Dancehall Radio Stations

Dancehall musics name derives from the jamaican dancehalls at which popular jamaican recordings were played by local sound systems. It originated in the 1970s and was to begin with a more sparse take on reggae music. By the 1980s it would later go on to become more characterised with faster rhythms and a shift in the sound of the music which was mostly produced using electronic music instrumentation. In the mid-1980s, digital instrumentation became more prevalent, changing the sound considerably, with digital dancehall (or “ragga”) becoming increasingly characterized by faster rhythms. (The word “bashment”, a term originating in the 1990s, was used to describe a particularly good dance; for example “to go to a bashment dance”. In the Dancehall vernacular, “bashment” is therefore an adjective instead of a noun.)

Chaka Demus and Pliers were the first dancehall megahits in the US and abroad. Other varieties of dancehall achieved crossover success outside of Jamaica during the mid-to-late 1990s. After the popularizing of Buju Banton’s dancehall song “Boom Bye Bye” in the early 1990s, dancehall music came under criticism over anti-gay lyrics in a few songs. The early 2000s saw the success of newer charting acts such as Rihanna, Elephant Man and Sean Paul. Dancehall made a resurgence within the pop market in the late 2000s, with songs by Konshens, Busy Signal, Mr. Vegas, Alkaline, Mavado, Vybz Kartel, Beenie Man among others. Vybz kartel who is popularly known as the “worldboss” has dominated most of the music as the front runner in the 2000s.

Soca Addicts Radio

SOCA ADDICTS RADIO

7312 Oak Hill Circle, Rensselaer, NY, United States

Soca Addicts Radio where the vibes speak louder than words. We cater to newest and hottest soca music period. We get you ready for carnival all year round! If the player above doesn’t start correctly you might want to reload the page.Read more…

Tagged In caribbean,CARNIVAL,Music and Soca

Joint Radio Reggae

Joint Radio Reggae

Tel Aviv-Yafo, ישראל

Joint Radio Reggae is an Internet radio station that plays a wide range of Reggae music around the clock 24/7. We love our work and our goal is to bring you the best Reggae music. In addition, we host friends during our broadcasts.Read more…

Tagged In dub,Reggae,roots and Ska

Voxvibe Radio

Voxvibe Radio

United Kingdom

Voxvibe Radio is a new up and coming radio station thats based in the luton area of bedfordshire that aims to provide a good service. We play most genre’s of music. We put our listeners first. We play the best music. We are the best.Read more…

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WEBADUB HOT RADIO

Paris, France

Playing all the hits in Reggae, Dancehall, Soca, Hip-Hop & More. La Radio Dancehall référence pour tous les Francophones à travers le Monde depuis 2003. Retrouvez vos news, chroniques d’albums, agenda des soirées et l’actualité de l’Outre-mer et de la Caraïbe.Read more…

Tagged In dancehall and Reggae

Outta My Yard Radio

Outta My Yard

Netherlands

Online radio station based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Broadcasting 24/7 reggae, roots, dub, conscious vibrations. Live Djs from all around the world, interactive video chat room. Special sessions and guests. Out of many yards, one big radio station. Outta Mi Yard Radio. Reggae, Roots, DJ and Dub radio station.Read more…

Tagged In dancehall,Dj,dub,live,Reggae,roots and soundsystem

Boom Station Radio

Boom Station

Brooklyn, New York, NY, United States

Boom Station is the #1 Caribbean Internet Radio Station, streaming Reggae, Dancehall and Soca music 24/7. We are a cut above the rest. Established in 2011 with the idea and mission to be innovators in Caribbean Radio. We take pride in setting the trend.Read more…

Tagged In caribbean,dancehall,Reggae and zouk