEN

This week I, Amanda Holmgren, am doing a special feature on my Kingston To LA business partner and bestie, Kalifa Madden. She is actually away discovering more earth, culture and herself in Ethiopia, Africa. So, I thought it was the perfect time to finally feature her mixtape, Evolve 2 "Roots Reggae Rastafari." She wouldn't be too happy with me if she knew this article was being written (and that it's late), but I think she's just humble and hardworking. 

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