For the perfect date night in the city, Sunday February 14, 2016, Highlanda.net and The Honorary Citizen present a #RubADubATL Valentines Night Lovers Rock affair starring DJ Redds from Spectrum Disco alongside Highlanda Sound and DJ Passport at The Sound Table (483 Edgewood Ave. Atlanta.) The vibes kick off at 8pm and there is no cover charge all night.
Come out to The Sound Table this Sunday night as Highlanda.net and The Honorary Citizen aim to satisfy with some big surprises. Female selector Tach from Empress Movements just mashed up #RocksteadyATL and she will be in the area for #RubADub as well alongside Highlanda Sound and DJ Passport.
“Rub-A-Dub” or “Rub-A-Dub Style” is described as one the genres doing the passage between Reggae and Dancehall. This is Reggae, mainly from the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, where DJ’s chanted and Singers sung over various tracks that were mixed in a dub style. Today, Rub-A-Dub files under Roots Reggae.
Music by DJ Passport + Highlanda Sound + Empress Movements. Doors open: 8pm to 12am. Make it a date and don’t be late. No Cover.
ROCKSTEADY ATL SUNNY SEASON DAY PARTY
The Sound Table – 483 Edgewood Ave, Atlanta, GA
The full audio from Rocksteady May 3rd 2015 featuring Jah Prince is available for download via my soundcloud page.
On Sunday May 3rd at the Sound Table, I had the great pleasure of hosting another installment of Rocksteady, Atlanta’s only thriving roots reggae monthly event. Internationally renowned hit-making reggae singer Anthony Malvo and his lyrical dancehall deejay compadre Little Twitch of King Jammys Super Power Hi Fi and King Sturgrav Sound System fame made a live appearance, performing together for the first time in years! This was also the very first feature for Little Twitch in the ATL.
The energetic audience was transported back in time by nostalgic selections drawn from resident DJ Passport and special guest DJ Jah Prince of the Sunsplash radio mix-show and Smokin’ Needles Records. The stage and tone was set for me to play a few more songs and then call in the artists who escalated things from there like the true veterans they are.
This audio portion features Malvo and Twitch in combination as I spin the riddim tracks. It was a joyous occassion in which new listeners were given an authentic taste of what dancehall reggae has to offer since the 1980s, while veteran skankers were provided with a mouth-watering feast of vibes for their own consumption.
Be there Easter Sunday April 5th as veteran selector Rico Vibes from Natural Vibes sound and Da Flava Radio.Com returns to the Sound Table for a special classic Reggae music set alongside Highlanda Sound System and DJ Passport. Doors open at 7pm, music turns up at 8pm, and admission is complimentary all night. Early arrival, as always, is strongly suggested for #RocksteadyATL.
Hear what happens at the Sound Table in Atlanta as I deliver a mixture of selections from brand new to deep foundation including roots reggae, dub and lovers rock tunes. About 28 minutes into the audio Atlanta-based dancehall artist, Dreggae, is well-received by the crowd as he interacts and performs three of his brand new one-drop songs. I follow with more musical selections and Rocksteady promises to remain a consistent event each month on 1st Sundays in Atlanta.
Visit my Soundcloud for the full, raw, audio recording including DJ Passport and Aba Shaka in addition to a good amount of other featured content.
Rocksteady with artist Dreggae making an appearance and guest selector Aba Shaka joining the residents DJ Passport and Highlanda Sound is coming up on the first day of March (this Sunday) at the Sound Table. One of the most anticipated events of the year, remember that early arrival is always suggested at #RocksteadyATL. Enjoy!
#RocksteadyATL Cartel Sound live
#RocksteadyATL DJ Passport live
Rocksteady, Atlanta’s ONLY monthly Roots Reggae event returns this weekend! Join us Sunday December 7th, 2014 at the Sound Table (Voted BEST of ATLANTA 2014 by Atlanta Magazine, and previously dubbed BEST PLACE to have a DRINK in the city of ATL).
This time around hosting duties will be handled by Atlanta Reggae artist SHOOKS S.L.R who will be celebrating his Earth Strong inna rubadub style and pattern with Music by residents Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound and DJ Passport, plus special guests CARTEL SOUND with DJ Phillip 5 and the crew.
Doors Open 8pm – Midnight; No Cover Charge; RSVP to VaultClassics@gmail.com. Must be 21+.
The Sound Table is located at 483 Edgewood Ave (corner of Boulevard) in downtown Atlanta’s revitalized Old Fourth Ward community.
Little Pinchers has released another new single, this one entitled “Just Wanna Love You.”
The “Just Wanna Love You.” download is available below .
Sunday, October 5th at the Sound Table located at 483 Edgewood Avenue from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., the Rocksteady monthly nostalgic celebration of Jamaican music returns with Reggae singer Little Pinchers hosting while DJ Passport, and Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound provide the soundtrack. For more information, email VaultClassics@gmail.com.
Rocksteady, a recurring festive occasion now being celebrated on 1st Sundays in downtown Atlanta’s re-born Old Forth Ward neighborhood presents a retro Caribbean soundtrack at a now classic locale, The Sound Table, located at 483 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312.
This is a unique old-school style themed reggae soiree powered by Highlanda Sound System and DJ Passport. Enjoy world-class mixology infused with crucial music selection you won’t get at other spots in the city.
More on the genre Rocksteady:
Rocksteady is a music genre that originated in Jamaica during the late 1960s, after SKA and before REGGAE. Rocksteady and the early reggae that followed, was built around the “one drop” drum beat, characterized by a heavy accent on the second and fourth beat of every bar, played by the bass drum and the snare together. The bass line eventually became one of the most recognizable characteristics of Jamaican music.
Despite its short lifespan, rocksteady’s influence is great as most of the reggae artists started out in Rocksteady and/or SKA. Many reggae songs became focused less on romance and more on black consciousness, politics and protest. The release of the film “The Harder They Come” and the rise of Jamaican superstar Bob Marley brought reggae to an international level that rocksteady never reached.
Although rocksteady was a short-lived phase of Jamaican popular music (about 2 years), it was hugely influential on reggae, dub and dancehall. Many bass lines originally created for rocksteady songs continue to be used in contemporary Jamaican music, such as the rhythm from “Never Let You Go” by Slim Smith (sometimes known as the Answer rhythm) and the Hi-Fashion rhythm from “Bobby Babylon” by Freddie McGregor.
Its been about two years since the last Highlanda Sound System live session at The Sound Table and a nice crowd showed up for the return and to hear some reggae revival vibes – Sunday style. Highlanda with Kahlil Wonda at the helm was joined once again by Atlanta’s DJ Passport. Tunes from Chronixx to Bob can be heard in this 2-hour snippet recorded live. Turn up and listen!
Highlanda Sound System and DJ Passport playing the finest selection of foundation sounds.
Rub a Dub to Roots, Rock Steady to Reggae… at The Sound Table – 483 Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta.
Drown out the week with roots, rocksteady, dub and good classic reggae played by ReggaeLover.com podcaster Kahlil Wonda from Highlanda Sound and DJ Passport, the official DJ of The Honorary Citizen. (8pm to 12am – NO COVER)
The Sound Table
Address: 483 Edgewood Avenue.
Old 4th Ward, Atlanta, GA
Cross Street at Boulevard
A NIGHT OF REAL DJ’S DOING REAL THINGS.
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