Hot on the heels of their recent work with Chyna Nicole’s fresh, early summer hit Butterflies, Jumpout Production’s Gary Sutherland and composer Terry Vibes have once again joined forces. This time, the offering is a summery AfroDancehall riddim with a difference: offering party vibes along with a dose of message music, as the featured artists discuss political and social issues.
Party Bounce Riddim is set to be released by Jumpout Production on 7 June. It’s the latest project from founder Gary Sutherland; an alumnus of Tuff Gong Studios who launched the label in 2004. Party Bounce Riddim sees four artists contribute their interpretations. And the riddim itself is a fresh, hybrid composition from Vibes that combines elements of Reggae, Afrobeats and Dancehall to create that eponymous title feeling.
“After Chyna Nicole’s Butterflies, Gary Sutherland and Terry Vibes change tack – and immensely so. Party Bounce Riddim is a very clever smorgasbord of styles. The result is an intricate, interesting and slick musical experience – full of the promised ‘bounce’ in its title and leaning heavily into funky AfroDancehall. But the real genius move is in the selected artists. Because Party Bounce Riddim ends up perfectly walking that tightrope between bruk-out tracks and conscious message music. Superb works” – Mr Topple for Pauzeradio
The artists involved offer a varied selection of interpretations. Conroy Smith delivers a stark warning about how humans are destroying the planet on Mother Nature. Over You sees Mikey Melody lament that lost love we’ve all experienced. Then, Chyna Nicole featuring Sutherland on singjay duties brings us Touch, a sultry, sensuous affair dripping with Soul. And Apache Santana closes Party Bounce Riddim with Racism – a cry for unity in the face of the institutional racism the system metes out.
Sutherland said of Party Bounce Riddim:
“My inspiration first and foremost I’m spiritually connected with them and once you have that you know that everything else will fall in place because they will give good content and good energy. No form of ego was in the process while working with these artists. Everything just went smoothly as I predicted. The energy was right. The vibe was right. And putting all those good ingredients together you know you’re going to get good results.
This is for hit maker Conroy Smith, crooner Mikey Melody, international sensation, the Queen herself, Chyna Nicole and new comer Apache Santana. And of course, Terry Vibes who is a brilliant composer”.
Party Bounce Riddim is the perfect summer selection of tracks. It will indeed make your ‘bounce’, but also make you think, too. And fear not – because Sutherland is already planning a Part Two.
Party Bounce Riddim full track listing:
1. Mother Nature – Conroy Smith; lyrics by Lsimi Smith.
2. Over You – Mikey Melody; lyrics by Michael ‘Mikey Melody’ Edgehill.
3. Touch – Chyna Nicole feat. Gary Sutherland; lyrics by Tania ‘Chyna Nicole’ Sutherland.
4. Racism – Apache Santana; lyrics by Frank ‘Apache Santana’ O. Thomas.
Stream or download Party Bounce Riddim here.
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