Press Release: Jumpout Production/Tuff Gong Intl to celebrate International Reggae Day with first track from brand new riddim by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com.
Rockin Rock Riddim, released via Jumpout Production and distributed via Tuff Gong International, is being dropped in full on 29 July 2022. But, to celebrate International Reggae Day on 1 July the lead single, Life Nu Fair from Anthony Cruz, will be dropping and the visuals will be premiering on Tuff Gong TV. Then, throughout that month one single a week will be released. The riddim is also available to pre-order from 1 July. You can watch the preview of Rockin Rock Riddim via YouTube here – which fans are already loving.
Composed by established Reggae producer Noel Alphonso (son of highly-respected saxophonist Roland Alphonso) and with production and engineering from Gary Sutherland of Jumpout, Rockin Rock Riddim is the perfect mix of Old Skool Dancehall, Roots Rock Reggae and digital-age music.
“Rockin Rock Riddim is classy and stylish. Combining all the best elements of bygone eras, it merges that classic 90s sound with some respectful nods to the dawn of Dancehall in the 80s – while still managing to feel fresh and relevant. The artists have provided some extremely accomplished and conscious performances across their interpretations, and overall Rockin Rock Riddim is pure quality and the perfect legacy release for International Reggae Day and beyond” – Mr Topple for Pauzeradio
It leans into that classic Dancehall chord progression of root-to-major 7th, instantly giving off that Old Skool vibes. But the digital age is represented across the choice on instrumentation, digital drum beat and the inclusion of synth samples. And T-Rob of Tony Roberts Network lent Jumpout the bing sound selector effect to bring in those Roots Rock Reggae flavours.
Sutherland said of the release:
“We wanted to “bring back” Reggae as many say Reggae is dead. But who says Reggae is a thing of the past? This album will make Reggae lovers happy, as it brings back an authentic drum and bass sound with the classic keyboard strums that will live forever. It is what me and Noel envisioned when we collaborated for the launch of the project. We want to remind audiences that Reggae is here to stay, offering its initial intent – conscious, clean and positive vibrations to dance to”.
Rockin Rock Riddim feels like a 90s throwback, but one that’s also honouring the 80s at the same time. Add in the roster of artists, and the release is stellar. Featuring cuts from legendary names such as Pinchers, Mikey Melody, Mikey General and Anthony Cruz, as well as emerging artists like Chyna Nicole, Abajonai Kushites and Franko Brian, it promises to be a big riddim for the summer.
Full track listing:
Pinchers – Judgement
Anthony Cruz – Life Nu Fair
Mikey General – This Is The Day
Mikey Melody – Mi Nuh Just Come
Chyna Nicole – Do It My Way
Abajonai Kushites – High Frequency
Lady Ann – Hide And Seek Love
Franko Brian – Sonny
Eliuh Morris – Road To Recovery
Mawga Don – Badness
Anthony Sutherland – Oh Baby
Rockin Rock Riddim credits:
Composer and all instruments: Noel Alphonso.
Producer: Gary Sutherland.
Mixing and mastering: Gary Sutherland.
Release label: Jumpout Production.
Distributed by: Tuff Gong International.
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Rockin Rock Riddim Press Release by Mr Topple / Pauzeradio PR Services (17th May 2022).