Toppa Top 10: The Best Dancehall Singles of 2012

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Honorebel Mention. Mr Vegas, “Bruk it Down” and “Party Tun Up”
Mr.Vegas Top 10 Best Dancehall Singles“Bruk it Down” was the first dancehall tune to make a significant impact at US radio since “Rum and Red Bull” probably, and Vegas’ biggest hit in recent years. Even if did make our Top 10 list last year, removing it from inclusion on the list this year, it’s deserving of some sort of recognition here. As does “Party Tun Up,” Vegas’ followup and one of the original dancehall tunes contained on the bonus disc of his vintage reggae-driven Sweet Jamaica album.

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  1. 2012 in Reggae and Dancehall | BigUpRadio Streaming Reggae Music

    […] This year, however, the past was closer to the present. The 2010 images of Jamaica presented in Vanity Fair‘s November 2012 issue as present day reportage are easy to point to as misrepresentative of what’s actually going on right now in Kingston, but they also represent a time, but a couple short years ago, when dancehall seemed just a little more vibrant. There are still enough dances to keep Mutabaruka as annoyed in 2013 as he was in 2008, but the scene seems to have popped down a little. Heck, LargeUp even stated that 2012 was a year “where some might say soca surpassed dancehall as the Caribbean’s most vital music genre.” […]

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  2. 2012 in Reggae and Dancehall | Soundclash

    […] This year, however, the past was closer to the present. The 2010 images of Jamaica presented in Vanity Fair‘s November 2012 issue as present day reportage are easy to point to as misrepresentative of what’s actually going on right now in Kingston, but they also represent a time, but a couple short years ago, when dancehall seemed just a little more vibrant. There are still enough dances to keep Mutabaruka as annoyed in 2013 as he was in 2008, but the scene seems to have popped down a little. Heck, LargeUp even stated that 2012 was a year “where some might say soca surpassed dancehall as the Caribbean’s most vital music genre.&#8… […]

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