Sex, Love & Reggae

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
With his 2010 album Hold You and its hit title track, Gyptian became reggae music's unofficial ambassador to the world. Add a Nicki Minaj-featuring remix or dubstepping, bass-dropping mixes from the likes of Diplo and Toddla T, and the singer became the genre's Wayne Gretzky, its David Beckham, or its Tiger Woods; a figure who could bring in a new audience like Marley, Tosh, Shaggy, and Sean Paul had done before. The most interesting bit has to be that unlike Marley and Tosh, Gyptian's music has skillfully shifted with his success, as the slick Sex Love & Reggae suggests sufferer's songs are now in his rearview mirror (check previous hits "Serious Times" or "Mama" ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
With his 2010 album Hold You and its hit title track, Gyptian became reggae music's unofficial ambassador to the world. Add a Nicki Minaj-featuring remix or dubstepping, bass-dropping mixes from the likes of Diplo and Toddla T, and the singer became the genre's Wayne Gretzky, its David Beckham, or its Tiger Woods; a figure who could bring in a new audience like Marley, Tosh, Shaggy, and Sean Paul had done before. The most interesting bit has to be that unlike Marley and Tosh, Gyptian's music has skillfully shifted with his success, as the slick Sex Love & Reggae suggests sufferer's songs are now in his rearview mirror (check previous hits "Serious Times" or "Mama" for some Rasta-approved new roots music), while the future looks like bling and bottle service. Not entirely though, as "One More Time" with Melanie Fiona is a lovers rock throwback, "Majestic Lady" with Estelle is like a sequel to his hit "Beautiful Lady," and the cover of Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors" is sweet, sane, and sincere enough for highlight status, but the intro to the album is titled "G Spot," and it's a bombastic intro of epic proportions. It's a suitable one, too, as big-time pop-reggae like "Be Alright" pushes Gyptian into Wyclef territory, while the stomping dancehall tech of "I'm So" is like G-Unit moved to JA, and yet Gyptian commands the cut, sternly and thoroughly. Even when Diplo returns on the title track with an electro beat and his Major Lazer crew, Gyptian and Bunji Garlin tip the scales toward fast and furious reggae. As a nod to the singer's island neighbors, "Wet Fete" cares little for what U.S. and European Union tastes prefer, catering instead to the Trinidadian people with some Kes the Band-featuring Soca. In other words, excitement abounds on this varied effort and the execution is on point, but reggae fans who have their taste set on "purist" might think there's too much booty talk and big pimpin'. There is plenty, and there's a tad too much music, too, as 17 mostly hedonistic numbers make this a long haul party, but Sex, Love & Reggae generally wins with its "get it while you can" attitude, so consider it Gyptian's worthy weekend album.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/29/2013
  • Label: Vp Records
  • UPC: 054645193528
  • Catalog Number: 1935
  • Sales rank: 46,199

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 G Spot (Intro) (0:47)
  2. 2 A Reggae Morning (3:49)
  3. 3 Be Alright (3:15)
  4. 4 I'm So (3:40)
  5. 5 Overtime (3:08)
  6. 6 Vixen (3:29)
  7. 7 Sex, Love & Reggae (3:21)
  8. 8 Non Stop (2:57)
  9. 9 Wet Fete - KES the Band (3:58)
  10. 10 Turn Me On (3:34)
  11. 11 Wine Slow (2:33)
  12. 12 One More Time - Melanie Fiona (3:14)
  13. 13 Majestic Love - Estelle (3:45)
  14. 14 Good Girls - Melanie Fiona (3:39)
  15. 15 Murderer (4:57)
  16. 16 True Colors (4:02)
  17. 17 My Number One (4:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gyptian Primary Artist
Paul Pesco Guitar
Winston Bowen Guitar
Dean Fraser Saxophone, Background Vocals
Alvin Haughton Percussion
Dwight Richards Trumpet
Nambo Robinson Trombone
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis Bass, Guitar
Mitchum Chin Guitar
Kirk Bennett Drums
Harold O'Neal Synthesizer, Keyboards
Denise Weeks Background Vocals
Obed Calvaire Drums
Arden "Keyz" Altino Synthesizer, Keyboards, Vocoder
Aeion Hoilett Bass
Lamont "Monty Rankin" Savory Guitar
Andrew Marsh Keyboards
Kevon Webster Keyboards
Christopher Smith Background Vocals
Sherida Sharpe Background Vocals
Carroll "Bowie" McLaughlin Keyboards
Ray Angry Synthesizer, Keyboards
Mark "Lace" Gibbs Guitar
Robert Dubwise Guitar
Clarence Leggett Background Vocals
Alberto Cruz Background Vocals
Elizabeth "Gg" Lizay Background Vocals
Brandyn Porter Guitar
Alberto Cruz Jr. Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Dean Fraser Producer
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis Arranger, Programming, Producer, Executive Producer, Instrumentation
Chris Chin Executive Producer
Kirk Bennett Additional Music
Angela Hunte Composer
Neil "Diamond" Edwards Composer, Executive Producer
Andrew Grey Art Direction
Sergio "Sergical" Tsai Engineer
Max "Mad Max" Castor Engineer
Stephen "Supahype" Davis Engineer
Arden "Keyz" Altino Producer, Additional Production
Teflon Producer
Aeion Hoilett Additional Music
Lamont "Monty Rankin" Savory Composer, Additional Music
Stanley "Rellee" Hayden Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer
Linton "T.J" White Composer, Producer
Major Lazer Producer
Tarik Johnston Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Kevon Webster Additional Music
Christopher Scott Mastering
Romel Marshall Engineer
GTA Producer
Ray Angry Composer
Shane C. Brown Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer, Additional Production
Kees Dieffenthaller Composer
Andrew Myrie Composer, Programming
Thomas Pentz Composer, drum programming
Michael Prochilo Engineer
Stephen Suckarie Additional Music
Akene Dunkley Composer, Producer
Justus Arison Producer
Lance Powell Engineer
Julio Mejia Composer, drum programming
Randayne Jagan Composer, Producer
Tiffany Mea Publicity
Showmani "DJ Kitt" Hayles Composer, Producer
Dennis "DC" Coronel Composer, Producer, Additional Music
Alberto Cruz Jr. Arranger, Composer, Engineer, Additional Music
Patchman Producer, Engineer
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