Jazzy Lei Takes Listeners on a Reggae High with Debut EP ‘Satya’

Out now is the delightful debut EP from Jazzy called “Satya.” A sanskrit word for “The Truth,” the beautiful singer, songwriter and musician who hails from France, upholds every bit of it on her new Reggae effort. In fact, trans 6 mind blowing tracks, the chanteuse croons her truths, complete with  messages of positivity, enlightenment, social consciousness and reflection.

Stunning vocals adorn powerhouse riddims, infused with elements of dub, soul and world music on “Satya.” The musically magical EP was co-produced by Jazzy Lei and Jamaican artist and producer Roe Summerz, who she connected with via the legendary Edley Shine.

In the hook, she croons, “We can’t run away from ourselves.” Jazzy Lei explains,   “Ultimately, just like Jonah, we can do whatever we like, try to flee, try not to look at ourselves in the mirror, filling our time with all sort of hobbies and entertainment, but we’re just loosing time because our destiny is our destiny and we must be God’s tool at any cost.”

The balance of songs on “Satya” are equally powerful, invoking us to look within and take steps to recognize our power and purpose in this journey called life. Impactful messages over signature Reggae grooves provide the ideal pandemic playlist.

It’s safe to say that absolutely every track on this stellar effort is a banger, literally! While “Bang Bang” may have you ready for a revolution, improvising lick shots inna the air, “Burning” and “Break Free” will move you to spread your wings and soar!  “Satya” will take you away unapologetically. Whether it’s Jazzy Lei’s amazing vocals, guitar riffs, incredible productions or inspirational lyrics, “Satya” will  leave an indelible mark on Reggae music.

Jazzy Lei’s love of music manifested during childhood as a resident choir singer, soloist and musician. With a craft and musical passion impressively evolving over the years, by 2007, the France native joined the Creole Hip Hop group “Sked Skwad,” where she was officially crowned Jazzy Lei.  The amazing artist’s entry into the Reggae world culminated with the digital and vinyl 2014 release “Change” on Dub Livity Sound System’s Frenchtown HiFi Vol. 1. Released in the U.S., “Change” has been a top pick  among international DJs and music lovers.

Tracklist:
01 – Jazzy Leï – Bang Bang (3:45)
02 – Jazzy Leï – One (3:13)
03 – Jazzy Leï – Burning (3:52)
04 – Jazzy Leï – Relax Yourself (3:59)
05 – Jazzy Leï – Break Free (3:15)
06 – Jazzy Leï – Nineveh (3:55)

DOWNLOAD/STREAM SATYA:
https://lnkfi.re/JazzySatya

SOCIAL MEDIA:
https://linktr.ee/Jazzylei

Flair Lindsey

Grammy-nominated Maxi Priest Reveals Saxon Sound System Connection

There are exciting things brewing for the Sound Chat Radio digital network! The latest buzzing addition is an interview with Grammy-nominated Reggae artist Maxi Priest. In the riveting exclusive, the music giant reveals his obscure history with UK’s famed Saxon sound system.

Maxi Priest tells of his early days on the legendary Saxon sound system, which even consisted of the burgeoning talent stealing wood to build his own speaker boxes. Yes, you heard correctly.

Further, the world-renowned artist goes on to declare that “speed rapping” started in the UK on Saxon sound, despite Jamaican artists long running accounts of Jamaica birthing the phenomenal art form. In this uber enlightening interview, Maxi Priest shares many other little-known details of his Saxon connection.

Reggae, Dancehall and Sound System driven shows, features and more have graced Sound Chat Radio for nearly a decade. Its official subscription based website soundchatradio.com, launched by visionary Garfield “Chin” Bourne in September 2020, houses a treasure trove of content. The Maxi Priest exclusive is not all that lies in store. Other stellar pieces channel super producer Bobby Digital (the last sound system interview before his death); Reggae crossover stars Tanto Metro and Wayne Wonder; the intriguing history of Brooklyn’s champion sound LP International; and much more! Although access to premiere content and archival programs is subscription based, free radio shows are available for listening during their airtime.

It’s genuinely an inspiring time for Maxi Priest who raked in a 2020 “Best Reggae Album” Grammy nomination for his album “It All Comes Back to Love.” He joins an amazing ensemble of nominees including The Wailers (“One World”), Toots and the Maytals (“Got to Be Toug”h), Skip Marley (“Higher Place”) and Buju Banton (“Upside Down”).

Visit:
https://www.soundchatradio.com

Flair Lindsey