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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.

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Reggae Lover Highlanda Sound

    • Music Commentary
    • 4.6 • 47 Ratings

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.

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    Pandora Boasts New Reggae Now

    Pandora Boasts New Reggae Now

    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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    • 1 hr 22 min
    DJ Kash and Sound System Culture

    DJ Kash and Sound System Culture

    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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    • 1 hr 40 min
    Top 5 Reggae Roots Songs of the 90s (Replay)

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

    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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    • 21 min
    The Journey Chosen by Spragga Benz

    The Journey Chosen by Spragga Benz

    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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    • 1 hr 3 min
    End of Summer 2020

    End of Summer 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."

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    • 38 min
    Is Vanity Running Dancehall?

    Is Vanity Running Dancehall?

    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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    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

DaStandard ,

There’s no better time than now for this show!

Listening feels like I’m having a conversation with friends that I wouldn’t normally be able to engage with around the music and culture that I know and love.

MikelahMango ,

Reggae Lovers Podcast is awesome!

Really love this podcast! Great interviews and knowledgeable content around reggae music and Caribbean DJ culture. Big up Khalil Wonda and Āgard for their awesome work, keep doing it for the culture.

All hears ,

Great conversation

Enjoyed this episode going down memory lane, brought back few for me as well. Keep up the good conversation and advocating for reggae.

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