THE ANNUAL SERIE STRICTLY THE BEST COMPILATIONS STRIKE BACK !
Release Dates: UK: Dec. 16th // GAS & RoE: Dec. 20th // FR: TBA
Catalog #: Vol. 48: VP1991 // Vol. 49: VP1992
VP RECORDS CELEBRATES 20th ANNIVERSARY OF THE LONGEST-RUNNING ANNUAL REGGAE COMPILATION STRICTLY THE BEST
VOL. 48 & 49 WILL BE RELEASED DECEMBER 16th
The latest installments feature hits from Tessanne Chin, Sean Paul, Snoop Lion, Maxi Priest, Gyptian, Sizzla, Mr. Vegas, Bunji Garlin and more.
This year’s Strictly The Best Vol. 48 includes 2013’s most sought-after smooth sounds in lovers rock and roots. Jamaican powerhouse Tessanne Chin, who is a top contender on NBC's The Voice this season, delivers a spine-tingling ballad on Incredible Love, while roots empress Etana celebrates life’s blessings that are often taken for granted on the title track of her most recent effort Better Tomorrow. Reggae’s royal family Morgan Heritage makes a grand entrance with Here Come The Kings, the title track off their most recent album, and delivers a powerful plea on Forgive Me towards the close of the album. No. 1 Billboard hitmaker and UK’s reggae pop icon Maxi Priest also shines on his latest chart-topper Easy To Love, which will be featured on his 2014 album on VP Records.
Volume 48 will provide the perfect soundtrack to unwind and reflect over the holiday season for years to come.
On the other end, Strictly the Best Vol. 49 delivers the hottest Jamaican dancehall tunes banging in the streets, clubs and on the airwaves. The set opens with the fierce sizzler Riot from multi-platinum reggae star Sean Paul featuring Grammy-winning musician Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley. The song will also be featured on Sean Paul's upcoming studio album Full Frequency. Then, the fire keeps blazing with Major Lazer’s remix of 2013 Soul Train Award winner Bunji Garlin’s massive carnival hit Differentology (Ready For The Road). Also, songs like Elephant Man’s Miley Cyrus Twerk and Mr. Vegas’ Party Tun Up (remix) featuring Fatman Scoop and Sean Paul will get the dancefloor shaking.
Whether it’s currently at the top of the Jamaican charts or an underground club anthem sweeping the dancehalls, every song on Volume 49 will get the party started no matter the occasion.
Check both track listings below and some selected tracks from both compilations here :
Jah Bouks Call Angola (STB 48)
Maxi Priest Easy To Love (STB 48)
Christopher Martin Na Na Na (STB 48)
Sean Paul Riot (feat. Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley) (STB 49)
Konshens I'm Coming (STB 49)
Bunji Garlin Differentology (Major Lazer remix) (STB 49)
Samantha J Tight Up Skirt (STB 49)
01. Jah Bouks Call Angola
02. Morgan Heritage Here Come The Kings
03. Jah Cure Wake Up
04. Etana Better Tomorrow (radio mix)
05. Tessanne Chin Incredible Love
06. Gyptian Vixen (feat. Angela Hunte) (radio mix)
07. Christopher Martin Na Na Na
08. Jemere Morgan Neighborhood Girl
09. Maxi Priest Easy To Love
10. Jamelody Love You *
11. Morgan Heritage Forgive Me *
12. Dalton Harris You Will Know
13. Sizzla Good Love
* exclusive tracks
STRICTLY THE BEST vol. 49 (DJs)
01. Sean Paul Riot (feat. Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley)
02. Bunji Garlin Differentology (Major Lazer remix)
03. Mr. Vegas Party Tun Up (remix ft. Sean Paul & Fat Man Scoop)
04. QQ One Drop (feat. Venomous)
05. Aidonia Bruk It
06. Busy Signal Bedroom Bully
07. Macka Diamond Dye Dye
08. Konshens I’m Coming
09. Samantha J Tight Up Skirt
10. Elephant Man Miley Cyrus Twerk
11. Vybz Kartel Business
12. Mavado Million Dollar Man
13. Snoop Lion Fruit Juice (feat. Mr. Vegas)