No compromise on Star$truck’s 50/50 Reggae Compilation
Kingston music outfit Star$truck Records is set to start 2015 in a big way with the launch of a reggae compilation album dubbed 50/50. Coming out of an alliance between Star$truck Records and Di Kru Productions, the 50/50 album compilation features a healthy mix of 13 reggae veterans and fast rising newcomers.
Fast out the blocks is Exco Levi with What A Day and Teko with I’m A Rebel. There is also Edge Michael on Simple Way Of Life, Bling with Want More. Chaka Demus & Pliers resurges on Tek It In and Taffy laments Part time Lover.
Laced over an appropriate reggae base line and complimented by the addictive repetitive strumming of a rhythm guitar, 50/50 is balanced in its offering of grounded, mellow and easy going reggae music. The album reflects the eclectic approach to Jamaican music by Star$truck, which last year made waves with Bounty Killer and Beenie Man’s Legendary track.
Co-producer of the effort Delmar Drummond says he is happy with the balance of youth and experience on the album: “It is really good to hear Louie Culture on the track along with young veterans like Iba MaHr. I-Candy and Shanhill also hold their own with really solid knocks and Esco shows his other side; actually singing reggae. We will definitely make waves this year with this project”.
According to Drummond, the 50/50 project is just a continuation of the work the label has doing over the past year. “We have to always ensure that we maintain the quality. We hit last year with a bang and this year we have several legendary productions on stream. This compilation album is just a taste of what’s in the oven”.