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The 20 Best Reggae Songs of the first half of 2015

The 20 Best Reggae Songs of the first half of 2015

The 20 Best Reggae Songs of the first half of 2015

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Best songs of the half-year with Kabaka Pyramid, Protoje, Bugle, Torch, Jesse Royal, Fantan Mojah, Sizzla and many more.

Sampler

We have now passed the midpoint of 2015 and that means it’s time to summarize the year so far. Below I have collected 20 reggae and dancehall favourites released this year. It’s always hard to make such a list because there’s a ton of music released each week – on vinyl, on iTunes, on Spotify and on Soundcloud. But I have yet again managed to dig deep in my archives and the list below might be of some help navigating the best releases so far this year.

Best reggae songs of half-2015

All 20 tracks are of course highlights in my opinion, but a few shines a bit brighter than others, for example Torch & Bugle’s heavy Fire Man a Bun, Kabaka Pyramid’s fiercely sarcastic Well Done, Protoje & Sevana & Jesse Royal’s smooth Sudden Flight and The Wizard & Jesse Royal’s criminally catchy Raging Storm.

The list below is as usual presented in no particular order and the songs included are only singles or tracks taken from compilations.

Artist – title (label/riddim)

  • The Wizard & Jesse Royal – Raging Storm (Tropical Storm)
  • Fantan Mojah – Nah Vote Again (Live MB Music/Vision)
  • Dreadzone & Earl 16 – Fire in the Dark (King Dread Rumours riddim Remix) (Dubwiser/Rumours)
  • Torch & Bugle – Fire Man a Bun (Weedy G Soundforce/Gate 7)
  • General Degree – Feeling Irie (Germaica)
  • Kabaka Pyramid – Well Done (Ghetto Youths International)
  • Major Lazer & MØ & DJ Snake – Lean On (Mad Decent)
  • Samory I – Take Me Oh Jah (Rorystonelove)
  • Exco Levi – Love (Jugglerz/Reggaemiles)
  • L.U.S.T – She’s Pretty Like (Silly Walks Discotheque/Ram Jam)
  • RDX – Linky (Cashflow/Sounds of the Heart)
  • Tifa – Rock My Body (Mixpak/Blacklight)
  • Sizzla – Think Positive (Special Delivery)
  • Shuga – In Deh (Penthouse)
  • Luciano – Solid Like a Rock (Larger Than Life/Hungry Dayz)
  • Shanty B – Feisty Gyal (Maximum Sound/Clash of the Titans)
  • Protoje & Sevana & Jesse Royal – Sudden Flight (Baco Records)
  • Cornell Campbell – Good Old Days (Tuff Scout/God I God I Say)
  • Ce’cile & Vybrant – Mr. Right (Loud City Music/Ice Cold)
  • Sizzla – Cold War (acoustic version) (Muti Music)

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