Australian producer collabs with reggae heavyweights
'No Surrender’ is the latest release from Australian/UK music producer Monkey Marc.
It features a trio of reggae veterans Sizzla, Capleton and Fantan Mojah on a classic hip hop-influenced riddim.
The official music video for No Surrender has become an international viral hit with over one million views in its first week online.
Directed by Dameon Gayle (Warrior Films), the music video features two dozen Jamaican dancehall dancers and was filmed on Orange Street in downtown Kingston.
The video concept was about capturing the energy and talent of the current dancehall scene through a showcase of Jamaican dancehall dancing. Dancers in the video include Colo Colo and Boysie Roses, and members of various dancehall crews.
There has been an enthusiastic response from viewers around the world, with positive reception from Europe, South America, Australia, USA and Asia.
Music producer Monkey Marc says, “I have a huge amount of respect for Jamaica’s influence around the world, from ska, rocksteady and reggae to dancehall music and dance. Almost no other country compares to the influence that Jamaica has had on music and dance globally. Most of the music that we love wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for the island’s influence, including genres like hip hop, house, techno and more.”
He continued, “However, that respect and recognition doesn’t always come back to Jamaica. International artistes have been taking inspiration from Jamaican culture for too long without giving it the credit that it deserves”.
No Surrender is the first release from Monkey Marc’s full-length album, 'Soundclash Inna Kingston Town', slated for release in late 2017.
Other artistes on the album include Dre Island, Iba Mahr, Ninja Man, Turbulence, Lutan Fyah, Prince Allah and a host of up-and-coming artistes.