Wanted, the new album from international collective Chopstick Dubplate, serves up a big plate of ragga jungle anthems hot off the press. With a fresh new take on Chopstick’s upbeat vocal sound, the 2nd full length from Chopstick features rising star Mr. Williamz with special appearances from foundation artists Top Cat, King Kong and Dennis Brown. Williamz hosts a singalong dancehall journey through a whole variety of allegorical topics. Wanted is a jungle party record guaranteed to mash up the dance. Williamz and crew deliver catchy and unforgettable lyrics on brand new Chopstick riddims, with something for every reggae and jungle fan worldwide.
Worldwide Traveller features Top Cat and Williamz on the catchiest tune in recent memory, with the cheekily hilarious refrain “Sometimes you have to fly pon Ryanair”. A lyrically mad satirical observation of what we all go through to travel, this one’s already a huge tune in the dance.
Williamz singjays catchy ganja oriented lyrics in an eighties style “All Over town”, puts on a white fur Kangol to talk a bout who is the “Girls Dem Dada”, and grabs control of the microphone to shell down the dance in “Holla Fi We”. Popping the big question, “Have You Ever” is for all lovers crew, updating the crown prince of reggae’s timeless classic with a singjay call and response between Williamz and Brown. “Wanted” on the streets but not by police, the Chopstick posse run through in a ruffneck junglist fashion arriving at the crescendo, the big concluding topic: life. In Chopstick’s take on King Kong’s anthem “Rumble Jumble Life”, Williamz chats about the ironic realities of life for both rich and poor in a nineties dancehall style , with a witty critique of human nature that complements the catchy classic tenor of King Kong.
Mr Williamz is on fire on every track on this album. With a wicked dancehall style all his own, Williamz delivers a sound reminiscent of the golden era of dancehall, and combined with production by Jacky Murda and Aries, the trademark Chopstick Dubplate sound is all over the album. On dubplate and mashing up dances worldwide since summer with massive support by Marcus Visionary, Kenny Ken, Nicky Blackmarket, Congo Natty, Benny Page, Serial Killaz, Uncle Dugs, Billy Daniel Bunter, King Yoof and more..
Wanted is out on September 30th 2013
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