Marina P’s sadly overlooked debut album

My Homeys FrontIn November last year Italian singer Marina P’s debut album My Homeys reached the streets. Unfortunately it received little or no attention at all, despite a number of acclaimed producers being involved, for example Jahtari, Mungo’s Hi-Fi and Stand High Patrol.

Marina P was born in Italy, but has moved to Paris, France, where she currently resides. She made a name for herself in 2007 when she voiced the mighty ska banger Divorce à L’ialienne for Mungo’s Hi-Fi.

My Homeys doesn’t include any ska flavours, instead it boasts a number of other bass heavy genres, including dub, dubstep, dancehall and of course reggae. All seasoned with soul and digital effects.

This forward-thinking set shows Marina P balancing singing with singjaying and she has a confident, seductive and nasal tone, demonstrated in fine style on a version of Marlena Shaw’s Woman of the Ghetto, on album opener Free Me and on the infectious Soulless, which has its riddim laid down by Sly & Robbie.

Fans of well-produced, bass boosted and progressive reggae should definitely check out My Homeys.

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