The streets are buzzing with the bouncy feel-good vibe of the Happy Times rhythm by Good Good Productions.
The rhythm's infectious groove has made it an instant hit on FM radio and one has toapplaud the production house for making an entertaining and melodicbeat with a kick-ass traditional dancehall phrase.
Roots reggae starFantan Mojah takes a chance and changes up his traditional roots sound for the party-flavouredParty Wid The Girls, while Downsound Records starIshawna drops No Fear, which proves why she has one of the most seductive voices in the industry.
Dancehall king Beenie Man, again has scored a bona fidehit with thesingle Di Realest. This song is a classicthrowback, agreat reminder of where he is coming from, delivered in the Doctor'sunique lyrical style. The song is a testament to the Jamaican culture and people, and the indomitable spirit that allows the people tosurvive natural disasters or a myriad of economic crises with incredible grace andgood humour.
Konshens, theSubkonshusCEO,reaffirms his commitmentto God on Give Praise, as he chronicles hisjourney as a parent, mentioning challenging moments in his life like his "daughter haffi live in aincubator". This song is acreative way of giving thanks to the Almighty for His influenceand the humility that Konshensdisplays on this track will please not only his hardcore fans, butreggae and dancehall lovers worldwide.
Widely regarded as dancehall-reggae's most consistent act over the last three years, I-Octaneleads out the rhythm with the title track, Happy Times, where he is able totransport listeners to a state ofutter bliss. This is the ultimate party song with a great singalong hook that shows why I-Octane is the artiste of the moment. This song has already peaked at#1 on the FIWI Choice Top 10 charts for several weeks, and is already a staple at every party for hard-partying young adults.
Road Crawbah, aka Versatile, delivers areal jewel with Give Thanks,a song where he thanks every person he could that has beenassociated with the growth of his career. The song is already in the top 10 of the ER Dancehall Top 10 charts andVersatile can give thanks again that he is on the verge of a major breakthrough.
Other standout singles includeMunga's We Reach featuring RhymingKing, whileKibaki andFlexxx deliver the feel-good vibes with the infectious Da Body Yah. Montego Bay-based duo Merital show that they still know how to deliver a hit song with the catchy Doing It Again, the ultimate raving song.