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TOP REGGAE, DUB & SOCA ALBUMS OF 2017

Reggae Gold 2017

 

 
Reggae Gold presents the current trends and future classics in reggae music. Now in it’s 24th year, Reggae Gold continues to set the standard for reggae music compilations.

 

Reggae Gold 2017 includes a bonus DJ mix disc by Jamaica’s Chromatic Sound, “…as far as music and fashion go, they are the taste of Jamaican youth” notes Rob Semmer of The Fader.

 

Available in your record store & online

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https://va.lnk.to/RG2K17 

 

Queen Ifrica – Climb

 

 
Congratulations to the award-winning Jamaican singer, songwriter and social activist Queen Ifrica! Her 2017 studio album “Climb” debuted at number 1 on the US Billboard Reggae Chart.

 

The lyrical crusader calls for global change on the album and rallies comrades like Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley on the hip-hop tinged, single, “Trueversation.”

 

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https://Ifrica.lnk.to/Climb

 

Christopher Martin – Big Deal

 

 
Big Deal is the perfect recipe of sweetness, swagger and sex appeal and showcases Chris’s versatility and vocals.

 

Chris fires with formidable skill on the album’s braggadocios theme song “I’m A Big Deal” (produced by Troy “Troyton” Hinds). With almost 7 million views, the video is proof that the song’s title rings true.

 

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https://CMartin.lnk.to/BigDeal

 

Macka B – Health Is Wealth

 

 
The album features the viral video hit, ‘Cucumba’ which has received Breakfast show support in the UK by Nick Grimshaw on BBC Radio 1, in NYC by Ebro on Hot 97FM & LA by BigBoy on iHeart Real 92.3. This has resulted in guest spots on BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5, BBC World Service & BBC Radio London, plus UK national press in the Daily Mail Newspaper. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4321476/Reggae-artist-goes-viral-freestyle-CUCUMBERS.html

 

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https://MackaB.lnk.to/HealthIsWealth

 

Spiritual – Awakening

 

 
Spiritual’s music transports us to another time, when reggae legends like Bob Marley first took the rebel sound of Jamaica to a worldwide audience. Authenticity can be heard in every note…

This quality album produced “Under Specialist’s direction, has enabled Spiritual to realise his musical vision at last, and deliver an album that can stand alongside the seventies’ classics that inspired him as a youth.

 

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https://lnk.to/Awakening 

 

Simpkin Project – Beam Of Light

 

 
Hailing from Huntington Beach, the six piece rock reggae band Simpkin Project put a distinct California feel into their work.

 

Having a strong knowledge and respect for roots reggae, the songs blend their favourite influences from Jamaica and California, including latin percussion.

 

The live instrumentation and heartfelt lyrics give these mid-tempo grooves a broad appeal, the music shines like a beam of light.

 

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https://Simpkin.lnk.to/BeamOfLight

 

Strictly The Best – Volume 56

 

 
The annual release of Strictly The Best compiles the best new reggae songs from Jamaica and abroad.

 

STB volume 56 features lover’s rock and roots reggae from top names and emerging stars in the genre.

 

New and exclusive tracks on STB 56 include “Trouble” from Romain Virgo, “Smile from Jah-Lil, and “No Soul, No Heart, No Love” from Junior Kelly.

 

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https://VPRecords.lnk.to/STB56

 

Strictly The Best – Volume 57

 

 
The Strictly The Best series compiles the best new reggae & dancehall songs from Jamaica and abroad.

 

STB volume 57 features dancehall from top names and emerging stars in the genre.

 

New and exclusive tracks on STB 57 include “Hot Gal” from DJ Spooky, “Roll Clean” from Masicka and “Time Up” from hot new dancehall artist Shenseea.

 

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https://VPRecords.lnk.to/STB57

 

A Dose Of Deadly Dub!

 

King Jammy

Waterhouse Dub

Returning to the ring with “Waterhouse Dub”, a brand new slab of megaton dub.

 

King Jammy, the undisputed heavyweight champion of drum and bass draws for a crucial selection of his roughest and toughest rub-a-dub specials (“Please Officer”, “Boom Shack A Lack”, “Jail House” etc.) to deliver 15 mind-destroying dub knock-outs

 

Available in store & online

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https://Jammy.lnk.to/WaterhouseDub

Alborosie

Freedom In Dub

Outernational reggae sensation Alborosie unleashes ‘Freedom In Dub’ a lethal dub companion to his celebrated “Freedom & Fyah”

 

Ten speaker-shaking bass-bin-quaking neighbour-waking history-making no-prisoner-taking dubs that are the very essence of twenty first century dub analogue style!

 

Available in store & online

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https://Albo.lnk.to/FreedomInDub

 
Mad Professor meets Jah9

In The Midst of The Storm

‘In The Midst Of The Storm’ brings together two exceptional talents & two generations of reggae musicians. Jah9’s previous release “9” was heralded as one of the most refreshing reggae albums of 2016.

 

This album is the fully deconstructed, dubwise version of 9 with nine newly recorded dub sessions from the legendary dub master, Mad Professor.

 

Available in store & online

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https://Jah9.lnk.to/MeetsMadProfessor

 

 

Some Serious Soca!

 

Bunji Garlin

Turn Up

Bunji Garlin is a champion of Soca, the indigenous music of his native land, Trinidad and the electronic dance music that is building a worldwide following.

 

Turn Up is a collection of carnival hits, dancefloor burners and future facing music from one of the Caribbean’s major voices.

 

Available in store & online

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https://bunjigarlin.lnk.to/turn-up

 

Fay-Ann Lyons

Break The World

Breaking new ground is what ‘Break The World’ is all about. The album entered the Billboard Reggae Charts at #3, the highest debut for a female soca artist on the Billboard Reggae Charts.

 

Fay-Ann is the only female artist to have won Carnival Road March three times, and only the second to attain back-to-back wins in two consecutive years.

 

Available in store & online

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https://FayAnn.lnk.to/BreakTheWorld

 

Soca Gold

2017

For 20 years this annual compilation has presented the best songs from the biggest and breaking artists in the genre.

 

Soca Gold 2017 includes a bonus DVD containing exclusive footage from Trinidad Carnival ‘on d road,’ plus extensive live performances from T&T Carnival and music videos.

 

Available in store & online

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