New York Live starring Dancehall Star Ricky Blaze..Sat. Aug 21ST @ Peacock

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For 3 Years the City has been missing Atlanta‘s Most Historical Nightclub..the Caribbean Party Scene has not been the same since the Royal Peacock aka The Bird aka The Royal Pumpum closed in December 2007… THE WAIT IS OVER…THE FIRST WEEK WAS INSANE AS WE WERE PACKED TO CAPACITY FULL OF VIBES THIS SATURDAY AUGUST 21ST URBAN ENTERTAINMENT, WWW.TAKEOVERDJS.COM & FRIENDS PRESENT CARIBBEAN CITY’S
NEW YORK LIVE
W/ PERFORMANCE BY
BROOKLYN’S DANCEHALL SENSATION

RICKY BLAZE

performing hit songs like
You and I (Hold yu Riddim), Feel Free & Cut Dem Off

If you ever been to the Royal Peacock back in the day we will be bringing the same vibes and energy to a fully renovated ROYAL PEACOCK (SAME PLACE..SAME LOCATION)…If you’ve never been come experience ATLANTA’S BEST PARTY PERIOD…You’ve never seen Party Energy like this

Dancehall, Reggae, Soca & Hip Hop will be provided by:

DJ SHANE, JOHN WAYNE, DJ JUGGLA, & HIGHLANDA.

LADIES COME EXTRA SEXY because CAMERAS WILL BE FLASHING;

EVERYONE IS FREE:
LADIES TIL MIDNITE,
GUYS TIL 11:30PM,
BY EMAILING NAMES TO
URBANPARTIESHARDER.COM
PLACE PEACOCK ON SUBJECT LINE
LIST IS UNLIMITED

$3 Drinks & Beers until Midnight

SEE YOU THERE

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Verse, Highlanda, and DJ Kash come to The Royal Peacock Friday August 13.

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Following a successful weekend of events surrounding the re-opening of The Royal Peacock, Atlanta party-goers now once again have Auburn Avenue on their radars as a viable nightlife option.

The Peacock is back after a spell that lasted approximatley three years during which the doors remained closed and there was much turmoil in the city’s club scene.

This Friday August 13, all roads lead to the historic venue in the heart of Atlanta’s Sweet Auburn district when Urban Entertainment and its partners present Fever Fridays starring R&B hit-maker Verse Simmonds, and top rated DJ Kash of V103 FM along with Highlanda Sound of DaFlavaRadio.com.

For more details on this and other events visit http://www.urbanpartiesharder.com

Highlanda and Code Red at Life Friday August 6th

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The launch event for Island Life Fridays starring Highlanda and Massive B out of New York was a huge success!  Click the link below for information on this week’s event which features Code Red all the way from Kingston, Jamaica alongside the Highlanda Sound.

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Atlanta Summer Nightlife 3 Top Weekly Events

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ISLAND LIFE

Dancehall, Reggae, Hip Hop, Soca on Friday Nights in Buckhead

Featuring the hottest DJs/Sound Systems weekly in the sexiest Caribbean atmosphere.

Tonight it’s all about MIAMI LIFE with music by Black Chiney.


XSES SATURDAYS

Reggae, Dancehall, Soca, Hip Hop, RnB, Pop, Disco, and Old School Classics on Saturday Nights out on the East side

Featuring Free Parking, Drink Specials, $10 Cover, with No Cover for Ladies.

Tomorrow night it’s all about HIGHLANDA with Kahlil Wonda and Super PEC on the wheels of steel.


SUNDAYZ at BLUSH

Hip Hop, RnB, Reggae – The ONLY Party in ATLANTA on SUNDAY

Featuring celebs, sexy urban professionals, a strong party with strong drinks & kitchen open late.

Last Week:
Gucci Mane, Young Dro,
Keelena Of Dirty Money & Jazze Phae,
Shatty The Comedian,
The Ladies Of Magic City And The Rest Of Atlanta….

Partied With Us!

This Sunday HIGHLANDA with Kahlil Wonda and Super PEC rocks at midnight until 3am so get there early!!

N.E.R.D. Proves They’re Not Just a Gimmick @ Brooklyn Bowl

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We still got in.

Being that I am an aspiring music producer, I jumped at an opportunity to see N.E.R.D. perform at Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg last night.  It was an RSVP only event sponsored by Walmart and Axe Body Spray.  This was the first event of four for my Wednesday night.  The event was sold out and the RSVP list was closed.  So naturally Jay White and I decided to go anyway.  Long story short, Jay is always on the list, which is why I will be posting a blog entry about him in the near future.  I have to admit, although I purchased their first two albums, and will purchase the fourth, I am a N.E.R.D. rookie.  I didn’t know the lyrics to any songs (real talk).  However, all of that didn’t matter.  When the band was performing a brief tune up before the show kicked off I heard it.  I heard a perfectly round, clear, and distinct low end.  For those who aren’t into music the low end is the bass.  But this was not your average kicker type bass, it was undistorted.  Once I heard this I knew that the system was perfectly tuned.  And it was, perfectly tuned indeed.  Whether it was vocals, drums, or guitar, everything was clear.  I have to admit that I was impressed by the way Pharell controlled his vocals.  By no means is he a virtuoso, but he uses his voice in the best way possible.

Before Pharell came out, the lead guitarist led the crowd in an amazing rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner”, a la Jimi Hendrix, minus the acid.  As soon as Pharell came on stage it was pandemonium.  He started with some new tracks from the soon to be released album “Nothing”.  Then the group went into some old favorites such as “Lap Dance” and “Beautiful”.  As I said earlier, I am an N.E.R.D. rookie, so don’t ask me for a playlist of the songs that were played…lol.  In all seriousness, I moved my body from start to end.  To everyone’s surprise Lupe Fiasco joined the group on stage and periodically emptied bottles of water onto the crowd.  He must have done it at least four times.  The las t time he used two bottles, but the crowd was into it.  The entire crowd was captivated by the group.  I was especially impressed by the dual drummers in the background.  There was a particular part of the show where the drummers got to share a solo and started a very fast paced call and answer with each other.  After the hour long set I felt that my free entry was worth it.  Seriously though, I would have paid $40 or more if I knew this show would be so well put together.  I would definitely recommend that anyone who has the opportunity to see N.E.R.D. should take it!  This was only the first of four different venues we went to on Wednesday night.  Stay tuned for the follow up to the night.  I will let you know about the rest of the night.  One event down, three to go.  Check out the video and second video via the link at the bottom of the article.  I apologize for the quality, we are working on purchasing something other than a Blackberry to take videos.  Until next time.

– Your Man on the Streets

Here is another video from the show: Click.

Island Life In Atlanta Is Now A Reality

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New York Life kicks off Island Life Friday Event

A new beginning is underway in the heart of Atlanta’s Buckhead community.  Buckhead is the district in the northern section of Atlanta most famous for its nightlife, despite the recent closure of numerous nightclubs.  In the area formerly known as Buckhead Village, massive construction projects are transferring the area into The Streets of Buckhead, an upscale shopping area similar to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.

From the time of the 1996 Olympic games which Atlanta hosted in all its glory up until the January 2004 debut of the 3 a.m. closing time for Atlanta nightclubs, local party-goers and tourists alike took to the streets of Buckhead nightly  to partake of the many options in high-energy dance clubs. It was during that era that Highlanda Sound System was birthed and became Atlanta’s premier mainstream choice for Dancehall /Reggae Disc-jockeys.

Of the many successful events that Highlanda was involved with, one Friday night “bashment” in particular, Fantasy Island at The Deux Plex, still stands as the most nostalgic and probably most talked about Caribbean party thus far.  Here, for 18 consecutive Fridays from 2003 – 2004, Highlanda, working with Extreme Media attracted and performed for a diverse crowd of 800 – 1400 patrons weekly.

Bringing it up to the present, Krushmore Entertainment, Mixx Promotions, CaribbeanVibes.com, AtlantaDancehall.com, and MyPartyVibes.com present Island Life at Life Nightclub located at 1789 Cheshire Bridge Road (venue formerly known as The Deux Plex).  This summer promises to be hot in more ways that one as the 4th of July party weekend kick-off appropriately entitled New York Life features the sounds of Massive B from Hot 97FM in NYC alongside Highlanda.  This will definitely be Massive B with Bobby Konders himself on the 1’s and 2’s and DJ Lion Chef (Primal, Bentley’s, Icon Lounge) is also on the bill to provide the early warm up vibes.

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Nas and Damian Marley, Distant Relatives Album Buzz Grows

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His collaboration project with Damian “Junior Gong” Marley as described by Nas himself is neither Reggae nor Hip-Hop, but perhaps World Music…  Highlanda Sound has previewed a few cuts off the album on their DaFlavaRadio.com Dancehall Now radio show with tumultuous response from listeners.  Could this be the album to really change the game?  One thing is for sure – Everyone will certainly be at least curious enough to have an opinion.  Here’s a very recent feature courtesy of hiphopnews24-7.com that’s worth checking out.

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Hip-Hop Reggae Showdown at ‘Best of the Best’

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T-Pain (via last.fm)

It’s proven that hip-hop originated from rap, which was spawned from dub, which is the stepchild of reggae, whose current offspring is dancehall. It’s also a fact that no other music event in North America showcases reggae and hip-hop like BEST OF THE BEST. The international music festival, billed as the “Best Caribbean Show in North America,” will be fusing Caribbean and mainstream urban flavors on Sunday, May 24th at Bicentennial Park in Miami, Florida.

Reggae and its offshoot hip-hop have seen no bigger stage than BEST OF THE BEST, presented by Miami-based premier promotions company, JBJ Entertainment. With a lineup that includes Rick Ross, who currently has the #1 hip-hop album this week on Billboard (Deeper Than Rap), and the top dancehall, reggae and soca acts from the Caribbean, BEST OF THE BEST is definitely delivering its promise of bringing you the top artists in this ultimate showdown of these genres.

“Hip-hop lovers love reggae and reggae lovers love hip-hop,” states DJ Khaled, president of Def Jam South and a featured artist on this year’s bill. “It’s the best of the best – the best of both worlds. The energy of both genres is just amazing.”

Rick Ross also appreciates the reggae genre, so much so that he has signed a Jamaican dancehall artist called Magazeen to his Mayback Music Group. Magazeen is also featured on his new album, on the reggae-tinged “Yatch Club,” and on BEST OF THE BEST alongside Ross.

“When it comes to reggae, I’m a huge fan of it and I’m very selective of the artists that I choose to get caught up with,” discloses Ross. “My first encounter with reggae was Bob Marley so I try to stay in that realm with artists like Capleton, Sizzla and Mavado, and that’s exactly what BEST OF THE BEST is. When I first heard the lineup, I was going to come and jump out and surprise everyone but we made it official.”

Dancehall star Elephant Man is the only Caribbean artist signed to a major hip-hop label. Inking a deal with Bad Boy, his latest album is a potpourri of dancehall and hip-hop, the same formula for BEST OF THE BEST. “I love hip-hop because it reminds me of reggae,” reveals Elephant Man. “The beats and the flow we use in reggae dancehall are the same beats and flow they use in hip-hop. The baseline patterns and grooves are the same, so I love it just like I love dancehall – same way, no difference.”

In addition to Rick Ross, DJ Khaled and Elephant Man, the show will be hosted by T-Pain and features a star-studded bill that includes Jeezy, Beenie Man, Mavado, Bounty Killer, Serani, Wayne Wonder, Capleton, Destra, Tony Matterhorn, Spice, Kip Rich, Flippa Mafia, Christopher Martin, Cocoa Tea, Ras Penco, Ce’Cile and The Stones.

VIBE, TEMPO, TRACE, ALLHIPHOP.com, 24hourhiphop.com and Outaroad.com have been added as media partners for the show, which takes place at Bicentennial Park, located at 1075 Biscayne Boulevard in downtown Miami. Park gates open at 1:00 pm and show time is set for 1:30pm sharp. The 10-hour event does not end there. Everyone is invited to the official Best of the Best After Party, at Bongos Nightclub (located behind the American Airlines Arena), immediately following the show.

Tickets are now available via Ticketmaster and bestofthebestconcert.com, and at select locations across Florida and New York City. For more information, log on to http://www.bestofthebestconcert.com or call 1-305-438-9488. Please direct all press inquires to bestofthepress2009@gmail.com.

SHOW CONTACT:
Best of the Best Office
TEL: 1-305-438-9488
96mixx@gmail.com
http://www.bestofthebestconcert.com

PRESS CONTACT:
Rhona Fox
TEL: 1-212-300-3813
CELL: 1-212-933-9151
bestofthepress2009@gmail.com

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Dancehall Juggling Center debuts with First Friday Atlanta Audio

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Dancehall Juggling Center brings you audio highlights from live concerts, parties, and dances.  The term “juggling” refers to a type of dancehall performance that consists of a sound system selector weaving together a number of tunes on the same rhythm to create a continuous dance groove.  This type of selecting is often referred to as “mixing.”

Highlanda and other top rated sound systems adopt different creative styles of juggling to provide interactive, action-packed performances in front of live audiences at an energy level much higher than that which can be accomplished through mixtapes or radio. Listen to the hardcore and nightclub dancehall vibes here and keep coming back for updates. Remember, this audio footage is ALL THE WAY LIVE so parental advisory is strongly recommended!

Idris Elba with SuperPEC of Highlanda

Idris Elba with SuperPEC of Highlanda

This featured audio is from the Caribbean Room at the brand new W Hotel in Downtown Atlanta for the return of the elite monthly event, First Friday Atlanta. Master of Ceremonies for the event, Hollywood actor Idris Elba says a few words as Highlanda provides the musical vibes.

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Playlist

1 No No No – Dawn Penn
2 Baby Can I Hold You Tonight (Sorry) – Foxy Brown
3 I’m Still In Love – Sean Paul and Sasha
4 Saddest Day – Wayne Wonder
5 I Don’t Know Why (Movie Star) – Wayne Wonder and Buju Banton
6 Who Say – Beres Hammond and Buju Banton
7 Trying To Get To You – Richie Stephens
8 Tempted To Touch – Beres Hammond
9 Modern Girl – Courtney Melody
10 A Gal A Watch You – Alton Black
11 Substitute Lover – Barrington Levy
12 Browning – Buju Banton
13 Love Black Woman – Buju Banton
14 Just One Of Those Days – Sizzla
15 Come Over – Estelle and Sean Paul
16 Miss Independent – Ne-Yo
17 Ramping Shop – Vybz Kartel and Spice
18 Who Am I – Beenie Man
19 Goodas – Tony Matterhorn
20 Dem Nuh Ready For The Video – Elephant Man
21 No Games – Serani
22 Guide And Protect – Assassin
23 Water Boot – Buju Banton
24 So Special – Mavado
25 Uh Oh (Remix) – Lumidee, Busta Rhymes, and Fabulous
26 Dem Nuh Want No Gal – Assassin
27 Nuh Linga – Elephant Man
28 Sweep – Elephant Man
29 Click Me Fingers/Bust The Windows (Remix) – Erupt and Jasmine Sullivan
30 Gimme The Light (Remix) – Sean Paul and Busta Rhymes
31 Pon The River – Elephant Man
32 Chi Chi Man – T.O.K
33 Badman Forward – Ding Dong
34 Stookie – QQ
35 So Blessed – Mavado
36 Ramping Shop (Soca Remix) – Vybz Kartel and Spice
37 Buddy Buddy – Charley Blacks
38 Dutty Wine – Tony Matterhorn
39 Turn It Around – Square One
40 Heavy T – Faye-Ann Lyons
41 Banana – Bunji Garlin
42 Wukking Up – Fayann Lyons
43 Turn Me On – Kevin Little
44 Mamacita – Collie Budz
45 Hot Wuk – Mr. Vegas
46 Backshot – Spagga Benz and Lady Saw
47 Man A The Least – Lady Saw
48 Its Raining – Lady Saw
49 Ting A Ling – Shabba Ranks
50 Wife – Reggie Stepper
51 Dickie Dickie – Buju Banton and Nadine Sutherland
52 No Funny Guy Ting – Spragga Benz
53 Girls Way – Beenie Man
54 Blackboard – Beenie Man
55 Love How The Girls Flex – Buju Banton
56 Sex For Pleasure – Spragga Benz
57 Too Bad – Buju Banton
58 Flex – Mad Cobra
59 Boom Bye Bye – Buju Banton
60 If Love So Nice – Junior Kelly
61 Walk Away From Love – Bitty McClean
62 She’s Royal – Tarrus Riley
63 I Feel Good – Beres Hammond
64 Friends For Life – Dennis Brown
65 Cover Me – Tinga Stewart and Ninjaman
66 Sweetness – Beres Hammond
67 Always On My Mind (Remix) – Daville and Sean Paul
68 Hot Sexy Pookie – Sean Paul

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The KISS Launch Party A Big Hit

The launch party for KISS (Keep It Sexy Saturday’s) jumped off last night at Aliyah’s Caribbean Grill on Piedmont Rd in Atlanta. The event was a definite hit as the Atlanta dancehall crowd came out in full support of the new weekly event geared to both the mainstream and Caribbean music motivated partiers.

The night started out with a comedy show as people came in to dine and socialize early. Later in the night the party was held down by Highlanda, King AP, and Vybestarr Movements with Dancehall, Hip Hop, Soca, R&B, and 80’s music.

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Highlanda Sound at the K.I.S.S Launch Party

The K.I.S.S Launch April 18th, 2009

The K.I.S.S Launch April 18th, 2009

The K.I.S.S Launch April 18th, 2009

The K.I.S.S Launch April 18th, 2009

Shooks of SLR Ent, ATL Kings, and Elements Studios

Shooks of SLR Ent, ATL Kings, and Elements Studios

The K.I.S.S Launch April 18th, 2009

The K.I.S.S Launch April 18th, 2009

The K.I.S.S Launch April 18th, 2009

The K.I.S.S Launch April 18th, 2009

Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound

Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound

For more pictures and information visit Urban Parties Harder and Twin Towerz Entertainment.

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