Featuring Beres Hammond, Ikaya, Queen Ifrica, Yasha, Jah Cure and more, look out for various artists compilation album Reggae Gold 2015 which VP Records has slated for a release date of July 17.
Beer Vibes 2015 – ATL’s #1 All-Inclusive Event
Secure your tickets now for Beer Vibes 2015 Summer Edition at The Museum Bar.
The release of Various Artists Compilation: Soca Gold 2015
Just in time for summer enjoyment Soca Gold 2015 featuring Fay-Ann Lyons, Angela Hunte, Machel Montano, Bunji Garlin, Lead Pipe & Saddis, and more will be officially released on June 30th.
Rocksteady ATL Day Party with Little Pinchers + Isis Swaby DJ Set ~ Sunday, July 5th2
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.
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.
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.
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*5
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.
STONEBWOY BURNITON LIVE IN CONCERT @ AFRO-CARIBBEAN XPLOSION (THE AFRICAN TAKE OVA) #ATL3
Sawone Radio in conjunction with Club Pisces, Caribbean Vibez TV, D_African and Ova Di Wall presents Afro-Caribbean Xplosion: The African Takeover featuring Stonebwoy Burniton’s very first performance in the United States. This takes place on Saturday July 4th at Club Pisces in Stone Mountain located at 5471 Memorial Drive. Tickets!
Tasha T wins for Best Caribbean Style at the Black Canadian Awards4
Congratulations to Tasha T on winning in the “Best Caribbean Style”category of the prestigious “Black Canadian Awards” that took place on Saturday, June 6, 2015! The award was presented at a Black Tie gala hosted at the Queen Ann Theatre in Toronto, Canada.
Arriving by a stretch limousine, an excited Tasha T stepped onto the red carpet looking radiant and was meet by adoring friends and fans. Following the announcement of her win Tasha T’s acceptance speech began with thanks to JAH for the many blessings she has received with further expressions of love to her family and deep gratitude to all the fans who took the time to vote for her. She also took time to express her gratitude to the RasVibe Records management team and to VP Records for their continual support.
Decked out in a drop-dead couture outfit the inspired creation of Canadian based “Dab Design” Tasha T looked stunning throughout the evening. When interviewed about this latest honor the petite songstress known for her big voice and conscious lyrics said “more than anyone could imagine I am extremely thankful to the Black Canadian Awards Committee for recognizing and nominating me for the award.” She went on to say that “I work non-stop writing to create statement music that hopefully will make a difference in the lives of all listeners and touring to promote my message. This award strengthens my energy and resolve to continue moving in the direction that I am headed, up-up-up!”
Rocksteady ATL hosts the debut of DUBWISE ATLANTA, Sat. June 13 @ Space 2 (The Sound Table)5
The organizers of “Rocksteady ATL,” myself and The Honorary Citizen, will host the debut of Dubwise Atlanta on Saturday June 13th at the Sound Table’s SPACE 2 (485 Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta, GA) with Yaadcore from Kingston, Jamaica alongside Aba Shaka, Love People, and Highlanda Sound.
The original Dubwise Jamaica is a Roots Dub Reggae session every Wednesday in the city of Kingston, created to preserve the roots in the Dancehall & spread the message of love through music. Dubwise Jamaica guarantees strictly original & rootical selections all night coming from the vein stream & not the main stream, resurrecting songs that haven’t been heard in decades as well fresh selections from the new and upcoming Reggae artists.
Strictly roots and culture vibrations, with no slackness. Tunes played in a dubwise style, for their full duration, with messages of upliftment delivered live over the mic.
In December 2013, Yaadcore, the Jamaican selector known for his Reggae Aroma mixtape series, began holding a weekly, Wednesday-night session inside Kingston’s Whitebones Grill with the principles listed above. Dubwise Jamaica quickly became a magnet for similarly-minded selectors, including such foundation DJs as Rory Gilligan of Stone Love and Danny Dread of Stereo Mars and Volcano sound system fame. Jamaica’s young reggae stars Chronixx, Protoje, Kabaka Pyramid, Jesse Royal and Micah Shemaiah were among its earliest supporters, passing through both as performers and just to hol’ a vibes, and it soon attracted veteran artists like Lutan Fyah, Mikey General and even Ninjaman, as well as international acts like Pressure Busspipe (St. Thomas) and Ziggi Recado (St. Eustatius).
A year and a half after its launch, Dubwise Jamaica has become an international brand representing what many see as a return to a more pure and natural style of playing reggae (as opposed to the fast-paced juggling style preferred by most of today’s Jamaican DJs). Yaadcore has teamed with selectors Corey Chase and DJ Rampage to launch Dubwise Miami, a weekly session at Coyo Taco in the Wynwood Arts district. Although Yaadcore’s schedule only permits him to appear in Miami about once a month, each Wednesday night the backroom of the fashionable taqueria becomes the “Coyo Dub Lounge,” attracting a loyal crowd as well as fellow DJs such as house DJ Armand Van Helden. Artist Kabaka Pyramid dropped in recently to perform.
Yaadcore has brought Dubwise sessions to New York City, Washington DC and Puerto Rico (San Jaun, Santurce and Rincon) over the past few months and relaunched Dubwise Jamaica in a new location following a brief hiatus. In Yaadcore’s view, he’s laying a foundation for a movement that can spread consciousness and upliftment through roots music whether he’s in the building or not.
13 Caribbean American Movers and Shakers to be Honored in Atlanta on June 14, 20156
- Consul General of the Bahamas Consul General Randy Rolle,
- Honorary Consul of Jamaica Mrs. Jewel Scott Esq.,
- Founder Black Supply Institute Mr. Devin Robinson,
- Founder 135th Street Agency Ms. Saptosa Foster,
- National Black Latino Council Chairman Mr. Dan Vargas,
- Music, TV/Movie and Media Executive Ms. Karen Marie Mason,
- Professor and Engineer Dr. Sidney Rabsatt Sr.,
- General Manager of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Mr. Miguel Southwell,
- American Hero Kwame James,
- Television and Radio Personality Mr. Darian “Big Tigger” Morgan.
- This year we will be recognizing our Youth Pioneer Honorees Phoenix Girls,
- Humanitarian of the Year: Mr.Saurel Quettan,Food for the Poor,
- and our Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree, Anthony Quan, CFO and Strategy- Pacific Group at The Coca-Cola Company.
Michael Thomas, Caribbean Media Network