SOUND QUAKE “THE LOST CRATES” DUBPLATE MIX – FREE DOWNLOAD

This is Sound Quake’s first “official” dubplate mix ever and the first release from the Sound Quake Soundsystem after years.  SOUND QUAKE is a REGGAE and DANCEHALL SOUNDSYSTEM responsible for founding Germany‘s first direct vinyl import link between Jamaica and continental Europe in the early 1990s.  Today through the ongoing breakdown of the vinyl market the Sound Quake is focusing on the digital distribution of reggae and dancehall-related music.

Link: http://soundcloud.com/soundquake/sound-quake-the-lost-crates

Brothers, Delus And Konshens Collaborate On New Single “Live Mi Life”

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KonshensIn the July issue of Triple the Focus E-Magazine in which Konshens was featured on the cover, he was asked if there were any plans to do another collaboration with brother Delus. He responded, “Yes, definitely but both our solo careers have become our main focus so as soon as time allows it, it will get done.” Well the time has arrived. The brothers teamed up to record new single “Live Mi Life” on the Mad Panamera Riddim, produced by FE2 Music. The Riddim also features I-Octane, Voicemail, Flippa Mafia, Navino, Darrio and Lincoln.

Fans of both Delus and Konshens have often expressed that the two sound alike, reference singles “She’ Happy,” “Chalice Load,” and have even mistook Delus’ single “Another Gal” as Konshens’. However there is no confusing their voices on this track. It is Konshens smooth delivery of – tell you what’s really good, got money in my pocket and I’m feeling good – that opens the song, while Delus’ raspy singjay style on the second verse that begins – suh wah if mi spend pon gyal, suh wah happen if mi love alcohol – that makes the distinction clear.

But way before their solo success, Delus and Konshens achieved duo notoriety when they recorded under the name SOJAH. Their first single entitled “Medz Pon Di Corner” went number one in Japan in 2004, which afforded them the opportunity to tour in Japan. The tour prompted the release of the duos debut album titled “Sons of Jah.” In 2009 they released their Sophomore Album “Modern Revolutions,” at which time the duo went on tour in Europe to promote the album. The album featured artists such as Luciano and Iriepathie.

“Live Mi Life” is just one of the many singles that both Delus and Konshens are promoting. On the heels of his highly successful album, Mental Maintenance, Konshens kept his fan intrigued when he released dancehall singles “Gal Siddung,” “Bubble Gal a Bubble,” “Stop Sign,” “A Suh Mi Tan,” which have been heating up the clubs and airwaves. Similarly, Delus’ singles “What Tomorrow May Bring,” “Mi Find Har,” “Gal My Ting Deh” and his 2011 hit single “Another Gal,” have been in rotation on various radio stations which has garnered him wide spread appeal with fans globally.

Will there be other projects in the works, Delus remarks, “Without a doubt. We have always worked well together. Even when you don’t hear Konshens’ voice on my track, his input is definitely there and vice versa.”

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The Bad Girls Club Comes To The Party Room

 

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Bad Girls Club

 

Bad Girls Club the dance is coming soon, brought to you by Atlanta dancehall recording artist Dovey Magnum and The Magnum Ladies goes down Friday, September 7th at The Party Room.

 

Desire Fridays Brings You Reminisce: Best Of The 80s and 90s with Richie D

 

REMINISCE w/ JAs Richie D & John Wayne
Next Friday Sept 7th @ MINGLES
( Directions: 182 Courtland Street NE Atlanta, GA 30303 Downtown ATL )

LADIES FREE B4 MIDNIGHT ON THE LIST
GUYS $10 B4 MIDNIGHT ON THE LIST

RSVP at iDesireFridays.com/reminisce/ or text DESIRE to 313131

Sundays On Da Drive Returns With The Summer White Edition

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Sundays On Da Drive

Its time once again for Sunday’s On Da Drive.  The “Summer White Edition” will be held this Labor Day Sunday at The Party Room (5471 Memorial Drive, Stone Mountain, GA.) with music by Negus British, John Wayne, Sound Decision, and Slaughta Tone.

“Perfectly Imperfect” Debut Album From Elle Varner Is A Game Changer

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 “Growing up in the studio was absolutely normal for me, but looking back, I realize that it’s not a very common environment for a kid,” Elle says.

With the release of her debut album, Perfectly Imperfect (MBK Entertainment/RCA Records), which she wrote and co-produced, it’s evident that her early experiences have served her well. Crafting the album also proved to be a full-circle moment for the 22-year-old singer/songwriter as she enlisted the help of her parents – Jimmy Varner and Mikelyn Roderick – both of whom contributed their production and vocal arrangement talents and pushed Elle toward, and beyond, the bounds of her creativity. When asked to describe her feelings about the finished product, Elle takes a moment to ponder the question.

“I can honestly say that I’m in love with every song on this album,” she says, matter-of-factly.

Leading the 12-song set is the flirty, funky single, “Only Wanna Give It To You,” produced by Pop & Oak and featuring J. Cole.

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“True Singers: Sadiki meets Sandra Cross (UK)” Set For Worldwide Release on Sept. 4

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English: Photograph of Singer, Songwriter, Producer Sadiki (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jamaican reggae artist Sadiki and UK Lovers Rock Diva Sandra Cross will release a full-length collaborative effort, titled “True Singers: Sadiki meets Sandra Cross (UK)”, on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 on iTunes, Amazon and all other leading digital distributors.

The album’s 13 tracks, features production from Japan producer machaco, Sadiki, and co-productions from Sadiki & Lloyd Campbell.

 
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Gala Offers Insight To Black British Music Culture, September 5, 2012, Canada

 

The 7th CaribbeanTales Toronto Showcase opens on Wednesday September 5, 2012, with a Gala Launch and the Canadian Premiere of the internationally celebrated Black British music documentary, The Story of Lover’s Rock.

The event kicks off with a reception at Harbourfront’s Lakeshore Terrace, sponsored by the Toronto Consulate of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago, and featuring a live performance by Kobo Town a young “ole time kaiso” band led by Trinidadian Drew Gonzalez.

The Story of Lover’s Rock has already screened to sold out audiences in Great Britain, as well as to full houses at New York’s African Diaspora International Film Festival, the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, and earlier this year at the 3rd annual CaribbeanTales in Barbados.

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Grace Atlanta Caribbean Jerk Festival and Family Fun Day – ATL

The seventh annual Grace Atlanta Caribbean Jerk Festival and Family Fun Day will held on Sunday September 2, 2012 at the spacious Panthersville Stadium located 2817 Clifton Springs Road in Decatur, Georgia from 12 noon to 10 pm. This family-oriented, community event is filled with attractions and activities for all ages.

The Grace Atlanta Caribbean Jerk Festival and Family Fun Day will give residents of Metro Atlanta the opportunity to experience the best in Caribbean culture and cuisine. The 2011 staging of the festival attracted thousands of patrons, as well as several vendors and sponsors. The 2012 Grace Atlanta Caribbean Jerk Festival will feature activities such as jerk preparation demonstrations, the crowning of Atlanta’s Top Jerk Chef, a celebrity cook off, live reggae and calypso bands, top Caribbean music DJS, a kiddies’ playground and games tent…something for the entire family. This year’s event will truly be bigger and better than ever!

Don’t miss it !!

Website Below:

http://atlantajerkfestival.com/ajfindex.htm