Highlanda.net and The Honorary Citizen present RUB-A-DUB – 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 Sunday November 8th at The Sound Table located at 483 Edgewood Avenue with music by YahQuan Da Travellah, alongside DJ Passport and also Highlanda Sound. Doors open promptly at 8pm for this Free Party.
Look out for Rising Dancehall sensation “Smokey Hype”2
Born Trexton Barrett in Kingston, Jamaica, Smokey Hype started his musical journey when he was merely in Primary School. Smoke Hype always knew that music was his destiny for if there was a talent show that was going on then you could expect him to be a part of it. Smokey Hype grew up listening to Beres Hammond, Bounty Killer, Buju Banton, Beenie Man & Shabba Ranks just name a few. As the years went on Smokey Hype continued to perfect his craft.
Smokey Hype has been seen performing since Sting 2004 in Jamaica and has also had the pleasure of working with artists such as Bounty Killer.
Smokey Hype brings a lot of diversity to the table for he is not only a DeeJay/Singer but he is also a Music Production Engineer and much known for his musical writing skills. Smokey Hype currently has 5 artists that he writes songs for.
When was the last time that you met an artist who could do it all?
Smokey Hype currently is working on one of the largest projects to come out of his Parish which will consist of the 5 top Dancehall artists from Spanish Town, Jamaica.
This young man definitely has the drive & determination but more importantly he is very much focused when it comes to perfecting his music. Smokey Hype has a promising career in front of him. Get very familiar with his name because Smokey Hype is definitely going places.
*HAIL H.I.M.* CELEBRATING THE 85TH ANNIV. OF THE CORONATION OF EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE I & EMPRESS MENEN ASFAW
Isis Swaby Interview live at Rocksteady ATL from Studio No. 7
Morets T.V and JÜÜS Productions present Skank N’ Hula featuring an interview with DJ Isis Swaby live and direct from Rocksteady ATL at Studio No. 7.
Audio: RUB-A-DUB ft. Highlanda Sound, DJ Empress Rah & DJ Passport #download2
ROCKSTEADY ATL Fall Reggae Vibes Edition on Friday November 6th
ROCKSTEADY ATL continues to bring you Roots Reggae, Lovers Rock, Dub and more Every First Friday at Studio No. 7 located at 393 Marietta Street, NW, Atlanta. Friday November 6th will be Hosted by Archangel aka SuperPEC and Cherrie Garden from Caribbean Focus TV.
Music will be selected by Highlanda Sound and DJ Passport along with Guest DJs Supa Funkregulata Celo and Cartel Sound with DJ Philip Five. Guest artist GUCHE LONDAN (featured on the new REGGAE VIBES RIDDIM) will be in the building for his debut ROCKSTEADY ATL performance. Doors will be open 9pm-2am with Free Entry Until 11pm with RSVP + FREE Parking. RocksteadyATL@gmail.com to RSVP.
Ky-Mani Marley live Backed by the Maestro Band in Atlanta, November 25th1
Presented by Krushmore Entertainment, the legendary Royal Peacock will host the official Atlanta album release for Ky-Mani Marley’s “Maestro,” on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 – the night before Thanksgiving. Ky-Mani will give a live performance with his Maestro Band. Early vibes will be selected by Highlanda Sound alongside Revolution Sound. Limited $15 early-bird tickets are on sale now!
Music Review: Various Artists – Reggae Vibes Riddim3
Reggae Vibes Music presents the Reggae Vibes Riddim featuring 15 all new one drop productions from Reggae Vibes Music / Warriors Musick Productions. The Riddim features a new song from reggae legend Sizzla, strong entries from Lutan Fyah, Jah Mason, and Fantan Mojah along with emerging singers Devano, Deego, Dreama, Shane Hoosong and more.
Sizzla Kalonji bolsters the riddim with “Greatest Mother,” a song in which he channels his inner synthesizer while bringing forth words of appreciation reminiscent of the vibe on his popular “Thank You Mama.” Kana Stone performs a festival ready anthem for reggae music with a simple, yet passionate delivery on “Love the Reggae.”
Ginjah delivers a fresh marijuana ballad with a catchy refrain on “All This Time.” In a love song about his island nation entitled “So In Love,” Guche London pledges allegiance to Jamaica convincingly. Turbulence infuses his voice with the melodic notes of the riddim in the most soulful way as he sings of a love written in the stars on “For Me.”
Harlem, New York Hip Hop artist Charlie Clips combines with Delus on “They Don’t Know,” the most natural-sounding combination between rapper and singer over a one-drop reggae riddim. This joint is laced with conscious lyrics which would resonate with real hip hop heads and hardcore reggae enthusiasts alike.
The official release date is November 6th, but the Reggae Vibes Riddim will be available for Preorder on iTunes on October 23, 2015.
DUBWISE ATLANTA ft. Yaadcore with Jesse Royal live, Sunday Nov. 15th1
The return of DUBWISE ATLANTA with Yaadcore featuring Jesse Royal from Kingston, Jamaica with Aba Shaka, Farinheits Creation, Highlanda Sound and DJ Passport in session.
Battle Ground: Rep Ya Sound New Monthly Event, Last Sundays #ATL
Mikey Sparkle Birthday Bash: A Sparkling Experience
*RUB-A-DUB* ~ Sunday, October 18th @ The Sound Table #reggae #atl1
Highlanda.net and The Honorary Citizen present RUB-A-DUB – 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 Sunday October 18th at The Sound Table located at 483 Edgewood Avene with music by DJ Empress Rah, alongside DJ Passport and also Highlanda Sound. Doors open promptly at 8pm for this Free Party.
Glory Inna Rub-A-Dub Style: King Stur Gav in ATL at Grand Royale Event Center November 21st
The world’s original Rub-A-Dub sound system with Daddy U-Roy himself and the crew straight from Jamaica. Big up all who respect foundation and know this is the greatest of the great.
AUDIO Re-up: Rocksteady ATL Oct. 2, 2015 #download #stream
Highlanda Sound with Ras Fraser Jr. and Little Twitch on Youtube:
Highlanda Sound with Kahlil Wonda selecting the riddims, featuring Little Twitch and Ras Fraser Jr. performing live at Rocksteady ATL. Recorded live on Friday October 2, 2015 at Studio No. 7 in downtown Atlanta. Also in the area to touch the microphone is Jahfyah Kush. #RocksteadyATL is a roots reggae session monthly on #1stFridays
Highlanda Sound ft. Ras Fraser Jr. and Little Twitch on Soundcloud with download link:
Highlanda Sound ft. Ras Fraser Jr. and Little Twitch on Mixcloud:
DJ Passport segment on Soundcloud with download link:
Roots selector DJ Passport juggling from Ska to current reggae revival anthems live at Atlanta’s reggae 1st Friday, #RocksteadyATL inside Studio No. 7.
Isis Swaby segment on Soundcloud with download link:
Featured at #RocksteadyATL our special guest DJ, Rockers International and Radio Kangol representative out of NYC, Empress Isis Swaby, visual artist, DJ/producer and daughter of famed reggae icon Horace “Augustus Pablo” Swaby.
New Single from Ras Fraser Jr., “Vacation For Two”
Rebel Sound recording artist Ras Fraser Jr., the son of legendary Reggae singer Phillip Fraser, brings you his new single “Vacation For Two“.
Many people from Jamaica never get to see many of the island’s beautiful wonders that the tourists see everyday when vacationing there. “Vacation For Two” is about a Jamaican couple taking a vacation on their own island and seeing its amazing sights for the first time.
“Vacation For Two” is currently doing well on the radio in Jamaica and is in the Hot Tracks section on the iTunes Reggae Page. Download “Vacation For Two” now.
“Urban Poet,” new album from Junior Kelly now available
Junior Kelly is back with his new album “Urban Poet” in stores October 9th.
The 16 track album presents some of the many influences in Junior Kelly’s music; reggae, dancehall, RnB and jazz. Kelly displays a matured artistry in his voice and lyrics that has developed over his extensive recording career. The first single and video is “No Dig It Up” has over 30,000 views and growing on line.
Other features include the RnB infused “In Love,” the soul searching “Mile In My Shoe” and the Jazzy “Hooked on Mary.” Urban poet will take you on a musical high. Download the album now.
Macka B has a new album “Neva Played A 45” in stores October 9th
The title track ‘Never played a 45‘ is an ode to vinyl lovers because “there’s something about the feel of the vibe.” Previously released on a 45, the original Peckings label pressing sold out fast and is now highly sought after.
The popular ‘Medical Marijuana Card‘ features an animated video which has amassed over 250,000 views. ‘Rasta Tell Dem‘ is already hugely popular and has been rinsed out by David Rodigan and others.
The song recounts Rasta’s canny observations of things that are just now coming to pass. ‘African‘ is an astute social observation to the standard we’ve come to expect from Macka B; shedding light on the realities of Africa as the cradle of humanity. Download ‘Never played a 45‘ now.
“Augustus Pablo Presents Rockers International” digital release available now; vinyl Nov. 13th
Originally issued as two separate album releases this 2CD remastered edition collects up 28 Augustus Pablo classics from the golden age of Rockers. Melodica masterpieces, deep dubs and classic vocal sides from the likes of Jacob Miller, Junior Delgado, Earl Sixteen and more all built on Augustus Pablo signature rock solid drum and bass foundations. Also featuring for the first time 7″ vinyl release for this scorching ’79 reggae classic from Junior Delgado ‘Away With You Fussing And Fighting,’ produced by Augustus Pablo. Download the album now.
“Give thanks for I & I Father Haile Selassie I for the inspiration for all melodies, which I & I play for His children all over His creation. Selah” – Augustus Pablo
Various Artists Compilation Album: Clarks in Jamaica
Al, who compiled the CD and recently gave a talk on the subject at the V&A says, “Growing up in England I’ve always been fascinated by the Jamaican love of Clarks shoes and the way the brand is referenced within reggae and dancehall music. Vybz Kartel‘s tune ‘Clarks’ brought the phenomenon to many people’s attention in 2010, but the relationship goes back a lot longer, and I wanted to bring attention to that, highlighting the work of artists such as Dillinger and Little John who sang about Clarks many years before.
Introducing Dancehall Starlet, CK1
Who is CK? ”…She’s soft but rough, smooth yet edgy”; sassy, soulful, fun, edgy yet vulnerable all reflecting the many moods and styles of her music.
Rooted in reggae and dancehall CK brings a RnB/Pop twist to the table as her influences range from Alaine, Lady Saw and Tifa to Janet Jackson, Rihanna and Monica.
Recently teaming up with the ‘Ward 21’ camp, CK has worked with producers like Kunley McCarthy and Andre ‘Suku’ Gray as well as Timothy “Quik Keyz” Kahwa, artiste and producer Karl Morrison of Starplayer Music Label and Anjublaxx of UIM Records.
In September 2011, she was the opening act at the live show ‘Smokin Jacket’ alongside premier female acts as Denyque, Natalie Storm, Timberlee, Devina Burn & Kim Nain.
“ My aim as an artiste is to give you a show every time you watch me whether through the choreography in my performance or through the passion I display while singing my songs. I truly want to entertain my audience, not only vocally or lyrically but with all of my talents…I want you to get lost with me in the music…” ~ CK