DJ Ted Ganung (Dub Rockers) Interview | Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 106

I talked to Ted Ganung, the label manager for VP Records’ Dub Rockers imprint.

I talked to Ted Ganung, the man behind the VP Records' Dub Rockers imprint. Our conversation touched on: early reggae influences in Hawaii,  cultural appropriation,  the dominance of the Marley brand,  favorite reggae songs/artists,  music business advice, current and upcoming projects.

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Our conversation touched on:
  • early reggae influences in Hawaii,
  • cultural appropriation,
  • the dominance of the Marley brand,
  • favorite reggae songs/artists,
  • music business advice,
  • current and upcoming projects.

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Female Reggae Artists Love Songs | Reggae Lover 89

This episode features amazing vocal talents Etana, JC Lodge, Marcia Griffiths, Timeka Marshall, Tessanne, Tami Chynn, Alaine, Adele, Kayla Bliss, Nikisha Lindo, Jodain Pantry, Queen Ifrica and more.

The theme of this mix is love. It makes you want to listen with friends or even with a special friend or loved one. Turn down the lights, turn up the music a little bit more, light a candle, sip some wine, and you know what to do. Its all about love which is a natural Vibes.

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There’s reggae music for every mood and emotion, every day of the week, every part of the day, every day of the year. Go ahead and rock this episode on special occasions, play it at a party, or enjoy while you do work or play. Make sure that you go visit the archives of Reggae Lover too. You can visit reggaelover.com to enjoy a variety of different shows giving you a microcosm of reggae. I share from my personal music collection and it’s my passion to make people feel good so I enjoy sharing these mixes with you. I make it a point to represent for many female artists.

Thank you to all my loyal listeners and welcome to all the new listeners. If you’ve discovered this let your people know that you found a great way to enjoy mixes dedicated to reggae lovers.  Shouts out to everybody that takes the time to write me via email and thank you for the requests. If you want to reach out to me email reggaeloverpodcast@gmail.com. You can DM @reggaeloverpodcast on IG and @reggaeloverpod on Twitter. Keep tuning in and listening for new shows coming out weekly. Bless up.

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One of reggae's emerging masters of dubwise producon, Alborosie

Alborosie’s new album, “Freedom & Fyah” now available

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One of reggae’s emerging masters of dubwise production, Alborosie has honed his craft through the creation of six studio albums.

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Alborosie – Freedom & Fyah – Artwork

Along the way, he has become the biggest selling European roots reggae artist. His latest album, “Freedom & Fyah” demonstrates his production skill and depth of feel with 13 contemporary and authentic reggae jams. All tracks are produced and performed by Alboroise.

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Alborosie – Freedom & Fyah

Featured performers include Ky-Mani Marley on the ballad and Protoje on the track “Strolling” and reggae legends, the Roots Radics band on the track “Everything featuring Pupa Avril.” Stand out tracks include “Poser

which has chalked up over 1 million YouTube views and “Rocky Road

which is up to 500k YouTube views. Alborosie’s YouTube channel puppaALBO has 17k subscribers.

Alborosie Meets King Jammy: Dub Of Thrones

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Alborosie Meets King Jammy – Dub Of Thrones – Artwork

VP Records/ Greensleeves announced the April 2015 worldwide release of Alborosie Meets King Jammy- Dub Of Thrones, a historic pairing of one of Jamaica’s most pivotal dub legends King Jammy with the modern Italian-born dubmaster Alborosie. Mixed by Alborosie at his Shengen studio and King Jammy at his studio in the Waterhouse district of Kingston, this old-school meets new-school dub battle delivers an authentic dub reggae listening experience.

The album’s throwback style and packaging captures the 1980’s reggae era and includes a fully-illustrated package by Tony McDermott, one of the illustrators of that time and today. The mostly instrumental collection will be available on CD, limited edition vinyl LP and digitally.

Alborosie and King Jammy plan to tour in support of this release throughout the summer. Dates will be announced shortly.

The Reggae Defenders

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This Reggae Lover Podcast episode opens with the leader of the reggae revival Protoje explaining that he makes music from his heart and not for the charts. Sizzla can be heard begging “Please do not mash up the dance.” George Nooks and Mikey Spice tell stories about having a good time in the dancehall. Alborosie excerpts that Reggae and rubadub music still rock the dancehall to this day.

Garnett Silk compares music to the rod that Moses walked with as he led the Father’s people to the promised land. Luciano sings about the many positive effects of reggae music on the body and mind. Richie Stephens and U-Roy sing out about the nicest times when real reggae music used to play.

Bryan Art describes the love and confidence that overcomes one when entering the dancehall. Christopher Martin paints the picture of a reggae road block where people are dancing in the streets, creating the perfect chill spot. Crooner Kashief Lindo shares a bit of his personal story on the song “Music Is A Part Of Me.”

Steel Pulse, Dubtonic Kru, Gramps Morgan, XO, Hero and Richie Spice all give their take on why Reggae music is so good and what it means to them. Busy Signal goes in about how everybody smiles and unites when positive reggae music is played.

Gentleman teams with Sugar Minott to reminisce about the good old days when there was no drama and the musical foundation imparted love and good vibes. Inner Circle alongside The Reggae Wave sing in defense of the genre.

New Inspirational Reggae, Brighter Days are Here Again

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neo roots, reggae revival, reggae renaissance

Reggae Lover Podcast #23

 

This installment of the Reggae Lover Podcast focuses on motivational songs performed by the finest artists of today including Alborosie from Italy, Zebulun from Trinidad, Gentleman from Germany, and Jamaica’s reggae revival catalysts: Chronixx, Protoje, Kabaka Pyramid, Jah 9, and Jesse Royal among others.

Select veteran artists are featured here as well, all singing uplifting and encouraging lyrics of socially conscious, responsible, and spiritual subject matter.

Please research each of these artists, purchase their music, and support this very important resurgence in the global reggae music movement.  Links to purchase most of the songs are provided in the track list below.

Track List:

1 Alborosie featuring Spiritual – Marathon
2 Alborosie featuring Gentleman – Celebration
3 ReneGrade – Black Survivor
4 Agent Sasco – Rebellious Nature
5 Spectacular – We Can Do It
6 Jah Bouks – No Slave
7 Kelissa – Wake Up
8 Koxx – Believer
9 Jah Cure – Life We Live
10 Chronixx – Wall Street
11 Protoje featuring Chronixx – Who Knows (feat. Chronixx)
12 Spragga Benz featuring Marcia GriffithsNo Way No How feat. Marcia Griffiths
13 SizzlaChant Dem Down
14 Zebulun – Better Will Come
15 Lutan Fyah featuring Chronixx – Cyaaan Do We Nothing (feat. Chronixx)
16 Jah 9 – Reverence
17 Iba Mahr – Great is H.I.M
18 Chronixx – Here Comes Trouble
19 Jesse Royal – Modern Day Judas – Single
20 Christopher Martin – Jah Light
21 Chronixx – Eternal Fire
22 Kabaka Pyramid featuring Protoje – Warrior
23 Kelissa featuring Keznamdi – Gideon (feat. Keznamdi)
24 Kelissa – Afrika
25 Dubtonic Crew – Nah Give Up
26 Etana – People Talk
27 Protoje – Resist Not Evil
28 Jimmy Reid – Nah Give Up
29 Etana – I am Not Afraid (Acoustic)
30 Chronixx – Champion
31 Chronixx – Beat & A Mic
32 Warrior King – Never Lose My Culture
33 Chronixx featuring Kabaka Pyramid, Sizzla, & Protoje – Selassie Souljahz
34 Protoje – Our Time Come
35 Chronixx – Odd Ras
36 Chronixx – Spirulina
37 Kabaka Pyramid – World Wide Love
38 Kelissa featuring Kabaka Pyramid – Word Power Sound
39 Chronixx – Thanks and Praise
40 Chronixx – Ain’t No Giving in
41 Sizzla – I Am No Better
42 Sizzla – It’s a Rocky Road
43 Jah Sun and Kabaka Pyramid – Foundation
44 Kabaka Pyramid featuring Chronixx – Mi Alright
45 Chronixx – Life Over Death
46 Kabaka Pyramid – Liberal Opposer
47 Hyah Slyce – Jah Is My Keeper
48 Etana – I am Strong
49 Chronixx – Like A Whistle
50 Nas and Damian MarleyCount Your Blessings
51 Jesse Royal – Light Like A Feather
52 Masicka – Me Seh Life
53 Mavado – At The Top (Just Us)
54 Charly Black – Unstoppable
55 Tessanne Chin Ft. Alaine, Tami Chynn & Queen Ifrica – Beautiful Sista

 

Specialist Presents Alborosie And Friends

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Alborosie – Specialist Presents Alborosie And Friends – Artwork

Alborosie & Friends pairs the multi-talented musician /producer with some of reggae’s greatest voices, celebrating a range of classic hits and developing talents.  The 2 CD set is scheduled to be released in the US on June 24 with a single disc vinyl LP to follow.

 

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Various Artists: “Zion Train” One Drop Reggae Riddim

A solid production released on March 11, 2014, check out the new Zion Train Riddim by Livity Records featuring tracks from Tarrus Riley, Christopher Martin, AlborosieJah Cure, Zagga, and Tony Frass.

Check out the new Zion Train Riddim by Livity Records. Download the riddim now!  Tracks Feature: Tarrus Riley Christopher Martin Alborosie Jah Cure Zagga Tony Frass

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Italian Reggae Artist Alborosie Releases Sound The System

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Sound The System! Italian reggae artist Alborosie returns with 16 new studio recordings fueled by his passion for real reggae music.

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The multi-talented artist produced all the tracks on the album and played 90% of the accompanying instrumental parts. Alborosie makes a classic contemporary sound that is perfected through live instruments and analogue recording techniques akin to reggae’s golden age.

Key features on the album include Ky-Mani Marley on the Bob Marley classic Zion Train and Italian star Nina Zilli on the infectious, Ska flavored track Goodbye. The legendary Abyssinians make a guest appearance on Give Thanks.

Alborosie creates a diverse musical blend and puts his unique stamp on roots reggae with strong production and melodic hit songs.

Introducing “Dub Rockers” a new Various Artists compilation

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“Dub Rockers,” is a new compilation that pairs American based reggae bands with Jamaican reggae vocalists. Bridging the gap and highlighting the similarities between the two scenes. The bond is the music and sharing the universal message of One Love.

Check out the video for “Only Man In The World” by Anuhea and Tarrus Riley

Also check out this article from Billboard Magazine about “Dub Rockers.”