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OLDIES SUNDAY: Elephant Man – Chaka Chaka Dance (2004)


Today, we celebrate the Birthday of a Jamaican Music legend by the name of Elephant Man! For close to 30 years, Elephant Man has been giving you hits, brought an energy like no other, and has influenced many. For today’s Oldies Sunday selection, we highlight one of his dance hits, “Chaka Chaka Dance“!

Produced by Fire Links and released in 2004 on the “Chaka Chaka Riddim“, Elephant Man stepped out with a new song to promote the new dance called, “Chaka Chaka“. Having a knack for remixing popular songs and making them his own, Elephant Man borrowed the cadence from Eric “Monty” Morris’Sammy Dead” for “Chaka Chaka Dance”. With the line “Dance to di Riddim, Chaka Chaka…“, we were in for a fun time packed with high energy, and a workout. “Chaka Chaka Dance” was a hit for Elephant Man, appearing on charts in Jamaica and parts of the Caribbean. The single was further promoted with a Music Video directed by Llewellyn “BigDaddyLeo” O’Reggio, which was filmed during a staging of the weekly “Weddy Weddy” street dance event in Kingston, and featured many of the popular Jamaican Dancers.

Since the success of “Chaka Chaka”, Elephant Man continued to enjoy a more successful music career that is still very active. With a ton of hits to his name, “Chaka Chaka Dance” is high on the list for some.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Snagga Puss – “Tatie” (1994)


We’re in the 90s, where music enjoyed a season of fusions, the fashion was flashy, and the vibes were right. In Jamaica, it was a time where Dancehall and Hip Hop were always in the studio and making noise overseas, many legends just got their official start, and many dances were created. For today’s “Oldies Sunday” selection, we highlight Snagga Puss (formerly known as Dickie Ranking), and his single, “Tatie“!

Produced by Patrick Roberts for the Shocking Vibes label and released in 1994, Snagga Puss joined in on the fun and created a song for a dance called the “Tatie”. Snagga Puss’ persona and delivery were inspired by the Cartoon character Snagglepuss, and helped to make “Tatie” a hit. “Tatie” was featured on Snagga Puss’ 1995 album, “Reggae Funky“. “Tatie” the dance became popular with the youth, and joined the list of prominent dances including the “Bogle“, “Butterfly“, “Peppaseed“, and “World Dance“. Like many dances of the past, “Tatie” has been remixed and renamed a few times over the years. A music video for the track was made in support of “Tatie”, and it was directed by the legendary “BigDaddyLeoO’Reggio, and featured the late Media Personality, Basil “Bagga” Brown.

Since the release of “Tatie”, Snagga Puss has enjoyed a career with a few hits and memorable dances. He is still active, and has been flexing his entrepreneurial muscle over the years. His distinct sound is still remembered, and “Tatie” is loved by many who were there when it made its debut.

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Put This On TikTok: Squash Shares New “Foot” Music Video!


Dancehall Artist Squash continues to give the people hit singles, and bring his brand to more places around the globe. Enjoying a respectable run of releases, he sees Social Media platform TikTok as a new gateway to promote his music. Enjoying some viral success from previous releases, he urges everyone to share his latest music video for the single, “Foot“!

Directed by DirectorBadz, Squash puts his best foot forward in the music video for “Foot”. With his 6ix crew in attendance, they all show off fancy footwork while Squash continues to dominant with his music. A preview of “Foot” was shared on TikTok a few weeks ago, so the music video is just a way to capitalize off of the viral success. Squash also shows love to his fans by featuring videos where they showed off their dance moves. Popular Media Personality Winford Williams can be seen dancing along with Squash, further showcasing that they dance is for everyone. “Foot” was produced by World Team Production on the Sports Range Riddim.

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Ding Dong Starts Off 2022 With The “Rich Walk”


It’s only right we start the new year off with some dancing vibes. Today, we bring you some courtesy of Dancehall Artist Ding Dong. Teaming up with his Ravers Clavers, we get a new dance called, the “Rich Walk“.

With a one shot styled music video, Ding Dong and his Ravers Clavers crew demonstrate the brand new “Rich Walk”, and bring some well needed vibes into 2022. “Rich Walk” was produced by Chimney Records, and will be released soon on all digital music streaming platforms. May the “Rich Walk” bring you prosperity, long-lasting success, and blessings upon blessings. Ding Dong starts off the year right, and we look forward to more from him this year.

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.@GoldUpMusic Finds Another Hit With Laa Lee Featured, “Bird”!


Dancehall Producers Raph and Zack Ariyah are known as the Production duo, Gold Up. Formed in 2018, Gold Up quickly found their lane when they made their debut with then rising sensation, Shenseea. Since then, they have scored hits with Shatta Wale, Chronic Law, Aidonia, ZJ Liquid, and Busy Signal. Still hungry for more wins, they found another hit with Dancehall Artist Laa Lee for the single, “Bird“.

Influenced by the South African Qqom, Gold Up made the perfect Riddim that compliments Laa Lee’s catchy lyrics as he has found himself another dance hit. Seeing his career skyrocket this year with the release of “Dirt Bounce” and “Tip Inna It“, Laa Lee used his winning formula to bring Dancer 1Monsta Boss‘ “Bird” Dance to a new level. Accompanying the new single, is an energetic music video that was directed by Shot ‘N Stunning that features appearances by 1Monsta Boss, Dancer Pata Skeng, and well known Dancehall Promoter Walk N Talk. Gold Up is gearing up to release more hits in the coming weeks, just get your body and speakers ready to tune in! LEGGO DI BIRD!

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“Team Overcome” Secures “Dancin’ Dynamites” Season 16 Win


They came. They Saw. They Conquered. Team Overcome secured the top prize of over $1 million dollars in cash and prizes and the bragging rights for winning the long-awaited Season 16 Charles Chocolates Dancin’ Dynamites 2020/2021 grand finale on Saturday.

The journey began for the Dynamites in January 2020 with the usual launch of the season. But everything since, has been anything but customary. Due to the pandemic, the Competition was paused to ensure the safety of the competitors and stakeholders. As the organisers geared up for the live grand finale, news came of Tropical Storm Elsa threatening Jamaica. As the trajectory for the system fluctuated, the production team was busy adjusting plans to accommodate a successful staging of the event, and that they did.

Fearless, the four finalists Team Overcome, A1 Family, Strike Team, and Team Ovadose, were ready to put their best foot forward for their chance to lift the winning trophy. The evening officially kicked off with each team’s opening performances that rocked the Excelsior Community College auditorium with high energy, and exhilarating screams from supporters who were present to witness the showdown.

When the dust cleared for the evening, and all the votes were counted, Team Overcome, which is comprised of three members – Marcel Pitter (21), Renardo Peart (26) and Paul McDermott (13), who all hail from May Pen, Clarendon emerged the winner of the Charles Chocolates Dancin’ Dynamites 2020/2021 grand finale. In an interview, the team’s leader, Marcel Pitter said the journey to the championship had many challenges.

But for the group, overcoming the setbacks from the team and then COVID-19 is a part of what makes them special. “Even when the Competition was postponed, we stayed together and pushed each other by practicing daily and entering competitions on Instagram. We never doubted ourselves and knew from the beginning that we were going to win so we would campaign daily up in the communities in May Pen until about 7pm and then practice until about 1am,” he stated.

Pitter, who entered the Competition before, but was not successful, shared that the support of the community, family and friends went a long way in making his team’s victory a reality. “The community is proud of us and they always motivated us even when we were practicing because they were happy that we were representing them so well,” he added.

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We’re number 1! Team Overcome soaks up their victory after winning Season 16 of the Charles Chocolates Dancin’ Dynamites Competition.

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