Ziggi Recado to release new album June 7

Monday, May 16, 2011

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DUTCH reggae artiste Ziggi Recado is scheduled to release his second Greensleeves/VP Records album on June 7.

The self-titled studio effort showcases 14 new songs, penned and mostly produced by the Holland-based artiste.

Recado hails from St Eustatius, an island near St Maarten, and grew up in Holland. Now heralded as The Netherlands' top reggae act, he has recorded and toured with numerous Jamaican and European artistes and has thus amassed a solid fan base over the years. "His diverse background flavours his music with sprinkles of hip-hop, rock, dub-step and other influences that blend into a roots reggae fusion," a news release from Greensleeves/VP Records said.

"Already an accomplished artiste, Recado was the winner of the 2009 Zilveren Harp (Silver Harp) Award in The Netherlands, their version of the Grammy. He sees growth as a musician with this third album as he experiments with sounds, sentiments and singers to create a hit collection, which includes productions from Curtis Lynch, Rock 'N Vibes, and Special Delivery, and features Etana, Maikal X, Tippa Irie, and Mr Probz, to name a few," the release said.

The album presents a combination of traditional sounding reggae tracks such as Mary and Jah Alone, along with progressive sounding tunes like My Everything, Away From Home, Still Wandering and Pretender, which channel his more eclectic sound.

On All My Life, Recado teams up with reggae songbird Etana for a romantic ballad that is sure to satisfy his female audience. His rock-flavoured lead single Get Out and its video are both currently bubbling on the charts in Europe.

With a new album to showcase, Ziggi Recado and the Renaissance Band are now embarking on The Green Tour, playing local and international venues and festivals while spreading environmentally conscious messages.

Greensleeves/VP said the singer is scheduled to kick off this album launch in Europe with a 15-date tour, with plans to hit the US West Coast for a tour this summer.

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