Hear the live audio of DJ sets recorded on October 9th, 2016 inside WildPitch Music Hall with Highlanda Sound, DJ Empress Rah and DJ Passport performing.
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Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer Jah9 starts her Year of 9 (2+0+1+6) World Tour, spanning North America, Europe and Africa. Her North American portion kicked off this Sat. July 23 at the Northwest World Reggae Fest in Portland and in Seattle on Sunday. Jul 24. The cross-continent run continues in Vancouver, Philadelphia, New York City, Rochester, Ithaca, Toronto and Denver and closes at Cali’s renowned Reggae On The River festival in Humboldt County. Europe and Africa dates follow. See full tour schedule below.
Today on the road, Jah9 drops 9mm Vol. 2: Pre-Album Groundings, a thought-provoking and intentional mix of originality and inspiration to gear up for her highly-anticipated sophomore album 9, out 9/9 on VP Records/Steam Chalice Records and available for pre-order now.
Download 9mm Vol 2: Pre-Album Groundings for free on Jah9.com:
With Jah9’s lioness lyrical dexterity and soulful rich production, her authentic spirit shines on Vol. 2. Her latest offering features original, never-before-heard music including “Unafraid” (a standout track from her upcoming album addressing child molestation) and pays homage to some of Jah9’s greatest influences, both spiritually and musically.
She incorporates empowering speeches from Haile Selassie I, Ra Un Nefer Amen & Drunvalo Melcheziek, encouraging her listeners not only to journey into higher levels of consciousness, but seek out information and knowledge. She also celebrates some of her most beloved musical inspirations with one-of-a-kind covers of Nina Simone’s “Misunderstood” Tracy Chapman’s “She’s Got A Ticket,” Ras Micheal’s “New Name,” Dennis Brown’s “Blood City” and an invigorating medley of Sizzla Kalonji.
The 18-track selection features original production from Jah9 and live instrumentation from her band The Dub Treatment including Sheldon Bernard, Janoy Ellis, Omar “Jalanzo” Johnson, Aeion Hoillet, Andrew “Chako” Edwards & Fanso Craig. The collection is mixed & dubbed by Hasani ‘Snysh’ Williams. This part two installment follows Jah9’s 2012 9mm Vol 1: Message Music, a precursor to her debut New Name.
9mm Vol. 2: Pre-Album Groundings is an introduction of what’s to come on 9 | 9 | 2 + 0 + 1 + 6 = 9. Her self-produced sophomore album 9 is a combination of intellectual rigor, real world activism and lyrical musicality. The album’s first single “Humble Mi,” also featured on 9mm Vol 2., is available now.
For those who’ve been waiting for Rasta consciousness to mount a resurgence in contemporary reggae, Jah9 is a figure of revelation. She first caught the attention of many with a string of singles including “Avocado,” “Steamers A Bubble,” “Jungle” and “Gratitude,” The singer-songwriter and producer boasts a soul and jazz inflected melodicism and possesses a fiery vigor in her dynamic live shows. Jah9 is also university graduate, a multidisciplinary yoga instructor, a youth at risk counselor and a celebrated poet.
9mm Vol. 2: Pre-Album Groundings – Track Listing
July 23, 2016 || Portland, Oregon || NorthWest World Reggae Festival
July 24, 2016 || Seattle, Washington || Hale’s Ales Palladium ||
July 26, 2016 || Vancouver, Canada || Fortune Sound Club || YOGA ON DUB
July 27, 2016 || Vancouver, Canada || Fortune Sound Club
July 28, 2016 || Philadelphia, PA || One Arts Community Center w/ Akae Beka
July 29, 2016 || Rochester, NY || Abilene Bar & Lounge
July 30, 2016 || Toronto, Canada|| Island Soul Festival
July 31, 2016 || Ithaca, NY || Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Commons
August 2, 2016 || Manhattan, NYC || SOB’s
August 3, 2016 || Denver, Colorado || Mi Yard || YOGA ON DUB
August 4, 2016 || Denver, Colorado || The Roxy Theatre
August 5, 2016 || Humboldt, California || Reggae on the River
August 11, 2016 || San Vera, Italy || Dromos Festival
August 12, 2016 || Wien, Austria || Afrika Tage Festival
August 13, 2016 || Ostroda, Poland || Ostroda Reggae Festival
August 16, 2016 || Benicassim, Spain || Rototom Sunspash
August 17, 2016 || Brescia, Italy || Festa di Radio Onda d’Urto
August 19, 2016 || Geneva, Switzerland || Festival Plein Les Watts
August 26, 2016 || Hannovre, Germany || Pavillon Kulturzentrum w/ Sara Lugo
August 27, 2016 || Anvers, Belgium || Antwerp Reggae Festival
August 28, 2016 || Northhampshire, UK || Shambala Festival
September 3, 2016 || Chigwell, UK || One Love Sound Festival
September 9, 2016 || Nairobi, Kenya || The Alchemist
September 16, 2016 || Diani Beach, Kenya
Bulby’s sound spans multiple genres – merging reggae, dancehall, dub and EDM into a style of his own. The project has consistently been receiving spins on BBC Radio 1, BBC 1Xtra, Capital XTRA & much more!
As one of Jamaica’s most in-demand studio men, the Kingston-born producer has put his touch on signature dancehall records by Sean Paul, Bounty Killer and Beenie Man and also worked with the who’s who of pop music, including No Doubt, Rihanna, Britney Spears and Madonna. After years of bringing other people’s projects to life, Bulby now has a masterpiece he can call his own in Epic & Ting.
Download “Epic & Ting”: http://smarturl.it/EpicAndTing
Reggae is good for all occasions. Why would Mother’s Day be any different? Check out these tributes and dedications from reggae’s brightest stars centered around the themes of love and appreciation for their mothers.
A reggae podcast to connect fans with the beautiful music they love.
1 Assassin aka Agent Sasco – Mama Sons
2 Jah Mason – Wipe Those Tears
3 Sizzla – Greatest Mother
4 Wayne Wonder – Mama
5 2Face Idibia – Arican Queen Remix
6 Garnet Silk – Like A Mother
7 Chronixx – Wall Street
8 BOUNTY KILLER – MAMA’S LOVE
9 BERES HAMMOND – RESPECT TO YOU BABY
10 Exco Levi – Hello – Mama
11 Sizzla – Mama Pain
12 Bounty Killer – Mama (Gone But Not Forgotten)
13 D’Angel – MOTHER’S LOVE
14 Versatile – Thank You Mommy
15 Anthony B – Mama
16 I-Octane – Run Mi Out
17 JAH VINCI – MAMA DON’T CRY
18 Vybz Kartel aka Addi Innocent ft. PG 13 (Lil Addi, Lil Vybz) – Love Mommy
19 I-Octane – Mamma
20 Vybz Kartel – Mama
21 Beenie Man & Elephant Man – Mama
22 I-Wayne – Love & Honour For Mama
Michael ‘Que’ Nugent, an engineer/producer who has done work with artists such as Sizzla Kalonji, Lt. Stitchie and many other great Jamaican acts, has re-entered the music business after a very long hiatus.
Que, as he is affectionately called by his colleagues in the industry, this week, released the “Cyber World Riddim.” This is a four track compilation featuring Omar Perry, son of the legendary Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Karamanti, Tasha T and Blessed. The songs are currently only available to disc-jockeys as the official digital retail date has not yet been announced.
Reggae Vibes Music presents the Reggae Vibes Riddim featuring 15 all new one drop productions from Reggae Vibes Music / Warriors Musick Productions. The Riddim features a new song from reggae legend Sizzla, strong entries from Lutan Fyah, Jah Mason, and Fantan Mojah along with emerging singers Devano, Deego, Dreama, Shane Hoosong and more.
Sizzla Kalonji bolsters the riddim with “Greatest Mother,” a song in which he channels his inner synthesizer while bringing forth words of appreciation reminiscent of the vibe on his popular “Thank You Mama.” Kana Stone performs a festival ready anthem for reggae music with a simple, yet passionate delivery on “Love the Reggae.”
Ginjah delivers a fresh marijuana ballad with a catchy refrain on “All This Time.” In a love song about his island nation entitled “So In Love,” Guche London pledges allegiance to Jamaica convincingly. Turbulence infuses his voice with the melodic notes of the riddim in the most soulful way as he sings of a love written in the stars on “For Me.”
Harlem, New York Hip Hop artist Charlie Clips combines with Delus on “They Don’t Know,” the most natural-sounding combination between rapper and singer over a one-drop reggae riddim. This joint is laced with conscious lyrics which would resonate with real hip hop heads and hardcore reggae enthusiasts alike.
To celebrate International Reggae Day (July 1) and to start the 2015 summer season off with a positive vibration Highlanda.net and The Honorary Citizen present the “Rocksteady ATL Sunny Season Day Party,” on Sunday July 5th at The Sound Table(483 Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta, GA) from 5pm to midnight with host Archangel SuperPEC, live performance by Little Pinchers, and live DJ sets by Isis Swaby, Love People Sound, DJ Passport, and Highlanda Sound.
The highly talented Little Pinchers, a singer whose music is as he describes, “For the mature audiences” will bolster the evening with an intimate performance sharing his great passion for music live. Spinning all vinyl selections and appearing in Atlanta for the very first time will be Isis Swaby, a Harlem bred DJ/Musician/Visual Artist and daughter of the iconic reggae dub producer, Augustus Pablo. She will be joined on the decks by Sound Table residents Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound and DJ Passport (Dread Takeover mixtape series) along with guest DJ Chigga of Love People Sound.
The Rocksteady ATL event takes place on the first Sunday of each month as an alternative to the mainstream dancehall parties which have become commonplace. DJ Passport and Kahlil Wonda’s vision was to create a nightlife option to celebrate authentic reggae music in the city of Atlanta, and provide an uplifting experience where patrons can enjoy classic roots reggae, dub, and lovers rock music combined with the best quality conscious reggae of today.
Voted Best of Atlanta 2014 by Atlanta Magazine and located at 483 Edgewood Avenue near the intersection of Boulevard in the rejuvenated, historic Old-4th Ward district of downtown Atlanta, the Sound Table is as well known for its ambiance and acoustic properties as it is for fabulous cocktails and world-class mixology.
In this episode we feature the multi-talented singer and producer of many hits, Anthony Malvo, along with pioneering dancehall icon Little Twitch.
Anthony Malvo began his singing career in the early 1980’s in Kingston Jamaica on the Legendary Black Star Sound System. Malvo later moved on to perform, and record with the Reggae Producer and label King Jammys during their prime.
It was on King Jammys Sound System that Anthony Malvo often teamed up with Little Twitch among others as they dominated the Jamaican dancehall scene for most of the 1980s with many jam packed sessions and sound clash victories.
Here is a sampling of the many hits performed by both artists. Anthony Malvo’s latest single “I’m Not the Only One” which was produced by Ed Robinson is also featured in the mix.
Please enjoy this episode and look out for Little Twitch and Anthony Malvo to appear in Atlanta for ROCKSTEADY at the Sound Table on Sunday May 3, 2015.
1 Anthony Malvo and Sizzla – Cyaan Draw Wi Out
2 Anthony Malvo and Capleton – One Day Rude Boy
3 Little Twitch – Spanish Fly
4 Little Twitch – Devil Send You Come
5 Sluggy Ranks and Little Twitch – Jah Is Guiding I
6 Little Twitch – Respect Due
7 Anthony Malvo – Bad Minded People
8 Anthony Malvo – All of Me
9 Anthony Malvo – Is It Love
10 Anthony Malvo – I’m Not The Only One
11 Anthony Malvo and Daddy Lizard – Greatest Gal Lover
12 Little Twitch – Py Py Love
13 Anthony Malvo and Tiger – Come Back To Me (Summer Love)
14 Little Twitch -Watch Your Friends
15 Anthony Malvo and Daddy Lizard – Take You To The Dance