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Mr. Vegas catches the reggae euphoria

unnamedTalented dancehall deejay and label owner Mr. Vegas has been productive in recent years. In 2012 he dropped the acclaimed reggae-fused double disc Sweet Jamaica and last year he released the more dancehall-oriented Bruk it Down 2.0.

Now it’s time for a new album. His sixth to date. It’s called Reggae Euphoria and hits the streets on September 23.

Mr. Vegas has been in the music business for nearly 20 years and is best known for his energetic dancehall hits, but Reggae Euphoria is in a press release said to highlight a different style, just as the aforementioned Sweet Jamaica did when it came out.

The upcoming set collects 15 tracks and is expected to include a broad mix of genres. The greater portion is said to be reggae, but Mr. Vegas also ventures into dancehall, hip-hop, R&B, comedy (!) and gospel. It certainly sounds like another Sweet Jamaica.

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Another party-starter from Mr. Vegas

Mr Vegas Bruk It Down 2.0 coverFresh on the heels of his recent successful collaborations with Snoop Lion and Beyoncé, global dancehall phenomenon Mr. Vegas drops his ninth studio album Bruk It Down 2.0, the second set on his own label imprint MV Music.

The 16 track Bruk It Down 2.0 is named after his recent international cross-over hit single Bruk It Down, a catchy and whine-friendly effort with hard drums and whhooo, oooh ooohhh’s.

After last year’s reggae oriented double disc Sweet Jamaica, Mr. Vegas is now back in familiar territory. Bruk It Down 2.0 is more or less a full-blown and explosive dancehall album spiced with house, reggaeton, soca, dubstep and pop.

On the microphone he’s joined by a diverse set of artists, including Barbados’ very own soca queen Alison Hinds on a remix of the title track. Among the others we find reggae crooner Lukie D, gruff-voiced deejay Flourgon on a driving version of The Paragons’ On the Beach, reggaeton singer El Boy C on the propane-fuelled Vamos and songstress Terri on Take Off (Time to Hit the Floor), a tune far away from anything that has to do with reggae, but much like everything on top of the Billboard chart.

Bruk It Down 2.0 can probably set fire to any party with its reckless beats, infectious melodies and easy-going lyrics.

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