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December 28, 2012
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Rayvon, Red Fox does 'No Other Like You'

Red Fox (left), Rayvon and Shaggy. - Contributed

Billboard charting singer Rayvon has teamed up with dancehall toaster Red Fox on the bubbly and body-rocking tune called 'No Other Like You'.

The track was produced by Musical Masquerade, a Jamaican producer based in the United States.

In a release, Musical Masquerade revealed how the collaboration came about.

"After I finished writing the song, I thought about the best voices to fit it and heard the voices of Rayvon and Red Fox in my head. I felt they had the best voices to pull it of," the producer explained.

He also pointed out that the feedback to the song has been overwhelming.

"The feedback has been good. The radio jocks say they haven't had a song or a collaboration like this in a while, and they also like the direction that the song is taking. It's not running down the regular dancehall hype, but it just stands out as an excellent song with excellent production and with the right voices".

Both Rayvon and Red Fox have for years toured with international dancehall sensation Shaggy as part of his Big Yard crew.

Rayvon tasted solo success in the mid-1990s when he rode the Billboard charts with the single No Guns, No Murder. He also charted on Billboard with My Bad, 2 Way and Pretty (Before I Go to Bed).

Born Bruce Brewster in Barbados, he teamed with Shaggy in the early 1990s and scored the regional dancehall hit Big Up. Virgin Records released his debut opus Hear My Cry in 1997.

He scored other hits, including Angel, Nice And Lovely and In The Summertime, all done in tandem with Shaggy.

Red Fox, whose real name is Gareth Shelton, migrated to the United States in 1986. Raised in Brooklyn, New York, he started his professional career recording for Peter McKenzie, a veteran dancehall producer and owner of an independent label called FM Force. It only took a few months for the Fox to make his mark in the dancehall, releasing songs like Come Boogie Down in 1988 and one of his signature tunes Down In Jamaica in 1989.

In 1993, he signed with major label Elektra Records, making him the first dancehall artiste based in New York to get a record deal with a major label.

His debut album, As a Matter of Fox, helped to bridge the gap with dancehall and hip hop, featuring such tracks as Dem A Murderer, I'm Gonna Take You Home, the gospel sound of Ghetto Gospel, and the dance track Golden Axe.

He then followed up with Face the Fox on VP Records. In 2005, Alicia Keys and Red Fox's reggae remix duet of If I Ain't Got You peaked at number four on the NY Reggae Singles Charts.

No Other Like You will be available digitally on iTunes, Amazon and other online stores as of January 15.

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