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Jah Lex produces debut album with live instruments

Published:Tuesday | November 11, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Reggae artiste Jah Lex

Reggae artiste Jah Lex recently released his first official reggae album called Shine Yuh Light. The album is currently available online on all digital stores such as Spotify, iTunes, CD Baby, and Amazon.

According to the artiste, the album comprises 13 songs and is a good representation of authentic reggae music. All rhythms featured on the album were created using live instruments.

"People should support this album because it is as authentic as reggae music should be. Nowadays, reggae artistes mostly use computer rhythms, but for this album, all the music is real and live. This album is roots and culture, and me and my team are taking it (music) back to where it is supposed to be, real roots-rock reggae," Jah Lex said.

The album's distribution is currently limited to online stores. However, the artiste disclosed that plans are in place to release a tangible version of the album in spring 2015.

Produced by Rising Sun Records, Shine Yuh Light features a collaboration with iconic reggae-dancehall artiste Capleton, as well as reggae artiste Selaska. That effort is called Bobo Man Chant, which already has a music video in rotation in European and African markets.

Uplifting music

"As a rasta, I try to uplift people through my music. Everybody has a light inside them and something positive to offer to the world. So that is why I decided to call the album Shine Yuh Light, because I want persons to know that they can conquer all obstacles," he said.

Jah Lex also produces his own reggae festival in Canada called Mystic Mountain Reggae Bash. The festival was hosted last summer, and the artiste says the product is growing from strength to strength.

"I just returned from a tour of Europe, as well as my festival in Canada, which was very nice. I am always getting emails from fans who say that my songs make them feel good about themselves and that I help them cope with certain troubles. To me, that is better than fame and money. It's really a great feeling," the artiste said.

To keep up with some of the singles on the album, music lovers can also visit