Reggae Classics and Nowadays hits on ‘100x Reggae’

Wake the town an tell the people! There is a new bestseller in stores now!  Universal Music hits the right spot by releasing their latest collection in the ‘100X’-series; A collection dedicated to Reggae! What makes this 5CD-Box different from other previous released boxes worldwide is the fact that it doesn’t only contain well known classis but it also gives a nice view on nowadays reggae music. The collection on this Box is the brainchild of  DJ Den Den from Black Star Foundation and gives A clear overview of Reggae Music throughout the years, chopped into 5 different tastes:

  • CD1 – Hits: Welknown tracks, like Jimmy Cliff’s ‘The Harder They Come’, ‘Pass The Dutchie’ by Musical Youth, Boris Gardiner’s ‘I Want To Wake Up With You’ and so on.
  • CD2 – Classics: These are the tracks from the early ’60s en ’70s, like ‘Over The River’ by Justin Hinds, The Pioneers – ‘Let Your Yeah Be Yeah’ and Burning Spears’ ‘Marcus Garvey’.
  • CD3 – Early Dancehall: In the late ’70s the dancehall-genre bloomed in Jamaica, with DJ’s like Yellowman (‘Zunguzungguzungguzeng’), Frankie Paul (‘Pass The Tusheng Peng’) en John Holt (‘Police In Helicopter’).
  • CD4 – Modern Classics: CD number 4 spreads from the ’80s until now, and goes from Aswad’s ‘Can’t Stand The Pressure’, Garnett Silk’s ‘Kingly Character’ on to Junior Reid’s ‘One Blood’.
  • CD5 – ‘Now Reggae’: An overview of reggae-hits made in the last decade. Not to mis on this one is Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley’s ‘Welcome To Jamrock‘ , but also ‘new’ artists like Romain Virgo (‘Mi Can Sleep’) and Gyptian (‘Hold You’) are on this disc..

Nice thing about this CD is that it can be a nice guide to people that are not completely familiar with reggae yet.

‘100X Reggae’ is available in stores now.

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