Sgt. Remo teams up with Reggae Dancehall icon General Smiley for the release of the single titled Feeling. This cheerful single was recorded over a remake of the classic rocksteady Ride Yu Donkey Riddim initially recorded by The Tennors in 1968-69, ten years before Michigan & Smiley would debut as the first Reggae Dancehall DJ duo with their hit Rub-A-Dub Style. This new version was reproduced by Mexico’s El Cuartito De A Jah Records. Jah Yute Entertainment is pleased to share this maxi-single which includes the version and a dub cut by Austin, Texas-based producer McPullish. This single brings a new sound which differs from the previous collaborations by these two artists. Feeling is a party song where Sgt. Remo discovers his singing voice instead of the usual Deejay style he has become known for. General Smiley delivers with infectious vocals keeping the vibe lively as only he can.
General Smiley rose to prominence as a member of Michigan & Smiley in the late 70’s with hits like Rub-A-Dub Style, and Nice Up the Dance produced by the quintessential Studio One label. They would later record their biggest hit Diseases for Henry “Junjo” Lawes on his Volcano record label. They would also score #1 hits with Sugar Daddy on RAS Records and One Love Jam Down distributed on Tuff Gong Records. General Smiley today is a solo artist on his label Ruff Company Records. He has released several solo albums like Aim, Goal, Plan, and General Smiley meets McPullish at Dub Cove as well as many singles including several combinations with Sgt. Remo.
Sgt. Remo is a Mexican-born, U.S. based, reggae artist. He has released several albums including the EP Life is for Living (2012), Give Thanks for Life (2014), Sgt. Remo & Friends – Crucial Reggae Duets (2016), and the 12” vinyl EP Oh Jah (2017). From these albums Sgt. Remo received notable success from hits like Thunder & Lighting, Tell Me Who, Rastafari Way, Give Thanks for Life, and most recently Oh Jah. General Smiley has mentored Sgt. Remo since early in his career and both have worked together extensively touring and recording since 2008.