Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Chuck Fenda Releases Jah Element

Veteran sing-jay Chuck Fenda, known as the "Living Fire" for his often pointed political rhetoric, is back with one of his most solid albums in a while.

Jah Elements (John John Records, distributed by Zojak, available at iTunes and Google Play) was produced at the legendary King Jammy$ studio in Jamaica as well as TruckBack studio and others, by a stellar cast including Jammy$' sons John John and Baby G, Wayne "Unga" Thompson of Notice Productions, and Steve "Truckback" Locke.

The album is a real Waterhouse affair with stellar guest appearances from Leroy Smart, Junior Reid and even the "warlord" Bounty Killer. "Spiritual Warfare" (produced by Locke) featuring the aforementioned Mr. Reid is a particular highlight with it's re-licked vintage steppers roots riddim and vibrant combination lyrics. Listen below.

The album features a holistic balance of studio and live instrumentation, traditional and moderns roots style rhythms and Fenda's militant "Can't Cool, Can't Quench" vocal delivery.

Featured musicians include: Sly Dunbar, Squidly Cole, Kirk Bennett and Trevor 'Baby G" James on drums; Chinna Smith and Courtland 'Gizmo' White on guitar, Andre 'Spider' Dennis on keyboards.