The Official DaFlavaRadio.com Launch set for July 31st

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The Official Launch of DaFlavaRadio.com is set for July 31st, 2009.

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Listen to Highlanda Sound System’s Dancehall Now Show debuting on Wednesday August 5th at 7pm.

Log onto the website for more information.

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“Reggae Losing Its Roots” – Burning Spear

“Reggae Losing Its Roots” – Burning Spear

According to a recent interview with Burning Spear, he states that Reggae is losing its roots and if we ever expect the music to return to its glory days the producers need to know that the music needs direction!

He realizes that young producers turned the once organic sound of reggae to an artificial beat by using equipments that mimic the sounds of an authentic band.

“The music has changed,” Spear said. “There’s a different flavor, taste and type of arrangement. There’s less musicians playing their instruments; it’s a programming thing now. The kids are singing off-key.”

Spear also states that he feels it is difficult but imperative for Jamaica to build a national recording studio that offers budding producers and musicians an opportunity while encouraging them to record music the traditional way.

“We need more traditional reggae – the youth of today are not looking in that direction and not going with that,” Spear stated. “We need a stronger voice. I think a lot of people in Jamaica don’t know the strength of this music and what the music has done for people all over the world.”


Source: TheGleaner

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Reggae Vault Classics presents Bob Marley – Episode 22

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This is the latest episode of the syndicated Reggae Vault Classics podcast produced for promotional purposes only by Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound for the week of July 21, 2009 featuring classic reggae music in a DJ mixed format with no talking.

This is definitely the biggest vault classic episode because this one deals strictly with the music of the Legend himself, The Honorable Robert Nesta Marley. This is an audio montage in tribute to the man who has influenced world culture through his music and brought reggae music to the far corners of the universe.

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Bob Marley Playlist

1 Roots Rock Reggae
2 Kinky Reggae
3 Slave Driver
4 Pimpers Paradise
5 Exodus
6 Rastaman Live Up
7 Natural Mystic
8 Roots Natty Roots
9 Easy Skanking
10 Natty Dread Rides Again
11 Buffalo Soldier
12 Jamming
13 Ambush In The Night
14 Redemption Song
15 We Don’t Need No More Trouble
16 Coming In From The Cold
17 Revolution
18 War

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Atlanta Nightlife’s Most Anticipated New Event: ‘Vintage’

V I N T A G E

100% Reggae Sundays at Club Frequency in the Historic Atlanta Underground!

Tomorrow Night, Sunday July 19th

Doors Open at 8pm (Early Arrival Highly Suggested)

Complimentary admission until 10pm.
No cover for ladies until midnight.
General admission is $10 all night.


Mature Dress Code: Grown and Sexy

For more information email VintageSundays@highlanda.net or call (770) 374-1476.

$4 Guinness, Heineken, Red Stripe, & Corona
Bottle Service prices start at $50 (See Below)

Celebrating Your or A Friend’s Birthday?
Or Just Wanna pop a few bottles?

We Dare You To Find Better Packages!

Purchase of Any 2 Bottles &
YOUR ENTIRE ENTOURAGE FREE UNTIL 12:00am

All bottles are accompanied by mixer of your choice
*Red Bull, Orange / Cranberry Juice*

Btls PATRON – $250
Btls REMY – $250
Btls ALIZE – $200
Btls HYPNOTIQ – $200
Btls HENNESSEY – $200
Btls GREYGOOSE – $150
Btls NUVO – $150
Btls MOET ROSE – $150
Btls MOET NECTAR – $100
Btls Rose Christalino – $50

Must arrive before 11:30pm
to receive prices above
(Tax + Gratuity will be added to all packages)

Call or Email us to set up your package
770 374 1476
VintageSundays@highlanda.net

Mature Dress Code: Grown and Sexy
Guaranteed to be a Sold Out Event
So management will be
Selective at the door

Frequency Nightclub – formerly located in the heart of Buckhead – Atlanta’s hottest club has moved to – 2nd floor of Kenny’s Alley!!

Frequency Night Club
50 Alabama St SW
Atlanta, GA 30303-3102

Get Directions

(404) 688-5025

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Dancehall Now Episode 25 with Michael Jackson Tribute

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This is the latest episode of the syndicated Dancehall Now podcast produced by Highlanda Sound System for July 17, 2009 featuring the very latest dancehall music in a full stereo radio broadcast format.

Dancehall Now is in keeping with Highlanda Sound’s stated mission to entertain and promote reggae music world wide. This show may contain language that may be considered by some to be offensive. Views expressed by artists and guests on this show are not necessarily shared or endorsed by Highlanda Sound.

Right Click the file and select “Save As…” to download the entire mp3 file or just click to listen to the audio stream now. We sincerely hope you enjoy the selections. Please send your comments, feedback, and requests to podcast@highlanda.net or feel free to comment here. If you like what you hear please subscribe to get automatic updates when new shows are added.

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Playlist

1 Call On Me – Jah Cure featuring Phyllisia
2 I’m Yours – Jason Mraz featuring Jah Cure and Lil Wayne
3 Guide Me – Jah Vinci
4 Love Sex Magic – Ciara featuring Justin Timberlake
5 Too Much Killing – Bescenta
6 Human Nature – Tarrus Riley
7 Dirty Diana Angella – Vybz Kartel featuring Michael Jackson
8 Wanna Be Starting Something – Michael Jackson and Mavado (Afrikan Vybz Rmx)
9 Da Style Deh – Busy Signal (MJ Remix)
10 Keel Dem – Busta Rhymes, Mavado, Bounty Killer
11 20 To Life – Cherine Anderson
12 Talk If Yuh Talking – Cherine Anderson
13 Good Life – Mr. Vegas featuring D’Angel
14 This Means Money – Konshens
15 Far Away – Queen Ifrica
16 A Little Bit Of Sorry – Buju Banton
17 Recession – Baby Cham
18 Protected – Chino featuring Stephen Di Genius McGregor
19 I Wanna Wake Up With You – Stevie Face
20 Watch Your Friends – Jah Vinci
21 Beep – Busy Signal
22 See You Again – Beres Hammond

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Reggae Artist Ras Penco, Ready For Sumfest, Releases New Single

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Reggae sensation Ras Penco is making the rounds on local and international airwaves, as his hit single “Thousand Miles” has been garnering airplay on radio and television throughout the Caribbean and North America. The single went to #1 in Jamaica in April, is currently #2 in the Cayman Islands, and the video has been in regular rotation on BETJ and VH1 Soul ever since.

Now as the summer concert circuit heats up, Penco will be taking centerstage at Reggae Sumfest in Montego Bay, Jamaica on Friday, July 24. Billed as “International Night,” Penco will be sharing the stage with the likes of Ne-Yo, Keri Hilson and Jazmine Sullivan. Sumfest is touted as the best reggae show on Earth and Penco is one of the few reggae artists that will be bringing its authentic sounds to the thousands of international tourists who journey to Sumfest each year.

“It’s a great accomplishment for me to be performing for the first time at Reggae Sumfest,” states Penco. “Sharing the stage with Ne-Yo on ‘International Night’ and representing reggae music on that line-up and that stage is a big step for me.”

Back with his new single “Most High,” Penco composes a more cultural theme than the romantic “Thousand Miles,” in a timeless conscious tune that laments the guidance and protection offered by the Rastafari faith. The single is already climbing the charts and finding fans in reggae aficionados everywhere. “It’s a prayer for me now to further my career and for Jah to guide me along my journey,” reveals Penco. “It’s doing well in Jamaica, as well as the U.K. and Canada and I’m looking forward to performing for my fans there soon.”

With two consecutive hit singles, Ras Penco is tapped to be the future of reggae music and someone reggae fans can count on to deliver solid songs that define the soulful genre. Stay updated with artist news and tour information by logging on to www.myspace.com/raspenco.

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Highlanda Island Style Fridays Early Warm Mix (Live Audio)

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This audio was recorded on Friday June 12th, 2009 at Aliyah’s Island Grill.  Download Highlanda’s early warm segment with new culture music plus a 1990’s memory lane dancehall set.

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Culture Playlist:

1   Holiday – Damian ‘Junior Gong’ Marley
2   Solid As A Rock (The Overstanding Mix) – Sizzla
3   Lioness On The Rise – Queen Ifrica
4   Automatic – Marcia Griffiths and Busy Signal
5   Give It All You’ve Got – Beres Hammond and Buju Banton
6   Below The Waist – Queen Ifrica
7   Good Love – Wayne Marshall
8   Call On Me – Jah Cure and Phylissia
9   Can’t Out My Fire – Queen Ifrica
10  Only God – Assassin
11  Trading Places – Busy Signal
12  Serious Woman – Richie Spice
13  Start Anew – Tarrus Riley
14  All About You – Wayne Wonder
15  Mama Hurt – Wayne Marshall
16  Missing You – Singing Melody
17  Take Your Time – Freddie McGregor
18  Night After Night – Luciano and Freddie McGregor
19  Love Reigns – Tarrus Riley and Bugle
20  Mama Still Hungry – Mavado and Serani

1990s Dancehall Playlist:

21  Hardcore Lover – Lady Saw and T.O.K
22  Jacket – Mr. Vegas
23  Freaky Type – Tanya Stephens
24  Me Can’t Sleep – Red Rat
25  Badman Story – Buccaneer
26  Grudgefull – Chico
27  Number One – Beenie Man
28  Eh Em Eh Em- Lady Saw
29  Hotty Hotty Crew – Baby Cham
30  Living In Style – Frisco Kid
31  Que Sera – Baby Cham
32  Baby Cham
33  Hot Gal – Alley Cat
34  Dreamland – Wayne Wonder and Frisco Kid
35  Old Dog – Beenie Man
36  Do You Wanna – Tony Curtis

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1990s Dancehall Podcast Updated – Download Now

Hi everyone, I posted a new episode to the Highlanda Sounds 1990s Dancehall Podcast.

Please click HERE to view it.

See you there!

- Highlanda

The 90s was a time in dancehall when songs had one-word titles like “Memories” by Beenie Man, “Suspense” by Bounty Killer and “Badmind” by Capleton. Singer Wayne Wonder made his mark on the dancehall world, voicing hit tunes in a prolific manner on many an uptempo riddim. This was a time when the sound clash business was at its apex with the leading artist being Mr. Rodney Price, also known as The Warlord, or Poor People’s Governor, or more popularly as BOUNTY KILLER. All you had to do be the best DJ/sound system, especially in Brooklyn where I was at the time, was play the most Bounty – it was that simple.

Playlist:

1 Ready To Ride – Wayne Wonder
2 Criss Pack of Boots – Bounty Killer featuring Wayne Wonder
3 Show Me Dem – Bounty Killer
4 Boom Tune – Baby Cham
5 Glamour Gal – Wayne Wonder
6 Big Heavy Man – General Degree
7 More Wood – Baby Cham
8 New Suzuki – Beenie Man
9 Tear Off Me Garments – Beenie Man
10 Sweets For My Sweet – Lady Saw
11 Girls From Near And Far – Merciless
12 Badmind – Capleton
13 Fed Up – Bounty Killer
14 The Best – Wayne Wonder
15 Worthless Bwoy – Bounty Killer
16 Skettel Boom – Ricky General
17 Bun Dem – Frisco Kid
18 A Gal A Chat – Mad Cobra
19 The More Them Fight We – Nitty Kutchie/Angel Doolas
20 Memories – Beenie Man
21 Suspense – Bounty Killer
22 Christmas – Beenie Man
23 Ask Fi War (John Gotti) – Bounty Killer
24 Miss Ivy Last Son – Bounty Killer
25 No Long Arguement – Spragga Benz
26 Hell Swell – Mad Cobra
27 Tatie – Snagga Puss
28 Workie Workie – Admiral Bailey
29 Gimme Pass – Ninja Man
30 Benti Uno – Pinchers/Bounty Killer
31 Mud Up – Supercat
32 Kerry – Donovan Steele and Daddy Screw
33 Heartbreaker – Maxi Priest and Daddy Screw
34 No Ride Again – Terror Fabulous
35 Old Before Young – Louie Culture
36 Sing A Song – Wayne Wonder
37 Go Cinderalla – Richie Stephens
38 Maniac – Bounty Killer and Richie Stephens
39 Little and Cute – Frisco Kid
40 Goodas Girls – Baby Cham
41 Machine Gun Kelly – Spragga Benz
42 Teenie Weenie – Beenie Man
43 Matey – Beenie Man
44 Gi Wi Di Nanny – Spragga Benz and Don Yute
45 Anyman You Want – Tony Curtis and Jigsy King
46 More dem Talk – Mad Cobra
47 Money – Admiral Bailey
48 Real Thing – Tony Curtis and Jigsy King
49 World Dance – Beenie Man
50 Gangalee – Louie Culture
51 Ragga Ragga – Terry Ganzie
52 Mix Up Punch – Terror Fabulous
53 NO Arguement – Bounty Killer
54 Natty Dread – Sweet C
55 You Alone – Terry Ganzie
56 Music A Di Beat – Beenie Man
57 Moving Up The Line – Spragga Benz
58 Champion – Buju Banton

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Reggae Vault Classics 21 – Hits From The Legendary Studio One Era

This is the latest episode of the syndicated Reggae Vault Classics podcast produced by Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound for the week of July 5, 2009 featuring classic reggae music in a DJ mixed format with no talking.

Today’s mix consists of 27 recordings from the vaults of the legendary Jamaican Studio One record label which was instrumental in shaping the reggae genre during the 1960s and 70s. 12 of the songs in our playlist were sung by female vocalists, Marcia Griffiths, Phyliss Dillon, Jennifer Lara, Angela Prince, Charlotte, and Doreen Schafer – hats off to the ladies. Episode 21 of Reggae Vault Classics runs for about 40 minutes so go ahead and download this one for your collection. Also, please check out this upcoming related event VINTAGE 100% Reggae Sundays at Club Frequency in the Historic Atlanta Underground.

Right Click the file and select “Save As…” to download the entire mp3 file or just click to listen to the audio stream now. We sincerely hope you enjoy the selections and mixing. Please send your comments, feedback, and requests to podcast@highlanda.net or feel free to comment here.

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Playlist

1 Mr. Bassie – Horace Andy
2 No Bother With No Fuss – Angela Prince
3 Whisper To Me – Cecile Campbell
4 Picture On The Wall – Phyliss Dillon
5 No No No – Marcia Griffiths
6 Sea Of Love – Marcia Griffiths
7 I Shall Sing – Marcia Griffiths
8 Never Let Go – Slim Smith
9 The Answer – Lone Ranger
10 Keep On Moving – Johnny Osborne
11 Always Together – Bob Andy and Marcia Griffiths
12 One Life To Live – Phyliss Dillon
13 Consider Me – Jennifer Lara
14 I Don’t Know Why – Doreen Schafer
15 Banake – Charlotte
16 I Need Love – Marcia Griffiths
17 Fever – Horace Andy
18 Ain’t That Loving You – The Heptones
19 Never Give Up – Sugar Minott
20 Pretty Looks – The Heptones
21 Willow Tree – Alton Ellis
22 When I Fall In Love – Ken Booth
23 Let Them Say – Alton Ellis
24 In The Mood – The Heptones
25 Without Love – Ken Booth
26 Stealing – John Holt
27 Can’t Buy My Love – Johnny Osborne

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VINTAGE 100% Reggae Sundays at Club Frequency in the Historic Atlanta Underground

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Atlanta, Ga.: Come out on Sunday July 19th at 8pm as Highlanda.net and MIC cater exclusively to fans of pure undiluted reggae music. Its all about the music, love, peace, unity, and positive vibes when we come together.vintage_front

VINTAGE

Its 100% Reggae Each and Every Sunday at Club Frequency in the Historic Atlanta Underground!

The Music:
Roots, Rockers, Culture, Foundation Reggae and Dancehall, Rent-a-Tile, Old Hits, Oldies but Goodies, Vintage, Vault Classics, Old Time Ting, Big Tunes, Back in Times, Lover’s Rock…

The Labels:
Studio One, Treasure Isle, Coxsone, Joe Gibbs, Tuff Gong, King Jammy‘s, Black Scorpio, Trojan, Techniques, Arrows, Channel One…

The Artists:
Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Marcia Griffiths, Gregory Isaacs, Shabba Ranks, Garnett Silk, Sanchez, Luciano, Dillinger, Big Youth, Dawn Penn, Barrington Levy, Sizzla, Alton Ellis, U-Roy, Yellowman, Supercat, Ken Boothe and more.

Doors open at 8pm. On July 19th enjoy complimentary admission until 10pm and no cover for ladies until midnight. General admission is $10. For more information email VintageSundays@highlanda.net or call (404) 934-6840.

Frequency Nightclub – formerly located in the heart of Buckhead – Atlanta’s hottest club has moved to Underground Atlanta – 2nd floor of Kenny’s Alley!!

Frequency Night Club
50 Alabama St SW
Atlanta, GA 30303-3102

Get Directions

(404) 688-5025

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