SLY & ROBBIE DOUBLE-UP ONCE MORE FOR NEW ALBUM
New York, NY/Kingston, JA – Nov 14, 2006 Rhythm Twins Lowell “Sly” Dunbar and Robert “Robbie” Shakespeare have doubled-up once again on Rhythm Doubles, their latest album on Taxi Records. Released in late September, the album boasts 18 uniquely inventive tracks that infuse Latin, Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Hip Hop, and Soul grooves with the pounding drum & bass sounds of Reggae and the colorful lingo of Dancehall.
Having Elephant Man spew the latest Dancehall slang over a 1940’s Rafael Hernandez’s Rumba rhythm, or pairing crooners Sugar Roy & Conrad Crystal King Yellowman on the contemporary Hip Hop laced R&B track, or using Bounty Killer’s pounding rapid-fire delivery over a smooth electro-tinged jazz/Latin fusion, are the kinds of forward-thinking combinations that makes Rhythm Doubles a shining example of the musical innovation that keeps the two-time Grammy Award winning team on the cutting- edge of Reggae, Dub, and Dancehall.
Sly & Robbie The radio-friendly lead single “Bounce” a smoothly feisty dance tune featuring Wyclef and Bounty Killer, has been enjoying regular rotation on stations throughout the Caribbean, Chicago, California and the New York tri-state area.
Jonathan Zwickel of Rhapsody Online totes the album to be a swinging example that Sly & Robbie can “still rock the bashment as hard and heavy as ever,” while CD Universe states that it is “no exaggeration to say that Sly & Robbie are one of the foundational pillars of modern reggae, dub, and dancehall. Rhythm Doubles presents them in fine form.”
About Sly & Robbie
Spanning over three decades, the partnership of Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare has been the ultimate musical marriage, birthing an estimated 200,000 tracks. Some of their most revered musical and production work has been on Culture’s seminal 1977 album Two Sevens Clash, dubbed one of the greatest albums of the roots age. They have done musical and production work for just about every Jamaican artist imaginable including legends Peter Tosh, Toots & the Maytals, Black Uhuru, Gregory Issacs, Dennis Brown, Maxi Priest, Shaggy, Shabba Ranks, Beenie Man and Sean Paul, in addition to working with pop music icons Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones, Grace Jones, Joe Cocker, Sting, Carlos Santana, Sinead O’Connor, Herbie Hancock, Robert Palmer, and many more.