JAMAICA / FLY AWAY
Single Released: 7th SEPT 2009
Early 2009 was a phenomenal start for rising reggae artist Jimmy Screech to say the least. Having supported world renowned heavy weight artists such as Roots Manuva, Ghostface Killer (Wu Tang Clan) Ugly Duckling and shared the stage with Mark Ronson, Jimmy needs little introduction.
With previous collaborations under his belt with Ricky Ranking (Roots Manuva/The Bug) the Grammy nominated Tippa Irie (Black Eyed Peas/Saxon Sound International/Sublime) Jimmy's talents are a much sought after commodity. Having already recorded with The Nextmen on a track for their forthcoming album Join The Dots and with Roots Manuva featuring on Jimmys much anticipated album; it's not just the great public that have taken notice.
From the incredible underground success of the previous singles Wood 4 The Treez and Scandalous (feat. on iTunes Best Of 2009), we now present the double A Side Jamaica and Fly Away released on MAP Music 7th September. Fresh from remixing Roots Manuvas 'Slime and Reason album, DJ Wrongtom lends his unique remixing skills to Jamaica, whilst rising break beat producer Crooklyn Static provides his remixing talent on Fly Away.
Catch one of Jimmy Screechs electrifying live sets this summer on the Banana Klan Tour alongside staple supporter Roots Manuva, Ricky Ranking, Dawn Penn and Black Biscuit.
A distinctive and distinctively English voice.. bodes well for the full album THE INDEPENDENT, ONE TO WATCH
Smart lyricism and mainstream hit potential METRO, ONE TO WATCH
Cool yet catchy reggae - and hip hop - toned pop TIME OUT
Considerable talent KNOWLEDGE
One to watch RWD
Londons rapidly rising star FLIPSIDE
South Londoner Jimmy Screech certainly possesses uniqueness M8
Jim Screech is a truly diverse, big and heavy talent. Expect big things from this man over the next twelve months BRAD ELLIS, THE NEXTMEN
Only once in the history of music comes an artist with the ferocity, courage, originality and sheer magnetism as a Jimmy Screech" YOUNG EINSTEIN, UGLY DUCKLING
An on-topic frenzy of melodic and forward-looking reggae-hip-hop HIP HOP CONNECTION
wholeheartedly recommend worth checking for sure ****IDJ MAGAZINE
entertaining with a capital E. ECHOES MAGAZINE
this colourful musician is ready to shake up the music industry NEW NATION
unique THE VOICE