Rub-A-Dub at WildPitch Music Hall highlighting Reggae, Sunday Oct. 9th

The #RubADubATL, the monthly event celebrating reggae music and its sub-genres of roots, lovers rock, classic dancehall, rocksteady, dub, and ska will take place at WildPitch in downtown Atlanta on October 9, 2016, between the hours of 8 pm and 12 am.

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#RubADubATL Atlanta monthly event at WildPitch every 2nd Sunday

Tickets for the event can be purchased online in advance or the night of the event at the venue. The event always promises to showcase the best in music from Bob Marley and other great artists.

Enjoy selections by top-rated music curators, DJ Passport, Highlanda Sound, as well as special guest DJ Empress Rah.

The Greatest Studio One Riddims in Dancehall – Reggae Lover Podcast 56

The original styles of the most popular riddims in dancehall history are all right here in this mix.  Most of the mega hits from the 1980s and 1990s dancehall era’s were remade digital versions of the classics you will hear in this mix.

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The Greatest Studio One Riddims in Dancehall Mix by Highlanda Sound, Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 56

If you downloaded Ultimate Studio One Riddims – Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 55, then this will be a great companion.  This segment is more uptempo and even more iconic in content with no songs repeated from the previous mix (except my Little Pinchers dubplate which is on a different riddim).  If you should enjoy, please do leave a comment and share.

1. Amazing Sound – Mikey General (dubplate)
2. Love is A Feeling – Earl Sixteen
3. Give Praise – Luciano (dubplate)
4. Heptones Gonna Fight – The Heptones
5. Give Love A Try – Barry Brown
6. Here I Stand – Carlton Livingston
7. Pretty Looks Isn’t All – The Heptones
8. The Girl is Mine – Frankie Paul
9. Never Give Up – Sugar Minott
10. Compliments to Studio One – Michigan and Smiley
11. Babylon Bridge – Dillinger
12. Bobby Babylon – Freddie McGregor
13. No Call Me Cracky – Lone Ranger
14. Take a Ride – Al Campbell
15. Truths and Rights – Johnny Osbourne
16. Automatic – Lone Ranger
17. Created By the Father – Dennis Brown
18. New Millennium – Wayne Marshall
19. I’m Just a Guy – Alton Ellis
20. Vanity – Sugar Minott
21. Rub a Dub Style – Michigan and Smiley
22. Highlanda Kill Your Sound – Warrior King (dubplate)
23. Ram Dance Master – Brigadier Jerry
24. She Gone She Gone – Linval Thompson
25. Program – Frankie Paul
26. You A Fool Boy – Angela Prince
27. Deliver Us – Half Pint
28. Rougher Yet – Slim Smith
29. Come To Me – The Jay Tees
30. Our Love – Yami Bolo
31. Love Bump – Lone Ranger
32. No Say So – Little John
33. Feel Like Jumping – Marcia Griffiths
34. Greatest Sound In The Dance – XO (dubplate)
35. Highlanda Run Yah So – Little Pinchers (dubplate)
36. Highlanda Bus – Sluggy Ranks (dubplate)
37. Render Your Heart – Sluggy Ranks
38. Armageddon Time – Willie Williams
39. Lend Me The Sixteen – Johnny Osbourne
40. Nice Up the Dance – Michigan and Smiley
41. Keep On Moving – Johnny Osbourne
42. Never Let Go – Slim Smith
43. I Shall Sing – Marcia Griffiths
44. The Answer – Lone Ranger
45. No Regrets – Carlton Livingston
47. Can’t Buy My Love – Johnny Osbourne
48. Consider Me – Jennifer Lara
49. I Don’t Know Why – Doreen Shaffer
50. No War – Johnny Osbourne
51. Jah Jah Children – Sugar Minott
52. Far East – Barry Brown
53. Jam It Up – Carlton Livingston

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Headliners Include DJ Mars, Shane Talon, ĀGARD from NYC and More!

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Atlanta Event Electric Dancehall

The 1st ever Electric Dancehall Atlanta will take place at the newly refurbished WildPitch Music Hall, located at 255 Trinity Avenue, Atlanta, GA on Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 10pm to 3am. The highly anticipated special event is set to be the premier gathering for the progressive Atlanta Caribbean music and EDM movements, bringing fans together in the downtown area for one night only. Advance tickets can be purchased for $20 at Come be apart of what is sure to be an exciting evening of dancing and socializing.

Currently many songs on the Billboard Top 100 feature elements of Dancehall and other Afro-Caribbean genres. Artists like Drake, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, & Justin Bieber have used these same elements to connect with a larger audience. Electric Dancehall aims to present a new way that the world can party by compelling the audience to engage with their music in a more energetic way, forgo their musical or cultural affiliations for one night, and let the DJs cater to their inner dancing urge.

Headlining Electric Dancehall Atlanta will be DJ Mars, Shane Talon, ĀGARD, Highlanda Sound, and DJ Passport. The night will be hosted by the genre-bending Jamaican performer and songwriter, Dreggae.

A great melding of worlds is taking place in terms of musical exploration and production. We are excited about bringing together followers of different genres, doing away with perceived divisions, and merging music styles and culture together in a fresh, innovative way for an unforgettable experience,” says Electric Dancehall CoProducer Kahlil Wonda.

Special Event Details

Electric Dancehall Atlanta

Date: Saturday, August 20, 2016

Time: 10:00 pm – 3 am EDT

Venue: WildPitch Music Hall

Address: 255 Trinity Ave., Atlanta, GA 30303

Admission: Varies (Purchase Link:

Age restrictions: 21 and older

Information: Visit, or call 404.552.0492




Kim Phillips, son of Glen Adams, has just released two powerful reggae songs, both performed by veteran reggae artist Frankie Paul and produced by Glen Adams prior to his death.


The first track, titled “out in the deep,” is an inspirational record that deals with his – Frankie Paul’s – spiritual tenacity; While the second song, “too much guns” addresses the issue of gun control and/or the lack thereof.

Frustrated by all the violence taking place all over the world, Kim Phillips decided that it was time to share unreleased records from his father’s extensive catalogue, which is filled with the type of message-music needed for this day and age.

Both tracks are being released on his newly formed label, Capo-Landmark Music, which is a spin off from Glen Adams’ Capo label from the seventies. Both songs can be streamed via the YouTube links below and DJs are invited to email for promo mp3s.

Frankie Paul – Out in the Deep:

Frankie Paul – Too Much Guns:

P.S. Persons wanting more info on Glen Adams’ catalogue may contact Kim Phillips at or +1 (876)537-8792

Karamanti Releases Powerful Motivational Video for her single “Don’t Give Up”


Karamanti has just released the official video for her single “Don’t Give Up,” recorded on the Missing Piece Riddim by Rhome Records.

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The Riddim also features Khago, Teflon and several other Jamaican artists and it was released in September of 2015 and distributed globally by 21st Hapilos Distribution.

“Don’t Give Up” is a motivational track that would be classified as Caribbean pop (though it has a very strong dancehall sound). A few scenes for the video were shot in Ontario, Canada, while others were done in Kingston, Jamaica. Unlike most music videos, “Don’t Give Up” does not have any actors, instead, real, everyday people were asked about their dreams, obstacles and determination, or lack thereof. After sharing their story, they were followed with a camera so that the public could get a glimpse into their struggles and their commitment to not giving up.

Click here to watch the video:

Download “Don’t Give UP” mp3 here:


Karamanti’s twitter is @Karamanti

Rhome Records twitter is @DJ_Rhome

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Reggaeville Premieres 18-Track Mix, A Precursor to her Eagerly-Awaited Sophomore Album 9 (VP Records/Steam Chalice Records)

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Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer Jah9 starts her Year of 9 (2+0+1+6) World Tour, spanning North America, Europe and Africa. Her North American portion kicked off this Sat. July 23 at the Northwest World Reggae Fest in Portland and in Seattle on Sunday. Jul 24. The cross-continent run continues in Vancouver, Philadelphia, New York City, Rochester, Ithaca, Toronto and Denver and closes at Cali’s renowned Reggae On The River festival in Humboldt County. Europe and Africa dates follow. See full tour schedule below.

Today on the road, Jah9 drops 9mm Vol. 2: Pre-Album Groundings, a thought-provoking and intentional mix of originality and inspiration to gear up for her highly-anticipated sophomore album 9,  out 9/9 on VP Records/Steam Chalice Records and available for pre-order now.

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With Jah9’s lioness lyrical dexterity and soulful rich production, her authentic spirit shines on Vol. 2. Her latest offering features original, never-before-heard music including “Unafraid” (a standout track from her upcoming album addressing child molestation) and pays homage to some of Jah9’s greatest influences, both spiritually and musically.

She incorporates empowering speeches from Haile Selassie I, Ra Un Nefer Amen & Drunvalo Melcheziek, encouraging her listeners not only to journey into higher levels of consciousness, but seek out information and knowledge. She also celebrates some of her most beloved musical inspirations with one-of-a-kind covers of Nina Simone’s “Misunderstood” Tracy Chapman’s “She’s Got A Ticket,” Ras Micheal’s “New Name,” Dennis Brown’s “Blood City” and an invigorating medley of Sizzla Kalonji.

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The 18-track selection features original production from Jah9 and live instrumentation from her band The Dub Treatment including Sheldon Bernard, Janoy Ellis, Omar “Jalanzo” Johnson, Aeion Hoillet, Andrew “Chako” Edwards & Fanso Craig.  The collection is mixed & dubbed by Hasani ‘Snysh’ Williams. This part two installment follows Jah9’s 2012 9mm Vol 1: Message Music, a precursor to her debut New Name.

9mm Vol. 2: Pre-Album Groundings is an introduction of what’s to come on 9 | 9 | 2 + 0 + 1 + 6 = 9. Her self-produced sophomore album 9 is a combination of intellectual rigor, real world activism and lyrical musicality. The album’s first single “Humble Mi,” also featured on 9mm Vol 2., is available now.

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For those who’ve been waiting for Rasta consciousness to mount a resurgence in contemporary reggae, Jah9 is a figure of revelation. She first caught the attention of many with a string of singles including “Avocado,” “Steamers A Bubble,” “Jungle” and “Gratitude,” The singer-songwriter and producer boasts a soul and jazz inflected melodicism and possesses a fiery vigor in her dynamic live shows. Jah9 is also university graduate, a multidisciplinary yoga instructor, a youth at risk counselor and a celebrated poet.

9mm Vol. 2: Pre-Album Groundings – Track Listing

  1. Fire Slaughter
  2. Avocado *9 Grams Per Serving
  3. Marijuana (prod. by Biggy Music)
  4. This is NOT a mixtape “K’nife”
  5. Listen (prod by Steam Chalice Records)
  6. Drunvalo Melchezidek
  7. Humble Mi (prod. by Lost Ark Music / Steam Chalice Records)
  8. She’s got a ticket (Tracy Chapman cover)
  9. Feeling Irie (prod by VP Records)
  10. Feme9 “K’nife”
  11. Unafraid (prod by Shamala Prod)
  12. Misunderstood (Nina Simone Cover) (prod. by Steam Chalice Records)
  13. Sizzla Kalonji Medley (prod. by Steam Chalice Records)
  14. Bloody City (prod by VP Records)
  15. H.I.M Haile Selassie I
  16. New Name (Ras Micheal Cover) (prod. by Steam Chalice Records)
  17. Ra Un Nefer Amen
  18. Outro – 9 “K’nife”


Tour Dates:

North America
July 23, 2016  ||  Portland, Oregon ||  NorthWest World Reggae Festival
July 24, 2016 || Seattle, Washington || Hale’s Ales Palladium ||
July 26, 2016 || Vancouver, Canada || Fortune Sound Club || YOGA ON DUB
July 27, 2016 || Vancouver, Canada || Fortune Sound Club
July 28, 2016 || Philadelphia, PA ||  One Arts Community Center w/ Akae Beka
July 29, 2016 ||  Rochester, NY || Abilene Bar & Lounge
July 30, 2016  ||  Toronto, Canada||  Island Soul Festival
July 31, 2016 || Ithaca, NY ||  Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Commons
August 2, 2016 || Manhattan, NYC || SOB’s
August 3, 2016 || Denver, Colorado || Mi Yard || YOGA ON DUB
August 4, 2016 || Denver, Colorado || The Roxy Theatre
August 5, 2016 || Humboldt, California || Reggae on the River

August 11, 2016 || San Vera, Italy || Dromos Festival
August 12, 2016 || Wien, Austria || Afrika Tage Festival
August 13, 2016 || Ostroda, Poland || Ostroda Reggae Festival
August 16, 2016 || Benicassim, Spain ||  Rototom Sunspash
August 17, 2016 || Brescia, Italy || Festa di Radio Onda d’Urto
August 19, 2016 || Geneva, Switzerland || Festival Plein Les Watts
August 26, 2016 || Hannovre, Germany || Pavillon Kulturzentrum w/ Sara Lugo
August 27, 2016 || Anvers, Belgium || Antwerp Reggae Festival
August 28, 2016 || Northhampshire, UK || Shambala Festival
September 3, 2016 || Chigwell, UK || One Love Sound Festival

September 9, 2016 || Nairobi, Kenya || The Alchemist
September 16, 2016 || Diani Beach, Kenya


Hurry! Electric Dancehall Early Bird Ticket Price Ends This Friday


You might want to jump on these $15 early-bird tickets for Electric Dancehall – Atlanta at WildPitch Music Hall.

These discounted tickets will be available until Friday, July 8th so you have 2 days to secure your spot and save $$.


Highlanda and DJ Passport - 100% Reggae

What’s that one reggae party monthly at that one place in the city?

As you may know if you have visited this blog before, myself and The Honorary Citizen are producers of a successful 100% reggae event concept, Rub-A-Dub, which occurs on the second Sunday of every month in downtown Atlanta.

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Rub-A-Dub Atlanta Reggae Event

As resident DJs at Rub-A-Dub, DJ Passport and I have invited different guests to partake in the non-mainstream vibe each month.

This is truly a unique concept, not just for the soundtrack, but especially because of this list of selectors to have performed at  Rub-A-Dub:

  • Webba
  • Juggla
  • Cartel Sound with Philip 5
  • DJ Empress Rah
  • Yahquan Da Travellah
  • DJ Hourglass
  • DJ Redds from Spectrum Disco
  • Funkregulator Celo (456 Sound)
  • DJ Lion
  • Empress Movements with Tach
  • SuperPEC Archangel

Lion of Judah Sound and Nijah Don get credit for assists as well.

You might want to check in at one of these events if you even remotely like reggae music because I have more heavy weight guest sounds coming in to play for you “inna Rub-A-Dub style.”

Cartel Sound and SuperPEC will be featured on July 10 so expect to hear great selections, and solid mixing for FREE all night.  That’s right there will be no cover charge for #RUBADUBATL through summer 2016.

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Live reggae music, healthy drinks, vegetarian and vegan food, wellness practitioners, healers, and vendors of all varieties. This is the Health and Wellness Reggae Musik Festival.

Health and Wellness Reggae Musik Festival 2016


Are you ready to enjoy a festival that helps you to promote a healthier lifestyle?

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Then join us for a jammin’ to your health and wellness reggae musik festival. This open air festival is suitable for all ages!

The Health and Wellness Reggae Musik Festival 2016 will be held July 16, 2016, at The Wren’s Nest, 1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30310 from 12 to 9:00 pm.

This will be a fresh, motivating, and exciting festival that will showcase arts & crafts activities, healthcare presenters, poets, dancers, LIVE reggae music and much more…

Don’t miss it!

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Admission: $10:00 for adults (children 12 and under are free)

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