Friday, 18 December 2020

NEW MUSIC REVIEW: Fresh tracks from Shenseea, Squash, Shaggy, Chino and Skip Marley

“The Process” – Chino 
His long months away from the studio and the spotlight afforded Chino some quality time for reflection and introspection. He’s re-emerged with some great new tracks, led by this mid-tempo winner (produced by his hit-making brother Stephen) that reminds us that human experience, in all its guises, teaches us patience, among other valuable lessons. B+ 
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“Make Me Feel” – Skip Marley feat. Rick Ross and Ari Lennox 
Skip Marley is fast becoming known for his chilled-out slow jams. Among the bonafide highlights on his Grammy-nominated 2020 album, Higher Place, you’ll find this eargasmic gem about making that emotional connection, on which hip hop don Rick Ross and charming songstress Ari Lennox lend solid support. B+ 
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“Money We Love” – Squash, Vybz Kartel and Chronic Law 
The curtains come down on another stellar year for dancehall music with this bangin’ club-ready collabo, bringing together the 6Six camp generals and the Gaza World Boss. Spitting some killer verses over a pulsating beat, the deejays make it amply clear that it’s all about the big bucks. B+ 
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“Holiday in Jamaica” – Shaggy feat. Ne-Yo and Ding Dong 
Shaggy is all about an irie Jamrock Christmas, complete with great friends and a brand-new album for the fans. Ding Dong and Ne-Yo (supplying the hook) bring their infectious party energy to this lead-off single that’s perfect for the street jamboree and the classy uptown affair. B  
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“Bad Alone” – Shenseea 
 Warning: Shenseea takes no mess. The queen bee stings on this fiery new bad-girls anthem, proving that she can bring it hard-and-heavy like the big boys, hold her own and roll with the punches. B























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