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One Love Lounge

2315 South Cooper Street

Arlington, TX 76051

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This is will be a weekly Tribute To Rae Town Old Hits - the longest-running sound system session in Kingston, and probably the longest running in the world. In the 1980s, Rae Town Old Hits “was like a carnival, a festival,” remembers Father Romie of Exodus Nu-clear soundsystem. “The whole of downtown locked.”

Rae Town Old Hits was helped by being based in a safe community. “Because the violence was less,” Romie says, “people used to fly down [from the USA] just to go to Rae Town.” We will bring that same vibe right here in Arlington, TX. Dominos, Loodi, classic music and great food.

At Rae Town Old Hits there are rules that govern the kind of music that can be played. Klassique had always played international hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s. On the other hand, hardcore music, is rarely, if ever, played at Rae Town and patrons will not hear reggae music recorded after the early-1990s. We will keep the SAME format. Ant DJ that breaks that code will be DISCONNECTED!

In the 80s, Klassique’s music format was cutting edge. They had the busiest party and the most popular disco. So it can’t be said Rae Town Old Hits is strictly about oldies. It is best said that Rae Town Old Hits is about a style. A style of music and community that perhaps stopped in the 90s but continued in Rae Town by Sister Norma, Brother Bunny and Senor Daley.

For those that can't make it to South Kingston and wish to attend a Rae Town Old Hits session, come to One Love Lounge on August 6 and every Sunday after … P.S. Don’t forget your dancing shoes.

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