Cayman musician among those featured on album
Cayman’s own Stuart Wilson is one of the artists featured on a new reggae compilation released worldwide this week.
The popular reggae dude’s new single Rule The World – on which he worked with Grammy winner Jason Gilbert – appears on Vibes and Tides (set one) which is out through The Mango Seed.
Stuart’s in good company, too – other tracks come from the likes of Bunny Rugs, Maxi Priest and Jah Cure,
“I am honoured and greatly encouraged to be on the Vibes and Tides (set one) compilation album alongside some of the greatest artists in reggae. These are people I have looked up to on my journey and it is extremely fulfilling and rewarding to be in their company,” he tells Weekender.
The Mango Seed tells it like it is with an evocative description of the record.
“Put your feet in the sand, sip on a tropical libation, smell the fresh sea air and listen to the positive irie vibrations. Chill out and hang loose with Vibes and Tides. This is summer beach reggae at its best, to soothe the soul, make you wanna’ dance and feel good all over!
“Vibes and Tides rides the summer sound waves of contemporary reggae greats mixed in with a medley of new generation artists,” they tell us.
The artists certainly are impressive, drawn from all corners of the reggae Diaspora with many closer to home.
“California based Itation Records delivers a smokin’ rootsy vibe with Your Love performed by Bescenta and a throwback to yesteryear with Never Keep You Waiting by reggae crooner Courtney John. Taddy P of Bass Inna Yu Face Records in Montego Bay brings a duo of tunes to the set with a new dub mix of Tanya Stephens’ Heart of Stone and Too Busy from lovers’ rock ruler Maxi Priest.
“Straight out of the Cayman Islands, Stuart Wilson’s Love Culture Entertainment rips it with Rule The World. The golden voice of reggae, Bunny Rugs of Third World Band, rides the perfect riddim wave with Just Can’t Deny on his Raw Edge Productions label. Feel the mellow tropical vibes with reggae guitarist Robert “Gus” Angus and singer Dean Stephens performing So Good on the Gusty Winds imprint. In true Aloha spirit,
“Hawaiian reggae’s Rumble Rock Recordz and O-shen shine bright with Angel Eyes, as does Rebel Ink Productions with a Big Mountain classic, Baby Stay. Seminal reggae labels Star Trail Records and Ital Music catch the wave with one stroke; Give Thanx from Spanner Banner, Lift Up Your Head from Everton Blender and No Mercy from The Itals. Baby G’s Yard Vybz Entertainment takes to the surf with reggae mega ripper Jah Cure’s All This Time. Supa drummer/producer Kastick of Groove Galore Productions pounds out the sound waves with Don’t Let Go, a reggae-hop combination from Sizzla and DJ Fame Cohen while, Truckback
Records keeps you hanging ten with a remake of Dennis Brown’s How Could I Live performed by Tony Curtis, and Camar aka Flava Unit’s freeflowin’ Anything You Want,” they say.
The Mango Seed describes itself as ‘the farmers market of organic music and fresh vibes supporting sustainable music and production from indie producers and labels. Team Work does make the Dream Work.
For more info contact: [email protected] – you can listen at www.soundcloud.com/mangoseedmusic. The compilation is available through online retailers and selected stores.