- May 27, 2020
-- This time of quarantine and self isolation has translated into many creatives working and delivering on some exceptional projects. The latest stellar offering stemming from our world's current circumstances is the brainchild of Danny Creatah, Founder of popular Netherlands based online platform Worldareggae, and World A Reggae Records, who teamed up with some of Jamaica's leading musicians
Having for many decades immersed himself in the Culture, and making Jamaica his second home, Danny who is an avid reggae connoisseur turned to music to fuel his increased downtime, which inspired him on his latest project "The FaceMask Riddim". "The idea was to ask musicians in COVID-19 quarantine to use the time to build a new riddim different then previously released by World A Reggae productions which were roots riddims, the plan was to build an '80s-90's influenced riddim, with a 2020 touch." explained Danny
The project took off after Danny's conversation with Bassist Michael 'Megahbass' Fletcher, who immediately gave his collaboration, knowledge, and time to the project."It's an honor to be on the WorldAReggae project to enhance and spread awareness of covid virus, and what better way to do it through music" - Michael "Megahbass" Fletcher. Michael is currently building his Megahbass agency, MegahBass productions and his Megah Band. With the bassist covered, it was a no brainer for the World A Reggae founder to ask his good friend Jubba White from Dubtonic Kru & White Stone Productions. Jubba has worked with legends such as the Mighty Diamonds, Max Romeo, U-Roy and many others.
Alongside these two remarkable instrumentalists, next is musical wizard and keyboard player Steven "Lenky" Marsden (famous for hits like "No Letting go" by Wayne Wonder, Sean Paul "Get Busy" and "Memories" for Buju Banton and John Legend), who luckily, although he was in the middle of producing Buju Banton's new album, without hesitation immediately said yes to round-up this special project. Lenky is also set to release his new Special Effects riddim and is currently promoting the Lloyd Parks EP called "The veteran".
"I got on board with this project because for one the World A Reggae boss called up and asked. When he explained that he wants to do a quarantine riddim with a 80s/90s feel and a nowadays feel and we can express ourselves however we want on it as musicians, mi love that ! This is different, we're not in the studio together. Jubba deh so fo a fi him yaad in California, worldareggae boss way round deh so inna Europe, me inna Jamaica, we don't come in contact, mi like that, it's real quarantine business, our ideas flow, Jubba, Lenky, Fetcha, Worldareggae boss it different !" - Steven "Lenky" Marsden
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