Posts tagged "Alaine"

Tune For Tune: Battle of the “Hello” Reggae Versions

Tune For Tune: Battle of the "Hello" Reggae Versions

Who Did Adele’s Big Tune Better: Conkarah & Rosie Delmah or Alaine?

Big up all Boomshots massive and welcome to a new feature we call “Tune for Tune.” Today we’re going to compare different reggae versions of Adele’s 2015 chart-topped “Hello.” In Reshma B’s latest Clash Music Reggae & Dancehall Column, she points out that a reggae version of Adele’s latest sad song shot to the top of the ITunes Reggae Charts. That version was recorded by Conkarah, a British/Jamaican artist, who discovered a fourteen-year-old girl from the Solomon Islands named Rosie Delmah. The other reggae version was recorded by Alaine, Jamaica’s “reggae songbird” and produced by Shane Brown for Jukeboxx Productions. Let’s get to the tunes. Videos After The Jump… Read more »

Billboard’s Best Reggae Albums of 2015

Billboard's Best Reggae Albums of 2015

Boomshots Selects The Year’s Essential Reggae Discs

As reggae lovers mark the 70th anniversary of Bob Marley’s birth, the music that the Tuff Gong spread around the globe has come full circle. While dancehall permutations from Major Lazer to Justin Bieber reverberate throughout pop culture, and Brits from Joss Stone to Keith Richards try their hands at Jamaican sounds, the land of this music’s birth is rediscovering its roots. Billboard enlisted Boomshots to pick this year’s best reggae albums, and the results may surprise you: Almost all are Jamaican productions, and almost none have anything to do with dancehall. And just because Bob’s latest live album takes the top ranking spot doesn’t mean this music has any less bright of a future than it did when he walked the earth. As the dreads say: Nothing before the time. Audio After The Jump…
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HEAR THIS: Alaine “Make it Home Again” PREMIERE

HEAR THIS: Alaine "Make it Home Again" PREMIERE

Alaine Brings Something Sweet and Strong to DJ Frass New “7venth Heaven” Riddim

Alaine Laughton is one of those firmly established talents who’s blessed us with so many great songs over the years that we tend to take her for granted. Even though we don’t know what we’d do without her delicate but powerful voice and her gift for creating indelible melodies. But when we hear a song like “Make It Home Again,” a sudden thought flashes through the brain: do we really give her the full appreciation and props she deserves? No, we don’t. Boomshots is proud to premiere this song today, just as DJ Frass’ warm-and-easy “7venth Heaven” Riddim hits iTunes. This one goes out all the standing soldiers, questing travelers, and all the lost souls—just to let you know, no matter how far you roam you can still make it home. Audio After The Jump… Read more »

Mama’s Playlist: Top 12 Reggae Songs Saluting Mothers

Mama's Playlist: Top 12 Reggae Songs Saluting Mothers

We recognize the global struggle for women all over the world and hope that we will all work towards ending human trafficking, domestic violence, child hunger and poverty to make a better earth for humanity to thrive in.   Mothers breastfeed the world with knowledge, hope and love; while music creates  limitless opportunities for change. In honor of Mother’s day and with a plethora of songs dedicated to mothers, Boomshots selected our favorite mama songs in reggae.

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WATCH THIS: Alaine “Jah Is Good” Official Music Video PREMIERE

WATCH THIS: Alaine "Jah Is Good" Official Music Video PREMIERE

Teaching The Youths The Truth

In her latest music video the lovely Alaine Laughton portrays a schoolteacher teaching the youths about peace, love, and unity. On the song uses her golden voice to send an inspirational message on DJ Frass’s warm & easy Diamonds and Gold riddim. Boomshots is proud to premiere a new music video directed by Nisha Rebel. Seet deh. Video After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Alaine ft. I-Octane “Lighters Up” Official Video

Shine Em High Up In The Air
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Alaine and Octane join forces for a feel-good dancehall tune with a simple message: It is better to flash up one lighter than to curse the darkness. We’re proud to premiere Scorpio 21’s criss new visuals for the DJ Frass production. Video After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Shaggy feat Alaine “Yur Eyes Only”

Peep The Brand New Video From Mr. Boombastic Alongside Alaine

Last night at New Kingston’s SportsMax club, Shaggy and Alaine premiered the video for “Yur Eyes Only,” their Tony Kelly-produced smash. The song grabbed my ear first time I heard a few months ago, and now it’s #1 pon the New York charts. And Jay Will’s new clip is set to take the tune to another level… Read more »

HYPE TV Top 20: G Whizz “My Life” Holding Firm

Sweet New Singer On The Scene Defends His Position

“My life soon sort out,” sings G Whizz on the slow-rolling Moodswing riddim from TJ Productions. And now that his tune has topped the Hype TV Top 20 chart for two weeks in a row, his words are coming true. But the competition isn’t sleeping… Read more »

HYPE TV Top 20: Jah Cure On Top

What’s Really Poppin’ In Yard? Jah Cure & Phyllisia’s Duet “Call On Me”

The rootical singer Jah Cure has been “Longing For” a big hit tune ever since becoming a free man two years ago, and now the Danger Zone artist has reached the top spot on the Hype TV Charts with “Call On Me,” his sultry duet with Phillisia. Read more »

HYPE TV Top 20: Elephant Man Holds The Faith

What’s Really Poppin’ In Yard? The Energy God says “Hallelujah.”

Even the Energy God has to call on a higher power from time to time. And once again Elephant Man is making a joyful noise on the Hype TV Charts with his gospel-flavored track “Hallelujah” perched in the #1 position for yet another week. Read more »

HYPE TV Top 20: Energy God Praises The Lord

What’s Really Poppin’ In Yard? Elephant Man Shouts “Hallelujah”

Elephant Man is making a joyful noise after claiming the #1 spot this week on the HYPE TV Top 20 with his gospel dancehall cut “Badmind (Hallelujah).” Read more »