Reggae Lover

Reggae Lover

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 Follow the ‘Reggae Lover Podcast’ Page: Facebook

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May 14, 2022 94 min

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 Internation...
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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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    Reviews of Koffee - "Gifted," Shensea - "Alpha," and Bling Dawg - "ELEV8."

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



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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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    Conversation running down the Biggest and Best Reggae Dancehall Riddims of the 2000s.



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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, Robb...

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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 ...

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    December 12, 2021 34 min

    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 t...

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    November 25, 2021 36 min

    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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    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 podcas...

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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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    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...

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    September 12, 2021 29 min

    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?


    H...

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    August 29, 2021 81 min

    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...

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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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    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 ...

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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 ...

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    July 5, 2021 46 min

    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. Th...

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    June 28, 2021 60 min

    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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    June 21, 2021 54 min

    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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