Reggae Lover History part 2 – The Evolution

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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Homegrown with G Cole

G. Cole, a fellow reggae lover, podcaster/radio personality, and singer/songwriter is the special guest on this episode.

We talk about:
  • The work he’s been doing to push reggae music.
  • Early musical influences in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
  • Meeting and getting his name from Gregory Isaacs at Jack Rudy lawn.
  • Singer/songwriting career and band, Wraps and Kush.
  • The podcast, Homegrown with G Cole: in-depth interviews with veteran artists and rising talent.
  • His reggae “Mount Rushmore” – top 4 singers.
  • Dancehall versus Reggae.
  • Broadcasting on 9 radio stations weekly.
  • Current trends in the dancehall: good and bad.

When is it time to retire from music?

On today’s Reggae Lover episode, the questions are: When is it time for an artist to retire? Is there a specific time to call it quits, and how does that look? Or should we ask: How does that sound?

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In the reggae industry, it seems like musicians keep on performing until the very end of life. Artists from other genres approach retirement in different ways. We explore the possibilities and give suggestions. Of course, we include specific reggae and dancehall artists in the discussion. Please leave a comment with your feedback on the conversation.
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More Unity, More Fire

We talked with DJ Crossfire of Unity Sound, an influencer who has been making things happen for the past few decades.

Unity Sound interview

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Podcast Episode Summary

During the interview we touched on:

  • the debut of the Family Buss Riddim
  • mixes and mix CDs (old and new)
  • Unity Sound & its members
  • Summer Asian tour
  • Unity Sound T-Shirts
  • More Fire radio show
  • the global state of dancehall/reggae
Recommended Resources

Koffee – Toast
Prince Levy – Lover’s Paradise
Unity Sound Worldwide – Family Buss Riddim
Unity Sound “Royal Ting – Lioness Order” IG Live Mix 05/19

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Humble Beginnings | The State of Reggae Culture

Our guest is Fareal Di Realest, artist and co-host of the Reggae Talk podcast.

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Podcast Episode Summary:
  • Humble Beginnings Tour
  • Wanting to be an inspiration for youths
  • Recent releases
  • The state of Reggae/Dancehall – FaReal agrees with AGARD that genres are dead
  • Rapid Fire Questions
Quotes:
“The goal of the artist is to relate to people.”
– Fareal Di Realest
Resources:
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