Saturday 4 July, 2020

YGR releases the English Fire 'riddim'

English Fire is the latest rhythm project from Young General Records (YGR). It features a diverse array of talent including Christopher Martin, Hot Frass, Shawn Storm, Sikka Rymes, Shane O and newcomer Ajji.

“The inspiration behind this riddim came based from the reaction my joint producer Iam wave and myself got after we put it together.  Immediately after sending out the riddim to various artists, I got the same response, “English the riddim a fire enuh’. That is what inspired me to give it that name. My alias is English,” explained producer Kevane ‘English’ Thompson.

English Fire features the songs 'Deals Go Bad' (Martin), 'Slabba Dabba' (Shane O), 'Clean Heart' (Sikka Rymes), 'New Dawg' (Ajji), 'Live Life' (Hot Frass) and 'Update' (Shawn Storm).

According to Thompson, getting the artistes involved in the project was quite easy.

“It wasn’t difficult getting the artistes involved.  All the artistes loved the energy and intensity of the riddim. It was also smooth sailing seeing that there is a mutual respect from each artist that I interacted with,” said Thompson.

Young General Records (YGR) was established in 2013. Its first rhythm project, Antics, featured songs by Teejay, Quada and Bryka among others.

Thompson explained how he got into music production.

“My love for music began at age 10 after being around my father Linval Thompson and always seeing him construct musical projects. I however started officially at the age of 12 when I produced my father’s last album,” said Thompson.

The elder Thompson is a well-known reggae and dub musician.

The English Fire rhythm was released last month. It is distributed by Zojak Worldwide.

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