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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
 
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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 th…
 
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 cultur…
 
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…
 
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 uncovere…
 
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 - Pret…
 
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 mo…
 
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 t…
 
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 t…
 
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 …
 
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. W…
 
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 …
 
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 musical…
 
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 …
 
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. …
 
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: Reaction…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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.…
 
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 …
 
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. Compar…
 
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