Thursday, 26 January 2017

FRESH TRACKS: Must-hear new music from Gyptian, Mr. Vegas, Da’Ville, Jo Mersa and Queen Ifrica

Queen Ifrica feat. Damian ‘Junior Gong’ Marley 
The lead-off single from Climb, Queen Ifrica’s well-anticipated new album, this introspective, radio-ready track finds two of reggae’s most respected modern-day ambassadors riffing on “intellectual attraction” and the kind of “holistic seduction” that awakens the senses. In other words, it’s the thinking man’s love song. [A-]    *Take a listen

From the man who brought us bedroom knockers like “Hol’ You” and “I Can Feel Your Pain” comes this slow, sultry groove, produced by the Oxygen Media Plus Music Group, that both seduces and satisfies. [B]   *Take a listen

Jo Mersa 
“Private Beach Party” 
Stephen Marley’s eldest son is all grown up, and he’s putting the ladies on notice. He sets the mood for a secret lovers’ rendezvous on this temptation-island track that’s all about positive energy and vibing with the right someone. And who can’t relate to that? [B]   *Take a listen

“Treat You Better” 
He may be sporting a new alias these days (Turii Mason), but this veteran crooner is still in the business of delivering flavourful reggae-soul that gets repeat listens. He scores a jaunty, heartfelt interpretation of the Shawn Mendes smash hit, with a solid vocal performance that proves that he’s still got it. [B]    *Take a listen

Mr. Vegas 
“I’m All That and More” 
With his debut gospel album in the works, Mr. Vegas harks back to his “I Am Blessed” era with this sprightly, spirit-lifting tune that’s ideal for both church and the concert stage. Hopefully he plans to do a duet with Minister Marion Hall. [B+]   *Take a listen*

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