Wednesday’s album launch at Janga’s Soundbar for Gold Up Music’s sophomore album “Introduction”, officially out today (Friday, October 28), received a solid outpouring of support from the local music and media fraternity.
Among the noted personalities in attendance were international dancehall superstar Sean Paul, reggae crooner Bugle, Laa Lee, Naomi Cowan, Qyor, Frankie Music, Fahrenheit, Mackeehan, Ari and Naro (THE FIX), CD Master, DJ Kenny, several popular street dancers and businessman Tall Boss alongside a host of media practitioners.
Despite getting off to a late start, things quickly came together at the New Kingston-based venue as ZJ Johnny Kool took over the turntables and got the proceedings moving with a scintillating set.
With the festivities in motion, French/Canadian production duo Raph and Zack Ariyah (Gold Up Music) soon after took over to introduce attendees to some exclusive cuts from the project.
The 14-track compilation, now available on all major digital and streaming platforms, is jam-packed with some of our time’s most iconic and influential voices. Among the coveted list of featured acts are Bugle, Beenie Man, Busy Signal, Charly Black, Elephant Man, Laa Lee and African superstar Shatta Wale, among others.
In a recent interview with Prism Marketing Consultants, label executive Raph said,
“Introduction provides a fresh balance between the new generation and veteran artists, striking a line-up that creates echoes across the globe. The album serves as a look into a new chapter where fans can get to know Gold Up better.”
No stranger to the Jamaican music scene Gold Up Music is responsible for producing a plethora of hits saturating the diaspora, such as Laa Lee’s “Bird“, “Belong With Me” by Shenseea, Kyodi’s “Mi Nice Mi Nuh Drunk“, “Bubble It” By Busy Signal and ZJ Liquid and Badda General’s “Barrel“, just to name a few.