VP Records’ iconic “Strictly the Best” compilation series is back with two new albums (Volume 56 & 57) that set the standard in today’s hottest Reggae and Dancehall music. Both volumes are now available for pre-order and will be released for physical worldwide distribution on November 17th.
Volume 57 features new and exclusive dancehall such as “Roll Clean” from Masicka, “Hot Gal” from DJ Spooky, and “Time Up” from current dancehall sensation Shenseea. Also from Shenseea is ‘Movie’, the remix to ‘Loodi’ – the smash single with Vybz Kartel which amassed over 11 million views on Youtube. Alkaline’s “Pretty Girl Team” which has amassed over 12 million views on its audio only song and Ding Dong’s “Fling (Yuh Shoulda)” which recently went viral with reggae sensation Chronixx doing the dance. The energetic ‘Skank & Rave’ by Beenie Man, Voicemail, Ding Dong add tremendous energy while ’21’ by Dexta Daps add the smooth rhythmic vibes. Stonebwoy’s ‘My Name’ rounds out the album with the hot afro-beats jam.
“Strictly the Best” continues to be one of our most anticipated releases each year due to its ability to maintain a loyal following while being the perfect introduction for those new to reggae and dancehall,” said Christopher Chin, President of VP Records. “The 2017 editions have a nice balance of popular artists as well as exclusive tracks for a great listening experience.”
This year “Strictly The Best” has teamed up with Beach Roadtrip Weekend (BRT) for a DJ contest that gives contestants the opportunity to join the team as a DJ on BRT’s 2018 tour. The top 5 mixtapes are now able to be judged by followers of the BRT Page via Soundcloud, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and the website. The finalists of that round will then be invited to the Riviera Beach in Florida this November during BRT Weekend to have the chance to DJ a set for a chance at the final prize.
Stream an exclusive Strictly the Best Playlist here.
Strictly the Best- Volume 57
1. Pretty Girl Team- Alkaline
2. Movie (ft. Vybz Kartel) [DJ Septic Remix to “Loodi”] –
3. Live Blanket (Remix) – Mavado
4. Easy To Love You – Culan
5. Money Man– Alkaline
6. Fling (Yuh Shoulda) – Ding Dong
7. Skank & Rave – Beenie Man, Voicemail, Ding Dong
8. 25 Bouncing – RDX
9. Time Up– Shenseea
10. Fire – Aidonia
11. 21 – Dexta Daps
12. Roll Clean – Masicka
13. My Name – Stonebwoy
14. Hot Gal – DJ Spooky
About the Strictly The Best Series
Established in 1992, Strictly The Best is the longest running reggae compilation series in the business. Following the Reggae Gold release, the annual STB series offers a more comprehensive collection of dancehall and roots sounds that have crossover potential and cater to reggae fans alike. Each year, VP carefully compiles a library of most exclusive dancehall/reggae tunes to keep the pace with the biggest Jamaican hits. Showcasing the most buzz-worthy and talented artists, STB series has been the proving ground for many of reggae’s biggest stars including Sean Paul, Mavado, Buju Banton, Bounty Killer, Capleton and many others. If you want to know what the next big reggae hit is in the streets or on the airwaves, Strictly The Best is the only compilation.