Mikey Glamour invites you to a 4-sound dubplate soundclash entitled “DEAD SOME BWOY FI DEAD” taking place on Friday, March 3, 2017, at Don Janelle’s (4457 Covington Hwy, Decatur, GA 30035).
The home team sound, King Eternity featuring King DJ Nolan will be defending their Atlanta turf against:
- Silver Fox from the United Kingdom
- TurboForce from Jamaica
- OGS Genesis from Bermuda
The event runtime is 7 hours, from 10 PM – 5 AM, and the soundclash competition starts at 1 AM.
Early juggling duties will be handled by the very capable selector Propa English of Innocent Sound, and the soundclash host will be hardball selector Negus British.
The promoter has ruled that this is a dubplate only clash. No 45s will be allowed once the soundclash starts.
“…every ting booked, sounds are ready, 3 sounds must dead……There can only be one winner……lock the date in yuh diary…..strictly undiluted WAR!!!!!!”
Soundclash newbie? Read on…
A soundclash is a musical competition where crew members from opposing sound systems pit their skills against each other. Read more from Wikipedia.
Soundclash is Jamaica’s musical sport that has gone global. Clashing is a celebration of reggae sound system culture and well, really a celebration of dubplates – exclusive recordings customized with the DJ/Sounds name mentioned in it.
“It’s really a glorified boxing match, where the public decides who wins. What makes it unique, and what makes you qualified to enter, is that you should have a number of customized recordings made especially for you by artists who are renowned, and those artists must call your name in the recording.”
~ David ‘RamJam’ Rodigan, the UK’s very own soundclash Godfather, a titan of clashing who’s been crushing opponents worldwide for close to 40 years.
A soundclash is one of the most unique live music events you’ll ever see!
Huge playlist of soundclash video.
For this special March edition of Rub-A-Dub ATL, the Reggae Party, we’re featuring a singer/musician for fans of live music plus 4 DJs showcasing their best tunes for reggae sound system lovers!
Rub-A-Dub ATL | 3.12.17 at Wildpitch
Doors will open at 6 pm on Sunday, March 12, 2017, with a live reggae music mixer from 6 to 8 pm featuring an acoustic performance by Dawit Selassie, lead singer of the Atlanta-based reggae band Eastern Standard.
Four sound system selectors will set the dance floor on fire with DJ Sets from 8 pm to 12 am. Residents DJ Passport
and Highlanda Sound
featuring Kahlil Wonda
will be joined by guests Selector Webba
, formerly of Jamaica’s “year-t0-year sound,” Metro Media, and DJ Chung
from Boston’s Sound International Entertainment. DJ Chung recently relocated to Georgia and this will be his debut performance at Rub-A-Dub ATL
Also by popular demand, we’re bringing back free jerk chicken and will have Rub-A-Dub apparel on sale.
Webba’s Jerk Hut will be offering FREE Caribbean food until 9 PM and available for purchase after while supplies last. SHOP for Rub-A-Dub branded T-shirts and Hoodies for men and women along with other featured styles from The Honorary Citizen’s apparel catalog.
This all takes place at WildPitch Music Hall
(255 Trinity Ave. Atlanta 30303) featuring high-definition sound by D.A.S. Audio
. A limited number of pre-sales tickets are available for $5 online
(+fee) and general admission is $10 at the door.
Click to Find “Rub-A-Dub ATL” Pre-sales Tickets
The 70s, 80s, and 90s were prolific decades for dancehall music and many strides were made in Jamaican music during that time.
The 1970s is still heralded as the golden age of Jamaican reggae music, but with the advent of digital technology, the 80s and 90s decades became known as the sweetest time for commercially successful crossover dancehall fusion, sound clashes and juggling dances alike. The transitional period out of the golden age and into the digital era is when the term rub-a-dub emerged as both a description of the musical style (heavy drum patterns accompanied by swinging basslines) and a verbal representation of the popular hip-to-hip movements between dance partners of the time.
To this day in cities around the world, there remains a high demand for the fashion of dancing with accompanying classic riddims and anthems that rocked the dancehalls of yesteryear.
As such, it brings me great pleasure to present Rub-A-Dub ATL – dedicated to you, the reggae lover.
Rub-A-Dub ATL January 2017 | Click Image to Listen or Download
Rub-A-Dub ATL ft. DJ Passport, Highlanda Sound, DJ Rootsqueen, and Jah Prince at Wildpitch on 1.8.17.
Reggae party, Rub-A-Dub ATL, is a nightlife event that includes many sub-genres of reggae music including ska, rocksteady, lovers rock, Roots, dub and dancehall with live DJ sets and live music performances monthly on Second Sundays in Atlanta at WildPitch Music Hall.
More ways to listen to Rub-A-Dub ATL reggae music audio:
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.
Click below to stream or download audio mp3.
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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
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