Reggae Lover



Hosted by Kahlil Wonda and AGARD, Reggae Lover is a weekly podcast that pulls back the curtain on the issues, insights, back-stories, and adventures of the biggest names in reggae. Discussions center around the culture, economics and all things relatable to reggae lovers.Support this podcast at


  • The Top 5 Bob Marley Songs

    The Top 5 Bob Marley Songs

    01/02/2021 Duración: 53min

    The Top 5 Bob Marley songs according to Kahlil Wonda and AGARD. We are celebrating Bob Marley's 76th birthday (Feb. 6) along with the beginning of reggae month and black history. It's the birth month of both AGARD (Feb. 4) and Kahlil Wonda (Feb. 11) and we remember fallen soldiers, Dennis Brown (Feb 1), and Bunny Rugs (Feb 6). Mentioned in this episode: The Wailers, The I-Threes, Carlton Barrett, Aston "Family Man" Barrett, Aston Barrett Jr., Chris Blackwell, Roger Steffens, Emperor Haile Selassie I, Allan 'Skill' Cole, Chronixx, Boyz II Men, Stone Love, Earthruler, Lee "Scratch" Perry, U-Roy, Garnett Silk, Luciano, Buju Banton, King Jammys, Bushman, Half Pint, Studio One, Sir Coxsone Dodd, Glen Washington, Sanchez. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

  • Carlton Livingston, Adventures from a Storied Career

    Carlton Livingston, Adventures from a Storied Career

    25/01/2021 Duración: 01h15min

    Carlton Livingston, Jamaican vocalist, and songwriter extraordinaire is our special guest. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

  • Shinehead Spreads the Love

    Shinehead Spreads the Love

    18/01/2021 Duración: 54min

    Shinehead spreads the love as he passes through for a fun conversation covering from his roots to his current hits and forthcoming album. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

  • The Wailers Aston Barrett Jr.

    The Wailers Aston Barrett Jr.

    11/01/2021 Duración: 01h12min

    The Wailers Aston Barrett Jr. is the current torch-bearer of his family's legacy. Aston is the son of original Wailers bass guitarist and producer, the iconic Aston "Family-Man" Barrett. The Wailers 2020 album, One World, is nominated for Best Reggae Album at the Grammy Awards. Aston shared gems of knowledge about music and life. We talked about his training and the process that led to his role as bandleader. He explained his philosophy on religion and how the Marleys and his father helped to shape that. We learn about the Grammy-nominated album and his experience working with Emilio Estefan. Listen for some fresh perspective on these serious times. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

  • Tropics is Everywhere

    Tropics is Everywhere

    04/01/2021 Duración: 01h54s

    Tropics is everywhere: Season 7 of Reggae Lover debuts with rising Jamaican star Tessellated as the special guest. 'Tropics Vol. 1', the notable debut by singer Tessellated offers a flavorful feast of sounds. The seven unique tracks flow together perfectly for a brilliant showcase of Tessellated's talent. We talk about how this anticipated project came together and give a glimpse into the life of Tessellated. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

  • The Influence of Reggae (Revisited)

    The Influence of Reggae (Revisited)

    28/12/2020 Duración: 55min

    How has reggae music has affected the whole world? During this episode, we touched on the following: * Bob Marley was one of the most influential people ever. * The many genres that stemmed from Jamaican music including EDM, Reggaeton, and Hip Hop. * Many new reggae fans globally in the period from 1970 - 2000. * Indigenous reggae markets and sound system scenes globally. * Dancehall choreography transported all over the world. * Producers and artists sampling and covering reggae/dancehall. * Rastafarian culture has permeated the world and been appropriated. * Reggae is both the catalyst and the soundtrack for movements of social change. * One of the only genres that can be spiritual, political, and entertaining at the same time. * The important traditions of teaching and empowerment through reggae lyrics. And there is so much more or as Bob Marley said "So much things to say..." Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Pr

  • Bob Marleys Legacy (Revisited)

    Bob Marley's Legacy (Revisited)

    21/12/2020 Duración: 48min

    We take some time to talk about Bob Marley's amazing life and legacy. This episode is all about Robert Nesta Marley a.k.a The Legend a.k.a the King of Reggae. We list some artists that have been compared to Bob or seen as the next Bob Marley at some point. Then we explore why there hasn't ever been another artist quite like him. No recording artist has been as revered and respected. We also touch on conspiracy theories circulating around his assassination attempt, and death. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

  • Cuss Cuss Riddim Mix - Bonus Episode

    Cuss Cuss Riddim Mix - Bonus Episode

    15/12/2020 Duración: 33min

    A specially crafted mix of 45's and dubs on the Cuss Cuss riddim. In episode 219, Kahlil Wonda listed Cuss Cuss as one of his all-time top 5 riddims. Inspiration along with listener requests have manifested in this mix for the true fans. Starting with the original Lloyd Robinson cut produced by Harry J and regarded as an original Studio One version. This mix spans all the decades since. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

  • Unity Sound Worldwide (Revisited)

    Unity Sound Worldwide (Revisited)

    14/12/2020 Duración: 40min

    Unity Sound Worldwide selector CrossFire links up to share his excitement for new reggae and dancehall releases. *PODCAST EPISODE SUMMARY* During this conversation we touched on: * The debut of the Family Buss Riddim produced by Unity Sound Worldwide. * Unity online mixes and mix CDs (old and new ( ) ). * Who are the current Unity Sound ( ) Worldwide members? * Summer Asian tour reaching Bali and Jakarta. * Unity Sound T-Shirts ( ) and merchandise selling out. * The syndicated More Fire radio show * The global state dancehall/reggae culture. *RECOMMENDED RESOURCES* Koffee – Toast ( ) Prince Levy – Lover’s Paradise ( ) Unity Sound Worldwide – Family Buss Riddim ( ) Unity Sound “ Royal Ting – Lioness Order ( https://sou

  • 2021 Grammy Nominee Maxi Priest (replay)

    2021 Grammy Nominee Maxi Priest (replay)

    07/12/2020 Duración: 53min

    Reggae superstar Maxi Priest talks about his album entitled “It All Comes Back to Love.” The project was executive produced by Shaggy and is nominated for Best Reggae Album at the 2021 Grammy Awards. We preview the album’s title track “It All Comes Back To Love” and “My Pillow’ which both have a classic sound. Listen for “It’s a Summertime Vibe” feat. Bounty Killer, and Maxi’s favorite cut, “The Bridge You Burn.” Also, “Cool Nuh” with Shaggy, and “Anything You Want” with Estelle and Anthony Hamilton. Maxi takes us back to his early days in East London lifting sound system speaker boxes. The singer walks us through an evolution forged in London’s sound system scene including his days with the legendary Saxon sound. He was the first reggae artist to have a No. 1 hit worldwide, including the U.S. Billboard charts. There’s so much to learn from this fun conversation with the living legend, Maxi Priest. Reggae Lover Merch ( ). Follow Reggae Lover on Instagram. ( https://www.instagram

  • Kabaka Pyramid and Season Finale

    Kabaka Pyramid and Season Finale

    30/11/2020 Duración: 01h14min

    Reggae star Kabaka Pyramid drops by to talk about his new mixtape, "Immaculate," challenges of the year 2020, his mission and motivation in music, and much more. Buzzworthy - Discussing the MOBO and GRAMMY Awards reggae nominations. Steve McQueen's Small Axe movie series on Amazon Prime. Tastemaker - "Immaculate" mixtape by Federation Sound featuring Kabaka Pyramid. Kristine Alicia's motivational single, "Black Diamond." Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

  • The Best of 2020 Reggae

    The Best of 2020 Reggae

    23/11/2020 Duración: 46min

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Wrapping up the best of 2020 reggae artists, songs, albums, promoters, sounds, and events. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

  • Sound Clash Culture in 2020

    Sound Clash Culture in 2020

    16/11/2020 Duración: 01h23min

    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 the slightest curiosity. Read on for a collection of sound clash culture-related resources and links in one place. Among the themes discussed on this sound clash culture in 2020 episode: * Which sounds are in the top, heavyweight tier globally? * Why are European and Japanese sounds not joining the online dub showcases and clashes? * How was the golden era of sound clash and reggae music financed? * Is sound clash culture bordering on extinction? * The expensive hobby of cutting dub plates and its economic implications. For the full show notes including Buzzworthy, The Tastemaker segment, plus Sound Clash Resources and links, visit ( http://Regg

  • Top 5 Reggae Riddims

    Top 5 Reggae Riddims

    09/11/2020 Duración: 53min

    We list and discuss our personal top 5 riddims of all time. According to Wikipedia, " riddim is the Jamaican Patois pronunciation of the English word rhythm". Check out the podcast post at ( ) ! Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

  • Backing Band Culture

    Backing Band Culture

    02/11/2020 Duración: 01h27min

    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 culture. This is a tribute to the musicians in the background, working to support the major Reggae artists. Every big show is facilitated by these amazing people behind the scenes. They never get the recognition they deserve - until now that is. Stevie Culture has been a member of major backing bands, Sane Band, the Fifth Extension, Prophecy Band, and Ninja Force Band. He has been on stage with some of the greatest artists of all time including Dennis Brown, Freddie McGregor, Yellow Man, Garnet Silk, and Capleton. He has traveled around the world touring and playing reggae music. We are grateful that he could share these amazing stories on your platform. Tastemaker, Bu

  • Pandora Boasts New Reggae Now

    Pandora Boasts New Reggae Now

    26/10/2020 Duración: 01h22min

    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. Support this podc

  • DJ Kash and Sound System Culture

    DJ Kash and Sound System Culture

    19/10/2020 Duración: 01h40min

    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 Ti

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

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

    12/10/2020 Duración: 21min

    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 — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

  • The Journey Chosen by Spragga Benz

    The Journey Chosen by Spragga Benz

    05/10/2020 Duración: 01h03min

    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 — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

  • End of Summer 2020

    End of Summer 2020

    28/09/2020 Duración: 38min

    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 — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

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