A specially crafted mix of 45’s and dubs on the Cuss Cuss riddim.
In episode 219, Kahlil Wonda listed Cuss Cuss as one of his all-time top 5 riddims. Inspiration along with listener requests have manifested in this mix for the true fans. Starting with the original Lloyd Robinson cut produced by Harry J and regarded as an original Studio One version. This mix spans all the decades since.
In the previous Reggae Lover episode, we described the foundation of Highlanda Sound. This show chronicles what happened from our first gig to present.
In the late ’90s, the three young lions that started Highlanda Sound vowed to become one of the most dangerous sound systems that played mostly 45s. We committed to learning and practicing the arts of selecting and juggling in the dancehall arena. We set out to bring a different level of energy to the scene in Atlanta. We prided ourselves on being versatile enough to entertain any type of crowd.
We accomplished all that and more. Listen to the evolution that led to this podcast.
AGARD and I are the special guests on this episode. As the hosts, we took time out to re-introduce ourselves, talk about who we are, where we come from, and how we got into the music industry. This is part one of this “flashback” conversation.
Experience the REWIND SUNDAYS ‘Jamaica Love’ Roots & Culture event (recorded live on August 19th) that showcased musical selections from some of Atlanta’s top DJ’s including Highlanda Sound, Natural Vibes and Copper Ash alongside Propa English. It was a musical treat with conscious music flowing through the air.
You want to hear lyrics and melodies that move your body while elevating your levels of consciousness. You look forward to seeing a solid reggae band sending out vibrations from the stage to stimulate your senses.
You need to join the masses at the Saturday, October 14th staging of this CONSCIOUS REGGAE CONCERT inside The Hanger – 2435 South Stone Mountain Lithonia Road, Lithonia, GA 30058.
Take in performances from PZED, Ijahknowah, and Ras Fraser Jr. backed by the noteworthy band of the moment, B.R.A.P. Highlanda Sound will be kicking in the lawn to pump dancehall vibes before and after the show.
The International Musikal Matinee family friendly outdoor concert series featuring uplifting conscious music and more returns this Sunday.
See performances by Hope’s Anchor band, Roots A Fire band, Highlanda Sound, and more this Sunday August 21st at The Wren’s Nest. Gates open 4pm, showtime is 6pm. $10 advanced tickets are available here. Tickets will be $13 at the gate (children under 12 get in FREE).
International Musikal Matinee family friendly outdoor concert series featuring uplifting, healing, conscious music with performances by: Hope’s Anchor band, Roots A Fire band, and Highlanda Sound.
Sunday August 21st at The Wren’s Nest. Gates open 4pm, showtime 6pm. $10 in advance, $13 @ the gate. (children under 12 FREE) Brought to you by Sarynity-Khai along with RBG Alliance
Headliners Include DJ Mars, Shane Talon, ĀGARD from NYC and More!
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.
The International Musikal Matinee family friendly outdoor concert series returns May 15, 2016. Be uplifted, and healed with conscious musical performances by Julie Dexter, the BRAP Band, and Highlanda Sound System.
This takes place Sunday May 15th @wrensnestatl. Gates open 4pm, showtime 6pm. $8 in advance, $10 @ the gate. (children under 12 FREE). Brought to you by Sarynity-Khai along with RBG Alliance. Click here for tickets/information.
Our Rub-A-Dub ATL Mother’s Day special event will highlight female DJs, DJ Empress Rah, DJ Hourglass, and Empress Movements. Doors open promptly at 5pm on Sunday May 8th for this FREE daytime indoor/outdoor reggae music event.
Highlanda.net and The Honorary Citizen present RUB-A-DUB:
“A style of Jamaican Reggae emerging in the 70’s and 80’s, the term “Rub-a-Dub” comes from a dance style where the man and woman rub up very close together. ”
This takes place every SECOND Sunday at The Sound Table located at 483 Edgewood Avenue with music by guest DJs, alongside DJ Passport and Highlanda Sound.
B.R.A.P. is a Reggae band doing only originals to inform uplift and elevate the masses of the real life energies.
The B.R.A.P Band will perform at the elegant Haven Buckhead on Sunday January 17, 2016. Doors open at 6pm, showtime promptly at 8pm. Early set by Highlanda Sound with Kahlil Wonda selecting the tunes, plus other specially invited performers.
I have curated some images and audio footage from the last Dubwise Atlanta event which featured Jesse Royal, Mr. Williamz, Yaadcore, Aba Shaka, DJ Passport, Farinheits Creation, and Highlanda Sound. Thanks for the #reggae support #ATL.
Kahlil Wonda interviewed by Cherrie Garden at Dubwise Atlanta
RUB-A-DUB at The Sound Table, Sunday, December 13th
Come out to The Sound Table this Sunday night as Highlanda.net and The Honorary Citizen aim to satisfy with some big surprises. Female selector Tach from Empress Movements just mashed up #RocksteadyATL and she will be in the area for #RubADub as well alongside Highlanda Sound and DJ Passport.
“Rub-A-Dub” or “Rub-A-Dub Style” is described as one the genres doing the passage between Reggae and Dancehall. This is Reggae, mainly from the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, where DJ’s chanted and Singers sung over various tracks that were mixed in a dub style. Today, Rub-A-Dub files under Roots Reggae.
Music by DJ Passport + Highlanda Sound + Empress Movements. Doors open: 8pm to 12am. Make it a date and don’t be late. No Cover.