Toppa Top 10: The Best Reggae Tunes of 2013

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December 23, 2013

7. Protoje/ Kabaka Pyramid/ Sizzla/ Chronixx – “Selassie Souljahz”


What a monumental tune this was for reggae in 2013, a single that fully solidified that the new “roots revival” was armed and ready for a global takeover. The project was conceived by Bay Area-based King I-Vier and his Royal Order Music camp, and co-produced by veteran DJ/Producer Jah Yzer; it was also later remixed with melodica wizard Addis Pablo and his Sons of Dub. You knew from the roster the vibes would be large, but it exceeded all expectations right from jump, with immediate spins on David Rodigan’s first show on BBC Radio 1, before blessing the crates of nearly every reggae selector across the globe. The tune itself is a call to all conscious soldiers worldwide and is sweet to the ear from start to finish. โ€”Deejay Theory