~ Brand New Riddim – Produced by Humbleness Production ~ Bass : Leroy Sibbles; Drums : Kingsley Boyd; Keyboards : Donavan Palmer; Guitar : Dalton Browne
~ Recorded at : Bright Beam Music Jamaica ~
LeRoy The Heptones Sibbles: “Pretty Brown Eyed Girl” Young Garvey: “Use Weh She Got” Lutah Fyah: “Rub a Dub Style” Mykal Rose: “Street’s No More”
It was at the end of 2020 that the young French label Humbleness Production started the Boom Shell Riddim adventure. In direct contact with veteran Leroy SIbbles – founder of The Heptones – Jeh Lion was organizing a European tour as the whole world shut down due to the pandemic.
Leroy Sibbles then proposed an unprecedented riddim to the young Frenchman, prompting him to play it to various international singers. Listening to this exclusive riddim, composed by Leroy Sibbles himself, the artists were quick to respond.
This is how Humbleness Production successively released four singles and comes to close the year 2021 with the release of the EP Boom Shell Riddim comprising 8 tracks in total, bringing together the 4 original singles and their dub versions, in the purest Jamaican Reggae tradition.
Each artist came to make a contribution and it was Leroy ‘The Heptones’ Sibbles who started the series with his single Pretty Brown Eyed Girl, paying homage to women and sweeping aside the cliché of a misogynist Jamaica. This riddim developed by the best Jamaican musicians – Leroy ‘Heptones’ Sibbles on bass, Kingsley Boyd on drums, Donavan Palmer on keyboard and the late Dalton Brownie on guitar – quickly established itself on specialty radio stations around the world.
Particular care has been taken in its production, mixed and mastered at Studio Anchor (JA) by engineer Ras Zion. The seed was planted and then it was the inevitable Mykal Rose (former leader of Black Uhuru awarded a Grammy) who followed up with Street’s No More in February 2021; a track in which he urges the youth to fight for a better world and to fight social inequalities.
In May, it was the emerging Jamaican artist Young Garvey (protégé of Leroy Sibbles) who created the surprise with the versatile and more than convincing single Use Weh She Got, taking the riddim even further on the airwaves and opening the doors of France has a quality artist to discover.
In search of an emblematic singer of new-roots, it will finally be Lutan Fyah who will respond to the call of Jeh Lion and will come to close the series of singles, invoking the golden age of Jamaican reggae in his single Rub A Dub Style.