Dancehall vs. Reggae: Is there a difference?

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Most people define dancehall as a genre that stemmed from Reggae. Others contend that Reggae music is the genre, but dancehall is a place or a culture.

In this ongoing debate, we analyze these points of view and list the pros and cons of each. Within that context, we uncovered issues that affect the perception of the music as an art-form and its viability as a business.
 
This is a dedication to all reggae lovers and we invite you to share your opinion in the comments. Join the conversation and share based on your own personal interaction with reggae.

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ELECTRIC DANCEHALL ATLANTA IS AUGUST 20, 2016 AT THE ALL NEW WILDPITCH MUSIC HALL

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Headliners Include DJ Mars, Shane Talon, ĀGARD from NYC and More!

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Atlanta Event Electric Dancehall

The 1st ever Electric Dancehall Atlanta will take place at the newly refurbished WildPitch Music Hall, located at 255 Trinity Avenue, Atlanta, GA on Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 10pm to 3am. The highly anticipated special event is set to be the premier gathering for the progressive Atlanta Caribbean music and EDM movements, bringing fans together in the downtown area for one night only. Advance tickets can be purchased for $20 at www.electricdancehallatlanta.eventbrite.com. Come be apart of what is sure to be an exciting evening of dancing and socializing.

Currently many songs on the Billboard Top 100 feature elements of Dancehall and other Afro-Caribbean genres. Artists like Drake, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, & Justin Bieber have used these same elements to connect with a larger audience. Electric Dancehall aims to present a new way that the world can party by compelling the audience to engage with their music in a more energetic way, forgo their musical or cultural affiliations for one night, and let the DJs cater to their inner dancing urge.

Headlining Electric Dancehall Atlanta will be DJ Mars, Shane Talon, ĀGARD, Highlanda Sound, and DJ Passport. The night will be hosted by the genre-bending Jamaican performer and songwriter, Dreggae.

A great melding of worlds is taking place in terms of musical exploration and production. We are excited about bringing together followers of different genres, doing away with perceived divisions, and merging music styles and culture together in a fresh, innovative way for an unforgettable experience,” says Electric Dancehall CoProducer Kahlil Wonda.

Special Event Details

Electric Dancehall Atlanta

Date: Saturday, August 20, 2016

Time: 10:00 pm – 3 am EDT

Venue: WildPitch Music Hall

Address: 255 Trinity Ave., Atlanta, GA 30303

Admission: Varies (Purchase Link: https://goo.gl/2b6tbD)

Age restrictions: 21 and older

Information: Visit www.highlanda.net, or call 404.552.0492

 

Electric Dancehall, A New Experience in Dance Music [Atlanta Event Alert]

Electric Dancehall

A new electronic dance music experience is coming soon.

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Atlanta Event Electric Dancehall

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Bulby York - Renowned live & studio engineer, producer from Kingston Jamaica. Cyndi Lauper, Chaka Khan, Shabba Ranks, Jimmy Cliff, Rihanna, Britney Spears, Madonna, Michael Franti, UB40, Sinead 'O Connor, Sly&Robbie...

How to make a strong career as a music producer/engineer

Producer and engineer Bulby York rallies Jamaican superstars – Beres Hammond, Bounty Killer, Agent Sasco (Assassin), Lee “Scratch” Perry, Jesse Royal, Maxi Priest, Cherine, Sizzla, Busy Signal, Lutan Fyah and more – for his debut album “Epic & Ting,” released May 13, 2016 on VP Records.

Epic & Ting Album Cover

Epic & Ting Album Cover

Bulby’s sound spans multiple genres – merging reggae, dancehall, dub and EDM into a style of his own. The project has consistently been receiving spins on BBC Radio 1, BBC 1Xtra, Capital XTRA & much more!

As one of Jamaica’s most in-demand studio men, the Kingston-born producer has put his touch on signature dancehall records by Sean Paul, Bounty Killer and Beenie Man and also worked with the who’s who of pop music, including No Doubt, Rihanna, Britney Spears and Madonna. After years of bringing other people’s projects to life, Bulby now has a masterpiece he can call his own in Epic & Ting.

Download “Epic & Ting”: http://smarturl.it/EpicAndTing

Enjoy some Dance Therapy this Saturday at Chystie 141

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Dance Therapy is a dance party at Chrystie 141 in New York City. Every Saturday ĀGARD keeps the crowd rocking all night long. Doors open at 11pm and everyone is free before 1am.  Please visit the Facebook group for the event to get updated info.

DANCE THERAPY at Chrystie 141 Tonight (8.16.14) – Music by ĀGARD, hosted by @louneymor. #nyc

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DANCE THERAPY at Chrystie 141 - Saturdays #NYC

DANCE THERAPY at Chrystie 141 – Saturdays #NYC

NYC, after whatever you’re doing today, Chrystie 141 is your destination for the afterparty. DANCE THERAPY is the movement tonight!!! EVERYONE FREE b4 1am!!! Music by ĀGARD, hosted by @louneymor. LET’S DANCE!!! #nyc #nightlife #DanceTherapy #ChrystieOneFourOne

Preview Reggae Gold 2014 Various Artists Compilation

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Reggae Gold 2014 contains commercial radio hits, core reggae winners, critical favorites and exclusive picks for the ultimate summer reggae groove.

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Various Artists – Reggae Gold 2014 – Artwork

“Jack Hammer” is the summertime hit from QQ (“One Drop”), already a hit in the Caribbean and now breaking through in the States. The track is supported by consistent club play and a strong social media campaign through YouTube videos and Instagram @qqworld.

“Richest Girl” is the lead single off of Etana‘s forthcoming album, I Rise (autumn 2014, VP Records). Produced by legendary Jamaican arranger/composer/producer/multi-instrumentalist Clive Hunt, “Richest Girl” is a song about recognizing the truly important things in life, with the “Strong One” voicing the sentiment “I could lose it all, but one thing that is true, if I wake up next to you, I’m the richest girl.”

Fay Ann Lyons new hit “Catch Me” is primed to take the Soca Queen to whole other level.  Already getting play with Caribbean outlets, the lead single from her debut VP Records album showcases the vocalist against an EDM flavor that is catching on everywhere.

Fall In Love With Trinidadian Diva Fay Ann Lyons

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Fay-Ann Lyons: Catch Me

Fay-Ann Lyons: Catch Me

The first single from Fay-Ann Lyon’s forthcoming debut album “Catch Me,” produced by Richie Beretta will be featured on Reggae Gold 2014 (dropping August 12). The official genre is listed as Soca, but the track’s POP, EDM and dance music elements are all undeniable.

Incredible Video ‘Differentology’ Bunji Garlin Major Lazer Remix

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Major Lazer brings EDM to hit soca track from Bunji Garlin, ‘Differentology.’ This video features footage from the MAJOR LAZER “FREE THE UNIVERSE” WORLD TOUR 2013.

Location: O2 Park, Chagaramas. Event: WETT Republic
Cameras: Shay Parker of AV Designs, Gaddahar Bros, Jerome McClean, and ADR Productions
Edit: ADR Productions. Special Thanks To: Kryoman The Robot