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Dedicated to Reggae Lovers - Hosted by Kahlil Wonda and AGARD, Reggae Lover 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. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reggae-lover/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

Dedicated to Reggae Lovers - Hosted by Kahlil Wonda and AGARD, Reggae Lover 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. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reggae-lover/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

Location:

Loganville, GA

Description:

Dedicated to Reggae Lovers - Hosted by Kahlil Wonda and AGARD, Reggae Lover 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. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reggae-lover/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

Language:

English

Contact:

4045520492


Episodes

DJ Kash and Sound System Culture

10/19/2020
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? *...

Duration:01:40:18

Top 5 Reggae Roots Songs of the 90s (Replay)

10/12/2020
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 Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reggae-lover/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

Duration:00:21:52

The Journey Chosen by Spragga Benz

10/5/2020
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. Support this podcast at —...

Duration:01:36:26

End of Summer 2020

9/28/2020
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." Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reggae-lover/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

Duration:00:38:59

Is Vanity Running Dancehall?

9/20/2020
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,...

Duration:01:05:51

Maxi Priest and Jonathan Emile

9/14/2020
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...

Duration:01:02:11

Top 5 Revolutionary Reggae Songs

9/7/2020
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,...

Duration:01:18:18

Steve Urchin from Sean Paul's Management Team

8/31/2020
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*...

Duration:01:07:30

Bonus: The Vault Classic Music Reviews

8/27/2020
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...

Duration:00:42:25

NiteLifeBuzz.com

8/23/2020
Special guest, *MC* , is the founder of Nitelifebuzz.com ( http://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...

Duration:00:45:59

Bonus: Tessellated Interview

8/20/2020
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...

Duration:00:40:37

Naro from The Fix JA Podcast

8/17/2020
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *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....

Duration:00:59:41

Behind The Scenes: Reggae's Golden Era

8/9/2020
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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...

Duration:01:20:49

Changes Reggae's Been Going Through

8/3/2020
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 ( https://reggaelover.com/new-music-of-jamaica/ ). We analyze perspectives and...

Duration:00:57:18

Jillionaire Interview

7/27/2020
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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...

Duration:01:29:47

Walshy Fire: Prophetic Energy

7/20/2020
-------------------------------------------------- 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 (...

Duration:01:11:51

Buju Banton New Album

7/13/2020
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *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...

Duration:01:04:20

Reggae Lover Trailer - Season 6

7/8/2020
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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...

Duration:00:00:42

Caribbean Black Lives Matter

7/6/2020
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We are back with a new season after taking an eventful summer break. Our first episode, Caribbean Black Lives Matter, features Nick ( https://howmisound.com/ ) , the host of the Jamaican State of Mind podcast....

Duration:01:29:36

Reggae Music Forever (Replay)

6/29/2020
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 ( https://reggaelover.com/new-music-of-jamaica/ ) movement. * The American reggae scene. *...

Duration:01:11:26