Toppa Top ’15: The Best Reggae Tracks of 2015

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December 31, 2015


14.ย Alaine “Hello”

Over the past two years, we have seen some of the top pop hits get expertly remixed into tropical niceness. Jah Cure and Romain Virgo’s respective renditions of “All of Me” and “Stay with Me” specifically come to mind. In 2015, Madame Adele’s “Hello” was the preeminent love song, taking the top spot in every relevant music list globally. No stranger to powerful love songs herself, Jamaican songstress Alaine gave Hello” the proper reggae treatment, with the help of the legendary Penthouse Records, and a host of JA’s top musicians. In the same vein as her classics and current releases, she is effortless with the haunting vocals, and the musicianship is top class. The video treatment is simple yet stunning, inviting us to watch while the magic happens at Jamaica’s famed Penthouse Studios. โ€”Kaya.lah