This Reggae Lover episode is about the global state of sound clash in 2019. Our special guest is Dr. Rock, host of Front Lines, the West Coast’s only Sound Clash talk show.
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Introduction to Episode:
Dr. Rock is the selector behind Great Stone Sound and has studied the game for 30+ years. He hosts two radio shows on the Portland, Oregon based internet station, Nice Up Radio. You can hear him on Front Lines (Thursdays 7-9pm PST) and Dr. Rock’s Free Clinic (Sundays 7-9pm PST).
Podcast Episode Summary:
Rock’s favorite sounds are Stur Mars (late 80s) and King Addies (90s – present).
When trying to introduce white people to sound clash, he has pointed to the Red Bull Culture Clash. From there, more hardcore.
He fell in love with reggae as a youth in the Bahamas in the mid-80s.
Why he became a selector
Tips for young sounds to build a brand and a following.
Who are the top sounds from the West coast?
Insights learned from interviewing top clash selectors from around the world.
“There’s something so pure about the sound clash, the dubplate, and the dubplate forward. It is almost religious in its effect. When you see it, you want to share it with people.”
– Dr. Rock on Reggae Lover Podcast 142 – Sound Clash Time Again.
I discuss Buju Banton’s triumphant return to the stage at the Long Walk to Freedom Concert. There’s no way I could fail to talk about this historic event.
Also, Koffee’s debut EP release and the placement of her single “Toast” in the box office blockbuster movie “Us.” Stream or download her EP “Rapture,” now.
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This episode includes footage from when I was a guest on the Dash-A-Fire podcast. You learn where I was born and raised. You learn where and how Highlanda Sound got started. I talked about my love for vegetarian food and where I go get it in Atlanta. I list some of my favorite artists and explain my inspiration for starting this podcast. All good stuff.
I had the chance to interview Ras Fraser Jr. on episode 98 of my podcast and I’m thrilled to be following up now with a mixtape project. Episode 109 features Ras Fraser Jr. in the mix for over 40 minutes. If you have listened, What are your thoughts? How were you feeling after hearing the mix?
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Fraser’s music puts me in the mood to show love. That’s really the vibe I want to share. As such, I want to make sure I do my part to spread the message. Ras Fraser Jr. is a serious songwriter, singer, DJ, musician, and artist. Look for his upcoming mixtape. The selection includes exclusive songs that only can be played by me along with tracks from the new album “Journey to Greatness.”
Journey to Greatness, released on the Rebel Sound Records imprint, is available everywhere that music can be purchased. Don’t sleep on this talent. Go buy some songs. Buy the album, Journey to Greatness.