House Of Riddim
Digital Download
June 30, 2014

Artist & tune

  • Jah Sun - Never Give Up
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The fertile region of Humboldt County in the northern reaches of California is an ever green area where Roots Reggae abounds away from Babylon. Concious artists like JAH SUN, RAS BIBLICAL and TRUE LOVE have been at the forefront of this Heartical movement for a decade now. "Never Give Up" is the first single from Jah Sun's forthcoming set "New Paradigm", from Austria's House Of Riddim". This forward Rastaman's fifth album promises to be a blazing set...

Jah Sun (Andrew McCommas) burst on the scene in 2006 with "Height Of Light"; a powerful debut with the likes of Junior Reid, Luciano and Lutan Fyah. He followed up with "Stronger", "Battle The Dragon" (2012) and "Rise As One" (2013) - a great outing with Kabaka Pyramid, Chronixx and Alborosie. Definitely an artist whose maturity rises strength to strength from each release. In 2010, he assembled the masterclass Redemption Band that features the mastery of Jah Oil and has toured internationally with great performances at Rototom, Uppsala and Reggae On The River festivals. He has shared the stage with legends like Frankie Paul, The Mighty Diamonds and Sister Carol to name a few. He's quite a presence in his ites community; working from his More Love Studio. The local massive can hear him from Kneeland to Eureka and Trinidad Head to College Cove.

Never Give Up is an applauding effort! Produced and backed by Austrian powerhouse House Of Riddim; it's got resonating appeal from the get go. Drummie Sam Gilly, bassie Manfred Scheer, gitsy Herb Pirker and keyboardist Parvez Syed have niced up countless projects and tours and this is no exception. Over a broad yet concise riddim, Jah Sun has a powerful delivery that's been building year to year. In fine singjay style, he has thoughtful lyrics like "still a soldier on the frontline, I know the victory is mine." The culmination is pure anthem and has been making waves across Europe. An excitable atmosphere that raises the bar and anticipation of Jah Sun's album. Highly recommendable! GO DEH!!!