38 years of long history celebrated throughout this year King Addies Sound System, who in an unpublished collaboration with the Chilean magazine Reggae Chalice, they premiered a few days ago the mixtape their official anniversary under the name of "Royalty". The mix is an audio 100% dubplate that incorporates a large list with the most famous names of international Reggae Dancehall and where two popular Chilean artists participate, the only Latin American representatives.
The production made by the selector Sojie Vybes from the King Addies team, introduces for an hour various artists who are part of the extensive catalog that this sound system originally from Jamaica has and whose base is New York, in United States, doing an initial tour of Reggae, with names like Buju Banton, Chronixx, Protoje, Beres Hammond, Stephen, Damian and Kymani Marley, Romain Virgo, and Sanchez, to name a few; and transiting to Dancehall with Shabba Ranks, Super Cat, Tanya Stephens, Lady Saw, Vybez Kartel, Mavado, Popcaan, y Gyptian, among many others.
The surprise presented by this mixtape is the participation of two popular artists from the Chilean scene, long-standing in music, as are Maialem and Balaguero. Both are part of this great selection of dubplates with two productions each..
The cultural exchange begins with an introduction in Spanish by Big Mamma, CEO of Reggae Chalice Magazine, the only Chilean magazine whose content is exclusive about national and international reggae culture. Asked about this association with the King Sound of the United States, Big Mamma said that “it is important to break down language barriers in reggae music around the world. This collaboration with the great King Addies sound system is a great way to do that., and it is also a showcase that allows us to show the great dancehall reggae talent that we have in Chile”.
Later he makes his appearance in the mix Balaguero, singer, Chilean musician and producer, He is one of the national artists with the highest number of participations at an international level with collaborations for riddims produced in Jamaica, Panama and Chile, just to mention a few. With 8 record productions to his credit, stands out for its style Reggae Lovers Rock, that has led him to be recognized in the Latin American scene.
Later appears Maialem, Pioneering female voice in the Chilean dancehall reggae scene, with two studio albums and several singles, She is the only female artist who has traveled 8 times to Jamaica where he has nurtured his knowledge about music and culture, which is reflected in his style directly influenced by the original sound of the island.
Commemorating 38 years of international influence on music culture and sound systems, el manager de King Addies, Shinez, said: “Our philosophy on the relationship between artists and a sound system remains intact. Since 1983, we have always been pro-artist in everything we do, which is evident in our history with artists like Supercat, Nicodemus, Tenor Saw, Let us assume, Jr., Bounty Killer, Beenie Man, Buju Banton, Shabba Ranks, Sean Paul, and many others along the way ".
And he added that “we use our platform to promote good artists and their music internationally.. Then, Royalty it is our way of celebrating our legacy with the people of Chile and sharing our platform with their artists ", Shinez stressed.
It should be noted that King Addies Sound System is respected and recognized as one of the most dominant and iconic sound systems in the world., while being one of the most influential of all time. Started by the legendary selector “Danny Dread”, whose contacts helped advance the careers of countless reggae artists in the international markets of North America and England, King Addies has established an unrivaled resume, defeating some of the best sounds in the world.
YOU MUST KNOW:
- “Royalty” mixtape is the first collaboration published by King Addies with a South American and Latin media.
- “Royalty” is the Spanish translation of “Royalty”.
- The cover of the mix has the Andes Mountains in the background, one of the longest mountain ranges in the world, with 7 thousand kilometers in length.
- The Cordillera de Los Andes is an iconic element of the nature of South America, starts in Venezuela and ends in Chile, passing through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina.