Hot Topic Reunion Saturday May 3rd at D1 Event Center

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Hot Topic Reunion Saturday May 3rd at D1 Event Center

Tifa live from Jamaica for Dovey Magnum’s ‘Green and Anything’

Dovey Magnum presents the 4th annual ‘Green and Anything’ featuring Tifa live from Kingston, Jamaica.

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It all goes down Saturday June 15th, 2013 at the Agape Events Center.  Information and tickets.

Event Photo Gallery: CLIMAX at Fins

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Every Thursday at Fins in downtown Atlanta.

Highlanda Releases Dancehall Now Mixtape Volume 5 Online

Another new Highlanda Sound System Mix featuring DANCEHALL’s hottest artists and riddims NOW including Busy Signal, Konshens, Shaggy, Beenie Man, Spice, Aidonia, Popcaan, Dovey Magnum, Mavado, Gappy Ranks and more….

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Mix featuring Dancehall's hottest artists and riddims NOW including Busy Signal, Konshens, Shaggy, Beenie Man, Spice, Aidonia, Popcaan, Dovey Magnum, Mavado, Gappy Ranks and more....

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Dovey Magnum’s 2013 Birthday Bash: Video and Gallery

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ATL’s own Dovey Magnum and Baby Tash from Jamaica Performing Live at Party Room for Dovey Magnum’s 2013 Birthday Bash “Nah Sell Out.”

Watch as two of the hottest upcoming female deejay’s in the game share the stage.

[Warning: EXPLICIT Content]

Pictures from Dovey Magnum’s 2013 Birthday Bash, Saturday January 5th at Party Room

Beenie Man live @ Club Pisces: Review,Pics & Video

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The warm up segment by Natural Vibes with Rico Vibes and Junior Culture seemed to contain hit song after hit song: Damian ‘Junior Gong‘ Marley’s “Affairs of the Heart,” along with big tunes from artists like Popcaan, Mavado and Vybz Kartel.    The crowd rocked and swayed as the venue Club Pisces filled up.

Atlanta crowd for Beenie 2012

The Return on The Doctor Beenie Man at Club Pisces

Natural Vibes turned the booth over to Negus British from Textra who then took to the stage as the lights turned on.  At 2:18am after playing a few songs assisted by Mark Dragon of Inner City, Negus announced the first artist, whose name I totally missed. This was a singer who played it safe, covering a few popular reggae songs such as “Feels Good” by Beres Hammond and “Can’t Sleep” by Romain Virgo.

Next on stage was Dovey Magnum who delivered the same song she opened with at the Cham concert to start off – a dedication to her father who passed away.  This was Atlanta’s first time seeing Dovey work with a backing band, but she seemed to be comfortable performing live with the musicians present.  Singles “The Ting Sad,” “Kitty Tight,” and “The Best F#$%” were well received and Dovey closed her set with acapella delivery of a new one entitled “Real Bad Gal.”

Another performer whose name I did not catch hit the stage next.  He was not nearly as engaging as Dovey and did not stay as long.  Following this was an intermission during which Negus played a few more songs and Beenie Man‘s band eventually took their positions on stage.

Beenie Man entered the Club Pisces stage after 3am to perform in front of a packed house.  This was definitely the biggest turn-out I have seen at this venue in years.  The King of the Dancehall gave the crowd back to back medleys with hits from his lengthy catalog.  Crowd participation was solid, but could have been better considering the size of the audience that gathered.  Beenie paused during the performance a few times seemingly looking for more energy from his fans.

At one point The Doctor asked the crowd “Are y’all ready for this…?”  After singing and dancing on stage to the delight of many, Beenie was asked for new tunes by someone in the audience.  He replied that he has been doing this for 21 years and asked “…Can I do my thing?”  Sometime after the hour of 4am the club lights were turned on with Beenie in mid-performance.  After explaining that he was ready to perform at 12:45am and stating he means no disrespect to the promoter, Beenie Man was able to stay long enough to give Club Pisces hits from the Overproof and One Day riddims, closing with “Drinking Rum,” and “I’m Ok.”

This was a well promoted show with a talented lineup of acts and veteran Beenie Man handled the events of the night with class for this his long-awaited return to Atlanta.

Review, Video & Pics: Cham Live in Atlanta

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Early Warm

Mix Master David in the mix.

At around 1:45 am Mix Master David transitioned from uptempo 90’s dancehall juggling to the one drop beat of lovers rock and culture with Beres Hammond‘s hit ”I Feel Good” followed by Romain Virgo‘s “Can’t Sleep” on the same riddim getting good crowd response.  At 2:30 a.m. MMD took it back to basics, again to the liking of the audience, with “Greetings” by Half Pint.  Some classic Beres, Buju, and Wayne Wonder songs followed.  David then changed the vibes again with a big hip hop set consisting of songs by The Fugees and Black Rob to start out.

Early crowd at Cham concert

It had to be close to 3 o’clock when the 1st new music from artists of the day like Konshens and Mavado was featured in the dance.   During this part of the dance the selector English from Gyallis International took over the mixing duties as Mix Master continued as MC.  Then DJ Kash of WVEE Atlanta V-103FM came to the booth and challenged MMD to a tune for tune 45 clash which went on for a few rounds before the event’s format was resumed and the first performer was called to the stage.

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Atlanta dancehall star Dovey Magnum opened for Cham with a performance that earned cheers of support from Club Pisces.  She opened with a song dedicated to her father who passed away and after delivering 2 more singles, closed with an accapella delivery of “Kitty Tight” which was originally recorded on the Red Paint Riddim.

Cham’s appearance on stage attracted a front row of female admirers and earned energetic responses in general.  He remained present for about an hour and gave a very solid show.  Cham worked the entire stage from front to back and left to right, taking the time to perform most songs completely.  With a long catalog of hits he began with Ghetto Story, Man A Man, and Babylon Boy, before throwing it back to his pre-MTV/BET days and then advancing to the present day hits like ‘Tun Up,’ ‘Drop It‘  and ‘Wine.’  I have never seen Baby Cham disappoint.  This event definitely came together so kudos to the promoters Unitec Entertainment, as well as Mix Master David, English, and DJ Kash.  I am also looking forward to seeing Dovey Magnum do her thing again as she opens up for Beenie Man next month.

Return of ‘The Doctor’ Beenie Man, The King of Dancehall

Unitec Entertainment, Aubyn Entertainment, V-103, and Club Picses present Beenie Man in concert, December 8th, 2012.  Also performing will be Atlanta-based female vocal recording artist Dovey Magnum. Info and tickets.

Beenie Man 2012 ATL Concert
Beenie Man 2012 ATL Concert
The return of The Doctor, Beenie Man, King of the Dancehall to Atlanta

The Doctor, Beenie Man, King of the Dancehall

 

The Bad Girls Club Comes To The Party Room

 

Dovey Magnum's Bad Girls Club e-flier

Bad Girls Club

 

Bad Girls Club the dance is coming soon, brought to you by Atlanta dancehall recording artist Dovey Magnum and The Magnum Ladies goes down Friday, September 7th at The Party Room.

 

Exclusive Dovey Magnum Interview on Dancehall Now

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Dancehall star Dovey Magnum

Dovey Magnum

Dovey Magnum, the controversial upcoming female dancehall artist out of the ATL,  joins the Highlanda crew for this Dancehall Now episode.  Download “Kitty Tight,” Dovey Magnum’s hit single off of the Red Paint Riddim album produced by Bugsy Bam Bam of Daflavaradio.com.

Watch the Video of the in studio interview, DOWNLOAD Podcast Episode or Click Here to Listen Online Now