JAH MISSION IS TIMELESS …
Veteran Jamaican singer General Jah Mikey delivers a massive showcase album !
General Jah Mikey follows up on his successful album Original Yard Food from last year. Jah Mission is Timeless collects twelve tracks – six vocal cuts followed by their heavy dub version. Production is helmed by French producer and vintage enthusiast Tooney Roots aka i-Plant, who mixed the album live with analogue equipment in his own studio. Jah Mikey delivers his massive Jah Mission is Timeless, available worldwide on October 2014, on CD and Digital .
General Jah Mikey, born Michael Mitchell, has manifested the title, “Lyrical Ambassador” from over two decades of musical experience and vocal talent. Jah Mikey’s alluring sonorous tone and melodic style have expanded his capacity, and he is gifted with more than just Rasta appeal. In 1985, by the age of seventeen, he had his first published recording on Mozziyah Records, the “catch the 85 style” hit tune .
General Jah Mikey has performed on numerous sound systems that include, Zodiac, Kilamanjaro, Class One, and King Jammy’s. He has toured coast to coast in the United States, and has made his way into the Virgin Islands. Mikey’s vocals have graced the labels of Jammys, Tappa Records, Adamari Records, Jungle Riddim Records,and his own label, Jah Sky Muzik. Within the last couple years, Jah Mikey has been working with celebrated and diverse artists such as, Sammy Dread, The Roots Radics, Dr. Dre, Junior Reid, The Scientist and many more. In addition to his lyrical and rich reggae sound, Jah Mikey has recorded in many musical genres, including both jungle and dubstep.
Jah Mission is Timeless is however yet another rootsy effort, and the album follows up on his Original Yard Food, produced by Grammy Award nominees Zion I Kings and released to wide critical acclaim last year. “Working on this album was a mission from Jah, and it was a very inspirational process from beginning to end”, explains General Jah Mikey.
The album was recorded, mixed and produced in France at Tooney Roots own i-Grow studio, with vocals laid in the U.S. Jérémie “Bim” Dessus from successful French production duo Bost & Bim plays guitar, while Tooney Roots excels on drums, bass, piano, organ, synths, percussion and melodica.
Produced, recorded and mixed by Tooney Roots at i-Grow studio (Fr)
General Jah Mikey, Sharinna Johnson, Taiyana Ballard & Nicole Kendle
voiced at Jahsky studio (LA- US)
Tooney Roots : Drum, Bass, Piano, Organ, synths & percussions, melodica
Jérémie “BIM” Dessus : Guitars
Artwork : Pierre Audemard / email@example.com
Available on October / CD & Digital