by Jodee Brown
Internationally acclaimed Jamaican deejay and producer, Delly Ranx has become the latest Dancehall star to release an all-Reggae album in an effort to help revive a genre that has seemingly become second best in the island.
Three months after the release of Busy Signal’s new album, Reggae Music Again, Delly Ranxhas dropped his fourth studio effort dubbed,The Next Chapter, featuring a plethora of soothing sounds that showcase the artiste’s maturity as an artiste and a person. Released on July 10, The Next Chapter features a slew of veteran acts as well as promising newcomers as Delly Ranx hopes to bridge the growing generational gap within music; encouraging listeners of all ages to open their minds and ears to varying sounds.
Via press release, Delly Ranx described some of the features on The Next Chapter that he believes will resonate well with fans.
“I collaborated with Bunny Rugs from Third World on a song called Life After Lifetime. I also have a collab with Buju Banton called Thunder Roll. My youngest daughter Gabrielle Foster also collaborated with me on a song called Baby Cry and I did a song called One a Way Soldier (remix) with an artiste called Chali 2na,” he explained.
The Next Chapter also features many scintillating instrumentals and basslines reminiscent of old-school Reggae but with new age twists.
According to the self-professed Worl’ General, this new project will surely engage fans; helping them to appreciate Reggae music once more.
“It was worthwhile for me to release a Reggae album to bridge the gap between the younger folks and the elders so that people can appreciate Reggae again,” he said.
Delly Ranx landed in New York on Tuesday to promote The Next Chapter and was recently in Jamaica to plug his new release. Additionally, he performed in Mexico last week leading up the compilations’ release.