Brand new from the legendary Mr. Vegas is his latest dancehall single, "Wakanada Jam." Just released is the official video filmed in Los Angeles at KingstonToLA's reggae-dancehall event collaboration BoomYard LA. Watch here on KingstonToLA.
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.
New Roots Vibrations Vol. 1 is a brand new 2018 mix from roots reggae selector Bramma Shanti. Never failing to disappoint, Bramma Shanti is known for his intricate knowledge of today's newest roots tunes. His latest works is a series of well researched music, showcasing a new generation of roots reggae artists.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The new year is already showing signs of success for dancehall music. Check out the hot new songs and music videos that have already released thus far. here an Kingston To LA.
Mixtape master DJ Junky is already providing us with new material in 2018. Brand new is V.I.S.I.O.N Dancehall Gone Reggae Mixtape 2018 featuring UP tunes such as Agent Sasco's "Winning Right Now" "Hallelujah" by Tony Curtis, "Who Jah Bless" by Romain Virgo and "Them Use to Laugh" by I-Octane. Listen here on KingstonToLA.