Culture singer Malijah is set to launch his much anticipated debut album entitled ‘Dancin’ Shoes’ on Thursday March 29th at South Beach Cafe 8 Lady Musgrave Road in Kingston . The album is produced by Barcelona based record label Reggaeland Productions.
With the video for the album’s lead off single ‘Like How The Water’ ready to premiere on TV land. The first single released with Reggaeland in 2011 ‘Ruling Sound’ has also already received a positive feed-back within the Jamaican media circuit. Malijah is confident that the album will be a winner on the local and international marketplace. “It’s a good look for the album right now crazy rave reviews from reggae lovers in Europe, America and other parts of the world” Malijah told one876entertainment.
Patrons attending the launch can expect a high energy performance from Malijah and special guest artistes. Malijah is well known in Jamaica for his breakout singles ‘No Combo’ and ‘Gideon Soldier’ which enjoyed heavy rotation on local and international radio. Video for these tunes bubbled at the top of CVM hit list and RETV MVP charts.
The 50th Anniversary of Independence of Jamaica has given many a reggae artiste the opportunity to chant the graces of their beautiful homeland. Many events have already started to take place all over the world to celebrate the great occurrence and the urge has become strong to restore the original sounds and contents that have defined the Caribbean island as benchmark for reggae music and values.
The Barcelona based independent reggae label Reggaeland, has come to Jamaica to set a new trend: grateful for the knowledge and teachings that have reached us, we now want to celebrate the 50th by contributing to give back to Jamaica a little part of what we have received through the years.
The occasion is the exclusive launch of Malijah’s new album ‘Dancin’ Shoes’ that will take place at Sun Beach Cafe in Kingston, next Thursday, March 29th. The programme includes a brief track show with Malijah, a showcase of a few other artistes from our roster and the screening of the video of ‘Like How The Water’, an extraordinary ode to Jamaica included in Malijah’s 13 track work.
This is Reggaeland’s first official album with a Jamaican artiste, and fourth release resulting from our collaboration with both upcoming and famed Jamaican singers, who have voiced over Reggaeland riddims. So far our productions include the well received ‘Dem Talking Riddim’ and ‘Reggae Reasoning Riddim’ in 2011 and the much greeted ‘Cultura Riddim’ in 2012.
‘Dancin’ Shoes’ is the cornerstone of a wide series of releases that are planned for this year. Brit Reggae Awards nominee Chantelle Ernandez first solo album ‘Gimme What’s Mine’ is coming out next month and many more releases are expected throughout the year, including Magnum King 2008 Singer Jah, Anthony Que, Wayne Daniel and Mikey General.
With his very unique wailing and seductive voice, Malijah´s new studio work “Dancin´ Shoes” consists of ten new tracks and three already released singles, granting to this work the international touch that is expected from an artiste who has treaded the stages of many clubs and festivals in America and in Europe .
All the topics and sounds that have inspired reggae music from its very origins have a representation. Ranging from the Rastafarian vibes of songs like “Going On Ward” and “Rastafari Clear The Way”, to the love songs “2 Shy 2 Speak” o “Gave U My Heart”; from the cannabic tune ”Free Morning Bird” or the dedication to selectors “Ruling Sound”, to the ode to Jamaica’s music history revisited in modern Ska “Dancin’ Shoes” or the dedication to his beloved homeland “Like How The Water”; and finally the conscious songs of social commitment “No Peace”, “Food Man Ah Look” and “Things Won´t Be the Same”.
Malijah demonstrates a wide flexibility, that adds up to his already renowned ability to connect with the audience.
It’s time to wear your dancing shoes and move to the beat!