Welcome To Jamrock live 3-20-15 from Studio No. 7 *audio download*

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Welcome to the first reggae lover podcast episode of Spring 2015, marking the show’s one year anniversary. I have nothing but appreciation for those of you who listen to and support my podcast. I am in the process of moving and setting up a new studio to be able to continue producing this content so there have been some delays, but that will be over soon. Expect more unique mixes and informative updates to come your way on a weekly basis right here.

This mix was recorded live at Studio No. 7 in Atlanta on Friday March 20, 2015 where I represent the theme “Welcome To Jamrock.” This is a refreshing 100% reggae excursion where tunes and good vibes flow all night – a true reggae lover’s event in Atlanta.

This audio portion begins with 3 Protoje collaborations off the new ‘Ancient Future’ album featuring Chronixx, Kabaka Pyramid, Jesse Royal, and Sevana. Also in the mix, hear from Bob Marley and the Wailers, Dennis Brown, Barrington Levy, Sluggy Ranks, Luciano, Sizzla, Inner Circle, Beres Hammond and many more.

Singer Jah – Roots, Reggae & Culture

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2008 winner of the Magnum Kings and Queens competition Singer Jah has now teamed up with Swedish producer Lance-a-lot.  Check out his new single entitled Roots, Reggae & Culture.

Producer: Lance-a-lot
Label: Lance-a-lot Production/Swingkids

Rico Vibes and Natural Vibes Sound Invades Atlanta’s *Rocksteady* ~April 5~

Atlanta's longest running monthly roots reggae event continues to build as we move towards Spring.   Be there Sunday April 5th as veteran selector RicoVibes Natural Vibes of Da Flava Radio Dot Com returns to the Sound Table for a special Classic Reggae set alongside Highlanda Sound System and DJ Passport.   Doors open at 7pm, music turns up at 8pm, and admission is complimentary all night. Early arrival as always is strongly suggested.   Enjoy!!!

#RocksteadyATL April 2015

Be there Easter Sunday April 5th as veteran selector Rico Vibes from Natural Vibes sound and Da Flava Radio.Com returns to the Sound Table for a special classic Reggae music set alongside Highlanda Sound System and DJ Passport.  Doors open at 7pm, music turns up at 8pm, and admission is complimentary all night.  Early arrival, as always, is strongly suggested for #RocksteadyATL.

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Live from Rocksteady at the Sound Table [download]

Hear what happens at the Sound Table in Atlanta as I deliver a mixture of selections from brand new to deep foundation including roots reggae, dub and lovers rock tunes.  About 28 minutes into the audio Atlanta-based dancehall artist, Dreggae, is well-received by the crowd as he interacts and performs three of his brand new one-drop songs.  I follow with more musical selections and Rocksteady promises to remain a consistent event each month on 1st Sundays in Atlanta.

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Visit my Soundcloud for the full, raw, audio recording including DJ Passport and Aba Shaka in addition to a good amount of other featured content.

Rocksteady ATL

Rocksteady ATL – Sunday, March 1, 2015

Studio No. 7 presents their SUITCASE SERIES taking off Fridays in March

Featuring 'Welcome to Jamrock' with music by Highlanda Sound on Friday March 20th

Studio No. 7 presents their SUITCASE SERIES taking off Fridays in March, featuring ‘Welcome to Jamrock’ with music by Highlanda Sound on Friday March 20th

Original Dancehall Style: DJs from the days of Studio One

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Hear some essential works from the 60s and 70s by the predecessors of rappers and today’s dancehall artists. Who was the first DJ (dancehall deejay)? This is often debated and I’m not going to get into the argument, but I personally credit U-Roy as the DJ daddy.

If Daddy U-Roy wasn’t the 1st, then he certainly had the earliest and largest impact with toasting (rapping) over previously recorded instrumentals in the live dancehall setting. Coxsone Dodd, among many other innovations to his credit, pioneered the recording and production of DJs at Studio One.

This mix merely touches upon some of this important dancehall history and I intend to thoroughly exhibit more of the talented foundation artists in future episodes of the Reggae Lover Podcast.

There are too many DJs to name who rose to prominence by delivering rhymes over beats on the Jamaican music scene long before The Sugar Hill Gang’sRapper’s Delight‘ was released in 1979 as the first ever rap record.

Playlist

1 Junior Byles – Beat Down Babylon
2 Lyricson and Dennis Alcapone – Alpha and Omega
3 Cuture – Zion Gate
4 Prince Mohammed – 40 Leg Dread
5 Johnny Osborne – Murderer
6 Lone Ranger – Keep On Coming A Dance
7 Mighty Diamonds – Pass the Kutchie
8 Charlie Chaplin – Bubbling Telephone
9 Carlton and The Shoes – Love Me Forever
10 Dennis Alcapone – Forever Version
11 Dennis Brown – Money In My Pocket
12 Big Youth – Ah So We Stay
13 Barrington Levy – Mine Your Mouth
14 Louie Lepke – Late Night Movie
15 Alexander Henry – Please Be True
16 Johnny Osborne – Sing Jay Stylee
17 Big Youth – Dread Is Best
18 Delroy Wilson – Never Conqueror (Cousins version)
19 Dennis Alcapone – The Conqueror (Studio One version)
20 Dennis Brown – How Could I Leave
21 Prince Mohammed – Bubbling Love
22 The Heptones – Pretty Looks
23 Michigan and Smiley – Compliment To Studio One
24 Larry Marshall – Throw Me Corn
25 Rude Boyz International – Bring Back The Loving (dub plate)
26 The Techniques – Queen Majesty
27 U-Roy – Chalice In the Palace
28 Gregory Isaacs and U-Roy – Love Is Overdue
29 Jacob Miller and U Brown – Keep On Knocking
30 Freddie McGregor – Bobby Babylon
31 Lone Ranger – No Call Me Cracky
32 Dennis Brown – Sitting and Watching
33 Ranking Dread – Lots of Loving
34 Willie Williams – Armageddon Time
35 Michigan and Smiley – Nice Up the Dance
36 Slim Smith – Never Let Go
37 Lone Ranger – The Answer
38 Horace Andy – Fever
39 Jim Brown – Cure Fi the Fever

Jamaicans Want More Stitchie!

Jamaicans Want More Stitchie!The lieutenant turned pastor converted the patrons that came out to the 2015 Rainforest Seafood Festival in Montego Bay last Wednesday night. With heavy rain pouring down the massive crowd cheered, danced and applauded as Lt. Stitchie delivered an entertaining, inspirational and humorous set.

When he arrived at the event, Lt. Stitchie and his team were advised that the time allotted to him initially would be reduced to 20 minutes due to the late start. With this in mind Stitchie had no choice but to shorten his performance, something the audience was clearly not happy about.

Stitchie took them on a musical journey, teasing them by doing snippets of some of his biggest hits; “wear yu size”, “natty dread”, “great ambition and more. The lieutenant also did some of his more recent releases, tracks like “man a pastor”, which had the crowd laughing at the comical story lines, “fast and pray” and “Lord Almighty” which captivated them. He also did some new exclusive pieces written specifically for the event.

At the end of his set the veteran Dancehall artist was flooded with requests to make additional appearances in Montego Bay (the city where he got some of his biggest breaks and made some of his biggest changes in music).

2015 Various Artists New Release: Soca Arena

Various Artists: Soca Arena

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As excitement for Caribbean carnival season builds, everyone’s looking for the latest songs to run the road. Soca Arena, the new compilation from VP Records presents prime contenders form Soca’s hottest artists and producers. Kick off your carnival with these jump up winners!

Rocksteady Sunday March 1st 8pm @TheSoundTable #RocksteadyATL

SUNDAY 3.1.15 #RocksteadyATL

SUNDAY 3.1.15 #RocksteadyATL

Rocksteady with artist Dreggae making an appearance and guest selector Aba Shaka joining the residents DJ Passport and Highlanda Sound is coming up on the first day of March (this Sunday) at the Sound Table. One of the most anticipated events of the year, remember that early arrival is always suggested at #RocksteadyATL.  Enjoy!