Rub-A-Dub Valentines Night Lovers Rock Edition with DJ Redds of Spectrum Disco

Highlanda.net and The Honorary Citizen present a Rub-A-Dub Valentines Night Affair

Highlanda.net and The Honorary Citizen present a Rub-A-Dub Valentines Night Affair

For the perfect date night in the city, Sunday February 14, 2016, Highlanda.net and The Honorary Citizen present a #RubADubATL Valentines Night Lovers Rock affair starring DJ Redds from Spectrum Disco alongside Highlanda Sound and DJ Passport at The Sound Table (483 Edgewood Ave. Atlanta.)  The vibes kick off at 8pm and there is no cover charge all night.

Music Review: Various Artists – Reggae Vibes Riddim

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Reggae Vibes Music presents the Reggae Vibes Riddim featuring 15 all new one drop productions from Reggae Vibes Music / Warriors Musick Productions.   The Riddim features a new song from reggae legend Sizzla, strong entries from Lutan Fyah, Jah Mason, and Fantan Mojah along with emerging singers Devano, Deego, Dreama, Shane Hoosong and more.

Highlanda.net review of The Reggae Vibes Riddim

Reggae Vibes Riddim artwork

Sizzla Kalonji bolsters the riddim with “Greatest Mother,” a song in which he channels his inner synthesizer while bringing forth words of appreciation reminiscent of the vibe on his popular “Thank You Mama.”  Kana Stone performs a festival ready anthem for reggae music with a simple, yet passionate delivery on “Love the Reggae.”

Ginjah delivers a fresh marijuana ballad with a catchy refrain on “All This Time.” In a love song about his island nation entitled “So In Love,” Guche London pledges allegiance to Jamaica convincingly. Turbulence infuses his voice with the melodic notes of the riddim in the most soulful way as he sings of a love written in the stars on “For Me.”

Harlem, New York Hip Hop artist Charlie Clips combines with Delus on “They Don’t Know,” the most natural-sounding combination between rapper and singer over a one-drop reggae riddim. This joint is laced with conscious lyrics which would resonate with real hip hop heads and hardcore  reggae enthusiasts alike.

The official release date is November 6th, but the Reggae Vibes Riddim will be available for Preorder on iTunes on October 23, 2015.

Culture and Lovers Rock Reggae Songs (2010 – 2015)

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Maxi Priest brings reggae to the fans at Stage 48 in Manhattan, on March 31, 2013. Photography by Clyde Belcon

Maxi Priest brings reggae to the fans at Stage 48 in Manhattan, on March 31, 2013.
Photography by Clyde Belcon

This episode starts in 2015 with a couple new entries from Queen Ifrica and Archangel Superpec, but the overall selections focus on one-drop remixes, pop music covers, lovers rock, and roots reggae singles mostly from 2012 through 2014. The mix is filled with the sounds of today’s hottest producers and artists like ChronixxJah9, Damian Marley, Tarrus Riley, Jah Cure and more.

Playlist:

1 Queen Ifrica – Let Me Get To Know You
2 Archangel Superpec – There She Is
3 Maxi Priest featuring Stylo G – Easy To Love (Remix)
4 Beres Hammond – In My Arms
5 Them Island Boyz featuring Jah Cure – Kiss Me Girl
6 Romain Virgo – This Love
7 Sanchez – Now and Forever
8 Tarrus Riley – Young Heart
9 Gyptian – Love You Forever
10 Jah Cure – Love You Anyway
11 Rihanna ft. David Guetta – Right Now (J-Vibe Reggae Remix)
12 Chronixx – Alpha and Omega
13 Mavado – Soldiers (R.I.P Roach)
14 Usher – Climax (Walshy Fire / Jus Bus Reggae Remix)
15 Gappy Ranks – Carpenter
16 Jah9 – Steamers A Bubble
17 Tarrus Riley – For Me
18 Sean Paul featuring Damian Marley – Riot
19 Daville – Mirror
20 Tessanne Chin – If You Love Me
21 Shaggy featuring Beres Hammond – Fight This Feeling
22 Roots Queen – Fly With Me
23 Protoje – KIngston Be Wise
24 Busy Signal featuring Damian Marley – Kingston Town (Remix)
25 Jah Bouks – Angola
26 Amy Winehouse featuring Alborosie – Sweet Guitar (Remix)
27 Lutan Fyah – Diamond At Home
28 Tarrus Riley – Cold Girl

1990’s Reggae Music, Top Songs and Riddims from the Dancehall

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Buju BantonMr Mention album cover for Buju’s 1992 debut album.

Tracklist

1 Simpleton – 1/4 to Twelve
2 Captain Barkey – Antichrist
3 Buccaneer – You Nuh Care
4 Lizard – Slapper Dapper
5 Fabby Dolly – Peanut Punch
6 Mad Cobra – Dun Wife
7 Buju Banton – First and Last
8 Mr. Vegas – Everywhere I Go
9 Snow, Nadine Sutherland, Terror Fabulous, Beenie Man, Buju Banton and
Kulcha Know – Anything For You
10 Spragga Benz featuring Nadine Sutherland – Please Me
11 Gary Minott – Seek God
12 Daddy Screw and Bonovan Steele – Miss Bonafied
13 Frisco Kid – You and You Man
14 Terror Fabulous – Behold
15 Spragga Benz – W
16 Beenie Man – Certain Man
17 Beenie Man – Slam
18 Beenie Man – Wicked Ride
19 Buju Banton – Only Man
20 Frisco Kid – Living In Style
21 Spragga Benz featuring Wayne Wonder – Dedicated To My Favorite Girl
22 Dennis Brown – Our Day Will Come
23 Gary Minott – No More
24 Daddy Screw and Bonovan Steele – Big Tings A Gwan
25 Daddy Screw and Bonovan Steele – Dapper (Breathe Again)
26 Don Yute and Wayne Wonder – Loving In Excess
27 Dugsy Ranks – Wifee
28 Louie Culture – No Gyal
29 Frisco Kid – Big Speech
30 Spragga Benz – Tings A Gwaan
31 Buju Banton – Man A Look You
32 Nadine Sutherland and Buju Banton – Second Class Love
33 Nadine Sutherland and Terror Fabulous – Action
34 Wayne Wonder and Louie Culture – Live and Learn
35 Spragga Benz – Peace
36 Beenie Man – Better Learn
37 Rayvon and Red Fox – Bashment Party
38 Bounty Killer and Richie Stephens – Maniac
39 Bounty Killer and Barrington Levy – Living Dangerously
40 Spragga Benz – Camouflage
41 Snagga Puss – Tatie
42 Spragga Benz and Wayne Wonder – Never Keeping Secrets
43 Monster Shack Crew (Ghost, Roundhead, General B) – Round Robin (Do
You Remember?)
44 Jigsy King and Tony Curtis – Real Love
45 Buju Banton – Stamina Daddy

Shabba Ranks Greatest Hits MP3 Download

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This is an episode of the syndicated Reggae Lover podcast produced for promotional purposes by Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound featuring classic reggae music in a DJ mixed format. 

Shabba Ranks

The only dancehall artist to win the Grammy award in consecutive years, Shabba Ranks paved the way for all who came after him.  I omitted overly violent or slack slack lyrics here.  

This mix was requested by the Brooklyn, New York based, AGARD, a fellow DJ and #reggaelover.

TRACKLIST

1 Heart Of A Lion
2 Respect
3 Flag Flow High featuring Cocoa Tea
4 Just Reality
5 Time Is Red featuring Cocoa Tea
6 Love Me Truly featuring Cocoa Tea
7 Don’t Follow Rumors featuring Carlton Livingston
8 Live Blanket
9 Housecall featuring Maxi Priest
10 Peanie Peanie
11 No Bother Dis Soundboy
12 Girls Wine
13 Golden Touch featuring Kadian Dixon
14 Roots and Culture
15 Kushungpeng featuring Mikey Spice
16 Champion Lover featuring Deborahe Glasgow
17 Don’t Test Me featuring Deborahe Glasgow
18 God Bless
19 Real Real featuring Thriller U
20 Best Baby Father
21 Caan Dun
22 Gal Yuh Good
23 Can’t Do The Work
24 Ting A Ling
25 Trailer Load

Beer Vibes, ATL’s #1 All-Inclusive Party, Saturday February 6th

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A new year is upon us, so you know what that means! Beer Vibes is BACK AGAIN!!!!! Di ting kickouttt faroutttt WAYYYYOUTTTT for the 2016!Saturday, February 6th 2016 is the date – mark it down on your calendar!!!! Atlanta’s #1 Beer Inclusive event!!! Free Beer and Free Food all nite!!

By now you’ve probably been to a Beer Vibes event before, so you know how CRAZY they get!!!  If this is your first time, you’re in for the TIME OF YOUR LIFE!!!  There is only ONE PARTY that provides you FREE FOOD, FREE BEER ALL NITE, and ATL’s BEST DJs playing reggae/soca/afrobeat/hip-hop for ONE PRICE!!!! Only BEER VIBES!!!!  DON’T MISS OUT! Vibes are GUARANTEED!

If you’ve never experienced a Beer Vibes, this is your chance to get on board! Pure Vibes all night! Tickets are ONLY $25  – DO NOT SLEEP ON THIS DEAL!! THE TICKET PRICE WILL GO UP AT THE DOOR!!!!!

FREE BEER ALL NITE!!!
BEERS – Heineken, Lime-a-Rita, Corona, Guinness, Red Stripe

IT’S ALL GOING DOWN RIGHT HERE:

Jolie – An Event Center
5240 Panola Industrial Blvd
Decatur, GA 

GET YOUR ADVANCE TICKETS NOW FOR ONLY $25!!!!!!!!!!!! WHILE SUPPLIES LAST (tickets are very limited)!

Lt. Stitchie’s 2016 Euro Tour – January 28th To March 16th

Lt. Stitchie’s 2016 Euro Tour – January 28th To March 16th

Dancehall reggae gospel performer, Lieutenant Stitchie on stage.

Jam Link International will be hosting the governor of the dancehall, Lt. Stitchie, in Europe from January 28th through to March 16th. Though The Lieutenant already has confirmed dates in Hamburg, Frankfurt, Vienna, Aarhus and several other cities, there are still some open dates that need to be filled. As such, venue operators and booking agents are being asked to contact Jam Link Intl. at jamlinkintl@gmail.com for information about Stitchie’s availability.

Hot off his UK tour, where he completely captivated audiences at big events such as Hootananny Brixton, Faith Chapel in London, Crystal Palace, Glory House and even Feltham Youth Prison, where he ministered to young offenders, Lt. Stitchie is promising a tour like no other. When asked what his fans in Europe can expect, he said:

“my last appearance in Europe was in 2013 so I am going there with vengeance to unleash a barrage of my old catalogue plus my new music.”

Read Lt. Stitchie’s biography here.

Bob Marley Birthday Bash 2016 Promo Mixed by DJ Passport

Here's a great promo mix DJ Passport curated to get you ready for February 5th. Early bird tickets are still available!

Here’s a great promo mix DJ Passport curated to get you ready for February 5th. Early bird tickets are still available!

BOB MARLEY Birthday Bash Advanced Tickets

“The entire world knows and loves Bob Marley!!!

Come out to Studio Number Seven on Friday February 5th to experience the splendor of Bob Marley’s 71st Birthday Bash!

Also celebrating their Earthstrong: Kahlil Wonda, AGARD, Mrs. Wonda and ALL their Aquarius friends.

This special edition of #ROCKSTEADYATL and Bob Marley Tribute, featuring the sounds of
Jah Prince, Highlanda Sound, and DJ Passport alongside Brooklyn’s own ĀGARD.

Be entertained by the magic and power of this music for one
night only, but keep the memories for a lifetime.

Studio number 7 is downtown Atlanta at 393 Marietta Street.
For information: ABobMarleyTribute@gmail.com or Highlanda.net”

Live Music at The Haven Buckhead with B.R.A.P, the Reggae Band on Sunday Jan. 17

 

B.R.A.P. is a Reggae band doing only originals to inform uplift and elevate the masses of the real life energies.

B.R.A.P. is a Reggae band doing only originals to inform uplift and elevate the masses of the real life energies.

The B.R.A.P Band will perform at the elegant Haven Buckhead on Sunday January 17, 2016.  Doors open at 6pm, showtime promptly at 8pm.  Early set by Highlanda Sound with Kahlil Wonda selecting the tunes, plus other specially invited performers.

B.R.A.P at the Health and Wellness Festival 2015

 

Rocksteady ATL Announces 2nd Annual Bob Marley Birthday Bash and Aquarius Celebration

Rocksteady ATL will partner with ĀGARD Music to host the 2nd annual commemorative event celebrating the birthday and legacy of late reggae legend, Bob Marley.

 

Rocksteady ATL Announces 2nd Annual Bob Marley Birthday Bash and Aquarius Celebration

Image: 2nd Annual Bob Marley Birthday Bash and Aquarius Celebration

 

ATLANTA, GA, December 31, 2015 –The event will take place at Studio No. 7 in downtown
Atlanta on February 5, 2016, between the hours of 9 pm and 3 am. In addition to observing Bob
Marley’s 71st birthday, the event will serve as a birthday celebration for fellow Aquarians, Kahlil
Wonda from Highlanda Sound, his wife Mrs. Wonda, and DJ/Producer, ĀGARD, who will be
traveling from New York City.

The Bob Marley Tribute will coincide with and be a special edition of Highlanda.net and The Honorary Citizen’s successful monthly event, dubbed Rocksteady ATL.

Studio No. 7, the venue which also hosted the 2015 staging of this event, offers a central and
spacious setting. Located at 393 Marietta Street near to the World of Coca-Cola and Centennial
Olympic Park in Atlanta, the venue has been voted Best of 2014 by the reputable Atlanta
Tribune: The Magazine. Tickets for the event can be purchased online in advance or the night
of the event at the venue.

With a number of performers on the 2016 lineup, the event promises to be bigger and better
than the inaugural staging, showcasing the best in music from Bob Marley and other great
artistes. In addition to a live set by the BRAP Band, patrons can expect selections from several
top-rated music curators, including DJ Passport, ĀGARD, Highlanda Sound, as well as special
guest Jah Prince. There will also be a live performance from reggae artist, Ken Serious, with
mixing from Kahlil Wonda.

People who are interested in attending the 2nd Annual Bob Marley Birthday Bash and Aquarius
Celebration can purchase advanced tickets online beginning early in January. Additional
information about the event is available at AtlantaRootsReggae.com.

TICKETS LINK

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

 

 

RUB-A-DUB: Lovers and Roots Reggae All Night – Sunday, January 10th, 2016

Rub-A-Dub ATL

Highlanda.net and The Honorary Citizen presents “RUB-A-DUB”

The classics that introduced Jamaica’s music to the world, The new reggae revival movement, Roots, Dub, Lovers Rock, 70s, 80s, and 90s reggae dancehall music. Good vibes only by Highlanda Sound System and DJ Passport. Guest DJ set by DJ Lion The Turntable Bandit.  8pm-12 / No Cover.

Nothing but Good Vibes Sunday, January 10, 2016at 8 PM - 12 AM Roots, Dub, Lovers Rock, 70s, 80s, and 90s reggae dancehall music. With Highlanda Sound System and DJ Passport. No Cover!!!!!

Nothing but Good Vibes Sunday, January 10, 2016at 8 PM – 12 AM Roots, Dub, Lovers Rock, 70s, 80s, and 90s reggae dancehall music. With Highlanda Sound System and DJ Passport. No Cover!!!!!

Billboard named Joss Stone Reggae Artist of the Year 2015, But Here’s the Thing

I noticed the recent uproar caused by, and massive publicity being given to Billboard Magazine, who announced their best of 2015 recently.  The initial blip that came on my radar was a Jamaica Observer article, but since then I have seen many of my peers in the reggae industry, especially those representing Jamaica, sounding off and voicing their disapproval of Billboard as if this was an objective award selection.

This controversy inspired my inquisitive mind so I did some research into Billboard Magazine’s previous year’s Reggae superlatives and found that it’s solely based on Reggae Album sales and these statistics have never been friendly to Jamaican performers.  Check the history over the past 5 years:

No Jamaicans have been Reggae Artist of the Year according to Billboard Magazine

No Jamaicans have been Reggae Artist of the Year according to Billboard Magazine

By simply visiting Billboard’s website and reviewing the rankings I saw that what happened in 2015 – a non-Jamaican crowned Artist of the Year – also happened in 2014, 2013, and so on and so forth. No one slammed the magazine when California-based reggae group Rebelution, Israel’s Matisyahu, or American rappers NAS and Snoop Lion were crowned.

If anything, Jamaican reggae artists, supporters, and the media alike should be reporting that 2015 was the best year in recent history for Jamaican reggae acts as evidenced by releases from Morgan Heritage, Protoje, Jah Cure, and Kymani Marley all selling well enough to be on the 2015 Reggae Album charts.  Yes, Joss Stone (UK) sold more, but in prior years only the Marley name could be found consistently among the top selling reggae albums reported by Billboard.

Congratulations to the aforementioned artists carrying the reggae banner in 2015.  How can we continue this resurgence of Jamaican reggae and secure a place for artists from the genre’s homeland on international music charts, and concert stages?  Start by putting your money where your mouth is.  Vote for the artist you love by buying their album.

ATLANTA ROOTS REGGAE EVENT *Rocksteady ATL* Friday, Jan. 1

Every first Friday, Rocksteady ATL explores the sub genres of reggae music..dub, lover's rock, roots and rocksteady.

Highlanda Sound, DJ Empress Rah and DJ Passport #RocksteadyATL

Every first Friday, Rocksteady ATL explores the sub genres of reggae music: dub, lover’s rock, roots and rocksteady.  Kick off 2016 with us, reggae style.

Rocksteady ATL New Years Day Celebration, Friday January 1st

The return of DJ Empress Rah to Rocksteady ATL with Highlanda Sound and DJ Passport at Studio No. 7 (393 Marietta St. Atlanta, GA) for New Year's Day. Doors open 9pm until. $5 Cover.

The return of DJ Empress Rah to Rocksteady ATL with Highlanda Sound and DJ Passport at Studio No. 7 (393 Marietta St. Atlanta, GA) for New Year’s Day. Doors open 9pm until. $5 Cover.