3 Top Female DJ’s headline the “Rub-A-Dub” Mother’s Day Edition

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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.

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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.

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Dreggae and Shane Talon Take Over #ROCKSTEADYATL This Friday March 4th

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Friday, March 4th, Highlanda.net and The Honorary Citizen will be hosting another installment of RocksteadyATL at Studio No. 7, an award-winning art gallery, craft bar, eatery, and lounge in downtown Atlanta.

Roots. Rock. Dreggae. plus DJ •SOUND ENGINEER •MUSIC PRODUCER Shane Talon

Dreggae is excited about the global reggae phenomena taking hold in his city.

 

Descendant of the great King Tubby, dubbed as The New School Ruler of Cool, #Dreggae will be making a special live appearance.  Musical selections will be presented all night by Highlanda Sound alongside selector Shane Talon and DJ Passport.

Located at 393 Marietta Street near to The World of Coca-Cola and Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, the venue Studio No. 7 is billed as a space for creatives and will offer a blend of art, cuisine, cocktails and music for this event.  The event will be held from 9pm until late with $5 tickets available at the door.

About Highlanda Sound

Highlanda Sound was started with a vision of creating entertaining experiences and promoting reggae music world wide. Highlanda Sound launched in the spring of 1999. To learn more, visit Highlanda.net or call Kahlil Wonda at (404) 552-0492.

About The Honorary Citizen

The Honorary Citizen is a High-Concept, Luxury Lifestyle Brand that creates high quality menswear and women’s clothing in small batches right out of Atlanta, Georgia. The clothing line includes Pima Cotton Tees, French Terry Hoodies, Wax Print Shorts, Dress Shirts, Skirts and More. To learn more, visit The Honorary Citizen or call Tarik Harris at (678) 362-7032.

About Studio No. 7

Located between West Midtown and downtown Atlanta houses an art gallery, test kitchen, and lounge. The space is reminiscent of a New York City loft with its exposed brick and high ceilings, and is the perfect place for drinks, great food and late night events.  To learn more, visit StudioNo7.com or call Earl Adams at (404) 549-9839.

 

View the event’s Facebook page here.

 

7 Things You’ve Missed If You Haven’t Been To #RocksteadyATL

Many people are calling Highlanda.net and The Honorary Citizen’s monthly roots reggae event, Rocksteady ATL, the most anticipated monthly underground music nightlife option.  This dance party takes place on first Friday of each month and has been running consistently for over 1 year.

The current location is Studio No. 7, a beautiful lounge/gallery nestled into the heart of downtown Atlanta at 393 Marietta Street.  Each month, DJ Passport and Highlanda Sound are bolstered by different guest DJs, artists, hosts, and live musicians to take part in a retro reggae celebration that aims to keep roots and culture music in the dancehall.

If you have not ventured downtown on a 1st Friday for Rocksteady ATL, here is merely a short-list of what you have missed.

Roots. Rock. Dreggae. plus DJ •SOUND ENGINEER •MUSIC PRODUCER Shane Talon

Dreggae is very excited about the global reggae phenomena taking hold in his city [#RocksteadyATL]. Catch him live on the First Friday in March at Studio No. 7.

 1. You missed Dreggae’s up close and personal show.

Dreggae in on stage at #RocksteadyATL, August 2015

Dreggae in on stage at #RocksteadyATL, 2015

Dreggae has blessed Rocksteady ATL with intimate performances inna Rub-a-Dub style.  He highlighted his more traditional reggae, dub and lovers rock catalog to the delight of his fans and rode some of dancehall’s iconic riddims skillfully.  Don’t miss your next chance to see Dreggae live at Rocksteady ATL with his DJ, Shane Talon on Friday, March 4th, 2016.

2. Your Love Affair with 1990’s Reggae.

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VP Records Reggae Gold 1996 cover art

You're in love with 1990s reggae - admit it!  You have fond memories of being at parties and hearing Buju, Shabba, Supercat, and Beres played out at length which necessitated a proper slow wine segment, dance partner or not.  The soundtrack of the night at Rocksteady ATL typically includes 1990's Reggae Music, Top Songs and Riddims from the Dancehall, especially the one drop anthems.

3. Truths and rights from the dancehall veteran, Ken Serious!

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Ken Serious chanting conscious lyrics at #RocksteadyATL

Based in Atlanta, there is an original dancehall DJ along the lines of Supercat, Josey Wales, Nicodemus, and Charlie Chaplin that first recorded during the 1980’s dancehall golden era and performed on one of the most technologically advanced and star studded sound systems of the day in Kingston, the mighty Stur Mars.  In addition to a powerful showing in November 2015 at Glory Inna Rub-a-Dub Style with King Stur Gav in Decatur, GA., Ken Serious has endorsed #RocksteadyATL and has there performed on Highlanda Sound.

4. DJ’s using real turntables and spinning real vinyl.

 

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World-class roots master Aba Shaka

This is  a real classic event so it would only be fitting to employ a pair of the classic Technics 1200 turntables that were the DJ industry standard for 50 years.  If you missed the crucial selection of international vinyl roots master selector Aba Shaka (Cosmic Love Beat) when he passed through the area, definitely make sure to catch him live in effect again on Friday, April 1, 2016 spinning all vinyl 45’s, dubplates and LP’s alongside former Metro Media star selector Webba!

5. The Bob Marley Tribute and Aquarius Birthday Bash

A BOB MARLEY TRIBUTE and birthday celebration for Mr & Mrs Kahlil Wonda and ĀGARD DJs: Highlanda Sound, DJ Passport, ĀGARD, and Jah Prince Live Reggae: BRAP Band Performance by Ken Serious February 5th 2016 Studio No. 7 393 Marietta St. Atlanta 30313

2016 BOB MARLEY TRIBUTE and birthday celebration for Mr & Mrs Kahlil Wonda and ĀGARD

Celebrating reggae culture and the positive messages that it spreads are at the heart of #RocksteadyATL and their annual Bob Marley Birthday Bash presents a culmination of elements to stimulate the senses.  From the top notch DJ lineup to the live reggae musicians and performers, patrons are treated to a hand-picked assortment of sights, sounds, and flavors that make it a memorable and authentic experience.

6. Isis Swaby, daughter of Horace “AUGUSTUS PABLO” Swaby.

 

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Isis Swaby being interviewed in ATL by Morets TV

Also featured at #RocksteadyATL, our special guest DJ, Rockers International and Radio Kangol representative out of NYC, Isis Swaby, visual artist, DJ/producer and daughter of famed reggae icon Horace “Augustus Pablo” Swaby.

7. Selections from Studio One, King Jammys, Volcano, Treasure Isle…

 

Tribute to Studio One: Reggae Vault Classics

Pictured: Coxsone Dodd, founder and producer at Studio One

#RocksteadyATL promotes styles of music once played at Skateland, Rae Town, and The Biltmore Ballroom.  This is the nightlife option for supporters of events such as Dubwise Jamaica,  Rebel Salute, Downtown Top Ranking, Reggae Retro, 1996, and Sattama Reggae Sundays.  Looking for happenings where hits from foundation labels like Studio One, Techniques, Tuff Gong, Penthouse, Witty’s, or Wackies can be heard?  How about some of Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, John Holt, Chronixx, Morgan Heritage or Sister Nancy’s music?  Well this is your event and you’ve been missing out.

 

Bob Marley Tribute in Atlanta – February 5th, 2016

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Stay tuned for more information to be announced.

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Isis Swaby Interview live at Rocksteady ATL from Studio No. 7

Morets T.V and JÜÜS Productions present Skank N’ Hula featuring an interview with DJ Isis Swaby live and direct from Rocksteady ATL at Studio No. 7.

ATLANTA FIRST FRIDAY ROOTS REGGAE SESSION, OCTOBER 2nd #rocksteadyATL

RSVP for parking pass and free admission until 11pm (rocksteadyatl @gmail.com) #RocksteadyATL 10.2 @S7ATL

Rocksteady ATL, the roots reggae event held regularly in the city of Atlanta, is now celebrated on the first Friday of each month inside Studio No 7, at 393 Marietta Street in Atlanta, Georgia 30313.

Friday October 2nd will be hosted by Cherrie Garden, host of Caribbean Focus TV, Emcee, Actress, Dancer & Miss Jamaica World 2012 Semi-Finalist. Our special guest DJ will be Rockers International representative out of NYC, Empress Isis Swaby, visual artist, DJ/producer and daughter of famed reggae icon Horace “Augustus Pablo” Swaby. Resident selectors Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound and DJ Passport bolster the event line-up, but there will be surprise performers in addition.

We @kahlilwonda @shannonsevans @thcintl @isisswabyintl @cherriegarden would like to share this with you. RSVP for parking pass and free admission until 11pm (rocksteadyatl at gmail.com) #RocksteadyATL 10.2 @studiono7

Rocksteady ATL has developed a strong reputation as an original old-school reggae soiree powered by some of the best reggae roots acts in the South and internationally. On a monthly basis guests enjoy world-class mixology along with critically acclaimed music in the same unique tradition that nightlife enthusiasts simply can’t find at any other spot in the city.

There is a $5 cover charge, with guests who RSVP admitted free until 11pm. For more information about #RocksteadyATL, contact 404-552-0492 or email rocksteadyatl@gmail.com.

Cherrie Garden of Caribbean Focus TV to host Rocksteady ATL in October

We @kahlilwonda @shannonsevans @thcintl @isisswabyintl @cherriegarden would like to share this with you. RSVP for parking pass and free admission until 11pm (rocksteadyatl at gmail.com) #RocksteadyATL 10.2 @studiono7

RSVP for parking pass and free admission until 11pm (rocksteadyatl @gmail.com) #RocksteadyATL 10.2 @S7ATL

Rocksteady ATL First Fridays Promo Mix CD by Highlanda Sound

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RocksteadyATLFirstFridaysListen via Mixcloud.com

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The ONLY Roots Reggae Session Every First Friday In The City Of Atlanta

Friday September 4th, 2015 – 9pm until 2am (Labor Day Wknd.)

Hosted by Red Carpet Shelley

DJs:
Highlanda Sound
DJ Passport
DJ Roots Queen
Archangel SuperPEC

NEW VENUE
Studio No. 7 – 393 Marietta St. Atlanta

$5 Cover / Ladies FREE until 12am

Complimentary parking across the street on the south end of LAZ parking lot in the gravel section with this parking pass.

Email: rocksteadyatl@gmail.com
Twitter: @RocksteadyATL
IG: @RocksteadyAtlanta

ATLANTA ROOTS REGGAE EVENT *Rocksteady ATL* MOVES TO NEW NIGHT, BIGGER VENUE

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ATLANTA ROOTS REGGAE EVENT MOVES TO NEW NIGHT, BIGGER VENUE

For the past year, Rocksteady ATL, the only roots reggae event held regularly in the entire city of Atlanta, has been celebrated on the first Sunday of each month at Downtown Atlanta’s The Sound Table, located on Edgewood Avenue. Now the festivities will be moving to a bigger venue on a new night – Fridays, the night of the week perhaps most synonymous with going out and having a good time.

The new venue is Studio No. 7, at 393 Marietta Street in Atlanta, Georgia 30313. Rocksteady ATL will henceforth be held on the first Friday of each month, with the inaugural show hosted by Red Carpet Shelley at Studio No 7, booked for Friday September 4th, starting at 9pm and ending at 2am. Popular acts Highlanda Sound, DJ Passport, DJ Roots Queen and SuperPEC have already signed on for the event’s re-launch at the new venue.

In its first incarnation, Rocksteady ATL rapidly developed a strong reputation as a unique old-school reggae soiree powered by some of the best reggae roots acts in the South. At the new and bigger venue, guests will continue to enjoy world-class mixology along with critically acclaimed music in the same unique tradition that nightlife enthusiasts simply can’t find at any other spot in the city.

There is a $5 cover charge, with ladies admitted free until 12am. For more information about the bigger and better Rocksteady ATL, contact Kahlil Wonda at 404-552-0492 or email rocksteadyatl@gmail.com.

Rocksteady ATL: Shooks, Feedo and SuperPEC performance (video)

Shooks, Feedo and SuperPEC performance at Rocksteady ATL with Highlanda Sound. Rocksteady ATL is Atlanta's only roots reggae event, 1st Fridays at Studio No. 7. See more at http://AtlantaRootsReggae.com

Shooks, Feedo and SuperPEC performance at Rocksteady ATL

Shooks SLR, Feedo Red Square and Archangel SuperPEC performance at Rocksteady ATL with Highlanda Sound.

Rocksteady ATL is Atlanta‘s only roots reggae event, 1st Fridays at Studio No. 7.