Rocksteady ATL hosts the debut of DUBWISE ATLANTA, Sat. June 13 @ Space 2 (The Sound Table)

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The organizers of “Rocksteady ATL,” myself and The Honorary Citizen, will host the debut of Dubwise Atlanta on Saturday June 13th at the Sound Table’s SPACE 2 (485 Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta, GA) with Yaadcore from Kingston, Jamaica alongside Aba Shaka, Love People, and Highlanda Sound.

The original Dubwise Jamaica is a Roots Dub Reggae session every Wednesday in the city of Kingston, created to preserve the roots in the Dancehall & spread the message of love through music.  Dubwise Jamaica guarantees strictly original & rootical selections all night coming from the vein stream & not the main stream, resurrecting songs that haven’t been heard in decades as well fresh selections from the new and upcoming Reggae artists.

Rocksteady ATL hosts Dubwise Atlanta at Space 2, Saturday June 13th, 8pm

Rocksteady ATL hosts Dubwise Atlanta at Space 2, Saturday June 13th, 8pm

Strictly roots and culture vibrations, with no slackness. Tunes played in a dubwise style, for their full duration, with messages of upliftment delivered live over the mic.

In December 2013, Yaadcore, the Jamaican selector known for his Reggae Aroma mixtape series, began holding a weekly, Wednesday-night session inside Kingston’s Whitebones Grill with the principles listed above.  Dubwise Jamaica quickly became a magnet for similarly-minded selectors, including such foundation DJs as Rory Gilligan of Stone Love and Danny Dread of Stereo Mars and Volcano sound system fame. Jamaica’s young reggae stars Chronixx, Protoje, Kabaka Pyramid, Jesse Royal and Micah Shemaiah were among its earliest supporters, passing through both as performers and just to hol’ a vibes, and it soon attracted veteran artists like Lutan Fyah, Mikey General and even Ninjaman, as well as international acts like Pressure Busspipe (St. Thomas) and Ziggi Recado (St. Eustatius).

A year and a half after its launch, Dubwise Jamaica has become an international brand representing what many see as a return to a more pure and natural style of playing reggae (as opposed to the fast-paced juggling style preferred by most of today’s Jamaican DJs).  Yaadcore has teamed with selectors Corey Chase and DJ Rampage to launch Dubwise Miami, a weekly session at Coyo Taco in the Wynwood Arts district. Although Yaadcore’s schedule only permits him to appear in Miami about once a month, each Wednesday night the backroom of the fashionable taqueria becomes the “Coyo Dub Lounge,” attracting a loyal crowd as well as fellow DJs such as house DJ Armand Van Helden.  Artist Kabaka Pyramid dropped in recently to perform.

Yaadcore has brought Dubwise sessions to New York City, Washington DC and Puerto Rico (San Jaun, Santurce and Rincon) over the past few months and relaunched Dubwise Jamaica in a new location following a brief hiatus.  In Yaadcore’s view, he’s laying a foundation for a movement that can spread consciousness and upliftment through roots music whether he’s in the building or not.

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ROCKSTEADY "80s Reggae Dancehall Edition" A reunion of dancehall giants from King Jammy Sound System, Anthony Malvo and Little Twitch coming straight out of Jamaica for one night only!!! Also celebrating the earthstrong of all Taurus crew and special request to all mothers. SPECIAL GUEST SELECTOR: Jah Prince Every 1st Sunday the Sound Table hosts #RocksteadyATL with Music selections by DJ Passport and Highlanda Sound System INFO: vaultclassics@gmail.com Doors open at 7pm, music turns up at 8pm, and admission is complimentary all night. Early arrival as always is strongly suggested. Enjoy!!!

ROCKSTEADY with Little Twitch, Anthony Malvo, selector Jah Prince

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On Sunday May 3rd Highlanda.net and The Honorary Citizen in association with Hilawe Entertainment and The Sound Table present a special “ROCKSTEADY 1980s Reggae Dancehall Tribute” featuring a couple of iconic figures from the 1980’s and 90’s dancehall era live from Jamaica, Anthony Malvo and Little Twitch.  Veteran DJ/selector Jah Prince will also make a guest appearance for this special occasion. Doors open at 7pm, music turns up at 8pm, and admission is complimentary all night. Early arrival as always is strongly suggested for Rocksteady.

Doors open at 7pm, music turns up at 8pm, and admission is complimentary all night. Early arrival as always is strongly suggested.

Every 1st Sunday the Sound Table, located at 483 Edgewood Avenue, hosts #RocksteadyATL with musical selections ranging from Ska, Rocksteady, early Reggae, Classic Dancehall, and Dub to contemporary Roots Reggae and Lovers Rock.  Resident selectors DJ Passport and Highlanda Sound System provide the soundtrack monthly.  For more information email vaultclassics@gmail.com.

Doors open at 7pm, music turns up at 8pm, and admission is complimentary all night. Early arrival as always is strongly suggested.

2 Bad Riddims: The Stalag versus The Sleng Teng

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It’s brings me great pleasure to release this episode of the Reggae Lover Podcast which features two riddims that were suggested by my listeners: the Stalag version and the Sleng Teng rhythm. If you have ever been to a reggae dance or concert, you have definitely heard songs on one or both of these legendary riddim tracks which have had a dominating prominence in the dancehall for three decades.

I selected this 22 song playlist out of the hundreds of tunes that have been recorded over these versions. The mix is comprised mostly of the original cuts produced by Winston “Techniques” Riley and Lloyd ‘King Jammy’ James. Please submit playlist suggestions and feedback to ReggaeLoverPodcast@gmail.com.

In Jamaica, the Stalag version (or Stalag riddim) is a popular reggae rhythm, which came to prominence in the 1970s. It was originally written and performed as “Stalag 17″ (named after the 1953 war film) by Ansell Collins, and released by Winston Riley‘s Techniques record label in 1973.

It was mainly used for dub instrumental versions, often b-sides of records. The rhythm also influenced early hip-hop, and can be discerned on Public Enemy’s hit ‘Don’t Believe the Hype’ as well as on Too Short’s Blowjob Betty.

Sleng Teng is the name given to the first fully computerized riddim in Jamaican music. The riddim, which was created by the collaboration between King Jammy and Wayne Smith, was titled “Under Mi Sleng Teng“. Wayne Smith found the computerized sound in Noel Davey’s keyboard, and together he and Davey arranged the riddim, slowed it down, matched it to Smith’s key, and rehearsed on it with lyrics inspired by Barrington Levy’s “Under Mi Sensi” and Yellowman’s “Under me fat ting”, before taking it to Jammy’s studio in late 1984. The riddim itself is apparently an attempt to recreate Eddie Cochran’s 1959 rockabilly song “Somethin’ Else.” It is a pattern found in the Casio MT-40 home keyboard.

After the riddim was brought to the studio and Jammy heard it, he then slowed it further and placed piano and a clap on it. Jammy recorded a number of other artists on the original backing track including Tenor Saw (with “Pumpkin Belly”), and Johnny Osbourne (with “Buddy Bye”). The tunes were first unleashed at a now legendary soundclash between Jammy’s own sound system and Black Scorpio at Waltham Park Road on February 23, 1985.

 

Stalag 17 Playlist

1 Frankie Paul – Don’t Worry Yourself – Volcano
2 General Echo – Arlene – Techniques
3 Admiral Tibett – Trouble To A Man – Techniques
4 Little Kirk – Whats Love Got To Do – Techniques
5 Yami Bolo – Take It Easy – Techniques
6 Cocoa Tea – We Do The Killing – Digital B
7 Super Beagle – Soundboy Dust Out – Techniques
8 Tenor Saw and Buju Banton – Ring The Alarm Quick – Techniques
9 Sister Nancy – Bam Bam – Techniques
10 Cutty Ranks – Rude Bwoy Game – Techniques
11 Nicodemus – Suzy Wong – Skengdon

Sleng Teng Playlist

1 Wayne Smith – Under Me Sleng Teng – Jammys
2 Tenor Saw – Pumpkin Belly – Jammys
3 Echo Minott – Original Fat Ting – Jammys
4 Buddy Bye – Johnny Osbourne – Jammys
5 Josey Wales – Cowboy Style – Jammys
6 Yelloman – Reggae Ambassador – Jammys
7 Tony Curtis – Weak – John John
8 Anthony Red Rose – Under Me Fat Ting – King Tubbys
9 John Wayne – Call The Police For Me – Jammys
10 Super Cat – Trash and Ready – Jammys
11 Frankie Paul – Cassandra – Steely and Clevie

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The Ladies of Reggae Rocksteady Foundation

The Empresses of Reggae Music’s Golden Era Featured

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Recordings selected and mixed in this episode are by female singers, mostly from the magical golden age of reggae and rocksteady, the finest years of the genre. You will hear a great deal of songs from dominant labels of the period, Studio One and Trojan Records as well as the reigning prolific artists Phyllis Dillon andMarcia Griffiths among others. Certainly a unique listening experience, please enjoy this musical treat and keep your feedback coming in to reggaeloverpodcast@gmail.com. Thank you very much for your listenership. One love!

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Playlist:

1 Jennifer Lara – Natural Mystic
2 Angela Prince – No Bother With No Fuss Or Fight
3 Susan Cadogan – Fever
4 Nana McLean -Till I Kissed You
5 Doreen Shaffer – Try A Little Smile
6 Marcia Griffiths – The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
7 Phyllis Dillon – The Right Track
8 Hortense Ellis – I’m Just A Girl
9 Patsy Wallace – Moonlight Lover
10 Cecile Campbell – Whisper To Me
11 Marcia Aitken – I’m Still In Love
12 Althea and Donna – Uptown Top Ranking
13 Nana McLean – Have I Sinned
14 Marcia Griffiths – Feel Like Jumping
15 Phyllis Dillon – Picture On The Wall
16 Judy Mowatt – She Kept On Talking
17 Marcia Griffiths – I Shall Sing
18 Phyllis Dillon – One Life To Live
19 Jennifer Lara – Consider Me
20 Doreen Schafer – I Don’t Know Why
21 Nora Dean – Barbwire
22 Charlotte – Banake
23 Judy Mowatt – Rescue Me
24 Rita Marley – One Draw
25 Norma Frasier – First Cut
26 Phyllis Dillon – Perfida
27 Judy Mowatt – I Shall Sing
28 The Soulettes – Bring It Up
29 Phyllis Dillon – If You Knew
30 Phyllis Dillon – A Thing Of The Past
31 Millie Small – My Boy Lollipop

The Taxi Riddim featured in exclusive Dancehall foundation mix

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The TAXI riddim has been around for a long time, and it will never leave the dancehall. This riddim is foundation!!

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I kicked off this special mix with the Sister Nancy hit entitled One Two which was released around 1976 by producer Winston Riley on the Techniques label. There are a few earlier versions of Taxi, but once Sly and Robbie cut their version, the riddim really took off.  You will hear 30 tracks in the mix, ranging from the 1980s to 2009.

This unique mix was suggested by a subscriber.  How does this compare to other Taxi riddim mixes you have heard?  Use #ReggaeLover across all social media when sharing the links or giving feedback, or email directly to ReggaeLoverPodcast@Gmail.com.

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Tracklist:

1 Sister Nancy – One Two
2 Yelloman and Fathead – Bam Bam
3 Sister Nancy and Yellowman – Bloodstain
4 Sanchez – Some Guys
5 Wayne Wonder – Anything For You
6 Scotty – Shining Star
7 Wayne Wonder – Fast Car
8 Foxy Brown – Baby Can I Hold You Tonight
9 Junie Ranks – Lick Out
10 Tiger – Ram Dancehall
11 Tony Rebel – New DJ Is Coming
12 Bounty Killer – The Lord Is My Salvation
13 Freddie MvGregor – Prophecy
14 Hammermouth – The Great
15 General Threes – Road Code
16 Johnny Osborne – Reasons
17 Junior Reid – Bubblers
18 Little John – True Confessions
19 Burro Banton – Dem A Gangster
20 Andrew Bell – Escape The Beating (Dubplate)
21 Rude Boyz International – Champion (Dubplate)
22 Mikey Melody – Mellow (Dubplate)
23 Capleton and Uplifter – Africa Bound
24 Sadiki – Lost Without You
25 Michelle Gordon – Exhale Shoop Shoop
26 Ambelique – Taxi
27 Bitty McClean – Lately (Jamaican Mix)
28 Mr. Vegas – Gangsta Law (Radio)
29 Buju Banton – Driver
30 Elephant Man – Bring It

All Vinyl Everything [Day Party] returns Sunday 6.22.14 at Noni’s 3pm-9pm #allvinyl #ATL

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Join us OUTDOORS Sunday June 22nd at Noni’s (357 Edgewood Ave, Atlanta) 3pm-9pm with The best DJs in ATL spinning all wax all day.

All Vinyl Everything, Sunday 6.22.14

All Vinyl Everything, Sunday 6.22.14

The Music starts at 3pm sharp and goes till 9pm.  EARLY ARRIVAL IS STRONGLY SUGGESTED. Sangria specials + Indoor + Outdoor Bar + Grab something off the grill!

Broadcasting LIVE on AB+L Radio

Hosted by:
DJ Dibiase + SEAN FALYON

Brought to you by:
WGGP Events + SneakerHeddz + AB+L Radio + BeATLab USA + Uber

The 2014 Health and Wellness Reggae Musik Festival in Tribute to Marcus Garvey

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Health and Wellness Reggae Music Festival poster

Health and Wellness Reggae Music Festival 2014

Date: August 23, 2014
Location: The WREN’S NEST 1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30310
Time: 12:00-9:00pm
 
This event is intended to Inform and Inspire members of the entire family about the importance of Health and Wellness. There will be FOOD, POETS, VENDORS, HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, DANCERS, LIVE REGGAE MUSIC AND MUCH MORE!!!!
 
BRING THE ENTIRE FAMILY!!!!

“Ethiopian Liberation” By Tasha T from her “Real Talk” Album.

Download the new single now Ethiopian Liberation (May 5th 1941) from Tasha T.

"Ethiopian Liberation" By Tasha T from her "Real Talk" Album.

Tasha T – Real Talk – Artwork

Song: Ethiopian Liberation
Artist: Tasha T
Produced By: RasVibe Records, Danny Maestro, and Jeffrey Levi
Label: RasVibe Records Inc. Real Talk Album

 

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2014 Caribbean American Movers & Shakers Networking Event

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The 2014 Caribbean American Networking and Social Media Series in Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday May 22, 2014 at Stir It Up.

RSVP FOR ENTRANCE TO THE EVENT!  More info.

Reggae reissue label Blood and Fire resurrected via VP alliance

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US-based reggae label VP Records is resurrecting former British reggae independent Blood And Fire, with the indie’s former A&R chief Steve Barrow on board to run it.

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VP Records Relaunches Classic Reggae Label Blood and Fire

Blood and Fire was known primarily for its quality reissues of Jamaican recordings from the 1970s and ’80s, many of which were overlooked upon their initial release.

photo: Gregory Isaacs release on Blood and Fire label

The initial VP/Blood and Fire collaboration will be a (vinyl only) limited edition 12″ of Gregory Isaacs’ 1978 single “Mr. Know It All,” scheduled for release on Record Store Day (Apr. 19).

 

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