Top dancehall entertainer, Shenseea, is making all the right moves in 2018. Her trajectory since the beginning of the year is only continuing to rise and not just nationally, but internationally. Check out more on KingstonToLA.com
Last year, we got introduced to the Portland soundman Selecta YT and his annual culture mix. So, obviously, we were juiced to get our hands on this year's version, "Word, Sound, Power."
Our weekly Mixtape Musings is back! So, in honor of that fact, we are featuring a mixtape we have had on rotation. After we caught up with the Trinidadian Lion Twins for our exclusive interview, we've been glued to their progression. Most recently, they teamed up with Wadadah II and Culture Sounds to bring us the fire mixtape, " Live Under the Mango Tree."
Dancehall music and the style of dancing attributed to it can be thought of as being over sexualized and is often criticized by outsiders for its slackness. However, there is much more to the culture of the music and dance than meets the eye. Many female dancers and singers of the genre view their hyper-sexy lyrics and dance moves as a form of female empowerment, i.e., her body, her words, her choice.
Not sure if many of you remember the Instagram video moment last summer between Sean Kingston and dancehall singer, Tommy Lee Sparta. The video ignited the dancehall circle sparking rumors and name calling by fans and other dancehall stars alike. Let us fill you in with a quick recap here on Kingston To LA.
Just announced the Unruly Boss, Popcaan, will release his sophomore album titled, Forever, come summer 2018. Popcaan announced the news in an Instagram caption yesterday which was later followed up with a late night release of, "Body So Good," the first single off the album. Plus more from the dancehall star here on Kingston To LA.
Brand new from Mavado is his latest tune "Father God," off the Dilemma Riddim, produced by Keno 4Star Production. Also on the Dilemma Riddim is "Never Born Fi Poor" by Demarco, "Sad To Say" from Jahmiel, "Bread Winner" by Bugle and more big tunes. Listen to “Father God” here on KingstonToLA.com.
Happy 4/20 to all the marijuana lovers around the globe! Hope everyone is feeling irie, uplifted and grateful!. Here are some new songs released this week in the world of dancehall. Now on KingstonToLA.com
New Roots Vibrations Vol. 2 is the latest edition from roots reggae selector Bramma Shanti. Living as a selector/engineer in Jamaica, Bramma Shanti stays up to the time with what is new in roots reggae music, providing a showcase for the new generation of roots reggae artists. Listen here on KingstonToLA.com!
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.
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.
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
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.
Rampage Sound Global presents a newer sound from DJ Rampage Global titled Livin It Up Pre Fix Global. Well known for his roots-reggae mixtapes, DJ Rampage reminds fans his flexibility extends beyond the confines of any specific genre. Livin It Up Pre Fix Global is a clean dancehall mix that will most definitely keep the party going. Listen here on KingstonToLA.com.