The Journey Chosen

The Journey Chosen review

A review of The Journey Chosen by Spragga Benz, the new album. Nick from the Jamaican State of Mind podcast links up to defend Spragga, his favorite artist.

The Journey Chosen by Spragga Benz


  • Koffee becomes Mastercard’s brand ambassador for Jamaica.
  • Buju Banton featured on FIFA 21, performs for launch.
  • SoundChat Radio launches a new website with a premium subscription model.

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  • Koffee and Buju team up for the “Pressure” remix.
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Why We Love the 90s

Jamaican State of Mind podcast host Nicholas joins the Reggae Lover crew to reminisce about the most trendsetting decade – the 90s.

Highlanda Sound 136 - Why We Love the 90s REGGAE LOVER

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But why do we love the 1990s so much?

We talk about some of the most iconic figures from that time and bring the conversation current to explore why things are so different now.


Spragga Benz Greatest Hits Tribute Mix | Reggae Lover Podcast # 80

The best of Spragga, from ‘Jack it Up’ to ‘Shotta Culture.

He began his career around 1991. Once known to his friends as
Episode 80 – Reggae Lover Podcast – Spragga Benx Mix. Click links below.

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More Fire! - Reggae Lover Podcast 60

More Fire! – Reggae Lover Podcast 60


Top Reality Songs in 1990s Reggae Dancehall Music

It was a time when Bounty Killer was given the title “Poor People Governor” and had a streak of hit songs banned from radio airplay in Jamaica because he spoke out against corruption and divisiveness in political policies and sang about ineptitude and abuse by local law enforcement. There was a resurgence of lyrical protest songs uniting and re-energizing the dancehall followers in the streets of Jamaica with positive messages earning the biggest crowd responses. Buju Banton, who emerged as the “Voice of Jamaica” delivered words of wisdom and warning to his fan base and his lyrical ideals deepened right along with his Rastafarian faith.

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The same went for Capleton who was dominant and was dubbed “The Fire Man.” Capleton burned the hottest fire with a string of releases that dissected and illustrated all the faults he found with “Babylon system” and during his live stage performances, massive eruptions of energy occurred. Artists such as Sizzla, Luciano, and Anthony B were also extremely influential within this conscious movement of the 1990s.

The up-tempo (dancehall) riddims being produced in this era of Jamaican music offered very diverse story lines so there were songs about the latest dance moves, gunman tunes, girls anthems, and ganja dedications surrounded by songs about spirituality, African liberation, “burning out” current corrupt government officials and taboo trends, or the struggles of the poor in the ghetto.

Top Reality Songs in 1990s Reggae Dancehall Music

Top Reality Songs in 1990s Reggae Dancehall Music

This mix focuses on the danceable selections of that period that kept it real. Reality tunes, similar in content to the roots reggae standards of reggae’s foundation era, but aligned with the most popular riddims that dominated the dancehall. This was the music that could be heard at the climax of sound system sessions primarily from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s. Please press play and take a brief trip back to “fire time.” More Fire!


  1. Sweet C – Natty Dread
  2. Spragga Benz – Moving Up The Line
  3. Beenie Man – Music A Di Beat
  4. Louie Culture – Ganga Lee
  5. Beenie Man – Blessed
  6. Bushman ft. I Lue – Send Them Come
  7. Zebra – Selassie Warning
  8. Capleton – No Carbon Copy
  9. Bounty Killer – Babylon System A Go Down
  10. Capleton – Good So
  11. Buju Banton – Deportees (Tings Change)
  12. Beenie Man – Foundation
  13. Capleton – Stay Far From Trouble
  14. Terry Ganzie – Ragga Ragga
  15. Sizzla – Dem A Gaze
  16. Capleton – Bad Mind
  17. Bounty Killer – Fed Up
  18. Spragga Benz – Peace
  19. Louie Culture – Don’t Get Weary
  20. Capleton – Almshouse
  21. Little Hero, Merciless & Action Fire – God Alone
  22. Capleton ft. Jah Thunder – Fire
  23. Capleton – Badness
  24. Sizzla – Karate
  25. Buju Banton – Rampage
  26. Capleton – Cuyah Cuyah Cuyah
  27. Capleton – Things Are Happening
  28. Capleton – More Prophet
  29. Bounty Killer – Anytime
  30. Beenie Man – Gospel Time




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

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.

Bob Marley 70th Birthday Bash Promo Mixtape *Side A*


Bob Marley Birthday 2015 Promotional Mix by Highlanda and Archangel

Bob Marley Birthday 2015 Promotional Mix by Highlanda and Archangel

Please enjoy this mixtape, a collaboration between Superpec and Kahlil Wonda comprised of music from Bob Marley, Stephen Marley, Damian Marley, and Kymani Marley along with Sizzla, Capleton, Tessanne Chin, Trey Songz, Bobby Brown, Spragga Benz, and Queen Ifrica.

Also listen out for foundation reggae giants like Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh, Dennis Brown, Toots, Third World, Freddie McGregor, Horace Andy, Ed Robinson, Gregory Isaacs, Willie Williams, Ini Kamozi, Papa Michigan, Johnny Osborne, Half Pint, Garnett Silk, and Steele Pulse.


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1990’s Reggae Music, Top Songs and Riddims from the Dancehall


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1 Simpleton – 1/4 to Twelve
2 Captain Barkey – Antichrist
3 Buccaneer – You Nuh Care
4 Lizard – Slapper Dapper
5 Fabby Dolly – Peanut Punch
6 Mad Cobra – Dun Wife
7 Buju Banton – First and Last
8 Mr. Vegas – Everywhere I Go
9 Snow, Nadine Sutherland, Terror Fabulous, Beenie Man, Buju Banton and
Kulcha Know – Anything For You
10 Spragga Benz featuring Nadine Sutherland – Please Me
11 Gary Minott – Seek God
12 Daddy Screw and Bonovan Steele – Miss Bonafied
13 Frisco Kid – You and You Man
14 Terror Fabulous – Behold
15 Spragga Benz – W
16 Beenie Man – Certain Man
17 Beenie Man – Slam
18 Beenie Man – Wicked Ride
19 Buju Banton – Only Man
20 Frisco Kid – Living In Style
21 Spragga Benz featuring Wayne Wonder – Dedicated To My Favorite Girl
22 Dennis Brown – Our Day Will Come
23 Gary Minott – No More
24 Daddy Screw and Bonovan Steele – Big Tings A Gwan
25 Daddy Screw and Bonovan Steele – Dapper (Breathe Again)
26 Don Yute and Wayne Wonder – Loving In Excess
27 Dugsy Ranks – Wifee
28 Louie Culture – No Gyal
29 Frisco Kid – Big Speech
30 Spragga Benz – Tings A Gwaan
31 Buju Banton – Man A Look You
32 Nadine Sutherland and Buju Banton – Second Class Love
33 Nadine Sutherland and Terror Fabulous – Action
34 Wayne Wonder and Louie Culture – Live and Learn
35 Spragga Benz – Peace
36 Beenie Man – Better Learn
37 Rayvon and Red Fox – Bashment Party
38 Bounty Killer and Richie Stephens – Maniac
39 Bounty Killer and Barrington Levy – Living Dangerously
40 Spragga Benz – Camouflage
41 Snagga Puss – Tatie
42 Spragga Benz and Wayne Wonder – Never Keeping Secrets
43 Monster Shack Crew (Ghost, Roundhead, General B) – Round Robin (Do
You Remember?)
44 Jigsy King and Tony Curtis – Real Love
45 Buju Banton – Stamina Daddy

Wayne Wonder Mix – Reggae Vault Classics 48

50 of Wayne Wonder‘s hits are featured in this extended mix segment complete with biographical facts courtesy of Highlanda Sound and the Reggae Vault Classics show. Look for Wayne Wonder’s new album in stores now entitled “My Way.”

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1 Heal The World
2 Emptiness
3 Murder featuring Buju Banton
4 Talk About (Dub)
5 One More Chance
6 Hold On
7 Keep Forgeting
8 Sensi Ride featuring Don Youte
9 Only You
10 Do You?
11 When I’m With You
12 Lonely featuring Buju Banton
13 Ebony Eyes
14 Face It
15 Forever Young
16 Youre The One
17 Anything For You
18 Saddest Day
Wayne Wonder Album Now In Stores
19 Movie Star featuring Buju Banton
20 Nothing At All
21 Give Me That Love
22 You Send The Rain
23 Let Us Be Friends featuring D’Angel
24 Dem A Worry
25 Informer (Dub)
26 Baby You And I
27 Why Did You?
28 I’ll Be Loving You
29 Rumors
30 Desperately
31 You Go Girl featuring Spragga Benz
32 All This Time
33 Never Meant To Lie featuring Spragga Benz
34 Live and Learn featuring Louie Culture
35 Talk About featuring Terror Fabulous
36 Loving Excess featuring Don Youte
37 Bashment Girl
38 Joyride featuring Baby Cham
39 Keep Them Coming
40 Criss Pack Of Boots featuring Bounty Killer
41 Sing A Long
42 Informer
43 Glamour Gal
44 Dreamland featuring Frisco Kid
45 The Story w/ Surprize
46 Can’t Be Duplicated
47 Run Out Pon Dem
48 If I Ever
49 Hold Me Now
50 Caught Up


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Dancehall Now Promo Mix Volume 1 from Highlanda Sound System


For promotional purposes and by popular demand, Highlanda Sound System debuts a brand new “Dancehall Now” mixtape series with Volume 1 featuring various artists.



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DANCEHALL NOW is a live music-oriented, syndicated radio program designed to spotlight the latest and greatest in dancehall music and other popular Caribbean genres. Live on Tuesdays at 6pm EST.

Twitter: @DancehallNow 

Spragga Benz ft. Sean Paul Video Shoot Behind The Scenes

Spragga Benz and Sean Paul on the set for the 2012 Material Riddim single  ‘Call Upon Jah Jah’ music video.  The OFFICIAL VIDEO is COMING SOON so STAY TUNED!!!

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Talking Shotta Culture With Spragga Benz – Dancehall Now 44


This feature recaps a candid interview with superstar reggae/dancehall artist turned big-screen actor Spragga Benz, plus highlights from the Highlanda mix show on Dancehall Now.  Spragga talks with SuperPec about the ‘Shotta Culture’ album, touring with Stephen Marley, his reaction to the Trayvon Martin case and more.  

Catch the syndicated Dancehall Now broadcast live on each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm (EST).


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New Classic Reggae Podcast: 98 Tunes In A 3-Hour Mega Mix

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This is the latest episode of the syndicated Reggae Vault Classics podcast produced by Highlanda Sound System for December, 2010. The Reggae Vault Classics Radio Show airs on Da Flava Radio ( every Wednesday at 6pm EST.

Listen as we blend all the best from the 1980s through 2000s including Beres Hammond, Sanchez, Thriller U, Singing Melody, Wayne Wonder, Shabba Ranks, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Super Cat and much more.  This mega mix contains 98 songs – almost 3 hours of music!




1   Cry Cry  Baby – Beres Hammond

2   I’ve Been Missing You – Thriller U

3   Turn It Up – Lukie D

4   Mr. Old Nail – Simpleton

5   Mr. War War – Merciless

6   Pirate’s Anthem – Home T featuring Cocoa Tea and Shabba Ranks

7   Tell Me Which One – Shabba Ranks featuring Admiral Tibet

8   Telephone Love – JC Lodge

9   Deh Pon Me Mind – Shabba Ranks

10  Nuff Respect – Lady G

11  Rumors – Gregory Isaacs

12 Everyone Hustling – Josey Wales

13 Woman Nuh Fret – Buju Banton

14 I Am Moving – Buju Banton

15 Love Me Browning – Buju Banton

16 Love Black Woman – Buju Banton

17 The Grudge – Buju Banton

18 When I’m With You – Wayne Wonder

19 Do You – Wayne Wonder

20 Fussing and Fighting – Garnet Silk

23 If Loving Was A Crime – Buju Banton

24 Face It – Wayne Wonder

25 Cellular Number – Bounty Killer

26 Center Of Attraction – Lukie D

27 Babyface – Nadine Sutherland

28 That Girl – Sanchez

29 I’ll Be Loving You – Wayne Wonder

30 That Sound – Sanchez

31 The Bomber – Cutty Ranks

32 Baby Can I Hold You Tonight – Foxy Brown

33 Fast Car – Wayne Wonder

34 Anything For You – Wayne Wonder

35 Reasons – Johnny Osborne


36 Ribbon In The Sky – Thriller U

37 We’re In This Love – Singing Melody

38 Shower Me With Your Love – Singing Melody

39 Groovy Kind Of Love – Singing Melody

40 Gal A Chat- Alton Black featuring Blacka Ranks

41 Wicked Inna Bed – Shabba Ranks

42 Jump and Spread Out – Flourgon

43 Give It A Chance – Sanchez

44 Rosemarie – Sanchez

45 Hot – Major Mackerel

46 G.C. Tax – Capleton

47 Almshouse – Capleton

48 Jump Up And Swear – Spragga Benz

49 Rise To Meet Jah – Sanchez featuring Flourgon

50 Cherish The Love – Sanchez

51 All This Time – Wayne Wonder

52 Workie Workie – Chaka Demus

53 Young Gal Business – Chaka Demus

54 Tatie – Snagga Puss

55 Camouflage – Spragga Benz

56 Mud Up – SuperCat

57 Scalp Dem – SuperCat

58 Don Dada – Supercat

59 Twice My Age – Shabba Ranks featuring Crystal

50 Hot Gal Nuh Wear Second Hand – Spragga Benz

51 Man Confuse – Merciless

52 Blackboard – Beenie Man

53 Gal Dem Way – Beenie Man

54 Benz And Bimma – Bounty Killer

55 When I Hold You Tonight – General Degree

56 Nothing Nah Go Gwan – Delta

57 She Wrong – Spragga Benz

58 Bad Inna New Clothes – General B

59 Call The Hearse – Bushman

60 Do You Wanna – Tony Curtis


61 Foundation – Beenie Man

62 Mission Impossible Instrumental – Sly and Robbie

63 Impossible Mission – Innocent Crew

64 Living Dangerously – Barrington Levy and Bounty Killer

65 Good In Her Clothes – Capleton

66 Call Me On The Phoneline – Capleton

67 Badman Nuh Dress Like Girl – Scare Dem Crew

68 Has The World Gone Mad? – Beenie Man

69 What You A Say Star? – Spragga Benz

70 100 Dollar Bag – Beenie Man

71 Whoa – Capleton

72 Calling My Name – Sean Paul

73 Dance The Angel – Harry Toddler

74 Log On – Elephant Man

75 Online – Elephant Man

76 Jamaica – Elephant Man

77 Cook – Lexxus

78 Go Up – Mr. Vegas

79 Shake Your Bam Bam – TOK

80 Nah Get No Bligh – Sean Paul

81 Everyone Falls In Love – Tanto Metro and Devonte

82 Crazy Looks – Capleton

83 Be My Love Tonight – Buju Banton

84 Nah Run Back A Nuh Gal – Scare Dem Crew

85 Tell Me – Beenie Man

86 Opportunity – Buju Banton

87 Got To Be – Wayne Wonder

88 New Millennium – Wayne Marshall / Vybz Kartel

89 The Bombing – Elephant Man

90 Whining  Machine – Elephant Man

91 Say You Love Me – Sizzla

92 Dollar Wine – Colin Lucas

93 Whoa Donkey – Burning Flames

94 Faluma -Square One

95 Togetherness – Square One

96 Its Carnival – Destra

97 You Make Me Wanna Jump – Rupee

98 Roll It – Alison Hinds featuring Machel Montano

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Podcast: Dancehall Now Thanksgiving Show – Nov 23, 2010

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This is the latest episode of the syndicated Dancehall Now podcast produced by Highlanda Sound System for November, 2010. Dancehall Now airs on Da Flava Radio every Tuesday at 6pm EST. Dancehall Now features the very latest dancehall and soca music in a full stereo radio broadcast format.

Special Guests: Billy Slaughter of Stone Love, Bugsy Bam Bam, DJ Cold Rice, Mikey Top Ten, Rico Vibes, Virtuous One, Pampi


1 Stay The Same – Spragga Benz feat. Stephen Marley and Jazmine Sullivan
2 Anything You Want – Mary J. Blige featuring Gyptian and Busta Rhymes
3 Nah Let Go (Soca Remix) – Gyptian
4 Real Man – Chuck Fender
5 Nine Lives – Mavado
6 Irie – Andrew and Wada Blood
7 Dreams – Popcaan
8 Love Me Right – Selena Serrano featuring Pressure Buss Pipes
9 Original Dancehall Style – Richie Stephens
10 Hold A Vibe – ZJ Liquid
11 Jeans And Fitted – Vybz Kartel
12 Mixshow Segment**
13 Blessed – Eljai featuring Capleton
14 Stronger – Cham featuring Mykal Rose and Bounty Killer

**Mixshow Segment features new music from Cherine Anderson, Warrior King, Romain Virgo, Lutan Fyah, L.U.S.T, Busy Signal, Mavado and Flexxx, Beenie Man, Angel Doolas and Bounty Killer, Vybz Kartel, Khago, ZJ Liquid, Spice, Timberlee and Akane, Tarrus Riley

Sponsors: Da Flava Radio Outreach, The Honorable Vin Martin, Holy Cross Church, Da Costa Plumbing, Atlanta Jamaica Association, Earl Hilton, Tropical Brand, Chapel Auto Sales, Joe T Plumbing, Atlanta Tile and Masonry, The Whatz Happening and The Honorary Citizen.



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Spragga Benz Delivers ‘Shotta Culture’

Spragga Benz is one of the greatest lyricists of all time, but we also cannot ever begin to discount the entertainment value brought forth from this prolific artist over the years.  Now in 2010, please take note of that which is to come.  Drum and bass, plus horns blended with timely, precise, thought-provoking lyrical presentation… Here is some of the latest and greatest material out of Jamaica: Shotta Culture (Official Music Video).

Stay tuned…

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Upcoming Events and Radio Features


We haven’t posted new blogs in a while so here’s a quick update for the holiday season.  More podcast posts are on the way as well.

Log on to and listen to Highlanda’s Reggae Vault Classics Show on Wednesday at 7pm EST. Spragga Benz is today’s featured artist.

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SATURDAY DECEMBER 18, 2009 from 10pm UNTIL…

Respec’ The Bronx edition of Respec’ Fridays goes down Friday December 18th
Musical vibes by DJ Kash, Highlanda & Juggla.
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– Ladies FREE All night // Guys FREE ’til Midnight.
– $3 Respec’ Shots
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Caribbean Media Network presents Highlanda, Frank Ski, Art Terrel and Si-Man host NYE in the ATL 2010 — Thursday, December 31, 2009 — Atlanta’s BIGGEST NEW YEAR’s EVENT. Click Flyer to Purchase Tickets

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1990s Dancehall Podcast Updated – Download Now

Hi everyone, I posted a new episode to the Highlanda Sounds 1990s Dancehall Podcast.

Please click HERE to view it.

See you there!

– Highlanda

The 90s was a time in dancehall when songs had one-word titles like “Memories” by Beenie Man, “Suspense” by Bounty Killer and “Badmind” by Capleton. Singer Wayne Wonder made his mark on the dancehall world, voicing hit tunes in a prolific manner on many an uptempo riddim. This was a time when the sound clash business was at its apex with the leading artist being Mr. Rodney Price, also known as The Warlord, or Poor People’s Governor, or more popularly as BOUNTY KILLER. All you had to do be the best DJ/sound system, especially in Brooklyn where I was at the time, was play the most Bounty – it was that simple.


1 Ready To Ride – Wayne Wonder
2 Criss Pack of Boots – Bounty Killer featuring Wayne Wonder
3 Show Me Dem – Bounty Killer
4 Boom Tune – Baby Cham
5 Glamour Gal – Wayne Wonder
6 Big Heavy Man – General Degree
7 More Wood – Baby Cham
8 New Suzuki – Beenie Man
9 Tear Off Me Garments – Beenie Man
10 Sweets For My Sweet – Lady Saw
11 Girls From Near And Far – Merciless
12 Badmind – Capleton
13 Fed Up – Bounty Killer
14 The Best – Wayne Wonder
15 Worthless Bwoy – Bounty Killer
16 Skettel Boom – Ricky General
17 Bun Dem – Frisco Kid
18 A Gal A Chat – Mad Cobra
19 The More Them Fight We – Nitty Kutchie/Angel Doolas
20 Memories – Beenie Man
21 Suspense – Bounty Killer
22 Christmas – Beenie Man
23 Ask Fi War (John Gotti) – Bounty Killer
24 Miss Ivy Last Son – Bounty Killer
25 No Long Arguement – Spragga Benz
26 Hell Swell – Mad Cobra
27 Tatie – Snagga Puss
28 Workie Workie – Admiral Bailey
29 Gimme Pass – Ninja Man
30 Benti Uno – Pinchers/Bounty Killer
31 Mud Up – Supercat
32 Kerry – Donovan Steele and Daddy Screw
33 Heartbreaker – Maxi Priest and Daddy Screw
34 No Ride Again – Terror Fabulous
35 Old Before Young – Louie Culture
36 Sing A Song – Wayne Wonder
37 Go Cinderalla – Richie Stephens
38 Maniac – Bounty Killer and Richie Stephens
39 Little and Cute – Frisco Kid
40 Goodas Girls – Baby Cham
41 Machine Gun Kelly – Spragga Benz
42 Teenie Weenie – Beenie Man
43 Matey – Beenie Man
44 Gi Wi Di Nanny – Spragga Benz and Don Yute
45 Anyman You Want – Tony Curtis and Jigsy King
46 More dem Talk – Mad Cobra
47 Money – Admiral Bailey
48 Real Thing – Tony Curtis and Jigsy King
49 World Dance – Beenie Man
50 Gangalee – Louie Culture
51 Ragga Ragga – Terry Ganzie
52 Mix Up Punch – Terror Fabulous
53 NO Arguement – Bounty Killer
54 Natty Dread – Sweet C
55 You Alone – Terry Ganzie
56 Music A Di Beat – Beenie Man
57 Moving Up The Line – Spragga Benz
58 Champion – Buju Banton


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Highlanda Sound’s New 90s Dancehall Podcast

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Highlanda Sound’s NEW Podcast.

This show is all about the 1990’s dancehall era and the simple winning formula for our first episode is mostly Buju Banton and Spragga Benz with a touch of Nadine Sutherland and a drop of Terror Fabulous. Voila! Download this and share the audio links with your friends, family, and loved ones.

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Dancehall Juggling Center debuts with First Friday Atlanta Audio


Dancehall Juggling Center brings you audio highlights from live concerts, parties, and dances.  The term “juggling” refers to a type of dancehall performance that consists of a sound system selector weaving together a number of tunes on the same rhythm to create a continuous dance groove.  This type of selecting is often referred to as “mixing.”

Highlanda and other top rated sound systems adopt different creative styles of juggling to provide interactive, action-packed performances in front of live audiences at an energy level much higher than that which can be accomplished through mixtapes or radio. Listen to the hardcore and nightclub dancehall vibes here and keep coming back for updates. Remember, this audio footage is ALL THE WAY LIVE so parental advisory is strongly recommended!

Idris Elba with SuperPEC of Highlanda

Idris Elba with SuperPEC of Highlanda

This featured audio is from the Caribbean Room at the brand new W Hotel in Downtown Atlanta for the return of the elite monthly event, First Friday Atlanta. Master of Ceremonies for the event, Hollywood actor Idris Elba says a few words as Highlanda provides the musical vibes.




1 No No No – Dawn Penn
2 Baby Can I Hold You Tonight (Sorry) – Foxy Brown
3 I’m Still In Love – Sean Paul and Sasha
4 Saddest Day – Wayne Wonder
5 I Don’t Know Why (Movie Star) – Wayne Wonder and Buju Banton
6 Who Say – Beres Hammond and Buju Banton
7 Trying To Get To You – Richie Stephens
8 Tempted To Touch – Beres Hammond
9 Modern Girl – Courtney Melody
10 A Gal A Watch You – Alton Black
11 Substitute Lover – Barrington Levy
12 Browning – Buju Banton
13 Love Black Woman – Buju Banton
14 Just One Of Those Days – Sizzla
15 Come Over – Estelle and Sean Paul
16 Miss Independent – Ne-Yo
17 Ramping Shop – Vybz Kartel and Spice
18 Who Am I – Beenie Man
19 Goodas – Tony Matterhorn
20 Dem Nuh Ready For The Video – Elephant Man
21 No Games – Serani
22 Guide And Protect – Assassin
23 Water Boot – Buju Banton
24 So Special – Mavado
25 Uh Oh (Remix) – Lumidee, Busta Rhymes, and Fabulous
26 Dem Nuh Want No Gal – Assassin
27 Nuh Linga – Elephant Man
28 Sweep – Elephant Man
29 Click Me Fingers/Bust The Windows (Remix) – Erupt and Jasmine Sullivan
30 Gimme The Light (Remix) – Sean Paul and Busta Rhymes
31 Pon The River – Elephant Man
32 Chi Chi Man – T.O.K
33 Badman Forward – Ding Dong
34 Stookie – QQ
35 So Blessed – Mavado
36 Ramping Shop (Soca Remix) – Vybz Kartel and Spice
37 Buddy Buddy – Charley Blacks
38 Dutty Wine – Tony Matterhorn
39 Turn It Around – Square One
40 Heavy T – Faye-Ann Lyons
41 Banana – Bunji Garlin
42 Wukking Up – Fayann Lyons
43 Turn Me On – Kevin Little
44 Mamacita – Collie Budz
45 Hot Wuk – Mr. Vegas
46 Backshot – Spagga Benz and Lady Saw
47 Man A The Least – Lady Saw
48 Its Raining – Lady Saw
49 Ting A Ling – Shabba Ranks
50 Wife – Reggie Stepper
51 Dickie Dickie – Buju Banton and Nadine Sutherland
52 No Funny Guy Ting – Spragga Benz
53 Girls Way – Beenie Man
54 Blackboard – Beenie Man
55 Love How The Girls Flex – Buju Banton
56 Sex For Pleasure – Spragga Benz
57 Too Bad – Buju Banton
58 Flex – Mad Cobra
59 Boom Bye Bye – Buju Banton
60 If Love So Nice – Junior Kelly
61 Walk Away From Love – Bitty McClean
62 She’s Royal – Tarrus Riley
63 I Feel Good – Beres Hammond
64 Friends For Life – Dennis Brown
65 Cover Me – Tinga Stewart and Ninjaman
66 Sweetness – Beres Hammond
67 Always On My Mind (Remix) – Daville and Sean Paul
68 Hot Sexy Pookie – Sean Paul

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Reggae Vault Classics 10


This is the latest episode of the syndicated Reggae Vault Classics podcast produced by Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound for the week of March 17, 2009 featuring classic reggae music in a DJ mixed format with no talking.

This episode starts with two of the biggest dancehall riddims ever with 6 tunes on the General followed by the 1990’s own Kette Drum riddimKette Drum is so prolific I could have mixed an entire 30 minute show with just Kette Drum alone, but decided to select 6 of the biggest songs on the riddim instead.  About 15 minutes in, I enter the freestyle part of the mix with classics from Sluggy Ranks, Barrington Levy, Johnny Osborne, and Dennis Brown.  D. Brown’s late 1970’s recording, ‘My Time,’ is followed up by Brooklyn, New York’s Don One label’s late 1990’s Dennis Brown vault classic entitled ‘Believe In Yourself’ on the Ballistic Affair riddim – one of the last works recorded by the late great Crown Prince of Reggae.  Any true Highlanda fan knows something is missing if there’s no Studio One in the mix so next comes Horace Andy with ‘Mr. Bassie’ – Studio 1st mega hit.  Freddie McGregor‘s version of Junior Byle’s original ‘Curly Lox’ blends right in and then the B side dub version is featured as well, before Freddie closes out Reggae Vault Classics # 10 with ‘I See It In You.’

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1   Lionheart – Garnett Silk
2   All Over Me – Little John
3   Heal the World – Wayne Wonder
4   One Day – Tony Rebel
5   Massa God World – Buju Banton
6   Coppershot – Bounty Killer
7   Holy Mount Zion – Cocoa Tea
8   Flag Flown High – Cocoa Tea/Shabba Ranks
9   Kette Drum – Beenie Man/Determine
10  Jah Jah – Terror Fabulous
11  Give Them A Bligh – Mad Cobra
12  How Long – Spragga Benz
13  Coming Of The Lord – Sluggy Ranks
14  Sensimilia – Barrington Levy
15  Little Soundboy – Johnny Osborne
16  My Time – Dennis Brown
17  Believe In Yourself – Dennis Brown
18  Mr. Bassie – Horace Andy
19  Curly Lox – Freddie McGregor
20  Curly Lox Dub – Freddie McGregor
21  I See It In You – Freddie McGregor

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Reggae Vault Classics 9 – 80s and 90s Freestyle Mix

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Reggae Vault Classics 9 is another Kahlil Wonda 80s and 90s freestyle mix consisting of hardcore dancehall and commercial hits from singers such as Pinchers, Sanchez and Wayne Wonder.  Anthem tunes from Junior Reid, Jesse Gender, Buju Banton, Shabba Ranks, Papa San, Supercat, Ninja Man, and Papa San and featured along with other essentials from the 80s and 90s.  This is a must listen, guaranteed to take you back in time if you are familiar with the reggae music from this era, and a great resource, along with the other Reggae Vault Classics podcast episodes if you have recently been introduced to or are less familiar with this great music.

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Reggae Vault Classics 9

1  Ra Pa Pam Pam – Junior Reid
2  Rudebwoy Remember – Jesse Gender
3  Borderline – Pinchers
4  Dolly My Baby (Groove Me) – Supercat
5  Boom Shack Attack (Remix) – Born Jamericans
6  Champion Lover – Deborah Glasgowe & Shabba Ranks (noisy)
7  Strange – Papa San
8  Cover Me – Tinga Stewart & Ninja Man
9  Gal A Watch You – Alton Black
10 Wicked In A Bed – Shabba Ranks
11 No Mama Man – Shabba Ranks
12 I’ll Be Loving You – Wayne Wonder
13 That Girl – Sanchez
14 That Sound – Sanchez
15 When I’m With You – Wayne Wonder
17 The Grudge – Buju Banton
18 Peanie Peanie – Shabba Ranks
19 Cellular Phone – Bounty Killer
20 Gun Fool – Terror Fabulous
21 Today Was A Good Day – Spragga Benz
22 Lazy Body – Echo Minott
23 Black Scorpio – Johnny Clark
24 Boops – Supercat

Media files
Reggae_Vault_Classics_9.mp3 (MP3 Format Sound, 59.7 MB)