Chronixx Takes the Stage in Atlanta and Does not Disappoint

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His long awaited first show in the Atlanta area promised to be epic and it was indeed as Chronixx along with his Zinc Fence Redemption band rocked the Atrium event center in Stone Mountain, Georgia this past Saturday night.
Kahlil Wonda and Chronixx backstage at The Atrium  (Stone Mountain, GA)

Kahlil Wonda and Chronixx backstage at The Atrium
(Stone Mountain, GA)

I arrived at the almost-sold-out venue just after Chronixx entered the stage – approximately 2:30 a.m.  There was a sea of people congregated to see the world’s current top reggae act live in person, but this was no ordinary Atlanta reggae concert crowd.  I saw diversity!  Every race and age group seemed to be represented and Chronixx was apparently poised to back up all the hype that has surrounded his name for the past year and a half.

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The backing band was sonically flawless all night long, delivering the bass lines and melodic accompaniment that Chronixx demands on the road. He only performs with his Zinc Fence crew and together they are a killer performance team – a musical force to be reckoned with.  This time around they created a synergy that lasted for approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes on stage at the Atrium.

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2013’s Reggae artist of the year, credited with being the catalyst of the present Reggae revival controlled the crowd like a veteran, injecting more energy and understanding into the audience with relevant speech in between musical sets.

Chronixx offered singles from the “Dread and Terrible” EP and all were graciously received by the Atlanta onlookers. To the delight of fans, he served up songs that helped solidify his title as leader on the new school such as “Odd Ras (Nah Follow Nobody),” “Behind Curtain,” and “Smile Jamaica.” He infused Bob Marley and Super Cat lyrics as a part of the whole package, which all came off very well. After returning for an encore set, Mr. McNaughton finally closed out and bid the Atlanta people farewell.

Even though for many reasons (which I will not list right now) the Atrium is far from being my favorite concert venue, I will give the “Dread and Terrible” tour’s Atlanta show extremely high ratings. This was one of the best performances I have seen here in a very long time (think 1990s). Kudos to the promotion team of Pak Entertainment and Webba Promo. For Chronixx, the future is bright, and reggae is in good hands.

Dread & Terrible (download)

The Top Rated 8 Dancehall Reggae Countdown 10-2-13

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Here is the latest podcast of the international “Top Rated 8 Dancehall Reggae Countdown” featuring the top 8 reggae and dancehall songs of the week.  Chronixx-Tuko-Rada-peace-concert-Nairobi-Kenya

8 – Smile Jamaica – Chronixx – Silky Walks Records
7 – At The Top (Just Us) – Mavado – Armzhouse Records
6 – Call Angola – Jah Bouks -Sunizes Entertainment
5 – Watch Out For This – Major Lazer feat. Busy Signal, The Flexican & F.S. Green – Secretly Canadian/Mad Decent Production
4 – Convertible – Vybz Kartel – UIM Records
3 – I AM…I SAID – MIKEY SPICE -JOE FRASER RECORDS
2 – Other Side Of Love – Sean PaulAtlantic Records
1 – HERE COMES TROUBLE – CHRONIXX- OVERSTAND RECORDS

Listen to the Top Rated 8 Dancehall Reggae Countdown 10-2-13 Podcast.

Download the Top Rated 8 Dancehall Reggae Countdown 10-2-13 MP3 file.

Listen live to the “Top Rated 8 Dancehall Reggae Countdown” each Wednesday on Da Music Vault with Kahlil Wonda 6-9pm ET on Daflavaradio.com.

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DANCEHALL NOW TOP RATED EIGHT COUNTDOWN – SEPTEMBER 10, 2014

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This is the latest episode of the syndicated Dancehall Now podcast produced by Kahlil Wonda and Terri K for September 10, 2013 featuring the very latest dancehall music in a full stereo radio broadcast format.

Belizean Reggae superstar Eljai is set to release a brand new single & ep "For You" on iTunes Tuesday April 9, through Jah Mix Entertainment/VPAL Music. "For You" is produced by the Reggae legend. Dean "Cannon" Fraser.

Eljai – For You – #1 

This episode includes the Top Rated Eight at 8 Countdown which broadcasts weekly on the Dancehall Now Radio Show (Tuesdays 6pm – 9pm EST) on Da Flava Radio.

Dancehall Now is in keeping with Highlanda Sound’s stated mission to entertain and promote reggae music world wide.

Top Rated 8 Weekly Countdown – 9/10/2013

1 For You – Eljai
2 Fight This Feeling – Shaggy featuring Beres Hammond
3 I Am, I Said – Mikey Spice
4 Macka Diamond – Dye Dye
5 Easy To Love – Maxi Priest
6 Smile Jamaica – Chronixx
7 Dweet – Ninjaman featuring Specialist
8 Call Angola – Jah Bouks

Please download the entire mp3 file or just click to listen to the audio stream now. We sincerely hope you enjoy the selections. Please send your comments, feedback, and requests. If you like what you hear please subscribe to get automatic updates when new shows are added.

 

‘The Top Rated 8′ Dancehall Reggae Weekly Countdown (8/13/13)

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I have the exclusive honor of presenting to you ‘The Top Rated 8′ Dancehall Reggae Weekly Countdown.  Catch this segment of Dancehall Now, your modern dancehall 101 show, live every Tuesday at 8pm EST on Daflavaradio.com.

‘Fight This Feeling’ performed by Shaggy featuring Beres Hammond is still sitting comfortably in the #1 spot with Belizean reggae singer,  FIGHT THIS FEELING - SHAGGY FEAT. BERES HAMMOND ElJai, moving up to the runner-up spot.  Chronixx once again has two entries on the countdown with ‘Smile Jamaica’ making a re-entry at #6.
Without further delay here are the top rated 8 reggae and dancehall songs internationally this week.  Watch the official music videos here and click the song titles to download.

1 –  Fight This Feeling – SHAGGY feat. BERES HAMMOND – RANCH ENT

2 –  For You – Eljai – Jah Mix Ent/VPAL

 

3 –  Easy to Love – Maxi Priest – Fat eyes/Bulby

 4 –  Fi Di Jockey – Aidonia – Di Genius

5 – Watch Out For This – Major Lazer feat. Busy Signal, The Flexican & F.S. Green – Secretly Canadian/Mad Decent Production

6 –  Smile Jamaica – Chronixx – Silly Walks Discotheque

7 –  Gimme Likkle One Drop – Tarrus Riley – Chimney rec

 

8 –  Behind Curtain – Chronixx – Zinc Fence Records

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