This Episode features an Interview with DJ Mad Max of Krushmore Entertainment and Tru Vybz Djs Inc. Catch the syndicated Dancehall Now broadcast live on Daflavaradio.com each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm (EST).
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Dancehall Now is the name of Highlanda’s new podcast, which launched its first episode yesterday over the web.
The podcast (also known as webcast, media cast and many other synonyms) takes on a commercial radio station musical format which means there is not necessarily a DJ mix even though short mixes will be included from time to time. The program’s playlist will feature primarily songs that are topping reggae charts internationally and receiving airplay, but Highlanda will also select pre-release music that has the promise of becoming hits.
You can expect to hear a cross section of Dancehall Now, hence the name of the show, and the playlist varies the tempo of songs in a seemingly random fashion. One can also expect to hear interviews and be kept up on major current events that pertain to the dancehall industry.
The hosts of the show, which is to be updated weekly, pop in periodically to give you song and artist information, and usually get back to more music within 1 minute so that the show’s run time includes as many songs as possible. Requests are welcomed as Highlanda will be keeping the more popular songs in the rotation based off of listener feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This interview conducted in Atlanta after a Baby Cham performance is original content from the award-winning Highlanda.net. Big ups to top rated Baby Cham! Look out for the something new from Highlanda coming at you over the internet very soon.
Kahlil: Cham you just mashed up and leveled Planet Q. What do you have to say about the show?
Cham: Its like a regular night. Everyday of the week we work; Monday through Friday. We just thank the fans for coming out and showing us so much love. Each time we try to give them at least 190% worth of work, you know…?
Kahlil: When can we expect the next album?
Cham: At the end of this year or early next year. I’m in the studio right after this tour. I’ve been touring since last year October, non-stop. I’ll get a break now so I’ll be in the studio trying to get some tracks together for the next album.
Kahlil: As far as influences and motivation, what’s your driving force right now?
Cham: I feel its my mother and son–straight up. And just love for the music and trying to see the music reach places. Music, in regards to reggae music and dancehall music as a whole.
Kahlil: …And who were some of the artists you looked up to when you were coming up also?
Cham: Dave Kelly, Buju Banton, Wayne Wonder, Major Worries, Shabba Ranks, the majority of the top entertainers from Jamaica. Every single entertainer that was mashing up the dancehall scene while I was attending school, those were the artists I tried to portray–DJ their lyrics. And now I can do my own and hopefully have youth trying to portray me and DJ my styles.
Kahlil: How do you deal with the negative people and influences in the music industry?
Cham: I stick around the positive. I never go around the negative. Negative ain’t good for you at all. I stick to my family. My family is positive to me and never show me a negative side. And that’s it. …Go get the album Wowow! The Story.”