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One Tree Records presents Out of Control - Train Line Riddim

One Tree Records presents Out of Control - Train Line Riddim

One Tree Records presents Out of Control - Train Line Riddim

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New compilation from the Jamaican label in St. Catherine.


More than the Capital of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica is also revered as the birthplace and capital of reggae music. However, other parishes such as St. Ann,  Manchester and Clarendon have also played their part in the development of our music. Not to be out done is the town of Linstead in the Parish of St. Catherine.  In the 1960s & 70s household names like Justin Hines, Phyllis Dillon, Joseph 'Culture' Hill and Soul Defenders who played on many hit songs for Studio One, Freddie McKay and producer Clive Hunt  all hailed from this parish usually associated with agriculture and 'Linstead Market'.

Fast forward to the nineties through to present and the names Tony Curtis (L.U.S.T), Jigsy King and Iba Mahr  readily come to mind. Now a new set of artistes who are destined to put their own stamp on the reggae frontier and represent the parish of St. Catherine. Now after being dormant in the music industry for over five years, Producer and owner of the label One Tree  Records Omar ‘Bobo Omar’ Phillips has decided to relaunch his label with his brand new album titled Out of Control which features the Train Line Rhythm. Most of the artiste included on the album hail from Linstead, they include Ancient WarriorFirenie and Dee Queen.  Also hailing  from Linstead is Singjay Don G who has resided  in Luxemburg for the past year. According to Don G, reggae is not big in the landlocked country but he has gained a lot of experience performing outside the country in places such Belgium, France and Germany.  The thirteen track album also includes songs from Busy Signal & Mr. Diamond - One Step Now, Khausion, Sherece, Kananga, Neko Xcellent and several more. According to Phillips, Busy Signal is the only high profile act on the album as he intentionally sought  to highlight  homegrown talent  from Linstead.

Phillips started as a promoter of shows in New York and the Cayman Islands before switching into production with his New York based One Tree Records label. The album, which was released in May 2018 includes some of the most talented musicians on the scene including Paul 'Right Move' Crossdale on keyboards, Donald Dennis on Bass, Ronoy Gordon on guitars and Kirk Bennett, drummer for Beres Hammond's Harmony House Band and one of the most sought after session musicians. The album was recorded at Tuff Gong Studios and mixed by Michael 'Facta' Jarrett and mastered in New York City by Chris 'Chrisman' Scott.  According to Phillips special credit must be given to his brother I Jah Bling who does the local in the streets marketing, Junior Brown of Nuh Rush Records along with Busy Signal's entire Turf family who were all instrumental in the success of the project. All indications are that Out of Control will continue to cement Linstead, St. Catherine as one of the key places in the island to continuously produce great music.

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