Rub-A-Dub monthly, a catalyst in Atlanta’s conscious reggae scene

Patrons braved the early March cold snap for a live reggae vibe in the city, #rubadubatl.

Listen to the audio stream or download the mp3 for on-demand listening.  The recording starts as I played a set of culture and lovers rock songs from the 2000’s and 90’s.

Highlanda Sound featuring Kahlil Wonda live DJ set at Rub-A-Dub ATL, Sunday, March 12, 2017

Highlanda Sound featuring Kahlil Wonda

Sound International selected a foundation round dominated by 70’s anthems and climaxing with a memorable ride on the Baltimore Riddim.

Sound International featuring DJ Chung live DJ set at Rub-A-Dub ATL, Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sound International featuring DJ Chung live DJ set at Rub-A-Dub ATL, Sunday, March 12, 2017

Dawit Selassie delivered a personal reasoning with soulfully warming vocals over accompanying acoustic guitar.

Webba selected and featured mostly 1980’s era shots in a creative pattern.

Webba live DJ Set at Rub-A-Dub ATL

Webba live DJ Set at Rub-A-Dub ATL

DJ Passport kept vibes high in a similar fashion as Webba took over the microphone station.

DJ Passport live DJ Set at Rub-A-Dub ATL

DJ Passport live DJ Set at Rub-A-Dub ATL

I anchored the night freestyle juggling one-drop songs at a mid-tempo pitch.

Kahlil Wonda x Highlanda Sound live DJ Set at Rub-A-Dub ATL

Kahlil Wonda x Highlanda Sound live DJ Set at Rub-A-Dub ATL

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Audio from the “Rub-A-Dub ATL” Bob Marley Tribute 2017

Rub-A-Dub ATL ft. Black Magic, Innocent, Highlanda, ĀGARD, DJ Passport and Natural Vibes

photo of Bad Boy Kurt from Black Magic Sound and Dappa Lee from Innocent Sound at Rub-A-Dub ATL Bob Marley Tribute 2017

Bad Boy Kurt from Black Magic Sound and Dappa Lee from Innocent Sound

Experience the Bob Marley tribute event (recorded live on February 12th) that showcased musical selections from some of Atlanta’s top DJ’s including Highlanda Sound, DJ Passport, Black Magic, Natural Vibes and Innocent Sounds and ĀGARD from Brooklyn, New York. It was a musical treat with conscious music flowing through the air.

photo of Highlanda Sound's Kahlil Wonda holding the microphone with DJ Passport (Right) and AGARD (left)

Highlanda Sound’s Kahlil Wonda holding the microphone with DJ Passport (Right) and AGARD (left)

 

Highlanda.net and The Honorary Citizen presents Rub-A-Dub ATL, 2nd Sundays monthly: A style of Jamaican Reggae, First there was Ska, which evolved into Reggae which has several styles: Rock Steady, Rub-A-Dub, Dancehall etc…

Wildpitch Music Hall -  255 Trinity Avenue, Atlanta, GA

Wildpitch Music Hall – 255 Trinity Avenue, Atlanta, GA

Reggae party, Rub-A-Dub ATL, is a nightlife event that includes many sub-genres of reggae music including ska, rocksteady, lovers rock, Roots, dub and dancehall with live DJ sets and live music performances monthly on Second Sundays in Atlanta at WildPitch Music Hall.

More ways to listen to Rub-A-Dub ATL reggae music audio:

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Jamaican dancehall music live audio

RUB-A-DUB ATL, the Best Reggae Music live Dancehall Audio to Download

The 70s, 80s, and 90s were prolific decades for dancehall music and many strides were made in Jamaican music during that time.

The 1970s is still heralded as the golden age of Jamaican reggae music, but with the advent of digital technology, the 80s and 90s decades became known as the sweetest time for commercially successful crossover dancehall fusion, sound clashes and juggling dances alike.  The transitional period out of the golden age and into the digital era is when the term rub-a-dub emerged as both a description of the musical style (heavy drum patterns accompanied by swinging basslines) and a verbal representation of the popular hip-to-hip movements between dance partners of the time.

To this day in cities around the world, there remains a high demand for the fashion of dancing with accompanying classic riddims and anthems that rocked the dancehalls of yesteryear.

As such, it brings me great pleasure to present Rub-A-Dub ATL – dedicated to you, the reggae lover.

download reggae music audio from rubadub atl

Rub-A-Dub ATL January 2017 | Click Image to Listen or Download

Rub-A-Dub ATL ft. DJ Passport, Highlanda Sound, DJ Rootsqueen, and Jah Prince at Wildpitch on 1.8.17.

Reggae party, Rub-A-Dub ATL, is a nightlife event that includes many sub-genres of reggae music including ska, rocksteady, lovers rock, Roots, dub and dancehall with live DJ sets and live music performances monthly on Second Sundays in Atlanta at WildPitch Music Hall.

More ways to listen to Rub-A-Dub ATL reggae music audio:

  1. Listen on iTunes
  2. Listen on Google Play Music
  3. Listen on Soundcloud
Reggae party, Rub-A-Dub ATL, is a nightlife event that includes many sub-genres of reggae music including ska, rocksteady, lovers rock, Roots, dub and dancehall with live DJ sets monthly on Second Sundays in Atlanta at WildPitch Music Hall. highlanda.net/rubadubatl/ #rubadubatl

Rub-A-Dub ATL @Wildpitch, 12.11.16 – Full Audio (#rubadubatl)

RUB-A-DUB ft. DJ Passport @ WildPitch (12.11.16)

RUB-A-DUB ft. Highlanda Sound @ WildPitch (12.11.16)

Rub-A-Dub ft. Funkregulata Celo @ WildPitch (12.11.16)

Rub-A-Dub ft. Empress Movements @ WildPitch (12.11.16)

Dubwise Atlanta ft. Protoje

Protoje Live performance @ Dubwise Atlanta – WildPitch Music Hall [video]

Protoje was the featured artist at the 3rd installment of Dubwise Atlanta held at WildPitch Music Hall on December 4, 2016.

Get Protoje’s latest “Royalty Free” project here.

“The mission for Dubwise is to spread roots, reggae, dub, culture music to the masses and provide a space and balance with other musical genres penetrating society and the minds of the youth. With that mission we only could have one outcome: spread the dub wisely!”

Read more about Dubwise here.

Protoje (@protoje)
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Protoje online:
https://www.facebook.com/protoje
https://twitter.com/Protoje
http://instagram.com/protoje
https://soundcloud.com/protoje

Powered by #rubadubatl. Read more about Rub-A-Dub ATL here.

Get the full audio from DUBWISE ATLANTA FT. PROTOJE  here.
View the full DUBWISE ATLANTA WITH PROTOJE PICTURE GALLERY here.

Dubwise Atlanta presented by Kings With Style Co.

John Wayne and Highlanda Sound Juggling inna Rub-A-Dub Style (live audio)

This is a recording from November 2016, featuring the juggling of John Wayne Movements alongside Highlanda Sound.

John Wayne at Rub-A-Dub ATL

John Wayne at Rub-A-Dub ATL

Listen to the classic selections including Dennis Brown, Johnny Clarke, and some of my favorite Studio One riddims.

This was taken recorded live at Rub-A-Dub ATL inside of WildPitch Music Hall!!!

DJ Passport with Ras Jamal of Royal Ethiopian Sound System @ Rub-A-Dub ATL

Highlanda Sound, DJ Empress Rah and DJ Passport juggling at Rub-A-Dub ATL – Full Audio

Hear the live audio of DJ sets recorded on October 9th, 2016 inside WildPitch Music Hall with Highlanda Sound, DJ Empress Rah and DJ Passport performing.

Listen with iTunes, or scroll down for Soundcloud links.

kahlilwonda

Kahlil Wonda and DJ Empress Rah @ WildPitch Music Hall #rubadubatl

DOWNLOAD HIGHLANDA SOUND @ RUB-A-DUB ATL OCT. 2016 AUDIO

DJ Empress Rah @ Rub-A-Dub ATL

DJ Empress Rah @ Rub-A-Dub ATL

DOWNLOAD DJ PASSPORT & DJ EMPRESS RAH @ RUB-A-DUB ATL OCT. 2016 AUDIO

Highlanda Sound live set

Live DJ set: “When Highlanda Sound brought reggae to Buckhead”

It has always been my belief that people want authenticity in their music regardless of the venue.  As a DJ, I have had the privilege of performing at high-end and hole-in-the-wall venues, but this did not mean that I had to switch up my playlist.

As a party builds, and the crowd begins to increase in size, it’s important for the DJ to control the vibe and energy in the room by not starting out too fast.  A gradual increase of the pace sets a solid foundation for the energetic climax later in the night that should take place.

To illustrate this, I have curated some audio of a live set recorded at one of my first residencies in the Buckhead party district of Atlanta during the early 2000’s – when nightlife carried on until 4am in the city.  This was the hottest attraction in the city at the ultra sexy upscale venue, Kream – the same one mentioned by Jermaine Dupri in the song “Welcome to Atlanta.”

It was important for me to give a really organic representation of how a reggae dancehall sound system controls a dance, not only for the entertainment of the patrons but also because I wanted my guest DJs to feel comfortable enough to go hard with the crowd when it was their turn to take control.  Once the foundation is set with a good “early-warm,” it’s then much easier and much more likely that the dance will erupt in excitement later on.

My set commences with strictly veteran singers from the 1970’s and 1980’s like John Holt, Sugar Minott, Nitty Gritty, Dennis Brown, The Heptones and Barrington Levy.  After about 40 minutes, selections from the 1990’s could be heard with the first Everton Blender tunes, Luciano, and a Garnett Silk mega mix.  Listen as the MC, SuperPEC welcomes several people to the dance, and a crowd gathers for the ensuing festivities.  Listen as I carefully advance the pace and turn up the heat while watching the dancefloor start to bubble.

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AUDIO: Aba Shaka and Highlanda Sound live DJ set in Atlanta (9.29.16)

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I was honored to play a range of selections alongside Aba Shaka when Black Uhuru performed in ATL.

Aba Shaka live in Atlanta

Aba Shaka live alongside Highlanda Sound’s Kahlil Wonda (@ The Royal Peacock, September 2016, Atlanta, GA)

Hear the audio recorded that night, which includes my segment from later in the night, after the stage show.

Listen to Rub-A-Dub ATL recorded live DJ sets by Isis Swaby, Highlanda, and DJ Passport

RUB-A-DUB ft. HIGHLANDA Sound, ISIS SWABY, & DJ Passport live sets @ WildPitch Music Hall (9.11.16)

Rub-A-Dub at WildPitch:

Rub-A-Dub (Second Sundays) at WildPitch: Highlanda Sound, Isis Swaby, DJ Passport – 9/2016

DJ Passport live set

Isis Swaby live set

Highlanda live set

See the video by MoretsTV here or Listen with iTunes here.