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DJ War’s Top 5 Reggae Songs (February)

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Last month, DJ War the London’s number 1 mixtape DJ, counted down his top 5 reggae tunes of January 2012. Entries on the list came from reggae crooners such as Tarrus Riley, Chris Martin and Beres Brown. Did you check it out last month? If you didn’t you’ve still got a chance! Click here.

February’s edition promises to be a real treat! We all know that February is a month for lovers with the celebration of Valentine’s Day on the 14th – so expect romantic vibes in this latest reggae selection.

Undeniably a reggae icon – Capleton the ‘Fire Man’ is renowned for his distinctive tone and the conscious content of his music. Fire Fire is a culture tune trademark of the artistes sound. The song which is featured on the Kush Morning Riddim states ‘Bablyon is burning down, righteousness mi concerning down,” as Capleton addresses numerous ills in society. Though, undoubtedly releases from Capleton are not as frequent as many of his peers, he definitely delivers on quality! Take a listen to the track here.


Last month young Chris Martin was featured in our top 5 with his smash hit Cheater’s Prayer, which made waves on the reggae scene with it’s catchy hook, controversial subject matter and thought-provoking video. Martin has shown his consistency as an artist following up with a string of follow up releases including his latest reggae tune ‘Glitter’ a solid effort on the Drip Riddim. A bubbly Lover’s Rock effort the track is instrumental in cementing the St Catherine artist as a lady’s favorite in the same vein as icons such as Sanchez. Don’t agree with me? Check out Glitter..I’m sure it’ll change your mind!


Onto a release from an artist that has been putting in work on the reggae circuit for a number of years (and one of my personal favorites) Jah Cure. This one I’m sure was definitely a favorite for Valentines! Known as ‘The High Priest’ of Reggae Cure has been unrelenting in the release of new material since his release from prison. The artiste who was married to TV personality Kamila McDonald has been flying high off love and ‘From the Heart’ on the Heart & Soul Riddim definitely attests this as he croons: “It’s coming straight from my heart, hope you believe me, until death do us part, this love will never end.”  Feeling sentimental? Share this with your lover and listen below.

‘Telephone Love’ has a real throwback vibe reminiscent of days gone by. The World View Riddim from AJ Productions would definitely fit well with incarcerated legend Buju Banton’s sound, as it to an extent reminds me of riddims like the Taxi Riddim. If Gargamel was a free man I’m sure he would have had a piece on this this latest reggae riddim! Etana gives the track a feisty edge, laying down the law for the man dem to come and handle business, “Your telephone love is boring me, I’d rather you right here laying next to me.” Take a listen here.


Mr. Boombastic and ‘Singy Singy’ Tarrus Riley – not a collaboration that you’d put your money on at all! But does it work?…Yes. ‘Just Another Girl’ a cut from Shaggy’s Grammy nominated album Summer in Kingston is a cover of the Ken Boothe classic also covered by UB40. The two artistes do Boothe’s track justice, and it is definitely a breath of fresh air. Take a listen below and turn it up!

Keep up with the latest reggae and check back here for DJ War’s selection in March, which of course won’t disappoint! Of course remember to checkout www.deejarwar.com for the latest reggae and dancehall mixes and follow him @DaRealDJWar on Twitter! Look out for the February Dancehall pick coming soon!



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