Marchin On
Singin Gold
Urban Tree Music
Digital EP
April 11, 2011

Track list
  1. Sirens
  2. Marchin On
  3. Rumors
  4. Ready Now
  5. No Joyride
  6. Your Love
  7. Places
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 4 Backing : 3/4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3
From Berlin based label Urban Tree Music comes Singin Gold's "Marchin On" EP featuring 7 tracks produced by the two German-Korean brothers BuddySym and ChrisImbiss of Symbiz Sound.

Jamaican-born artist Singin Gold has been based in Germany since 2001 and looks back onto more than two decades of musical creativity. It was in his local church choir in the Jamaican town of Robins Bay, where he collected his first experiences in the music scene. Already at this early age he began writing lyrics and composing music. Before moving to Germany he had already drawn much attention to himself by taking part in a number of local talent shows and appearing on just as many sound system shows. In Germany he continued doing precisely what he was born to do: recording songs, playing at festivals throughout the country and performing in German as well as other European clubs.

BuddySym and ChrisImbiss, two German-Korean brothers, have both enjoyed a long and versatile career in the music business. The two have worked in various projects and bands, producing, singing and playing different styles and performing on many a stage. However, it took a long time until a real collaboration between the two took place. With a home made controller, a couple of deep basses, a number of even deeper sub basses, groovy melodies, pop-like structures and a good and proper portion of wobble-effect, when it was finally time, the two of them together took to the stage as though they had never done anything else in their lives. And ever since then, people all over Germany have been blessed with their presence on stage.

Directed by Chriss Imbiss, Symbiz Sound got together with Singin Gold at the end of 2010 to produce the tracks for the "Marchin On" project. The final result is a quite new and refreshing sound that, although created in one of the most interesting cultural environments of Europe, strongly refers to Jamaica, the hot spot of bass vibrations in the Caribbean. It's the heavy bass that dominates the riddims that are created as a vehicle for Singin Gold's solid vocal and lyrical delivery. Although they probably don't characterize it entirely, Dancehall fused Electro, 2-Step and Dubstep are the keywords when it comes to describing the musical direction of this EP. And even though it's not the kind of music we prefer to hear over and over again, we particularly enjoyed listening to tracks such as "Ready Now", the title track "Marchin On", "Rumors", and "Places".

One thing is for sure... Singin Gold ls Symbiz Sound will urge your dancing feet to move until the very last drop.