Highlanda Sound LIVE at Reggae Vault Classics Vol. 15 (2 hrs. Audio)

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We present Highlanda Sound System with Kahlil Wonda at the controls and Super PEC providing some song introductions while interacting with the “rockers” and “skankers” in the venue.  Selections from the Studio One and Bob Marley era to today’s Beres Hammond and Damian Marley with some nice “riddims” ridden and exclusive specials in the mix.

Download the audio from Reggae Vault Classics Volume #15 – Tribute to The Emperor, recorded live at The Royal Peacock on Thursday, July 19th, 2012.

 

 

Peter Tosh Performing Live in New York, 1978 & ’79 (Audio)

Check out recordings from two historic shows featuring Peter Tosh, provided by our friends over at The Midnight Raver Blog.  One Love.

Peter Tosh: My Father’s Place, Roslyn, NY, 1978 & 1979 (2 shows).

Sizzla On A War Path

Lately dancehall veteran Sizzla Kalonji has been engaged in a serious lyrical battle with new comer Khago. Music critiques have openly complained that Sizzla is taking it too far as he has made references to Khago’s mother and gotten very personal in his songs. Not seeming to care, Kalonji continues on the war path by now calling out hip-hop artist Snoop Dog.

When inquiries were made by MJE as to why Sizzla is now verbally attacking Snoop Dog, we were given two stories. Firstly we were told that Snoop recently publicly announced that he has officially converted to the Rasta faith. He was in Jamaica and apparently visited several locations that are considered secret in the Rasta Religion. Sizzla was allegedly not pleased with his actions while at these locations and has decided to call him out on it. The other story we were told is that Snoop was to collaborate with Sizzla on a track while he was in Jamaica but because he did not show up at the studio, Sizzla took offence.

Regardless which story is accurate, persons can listen to the song and decide for themselves. It is on the “sickness riddim” which was produced by Lyon House Muzik and executive produced by Maria Jackson Entertainment. Also on the riddim is Karamanti who has been getting a lot of flack as well because she starts her song by saying “Kalonji me agree, mi listen & mi pre.” Karamanti however, has made it clear that she was not saying that she agrees with the things Sizzla was saying about Snoop but more about the injustices he touched on in his song.

Listen to the “sickness riddim.”

JA9.25 mixtape

‘JA9.25′ Mixtape from Cherine Anderson Free Download

Just in time for the London 2012 Olympics, Dancehall Soldiers present a brand new mixtape dedicated to the fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt, and the Jamaican Olympians entitled JA9.25 Featured is the Queen of Dancehall-Soul, CHERINE.  Click image to download your copy today.

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Reggae Vault Classics Pays Tribute to the Emperor

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To commemorate the birthday of Emperor Haile Selassie IHighlanda Sound SystemThe Honorary Citizen, and DaFlavaRadio.com will hold a special Reggae Vault Classics event on Thursday, July 19 at The Royal Peacock, a legendary hot spot draped in African-American and Caribbean culture located at 186 Auburn Avenue in the historic Sweet Auburn district of downtown Atlanta.  General admission to the celebration is $10 and doors are scheduled to open at 10:00 p.m.

The Royal Peacock’s stage has been graced by the likes of Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Fats Domino, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis, Sam Cooke, The Four Tops, the Isley Brothers, Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, and Little Richard.  In more recent times legendary acts of dancehall and reggae such as Burning Spear, Freddie McGregor, Tony Rebel, Johnny Osborne, Brigadier Jerry, Josey Wales, Anthony B, Bush Man, Mad Cobra, Patra, Warrior King, Downbeat, Killamanjaro, Metro Media, Stone Love, Bass Odyssey and numerous others have performed there to the delight of many.

The organizers of the Reggae Vault Classics event have succeeded in their mission to bring the great musical tradition and positive messages of foundation Reggae culture to diverse audiences of increasing numbers each month.  Due to the rich history of The Royal Peacock this unique event has now found a fitting venue.

It’s now time again for royal reggae inside of The Royal Peacock,” Super Pec of Highlanda Sound System.

For more information about the Reggae Vault Classics movement, email VaultClassics@gmail.com.

Da’Ville Returns With New Album: Krazy Love

Da’Ville returns to the spotlight with a banging new album,Krazy Love; showcasing sides of the artiste never before seen by many of his fans.

Available in stores today, Krazy Love is quickly becoming an instant hit with fans worldwide. Tracks like Give You My LoveYou Got Di Ting and This Love are reminiscent of the artiste who burst onto the scene in the early 2000s while songs such as Thug Like Me and Your Swag offer edgier elements of Da’Ville, showing his undeniable range.

But for the renowned Reggae singer, Took A Break, a song explaining his recent hiatus from the music industry hails as the most surprising success on Krazy Love as it’s already gained acclaim across the world, especially Africa.

“That song is dedicated to my fans and some people who just love fi talk s**t but seriously, I’m surprised it is so loved by the masses. The video is now on MTV Africa and their Dancehall chart. The disc jockeys dem love it cause dem can relate to the message in the song,” he said.

Another track off the album that has become increasingly popular with fans is Woman, a joint production by Push A Yute Productions and Fashozy Records. Woman is dedicated to the plights and sacrifices made by women in order to provide for themselves and loved ones. According to Da’Ville, the concept of Woman was triggered by an unlikely source.

“When I wrote this track, I was in a vibe listening to Ms. Kitty one day and was inspired by how she always a big up di hardworking women dem. Her words took me many places in my head and I just began to write,” he said. “This song was inspired by her and she don’t even know it but she know it now.”

Da’Ville also continues to pave the way for the next generation of artiste as he teamed up with upcoming singer,Dr. Love for the remix of his scintillating hit, Now I Am Strong. The song has become a favorite amongst disc jocks in Jamaica and abroad.

“The major surprise is a featured young artist name Dr. Love. I was not putting any collaboration on this album BUT I made an exception. ‘Now I am Strong,’ featuring Dr. Love, promoter turn singer, who had a vision for a song and did his ting. He called and ask me for a strength on the song and I recorded and decided that the message was so strong on the track that I included it on my album,” he said. “Di pie big enough fi everyone fi have a chance.”

Krazy Love shows ideal evidence of Da’Ville’s musical and personal maturity. For the award-winning entertainer though, it all boils down to hard work and dedication.

“Everything you do in life requires work. Even if I did not take a break for a minute, I would still be out there working hard to maintain the Da’Ville brand. My name is well recognized so it’s not hard to garner back Krazy Love from the fans; they been waiting for me,” he insists.

Krazy Love is being distributed by Tad’s Record Inc.

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Momentum Continues To Build For Ms. Paige

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Fusing the soul of R&B with the passion of Soca, Toronto-based recording artist Ms Paige has had the honor of performing at events on the same stage as many well-respected entertainers, including Edwin Yearwood, Bunji Garlin, Fayann Lyons, Iwer George and Omarion to name a few.

Listen to the footage as Highlanda spins big international remixes and Ms Paige tells her story live on Dancehall Now.  Download podcast as an MP3.

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Princess of Reggae Music Etana Interview

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Arguably the most prolific female vocalist in present day reggae, we are pleased to be able to bring you this Dancehall Now interview with the beloved Etana.  This episode includes live footage from Highlanda’s Dancehall Now Radio Show (Tuesdays 6pm – 9pm EST) on DaFlavaRadio.com.

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