Join all the soca and reggae music junkies, carnival band members, the sexy Divine Models and party rockers this Saturday April 19th 2014 for the GLOW FETE!!!
The doors at ENCLAVE VENUE, 708 Spring St. Atlanta Ga 30308, open at 10pm. Musical energy will be supplied by DJ Choice One MD, the Krunkmaster DJ Slik, and DJ Doc. Also, top rated Highlanda Sound has just been added to the line up! Admission is only $10.
Everyone knows that reggae is best appreciated loud through a sound system with a stomach shuddering bass. This is not what one normally associates with music heard through the internet – the speakers on most laptops are not going to do justice to King Tubby’s dubs or Prince Far I’s vocals. However, the internet has brought lots of good things for the world of reggae and Jamaican music.
In 2010, a young Jamaican entrepreneur and computer programmer created a new reggae/dancehall computer game which was reported in The Gleaner. Alex Morrisey, who previously created the famous website jamaicanmusic.com, called the game Songwrita and hopes it will be played by fans all around the world. His earlier website is a fantastic resource for anyone who wants to know about Jamaican music.
The idea behind the game is that you have to catch various song lyrics as they fall from the sky while you name the artiste – it also links in to iTunes too, so you can buy the music you like. Morrisey told The Gleaner that “I am delighted to have launched this game because dancehall and reggae music is an international entertainment staple that influences so many cultures around the world – Songwrita will definitely help to bring popularity to upcoming artistes and further establish the strength of our music around the globe – something that we are all proud of.”
This wouldn’t be the first time music has inspired a computer game. Music is found in everything from corporate blockbusters like the Grand Theft Auto games, which include lots of great tunes, to smaller games, like pocketfruity.com and Kerrang Radio‘s collaboration on Stairway to 7. Other internet entrepreneurs have looked to Facebook and other social media for inspiration rather than games. The website muzikspace.com is a Caribbean online community where people can meet other music fans and share music, images and videos. An interesting project that is currently seeking funding on the crowd funding website Kickstarter is Trendy Reggae. This is a social utility for reggae and dancehall music fans to discover new music and gigs. The app was created by Tarique Smith (based out of New York) and Calvin Brown (based in Kingston) and you can help funding it until the end of Monday May 12th 2014. Another good reggae community site is reggaelution.com, so check that out too.
There are many other good reggae themed websites – and ours should surely be right at the top – and here is one of the best: For anyone who live in the UK or Europe generally, David Rodigan‘s site rodigan.com should be a saved your bookmarks. Rodigan is a legend in the UK where he has been DJing reggae since the 70s on the radio and live, he has even won the Champion Trophy at World Clash Reset in New York in 2012. This man has a serious passion for the music.
A few other websites you can try to find music, videos or to chat to fellow reggae fans are yardflex.com which has lots of news about Jamaica in general, but music in particular; dancehallreggae.com has loads of videos and lots of forums where fans can chat with others; if you’re just after a forum dancehallareaz.com forum is a great place to chat; and if you’re just after videos reggaetopten.com has lots of good stuff.
Reggae Lover #6 features 15 of the best Dennis Brown lover’s rock classics. This is an essential mix highlighting “The Crown Prince” even though it does not include big hits ‘Silhouette,’ ‘Money In My Pocket,’ or ‘Your Love’s Got A Hold On Me.’
There are literally hundreds of other solid love songs from Dennis Brown’s catalog that are worthy of a spin, but since a new Reggae Lover podcast episode will be released weekly you can rest assured, there’s a great deal more in store.
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1 Dennis Brown – Caress Me Girl
2 Dennis Brown – Coming Home Tonight
3 Dennis Brown – How Could I Leave
4 Dennis Brown – Have You Ever Been In Love
5 Dennis Brown – Joy In The Morning
6 Dennis Brown ft. John Holt – Wildfire
7 Dennis Brown – A Love I Can Feel
8 Dennis Brown – Its Magic
9 Dennis Brown – Hold On To What Youve Got
10 Dennis Brown – It’s Not The Way
11 Dennis Brown – Friends For Life
12 Dennis Brown – Take Me To The Top
13 Dennis Brown – Love By The Score
14 Dennis Brown – Hit And Run
15 Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, U-Roy – Night Nurse