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I’m pleased to announce the newest cocktail on the menu at WildPitch Music Hall is “The Highlanda,” featuring top shelf Jamaican rum.
And what better way to debut a new cocktail than with a drink special? Order “The Highlanda” for just $5, all night at electric dancehall!
Cheers!!! “I’m drinking rum, and red bull..”
Here is a video recap of what to expect at #electricdancehall.
Here is a quick informational piece about Electric Dancehall from the official host, DREGGAE.
Here is the world famous DJ MARS sharing tips on getting into (and beating the line) for this highly anticipated inaugural special event. Here’s a hint: get there early.
Now, if the wicked talented DJ Line-up and top rated dance music venue complete with a new patio and $5 Highlanda drink special aren’t enough to convince you, then check out this article to see why Mike Jordan, author at Thrillist, included Electric Dancehall in his “things to do in Atlanta this weekend” article.
Don’t miss your chance to grab your spot – the event’s filling up fast!
The International Musikal Matinee family friendly outdoor concert series featuring uplifting conscious music and more returns this Sunday.
See performances by Hope’s Anchor band, Roots A Fire band, Highlanda Sound, and more this Sunday August 21st at The Wren’s Nest. Gates open 4pm, showtime is 6pm. $10 advanced tickets are available here. Tickets will be $13 at the gate (children under 12 get in FREE).
Rub A Dub is this Sunday at The Sound Table once again.
This unique event has had a great run every second Sunday over the past 10 months and I have had a lot of fun showcasing some of the best of classic roots rock reggae records live for you. You can listen to some of the show recordings here.
When: Aug. 14, 2016 and Every month on the second Sunday of the month 8 p.m.
A style of Jamaican Reggae emerging in the 70’s and 80’s, the term “Rub-a-Dub” comes from a dance style where the man and woman rub up very close together. This takes place every Sunday at The Sound Table located at 483 Edgewood Avenue with music by DJ Passport and also Highlanda Sound.
Headliners Include DJ Mars, Shane Talon, ĀGARD from NYC and More!
The 1st ever Electric Dancehall Atlanta will take place at the newly refurbished WildPitch Music Hall, located at 255 Trinity Avenue, Atlanta, GA on Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 10pm to 3am. The highly anticipated special event is set to be the premier gathering for the progressive Atlanta Caribbean music and EDM movements, bringing fans together in the downtown area for one night only. Advance tickets can be purchased for $20 at www.electricdancehallatlanta.eventbrite.com. Come be apart of what is sure to be an exciting evening of dancing and socializing.
Currently many songs on the Billboard Top 100 feature elements of Dancehall and other Afro-Caribbean genres. Artists like Drake, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, & Justin Bieber have used these same elements to connect with a larger audience. Electric Dancehall aims to present a new way that the world can party by compelling the audience to engage with their music in a more energetic way, forgo their musical or cultural affiliations for one night, and let the DJs cater to their inner dancing urge.
Headlining Electric Dancehall Atlanta will be DJ Mars, Shane Talon, ĀGARD, Highlanda Sound, and DJ Passport. The night will be hosted by the genre-bending Jamaican performer and songwriter, Dreggae.
“A great melding of worlds is taking place in terms of musical exploration and production. We are excited about bringing together followers of different genres, doing away with perceived divisions, and merging music styles and culture together in a fresh, innovative way for an unforgettable experience,” says Electric Dancehall CoProducer Kahlil Wonda.
Special Event Details
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2016
Time: 10:00 pm – 3 am EDT
Venue: WildPitch Music Hall
Address: 255 Trinity Ave., Atlanta, GA 30303
Admission: Varies (Purchase Link: https://goo.gl/2b6tbD)
Age restrictions: 21 and older
Kim Phillips, son of Glen Adams, has just released two powerful reggae songs, both performed by veteran reggae artist Frankie Paul and produced by Glen Adams prior to his death.
The first track, titled “out in the deep,” is an inspirational record that deals with his – Frankie Paul’s – spiritual tenacity; While the second song, “too much guns” addresses the issue of gun control and/or the lack thereof.
Frustrated by all the violence taking place all over the world, Kim Phillips decided that it was time to share unreleased records from his father’s extensive catalogue, which is filled with the type of message-music needed for this day and age.
Both tracks are being released on his newly formed label, Capo-Landmark Music, which is a spin off from Glen Adams’ Capo label from the seventies. Both songs can be streamed via the YouTube links below and DJs are invited to email email@example.com for promo mp3s.
Frankie Paul – Out in the Deep: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RWujttOQQ8
Frankie Paul – Too Much Guns: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-5svkeareE
P.S. Persons wanting more info on Glen Adams’ catalogue may contact Kim Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 (876)537-8792
Karamanti has just released the official video for her single “Don’t Give Up,” recorded on the Missing Piece Riddim by Rhome Records.
The Riddim also features Khago, Teflon and several other Jamaican artists and it was released in September of 2015 and distributed globally by 21st Hapilos Distribution.
“Don’t Give Up” is a motivational track that would be classified as Caribbean pop (though it has a very strong dancehall sound). A few scenes for the video were shot in Ontario, Canada, while others were done in Kingston, Jamaica. Unlike most music videos, “Don’t Give Up” does not have any actors, instead, real, everyday people were asked about their dreams, obstacles and determination, or lack thereof. After sharing their story, they were followed with a camera so that the public could get a glimpse into their struggles and their commitment to not giving up.
Click here to watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOmCjmoHc-0
Download “Don’t Give UP” mp3 here: http://tinyurl.com/zpdwgpz
Karamanti’s twitter is @Karamanti
Rhome Records twitter is @DJ_Rhome
Reggaeville Premieres 18-Track Mix, A Precursor to her Eagerly-Awaited Sophomore Album 9 (VP Records/Steam Chalice Records)
Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer Jah9 starts her Year of 9 (2+0+1+6) World Tour, spanning North America, Europe and Africa. Her North American portion kicked off this Sat. July 23 at the Northwest World Reggae Fest in Portland and in Seattle on Sunday. Jul 24. The cross-continent run continues in Vancouver, Philadelphia, New York City, Rochester, Ithaca, Toronto and Denver and closes at Cali’s renowned Reggae On The River festival in Humboldt County. Europe and Africa dates follow. See full tour schedule below.
Today on the road, Jah9 drops 9mm Vol. 2: Pre-Album Groundings, a thought-provoking and intentional mix of originality and inspiration to gear up for her highly-anticipated sophomore album 9, out 9/9 on VP Records/Steam Chalice Records and available for pre-order now.
Download 9mm Vol 2: Pre-Album Groundings for free on Jah9.com:
With Jah9’s lioness lyrical dexterity and soulful rich production, her authentic spirit shines on Vol. 2. Her latest offering features original, never-before-heard music including “Unafraid” (a standout track from her upcoming album addressing child molestation) and pays homage to some of Jah9’s greatest influences, both spiritually and musically.
She incorporates empowering speeches from Haile Selassie I, Ra Un Nefer Amen & Drunvalo Melcheziek, encouraging her listeners not only to journey into higher levels of consciousness, but seek out information and knowledge. She also celebrates some of her most beloved musical inspirations with one-of-a-kind covers of Nina Simone’s “Misunderstood” Tracy Chapman’s “She’s Got A Ticket,” Ras Micheal’s “New Name,” Dennis Brown’s “Blood City” and an invigorating medley of Sizzla Kalonji.
The 18-track selection features original production from Jah9 and live instrumentation from her band The Dub Treatment including Sheldon Bernard, Janoy Ellis, Omar “Jalanzo” Johnson, Aeion Hoillet, Andrew “Chako” Edwards & Fanso Craig. The collection is mixed & dubbed by Hasani ‘Snysh’ Williams. This part two installment follows Jah9’s 2012 9mm Vol 1: Message Music, a precursor to her debut New Name.
9mm Vol. 2: Pre-Album Groundings is an introduction of what’s to come on 9 | 9 | 2 + 0 + 1 + 6 = 9. Her self-produced sophomore album 9 is a combination of intellectual rigor, real world activism and lyrical musicality. The album’s first single “Humble Mi,” also featured on 9mm Vol 2., is available now.
For those who’ve been waiting for Rasta consciousness to mount a resurgence in contemporary reggae, Jah9 is a figure of revelation. She first caught the attention of many with a string of singles including “Avocado,” “Steamers A Bubble,” “Jungle” and “Gratitude,” The singer-songwriter and producer boasts a soul and jazz inflected melodicism and possesses a fiery vigor in her dynamic live shows. Jah9 is also university graduate, a multidisciplinary yoga instructor, a youth at risk counselor and a celebrated poet.
9mm Vol. 2: Pre-Album Groundings – Track Listing
- Fire Slaughter
- Avocado *9 Grams Per Serving
- Marijuana (prod. by Biggy Music)
- This is NOT a mixtape “K’nife”
- Listen (prod by Steam Chalice Records)
- Drunvalo Melchezidek
- Humble Mi (prod. by Lost Ark Music / Steam Chalice Records)
- She’s got a ticket (Tracy Chapman cover)
- Feeling Irie (prod by VP Records)
- Feme9 “K’nife”
- Unafraid (prod by Shamala Prod)
- Misunderstood (Nina Simone Cover) (prod. by Steam Chalice Records)
- Sizzla Kalonji Medley (prod. by Steam Chalice Records)
- Bloody City (prod by VP Records)
- H.I.M Haile Selassie I
- New Name (Ras Micheal Cover) (prod. by Steam Chalice Records)
- Ra Un Nefer Amen
- Outro – 9 “K’nife”
July 23, 2016 || Portland, Oregon || NorthWest World Reggae Festival
July 24, 2016 || Seattle, Washington || Hale’s Ales Palladium ||
July 26, 2016 || Vancouver, Canada || Fortune Sound Club || YOGA ON DUB
July 27, 2016 || Vancouver, Canada || Fortune Sound Club
July 28, 2016 || Philadelphia, PA || One Arts Community Center w/ Akae Beka
July 29, 2016 || Rochester, NY || Abilene Bar & Lounge
July 30, 2016 || Toronto, Canada|| Island Soul Festival
July 31, 2016 || Ithaca, NY || Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Commons
August 2, 2016 || Manhattan, NYC || SOB’s
August 3, 2016 || Denver, Colorado || Mi Yard || YOGA ON DUB
August 4, 2016 || Denver, Colorado || The Roxy Theatre
August 5, 2016 || Humboldt, California || Reggae on the River
August 11, 2016 || San Vera, Italy || Dromos Festival
August 12, 2016 || Wien, Austria || Afrika Tage Festival
August 13, 2016 || Ostroda, Poland || Ostroda Reggae Festival
August 16, 2016 || Benicassim, Spain || Rototom Sunspash
August 17, 2016 || Brescia, Italy || Festa di Radio Onda d’Urto
August 19, 2016 || Geneva, Switzerland || Festival Plein Les Watts
August 26, 2016 || Hannovre, Germany || Pavillon Kulturzentrum w/ Sara Lugo
August 27, 2016 || Anvers, Belgium || Antwerp Reggae Festival
August 28, 2016 || Northhampshire, UK || Shambala Festival
September 3, 2016 || Chigwell, UK || One Love Sound Festival
September 9, 2016 || Nairobi, Kenya || The Alchemist
September 16, 2016 || Diani Beach, Kenya
Saturday, July 16 in Atlanta, I had the pleasure of performing once again at the historic Wren’s Nest.
My time on stage at this open-air festival was short but sweet. Lion of Judah Sound set the musical pace earlier and many great performers and bands hit the stage all day.