ISLAND MUSIC CLUB
Hawaii's Maoli stepped on Release Friday with "Good Night" and held the top spot on this week's Official Global Reggae Top40 charts. The single pushed fellow Pacific islander, Justin Wellington's "Iko Iko" to the second spot, while last week's Chart Toppers Tribal Seeds slipped to 5th place with "Breathe Easy", but managed to chalk up a second slot in the Top 10 with "Fallen Kings" at #6.
Koffee's "West Indies" continues to sit comfortably in the Top 10, drifting up three places this week to settle at #3. The Boston based band, The Elovators, spun out a brand new entry with the single "I'm Fine" featuring Little Stranger, and managed to hold the 4th spot over the release weekend.
Skip Marley made a strong rally on his fourth consecutive week with the single "Vibe" jumping 20 places to snatch the 7th spot, and Gramps Morgan returned after a brief hiatus, with the singles "A Woman Like You"and "if you're looking for me" to cap off the Top 10 at #9 and #10 respectively.
With 10 new releases on this week's Global Dancehall Top40, Masicka made the biggest entry with "Love Story" at #8, and Birchill's "Sexy Back" Riddim holding down 4 top 20 slots.
Vybz Kartel continues his dominance of the charts with 5 tracks, while Spice pins down #2 and #3 with "Go Dung Deh" and "Send It Up" behind Koffee's "West Indies".
One To watch
Bahamian born Reggae producer Padrino continues to impress across the Diaspora with his impressive reprise of the Gregory Isaacs hit single "Stranger in Town".
Virtual Reggae band, "The Brutish Outsiders" recently dropped thier sophomore single "Reward", a cover of the of the Joe Higgs 1972 original. The Brutish Outsiders cover has already copped over 20,000 spotify streams in thier first week of release.
Considered one of the biggest bangers of the christmas, Koffee seems to have struck another winning chord with her latest feature on the soundtrack of the upcoming black inspired western epic "The Harder They Fall".