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Lucci Gabana creates new reggae-techno-hop hop sound Featured

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  Lucci Gabana is at the forefront of a new movement in music worldwide which uses a sweet collision of different genres of music to form a new age sound that will ignite the airwaves, block parties and clubs all over the world.    

Lucci Gaban, born to Jamaican parents, but who possesses an ice-cream smooth hip hop flow is spearheading this new movement with his own production and record label S-Q Records..

“I come from Jamaican parents and grew up with the Jamaican culture instilled in me from young including the food and music. Here in Canada, Caribbean culture is a main part of black Canadian culture also. We celebrate this every year with the Caribana festivals in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and other cities,” Lucci Gabana said.

He said that dancehall was one of the first genres of music he listened to while growing up.

“I loved it, I grew up in the era of Shabba Ranks "Ting a Ling" Mad Cobra's "Flex" and Louis Rankin's "Typewriter". I loved the way there was always a new dance with the songs like "Bogle", "Pepper Seed", "World dance", "Log On", "Signal The Plane" and so on. Everywhere I went, every party, every car, every radio station they were all playing dancehall music,” Gabana said.

Gabana said that hip hop was also very popular in the cities that he grew up in, Atlanta and Toronto, and he was able to fuse his Jamaican roots with a modern North American rap flow to forge a new sound.

“I decided to come out with my own crossover style combining the two, my goal is for S-Q Records to be the biggest Hip Hop/Techno/Reggae crossover label in the world, whose main focus is to consistently release reggae/hip hop and Reggae/techno music main stream. Techno/Dance is very popular now a days and we plan to release a lot of hip hop and reggae tracks on those fast dance beats, but dancehall/reggae music is where it all began for me,” he said.

He is currently working on an all hip hop / reggae crossover album which will see guest appearances from Capelton, Vybz Kartel, Khago, I-Octane and Popcaan.

“We're also working on an all techno / reggae album with label mate Don Sniper. It should see guest appearances from Cobra, Gyptian, Beenie Man and hopefully others like Sean Paul, Shaggy and Sean Kingston,” he said.

S-Q Records has aready released the first single called "If You Don't Come to Party" featuring Cobra, and is getting favourable play in he UK, Canada, and the USA.

“With the new type of reggae/hip hop and reggae/techno cross over styles I adapted, I have decided that Jamaica was the best place to expand the new label and the best place to release new music to the world. After the music is released in Jamaica, it's released simultaneously to the UK, London, New York, Miami and Toronto,” he said.

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