1 December 2015, 14:14 | Updated: March 16, 2017, 3:58 PM
Ras Kwame brings you the new Reggae songs you need in your life this month.
With big new songs and festive hits from Vybz Kartel, Major Lazer, Meleku and more, Ras Kwame breaks down the 10 new Reggae songs to have on your radar in December.
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10. Vybz Kartel – “Every day is Christmas”
Di Teacher aka Vybz Kartel brings good news with this merengue and mento inspired song. Every day it’s Christmas in his book, very very catchy!
9. Major Lazer Feat. Kranium, Wiz Kid & Ty Dolla Sign – “Every day is Christmas”
This ‘Boom’ track is not necessarily Dancehall or Reggae but rather ‘Future Dancehall’ and ‘Tropical Bass’. This song has a great vocal combination and does it for the dancefloor. It’s made to work! Recipe!
8. ‘The Biggest One Drop Anthems 2015’ Feat. Luciano, Etana, Richie Spice, Jah 9, Raging Fyah, Randy Valentine and more.
This LP is a roundup of bits of killer culture from the finest stages, including stellar contributions from new Yahsha talent and mainstays such as Richie Spice.
7. Suit Load Of Black (Kardinal Offishall x Bunji Garlin x Assassin) – ‘She Bad’
This song is hot as a pot! Ladies, you have to find a special bump, grind, twerk, azonto combination for this one, pure energy!
6. Meleku – “The right place”
Meleku, son of Sizzla, describes himself as eccentric, militant and shy – and his first singles are sizzling! This one is sick for his occasional EDM influence on production, while still retaining the more timid qualities. An artist to watch in 2016 without a doubt.
5. Dre Island – ‘M16’
South East London-based production team The Fanatix, which has enjoyed a successful career on the international dancehall scene this year, has shelled it with a hybrid bass-driven production, while Dre provides the lyrical plans. to trigger it. Big air!
4. Selecta Riddim Feat. Ras Demo, Randy Valentine, Sara Lugo, Dean Fraser
It is simply a very elegant piece, courtesy of Maximum Sounds’ powerful sister label, “Pull Up Selecta”. Definitely one for the purists with four great versions. True music fans will love this – it has the full package like SkySports! Tune in!
3. Dark Temptation Riddim Feat. Mavado, Chris Martin, Konshens, Beenie Man, Bugle, I Octane and more.
A very popular riddim with ironic humorous versions of Dexta Daps, Mavado and Chris Martin as go-to cuts. Some large versions all around.
2. Rihanna Feat. Beenie Man & Bounty Killer – ‘BBHMM’ (Don Corleon Remix)
A bashment remix of this song surfaced recently, courtesy of Grammy Award-winning Don Corleon. The ladies show up to the dance floor whenever this is performed in the dance – and it goes really well at Christmas parties. Beenie Man has a great verse on this!
1. Vybz Kartel – “bike ride”
Any of Vybz Kartel’s current songs could fit this spot, including “Chain”, “3AM”, “Anabella” and more. But I go with ‘Bicycle Ride’ like a real sucker for a riddim with a 90’s style bounce.