Sadeke Brooks, Staff Reporter
With a following that is already strong in Europe, British producer Benny Page plans to bring his style to a new project involving dancehall and reggae acts which he hopes will help him gain new fans in Jamaica and the United States.
Having been in Jamaica for just over a week, Benny Page says he has already done work with acts such as Jah Vinci, Italis, Assassin and Richie Loop.
Prior to coming to Jamaica, he also recorded songs with UK-based acts like Tippa Irie, Gappy Ranks, and Skarra Mucci.
This will be Page's first album. He will be doing the production, while vocals will be provided by the various artistes.
Speaking to The Gleaner while at Geejam Recording Studio in Portland on Monday, Page explained that the album "is a fusion between dance music and dancehall, with some reggae infused as well".
With quite a bit of dancehall planned for the project, he noted that it was necessary to come to Jamaica to record.
"I thought it was important to come to the island to get the authentic sound and get the sound of the newer artistes," said Page, who has worked with acts such as Jessie J, Tinnie Tempah, Misha B, Arlisa, and Nas.
Page, who has also done remixes for Sony, Universal, Atlantic and London Records, says the album will have between 12 and 15 tracks and should be released before the summer of 2014.
However, there are plans to release a single from the album before Christmas.