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Jamaican reggae artist Gyptian has a new hot singe making the rounds!
The new music single featuring Angela Hunte & Bunji Garlin is produced by Major Lazer and Jerry Wonda Reggae Star is Currently Touring the United States
Gyptian is revving up for his upcoming studio album Sex, Love and Reggae (October 29, VP Records) and reveals his “colorful” title track today via Pitchfork.
The Major Lazer and Jerry Wonda produced single “Sex, Love and Reggae” features guest vocals from Angela Hunte (co-writer for Jay Z’s Grammy-winning ”Empire State of Mind”) and Trinidadian soca king Bunji Garlin.
Gyptian will be performing in the Southeast, Northeast and West Coast regions until early November. See remaining tour dates below.
Gyptian’s Sex, Love and Reggae is a marked departure from the MOBO and Soul Train award-winning Jamaican singer’s previous releases and unveils another layer of his artistry.
The musically diverse set – that takes the listener from dancehall to soca to global pop and R&B sounds – follows his 2010 critically-acclaimed album Hold You andhis RIAA certified Gold title track.
The 17-track set is co-executive produced by Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis, who is known for cranking out hits for superstars such as Miguel, Mary J. Blige, Lupe Fiasco, the Fugees and many more.
Gytpian’s album Colorful also features guest appearances from R&B divas Estelle, Melanie Fiona and soca sensation Kes the Band.
WATCH GYPTIAN – OVERNIGHT – OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO
Just as the title would imply, Sex, Love and Reggae is a spicy and sweet mixture of hits.
Gyppie displays his playful side with wine-inducing anthems like “Non Stop” and “Wine Slow” (which already received over 7.5 million YouTube views for the lyrics video alone) and reveals his affectionate side on romantic ballads like “Majestic Love” feat. Estelle and the breathtaking rendition of the Gregory Isaacs classic “My Number One.”
He even delves outside of the genre and re-imagines Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors,” which was part of Chevrolet and MTV Iggy’s “Cover The World” campaign.
Bringing a much-needed dose of reggae back to the airwaves, the album’s lead single “Vixen” is currently picking up steam on radio stations across the U.S. and U.K. and will drop a new video directed by Jamaica’s talented Ras Kassa (of Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley’s “Welcome To Jamrock” fame). The sultry anthem is co-written by and features Angela Hunte.
WATCH GYPTIAN – NON STOP – OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO
“It’s all about being versatile,” Gyptian says of the album, and his perspective on music overall. “For me, there’s no boundaries in music. Pick one—there is a Gyptian song in that category for you.”
Gytpian Sex, Love and Reggae Track Listing:
1. Gyptian – G Spot (Intro)
2. Gyptian - A Reggae Morning
3. Gyptian - Be Alright
4. Gyptian - I’m So
5. Gyptian - Overtime
6. Gyptian - Vixen Feat. Angela Hunte
7. Gyptian -Sex, Love and Reggae feat. Angela Hunte & Bunji Garlin
8. Gyptian - Non Stop
9. Gyptian - Wet Fete feat. Kes The Band
10 Gyptian -. Turn Me On
11. Gyptian - Wine Slow
12.Gyptian - One More Time feat. Melanie Fiona
13.Gyptian - Majestic Love feat. Estelle
14. Gyptian - Good Girls
15. Gyptian -Murderer
16.Gyptian - True Colors
17.Gyptian - My Number One
Gyptian feat Melanie Fiona _One More Time[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NEmEQTbFns[/youtube]
“rise of a Caribbean crossover…confident and expressive…needs no bells and whistles — no pitch-shifting, no fashionable electronic drum sounds to squirm its way into your ear”
- NPR“….soothing tune about love…You probably still can’t get the infectious melody of “Hold Yuh” out of your head but you’re going to have to make room for “My Number One.”
“poised to become the first underground reggae star to break through to the mainstream in a very long time.
“a winning sound that’s part R&B, part reggae, and part old-school dancehall”
“Gyptian has taken hold of alternative reggae and brought it back to life.”