Global Reggae Charts - Issue #17 / October 2018

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Inside you can find the latest reggae album, single, and riddim charts based on votes by radio DJs and music directors from around the world.

issue # 17 | october 2018

artist of the month

Mr. Vegas

featured voter

Sista Selecta -

Australia

Teo Rootical-

Italy

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editorial

Welcome to our new issue of the Global Reggae Charts magazine!

While in the northern hemisphere autumn comes closer day by day, this means most of the musicians

are heading back to the studio, to create new music and make plans for the future. Behind

closed door managers, booking agents, and festival promoters are starting to prepare for the festival

season 2019, which still feels light years away – given the fact that summer is not yet fully over,

but from a managing point of view it will be here faster than may be preferable. Anyway, for we

consumers of reggae and dancehall music, it is a good time since we can expect a lot of new music.

If you are following our “New Reggae Releases” playlist on Spotify, you’ll find that the number

of new tunes is getting much higher again, compared to the summer months.

This you can find beginning on the charts as well. On the album charts we have new entries from

our feature artist Mr. Vegas (“Ism”), E.N Young (“Forest Wilderness”), Alpha Blondy (”Human

Race”), and Nat Birchall & Al Breadwinner (”Sounds Almighty”). On the single charts, we have

new entries from Lika Iké (”Second Chance”), Capital Letters (”The Roots”), Black Roots (”Take It”),

Csavi and Sly & Robbie (”Gone Again”), and Skip Marley (”Johnny Was”). When we are looking at

the riddim charts, we find three of the five places with new entries.

Besides the single, album, and riddim charts, you can find two voter interviews this month in the

magazine. We had a quick talk with Sista Selecta from Australia, who presents her “Roots‘n’Reggae

Show” on the local 2BOB radio station. Additionally, the show gets syndicated through the

community radio network and can be heard on stations all over Australia. The second voter we’ve

talked to is Teo Rootical. He is the singer of the band Rootical Foundation and presents his “Reggae

Corner” on a local station in Italy, called Radio Magenta.

Now we wish you an interesting study of the charts and the magazine.

All the best,

Felix

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Album single Charts | top 20

Period

Ending 31/08/2018

Contributing voters: 49

# LM 2M PK Mo Artist Single Label

↑ 1 2 3 1 8 Koffee Raggamuffin Frankie Music

↑ 2 7 2 2 4 Protoje & Chronixx No Guarantee Mr Bongo

+ 3 - - 3 1 Lila Iké Second Chance In.Digg.Nation

4 3 4 3 4

Kabaka Pyramid &

Damian Marley

Kontraband

Ghetto Youths International

↑ 5 10 9 5 6 Bryan Art Can‘t Cut Wi Vibes G-Block

6 1 1 1 4 Alborosie & Chronixx Contradiction Greensleeves

7 5 7 5 4 Beres Hammond I‘m Alive VP

8 4 6 1 6 Raging Fyah Rebel Dub Rockers

9 6 14 6 7 King Kong Old School feat. Burro Banton, Pinchers Irie Ites Records

↑ 10 19 - 10 2 Groundation Fossil Fuels Baco

11 9 5 5 3 Yaadcore

No Fenke Fenke feat. Shanique Marie &

Kabaka Pyramid

12 Yaad

+ 12 - - 12 1 Capital Letters The Roots Sugar Shack

↑ 13 17 - 13 3 Cocoa Tea Medical Marijuana Walshy Fire

14 12 19 12 7 Tarrus Riley Haunted Diwali

15 14 - 14 2 Alborosie The Unforgiven feat. Raging Fyah Greensleeves

16 16 8 4 7 Dre Island Yaad N Abraad Digi Killaz

17 13 20 6 4 Linval Thompson Fussing & Fighting Med Tone

18 8 11 1 7 Capleton & Chronixx Help the Weak ZincFence

+ 19 - - 19 1 Black Roots Take It Khanti

+ 19 - - 19 1 Csavi Gone Again feat. Sly & Robbie GADD59

+ 19 - - 19 1 Skip Marley Johnny Was Island

Lila Iké Linval Thompson Alborosie feat.

Raging Fyah Black Roots

Chronnixx

# = this month’s position on the chart LM = last month’s position on the chart 2M = position two months ago

PK = peak position MO = months on the chart ↑= signifies upward movement + = new entry

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Album Charts | top 20

Period

Ending 31/08/2018

Contributing voters: 38

# LM 2M PK Mo Artist Album Label

↑ 1 2 5 1 3 Protoje A Matter of Time Mr Bongo

2 1 2 1 3 Alborosie Meets The Wailers United Unbreakable Greensleeves

3 3 1 1 4 Kabaka Pyramid Kontraband Ghetto Youths International

↑ 4 10 - 4 2 Reemah Breaking News Feel Line

+ 5 - - 5 1 Mr. Vegas ISM Germaica Digital

6 6 8 1 7 King Kong Repatriation Irie Ites Records

7 7 4 1 7 Micah Shemaiah Roots I Vision Evidence

8 4 11 2 5 Romain Virgo Lovesick VP

9 5 3 2 6 Etana Reggae Forever Tad‘s

↑ 10 18 6 1 8 Sly & Robbie and Dubmatix Overdubbed Echo Beach

+ 11 - - 11 1 E.N Young Forest Wilderness Roots Musician

+ 12 - - 12 1 Alpha Blondy Human Race Wagram

13 12 13 3 4 Mellow Mood Large La Tempesta Dub

14 8 9 8 5 Alpheus Light Of Day Liquidator

15 14 7 1 10 Jesse Royal Lily of da Valley Easy Star

↑ 16 19 18 16 3 Tribal Seeds Roots Party Tribal Seeds

17 10 - 10 2 Akae Beka Nurtured Frequency Haze St Studios

+ 18 - 12 2 9 Havana meets Kingston Havana meets Kingston Baco

+ 19 - - 19 1 Nat Birchall Meets Al Breadwinner Sounds Almighty Tradition Disc

20 13 15 11 4 Ziggy Marley Rebellion Rises V2

Alpha Blondy

Akae Beka

E.N Young

Mr. Vegas

Mellow Mood

# = this month’s position on the chart LM = last month’s position on the chart 2M = position two months ago

PK = peak position MO = months on the chart ↑= signifies upward movement + = new entry

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COMMUNITY

RADIO

Italy

global reggae charts

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INTERVIEW

This month we feature two of our voters from different

parts of the world. First we have Teo Rootical, who presents

his show “Reggae Corner“ on a community radio

station called Radio Magenta in Italy.

Global Reggae Charts: Please introduce yourself

and your radio show to our readers!

Teo Rootical: Irie oonu! This is Teo Rootical: first

of all “a reggae passionate man” music and drama

teacher at school, singer of the Italian reggae band

Rootical Foundation, “Stand Up for Jamaica” human

rights activist, and radio speaker and selecter.

My radio show on Radio Magenta FM 92.2 (Milan) is

called ”Reggae Corner“: a weekly event dedicated to

reggae music in its different shades.

GRC: What made you fall in love with reggae?

GRC: How did you get into radio and what is your

motivation?

TR: I fell in love with reggae music when I was a

juvenile. I was captured by its hypnotic rhythm, its

powerful basslines, its righteous message within the

lyrics. I started listening to roots and culture by the

unforgettable Jamaican legends, and then I went on

discovering all different versions and genres, from

foundation to dub, from digital to dancehall, and so

on…

TR: I got into radio when I was a teenager, more

than 20 years ago. I loved the idea to deal with

music and to talk to the people directly but not in

an invasive way: radio is an evergreen media which

allows people to listen to music and words while

doing what they want, without being fixed in front

of a screen; radio lets listeners be free and encourages

imagination and meditation.

GRC: Could you give your view on the Italian reggae

scene? How is reggae doing in Italy these days?

TR: The Italian reggae scene is still lively and productive:

some of our bands, singers, and producers

are appreciated and respected in the wholeof Europe

and beyond. At the moment, reggae is not one of

the favourite popular genres (it has never been main

stream at all), but still resist in dancehall nights in

the cities, sound system gatherings, open airs, and

live concerts. We lost “Rototom Sunsplash” which

relocated in Spain in 2010, but we still have lot of

festivals dedicated to reggae, from north to south.

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GRC: What spectrum of music do you play in your

show and which artists have you found most inspiring

lately?

TR: I try to represent and boss up all kinds of shades

related to reggae music. First of all, I prefer to select

Italian and European productions, without forgetting

Jamaican fresh tunes and releases. I look always for

original music, trying to suggest to my crowd valiant

artists that deserve to be known. My first love was

roots and culture, then new roots and now reggae

revival: I love Jamaican singers and bands such as

Protoje, Kabaka Pyramid, Chronixx, Damian Marley,

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and Morgan Heritage. Regarding the European scene,

I like Dub Incorporation, Gentleman, and Seeed;

and for Italy, Mellow Mood, Raphael, Lion D, and

many more.

GRC: You are a musician yourself. How does your

own musical activity influence your choice of music

for your show and vice versa?

TR: My musical activity with Rootical Foundation often

gives me the possibility to personally meet and

share the stage and my passion with lots of artists

and musicians. It’s nice to compare and reason with

other people taking up a similar artistic path. So I

am always looking for high level productions, good

well-done music. Vice versa, I take inspiration from

what I listen to and play for my crowd on the radio,

trying to be open to new sounds, influences, and

evolutions.

short FACTS

Station: Radio Magenta FM 92.2

Location: Magenta, Milan, Italy

Show: Reggae Corner

Host: Teo Rootical

On air: Tuesday 9:30 – 10:30 pm

Friday 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Saturday 7:00 – 8:00 pm (CET)

www.radiomagenta.it

GRC:Thank you for your time!

TR: You are welcome. Give Heartical Thanx to Global

Reggae Charts for this great occasion and to provide

tons of good music!

Album Riddim Charts | top 5

Period

Ending 31/08/2018

Contributing voters: 22

# LM 2M PK Mo Riddim Label

↑ 1 2 2 1 7 Yaad N Abraad Riddim Digi Killaz

↑ 2 - 5 2 4 Anti-Racism Riddim Giddimani

+ 3 - - 3 1 Art of Love Riddim Hapilos

+ 4 - - 4 1 Heaven Help Us Riddim Buggie

+ 5 - - 5 1 Lecturer Riddim Stingray

Lecturer Riddim

Anti-Racism Riddim

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Mr. Vegas

The official press release for his new album starts with

“Mr. Vegas has made a name for himself within the dancehall

and reggae genres and with the release of his new album Ism is

showing the world the evolution of his artistry.” Proving his detractors

wrong time after time, Mr. Vegas is definitely a versatile artist

who has written plenty of super hits since his breakthrough twenty

years ago. So it is only fair to grant him the “Artist of the Month”

honor for October.

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COMMUNITY

RADIO

Australia

global reggae charts

featured voter

INTERVIEW

The second voter we feature this month is Sista Selecta.

She presents her ”Roots’n’Reggae Show“ on the

community radio station 2BOB Radio and through the

community radio network in Australia.

Global Reggae Charts: Please introduce yourself

and your radio show to our readers.

Sista Selecta: Greetings from “Down Under”! My

name is Sista Selecta and I’ve hosted an Australian

Community Radio program called the “Roots’n’

Reggae Show” since 2005 out of 2BOB Radio. A onehour

version of the program is also syndicated to

stations around Australia on the Community Broadcasting

Association of Australia’s Community Radio

Network. Situated about 4 hours north of Sydney,

our little station was established in the 1980s by

a group of passionate music lovers and continues

today, still with the man who began the 2BOB Radio

story.

GRC: What made you fall in love with reggae?

Sis.S.: At about 9 years of age, an aunt gave me a

compilation album for Christmas. On it were a couple

of classic reggae tracks featuring Jimmy Cliff and

Dave & Ansel Collins. I loved and played that vinyl

record for years but had no idea that ‘reggae‘ was

a thing. All I knew is that I loved the songs. From

my earliest memories and after attending my first

live music concert, I knew music was going to be a

lifelong passion. Fast forward some years and Bob

Marley & The Wailers entered my orbit. My zeal for

reggae music became apparent after I heard it played

live for the first time some years later at a festival

featuring The Wailers and an Australian band called

Bomba. The sound was simply contagious. I ‘felt‘ it

in every part of me and I was hooked. My devotion

to Aussie and New Zealand reggae expanded exponentially

after seeing and hearing King Tide, The Red

Eyes, Katchafire, Salmonella Dub, The Strides, Trinity

Roots, The Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Kooii,

Kingfisha, Pitch Black, Cornerstone Roots, Fat

Freddy’s Drop, Dubmarine, Oka, Zennith, Blue King

Brown, Mista Savona, and so so many more.

GRC: Could you give your review on the Australian

reggae scene? What is the state of reggae in Australia

today?

Sis.S: Our ‘great southern land‘ enjoys a very

healthy reggae music scene. Our country is a huge

one so naturally the major cities have more on offer

than smaller regional towns. But with the advent

of streaming and all things internet, the world now

comes to our door. Aussies love their live music and

a little festival called Island Vibe has been a standout

for local, Indigenous and visiting artists for many

years. Held on a small island off the coast of Queensland

every October, it celebrates island culture, art

and dance, and plays host to around 80 reggae,

roots, soul, and electronic acts.

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GRC: How did you get into radio and what is your

motivation?

SisS: In my youth I wrote a letter to a prominent

radio station asking how I could become a radio

programmer. Never a fan of commercial radio, my favorite

sounds came from late night broadcasts with

more relaxed delivery from the presenters. These

sessions usually focused on more obscure material

from artists not on the ‘marketable‘ spectrum and attracted

my interest much more. After relocating from

Sydney, I discovered 2BOB radio airing alternative

music and some years later, was asked to become

part of the administrative team at the station. One

thing lead to another, and subsequently and unexpectedly,

I became an on-air presenter. It is my belief

that music speaks directly to our souls and is a language

unlike any other. My desire is to spread that

word as far and wide as possible and I’m grateful for

the avenues that have been made available to allow

me to do that.

GRC: What spectrum of music do you play in your

show and which artists have you found most inspiring

lately?

short FACTS

Station: 2BOB Radio 104.7FM

Location: Taree, New South Wales, Australia

Show: Roots’n’Reggae Show

Host: Sista Selecta

On air: Sundays 2-4pm (AEST)

with the national show going to air

Saturdays 9-10pm (AEST)

www.2bobradio.org.au/-rootsnreggae.html

With so much fabulous music on offer, this task is a

daunting one for me each month. I want to vote for

everything I’ve heard! Trawling through the most

recent releases and making those selections comes

down to what ‘moved‘ me the most and which tunes

became earworms for me. Respect to the other

selectors and to Felix with the Global Reggae Charts

and magazine, your task is a huge one! Give thanks

to you and to the lovers of fine music, and the musicians

who make our world livable.

SisS: Coming from a blues music background and

having an appreciation for many genres, I tend to air

a variety of reggae music styles. Especially of

interest to me are the ones that blend genres. Soul,

blues and jazz reggae, electronic dub reggae,

Caribbean, mento, dancehall and ska, old and

scratchy, new and glitchy … it all encourages me to

go in search of new music and artists to bring to listeners.

I am continually inspired by the music I hear

and infinitely in awe of the musicians who create it.

Of late, I am thoroughly enjoying some of our elder

reggae statesmen through new and remastered material

and have the utmost respect for the richness

they have brought to the reggae arena.

GRC: As a voter on the Global Reggae Charts, what

is your criteria to vote for a certain song or album?

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voters

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voters

Argentina

Dub In The Control Radio

Combustion Lenta

La De Dios

Music Director

Santi Palazzo

La De Dios

Brownie

Martin Quispe

Radio Demente

Roots & Culture Selector

Iván Tutavac

Australia

2BOB Radio

Roots’n’Reggae Show

Bobbie Philp

89.7FM

Ital Galore

Ian Pillar

Radio Fremantle

I&I Sounds

Corby Howell

Belgium

Radio Centraal

Back 2 Bass

Tim Ianna & Kenneth Oyen

Bulgaria

Radio Bumerang 99.00 FM

Music Director

Canada

Radio Regent

ItaL rOOts RaDio

Sweet T

Radio Regent

ItaL rOOts RaDio

MAdCast Fuji

Rootz Reggae Radio

Riddim UP - Fridays

Tonie Smith

Cape Verde

Radio Morabeza

Rockers

Evelise Gomes

Colombia

UPTC Radio 104.1 FM

Legado Africano

Charli Urrego

Costa Rica

Radio Urbano 105.9FM

Di Docta Show

Marco Villalobos

Croatia

Radio Student

Zion Radio

Ivo Balen

Czech Republic

Radio 1

Reggae Klub

DJ Kaya

Denmark

Station Amager

Reggae Moods

Finland

Bassoradio

Blaka Blaka Show

Selecta Andor

France

La Grosse Radio

Reggae Program Director

Simon Chamfroy

World A Reggae

Editor

Fred Reggaelover

Germany

Antenne Münster 95.4

Cool & Deadly

Wolfgang Hickmann

ByteFM

Forward The Bass

Karsten Frehe

Radio Leinehertz 106.5

Wha Gwaan – Reggae & Dancehall

Thorben Noß

Radio Regentrude

Music Director

Brigitte Reinert

Radio StHörfunk

Sluggish Radio Show

Daniel Kielczewski

Radio Top 40

Host

Marius Finger (DJ Marious)

Radio Z 95.8

Rastashock

Philipp Kause

Radio Z 95.8

Rastashock

Crystal van de Rastashock

ReggaeSpace

Ruffneck-Smille

Reggaestory.de

Peter Joachim

Reggaeville

Author

Gardy Stein

Skaworld

Station Operator

Rene Paetzel

Visador-Radio

ReggaeRoundUp

Karsten Zick

Greece

Radio Xanthi One

Music Director

Nick Giannakopoulos

Israel

Kol Hanegev 106.4 FM

Ba Ba Reggae

Asaf Nahmias

Italy

Atom Radio

Host

Giuseppe Bellobuono

Jammonite Radio

Reggae New Releases

Marco Fregnan

Radio Magenta FM 92.2

Reggae Corner

Teo Riccardi

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Radio Popolare Network

Reggae Radio Station

Vitowar Fiorentino

Radio Web-Base

Reggae Music

Louis Knight

Reggaeradio.it

Presenter

Christopher Messina

Mexico

Cabina420 Radio

Music Director

Misachael Solis

MundoREGGAE Show

Lulu Solares

Netherlands

Impact AM

Music Director

Henk van Ulden

RTV-Arnhem

Sound Armada Radio

Wilfman Sound Armada

Norway

Radio Harstad

Tommy Vandelsvik

Radio Nova

Oslo Reggae Show

Dominic Reuben

Poland

Polskie Radio Czwórka

Strefa Dread

Mirosław „Maken“ Dzięciołowski

Romania

Do The Reggae Romania

Editor

Nedelcu Sebastian

South Africa

Capital FM

Capital Reggae Show

Thamsanqa Moyo

MzansiReggae

Editor

Lee Phiri

United Kingdom

1BTN

Venum Sound Show

Kris Lewis

Radio Cardiff

The Shake Up Show / The Love &

Harmony Show

Neffertiti Delgado

Swindon 105.5

Andy V’s Random Reggae Show

Andy Vater

Vibes FM

Reggaemylitis

Sarah C

World A Reggae

Irie Jamms Show

DJ 745

USA

Caribbean Dance Radio

Owner

DJ PhG

California

101.5 FM KTKE

Positive Vibrations

DJ Treez

Reggae Music Forward

Host

Tomas Palermo

Reggae Nation Radio

Program Director

MJ Flores

Colorado

KDUR FM

Heart Beat of Zion

Rasta Stevie

KGNU

Dub Palace / Reggae Transfusion

The Groove Thief

Florida

Reggae King Radio

Reggae Rhapsody

Keith Rowe

Illinois

The TikiPod

Program Director

Eric Przybylski

Massachusetts

WZBC Boston College Radio 90.3FM

Raggamuffin International

Robin Walther

Reggae Roots

Owner

Esteban Rod

Oregon

KPOV 88.9 FM

The Coop / High Desert Co-op

Tristan Reisfar

Virginia

Caribbean Radio Show

Reggae Wednesdayz

Hopeton Brown

Wisconsin

WORT 89.9 FM

Tropical Riddims

Tropical Riddims Sound System

DJ -F.R.P.

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ON Air

Argentina

Estación La De Dios

LDD SOUNDS PRESENTS

GLOBAL REGGAE CHARTS

with Santi Palazzo

Sundays 3:00 pm ART

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radio shows

Indonesia

UK

Bpost Radio

Black Country Radio

REGGAE TOP SINGLE CHART 20

RIDDIM SESSIONS

with Harry Ramadhan

with Kevin Moore

Mondays - 9:00 pm WITA

Fridays - 1:00 am GMT

Argentina

Radio Cantilo

FUNKY KINGSTON

with Georgia and Santi

Wednesdays 10:00 pm ART

Canada

Radio Regent

ItaL rOOts RaDio

with Sweet T & MAdCast-Fuji

Tuesdays - 3:00 pm EST

Canada

Rootz Reggae Radio

NEW MUSIC - TDIF

with DJ Klient

Fridays - 6:00 pm

Costa Rica

Urbano 106

DI DOCTA SHOW

with Docta Rythm Selecta

3. Tuesday - 8:00 pm CST

Germany

Antenne Münster

COOL & DEADLY

with Roots Operator Wolle

4. Saturday - 8:00 pm

Germany

Radio Regentrude

GLOBAL REGGAE CHARTS

with Brigitte Reinert

Last Friday - 8:00 pm CET

Israel

Radio Kol Hanegev 106.4 FM

BA BA REGGAE

with Asaf “Baba G“ Nahmias

Mondays - 8:00 pm IST

Italy

Radio Popolare Network

REGGAE RADIO STATION

with Vitowar

Last Sunday - 11:45 pm CET

Italy

Atom Radio

GLOBAL REGGAE CHARTS

Sundays 5:00 pm CET

Norway

Radio Nova

OSLO REGGAE SHOW

with Dominic Reuben & Selecta Harmony

Last Tuesday 9:30 pm CET

UK

1BTN

VENUM SOUND SHOW

with DJ Kris Snakes

4. Sunday 4:00 pm GMT

UK

99.8FM KCC Live

ELEMENTS OF REGGAE

with MJRuckus

3. Tuesday - 10:00 pm GMT

UK

fuzionlive.com

REGGAE TAKEOVER

with Judge Knott

Sunday 6pm GMT

UK

Radio St. Austell Bay 105.6 FM

A-Z OF REGGAE

with Mark Norman

Last Sunday - 4:00 pm GMT

UK

Vibes FM

REGGAEMYLITIS

with Sarah C

Last Wednesday - 6:00 pm GMT

UK

World A Reggae

IRIE JAMMS SHOW

DJ 745

On Demand

Venezuela

Radio Nacional de Venezuela

DESDE EL GHETTO

with George Dread

2. & 4. Saturday - 11:00 am VET

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