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February 25, 2013
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Sizzla Remixes his Holding Firm Classic
Curtis Campbell, STAR Writer


Veteran reggae artiste Sizzla has remixed his more-than-10-year-old single, Holding Firm, with a hip-hop flavour.

However, instead of featuring a hip-hop artiste on Holding Firm part two, the singjay decided to use the services of his Judgement Yard artiste G Mac.

The STAR spoke with G Mac and he says Holding Firm is one of his favourites from Sizzla's lengthy catalogue of classics.

"Being a part of the Holding Firm remix has helped to boost my confidence. To remix a hit song, Jamaican artistes normally use foreign acts, but for Sizzla to use me on this track, it's a great feeling because that shows that he has confidence in my work. Holding Firm is such a powerful song and Sizzla collaborations are scarce, so it's an honour for me," G Mac said.

According to the artiste, the remix has the potential to be as influential as the original.

"I think the remix will live up to the reputation of the original song, or can even surpass it, who knows? So far, the selectors and the listeners are loving it. We are going through a sad economic climate now. Not to knock anybody, but it's not all the time we must be doing party songs, we need consciousness as well," G Mac said.

The Holding Firm remix is already available on iTunes.com and will be available worldwide by this weekend.

An accompanying music video was also shot in east Kingston and surrounding areas. That video is expected to premiere this Saturday on CVM TV's Onstage.

"I am excited to drop back this song. Its one of my favourite songs and I felt back a similar energy during the recording process and the video shoot," said Sizzla Kalonji.

Holding Firm, the remix, is the product of a collaborative production effort from Kalonji Music Productions, OD and Royalty records.

G Mac recently returned from a European tour where he performed at places like Belgium, Italy, Amsterdam, Paris, Germany and Austria.

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