Its been about two years since the last Highlanda Sound System live session at The Sound Table and a nice crowd showed up for the return and to hear some reggae revival vibes – Sunday style. Highlanda with Kahlil Wonda at the helm was joined once again by Atlanta’s DJ Passport. Tunes from Chronixx to Bob can be heard in this 2-hour snippet recorded live. Turn up and listen!
I am happy that this place is finally open – beautiful setting, courteous staff, artistic decor, trendy clientele, potent cocktails and other delectable menu items. Check out Studio No. 7 located at 393 Marietta Street, NW Atlanta, Georgia.
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.
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)
The Sound Table
Address: 483 Edgewood Avenue.
Old 4th Ward, Atlanta, GA
Cross Street at Boulevard
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I’m inviting everyone out to the next All Vinyl Everything day party this Sunday June 22nd. AVE showcases emerging DJs with world class veterans to provide a nostalgic experience for party-goers by pulling out the crates and dusting off the vinyl.
Below are the DJ’s that will be rocking:
DJ Johnnie Dynamite
DJ King Tiger
Highlanda Sound System
Supa Funkregulata Celo
Floyd The Locsmif
Venue: Noni’s Deli, 357 Edgewood Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA
This is a FREE event so come out and let your people know that real DJ’s still exist! Please use the hash tag #AllVinylEverything and follow @AllVinyl on Instagram + @AllVinylATL on Twitter. Facebook Event Page. For more information please contact DiBiase at 404.838.1365 or Sean Falyon 404.337.9441.