New Kingston

New Kingston: Kingston City

$12.02 $13.98
Product Type: CD
Artist: New Kingston

Title: Kingston City
Label: Easy Star

"New Kingston definitely stands out in the current scene," says Easy Star CEO Eric Smith. "Their show is dynamic and exciting, they are one of the hardest working bands we have ever met, and every other artist we talk to has nothing but positive things to say about them. Musically, we feel they bring something different to the label, something that feels current, and at the same, brings us back to our earliest days of releasing reggae in New York." Being some of the most hard working and humble artists in the industry, it is without a doubt a most deserving milestone for a group composed of three brothers joined by their father Courtney Panton Sr. As a whole, the album is excellent for it's uniquely positive tone which maintains a smooth delivery throughout the entire album of 49 minutes on the 12 track release. Surprisingly, the vocal delivery from the three brothers in this album seem to have evolved and grown, as each has stepped up their game in that particular department. The opening track "Today" starts off strong as it puts it's best foot forward with a heavy running bass line giving Tahir's heavy synth a chance to really shine. It goes without saying that the lead and rhythm guitar in this particular genre typically takes the backseat, however the subtly deep layering of the guitar riffs on this track really make this an impressive track. As the album progresses, the melodies open up as should the volume knob on your listening device. Tracks like "Mystery Babylon," "Can't Stop A Man," "Good Luck Charm" and "Key To Life" really illustrate their overall talent with tightly constructed harmonies and melodies that are only true to New Kingston.

1.1 Today
1.2 Mystery Babylon (Feat. Madd T-Ray) [E.N Young of Tribal Seeds]
1.3 Who Tell Them
1.4 Can't Stop a Man
1.5 Honorable
1.6 You Are Mine (Feat. Kimie Miner)
1.7 Good Luck Charm
1.8 Protect Me (Feat. the Wailing Souls)
1.9 Certain Girls (Feat. Sugar Minott)
1.10 Key to Life
1.11 I Believe in Me
1.12 Conquer Dem (Feat. Sister Carol)

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