Lustre Kings Productions proudly presents Lifetime Riddim, produced by Zion I Kings. The 6th offering in the modern roots production team’s “Zion I Kings Riddim Series”. This soulful roots reggae release hosts 8 tracks featuring veteran artists, Akae Beka (Vaughn Benjamin of Midnite), Pressure, Lutan Fyah, Jahdan Blakkamoore and Danny I, amongst up and coming greats Randy Valentine and Vanessa Bongo. A diverse cast of pan Caribbean artists hailing from the US Virgin Islands, United Kingdom, Barbados, Jamaica and the USA. The composition has a sense about it, instantly setting a mood of introspection, love, warmth and ease. It brilliantly employs a classic fender Rhodes piano amongst organic guitars and organs on top of a solid live drum and bass backbeat. All this moving and grooving with modern production elements of synthesizers, drum loop glitches and dub effects. Performed live in Virtue & Vice Recording Studio in Brooklyn, NY while on tour, the Zion I Kings capture a feeling here that harnesses nostalgia, allowing each artist to perform their own unique style to. Zion I Kings is a production trio that has been very prolific over the last few years, formed from three notable reggae label heads and audio engineers; Zion High Productions, David Goldfine (bass), I Grade Records, Laurent “Tippy” Alfred (keyboards) and Lustre Kings Productions, Andrew “Moon” Bain (guitar).
For almost two decades, Lustre Kings Productions has become synonymous with modern roots reggae music and fostering burgeoning talent. This independent label has carved a name out for itself grounded in conscious dancehall and reggae music. Lifetime Riddim again introduces fresh faces amongst familiar ones while remaining rooted in live musicianship and forward thinking reggae music production that resounds thoughtful, creative and evocative messages.
Lifetime Riddim cover art by French-American painter Baptiste Ibar www.baptisteibar.net