ROCKSTEADY, a Classic Affair Sunday Sept. 7th @ The Sound Table

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Rocksteady, a recurring festive occasion now being celebrated on 1st Sundays in downtown Atlanta’s re-born Old Forth Ward neighborhood presents a retro Caribbean soundtrack at a now classic locale, The Sound Table, located at 483 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312.

Rocksteady, a recurring festive occasion is now being celebrated on 1st Sundays in downtown Atlanta's re-born Old Forth Ward neighborhood presenting a retro Caribbean soundtrack at the now classic locale, The Sound Table, located at 483 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312.  This is a unique old-school style themed reggae soiree powered by Highlanda Sound System and DJ Passport.  Enjoy world-class mixology infused with crucial music selection you won't get at other spots in the city.

This is a unique old-school style themed reggae soiree powered by Highlanda Sound System and DJ Passport.  Enjoy world-class mixology infused with crucial music selection you won’t get at other spots in the city.

More on the genre Rocksteady: 

Rocksteady is a music genre that originated in Jamaica during the late 1960s, after SKA and before REGGAE. Rocksteady and the early reggae that followed, was built around the “one drop” drum beat, characterized by a heavy accent on the second and fourth beat of every bar, played by the bass drum and the snare together.  The bass line eventually became one of the most recognizable characteristics of Jamaican music.

Despite its short lifespan, rocksteady’s influence is great as most of the reggae artists started out in Rocksteady and/or SKA.  Many reggae songs became focused less on romance and more on black consciousness, politics and protest. The release of the film “The Harder They Come” and the rise of Jamaican superstar Bob Marley brought reggae to an international level that rocksteady never reached.

Although rocksteady was a short-lived phase of Jamaican popular music (about 2 years), it was hugely influential on reggae, dub and dancehall. Many bass lines originally created for rocksteady songs continue to be used in contemporary Jamaican music, such as the rhythm from “Never Let You Go” by Slim Smith (sometimes known as the Answer rhythm) and the Hi-Fashion rhythm from “Bobby Babylon” by Freddie McGregor.

“Top Shelf (feat. Shooks)” Official Music Video from Artist Feedo Redsquare

  "Top Shelf (feat. Shooks)" Official Music Video from Artist Feedo Redsquare

“Top Shelf (feat. Shooks)” Official Music Video from Artist Feedo Redsquare

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Penthouse Records 25 Years The Journey Continues #reggae

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Donovan Germain and Penthouse Studio productions are firmly entrenched in the history of reggae music. The studio, originally located at 56 Slipe Road in Kingston was the birth place of many classic hits.
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The 2 CD/DVD collection presents 47 classic and current hits for a timeless listening experience.

To commemorate twenty five years since the founding of the Penthouse recording studio, VP Records is proud to announce the January 14th release of “Penthouse Records 25Years – The Journey Continues.”
The selection presented here offers a ‘best of’ Penthouse yesterday, today and tomorrow. The label has nurtured some of the biggest names in reggae on the microphone and behind the mixing boards, with much of their work included here.
The bonus DVD is a newly created tribute to the label and its founder featuring interviews with many key players from the Penthouse Records story.  

Source: VP Records

 

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