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Shaggy and Sly & Robbie rock the dancehall on new album

ShaggyOutOfManyOneMusicNew York City global hit maker Shaggy has for his latest album Out of Many, One Music teamed up with successful production duo and riddim section Sly & Robbie along with Steven “Lenky” Marsden, probably best known for being the mastermind behind Sean Paul’s smash hit Get Busy.

The title of the album is a wordplay with Jamaica’s motto “out of many one people” and the 13 track set collects no less than 13 guest artists, including both reggae and R&B singers, for example Ne-Yo, Damian Marley, Tarrus Riley, Chronixx, Konshens, Beres Hammond and Tessanne Chin. An all-star cast to say the least.

Out of Many, One Music collects – just as Bitty McLean’s latest album – a number of familiar and vintage Sly & Robbie riddims, but also a few blistering ska blasters. But overall it’s contemporary rub-a-dub with retro sound effects, live horns and bubbling bass lines.

A late at night feeling is present on several tracks. On songs like All We Need is Love, Fight This Feeling and You Girl you’ll get an urge to slow whine your waist and rub shoulders all night long.

The strongest cut is however the slightly more up-tempo Deadly Love. This moody minor key masterpiece features impressive tongue twisting from Shaggy and his vocal interplay with Tessanne Chin and Peetah Morgan is brilliant.

Out of Many, One Music doesn’t have any monster hits like It Wasn’t Me, Boombastic or Oh Carolina, but it’s one of Shaggy’s most authentic reggae oriented albums yet and an impressively cohesive effort. It will certainly rock dancehalls from the Caribbean and the U.S. via Europe and Africa to Asia and Australia.

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Dre Island takes the Rastafari route on new mixtape

artworks-000053078515-xne7tf-t500x500Jamaican up and coming singer Dre Island is part of the vital cultural reggae scene in Jamaica with young artists such as Chronixx, Protoje, Jah9, Kabaka Pyramid and Iba Mahr. He is a classically trained pianist who has co-written material for Julian Marley, Ding Dong and Junior Reid.

His latest single is the smooth Rastafari Way, produced by Lloyd “Jam2” James. Now comes a mixtape with the same title. It’s mixed by King I-vier of U.S. Jah Warrior Shelter Hi-Fi and collects several big tunes, among them cuts on well-worn riddims like Police in Helicopter, Baltimore and Cuss Cuss.

Listen and download for free over at Soundcloud.

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Chronixx flexes skills on new mixtape

Young, up and coming super-talent Chronixx has really made a name for himself over the past months with strong singles such as Beat & Mix and Plant It.

And he has obviously attracted attention from the Major Lazer team. They have now produced and released the mixtape Major Lazer Presents: Chronixx & Walshy Fire – Start a Fyah Mixtape, where the youthful performer sings, raps and deejays over a broad variety of riddims to flex his skills.

This is a mighty mixtape. Actually one of the best in a while. And it largely succeeds thanks to the versatile selection of beats and the multitalented Chronixx.

Listen to the mix below and don’t forget to head over to Major Lazer’s Soundcloud page to catch the tracklist.

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