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Every year 18 Karat Reggae brings you the best in reggae and dancehall. The album series always feature the best artists from out of Jamaica, the Caribbean and around the world.

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Every year 18 Karat Reggae brings you the best in reggae and dancehall. The album series always feature the best artists from out of Jamaica, the Caribbean and around the world.

    Live Life Riddim Mix

    Live Life Riddim Mix

    With all the mass murders, hurricanes, rumors of wars, police brutality and a dotard leader of the world who seems to be a reincarnate of Adolph Hitler; it is enough to drive any sane person insane. Thanks to the sweet sound of reggae and dancehall, there is something people can listen to and forget about the problems of the world, if it is only for a while.

    Live Life Riddim is a brand new reggae dancehall release produced by K.O Beatz and features some of the hottest new stars in both dancehall and reggae. Below is a mix of some of the tracks:

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    The producer of the riddim says that with all the madness in the world, this was the perfect time to release the project.

    "I’ve made it a priority in my life to maximize all my passions and talents. Music has always been a passion of mine because it can affect the world. For years, I have been building riddims and beats, constantly working to perfect my craft. I am still working on it presently because I recognize through this outlet - my passion and my music, I can directly be the driving force inside human souls to bring out love, joy, and/or positivity," K.O Beatz said.

    "Today, I present to you my first project. I’d been contemplating on when the right time would be to share it and it dawned on me, what better time than now, especially with all that’s going on in the world today. “Live Life Riddim” is a riddim of self expression. My passion for music opened up a new world for me and helps me cope with the “day-to-day” handed by life daily. As an individual directly affected by the result of these tumultuous times, I’ve chosen to “live life” making the very best of it regardless of unfortunate circumstances. With this project, it is my hope that you live your life how you please, choose love, and to be happy no matter what. Each artist expresses themselves according to their own feelings and emotions that have driven them on this riddim and as a result, unique tracks have been created with different types of styles and vibes; cohesively expressing the true meaning of Live Life," he concluded.

    Tracklist:

    Dan Marcus: All my life
    Jah Myhrakle: Naw give up
    Kazayah: Live mi Life
    Nello Player: Go Hard
    Ecko: Wake up this morning ft Bring a fyah
    Nego Hights: What's it going to take us
    Andidre: Way you smile
    Kosha Di Sojah: Runaway ft Shivaun

    K.O Beatz also wants to remind dancehall and reggae fans all over the world to remember that no matter what life brings your way, be grateful for what you have because at the end of it all you still have LIFE!

    The full album is available on iTunes and other music outlets now. You can also listen the preview mix on Soundcloud.

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    • 19 min
    Money Change People - Stevie G

    Money Change People - Stevie G

    • 3 min
    Caribbean Girls - Lyngah

    Caribbean Girls - Lyngah

    • 3 min
    Come In - Twiggi

    Come In - Twiggi

    Twiggi is one of the most talented female singer in the entertainment industry. Her songwriting skills and her soulful smooth voice enabled her to obtain an international recognition, in particular in Japan and Africa.

    Twiggi, whose real name is Marie Gittens (her artist name is sometimes spelled Twiggy), was born in Jamaica in 1969. She has been singing and performing since age five, first at church, to which she is still very close, and also at school.
    She began her musical career in 1989 after a successful audition with the veteran singer Tinga Stewart doing background vocals in the studio. Very satisfied by her work, he introduced her to other producers like Boris Gardener and Ruddy Thomas.

    Her career took off when she integrated Donovan Germain’s Penthouse Records label in 1993.
    She recorded single after single, in a romantic repertory primarily, which were all chart toppers. The song “It's Too Late” (on Champion riddim) was the biggest hit in Uganda (Africa) since the Beatles’s song “Michelle”. She was popular also in other places in Africa. This recognition allowed her to record her self-titled debut album for Penthouse in 1996 which contains a lot of her hits for this label (like “Where Did The Love Go” on Far East riddim, “I Want Your Love” on Tempo riddim or “Do Me Baby” on Freedom Blues riddim ).
    Her success in Japan, obtained thanks to her titles on “JaJaJah All Stars” compilations (jamaican versions of japanese hits), had led Sony Japan Records label to make her record an album of covers of Mariah Carey divided with Lorraine in 1995. That was a very successful project. During he first week of release in Japan, it sold over a hundred thousand copies.

    She moved from Penthouse in 1997 and integrated the Shocking Vibes label the same year. She collaborated in particular with the main artist of the label, Beenie Man (remember her killer vocals on the title “Bad Mind Is Active - My Prerogative” on Beenie Man's album Many Moods of Moses).
    Apart from her collaborations with these labels, Twiggi also recorded for others labels like Digital B, Xterminator, Rookie Productions and High Power.

    Twiggi has been providing background vocals for a number of Reggae’s most successful stars. Her mezzo soprano voice is always very appreciated in the reggae industry.
    In studio, Twiggi has lent her voice to tracks for jamaican artists such as Burning Spear, Jimmy Cliff, Steel Pulse, Sizzla, Beres Hammond, Luciano, Garnett Silk, Marcia Griffiths, Buju Banton, Beenie Man and Lady Saw, just to name a few. She also worked for international reggae artists like Alpha Blondy (Africa), Snow (Canada), Pierpoljak (France), Nahki (Japan) and the pop superstar Sting. In many cases, Twiggi did the vocal arrangements for the tracks as well.
    She is also popular on stage and has toured the world with Reggae Superstars like Buju Banton, Wayne Wonder, Garnett Silk in the 90s and Toots & The Maytals since 1990.

    Twiggi has now dedicated her career to teaching about love and righteous living through her music and plans to pursue it to the fullest. "Now I get to do what I really want to do" states Twiggi.
    She recorded her first song inspired by her faith in God called "He's Got The Power / Father" in 1998 for Digital B. Other titles came then "Glory and Honour" (2000 - Shocking Vibes) "Praises" (2002 - Penthouse Records) and "Search Yourself" (2002 - Joe Fraser). She recorded a reggae gospel album for Shocking Vibes in 2002 which has never been released.

    Twiggi briefly toured with Papa San for two years but is now on the path to the destination carved out for her.
    Some of her lastest singles "Reaching Out To You", "You & You Alone", "Good Times", "Kiss Me One More Time" and "With You I'm Born Again" were getting major airplay all over the world.

    • 4 min
    Wine for me - Israel Yadalfi

    Wine for me - Israel Yadalfi

    Check out this brand new track from Israel Yadalfi titled "Wine For Me". It is a soothing reggae track with a happy feel that will surely put you in a good mood.
    Take a listen!

    Song: Wine for Me
    Artist: Israel Yadalfi
    Label: Moby's Records

    Youtube preview: https://youtu.be/QZrPRQxDlHk

    • 3 min
    Vybz Kartel - Throw away the key

    Vybz Kartel - Throw away the key

    Rumor has it that Vybz Kartel is changing up his voice so the authority wont know it is him recording from behind bars. The claim is that this is a leaked tune from Vybz Kartel which was recorded from his jail cell.

    • 2 min

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