Magma makes Ultimate 2018 compilation

December 18, 2018

Reggae artiste Magma is pleased that his cover single Diamonds has been added to the Ultimate 2018, a compilation of the best reggae and dancehall songs for the year compiled by independent powerhouse label Tads Records.

"It is a great feeling to know that your hard work is being recognised. The Diamonds song is one I always loved. Trust me, it's a song I grow up on ... I listened to it every time my father played it on vinyl at home in my youthful days. So when I came to Jamaica, I 'bingified' the song to give it a more Rastafarian feel," he said.

Magma is featured on the compilation alongside artistes such as Richie Spice, Alkaline, Macka Diamond, Vybz Kartel, and Shaggy.

Diamonds is a drum-heavy cover of Paul Simon's Diamonds On The Soles of Her Shoes from Simon's acclaimed 1986 album, Graceland, which won three Grammy Awards in 1987, including Album Of The Year.

Magma co-produced the single with Kevon Brown and Donovan Joseph for his Moltenrock Productions.

Recently, he also released a new video for the single Earth Forces, featuring Cedric Myton of the Congos.

"I am just putting in a lot of work so that momentum can carry mi through to 2019 as I am looking to take on more shows in Europe and the Caribbean," he said.

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