No compromise on Star$truck’s 50/50 Reggae Compilation

Kingston music outfit Star$truck Records is set to start 2015 in a big way with the launch of a reggae compilation album dubbed 50/50. Coming out of an alliance between Star$truck Records and Di Kru Productions, the 50/50 album compilation features a healthy mix of 13 reggae veterans and fast rising newcomers.

Fast out the blocks is Exco Levi with What A Day and Teko with I’m A Rebel. There is also Edge Michael on Simple Way Of Life, Bling with Want More. Chaka Demus & Pliers resurges on Tek It In and Taffy laments Part time Lover.

The 50/50 Compilation Album also features Iba MaHr on 50/50 Love followed by Esco’s Hooked On You, Shanhill’s  Butterflies, Louie Culture’s Love’s Got A Hold On Me, Hezron’s  Can’t Get Enough,  Nadine Sutherland’s Who’s Gonna Love Me and is rounded off with I-Candy’s Champion.

Laced over an appropriate reggae base line and complimented by the addictive repetitive strumming of a rhythm guitar, 50/50 is balanced in its offering of grounded, mellow and easy going reggae music. The album reflects the eclectic approach to Jamaican music by Star$truck, which last year made waves with Bounty Killer and Beenie Man’s Legendary track.

Co-producer of the effort Delmar Drummond says he is happy with the balance of youth and experience on the album: “It is really good to hear Louie Culture on the track along with young veterans like Iba MaHr. I-Candy and Shanhill also hold their own with really solid knocks and Esco shows his other side; actually singing reggae.  We will definitely make waves this year with this project”.

According to Drummond, the 50/50 project is just a continuation of the work the label has doing over the past year. “We have to always ensure that we maintain the quality. We hit last year with a bang and this year we have several legendary productions on stream. This compilation album is just a taste of what’s in the oven”.

The 50/50 Compilation Album will be launched on Tuesday February 24 at Star$truck Galaxy, 28 Derrymore Road. The event will feature live performances from the likes of Esco, Shanhill, Teko, Iba MaHr, Chaka Demus and Pliers, Louie Culture, Nadine, Sutherland as well as I-Candy and will be backed by the Dub Tonic band.