Kingston, Jamaica :– Next month, Juke Boxx Productions releases its version of the popular Stalag riddim often referred to as Stagalag. The updated version of the phenomenally successful Stagalag features tracks from Busy Signal, Elephant Man, Assassin, Kip Rich and DeMarco. Tarrus Riley, Chuck Fenda, I-Octane and Romain Virgo also take turns on the riddim cover. Timeka Marshall and Spice represent for the ladies, while singjays Chino and G Whizz bring their youthful flair to the iconic riddim.
“There was so much demand for a project like this after the release of Boops,” explained Juke Boxx founder Shane C. Brown. Indeed, when Juke Boxx released its first ever riddim cover as a tribute to the late Wycliffe Ã¢â‚¬ËœSteelyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Johnson, the response was almost overwhelming. “Our Facebook page was flooded with comments, praises and requests from all over the world,” Shane added.
The Stagalag is a worthy Boops follow up; it is arguably the most popular reggae riddim of all time thanks in part to popularity of Tenor Saw’s Ring The Alarm. Producer Winston Riley brought the 1973 instrumental of organist Ansel Collins and saxist Tommy McCook to life on the original Stalag 17. The classic version boasts the vocals of U Roy, Big Youth and Sister Nancy among numerous others.
Mixing the classic and contemporary sounds of the Juke Boxx Stalag project fell on the able shoulders of engineer Errol ‘EB’ Brown and his son Shane C Brown.
EB’s remarkable and exhaustive career started under the guidance of legendary producer and uncle Arthur Stanley ‘Duke’ Reid CD, carried through at Treasure Isle and excelled at Tuff Gong. As both a live and studio mixing engineer, EB’s talents have been utilized on mixes for the spectrum of reggae music from Alton Ellis, Marcia Griffiths, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Gregory Isaacs to Beres Hammond, Third World and Lauryn Hill. His extraordinary achievements have earned him many accolades including Grammy recognition, an Emmy nomination, induction into the IRAWMA Hall of Fame and most recently, a JARIA Honour Award.
Shane’s mixing credits are no less impressive. Shane has been called to mix on literally thousands of tracks by significant artistes, producers and records labels worldwide. His extensive list of mixing credits includes projects for Universal France, Barkley Records, Geffen and Sony. He has lent his talents to tracks by Jamaican luminaries Jimmy Cliff, Marcia Griffiths, Dean Fraser, Chakka Demus and Pliers, fallen stars Dennis Brown and Garnet Silk, international talents Chakka Khan, Cleb Khaled and Alfa Blondie and current stars Luciano and Sizzla, just to name a few.
The father/son mix enhances the instrumentation musicians Kirk Bennett and Aeion Hoilett and background vocals provided by Nikki Burt into what will likely be regarded as a modern classic. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Juke Boxx Stagalag riddim is best described as Ã¢â‚¬Ëœold style, new swaggerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢,Ã¢â‚¬Â Shane advised.
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Shane C Brown