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BEST of 2010 – THE Selector Choices

February 4, 2011

!!!!BEST of 2010 – THE Selector Choices!!!!


After 2010 ZonaReGGae BEST of People Choices, that topped FC Apatride UTD powerful ‘Firing the Truth’ album, here are ZonaReGGae´s Selector Choices awards🙂
A personal view in different categories, of the tunes and albums that played nonstop, all over the year, on my home stereo and mp3 player; as also a couple of other things I would like to highlight.
For your enjoyment! Have fun! (remember to click on the logos & covers for some more infos:)

(Take in mind: BEST of at ZonaReGGae Voting Poll and The Selector Choices feature ONLY albums and tunes provided (between Dec’09/Nov’10) by the labels, artists and promoters that choose to support ZonaReGGae with promotional material.)


::::Online Magazine Reggae Resource of the Year Choice:::: United we Stand Divided We Fall –

Starting on the resources area (a very big deal for anyone in the radio activity, or at least for those concerned with ‘broadcasting’ accurate infos), 2010 most serious crew were! Online since 2007, there´s a worldwide sense of union on this online magazine that is making it top everyone else:)
On da clock news, personal reviews, in depth and serious interviews and articles, pre and unreleased samples and full tunes, and lots of CD competitions; there´s something of everything in worldwide reggae music to check and learn here!
2010 also brought their PDF styled Magazine, and I guess it´s just a matter of time you will be able to find it next to newspapers and magazines on your local stores. Good Work!


::::Printed Magazine Resource of the Year Choice::::


Irie Up Magazine – Rastafari Makes the news –

Some could argue this is a bit of promotional convenience, once Irie Up were ZonaReGGae BEST of 2010 Voting Poll friendly partners…(oh yes!, and that I´m also distributing it in Portugal:)…But for a rookies year, Irie Up did an amazing work in 2010!
With just 6 issues they have already spanned all over the World, wid distribution points in Japan, North America and more than 20 countries in Europe.
Being an ‘underground’ Do it Yourself tradition publication, and favoring Roots Reggae, Dub and Soundsystem Culture, provides Irie Up with a light and uncompromised vibe, and that is surely it´s most welcome and strongest point! Personal and real views, a willing to promote the unknown forces in Dub music, amazing photos and unique interviews are just a few of the many great features, in a magazine where even the publicity is interesting! 5 stars!


::::Online Reggae Social Network/Community Choice of the Year::::

A kind of forum and free podcasting platform, is the place to share your music, radio shows, videos, news, events and thoughts. You have to be registered to make part of it, and really, that´s was one my first favorite things about it:)
Created in 2008, they are also a actual registered non-profit association…well, many of those out there right?…but Talawa crew really do what they proposed and are supposed to!
Getting close to 5.000 users, and to 5.000 hours of audio available there! is unique, free and unlimited! They aim to promote, share and help spreading the word with no commercial advantage in mind; and if for that they have to limit their content upload policy to strictly roots reggae and Dub music, so be it!

and now..the music

::::Portugal Album of the Year Choice::::


Freddy LocksSeek Your Truth 2010 V&A

Although many Jamaican artists have considered Portugal to be the ‘European Jamaica’, mainly for the weather and the powerful vibes the audiences provide when they visit and perform; our country reggae scene, movement and ‘industry’ still has a lot to grow and learn.
But if there´s one artist that keeps faithful to the roots and original reggae vibes, that man is Freddy Locks.
Seek Your Truth, is Freddy´s second album alongside his backing band Groove Missions, and my choice for best Portugal album released in 2010. For anyone out there in search for modern revival roots reggae music, filled wid revolutionary words, check it, you won’t be disappointed!


::::Free Download of the Year Choice::::


The Grasspoppers presentDub inna Week

Free downloads are a blessing dis days! Standing out against the big labels commercial bullshits that are in no way helping the artists and the music, it´s the proper way for musicians to state: the Music is ours!
ZonaReGGae plays and promotes a lot of dis monthly free vibes; and 2010 choice for the Best free download release, comes also outta Portugal!
The Grasspoppers, a collective of musicians and artists from different projects, pay tribute to Dub Music wid Dub inna Week. Relaxed and uncompromised homemade production in one week only, there´s nothing to dislike in this conceptual venture, so go on and grab it!


::::Mixtape of the Year Choice::::


DJ Chicus presents Rootzstep

Popping out monthly on the internet like popcorns, mixtapes are DJ´s addiction! Also, a very hard category to select the best one! But dis one from Brooklyn based, and RedBud Records crew member, DJ Chicus surprised me:) It´s a heavy 100% vinil mix for sure, wid a perfect mixing technique and showcasing what I consider to be, the proper way to dubstep reggae music!
Listen and get it for free!


::::LIVE! Album of the Year Choice::::


King Django QuintetBrooklyn Hangover 2010 Stubborn Records

My choice for Live recording of the year, was actually recorded in 2007. Consisting of 18 tracks spanning US Ska master King Django career, Brooklyn Hangover ‘it’s the closest you can get to having a King Django Quintet concert in your living room!’In this first ever live release from Django, the sound is so amazing, that you will doubt it´s a live recording!


::::Tribute Album of the Year Choice::::

V.A. – Shatter The Hotel ‘A Dub Inspired Tribute to Joe Strummer’ 2010 Shatter the Hotel/Strummervile

Celebrating the 30th year since the release of landmark album London Calling by The Clash, and also remembering the 7th year passing since Joe Strummer death, ‘Shatter The Hotel’ is a very well accomplished project, to pay tribute to Joe Strummer´s music and also further explore what he once described as a ‘punk-rasta interface’ music.
There´s reggae, there´s dub and there´s even some electro approaches! Shatter The Hotel as so much of unusual as it as of original, and one of the few resources for you to listen to bands like Creation Rockers, Dubcats, Dub Antenna or Infantry Rockers. Still, just for Dubmatix´s amazing rework of London Calling, it´s a must listen album!


::::Reggae Song / Lyric of the Year Choice::::

ChezidekLive and Learn

Releasing a good reggae tune is one thing; writing a touching lyric is another….when you combine both…boom tune!
Taken from Judgement Time album, Chezidek´s Live and Learn is my 2010 best Reggae Song/Lyric choice. Not Easy At All players crew roots revival trademark all over the One Blood Riddim (soon come!), and Chezidek cry outs for righteousness and justice, showing that we definitely need to Live and Learn

(just a sample…)
‘Oh what a hypocrite world
the leaders they are lying
everything is not ok
…even the rivers are drying
take a step across the border
where thy living it is harder
people running away from war
bomb and disease and hunger
some sail across the ocean in a couple of pieces of lumber
‘live and learn
live and learn…’


::::Dub/Steppers Song /Lyric of the Year Choice::::

Vibronics feat.YT I Wish

On the Dub scene, and released by Scoops Records, in the amazing Vibronics 12X7inch ’10 monthly series, the song/lyric combination recipe was masterly achieved in veteran YT tune ‘I Wish’.
An Amazing wish list for mankind to think over! 2010 BEST soundsystem Deejay style lyric!

(just a sample…)
‘I wish we could turn back the clock and take it back
to when trenchtown rock,them a rock di block
to when it was easy skanking, positive vibration,dat a higher meditation!
…I wish Bob was here, to sing us a redemption song
ah Dennis could a sing about the revolution.
Life is one big road with a lot of sign
I wish I could hear Tenor saw singing one more time!’


:::: Production/Recording of the Year Choice::::


DubmatixSystem Shakedown 2010 Renegade Media

Ok, some of you may ask: ‘what on earth, kind of category is dis one?!?’ or probably say: ‘You’re just making up awards for everyone!!’🙂
And that may be true because Dubmatix‘s System Shakedown, just had to feature on this list!
Not my favorite album or even compilation of the year; but if you listen to this, musically diverse, album carefully, you will understand what I mean!
There are so many different styles presented; and so many singular vocal styles featuring, that whether in the digital approaches or in the more instrumental favored tracks, every tune in this album seems to be crafted personally for the artist providing the messages!
Between the high demanding production level, and the efforts made to feature artists like Mighty Diamonds, Dennis Alcapone, U Brown, Brother Culture or Tippa Irie, System Shakedown is the work of a Dub master reaching the King status!
MORE on the Review!


::::Rewiring (Remix album) of the Year Choice::::


Pama Intl meets Mad Professor Rewired in Dub 2010 Rockers Revolt

Easiest choice for me this one:) An extraordinary reconstruction of Pama International 2009 Outernational release, by the vanguard´s dub master Mad Professor! Rewired in Dub is a unique dubwise trip(ping), that only Mad Professor could pull out from what was already a groundbreaking album!
The crowning of an amazing 10 year career, for Pama International, who are now taking an extended break, but will keep on surprising the revival scene, with releases on their Rockers Revolt label!
Oh yes! And the art work gets my vote for BEST Cover of the Year also!


::::Roots Reissue/Compilation of the Year Choice::::


Lee PerrySound System Scratch ‘Lee Perry’s Dubplate mixes (73-79’) 2010 Pressure Sounds

Jamaican roots reggae, reissue labels have always been a must play and support at ZonaReGGae. The downfall in the market and digital biz, have been crushing them for years now…and 2010 was a very difficult year for all. Still, from the ones we got, Pressure Sounds ‘Sound System Scratch’ was the most surprisingly of them all! When you think nothing else new can be released from Black Ark golden era; they bring a massive 20 track album featuring exclusive unreleased soundsystem dubplate mixes! Never heard before material!! (Unless you were able to catch a Jamaican or British dance in the 70T´s:)


::::Dub/Instrumental Album of the Year Choice::::


The Red Earth Collective & Soothsayers Horns – Red Earth Dub 2010 Red Earth Records

Another groundbreaking release from London based Soothsayers & Red Earth Collective; Red Earth Dub is one the most creative Dub ventures listened in the latest years!
Bringing back reworked themes from 2009 One More Reason album, and a couple of new ones, this is a perfect blend of roots reggae with funk, jazz and afrobeat.
The live mixing from Nick Manasseh deserves also much credit, in this mystic dub journey; wid Soothsayers once again foreseeing another (of the countless!) futures for the Dub phenomenon!


::::Dub Debut Album of the Year Choice::::


The Manor Revelation Congo 2010 Jah Urban Sound/SpringlineRecords

Following the footsteps of Black Ark, Tuff Gong and Channel One, The Manor is nowadays underground reference. Hailing from East London and working alongside an amazing crew of original roots lovers, his debut album, Revelation Congo, is definitely out of dis world and one of those destined to…future acknowledgment.
The mixing is amazing, the sound is vintage and the vocals a new style without definition, only tried once upon a time by Lee Perry himself!
Music is made of cycles (like everything else in existence actually), and when someone remembers to theorize about a ‘new foundation’ in reggae music history, 2010 and Revelation Congo will be the starting point!


::::Dub/Steppers Compilation Album of the Year Choice::::


Cultural Warriors presentClassic Reggae Recut Chapt.1 2009 Cultural Warriors Music

Any compilation release featuring artists like Michael Rose, Eek A Mouse, Ras Michael, Leroy Smart, Cornell Campbell, Johnny Clarke, Earl Zero and Rico Rodriguez, should immediately be recognized and praised. They are not just all present on Classic Reggae Recut, as they are singing new recordings of timeless classics they released on the 70Ts and 80Ts!
Russ D, Steve Vibronics, Gussie P and of course Cultural Warriors mentor Lion Paw, did the rest, rebuilding the classic tunes and mixing them wid a warrior steppa touch!
An amazing work presented in a kind of, showcase tradition, featuring the Dub version on the ‘B side’.
Will Chapter 2 top dis one? Let´s hope so!


::::Deejay Debut Album of the Year Choice::::


Solo BantonWalk Like Rasta 2010 Reality Shock Records

One of the Best UK releases in many years, Walk Like Rasta, presents veteran soundsystem deejay Solo Banton for the first time in a long play release.
In a unique and unusual style, Solo Banton mingles oldschool deejay style, British rub-a-dub and toasting wid an original fluent flow, that surely amazes many hip-hop ‘stars’.
Kris Kemist and Reality Shock players do the rest, over powerful pure Roots Reggae sounds, some Dub and digital Steppers pearls, and lots of UK Roots, displaying an ability to create modern music inspired by the many influences reggae offered over the decades, always featuring a desirable Heavy bassline!
A welcomed debut featuring nowadays best British Deejay, Solo Banton! Whom humbly, righteously and truthfully, walks and talks like a Rasta!


::::Reggae Debut Album of the Year Choice::::


ToussaintBlack Gold 2010 I Grade Records

Even though Toussaint is no novice in music, this is a reggae debut for a well known voice in US soul music. I-Grade records, Zion High & Lustre Kings productions teamed to present dis remarkable blend of roots and soul music; and the only thing above it is Toussaint´s vocal range and sharp lyrics. Roots in a modern time, introducing to the reggae fans one of the finest voices in present time, Toussaint ‘The Liberator’!
I-Grade Records keep on going in the vanguard of modern reggae music, to bad this was the only 2010 release made available for I to support it.


::::Revelation Artist of the Year Choice::::


Zion Strictly Roots 2010 Skank Records

Every album with the words Strictly and Roots combined in the title, will go straight into my player. Sometimes it´s a disappointment…other it´s a joy for times to come!
Not easy to find out whom Zion is, and I’m still not certain about the number of albums he released, but Strictly Roots is the work of a talented and faithful Rasta, which was 2010 revelation artist for me.
The instrumentals, the recording and the mixing; everything was made by this young artist hailing from Dominica Island, and everything is perfectly arranged to fit his oldschool singing style.
Words of wisdom, faith and consciousness from a modern times struggler, ‘discovered’ by Professor Skank from Skank Records, always bringing the best, crucial modern reggae music from the islands!


::::Reggae Compilation Album of the Year Choice::::

V.A. – Foundation Compilation ‘Reggae Series Vol. One’ 2010 MusicLifeMovements/Not Easy At All Prods

The veterans compilation! Released by veteran Vernon Maytone, Canada based MusicLifeMovements label, this is a Reggae´s Best role of singers like Leroy Sibbles, Sugar Minnot, Ken Boothe, Linval Thompson, U-roy or Tony Tuff (just mentioning half of the line up!)
Not Easy at All, Fyah Beat & Music Life Movements crews provide the riddims, in this vibrant collection of original conscious roots music! Volume 2 will be coming soon, dis time featuring younger artists.
In the 70T´s, there was a famous migration movement from Jamaica to Canada, with artists looking for some freedom in their work (mainly alongside Jerry Brown, Summer Studios); with the current lack of freedom and creativity going on in Jamaican industry dis days, it was about time someone decided to take it to Canada once again!


::::Roots Riddim of the Year Choice::::


Collie Weed Riddim 2010 JahSolidRock & Not Easy At All Productions

The beginning of the amazing 2010 cooperation between Not Easy at All & Jah Solid Rock, Collie Weed riddim was the best way to start the year and take this partnership aim, to bring back original roots reggae vibe, very seriously!
Based in the Jamaican 80T´s heavy drum n bass roots music, Collie Weed brings different vocal styles wid the likes of Earl 16, Chezidek, Benaissa and Wild Life, in a riddim that will surely last for years to come!
More on the REVIEW!


::::Labels of the Year Choice::::

Impossible for me to distinguish dis trio! Not only the 3 labels supporting ZonaReGGae to the maximum, as also the ones that brought more original reggae music in 2010!

-Not Easy At All & Jah Solid Rock, are ready to show the world what reggae music is all about, with the powerful production & playing quality in their Roots Revival music;
-Rockers Revolt, keep on promoting and spreading the Ska,Rocksteady & Soul vibes tradition like no one else;
-Springline Jamaica, produces and promotes music in a vintage way, and are rulers on the beloved and much necessary underground circuits.

More important than all, the Do It Yourself tradition is reaching new boundaries wid the work of these 3 labels; and everyone else thinking about selling out to the Big Fish, should instead be looking at the efforts developed by these crews.


::::ALBUMS of the Year Choice::::

Apple GabrielTeach Them Right 2010 JahSolidRock & Not Easy At All Productions

The ManorRevelation Congo 2010 Jah Urban Sound/SpringlineRecords

Ossie DellimoreReggae Music 2010 Skank Records

And last, the BEST Album category:)
-Teach them Right, is the return of a forgotten legend in Roots music. Apple Gabriel is a struggler, coming back with the proper teachings in his everlasting unique vocals. Not Easy At All crew did the rest!
-All said about The Manor’s Revelation Congo in the previous mention…but I will say it again! Underground Ruler! And be aware for his 2011 brand new album ‘C.A.F. Studio 7’s’! Just click the cover above for some tuff previews!
-For those not aware of Ossie Dellimore career, I just have to say that you are not listening to Reggae music! Roots Rock Reggae to the bone in his latest Reggae Music, provided by a true backing band, Soldiers of Justice. Ossie Dellimore is for me, the best voice in Reggae music these days!

(outro…a word, I would like to share with you, that in portuguese means ‘other’:)

To finish, I would also like to share:
that I really don´t care if the music comes out in vinil or CD format (I have little money to buy it anyway), and don’t get me started on the digital mp3 market thing, because that´s only a modern babylon way to make other people earn money… not the artists;
and that I really dislike the DJ´s, selectors & soundsystems that perform a kind of arrogant attitude, when stating that their music is the best, because it´s spinning in the original fashion…traditions are important; paying tribute to the original styles also; but the important thing to keep in mind all the time, is the Music, the message and the vibes we are putting out there!
Said this, try and enjoy this selections without any prejudices, fundamentalist or radical preconceptions you may have; because that´s just another tool Babylon found to divide us…
Hayah Love!


ZonaReGGae Playlist 15 Dezembro 2010 – BEST of ’10 3rd sound Review!

December 16, 2010

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01_Clinark feat.Adele Harley – I´ll Be There Tribute to Michael Jackson’A Legend & A Warrior’ 2010 Nurture Projects Music
Clinark ID Jingle
Clinark – I´ll Be There (version)I´ll Be There EP 2009 Nurture Projects Music

02_Alpheus – My Sound Everything for a Reason sampler (mp3 promo) 2008 Special Delivery Music

03_Alpheus – Keep the faith Family Riddim 7inch (mp3 promo) 2010 A-Lone Records
04_Alpheus – Ultimate Dirty Dozen Riddim 7 inch (mp3 promo) 2010 A-Lone Records
GlenWashington – In the Distance
Alpheus ID Jingle
05_Alpheus – Equal Rightsmp3 single promo from ‘Quality Time’ 1999 Studio One

06_Sylford Walker – Chant Down BabylonBlood and Fire AllStars – Singerman 2007 Blood&Fire,Musica Activa

07_Gladiators – The RaceRandy’s – 17 North Parade 1997 Pressure Sounds

Clinton FearonMe Deh Yah 2010 Boggie Brown Productions
08_Clinton Fearon – Mi Deh Yah
09_Clinton Fearon – Better Days

10_Cornell Campbell and U Roy – Babylon You Wrong45’’ (pre-release mp3 promo) 2010 Zion High Productions/Soul of the Lion Promotions

Suga Roy & Conrad Crystal ID Jingle
11_Suga Roy & Conrad Crystal feat. Gyptian – See Dem Ah Comesingle (mp3 promo) 2008 L3 Magazine Promotions
Culture – See Dem Ah Come single mp3 promo 1978 L3 Magazine Promotions

12_Culture – Zion GateBaldhead Bridge (1978) 1993 Shanachie

13_Big Youth feat.Joseph Hill – His Majesty´s Teachings Raw Truth’The One Riddim Showcase’ 2007 AbabaJanhoy Records

14_Prince Jazzbo – Live Good TodayThe Congos & Friends – Fisherman Style [Riddim] 2006 Blood&Fire, Musica Activa

15_Prince Jazzbo – Shere the Foodsingle mp3 promo 2010 Ujama Music /D.I.A. promotions

16_Prince Jazzbo – Mr FunnyMr. Funny 2000 Pressure Sounds
(Prince Jazzbo Jingle Greetings!)
Jazzbo All Stars – Mr. Funny version

-ZonaReGGae BEST of 2010-The People Choices Voting Poll –
3rd 2010 sound review –Roots Oldies Choices –

Bunny Lee & King Tubby presents: Tommy McCook & Aggrovators ‘Brass Rockers’ 2010 Jamaican Recordings
17_Bunny Lee&King Tubby – Rastaman Leave Home

V.A. – Rocksteady Hits The Town 2010 Kingston Sounds
18_Glen Adams – Grab a Girl

V.A. – Ghetto Ska ‘From the Vaults of WIRL & FEDERAL STUDIOS 2009 Kingston Sounds
19_Basil Gabiddon – Streets of Glory

The Uniques Absolutely RockSteady 2010 Pressure Sounds
20_The Uniques – Let´s Get Together

Pat Kelly Jamaican Soul 2010 kingston Records
21_Pat Kelly – Daddy is Home

Lee Perry Sound System Scratch ‘Lee Perry’s Dubplate mixes 73-79’) 2010 Pressure Sounds
22_Junior Murvin & The Upsetters – Roots Train Number Two

-ZonaReGGae BEST of 2010-The People Choices Voting Poll –
3rd 2010 sound review –Roots Oldies Choices –

23_Earl Zero – Please OfficerLife Goes in Circles ‘sounds of the talent corporation 1974-1979′ 2006 Pressure Sounds
Talent Crew – King Tubby´s version

24_Earl Zero – Praise The King45’’ (mp3 promo) 2010 Lumumba Records

25_No More Babylon feat.Ken Boothe – Who really cares No More Babylon & Friends – Roots Meeting 2008 A La Folie
26_No More Babylon – Million miles

27_I-Plant feat.Kiko – Arise Rockerstyle! 2008 I-Grow Records

28_Vibronics feat.Rob Symmeon – To The Fullness12X7inch series 2010 (mp3 promo) Scoops Records

29_Vibronics – King Solomans Seal – 12X7inch series 2010 (mp3 promo) Scoops Records

30_Diaspora feat.Bob Andy – Running for Cover (Zion Train dub remix)‘A Jamaican In Cairo’ unreleased dubmix 2010 Green Queen Music free download @

31_Clinark feat.Maxi Priest – As A Man I Weep Journey to Foreign 2008 Nurture Projects Music

Clinark Tribute to Michael Jackson’A Legend & A Warrior’ 2010 Nurture Projects Music
32_Clinark – Music and Me
33_Clinark – Heal The World
34_Clinark – Gone to Soon

ZonaReGGae Playlist 08 Dezembro 2010 – BEST of ’10 2nd sound Review!

December 9, 2010

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01_Celt Islam – NemesisAl Mizan (mp3 promo) 2010 Urban Sedated Records

02_Bandulu Dub feat. Dubmatix – BandulumatixCultural Liberation (mp3 promo) 2010 Dan Dada Records

03_Bandulu Dub Meets Jah Free – King Of The Earth Voice King of the Earth EP (mp3 single promo) 2010 Dan Dada Records

04_Bandulu Dub feat. Ras Bruno and Sammy Gold – Ganja Farmersingle (mp3 promo) 2010 Dan Dada Records

05_Ras Bruno – Sorte Madrasta single (mp3 promo) 2010 Herban Music

06_Bongo Kanny- I´m Fine single (mp3 promo) 2010 BLESSED YOUTH ENTERTAINMENT//MAP MUSIC
Bongo Kanny ID jingle
07_Bongo Kanny-Stop All This Blood Spillingsingle (mp3 promo) 2010 BLESSED YOUTH ENTERTAINMENT//MAP MUSIC

08_Bambú Station – How Tings Ah Gosingle (mp3 promo) from ‘Children of Exodus’ 2010 Bambu Station

09_Inner Visions – Mama Africa Stay ALIVE! (mp3 promo single) 2010 Inner Visions

V.A.-Crucial Rasta from Jamaica & Beyond Vol.1 2008 Skank Records
10_Nasio Fontaine – Babylon You Doom
11_Poor Man Friend – CoffeeshopMan

Root SoulJah Root Souljah EP (mp3 promo) 2007 RootsRocket

12_Root SoulJah – Ital Livity
13_Root SoulJah – Once Upon a Time

14_Dub Caravan feat.Ras Zacharri & Root Souljah – Strike a BlowDub Caravan presents: Strike a Blow – digital release 2010 Dread Camel Records Dub MED free download @

ZonaReGGae BEST of 2010-The People Choices Voting Poll
2nd 2010 sound review –Inna Dubwise Style!–

Haji Mike & Dub Caravan – Virtual Oasis 2010 DUBMED
15_Haji Mike & Dub Caravan – The World of the Wasteless
16_Haji Mike & Dub Caravan – People Are Dubbed

Zazen Self Control 2010 Fresh Poulp Records CC License free release @
17_Zazen – World at War

Alek6 Inside 2010 Hammerbass Records
18_Alek6 – Spiritually

Digikal RootsLet There Be version 2010 CC license free download @
19_Digikal Roots –The March of Jah Militant Soldiers

V.A. – Dub Tentacles Vol.2 2010 Fresh Poulp Records CC License release @
20_Panda Dub feat. Youyou – First Meet

V.A.–Revolutionary Dub Vibrations Chapter One 2009 Dub Vibration net label free releaseavailable @
21_Don Fe – Dub El Step

V.A. – The Best of Deep Root (mp3 promo) 2010 Universal Egg
22_Slimmah Sound – Judgement Come

V.A. – Italian Dub Community Showcase Vol.2 2010 ItalianDubCommunity CC License release @
23_Dubline feat. Mc Kiko-clean up your style + dub version

Easy Star All Stars Dubber Side of the Moon 2010 Easy Star Records
24_Easy Star All- Stars – Time Version (Michael G Easy Star All-Stars Remix)

The Red Earth Collective & Soothsayers Horns Red Earth Dub 2010 Red Earth Records
25_The Red Earth Collective & Soothsayers Horns – Melodical Medicine (interlude)
The Red Earth Collective & Soothsayers Horns – Never Give Up Dub (Manasseh Remix)

ZonaReGGae BEST of 2010-The People Choices Voting Poll
2nd 2010 sound review –Inna Dubwise Style!–

26_Diaspora – A Jamaican In CairoA Jamaican In Cairo EP 2010 Green Queen Music free download single @

Celt IslamAl Mizan (mp3 promo) 2010 Urban Sedated Records
27_Celt Islam feat. DanMan – Jah Rain
28_Celt Islam – Al Mizan
29_Celt Islam – For Who Jah Bless

ZonaReGGae Playlist 01 Dezembro 2010 – BEST of ’10 1st sound Review!

December 2, 2010

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01_Cas Haley – Better (Michael G ESAS remix) Connection 2010 Easy Star Records

02_Prince Jazzbo – Imposter single mp3 promo 2010 Ujama Music /D.I.A. promotions

03_Prince Jazzbo – Shere the Foodsingle mp3 promo 2010 Ujama Music /D.I.A. promotions

04_WebCam Hi-Fi feat.Ranking Trevor – One Program10” (mp3 promo) 2010 Tube Dub Sound Records

Dub Caravan presents: Strike a Blow digital release 2010 Dread Camel Records Dub MED free download @
05_Dub Caravan feat.Ras Zacharri & Root Souljahz – Strike a Blow
Dub Caravan feat.Hornsman Coyote – Strike a Horn

-ZonaReGGae BEST of 2010-The People Choices Voting Poll –
1st 2010 sound review – The Albuns of The Month Choices –

Solo Banton – Walk Like Rasta (mp3 promo) 2010 Reality Shock Records
06_Solo Banton – Revolution Time
07_Solo Banton – No Way

Cultural Warriors present Classic Reggae Recut Chapt.1 2009 Cultural Warriors Music
08_Cornell Campbell – Natty Dont Go
09_Earl Zero – Righteous Works

Pablo MosesThe Rebirth 2010 House of Moses,Grounded Music
10_Pablo Moses – Born to be Bad
11_Pablo Moses – Jah is watching You

Apple Gabriel –Teach Them Right(mp3 promo) 2010 JahSolidRock & Not Easy At All Productions
12_Apple Gabriel – Give Them Love
13_Apple Gabriel – Gifted Ones

Horace AndySerious Times(mp3 promo) 2010 Minor7Flat5/ iWelcom promotions
14_Horace Andy – Cool it Down
15_Horace Andy – Rumours of War

DubmatixSystem Shakedown 2010 Renegade Media
16_Dubmatix feat. The Mighty Diamonds – Give a Helping Hand
17_Dubmatix feat.Jay Douglas – Celebrate my Love

Pama Intl meets Mad Professor Rewired in Dub 2010 Rockers Revolt
18_Pama International meet Mad professor – Justified Dub
19_Pama International meet Mad professor – I Still Dub You More

FC Apatride UTD Firing the Truth 2010 Urban Sedated Records
20_FC Apatride UTD – Nah With ‘Em
21_FC Apatride UTD – Selling Illusion

Anthony JohnsonDancehall Victory 2009 Rupa Rupa Records
22_Anthony Johnson – Africa
23_Anthony Johnson – Life is Not Easy

ToussaintBlack Gold 2010 I Grade Records
24_Toussaint – Sunshine in Morning
25_Toussaint – Marching

Ossie Dellimore Reggae Music (mp3 promo) 2010 Skank Records
26_Ossie Dellimore – Caribbean And American
27_Ossie Dellimore – The Secret To Success

Freddy Locks Seek Your Truth 2010 V&A
28_Freddy Locks – Felling Roots
29_Freddy Locks – Seek Your Truth

-ZonaReGGae BEST of 2010-The People Choices Voting Poll –
1st 2010 sound review – The Albuns of The Month Choices –

Cas Haley – Connection 2010 Easy Star Records
32_Cas Haley feat.Josh Heinrichs – Here I Come
33_Cas Haley – Connection
34_Cas Haley – Take a Chance

ZonaReGGae BEST of 2010 – The People Choices – VOTING POLL

November 30, 2010



A votação anual dos melhores em rotação na ZonaReGGae está de volta, com as escolhas deste ano 2010!


Naquele que foi um grande ano para a música reggae nos estilos Roots, Dub & Revival, privilegiados nas rotações da ZonaReGGae, destacamos nesta edição BEST of 2010: a presença de 5 grandes retornos de veteranos da música Jamaicana; 5 lançamentos do nosso reggae nacional; muitas descobertas de alto nível no mundo underground e independente e mais de 15 países representados!

Para a 6ª edição deste espaço, retornamos ao formato original de uma única votação, com os 53 álbuns destacados ao longo dos últimos 12 meses, mais uma entrada especial a premiar a nossa escolha de
Download Gratuito do Ano! (Para melhor encontrarem os vossos lançamentos favoritos a lista está ordenada alfabeticamente).

A votação é livre para todos, e este ano podem seleccionar o número de álbuns que desejarem!
As emissões ZonaReGGae de Dezembro serão dedicadas á habitual revisão sonora de todos os álbuns, com a votação aberta até ao dia 16 de Janeiro ’11.
Participa, ajuda a promover a iniciativa e apoia os teus favoritos com as tuas escolhas!

Para esta edição, o BEST of 2010 @ ZonaReGGae conta com o apoio de uma mais melhores publicações da actualidade Roots Reggae, Dub e Cultura Soundsystem, a Irie Up, friendly supporter deste ano!

Para conheceres nos links abaixo e adquirir em Portugal, através da ZonaReGGae:)

ZonaReGGae Supports Irie Up Magazine
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Um grande Big Up, vai ainda para o brodda Rui, da Massive Deeztant Sound crew, pela força no design do Logo 2010 do Best of!


ZonaReGGae´s annual Voting Poll for the best playing at the show is back, wid the Choices for 2010!

In an amazing year for Reggae music – Roots, Dub & Revival styles – privileged at ZonaReGGae; in this 2010 BEST of edition we highlight: 5 big recording returns from Jamaican veterans, 5 brand new releases from Portugal Reggae scene, lots of underground and independent high level discoveries and more than 15 countries represented!

For ZonaReGGae´s BEST of’ 6th edition, we return to the single Voting Poll original format, featuring 53 outstanding albums highlighted all over the past 12 months, plus a special entry to reward our choice for
Free Download of the Year! (To better found your favorite release the list is sorted alphabetically).

Voting is free for all, and this year you may select the number of albums you wish to support!
ZonaReGGae December broadcasts, will be livicated to the usual albums sound review, the voting poll closes the 16th of January ’11.
Show your support by promoting and spreading the initiative and chosing your favorites!

For BEST of 2010 @ ZonaReGGae we are honored to present IRIE UP Magazine as dis years friendly supporter!
One of the best Roots Reggae, Dub & Soundsystem Culture magazines around, and definitely the fastest growing one, ZonaReGGae is also proud to provide it in Portugal for the 1st time!

Irie Up is truly worth of checking out…So gwaan and Irie up yourself!

ZonaReGGae Supports Irie Up Magazine
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