Playlist Feature
Fall Reggae Sampler
Wondering what Jamaican music sounds like in 2012? Look no further than Google Play's Fall Reggae Sampler, a comprehensive overview of reggae and dancehall music by some of the world's top artists. We start with some modern one-drop reggae–the present-day sonic successor to Bob Marley's '70s roots style–represented with authority by the gruff-chanting DJ Capleton's "Weh Dem A Try," from the Blessings single-rhythm (or "riddim") compilation. Newcomer Jahman also plies a nice one-drop song, while St. Croix, Virgin Island supergroup Midnite offer a typically mystical approach on "Peak Tension Time," taken from their Kings Bell album.

Don't worry hardcore dancehall fans, we have you covered with music by established artists Beenie Man, Vybz Kartel and Konshens, while hot new talents Popcaan and Khago also press their case for stardom. With tracks from the Don Corleon-produced Summer Scheme Riddim compilation as well as the brilliant Loudspeaker Riddim EP, uptempo party tracks are represented nicely. For some throwback '90s bashment, we've included songs by Silver Cat, Rayvon and Red Fox from the Showtime and Joyride riddim comps.

Baltimore's pop-punk reggae rockers Ballyhoo! showcase their band's infectious hybrids on "Walk Away," while elsewhere romantic reggae, also known as lovers rock, is delivered with a honeyed touch by Mr. Vegas, Courtney John and Anthony Red Rose.

Dub and dubstep aficionados are not ignored, either. Prince Polo delivers delicious echoes on "It's the Dub," while Noah D and veterans Inner Circle drop weighty, club-friendly bass tones. The latter's "Drum Song," taken from the new reggae-meets-dubstep project Dub Planet-X, is Inner Circle's tribute to Studio One keyboardist and composer Jackie Mittoo, which brings everything full circle—from reggae's 1960s origins right to the future.

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Songs Album
Artist
1
Drum Song Dub Planet-X (feat Touter)
4:33
Inner Circle
2
Walk Away Daydreams
3:23
Ballyhoo!
3
Can't Stop (Love You More Everyday) Sweet Jamaica
3:40
Mr. Vegas
4
Super Model Kling Klang Riddim
3:19
Beenie Man
5
My Baby U Don Corelon Presents: Summer Scheme Riddim
3:30
Vybz Kartel
6
The System Loudspeaker Riddim
3:04
Popcaan
7
Tun Up The Hit LIst Vol. III
3:04
Khago
8
Peak Tension Time Kings Bell
4:08
Midnite
9
Rasta Love feat. Ky-Mani Marley Seven Year Itch
3:05
Protoje featuring Ky-Mani Marley
10
Killing Time (Jah Free Remix) All Killer No Filler
5:22
Noah D Feat. Einstein
11
Love Is From Letters to Words
3:12
Courtney John
12
Smile (feat. Sly & Robbie) Throw Back (feat. Sly & Robbie)
4:29
Anthony Red Rose, Ed Robinson and Cameron featuring Sly & Robbie
13
Bad Gal Master's Blend Riddim
2:55
Konshens
14
Money Haffi Make The Next Chapter
4:20
Delly Ranx
15
Mama Diamonds & Pearls
4:01
Jahman
16
It's The Dub Brooklyn Bodega
3:04
Prince Polo
17
Hello Operator Hello Operator
3:21
Iris Ation