If Reggae Dancehall music is about image and the right sound, then the Reggae artist AKUSTIX (previously known as Andrew Ranxx) should fit right up there with the reggae elites. The international Reggae population will soon give citizenship to this Canadian raised Singjay who is about to make his voice, music and passion an exciting part of the community. The artist is on a relentless mission to portray a positive influence to the youth around the globe. There is no doubt that the artist lends an ear to the cries of violence in Toronto, Jamaica and worldwide. AKUSTIX is the name given to the artist and song writer by ANSEL WILLIAMS aka SHAGGY When one uses the term acoustic in the music futurity, you can only expect the most authentic and best sound possible witch is said to fit the artist.
AKUSTIX is compelled to express his feelings via his musical talents resulting in a dynamic blend of melody and insight. Giving birth to songs poised with rhythm and purpose, AKUSTIX brings a new source of flavour and diversity to the table of the Reggae industry. Not only has his musical vibes been described as being refreshing and diverse by the industry, but his devoted fans have characterized his music as embodying “expressions of life”. Prepare your minds for the conscious lyrics of his latest hit song “MANDELA” produced by the legendary saxophonist Tony Greene. This new single is a heart-felt tribute and a get well message to his hero Nelson ‘Madiba’ Mandela.
“EBONY EYES”, the sweet soothing lyrics of this song has quickly gain popularity as it describes the inner cries of a man to the woman he loves. And who better to bring this message to the ladies than the charismatic appealing AKUSTIX. Ebony Eyes video was shot on location in St. Mary, Jamaica on the infamous James Bond Beach.
AKUSTIX started his career on the Toronto’s and Jamaica’s local sounds systems and shared the stage with some of reggae’s premiere artists. Just to mention a few, Shaggy, for whom he opened for at the Toronto Reggae Festival, Morgan Heritage, at Nathan Philip square, and at the Montreal Reggae Festival where he set the stage a blaze for Sugar Minot, Shine Head, John Holt, and Toronto’s own Snow. His collaborations with Canadian R&B Singer Shawn Desmond leave no doubt in our minds that AKUSTIX brings originality and tremendous writing skills to the table. Needless to say, growing up in a musical family has undoubtedly had an influence on AKUSTIX direction. His father KEBLE WHITE was a professional guitarist, who played alongside Jamaica’s foremost guitarist Ernie Ranglin. Another great influence for AKUSTIX is his older brother Tony White a.k.a. Raffa, Canada’s elite reggae drummer.
AKUSTIX influences range from Bob Marley and Peter Tosh to Phil Collins, Rick James and James Brown, Sam Cook. These diverse and varying influences along with a true love all flavours of music, all serve to influence AKUSTIX rhythmic presentation of music. So, don’t miss an opportunity to share in the passion of this next promising reggae super star. Lending your ear to his lyrics will leave no doubt in your mind that he is devoted to changing the world one song at a time AKUSTIX music will put a smile on the faces of those that want to cry and ‘bring’ light to those who are in darkness. Soothe your sweet tooth for music! Check out AKUSTIX sweet-sounding lyrical blend of Reggae, Hip-Hop, R&B, Latin, Dancehall today.