100 dintre cele mai bune piese Reggae & Dancehall din 2015

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Anul se apropie de final, iar pentru noi a venit vremea topurilor. Conform tradiției vom începe cu o selecție alcătuită din 100 dintre cele mai bune piese reggae și dancehall lansate în 2015.

Evident, selecția noastră este subiectivă, dar am încercat să ținem cont de câteva criterii cum ar fi calitate a producției, mesaj, versuri, originalitate sau popularitate. De asemenea, între cele 100 de cântece veți putea face cunoștiință cu diferite stiluri de reggae, de la roots la dancehall, dar și cu metode variate de interpretare.

Am păstrat și categoria bonus, acolo unde am strâns treisprezece piese ce se abat mai mult sau mai puțin de la reggae, utilizând în general instrumentale inspirate de bass music, ska sau chiar electro. Am păstrat și extra bonus-ul unde veți face cunoștiință cu două cântece lansate în 2014, dar care au ajuns cunoscute publicului mai mult anul acesta. De asemenea, la bonus am adăugat o piesă tip cover și una tip tribut, categorii pe care le excludem în general din căutările noastre anuale din motive evidente.

Zona Reggae

Față de anii trecuți, în 2015, deși am avut câteva piese extraordinare, nu am avut nicio melodie care să iasă mai mult în evidență cum a fost cazul lui Who Knows (2014) sau Here Comes Trouble (2013). Desigur, există big big chunes precum Want No War, Well Done, Learn And Grow sau Ghetto Boy, pentru a numi doar trei, dar parcă niciunul dintre acestea nu s-a distanțat semnificativ față de restul.

Lista de mai jos a fost realizată în ordine alfabetică, iar toate piesele pot fi ascultate printr-un simplu click pe link. Pentru 2014 și 2013 puteți consulta lista aici și respectiv aici.

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Admiral Tibet – Gone Nowhere

Akae Beka – Homage To The Land

Alborosie – Rocky Road

Anthony B – Mau Mau Warrior

Askala Selassie – Warrior Empress

Beres Hammond – Jamaica International Dance

Blend Mishkin & Roots Evolution feat Exco Levi – Settle Down

Cadenza feat Stylo G & Busy Signal – Foundation

Capleton – Time Will Tell

Carl Meeks & Jah Niceness – Here We Come

Cham – I’m Too Hot

Chezidek – Marijuana

Chronixx – Ghetto People

Chronixx – Spanish Town Rocking

Daddy Rings feat Gentleman – In The Streets

Dajah – Up And Runnin

Dennis Brown – Rock On

Derrick Parker – Cool It Down

Diana Rutherford – Run For Cover

Earl Sixteen – Let Jah

Echo Minott feat Raggattack – Give Me In A Digital

Eddie Murphy – Oh Jah Jah

Exco Levi – Place Call Earth

Fantan Mojah – A Better Way Out

Fantan Mojah feat Capleton & Turbulence – Kingston Town

Gappy Ranks – Gunman

Gappy Ranks & The Uprising Roots – Shame On You

Horace Martin & Bucky Jo – Travelling

Iba Mahr – Travelling Home

Iba Mahr – Worries Tonight

Ikaya – Worth His Weight In Gold 

Infinite – Everyone Irie

Inner Circle feat Chronixx & Jacob Miller – Tenement Yard

Irie Souljah – Learn And Grow

Israel Vibration feat Droop Lion – Man Up 

J.O.E. – Belly Of The Beast

Jah Mason – Never Forget

Jhikoman & Peetah Morgan – Afrika Arise

Julian Marley – Lemme Go

Kabaka Pyramid – Well Done

Kabaka Pyramid – King Of Kings

Kenny Smith – Range Rover

King Lorenzo – No Turning Back

King Mas – As I Rise

King Mas – Zombie Apocalypse

Koro Fyah – Eyes Red

Lion D – Blaze Up

Lutan Fyah – True Patriot

Lutan Fyah – Africa

Lyricson – We Nah Fear

Macka B – System No Nice

Marla Brown feat Kabaka Pyramid – Hunt You Down

Massy The Creator feat Ethan Scorcher – Miss Jamaica

Mellow Mood feat Andrew I – Criminal

Micah Shemaiah & Rassi Hardknocks – Legal

Mikey General & Mr Williamz – Ganja Morning

Million Stylez feat Bounty Killer – Equal Rights And Justice

Morgan Heritage – Strictly Roots

Morgan Heritage feat Jo Mersa Marley – Light It Up

Mortimer – Warning

Mr Wililamz – Live My Life

Mungo’s Hi Fi feat YT & Johnny Osbourne – No Wata Down Ting

Nattali Rize & Notis – Heart Of A Lion

New Kingston – Honorable

Niyorah feat House Of Shem – Rising Sun

O.B.F feat Mr Williamz – Mandela

Onton – Blaze 4.20

Paolo Baldini feat Hempress Sativa – Boom (Wahdadadeng)

Perfect Giddimani – Self Grammy (Bam Boom)

Peter Youthman – Mandela

Protoje – Bubblin’ 

Protoje – Criminal

Protoje – Who Can You Call

Raging Fyah – Long Road To Travel

Rapha Pico – Take A Look

Ras Cherry – World War

Ras Demo – Sekkle Up The Score

RDX – Pull Up Selecta

Richie Campbell – I Feel Amazing

Richie Stephens – Free The Plant

Riddim Colony feat Micah Shemaiah – Lion’s Way

Righteous Child – Won’t Tell You A Lie

Romain Virgo feat Agent Sasco – Fade Away

Rominal – Grow My Dread

Rootz Radicals – Israel

Screechy Dan & Red Fox – Skylarking

Shaggy – Don’t Stop

Shuga – In Deh

Sinsemilia feat Dub Inc, Yaniss Odua, Naaman & Balik – Reggae Addicts Connection

Sizzla – Think Positive

Skarra Mucci feat Mandinka Warrior – Higher Than High

Sr Wilson – Capital Tiene El Control

Stephen Marley feat Bounty Killer & Mad Cobra – Ghetto Boy

Tarrus Riley & Shaggy feat Sly & Robbie – Rise Up

T.J feat Exile Di Brave & Infinite – Original Style

Tom Fire feat Linval Thompson – No Food

Torch & Bugle – Fire Man A Bun

Treesha – Don’t Do It

Vibronics feat Macka B – Are You Ready

Vibronics feat Michael Prophet – Searching For Jah

Yung J.R feat Cali P – Want No War

BONUS:

Alaine – Hello (Adele Reggae Cover)

Alpha Blondy – No Brain No Headache

Brain Damage Meets Willi Williams – Fyah Bun

Brother Culture – Dreadlocks Thing

Chainska Brassika – Love The Way

Demarco – Fallen Friends (J Capri Tribute)

Dub Pistols feat Seanie T & Chezidek – Sticky Situation

Egoless – Like A Nuclear Bomb

Flavia Coelho – Vazio

Gentleman’s Dub Club – Music Is The Girl I Love

Major Lazer feat Ellie Goulding & Tarrus Riley – Powerful

Mungo’s Hi Fi feat Sugar Minott & Daddy Freddy – Raggamuffin

Wdd & Michela Grena – How Many Women

EXTRA BONUS (lansate în 2014, dar devenite virale în 2015):

Autarchii – Grow

Nelly Stharre – Sista Cool

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ENGLISH VERSION: 

100 Best Reggae & Dancehall Songs in 2015

This year is coming to an end and it’s time for us to make the charts. Keeping traditions strong we shall begin with a selection of the best 100 reggae and dancehall tracks of 2015.

Obviously this is not an objective selection, but we tried to take account of a few criteria such as the quality of the production, message, lyrics, originality and popularity. Also, among the 100 tracks you can hear various styles of reggae, from roots to dancehall, and various performances.

We have kept the bonus category, with thirteen tracks, which cannot be labeled quite as reggae. They use instruments inspired by bass music, ska and even electro. There is an extra bonus category too. It contains songs released in 2014, that became popular in 2015. The bonus category contains a cover song and also a tribute one, categories that we usually exclude from our usual charts for obvious reasons.

Comparing to last years, 2015, although having a few extraordinary songs, did not bring any track to shining as bright as hits from 2014, as was the case of Who Knows (2014) sau Here Comes Trouble (2013). Of course there are big big chunes like Want No War, Well Done, Learn And Grow or Ghetto Boy, to name just a few. However, none of these were brought especially to the spotlight.

The following list is in alphabetical order and you can listen to the tracks by a simple click on the link. For 2014 and 2013 you can see the lists here and also here.

Enjoy!

Admiral Tibet – Gone Nowhere

Akae Beka – Homage To The Land

Alborosie – Rocky Road

Anthony B – Mau Mau Warrior

Askala Selassie – Warrior Empress

Beres Hammond – Jamaica International Dance

Blend Mishkin & Roots Evolution feat Exco Levi – Settle Down

Cadenza feat Stylo G & Busy Signal – Foundation

Capleton – Time Will Tell

Carl Meeks & Jah Niceness – Here We Come

Cham – I’m Too Hot

Chezidek – Marijuana

Chronixx – Ghetto People

Chronixx – Spanish Town Rocking

Daddy Rings feat Gentleman – In The Streets

Dajah – Up And Runnin

Dennis Brown – Rock On

Derrick Parker – Cool It Down

Diana Rutherford – Run For Cover

Earl Sixteen – Let Jah

Echo Minott feat Raggattack – Give Me In A Digital

Eddie Murphy – Oh Jah Jah

Exco Levi – Place Call Earth

Fantan Mojah – A Better Way Out

Fantan Mojah feat Capleton & Turbulence – Kingston Town

Gappy Ranks – Gunman

Gappy Ranks & The Uprising Roots – Shame On You

Horace Martin & Bucky Jo – Travelling

Iba Mahr – Travelling Home

Iba Mahr – Worries Tonight

Ikaya – Worth His Weight In Gold 

Infinite – Everyone Irie

Inner Circle feat Chronixx & Jacob Miller – Tenement Yard

Irie Souljah – Learn And Grow

Israel Vibration feat Droop Lion – Man Up 

J.O.E. – Belly Of The Beast

Jah Mason – Never Forget

Jhikoman & Peetah Morgan – Afrika Arise

Julian Marley – Lemme Go

Kabaka Pyramid – Well Done

Kabaka Pyramid – King Of Kings

Kenny Smith – Range Rover

King Lorenzo – No Turning Back

King Mas – As I Rise

King Mas – Zombie Apocalypse

Koro Fyah – Eyes Red

Lion D – Blaze Up

Lutan Fyah – True Patriot

Lutan Fyah – Africa

Lyricson – We Nah Fear

Macka B – System No Nice

Marla Brown feat Kabaka Pyramid – Hunt You Down

Massy The Creator feat Ethan Scorcher – Miss Jamaica

Mellow Mood feat Andrew I – Criminal

Micah Shemaiah & Rassi Hardnocks – Legal

Mikey General & Mr Williamz – Ganja Morning

Million Stylez feat Bounty Killer – Equal Rights And Justice

Morgan Heritage – Strictly Roots

Morgan Heritage feat Jo Mersa Marley – Light It Up

Mortimer – Warning

Mr Wililamz – Live My Life

Mungo’s Hi Fi feat YT & Johnny Osbourne – No Wata Down Ting

Nattali Rize & Notis – Heart Of A Lion

New Kingston – Honorable

Niyorah feat House Of Shem – Rising Sun

O.B.F feat Mr Williamz – Mandela

Onton – Blaze 4.20

Paolo Baldini feat Hempress Sativa – Boom (Wahdadadeng)

Perfect Giddimani – Self Grammy (Bam Boom)

Peter Youthman – Mandela

Protoje – Bubblin’ 

Protoje – Criminal

Protoje – Who Can You Call

Raging Fyah – Long Road To Travel

Rapha Pico – Take A Look

Ras Cherry – World War

Ras Demo – Sekkle Up The Score

RDX – Pull Up Selecta

Richie Campbell – I Feel Amazing

Richie Stephens – Free The Plant

Riddim Colony feat Micah Shemaiah – Lion’s Way

Righteous Child – Won’t Tell You A Lie

Romain Virgo feat Agent Sasco – Fade Away

Rominal – Grow My Dread

Rootz Radicals – Israel

Screechy Dan & Red Fox – Skylarking

Shaggy – Don’t Stop

Shuga – In Deh

Sinsemilia feat Dub Inc, Yaniss Odua, Naaman & Balik – Reggae Addicts Connection

Sizzla – Think Positive

Skarra Mucci feat Mandinka Warrior – Higher Than High

Sr Wilson – Capital Tiene El Control

Stephen Marley feat Bounty Killer & Mad Cobra – Ghetto Boy

Tarrus Riley & Shaggy feat Sly & Robbie – Rise Up

T.J feat Exile Di Brave & Infinite – Original Style

Tom Fire feat Linval Thompson – No Food

Torch & Bugle – Fire Man A Bun

Treesha – Don’t Do It

Vibronics feat Macka B – Are You Ready

Vibronics feat Michael Prophet – Searching For Jah

Yung J.R feat Cali P – Want No War

BONUS:

Alaine – Hello (Adele Reggae Cover)

Alpha Blondy – No Brain No Headache

Brain Damage Meets Willi Williams – Fyah Bun

Brother Culture – Dreadlocks Thing

Chainska Brassika – Love The Way

Demarco – Fallen Friends (J Capri Tribute)

Dub Pistols feat Seanie T & Chezidek – Sticky Situation

Egoless – Like A Nuclear Bomb

Flavia Coelho – Vazio

Gentleman’s Dub Club – Music Is The Girl I Love

Major Lazer feat Ellie Goulding & Tarrus Riley – Powerful

Mungo’s Hi Fi feat Sugar Minott & Daddy Freddy – Raggamuffin

Wdd & Michela Grena – How Many Women

EXTRA BONUS (lansate în 2014, dar devenite virale în 2015):

Autarchii – Grow

Nelly Stharre – Sista Cool

 

 

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