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

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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)

NEW Sizzla Kalonji Culture Mix with 49 Songs Is Solid As A Rock

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This Sizzla mix was suggested by a fellow Reggae Lover, Kris in Atlanta, and truthfully I am grateful for such a suggestion.  The messages in Sizzla’s music have aroused and inspired many people over the past 20 years including myself.  This mix goes through the best of Kalonji’s catalog from 1995 to now and includes singles from ‘Radical,’ one of 2014’s Sizzla albums – a real “throwback” and a surefire treat.  Listen now, and spread the download link around when you get a chance.

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The Reggae Lover Podcast Sizzla Salute Mix – 20 years of Kalonji. Mixed by Kahlil Wonda, Highlanda Sound System

The Reggae Lover Podcast presents Sizzla

SIZZLA PLAYLIST

1 No White God
2 Really and Truly
3 Praise Ye Jah
4 Solid As A Rock
5 Smoke Marijuana
6 No Wicked Man
7 Dem Ah Wonder
8 Babylon A Listen
9 Jah Never Fail I
10 Radical
11 One Love
12 Clean Up Your Heart
13 Made Of
14 Blaspheme
15 Babylon Homework
16 Jah Blessing with Luciano
17 Freedom
18 Kings Of The Earth
19 Police in Helicopter with John Holt
20 Do You Ever?
21 Good Ways
22 Real
23 Gwaan Star
24 Like Mountain
25 Juvenile
26 Good Things
27 Dem Ah Try Ah Ting
28 Lovely Morning
29 Freedom Cry
30 Render Your Heart
31 Chant Dem Down
32 Take Myself Away
33 To The Point
34 King In The Jungle with Jah Cure
35 Holding Firm
36 Explain To The Almighty
37 Azanldo
38 Till It Some More
39 Show Us The Way
40 Love Is Always There
41 Beautiful World
42 Give Them A Ride
43 Trust and Love
44 Sad Mistake
45 Blaze Fire Blaze
46 No Other Like Jah
47 Collie with Sugar Minott
48 Dem Ah Gaze
49 Hardcore

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

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WGGP Events + SneakerHeddz + AB+L Radio + BeATLab USA + Uber

Carnival Vibes Various Artists Compilation Album: Soca Gold 2014

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Various Artists - Soca Gold 2014 - Artwork

Various Artists – Soca Gold 2014 – Artwork

For almost two decades, VP Records has been bringing the annual Soca Gold series to the masses. The top-selling compilation has been the ultimate Carnival soundtrack from the Caribbean islands.  Featured on this album are songs by Kerwin Du Bois, Lil Rick, Bunji Garlin, Fay-Ann Lyons, Biggie Irie, Farmer Nappy, Patrice Roberts, Benjai and many more.

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Gonzo of Reggae Band TRIBAL SEEDS Releases 2nd Album “Red”

Gonzo, aka Ryan Gonzo, the newest member of Tribal Seeds (guitar/background vocals) released his sophomore albumRed, on iTunes June 3, 2014. Fresh off his performance at the California Roots Music and Arts Festival, the follow up to his debut album, Rocksteady, is highly anticipated and features guest performances from E.N Young of Tribal Seeds, Pedro of True Press, Koa of Inna Vision and Beyond I Sight.Gonzo - Red - Artwork

His new album consists of nine original songs written by Gonzo and produced by himself, E.N Young and Alex Gammill. Gonzo’s vocal and songwriting skills are also featured on “Rock The Night”, “Fill It Up” and “Undercover Lover” from Tribal Seeds’ new album, Representing.

Tribal Seeds’ video for “Fill It Up” features Gonzo and has received over 66,500 views on YouTube. It has helped their new album to debut at #1 on the iTunes and Billboard Reggae Charts. Gonzo is ready to hit the road again this summer for a national tour with Tribal Seeds and head out this fall as Gonzo and Beyond I Sight to perform music from his new album, Red.

Check out the video for “Couldn’t Take My Love”:

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Junior Reid, Luciano to headline Reggae in the Hills 2014 in Northern California #festivals #reggae

This year will be the third consecutive year for one of the most highly rated Reggae festivals to take place in California, Reggae in the Hills.

Reggae in the Hills 2014 poster

Reggae in the Hills 2014 poster

Reggae in the Hills 2014 takes place in the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills at the Calaveras County fairgrounds June 13-15, 2014.

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Maxi Priest: “Easy To Love” Album Coming Soon

I’m feeling the new music off the highly anticipated new album from Maxi Priest “Easy To Love,” which will be dropping this June.

Maxi Priest - Easy To Love - Artwork

Maxi Priest – Easy To Love – Artwork

U.K. dancehall star Stylo G is featured on the remix of the title track and Maxi’s take on the John Mayer song “Gravity” is impacting England now and beyond!

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