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Thursday, July 29, 2010

►►► Throwback Thursday! ►►► Times are not Soft!

Life can be a funny thing - sometimes you're
up, next minute your mid level, third minute
you're down, then you're soaring high again. 
In the midst of it all, the 'hard times' never last!
Produced by Stephen "Gibbo" Gibson & Errol
"ET" Thompson for their label, the riddim was
picked up by VP Records as a part of the riddim
driven series which dominated the airwaves
and dancehall's in 2004 and beyond.
Featuring artistry from I-Wayne with the now
infamous chune "Living In Love," Richie Spice's
"Ghetto Girl" and Capleton's "That Day Will
Come," all artists on the riddim chose the right
words to compliment the prominent bassline.
There are 15 artists on the riddim (I'm missing
Anthony Cruz and George Nooks - sorry!) to
help your listeners relive the memories of 2004!
Broadcasting at 320kbps, catch the Hard Times
riddim here:
Fast Facts:  Stephen 'Gibbo' Gibson is the son
of legendary producer Joe Gibbs! 

Ky-Mani Marley Book Signing at Ottawa Reggae Festival!

Ky-Mani Marley Book Signing at Ottawa Reggae Festival

Ottawa Reggae Festival organizers add book signing to the list of activities offered to patrons at this years’ festival.  Dancehall and Reggae artist, as well as philanthropist and author, Ky-Mani Marley, will autograph his novel ‘Dear Dad’ for fans!
Since the announcement of Ky-Mani’s performance, fans have been asking for a one on one session with the multi-faceted Marley in addition to his performance.  “We immediately got a lot of feedback to Ky-Mani being on the festival this year” said festival President Benjamin Williams.  “We decided to offer a book signing to go with his performance which generates excitement!”
‘Dear Dad’ is a compelling narrative which chronicles the young Ky-Mani’s gritty ascent out of the bullet-riddled life of street conflict and crack selling.  Sharing his own personal story of personal redemption through music, Ky-Mani writes about his experiences, struggles and what he’s survived to make it to world stages he now commands.

Join Ky-Mani Marley on Saturday August 21st, 2010 at Sankofa, 430 Rideau Street in Ottawa for a rare opportunity to meet the star, and have a copy of the book autographed.

For additional information, call the festival hotline at 1-613-315-4461, or e-mail  Media inquiries can also be sent to

About Ottawa Reggae Festival:

The Ottawa Reggae Festival is a non-profit, volunteer-driven, three-day music festival which promotes cultural arts and diversity in Canada’s National Capital Region, showcasing international artists while maintaining 75 per cent Canadian content.

The Festival is committed to initiating cultural events, encouraging community involvement; provide a family-friendly environment; and reduce the environmental impact by using ecologically sustainable management theory and practices.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

♠ Sounie Productions Presents ♠: Lt. Brooksie & Khool!

Sounie Productions, a.k.a. the top record
label who produced the Crank It Up Riddim
(which has exceeded 5,000 in DJ downloads),
and the O-Nine Riddim which features artists
Anthony B, Gyptian, Lutan Fyah, Morgan
Heritage and more, has just released a few new
chunes featuring Lt. Brooksie and Khool!
The first two singles from Lt. Brooksie, "Music
Nice" and "Love In Your Eyes" show off the
artists versatility both in vocal style, and lyric
choice.  The more I hear Brooksie, the more
I want to hear!  "Music Nice" is built to a nice
'Pocoman Jam' styled riddim, while "Love In
Your Eyes" is a nice culture lovers rock vibe
Lady Loy from Jamrock radio, Sir Daddy D
from Reggae 4, and DJ Wiz from CHRY
105.5 FM agree that Lt. Brooksie is one of the
artists to watch for the rest of the year and into
next year.
Khool continues to make his mark, this time
freely talking about being in love and "Floating
On A Cloud" proving that gangsta's can feel
love like everyone else!
Broadcasting at 320kbps, catch Lt. Brooksie
and Khool, produced by Sounie Productions 
Lt. Brooksie

Saturday, July 24, 2010

L3 Radio on 88.1 CKLN FM in Toronto!


So in addition to being music distributors, we are
now officially on the FM radio airwaves!  Yes, that's
right, L3 can now be heard on 88.1 CKLN FM in
Toronto, or on the world wide web at Reggae 4

Thursday July 22nd at 2am EST / 7am GMT / 11pm PST
was the official start time, and here's the play list
from that night.  Also, in case you want to download,
catch 3 hours of the 4 hour show here:

P.S.  Send comments, requests and feedback (yes
we like constructive criticism) to


Toya Alexis – Been Told
Tamia – Officially Missing You
John Legend – Ordinary People
Alicia Keys - If I Was Your Woman
Usher – That’s What It’s Made For
Alicia Keys - Like You’ll Never See Me Again
Trey Songz – I Want You
Angelo – About U
Eric Benet – Sometimes I Cry
Keisha Cole – Love Somebody
Marques Houston – Kickin n Screamin
Christina Millian – This is How
Meaku ft. Glasses Malone – She Like It
R. Kelly – Far More
Da’Ville – Tonight
DJ Q – Mary J. Blige – Be Happy (Blessings Riddim Remix)
Melodic – Ride On
Mary J. Blige ft. Jah Cure – Each Tear (Black Chiney Remix)
Game ft. Pharrell & Robin Thicke – Ain’t No Doubt About It
Gigz & Abyss – Top Rankin
Trina ft. Lady Saw & Nicki Minaj – Dang A Lang
Purple Reign ft. Lloyd & Nicki Minaj & Drake – Bedrock (Remix)
Mugz – Two Step Song
Jhevon Paris ft. Colby O Donis – Top of the Line
Lil Jon ft. R. Kelly & Mario – Chocolate Ladies
Peersonile – Buble Dat Ting
Busy Signal – White Liver (Your Love Remix)
Nicki Minaj ft. Sean Paul – Your Love (Remix)
Serocee Jingle
Shaggy ft. Barrington Levy – Only U (DJ Sting Refix)
Gyptian ft. Nicki Minaj – Hold Yuh
Serocee – Vuvuzela
Honorebel ft. Selena – Carnival (Jus Bus Remix)

Hunny Bunny Riddim
Skinny Fabulous – Charge Up
Peter Ram – Iron Man
Demus – Spranging
Recka – Hyperactive
Problem Child – Fear None
Ricardo Dru – Get Wild

Punany Riddim
Admiral Bailey – Punany
Freddie McGregor – Fever
Little Lenny – Panic
Shabba – Caan Done
Ninjaman – Border Clash

Action Riddim
Nadine Sutherland ft. Buju – Action
Wayne Wonder ft. Louie Culture – Live & Learn
General Degree – Mr. Do It Nice

Dicki Riddim
Buju Banton – Dickie
Spragga Benz – Jack It Up
Terror Fabulous – No Retreat No Surrender

Cutty Ranks Remix Break

50 Pound Riddim

Admiral Tibett – Mr. Landlord
Chuck Fenda – Hell Bruk Loose
Gappy Ranks – Money Train
R-Cee – Wheel Up Jingle
Gappy Ranks – Money Train
Lutan Fyah – Culture Dem
Natural Black – Holla & Bawl
Norris Man – Badmind
Serocee – Kill Sound Bwoy Jingle
Gabriel ft. Karl Morrison – Sound Bwoy Killing
Sugar Minott ft. Hollowpoint – Rub A Dub Style
Serocee – Radio Station ID Jingle

Bad Man Don’t Cry Riddim

Shaggy – Bad Man Don’t Cry
Lady Saw – Bad Man Goin’ Cry
Josie Wales ft. Assassin – Know How Fih Love Dem
Bad Man Don’t Cry Riddim Version

KRS One ft. Just Ice – Memories
Shaka Pow ft. C. Mondesir – Life
Kali Blaxx – Mama Teachings
Rita Carter – Genocide
Veolet Fleur Rose – Precious Love
Suga Roy & Conrad Crystal ft. Toots Hibbert & Lil Mo – God Bless You
Sherri Jones-Moffatt – Grace of God
Fiona – Some Things Never Change
Courtney John – I Wanna Get Next To You
R-Cee – Wheel Up Jingle
Courtney John – I Wanna Get Next to You
Ammoye – Lost Love
Joss Stone – Free Me
John Legend – Each Day Gets Better
Amanda Marshall – Birmingham
Amanda Marshall – Everbody’s Got A Story
Noisettes – To Kill A Mockingbird
CNS – Meltdown
Amerie – Dangerous
Solitaire – The S.I.L.V.E.R.
Kid Sister – Life on TV
Trey Songz - Mojo
Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On (Waiting In Vain Remix)

New York 'Mingles' with DJ Roy!

New York Mingles with DJ Roy!

New York get ready as you have a date every
Friday with DJ Roy!  The location is club mingles,
and the atmosphere is stress free!

Details in the flyer below!

Scratchy B from Cash Money in Toronto!

Scratchy B from Cash Money in Toronto!

The ladies and gents in Toronto can't get enough
of this selector who packs a dance with his certified
swagger-istic self.  I'm talking of Scratchy B of
Cash Money.

His golden touch on the turn tables will turn over
any dance in any city at any time.  Come out early
to this dance, and don't say I didn't warn you!

♣ Brand New Music! ♣ Jahbandis - Yoddin To Zion!

Since introducing Jahbandis to the network,
they have received great support, and have
had their music played around the world!
Jahbandis is the type of group that adds
balance to a sometimes unbalanced Reggae
landscape.  Their consistent message of
staying true to Jah and to the 'I' meaning
self ensures that their listeners never lose
their way!
Today's new song from the group is called
"Yoddin To Zion."  This mid tempo chune
calls for us to see what's going on in these
times, and reminds us that life is what we
make it!
This chune is a nice way to bless the radio
airwaves, and would be nice in a mix!
Broadcasting at 320kbps, catch Jahbandis
newest chune "Yoddin To Zion" here:

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Prey Who Wants to be Caught by the Cougar!

An online debate took place not too long
ago discussing women.  In particular, this
group of men wanted to share the top reasons
why they will only date 'older' women.  Me
being curious, asked the group for a definition
of 'older' to which they replied '35-40.'  Hm!
Of their long list, here are the top 5 reasons
for their choice:
5.  They have their act together
4.  Minimal stress
3.  They know how to cook, clean and keep a man
2.  There's no pressure to get married
1.  They ('older' women) have the best sex
They also went on to say that men like Usher
and Ashton Kutcher make it easier for them
to be looked upon by older women.  How old
are these younger men you ask?!  28-32.  Wowow!
HOTTT New Music!
Amerie ft. Trey Songz, Lloyd Banks & Griz - Pretty Brown Eyes (Remix)
Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
*Loving this dude more and more!
Eric Benet - Sometimes I Cry
*Sounds like he's directing this towards Halle
even after all these years...?
Exile Dih Brave ft. Sparkie & Freeze - Party Everyday
*You've never heard Zip Jock Sparks like this before.  Wowow!
Rock City - All I Want (Major & Minor Riddim)
*This dude is getting a lot of support from DJ's worldwide
Mario - Tappin Out
*To quote Munga Honorebel - yes yes!
Nicki Minaj ft. Sean Paul - Your Love (Remix)
Saukrates ft. Reign - Money
*Don't mess with a man's money!
Shaggy ft. Barrington Levy - Only U
*DJ Sting International Hijack Refix.  Murdah!
Trey Songz - I Want You
*Baby maker!
Trey Songz ft. Nicki Minaj - Bottoms Up (Clean Version)
DJ Q puts Mary J Blige's "Be Happy" over the
Blessings riddim.  Of all Q's remixes, I think
this one has touched me the most!
DJ Rob Dinero nices up Bruno Mars "Billionaire"
Madly and Badly!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

♥ HOTTTTT New Dancehall! ♥ Tifa - Nah Stop Shine!

Hate is defined as 'to dislike intensely or passionately.'
If everyone were to be obvious, we would know when
hate is rearing its' ugly head, but 'haters' have found
a way to disguise their true emotions; they do so by
pretending to be your friend, but behind your back
it's a different story.
Dancehall Diva Tifa blazed a HOTTTTT new Dancehall
chune called "Nah Stop Shine" which talks about these
haters, and shuts them up permanently!
Pree dih lyrics:
"All of a sudden everybody gotta problem with me
rising to the top / mih seh all of a sudden everybody
who used to love me don't like me..."  Tifa goes on to
say "Whe dem grudge mih fa / yo ah dat mih really
waan know / caw mih nah see dem when me work an
ah hustle fih mih doe..."  Kaboom!
Tifa doesn't disappoint an inch as she articulates
what many think about some haters.  Why hate?
With air tight lyrics, a certified flow and a HOTTT
Dancehall riddim, Tifa gets this chune 'oh so right!'
Produced by Fedda Weight Music on the Mento
riddim, and broadcasting at 320kbps, and speaking
for me today, catch Tifa's new chune "Nah Stop
P.S.  If I didn't know better, I would swear Dancehall
Diva Tifa somehow got into my head and made a
chune based on my thoughts!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Reggae Arena - Summer Mixed CD!

Our friends in Germany, none other than the crew
from Reggae Arena, have released their summer
mix which is certified BADDDDDD!

If you're in the mood for none stop Reggae vibes
and an authentic good time, this is the mix for you!

Weight Loss with Ricardo Dru!

Thanks to Ricardo Dru's chune "Get Wild," team L3 has been able to lose 7 pounds.  Add it to your work out routine and watch the pounds drop!

Who is Mr. Sugaristic?!

Mr. Sugaristic as in pertaining to the man
named Leon S...

Ottawa Reggae Festival First in Canada to use TicketsOnDemand Service!

Ottawa Reggae Festival first in Canada to use TicketsOnDemand service
Ottawa, On July 16, 2010
As planning begins for the 3rd Annual Ottawa Reggae Festival, August 20-22, at Le Breton Flats Park, organizers have selected TicketsOnDemand to help them meet the growth in ticket demand.
“The Ottawa Reggae Festival continues to grow in terms of number of acts and the number of attendees” says Festival President, Benjamin Williams.  “To support the growth in attendees we have chosen to use the TicketsOnDemand service to make it easier for people to buy tickets for this years’ event”.
TicketsOnDemand (TOD), based in Ottawa, is a unique ticketing service that enables event organizers to provide two ways for their customers to purchase tickets.  A secure online service allows customers to purchase and print tickets at home and a network of kiosks located across the Capital Region increases the opportunity for people to buy.
Benjamin adds “Having both options will enable us to reach more people through the network of kiosks throughout the city”.
TOD President Mike Mulhall says “It’s good to see a local event continue to grow and we are happy to be able to contribute to its’ success”.
Now in its’ 3rd year, the Ottawa Reggae Festival is a non-profit, volunteer driven music festival which promotes cultural arts and diversity in Canada’s national capital region. With an aim to maintain 75 % Canadian content, the Festival also showcases internationally renowned artists in a live performance setting.

For more information about the 3rd Annual Ottawa Reggae Festival, please visit, or call the info line at 1-613-898-6731.


►►► Classic Friday! ►►► Man from the Bush!

In Southern Africa, there are a group of indigenous
men called 'bushmen' who are known as being great
hunters and gatherers.  These great men are so
connected with the land, they have provided scientists
with information about Anthropology (the study of
humanity), and genetics (the study of heredity).  
Just as Bushmen are important to world history, is
just as Reggae's Bushman is important to the Reggae
Born Dwight Duncan, Bushman's musical talent was
evident while going to school.  At Yallas High School,
Bushman was a part of the drum core, played the
bass organ, and was a member of the Choir.
In 2000, Bushman got his break where he met Steely
and Cleevie at Arrows studio.  The trio immediately
hit it off producing the chunes "Grow Your Natty"
and "Call Dih Hearse."  The artist also went on to
work with King Jammy's, and Bobby Digital to name
a few producers.
Bushman's impact has been 4 studio albums, and
countless singles on numerous riddims.  He has
travelled the world, has cared for his listeners (via
his lyrics) and continues to be one of the most
sought after artists!
Broadcasting at 320kbps, catch a selection of Bushman
chunes here:
Fast Facts:  Bushman's nickname in High School
was Ark Angel... 

Italian Dancehall Fire! Kalibandulu July 2010 Mix!


Team L3's boys from Italy, better known as Kalibandulu Sound,
has just releases their straight heat mixed CD for July!  You have
hear it here:


ONE TRACK ---------------->

Thursday, July 15, 2010

►►► Throwback Thursday! ►►► Not 'Ole Dog' But Sleepy Dog!

Dog is said to be man's best friend and is a
domesticated form of the Gray Wolf.  Women
sometimes refer to men as 'dogs' for their
behaviour of mating with several women at
the same time.  Men sometimes refer to women
as a b&%*# (a female dog) when the female
behaves in a manner unbecoming of a lady.
In Dancehall, we have several dogs!  We have
'ole dog,' 'Atomic Dog' and today's throwback
which is 'Sleepy Dog!'
Produced by Steely and Clevie for VP Records
Riddim Driven series, this 2005 riddim is straight
vibes.  Famous Face sang the chune 'Mixing
Board' which showcased what he says goes on in
the studio on the mixing board.  Ladies who were
in relationships with studio engineers reached a
new level of paranoia.  Lawd!
Assassin a.k.a. Agent Sasco's chune "As a Man"
which used slang like 'stamina daddy,' and lyrical
play like "inna nine months dih belly haffi bang,
bang, bang" ensured the chune stayed in rotation. 
TOK's "More Gal" makes it clear that 'gyal' ah dih
only ting pon dih agenda.  Whoii!  Mr. Vegas's
"Last Week" complains that the girl he met last week
gave away dih ting, and Elephant Man took the
cake with "Girls Anthem" as he empowered women
for having a tight ukubit!  Lawd!
12 of Dancehall's artists make appearances on the
riddim including Buju Banton, Spragga Benz and
Bling Dawg to name a few!
Broadcasting at 320kbps, catch all 13 chunes of the
Sleepy Dog riddim here:


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

CD Review - Friendlyness and the Human Rights

CD Review:  Friendlyness and the Human Rights – One Thing

Toronto based Friendlyness and the Human Rights has released their debut CD titled ‘One Thing’ which is anything but one thing!

The instrumentation used as the back drop for the groups’ ever conscious lyrics makes use of driving riddims spear headed by pulsing baselines, and melodic saxophone treats.  Giving fans 14 tracks, FatHR (Friendlyness and the Human Rights) mixes Reggae with Ska, a splice of Dancehall and a little contemporary. 

For classic Reggae lovers, “Human Rights” featuring TrĂ©son is the albums lead single which speaks of truths and rights for all.  Another favourite on the album is the Ska driven “I Want Her.”  With the simplistic lyrics ‘I want her / she wants me / it’s natural / jah beauty’ FatHR sings an ode that can be used by all men who need a song representing female beauty.  The song suggests that an exploration of woman’s beauty leads to Love.  “Human Vibrations” embraces contemporary over a Reggae-ish riddim while profiling the sounds of a guitar and xylophone.

A must play is “Ganjaman” which plays off the lyrics of Beenie Man’s ‘Ole Dog Like We!’  Switching up the lyrics, FatHR says “well ole ganjaman like me / mih smoke mih spliff dem in ah two’s and tree’s / an everybody know mih high already / believe you me / yuh know seh Friendlyness ah one ganja baby!”  If given a chance, this chune will become an anthem for all people who endorse the vibes elicited from smoking marijuana.

The group is not new to the world of music as they’ve been performing for years, and collectively have over 30 years experience.  Earning the ears of loyal Canadian fans, ‘One Thing’ will guarantee this up and coming group ‘every thing’ which is a legion of world wide fans!

Pleasure Principles!

You've created a monster!  Week before last's
e-mail shared 5 tips to making a million dollars
which received incredible response.  Wowow! 
It also came with a request for more e-mails like
it, so I'm going to try a ting!  For the newbies to
the list ... Lawd ... bear with me!
An article was written the other day which polled
women aged 20 to 60 asking what they like, and
or what they would like to receive pleasure wise. 
Here are the top 5 things they had to say:
5.  Let's experiment.  These women like men
who want to experiment - try something different.
4.  Bubbles, bubbles, bubbles!
3.  Candles, preferably scented, always establish
a mood and ambiance that is irresistible.
2.  Talk dirty!  Ladies love to be told naughty
somethings that only the two of you understand.
1.  Marathon man!  Women like it when men
make time for them which is exclusive i.e.
no interruptions.  One respondent said "He's
gotta go all night like a trucker!"
Hmmmmm!  On to HOTTT New Music!
Estelle ft. Nas - Fall In Love
*Estelle can do no wrong, nor can Nas!
Guru ft. Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley - Stand Up
*Smoothed out Hip Hop meets Dancehall
Gyptian - Trues Love is Hard To Find
Kevin Ray ft. Justin Timberlake - Ain't No Doubt About It
Ras Ghandi - Caan Roll
*Real Talk
Rick Ross ft. Ace Hood - Superhigh
*Super HOTTT
T.I. - Here We Go Again
T.I. - Ya Hear Me
*Heater X 3!
Usher ft.Pitbull
* Major + Major = HOTTTTed!
Wyclef - The Day After
*Wyclef and Haiti still cry...
DJ Q remixes Nicki Minaj's chune "Your Love"
*Certified heat!
Podomatic Must:  Walshy Fire's House of Leo
promotional mixed CD.  Dih ting bad yuh see: 
On the Radio now...
Reggae 4 Us tribute to Sugar Minott

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tributes to Lincoln 'Sugar' Minott

The world has been shocked to hear of the
passing of Sugar Minott.  He is a legend who
has come to touch the lives of all who heard
his music, and the music he produced.
The countless hours he spent developing new
and existing talent, the constant promotion he
gave to his projects, and his genuine love and
passion for the music all contributed to every
accolade he earned over his 30 plus years in
music.  He deserved it!  Visiting the Black Roots
studio gives you a first hand look at his love,
and his impact on the community.
When people (fans) are asked what they loved
most about Sugar, respondents weren't sure
how to answer the question as it was an equal
split in favour of his music, his live performance,
the message in the music and how he treats
the community.
When disc jocks (radio, dancehall and vintage
mixtapes) are asked, they talk about the vibes
in the music.  When asked, Richard Banton spoke
about the chune "Mr. DC," while Lady Loy profiled
the quality of Sugar's music and the chune "Good
Thing Going." 
Sugar Minott will be missed.  As we celebrate
his life, and his beautiful musical memories,
take in Lady Loy's tribute, as well as Komposti
Sound's tribute at the links below.  You can
also watch the last known interview with Sugar
as he talks about 'Holding on to Jah.'
As always, catch a handful of Sugar's chunes on
various riddims at 320kbps here:
Sugar Minott Riddim Run: