Back in the mid seventies, not long after Black Music magazine was launched in the UK, they celebrated what reggae music was all about with a small photo of each and every reggae artist that made up the reggae scene then. Of course it didn't include everyone. It couldn't do that, because Reggae music moves to fast for that. But with that kind of spirit of celebration Reggae Vibes and Small Axe websites now present Jamaica X1 2005!!!



   
   










JAMAICA'S SQUAD 2005.
  1. Jah Cure : Great talent who continues to release hit after hit despite being in jail.
  2. Chezidek : Scored a massive hit with "Leave The Trees". Released the magnificent debut album "Harvest Time", which was followed by another quality album release in 2005 entitled "Rising Sun".
  3. Fantan Mojah : After having scored several superb roots hits, he has established himself further with his notable debut album "Hail The King".
  4. I Wayne : "Can't Satisfy Her" was the first hit for this singer with a new singing style, who has shown he can write great songs.
  5. Natty King : A singer with a compelling and emotional vocal delivery which marks him out from the crowd. Impressed with his debut album "No Guns To Town".
  6. King Prof : New kid on the block. His 15 track debut album "Running Stream" shows he's a roots singer with a great singing style. A name to watch for in the near future.
  7. Warrior King : His sophomore "Hold The Faith" fully underlines that he belongs to the vanguard of modern roots.
  8. Nitty Kutchie : Former member of the Scare Dem Crew. This man has a good soulful voice with touches of Luciano and Garnet Silk, and also lyrically he shows his skill and talent.
  9. Mark Wonder : The definite breakthrough of this very underrated roots singer has been long overdue. Hopefully his new album "Break The Ice" will make it happen for this humble rastaman.
  10. Hero : This year he made a remarkable comeback, now under the moniker Little Hero, with the excellent reality song "In The Ghetto".
  11. Elijah Prophet : Always being conscious, clean lyrics, positive.. that's what we can expect from this very talented singer who has released some worthwhile singles for labels such as Kennedy, Pow Pow Productions, and Rootdown Records.
  12. Gyptian : Another young talent who has made a serious impact with his hit single "Serious Times".
  13. Richie Spice : After 10 years of perseverance in the music industry singer Richie Spice is now reaping a bountiful harvest of cultural reggae boomshots that have designated him as the hottest commodity among the current crop of young artists.
  14. Ini Kamoze : Experienced and multitalented veteran singer who is back in the spotlights thanks to Damian "Jr Gong" Marley's hard hitting "Welcome To Jamrock", which incorporates the infectious bassline and singing... "Out in the streets, they call it murder"... from Ini Kamoze's 1984 hit "World A Music".
  15. Bushman : Still a force to be reckoned with in contemporary reggae as he continues to deliver quality production and compelling Rasta chants.
  16. Aaron Silk : Vocally and lyrically inspired by his brother Garnet, he never has gotten the recognition and acclaim he deserves.
  17. Glen Washington : An experienced singer with a tremendously vast catalog of songs that run the gamut from political, social, spiritual, cultural and even auto-biographical titles that highlight his ups and downs in the highly competitive (reggae) music industry.
  18. Jahmali : A much underrated vocalist who is strongly influenced, both vocally and lyrically, by the late Garnet Silk.
  19. Ambelique : One of the best voices in reggae music, and he likes to write lyrics as well. All this experienced singer needs is a strong, well produced riddim and off he goes.
  20. Chrisinti : Someone who can write and sing in the way he does is most welcome. Vocally he sounds like a number of singers, but not like one. He's a singer who can go from deep cultural works into the more lighter stuff.
  21. Alpha Rowen : Formerly known as Rolex and King Rolex he's yet another great singer/songwriter inspired by the late great Garnet Silk.
  22. Admiral Tibet : The great "undiscovered" talent of Admiral Tibet is one of reggae's best-kept secrets. The veteran roots-reggae singer has been on the scene since about 1985, but has not received the recognition that many lesser talented artists have gotten, perhaps because Mr. Reality, as he was once called, always refused to compromise his integrity, spiritually and musically.
MANAGER/COACH.
  • Philip 'Fatis' Burrell : Fatis started in 1984, releasing a couple of Sugar Minott singles on his 'Kings & Lions' label. By the nineties he was in full swing with his 'Xterminator' label recording modern gems by such as Beres Hammond, Marcia Griffiths, Cocoa Tea and Freddie McGregor, to name a few. But he also recorded new talent including Luciano, Sizzla, Mikey General, Turbulence and Prince Malachi. These productions were (and still are) among the best crafted, whether on refreshed classic riddims or innovative drum-dominated tracks. It does seem fair to say that little has changed in JA production values since the Xterminator revolution of the mid nineties.
  • Bobby 'Digital' Dixon : He started to work as engineer for Jammy's in 1984 and went on his own in 1989. Shabba Ranks' "Wicked In Bed" and "Peeny Peeny", and "Lonesome Side" by Cocoa Tea were the tunes that burst for him as an independent producer. From then Bobby 'Digital' Dixon established himself as one of Jamaica's hottest producers in the modern dancehall era. He has worked with Jamaica's top talent including Sizzla, Capleton, Shabba Ranks, Cocoa Tea, Yami Bolo, Morgan Heritage, Garnet Silk and many more. He has developed an innovative production style which is highlighted by his inimitable way of recycling classic riddims and bringing them into the modern age.








   
   



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