Spring 2020 Reggae Update

Talking about what’s going on in the business as we all continue adjusting to being locked down.

 

  • Apple Music expands coverage to more countries, including Jamaica.
  • Soundcloud now offering digital music distribution.
  • Up and coming artists who lack music business knowledge.
  • Artists beefing and clashing during quarantine and why it’s not a good look.
  • Sounds and Artists who have improved their position during the quarantine.
  • Buju Banton ft. John Legend – Memories.
  • Jah Izrehl – Never Worry.

 

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Published May 11, 2020 at 12:04am

 

 

 

 

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KING AP SOUND | REGGAE LOVER PODCAST # 153

THIS REGGAE LOVER EPISODE FEATURES A LEGENDARY ATL SOUND SYSTEM SELECTOR, FADDA JINX of KING AP SOUND.

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  • 0:56 – Early history of King Apocalypse
  • 9:43 – Meeting Marc Stewart, doing college radio, and getting bookings
  • 10:39 – Preparing to be a hardcore selector by cutting foundation dubs
  • 11:50 – Process of building a dub box in the late ’90s
  • 13:40 – Competition and being able to defend yourself at any time when playing out
  • 15:49 – Voicing the big bad Super Cat dubplate
  • 20:09 – Expanding to incorporate King AP’s Connecticut branch
  • 24:27 – Doing more sound clashes in the future
  • 33:20 – 1990s soundclash versus today
  • 35:58 – The most well attended ATL sound clash
  • 43:22 – Team Torment family
  • 47:11 – Events: Beer Vibes (ATL) & Jouvert (CT); Reggaematic carnival band

Follow King AP on Twitter and Instagram @KingAPSound @faddajinx. For bookings contact (678) 923-1981 or kingapmusic@gmail.com.

This episode was sponsored by DOGS420 and featured analog style instrumental, Körsbär (Cherry) by Hans Majestät from Sweden featured on 2019 album Frukt, Vol. 1.

The Reggae Lover theme music was produced by ĀGARD out of Brooklyn, NYC.

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Introduction to Sound System Culture

This “Reggae Lover” episode gives a high-level overview of Jamaican sound system culture.

We clarify some things that we’ve mentioned in the last three episodes and define a number of sound system related terms. AGARD and I each share stories about how we got introduced to sound system culture and offer pointers for up-and-coming selectors.

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Click links below for other favorite ways to listen:

Highlanda Sound Foundation Dubplates (live 2016 mix)

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Listen to Highlanda Sound Foundation Dubplates (live 2016 mix) by HIGHLANDA SOUND #Reggae #np on #SoundCloud

Live recording of Highlanda at Rub-A-Dub ATL (2nd Sundays) #rocksteadyatl

Live set: Highlanda Sound at Rub-A-Dub ATL [4.10.16]

Rub-A-Dub feat. Highlanda Sound - 4.10.16

Audio: Rub-A-Dub feat. Highlanda Sound live set – 4.10.16