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!
Rocksteady, Atlanta’s ONLY monthly Roots Reggae event returns this weekend! Join us Sunday December 7th, 2014 at the Sound Table (Voted BEST of ATLANTA 2014 by Atlanta Magazine, and previously dubbed BEST PLACE to have a DRINK in the city of ATL).
This time around hosting duties will be handled by Atlanta Reggae artist SHOOKS S.L.R who will be celebrating his Earth Strong inna rubadub style and pattern with Music by residents Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound and DJ Passport, plus special guests CARTEL SOUND with DJ Phillip 5 and the crew.
Doors Open 8pm – Midnight; No Cover Charge; RSVP to VaultClassics@gmail.com. Must be 21+.
The Sound Table is located at 483 Edgewood Ave (corner of Boulevard) in downtown Atlanta’s revitalized Old Fourth Ward community.
Sunday, October 5th at the Sound Table located at 483 Edgewood Avenue from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., the Rocksteady monthly nostalgic celebration of Jamaican music returns with Reggae singer Little Pinchers hosting while DJ Passport, and Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound provide the soundtrack. For more information, email VaultClassics@gmail.com.
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!
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
Direct download: 2_-_Reggae_Lover_Podcast.mp3
1 Yami Bolo and Merciless – Curly Locs
After a short intro from yours truly, this mix starts off with a 1996 hit, Yami Bolo and Merciless singing Curly Locs – a lovely representation of the Junior Byles original song.
2 Andrew Bell and Shelene Thomas – Can You Give Me What I Want?
A big lover’s tune that can be found on one of the VP Records “Strictly the Best” compilation albums from the 90s. Andrew Bell is still performing today and goes by the name Joseph Quote (aka “Bello”.
3 Sanchez and Beenie Man – Going Away
Quite simply one of the biggest songs on the prolific “Love Bump” riddim. The King of the Dancehall alongside Sanchez, one of Jamaica’s most beloved voices.
4 Beres Hammond and Buju Banton – My Woman Now (Kahlil Wonda Extra Buju Mix)
In the original version of this song, Buju takes too long to come in. Here, I have taken care of that problem. Let me know if you like the sound of this “Extra Buju Mix.”
5 Cocoa Tea and Nadine Sutherland – Its Now or Never
Many have forgotten that these two artists ever sang together on a track. The combo of silky smooth male and female vocals make this tune simply SWEET.
6 Cocoa Tea and Cutty Ranks – Waiting In Vain
This is one song I just don’t mind hearing at any time. Done nicely by Cocoa and Cutty, this Bob Marley classic is bound to live forever
7 Beres Hammond and Buju Banton – Who Say
Stop everything! No keep going. This is one of the top combinations in the business period.
8 Cocoa Tea and Buju Banton – Too Young
I had a tough time selecting only one song from this riddim, but the production on this track is just perfect. Forward, Rewind and pull up dat!!!
9 Cocoa Tea and Cutty Ranks – I’m Not A King
Once again, hear back-to-back entries from the sweet voice of Cocoa Tea, this time accompanied by Cutty Ranks, who remained relevant in the 90s with solid lyrical delivery in this style.
10 Buju Banton and Wayne Wonder – Lonley
The “Swing Easy” is always a riddim that one can I listen or skank to for an extended period. In this selection, I am pulling out some of the best cuts to feature, and Buju Banton along with Wayne Wonder have a winner with “Lonely.”
11 Chevelle Franklin and Lady G – The Right Slam (Kahlil Wonda Spicy Mix)
As a second song on in a row on the “Swing Easy” riddim, this song features two of the finest ladies of the era (80s – 90s dancehall). I have reworked the song here to bring Lady G in at the proper time, thus maintaining the vibes of the mix.
12 Twiggi and Buju Banton – I Want Your Love (Kahlil Wonda Extra Buju Mix)
Buju is my artist, but here again the original press of this Penthouse Records Tempo riddim single makes you wait for a few verses to hear Gargamel come in. I have made some adjustments to the arrangement so that the singer, Twiggi, goes back and forth with the DJ. This creates the ultimate in vibes.
13 Beres Hammond and Josey Wales – Free and Single (Sweetness)
Beres is the living legend – what more can I say? With father Josey in combination on the Conversation riddim, this remix to “Sweetness” is dancehall solid gold.
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