Reggae Lover

Reggae Lover

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 Want to advertise on this podcast? Go to https://redcircle.com/brands and sign up.... Show More

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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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May 24, 2020 62 min
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-Fina...
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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.)

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    May 10, 2020 64 min
    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...
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    May 3, 2020 31 min
    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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    April 26, 2020 59 min
    AGARD and Kahlil Wonda invite their wives to talk about their Reggae lover journeys.


    Buzzworthy

  • Buju performs on BET. https://youtu.be/y2G4PnJ9Sjk
  • Beenie and Bounty IG Live performance. https://youtu.be/vjD34TOODXw
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    Tastemaker

  • David Powell - Life Hard. https://open.spotify.com/album/6lFMsLfs0fIBYg3e7roAf6
  • Etzia ft. Sean Paul - Let My Spirit Fly. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8gSaZhKnw8&feature=youtu.be
  • Buju Banton - Ganja M...
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    April 19, 2020 60 min
    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 ...
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    April 12, 2020 60 min
    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.  




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    3:10 - Tory Lanez IG Live shut down.

    5:04 - Reggae community responses to COVID...

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    April 6, 2020 43 min
    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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    March 29, 2020 53 min
    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-Nic...

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    March 22, 2020 47 min

    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 1Xtr...
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    March 15, 2020 52 min

    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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    March 8, 2020 44 min
    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:
  • Steppa Riddim released by Gargam...
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    March 2, 2020 54 min
    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 sce...

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    February 23, 2020 23 min
    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...
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    February 17, 2020 48 min
    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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    February 10, 2020 57 min
    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 defeati...
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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...

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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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    January 27, 2020 61 min
    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 Original...
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