*ROCKSTEADY* Sunday, Nov. 2nd [8PM-Midnight] at The Sound Table

ROCKSTEADY aka Early Sundays ATL, GA.  – Reggae starts at 8pm, but the Sound Table opens up at 7pm so please come out early to take in the vibes.  The November Edition of ‘Rocksteady’ presents a Sweet Reggae Music soundtrack by Highlanda Sound System and DJ Passport of The Honorary Citizen.

"ATLANTA's ONLY monthly Roots Reggae event!" 

“ATLANTA’s ONLY monthly Roots Reggae event!” (21+ / Music lovers / Grown and Sexy)

Inviting all Kings and Queens to an official Coronation Day celebration for Emperor Haile Selassie I and an official musical tribute to reggae legend, singer John Holt, who passed on to Zion last week.  This is a priceless event, therefore admission will be complimentary.

John Holt

Cover of John Holt

Rocksteady: Classic Reggae, Lovers Rock, 80s and 90s Dancehall at The Sound Table every 1st Sunday

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REGGAE: 1st Sundays at the Sound Table #ATL

Affairs of The Heart – 100% Buju Banton for the Ladies

This is the another exclusively Buju Banton episode, this time focusing on the subjects of love and relationships.

Episode 28 - Buju for the Ladies

The Reggae Lover Podcast: Episode 28 – Buju for the Ladies

Always a favorite with the female fan-base, Gargamel sets a high lyrical standard with efficient delivery as he sings, chants, and raps to and about the ladies.

Buju Banton Playlist:

1    Affairs of the Heart
2    One to One
3    Make You Mine
4    Good Lookin’ Gal
5    I Wanna Be Loved
6    Love Sponge
7    Don’t Give Way Me Tings
8    Miss Ready Body
9    Can’t Be My Lover
10  Love Me Brownin
11  Love Black Woman
12  If Loving Was A Crime
13  Go If You Want
14  Girl U Know
15  Good Body
16  Try Offa Yuh
17  Buy Love
18  Paid Not Played
19  Champion
20  Gone A Lead
21  Water Man
22  Your Night Tonight
23  It’s All Over
24  Love Haffi Request
25  Be My Love Tonight
26  Love You Like
27  Make My Day
28  Red Rose
29  Sense of Purpose
30  Hush Baby Hush

New album Kevin Kinsella ‘Riding Higher Still’ now available

New album Kevin Kinsella 'Riding Higher Still' available October 21st 2014

New album Kevin Kinsella ‘Riding Higher Still’

First hearing the Bob Marley song “One Love” in Ireland as a 12 year old boy Kevin Kinsella received his calling to play Reggae music. Founding his first band, The Tribulations, when he was fifteen he soon found himself opening up for Toots and the Maytals who gave him strong encouragement to continue his vocation.

The Tribulations recorded their first full album “The Gate” in 1992 and went on to win the Yamaha Soundcheck competition which took them to both Japan and Jamaica.  In 1995 Kevin founded and named his second group – John Brown’s Body and led them in being signed to Shanachie Records, with whom they recorded several albums which were recognized by both critics and fans as classics of American Reggae.

Prior to signing with Shanachie, Kevin had founded his own imprint label, I Town Records, and it was during his tenure as lead singer and primary song writer of John Brown’s Body that he started and gave name to the group 10 FT Ganja Plant, which has recorded 10 albums for ROIR records. Amidst writing, recording and touring with both John Brown’s Body and 10 FT Ganja Plant, Kevin has released 4 solo records under his own name, the latest one being “RIDING HIGHER STILL” on his own I Town Records imprint.

Kevin Kinsella has been recognized as a true disciple of roots reggae music and both a pioneer and veteran of the Reggae movement in the United States. With a distinctive and powerful voice, a unique and recognizable writing style and spirit filled presence and performance energy – Kevin Kinsella continues to be an important contributor to Reggae music.

BUNJI GARLIN FT. AGENT SASCO & KARDINAL OFFISHALL: RED LIGHT DISTRICT (REMIX)

Bunji Garlin’s “Red Light District” Axes Up Remix ft. Assassin AKA Agent Sasco and Kardinal Offishall produced by Dj Crown Prince & Lemy Currey.  This smoothed-out mix was hailed by The FADER as a “flawless combo of house, soca, and reggae.”

BUNJI GARLIN FT AGENT SASCO & KARDINAL ... - RED LIGHT DISTRICT (REMIX) - Artwork
The original version of “Red Light District” is available on Garlin’s critically-acclaimed album “Differentology.”

SLY & ROBBIE and Spicy Chocolate: THE REGGAE POWER

SLY & ROBBIE AND SEXY CHOCOLATE: THE REGGAE POWER

THE REGGAE POWER

The Reggae Power” Is the new 12 track album featuring the Riddim Twins (Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare) with an all star cast of vocalists including Mr. Vegas, Beenie Man, Romain Virgo, Bitty McLean, Alaine and a host of others Spicy Chocolate is the Japanese Sound system and producer who brought the project together.

KEMAR ‘FLAVA’ MCGREGOR PRODUCES NEW POP-REGGAE SINGLE WITH ED ROBINSON

KEMAR 'FLAVA' MCGREGOR PRODUCES NEW POP-REGGAE SINGLE WITH ED ROBINSONReggae music is reaching forward – escaping the hardcore heaviness of the past, and embracing a sunny, beach-club pop flavor that has recently invaded Billboard charts and European festivals. Reggae singer Ed Robinson and producer Kemar ‘Flava’ McGregor are well aware of this global trend. The pair has just released a new pop-reggae single, titled “Let Your Hair Down,” Tuesday, October 21, 2014, for pre-order on iTunes. The single officially will be released November 25, 2014, on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon.

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Stylin’ | New Music from Protoje

Here is the official lyric video for ‘STYLIN,’ the second single from Protoje’s 3rd album ‘Ancient Future.’

'STYLIN' from  album 'Ancient Future' by PROTOJE. This single,  like 'Who Knows' is produced by Winta James.

‘STYLIN’ from album ‘Ancient Future’ by PROTOJE.

This single,  like ‘Who Knows’ is produced by Winta James.  Shouts out to Overstand Entertainment and the In.Digg.Nation Collective.

buju inna heights

Reasoning with Buju Banton: One-Drop Gargamel Mix

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In tribute to the the great Buju Banton aka Mark Myrie, Episode 27 of the #ReggaeLover podcast features conscious one drop collaborations, singles and songs from albums: Mr. Mention, Voice of Jamaica, Til Shiloh, Inna Heights, Unchained Spirit, Too Bad, Rasta Got Soul, and the Grammy award winning Before The Dawn.

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Foundation Roots, Reality and Culture

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Roots_Reggae_by_guidenzinIn this episode, I present some essential Roots reggae cuts, mostly from the 1970s. These songs deal with the everyday lives and aspirations of the artists concerned, including the spiritual side of Rastafari and the honoring of God.

The featured artists provide social commentary and deliver lyrical themes including spirituality, resistance to government, black pride and repatriation.

You will hear Studio One classics, gems from Tuff Gong, Exterminator and Volcano, plus quintessential Trojan recordings, among others. The full track list is posted below. Enjoy the musical mix!

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Song List:

1 Freddie McGregor – Rastaman Camp
2 Bob Marley – Africa Unite
3 Black Uhuru – Sensimilia
4 Sammy Dread – Road Block
5 Hugh Mundell – Rasta Have The Handle
6 The Gladiators – Easy Squeeze
7 Black Uhuru – Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner
8 Black Uhuru – Plastic Smile
9 Gregory Isaacs – Slave Master
10 John Holt – Up Park Camp
11 John Holt – Tribal War
12 Barrington Levy – No Fuss Or Fight
13 Jacob Miller – Tired Fe Lick Weed Inna Bush
14 Barrington Levy – Do Good
15 Barrington Levy – Murderer
16 Carlton Livingston – 100 Weight of Collie Weed
17 Bob Marley – Forever Loving Jah
18 Bob Marley – Them Belly Full
19 Bob Marley – Rebel Music
20 Don Carlos – Natty Dread Have the Credentials
21 Half Pint – Political Fiction
22 John Holt – Police In Helicopter
23 Jacob Miller – Tenement Yard
24 Gregory Isaacs – Border
25 Yabby You & The Prophets – Babylon A Fall
26 Yabby You & Tony Tuff – Falling Babylon
27 Burning Spear – Follow Marcus Garvey
28 U Brown – Jah Is My Father Still
29 Delroy Wilson – Better Must Come
30 Dennis Alcapone & Delroy Wilson – It Must Come
31 Barrington Levy – Teach The Youth
32 Cocoa Tea – Rasta Man
33 Sugar Minott – Give Me Jah Jah
34 U-Roy – Gorgon Wise
35 Johnny Osborne – Truths and Rights
36 Bob Marley – Time Will Tell
37 Burning Spear – Columbus
38 Freddie McGregor – Bobby Babylon
39 Johnny Osbourne – Jah Promise
40 Sugar Minott – Jah Jah Children
41 Johnny Osborne – Jah Righteous Plan