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Fall In Dub at the Rocksteady ATL Day Party, Sunday August 2 #Dreggae

Join us at The Sound Table down on Edgewood Avenue on SUNDAY August 2nd from 5PM-12AM for the ROCKSTEADY ATL SUNNY SEASON DAY PARTY which will feature a special appearance by ATL reggae music powerhouse, Dreggae.

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Selector Shane Talon from Black Talon 357 will perform with Dreggae and promises to entertain the massive with big tunes during his featured old school set.

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Also gracing the turntables and adding her energy alongside DJ Passport and the Highlanda Sound with yours truly, Kahlil Wonda, will be Atlanta-based female DJ hero Empress Rah.

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The Sound Table is located at 483 Edgewood Ave, Atlanta, GA.  See pics from, video, stream/download audio from #RocksteadyATL here.  For more information email vaultclassics@gmail.com.

LITTLE PINCHERS + ISIS SWABY DJ SET at Sunday’s #RocksteadyATL Day Party

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LITTLE PINCHERS live + ISIS SWABY DJ SET

LITTLE PINCHERS live + ISIS SWABY DJ SET, Love People, Highlanda, DJ Passport

To celebrate International Reggae Day (July 1) and to start the 2015 summer season off with a positive vibration Highlanda.net and The Honorary Citizen present the “Rocksteady ATL Sunny Season Day Party,” on Sunday July 5th at The Sound Table(483 Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta, GA) from 5pm to midnight with host Archangel SuperPEC, live performance by Little Pinchers, and live DJ sets by Isis Swaby, Love People Sound, DJ Passport, and Highlanda Sound.

Reggae singer Little Pinchers to perform at the ROCKSTEADY ATL First Sunday Day Party in July coming off of his appearance in Jamaica with Sizzla.

Reggae singer Little Pinchers to perform at the ROCKSTEADY ATL First Sunday Day Party in July coming off of his appearance in Jamaica with Sizzla.

The highly talented Little Pinchers, a singer whose music is as he describes, “For the mature audiences” will bolster the evening with an intimate performance sharing his great passion for music live. Spinning all vinyl selections and appearing in Atlanta for the very first time will be Isis Swaby, a Harlem bred DJ/Musician/Visual Artist and daughter of the iconic reggae dub producer, Augustus Pablo.  She will be joined on the decks by Sound Table residents Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound and DJ Passport (Dread Takeover mixtape series) along with guest DJ Chigga of Love People Sound.

ROCKSTEADY ATL SUMMER DAY PARTY SUNDAY JULY 5 5PM-11PM HOSTED BY: ARCHANGEL SUPERPEC MUSIC BY: DJ PASSPORT DJ CHIGGA OF LOVE PEOPLE SOUND KAHLIL WONDA OF HIGHLANDA SOUND SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY: LITTLE PINCHERS INFO: VAULTCLASSICS@GMAIL.COM The Sound Table 483 Edgewood Ave, Atlanta, GA

Rocksteady ATL Day Party – July 5, 2015

The Rocksteady ATL event takes place on the first Sunday of each month as an alternative to the mainstream dancehall parties which have become commonplace.   DJ Passport and Kahlil Wonda’s vision was to create a nightlife option to celebrate authentic reggae music in the city of Atlanta, and provide an uplifting experience where patrons can enjoy classic roots reggae, dub, and lovers rock music combined with the best quality conscious reggae of today.

Voted Best of Atlanta 2014 by Atlanta Magazine and located at 483 Edgewood Avenue near the intersection of Boulevard in the rejuvenated, historic Old-4th Ward district of downtown Atlanta, the Sound Table is as well known for its ambiance and acoustic properties as it is for fabulous cocktails and world-class mixology.

For more information visit http://highlanda.net, view the event’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/100337150312576/, or email vaultclassics@gmail.com.

Reggae singer Little Pinchers to perform at the ROCKSTEADY ATL First Sunday Day Party in July coming off of his appearance in Jamaica with Sizzla.

Rocksteady ATL Day Party with Little Pinchers + Isis Swaby DJ Set ~ Sunday, July 5th

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ROCKSTEADY ATL SUMMER DAY PARTY  SUNDAY JULY 5 5PM-11PM  HOSTED BY: ARCHANGEL SUPERPEC  MUSIC BY:  DJ PASSPORT DJ CHIGGA OF LOVE PEOPLE SOUND KAHLIL WONDA OF HIGHLANDA SOUND  SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY: LITTLE PINCHERS  INFO: VAULTCLASSICS@GMAIL.COM  The Sound Table 483 Edgewood Ave, Atlanta, GA

Rocksteady ATL Day Party – July 5, 2015

Special Guest DJ just added: ISIS SWABY.  Isis Swaby is a Harlem bred DJ/Visual Artist/Musician and the daughter of reggae dub producer, Augustus Pablo.  She will drop in for an exclusive ALL VINYL set.  Check her out on soundcloud.

Special Guest DJ just added: ISIS SWABY.  Isis Swaby is a Harlem bred DJ/Visual Artist/Musician and the daughter of reggae dub producer, Augustus Pablo.  She will drop in for an exclusive ALL VINYL set.  Check her out on soundcloud.

Special Guest DJ at #RocksteadyATL ISIS SWABY, a Harlem bred DJ/Visual Artist/Musician and the daughter of reggae dub producer, Augustus Pablo, will drop in for an exclusive ALL VINYL set.

Lounge outside on the deck and dig some classic sounds at the “Rocksteady ATL Day Party,” Sunday July 5th at The Sound Table from 5pm onwards hosted by Archangel SuperPEC.

Archangel SuperPEC to host the First Sunday ROCKSTEADY ATL Day Party in July

Archangel SuperPEC to host the First Sunday ROCKSTEADY ATL Day Party in July

Guests can enjoy tasty menu items and potent cocktails like the Blackwell Rum Punch SPECIAL at this celebrated outdoor/indoor event space to accompany live DJ sets in the afternoon by world-class selectors DJ Chigga of Love People Sound, DJ Passport, and Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound.  

Reggae singer Little Pinchers to perform at the ROCKSTEADY ATL First Sunday Day Party in July coming off of his appearance in Jamaica with Sizzla.

Reggae singer Little Pinchers to perform at the ROCKSTEADY ATL First Sunday Day Party in July coming off of his appearance in Jamaica with Sizzla.

It will then descend into the evening with an extra special live performance by reggae crooner Little Pinchers, and what’s more… It’s free!

Highlanda live at Dubwise Atlanta [6.14.15] *Download Audio*

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The highly anticipated debut of Dubwise Atlanta did not disappoint. There was an air of love and unity flowing as Atlantans came together for the special occasion, giving roots reggae a chance to flourish once again in town. On this night I had the pleasure of playing alongside the international roots master Aba Shaka and out of Kingston, Yaardcore, one of the selectors credited with catalyzing and supporting Jamaica's current reggae revival. I began my round with classic shots from the Tuff Gong and Studio One labels, took excursions on the Heptones’ “We’re Gonna Fight” and the M-16 riddims, and featured some contemporary dubwise selections with Chuck Fender and Everton Blender because variety is the spice of life. Listen as the crowd gathers near the stage on the dance floor to sing along and dance to the melodies and deep sub-bass brought forth by the Space 2 sound system. Special vibes for a special night in Atlanta dancehall. Look out for Rocksteady ATL on July 5th, August 2nd, September 6th and every 1st Sunday at the Sound Table.

Ras Jamal of Royal Ethiopia watches as Kahlil Wonda introduces a song #DubwiseAtlanta

The highly anticipated debut of Dubwise Atlanta did not disappoint. There was an air of love and unity flowing as Atlantans came together for the special occasion, giving roots reggae a chance to flourish once again in town.

On this night I had the pleasure of playing alongside the international roots master Aba Shaka and out of Kingston, Yaardcore, one of the selectors credited with catalyzing and supporting Jamaica’s current reggae revival.

I began my round with classic shots from the Tuff Gong and Studio One labels, took excursions on the Heptones’ “We’re Gonna Fight” and the “M-16″ riddims, and featured some contemporary dubwise selections with Chuck Fender and Everton Blender because variety is the spice of life.

Listen as the crowd gathers near the stage on the dance floor to sing along and dance to the melodies and deep sub-bass brought forth by the Space 2 sound system. Special vibes for a special night in Atlanta dancehall. Look out for Rocksteady ATL on July 5th, August 2nd, September 6th and every 1st Sunday at the Sound Table.

Highlanda Sound live @ All Vinyl Everything [Atlanta – 5.24.15]

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Experience what happened during my 30 minute guest DJ set at the #AllVinylEverything Memorial Day Weekend Day Party.

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Highlanda live @ All Vinyl Everything [Atlanta – 5.24.15]

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Atlanta, GA. – Sunday May 24th 2015, All Vinyl Everything delivered another star studded line-up of special guest DJs spinning nothing but the best music pressed on Vinyl.

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No laptops, CDs, or DJ Controllers are ever allowed at this event! I selected a round of mostly 45 RPM 7″ inch singles from 1990’s and 1980’s dancehall to foundation reggae icons Dennis Brown and Tenor Saw in representation of the Reggae Lovers who were gathered, but also to introduce reggae music to new listeners.

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Its was a holiday weekend and with no work on Monday, the who’s who of Atlanta turned out to play on Sunday at #AllVinylEverything! The venue, Noni’s on Edgewood Avenue offered indoor and outdoor bars along with food hot off the grill. Patrons came early as the music started at 4pm sharp and went until 9pm.

Highlanda live @ All Vinyl Everything [Atlanta - 5.24.15]

Highlanda live @ All Vinyl Everything [Atlanta – 5.24.15]

Once a month from April through SeptemberAVE is hosted by Sean Falyon alongside DJ Dibiase, and brought to you by WGGP Events, BeATLab USA, AB+L Radio, Coalition DJs ATL, Scratch DJ Academy and Noni’s (357 Edgewood Ave Atlanta, GA)

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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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Reggae Lover Podcast 43 artwork

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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

Rocksteady Sunday March 1st 8pm @TheSoundTable #RocksteadyATL

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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!