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Caribbean Dance Radio is a podcast, radio show, and sound system bringing you the best and latest tunes in Dancehall, Reggae, and Roots. In a true sound system fashion Caribbean Dance Radio drops exclusive releases, dubplates, remixes, and 45s in an unforgettable style and pattern. Subscribe and Listen in iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn Radio, and Stitcher.

[NEW MUSIC] Koffee - TOAST

from Reggaeville:

Four weeks ago we reported that 18-year-old Koffee got signed by Columbia Records UK. The first single Toast [Download here], produced by Major Lazer’s Walshy Fire, is out now. It's the first song taken from Koffee's upcoming debut EP Rapture, to be released in 2019. 

Koffee was in London, UK last week, she performed at BBC Introducing at Tobacco Docks (Nov. 10th) and as special guest at Chronixx & Protoje’s sold out show at Alexandra Palace (Nov. 11th) in front of 10,000 people and at the Bush Hall on Monday night (Nov. 12th) for Zincfence Sessionz

[OMV] Randy Valentine - Vigilant

Randy Valentine's new nine track project called "New Narrative" produced by Royal Order Music and Loud City Music available now in stores & streaming sites worldwide.

1. New Narrative (Intro)
2. Happiness Station
3. Vigilant
4. Real Like That
5. Too Late (Natty Escape)
6. Just In Time
7. Me & My Lioness
8. Warrior Ah Road
9. Vigilant (Dub) 
 

The independent project "New Narrative" debuted at #10 on the Billboard Reggae album charts.

On the iTunes Reggae album charts "New Narrative" debuted at #1 in Switzerland#2 in the U.K. and #7 in the U.S.

[OMV] Tarrus Riley ft Mykal Rose

From VP Records:

New York, NY- Reggae crooner, Tarrus Riley, also known as “Singy Singy” is back with his new single “Guess Who” featuring Mykal Rose of the Reggae group Black Uhuru. They originally released their hit “Guess Who's Coming to Dinner” in 1979 titled after the famous 1967 movie with Sidney Pottier. The re-imagined version by Tarrus Riley brings a fresh modern twist to the classic song, “Roots with a little pepper,” Tarrus says about the single. The video has premiered today on Tarrus Riley’sYouTube channel. The single will be available for streaming and download on November 30th and is the first from his upcoming album slated for release on VP Records in 2019.

 

Produced by Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Shane Brown and Dean Fraser, the remake comes at a time when Youth are taking a stance on political and socio-economical issues more than ever. “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” in short “Guess Who” is a simple way of stating that one is “coming for their food” as Tarrus chants throughout the song. The single seamlessly bridges the gap between traditional conscious roots music with a bouncy dancehall riddim and swagger. “It’s like Kendrick Lamar, and J.Cole,” says Tarrus. “They give you conscious music, but they give it to you with style.”

 

The stunning visual for the song, directed by ID studios, brings the songs energy to life with colorful and vibrant shots of local people coupled with scenes of Tarrus and Mykal vibing on a rooftop, in the streets and at a bashment party. On the video shoot, Mykal Rose states, “The atmosphere was proper. We actually woke up early to catch the sun. We know the history of the location and it was just a good energy.”

 

The original song “Guess Who's Coming to Dinner” by Black Uhuru was a major hit and caught the attention of many. The band gained so much traction that they were the winners of the first ever reggae Grammy award with Best Reggae Album in 1985. They then went on to sell thousands of albums and earning additional Grammy nominations in 1994 and 1995. Mykal Rose was happy to jump on Tarrus Riley’s remake as he states “I wouldn’t say it’s a sample, it’s an example. Everything just manifests”

 

Tarrus Riley agrees with those sentiments stating “There’s people who like roots reggae, so right away it’s a win. There are people who like new reggae, right away they win because of the style. There are people who like Tarrus Riley, it’s a win. Then there are those people who don’t like Tarrus Riley, but like Roots music, it’s a win.” 

 

Tarrus also plans to bring this new single and more on the road. “We just want people to have a good time and that why I’m always on the road so much. When we’re in front of the fans it shows them that the artist is a fan of you as well and that is a part of my success story,” Tarrus concluded.

[OMV] Alborosie & Chronixx - Contradiction

from VP Records:

New York, NY– The new music video for “Contradiction” featuring Chronixx, by international reggae star Alborosie will exclusively premiere on Alborosie’s YouTube Channel this Friday at 12pm EST https://youtu.be/kuFI_jOSyGw. 

An energetic roots reggae track used to highlight issues that are apparent in society today, “‘Contradiction’ was ultimately a song born from the time we are living in and speaks to the current everyday life, social and political climate.” says Alborosie on the single. The video ends with a snippet of another popular track off the album “Lie.”

Directed by Dameon Gayle, the socially conscious collaboration expertly conveys contradictory situations while two young boys that resemble Alborosie and Chronixx in their younger years travel through their city witnessing violence and crime committed by unexpected figures. In one scene, a father is seen reprimanding his daughter for wearing provocative clothing and in the next scene he is seen picking up a woman wearing a similar outfit.

“Contradiction” is the third single from the studio album, “Unbreakable: Alborosie Meets the Wailers United,” which was released June 29th of this past summer.  Enlisting The Wailers United (former members of Bob Marley and The Wailers with the addition of Aston Barrett Jr.) for instrumental backing, the album upholds the tradition of roots- rock-reggae. The album has amassed over ten million streams worldwide to date.

Alborosie will be performing at Slightly Stoopid’s ‘Closer To The Sun’ Festival November 30th – December 4th in Riviera-Maya, Mexico alongside UB40, Michael Franti, Thievery Corporation, Yellowman and many more.

Dubtonic Kru - West Coast Tour November

‘Rise & Reggae Tour’ with Dubtonic Kru and Aaron Nigel Smith coming to California, Oregon and Washington

Jamaican Reggae legends, Dubtonic Kru are on tour on the West Coast this November in support of their new single entitled“Reggae Like Never Before”.The ‘Rise & Reggae (Like Never Before) Tour’ is being held on nine dates, with the inclusion of a highlight event called Plug N’ Play, an event known for showcasing developing artists alongside more experienced ones. The event was originated in Jamaica.

The Rise & Reggae tour dates include Sunday, November 18th at HopMonk Tavern in Sebastopol, CA; Friday, November 23 at Rhythm and Rye in Olympia, WA; Saturday, November 24 at Airport Tavern in Tacoma, WA; Sunday, November 25 at Volcanic Theatre Pub in Bend, OR; Tuesday, November 27 at Hi Fi Music Hall in Eugene, OR; Thursday, November 29 in Arcata, CA; (Venue TBA), Friday, November 30 at Sweet Water in Mill Valley, CA; Saturday, Dec 1 at The New Parish in Oakland, CA; The highlight event,Plug N’ Play,  will be held at Jack London Revue in Portland, OR. on Wednesday, November 28.