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The renowned Jamaican reggae producer Collin “Bulby” York released his third album “Heartcrafted” on his label Bulby York Music on Friday.
The compilation – which includes industry icons like Jimmy Cliff, Beres Hammond, Maxi Priest, Sanchez, Dean Fraser, Tanto Metro & Devonte, Capleton, Beenie Man, and Bounty Killer – is made by a few teenage loyalists like Busy Signal, Agent Sasco, Etana, Tifa , Konshens, Cecile, Stylo and Rygin King.
“Heartcrafted”, which can be described as a time capsule for future generations, not only captures the traditional sounds of reggae and dancehall, but also offers its audience previously published materials featuring some of the industry’s most prolific and successful artists to date, bridging the gap to the old School beat votes with some of the freshmen class.
The 17-track compilation, which takes you on a musical journey through the vastness and depth of Jamaica’s lush landscape, captures the sounds and melodies that echo through the mountains and valleys sung by its people, the pulse of a nation .
As the genre went mainstream in the early 2000s, York, a renowned musical architect, worked with some of the rising stars in the industry, leading him to develop tracks for No Doubt’s double-platinum album Rocksteady as well as Sean Paul’s era. defining dancehall classic “Dutty Rock”.
Over time, York’s talent was revered by many, with other leading Jamaican producers such as Winston Riley, Steely and Clevie and Sly and Robbie becoming aware of him and hiring him for other productions.
As a result, York began working with / for international artists such as Chaka Khan, Cyndi Lauper and Sinead O’Connor and has been awarded several other notable projects such as Bounty Killer’s “Suspense” and Beenie Man’s “Memories”.
These influenced the single “I’m In It” by Grammy-winning rapper and producer Kanye West from his 2013 critically acclaimed album Yeezus.
In 2016 York released his debut project “Epic & Ting” on Greensleeves Record.
Two years later he followed with “Master Blaster” on his label Bulby York Music with rave reviews.
“Heartcrafted”, distributed by VPAL music, a subsidiary of VP Records, can be seen as a testament to the legacy of the late reggae icon “Toots” Hibbert and other icons of the reggae dancehall industry.
“I put my heart and soul into this project; and now it’s here for the world to hear, see and enjoy, ”said York York Caribbean life. “Each track has its own meaning and story, just as every community in Jamaica captures a piece of what Jamaica represents.
“I’ve worked with some of the best national treasures in our country, and this project not only captures our musical history but who we are,” he added.
“Heartcrafted” is available on all music platforms worldwide.