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Anthony B scores big with EDM banger @one876 @wechiefmusic Featured

Entertainment News Written by  aka Sunday, 11 January 2015 22:18 font size decrease font size increase font size 0
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Rastafarian firebrand Anthony B has never been afraid to experiment with different styles of music. And that willingness to experiment had paid off as his latest single, Traits of a Chieftain, a project which combines reggae-dancehall with EDM, is now in rotation on major radio stations in Europe.

"At first I was hesitant about doing it, you know as a rasta, I was a bit sceptic, but I have never been afraid to embrace other genres, and cultures, so I went ahead with it, but made sure that I kept that conscious element in it. You don't want to go into that crazy world and lose yourself," Anthony B said.
"I am glad the song is doing well in that pop world, but you have to stay true to your culture and your roots."

The ragga-infused EDM banger is now getting airplay on BBC radio 1xTRA in the UK, FM101 Power in Malawi, as well as HITZ FM and Zip FM in Jamaica. The song premiered on the world's largest reggae website, the European-based reggaeville.com, in January 2015.

The track was produced by Geoff Rand of We Chief Music, and Nic Hard. The idea was conceived by using a didgeridoo, a 1,500 year-old instrument created by the indigenous Aborigines of Northern Australia, to make many of the unique bass sounds for this song.
"We created a unique message of love, humanity and immaterialism which can resonate through all cultures and societies, this song is the third in our series of Raggatronic songs," Geoff Rand, chief executive officer of We Chief Music, said.

We Chief Music is a Brooklyn-based Raggatronic collective which grabs music from all over the world and combines it with EDM, plus a touch of dark comedy. There is a lot of dancehall, reggae and soca influences at work in their music. You can listen to tracks at the sound cloud link below.

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