artist: Zion Judah
genre: roots | reggae
label: Mt. Zion Records
NYC’s Zion Judah may call the Big Apple home today, but his roots are in reggae. With his latest release entitled Quest, Zee delivers a modern musical vibe that lies somewhere between the (2) Marleys…that would be Bob and son Damian.
As the urban back beat begins on “Create Your Own Realty” listeners get just a hint of Junior Gong flava. While “Give Thanks For Life” moves magically to the middle where a dancehall-esque (I just love making up words!) motif meets an unmistakable roots melody. My favourite track, however, would be “Higher Consciousness”. A bouncy bass line, pulsating keys, sparkling guitar and smooth vocals that would bring a tear to Tuff Gong’s eye…how can you improve on that? What can I say? When it comes to reggae I’m a purist and this is a solid tune all they way around.
Listening to Zion Judah brings down your stress level and, more importantly, reminds us that there is still plenty of good in the world and that, my friends is what I call a win-win. Much bless…