Few have probably managed to avoid Gyptian’s monster hit Hold You this year. A pop reggae piece with a nice piano hook that has been versioned by American rapper Nicki Minaj and Major Lazer as well as an intense soca refix on the compilation Soca Gold 2010. The sophomore single from his latest album entitled Hold You – Nah Let Go – has also had some success, though not in the same extent as Hold You.
Etana performed at Uppsala Reggae Festival last year and did a decent performance. She has a planned follow-up to her impressive debut The Strong One from 2008 and put out the strong singles August Town and Heart Broken together with Curtis Lynch at the end of last year.
Nitty Kutchie is the most unknown in this trio. His voice is reminiscent of Bushman and Luciano and has dropped a full-lenght album and some nice tunes. For example Welcome on Ghetto riddim, a riddim produced by Kemar “Flava” McGregor, and probably best known for Unfair – a Busy Signal and Peetah Morgan combination.
Not living on Sweden? Check out Gyptian’s European tour dates below.
Oct 16 Zurich, Switzerland – Alte Kazerne / Zeughaustr 60
Oct 17 Paris, France Cabaret savage
Oct 18 Luxembourg Kulture fabric
Oct 21 Leicester, UK
Oct 22 Montpellier, France – Mamacita
Oct 23 Rennes, France – Platinium
Oct 25 amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg Lijnbaansgracht 234
Oct 26 Malmo, Sweden – Friesgaten 26
Oct 27 Stockholm, Sweden – Gota Kallare
Oct 28 Copenhagen, Denmark – Amager Bio
Oct 29 Oslo, Norway – Cosmopolite
Oct 30 Helsinki, Finland – Helsinki club
Nov 2nd- w/Mary J Blige (o2 Arena- London)
Nov 3th- w/ Mary J Blige (Birmingham LG Arena- UK)
Nov 4 Berlin, Germany – Festzal club
Nov 5 Arnhem, Netherlands – Club Uniq
Nov 6 Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli de Helling
Nov 5 Almere, Netherlands – Mambo