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(CRCS) Conscious Reggae Concert Series at The Hanger 2435 South Stone Mountain Lithonia Road, Lithonia, GA 30058

(CRCS) Conscious Reggae Concert Series

You want to hear lyrics and melodies that move your body while elevating your levels of consciousness.  You look forward to seeing a solid reggae band sending out vibrations from the stage to stimulate your senses.

You need to join the masses at the Saturday, October 14th staging of this CONSCIOUS REGGAE CONCERT inside The Hanger – 2435 South Stone Mountain Lithonia Road, Lithonia, GA 30058.

Take in performances from PZED, Ijahknowah, and Ras Fraser Jr. backed by the noteworthy band of the moment, B.R.A.P.  Highlanda Sound will be kicking in the lawn to pump dancehall vibes before and after the show.

Give Thanks | Reggae Lover Podcast 59

Give Thanks | Reggae Lover Podcast 59

Reggae music has always been a beacon of light for those in the face of darkness.

With many people around the world facing crisis situations, I was inspired to scrap the mix that was lined up for release this week and instead build an episode that could refresh, uplift, and inspire positivity for those who face the hardest of times.  Let this be your soundtrack as you work or study and repeat as necessary for positive energy, healing, stress relief, inspiration, and success.

artwork: HIGHLANDA SOUND #Reggae 59 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Give Thanks

Reggae music has always been a beacon of light for those in the face of darkness.

The first song in this mix sets the tone and captures the overall theme of Reggae Lover Podcast #59 quite well.  On this initial trackwhich was produced by Tony English and Daddy Earl, singer Anthony Malvo shows his diversity.  To follow, other songs simply reminding us to give thanks and to praise God are showcased from artists like Junior Reid, Chronixx, Assassin, Gappy Ranks, Sizzla, Gramps Morgan, and Bushman.

Sanchez sings “Amazing Grace” and tells us not to disrespect the Man with the handle, Tenor Saw asks who is gonna help him praise Jehova and Tony Curtis exclaims that his God is real.  Garnet Silk sings a few prayers as soulfully as only he can, while Beres Hammond poses the questions “Do you pray for the homeless in the street, and for the innocent’s blood to stop running?”  Anthony B cries that you should remember to put God above your car and your bling, and the Crown Prince of Reggae, Dennis Emmanuel Brown asks God to bless our souls.

Cover Art Image of 59 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Give Thanks

59 – Reggae Lover Podcast – Give Thanks

To counteract the effects of overwhelming guilty, fearful, and angry emotions that stem from today’s mainstream media and entertainment outlets with their shocking sensationalism, hyper-sexualization, and promotion of negativity, Reggae Lover Podcast #59 offers God bless reggae music and a reminder that we have the power to tap into higher levels of consciousness.  Let’s give thanks!


  1. Anthony Malvo – Give Thanks
  2. Sanchez – Never Dis The Man
  3. Donna Marie – Bless His Holy Name
  4. Tenor Saw – Who’s Gonna Help Me Praise
  5. Garnet Silk – Bless Me
  6. Tony Curtis – My God Is Real
  7. Bushman – Fill My Cup
  8. Sanchez – Amazing Grace
  9. Garnet Silk – Fill Us Up With Your Mercy
  10. Chronixx – Beat and A Mic
  11. Little Twitch – Devil Send You Come
  12. Spragga Benz – Love God and Prosper
  13. Junior Reid – Give Thanks
  14. Beres Hammond – Do You Pray
  15. Garnet Silk – Lord Watch Over Our Shoulders
  16. Anthony B – God Above Everything
  17. Etana – The Prayer
  18. Xodus – Give Thanks
  19. Assassin – Give Thanks
  20. Sizzla – Thanks and Praise to the Creator
  21. Delly Ranx – Jah Jah A Mi Everything
  22. Gappy Ranks – Thanks and Praise
  23. Garnet Silk – Blessed Be the Almighty
  24. Richie Stephens – God Is On My Side
  25. Assassin – Only God Knows
  26. Gappy Ranks – Lord Have Mercy
  27. Bushman – It’s So Easy
  28. G-Whizz – God A Di Boss
  29. Bugle – Prayer
  30. Chronixx – Thanks and Praise
  31. Chaka Demus – Holy Book
  32. Dennis Brown – God Bless My Soul
  33. Gary Minott – Seek God
  34. Gramps Morgan – The Almighty




Classic Highlanda Sound early warm with Kahlil Wonda selecting, mixing, and eventually talking followed by DJ Passport of THC International and DJ Hourglass from the WERC Crew. #rubadubatl

Rub-A-Dub ft. HIGHLANDA SOUND, DJ Passport and DJ Hourglass – 5.14.17 – Live Audio

Listen to Rub-A-Dub ft. HIGHLANDA SOUND, DJ Passport, and DJ Hourglass – 5.14.17 at Wildpitch in ATL, GA.


Rub-A-Dub ft. HIGHLANDA SOUND, DJ Passport, and DJ Hourglass

I pressed record after I had played the 1st song, “Heptones – Get In the Groove,” but essentially this recording begins just as the state-of-the-art WildPitch Music Hall sound system turned on.  What you will hear is my opening set in its entirety, but in addition to the cool, original song selection, you should pay attention to the “vibe” – the energy that travels from point zero all the way to a mid-tempo dancing situation almost 2 hours later.  It is not a frenzy because of the timing of the set and the theme of the night – RubADub.  This is a textbook early warm set where a few things happen:

  1. Each patron who entered through the door stayed for a few hours and thoroughly enjoyed their experience.
  2. Each party-goer felt sure that the I was purely focused on making a connection with them from the DJ booth, and personally encouraging them to have a good time while inviting them to free-up and dance.
  3. Each performer that followed me encountered an audience that was, not burnt out, but already primed and poised to interact, exchange energy, and dance.  This meant the party’s energy flowed exceptionally well from start to finish regardless of multiple DJ rotations, and some technical difficulties (Serato software – DJ controller – laptop communication issues I suspect).

In today’s Atlanta reggae scene, the early part of dancehall events & concerts is being overlooked.

In my estimation, this costs the promoters more money because patrons have gradually been conditioned to intentionally arrive later and later.  This results in “Primetime” being pushed back to the early morning hours.  If your session is ram pack early in the evening with an ever-increasing vibration of energy, your door and bar sales can be maximized.  Currently, everyone is obsessed with “Star time” and many events lack the energy of entertainment and good value for money until it’s far too late.

I say it’s time to refocus on the early warm.

Staging quality DJs, Sound Systems, and opening performers who can entertain early arriving guests while prepping them to explode in a high-energy fashion at the appropriate time for the climax, later on, will help us all.

Shift the focus away from looking cute for pics and create a space where dance partners take the night and full-joy the moments they have together.  This is the way dancehall used to be back in the days when dance was nice.

I would love to hear your feedback about this topic.  What has been your experience with showing up early to events?  Were you happy with what you encountered?  What is the difference you feel with going out late?  Which do you prefer and why?

More ways to listen to Rub-A-Dub ATL live reggae music audio:

  1. Listen on iTunes
  2. Listen with Google Play Music
  3. Listen/Download via Soundcloud