THIS REGGAE LOVER EPISODE FEATURES A LEGENDARY ATL SOUND SYSTEM SELECTOR, FADDA JINX of KING AP SOUND.
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- 0:56 – Early history of King Apocalypse
- 9:43 – Meeting Marc Stewart, doing college radio, and getting bookings
- 10:39 – Preparing to be a hardcore selector by cutting foundation dubs
- 11:50 – Process of building a dub box in the late ’90s
- 13:40 – Competition and being able to defend yourself at any time when playing out
- 15:49 – Voicing the big bad Super Cat dubplate
- 20:09 – Expanding to incorporate King AP’s Connecticut branch
- 24:27 – Doing more sound clashes in the future
- 33:20 – 1990s soundclash versus today
- 35:58 – The most well attended ATL sound clash
- 43:22 – Team Torment family
- 47:11 – Events: Beer Vibes (ATL) & Jouvert (CT); Reggaematic carnival band
Follow King AP on Twitter and Instagram @KingAPSound @faddajinx. For bookings contact (678) 923-1981 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This episode was sponsored by DOGS420 and featured analog style instrumental, Körsbär (Cherry) by Hans Majestät from Sweden featured on 2019 album Frukt, Vol. 1.
The Reggae Lover theme music was produced by ĀGARD out of Brooklyn, NYC.
I had the privilege of interviewing one of the most talented musicians from the United States, E.N Young, for Reggae Lover podcast episode 153 – dedicated to you, the #REGGAELOVER.
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The California reggae scene has been thriving for some time now and vocalist/producer, E.N. Young, formerly of Tribal Seeds, has played a significant role in this success. This classically trained pianist who now plays several instruments including the Melodica fell in love with Jamaican music as a youth in San Diego. He talks candidly about his journey as I sought to learn more about the movement he is pushing in the name of reggae. By the end of our conversation, I definitely saw E.N as an authentic reggae ambassador.
Topics covered In this episode:
- 1:35 – 2019 Summer Daze Endless Nights Tour
- 2:21 – 4th studio album, Forest Wilderness released in 2018
- 3:57 – Working with Kelissa from Jamaica
- 5:45 – Collabs on the latest album (Half Pint, Peetah Morgan, Inna Vision, Meta and the Cornerstones)
- 6:56 – Love for playing the Melodica and linking with Addis Pablo
- 9:33 – Production and instrumentation from Imperial Sound Studios in San Diego
- 15:25 – Gaining inspiration as a teen (especially spiritual influence) from 70’s reggae
- 20:10 – Resistance from family members and society in general for embracing reggae culture
- 22:21 – The effects of reggae music on mankind.
This episode of the Reggae Lover podcast produced by Highlanda Sound features a discussion with top-rated reggae promoter and videographer David “Driveway Cam.”
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Driveway shares best practices for networking, marketing, and building a community using social media. We talk about his passion for dancehall culture, the mission to showcase Atlanta talent, and much more.
If you want a movement to go a certain way you need other people to help you get there. It is never on yourself.
No matter how much blood sweat and tears you put into it, If you don’t have a team or supporters, you only can go so far.
It’s a marketing strategy. If people know you’re willing to support them, then they’re more likely to support you.
DURING THE INTERVIEW WE TOUCHED ON:
- 5:38 – Driveway Cam’s dancehall videography explosion.
- 6:23 – The narrative: Atlanta selectors have talent.
- 7:29 – Difference between the NYC and ATL dancehall scenes?
- 9:37 – Difference between Jamaican and ATL dancehall scenes?
- 11:44 – Planning themed events & choosing talent (Rewind Sundays)
- 18:50 – Driveway’s Summer 2019 playlist & ATL top 5 artists.
- 22:23 – How to support and build a community using social media.
- 26:01 – Importance of having a strong network.
- 29:31 – Recruiting supporters and a good team.
- 31:41 – Prospects of Atlanta as a sound clash market.