Brooklyn’s 5-Star General, Jahdan Blakkamoore, Grammy-nominated songwriter and international reggae artist is kicking off the summer 2017 season with an ode to his hometown of Georgetown, Guyana on “Mash Down Georgetown”.
Jahdan Blakkamoore was born in Georgetown, Guyana before coming to the states as a child. Jahdan has always had a deep affinity for the land of his birth. About a year ago, Jahdan came across a YouTube video highlighting the corruption and environmental issues surrounding construction of a major hotel chain in Georgetown. That night, as he dug deeper and researched more, his heart was broken and his mind was opened and inspired to speak out on the issue, birthing this hard-hitting anthem.
This Zion I Kings produced track has a modern rockers feel reminiscent of Black Uhuru and UK reggae in the vein of Aswad. Laced with a driving bass line, soulful guitar licks and futuristic synths, this ZIK riddim is sure to mash up any modern roots dance.
Highlighted on this release is the modern roots master, I Grade Dub. Laurent “Tippy” Alfred, a.k.a., I Grade Dub, delivers a high quality dub mix of the song in classic Jamaican dub style, giving disc jockey’s world over a chance to trance out on the riddim with select vocal drops and dub effects. As well, Manchester UK Drum & Bass specialist, Rolaz, closes out the release speeding things up on an dutty UK Drum & Bass remix of the song, just in time for summer grime parties.