GARNETT SILK TRIBUTE, SUNDAY, APRIL 9 AT WILDPITCH, 6 PM (RUB-A-DUB ATL) 

For this celebration, joining Highlanda Sound featuring Kahlil Wonda and DJ Passport, the resident DJs of Rub-A-Dub ATL, the Reggae Party, will be Aba Shaka alongside Archangel SuperPec.
Promotional Image for event Rub-A-Dub ATL. Come and join us to commemorate one of reggae music's all-time greats Garnet Silk, the celebrated singer who died tragically 22 years ago. > Similarly to The Notorious B.I.G., whom many hail as the greatest rapper ever, Garnet had a short run within the timeline of music history yet his legacy continues to grow. For this celebration, joining the resident DJs of Rub-A-Dub ATL, the Reggae Party will be Aba Shaka of Cosmic World Beat and the Musical Ark of the Covenant, alongside Highlanda Sound co-founder, Archangel SuperPec. Theme: Tribute to Garnet Silk | RUB-A-DUB ATL - Second Sundays at WildPitch Music Hall Date: SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 2017...

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Rest In Peace to one of our favorite artists, Garnett Silk. Many may remember Garnett’s silky smooth voice and powerful lyrical content that captivated us in the early nineties and left us wanting more after he flew away home to Zion.  Garnett Silk was a Jamaican reggae musician and Rastafarian, known for his diverse, emotive, powerful and smooth voice.

Similarly to The Notorious B.I.G., whom many hail as the greatest rapper ever, Garnett had a short run within the timeline of music history yet his legacy continues to grow. We remember Garnet’s legacy and celebrate his widely acclaimed musical contributions. Garnet Damion Smith (Silk) Sr was born April 2, 1966.

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DJ Passport with Ras Jamal of Royal Ethiopian Sound System @ Rub-A-Dub ATL

Highlanda Sound, DJ Empress Rah and DJ Passport juggling at Rub-A-Dub ATL – Full Audio

Hear the live audio of DJ sets recorded on October 9th, 2016 inside WildPitch Music Hall with Highlanda Sound, DJ Empress Rah and DJ Passport performing.

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DJ Empress Rah @ Rub-A-Dub ATL

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Highlanda Sound live set

Live DJ set: “When Highlanda Sound brought reggae to Buckhead”

It has always been my belief that people want authenticity in their music regardless of the venue.  As a DJ, I have had the privilege of performing at high-end and hole-in-the-wall venues, but this did not mean that I had to switch up my playlist.

As a party builds, and the crowd begins to increase in size, it’s important for the DJ to control the vibe and energy in the room by not starting out too fast.  A gradual increase of the pace sets a solid foundation for the energetic climax later in the night that should take place.

To illustrate this, I have curated some audio of a live set recorded at one of my first residencies in the Buckhead party district of Atlanta during the early 2000’s – when nightlife carried on until 4am in the city.  This was the hottest attraction in the city at the ultra sexy upscale venue, Kream – the same one mentioned by Jermaine Dupri in the song “Welcome to Atlanta.”

It was important for me to give a really organic representation of how a reggae dancehall sound system controls a dance, not only for the entertainment of the patrons but also because I wanted my guest DJs to feel comfortable enough to go hard with the crowd when it was their turn to take control.  Once the foundation is set with a good “early-warm,” it’s then much easier and much more likely that the dance will erupt in excitement later on.

My set commences with strictly veteran singers from the 1970’s and 1980’s like John Holt, Sugar Minott, Nitty Gritty, Dennis Brown, The Heptones and Barrington Levy.  After about 40 minutes, selections from the 1990’s could be heard with the first Everton Blender tunes, Luciano, and a Garnett Silk mega mix.  Listen as the MC, SuperPEC welcomes several people to the dance, and a crowd gathers for the ensuing festivities.  Listen as I carefully advance the pace and turn up the heat while watching the dancefloor start to bubble.

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Ultimate Studio One Riddims – Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 55

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In honor of my favorite reggae music record label of all time, I have crafted one of my best mixes ever. This is dedicated to you, the reggae lover.

Ultimate Studio One Riddims Mix artwork by Highlanda Sound, Reggae Lover podcast episode 55

Ultimate Studio One Riddims Mix by Highlanda Sound, Reggae Lover podcast episode 55


Tracklist:

  1. Pick Up the Pieces – The Royals
  2. Reggae Is the Key – Earl Sixteen
  3. Africa Here I Come – Freddie McGregor
  4. Sweet Sweet Guyana – Luciano and Mikey General (dubplate)
  5. Love You Still – George Scott
  6. When I’m Ready – Freddie McGregor
  7. A Love I Can feel – John Holt ft. Dennis Alcapone
  8. Unity – Johnny Osborne
  9. Murderer – Johnny Osborne
  10. Keep On Coming A Dance – Lone Ranger
  11. Dry Cry – Sizzla (remix)
  12. Love Me Girl – Leroy and Rocky
  13. Little Girl – Freddie McGregor
  14. Get In the Groove – The Heptones
  15. Come Now Sister – Freddie McGregor
  16. Highlanda Run Yah So – Little Pinchers (dubplate)
  17. I’ll Never Fall in Love Again – Tennessee Williams
  18. Ten to One – Cornell Campbell
  19. False Alarm – Ray Darwin
  20. People’s Choice – Ray Darwin
  21. Roof Over My Head – Sugar Minott
  22. No No No – Dawn Penn
  23. Jah A the Creator – Michigan and Smile
  24. Mr. Bassie – Horace Andy
  25. Chase Them Crazy – Lone Ranger and Welton Irie
  26. No Bother With No Fuss – Angela Prince
  27. Love Knows No Shame – Glen Washington
  28. Come On Home – Sugar Minott
  29. Girl of My Dreams – Cornell Campbell
  30. Shine Eye Girl – Clint Eastwood
  31. Sexy Dancer – Eddie and Sleepy
  32. Stop Crying – The Silvertones
  33. I’ve Got the Handle – The Heptones
  34. Breaking Up – The Heptones
  35. Give me Jah Jah – Sugar Minott
  36. Throw Me Corn – Larry Marshall
  37. Slacky Tidy – Horace Andy
  38. Wildest Dreams – Joseph Quote (dubplate)
  39. Bring Back the Love – Rude Boyz International (dubplate)
  40. Little Soundboy – Johnny Osbourne (dubplate)
  41. Kill Another Soundboy Tonight – Johnny Osbourne (dubplate)
  42. Sing Jay Stylee – Johnny Osbourne
  43. Please Be True – Alexander Henry
  44. Wine of Violence – Freddie McGregor
  45. Undying Love – Ernest Wilson
  46. Smile – The Silvertones
  47. Jah Righteous Plan – Johnny Osbourne

Love and Honor to Mother, *New* #ReggaeLover #Podcast

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Reggae is good for all occasions. Why would Mother's Day be any different? Check out these tributes and dedications from reggae's brightest stars centered around the themes of love and appreciation for their mothers. A reggae podcast to connect fans with the beautiful music they love. Playlist

HIGHLANDA SOUND #Reggae – 53 – Reggae Lover Podcast – Love and Honor for Mother

Reggae is good for all occasions. Why would Mother’s Day be any different? Check out these tributes and dedications from reggae’s brightest stars centered around the themes of love and appreciation for their mothers.

A reggae podcast to connect fans with the beautiful music they love.

Playlist

1 Assassin aka Agent Sasco – Mama Sons
2 Jah Mason – Wipe Those Tears
3 Sizzla – Greatest Mother
4 Wayne Wonder – Mama
5 2Face Idibia – Arican Queen Remix
6 Garnet Silk – Like A Mother
7 Chronixx – Wall Street
8 BOUNTY KILLER – MAMA’S LOVE
9 BERES HAMMOND – RESPECT TO YOU BABY
10 Exco Levi – Hello – Mama
11  Sizzla – Mama Pain
12 Bounty Killer – Mama (Gone But Not Forgotten)
13 D’Angel – MOTHER’S LOVE
14 Versatile – Thank You Mommy
15 Anthony B – Mama
16 I-Octane – Run Mi Out
17 JAH VINCI – MAMA DON’T CRY
18 Vybz Kartel aka Addi Innocent ft. PG 13 (Lil Addi, Lil Vybz) – Love Mommy
19 I-Octane – Mamma
20 Vybz Kartel – Mama
21 Beenie Man & Elephant Man – Mama
22 I-Wayne – Love & Honour For Mama

The Reggae Defenders

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This Reggae Lover Podcast episode opens with the leader of the reggae revival Protoje explaining that he makes music from his heart and not for the charts. Sizzla can be heard begging “Please do not mash up the dance.” George Nooks and Mikey Spice tell stories about having a good time in the dancehall. Alborosie excerpts that Reggae and rubadub music still rock the dancehall to this day.

Garnett Silk compares music to the rod that Moses walked with as he led the Father’s people to the promised land. Luciano sings about the many positive effects of reggae music on the body and mind. Richie Stephens and U-Roy sing out about the nicest times when real reggae music used to play.

Bryan Art describes the love and confidence that overcomes one when entering the dancehall. Christopher Martin paints the picture of a reggae road block where people are dancing in the streets, creating the perfect chill spot. Crooner Kashief Lindo shares a bit of his personal story on the song “Music Is A Part Of Me.”

Steel Pulse, Dubtonic Kru, Gramps Morgan, XO, Hero and Richie Spice all give their take on why Reggae music is so good and what it means to them. Busy Signal goes in about how everybody smiles and unites when positive reggae music is played.

Gentleman teams with Sugar Minott to reminisce about the good old days when there was no drama and the musical foundation imparted love and good vibes. Inner Circle alongside The Reggae Wave sing in defense of the genre.

1990s Roots Reggae: Garnet Silk, Luciano, Anthony B #BlackLivesMatter

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Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 34 opens with Queen Ifrica, Anthony B, and Bushman singing about police brutality from a Jamaican perspective.

Riddims featured include Tempo, Shank I Sheck, Rockfort Rock, Promised Land, and Darker Shade of Black plus 1996’s masterpiece from Flames Productions, the Lalabella among others, while the subject-matter is conscious, spiritual and cultural.

The finale is “Splashing Dashing” (the 23rd Psalm) being performed by Garnett Silk on the Champion of the Arena riddim, released on the Fattis Burrell’s Exterminator record label. Rest In Peace to Garnett Silk who flew away home to Zion almost exactly 20 years ago.

Playlist:
1 Queen Ifrica – Babylon Blunder
2 Anthony B – Good Cop
3 Anthony B – Police
4 Anthony B – Fire Bun Now
5 Bushman – Robbery
6 Aaron Silk – The Right Path
7 Uton Green – No Looking Back
8 Lebanculah and Sugar Black – Oh Jah
9 Everton Blender – Ghetto People Song
10 Tony Rebel – Why Be Afraid
11 Bounty Killer and Junior Reid – This World Too Haunted
12 Glen Washington – Why
13 Garnett Silk and Capleton – Complaint
14 Luciano – One Way Ticket
15 Luciano – Raggamuffin
16 Everton Blender – Blow Your Nose
17 Beres Hammond – Freedom
18 Garnett Silk – Splashing Dashing

The Reggae Lover Mother’s Day Episode #podcast #download

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Mommy Dearest - SuperPEC #ReggaeLover

Reggae Lover #9 – The Mother’s Day Edition 2014 (artwork)

Reggae artists love paying tribute to their mothers, and so do I.  Its a part of our culture.  A dedication to my mom and to all mothers everywhere, this mix contains passionate lyrics from some of reggae and dancehall’s finest artists.  Pay especially close attention to the featured pre-release track (#22) from upcoming artist SuperPEC called Mommy Dearest.  Happy Mother’s Day!

PLAYLIST

1   Merciless – Mama Cooking
2   Sizzla – Black Woman And Child
3   Sizzla – Thank You Mama
4   Gramps Morgan – Where Has Mama Gone
5   Jah Cure – This Is One For You Mama
6   Akon – Mama Africa
7   Christopher Martin – Mama
8   Beenie Man and Merciless – We A Star
9   Serani and Mavado – Mama Still Hungry
10  Kevin Lloyd – Oh Mama
11  Mama – Anthony Cruz
12  Sophia Brown – Mama Africa
13  Richie Spice – Mama Love
14  George Nooks – I Remember Mama
15  Garnet Silk – Mama Africa
16  Alaine – When Mama Prays
17  Romain Virgo – Mama’s Song
18  I-Octane – Mama Food Put On
19  I-Octane – My Mother
20  Konshens – Don’t Diss Mama
21  Garnet Silk – Mama
22  SuperPEC – Mommy Dearest

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The Top Conscious Reggae Collaborations of the 1990’s

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This mix consists strictly of my favorite type of song, the collabo aka combination (duet, trio, etc.).  There is usually more energy to a song whenever two or more artists decide to join forces on a single musical project and in reggae music, the excitement is heightened when singers team up with deejays.

Reggae Lover Episode 1 - 1990s Combinations

Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 1 – 1990s Combinations

The combinations selected here are all reality (culture) tunes from the 1990s decade and a listen will most likely improve your mood.  Yes, this compilation will appeal to the #ReggaeLover, fight depression, and promote virtuous ways.

The track list is below. Requests? Email ReggaeLoverPodcast@gmail.com to interact directly with me and also leave a comment below.

Reggae Lover Episode 1 Playlist

1 Beenie Man and Luciano – Crazy Baldheads
2 Beenie Man and Barrington Levy – Murder (Remix)
3 Shabba Rank and Cocoa Tea – Flag Flown High
4 Beenie Man and Determine – Kette Drum
5 Capleton and Yami Bolo – Put Down The Weapon
6 Beenie Man and Barrington Levy – Under Me Sensi (Remix)
7 Beres Hammond and Buju Banton – Ain’t It Good To Know
8 Luciano and Sizzla – Jah Blessing
9 Luciano, Josey Wales and Charlie Chaplin – Rebel With A Cause
10 Garnet Silk and Tony Rebel – A Man Is A Man
11 Buju Banton and Tony Rebel – A So
12 Buju Banton and Toots – 54 46
13 Sugar Black and Lebenculah – Oh Jah
14 Carlton Livingston and Shabba Ranks – Don’t Follow Rumors
15 Chevell Franklin and Lady G – Thank You
16 Luciano, Terror Fabulous, Louie culture – We’re All In This Thing Together
17 Sizzla and Jah Cure – King In This Jungle
18 Garnet Silk and Richie Stephens – Fight Back

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Classic Reggae Mix from Da Music Vault with Kahlil Wonda (10-2-13 )

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‘DA MUSIC VAULT’ airs weekly from 6pm to 9pm Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday evenings via Daflavaradio.com, with syndication in The Gambia, California, and Connecticut.  Please tune in and stay tuned for more.

DJ/Radio Host Kahlil Wonda

DJ/Radio Host Kahlil Wonda

Please check the playlist for all artists and titles in this podcast mix designed to keep you rocking from start until the end.

Reggae Vault Classics mix segment

1 Smile – Dennis Brown
2 Be Mine – Dennis Brown
3 Come Back Home – Beres Hammond
4 Hello Mama Africa – Garnett Silk
5 Have You Ever Been In Love – Dennis Brown
6 Moving On – Capleton
7 Wherever I Lay My Hat – Sanchez
8 Left Me Crying – Beres Hammond
9 Lead Me – Gregory Issacs
10 Stars – Frankie Paul
11 Crying Time – Cocoa Tea
12 Rocking Tonight – Johnny Osborne
13 Lover’s Question – Leroy Gibbons
14 Murderer – Pad Anthony
15 Your Eyes Only – Pinchers
16 Live Blanket – Shabba Ranks
17 You Think Me Done – Admiral Bailey
18 Pumpkin Belly – Tenor Saw
19 Call The Police – John Wayne
20 Trash and Ready – Supercat
21 Who Next – Spragga Benz
22 Sleng Teng – Wayne smith
23 Murder Them – Ninja Man
24 Lodge – Bounty Killer
25 Bonus Track – 90’s Juggling (Various Artists, 10 mins.)

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