Rocksteady: Reggae Revival Session, August 3rd at The Sound Table

Highlanda Sound System and DJ Passport playing the finest selection of foundation sounds.

Rub a Dub to Roots, Rock Steady to Reggae… at The Sound Table – 483 Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta.

ROCKSTEADY - Reggae Revival Session!!!

ROCKSTEADY – Reggae Revival Session!!!

Drown out the week with roots, rocksteady, dub and good classic reggae played by ReggaeLover.com podcaster Kahlil Wonda from Highlanda Sound and DJ Passport, the official DJ of The Honorary Citizen.  (8pm to 12am – NO COVER)

Venue details:
The Sound Table
Address: 483 Edgewood Avenue.
Old 4th Ward, Atlanta, GA
Cross Street at Boulevard

A$AP FERG Featured on Brand New REMIX from Bunji Garlin

Bunji Garlin is making a BIG noise this summer with his new album “Differentology” dropping on RCA August 12th in the US (International album release dates vary).

Bunji Garlin - Truck On D Road - Artwork

Bunji Garlin – Truck On D Road – Artwork

The new remix single “Truck On D Road” featuring A$AP FERG is taking the original song to an even wider audience.

 

The No More War Riddim, featuring Gyptian

the No More War Riddim, featuring Gyptian

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For an uplifting experience, check out these singles from the new “No More War” riddim, in stores now.

 

Fall In Love With Trinidadian Diva Fay Ann Lyons

Fay-Ann Lyons: Catch Me

Fay-Ann Lyons: Catch Me

The first single from Fay-Ann Lyon’s forthcoming debut album “Catch Me,” produced by Richie Beretta will be featured on Reggae Gold 2014 (dropping August 12). The official genre is listed as Soca, but the track’s POP, EDM and dance music elements are all undeniable.

Various Artists: Pacific Reggae Vol. 1

Reggae is universal, and that certainly includes the west coast of The United States and the islands of the Pacific ocean.  If you are a reggae lover, you will not be disappointed by this various artists compilation from VP Records, “Pacific Reggae Volume 1.”

Various Artists: Pacific Reggae Vol. 1

Various Artists: Pacific Reggae Vol. 1 Artwork

King Kong, Nitty Gritty, Half Pint and Tenor Saw: Featured Reggae Singers

This was a listener requested mix consisting of the biggest tracks from 4 singers: King Kong, Half Pint, Tenor Saw and Nitty Gritty. Ray said he thought these artists sound alike and that called for a mix with their hits.

artwork forReggae Lover Podcast Episode 16 - King Kong, Nitty Gritty, Half Pint, Tenor Saw

Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 16 – King Kong, Nitty Gritty, Half Pint, Tenor Saw

Their voices are easily distinguishable to my ear, but I agree that Tenor Saw and Nitty Gritty sang with a very similar and unique style.  King Kong ended up copying that style of vocal delivery, but Half Pint carved out his own lane on the way to enormous success in the 1980s and 90s as a reggae crooner.

RIP to Nitty Gritty and Tenor Saw whose likes were cut down way too early. This is a dedication to you and every reggae lover.

Direct download: 16_-_Reggae_Lover_Podcast.mp3

Tracklist

1 Jah Jah Rule – King Kong
2 Message To All Beginners – Tenor Saw
3 Greetings – Half Pint
4 Roll Call – Tenor Saw
5 Lots of Sign – Tenor Saw
6 Run Come Call Me – Tenor Saw
7 Trouble Again – King Kong
8 Pumpkin Belly (Old Time Proverbs) – Tenor Saw
9 Run Down The World – Nitty Gritty
10 Mr. Landlord – Half Pint
11 One Big Family – Half Pint
12 Rub A Dub Market – Tenor Saw
13 Who Is Gonna Help Me Praise – Tenor Saw
14 Draw Mi Mark – Nitty Gritty
15 Soul Mate – Half Pint
16 Golden Hen – Tenor Saw
17 Champion Sound – King Kong
18 Ring The Alarm Quick – Tenor Saw / Buju Banton
19 False Alarm – Nitty Gritty
20 Good Morning Teacher – Nitty Gritty
21 Fever – Tenor Saw
22 Crazy Girl – Half Pint
23 Hog Inna Minty – Nitty Gritty
24 Zero Them Minds – Nitty Gritty
25 Substitute Lover – Half Pint
26 Shirley Jones – Tenor Saw
27 Winsome – Half Pint
28 We Run Things – Nitty Gritty
29 Where Is Your Culture – King Kong
30 No Work On Sunday – Tenor Saw
31 Stand Me Now – King Kong
32 Kill Dem Wid It – King Kong
33 My Sound Stands Alone – King Kong
34 Ready Done – Nitty Gritty

Dread Takeover Volume 6 Mixed by DJ Passport

Here’s a new mix from a series the I have been checking for and wanted to share courtesy of DJ Passport, the official DJ of The Honorary Citizen.

Dread Takeover Vol.6 by DJ Passport [@THCINTL] by The Honorary Citizen on Mixcloud

Major Lazer’s Walshy Fire Presents: Jesse Royal – Royally Speaking

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1. Intro/Warning
2. Hotta the Battle
3. Greedy Babylon
4. Modern Day Judas
5. Preying on the Weak (Overstand Ent.)
6. Clear My Head (Gachapan Records)
7. Light Like A Feather
8. Silent River
9. Good Morning
10. D.O.A (Dreaming of Africa)
11. Baby Let Me Be
12. Butterflies
13. Little Did They Know (XTM Nation)
14. Talk To Me
15. World Cry (Jus Bus Remix)
16. Wadada (Burning Spear Remix)
17. Jam Rock (Gachapan/Palace Pikney Records)
18. Forever (Eccentrix)
19. Gimmie Likkle Herb
20. Muddy Road
21. Runnin
22. Get Away
23. If I Give You My Love (Maya Angelou Speaks)
24. Journey (Gachapan/Palace Pikney Records)
25. Rastafari Call You/Outro
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Chronixx Takes the Stage in Atlanta and Does not Disappoint

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His long awaited first show in the Atlanta area promised to be epic and it was indeed as Chronixx along with his Zinc Fence Redemption band rocked the Atrium event center in Stone Mountain, Georgia this past Saturday night.
Kahlil Wonda and Chronixx backstage at The Atrium  (Stone Mountain, GA)

Kahlil Wonda and Chronixx backstage at The Atrium
(Stone Mountain, GA)

I arrived at the almost-sold-out venue just after Chronixx entered the stage – approximately 2:30 a.m.  There was a sea of people congregated to see the world’s current top reggae act live in person, but this was no ordinary Atlanta reggae concert crowd.  I saw diversity!  Every race and age group seemed to be represented and Chronixx was apparently poised to back up all the hype that has surrounded his name for the past year and a half.

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The backing band was sonically flawless all night long, delivering the bass lines and melodic accompaniment that Chronixx demands on the road. He only performs with his Zinc Fence crew and together they are a killer performance team – a musical force to be reckoned with.  This time around they created a synergy that lasted for approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes on stage at the Atrium.

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2013’s Reggae artist of the year, credited with being the catalyst of the present Reggae revival controlled the crowd like a veteran, injecting more energy and understanding into the audience with relevant speech in between musical sets.

Chronixx offered singles from the “Dread and Terrible” EP and all were graciously received by the Atlanta onlookers. To the delight of fans, he served up songs that helped solidify his title as leader on the new school such as “Odd Ras (Nah Follow Nobody),” “Behind Curtain,” and “Smile Jamaica.” He infused Bob Marley and Super Cat lyrics as a part of the whole package, which all came off very well. After returning for an encore set, Mr. McNaughton finally closed out and bid the Atlanta people farewell.

Even though for many reasons (which I will not list right now) the Atrium is far from being my favorite concert venue, I will give the “Dread and Terrible” tour’s Atlanta show extremely high ratings. This was one of the best performances I have seen here in a very long time (think 1990s). Kudos to the promotion team of Pak Entertainment and Webba Promo. For Chronixx, the future is bright, and reggae is in good hands.

Dread & Terrible (download)