Jamaican singer Iba Mahr is part of the new roots movement, which also includes talents such as Protoje, Jah9, Chronixx, Dre Island, Kabaka Pyramid and Jesse Royal. He has two sets under his belt and a third was released earlier this year.
Get Up and Show is overseen by Germany’s Oneness Records and includes previously released material along with a few fresh songs and mixes.
Iba Mahr – with his characteristic fragile singing style – made his recording debut ten years ago and scored his biggest hit in 2014 – the mighty Diamond Sox for Notis Records. The song was also followed by an album with the same title.
Get Up and Show comes with eight tracks – six vocals and two dubs. Best of the bunch is the title track recorded over Oneness own Better Days riddim and originally released in 2017 along with the sweet Patrice combination One World. No Vanity – presented in a showcase style – is a fresh conscious cut with a solid horn section and a powerful groove.
Iba Mahr’s style might be an acquired taste, but this album is solid from start to end.