Classic Highlanda Sound early warm with Kahlil Wonda selecting, mixing, and eventually talking followed by DJ Passport of THC International and DJ Hourglass from the WERC Crew. #rubadubatl

Rub-A-Dub ft. HIGHLANDA SOUND, DJ Passport and DJ Hourglass – 5.14.17 – Live Audio

Listen to Rub-A-Dub ft. HIGHLANDA SOUND, DJ Passport, and DJ Hourglass – 5.14.17 at Wildpitch in ATL, GA.

RUB-A-DUB LIVE AUDIO FT. HIGHLANDA SOUND

Rub-A-Dub ft. HIGHLANDA SOUND, DJ Passport, and DJ Hourglass

I pressed record after I had played the 1st song, “Heptones – Get In the Groove,” but essentially this recording begins just as the state-of-the-art WildPitch Music Hall sound system turned on.  What you will hear is my opening set in its entirety, but in addition to the cool, original song selection, you should pay attention to the “vibe” – the energy that travels from point zero all the way to a mid-tempo dancing situation almost 2 hours later.  It is not a frenzy because of the timing of the set and the theme of the night – RubADub.  This is a textbook early warm set where a few things happen:

  1. Each patron who entered through the door stayed for a few hours and thoroughly enjoyed their experience.
  2. Each party-goer felt sure that the I was purely focused on making a connection with them from the DJ booth, and personally encouraging them to have a good time while inviting them to free-up and dance.
  3. Each performer that followed me encountered an audience that was, not burnt out, but already primed and poised to interact, exchange energy, and dance.  This meant the party’s energy flowed exceptionally well from start to finish regardless of multiple DJ rotations, and some technical difficulties (Serato software – DJ controller – laptop communication issues I suspect).

In today’s Atlanta reggae scene, the early part of dancehall events & concerts is being overlooked.

In my estimation, this costs the promoters more money because patrons have gradually been conditioned to intentionally arrive later and later.  This results in “Primetime” being pushed back to the early morning hours.  If your session is ram pack early in the evening with an ever-increasing vibration of energy, your door and bar sales can be maximized.  Currently, everyone is obsessed with “Star time” and many events lack the energy of entertainment and good value for money until it’s far too late.

I say it’s time to refocus on the early warm.

Staging quality DJs, Sound Systems, and opening performers who can entertain early arriving guests while prepping them to explode in a high-energy fashion at the appropriate time for the climax, later on, will help us all.

Shift the focus away from looking cute for pics and create a space where dance partners take the night and full-joy the moments they have together.  This is the way dancehall used to be back in the days when dance was nice.

I would love to hear your feedback about this topic.  What has been your experience with showing up early to events?  Were you happy with what you encountered?  What is the difference you feel with going out late?  Which do you prefer and why?

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

  1. Listen on iTunes
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  3. Listen/Download via Soundcloud

 

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What to Do on Mother’s Day in Atlanta – Reggae Music

Rub-A-Dub ATL Mother’s Day Tribute, Sun, May 14, 2017 at 6 pm

Come and join us to celebrate Mother’s Day. For this special edition of Rub-A-Dub Sundays, we’re bringing 3 female guest DJs juggling tunes for reggae sound system lovers! WildPitch Music Hall will be the place to pay tribute to the women in all of our lives and celebrate all mothers in ONE LOVE and harmony!
image: Rub-A-Dub ATL Mother's Day Tribute by Highlanda.net and The Honorary Citizen

Rub-A-Dub ATL presents: THE 2nd ANNUAL MOTHER’S DAY TRIBUTE | SUNDAY, MAY 14, 2017

Sound System / DJ Sets: (6pm-12am)
  • Highlanda Sound with Kahlil Wonda
  • Empress Movements
  • DJ Passport
  • DJ Hourglass
  • DJ Rasyrious
WildPitch Music Hall
255 Trinity Ave. Atlanta 30303

Where to find a Conscious Reggae Concert on Memorial Day Weekend | ATL

If you have been looking for a spectacular night of live reggae music infused with the cultural flair of conscious lyrics and unforgettable rhythms, then look no further.  

RBG Alliance presents a CRC for you – a Conscious Reggae Concert.

The event will feature Ijahknowah backed by the BRAP band and special guest artist Endel i.

Highlanda Sound will open the night from the DJ booth with musical selections related to the event’s theme.

Find details on this new Conscious Reggae Concert Series page, event page here and ticket site here.

Reggae Night at Live EDGE ATL | Live Music and Highlanda After Work

It’s finally here!!  Live Reggae on the South West side of Atlanta, 10 minutes from Downtown and right in your back yard! Come enjoy “The Worlds Favorite Music” at the West Atlanta Beltline Jewel, Live EdgeATL Restaurant & Bar.

Reggae Night at Live Edge ATL Restaurant/Lounge 

Atlanta Reggae DJ Kahlil Wonda from Highlanda Sound will be mixing roots and lovers rock reggae tracks with a touch of Soca for dancing. Performing live with his band will be Tijani Concious , a premier local Reggae artist making waves all over the world.

LiveEdge ATL invites a diverse audience to enjoy the vibrant music and arts scene that Atlanta has become known for.  792 Cascade Avenue SW, Atlanta, GA 30310   |   404. 758. 0015   |   Events: reservations@liveedgeatl.com  |  Weekly Live Entertainment  |  $5 Valet Parking

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

Photo: Rub-A-Dub ATL | 3.12.17 at Wildpitch

Rub A Dub is the Perfect Event for those who are Happier on Old-School Reggae

For this special March edition of Rub-A-Dub ATL, the Reggae Party, we’re featuring a singer/musician for fans of live music plus 4 DJs showcasing their best tunes for reggae sound system lovers!

Real Jamaican reggae comes to the ATL, and it's all irie with styles ranging from ska and rock-steady to roots, dub and dancehall. There'll be live bands and performers, and guest DJs will be laying down the grooves, along with DJ Passport and Highlanda Sound, who's co-producing with The Honorary Citizen. This special celebration is designed to share the vibrant reggae culture with a broader audience, so come on out to Atlanta's WildPitch Music Hall early to enjoy a Caribbean buffet from Webba's Jerk Hut, plus Red Stripe and other drink specials throughout the night.

Rub-A-Dub ATL | 3.12.17 at Wildpitch

Doors will open at 6 pm on Sunday, March 12, 2017, with a live reggae music mixer from 6 to 8 pm featuring an acoustic performance by Dawit Selassie, lead singer of the Atlanta-based reggae band Eastern Standard.
Four sound system selectors will set the dance floor on fire with DJ Sets from 8 pm to 12 am.  Residents DJ Passport and Highlanda Sound featuring Kahlil Wonda will be joined by guests Selector Webba, formerly of Jamaica’s “year-t0-year sound,” Metro Media, and DJ Chung from Boston’s Sound International Entertainment.  DJ Chung recently relocated to Georgia and this will be his debut performance at Rub-A-Dub ATL.

Also by popular demand, we’re bringing back free jerk chicken and will have Rub-A-Dub apparel on sale.

Webba’s Jerk Hut will be offering FREE Caribbean food until 9 PM and available for purchase after while supplies last.  SHOP for Rub-A-Dub branded T-shirts and Hoodies for men and women along with other featured styles from The Honorary Citizen’s apparel catalog.  
This all takes place at WildPitch Music Hall (255 Trinity Ave. Atlanta 30303) featuring high-definition sound by D.A.S. Audio.  A limited number of pre-sales tickets are available for $5 online (+fee) and general admission is $10 at the door.
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Tickets Going Fast for 3rd Annual Bob Marley Tribute in Atlanta

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Bob Marley 72nd Birthday Bash & Musical Tribute

Bob Marley 72nd Birthday Bash & Musical Tribute

Let’s get together and feel all right. Celebrate Bob Marley’s birthday with live reggae music and DJ sets pumped through WildPitch Music Hall’s sound system. Praise Jah and get down on the dance floor with the reggae master’s music, plus dancehall and dub favorites at this special Rub-A-Dub Sunday party. Ijahknowah and B.R.A.P. will open the event with a live performance, followed by six DJs, each sharing their top cuts for One Love.

” Get TICKETS

Rub-A-Dub ATL presents: THE 3RD ANNUAL BOB MARLEY TRIBUTE AND BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR KAHLIL WONDA AND ĀGARD. SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2017 Live Reggae Mixer: (6-8pm) Performance by Ijahknowah and B.R.A.P (full band) Rub-A-Dub Session: (8pm-1am) Natural Vibes with Rico Vibes and Junior Culture Innocent Sound with Dappa Lee Black Magic with Bad Boy Kurt Highlanda Sound with Kahlil Wonda ĀGARD from NYC DJ Passport WildPitch Music Hall 255 Trinity Ave. Atlanta 30303 $15 online. $20 at the door. TICKETS Information (vendors, sponsorship, VIP): ABobMarleyTribute@gmail.com WEBSITE: https://highlanda.net/bob-marley-tribute/

A Bob Marley Tribute – February 12, 2017

Come and join us to celebrate the 72nd birthday of reggae’s brightest shining star – Bob Marley. For this special edition of Rub-A-Dub Sundays, we’re bringing IJAHKNOWAH and B.R.A.P for lovers of live reggae music plus 6 DJs juggling tunes for reggae sound system lovers! WildPitch Music Hall will be the place to praise Jah and celebrate the life of “The Legend” in ONE LOVE and harmony!

” Get TICKETS

Bob Marley 72nd Birthday Bash & Musical Tribute

Bob Marley 72nd Birthday Bash & Musical Tribute

The 3rd Annual

BOB MARLEY TRIBUTE

and birthday celebration for
Kahlil Wonda and ĀGARD.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

6-8pm – Live Music Mixer with a live performance by: 

  •  Ijahknowah and B.R.A.P (full band)

    Ijahknowah and his band, B.R.A.P

    Ijahknowah and his band, B.R.A.P

8pm-1am – Rub-A-Dub Session with DJ Sets by:

  • Natural Vibes with Rico Vibes and Junior Culture.

    Natural Vibes with Rico Vibes and Junior Culture

    Natural Vibes Sound System (Daflavaradio.com)

  • Innocent with Dappa Lee & crew.

    Innocent Sound with Dappa Lee

    U.S. Rumble 2015 Champions, Innocent Sound

  • Black Magic with Bad Boy Kurt & the team.

    Black Magic with Bad Boy Kurt

    2016 Set It Off Tournament Champion, Black Magic Sound System

  • Highlanda Sound with Kahlil Wonda

    DJ Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound

    DJ Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound

  • ĀGARD from NYC

    A BOB MARLEY TRIBUTE and birthday celebration for Mr & Mrs Kahlil Wonda and ĀGARD DJs: Highlanda Sound, DJ Passport, ĀGARD, and Jah Prince Live Reggae: BRAP Band Performance by Ken Serious February 5th 2016 Studio No. 7 393 Marietta St. Atlanta 30313

    Brooklyn’s own ĀGARD

  • DJ Passport

    DJ Passport (The Honorary Citizen)

    DJ Passport (The Honorary Citizen) from Rub-A-Dub ATL

WildPitch Music Hall
255 Trinity Ave. Atlanta 30303
$15 online. $20 at the door.

” Get TICKETS

Information (vendors, sponsorship, VIP): ABobMarleyTribute@gmail.com
Bob Marley 72nd Birthday Bash & Musical Tribute

Bob Marley Tribute and Aquarius Birthday Celebration for Kahlil Wonda and ĀGARD

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The BOB MARLEY 72nd Birthday Bash is SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2017.

Come and join us to celebrate the 72nd birthday of reggae’s brightest shining star – Bob Marley.  For this special edition of Rub-A-Dub Sundays, we’re bringing IJAHKNOWAH and B.R.A.P for lovers of live reggae music plus 6 DJs juggling tunes for reggae sound system lovers! WildPitch Music Hall will be the place to praise Jah and celebrate the life of “The Legend” in ONE LOVE and harmony!
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Rub-A-Dub ATL in association with ĀGARD Music presents:

THE 3RD ANNUAL

BOB MARLEY TRIBUTE

AND BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR
KAHLIL WONDA AND ĀGARD.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2017

Live Reggae Mixer: (6-8pm)
  • Performance by Ijahknowah and B.R.A.P (full band)
Rub-A-Dub Session: (8pm-1am)
  • Natural Vibes with Rico Vibes and Junior Culture
  • Innocent Sound with Dappa Lee
  • Black Magic with Bad Boy Kurt
  • Highlanda Sound with Kahlil Wonda
  • ĀGARD from NYC
  • DJ Passport
WildPitch Music Hall
255 Trinity Ave. Atlanta 30303
$15 online. $20 at the door.

TICKETS

Information (vendors, sponsorship, VIP): ABobMarleyTribute@gmail.com
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 Sound and The Honorary Citizen present #RubADubATL every 2nd Sunday. This uniquely flavorful international retro reggae celebration in Atlanta is the premier platform for showcasing, promoting and sharing the vibrancy and variety of reggae culture and music with a broader audience. Sounds by: ~Highlanda Sound ~DJ Passport

The last RUB-A-DUB ATL of the year is this Sunday

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Join us on Sunday, December 11th for the 2016 grand finale and an entertaining evening of reggae music, culture, cocktails and great Jamaican food.

Pre-sale TICKETS.

Come out early for a taste of the Caribbean buffet by Webba’s Jerk Hut (404) 246-0709.

Enjoy $3 Heineken, Guinness, and Red Strip until 10pm along with many other drink specials all night.

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Come party with us as we celebrate the holiday season and the birthday of Shooks Slr.

Ladies, Come Early To Party and enjoy complimentary admission until 9:30pm.

Admission – Free Before 9:30pm for Queens | $5 Online in advance | $10 Regular all night at the door.

Rub A Dub (Second Sundays in ATL @ WildPitch Music Hall)

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.

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Highlanda Sound and The Honorary Citizen present #RubADubATL every 2nd Sunday. This uniquely flavorful international retro reggae celebration in Atlanta is the premier platform for showcasing, promoting and sharing the vibrancy and variety of reggae culture and music with a broader audience.

Sounds by:
Highlanda Sound
DJ Passport

Guest DJs:
Funkregulata Celo of 456 Sound
Empress Movements with selector Tach Lovinglife

Dress Code: Comfortable & Classy.

Age Limit (21): Mature clientele only.

Come early for great food & drink specials: (8pm – 10:00pm)

Parking is available for $5 directly across the street at 248 Trinity Ave.

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What to look forward to at Rub-A-Dub ATL [Video]

Highlanda Sound and The Honorary Citizen present Rub-A-Dub ATL every 2nd Sunday.

Join this unique flavorful retro #reggae international celebration in Atlanta.

Join our mailing list and get tickets by visiting this link.

A portion of the proceeds from Rub-A-Dub ATL will be donated to help the poor orphans affected by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. Please visit https://goo.gl/Uyb2kF to purchase your tickets or purchase at WildPitch Music Hall.

A portion of the proceeds from Rub-A-Dub ATL will be donated to help the poor orphans affected by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. Please visit https://goo.gl/Uyb2kF to purchase your tickets or purchase at WildPitch Music Hall.

The reggae party soundtrack will be complemented by authentic Jamaican spices - Jerk Chicken to be exact. This Sunday come out early (8pm) to WildPitch Music Hall and treat yourself to Rub-A-Dub ATL

The reggae party soundtrack will be complemented by authentic Jamaican spices – Jerk Chicken to be exact. This Sunday come out early (8pm) to WildPitch Music Hall and treat yourself to Rub-A-Dub ATL.

For the next Rub-A-Dub ATL, warm up with a special - $5 cocktails featuring Wray & Nephew Overproof White Rum imported from Jamaica (available until 10pm). *Enjoy responsibly. https://goo.gl/Uyb2kF

For the next Rub-A-Dub ATL, warm up with a special – $5 cocktails featuring Wray & Nephew Overproof White Rum imported from Jamaica (available until 10pm). *Enjoy responsibly. https://goo.gl/Uyb2kF.

Sounds by: Highlanda Sound and DJ Passport   Guest DJ: John Wayne Movements   Free Jerk Chicken until 10pm provided by Webba's Jerk Hut    $3 Heineken, Guinness, and Red Stripe until 10pm   Doors open 8pm - Midnight   Ladies FREE until 9:30pm   General Admission $10 at the door / $5 in advance   **A portion of the proceeds will benefit Hurricane victims in Haiti**   Every second Sunday, join one of the most unique international monthly events in Atlanta and experience a flavorful retro reggae celebration,   WildPitch Music Hall

Sounds by: Highlanda Sound and DJ Passport Guest DJ: John Wayne Movements Free Jerk Chicken until 10pm provided by Webba’s Jerk Hut $3 Heineken, Guinness, and Red Stripe until 10pm Doors open 8pm – Midnight Ladies FREE until 9:30pm General Admission $10 at the door / $5 in advance **A portion of the proceeds will benefit Hurricane victims in Haiti** Every second Sunday, join one of the most unique international monthly events in Atlanta and experience a flavorful retro reggae celebration, WildPitch Music Hall