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Dedicated to Reggae Lovers - Hosted by Kahlil Wonda and AGARD, Reggae Lover (@ReggaeLoverPodcast) pulls back the curtain on the issues, back-stories, and adventures of the global reggae music phenomena.

This reggae podcast features discussions on the culture, economics, and all things relatable to reggae lovers. Highlanda Sound produces this Caribbean podcast with new episodes every Monday.


Find Kahlil Wonda and AGARD on Social Media:

Instagram: @KahlilWonda @AOAgard

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Top 5 Big Reggae Songs of the Year 2022
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We present the Top 5 Big Reggae Songs of the Year 2022 so far. This is the Season 9 finale of the Reggae Lover.

Also, check out Kahlil Wonda and AGARD on Pandora New Reggae Radio's "Best Reggae+Dancehall '22" program, a special mid-year feature to commemorate International Reggae Day. Here’s a direct link to the program: https://pandora.app.link/JMK5vPHojrb.



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Jul 25, 2022
The Truth About Mental Health in the Reggae World
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This is a light touch on a heavy topic. More conversations like these need to be had.

Resources:

Heal and Grow Journey Podcast.

Reggae Lover Episode 185 - Music Therapy featuring Jay Blessed.



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Jul 04, 2022
Downbeat Falls to LP In A Monumental Sound Clash
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We discuss how Downbeat and Firgo Digital Fell to LP In the "No Long Talking" Sound Clash.

AGARD and Kahlil Wonda breakdown many aspects of this clash including:

  • Downbeat's next-generation finally debuts as Tony Screw watches from the crowd.
  • The competition between the 3 sound systems that strung up (audio quality).
  • LP International's strategy and preparation for this dance.


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Jun 06, 2022
What Happened At World Clash The End: Full Review
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Hosts Kahlil Wonda and AGARD review and discuss the results of World Clash featuring Code Red, Dynamq, Mystic, Stereo 5, Observer, Empire, Warrior, Klymaxx, and Rodem Cyclone, plus other recent sound clashes in New York and Atlanta.

Topics Covered:

  • What Happened At World Clash The End: Full Review
  • Stereo 5 versus King Addies
  • King Animosity versus Blunt Posse
  • King AP versus King Eternity
  • Downbeat versus Firgo Digital versus LP International


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May 14, 2022
Poor Album Sales Revisited and Reactions to Best Comments
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Processing the dismal first-week sales performance of recent albums from Koffee, Shensea, Spice, Skillibeng, Vybz Kartel, and Alkaline.

Reading the "mailbag" and reacting to comments from listeners live.



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Apr 25, 2022
On The New Koffee, Shensea, and Bling Dawg Albums
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Reviews of Koffee - "Gifted," Shensea - "Alpha," and Bling Dawg - "ELEV8."

Three full-length debut albums out of Jamaica for 2022.



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Apr 07, 2022
Ways for Reggae Artists to Make Money Now
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Traditional and Creative Ways for Reggae Artists to Make Money Now.

In a conversation inspired by Sister Nancy finally earning royalties from her 1982 hit single 'Bam Bam,' we discuss what's going on in the business in 2022.




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Mar 21, 2022
Best Big Reggae Dancehall Riddims in the 2000s
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Conversation running down the Biggest and Best Reggae Dancehall Riddims of the 2000s.



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Mar 07, 2022
Really Special Tribute To The Legend Robbie Shakespeare
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Tribute To Robbie Shakespeare, the iconic Jamaican bass guitarist and record producer. We would be remiss to not honor such an instrumental member of the reggae fraternity.

Robbie was affectionately known as half of the dynamic reggae rhythm section and production duo, Sly and Robbie. He and Sly Dunbar worked together on hundreds of thousands of recordings.

Bassist for Grace Jones, Mick Jagger, and countless reggae legends, Robbie won 2 Grammy Awards among numerous industry accolades over a decades-long career that helped to shape reggae music and propel the sound of dancehall into the future.




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Feb 13, 2022
Complete Review of Massive Debut Album from Masicka, '438'
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Our Masicka '438' Album Review kicks off Reggae Lover season 9.

Adjectives that describe '438:' emotional, introspective, dark, cohesive, impressive.

This body of work provides an excellent introduction to the artist.

Songs depict life inclusive of its positivity, inspiration, sexuality, and inevitable toxicity.

Masicka excels at painting imagery with his lyrics. Featured artists include Popcaan, Dexta Daps, and Stefflon Don.

Wordplay is on the level of Kabaka Pyramid, Busy Signal, or Aidonia. Storytelling is vivid, reminiscent of Nas, Slick Rick, or your favorite movie screenplay.



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Jan 30, 2022
Best of 2021 Reggae
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2021 results are in! What things do we want to see happening in the upcoming year? Can this really be the end of another Reggae Lover season?

Kahlil and AGARD bring you a wrap-up of 2021 highlights and superlatives from the reggae world. Looking ahead, they list anticipated events and releases before getting a bit political.

Don't forget to subscribe to the Reggae Lover Podcast Youtube channel, support our merch shop, and share the links with your people.

Give thanks!



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Dec 12, 2021
Top 5 Dancehall Riddims of All Time
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Best dancehall riddims of all time. For the first time ever both co-hosts present one unified Top 5 list. Fantastic discussion about a very debatable topic.

Thank you for your patience in waiting for this delayed-release as the Reggae Lover team has juggled multiple projects this fall. The next episode will bring season 8 to a close. Big up to all reggae lovers worldwide. We dedicate this podcast to you.



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Nov 25, 2021
Best of New Summer and Fall 2021 Dancehall Reggae
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Post-Covid Highlights, Verzuz, Clash updates, New music, and shout-outs.

Dedicated to Reggae Lovers - Hosted by Kahlil Wonda and AGARD, Reggae Lover (@ReggaeLoverPodcast) pulls back the curtain on the issues, back-stories, and adventures of the global reggae music phenomena.

This reggae podcast features discussions on the culture, economics, and all things relatable to reggae lovers. Highlanda Sound produces this Caribbean podcast with new episodes every Monday.


Find Kahlil Wonda and AGARD on Social Media:

Instagram: @KahlilWonda @AOAgard

Twitter: @ReggaeLoverPod


CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE


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Oct 25, 2021
Top 5 Most Underrated Reggae Dancehall Artists
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Jamaican State of Mind host, Nick, joins the team to discuss their opinions on the most underrated artists in Reggae and Dancehall.

Mentioned in this episode: Agent Sasco (formerly Assassin), Tanya Stephens, Masicka, Cham (formerly Baby Cham), Frisko Kid, Agent Sasco (Assassin), Louie Culture, Sugar Minott, Roundhead, Mr. Lexx (formerly Lexxus), Merciless, Junior Cat, Bushman, Tony Curtis, Demarco.



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Oct 10, 2021
Why Pacific Reggae Is Massive and Is Here To Stay
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We all know by now that Pacific Reggae is a thing, but after his first trip to Hawaii, Kahlil Wonda gained a whole new perspective.

Cloaked in reggae's nirvana, Pacific Reggae is an INCREDIBLE musical treat. The genre has grown tremendously in the last few years and shows NO signs of slowing down!

Post a trip to Maui in Hawaii, Kahlil realized the island’s profound love for the genre of music - it was everywhere, right from their local radio to restaurants, and popular venues! In fact, the whole of the place supports reggae, making it the predominant music genre in Maui. The beat is slow and steady, but definitely pulsating. (Maui is an island in the Central Pacific, part of the Hawaiian archipelago.)

In this episode of the Reggae Lover Podcast, Kahlil Wonda and Agard explore why Pacific Reggae is massive, and here to stay for longer than we can imagine!

We also learn the nuances of Pacific music and the subtle elements that make it different from its contemporaries. The duo walks us through the journeys of successful reggae artists in the Pacific, including J Boog, Hirie, Anuhea, Mike Love, The Green, and Rebelution (to name a few), and how many of them turned to become global sensations!

Here’s a quick recap of some things we discuss:

  • Kahlil shares insights from his trip to Maui and why he was blown away by the city’s acceptance of reggae
  • About Mauian radio - their popular radio stations and selection of music ( Paia 92.5 FM aka Hi92 is one of them)
  • How does Collie Buddz’s music reflect his love for island music?
  • The future of Pacific Reggae


Here are a few reggae artists, including Pacific islander and West Coast artists and bands, mentioned in the episode!

Collie Buddz

Colin Patrick Harper, better known by his stage name Collie Buddz, is a Bermudian reggae artist best known for his single "Come Around”.

Gentleman

Tilmann Otto, better known by his stage name Gentleman, is a German reggae musician.

Kabaka Pyramid

Kabaka Pyramid is a conscious revolutionary lyricist with a unique musical style; blending the power, energy, and melody of Reggae with the lyricism of Hip hop. Hailing from Kingston, Jamaica. This Bebble Rock Music artist uses his liquid and hypnotizing delivery to spread positive messages of spiritual evolution that force you to listen.

J Boog

J-Boog is a rapper, singer, actor, and member of the R&B group B2K with Lil' Fizz, Omarion, and Raz B. He was born and raised in Compton, California.

Hirie

Hirie of the exhilarating reggae band HIRIE–grew up a global citizen. The mission to spread HIRIE began in 2013, and, since then, the septet has garnered some high watermarks.

Anuhea

Anuhea is a singer, songwriter, and musician from the island of Maui in Hawaii.

Mike Love

Michael Edward Love is an American singer and songwriter who co-founded the Beach Boys with his cousins Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson and their friend Al Jardine.

The Green

The Green is a reggae band formed in 2009 from Oahu, Hawaii. Their sound blends dub-heavy roots reggae, smooth lovers' rock, contemporary pop, and rock with indigenous Hawaiian musical/lyrical references.

Inna Vision

Inna Vision is known as Maui Hawaii's first original roots, a reggae band, and has been considered one of Hawaii's foundation roots reggae bands with the overall message promoting love from Hawaii to the world.

Jesse Royal

Jesse David Royal is a Jamaican reggae musician. In 2017 Royal recorded the album Lily of da Valley, released by Easy Star Records in October. The album topped the Billboard Reggae Albums chart.

Don Corleon

Don Corleon is a Jamaican record producer, songwriter, and mixer. He has worked with artists including Migos, Sean Paul, Sizzla, Keyshia Cole, Rihanna, Bounty Killa, Vybz Kartel, Shaggy, Romeo Santos, Nicki Minaj, Pressure, Gentleman, Protoje, and Pitbull.

Demarco

Collin Demar Edwards, better known by his stage name Demarco, is a Jamaican dancehall and reggae recording artist.

Kolohe Kai

Kolohe Kai is a Hawaiian reggae-pop musical group, formed in 2009 by lead singer and songwriter Roman De Peralta.

Stephen Marley

Stephen Robert Nesta Marley is a Jamaican-American musician and is the son of Bob Marley. Marley is an eight-time Grammy Award winner, three times as a solo artist, twice as a producer of younger brother Damian Marley's Halfway Tree and Welcome to Jamrock albums, and a further three times as a member of his older brother Ziggy Marley's group Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers.

Luciano

Jepther McClymont OD, better known as Luciano, is a Jamaican second-generation roots reggae singer.

SOJA

SOJA (an acronym of Soldiers of Jah Army) is an American Grammy-nominated reggae band based in Arlington, Virginia. The eight-member band has released a number of singles, albums, and DVDs, including SOJA – Live in Hawaii. Their third full-length album Born in Babylon peaked at #11 on the Top Heatseekers chart while their 2012 album Strength to Survive topped the Billboard Reggae Album Chart. The band continues to tour and record new music.

Rebelution

Rebelution is a reggae-rock music band formed in Isla Vista, California. The five original band members were Eric Rachmany, Matt Velasquez, Rory Carey, Marley D. Williams, and Wesley Finley, who were all University of California, Santa Barbara students.

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Sep 27, 2021
Top Five Juggling Selectors of All Time
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The hardest part for any real Reggae Lover is choosing WHO deserves to be in the TOP FIVE.


Hear Kahlil and AGARD’s list of the top five juggling selectors of all time and discover their secrets to success. 


But before they present their list, what do you think it should be? Should technical skill matter the most or the showmanship? How much influence should one have in the selector’s community? Did they forget your favorite juggler?


Here’s their combined list you’ve been waiting for -

Fire Links - Veteran dancehall producer/selector Fire Links brings the heat every night. His 2016 collaboration with Kanye West titled Waves has debuted at number 71 on the Billboard Hot 100.


Walshy Fire - Leighton Paul Walsh (Walshy Fire) is a Jamaican American DJ, MC, and record producer who is better known as part of the dancehall reggae-influenced group Major Lazer alongside fellow DJs Diplo and Ape Drums.


Steelie Bashment - Steelie Bashment ( Dwayne “Steelie Bashment” McKay) is a popular selector from NYC whose Steelie Bashment Sound System set out on a mission to not only play music but to be a leading force in Reggae and Caribbean music entertainment worldwide.


Super Twitch - Dancehall selector who always has electric energy. Twitch rose to prominence as a star on Afrique Sound before going solo.


Rory - Rory Gilligan aka Rory Stonelove! Few have a better reputation for juggling than Rory. He is the long-time anchor of Jamaica’s most celebrated sound system, the Stone Love Movement.


Sky Juice - Sky Juice is a Veteran selector and World-Clash winner, the frontman of Jamaica's Year-to-year sound, Metromedia.


Tony Matterhorn - Tony Matterhorn is a dancehall reggae deejay and sound system selector from Kingston, Jamaica. He was featured on our Top 5 for Sound Clash selectors as well.


Connect with Us!

 

Our Website

 

Kahlil Wonda

 

Website | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

 

AGARD

 

Twitter | Instagram

  

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Sep 12, 2021
Staying Power in Reggae and Dancehall
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The pandemic has affected both reggae and dancehall artists in more ways than one - we either have people shelving their releases or see artists putting out as much as possible to see if they can make a hit.

That is why, in this episode, we decided to talk to Diego Herrera, Music Curator and Programmer, about Staying Power in Reggae and Dancehall and the changes we’re observing in the same today.

For as long as he can remember, Diego has loved music. His interest in different musical genres led to a career working for streaming giant Pandora as their Reggae and Caribbean Music Curator and Programmer, creating playlists and stations for over 50 million streamers.

Here are a few of the takeaways on Staying Power from Diego - 

● Quality and not quantity is all that should matter to artists.

● It would be best to consider an artist’s versatility while deciding the staying power - having that versatility helps you stand out and survive the onslaught of all the releases and noise. 

● One hit song is all it takes to get you to the top of the artist’s community.

● It helps to have a team around you and to be positive.


Here’s a few artists mentioned in the episode!


Bounty Killer

Rodney Basil Price is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall deejay. AllMusic describes him as "one of the most aggressive dancehall stars of the '90s, a street-tough rude boy with an unrepentant flair for gun talk". He is considered one of the best dancehall lyricists of all time.


Sizzla

Miguel Orlando Collins is a Jamaican reggae recording artist. He is one of the most commercially and critically successful contemporary reggae artists and is noted for his high number of releases.


Vybz Kartel

Adidja Azim Palmer is a Jamaican reggae dancehall recording artist, composer, record producer, and entrepreneur.


Sean Paul 

Sean Paul Ryan Francis Henriques OD is a Jamaican rapper, singer, and record producer who is regarded as one of the genre's most prolific artists.


Popcaan

Andre Hugh Sutherland is a Jamaican deejay, singer, and songwriter from the parish of St. Thomas.


Buju Banton

Mark Anthony Myrie is a Jamaican reggae dancehall recording artist. He is widely considered one of the most significant and well-regarded artists in Jamaican music.


Spice

Grace Latoya Hamilton is a Jamaican dancehall recording artist, singer, and songwriter. Referred to as the "Queen of Dancehall", Spice is recognized as one of the most prominent dancehall artists in the world.


Cardi B

Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar is an American rapper and actress.


Protoje

Oje Ken Ollivierre is a contemporary reggae singer and songwriter from Jamaica.


Jeremy Harding

Jeremy Harding is a Jamaican musician, producer, and engineer. He was the manager for Jamaican reggae artist Sean Paul until 2011. He also produced for artists Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Tanto Metro and Devonte.


Demarco

Collin Demar Edwards is a Jamaican dancehall and reggae recording artist


Charly Black 

Desmond Méndez is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall singer, selector, and singjay.


Rihanna

Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian singer, actress, fashion designer, and businesswoman.


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Connect with Diego Herrera!

 Diego’s LinkedIn

 

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Aug 29, 2021
The Top 5 Sound Clash Selectors of All Time
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Reggae Lover Podcast episode with Kahlil Wonda and AGARD listing their Top Five Selectors in Soundclash history.



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Aug 15, 2021
Jamaicans Getting Love on Billboard Charts
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Jamaicans have reached different parts of the world, generating a sensation with our music, and let me tell you what, Jamaicans get chart love.

Singers like Sean Paul, Shaggy, Sean Kingston, Carl Douglas, and many others have put Jamaica's name rising above with their music. In 2015 an article published by the Billboard Hot 100 positioned these artists as the audience favorites, not only in Jamaica but also internationally. But not everything has to do with artists. Jamaican producers also shine with their talent producing big hits inside and outside the country.

In this episode, we will talk to you about artists, producers, and the economic problems existing in the music world. Is everybody receiving their part of the revenues? Find out in today's episode.


SUMMARY

• Tyshane Thompson co-wrote "Having Our Way" with Drake and debuts at 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

• "CULTURE III" by Migos and "Jordi" by Maroon 5 albums feature Jamaican producers.

• Artists need millions of streams to make a good profit.

• Pandora paid Pharrell Williams just $ 6300 for 105 million plays, which says a lot about the music industry's current state.

• Some of the artists who defined reggae culture were the Marley family, Freddie McGregor's family, and Shaggy. You'll always see the same people on the charts over and over.

• The current population of Jamaica is 2,974,880.

• Producers prefer to work with recognized artists than locals.

• In the United States, there is a higher profit margin for producers than in Jamaica.

• On the creative side, music needs to diversify.

• Currently, in the music industry, there are legal loopholes in copyrights.

• Jamaicans performing on Billboard Top 100 international charts include:

  1. Carl Douglas - Kung fu fighting.
  2. Shaggy - It wasn't me.
  3. Sean Paul - Temperature and Get Busy.
  4. Sean Kingston - Beautiful Girl and You Owe Me One.
  5. Omi - Cheerleader


QUOTABLES

• "Artist, be true to yourself but, you have to understand this is also a business."

• "Labels they're not gonna work with people who are gonna be wasting their time."


RECOMMENDED RESOURCES

Pandora Paid Pharrell Just $6300 For 105 Million “Happy” Plays

"CULTURE III" by Migos and "Jordi" by Maroon 5 feature Jamaican producers.



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Aug 02, 2021
Top 5 Dancehall Sound Systems of All Time
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Season 8 opens with an overdue Top 5 list from the Reggae Lover hosts - their Top 5 Dancehall Sound Systems of All Time.

We discuss the criteria used in selecting these top reggae sounds aka DJ teams. These lists include juggling sounds, clash sounds, Jamaican-based sounds, "Foreign" sounds, foundation/rub-a-dub sounds, and all-purpose sound systems. Respect goes out to all the Jamaican Sound Systems out there and of course all the fans.

During this analysis the need for a separate top selectors list became apparent. Look out for that topic to be covered in-depth during a separate upcoming episode. Also, moving forward we will be adding the video format so look out for links to those shows on our Youtube channel.

Mentioned in this discussion: Downbeat The Ruler, LP International, King Addies, Stone Love Movement, Killamanjaro, Bass Odyssey, Kozmik Movements, Studio One, Stur Mars, Mighty Crown, Highlanda Sound, King AP, King Stur Gav, Afrique, King Jammys.



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Jul 19, 2021
Reggae Lover History (Part 2)
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A continuation of the historical episode in which we described the foundation of Highlanda Sound. This part of the conversation recaps our first gigs and the years that followed.

In the late '90s, the three young lions that started Highlanda Sound vowed to become one of the most dangerous sound systems that played mostly 45s. 

They committed to learning and practicing the arts of selecting and juggling in the dancehall arena. They set out to bring a different level of energy to the scene in Atlanta. They prided themselves on being versatile enough to entertain any type of crowd.

They accomplished all that and more. Listen to the evolution that led to this podcast.



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Jul 05, 2021
Reggae Lover History (Part 1)
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Reggae Lover hosts, AGARD and Kahlil Wonda take time out to re-introduce themselves. They discuss who they are, where they come from, and how they got into the music industry. Part 1 of this "flashback" conversation.



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Jun 28, 2021
Why We Love the 90s (Replay)
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The first guest appearance by Nick, Jamaican State of Mind podcast host. The Reggae Lover crew reminisces about the most trendsetting decade, the 90s. But why do we love the 90s so much?



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Jun 21, 2021
Best Non-Jamaican Reggae Artists
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A replay of a classic focusing on the Best Non-Jamaican Reggae Artists.


This Reggae Lover Podcast Episode (118) highlights the global reggae phenomenon. R.I.P to Akae Beka.


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Jun 14, 2021
Top 5 Albums of All Time + Season Finale
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Kahlil Wonda and AGARD share their personal TOP 5 Albums of All Time. These selections are not limited to reggae. This is the final new episode of Reggae Lover season 7.



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May 24, 2021
Best Summer Songs 2021
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Kahlil Wonda and AGARD discuss what they are listening to and how they are listening to it. Top song selections for the Summer of 2021 are listed.




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May 10, 2021
The Need for Caribbean Representation in Film
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We discuss the need for more Caribbean representation on film and television.


Cultural content is winning right now and our culture has yet to be properly documented.


The Caribbean region is known for reggae and soca but there is a bounty of cultural aspects that are yet to be exploited.


We sight current and historical examples of how and why we can and should go beyond the music and the "badman" stereotype.




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May 03, 2021
The Roaring Twenties?
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AGARD predicts parallels between the Roaring 20s (the decade of the 1920s) and the upcoming post-COVID19 period. We look back at some of the defining moments and technological advances from the pandemic era.


Dedicated to Reggae Lovers - Hosted by Kahlil Wonda and AGARD, Reggae Lover (@ReggaeLoverPodcast) pulls back the curtain on the issues, back-stories, and adventures of the global reggae music phenomena.


This reggae podcast features discussions on the culture, economics, and all things relatable to reggae lovers. Highlanda Sound produces this Caribbean podcast with new episodes every Monday.


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Twitter: @ReggaeLoverPod


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Apr 26, 2021
Stop The Violence
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Reactions to the Jamaican government blaming dancehall music for contributing to the current overwhelming violent crime spree.


Dedicated to Reggae Lovers - Hosted by Kahlil Wonda and AGARD, Reggae Lover (@ReggaeLoverPodcast) pulls back the curtain on the issues, back-stories, and adventures of the global reggae music phenomena.


This reggae podcast features discussions on the culture, economics, and all things relatable to reggae lovers. Highlanda Sound produces this Caribbean podcast with new episodes every Monday.


Find Kahlil Wonda and AGARD on Social Media:

Instagram: @KahlilWonda @AOAgard

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Apr 19, 2021
In the Exciting World of Dancehall with Steve Wilson
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An in-depth conversation with Steve “Urchin” Wilson, a part of Sean Paul’s management for the past 18 + years.


In the Exciting World of Dancehall with Steve Wilson, we discussed how Steve has been pushing the culture in nightlife and through his work in the recording industry. He shares how he got started in the business, and his thoughts on Jamaica getting more hardcore about honoring reggae icons. We touched on strategies for harnessing the economic potential of reggae, the Sean Paul success formula, and much more.



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Apr 05, 2021
How To Make Dancehall And Sound Clash Better Now
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Drew and Iron Voice break down the world of sound clash and how it influences dancehall as a whole. 


The Rumble Talk hosts offer fresh perspectives on many things sound clash and dancehall-related including:


  • How they come up with topics and create the magic that is Rumble Talk.
  • How to stay relevant during the pandemic.
  • A healthy Reggae dancehall ecosystem and the many different important roles.
  • Everybody can’t be a DJ, MC, or selector.
  • What dictates the new music that gets played in dancehall?
  • Does dancehall still set trends?
  • Sean Paul’s album, good or no?
  • Soundclash was a filter for Dancehall and no longer is.  
  • The problem with DJs playing for $100.
  • The real difference between the 90s and today's soundclash business.


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Mar 29, 2021
Exclusive Interview with Drew and Iron Voice (Rumble Talk)
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Part 1 of our exclusive interview with Drew and Iron Voice, hosts of Rumble Talk Thursdays. Rumble Talk is the hottest radio show on Sound Chat Radio and the most popular sound clash culture radio program ever.


Drew reveals how he became synonymous with sound clash culture and landed his position at Irish & Chin's Promotions and Sound Chat Radio.


Mishigan, is a founder and lead selector of ReggaeBoyz Sound. We get his backstory and learn how he became the Rumble Talk co-host known as Iron Voice.



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Mar 22, 2021
Macka B on Uplifting Through Authentic Reggae and Veganism
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Macka B talks about his authentic reggae music journey which has soared due to his reggae and Veganism content.


Macka B's Gentrification EP and Single are Available Now


This Gentrification phenomenon is going on all over the world from Brixton to Brooklyn; Harlem to Toronto and Cape Town to Berlin.

There is a new video for the title track, Gentrification, featuring Macka B as a news anchor reporting live on the Wha Gwarn News.


In 2017 Macka B began a series of regular acapella videos released on his social channels - Medical Mondays and Wha' Me Eat Wednesdays. The releases proved very popular and the video for 'Cucumba' became a viral hit (80M+ views to date) and was picked up by mainstream media (Vice, Daily Mail) and appearances on UK terrestrial TV shows including GMB.


Macka B recounts these events in the track ‘Cucumba to di World’ which also has an official video with over 100K hits. 


Full Show notes: - https://reggaelover.com/macka-b-on-uplifting-through-authentic-reggae-and-veganism/



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Mar 14, 2021
How To Make It As An Indie Reggae Artist
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We talk to rising star I-Maa-Ra about his journey as an indie reggae artist in Jamaica.


I-Maa-Ra is featured as a top indie reggae artist on the Reverbnation platform.


Born Courtney Mark Anthony Stewart, in Roaring River, St Thomas, Jamaica, he started on his musical journey in the mid-1980s, toasting on Studio 4 Sound System in his hometown. After migrating to Kingston I-Maa-Ra began his recording career.


“I awake from the darkness of hate, break the slate to recreate someone great. Not too early not too late, I degenerate to regenerate, within, lies my fate.” Poetic expression from I-Maa-Ra, singer, songwriter, poet, and recording artiste.


The legendary Channel 1 Recording Studio was where he recorded his first single. Produced by Horace Tapper the song ‘Iron Bar” was recorded on the Top Rick record label, owned by Horace Tapper. I-Maa-Ra recorded a few singles under the name Senator Gary. Among them was “They are Dangerous,” done on the Beacon record label.


Characterized with the ability to “degenerate to regenerate” he changed his name to ‘I-Mara’, meaning “Solid and Firm’. This dynamic performing artiste is now called I-Maa-Ra, meaning “I see the Light”.


In 1992 I-Maa-Ra was awarded a scholarship to attend The Cultural Training Centre, now called the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. At the then School of Music, he studied- Caribbean Latin American Jazz, specializing in Vocal and Ear Training.


I-Maa-Ra worked on Jamaica’s North Coast in the hotel circuit for a while after which he linked up with the group Abbasani managed by Milton Boothe, owner of Roots Rock Muzik. He became the group’s lead vocalist.


Under the name I-Mara, he released albums: "Let I Go," "Life’s Journey," and "Don’t Take It Personal." He also released several singles to include, 'Cramp & Paralyse the Heathen,' 'Babylon Ba Bye,' and 'Caan Cope.' He also did several music videos.


I-Mara has so far worked with such big names as Dean Fraser, Ibo Cooper, Barry O'Hare, and Mikey Bennett. I-Maa-Ra once sat on the board of directors of the Jamaica Association of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, and is also a social advocate and motivational speaker in schools and colleges across the island. Meanwhile, I-Mara continues to perform across the island of Jamaica.


An avid reader and prolific writer, always seeking to improve his craft, I-Maa-Ra continues to record and write poems. Having gone through a spiritual transformation, I-Maa-Ra is now ready to unleash his full and true potential, energized and enlightened.



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Mar 08, 2021
Spotlight: Music & Marriage, The Best of Both Worlds
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Music and Marriage podcast hosts, Amlak RedSquare and Nikki join the Reggae Lover crew for this episode.


Music & Marriage is a podcast hosted by a dynamic and courageous couple, reggae recording artist Amlak Red Square, and his wife, Nikki Gordon.


Making it in the music industry is hard enough. To do it while juggling a healthy marriage and family is even harder. Despite this, when you love someone you will put in the work needed to be successful.


Nikki and Amlak RedSquare are a young couple trying to navigate through life with three children, becoming entrepreneurs, and pursuing individual careers. Things can get hectic, but they manage to maintain.


On the Music & Marriage podcast, they share personal and general insight on situations that affect and/or impact relationships and marriages.


Visuals for each episode are available on YouTube: AmlakRedSquare Official and the show is on all major podcast platforms.


Amlak RedSquare as the name suggests is apart of one of Reggae/Dancehall's top schools of music, the Redsquare Camp. Redsquare was founded by reggae icon Spragga Benz, who is also the uncle of Amlak RedSquare and his mentor.


Also mentioned in this episode:


Look Down: Sh*t you may have missed! by Steve "Urchin" Wilson



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Feb 28, 2021
Reggae In Africa with 2021 Powerful Rising Star Rootspence
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Reggae in Africa is alive and well with Rootspence and the Groovemakers blazing the fire from Mozambique.


Rootspence joins us to give a first-hand account of the current reggae climate from Malawi to Mozambique. He breaks down some of the difficulties with reggae sprouting in former Portuguese colonies versus English-speaking areas of the continent.


Roots Reggae in Africa was championed by Bob Marley and the Wailers in the 1970s.


Rootspence was greatly influenced by the music his Reggae-loving parents played around the house. He learned and imitated the sounds and moves of Marley, also crediting Lucky Dube, Burning Spear, and Peter Tosh as sources of inspiration.


Helio Sixpence, better known as Rootspence, is an emerging artist, singer, and songwriter born in Malawi and based in Mozambique. The talented musician is quickly making waves in the scene with his unparalleled sound and style.


Through his emotion-filled vocal performances, Rootspence radiates raw emotion through explosive instrumentation. Inspired by his life experiences, Rootspence strives to push the envelope with his sound to make a well-rounded, dynamic style that will resonate with listeners. Moreover, he seeks to create music that can teach, advise, cheer, inspire, and heal souls.


2020 WAM (We Are Music) Award Nominee and seven times Reverb Nation Featured Artist, the artist aims to connect intimately through his lyricism and sound with listeners around the world. Rootspence will have listeners engulfed in the musical world he creates with his no-frills approach and realness. Rootspence is an artist to watch as he is set to cement himself in the music industry for years to come.



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Feb 22, 2021
Wake Up to Reality
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Wake up to reality with special guest Ijahknowah who delivers a message to heal, uplift, enlighten, and empower our people and thus the entire humanity.  


Wake Up, is the debut EP from Ijahnkowah An B.R.A.P (Black Revolutionary Almighty Perspective). Wake Up is available now. https://album.link/i/1536787110


IJAHKNOWAH AN B.R.A.P. is a Reggae artist and band doing only originals to inform uplift and elevate the masses of the real-life energies.


IJAHKNOWAH was born in the Parish of St. Thomas in Jamaica, located in the Blue Mountain region. IJAH, as he is affectionally called, comes from a family with immense musical talent. His inherited passion for music caused him to listen attentively to his favorite artists such as Peter Tosh, Joseph Hill (Culture), Burning Spear, Count Ossie, Mystic Revelation of Rastafari, Nina Simone, Gill Scott Heron, and Fela Kuti.


He was further influenced by his native music “Mento and Pocomania”. IJAH’s first public performance was at Jamaica’s Agricultural Society Benefit Concert where he performed his own rendition of “Many Rivers to Cross” by Jimmy Cliff. IJAHKNOWAH closely identifies himself with

many of Marcus Garvey’s beliefs and teachings and has remained a true loyal Pan Africanist.


IJAH has always aspired to become a Reggae recording artist with a special message. He began writing his lyrics between the late ’70s and early ’80s. He migrated to the United States in Chicago in 1987 and became the renowned lead singer for ‘Equal Rights Band’. A short time after he founded ‘Natural Force Band’.


IJAHKNOWAH moved to Atlanta in 1998 to produce his first recorded single “Down in Jamaica”, followed by “Free your mind” and “This is the day”, a collaboration with Messenger Selah and Ras Igel. In 2013 he recorded an album with the legendary Dennis (Jah D) Fearon. In 2013 he formed the ‘IJAHKNOWAH AN B R A P’ band.



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Feb 15, 2021
The Top 5 Lovers Rock Reggae Songs
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The Top 5 Lovers Rock Songs of all time according to Reggae Lovers AGARD and Kahlil Wonda are presented in this episode.  Press play to hear the discussion.


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Feb 08, 2021
The Top 5 Bob Marley Songs
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The Top 5 Bob Marley songs according to Kahlil Wonda and AGARD.


We are celebrating Bob Marley's 76th birthday (Feb. 6) along with the beginning of reggae month and black history. It's the birth month of both AGARD (Feb. 4) and Kahlil Wonda (Feb. 11) and we remember fallen soldiers, Dennis Brown (Feb 1), and Bunny Rugs (Feb 6).


Mentioned in this episode:

The Wailers, The I-Threes, Carlton Barrett, Aston "Family Man" Barrett, Aston Barrett Jr., Chris Blackwell, Roger Steffens, Emperor Haile Selassie I, Allan 'Skill' Cole, Chronixx, Boyz II Men, Stone Love, Earthruler, Lee "Scratch" Perry, U-Roy, Garnett Silk, Luciano, Buju Banton, King Jammys, Bushman, Half Pint, Studio One, Sir Coxsone Dodd, Glen Washington, Sanchez.



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Feb 01, 2021
Carlton Livingston, Adventures from a Storied Career
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Carlton Livingston, Jamaican vocalist, and songwriter extraordinaire is our special guest.



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Jan 25, 2021
Shinehead Spreads the Love
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Shinehead spreads the love as he passes through for a fun conversation covering from his roots to his current hits and forthcoming album.



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Jan 18, 2021
The Wailers Aston Barrett Jr.
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The Wailers Aston Barrett Jr. is the current torch-bearer of his family's legacy. Aston is the son of original Wailers bass guitarist and producer, the iconic Aston "Family-Man" Barrett. The Wailers 2020 album, One World, is nominated for Best Reggae Album at the Grammy Awards.


Aston shared gems of knowledge about music and life.  

We talked about his training and the process that led to his role as bandleader. He explained his philosophy on religion and how the Marleys and his father helped to shape that. We learn about the Grammy-nominated album and his experience working with Emilio Estefan. Listen for some fresh perspective on these serious times.  



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Jan 11, 2021
Tropics is Everywhere
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Tropics is everywhere: Season 7 of Reggae Lover debuts with rising Jamaican star Tessellated as the special guest. 


'Tropics Vol. 1', the notable debut by singer Tessellated offers a flavorful feast of sounds.


The seven unique tracks flow together perfectly for a brilliant showcase of Tessellated's talent.


We talk about how this anticipated project came together and give a glimpse into the life of Tessellated. 



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Jan 04, 2021
The Influence of Reggae (Revisited)
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How has reggae music has affected the whole world?


During this episode, we touched on the following:


  • Bob Marley was one of the most influential people ever.
  • The many genres that stemmed from Jamaican music including EDM, Reggaeton, and Hip Hop.
  • Many new reggae fans globally in the period from 1970 - 2000.
  • Indigenous reggae markets and sound system scenes globally.
  • Dancehall choreography transported all over the world.
  • Producers and artists sampling and covering reggae/dancehall.
  • Rastafarian culture has permeated the world and been appropriated.
  • Reggae is both the catalyst and the soundtrack for movements of social change. 
  • One of the only genres that can be spiritual, political, and entertaining at the same time. 
  • The important traditions of teaching and empowerment through reggae lyrics.


And there is so much more or as Bob Marley said "So much things to say..."





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Dec 28, 2020
Bob Marley's Legacy (Revisited)
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We take some time to talk about Bob Marley's amazing life and legacy.


This episode is all about Robert Nesta Marley a.k.a The Legend a.k.a the King of Reggae.


We list some artists that have been compared to Bob or seen as the next Bob Marley at some point. Then we explore why there hasn't ever been another artist quite like him. No recording artist has been as revered and respected.


We also touch on conspiracy theories circulating around his assassination attempt, and death.



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Dec 21, 2020
Cuss Cuss Riddim Mix - Bonus Episode
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A specially crafted mix of 45's and dubs on the Cuss Cuss riddim. In episode 219, Kahlil Wonda listed Cuss Cuss as one of his all-time top 5 riddims. Inspiration along with listener requests have manifested in this mix for the true fans. Starting with the original Lloyd Robinson cut produced by Harry J and regarded as an original Studio One version. This mix spans all the decades since.



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Dec 15, 2020
Unity Sound Worldwide (Revisited)
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Unity Sound Worldwide selector CrossFire links up to share his excitement for new reggae and dancehall releases.


PODCAST EPISODE SUMMARY


During this conversation we touched on:


  • The debut of the Family Buss Riddim produced by Unity Sound Worldwide.
  • Unity online mixes and mix CDs (old and new).
  • Who are the current Unity Sound Worldwide members?
  • Summer Asian tour reaching Bali and Jakarta.
  • Unity Sound T-Shirts and merchandise selling out.
  • The syndicated More Fire radio show
  • The global state dancehall/reggae culture.


RECOMMENDED RESOURCES


Koffee – Toast

Prince Levy – Lover’s Paradise

Unity Sound Worldwide – Family Buss Riddim

Unity Sound “Royal Ting – Lioness Order” IG Live Mix


MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE


Loud City Records, Gappy Ranks, Zagga, Delly Ranks, Ginjah, Harmony House, Prince Levy, Etana, New Kingston, Bali, Jakarta, Indonesia, Kranium, Koffee, Chronixx, Protoje, Rebelution, Stick Figure, Collie Budz, Lila Ike, Chronic Law, Squash, Australia, Trinidad, Atlanta, Japan, Harry Dread, Aquarius (Japan), King Ryukyu, Mighty Crown, Sammy T, Kirky C, Master Simon, Agent Sasco, Jesse Royal, Kabaka Pyramid, Konshens, Wayne Wonder, Poison Dart, BBC 1xtra, Bigga C, Dready, Arif Cooper, Irie FM, DJ Emp, DMC Vibes, Passport Gang, Champion Squad, DJ Reem, Fahrenheit Creation, Jah Prince, Aba Shaka, ZJ Sparks, Zia Benjamin.



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Dec 14, 2020
2021 Grammy Nominee Maxi Priest (replay)
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Reggae superstar Maxi Priest talks about his album entitled “It All Comes Back to Love.” The project was executive produced by Shaggy and is nominated for Best Reggae Album at the 2021 Grammy Awards.


We preview the album’s title track “It All Comes Back To Love” and “My Pillow’ which both have a classic sound. Listen for “It’s a Summertime Vibe” feat. Bounty Killer, and Maxi’s favorite cut, “The Bridge You Burn.” Also, “Cool Nuh” with Shaggy, and “Anything You Want” with Estelle and Anthony Hamilton.


Maxi takes us back to his early days in East London lifting sound system speaker boxes. The singer walks us through an evolution forged in London’s sound system scene including his days with the legendary Saxon sound.

 

He was the first reggae artist to have a No. 1 hit worldwide, including the U.S. Billboard charts. There’s so much to learn from this fun conversation with the living legend, Maxi Priest.


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Dec 07, 2020
Kabaka Pyramid and Season Finale
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Reggae star Kabaka Pyramid drops by to talk about his new mixtape, "Immaculate," challenges of the year 2020, his mission and motivation in music, and much more.


Buzzworthy - Discussing the MOBO and GRAMMY Awards reggae nominations. Steve McQueen's Small Axe movie series on Amazon Prime.

Tastemaker - "Immaculate" mixtape by Federation Sound featuring Kabaka Pyramid. Kristine Alicia's motivational single, "Black Diamond."



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Nov 30, 2020
The Best of 2020 Reggae
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Wrapping up the best of 2020 reggae artists, songs, albums, promoters, sounds, and events.





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Nov 23, 2020
Sound Clash Culture in 2020
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A discussion on Sound clash culture in 2020.


Listen for analysis of what's been going on with sound clash culture in 2020 and predictions of where we see things going in the future based on key indicators like dubplate cutting, the lack of youth in the arena, and more.


This is for others who share a passion for sound clash and listeners who have the slightest curiosity. Read on for a collection of sound clash culture-related resources and links in one place.


Among the themes discussed on this sound clash culture in 2020 episode:

  • Which sounds are in the top, heavyweight tier globally?
  • Why are European and Japanese sounds not joining the online dub showcases and clashes?
  • How was the golden era of sound clash and reggae music financed?
  • Is sound clash culture bordering on extinction?
  • The expensive hobby of cutting dub plates and its economic implications.


For the full show notes including Buzzworthy, The Tastemaker segment, plus Sound Clash Resources and links, visit ReggaeLover.com



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Nov 16, 2020
Top 5 Reggae Riddims
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We list and discuss our personal top 5 riddims of all time.


According to Wikipedia, "riddim is the Jamaican Patois pronunciation of the English word rhythm".


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Nov 09, 2020
Backing Band Culture
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This episode takes a look at the world of reggae backing bands and the legends they support. Our guest is Stevie Culture, a musician from the west coast of Jamaica who's has been playing and performing Reggae music for more than 2 decades.  


The backing band culture seldom gets highlighted or explored though it's a major part of Jamaican music culture. This is a tribute to the musicians in the background, working to support the major Reggae artists. Every big show is facilitated by these amazing people behind the scenes. They never get the recognition they deserve - until now that is. 


Stevie Culture has been a member of major backing bands, Sane Band, the Fifth Extension, Prophecy Band, and Ninja Force Band. He has been on stage with some of the greatest artists of all time including Dennis Brown, Freddie McGregor, Yellow Man, Garnet Silk, and Capleton. He has traveled around the world touring and playing reggae music. We are grateful that he could share these amazing stories on your platform.


Tastemaker, Buzzworthy, and full show notes - https://reggaelover.com/reggae-backing-band-culture/



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Nov 02, 2020
Pandora Boasts New Reggae Now
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We caught up with Diego Herrera, the Reggae/Caribbean Music Curator and Programmer for Pandora Media. He's the man with the plan for Caribbean Music. He is entrenched within the culture and has been for a long time. As you may know, we've been working with Pandora to help push reggae music. Our podcast is featured on Pandora and we curate playlists on Pandora as well.


Diego works in the ecosystem touching the artists, labels, and the distribution channel. We had a very interesting, informative conversation. You will love it. We loved it! We pull back the curtain and shed some light on what happens on the back end at digital streaming services. 


We all use these platforms to listen to content, but how do they really work? What are the inner workings? We learn about that plus get Diego's refreshing perspective on the state of the culture. He comes from a very knowledgeable point of view. Of course, after the main segment, we present the Buzzworthy, Tastemaker, and SoundClash update segments.  



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Oct 26, 2020
DJ Kash and Sound System Culture
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Special guest DJ Kash shares his perspective as a DJ/producer who has worked with various artists in the diaspora. 


DJ Kash just released a new single called All Night Long featuring Tifa and is working on his debut EP. We get his take on the industry, artists, culture, and how his contributions propel the music.


During this conversation we uncovered:

  • How did the song with Tifa, "All Night Long," come about?
  • How was DJ Kash able to champion Caribbean music on ATL commercial radio?
  • How did DJ Kash get popular on the ATL club scene and start touring?
  • How does sound system culture influence DJ Kash's style of DJing and MCing?
  • How did DJ Kash get into music production?


"The best DJs in the world are Caribbean DJs ...because we are the king of genres." - DJ Kash


Buzzworthy, Tastemaker, and Sound Clash Update


[Documentary] Chasing the Sound: Major Lazer - Travel with Major Lazer to Ghana and Nigeria to make the world smaller by making the party bigger. 


[Single] All Night Long by DJ Kash and Tifa.


[Soundclash News] The No Jing Bang clash tournament Grand Final was Saturday, October 10th. Sponsored by the world's #1 DJ software platform Serato, the final featured Tek 9 from Brooklyn versus Kanabis from Antigua.


[Podcast Interview] Sean Paul responds to criticisms for labeling dancehall clash culture as "slavery mentality." 


[Sound Clash Audio] Eagle Force vs Love People vs Super Gold vs Inferno 10/20 (45 Shop Lock) JA ( Finals)


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Oct 19, 2020
Top 5 Reggae Roots Songs of the 90s (Replay)
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Top 5 Reggae Roots (Replay) with Kahlil Wonda's top-ranking 90’s culture songs.


1. Untold Stories - Buju Banton

2. Splashing Dashing - Garnet Silk

3. One Away - Sizzla

4. Lord Watch Over Our Shoulders - Garnet Silk

5. King In This Jungle - Jah Cure ft. Sizzla


Buzzworthy - The passing of Legendary producer, Bunny "Striker" Lee.

The Tastemaker - Pretty Melanin - Diel



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Oct 12, 2020
The Journey Chosen by Spragga Benz
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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.


Buzzworthy:

  • 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.


The Tastemaker:

  • Koffee and Buju team up for the "Pressure" remix.


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Oct 05, 2020
End of Summer 2020
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The crew discusses some of this Summer's trends and attempts to predict what's next.


The Tastemaker is Kabaka Pyramid's "Nice Up the Dance."



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Sep 28, 2020
Is Vanity Running Dancehall?
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We discuss the reggae industry's focus on vanity metrics such as social media likes and YouTube views versus actionable metrics like engagement and sales.


Reggae/dancehall fans find ways to get new music for free (YouTube, mixtapes, sound system audio, email blasts, SoundCloud, etc). They form opinions based on the opinions of others if they have to. They also find reasons to justify why they did not buy the new album(s).


Fans of other genres take action by collecting (buying) albums, whether digital or hard copy. They collect the new albums of the artists they like and then form their own opinions about the music.


Kahlil Wonda reviews Tarrus Riley's new album, "Healing." Reactions to the passing of celebrated Reggae icon and trailblazer, Toots Hibbert.


The Tastemaker - Babylon Warfare · Tarrus Riley ft. Teejay and Dean Fraser https://youtu.be/9uWUxANyI9E





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Sep 21, 2020
Maxi Priest and Jonathan Emile
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We talk to Maxi Priest and Jonathan Emile who collaborated on Emile's recently released "Babylon is Falling" Remix.


Reggae music has always been at the forefront of social and political issues. One example is Bob Marley's participation in the Amandla Festival of 1979 in Boston. There, Marley performed in support of the anti-apartheid movement and the liberation of South Africa. 


A few short months ago, the entire world was shaken when George Floyd lost his life. People protested, buildings and businesses burned - all while in the middle of a worldwide pandemic. Race relations were already strained, but this event managed to trigger both a national and international outcry for change and justice.


"Babylon is Falling" is a song that has put a voice to the change. The song features 2 artists (Jonathan Emile and Maxi Priest) from different generations coming together to speak on what they've been through, and what's to come.


We held a reasoning on the following:

  • How did the Remix to “Babylon is Falling” featuring Maxi Priest come about?
  • Different flavors of racism in the UK, Canada, and the Southern U.S.
  • The concept behind "Spaces In Between," Jonathan's debut reggae album. 
  • Maxi Priest's excitement for his forthcoming album, "United State of Mind."
  • Why are some Caribbean people afraid to go back to the region?
  • Billboard's disrespect towards dancehall culture with their Verzuz cover.
  • What is the responsibility of musicians in fighting oppression?
  • The problem with trying to control musicians' creative output.


‘Babylon is Falling’ Remix - Jonathan Emile ft Maxi Priest


Two Artists from Different Generations Come Together to Sing About the State of the World Today: 


Canadian-Jamaican artist Jonathan Emile and British-Jamaican artist Maxi Priest came together to create the Remix to “Babylon is Falling”, a track on Emile’s new album, “Spaces In Between." The album is currently distributed by MindPeaceLove/Tuff Gong International. While the remix to the song was recorded back in January, 2020, neither artist knew at the time that the song would become so relevant a few months later.


Emile is a bilingual (English & French), multi-talented singer-songwriter, producer, and Cancer survivor. His commanding voice resonates at the start of the song and draws the listener in immediately, asking if they know what their worth is, and then mentions the capitalistic society in which we live. He then explains that this can’t go on and eventually, something has to change (Babylon will fall). 


Grammy-nominated Maxi Priest, best known for his Lover’s Rock and R&B/Reggae fusion tunes like “Close to You’ and “Wild World” comes in next, but he’s not singing about love this time. In fact, he’s Deejaying (rapping), which in itself is a rare sound for him. He rides the riddim with the smoothness that he’s best known for, but the content of the lyrics speak of the things he’s both experienced himself throughout the years growing up in England, and what he continues to see around him today. His message, like so many, is that he’s tired. 


“Here we go again - We stand firm we nah ease up the pressure - Just like a volcano bubbling over - to take it to the heights you have fi step like a soldier”


Although both Emile and Priest come from different generations, they have many things in common, including being of Jamaican heritage, and growing up and living outside of Jamaica, which has impacted them. 


Like so many people that live abroad, there are mixed feelings right now with what is happening with the racial, economic, and spiritual climate, and the uneasiness that it brings. “Babylon is Falling” is a song that resonates with everyone, no matter where you come from, or what age you are. 



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Sep 14, 2020
Top 5 Revolutionary Reggae Songs
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We list our Top 5 Revolutionary Reggae Songs of all time. Ras Jamal from Royal Ethiopian Sound joins the discussion to give his analysis.


We define what a revolutionary song is and how the music of the 70s differs from the messages in today's music. There are different kinds of revolutions. The conversation takes us through the some responses that have emerged as a result of today's struggle for racial justice.


Jah9, Yeza, Kabaka Pyramid, Protoje, Akae Beka, Lutan Fyah, Warrior King, Anthony B, Sizzla, and Queen Ifrica are commended for their contributions to the movement. We each listed some honorable mentions in addition to our top 5 revolutionary reggae songs.


Kahlil Wonda's Top 5 Revolutionary Reggae Songs

  • Bob Marley - Burning and Looting
  • Bob Marley - Revolution
  • Peter Tosh - Equal Rights
  • Sizzla - Made Of
  • Bob Marley - Slave Driver


AGARD's Top 5 Revolutionary Reggae Songs

  • Bob Andy - Unchained
  • The Abyssinians - Declaration of Rights
  • Peter Tosh - Equal Rights
  • Dennis Brown - Revolution
  • Bob Marley - War


Ras Jamal's Top 5 Revolutionary Reggae Songs

  • John Holt - Police In Helicopter
  • Bob Marley - War
  • Peter Tosh - Equal Rights
  • Dennis Brown - Revolution
  • Beres Hammond - Another Day In The System


We also debated topics like:

  • Where is the revolutionary music of this generation?
  • What is the difference between conscious music and positive music?
  • Is reggae supposed to teach or help people?
  • Outside of revolutionary music, what tactics can lead to the results we seek?
  • Does an artist have to be a rasta to be conscious?


The Tastemaker

  • Protoje's "In Search of Lost Time" album. Notable track, "In Bloom" ft. Lila Ike.
  • Sevana's 'Mango' from the "Be Somebody" EP.


Buzzworthy

Super Cat releases a new single, "Push Crime" with production by Salam Remi. A new album is forthcoming.


Ras Jamal's Recommended Books for Ongoing Learning

  • The Sankofa Movement: ReAfrikanization and the Reality of War by Kwame Agyei and Akua Nson Akoto.
  • Yurugu: An African-Centered Critique of European Cultural Thought and Behavior by Marimba Ani.
  • Blueprint for Black Power: A Moral, Political, and Economic Imperative for the Twenty-First Century by Amos N. Wilson.
  • Destruction of Black Civilization: Great Issues of a Race from 4500 B.C. to 2000 A.D. by Chancellor Williams.
  • How Europe Underdeveloped Africa by Walter Rodney.
  • Any books by Eric Williams, John Henrik Clarke, or Marcus Garvey.


Full Show Notes



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Sep 07, 2020
Steve Urchin from Sean Paul's Management Team
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An in-depth conversation with Steve "Urchin" Wilson, a part of Sean Paul's management for the past 18 + years.


We discussed how Steve has been pushing the culture in nightlife and through his work in the recording industry. He shares how he got started in the business, and his thoughts on Jamaica getting more hardcore about honoring reggae icons. We touched on strategies for harnessing the economic potential of reggae, the Sean Paul success formula, and much more.


Steve "Urchin" Wilson Bio

After getting his start at Bob Marley's legendary Tuff Gong record label as a marketing exec, Steve spent 10 years cross-training in every imaginable area in the entertainment industry including a stint as studio manager for the GeeJam Studios where he oversaw studio sessions for The Roots, Common, The Gorillaz, No Doubt & The Jungle Brothers amongst others.


In 2001 this Jamaican trailblazer signed on to help pilot the dizzying career of multi-platinum Grammy winner Sean Paul.

He spent the last 15 years traveling to over 100 countries and presiding over logistics, booking, touring, promotion & recording for the Dancehall superstar.


While honing his role as a reggae ambassador Wilson simultaneously plotted to bring EDM & house music to his Homebase of Kingston via his Brand New Machine party series that saw super DJs like Diplo, Bob Sinclar, CongoRock & Toddla T spin in Jamaica for the first time. He has gone on to export the BNM party concept to Montego Bay, Cayman, London & New York City.


Steve is also partners in FSOR Music (Future Sound Of Reggae) a boutique label that has featured releases from Mink Jo, Transdub Massiv, Naomi Cowan, Jesse Royal & Craigy T amongst others.


Most recently he was one of the local partners of the initial staging of the critically acclaimed Tmrwtday Culture Festival in Negril, Jamaica.



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Aug 31, 2020
Bonus: The Vault Classic Music Reviews
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The Vault: Classic Music Reviews podcast host, Brian Cox gave us an education on the island of Grenada. As a first-generation American of Caribbean descent, Brian shared his unique perspectives. Brian described the soundtrack of Grenada, and how music has changed there. We learned about the music and food you would encounter at a typical Grenadian party.  


The Vault: Classic Music Reviews is a top-rated music commentary podcast. The co-hosts, hip-hop fans that grew up in the 90s, review classic hip-hop, R&B, and reggae albums 20 + years after their release. They break these albums down to see if they stood the test of time. Listeners get a perspective on classics from a fresh point of view. The Vault: Classic Music Reviews also includes guest interviews, round table discussions, and artist catalog debates.



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Aug 27, 2020
NiteLifeBuzz.com
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Special guest, MC, is the founder of Nitelifebuzz.com, a top-rated nightlife website. The NiteLifeBuzz media-house provides events photography and promotion services around the world. They publish some most amazing nightlife photos from Caribbean parties. Our conversation fits this season's emerging industry insider theme.


As the proprietor and owner of NiteLifeBuzz.com, MC does many things within the industry. He knows a lot of people and has tremendous insight, especially when it comes to New York City. We talked about partying in Jamaica, reggae music, and much more.


We had a great conversation covering a bit of history in New York and in Jamaica. This had us reminiscing about former online hangouts, DancehallReggae.com and Highlanda.com. We also drifted back to party life and island excursions when "outside" was open.


Buzzworthy


The Tastemaker


This season, we have a few bonus episodes coming your way. Check whatever platform that you listen to us on. We'll definitely have great new content for you. Until next time, stay safe. Make sure you find some good reggae music to keep your nerves calm and your mind focused where it needs to be.



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Aug 24, 2020
Bonus: Tessellated Interview
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Reasoning with Tessellated, the Billboard chart-topping, Emmy-nominated Jamaican artist who blew up in 2017 with the hit single, Pine and Ginger.


During our conversation with Tessellated we uncovered:


  • What were his early musical influences?
  • From where does he draw his inspiration?
  • Who is he listening to right now?
  • What's next on the horizon musically?
  • How did he get to #1 on the Billboard Jazz charts?
  • How did he earn the 2020 Emmy nomination?
  • How would he describe his lyrical and production styles?
  • The fusion of Afrobeat and Dancehall on new single, No Ansa feat. Crayon from Nigeria.


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Aug 20, 2020
Naro from The Fix JA Podcast
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The Fix JA podcast has been a dominant force in media for quite some time now. The three co-hosts, Naro, Ari, and Javi, have dynamic chemistry and have achieved a synergy.


The Fix JA features the best of the best of the Jamaican dancehall and reggae scene. They cover what's hot and bubbling in Kingston from an objective point-of-view. The co-hosts interact with guests in a unique, honest, and real way.


We had the privilege of speaking with Naro, one of the dynamic hosts of The Fix JA, formerly Nightly Fix. From his base on the island of Jamaica, Naro keyed us into many aspects of the culture. If you have yet to check out The Fix, please do so as soon as you finish this episode.


Listen to Reggae Lover Podcast episode 205 - The Fix JA to learn:

  • Do Jamaican youth respect dancehall icons and history?
  • Are young people in Jamaica building sound systems any more?
  • What is the importance of quality media platforms and voices covering our music?
  • Why and how did The Fix JA podcast get started?
  • How did Naro, Javi, and Ari became the co-hosts and develop their chemistry?
  • How does Naro handle the controversy that surrounds him?
  • How does The Fix JA crew get the toughest dancehall personalities to be vulnerable?
  • Why is it important to give upcoming artists an outlet?
  • How does one stay up on the latest dancehall music?
  • What is the state of the Jamaican entertainment industry in this COVID19 era?
  • Why do people around the world have more reverence for reggae than people in Jamaica?


It was a dope conversation. We look forward to linking up more in the future. As mentioned in the intro to this episode, we had to scrap the other segments for this week. Look out for more essential content curation in addition to some bonus episodes.


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Aug 17, 2020
Behind The Scenes: Reggae's Golden Era
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A look behind the scenes with Neil Robertson, a music industry exec. from the golden era of reggae and hip-hop.


Neil Robertson worked behind the scenes as an A&R for Island Records. He was also a label manager and marketer for Island Jamaica. Neil was in the boardrooms and studios working with Beenie Man and Luciano to launch them internationally. As an artist manager, he has toured with, guided, and made deals on behalf of some of the best in the business.


Born and raised in NYC, Neil currently curates the music program at Alley Cat Amateur Theatre at The Beekman Hotel. He also handles DJ programming at The Seaport District/Pier 17 for Howard Hughes Corp and Pier A Harbor House for HPH Hospitality.


Behind the Scenes Highlights

  • A&R for Island Records, Gee Street, and Richard Branson's re-entry into the music business, V2.
  • Worked on RZA's "Bobby Digital In Stereo GOLD," "Wu-Tang Forever," and Gravediggaz “The Pick, The Sickle & The Shovel."
  • Worked on DJ Premier's "Afu-Ra Body Of The Life Force."
  • Helped usher in a new era of Reggae and re-establish Island as the premiere Reggae label in the world.
  • Launched the careers of Beenie Man (Slam/Maestro), and Luciano (Where There Is Life, The Messenger).
  • Launched Sizzla's "Praise Ye Jah" as an independent release.
  • Gold single for the Senseless soundtrack “Movin On Up” featuring Prince Be, John Forte, and Ky-mani Marley.
  • Toured extensively in the hip hop world as a manager for Afu-Ra.
  • Toured the world establishing Ky-mani Marley, Specialist Dillon, Rootz Underground, and Jesse Royal.
  • Produced the "I&I Survived" album with the infamous punk rock band, the Bad Brains.
  • Production work on Stone Love’s classic album, “Champion Sound Vol. 1.
  • Managed Tessanne Chin (winner of The Voice) and Jesse Royal.
  • Consulted VP Records, producing live events including Puma events at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.
  • Produced 4 shows during the 2012 Olympics with AEG at the O2 Indigo.
  • Currently, curates and DJs live events at Alley Cat Amateur Theatre.

Tastemaker

  • Hezron - Resilient. Music for the soundtrack of the revolution.
  • Kabaka Pyramid's new single Energy on the Divine Majesty Riddim. Great follow up to Babylon Fallin, which was a tastemaker selection a couple of weeks ago.
  • Divine Majesty riddim compilation. Features Kabaka Pyramid, Chronic Law, T'Jean, Royal Blu, Runkus, and more. On Israel records, produced by Sonovic.

Soundclash Update

  • Team Torment Locked and Loaded
  • Once again, Poison Dart @SoundManLinkUp


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Aug 10, 2020
Changes Reggae's Been Going Through
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Popular reggae artists have pushed the sonic envelope recently. The reception by reggae lovers has varied.



There are different perspectives on why this is, and if its the right direction for the music. We analyze perspectives and presumed motives in the context of the current revolution and in general terms.


Listen to this episode to hear:

  • Reactions to Chronixx saying there is no match for Sizzla in a clash.
  • Reactions to Chronixx's "Cool As The Breeze/Friday."
  • "Who would be the next best Jamaican versus battle?
  • A Taste of Sumfest: Who were the best performers?
  • Should artists give a different performance online versus in-person?
  • Is the reggae revival over?


Tastemaker Segment:

  • Jada Kingdom - Win (Single and Video).
  • Buju Baton - Blessed (Official Music Video).
  • Poison Dart @ Sound Man Link Up.
  • Team Torment "Locked and Loaded."




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Aug 03, 2020
Jillionaire Interview
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Major Lazer’s Jillionaire sits down with Reggae Lover’s AGARD and Kahlil Wonda.


Christopher Leacock aka Jillionaire is a Trinidad-born DJ/Producer, entrepreneur, IT guru, and restauranteur. He shares insights and drops gems while taking us through his amazing career.


In this Jillionaire interview, he came off like a scholar and an elder. He dropped a lot of knowledge. Dropped a lot of history, and a lot of perspectives. This conversation was nice and mellow – very different energy than last week’s show with Walshy Fire. Nevertheless, Jillionaire had profound things to say and you will enjoy the discussion.


Buzzworthy

Big ups to Buju Banton who’s been continuing his promotion of Upside Down 2020. Last week that promo brought him to a couple of very big platforms. One of them being the Breakfast Club.t


And the other one being Trevor Noah’s Daily Social Distancing Show. Buju is doing it all.


He was also recently interviewed on Sway’s Universe Sirius XM, Shade 45.


He is covering all grounds right now. And he also was able to do a performance on Trevor Noah’s Show to close out that on that episode. He performed “Buried Alive” from the Upside Down 2020 album.


The Tastemaker

Buju’s got a song called “I Am a Jamaican,” which won the Jamaica Festival competition for 2020. The song and video speak for Jamaicans living abroad and at home. The composition embodies the Jamaican patriotic spirit. Make sure you don’t miss that.


There is a new single from Kabaka Pyramid, a response to the current social injustice. The song, “Babylon Fallin,” came out on July 17th, 2020 with accompanying visuals. The music video features clips of scenes with the police facing off against citizens.


Kabaka uses his well-known lyrical prowess in this very conscious song. It’s social commentary. One of the themes that we’ve been talking about on this platform is the need for music like this. This song definitely goes on that list of revolutionary music. And it’s right on time.


The riddim is a different kind. It is not a “one-drop” beat. The message and production are coherent with the times. Regardless of what genre you subscribe to, once you hear the song, you hear what he’s talking about. If you’re anything short of an anarchist or a racist yourself, then you will feel the passion. The release has seen coverage by The Source, a nod to Kabaka’s rep as a dope emcee.


Soundclash Update

Every Friday Team Torment presents the Locked and Loaded dubplate showcase. Hear four different sounds weekly live on YouTube. Shout out and the entire Team Torment crew, King AP, Blackheart, and the rest of sounds.


Also in sound clash news, Soundclash.com has a new series coming out sponsored by Serato called No Jing Bang. The tournament will be hosted by D.J. English Fire, Chris Diamond, Walshy Fire, and Warrior Sound.


What do I love about this? First of all, it’s great to see the unity between Chris Diamond, Walshy, and Warrior. Two of the top online clash promoters have now joined forces. Secondly, the major corporate sponsorship for this sport is a huge win. Look out for more developments from the No Jing Bang series. We’re glad to see some growth in the SoundClash community as we all adapt to this new normal.


Coming Up

This season, we will bring you more interviews due to what’s going on in the world right now. Some great potential guests have definitely freed up. We look forward to sharing more exciting, insightful conversations with you. So stay tuned.


Get In Touch

Reggae Lover Podcast is produced by Andres AGARD and Aubrey Kahlil Agard. Visit ReggaeLover.com for full show notes, archives, and more information. If you’re interested in a sponsorship or donation, please email info@ReggaeLover.com. Follow us on Instagram @ReggaeLoverPodcast. Like our Facebook page at Facebook.com/ReggaeLoverPodcast.



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Jul 27, 2020
Walshy Fire: Prophetic Energy
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Our special guest is Walshy Fire from Major Lazer. 


We enjoyed reasoning with someone that AGARD and I have known for decades. Before the podcasts, and before all the fame. If you're not familiar with Walshy Fire I don't know what rock you've been under. He has been everywhere in the world to deejay. 


Walshy Fire talked about the state of the culture. We commented on dancehall, reggae, and business. We talked about soundclash and life in general. We didn't get into a lot of his background. If you want to check into his background, he's done many interviews in the past. If you're looking for that go check out this spot


During this conversation, we checked in and started shooting from the hip. The session was militant, and energetic, which is a good combination.


Walshy Fire Reasoning

  • How quarantine has changed life.
  • The soundtrack to the revolution.
  • Soundclash.com and the Quarantine Clash series.
  • Upcoming Major Lazer albums, artists, and mixtapes.
  • The "Customized Years" book.
  • The energy of nightlife versus day parties.
  • Influencers standing against destructive music.
  • The end of "niggering."
  • Highlights for 2020 so far.


Buzzworthy, Tastemaker, and Soundclash Update


Please join us next week for a reasoning session with Jillionaire from the Major Lazer crew. Tell a friend to tell a friend and shared a link to this show. Tweet a link to the show and tag @ReggaeLoverPod. We'll be looking for you online using hashtag #ReggaeLoverPodcast


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Jul 20, 2020
Buju Banton New Album
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This is our 200th official episode of Reggae Lover. We talked about “Upside Down 2020,” the long-anticipated album from Buju Banton. 

There’s such a thing as an instant classic, and this Buju Banton new album is that. Listen to our in-depth analysis of every track.


Buju Banton New Album, Sales and Streams

We also talked about record sales and chart performance. The album got close to 3000 sales in its first week. That includes all physical copies, digital downloads as well as streams. What is a “stream?” What is the stream worth? A stream is a fraction of a sale. So you need a certain amount of streams, whether it be songs or the entire album, in order for it to equal one sale. 


It was actually a strong debut compared to other releases from Jamaican artists. We look at the fact that Vybz Kartel released his album on the same day as Buju. His album, “Of Dons and Divas,” sold a little less than half that of “Upside Down 2020.” Koffee’s “Rapture,” EP which won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album had less than 600 first week sales. 


We have had episodes about Billboard, sales, and what it means for Jamaican reggae artists. Music is actually the marketing tool for touring, merchandise sales, etc.  In that case, Buju is in good hands with Roc Nation. I’m sure they’ll exploit this album very well.


Chart Performance

The Buju Banton new album, “Upside Down 2020” debuted in the number two position on the Billboard reggae chart. Also, on the Itunes chart for reggae music, it debuted at number two. At the time, Bob Marley held the number one slot on both of those charts. Vybz Kartel’s “Of Dons and Divas” debuted at the number six position on both charts. 


The Tastemaker Segment

Last week’s episode, we didn’t get to go into this segment at all. As a result, there were a few things that I wanted to make sure that we mentioned.  


Firstly, the Dré Island album, a debut album that features Popcaan on the “We Pray” single. The name of the album is “Now I Rise.” I bumped it or a good little while when it first came out. He’s doing press for the album right now. Go look for “Now I Rise” from Dre Island. Very good music. 


If you’re a fan of Chronixx or Damian Marley, you’ll definitely love Dre Island. He’s very talented in his own right. He has a song out with Tory Lanez. So he has crossover songs as well. 


Secondly, there’s an awesome release from Grammy nominee, Etana. An album entitled “Gemini,” which debuted on June 19th, distributed by Kojak WorldWide. That album is official. Very good production. “Gemini” brings a strong balance of dancehall, reggae, and lovers’ rock. There is some roots reggae flavor as well. 


Kabaka Pyramid has a feature on there. Nomadz has a feature on there along with an artist known as Yhasha. This may be her best album to date. It’s definitely one of my favorites. Every song has a good vibe. I would add the whole album to my quarantine playlist. Take my recommendation. This is good, solid music. 


Thirdly, we have to talk about Koffee. Her new single entitled “Pressure” is an inspirational song for the times. She speaks to the ghetto youths, but she’s also talking to every man. Every one of us is under pressure, if not now, at some point. It’s that type of message that can help to pull you through that kind of a situation. So I love it. She’s singing. She’s deejaying. It’s message music. A music video for that is also out.


In addition, Koffee is on “Bigger Love,” John Legend’s new album, released June 19. The song that features coffee is “Don’t Walk Away.” This song a breakup love song duet between the two of them. The curious thing is, so far, Koffee’s material hasn’t been love songs. There’s Justin Bieber’s, “I don’t care” remix where she appears alongside Chronixx. That would be the first but is more pop dance. 

“Don’t Walk Away” is more of an R&B style song. Definitely check that out. And of course, if you’re a John Legend fan, we talked about him earlier with this feature on the budget album. He’s got a big project out right now. 


Finally, we’ve got a new song from Anthony B entitled “Black and Proud.” This is not a protest or a revolutionary song a la “Fire Pon Rome.” He’s not telling you who needs to get burnt up in the fire. It’s a revolutionary song along the lines of just making this simple statement. I’m black and I’m proud. 


If you follow the news you know that saying “Black Lives Matter” is offensive to many people. So saying things like “black power” or “black and proud” is also going against the grain. These are the messages that we want to hear from our reggae artists, especially our cultural artists. And Anthony B is known for being that guy. 


This one is on the new World Rebirth rhythm produced by Reggae Vibes Music. It’s a brand new song released on July 8th. Anthony B’s “Black and Proud.” Please check it out. It’s awesome. Good reggae music. Good for the heart, the soul, and the brain. 


Sound System Update and Wrap up

We also gave a very concise recap of some recent sound system, soundclash live online events. In conclusion, we announced next week’s special guest will be Walshy Fire of Major Lazor. Please share this show with a friend and tag @reggaeloverpodcast (IG) or @reggaeloverpod on Twitter.



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Jul 13, 2020
Reggae Lover Trailer - Season 6
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Essentially a trailer to Introduce our podcast to new listeners, this is a super-short episode.


Dedicated to reggae lovers everywhere, the Reggae Lover music podcast features discussions on the culture, economics and all things relatable to reggae lovers. Highlanda Sound produces this Caribbean music podcast with new episodes released every Monday. Listeners can rely on fresh, high-quality content that is curated for them on a regular schedule. Above all, the hosts resonate with both newcomers and veteran fans alike.


Reggae Lover distributes on all major podcast platforms including iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud, iHeartRadio, TuneIn Radio, and more to entertain, educate, and promote reggae music worldwide. We aim to surpass all expectations for quality and dispel myths about the Reggae genre and the people who avidly consume it.



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Jul 09, 2020
Caribbean Black Lives Matter
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We are back with a new season after taking an eventful summer break. Our first episode, Caribbean Black Lives Matter, features Nick, the host of the Jamaican State of Mind podcast.


At the time of recording this, we were grappling with strong emotions. This, as a result of the series of events ensuing from the George Floyd lynching. Caribbean black lives matter.


We added a spin on the conversation as Caribbeans. Hear views on how American racism is viewed in the Caribbean and particularly Jamaica. It's an interesting conversation.


We covered race, policing, protests, other solutions, and more.  Most importantly, you'll hear different perspectives on how reggae music is and should be interacting with the politics of today. 


This is a time where we need Reggae music reform. Reggae needs another renaissance. We need to return to the culture once again. The music needs to reflect what's actually going on in reality. There is too much music about flossing. We are living through curfews. The time is dread right now. People need more. And when you talk about revolution, that's what reggae music is supposed to be doing. Reggae should be there to help fill that void and burn that fire.


At recent protests on the streets of American cities, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh's music could be heard. Will any of our modern artists create music that will be a part of the soundtrack for the revolution? This is one of the underlying themes for this season of the podcast.

#reggaereform


Because of the length of this conversation, we didn't get into some of the other segments that we usually do, but they will be back throughout the season.


The Tastemaker segment will be back. Soundclash updates will return if and when we have SoundClash content or sound system subject matter. Today, we just wanted to take the time to highlight this important conversation, Caribbean Black Lives Matter.



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Jul 06, 2020
Reggae Music Forever (Replay)
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Our special guest was Shawn from the Reggae Talk podcast and Reggae Music Forever blog.


Certainly, we discussed the state of dancehall/reggae culture with Reggae Music Forever including topics:

  • Firstly, Dancehall supporters versus die-hard fans of roots reggae.
  • Secondly, The overlooked conscious dancehall movement.
  • The American reggae scene.
  • Comparing white and black Americans taste in reggae.
  • Reggae Talk Podcast 1-year Anniversary event.
  • Other passions outside of reggae.
  • Is reggae music on life-support?
  • In conclusion, Predictions for the future.

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Jun 29, 2020
New Music of Jamaica (Replay)
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WALSHY FIRE STATED THAT “JAMAICAN ARTISTS ARE ON THE VERGE OF CREATING A NEW GENRE” IN A RECENT INTERVIEW. THIS CLAIM WARRANTED FURTHER EXPLORATION SO WE WENT IN ON THE NEW MUSIC OF JAMAICA.


Before analyzing today’s music we reviewed the many genres that Jamaica has created. That amazing history includes Mento, Ska, Rock Steady, Reggae, Dub, and Dancehall. Reggae sub-genres Nyahbingi, lover’s rock, and rub-a-dub are also popular styles.


There was a peak in dancehall popularity in the early 2000s followed by a decline in quality reggae. At that time vinyl formats transitioned to the CD. Then CDs went out and digital downloads came in. As a result, DJs started using laptops to play music and consumers turned to personal electronics. This transitional period subsequently led to what we call the reggae revival.


The current global dancehall and reggae revival movements are creating genre-bending trends. Artists like Protoje, Chronixx, Kabaka Pyramid, Jesse Royal, Damian Marley, Lila Ike, and Koffee are synonymous with such trends.


Based on our analysis there either is a new emerging genre, or the concept of genres is simply dead. Distinctions between genres have become blurred and young audiences around the world are embracing that change.


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Jun 22, 2020
Dancehall vs. Reggae (REPLAY)
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This was supposed to be a Dancehall 101 conversation and it ended up being a Dancehall vs Reggae debate.


More than a debate, various explanations of the culture emerged. This was our second talk show format episode and topics mentioned here ended up being re-hashed throughout the rest of the season.



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Jun 15, 2020
Top One Hit Wonders in Reggae (REPLAY)
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This is by far the funniest Reggae Lover episode. We list some of the biggest reggae one-hit wonders.  




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Jun 08, 2020
Lila Ike - The Complete Interview (REPLAY)
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Lila Ike was one of our best interviews from last year. Check out this replay and make sure to grab her new EP, The ExPerience, if you haven't already. It's a classic!




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Jun 01, 2020
Beenie Man vs. Bounty Killer
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A complete break down of the epic Beenie Man vs. Bounty Killer IG Live event presented by @VerzuzTV.


Also, in this episode, our season finale:


  • The drama between Swiss Beats, Tony Matterhorn, and Majah Hype.
  • Reflections on the life and legacy of fallen reggae icon, record producer, and audio engineer, Bobby Digital.  
  • What we're listening to for Summer 2020.
  • Reasons for the absence of Spotify in Jamaica.
  • Quarantine Clash Semi-Finals




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May 25, 2020
Top Five Singjays + Lila Ike's new EP
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Full review of Lila Ike's debut EP, The Experience, plus AGARD and Kahlil Wonda each list their top 5 SingJays.


Buzzworthy - Shaggy, Rayvon, and Spice appear on The Bachelor.


The Tastemaker - Full review of Lila Ike's debut EP, The ExPerience.


Soundclash Update - Latest from the Soundclash.com/Walshy Fire Quarantine Clash tournament.


Main Topic - Top 5 Singjays (a performer who is a combination of singer and deejay.)

Kahlil Wonda:
  • Buju Banton
  • Capleton
  • Sizzla
  • Chronixx
  • Mavado
AGARD:
  • Mavado
  • Damian Marley
  • Demarco
  • I-Octane
  • Shenseea 


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May 18, 2020
Spring 2020 Update
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Talking about what's going on in the business as we all continue adjusting to being locked down.  


  • Apple Music expands coverage to more countries, including Jamaica. 
  • Soundcloud now offering digital music distribution.
  • Up and coming artists who lack music business knowledge.
  • Artists beefing and clashing during quarantine and why it's not a good look.
  • Sounds and Artists who have improved their position during the quarantine. 
  • Buju Banton ft. John Legend - Memories. https://youtu.be/_rmRcc81jpM.
  • Jah Izrehl - Never Worry. https://open.spotify.com/album/28feH3Kpu7hah9aOHleGgy.

 

 



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May 11, 2020
The Fans Are the Real Winners
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AGARD goes solo talking about the Soundclash.com Quarantine Clash tournament, Dexta Daps' release from prison, Lila Ike's upcoming EP, and more.  



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May 04, 2020
Married to a Reggae Lover
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AGARD and Kahlil Wonda invite their wives to talk about their Reggae lover journeys.


Buzzworthy

 

Tastemaker

 

Soundclash Update

25th Anniversary of Jaro vs Addies in Portmore, Jamaica 1995. https://soundcloud.com/hecklersphoenix/king-addies-vs-killamanjaro-04-95-ja-dancehall-showdown-hecklers-remasters

 

 

 

 



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Apr 27, 2020
Major Label Love
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Last week Protoje announced that his Indiggnation Collective (including Lila Ike and Sevana) has inked a multi-album deal with RCA Records. We discuss this historic singing and the recent trend of major label A&R's paying attention to Jamaican talent.  

 

Tastemaker:

  • Alicia Keys - Underdog (Remix) ft. Chronixx and Protoje.
  • Lila Ike - I Spy
  • Stalk Ashley - Young


Soundclash Update:

  • Walshy Fire's Quarantine Clash 3 - Heavy Hammer (Italy) vs. Poison Dart (Florida).
  • Major Hype's Clash Series - Jazzy T from Renaissance vs. Steelie Bashment. 
  • DJ Premier vs. The Rza
  • Irish and Chin's "Put In On The Table" 


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Apr 20, 2020
Who runs Jamaica?
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This episode examines the dichotomy that is the incarcerated, gold-selling, chart-topping, and ever polarizing Vybz Kartel. His murder conviction was recently upheld by the Jamaican appeals court. Also, he won the Best Male Dancehall Artist category at the International Reggae and World Music Awards in Jamaica for the last two years in a row.  




Buzzworthy:

3:10 - Tory Lanez IG Live shut down.

5:04 - Reggae community responses to COVID19.

 




The Tastemaker:

11:41 - Coronavirus and quarantine themed reggae/dancehall songs from Sizzla, Luciano, Ding Dong, Kabaka Pyramid, Christopher Martin, Ce'Cile, Christafari, Ed Robinson, DYCR, Silver Kat, Zagga, Mr. Vegas and more.

 




Soundclash Update:

22:10 - Walshy Fire's second Quarantine Clash featuring Bobby Konders (Massive B) versus Jazzy T (Renaissance).

26:40 - Major Hype (Massive B) versus Nore (Afrique).

 




Main Segment:

32:45 - What matters more to Kartel fans, his songs or whether he committed the murder?

44:10 - Would more people attend a Vybz Kartel concert than Buju Banton's "Long Walk To Freedom" concert in Jamaica?

54:04 - What would the dancehall industry be like if Vybz Kartel was never allowed to record music in prison?

 



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Apr 13, 2020
Going Live!
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This episode explores the current trend of celebrity producers and song-writers going live and competing in pseudo-soundclash fashion. 


Selectors are juggling live and clashing on social media channels like never before. The music industry must continue to thrive using the technology that's available whether through live content, on-demand, or both. The lock-down situation will no doubt push the limits of what's possible.  



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Apr 06, 2020
Entertainer of the Year
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A HILARIOUS CONVERSATION ABOUT THE WINNERS FROM THE 38TH ANNUAL IRAWMA AND THE ACCURACY OF OUR PREDICTIONS. WE ALSO HAVE LOTS OF UPDATES FROM THE REGGAE WORLD IN THIS 2ND QUARANTINE EPISODE.


INTRO:

0:43 – AGARD Quarantine mixes https://soundcloud.com/djagardmusic/sets/agard-quarantine-mixes.

 


BUZZWORTHY SEGMENT:

3:13 – “Toast” in Life Water commercial. Koffee featured in Newsweek Magazine.

5:26 – DJs spinning live on social media: D-Nice, DJ Mars, Stereo 5, Unity Sound, Tony Matterhorn, Stone Love, DJ Jazzy Jeff, etc.

11:04 – Alicia Keys “Underdog” remix ft. Chronixx and Protoje with production by Izzy Beats and Swiss Beats.

 


THE TASTEMAKER SEGMENT:

15:09 – Champion Squad Remix Catalog https://soundcloud.com/championsquad/catalog.

16:00 – Blakkamoore and Snoop Dogg – Get Down Tonight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSPZg5aN4Cw&feature=youtu.be.

19:48 – Buju Banton performing on BBC 1Xtra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdBEuNoiTXM&t=2s.

22:13 – Lila Ike “Where I’m Coming From” live on 1Xtra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhSB53Nhj_8.

 


SOUNDCLASH UPDATE:

23:57 – Walshy Fire Quarantine Clash.

25:15 – Antigua Quarantine History Clash 2 with Stonewall vs Exorcist on FB live.

29:22 – Brief recap from Spring Killing in NY with Super Tremor vs. Real Sound vs. Venom Xenos.

33:19 – Pantason urging artists to lower dubplate prices

36:18 – Rest in Peace to Apple Gabriel, a founding member of Israel Vibration. Reaction to his passing.

 


MAIN SEGMENT:

38:16 – Due to the Coronavirus, the 38th Annual International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) was limited to a media-only broadcast. We discuss the winners and compare them with our predictions. Buju, Vybz Kartel, and Koffee were the biggest winners.

 


OUTRO:

45:45 – Fan mail and social distancing advice.



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Mar 30, 2020
Quarantined
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In light of the current quarantine, we took time out to share personal updates and recommendations. We read selected fan mail and reviews plus spread love and offer encouragement. Find out who are the top 10 countries and cities around the world that listen to Reggae Lover.


Recommend content to check out while you're stuck at home:

  • Buju Banton interviewed by Winford Williams (On Stage).
  • Buju Banton interviewed by Seani B (BBC 1Xtra).
  • Jah 9 new album, Note To Self, and music video feat. Chronixx.
  • Keznamdi album, Bloodline.
  • Tribute To The I Threes by Shuga ft. Judy Mowatt and Marcia Griffiths.
  • Film "Yardie" directed by Idris Elba.
  • "Sprinter" directed by Storm Saulter, exec. produced by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.
  • "Rudeboy," Trojan Records documentary.
  • Reggae Lover Podcast fan page on Facebook.


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Mar 23, 2020
The JMC Effect
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Part 2 of our interview with Kwasi Bonsu, co-founder of the Jamaica Music Conference (JMC), the preeminent annual conference for industry education, networking and collaboration in Jamaica.



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Mar 16, 2020
Jamaica Music Conference
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In this episode's main Segment catch an interview with Jamaica Music Conference founder and CEO, Kwasi Bonsu. The 7th annual conference featured panel discussions, workshops, artist showcases, special events, exhibits and more. Kwasi recaps this year's JMC and highlights his favorite moments.



Buzzworthy:

Results from the JARIA honors. Mortimer dominates, beating Koffee and Lila Ike. 


Tastemaker:


Soundclash Update:

Sean Pipa & Boomerang promotions out of the clash game.


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Mar 09, 2020
The Producers
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A talented group of Reggae producers has been spreading the culture worldwide without necessarily getting their due fanfare. Many listeners may not know who is responsible for the songs and riddims they enjoy listening to. 


Some Jamaican hitmakers are even infiltrating other genres and collaborating with the biggest names in music. We highlighted some producers who have shined with successful records but have remained behind the scenes.   


Buzzworthy:

  • Kool Herc appears at the Jamaica Music Conference. Plans to open a museum in Kingston. 
  • Pharell Williams of the Neptunes in the studio working on music with Buju Banton.


Tastemaker:

Baby Come Take It - Anthony Malvo ft. Buju Banton


Soundclash Update:

  • King AP enters 1,2,3 Badda Dan clash tournament.
  • AGARD sounds off on King Addies vs. Stone Wall.

 


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Mar 02, 2020
Top Five 1990s Roots Reggae Songs
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Kahlil Wonda analyzing the top 5 reality tunes from reggae's best decade. Kahlil has pieced together his personal top-ranking 90's culture selections. 


  • Buzzworthy - Buju Banton Drew a Massive Crowd In Kenya For First Post Prison Show In Africa. Banton rocks mega-concert at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) ground. Does the First radio interview in years on NRG Radio in Kenya. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZ1IfQcU7Ss]

 

  • Tastemaker - Keznamdi & Tory Lanez Fuse Reggae & Hip-Hop on New 'City Lock' Single [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iV9G7V5QI0w]

 

  • Soundclash Update - Addies vs Stone Wall at King of Kings #3 in Antigua. King Addies is victorious. 


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Feb 24, 2020
Financial Empowerment
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Listen to Reggae Lover episode 179, Financial Empowerment, on-demand. 


Kahlil Wonda and AGARD offer commentary and suggestions on gaining financial success in a competitive reggae industry.

 

This episode features the soundclash update, buzzworthy and tastemaker segments.

 

The Tastemaker: Mýa ft. Ding Dong - Handsfree

 

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Feb 17, 2020
Reggae is for the Children
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Research shows that children who listen to reggae and classical music are more likely to become open-minded. We examine these findings.


Buzzworthy:

  • Bounty Killer gives a talk on avoiding domestic violence.
  • Koffee continues to garner media attention plus other industry trends. 


Tastemaker:

Skip Marley ft. H.E.R - Slow Down music video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4jZKM5Y6-0


Soundclash Update:

  • NJ Cup Clash with Soul Supreme defeating King Shine. The fallout from the clash. 
  • Will there be a Little Shabba v Jimmy Spliff?
  • Will we see Dynamq vs Notorious? 
  • NY Clash Sound Top 5, then and now. 
  • Atlanta Clash Sound Top 5. 
  • Soul Supreme vs Innocent (upcoming clash). 
  • Liv Sound back on the road.
  • Supreme Sound wins Put Up or Shut Up tournament in ATL.


Main Segment:

New Study finds Children Who Listen To Reggae Grow to be More Open-Minded as Adults. Exposure to different genres during youth leads to a more diverse palette. Children who attend live music gigs early in life are more open to new activities and seek out live music events later on. Why reggae is so great. Sharing childhood experiences with music.



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Feb 10, 2020
International Reggae and World Music Awards
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All the Grammy nominees in the best reggae album category are winners. That one category is not enough to represent Caribbean music.


Enter IRAWMA. The International Reggae and World Music Awards is a platform for us to honor our own. This award show hasn't gotten the attention that it deserves and this needs to change.


We talked through some of the categories on the IRAWMA 2019 list and give our predictions. Visit the IRAWMA site for the chance to review and vote on each category. [https://irawma.com/vote-now/] Voting ends March 12, 2020.


The Tastemaker:

  • Elephant Man - Wap Bap prod. by Massive B • Bobby Konders. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejND3PRom7c


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Feb 03, 2020
Koffee Wins Grammy for Best Reggae Album - Bonus
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Kahlil Wonda and AGARD react to Koffee winning Best Reggae Album for her EP, "Rapture," at the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020, in Los Angeles, California.


Koffee is the youngest solo act and only female ever to win a Grammy for Best Reggae Album.



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Jan 28, 2020
Red Carpet Shelley
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This episode of the Reggae Lover Podcasts features an interview with Caribbean media personality and entertainment blogger, Red Carpet Shelley.


Shelley gives us her first-hand recap of the recent Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise, answers a round of rapid-fire questions, shares her reggae lover journey and lets us know what she's excited in 2020.

 



Buzzworthy:

  • Michelle Obama Lists Koffee’s “Toast” On Workout Playlist.
  • Clarks Originals Invites Reggae Songstress Lila Ike To Paris Fashion Week. 

Tastemaker:

  • Buju Banton's single, "Murder She Wrote" on Bad Boys Forever soundtrack.
  • Rebel Salute 2020 performances?

Soundclash update:

  • Dynamq vs Black Scorpio in Dubplate Display at Rebel Salute. 


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Jan 27, 2020
Large Up DJ Gravy
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REGGAE LOVER GUEST DJ GRAVY IS A MUSICIAN, SELECTOR, PUBLISHER AND AN OG NEW YORKER WHO REPRESENTS THE DIVERSITY OF WHERE HE’S FROM. 


This interview with DJ Gravy centers around how he has expressed his love for reggae and influenced the culture since the early 2000s.




BUZZWORTHY

  • Vybz Kartel's "To Tanesha" album.
  • Shaggy declined to be on Rihanna's reggae album.




SOUNDCLASH UPDATE

  • Jah Mikey One defeats Super Gold (Avatar) in Jamaica.
  • Tribe of Kings wins a 5-sound clash in San Diego.


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Jan 20, 2020
Gaining Access
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"Gaining Access" with guest Odessa Chambers, a publicist and television producer based in Kingston. She is the creator of O-Access Jamaica and host of the podcast "Reasonings with Odessa." Episode 174 (Season 5, Ep. 2)




Buzzworthy:

  • Koffee to perform SuperBowl Weekend
  • Buju Banton on Bad Boys Forever soundtrack


Tastemaker:

  • Kahlil Wonda: Mortimer's EP 'Fight the Fight,' and Single, "Lightning." - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4ErQRLTi54
  • AGARD: Salaam Remi, Buccaneer, and Red Rat, “No Normal Lover.” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOkcXPk0cP0




Soundclash Update:

  • Mighty Crown meets with Prime Ministers
  • World Clash Finale lineup released


Main Segment: 

Interview with Odessa.




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Jan 13, 2020
Best of 2019 Reggae
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Happy New Year! We're back with a Reggae Lover recap of 2019. Also predictions for 2020 like "Most likely to Fade," and "Most Likely to Blow Up," plus Grammy predictions.




Listen to this break down of the 2019 Reggae superlatives:


Song of the year:

  • Koffee - Toast

 

Album of the year mentions:

  • Tarrus Riley - BLEM (EP)
  • Koffee - Rapture (EP)
  • Walshy Fire - Abeng
  • Third World - Work To Be Done
  • Bugle - Picture Perfect
  • Jah Cure - Masterpiece

 

Clash Sound of the year mentions:

  • Notorious
  • Stone Wall
  • King Shine
  • Young Hawk
  • Warrior
  • Dynamq
  • Jah Mikey One

 

Juggling Sound of the year mentions:

  • King Addies
  • David Rodigan
  • Rory Stone Love
  • Stone Love
  • Bass Odyssey

 

Best Sound System event audio:

  • Reeewind 2019 (Crowning of U-Roy)

 

Promoter of the year mentions:

  • Irish and Chin
  • Shawn Pipa
  • Rockers Unltd
  • David Driveway

 

Concert of the year:

  • Reggae Sumfest
  • Long Walk to Freedom Concert (Jamaica)




We also introduced three new micro-segments that will be recurring on this season of the podcast:


  • Buzzworthy - Welcome to Jamrock Cruise
  • Tastemaker - Rock and Groove Riddim; FaReal - Gravy
  • Soundclash Update - Clash at Sea 2019



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Jan 06, 2020
Season Finale
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This season finale opens a few cans of worms. 

 

Questions come up like:

  • Is the stereotype that Jamaicans don't like soca dead?
  • Does the Red Bull Culture Clash clash with soundclash culture?
  • Has Afrobeat replaced Dancehall for real?
  • Do young people everywhere know who Bad Bunny and Afro B are? Do they know Chronic Law and Squash?
  • We will be back in 2020 with amazing new content and this year was a blast. 


We take a few minutes at the top for our favorite memories and takeaways from this season. Also, we do some shout outs and let you know how you can interact and support the show.


Thank you so much for the love over the last 47 episodes. Don't forget to check out our archives (talk and mixes) and please enjoy your Christmas and New Year celebrations safely.


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Nov 25, 2019
DJ RunDat: Best-Selling "How to start a DJ Business" Author
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Boss Mama Michelle Miller aka DJ RunDat, guests on Reggae Lover. DJ RunDat is known for her gift to inspire others to fulfill their dreams while fulfilling her own. In 2019, she became the best selling author of, “How to start a DJ business,” launched her first digital course, an online show, and a mentorship business.


Topics discussed included:


  • Her roots in Humbolt County, CA., home of the Reggae on the River festival.
  • How she has grown her DJ hobby into a very profitable business.
  • Becoming a best-selling author.
  • The online show, “Queens on Decks,” where she interviews female DJs from around the world.
  • Her Facebook group, "Female DJs" where DJs network and support each other. 
  • Is Afrobeat replacing Dancehall?
  • Support for and connection with Jamaican reggae music in California.
  • The absence of "Reggae On The River" and "Sierra Nevada World Music Festival in 2019."
  • Speaking at the Mobile Beat DJ Convention in Las Vegas 2020.
  • Balancing family life and being a mother with her career.


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Nov 18, 2019
170 - Maxi Priest: It All Comes Back to Love
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Maxi Priest guests on Reggae Lover.

 

The superstar talks about his recently released album entitled "It All Comes Back to Love." The project was executive produced by Shaggy.

 

We preview the album's title track "It All Comes Back To Love" and "My Pillow' which sound classic.

Listen for "It's a Summertime Vibe" feat. Bounty Killer, and Maxi's favorite cut, "The Bridge You Burn."

 

Also, "Cool Nuh" with Shaggy, and "Anything You Want" with Estelle and Anthony Hamilton. Maxi takes us back to his early days in East London lifting speaker boxes. The singer walks us through an evolution forged in London's sound system scene.

 

He was the first reggae artist to have a No. 1 hit worldwide, including the U.S. Billboard charts. There's so much to learn from this fun conversation with the living legend, Maxi Priest.

 

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Nov 11, 2019
169 - King Addies Music
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An exclusive in-depth interview with selectors Killa Boo and King Pin of King Addies. King Addies is an International Sound System created in 1983 in Brooklyn, New York City. They remain a force to reckon with in the sound clash arena and a top choice for juggling.


Among Topics Discussed in this Episode:

 

2:15 - The History of King Addies.

5:51 - How Killa Boo became an Addies selector.

9:40 - How King Pin joined the King sound.

13:16 - Earning the trust of Addies fanatical supporters.

18:10 - The dubplate creation process.

19:25 - King Addies Promotions: Welcome to New Lots party & World Fight Club soundclash league.

22:53 - Who is next on Addies kill list.

24:00 - Why the soundclash business is not the same today.

26:35 - Why "big sounds" are afraid to take the battlefield nowadays.

30:53 - Radio movements: World Power Hour & Sunday's w/ Addies HiFi (Selector ObRas)

34:01 - Fall Europe Tour 2019

36:30 - Production: True Dreams Riddim 2019

38:25 - The state of reggae/dancehall music right now


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Nov 04, 2019
168 - Research Your Own Experience
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Kahlil Wonda and AGARD link up in Brooklyn to explore questions such as:


  • Is someone "closed-minded" if they choose a particular lane?


  • How does the music you listen to really affect you?


  • Should one consume all the forms of music or media available, or is it wiser to live in a self-imposed bubble?


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Oct 28, 2019
167 - When Dance Was Nice
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This conversation, featuring Carry On Friends podcast host Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown, centered around sound systems and dancehall.


Topics Covered:


  • Kerry-Ann's huge sound system cassette collection and her favorite sounds.
  • Our preferences for Jamaican and New York-based sounds.
  • Nuances of dancehall such as DJs who play a balanced mixture of dubplates and girl tunes.
  • The difference between a party and a "dance."
  • The lost arts of the early warm and early juggling.
  • Predictable playlists and the lack of creativity that's prevalent today.
  • Reminiscing about dancehall back in the 90s.
  • Jamaica's apparent complacency towards its greatest cultural export.


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Oct 21, 2019
166 - Carry On Friends
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We had a great conversation about reggae and dancehall with Caribbean podcaster and blogger, Kerry-Ann Reid Brown.  


Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown is the Jamaican born, New York City-based founder of Breadfruit Media; a podcast production company that provides strategy, development, and production of stories by Caribbean Americans on a variety of topics reflecting the diversity of experiences of the Caribbean’s global diaspora. 

 

She is also the host of Carry On Friends - The Caribbean American Podcast, a show with authentically energetic Caribbean vibes, and thoughtful dialogue around culture, heritage, career, and everyday life that make up the Caribbean American experience.

 

When Kerry-Ann isn’t producing or recording episodes, she’s building a community with the Caribbean Podcast Directory which is a growing list of podcasts created by people of Caribbean Heritage whether in the region or in the diaspora. 



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Oct 16, 2019
165 - World Fight Club
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Interviews with King Shine and Supersonic as they prepare to square off in Round 2 of the World Fight Club (WFC) sound clash league.  


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Oct 07, 2019
164 - Reggae Lover History part 2
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In the previous Reggae Lover episode, we described the foundation of Highlanda Sound. This show chronicles what happened from our first gig to present. 


In the late '90s, the three young lions that started Highlanda Sound vowed to become one of the most dangerous sound systems that played mostly 45s. 

They committed to learning and practicing the arts of selecting and juggling in the dancehall arena. They set out to bring a different level of energy to the scene in Atlanta. They prided themselves on being versatile enough to entertain any type of crowd.

They accomplished all that and more. Listen to the evolution that led to this podcast.



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Sep 30, 2019
163 - Reggae Lover History
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AGARD and I are the special guests on this episode. As the hosts, we took time out to re-introduce ourselves, talk about who we are, where we come from, and how we got into the music industry. This is part one of this "flashback" conversation.



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Sep 23, 2019
162 - No Music No Vote
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The "No Music No Vote" campaign is one of the Jamaican entertainment industry's responses to the Noise Abatement Act. The law, originally passed in 1997, recently became stricter. Now all events have to lock off by midnight on weeknights and 2 a.m. on the weekend.

 

Topics Covered:

  • The far-reaching implications of the Noise Abatement Act.
  • Responses from key entertainment industry players.
  • Responses from various government officials.
  • Potential solutions and "silver linings".  


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Sep 16, 2019
161 - Women in Reggae part 2
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London Based DJ AYITO schools the Reggae Lover team on the Roots, Dub, and Steppas scene in the U.K. plus her journey as a rising female selector in a male-dominated industry.   


Among Topics Discussed in this Episode:


  • Ayito's roots with Unit 137 Sound System.
  • Reggae lover journey and early influences.
  • The lack of female artists (especially selectors) in the scene.
  • How she's pushing for a change and inspiring other women.
  • The message that reggae music conveys
  • Lion Vibes Record Shop monthly Chart Show


"No matter what I go through, no matter how bad my day... as soon as I play [Reggae] music it just takes away all of the pain. It doesn't only take the pain away, it just replaces it with pure joy and bliss. It's a spiritual thing for me. I know it may sound a bit extreme, but I think this is the closest I can get to meeting God. It's that feeling that [Reggae] injects in me." ~ AYITO

 

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Sep 09, 2019
160 - Style and Vibes
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Mikelah Rose, creator of the "Style & Vibes" Caribbean-American lifestyle blog and podcast is the guest on this episode of Reggae Lover.

 

Topics Covered in this Episode.

  • Covering music, fashion, beauty and culture from a Caribbean perspective.
  • The importance of documenting Caribbean global influence and trends.
  • Getting guests to open up and give fantastic interviews on the Style and Vibes podcast.
  • Mikelah Rose's reggae lover journey and early album picks.
  • Top reggae/dancehall artists representing the culture right now.
  • Favorite songs or artists for different moods and occasions.


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Sep 03, 2019
159 - Homegrown with G. Cole
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G. Cole, a fellow reggae lover, podcaster/radio personality, and singer/songwriter is the special guest on this episode.


We talk about:

  • The work he's been doing to push reggae music.
  • Early musical influences in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
  • Meeting and getting his name from Gregory Isaacs at Jack Rudy lawn.
  • Singer/songwriting career and band, Wraps and Kush. 
  • The podcast, Homegrown with G Cole: in-depth interviews with veteran artists and rising talent.
  • His reggae "Mount Rushmore" - top 4 singers.
  • Dancehall versus Reggae.
  • Broadcasting on 9 radio stations weekly.
  • Current trends in the dancehall: good and bad.


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Aug 26, 2019
158 - Music Therapy
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Jay Blessed, an award-winning Caribbean blogger, dope writer, phenomenal podcaster, and prominent mental health advocate is the special guest on this episode.


We list reggae artists who are creating music about self-awareness and showing maturity. It's unfortunate that this refreshing music often gets no attention. 

 

Jay lists her top 5 Reggae artists of all times and talks about her most memorable Reggae concert experience. Also, she describes the important role that reggae has played in her life.  

 

We also talk about her podcast "In My Head with Jay Blessed" and recent live podcast experience.

 

Jay gives advice to those who are dealing with backlash from implementing boundaries to protect their mental health. 

 

Learn more about Jay Blessed.



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Aug 19, 2019
157 - Nice Up Radio
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Interview with DJ Cansaman, owner of Trinity Soundz and Nice Up Radio.

Topics Covered in this Interview:



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Aug 12, 2019
156 - How To Be A Selector
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Tips on how to be a good reggae dancehall sound system selector.



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Aug 05, 2019
155 - Summer 2019 Report
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On Reggae Lover Podcast episode 155 we discuss the state of the culture and news from the dancehall.


TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:


  • Our reactions to Reggae Sumfest in Jamaica and Reggae Summerjam in Germany.
  • Responses to our earlier shows from this season.
  • Revisited last week's topic about looking back at the decade of 2009 to 2019.
  • Checked in on our "songs of the Summer" predictions.
  • An updated report on our women in Reggae leaders of the new school.
  • An updated report on Buju Banton.

 



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Jul 29, 2019
154 - Looking Back at 2009-2019 Reggae
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ĀGARD and Kahlil Wonda argue their predictions about how the current period of reggae music will be viewed in the future.  



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Jul 22, 2019
153 - King AP Sound
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THIS REGGAE LOVER EPISODE FEATURES A LEGENDARY ATL SOUND SYSTEM SELECTOR, FADDA JINX of KING AP SOUND.


  • 0:56 - Early history of King Apocalypse Sound
  • 9:43 - Meeting Marc Stewart, doing college radio, and getting bookings
  • 10:39 - Preparing to be a hardcore selector by cutting foundation dubs
  • 11:50 - Process of building a dub box in the late '90s
  • 13:40 - Competition and being able to defend yourself at any time when playing out
  • 15:49 - Voicing the big bad Super Cat dubplate
  • 20:09 - Expanding to incorporate King AP's Connecticut branch
  • 24:27 - Doing more sound clashes in the future
  • 33:20 - 1990s soundclash versus today
  • 35:58 - The most well attended ATL sound clash
  • 43:22 - Team Torment family
  • 47:11 - Events: Beer Vibes (ATL) & J'ouvert (CT); Reggaematic carnival band 


Follow King AP on Twitter and Instagram @KingAPSound @faddajinx. For bookings contact (678) 923-1981 or kingapmusic@gmail.com.


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Jul 15, 2019
152 - E.N Young - Roots Musician Records
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I had the privilege of interviewing one of the most talented musicians from the United States, E.N Young, for Reggae Lover podcast episode 153 – dedicated to you, the #REGGAELOVER.


The California reggae scene has been thriving for some time now and vocalist/producer, E.N Young, formerly of Tribal Seeds, has played a significant role in this success. This classically trained pianist who now plays several instruments including the Melodica fell in love with Jamaican music as a youth in San Diego. He talks candidly about his journey as I sought to learn more about the movement he is pushing in the name of reggae. By the end of our conversation, I definitely saw E.N as an authentic reggae ambassador.








Topics covered In this episode:

  • 1:35 - 2019 Summer Daze Endless Nights Tour
  • 2:21 - 4th studio album, Forest Wilderness released in 2018
  • 3:57 - Working with Kelissa from Jamaica
  • 5:45 - Collabs on the latest album (Half Pint, Peetah Morgan, Inna Vision, Meta and the Cornerstones)
  • 6:56 - Love for playing the Melodica and linking with Addis Pablo
  • 9:33 - Production and instrumentation from Imperial Sound Studios in San Diego
  • 15:25 - Gaining inspiration as a teen (especially spiritual influence) from 70's reggae
  • 20:10 - Resistance from family members and society in general for embracing reggae culture
  • 22:21 - The effects of reggae music on mankind.  


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Jul 08, 2019
151 - Reggae Promotion Tips
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This episode of the Reggae Lover podcast produced by Highlanda Sound features a discussion with top-rated reggae promoter and videographer David "Driveway Cam." 

Driveway shares best practices for networking, marketing, and building a community using social media. We talk about his passion for dancehall culture, the mission to showcase Atlanta talent, and much more.




DURING THE INTERVIEW WE TOUCHED ON:

  • 5:38 - Driveway Cam's dancehall videography explosion.
  • 6:23 - The narrative: Atlanta selectors have talent.
  • 7:29 - Difference between the NYC and ATL dancehall scenes?
  • 9:37 - Difference between Jamaican and ATL dancehall scenes?
  • 11:44 - Planning themed events & choosing talent (Rewind Sundays)
  • 18:50 - Driveway's Summer 2019 playlist & ATL top 5 artists.
  • 22:23 - How to support and build a community using social media.
  • 26:01 - Importance of having a strong network.
  • 29:31 - Recruiting supporters and a good team.
  • 31:41 - Prospects of Atlanta as a sound clash market.


Resources

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https://twitter.com/drivewaycam_

https://www.youtube.com/c/drivewaycam

https://www.facebook.com/drive.way.12

Show Notes: http://highlanda.net/2019/06/30/reggae-promotion/



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Jul 01, 2019
150 - Lila Ike (Where I'm Coming From)
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Rising reggae star Lila Ike is our special guest for the 150th episode of Reggae Lover.


Often highlighted on this platform for being part of the resurgence of conscious, organic music in Jamaica, it was a pleasure to discuss the state of the culture with Lila. The talented Manchester native shared her story with us in an amazing interview.






During the interview we touched on:


  • Lila's new single "Where I'm Coming From"
  • Childhood and the Influence of her mom
  • Musical inspiration
  • Move to Kingston and linkage with Protoje
  • Learning the business of music
  • Working with Protoje
  • Love of sound system culture and creating dubplates.


The Reggae Lover podcast has been selected by the panelists at FeedSpot as one of the Top 15 Reggae Podcasts on the web. Read more here: https://blog.feedspot.com/reggae_podcasts/.


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Jun 24, 2019
149 - Why does Black America hate reggae?
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Nick from the Jamaican State of Mind podcast joins the Reggae Lover crew once again to discuss the topic: Why does Black America hate reggae?


We analyze different aspects of culture, education, travel, and politics in an attempt to come up with answers.

 

White America had somewhat embraced reggae music by the time Bob Marley's "Legend" album dropped. Black America as a whole never really joined the movement.

 

We also discuss the reasons why we care about this in the first place. It is a very real conversation from the heart, and worth a listen.



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Jun 17, 2019
148 - Best Summer Songs 2019
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Kahlil Wonda and AGARD list their top Reggae and Afro-Caribbean selections for summer 2019.


AGARD recaps Walshy Fire's exclusive New York City album release party. The new album, Abeng, is available now on all digital platforms.

We also listed our selections of new music that will be hot for summer 2019.




Albums:

  • Walshy Fire - Abeng
  • Shaggy - Wah Gwaan?!
  • Koffee - Rapture (EP)
  • Collie Budz - Hybrid
  • Jemere Morgan - Self Confidence
  • Marcia Griffiths - TImeless
  • Unity Sound Worldwide - Family Buss (Riddim)
  • Oneness Records - Lioness Order (Riddim)

Singles:

  • Call Me - Walshy Fire ft. Mr. Easi and Kranium
  • Rapture (Remix) - Koffee ft. Govana
  • Shape Nice - Afro B ft. Dre Skull and Vybz Kartel
  • Level Up - Popcaan
  • Nah Mad (Ova No Gyal) - Munga Honorebel
  • Dolla Van - Busy Signal
  • Not Another Word - Protoje ft. Lil Ike and Agent Sasco
  • Toast - Koffee
  • Throne - Koffee
  • Country For Sale - Buju Banton
  • Mama - Jahmiel ft. Stonebwoy


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Jun 10, 2019
147 - Reggae Music Forever
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Our special guest was Shawn from the Reggae Talk podcast and ReggaeMusicForever blog.


We discussed the state of dancehall/reggae culture including topics:

  • Dancehall supporters versus die-hard fans of roots reggae.
  • The overlooked conscious dancehall movement.
  • The American reggae scene.
  • Comparing white and black Americans taste in reggae.
  • Reggae Talk Podcast 1-year Anniversary event.
  • Other passions outside of reggae.
  • Is reggae music on life-support?
  • Predictions for the future.


Resources:

Reggae Music Forever blog 

Reggae Talk Podcast

 



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Jun 03, 2019
146 - Spirituality in Reggae
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Reggae music is the highest form of spiritual music.


Beginning with the 1970s Roots Reggae era, the lyrics, the drums, and the bass provided the perfect vessel for communicating and spreading messages.


With the help of Bob Marley and the Wailers, these reggae messages spread across the globe.


Exploration of this global phenomenon leads to certain truths.


We discuss some history, events, and examples and give personal accounts of our experiences with spirituality, reggae, and religion.


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May 27, 2019
145 - When Is It Time to Retire from Music?
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On today's Reggae Lover episode, the questions are: When is it time for an artist to retire? Is there a specific time to call it quits, and how does that look? Or should we ask: How does that sound?


In the reggae industry, it seems like musicians keep on performing until the very end of life. Artists from other genres approach retirement in different ways. We explore the possibilities and give suggestions. Of course, we include specific reggae and dancehall artists in the discussion. Please leave a comment with your feedback on the conversation.






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May 20, 2019
144 - More Unity, More Fire
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WE TALKED WITH DJ CROSSFIRE OF UNITY SOUND, AN INFLUENCER WHO HAS BEEN MAKING THINGS HAPPEN FOR THE PAST FEW DECADES.




PODCAST EPISODE SUMMARY


During the interview we touched on:

  • the debut of the Family Buss Riddim
  • mixes and mix CDs (old and new)
  • Unity Sound & its members
  • Summer Asian tour
  • Unity Sound T-Shirts
  • More Fire radio show
  • the global state of dancehall/reggae




RECOMMENDED RESOURCES


Koffee – Toast

Prince Levy – Lover’s Paradise

Unity Sound Worldwide – Family Buss Riddim

Unity Sound “Royal Ting – Lioness Order” IG Live Mix 05/19



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May 13, 2019
143 - One-Hit Wonders (Part 1)
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WE HAD FUN REMINISCING AND DISCUSSING SOME OF THE BEST REGGAE ONE-HIT WONDERS. THERE ARE SO MANY! THIS INCLUDES POP CROSSOVER SONGS AND DANCEHALL ANTHEMS.



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May 06, 2019
142 - Sound Clash Time Again
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This Reggae Lover episode is about the global state of sound clash in 2019. Our special guest is Dr. Rock, host of Front Lines, the West Coast's only Sound Clash talk show.




Introduction to Episode:


Dr. Rock is the selector behind Great Stone Sound and has studied the game for 30+ years. He hosts two radio shows on the Portland, Oregon based internet station, Nice Up Radio. You can hear him on Front Lines (Thursdays 7-9pm PST) and Dr. Rock's Free Clinic (Sundays 7-9pm PST).

 




Podcast Episode Summary:


  • Rock's favorite sounds are Stur Mars (late 80s) and King Addies (90s - present).


  • When trying to introduce white people to sound clash, he has pointed to the Red Bull Culture Clash. From there, more hardcore.


  • He fell in love with reggae as a youth in the Bahamas in the mid-80s.


  • Why he became a selector


  • Tips for young sounds to build a brand and a following.


  • Who are the top sounds from the West coast?


  • Insights learned from interviewing top clash selectors from around the world.


 




Quotable:

"There's something so pure about the sound clash, the dubplate, and the dubplate forward. It is almost religious in its effect. When you see it, you want to share it with people."

- Dr. Rock on Reggae Lover Podcast 142 - Sound Clash Time Again.

 




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Apr 29, 2019
141 - Humble Beginnings (FaReal Di Realest)
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OUR GUEST IS FAREAL DI REALEST, ARTIST AND CO-HOST OF THE REGGAE TALK PODCAST.




PODCAST EPISODE SUMMARY:



  • Humble Beginnings Tour


  • Wanting to be an inspiration for youths


  • Recent releases


  • The state of Reggae/Dancehall – FaReal agrees with AGARD that genres are dead


  • Rapid Fire Questions




QUOTES:


“The goal of the artist is to relate to people.”

– Fareal Di Realest



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Apr 22, 2019
140 - The New Music of Jamaica
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Before analyzing today's music we reviewed the many genres that Jamaica has created. That amazing history includes Mento, Ska, Rock Steady, Reggae, Dub and Dancehall. Reggae sub-genres Nyahbingi, lover's rock, and rub-a-dub are also popular styles.


There was a peak in dancehall popularity in the early 2000s followed by a decline in quality reggae. At that time vinyl formats transitioned to CD. Then CDs went out and digital downloads came in. DJs started using laptops to play music and consumers turned to personal electronics. This transitional period led to what we call the reggae revival.

The current global dancehall and reggae revival movements are creating genre-bending trends. Artists like Protoje, Chronixx, Kabaka Pyramid, Jesse Royal, Damian Marley, and Koffee are synonymous with such trends.

Based on our analysis there either is a new emerging genre, or the concept of genres is simply dead. Distinctions between genres have become blurred and young audiences around the world are embracing that change.

References:

  • Lord Fly with Dan Williams - Medley of Jamaican Mento
  • Koffee - Toast
  • Culture - Two Sevens Clash
  • Lila Ike - Biggest Fan
  • Toots and the Maytals - Do the Reggae
  • Reggae Lover Episode 20 - Lee 'Scratch' Perry,
  • Johnny Osborne - Water Pumping
  • Reggae Lover Episode 21 - Augustus Pablo,
  • The Skatalites - Guns of Navarone
  • Reggae Lover Episode 120 - Dub.
  • Ras Michael and the Sons of Negus - None of Jah Jah Children
  • Hood Celebrity - Walking Trophy
  • King Tubbys - King of the Arena
  • Ed Sheeran - Shape of You
  • Justin Beiber - Sorry
  • Koffee - Rapture
  • Bob Marley - Talking Blues
  • Reggae Lover Episode 126 - Dancehall vs Reggae
  • Reggae Lover Episode 133 - The Influence of Reggae


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Apr 15, 2019
139 - Social Responsibility
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The community involvement of fallen rapper Nipsey Hussle lead to today's topic: What is the social responsibility of the reggae artist who has gained notoriety in their community?


Kahlil Wonda argues that artists should first clean up their lyrics. This way word and sound equals the power to influence others.


AGARD argues that artists should organize people and perform good deeds in the community to effect positive change.



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Apr 08, 2019
138 - 80s and 90s Dancehall
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Once one of Kingston's most sought after selectors, Webba talks about his time playing some of Jamaica's top sound systems including Stone Love, Metro Media, Black Stone, and African Star. 


We talk about how he got his start in music, why he transitioned to promoting reggae events, and more. Catch all the stories and insights in this fun Reggae Lover interview.


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Apr 01, 2019
137 - Buju, Koffee, and Kahlil Wonda
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Discussing Buju Banton's triumphant return to the stage at the Long Walk to Freedom Concert. There's no way Reggae Lover could fail to talk about this historic event. Also, Koffee's debut EP release and the placement of her single "Toast" in the box office blockbuster movie "Us." Stream or download her EP "Rapture," now. This episode includes footage from when Kahlil Wonda was a guest on the Dash-A-Fire podcast. You learn where he was born and raised. You learn where and how Highlanda Sound got started. We discuss love for vegetarian food and where to go get it in Atlanta. Hear a list of Kahlil's favorite artists and learn the inspiration for starting this podcast. Apple Podcasts (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2&app=podcast&at=11l6hT Spotify link: https://open.spotify.com/show/2wZawxD7pJjGJOe52Qz6jZ Google Podcasts link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover iHeartRadio link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-Reggae-Lover-29076656/



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Mar 25, 2019
136 - Why We Love the 90s
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Jamaican State of Mind podcast host Nicholas joins the Reggae Lover crew to reminisce about the most trend-setting decade. But why do we love the 90s 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. Apple Podcasts (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2&app=podcast&at=11l6hT Spotify link: https://open.spotify.com/show/2wZawxD7pJjGJOe52Qz6jZ Google Podcasts link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover iHeartRadio link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-Reggae-Lover-29076656/



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Mar 19, 2019
135 - Untold Stories
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This podcast is a dedication to reggae lovers. In 2019 we changed from a mix show format to a talk show of the same theme. We are tackling reggae music topics, the business, and its culture. Highlanda Sound will continue to release live audio and mixes that you can access on SoundCloud. Also, you'll find archives of the previous "Reggae Lover" seasons with 100+ mixes. In a podcast, you're not allowed to use music that you don't own. Any copyrighted material that you use in a podcast is copyright infringement. One reason for our format change was to avoid negative repercussions. This season we have been able to engage with our audience to a greater degree. Thanks to everybody that's been hitting me up. I'm grateful for the comments and messages. This episode acknowledges the creativity and success of individuals in the reggae biz. Along with that, we explain the lack of documentation of these successes. There is insufficient coverage of reggae music history. We need more writers and content creators to cover the events that take place. We need to tell the stories of the individuals involved in making the music. That side of the business is severely lacking. Popular artists and sound systems have had thriving, successful careers for decades. It is very hard to find clean pictures, video, and even quality audio of many of them. Doing research for this podcast and my previous radio productions has been difficult. Oftentimes you can't find biographies, write-ups, and interviews. Mentioned in this episode: On Stage Nightly Fix Rumble Talk Thursdays (Drew and Ninja Crown) Unsung Ce Ce Peniston Shaggy Sting Idris Elba Coxsone Dodd (Studio One) Killamanjaro King Jammys Stone Love Unity Sound (Cross Fire) Black Assassin Sound Channel One Saxon Jack Ruby King Tubbys Jackie Mittoo Beenie Man Bounty Killer Vybz Kartel Doctor Dread Beth Lesser Roger Steffens Bob Marley Buju Banton Peter Tosh Bunny Wailer Tony Screw (Downbeat the Ruler) David 'Ram Jam' Rodigan 50 Cent Jay-Z Michael Dawson Russel Simmons Bullwakies RAS Records Gregory Isaacs Israel Vibration Tupac The Notorious BIG Jam Master Jay Vibe Magazine Chronixx Koffee Aidonia Popcaan Early B Sammy Dread Listen to the discussion of these issues as we attempt to offer possible solutions. We may not have mentioned everyone who is doing their part to stem this, but you know who you are. We take our hats off to you and thank you. Apple Podcasts (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2&app=podcast&at=11l6hT Spotify link: https://open.spotify.com/show/2wZawxD7pJjGJOe52Qz6jZ Google Podcasts link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover Support Reggae Lover: https://www.patreon.com/reggaelover Subscribe: https://highlanda.net/reggae-lover-podcast/



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Mar 11, 2019
134 - Introduction to Sound Clash
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This is a discussion about the musical competition known as the Jamaican sound clash. A soundclash is a unique event where opposing sound systems pit their skills against each other. These exciting battles are fundamental to dancehall culture and have influenced music globally. Mentioned in this episode: King Jammys Mix Pack Ricky Trooper KillamanJaro Bass Odyssey Wiz Kalifa Zaytoven Interceptor Kanabis Innocent Black Kolaz Rumble Talk Thursdays Frontlines Irish and Chin, World Clash, Rumble Series Sound Chat Radio King Addies Magosh Liv Sound War Report Gibbo Presents 1,2,3 Badda Dan Beenie Man War In the East Dynamiq King AP, Jinx Cartel Sound Capricorn Sound Drake Major Lazer, Walshy Fire, Diplo, Jillionaire Mighty Crown Wyclef Unruly, Popcaan Red Bull Culture Clash Boom Clash Welcome to Jamrock Cruise Clash at Sea DJ Kahled Usher Love People Sound, DJ Chigga Please note: This is a talk show format podcast and not a DJ mix. For mixes please listen to episodes 1 - 124 or visit https://soundcloud.com/highlanda. Thank you! Apple Podcasts (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2&app=podcast&at=11l6hT Spotify link: https://open.spotify.com/show/2wZawxD7pJjGJOe52Qz6jZ Google Podcasts link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover iHeartRadio link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-Reggae-Lover-29076656/ Stitcher link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast TuneIn link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/



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Mar 04, 2019
133 - Reggae Lover - The Influence of Reggae
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Discussion about the power and cultural impact of reggae music on Jamaica and the world. https://highlanda.net/reggae-lover-podcast/



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Feb 25, 2019
132 - Reggae Lover - Success in Reggae
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In this episode we talk about what validates a reggae artist to a reggae fan. A unique voice or some crafty lyrics can get you the spotlight for a moment. There are different ways to measure success in the dancehall/reggae world. Kahlil Wonda and AGARD go through the possibilities. Support Reggae Lover: https://www.patreon.com/reggaelover Subscribe: https://highlanda.net/reggae-lover-podcast/



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Feb 20, 2019
131 - Reggae Lover - Love After with Jacinth Headlam
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"Diary of a Badman" actress Jacinth Headlam is the special guest joining the crew. Jacinth talks about her Jamaican heritage and her new book "Love After." Jacinth is transparent about the challenges and advantages of being a Caribbean woman in entertainment. She talks about her reggae inspiration and favorite artists from then 'til now. Support Reggae Lover: https://www.patreon.com/reggaelover Subscribe: https://highlanda.net/reggae-lover-podcast/



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Feb 11, 2019
130 - Reggae Lover - Bob Marley Life and Legacy
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As we approach the date that commemorates Bob Marley's birthday, February 6, we take some time to talk about his amazing legacy. This episode is all about Robert Nesta Marley a.k.a The Legend a.k.a the king of Reggae. We list some artists that have been compared to Bob, or seen as the next Bob Marley at some point. Then we explore why there hasn't ever been another artist quite like him. No recording artist has been as revered and respected. We also touch on conspiracy theories circulating around his assassination attempt, and death. Subscribe: https://highlanda.net/reggae-lover-podcast/ Support: https://www.patreon.com/reggaelover



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Feb 04, 2019
129 - Reggae Lover - The Business of Reggae
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If you are in the reggae music recording industry or thinking about getting into the business, then you need to hear this. Listen to this if you love reggae music and consume it via streaming services, digital downloads, vinyl records, CD, mixtapes, concerts, and/or dances. In this episode of "Reggae Lover," we discuss the current landscape faced by reggae artists from Jamaica and other Caribbean countries. This includes looking at how music distribution has changed in recent years and the impact of copyright laws. We offer tips to help up-and-coming artists steer away from the evils of the business and suggest avenues of potential revenue that are commonly overlooked. This includes discussion of global trends as it relates to reggae and dancehall. We tackle questions like Who is making all the money? Should artists go independent or pursue recording contracts with major labels? How can reggae/dancehall artists compete in the global marketplace? Are the GRAMMY awards even relevant? Apple Podcasts (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2&app=podcast&at=11l6hT Spotify link: https://open.spotify.com/show/2wZawxD7pJjGJOe52Qz6jZ Google Podcasts link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover iHeartRadio link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-Reggae-Lover-29076656/ Soundcloud link: https://soundcloud.com/highlanda Stitcher link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast TuneIn link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX_YNLDngmkc39U5xPO1uNQ



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Jan 28, 2019
128 - Reggae Lover - Sound System Culture (Intro)
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This episode gives a high-level overview of Jamaican sound system culture. We clarify some things that we've mentioned in the last three episodes and define a number of sound system related terms. AGARD and I each share stories about how we got introduced to sound system culture and offer pointers for up-and-coming selectors. Support Reggae Lover: https://www.patreon.com/reggaelover Apple Podcasts (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2&app=podcast&at=11l6hT Spotify link: https://open.spotify.com/show/2wZawxD7pJjGJOe52Qz6jZ Google Podcasts link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover iHeartRadio link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-Reggae-Lover-29076656/ Soundcloud link: https://soundcloud.com/highlanda Stitcher link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast TuneIn link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX_YNLDngmkc39U5xPO1uNQ



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Jan 21, 2019
127 - Reggae Lover - Women in Reggae
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Many women have made a name for themselves in the male-dominated genre of Reggae music.

Here we speak of some current notables and analyze some of the issues that have always existed. There is always a balance of positive and negative and we touch on that in this Reggae Lover episode.


Of the several female artists that continue to hold their own, here are some highlights:


Etana has produced above average music for at least the past 10 years. She earned a nomination for Best Reggae Album at the upcoming 61st Annual Grammy Awards for her latest project, Reggae Forever. She is the first female nominee in that category since Sister Carol in 1997, and the fourth ever.


Spice became the first reggae artist to cross the 1 million followers mark on Instagram. Known for raunchy lyrics, she ventured into social commentary on her single "Black Hypocrisy." The song, which tackles the issue of colorism is on her Billboard chart-topping mixtape entitled "Captured." I hope that Spice tackles more serious issues in the future. She can be a positive influence for young women the way she is controlling the media right now.


Queen Ifrica has wowed audiences at festivals like Rebel Salute and Reggae Sumfest for the past several years. Her songs have broached the toughest topics from incest to skin bleaching. She sings out against crime, unhealthy diets, corruption, and other evils. Queen Ifrica is also well-rounded and able to discuss love and sexuality in tasteful ways.


Leaders of the new school:


Reggae revivalist Jah9 is as refreshing as she is an enigmatic force. She's a yoga practitioner and poet turned reggae performing artist. Her dancehall career was nurtured by RoryStoneLove who produced her debut album. Jah9's lyrics are deep, thought-provoking, and meaningful. Her music is powerful yet diverse.


The 17-year-old singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Koffee, emerged as a star in 2018. Her single's, "Burning," and "Raggamuffin," gained local and international attention. Look out for her new hit, "Toast," which looks to be an even bigger smash.


Lila Ike is one of the protege's of Grammy-nominated reggae revival leader Protoje. She was a unique style and flair with songs about love and socioeconomic topics.


Twenty-one-year-old Yanah is known as "The Tiny Powerhouse." With a hand-full of songs released to date, she has captivated listeners. Her delivery is sultry and passionate.


Sevana is another songstress working with Protoje's In.Digg.Nation Collective record label. She stood out on "A Bit Too Shy" and "Sudden Flight" which featured Jesse Royal. Sevana has an amazing sound - one of the sweetest voices to come out of Jamaica in a long time.


Naomi Cowan came out with a fun 2018 single called "Paradise Plum." She has an R&B/soul, reggae vibe and is actually the daughter of musician Tommy Cullen and singer Carlene Davis. She spent time in Canada where she went to college and then earned a Masters in digital media. After some time running her parent's businesses, she has turned her focus to a music career. Look out for big things from Naomi!


Kristine Alicia's 2nd album "Songs from Zion" debuted in 2017. Produced by RoryStoneLove and featuring Dean Fraser, the 11-track album is classic roots reggae with inspirational messages. Kristine's vocal prowess bolsters the project. Rory's Black Dub label has been grooming many promising female artists.


The ever-versatile Keida and potent lyricist Karamanti both represent a strong female presence. Their content centers around themes of unity and consciousness. Karamanti launched her own record label, BlackWuman22 Music.


Dancehall artist Dovey Magnum has risen to international fame in the past year. She's by far one of the most powerful female performers in her class and her talent is undeniable. Her spiritual side is expressed in "Prayers Me Use and Win," but her more popular anthems are X-rated. Dovey can definitely affect positive change by injecting conscious messages into her music.


Kelissa is the daughter of the lead singers from the foundation group Chakula. She attended University in California where she toured extensively. Kelissa also performed and spent time in Africa gaining notoriety there. She has toured and collaborated with Chronixx in the studio as well.


Other artists mentioned:


Marcia Griffiths, Nadine Sutherland, Tanya Stephens, Lady Saw (Marion Hall), Lady Ann, Lady G, Sister Nancy, Sister Charmaine, and Shensea.


The challenges:

There are many other female artists out right whose music is only about sex and sexuality. Their music gets to the forefront in the major media channels more often than not. Selectors and radio disc jockeys have been doing more following than innovating. Their playlists feature the same raunchy songs, with few attempts to introduce more diverse subject matter. It seems quite difficult to get played as a new performer. This only entices young upcoming women to embrace the same age-old cliche - sex sells.


Spice, who many refer to as the new Queen of Dancehall signed her record deal in 2009. Since then, her label has failed to release a full-length studio album of her songs. We dissect this issue trying to figure out how this could even happen.


With this climate how can new female artists get discovered while avoiding exploitation? How can we achieve more balance on the lineups of shows and concerts? How can radio, dancehall, and mixtape playlists become more diverse? How can reggae music, a genre that once stood as a voice for the voiceless embrace its own women? How can we become less hypocritical as an industry and as a society?

In this, the age of the #metoo movement, and "Surviving R. Kelly," it is imperative that we protect and support our women. This discussion may pose more questions than answers, but it spawns a dialogue that needs to be had.


Add the names of female artists that should have been highlighted in this piece (tag them in the comments). Do you agree or disagree with the statements we have made? Do you have an answer to the questions posed? Let us know. Thanks for listening, reading, and sharing. This is dedicated to you. #reggaelover 

 



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Jan 14, 2019
126 - Reggae Lover - Dancehall vs. Reggae
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Most people define dancehall is a genre that stemmed from Reggae. Others contend that Reggae music is the genre, but dancehall is a place or a culture. In this ongoing debate, we analyze these points of view and list the pros and cons of each. Within that context, we uncovered issues that affect the perception of the music as an art-form and its viability as a business. This is a dedication to all reggae lovers and we invite you to share your opinion in the comments. Join the conversation and share based on your own personal interaction with reggae. Click links below for other favorite ways to enjoy Reggae Lover: Apple Podcasts (iTunes): https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2&app=podcast&at=11l6hT Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2wZawxD7pJjGJOe52Qz6jZ iHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-Reggae-Lover-29076656/ Google Podcasts: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover Radio Public: https://radiopublic.com/reggae-lover-Wo3Y2m Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast TuneIn: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/



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Jan 06, 2019
125 - Reggae Lover - Buju Banton's Long Walk To Freedom
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We discuss Jamaican icon, Buju Banton, also known as Gargamel. Buju returned to Jamaica in early December after serving seven years in a US prison on drug charges. In this first episode for the 2019 Reggae Lover season, we offer facts about Buju Banton before and after his incarceration. We also examine some of the news circulating about his upcoming appearances and discuss his phenomenal legacy. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2&app=podcast&at=11l6hT iHeartRadio link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-Reggae-Lover-29076656/ Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Podcast: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/



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Dec 31, 2018
124 - Reggae Lover - 90's Reggae
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The 90s was the best era ever! If you agree or disagree, let me know in the comments. This one is for those who respect Buju, Sizzla, Anthony B, Luciano, Garnett Silk, Jah Cure, Morgan Heritage, Jahmali, Sanchez, Mad Cobra, Spragga Benz, Shabba Ranks, Cocoa Tea, Beenie Man, Determine, Fattis Burrell, Everton Blender, Dennis Brown, and all the other ICONS that solidified the 1990's. Thanks for checking out this season on the Reggae Lover Podcast. Looking forward to more good vibes in 2019. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2&app=podcast&at=11l6hT iHeartRadio link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-Reggae-Lover-29076656/ Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn Radio link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/



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Nov 19, 2018
123 - Reggae Lover - Jacob Miller
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Jamaican reggae artist and Rastafari musician, nicknamed Jacob "Killa" Miller. Inner Circle lead singer, Jacob was a legendary Reggae singer with an exciting stage presence and memorable voice. Listen to songs from Jacob Miller like Tenement Yard, Healing of the Nation & more. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2&app=podcast&at=11l6hT iHeartRadio link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-Reggae-Lover-29076656/ Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn Radio link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/

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Nov 12, 2018
122 - Reggae Lover - Sammy Dread and Sluggy Ranks
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Sammy Dread and Sluggy Ranks - both amazing singers born in Kingston, Jamaica relocated to Brooklyn, New York. They embraced the dancehall and sound system culture in the 80s and 90s but sang cultural roots and positive lyrics instead of slackness. Listen. reminisce, and learn more on Reggae Lover Podcast episode 122. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2&app=podcast&at=11l6hT iHeartRadio link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-Reggae-Lover-29076656/ Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn Radio link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/

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Nov 05, 2018
121 - Reggae Lover - Leroy Smart
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Leroy Smart, known as "The Don" has a mind-blowing voice that penetrates his audiences and a flamboyant performance style. The Don Smart sang both roots and lovers reggae masterfully from the early 70s through the 90s with over 35 albums released. He still performs and is one of Jamaica's musical icons. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2&app=podcast&at=11l6hT iHeartRadio link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-Reggae-Lover-29076656/ Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn Radio link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/

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Oct 29, 2018
120 - Reggae Lover - Dub
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Listen to this essential mix and overview of Dub, a Jamaican genre or sub-genre that grew out of Reggae music in the 1960s and has extended way beyond the scope of Reggae to inspire other genres including dubstep, hip-hop, jungle, grime, rock, house, techno, drum and bass, trip-hop, garage, and more. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2&app=podcast&at=11l6hT iHeartRadio link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-Reggae-Lover-29076656/ Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn Radio link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/

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Oct 24, 2018
119 - Reggae Lover - Early B and Nicodemus
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Nicodemus and Early B are legendary dancehall stars that were active from the late 70's until the 90s. Listen to this tribute mix and learn more about these two bad deejays that inspired the next generation of Jamaican artists. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2&app=podcast&at=11l6hT iHeartRadio link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-Reggae-Lover-29076656/ Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn Radio link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/

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Oct 15, 2018
118 - Reggae Lover - Non-Jamaican Reggae Artists
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This Reggae Lover Podcast Episode (118) highlights the global reggae phenomenon. Take a listen - Full Show notes below.


Nasio Fontaine was born on the Caribbean island of Dominica to a Carib Indian mother and Father of African descent. He later moved to St. Maarten where he became influenced by Rastafari and reggae artists such as Burning Spear and Bob Marley. He recorded his first single in 1986 and has since released 5 albums to critical acclaim. He has performed at festivals in Africa and the UK.

 

Alpha Blondy was born in the Ivory Coast to a Muslim father and a Christian mother. He sings for unity and peace between all religions. He has recorded reggae music in English, French, Baoule, Hebrew, Arabic, Ashanti, Dioula, Malinke, and Wolof. He recorded with the Wailers at Tuff Gong Studios in Jamaica. He has worked with Sly and Robbie among other international musicians. From 1982 until now, he toured Europe and Africa and is known by his fans as “The Bob Marley of Africa.” He received a Grammy nomination for Best Reggae Album in 2003.

 

Joe Pilgrim and the Ligerians. Benin-born singer Joe Pilgrim spent his childhood in France.

 

Lucky Dube was a multi-platinum, award-winning South African Rastafarian reggae artist. He recorded 22 albums in Zulu, English, and Afrikaans over a 25 year period. Lucky Dude toured the world sharing stages with the likes of Sting and Sinead O’Connor. He appeared at the 1991 Reggae Sunsplash in Jamaica. Dube gave Africa a voice and took its culture to the global stage. He raised conversations about the struggles faced by the people in his homeland. He will be remembered and honored for his contributions made to South Africa, bringing African reggae to the mainstream, and bridging cultural gaps throughout the diaspora.

 

Midnite was a roots reggae band from St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. The band was started around 1989 by brothers Vaughn and Ron Benjamin and released its debut album in 1997. The Benjamin brothers went their separate ways at some point and the group reformed in 2015 around Vaughn Benjamin as Akae Beka. Reggae news website Midnight Raver referred to Midnite as “the most referred, influential, and prolific reggae act in two decades.”

 

J Boog was born of Samoan ancestry in Long Beach, California but grew up mostly in Compton. He went to Hawaii in the 2000’s and launched his singing career fusing reggae, R&B, hip-hop, and rock. His 2nd of 3 full-length albums rose to the top of the US Reggae Albums charts in 2011, 2012, and 2013.

 

Collie Budz was raised in Bermuda but was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to a Jamaican mother and Bermudian father. I included songs by Pressure Buss Pipes from the US Virgin Islands. Khari Kill and Zebulun hailing from Trinidad and Tobago are showcased.

 

Natural Blacks, the Guyanese-born reggae singer delivered some solid hits.

 

Stick Figure is an American reggae band based in Northern California. E.N Young from South of San Diego California near the Mexican border, former lead singer in the group Tribal Seeds.

 

The Simpkin Project, a reggae rock band from Huntington Beach, California contributes to the mix.

 

Hear songs from Katchafire, a New Zealand roots reggae band and City Kay, a French reggae band.

 

Matisyahu is a Jewish American reggae singer, rapper, and musician from Pennsylvania who grew up in White Plains, New York. He is known for blending Orthodox Jewish themes with reggae and rap. In 2006 Matisyahu was named Top Reggae Artist by Billboard.

 

"Rock right through Electric Avenue," the biggest hit single by Eddy Grant who was born in Guyana and later moved to England and then Barbados.

 

Mista Savona is Australia's leading reggae and dancehall producer. Listen for his collaboration with Julito Pardon, a Trumpet player from Havana, Cuba. The single is featured on the album "Havana meets Kingston" released by VP Records.



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Oct 09, 2018
117 - Reggae Lover - GREGORY ISAACS Roots Reggae
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Gregory Isaacs ROOTS is the theme for Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 117. This episode features roots reggae songs from the Gregory Isaacs catalog. I chose to curate his songs about the reality of everyday life and the strife of poor people. #download Gregory Isaacs was born in Jamaica on July 15, 1951. He made his debut in 1968 with a recording for Byron Lee. He then started the African Museum record label and shop along with Errol Dunkley. Isaacs recorded for other producers as well. His single 'My Only Lover,' is credited as the first lover's rock song ever. He released music throughout the 70s. In 1978 he signed to the Virgin Records offshoot call Frontline records. That led to his appearance in the movie "Rockers." He also opened a record shop called Cash & Carry in Kingston. He performed yearly at Reggae Sunsplash from 1981 to 1991. In 1982 he signed to Island Records and released the massive single, "Night Nurse." Isaacs was only challenged by Dennis Brown and Bob Marley in touring. Gregory recorded and released at least 70 original studio albums. He has over 500 albums including compilations. He maintained an amazing standard of quality in most of his recorded songs. Gregory Isaacs was nominated for four Grammy Awards, the last of which in 2010 and 2011. One of the things associated with Isaacs was cocaine use. He had many arrests during the years that he battled with addiction. When you listen to this mix compared to my lover's rock mix (Episode 116), you can sense a different vibration. Gregory's passionate lyrical delivery on social issues is very believable. He passed away in 2010 to lung cancer. I would love to hear what you think about this singer - the musical giant known as "The Cool Ruler." Comment here, tweet @ReggaeLoverPod, or send an email to reggaeloverpodcast@gmail.com. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2&app=podcast&at=11l6hT iHeartRadio link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-Reggae-Lover-29076656/ Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn Radio link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/

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Oct 01, 2018
116 - Reggae Lover - GREGORY ISAACS Lovers Rock Exclusive
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Gregory Isaacs LOVERS ROCK is the theme for Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 116. Gregory Isaacs is one of the greatest reggae singers of all times. He's in my Top 5 along with Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Freddie McGregor, and Buju Banton. Many people around the world rate The Cool Ruler as their number 1. Gregory Isaacs was active from the 60s all the way through the 2000s. There is a great deal of material in his catalog. This mix provides sweet reggae music with a love-related theme. The music can set a relaxing, romantic mood so please listen responsibly. Gregory songs about roots and culture are in an upcoming episode. Here The Cool Ruler sings the finest love songs. That's right, A Mix of Gregory Isaacs LOVERS ROCK Only - Selections of Reggae, rubadub, lovers rock, rocksteady, and dancehall for lovers. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2&app=podcast&at=11l6hT iHeartRadio link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-Reggae-Lover-29076656/ Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn Radio link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/

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Sep 24, 2018
115 - Reggae Lover -HIGHLANDA SOUND EARLY WARM 8-18
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Highlanda Sound live Throwback Thursday juggling. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2&app=podcast&at=11l6hT iHeartRadio link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-Reggae-Lover-29076656/ Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn Radio link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/

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Sep 19, 2018
114 - Reggae Lover - Alborosie and Gentleman
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Today's mix featured Gentleman from Germany and Alborosie from Italy. Gentleman has been active in the music business since 1998 and is now signed to the Universal Music. He is the best-known reggae artist from Germany. The son of a Lutheran Pastor, his lyrical content contains no swearing or no gun talk. He expresses a deep belief in God. Love, unity and spiritual themes are prevalent in his music. Gentleman collaborated with Ky-Mani Marley on a 2016 album, “Conversations.” He has been back and forth between Cologne, Germany, and Kingston, Jamaica ever since the age of 18. He collaborated with Richie Stephens on the album “Live Your Life.” He has worked with Toots and the Maytals, Sizzla, Sugar Minott, Konshens, Sean Paul, Morgan Heritage, and Shaggy, among others. Alborosie is the most well-known international reggae artist from Italy. His parents are of Albanian descent, but Alborosie was born in Marsala, Sicily, Italy and now resides in Kingston, Jamaica. He is a sound engineer and producer who plays guitar, drums, bass, and keyboard. Alborosie’s career started at age 15 in Bergamo, Italy as a member of the Reggae National Tickets band. He went solo in 2001 to and moved to Jamaica to be closer to the roots of the music. In 2011 he became the first white artist in history to win a MOBO (Music Of Black Origin) Award in the UK for the Best Reggae Artist category. He did a dub album with King Jammy and has producing dub albums of his own. His 2018 project, “Unbreakable: Alborosie meets The Wailers United” is available now. You can hear five songs from that album on this mix. Also, listen for notable 2018 collaborations with Chronixx and Protoje. I hope you enjoy this music. These artists are carrying the reggae banner around the world and have been for over 2 decades. They are representing the music and there’s nothing you can take away from these reggae soldiers. Respect is due to every artist and aspiring musician no matter where you are in the world. Reggae music is a uniting force and an international movement. Thank you for listening to episode 114 of the Reggae Lover podcast. One love! Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2&app=podcast&at=11l6hT iHeartRadio link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-Reggae-Lover-29076656/ Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn Radio link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/

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Sep 12, 2018
113 - Reggae Lover - Don Carlos
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Jamaican reggae singer and composer Don Carlos began singing in 1973 as a member of Black Uhuru. Don continues to perform sweet roots reggae music all over the world. Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 113 Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2&app=podcast&at=11l6hT iHeartRadio link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-Reggae-Lover-29076656/ Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn Radio link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/

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Sep 04, 2018
112 - Reggae Lover - 2018 Roots Reggae Mix
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This showcase of 2018 roots reggae material kicks off with ‘Movers and Shakers’ by Deep Jahi, one of Jamaica's breakout artists for 2018. New roots chanter Fyakin delivers ‘I Story’ on the Top Shelf Riddim produced by The Expanders and Walshy Fire from Major Lazer. Also listen out for: A few singles from Exco Levi's "Narrative," an excellent album released in November 2017 by Silly Walks Disco. Lutan Fyan with 'From the Dust' on the Anti-Racism Riddim. Queen Africa with 'Black Woman.' Sizzla and Junior Kelly with a late 2017 entry called 'All I See Is War.' From Kabaka Pyramid's debut album "Kontraband," 'Make Way' featuring Pressure Buss Pipes. The title track 'Kontraband' featuring Damian Jr Gong Marley. 'Blessed is the Man' with Kabaka Pyramid and Chronixx. Germany's Razoof with Jamaican singer Keida on 'A Plan,' the opening track of his album “Kiwafu.” Off the "Journey to Greatness" album, a 2018 project from Ras Fraser Junior - 'Show Love' and 'The Source of Life.' Grammy-nominated group Raging Fyah with the single 'Rebel.' A new single from I Jah KNOWAH called 'Praise Jah.' 'No Guarantee' featuring Chronixx and 'Truths and Rights' with Mortimer from Protege's new album, "A Matter of Time." Beres Hammond with 'I'm Alive.' A new entry from Tanya Stephens on The Glass House Riddim called 'Touch the Road.' Chuck Fenda featuring Etana with a song called 'That Place.' Wayne Marshall featuring Tessanne Chin and Ryan Mark singing Glory to God - a very big tune! A new Luciano song called 'War and Crime' on the Super Weapon Riddim. Suga's 'Nah Stop Try' on the History No Mystery Riddim, a Penthouse Records production. 'God is In Control' by Charly Blacks giving praises to The Almighty. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2&app=podcast&at=11l6hT iHeartRadio link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-Reggae-Lover-29076656/ Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn Radio link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/

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Aug 28, 2018
111 - Reggae Lover Interview - Zack Reed (Rebel Sound Records)
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Listen to gems dropped by my guest, Zack Reed, CEO of Rebel Sound Records, and General at EN Young's Roots Musician Records. I was amazed at how long the list was when I asked Zack what upcoming projects people need to look out for. Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 111 Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2&app=podcast&at=11l6hT iHeartRadio link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-Reggae-Lover-29076656/ Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn Radio link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/

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Aug 22, 2018
110 - Reggae Lover - 2018 Lovers Rock
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Mix with Lovers Rock Reggae 2018 #Jah9 #FreddieMcGregor #RomainVirgo #Alaine #NaomiCowan #KabakaPyramid #JahCure #AgentSasco #DellyRanks #Jahvinci #Konshens #Chezidek #MikeyGeneral #NattaliRize #Protoje (Photo Cred: @AlaineSinga @kingsedwin) Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2&app=podcast&at=11l6hT iHeartRadio link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-Reggae-Lover-29076656/ Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn Radio link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/

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Aug 22, 2018
109 - Reggae Lover - Ras Fraser Jr Mix
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Reggae Lover presents Ras Fraser Jr. in the mix for 40 minutes including exclusive songs that only can be played by Highlanda Sound along with tracks from the new album “Journey to Greatness.” I make sure to do my part in getting great music to you. This is a preview of an upcoming mixtape with songwriter/singer/DeeJay/ musician/artist/producer - RAS FRASER Jr. Journey to Greatness, released on the Rebel Sound Records imprint, is available any and everywhere that music can be purchased. Don’t sleep on this talent. Don’t front. This is not the time for that. Stop playing and go buy some songs. Buy the album. Journey to Greatness. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2&app=podcast&at=11l6hT iHeartRadio link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-Reggae-Lover-29076656/ Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn Radio link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/

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Aug 15, 2018
108 - Reggae Lover Interview - K9Boss (Atlanta K-9 Solutions)
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REGGAE LOVER and MASTER DOGTRAINER🐕K9BOSS™️ is my Guest on this episode. Listen to find out the story of his #reggaelover journey. Find more information on his world-class dog training solutions: ~http://www.atlk9.com ~678-360-8168 ~atlantak9solutions@gmail.com Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2&app=podcast&at=11l6hT iHeartRadio link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-Reggae-Lover-29076656/ Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn Radio link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/

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Aug 06, 2018
107 - Reggae Lover - Foundation Vocal Harmony Groups Mix
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THIS MIX FEATURES REGGAE’S VOCAL HARMONY GROUPS FROM THE 60S, 70S, AND 80S.


I took it back to the roots on this one. I focused on songs with an impressive vocal arrangement. This is a specific selection of songs with male singers harmonizing together.


I featured The Wailers, mostly from the “Catch A Fire” album. That album has that very dry, grassroots sound. This was before instrumentation such as horn sections and electric guitars were added. Before the female energy of the I-Threes was added.


The mix also featured some of The Heptones‘ Studio One era hits. I dropped in some original Israel Vibration before they split. Other groups featured are The Techniques, The Abyssinians, The Gladiators, The Sensations, The Mighty Diamonds, and The Silvertones. You also hear songs from Lloyd Parks and We the People, The Sharks, The Royals, The Cables, and The Flames.


Listen to those names and you know these brothers were from a different time. These vocal groups created some of the most beautiful music and the most powerful songs. You feel their passion because of the emphasis conveyed within the harmonies. There was something special about those days.


Its the sweet soulful sound of great reggae music! If you enjoy this, check out episode 74. It’s entitled “The Greatest Reggae Bands of All Time (not including the Wailers).” That show features Aswad, Steel Pulse, Third World, Israel Vibration, Black Uhuru, and Inner Circle. Similar material is on The Studio One tribute episodes: 55 and 56.



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Jul 30, 2018
106 - Reggae Lover Interview - DJ Ted Ganung(Dub Rockers)
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Interview: NYC DJ/Producer Ted Ganung (Dub Rockers Label)on the Reggae Lover Podcast. Our conversation touched on: early reggae influences in Hawaii, cultural appropriation, the dominance of the Marley brand, favorite reggae songs/artists, music business advice, current and upcoming projects. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2&app=podcast&at=11l6hT iHeartRadio link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-Reggae-Lover-29076656/ Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn Radio link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/

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Jun 26, 2018
105 - Reggae Lover - Tony Curtis Greatest Hits Mix
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Best known for outstanding contributions in Lovers Rock, reggae singer Tony Curtis has prevailed over 3 decades in the music business.  Tony Curtis has recorded many solo hit singles, 7 full-length studio albums, and a string of notable collaborations. Listen to Reggae Lover Podcast 105 to find out more about one of the best and most underrated contemporary Jamaican singers.  This is an exclusive Tony Curtis mix with commentary at the end.   With an unwavering respect for and deep knowledge of reggae music, Highlanda Sound co-founder Kahlil Wonda hosts and produces the Reggae Lover Podcast. Stream Reggae Lover by Highlanda Sound on Apple Podcasts, Listen via Stitcher Radio On Demand or enjoy listening for free on SoundCloud from a desktop or your mobile device. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2&app=podcast&at=11l6hT iHeartRadio link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-Reggae-Lover-29076656/ Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn Radio link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/

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Jun 18, 2018
104 - Reggae Lover Interview - I-Octane
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I caught up with I-Octane to dive into the story of his reggae journey. The bright reggae-dancehall star explained that he didn't choose music. Music chose him. "Music became like a person that I could correspond with and express myself... then I fell in love with music." In 2018 Octane committed to growth by giving his fans a better live music experience. Bringing old-school standards to the new school, he will be performing with a live band as much as possible moving forward. "Reggae music is the biggest music world wide... i've been to places in Africa where they don't know about Jay-Z, but they know Bob Marley." I Octane is the executive producer of his new studio album, "Love & Life." The album is an independent project recorded at his studio for his label, Conquer The Globe Productions. He talks about why he chose that route instead of signing with an international major label. This artist is serious about applying proven business principles to solidify his career. Listen as he talks about his future goals, creative process, and reasons for his success. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2&app=podcast&at=11l6hT iHeartRadio link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-Reggae-Lover-29076656/ Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn Radio link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/

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Jun 11, 2018
103 - Reggae Lover - Poor People Governor, Rodney Price aka Bounty Killer Mix
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Poor People's Governor Rodney Price Mix | Reggae Lover Podcast 103 This episode highlights some revolutionary lyrics and spiritual songs from Bounty Killer's catalog. Included here are tunes offering chastisement of government officials and petty thieves alike. Rodney charges both the murderers in the community and the policy makers who allow guns to prevail on the ghetto streets. Bounty pens exclamations on behalf of the Jamaican lower class, giving them a global voice. The so-called 'Warlord' praises our Heavenly Father and encourages youth to seek education. The '5-Star General' was instrumental in boosting the careers of dancehall stars like Vybz Kartel, Mavado, Aidonia, Baby Cham, Busy Signal, Wayne Marshall, Angel Doolas, Nitty Kutchie and Elephant Man, among others. He continues to give young artists a platform. Rodney Price's contributions to the culture have been immense. His legacy is one for the ages. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2&app=podcast&at=11l6hT iHeartRadio link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-Reggae-Lover-29076656/ Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn Radio link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/

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Jun 04, 2018
102 - Reggae Lover Interview - Marlon of Reggae Vibes Radio on the decline of quality in reggae
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One of the founders of Reggae Vibes Radio, Mr. Marlon Folkes (DJ Marlon), takes us through his reggae journey sharing insights learned along the way. Marlon built up a sound system called Nitty Phonic in St. Andrew, Jamaica in the late 80s. Queens, New York became Nitty Phonic's home in the 90s where they played out weekly. In October 2011 Reggae Vibes Radio set out to serve as a conduit for upcoming reggae artistes to showcase their skills and talents. A few years later the record label Reggae Vibes Music launched to carry out a similar mission. Listen for Marlon's discussion on the decline of quality in reggae today, and more. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2&app=podcast&at=11l6hT iHeartRadio link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-Reggae-Lover-29076656/ Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn Radio link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/

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May 28, 2018
101 - Reggae Lover - 2018 One Drop Reggae (Part 1)
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This episode consists of one-drop (roots and lovers rock) reggae music that came out in late 2017 or early 2018.  I’m committed to curating the best quality new music coming out. I select the best songs and mix them for you here on the podcast. Next week, look out for another great interview. Another unique mix will follow the week after that. In this mix you hear from: Spiritual with the title single off his new album, 'Reggae Music.' Micah Shemaiah with a single called 'Keep On Moving On.'  The Gratitude Riddim from Irie Vibrations records. The Nice and Easy Riddim from Oneness records. Jah9’s 'Feel Good' a late 2017 cut.  The Straight Step Riddim. A Konshens single called 'If A One Minute.' The Old King Cole Riddim with tracks from Marcia Griffiths, Etana and Jah Cure. Khago with his single 'Walk A Mile' off his new album of the same name - a 2017 release. Koffee, 'Ragamuffin" on the Frankie Music label. Tarrus Riley’s new one 'Haunted.' The Ouji Riddim from Upsetter Records. Macka B with a tune called 'Gangster' off his "Health is Wealth" album. The Slow Rock Riddim with Luciano, Eddie Fitzroy, Chuck Fender, George Nooks, Sugar Minott, and Admiral Tibet.  Beres Hammond's late for 2017 entry called 'My Kind of Girl.  New music from Vershon. Wayne Wonder and Kymani Marley on the Love Symbol Riddim. An artist called King Shark with a couple big tunes to close out the mix. Look for these albums, titles, and riddims to download and add to your playlists. I have some crucial conversations and mixes coming in the next few weeks. Look for a new episode every Monday.  I wish you all the best things in life. Share a positive message with someone. Share a smile! The Reggae music presented here is food for your soul. I'm going to preserve this medium as a positive platform. Give your energy levels a boost and elevate to higher levels of consciousness. This is a livication to all reggae lovers. Thank you for listening to Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 101. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2&app=podcast&at=11l6hT iHeartRadio link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-Reggae-Lover-29076656/ Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn Radio link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/

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May 21, 2018
100 - Reggae Lover Interview - Ben Speight
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I had an eye-opening conversation with Atlanta-based organizer for social justice, Ben Speight. Ben tells how and why he fell in love with Reggae. He talks about reggae as the soundtrack to movements of social change over the years. He discusses the history of Ska and Roots Reggae, highlighting the political content. He draws comparisons between Motown and music from the Rocksteady and UK Lover's eras. Hear his thoughts on dancehall, Cali reggae, and the new school of roots rockers coming out of Jamaica. This interview, episode 100 of the Reggae Lover podcast, is a testament to the diversity and power of reggae music.  Like my guest said, please continue to support reggae music artists, musicians, DJs, and promoters. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2&app=podcast&at=11l6hT iHeartRadio link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-Reggae-Lover-29076656/ Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn Radio link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/

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May 15, 2018
99 - Reggae Lover - Joe Gibbs Mix
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The producer Joe Gibbs, hardcore Jamaican entrepreneur, engineer, and record producer started recording artists in the back of his electronics repair shop in 1966. He worked with Lee "Scratch" Perry who had left the employ of Coxsone Dodd's Studio One. Bunny Lee helped them form The Amalgamated record label. Soon 'Niney The Observer' joined the team and they were able to produce Rocksteady era hits. In 1972, Errol Thompson came on board as the chief engineer and together with Joe Gibbs formed "The Mighty Two." Their studio band called The Professionals featured bassist Sly Dunbar, drummer Robbie Shakespeare, and guitarist Earl "Chinna" Smith. Hundreds of hits came out including "Money in My Pocket" by Dennis Brown and "A So We Stay" by Big Youth. In 1977 the Culture album entitled "Two Sevens Clash" debuted and became a smash hit which coincided with the punk rock craze in the UK.  Artists recorded and produced by Joe Gibbs included Dennis Brown, Jacob Miller, Gregory Isaacs, Junior Byles, Barrington Levy, Cornell Campbell, Delroy Wilson, Beres Hammond, JC Lodge, Marcia Aitken, Althea and Donna, Ranking Joe and Peter Tosh. The list goes on and on. In the new millennium, Joe Gibbs focused on marketing his back catalog.  Joe Gibbs passed on to Zion in February 2008.  He had over 100 Jamaica number one hits and over a dozen UK hits. He released music on an array of different record labels. An amazing body of work, the Joe Gibbs catalog includes some very important songs in the story of Jamaican music.  Salute to the icon, the giant, one of the greatest producers ever - Joe Gibbs.  Please subscribe to the reggae lover podcast. Please share and invite others to listen. Email your requests and feedback to reggaeloverpodcast@gmail.com.   Until next time, keep it positive. This is Kahlil Wonda from Highlanda Sound saying Jah bless. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2&app=podcast&at=11l6hT iHeartRadio link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-Reggae-Lover-29076656/ Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn Radio link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/

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May 07, 2018
98 - Reggae Lover Interview - Ras Fraser Jr
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Ras Fraser Jr discusses his new album "Journey to Greatness," tells how he got his start in music and why it is important to remember your roots. He offers solutions for upcoming reggae artists both in and outside of Jamaica to bump up to the next level and more. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2&app=podcast&at=11l6hT iHeartRadio link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-Reggae-Lover-29076656/ Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn Radio link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/

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May 01, 2018
97 - Reggae Lover - I-Octane 'Love & Life' 2018 Album Promo
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Listen to the official promo mix for I-Octane's May 4th Miami Album Release/Birthday event. This is a special edition of Blackfyre Ent's Madhouse Fridays at Club Fate, 601 Silks Run # 2499, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009. I-Octane is celebrating his third full-length album "Love & Life!" Preview songs from the album "Love & Life," including "Up to We", "Pretty Loud (feat. J Boog)", "Let Me Love You" and many more. Shaggy, Demarco, Yanique the Curvy Diva, Ginjah, and Romain Virgo have features on the album. Check out "Love & Life" by I-Octane on Amazon Music, iTunes, Spotify, Google Play Music and more. Stream ad-free from your desktop or mobile device, or buy CD's and MP3s now. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2&app=podcast&at=11l6hT iHeartRadio link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-Reggae-Lover-29076656/ Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn Radio link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/

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Apr 27, 2018
96 - Reggae Lover Interview - Dash Eye from Tribe of Kings
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REGGAE LOVER PODCAST EPISODE 96 | INTERVIEW: DASH EYE On this episode, I talk to Dash Eye, selector from Tribe of Kings sound system, host of the Dash-A-Fire Podcast, and representative of Vegan in San Diego, to find out when and how he fell in love with reggae music and why he became a reggae dancehall selector. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2&app=podcast&at=11l6hT iHeartRadio link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-Reggae-Lover-29076656/ Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn Radio link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/

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Apr 24, 2018
95 - Reggae Lover - Bushman
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Hear some of my favorite tracks from Bushman’s catalog on episode 95 of the reggae lover podcast. Bushman has released nine full-length albums to date. Born in Prospect Beach which is in the parish of St Thomas, Jamaica, he was raised as a Rastafarian. Singing in school and church choirs led to singing dubplates for local sound systems. Bushman actually worked as a selector under the name Junior Melody for black star line sound system.  He took part in singing competitions and talent searches in and around St. Thomas. His popularity grew as more people heard him sing. Bushman decided to pursue his music career. He went to Kingston where he ended up working with Steely and Clevie at Studio 2000. His first tracks were “Grow Your Natty” and “Call the Hearse” which was his first major hit. Bushman moved on to work with King Jammy who produced his next two albums. He later teamed up with Bobby Digital, the UK-based Stingray team, and other producers. I respect Bushman for being a down-to-earth, authentic person who stays true to the values in his music. He still lives with his wife and children in St. Thomas enjoying nature and an "Ital" lifestyle. Bushman is a living legend with a vocal range encompassing tonality reminiscent of Luciano and Peter Tosh. I want to highlight the “Bushman sings the bush doctor” album released in 2011 on VP records which is a fantastic Peter Tosh tribute. Also look out for “Conquering Lion” which is a 2018 released album from Bushman. There are few better examples of authentic Roots reggae music than Bushman. Indeed on that tip please look out for the annual Health and Wellness Reggae Music Festival at the Wren's Nest in the West End area of Atlanta. Taking place on Saturday, July 14th, this festival is an open-air, family-friendly, daytime event where I will play music alongside the Lion of Judah sound. There will be live bands and many performers. There will be Health practitioners, vendors, and lots of information. If you are vegan, vegetarian, or have an interest in learning more about healthy living, this event is for you. If you love reggae music, its an event for you. Get your tickets online. Thank you to all my listeners around the world. Special big ups to Ras Jamal in Savannah, GA, Collin Cameron out in New Jersey, and James out in Kenya. You guys are not only listening, but I appreciate that you take the time to send feedback and suggestions. Because of you, this podcast is a collaborative effort and it's a beautiful thing. Big ups to Ali Carter for granting me that dope interview released earlier this week. Look out for more interviews and mixes. Please visit reggaelover.com to read my show notes. You can also download and subscribe to the podcast. This show is dedicated to all reggae lovers. Thank you so much for listening. Give thanks. Until next time, one love. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2&app=podcast&at=11l6hT iHeartRadio link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-Reggae-Lover-29076656/ Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn Radio link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/

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Apr 19, 2018
94 - Reggae Lover Interview - Ali Amin Carter
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Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 94 | Interview: Ali Amin Carter Reggae has been a positive force in the lives of many people, groups, and movements. I want to use this platform to dispel some of the common myths about reggae and the people who enjoy listening to it.  I will do this through a series of conversations with people from all around the world.   You will get to hear from people from different walks of life who share a common interest in reggae. My guests may or may not work in the music business, but they all have a love for reggae music. The first guest on this series entitled "Reggae Lover Interviews," is an actor, Ali Amin Carter.  Ali is currently starring in Je'Caryous Johnson Presents "Set It Off."  The play featuring LeToya Luckett and Da Brat among other notables is now playing.  Grab tickets here. I talk with Ali about his early reggae influences and how he came to fall in love with the genre.  He shares some personal stories about the effects of reggae in his life as a Chicago native living in ATL. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2&app=podcast&at=11l6hT iHeartRadio link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-Reggae-Lover-29076656/ Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn Radio link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/

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Apr 16, 2018
93 - Reggae Lover - Live Reggae Concert Mix
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Imagine being in the house for the ultimate reggae concert headlined by Bob Marley and friends. Bob opens the show setting the mood for a night of stellar entertainment. Steel Pulse performs, then to the crowd's surprise, Dennis Brown takes the stage. After D. Brown rocks, he invites U-Roy to come up and sing. The Wailers, Dennis Brown, and daddy U-Roy take turns thrilling the audience. Next, on stage, we have Culture with original singer, Joseph Hill at his peak. Freddie McGregor joins in to deliver one of his greatest hits. Peter Tosh follows with two of his notorious numbers. Bob and U-Roy return to partake in the elevating vibes before making way for Frankie Paul. F.P. displays crowd control and exemplifies dancehall style as the crowd jumps and sings out loud. The Steel Pulse band returns to contribute more musical excitement infused with meaning. Then to close the show, the legend, Ms. Lauryn Hill shuts it down as only L Boogie could. Now that's a bucket-list concert experience! Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2&app=podcast&at=11l6hT iHeartRadio link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-Reggae-Lover-29076656/ Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn Radio link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/

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Apr 11, 2018
92- Reggae Lover Mix - A Cry for Peace
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A cry for peace from global reggae artists in a mix dedicated to all reggae lovers. This is crucial for today's society. The climate we exist in right now is one of escalating violence. War is on the rise throughout my beloved Caribbean islands and the areas where many of us live.  I definitely want to send condolences to all the people who lost loved ones to violence. Gun violence is a hot topic with so many active shooter situations, police brutality, turf wars in the ghetto, the war on drugs, domestic violence, and genocide. It's my hope that playing this music will help. All human life is precious and it's important that we manage our emotions so that we don't do anything we live to regret. To hurt somebody else is to hurt yourself. You don't have to be a victim of your environment. It is possible to make a better decision and rise above your circumstances. Love is the answer. The wages of sin is death. The gift of God is eternal life. Let's come together in peace. Make amends with an enemy. Turn an enemy into a friend. Teach the younger ones a better way so that they can come up in a better world. They are the future. With so many things going on in the world today I don't want to turn on the news. I know for some of you it hard to leave your house or move around where you live. The violence is a real thing but remember God is there with you. Remember reggae music is here to help you through. Its a blessing, so I hope that you enjoy this music.  I hope that it can help in some positive way. Thank you so much for listening to Reggae Lover by Highlanda Sound.  Shouts out to Mrs. Wonda. Shouts to Ras Kofi and I Ras at 89.3 WRFG FM.  Big up to the Apple Podcast, SoundCloud, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, and TuneIn listeners. You guys are the best! Share the peace and love. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2&app=podcast&at=11l6hT iHeartRadio link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-Reggae-Lover-29076656/ Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn Radio link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/

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Apr 05, 2018
91 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Top Lyricist Mix
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This is episode number 91 of the Reggae Lover Podcast with the top lyricists of Reggae music today. The selection features 20 lyrically potent songs. The concept was a suggestion by Kris Richards, a listener out of the Atlanta. Kris is a visual and graphic artist who enjoys listening to this podcast while he creates his art. He created the original artwork for this episode.  Visit @iandidea on IG to see Kris Richards' magnificent works. A big shout out and thank you to Kris, representing Jamaica and the ATL. So far his feedback is that this mix is too short, and he has requested a part 2. I'm cool with it. I'll go ahead and mix up a series of lyricist-based podcast episodes. This mix keeps your head bobbing all the way through. If you came to the end and thought "wait... what... it's over already?" then I know you will come back for more. Meanwhile, you have to go back and listen to this wordplay and these metaphors. Lyrics are layered with symbolism in the songs, especially those by Kabaka Pyramid. You have to go back and listen again to extract the true meaning. Rebellious Nature by Agent Sasco kicked it off. Wicked Man by Busy Signal, Wadada by Jesse Royal and Kabaka Pyramid's Global Warning complete the intro. Listen to Can't Breathe, Well Done, and also Liberal Opposer by Kabaka. He also features on The Flame with Protege. Koffee, the 17-year-old sensation, makes her mark on Burning. Protege's creativity is on display with the one called Criminal and also Truth and Rights. Over Damian Marley's On the Corner Riddim, you hear Chronixx with Ghetto People. Busy Signal's Survival from the Return Riddim by Jukebox Productions adds to the vibe. Love Is All I Bring, the new Spragga Benz tune from Sting International fits in well. I was able to squeeze in 1999's Wha Yuh Say Star which got left off of the Spragga Benz podcast. Damian Marley flows on The Master Has Come Back and Road to Zion featuring Nas off the Welcome to Jamrock album. In the next edition of the lyrical opposer mix, you're going to hear some more from Vybz Kartel. I'll also bring it very current with 2018 material from these and other new artists. Thank you to the listeners who have added ratings and reviews on iTunes. Shouts out to my very lovely wife who has been binge listening via the podcast app on her new iPhone. I'm honored to have you listen to my podcast. It's all about us reggae lovers. We have to continue to spread the culture. I focus on the reality I want to see which is positivity. Positive energy and momentum arise from reggae music. Shout out to my family at WRFG 89.3FM. I'll be dropping by the Global Drumbeat and Riot Radio shows this week to spread the word about Reggae Lover. I'm gonna drop 2 crazy guest DJ sets live on the air. I'll be talking about the podcast because I want more people to tune in as we build this movement. I'm inspiring and healing people with reggae. Look out for the episodes coming up where I'll be chopping it up with guests learn when, where, why and how they fell in love with reggae. Diving into some of the stories will be lots of fun and I'm so very excited about that. Review the podcast on Apple Podcasts and get a shout out on the next episode. Have any questions, comments, or feedback? I love to get requests and suggestions. I want to hear what you are interested in hearing. Hit me up. I will those mixes lined up for you. Get your own custom mix right here on the Reggae Lover podcast and be a part of the show. Thank you for listening. Keep your head up - keep it positive. Until next time, One love. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2h iHeartRadio link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-Reggae-Lover-29076656/

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Mar 29, 2018
90 - Reggae Lover Podcast - The Silky One
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The emergence of Garnett Silk was as timely and triumphant as we've seen in the business of reggae music. Upon first hearing Garnet Silk sing you can see this is somebody that wants you to feel what he's singing about. You can feel that this is someone who has a deep conviction for the messages in his music. Garnett achieved iconic status within only a matter of years. His career took off between 1992 and 1994 when there was a conversion in the mood of the Dancehall. Silk sang cultural songs that spoke to the needs and desires of the African diaspora. Legendary producer Bobby digital recorded his debut album “It’s Growing.” That album featured deep cultural themes, spiritual songs, and romantic songs. It went on to become one of the best selling albums in Jamaica for 1992. One of the big questions for reggae fans is “What if…?” What if Garnett was able to live on until today? We’re blessed with the musical legacy he left. Enjoy this mix, collect his music. Garnett Silk is definitely not forgotten. He is always remembered and always missed. Thank you for listening to Reggae Lover Podcast Episode # 90. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2h iHeartRadio link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-Reggae-Lover-29076656/ Read more here: http://highlanda.net/2018/03/21/the-silky-one/

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Mar 22, 2018
89 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Female Reggae Artists Love Songs
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This episode features female artists: Etana, JC Lodge, Marcia Griffiths, Timeka Marshall, Tessanne, Tami Chynn, Alaine, Adele, Kayla Bliss, Nikisha Lindo, Jodain Pantry, Queen Ifrica and more. The theme of this mix is love. It makes you want to listen with friends or even with a special friend or loved one. Turn down the lights, turn up the music a little bit more, light a candle, sip some wine, and you know what to do. Its all about love which is a natural Vibes. There's reggae music for every mood and emotion, every day of the week, every part of the day, every day of the year. Go ahead and rock this episode on special occasions, play it at a party, or enjoy while you do work or play. Make sure that you go visit the archives of Reggae Lover too. You can visit reggaelover.com to enjoy a variety of different shows giving you a microcosm of reggae. I share from my personal music collection and it's my passion to make people feel good so I enjoy sharing these mixes with you. I make it a point to represent for many female artists. Thank you to all my loyal listeners and welcome to all the new listeners. If you've discovered this let your people know that you found a great way to enjoy mixes dedicated to reggae lovers. Shouts out to everybody that takes the time to write me via email and thank you for the requests. If you want to reach out to me email reggaeloverpodcast@gmail.com. You can DM @reggaeloverpodcast on IG and @reggaeloverpod on Twitter. Keep tuning in and listening for new shows coming out weekly with me, your host Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound. It is a pleasure to be with you and thanks for listening. Bless up. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2h Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn Radio link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/

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Mar 16, 2018
88 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Highlanda Sound Early Warm (Feb 2018 LIVE!!!)
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Reggae Lover Episode 88 - Highlanda Sound live set from The Shrine of The Black Madonna in Atlanta with Kahlil Wonda at the controls for the BobFest ATL 2018 festival which featured Jah9 with the Dub Treatment band live from Kingston, Jamaica. Recorded live 2-16-2018. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2h Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn Radio link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/

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Mar 08, 2018
87 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Jah Cure Mix
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Reggae Lover Podcast episode 87 features the voice of Jah Cure. Born in October 1978 in Hanover, Jamaica, Jah Cure grew up in Kingston. He got the name Jah Cure from Capleton who he met while living in Kingston. Under the tutelage of Beres Hammond the hit song, King In This Jungle, a 1997 duet with Sizzla emerged. Many of the songs Jah Cure released around that time became popular and won critical acclaim. Beres took him on tour to Europe and through the Caribbean with his Harmony House Records family. Cure emerged to be one of the brightest stars of 1997, which was an amazing year for reggae music and dancehall. The music of that period inspired me to start buying records and aspiring to be a selector. This mix focuses on songs from that time. In November 1998 while driving in Montego Bay, Jah Cure got pulled over by the police and arrested. Charged with gun possession, robbery, and rape, he was found guilty and sentenced to 15 years in prison. He served in a correctional facility that had a digital recording studio that inmates could use. During his incarceration term, he recorded three albums and some singles, many of which topped charts in Jamaica. Upon his release from jail on parole in July 2007 after serving 8 years of the sentence, Jah Cure came out with a fourth album, "Reflections... a new beginning." Cure headlined and closed Reggae Sumfest that year in August. He signed to VP Records he launched Iyah Cure Productions. Over the next several years he collaborated with top artists from the reggae, hip-hop, and R&B worlds. Jah Cure released the "Universal Cure" album in 2009 then came out with "The Cure," which earned a Grammy nomination for Best Reggae Album in 2016. The end of this mix features of lovers rock of which Jah Cure has released a great deal of recently. My main focus was the original, undiluted, grassroots material. The songs from before his incarceration are more soulful, inspirational, and rebellious. I wish Jah Cure much continued success in the future. He has a beautiful family and lots going in the music business. That's it for reggae lover podcast episode 87. Look out for a bonus live audio episode coming your way from BobFest ATL. Thank you for listening to this show dedicated to reggae lovers everywhere. One Love! Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2h Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn Radio link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/

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Mar 02, 2018
86 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Sugar Minott
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Why is Sugar Minott considered a dancehall pioneer? Listen to Reggae Lover Podcast 86 to find out. In a live dancehall setting during the 1970s, it was common for artists to perform over pre-recorded instrumentals. Sugar Minott was the first artist to recreate that style inside the studio. He worked with Coxsone Dodd and sang new lyrics over the instrumentals of popular Studio One songs. After leaving Studio One, Minott founded his own record label called the Black Roots. He also founded a sound system called Youth Man Promotions, and later a record label by the same name. His vision was to give young artists an outlet, and a chance to make their name in the music business. Sugar Minott moved to England where he was achieving more success than he was in Jamaica. The lover's rock craze started in the UK and Sugar was one of the major players in that movement. While in England he discovered the group Musical Youth. Back in Jamaica, he's also credited with discovering many young talents. He gave unknown artists the chance to perform live in the Dancehall and record for the first time. It was Sugar Minott who actually recorded Garnet Silk's first song. Other artists associated with the Black Roots and Youthman Promotion movements include Barrington Levy, Little John, Nitty Gritty, Tenor Saw, Junior Reid, Jah Stitch, Ranking Dread and Ranking Joe. Sugar was a very Dynamic, versatile artist with successful records in different styles. Lovers rock, Roots, covers, dancehall style, and original written material. Sugar Minott recorded for his own record labels, and he worked with other top labels and producers. Working with Mikey Dread, George Phang, Sly and Robbie Jammys, Channel One and with the Bullwackies label out of New York City. Sugar Minott recorded over 60 albums and countless singles. He passed away in 2010 to heart disease. To see him on stage I was very impressed. Even in his old age, he was a very energetic performer, acting out scenes, jumping, prancing and dancing across the stage. All with his voice still sounding sweet like sugar. Very comfortable in a dancehall setting, he would ask the band or the selector to play some Studio One, and he could sing for hours - entertaining and thrilling the crowd. I salute the great Sugar Minott. His legacy lives on with his daughter Pashon Minott who is a bonafide recording artist in her own rights. If you enjoy this mix I hope you will add some of the songs to your music collection.

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Feb 21, 2018
85 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Freddie McGregor and John Holt
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Welcome to Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 85 This episode features songs from Freddie McGregor and a few John Holt anthems. Songs featured here talk about Rastafari, roots, reality and culture. Episode 49 features Freddie McGregor singing only in the reggae lovers rock style. That episode has over 20,000 plays on Soundcloud and is still a very popular. I definitely hope you enjoy this one as well, and play it 20,000 times each. This mix shows the well-roundedness and the prolificness of Freddie McGregor. This is powerful music about the black struggle, and about overcoming. I wanted to elevate everybody that's listening no matter what's going on in your life. If you're able to listen to this music right now that means that you still have a chance and you have opportunities. Even if you were a victim, right now you're a Survivor. You're surviving and you can carry on the mission of improving yourself. Don't give in to depression. There's good in every situation and what didn't kill you can make you stronger. Show love to anybody that shows you love and let them know what you think of them. Let them know that you appreciate them being in your life. If anybody is sending negative vibes your way and taking shots at you, I say cut them off. Go the other way every time the negative energy comes around. Put up your hypocrite shield and hold your head high. Don't give them power over you by letting them see you crumble. Hold your head up high, stick to your morals, set your boundaries, and continue to live your life in peace. God will bless you. That's my positive word of the day. Thank you all for listening. Sir John Holt has passed away, but Freddie McGregor is still captain of the Big Ship, and still doing his thing. His legacy is solid. Big ups to Freddie. Salute to our living legend, and rest in peace to loving memory of John Holt. Respect is due to all the friends, family and supporters of the John Holt. Please support and spread their music. Once again I thank you so much for listening and I hope you are uplifted and feeling good vibrations. It's now February. It's reggae month. It's Black History Month. Some know this day as Valentine's Day. The movie Black Panther is premiering in 1 day. This Friday is Bob Fest ATL 2018 starring Jah9 and her band all the way from Kingston, Jamaica. Also featuring the Saroc the MC and me, Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound. See you there! Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2h Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn Radio link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/

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Feb 14, 2018
84 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Marley (BobFest 2018 Promo)
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A promotional mix for the BobFest ATL event in Atlanta, Georgia February 15th through February 18th featuring music from Kymani, Damian, Stephen, Ziggy, and Cedella Marley among other heavy hitters. BOBFEST ATL 2018 FEATURING JAH9 – MUSIC, ART, FILM, YOGA, FOOD, FAMILY REGGAE FANS! YOGIS! FOODIES! FILM FANS! AND ALL OF ATL!! YOU HAVE A LOT IN STORE FOR THIS YEAR’S BOBFEST! BobFest 2018. 7th Annual Festival, a special celebration of Bob Marley and reggae music. Thursday: Yoga with Jah9 and friends Feb 15 Friday: Concert in the Village (and village marketplace!) featuring Jah9 FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ATL, lyrical genius SaRoc and More- Feb 16 Saturday: AFRICA UNITE Film Festival- Feb 17 Sunday: Stir It Up Farm to Table Feast!- Feb 18 Purchase tickets at bobfestatl.com. Email bobfestatlinfo@gmail.com for volunteer, sponsor, and vendor information. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2h Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn Radio link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/

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Feb 05, 2018
83 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Glen Washington, Norrisman, George Nooks, Jah Mason
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This unique mix was requested by a listener in the United Kingdom. It's probably the first time any selector has compiled these particular artists on one project, but that is what the Reggae Lover Podcast is all about. Glen Washington, George Nooks, Norris Man, & Jah Mason all began gaining popularity in the mid-to-late 90s, though Glen Washington and George Nooks started their musical careers in the 1970s. Glen Washington, born in May Pen, Clarendon, Jamaica was a drummer and who toured the world with many different bands and backed many different artists and performers from the 70s through the 80s into the 90s. He migrated to the United States and recorded sporadically as a solo singer but extensively as a drummer. In 1997 when he started to focus on pursuing his solo singing career he did some recording sessions for Studio One and then he sort of blew up with a big hit in 1998 with the song "Kindness for Weakness." which was marketed by VP records. From there he solidified his career and started to tour the world again as a solo singer. Like Glen Washington, George Nooks was born in the 1950s inJamaica. He sang in the youth choir at church, performed at school concerts and talent shows. He professionally recording under the name Prince Mohammed in the 1970s as a deejay. He recorded with Joe Gibbs over the Dennis Brown "How could I leave" instrumental, released an album with General Echo, and had a hit in Jamaica with "40 Leg Dread." Nooks concentrated on singing starting in the 80s but it was not until 1997 that he released a successful singing album. After 2001 he began singing mostly gospel music. Norris Man now grew up in the Trench Town area of Jamaica where Bob Marley and the Wailers hail from. He started performing on local sound systems at age 10 deejaying over Studio One riddims. He was small they would put him to stand on top of a Guinness crate and let him get a few songs in. He was actually quite good at it. He started recording at age 22. His first full-length album entitled "Persistence" was released in 1997 on VP records. He linked up with Anthony B and the Star Trail records camp around this time and eventually started touring extensively, taking on stages in California, then Africa, and Europe. Jah Mason also known as Fire Mason was born in the early 70s in the parish of Manchester and grew up in a Christian family. He began working with Junior Reid's JR record label in 1995. He joined the Bobo Shanti order of the Rastafari movement. After linking up with the David House Records group got his career took off with the single "my princess gone" among others. He made guest appearances on Singles with his friend Jah Cure and from the mid-nineties through the 2000s Jah Mason released at least one album every year. If you're a fan of any of the music that you hear on this episode please go check these artists. They have product in stores that you can purchase and material to stream online. Big Ups 2 the Kingman out of Leicester UK who wanted these artists to be featured here. Thank you so much for joining me on Reggae Lover Podcast episode 83. I hope you enjoy the mix. Its dedicated to you. Bless Up. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2h Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn Radio link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/

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Jan 29, 2018
82 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Repatriation
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Repatriation is the return of someone to their own country, either voluntary or involuntary. In a financial sense its the sending of money back to one's own country of origin. I previously recorded this mix and was planning to delete it because it did not meet my high technical standard. Then the S---hole comments happened. The president of the United States verbally assaulted beloved Haiti and the beloved continent of Africa. Please look up Ivan Van Sertima (They came before Columbus) and Marcus Garvey. Hopefully, many of you listening will become, or already are, strong, inspirational black leaders because that's what we need. We need to disseminate information about our history which has been cut off, ripped away, burned, and destroyed. Our oral tradition was stopped by design. Africa is the motherland. Africa is our Homeland. I am using reggae music to teach and as you listen to the songs in this mix and you know it's a very spiritual thing. You know it's very cultural. Much respect goes to all the singers and players of instruments for channeling the power in this wonderful music. Reggae is a language to communicate with all people around the world. For more, please check out my website highlanda.net, and follow me @highlanda on Twitter. I'm on Facebook, SoundCloud, Mixcloud, iTunes, on TuneIn radio, and all your favorite podcast apps. Please follow the show on Instagram @reggaeloverpodcast and on Twitter @reggaeloverpod. Please continue to retweet and share. I love that! Unity is strength. Reggae music is here to stay and I'm going to continue to push the positivity and increase the levels of Consciousness. I give thanks - real gratitude and appreciation - to anybody that's checking this out right now. If you want to align your brand with what I'm doing on the reggae lover podcast and get your message to the demographic that we are reaching across the world, especially if you're in markets like New York, Ontario, London, and Tokyo, Japan, please email reggaeloverpodcast@gmail.com. For any requests, or business inquiries you can also call 404-552-0492. Thank you for listening to reggae lover podcast episode 82. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2h Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn Radio link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/

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Jan 22, 2018
81 - Reggae Lover Podcast - God Bless Dancehall
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CONSCIOUS DANCEHALL REGGAE MUSIC FROM CHRONIXX, VYBZ KARTEL, DAMIAN “JUNIOR GONG” MARLEY, JESSE ROYAL, I-OCTANE, ETANA, KONSHENS, JAH CURE, TARRUS RILEY, CAPLETON AND MORE. Enjoy a mix of songs with danceable beats and lyrics imploring listeners to stop negative behaviors.  This is feel-good music professing positivity and denouncing injustices. This episode is an example of reggae's power and evidence of message music continuing to come out of Jamaica in "dancehall" style. It is up to us DJs and Sound System selectors to use our influence to set a tone of consciousness by featuring better music.  We can and should influence artists and producers to clean up their act by not playing low-quality, negative music.  There is an opportunity to strengthen and edify the future generations with our music and I feel obligated to wave that flag. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/regga…1126663530?mt=2h Stitcher Radio link: www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-l…gae-lover-podast Google Play link: play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rf…iq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn Radio link: tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/

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Jan 16, 2018
80 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Spragga Benx Mix
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He began his career around 1991. Once known to his friends as "Spaghetti" (tall and slim), but this was later shortened to Spragga. The Benz in his name comes from the sound system for which he used to work for, L.A. Benz, and it is through this that he found his way into the music industry at a Dubplate recording session with Buju Banton. The famed elder DJ was slated to do four tracks for L.A. Benz but only voiced two and suggested that Spragga do the other two. Since he was new to recording, he freestyled a couple of lines of what would then become, "Love Mi Gun", a popular tune. Hailing from Kingston Jamaica, Spragga Benz (born Carlton Grant) has been an icon of the local dancehall culture since the early 90's. He made his first appearance on the scene as an assistant DJ for Ricky Villa and the La Benz Sound System. It didn't take long before he had the chance to put some of his tunes on tracks like, "Love Mi Gun" and the lascivious "Jack It Up" which became instant underground classics. The re-release of the latter on a wider level, plus other tracks such as "Could A Deal" and "Girls Hooray" boosted his profile even further as Spragga Benz set out to become one of the hottest names within the dancehall scene of the decade. A subsequent deal with major label Capitol Records brought his sound outside Jamaica, and his music wasn't only opening up to brand new audiences, but also to brand new musical frontiers. Back in Jamaica, Spragga continues to release chart topping singles and collaborated with a host of talented local and international artists. Spragga set out to debut as an actor, becoming involved in influential productions such as, "Brooklyn Babylon" and gangster story, "Shottas". The film Shottas, co-starring Kymani Marley, Paul Campbell and Louie Rankin propelled Spragga's career to new heights. Spragga Benz has always been a philanthropist at heart. His humanitarian ways have been noted from the very beginning of his career when he started the "Stay In School" program back in the 90's, which provided help for needy students in his hometown. In honor of the untimely death of his first born son, Carlton "Carlyle" Grant, Jr., Spragga started a second organization, "The Carlyle Foundation", a program which currently provides scholarships and computers to excelling Jamaican students. FOLLOW SPRAGGA BENZ IN SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Spragga-Benz/128184770561609 Twitter: https://twitter.com/SPRAGGABENZ3 Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2h Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn Radio link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/

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Dec 05, 2017
79 - Reggae Lover Podcast - King Jammys Tribute (2nd Volume)
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WE SALUTE OUR DANCEHALL TRAILBLAZER, KING OF DIGITAL REGGAE, SOUND SYSTEM OWNER/PRODUCER LLOYD JAMES AKA KING JAMMY. THIS IS THE 2nd HALF OF A MEGAMIX FEATURING SOME BIG TUNES AND RIDDIMS FROM THE JAMMYS CATALOG. SOUNDCLOUD: CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR PLAY EPISODE. APPLE PODCAST: SUBSCRIBE AND LISTEN VIA ITUNES. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2h GOOGLE PLAY MUSIC: SUBSCRIBE AND LISTEN HERE. https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TUNE IN RADIO: FAVORITE AND LISTEN HERE. https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/ STITCHER RADIO: SUBSCRIBE AND LISTEN HERE. http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast For more King Jammys vibes check out episode 4 (Sanchez, L.U.S.T and Friends – 80s Lovers Rock), episode 5 (Superstars Hit Parade 1987-1989 Tunes/Riddims), episode 10 (Dancehall Time Traveling Back to the 80s and 90s), episode 36 (Stalag meets Sleng Teng), episode 39 (A Late Eighties Reggae Dream 1979-1991) and KING JAMMYS TRIBUTE (1ST VOLUME) | REGGAE LOVER PODCAST EPISODE 78. Also see our tribute episodes featuring Cocoa Tea, Sanchez, Johnny Osbourne, Frankie Paul, and Josey Wales – artists who all recorded hits released on the Jammy’s label. Lots more to come… all dedicated to you, #reggaelover.

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Nov 22, 2017
78 - Reggae Lover Podcast - King Jammys Tribute (1st Volume)
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We salute our dancehall trailblazer, king of digital reggae, sound system owner/producer Lloyd James aka KING JAMMY. This is the first half of a megamix featuring some big tunes and riddims from the Jammys catalog. For more King Jammys vibes check out: Episode 4 (Sanchez, L.U.S.T and Friends - 80s Lovers Rock), Episode 5 (Superstars Hit Parade 1987-1989 Tunes/Riddims), Episode 10 (Dancehall Time Traveling Back to the 80s and 90s), Episode 36 (Stalag meets Sleng Teng), Episode 39 (A Late Eighties Reggae Dream 1979-1991). Also see our episodes featuring Cocoa Tea, Sanchez, Frankie Paul, and Josey Wales - artists who all recorded hits released on the Jammy’s label. Lots more to come… all dedicated to you, #reggaelover. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2h Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn Radio link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/

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Nov 15, 2017
77 - Reggae Lover Podcast - The Very Best of Cocoa Tea (1984 - 1994)
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Cocoa Tea’s voice is smooth and easy-going, yet very powerful. He was one of the most popular artists in Jamaica during the 1980s and went on to international stardom in the 1990s.


This episode focuses mostly on selections from his early catalog - songs released on the Volcano, Jammy’s and VP record labels from 1984 to 1994. This is sweet sweet Cocoa Tea!



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Nov 06, 2017
76 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Tribute to Fatis Burrell
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Blessed love and respect massive! This is Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound and welcome to episode 76 of the Reggae Lover Podcast featuring songs produced by the late, great Phillip 'Fatis' Burrell, Jamaican reggae music producer and icon - the CEO of the Exterminator (Xterminator) record label. Sit back, relax and enjoy! Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2h Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn Radio link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/

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Oct 26, 2017
75 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Conscious Reggae Concert
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The Reggae Lover podcast returns with a new episode. This one is some curated live audio from a session in ATL recorded 10-14-17. There are many more mixes coming so stay tuned. Thanks to all my subscribers, listeners, and supporters around the world! #reggaelover

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Oct 20, 2017
74 - Reggae Lover Podcast - The Top Reggae Bands of All Time
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74 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Top reggae bands of all time, not including the Wailers. I curated some of the biggest hits from legendary bands: Third World, Israel Vibration, Inner Circle, Aswad, Black Uhuru, and Steel Pulse - groups who have presented fabulous reggae music performances and recordings for nearly half a century. Third World is a Jamaican reggae band formed in 1973. Their sound is influenced by soul, funk and disco. Although it has undergone several line-up changes, Stephen "Cat" Coore and Richard Daley have been constant members. Steel Pulse are a roots reggae musical band, from the Handsworth area of Birmingham, England, which has a large number of Afro-Caribbean, Indian and other Asian migrants. They originally formed at Handsworth Wood Boys School - composed of David Hinds (lead vocals, guitar), Basil Gabbidon (lead guitar, vocals), and Ronald McQueen (bass); along with Basil's brother Colin briefly on drums. Steel Pulse were the first non-Jamaican act to win the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album. Black Uhuru are a Jamaican reggae group formed in 1972, initially as Uhuru (Swahili for 'freedom'). The group has undergone several line-up changes over the years, with Derrick "Duckie" Simpson as the mainstay. They had their most successful period in the 1980s, with their album Anthem winning the first ever Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 1985. Aswad is a long-lasting British reggae group, noted for adding strong R&B and soul influences to the reggae sound.[2] They have been performing since the mid-1970s, having released a total of 21 albums. "Aswad" means "black" in Arabic. Inner Circle are a Jamaican reggae group. The group was originally called The Inner Circle Band and formed in 1968. The band achieved major success in the 1970s with Jacob Miller as their lead singer, but split up after his death in 1980. They reformed in 1986 and had a major hit with the 1987 song "Bad Boys", which serves as the theme song for the long running Spike (formerly Fox Network) television program COPS.[1] They are also well known for their song "Sweat (A La La La La Long)," a big hit in the U.S. in the early 1990s. The band is known for blending pop and rock with reggae. Israel Vibration are a reggae harmony group, originating from Kingston, Jamaica. Lascelle "Wiss" Bulgin, Albert "Apple Gabriel" Craig, and Cecil "Skelly" Spence all overcame childhood polio, and went on to be one of the most successful roots groups to form in Jamaica in the 1970s. The trio initially met as children at a rehabilitation center. I would also want to make mention of bands like Fab 5, UB40, Big Mountain, SOJA, Tribal Seeds, Raging Fyah, and there are and have been 1000’s of musical ensembles that dedicated themselves to pushing the reggae music envelope. Big ups to all singers and players of instruments. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2h Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover TuneIn Radio link: https://tunein.com/radio/Reggae-Lover-p1033580/

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Sep 25, 2017
73 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Lovers Rock 2017
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Love songs from Ikaya, Romain Virgo, Etana, Jah Cure, Kristine Alicia, Sanchez, Queen Ifrica, Samory I, Estelle, Damian Marley, Ras Fraser Jr., Sizzla, Tarrus Riley, Gyptian, Vybz Kartel, Turbulence, Raging Fyah, Hempress Sativa, and Chronixx. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2h Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover

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Sep 13, 2017
72 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Johnny Osbourne, The Dancehall Godfather
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Seen as one of the greatest Jamaican singers and talked about as a top sound system dubplate artist, Johnny Osbourne, the dancehall Godfather climbed to the top of the reggae mountain over 30 years ago and remains there today. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2h Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover

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Sep 03, 2017
71 - Reggae Lover Podcast - 2017 Roots
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2017 has seen terrific progress for the sound of roots reggae music and some powerful albums have been released. Traditional roots music that is beloved by many and hailed as the sweetest vibe is refreshed and on display in the works of today's artists featured here. Chronixx, Jah9, Samory I, Kristine Alicia, Iba Mar, Spiritual, Nadine Sutherland, Damian Marley, Queen Ifrica, Protoje and more provide a look at songs that speak loudly and move you. I have gotten requests to mix up some of the modern riddims and singles in this medium and it brings me pleasure to present Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 71 – dedicated to you, the #REGGAELOVER. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2h Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover

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Aug 18, 2017
70 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Capleton One Drop Mix
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Welcome to episode number 70 of the Reggae Lover podcast by Highlanda Sound. Capleton is one of the favorite artists of most reggae fans. Look out for Labor Day Sunday, September 3rd inside Bliss Lounge (5471 Memorial Drive) in Stone Mountain Georgia - Capleton will be live and Direct in concert for Labor Day weekend in the ATL. Atlanta dancehall that's all about you. This podcast is a dedication to every reggae lover in the whole entire universe. I hope you're listening to the mixes and enjoying. I just want to say thank you and send my gratitude and appreciation to everybody who's checked this out at least one time. Big up anyone who's listened to even a part of the show, who's shared or told somebody about the podcast. Let's keep the reggae music thing spreading around the world. Make sure you log on reggaelover.com or Highlanda.net to get all the information regarding Highlanda Sound and the Reggae Lover movements. Follow us on http://Instagram.com/regularloverpodcast and http://Instagram.com/KahlilWonda on Instagram. On Twitter, it's http://twitter.com/highlanda and http://twitter.com/reggaeloverpod. On Facebook, http://facebook.com/highlandamusic. Thank you so much once again from Kahlil and the whole crew here and let's keep reggae music spreading globally throughout the world. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2h Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover

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Aug 12, 2017
68 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Real Rock Mix
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The best real rock riddim mix you ever heard? Take a listen. The Crown Prince of Reggae, Dennis Emmanuel Brown kicks off the mix and closes it out with the same song in a different style. The Real Rock Riddim is the most versioned reggae Riddim and the most sampled reggae instrumental in history. The original was played in 1967 by one of Coxsone Dodd’s session bands at Studio One, the Sound Dimension band. Ever since then it's been a foundation instrumental for dancehall and reggae. The real rock is just a part of Reggae music that is never going to stop. You are going to hear that beat in movies, on your radio, on your mix tapes, and in your parties. I kept the mix short and spicy so it doesn’t get boring. If you love reggae music and have been listening from back in the days, then this should be nostalgic for you. Please enjoy this as its a dedication to you, REGGAE LOVER,

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Aug 04, 2017
67 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Shank I Sheck Riddim Mix
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The Shank I Sheck originally was a 1964/1965 Ska instrumental by Baba Brooks with production by King Edward on the Rio Records label. Rio is a subsidiary of Direct Records Ltd. and later Doctor Bird which like the other top Jamaican labels of the 1960’s had most of their releases distributed by Trojan Records. There have been hundreds of songs released on various versions of this instrumental over the decades with many top rated hits peaking in the 1980s and 1990s. The riddim track was a favorite for deejays and singers to perform over and a huge dub plate riddim for sound system selectors to record dub plates on as well. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2h Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover

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Jul 26, 2017
66 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Diseases Riddim Mix
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The Diseases riddim, which is sometimes referred to or known as the Golden Hen riddim. I call it the Worries in the Dance Riddim, but the original version of the instrumental was used for the song entitled "Mad Mad" produced in the 1960s by Coxsone Dodd for his Studio One label featuring Alton Ellis on the main vocals. Therefore the original name of this riddim is Mad Mad. This mix starts with Mad Mad by Alton Ellis and goes all the way to Sizzla in the end. I will publish the Track list later perhaps. If you want the playlist, leave a comment. Thank you for listening to and sharing this. #ReggaeLoverPodcast Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2h Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover

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Jul 22, 2017
65 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Answer Riddim Mix
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The Answer Riddim is a reggae instrumental produced by Clement “Coxsone” Dodd. Slim Smith & The Uniques recorded the tune “I’ll Never Let You Go" at Studio One studios in 1967. Selectors, deejays and backing bands have enjoyed playing the instrumental ever since. Also known as the Never Let Go, this riddim has been remade many times during the past decades. A staple in dancehall music, songs on the Answer riddim still get spun nightly by many DJs and Sound Systems. Playlist: Sister Nancy - Transport Connection Philip Frazer - Never Let Go Al Campbell - Turn Me Loose Brigadier Jerry - Jamaica Jamaica Supercat - History Johnny Osborne - Keep On Moving Slim Smith - Never Let Go The Answer - Lone Ranger Marca Griffiths - I Shall Sing Buju Banton - No Respect Gappy Ranks - Pumpkin Belly Macka B - Never Played A 45 Warrior King - Melody (Tell Me How Me Sound) Tarrus Riley - Protect Your Neck Sugar Minott - Feel The Rydim Sanchez - Take Your Time Anthony Malvo ft. General Degree - Comforter Sizzla - In My Thoughts Beenie Man - Fassy Try To Dis (Too Bad Mind) Edley Shines - Lead Out (dub plate) Anthony B - Global Awareness Junior Kelly - Ghetto Region Half Pint - She’s Fever Marcia Griffiths - Cry No More Sanchez - Groove Me Pinchers - Lift It Up Again Supercat - Vineyard Party Stephen Marley ft. Damian Marley and Buju Banton - Traffic Jam Kahlil Wonda - Outro Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2h Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover

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Jul 17, 2017
64 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Beres Roots Mix
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There’s a time and place for everything. For every mood, there is a fitting reggae song. I believe in setting the right vibe using the right music. In that same vein, though Beres Hammond is known mostly for excellence in lovers rock, he is not a one-dimensional singer. Beres has many hits in the category of roots, reality, and culture. He has voiced songs simply championing dancehall and sound system culture. He has made political statements and showed his spiritual and philosophical sides on many records. This mix goes into the many moods of Beres. Beres Roots Playlist: Nothing No Go So Ain’t It Good To Know ft. Buju Banton Hold On Friends Cry No More Freedom Call On the Father Siren Where is the Love ft. Sugar Minott and Tony Rebel Selector Pull Up Jamaica International Dance Do the Right Thing Keeping it Real Putting Up Resistance Resistance ft. U-Roy One Love One Life Picking Up The Pieces Come Down Father What A Gwan Do You Pray Giving Thanks Do It Now Warriors Don’t Cry Be Strong Be Proud ft. Assassin Love In The Streets ft. Assassin, Buju Banton and I-Octane I’m Gonna Do My Best ft. Buju Banton You Stand Alone Moment In Time Talking Africa Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2h Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover

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Jul 11, 2017
63 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Beres Lovers Mix
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Reggae Lover by Highlanda Sound presents a Beres Hammond tribute mix. 'The Honorable' Beres Hammond is an iconic Jamaican reggae singer. Known in particular for being a pioneer in lovers rock music he is a top class entertainer. No matter the mood, listening to Beres sing always makes it better. He is celebrated for passionate singing, superb songwriting, professionalism, and consummate showmanship. Beres has landed hit after hit dating back to the 1980s. He is a true living legend. Please enjoy the sweet sounds of a Beres Hammond in this episode of Reggae Lover by Highlanda Sound. Beres Hammond Playlist: Always Be There Keep Me Warm In My Arms River Bank Groovy Little Thing No Love Until We Love No Disturb Sign See You Again They Gonna Talk A Place For You Full Attention See You Tomorrow Can’t Walk Away Love From A Distance Can’t Stop A Man From Trying Fight This Feeling ft. Shaggy Dancing Beauty La la la Left Me Crying My Woman Now ft. Buju Banton Tempted To Touch Love Mi Haffi Get ft. Cutty Ranks Live On ft. Marcia Griffiths (Alternative Mix) Feeling Lonely ft. Mad Cobra Respect To You Baby Show It Off Come Back Home Pride and Joy Can’t Say I Never Tried No Goodbye Feel Good What A Night ft. Queen Ifrica Still Will Be Heaven A Little More Time ft. Buju Banton Double Trouble Who Say ft. Buju Banton Sweetness Kids Play Doctor’s Orders She Loves Me Now Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2h Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover

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Jul 01, 2017
62 - Reggae Lover Podcast - 'The Colonel' JOSEY WALES a.k.a 'The Outlaw'
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Rebel with a cause, Jamaican deejay, the music of Josey Wales featured in an exclusive mix. Josey Wales is one of my favorite original deejays. With a career starting in the late 1970s, Josey came to notoriety performing live on U-Roy's King Sturgav sound system. He recorded some of his biggest hits for producer Henry "Junjo" Lawe's Volcano record label and was a dominant figure while touring with the Volcano sound system. Wales is considered to be one of the best dancehall toasters of the 1980s dancehall era. A confident entertainer with a powerful presence on stage, Josey Wale's voice was rough and gritty. His lyrics embodied the content of a street-side reporter, comedian, and motivational speaker. Josey Wales Playlist: Rebel With A Cause ft. Luciano and Charlie Chaplin Weh Dem A Go Do Bobo Dread You Nuh Wrong Fe Send Come Call Me Pick Your Choice ft. Barrington Levy Everyone Hustling Grooving Swing Low ft. Charlie Chaplin Do Good ft. Charlie Chaplin, Yami Bolo, and Jack Radics Whole Heap of Corn Bowl Dem Sweet Jamaica Vibes ft. Mr. Vegas and Shaggy Na Lef Jamaica Free and Single ft. Beres Hammond Right Move Stamp Out Kingston Hot Ready Fi Josey Leggo Me Hand Know How Fi Love Dem Up ft. Assassin Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2h Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover

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Jun 24, 2017
61 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Original Vintage Ska
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This episode starts with early rocksteady then goes back in time to original vintage ska.   For those who are not familiar with ska, I will attempt to give you a brief history. Ska music originated in Jamaica in the 1950s and became popular in the 1960s. When you listen to ska lyrics and melodies you must keep a few things in mind: 1 - Ska had an uptempo beat for dancing and required very energetic dance moves. It's based on Mento (Jamaican folk music) and Caribbean Calypso mixed with classic American R&B. 2 - Jamaica gained independence from Great Britain in 1962 with ska as the soundtrack. This music is the island's 1st true ‘pop' genre and there is a sense of new national pride in some of the lyrics. 3 - An influx of youth moved from outlying areas of the island to Kingston to look for work. Unable to make a living, many teens resorted to illegal activities. This set the stage for what became known as the “rude boy” subculture, another major source of lyrics in early ska. In the late 1960s the pace of the ska beat slowed down and a new, slower genre called rocksteady emerged. Rocksteady only remained popular from 1966 to 1968. Then reggae music hit the town and spread like wildfire.   Ska caught on in the British market from 1960 to 1967. Many British ska record labels popped up on the scene releasing music that featured Jamaican artists and musicians. The skinhead and punk communities also embraced the music. Ska experienced a revival with a second wave of popularity driven by UK bands in the 1970s.  Traditional ska transformed with the hard edge of punk rock among other influences.   The third wave of popularity began in the 1980s and continued into the 1990s. By then most continents had a growing ska presence. Ska bands such as No Doubt, Sublime, and Fishbone led the way in the United States and had major commercial success.   Playlist: Johnny Clarke - Move Out of Babylon Burning Spear - Marcus Garvey Carl Dawkins - Baby I Love You Derrick Morgan - Tougher Than Tough Peter Tosh and The Soulmates - Rudie’s Medley Desmond Dekker - 007 (Shanty Town) Lloyd Robinson - No More Trouble Alton Ellis and The Flames - Cry Tough Alton Ellis and The Flames - Blessing of Love Hopeton Lewis - Take It Easy Alton Ellis - Girl I’ve Got a Date U-Roy - Wake the Town U-Roy - I Can’t Love Another Ken Boothe - The Train is Coming Bob Andy - I’ve Got to Go Back Home Delroy Wilson - Dancing Mood Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come Paragons - Happy Go Lucky Girl Eric Morris - If I Didn’t Love You The Melodians - Rivers of Babylon Stranger Cole - Rough and Tough Theophilus Beckford - Easy Snappin’ Bob and Marcia - Young Gifted and Black Prince Buster - Hard Man Fe Dead The Maytals - Six and Seven Books of Moses The Skatalites - Guns of Navarone Derrick Morgan - Forward March Prince Buster - Al Capone Derrick Morgan - The Hop Derrick Morgan - Housewives Choice Don Drummond - Man in the Street The Folkes Brothers - Oh Carolina Bob Marley - Judge Not Jimmy Cliff - Miss Jamaica Alton Ellis and The Flames - Dance Crasher Justin Hinds and The Dominoes - Carry Go Bring Come The Wailers - Simmer Down Laurel Aitken - Boogie in My Bones Clancy Eccles - Sammy No Dead Baba Brooks - Girl’s Town Ska Owen Gray - Midnight Track Millie Small - My Boy Lollipop Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2h Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover

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Jun 16, 2017
60 - Reggae Lover Podcast - More Fire
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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. 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 like 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. 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! Playlist: Sweet C - Natty Dread Spragga Benz - Moving Up The Line Beenie Man - Music A Di Beat Louie Culture - Ganga Lee Beenie Man - Blessed Bushman ft. I Lue - Send Them Come Zebra - Selassie Warning Capleton - No Carbon Copy Bounty Killer - Babylon System A Go Down Capleton - Good So Buju Banton - Deportees (Tings Change) Beenie Man - Foundation Capleton - Stay Far From Trouble Terry Ganzie - Ragga Ragga Sizzla - Dem A Gaze Capleton - Bad Mind Bounty Killer - Fed Up Spragga Benz - Peace Louie Culture - Don’t Get Weary Capleton - Almshouse Little Hero, Merciless & Action Fire - God Alone Capleton ft. Jah Thunder - Fire Capleton - Badness Sizzla - Karate Buju Banton - Rampage Capleton - Cuyah Cuyah Cuyah Capleton - Things Are Happening Capleton - More Prophet Bounty Killer - Anytime Beenie Man - Gospel Time APPLE PODCAST: SUBSCRIBE OR LISTEN VIA ITUNES https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2h GOOGLE PLAY MUSIC: SUBSCRIBE OR LISTEN HERE https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover

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Jun 09, 2017
59 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Give Thanks
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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, inspiration, and success.   The first song in this mix sets the tone and captures the overall theme of Reggae Lover Podcast episode 59 quite well.  On this initial track which 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.   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!   Playlist: Anthony Malvo - Give Thanks Sanchez - Never Dis The Man Donna Marie - Bless His Holy Name Tenor Saw - Who's Gonna Help Me Praise Garnet Silk - Bless Me Tony Curtis - My God Is Real Bushman - Fill My Cup Sanchez - Amazing Grace Garnet Silk - Fill Us Up With Your Mercy Chronixx - Beat and A Mic Little Twitch - Devil Send You Come Spragga Benz - Love God and Prosper Junior Reid - Give Thanks Beres Hammond - Do You Pray Garnet Silk - Lord Watch Over Our Shoulders Anthony B - God Above Everything Etana - The Prayer Xodus - Give Thanks Assassin - Give Thanks Sizzla - Thanks and Praise to the Creator Delly Ranx - Jah Jah A Mi Everything Gappy Ranks - Thanks and Praise Garnet Silk - Blessed Be the Almighty Richie Stephens - God Is On My Side Assassin - Only God Knows Gappy Ranks - Lord Have Mercy Bushman - It's So Easy G-Whizz - God A Di Boss Bugle - Prayer Chronixx - Thanks and Praise Chaka Demus - Holy Book  Dennis Brown - God Bless My Soul Gary Minott - Seek God Gramps Morgan - The Almighty APPLE PODCAST: SUBSCRIBE OR LISTEN VIA  ITUNES, https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2h GOOGLE PLAY MUSIC: SUBSCRIBE OR LISTEN HERE. https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover

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Jun 03, 2017
58 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Frankie Paul Tribute
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Frankie Paul, the late great dancehall icon sang many classic tunes that will forever extend his legacy. I was inspired to pay tribute to FP because of his beloved voice and his great body of work in the music industry, but unfortunately, he passed away prior to this episode being released. If you are missing Frankie Paul, go ahead and listen to this mix for some upliftment and celebrate our fallen general. Buy his music, share it, and play it. Look into his life story if you are unfamiliar. You will see that foundation reggae artists and musicians do not get their proper due. In far too many cases their careers are “unsung” and their contributions are underrated and forgotten. My thoughts and prayers go out to Frankie Paul’s family and loved ones and I hope that he receives as much recognition as he deserves for being one of the quintessential figures in the history of reggae, Jamaica’s greatest claim to fame. There are many other trailblazers that need to be highlighted and honored. Thank you for taking some time out to download or stream Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 58, a Tribute to Frankie Paul, and a dedication to the reggae lover in you. Frankie Paul Playlist: Worries In the Dance (Trojan version) Don’t Worry Yourself Jah Jah Children Children of Israel Alesha Stars The Girl Is Mine Love Is Like Candy You Came Running Back Sindie Worries In The Dance (Volcano version) Do Good Ready or Not Skettel Pass Di Kushumpeng Loose Off A Dem Pass The Dub Plate Stuck On You Casanova Foreign Mind I Know the Score Come and Talk To Me Agony Steady Skanking I Need You Big and Ready ft. Heavy D, and Super Cat Out Your Mind I Miss Your Love Don Man Where Is That Love Ghetto Man Skank Curfew In the Dance Mistri Lady Giving You the Benefit Cassandra Head To Toe Bring Yu Body Come ft. Buju Banton We Rule The Border Sarah Day Oh Idle Jubie I Just Wanna Love You Call The Brigade Apple Podcast: Subscribe or Listen via iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2h Google Play Music: Subscribe or Listen Here https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover

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May 24, 2017
57 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Best of Sanchez Lovers Rock
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Known as Jamaica's Song Bird and the Prince of Lovers Rock, who is more deserving of a tribute than Sanchez?


If you're into reggae music and of a certain age, then Sanchez is probably one of your favorite singers. With a hit-making career that began in the 1980s with a cover of "Lady in Red," this singer has done it all musically and maintained a classy image throughout. His R&B covers can erase all former knowledge of the original songs.


I have witnessed Sanchez walk onto the stage to close shows and capture the hearts of the crowd by singing just a few notes. As I mentioned in the outro of Episode 57, there are many additional hit songs that could have gone into this such as his combination with Bounty Killer, but I wanted to keep the program close to an hour in length. I could go on, but I'll spare you the words. It brings me great pleasure to present the Reggae Lover Podcast's Best of Sanchez Lovers Rock mix.



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May 19, 2017
56 - Reggae Lover Podcast - The Greatest Studio One Riddims in Dancehall
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The original styles of the most popular riddims in dancehall history are all right here in this mix. Most of the mega hits from the 1980s and 1990s dancehall era's were remade digital versions of the classics you will hear in this mix.



If you downloaded Ultimate Studio One Riddims - Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 55, then this will be a great companion. This segment is more uptempo and even more iconic in content with no songs repeated from the previous mix (except my Little Pinchers dubplate which is on a different riddim). If you should enjoy, please do leave a comment and share.




Tracklist:

1. Amazing Sound - Mikey General (dubplate)

2. Love is A Feeling - Earl Sixteen

3. Give Praise - Luciano (dubplate)

4. Heptones Gonna Fight - The Heptones

5. Give Love A Try - Barry Brown

6. Here I Stand - Carlton Livingston

7. Pretty Looks Isn't All - The Heptones

8. The Girl is Mine - Frankie Paul

9. Never Give Up - Sugar Minott

10. Compliments to Studio One - Michigan and Smiley

11. Babylon Bridge - Dillinger

12. Bobby Babylon - Freddie McGregor

13. No Call Me Cracky - Lone Ranger

14. Take a Ride - Al Campbell

15. Truths and Rights - Johnny Osbourne

16. Automatic - Lone Ranger

17. Created By the Father - Dennis Brown

18. New Millennium - Wayne Marshall

19. I'm Just a Guy - Alton Ellis

20. Vanity - Sugar Minott

21. Rub a Dub Style - Michigan and Smiley

22. Highlanda Kill Your Sound - Warrior King (dubplate)

23. Ram Dance Master - Brigadier Jerry

24. She Gone She Gone - Linval Thompson

25. Program - Frankie Paul

26. You A Fool Boy - Angela Prince

27. Deliver Us - Half Pint

28. Rougher Yet - Slim Smith

29. Come To Me - The Jay Tees

30. Our Love - Yami Bolo

31. Love Bump - Lone Ranger

32. No Say So - Little John

33. Feel Like Jumping - Marcia Griffiths

34. Greatest Sound In The Dance - XO (dubplate)

35. Highlanda Run Yah So - Little Pinchers (dubplate)

36. Highlanda Bus - Sluggy Ranks (dubplate)

37. Render Your Heart - Sluggy Ranks

38. Armageddon Time - Willie Williams

39. Lend Me The Sixteen - Johnny Osbourne

40. Nice Up the Dance - Michigan and Smiley

41. Keep On Moving - Johnny Osbourne

42. Never Let Go - Slim Smith

43. I Shall Sing - Marcia Griffiths

44. The Answer - Lone Ranger

45. No Regrets - Carlton Livingston

47. Can't Buy My Love - Johnny Osbourne

48. Consider Me - Jennifer Lara

49. I Don't Know Why - Doreen Shaffer

50. No War - Johnny Osbourne

51. Jah Jah Children - Sugar Minott

52. Far East - Barry Brown

53. Jam It Up - Carlton Livingston




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Sep 06, 2016
55 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Ultimate Studio One Riddims
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In honor of my favorite reggae music record label of all time, I have crafted one of my best mixes ever. This is dedicated to you, the reggae lover. iTunes link https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2h (subscribe) Tracklist: 1. Pick Up the Pieces - The Royals 2. Reggae Is the Key - Earl Sixteen 3. Africa Here I Come - Freddie McGregor 4. Sweet Sweet Guyana - Luciano and Mikey General (dubplate) 5. Love You Still - George Scott 6. When I'm Ready - Freddie McGregor 7. A Love I Can feel - John Holt ft. Dennis Alcapone 8. Unity - Johnny Osborne 9. Murderer - Johnny Osborne 10. Keep On Coming A Dance - Lone Ranger 11. Dry Cry - Sizzla (remix) 12. Love Me Girl - Leroy and Rocky 13. Little Girl - Freddie McGregor 14. Get In the Groove - The Heptones 15. Come Now Sister - Freddie McGregor 16. Highlanda Run Yah So - Little Pinchers (dubplate) 17. I'll Never Fall in Love Again - Tennessee Williams 18. Ten to One - Cornell Campbell 19. False Alarm - Ray Darwin 20. People's Choice - Ray Darwin 21. Roof Over My Head - Sugar Minott 22. No No No - Dawn Penn 23. Jah A the Creator - Michigan and Smile 24. Mr. Bassie - Horace Andy 25. Chase Them Crazy - Lone Ranger and Welton Irie 26. No Bother With No Fuss - Angela Prince 27. Love Knows No Shame - Glen Washington 28. Come On Home - Sugar Minott 29. Girl of My Dreams - Cornell Campbell 30. Shine Eye Girl - Clint Eastwood 31. Sexy Dancer - Eddie and Sleepy 32. Stop Crying - The Silvertones 33. I've Got the Handle - The Heptones 34. Breaking Up - The Heptones 35. Give me Jah Jah - Sugar Minott 36. Throw Me Corn - Larry Marshall 37. Slacky Tidy - Horace Andy 38. Wildest Dreams - Joseph Quote (dubplate) 39. Bring Back the Love - Rude Boyz International (dubplate) 40. Little Soundboy - Johnny Osbourne (dubplate) 41. Kill Another Soundboy Tonight - Johnny Osbourne (dubplate) 42. Sing Jay Stylee - Johnny Osbourne 43. Please Be True - Alexander Henry 44. Wine of Violence - Freddie McGregor 45. Undying Love - Ernest Wilson 46. Smile - The Silvertones 47. Jah Righteous Plan - Willie Williams

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Sep 02, 2016
54 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Africa is the Future
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Listen to this episode for Reggae music tackling topics like reparations, repatriation, liberation, the many struggles and treasures of Africa


Bob Marley starts it and his son Stephen closes the show.


"Take the time to overstand the land, Mama Afrika.” ~ Kelissa

 

Playlist:

1 - Bob Marley - Zimbabwe

2 - Rod Taylor - Ethiopian Kings

3 - Burning Spear - Cry Blood Africa

4 - Freddie McGregor - Africa Here I Come

5 - Yabby You & Trinity - Free Africa

6 - Yami Bolo - Africa For The Africans

7 - Warrior King - Africa Shall Be Free

8 - Lutan Fyah - African Be Proud

9 - Hugh Mundell - Africa Must Be Free

10 - Johnny Clarke - African Roots

11 - Burning Spear - African Postman

12 - Pentateuch - Struggles of Africa

13 - Peter Tosh - African

14 - TARRUS RILEY & KABAKA PYRAMID - Fly Di Gate

15 - Burning Spear - African Teacher

16 - Gregory Isaacs - Save Ethiopia

17 - Jah Bouks - Call Angola

18 - Pressure Buss Pipes & Chronixx - Africa Redemption

19 - Cocoa Tea - Africa Here I Come

20 - Kelissa - Afrika

21 - Freddie McGregor - Africa

22 - Garnet Silk - Mama Africa

23 - Burning Spear - African Jamaican

24 - Buju Banton - African Pride

25 - Peter Tosh - Mama Africa

26 - Stephen Marley - Made In Africa (Feat. Wale And The Cast)



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May 17, 2016
53 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Love and Honor for Mother
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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. Playlist 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

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May 08, 2016
35 - Reggae Lover Podcast - BARRINGTON LEVY ROOTS, REALITY, AND CULTURE
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Barrington Levy is one of the only reggae singers to have great success throughout the entire decade of the the 1980s. He recorded prolifically with many of his releases topping charts in Jamaica and the UK while he maintained his relevance in the dancehall from then until now. A Reggae Lover Podcast listener suggested that I feature Barrington’s work, so I have selected this portion of tunes which highlights some of my favorite reality tunes and features many of the Joe Gibbs and Volcano roots recordings. A follow-up mix that covers lovers rock is available (Episode 38). Barrington Levy Playlist: 1 Now A Days 2 Don’t Fuss or Fight 3 Do Good 4 Murderer 5 Too Poor 6 Praise His Name 7 Sensimelea 8 Under Me Sensi 9 Collie Weed 10 Dont Pretend 11 Mine Your Mouth 12 This Little Boy 13 Jah Is With Me 14 Prison Oval Rock 15 Money Move 16 Teach The Youths 17 Black Roses 18 My Time

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Apr 08, 2016
43 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Original Dancehall Style: DJs from the days of Studio One
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Hear some essential works from the 60s and 70s by the predecessors of rappers and today’s dancehall artists. Who was the first DJ (dancehall deejay)? This is often debated and I’m not going to get into the argument, but I personally credit U-Roy as the DJ daddy. If Daddy U-Roy wasn’t the 1st, then he certainly had the earliest and largest impact with toasting (rapping) over previously recorded instrumentals in the live dancehall setting. Coxsone Dodd, among many other innovations to his credit, pioneered the recording and production of DJs at Studio One. This mix merely touches upon some of this important dancehall history and I intend to thoroughly exhibit more of the talented foundation artists in future episodes of the Reggae Lover Podcast. There are too many DJs to name who rose to prominence by delivering rhymes over beats on the Jamaican music scene long before The Sugar Hill Gang's 'Rapper’s Delight' was released in 1979 as the first ever rap record. Playlist 1 Junior Byles - Beat Down Babylon 2 Lyricson and Dennis Alcapone - Alpha and Omega 3 Cuture - Zion Gate 4 Prince Mohammed - 40 Leg Dread 5 Johnny Osborne - Murderer 6 Lone Ranger - Keep On Coming A Dance 7 Mighty Diamonds - Pass the Kutchie 8 Charlie Chaplin - Bubbling Telephone 9 Carlton and The Shoes - Love Me Forever 10 Dennis Alcapone - Forever Version 11 Dennis Brown - Money In My Pocket 12 Big Youth - Ah So We Stay 13 Barrington Levy - Mine Your Mouth 14 Louie Lepke - Late Night Movie 15 Alexander Henry - Please Be True 16 Johnny Osborne - Sing Jay Stylee 17 Big Youth - Dread Is Best 18 Delroy Wilson - Never Conqueror (Cousins version) 19 Dennis Alcapone - The Conqueror (Studio One version) 20 Dennis Brown - How Could I Leave 21 Prince Mohammed - Bubbling Love 22 The Heptones - Pretty Looks 23 Michigan and Smiley - Compliment To Studio One 24 Larry Marshall - Throw Me Corn 25 Rude Boyz International - Bring Back The Loving (dub plate) 26 The Techniques - Queen Majesty 27 U-Roy - Chalice In the Palace 28 Gregory Isaacs and U-Roy - Love Is Overdue 29 Jacob Miller and U Brown - Keep On Knocking 30 Freddie McGregor - Bobby Babylon 31 Lone Ranger - No Call Me Cracky 32 Dennis Brown - Sitting and Watching 33 Ranking Dread - Lots of Loving 34 Willie Williams - Armageddon Time 35 Michigan and Smiley - Nice Up the Dance 36 Slim Smith - Never Let Go 37 Lone Ranger - The Answer 38 Horace Andy - Fever 39 Jim Brown - Cure Fi the Fever

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Oct 09, 2015
36 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Stalag meets Sleng Teng
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Show Notes It’s brings me great pleasure to release this episode which features two riddims that were suggested by my listeners: the Stalag version and the Sleng Teng rhythm. If you have ever been to a reggae dance or concert, you have definitely heard songs on one or both of these legendary riddim tracks which have had a dominating prominence in the dancehall for three decades. I selected this 22 song playlist out of the hundreds of tunes that have been recorded over these versions. The mix is comprised mostly of the original cuts produced by Winston “Techniques” Riley and Lloyd ‘King Jammy’ James. Please submit playlist suggestions and feedback to ReggaeLoverPodcast@gmail.com. History In Jamaica, the Stalag version (or Stalag riddim) is a popular reggae rhythm, which came to prominence in the 1970s. It was originally written and performed as "Stalag 17" (named after the 1953 war film) by Ansell Collins, and released by Winston Riley's Techniques record label in 1973. It was mainly used for dub instrumental versions, often b-sides of records. The rhythm also influenced early hip-hop, and can be discerned on Public Enemy's hit 'Don't Believe the Hype' as well as on Too Short's Blowjob Betty. Sleng Teng is the name given to the first fully computerized riddim in Jamaican music. The riddim, which was created by the collaboration between King Jammy and Wayne Smith, was titled "Under Mi Sleng Teng". Wayne Smith found the computerized sound in Noel Davey's keyboard, and together he and Davey arranged the riddim, slowed it down, matched it to Smith's key, and rehearsed on it with lyrics inspired by Barrington Levy's "Under Mi Sensi" and Yellowman's "Under me fat ting”, before taking it to Jammy's studio in late 1984. The riddim itself is apparently an attempt to recreate Eddie Cochran's 1959 rockabilly song "Somethin' Else." It is a pattern found in the Casio MT-40 home keyboard. After the riddim was brought to the studio and Jammy heard it, he then slowed it further and placed piano and a clap on it. Jammy recorded a number of other artists on the original backing track including Tenor Saw (with "Pumpkin Belly"), and Johnny Osbourne (with "Buddy Bye"). The tunes were first unleashed at a now legendary soundclash between Jammy's own sound system and Black Scorpio at Waltham Park Road on February 23, 1985. Stalag 17 Playlist 1 Frankie Paul - Don’t Worry Yourself - Volcano 2 General Echo - Arlene - Techniques 3 Admiral Tibett - Trouble To A Man - Techniques 4 Little Kirk - Whats Love Got To Do - Techniques 5 Yami Bolo - Take It Easy - Techniques 6 Cocoa Tea - We Do The Killing - Digital B 7 Super Beagle - Soundboy Dust Out - Techniques 8 Tenor Saw and Buju Banton - Ring The Alarm Quick - Techniques 9 Sister Nancy - Bam Bam - Techniques 10 Cutty Ranks - Rude Bwoy Game - Techniques 11 Nicodemus - Suzy Wong - Skengdon Sleng Teng Playlist 1 Wayne Smith - Under Me Sleng Teng - Jammys 2 Tenor Saw - Pumpkin Belly - Jammys 3 Echo Minott - Original Fat Ting - Jammys 4 Buddy Bye - Johnny Osbourne - Jammys 5 Josey Wales - Cowboy Style - Jammys 6 Yelloman - Reggae Ambassador - Jammys 7 Tony Curtis - Weak - John John 8 Anthony Red Rose - Under Me Fat Ting - King Tubbys 9 John Wayne - Call The Police For Me - Jammys 10 Super Cat - Trash and Ready - Jammys 11 Frankie Paul - Cassandra - Steely and Clevie

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Jul 30, 2015
37 - Reggae Lover Podcast - A Love I Can Feel aka Tempted To Touch Riddim Mix
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This is another listener suggested mix specially prepared for the reggae lover podcast. The 'A Love I Can Feel' rhythm was first released on a vocal by John Holt under the same name in 1970. It was produced by Coxsone Dodd at Studio One and was a sizeable hit. John Holt re-recorded his original vocal a number of times (about once per decade) including for Henry ‘Junjo' Lawes' Volcano label, King Jammy, and the Parish label. The rhythm has been used around 100 times, most frequently by King Jammy and Donovon Germain of Penthouse Records. Please download using the link below, and feel free to spread the word to fellow reggae lovers. Also email reggaeloverpodcast@gmail.com to make suggestions, requests or comments, and to get additional information. Playlist: 1 John Holt - A Love I Can Feel - Studio One 2 Dennis Alcapone - A Love I Can Feel - Studio One 3 Freddie McGregor - When I’m Ready - Studio One 4 George Scott - Love You Still - Studio One 5 Cornell Campbell - Give Your Love To Me - Gorgon 6 Prince Jazzbo - Straight To I-Roy Head - Lagoon 7 Shinehead - Golden Touch - African Love 8 Josey Wales - Weh Dem A Go Do “86" - Tuff Gong 9 Nana McClean - Nana’s Medley - Penthouse 10 Sanchez - Wont Last A Day - Germain 11 Tony Tuff - I've Got To Get You - Penthouse 12 Richie Stephens - Trying To Get To You - Penthouse 13 Tony Rebel - Fresh Vegetable - Penthouse 14 Pinchers - Stand By Me Pt. 2 - Penthouse 15 Sanchez - I Can’t Wait - Digital B 16 Beres Hammond - Tempted To Touch 17 Beres Hammond and Cutty Ranks - Love Me Haffi Get 18 Pinchers - Dreams and Illusions - Jammys 19 Frankie Paul - Benefit of the Doubt - Black Scorpio

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Jul 30, 2015
38 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Barrington Levy Greatest Lovers Rock Classics
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A request from a die-hard fan and a follow-up to my Roots, Reality, and Culture 100% Barrington Levy mix (Reggae Lover Podcast # 35), this episode presents the best of love songs from Mr. Levy’s extensive catalog. Take a listen to experience the raw dancehall reggae vibe that ruled from the late 1970’s all the way through the 1980s. Barrington’s vocal delivery is like none other, and some of my personal favorite songs are included here such as "Shine Eye Girl" and "Moonlight Lover" from 1979’s classic 'Bounty Hunter' album released on the Jah Life label and recorded at Channel One studios. Barrington Levy Playlist 1 Like How You Kiss And Caress Me 2 Super Star Girl 3 Mary Long Tongue 4 Shine Eye Gal 5 Sister Carol 6 If You Give To Me 7 Jumpy Girl 8 Dances Are Changing 9 Why Did You Leave Me 10 Wife and Sweet Heart Dem A Friend 11 Shine Eye Girl (alt. version) 12 True Love 13 Shaolin Temple (Pretty Looks) 14 Lonely Man 15 Trying To Rule My Life 16 My Woman 17 21 Girls Salute 18 Moonlight Lover 19 I'm Not In Love 20 Good Loving 21 Mini Bus 22 Love Someone 23 Pick Your Choice 24 She's Mine 25 Here I Come 26 Too Experienced

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Jul 30, 2015
39 - Reggae Lover Podcast - A Late Eighties Reggae Dream (1979 - 1991 Dancehall hits)
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The episode commences with the Sly and Robbie produced version of the Randy Newman song, "Baltimore" from 1979 sung by The Tamlins. Courtney Melody and Dennis Brown follow with big tunes on the Baltimore Riddim before the hit from mighty King Jammys catalog, Dennis Brown's "The Exit.” Wayne Fire’s “Sexy Body” (1991) and “Come Down” by Super Cat from 1988 on the Wild Apache label launch the mix into the late 1980s. Listen for a Kenneth Hoo Kim produced version of the Hypocrite riddim released in 1984, and then almost every song after that point involves producers Bobby Digital, Steely and Clevie, and/or King Jammys. The highlight is the Duck aka Duck Dance riddim from 1988. This was a time when Jammy’s label usually had 10 out of the top 20 songs on Jamaica’s charts and Admiral Bailey was the dominant artist in dancehall and on stage shows. Tracklist 1 The Tamlins - Baltimore 2 Courtney Melody - In The Streets 3 Dennis Brown - The More I Excel 4 Dennis Brown - The Exit 5 Wayne Fire - Sexy Body 6 Super Cat - Come Down 7 Wayne Smith - Karma Chameleon 8 Tony Tuff - Gone Clear 9 Don Angelo - Settlement 10 Earl Sixteen - Come A Long Way 11 Midnight Rider - Hypocrite 12 Pad Anthony - Rub A Dub A Play 13 Johnny Osbourne - Gentle Is The Sound 14 Derrick Parker - My Heart Is Gone 15 Singing Melody - Hurry Back Home 16 Shabba Ranks - Gal Yuh Good 17 Shabba Ranks - Pay Down Pon It 18 Little Twitch - Watch Your Friends Them 19 Anthony Malvo - Run For Your Life 20 Josey Wales - Stamp Out 21 Tiger - The Dam Thing 22 Ninja Man - More Reality 23 Admiral Bailey - Them Have Fe Wait 24 Papa San - Style and Fashion 25 Chaka Demus - Bad Bad Shaka 26 Flourgon - Bounce 27 Red Dragon - Duck Dance 28 Singing Melody and Johnny P - Say You Love Me Baby 29 Bunny General - Must Get Defeat 30 Johnny P - Sound A Sound 31 Cocoa Tea and Charlie Chaplin - Lets Give Thanks 32 John Mouse - Me A Me 33 Chevell Franklyn - No One In The World 34 Lady Venus - Best Friend A Gi You Bun 35 Clement Irie - Loving 36 Johnny P - Cut Up 37 Lady Patra - Gun Inna Panty 38 Ninja Man - Heartical Don

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Jul 30, 2015
40 - Reggae Lover Podcast - The Reggae Defenders
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his Reggae Lover Podcast episode opens with the leader of the reggae revival Protoje explaining that he makes music from his heart and not for the charts. Sizzla can be heard begging “Please do not mash up the dance." George Nooks and Mikey Spice tell stories about having a good time in the dancehall. Alborosie excerpts that Reggae and rubadub music still rock the dancehall to this day. Garnett Silk compares music to the rod that Moses walked with as he led the Father’s people to the promised land. Luciano sings about the many positive effects of reggae music on the body and mind. Richie Stephens and U-Roy sing out about the nicest times when real reggae music used to play. Bryan Art describes the love and confidence that overcomes one when entering the dancehall. Christopher Martin paints the picture of a reggae road block where people are dancing in the streets, creating the perfect chill spot. Crooner Kashief Lindo shares a bit of his personal story on the song “Music Is A Part Of Me.” Steel Pulse, Dubtonic Kru, Gramps Morgan, XO, Hero and Richie Spice all give their take on why Reggae music is so good and what it means to them. Busy Signal goes in about how everybody smiles and unites when positive reggae music is played. Gentleman teams with Sugar Minott to reminisce about the good old days when there was no drama and the musical foundation imparted love and good vibes. Inner Circle alongside The Reggae Wave sing in defense of the genre. Email reggaeloverpodcast@gmail.com for this full track list or to make requests.

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Jul 30, 2015
41 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Luciano's Greatest Hits Mix
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We salute a living legend, reggae singer Luciano who has released 21 studio albums over the course of a brilliant 22 year career. One of my favorite artists and live performers, Luciano gained prominence around the world during the “Rastafari renaissance” in dancehall that took place in the mid-late 1990s. He established himself as a name synonymous with roots reggae and became one the sub-genre’s pillars. This 1 hour mix of 42 songs focuses heavily on Luciano's material from Where There Is Life, and Messenger, which were albums produced by Phillip "Fattis" Burrell and his Xterminator label. His latest album, The Qabalah Man, was released on the 29th of November 2013. Please support this phenomenally talented artist by buying his music/merchandise and patronizing his live concerts. You will not be disappointed. Luciano Playlist 1 Intro 2 Guess Whats Happening 3 Never Give Up My Pride 4 Final Call 5 Jah Is My Navigator 6 Sweet Jamaica 7 Business Lock 8 Jah Lives 9 If There Was No God 10 Good God 11 Skank If You Skanking 12 Sweep Over My Soul 13 Should I Slumber 14 Come Away 15 Level Up The Unity 16 Glory Be 17 Wicked Haffi Run Away 18 Where There is Life 19 Shake It Up Tonight 20 In This Together 21 Messenger 22 Peace My Brethren Peace 23 Punchline 24 Jah Kingdom featuring Capleton 25 Give Praise/Jah Blessing (dub plate) 26 Who Could It Be 27 Love Jah and Live 28 Ulterior Motive 29 One Way Ticket 30 Oh Father I Love You 31 What We Gonna Do featuring Buju Banton 32 We Be Alright featuring Buju Banton 33 Heaven Help Up All 34 How Can You? 35 Thank You Lord (dub plate) 36 He Is My Friend 37 As the Beat Goes On 38 Win or Lose 39 Your World and Mine 40 Lord Give Me Strength 41 Jah Jah Never Let Me Down 42 Write My Name

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Jul 30, 2015
42 - Reggae Lover Podcast - One Drop Reggae Freestyle Mix
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This episode starts in 2015 with a couple new entries from Queen Ifrica and Archangel Superpec, but then focuses on one drop remixes, pop music covers, lovers rock, or roots reggae singles mostly from 2012 through 2014.


This mix is filled with the sounds of today’s hottest producers and artists like Chronixx, Jah9, Damian Marley, Tarrus Riley, Jah Cure and more.



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Jul 30, 2015
49 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Ultimate Freddie McGregor Lovers Rock Songs
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Here is a mix that many Reggae Lover listeners have been looking for. Freddie McGregor is one of reggae’s most prolific and successful artists. With roots in the 60’s at Studio One and a stellar career established over decades of tremendous success, Freddie is a living legend and continues to record and tour the world today. The songs compiled here share the themes of love and relationships and the mix is absolutely crucial. I’m keeping the show notes short on this one, but the mix runs for almost an hour. Please leave a comment here or email reggaeloverpodcast@gmail.com to let me know if the music sounds as good to you that it does to me. Freddie McGregor Playlist: 1 Big Ship 2 When I’m Ready 3 Come Now Sister 4 Curly Locks 5 Curly Dub 6 Stop Loving You 7 Little Nut Tree 8 Nutmeg Dub 9 Sweet Talking 10 Mr. Fix It 11 Fix Him Dub 12 Give Me The Right 13 The Right Dub 14 Can I Change My Mind 15 Your Love (Change In Me) 16 Every Day Is Just a Holiday 17 Holiday Dub 18 Searching 19 I See It In You 20 Lovers Rock 21 Push Come To Shove 22 Undying Love 23 Undying Dub 24 Breaking Up 25 Breaking Dub 26 A House Is Not A Home 27 Gatepass To Your Heart 28 Take Time To Know Her 29 Come On Little Girl 30 Big Girl Dub 31 One More Dance 32 Danger In Your Eyes 33 You Have Caught Me 34 Let Him Try 35 Just Don’t Want To Be Lonely 36 How Can I Forget 37 Loving Pauper 38 Not Giving Up On You 39 Moving Away 40 I Was Born A Winner 41 Falling In Love With You 42 Falling In Dub 43 You’re Gonna Lose 44 Losing Dub 45 Westbound Train ft. Jacob Miller

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Jul 30, 2015
46 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Late 70's, Early 80's Roots Reggae Riddims
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Welcome back to the Reggae Lover Podcast. As promised, your favorite reggae music podcast is back with more undiluted roots. Featured within this episode are a hand-full of rootsy downtempo one-drop riddims with the best singers of the era from 1977 to about 1982. Catch Them Jah Jah, Three Blind Mice, Ain't No Sunshine, Worries In The Dance, and Jumpy Girl are the riddims highlighted. The great Lee Perry, Scientist, King Tubby, Dr. Alimantado, and Augustus Pablo are all in the mix with different dubwise versions here so a variety of effects and styles are presented along with toasting and singing from Frankie Paul, Leroy Smart, I Roy, Barrington Levy, Jacob Miller, Yami Bolo, Junior Reid, Anthony Johnson, Jah Thomas and more.

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Jul 30, 2015
48 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Anthony Malvo and Little Twitch
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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 Jammy’s 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. Playlist: 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

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Jul 30, 2015
34 - Reggae Lover Podcast - The Lalabella Riddim and Protest Music #BlackLivesMatter
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The mix opens with Queen Ifrica, Anthony B, and Bushman singing about police brutality from a Jamaican perspective. Its similar to the state of affairs in America right now, but the authorities who perpetuate corruption on the Jamaican streets are also of African descent primarily. Riddims featured include Lalabella, Tempo, Shank I Sheck, Rockfort Rock, Promised Land, and Darker Shade of Black among others, while the subject-matter is conscious, spiritual and cultural. The finale is "Splashing Dashing" - the 23rd Psalm being performed by Garnett Silk on the Fattis Burrell Exterminator label’s version named Champion In The Arena. Rest In Peace to Garnett Silk who flew away home almost exactly 20 years ago. Playlist: 1 Queen Ifrica - Babylon Blunder 2 Anthony B - Good Cop 3 Anthony B - Police 4 Anthony B - Fire Bun Now 5 Bushman - Robbery 6 Aaron Silk - The Right Path 7 Uton Green - No Looking Back 8 Lebanculah and Sugar Black - Oh Jah 9 Everton Blender - Ghetto People Song 10 Tony Rebel - Why Be Afraid 11 Bounty Killer and Junior Reid - This World Too Haunted 12 Glen Washington - Why 13 Garnett Silk and Capleton - Complaint 14 Luciano - One Way Ticket 15 Luciano - Raggamuffin 16 Everton Blender - Blow Your Nose 17 Beres Hammond - Freedom 18 Garnett Silk - Splashing Dashing

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Jul 30, 2015
33 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Studio One Riddims, The Legacy Continues
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Sir Coxsone Dodd's legacy is large and in charge here at the Reggae Lover Podcast. This episode was created to feed the demand for more Studio 1 sounds. Listen for remakes of foundation riddims like Far East, Boops, Entertainment, Love Bump, and more. Playlist: 1 Wayne Wonder - Can’t Test Highlanda (dub plate) 2 Lady Ann - Informer 3 Yami Bolo - The Father Vex And Strike Back 4 Robert French - Meet Me By The River 5 Icho Candy - Selassie I 6 Tristan Palmer - Entertainment 7 Amazin Papa G (R.B.I Crew) - Miss Good Looking (dub plate) 8 White Mice - True Love 9 Andrew Bell - Listen To The Words (dubplate) 10 Mikey Melody - Highlanda A Big Bad Sound (dubplate) 11 Johnny Slaughter - Confusion 12 Gregory Isaacs - Lead Me 13 Cocoa Tea - Rikers Island 14 Sanchez featuring Bounty Killer - Searching 15 J.C. Lodge - Love Rewind 16 Maxi Priest - Bonafied Love 17 Sanchez - Rearrange My Live 18 Gregory Isaacs - Greedy For You Love 19 Singing Melody featuring Mad Cobra - Your Wish 20 Busy Signal - Dem Nuh Care 21 Busy Signal - Dat Me Love 22 Romain Virgo - Live Mi Life

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Jul 30, 2015
32 - Reggae Lover Podcast - The Neo Roots Reggae Revival
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This episode contains 40 of today's most poweful songs recorded by Jamaican artists. These are songs of revolution, freedom cries, and warrior chants from the artists that currently carry the reggae banner including Protoje, Chronixx, Jesse Royal, and Kabaka Pyramid. Listen for songs from Etana's new album "I Rise," Jah9's new album "New Name," and I-Octane's "My Journey," all featured in this episode. Please support these artists by purchasing their music. Playlist: 1 Kabaka Pyramid and Chronixx - Ghetto Blues 2 Jah9 - New Name 3 Etana - Stepping Out Of Babylon 4 Torch - Blazing 5 Shuga - Freedom 6 Busy Signal - Nah Follow Dem 7 Mr. Perfect - Awake 8 Lutan Fyah - Rebel Warrior 9 Jah9 - Imagine 10 Kabaka Pyramid ft. Masicka - Choppinz 11 Lutan Fyah - Sorry Fi Dem 12 Chronixx - Judgement 13 Chronixx - Capture Land 14 Jah9 - Intention 15 Tarrus Riley & Kabaka Pyramid - Fly Di Gate 16 Zebi Lion - Blaze Again 17 Kelissa - Sellassie I Way 18 Shuga - Ebony 19 Etana - I Rise 20 Jesse Royal - Muddy Road 21 I-Octane - Blood A Go Run 22 Pressure ft. Chronixx - Africa Redemption 23 Kabaka Pyramid - Global Warning 24 Cherine - Wah Dat Fah 25 Chronixx - I Am Chronixx 26 Shuga - Bun Dem Down 27 Iba Mahr - Red Fire 28 Chronixx - Capitalist 29 Tasha T - Bed of Fire 30 I-Octane - Babylon 31 I-Octane ft. Ky-Mani Marley - A Yah Wi Deh 32 Kabaka Pyramid - Never Gonna Be A Slave 33 Historyman - Fire Fe The Heathen 34 Bugle - Real Soldier (I Want Jah) 35 Iba Mahr - Let Jah Lead The Way 36 Chronixx - Warrior 37 Exco Levi - Ready to Revolute 38 I-Octane - Jah Jah Warrior 39 Chronixx - Di Youth Dem 40 Jah9 ft. Protoje - Legitimate

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Jul 30, 2015
31 - Reggae Lover Podcast - The Queens of Reggae Music (1960s and 70s)
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Recordings selected and mixed in this episode are by female singers, mostly from the magical golden age of reggae and rocksteady, the finest years of the genre. You will hear a great deal of songs from dominant labels of the period, Studio One and Trojan as well as the reigning prolific artists Phyllis Dillon and Marcia Griffiths among others. Certainly a unique listening experience, please enjoy this musical treat and keep your feedback coming in to reggaeloverpodcast@gmail.com. Thank you very much. One love! Playlist: 1 Jennifer Lara - Natural Mystic 2 Angela Prince - No Bother With No Fuss Or Fight 3 Susan Cadogan - Fever 4 Nana McLean -Till I Kissed You 5 Doreen Shaffer - Try A Little Smile 6 Marcia Griffiths - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 7 Phyllis Dillon - The Right Track 8 Hortense Ellis - I’m Just A Girl 9 Patsy Wallace - Moonlight Lover 10 Cecile Campbell - Whisper To Me 11 Marcia Aitken - I’m Still In Love 12 Althea and Donna - Uptown Top Ranking 13 Nana McLean - Have I Sinned 14 Marcia Griffiths - Feel Like Jumping 15 Phyllis Dillon - Picture On The Wall 16 Judy Mowatt - She Kept On Talking 17 Marcia Griffiths - I Shall Sing 18 Phyllis Dillon - One Life To Live 19 Jennifer Lara - Consider Me 20 Doreen Schafer - I Don’t Know Why 21 Nora Dean - Barbwire 22 Charlotte - Banake 23 Judy Mowatt - Rescue Me 24 Rita Marley - One Draw 25 Norma Frasier - First Cut 26 Phyllis Dillon - Perfida 27 Judy Mowatt - I Shall Sing 28 The Soulettes - Bring It Up 29 Phyllis Dillon - If You Knew 30 Phyllis Dillon - A Thing Of The Past 31 Millie Small - My Boy Lollipop

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Jul 30, 2015
30 - Reggae Lover Podcast - The Legendary TAXI Riddim
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The TAXI riddim has been around for a long time, and it will never leave the dancehall. This riddim is foundation!! I kicked off this special mix with the Sister Nancy hit entitled One Two which was released around 1976 by producer Winston Riley on the Techniques label. There are a few earlier versions of Taxi, but once Sly and Robbie cut their version, the riddim really took off. You will hear 30 tracks in the mix, ranging from the 1980s to 2009. This unique mix was suggested by a subscriber. How does this compare to other Taxi riddim mixes you have heard? Use #ReggaeLover across all social media when sharing the links or giving feedback, or email directly to ReggaeLoverPodcast@Gmail.com. Tracklist: 1 Sister Nancy – One Two 2 Yelloman and Fathead – Bam Bam 3 Sister Nancy and Yellowman – Bloodstain 4 Sanchez – Some Guys 5 Wayne Wonder – Anything For You 6 Scotty – Shining Star 7 Wayne Wonder – Fast Car 8 Foxy Brown – Baby Can I Hold You Tonight 9 Junie Ranks – Lick Out 10 Tiger – Ram Dancehall 11 Tony Rebel – New DJ Is Coming 12 Bounty Killer – The Lord Is My Salvation 13 Freddie MvGregor – Prophecy 14 Hammermouth – The Great 15 General Threes – Road Code 16 Johnny Osborne – Reasons 17 Junior Reid – Bubblers 18 Little John – True Confessions 19 Burro Banton – Dem A Gangster 20 Andrew Bell – Escape The Beating (Dubplate) 21 Rude Boyz International – Champion (Dubplate) 22 Mikey Melody – Mellow (Dubplate) 23 Capleton and Uplifter – Africa Bound 24 Sadiki – Lost Without You 25 Michelle Gordon – Exhale Shoop Shoop 26 Ambelique – Taxi 27 Bitty McClean – Lately (Jamaican Mix) 28 Mr. Vegas – Gangsta Law (Radio) 29 Buju Banton – Driver 30 Elephant Man – Bring It

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Jul 30, 2015
11 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Bob Marley Still Rules
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This episode deals strictly with the music of "The Legend" himself, The Honorable Robert Nesta Marley. This is an audio montage in tribute to the man who has influenced world culture through his music and brought reggae music to the far corners of the universe. Download the entire mp3 file or just click to listen to the audio stream now. I sincerely hope you enjoy the selections and mixing. Please send your comments, feedback, and requests to reggaeloverpodcast@gmail.com or feel free to comment here. Bob Marley Playlist 1 Roots Rock Reggae 2 Kinky Reggae 3 Slave Driver 4 Pimpers Paradise 5 Exodus 6 Rastaman Live Up 7 Natural Mystic 8 Roots Natty Roots 9 Easy Skanking 10 Natty Dread Rides Again 11 Buffalo Soldier 12 Jamming 13 Ambush In The Night 14 Redemption Song 15 We Don’t Need No More Trouble 16 Coming In From The Cold 17 Revolution 18 War

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Jul 22, 2015
12 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Lovers Rock Reggae Anthems Freestyle Mix
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A true freestyle mix of lovers rock anthems from throughout the years, hear music from Bob Marley and Gregory Isaacs to I-Wayne and Tanya Stephens. SONG LIST 1 Beres Hammond - Step Aside 2 Richie Stephens - Should I 3 The Meditations - A Woman Is A Shadow 4 Marcia Griffiths - Truly 5 Sizzla - Words of Devine 6 Dennis Brown - Love Got A Hold On Me 7 Razah - One In A Million 8 Tanya Stephens - Big Heavy Gal 9 Tanya Stephens - Its A Pity 10 Gregory Issacs - Night Nurse 11 The Chosen Few - Minstrel and Queen 12 Dawn Penn - You Don’t Love Me 13 Sizzla - Just One Of Those Days 14 Cocoa Tea - Rocking Dolly 15 Junior Kelly - If Love So Nice 16 Beres Hammond - Tempted To Touch 17 Tony Rebel - Fresh Vegetable 18 Sanchez - Im Missing You 19 Gregory Isaacs - Love is Overdue 20 U-Roy - Love is Overdue Pt. II 21 Half Pint - Substitute Lover 22 Cocoa Tea - Love Me Truly 23 Sanchez - Fall In Love 24 Tony Curtis - Love Should Have Brought You Home 25 Tanya Stephens - You Don’t Know 26 Daville - Lovers and Friends 27 Daville featuring Sean Paul - Always On My Mind remix 28 Junior Kelly - Sunshine 29 Estelle featuring Sean Paul - Come Over remix 30 Buju Banton - Love Black Woman 31 Buju Banton - Love Me Brownin 32 Courtney Melody - Modern Girl 33 Bob Andy and Marcia Griffiths - Always Together 34 Kashief Lindo - No Can Do 35 Cocoa Tea - Lonesome Side 36 Marcia Griffiths - All My Life 37 Leroy Gibbons - Four Season Lover 38 Tony Curtis - Sweet Lady 39 Taurus Riley - She’s Royal 40 Barrington Levy and Cutty Ranks - My Woman 41 Dennis Brown - Hold On To What You’ve Got 42 Freddie McGregor - Loving Pauper 43 Bob Marley featuring Lauryn Hill - Turn Your Lights Down Low 44 I-Wayne - I Need Her In My Arms 45 Garnett Silk - All The Woman That I Need 46 Chevelle Franklyn - Good Love 47 Papa San - Strange 48 Inner Circle - Sweat 49 Barrington Levy - Too Experience 50 Errol Dunkley - Movie Star

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Jul 22, 2015
13 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Crucial Selections from the Late 1980's Dancehall Era
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Please enjoy these songs, mostly from the 1980's and featured on some of that periods most popular riddims. I would love to get your feedback on this, and all the mixes here at ReggaeLover.com so please leave a comment, or email ReggaeLoverPodcast@gmail.com. TRACKLIST 1 Bushman - Grow Your Natty 2 Pad Anthony - Murder 3 Super Black - Deh Wid You 4 Pinchers - Your Eyes Only 5 Cocoa Tea - Crying Time 6 Echo Minott - Lazy Body 7 Al Campbell - Come A Me 8 Little John - See Pon Me 9 Johnny Clark - Black Scorpio Music 10 Frankie Paul - Cassanova 11 Leroy Gibbons - Magic Moment 12 Little John - Discuss Dem Man 13 Shelly Thunder - Kuff 14 Bounty Killer - Cellular Number 15 Don Champion - Just The Two of Us 16 Say Them Love Me 17 Thriller U - Love Always Find A Way 18 Colin Roach - Run Run Run 19 Johnny P - Tight Clothes 20 Tinga Stewart - Key To My Heart 21 Frankie Paul - I Need You 22 Admiral Bailey - Two Year Old 23 Supercat - Hell A Go Come 24 Little Twitch - Py Py Love 25 Thriller U - Power Of Love 26 Gregory Isaacs - Meet Me At The Same Corner 27 Cocoa Tea - On Top Of The World 28 Shabba Ranks - Haffi Kill Me Dead 29 Sanchez - Old Friends 30 Frankie Paul - Out Your Mind 31 Pliers - Up The Road 32 Frighty and Colonel Mite - Life (Is What You Make It) 33 Professor Nuts - Woman Deh Yah 34 Papa San - Predominant 35 Chevell Franklyn - No One In The World 36 Sanchez and Lady G - Half My Age 37 Krystal and Shabba Ranks - Twice My Age

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Jul 22, 2015
14 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Sizzla Kalonji Salute Mix
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This Sizzla mix was suggested by a fellow Reggae Lover, Kris in Atlanta, and truthfully I am grateful for such a suggestion. The messages in Sizzla’s music have aroused and inspired many people over the past 20 years including myself. Sizzla mix at ReggaeLover.com


This mix goes through the best of Kalonji’s catalog from 1995 to now and includes singles from ‘Radical,’ one of 2014’s Sizzla albums - a real “throwback” and a surefire treat. Listen now, and spread the download link around when you get a chance.


Sizzla Playlist


1  No White God

2  Really and Truly

3  Praise Ye Jah

4  Solid As A Rock

5  Smoke Marijuana

6  No Wicked Man

7  Dem Ah Wonder

8  Babylon A Listen

9  Jah Never Fail I

10 Radical

11 One Love

12 Clean Up Your Heart

13 Made Of

14 Blaspheme 

15 Babylon Homework

16 Jah Blessing with Luciano

17 Freedom

18 Kings Of The Earth

19 Police in Helicopter with John Holt

20 Do You Ever

21 Good Ways

22 Real

23 Gwaan Star

24 Like Mountain

25 Juvenile

26 Good Things

27 Dem Ah Try Ah Ting

28 Lovely Morning

29 Freedom Cry

30 Render Your Heart

31 Chant Dem Down

32 Take Myself Away

33 To The Point

34 King In The Jungle with Jah Cure

35 Holding Firm

36 Explain To The Almighty

37 Azanldo

38 Till It Some More

39 Show Us The Way

40 Love Is Always There

41 Beautiful World 

42 Give Them A Ride

43 Trust and Love

44 Sad Mistake

45 Blaze Fire Blaze

46 No Other Like Jah

47 Collie with Sugar Minott

48 Dem Ah Gaze

49 Hardcore



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Jul 22, 2015
15 - Reggae Lover Podcast - The Domination of Shabba Ranks
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This is the latest episode of the syndicated Reggae Lover podcast produced for promotional purposes by Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound featuring classic reggae music in a DJ mixed format. Shabba Ranks The only dancehall artist to win the Grammy award in consecutive years, Shabba Ranks paved the way for all who came after him. I omitted overly violent or slack slack lyrics here. This mix was requested by the Brooklyn, New York based, AGARD, a fellow DJ and reggae lover. TRACKLIST 1 Heart Of A Lion 2 Respect 3 Flag Flow High featuring Cocoa Tea 4 Just Reality 5 Time Is Red featuring Cocoa Tea 6 Love Me Truly featuring Cocoa Tea 7 Don’t Follow Rumors featuring Carlton Livingston 8 Live Blanket 9 Housecall featuring Maxi Priest 10 Peanie Peanie 11 No Bother Dis Soundboy 12 Girls Wine 13 Golden Touch featuring Kadian Dixon 14 Roots and Culture 15 Kushungpeng featuring Mikey Spice 16 Champion Lover featuring Deborahe Glasgow 17 Don’t Test Me featuring Deborahe Glasgow 18 God Bless 19 Real Real featuring Thriller U 20 Best Baby Father 21 Caan Dun 22 Gal Yuh Good 23 Can’t Do The Work 24 Ting A Ling 25 Trailer Load

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Jul 22, 2015
23 - Reggae Lover Podcast - New Inspirational Reggae: Chronixx, Protoje, Kabaka Pyramid, Jah9
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This installment of the Reggae Lover Podcast focuses on motivational songs performed by the finest artists of today including Alborosie from Italy, Zebulun from Trinidad, Gentleman from Germany, and Jamaica’s reggae revival catalysts: Chronixx, Protoje, Kabaka Pyramid, Jah 9, and Jesse Royal among others. Select veteran artists are featured here as well, all singing uplifting and encouraging lyrics of socially conscious, responsible, and spiritual subject matter. Please research each of these artists, purchase their music, and support this very important resurgence in the global reggae music movement. Links to purchase most of the songs are provided in the track list below. Track List: 1 Alborosie featuring Spiritual – Marathon 2 Alborosie featuring Gentleman – Celebration 3 ReneGrade – Black Survivor 4 Agent Sasco – Rebellious Nature 5 Spectacular – We Can Do It 6 Jah Bouks – No Slave 7 Kelissa – Wake Up 8 Koxx – Believer 9 Jah Cure – Life We Live 10 Chronixx – Wall Street 11 Protoje featuring Chronixx – Who Knows (feat. Chronixx) 12 Spragga Benz featuring Marcia Griffiths – No Way No How feat. Marcia Griffiths 13 Sizzla – Chant Dem Down 14 Zebulun – Better Will Come 15 Lutan Fyah featuring Chronixx – Cyaaan Do We Nothing (feat. Chronixx) 16 Jah 9 – Reverence 17 Iba Mahr – Great is H.I.M 18 Chronixx – Here Comes Trouble 19 Jesse Royal – Modern Day Judas – Single 20 Christopher Martin – Jah Light 21 Chronixx – Eternal Fire 22 Kabaka Pyramid featuring Protoje – Warrior 23 Kelissa featuring Keznamdi – Gideon (feat. Keznamdi) 24 Kelissa – Afrika 25 Dubtonic Crew – Nah Give Up 26 Etana – People Talk 27 Protoje – Resist Not Evil 28 Jimmy Reid – Nah Give Up 29 Etana – I am Not Afraid (Acoustic) 30 Chronixx – Champion 31 Chronixx – Beat & A Mic 32 Warrior King – Never Lose My Culture 33 Chronixx featuring Kabaka Pyramid, Sizzla, & Protoje – Selassie Souljahz 34 Protoje – Our Time Come 35 Chronixx – Odd Ras 36 Chronixx – Spirulina 37 Kabaka Pyramid – World Wide Love 38 Kelissa featuring Kabaka Pyramid – Word Power Sound 39 Chronixx – Thanks and Praise 40 Chronixx – Ain’t No Giving in 41 Sizzla – I Am No Better 42 Sizzla – It’s a Rocky Road 43 Jah Sun and Kabaka Pyramid – Foundation 44 Kabaka Pyramid featuring Chronixx – Mi Alright 45 Chronixx – Life Over Death 46 Kabaka Pyramid – Liberal Opposer 47 Hyah Slyce – Jah Is My Keeper 48 Etana – I am Strong 49 Chronixx – Like A Whistle 50 Nas and Damian Marley – Count Your Blessings 51 Jesse Royal – Light Like A Feather 52 Masicka – Me Seh Life 53 Mavado – At The Top (Just Us) 54 Charly Black – Unstoppable 55 Tessanne Chin Ft. Alaine, Tami Chynn & Queen Ifrica – Beautiful Sista

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Jul 22, 2015
22 - Reggae Lover Podcast - SuperCat takes Center Stage
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Super Cat is a deejay who achieved widespread popularity during the late 1980s and early 1990s dancehall movement. His nickname, "Wild Apache", was given to him by his mentor Early B. He is the elder brother of reggae artist Junior Cat and is considered one of the greatest deejays within the Jamaican dance-hall scene to date. This is not a commercial mix so if your'e looking for collabos with Kriss Kross, Biggie Smalls, and 112 recorded after Cat was signed to Columbia Records, you are in the wrong place. This mix goes back to the roots in the Cockburn Pen / Seaview Gardens section of Kingston and tours through recordings produced by Steely & Clevie, King Jammy's, and his own Wild Apache Productions label. About an hour in length, here is the #ReggaeLover tribute to Super Cat, a major figure in the positive-consciousness dancehall movement.

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Jul 22, 2015
21 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Augustus Pablo Original Rockers
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Augustus Pablo, was a Jamaican roots reggae and dub record producer, melodica player and keyboardist, active from the 1970s onwards. He popularized the use of an instrument called the melodica.In his role as musician and producer he has helped to shape the reggae music genre. Show Notes Vocalist Jacob Miller, who was heavily influenced by Pablo, starts this episode off with "Baby I Love You So" followed by the dub version of said tune entitled "King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown." Both works can be found on the 'Easy Skanking' album. His album King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown (1976) is often regarded as one of the most important examples of dub. Selections heard in this mix include quintessential tracks from classic albums 'Ital Dub,' 'East of the River Nile,' 'Java Java Dub,' and 'Valley Of Jehosaphat,' among others. Also listen out for Wayne Wonder in dubplate style singing over the Java riddim for Highlanda Sound, and the voice of SuperPEC on his exclusive "Mommy Dearest," for which he chose the "East of River Nile" instrumental in tribute to Pablo.

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Jul 22, 2015
16 - Reggae Lover Podcast - King Kong, Half Pint, Tenor Saw and Nitty Gritty
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This was a listener requested mix consisting of the biggest tracks from 4 singers: King Kong, Half Pint, Tenor Saw and Nitty Gritty. Ray said he thought these artists sound alike and that called for a mix with their hits. King Kong, Nitty Gritty, Half Pint, Tenor Saw Their voices are easily distinguishable to my ear, but I agree that Tenor Saw and Nitty Gritty sang with a very similar and unique style. King Kong ended up copying that style of vocal delivery, but Half Pint carved out his own lane on the way to enormous success in the 1980s and 90s as a reggae crooner. RIP to Nitty Gritty and Tenor Saw whose lives were cut down way too early. This is a dedication to you and every reggae lover. Tracklist 1 Jah Jah Rule - King Kong 2 Message To All Beginners - Tenor Saw 3 Greetings - Half Pint 4 Roll Call - Tenor Saw 5 Lots of Sign - Tenor Saw 6 Run Come Call Me - Tenor Saw 7 Trouble Again - King Kong 8 Pumpkin Belly (Old Time Proverbs) - Tenor Saw 9 Run Down The World - Nitty Gritty 10 Mr. Landlord - Half Pint 11 One Big Family - Half Pint 12 Rub A Dub Market - Tenor Saw 13 Who Is Gonna Help Me Praise - Tenor Saw 14 Draw Mi Mark - Nitty Gritty 15 Soul Mate - Half Pint 16 Golden Hen - Tenor Saw 17 Champion Sound - King Kong 18 Ring The Alarm Quick - Tenor Saw / Buju Banton 19 False Alarm - Nitty Gritty 20 Good Morning Teacher - Nitty Gritty 21 Fever - Tenor Saw 22 Crazy Girl - Half Pint 23 Hog Inna Minty - Nitty Gritty 24 Zero Them Minds - Nitty Gritty 25 Substitute Lover - Half Pint 26 Shirley Jones - Tenor Saw 27 Winsone - Half Pint 28 We Run Things - Nitty Gritty 29 Where Is Your Culture - King Kong 30 No Work On Sunday - Tenor Saw 31 Stand Me Now - King Kong 32 Kill Dem Wid It - King Kong 33 My Sound Stands Alone - King Kong 34 Ready Done - Nitty Gritty

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Jul 22, 2015
20 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Lee 'Scratch' Perry Exclusively
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Welcome to Episode 20 of the Reggae Lover Podcast, my first "dubwise" edition. This mix was specially requested by Ras Jamal in Savannah, Georgia and features the musical productions and performances of Lee "Scratch" Perry exclusively. One of the pioneers in the development of dub music and remixing in addition to numerous other innovations in production, Lee 'Scratch' Perry truly paved the way for the EDM, Hip-Hop, and Reggae movements of today. Show Notes. We start off in the 60 - 70 BPM range with The Upsetters' Curly Dub and move into a couple different dub versions of Satisfy My Soul featuring Bob Marley and The Wailers. The Upsetters' Super Ape is up next, leading into a "Vibrate On" medley. Augustus Pablo, Max Romeo, Hugo Blackwood and Dr. Alimantado are featured on the riddim alongside Perry and The Upsetters. A cool blend transitions from there into Bob Marley dub once again with "Live," a Lively Up Yourself dub version and then a Screw Face dub version entitled "Face Man." Junior Murvin can then be heard singing "Roots Train," followed by his massive hit tune "Police And Thieves." I selected 3 tracks from Perry's "Arkology" box set on the same riddim. The voices of Glen DaCosta and Jah Lion are featured in this set along with some wicked Saxophone and the masterful instrumentation of Lee Perry dubbing out on the board. For the next few tracks I go into the Jungle Dub album, my favorite album of Perry's work. The very heavy-weight Super Ape album, Ras Jamal's highest rated Scratch Perry album is also a focal point of this mix. Other noteable selections served up are "Bad Walking" with Tommy McCook and "I Chase The Devil/Croaking Lizard" with Max Romeo and Prince Jazzbo. Please email me (reggaeloverpodcast@gmail.com) if you want the full tracklist. My wish is that listeners will hear this mix and go looking for Lee Perry's music to purchase. Dub music should be a part of every reggae lover's music collection.

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Jul 22, 2015
17 - Reggae Lover Podcast - 1990s Dancehall Reggae Bashment Juggling
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The 90s was the most prolific era for dancehall music and one in which Jamaican music made many strides. 


The decade is beloved by many and hailed as the sweetest time for commercially successful crossover dancehall fusion, sound clashes and juggling dances alike. 


I have gotten many requests to mix up some of the classic riddims and anthems in this medium and it brings me pleasure to present The Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 17 - dedicated to you, the #REGGAELOVER.



Tracklist 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 Knox - 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



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Jul 22, 2015
19 - Reggae Lover Podcast - The Finest Years of Lovers Rock Reggae
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Tracklist 1 I-Roy - Welding 2 Frankie Jones - Wonderful World 3 Mighty Diamonds - Love Me Girl 4 Barrington Levy - Dances Are Changes 5 Michael Palmer - Pauline 6 Sanchez - Still In Love 7 Little John - All Over Me 8 Midnight Rider - Rucumber 9 Jah Thomas - Ghetto Dance 10 Heptones - Breaking Up 11 Barry Brown - Make It With You 12 Gregory Isaacs - Night Nurse 13 Marcia Griffiths - No No No 14 Gregory Isaacs - Tune In 15 John Holt - Satisfaction 16 Marcia Griffiths - Truly 17 Heptones - I’ve Got The Handle 18 Alton Ellis - Willow Tree 19 Gregory Isaacs - Soon Forward 20 Barrington Levy - My Woman 21 Bitty McClean - Cruising 22 Barry Brown - Sister Magling 23 Gregory Isaacs - Number One 24 Ken Boothe - When I Fall In Love 25 John Holt - Stick By Me 26 Phyliss Dilon - Picture On The Wall 27 Alton Ellis - Im Just A Guy 28 Johnny Osborne - Cant Buy My Love 29 Bob Andy - Let Them Say 30 Alton Ellis - Sitting In The Park 31 Ken Boothe - Without Love 32 Dobby Dobson - Loving Pauper 33 Ken Boothe - Moving Away 34 The Paragons - Danger In Your Eyes 35 Bob And Marcia - Always Together 36 Marcia Griffiths - Sea Of Love 37 Bitty McClean - Walk Away From Love 38 Alton Ellis - Rock Steady 39 John Holt - Stealing 40 Bob Andy - Too Experience 41 Horace Andy - Fever 42 Marcia Griffiths - I Need Love 43 Dennis Brown - Cassandra 44 Dennis Brown - Westbound Train 45 Phyliss Dilon - One Life To Live 46 Dennis Brown - Should I 47 Pyliss Dilon - If You Knew

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Jul 22, 2015
29 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Sugar Minott and Friends
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The Godfather of dancehall, the late Sugar Minott is joined by singers Al Campbell, Leroy Smart, Half Pint, Cocoa Tea, Anthony Malvo, Chuck Turner, and Trevor Sparks from the 1980s in this mix of crucial selections which also features the toasting of DJs like Charlie Chaplin, Josey Wales, Shabba Ranks, Admiral Bailey, Lieutenant Stitchie, and Daddy Lizard in addition to giants from the 1990s dancehall reggae era such as Sanchez, Garnett Silk, Luciano, and Bounty Killer. Sugar-Minot Tracklist: 1 Sugar Minott - Dancehall Stylee 2 Charlie Chaplin and Sugar Minott - 4 Wheel Wheelie 3 Sugar Minott - Frontline 4 Luciano, Josey Wales and Charlie Chaplin - Rebel With A Cause 5 Sugar Minott - Jah Is On My Side 6 Al Campbell - They Talk About Love 7 Charlie Chaplin - Diet Rock 8 Josey Wales - Undercover Lover 9 Josey Wales - You Nuh Wrong Fe Send Come Call Me 10 Beres Hammond - Full Attention 11 Sugar Minott - Run Things 12 Sugar Minott - Good Thing Going 13 Sugar Minott - Bubbling 14 Sanchez - Don’t Worry 15 Garnett Silk - Its Growing 16 Leroy Smart - Some A Talk Friend 17 Half Pint - Substitute Lover 18 Santana (Dub) - Dead Tonight 19 Sugar Minott - Buy Off The Bar 20 Josey Wales - Leggo Me Hand 21 Cocoa Tea - I’ve Lost My Sonia 22 Anthony Malvo and Daddy Lizard - Greatest Gal Lover 23 Trevor Sparks - Bye Bye Love 24 Josey Wales - Grooving 25 Admiral Bailey - Old Time Something 26 Shabba Ranks - Get Up Stand Up And Rock 27 Bounty Killer - Inspired By God 28 Anhtony Malvo - Bad Minded People 29 Cornell Campbell - Mix Up Family 30 Super Black - Got To Be Careful 31 Johnny Osborne - On The Right Track 32 Al Campbell - Easy Loving 33 Chuck Turner - I Need You 34 Cocoa Tea - Come Again 35 Pinchers - Champion Bubbler 36 Little John - Block Traffic 37 Lt. Stitchie - Wear Yuh Size 38 Josey Wales - Whole Heap Of Corn

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May 01, 2015
28 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Buju Banton for the Ladies
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This is the another exclusively Buju Banton episode,Buju this time focusing on the subjects of love, relationships, and sex. Gargamel, always a favorite with the female fan-base sets a high lyrical standard with efficient delivery as he sings, chants, and raps to and about the ladies. Buju Banton Playlist: Affairs of the Heart One to One Make You Mine Good Lookin' Gal I Wanna Be Loved Love Sponge Don't Give Way Me Tings Miss Ready Body Can't Be My Lover Love Me Brownin Love Black Woman If Loving Was A Crime Go If You Want Girl U Know Good Body Try Offa Yuh Buy Love Paid Not Played Champion Gone A Lead Water Man Your Night Tonight It's All Over Love Haffi Request Be My Love Tonight Love You Like Make My Day Red Rose Sense of Purpose Hush Baby Hush

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May 01, 2015
27 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Buju Banton Reality and Culture
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In tribute to the the great Buju Banton aka Mark Myrie, Episode 27 of the #ReggaeLover podcast features conscious one drop collaborations, singles and songs from albums: Mr. Mention, Voice of Jamaica, Til Shiloh, Inna Heights, Unchained Spirit, Too Bad, Rasta Got Soul, and the Grammy award winning Before The Dawn.

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Apr 15, 2015
26 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Foundation Roots Rock Reggae
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We present to you some essential Roots reggae cuts, mostly from the 1970s. These songs deal with the everyday lives and aspirations of the artists concerned, including the spiritual side of Rastafari and the honoring of God. The featured artists provide social commentary, report on social issues and deliver lyrical themes including sprituality, resistance to government, black pride and repatriation. You will hear Studio One classics, gems from Tuff Gong, and quintessential Trojan recordings among others. Enjoy the musical mix! Song List: 1 Freddie McGregor - Rastaman Camp 2 Bob Marley - Africa Unite 3 Black Uhuru - Sensimilia 4 Sammy Dread - Road Block 5 Hugh Mundell - Rasta Have The Handle 6 The Gladiators - Easy Squeeze 7 Black Uhuru - Guess Who's Coming To Dinner 8 Black Uhuru - Plastic Smile 9 Gregory Isaacs - Slave Master 10 John Holt - Up Park Camp 11 John Holt - Tribal War 12 Barrington Levy - No Fuss Or Fight 13 Jacob Miller - Tired Fe Lick Weed Inna Bush 14 Barrington Levy - Do Good 15 Barrington Levy - Murderer 16 Carlton Livingston - 100 Weight of Collie Weed 17 Bob Marley - Forever Loving Jah 18 Bob Marley - Them Belly Full 19 Bob Marley - Rebel Music 20 Don Carlos - Natty Dread Have the Credentials 21 Half Pint - Political Fiction 22 John Holt - Police In Helicopter 23 Jacob Miller - Tenement Yard 24 Gregory Isaacs - Border 25 Yabby You & The Prophets - Babylon A Fall 26 Yabby You & Tony Tuff - Falling Babylon 27 Burning Spear - Follow Marcus Garvey 28 U Brown - Jah Is My Father Still 29 Delroy Wilson - Better Must Come 30 Dennis Alcapone & Delroy Wilson - It Must Come 31 Barrington Levy - Teach The Youth 32 Cocoa Tea - Rasta Man 33 Sugar Minott - Give Me Jah Jah 34 U-Roy - Gorgon Wise 35 Johnny Osborne - Truths and Rights 36 Bob Marley - Time Will Tell 37 Burning Spear - Columbus 38 Freddie McGregor - Bobby Babylon 39 Johnny Osbourne - Jah Promise 40 Sugar Minott - Jah Jah Children 41 Johnny Osborne - Jah Righteous Plan

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Apr 15, 2015
25 - Reggae Lover Podcast - The Ladies of Lovers Rock Reggae Today
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First, let me set the mood. Pour some libation, dim the lights, and spark a candle or some incense. Then turn up this unbelievably sexy audio to be experienced with that special someone in your life. 


I'm proud to present the first all-female vocal mix in this Reggae Lover Series. Definitely a breath of fresh air in the male-dominated reggae industry, these starlets represent for empresses everywhere as they perform their songs of love over warm one drop bass lines.


Song List:

1 Protoje featuring Tessanne Chin - Someone Like You

2 Cherine Anderson - Beautiful Thing

3 Kelissa - Love Letter

4 Jah9 - Mr. Right

5 Jah9 - Avocado

6 Ms. Paige - Island Love

7 Stephanie - Your Love

8 Etana - 4 Play 2 Love (Start Over)

9 Etana - Richest Girl

10 DeJah - Week In My Knees

11 Tanya Stephens - Weather Change

12 Tanya Stephens - Wine Up Pon Mi

13 Jessica - Foolish

14 Donna Marie - Bad Bad Boy

15 Sophia Squire - My Love, My Love

16 Timeka Marshall - Lying Love

17 Alaine - Better Than This

18 Etana - Silly

19 Alaine - So In Love

20 Timeka Marshall - No One But You

21 Alaine - Amazing

22 Timeka Marshall - New Man

23 Alicia Keys featuring Junior Reid - No One

24 Marcia Griffiths - Deep In My Heart

25 Lady Stephanie - Guardian Angel

26 Carol Gonzales - Spoiled By Your Love

27 Nadine Sutherland - Who Is Gonna Love Me

28 Cecile - Popular Girl

29 Carol Gonzales - Nothing Else Will Do

30 Shuga - Sup M Sup M

31 Timeka Marshall - When You Play That Song

32 Kelissa - Sing



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Apr 15, 2015
24 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Studio One Foundation Riddims Live On
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