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ANTHONY JOHN turned heads here at the station with his well executed single on the UPFULL PROJECT by RIDDIM N NICE Productions  entitled HOW COULD YOU . 

Check this sample video out for a taste of ANTHONY JOHN'S  banger!

 

Immediately SHYRICK NATION was asking for more from this artist including DJ FATTA ICON.  It seemed the listeners could not get enough of his melodious vibes.

 


MURDER was another track that mashed up not only  SHYRICK NATION but rocked Russia and Northern Europe as well when we took the track to VK.com. Follow this link to listen to DJ FATTA ICON drop MURDER ( posted to our very own SHYRICK NEWS REEL) https://chickmelion.tumblr.com/post/633186408315666432/hot-the-go-button-and-check-out-this-banger



(MURDER can be found on the album GOOD VIBRATION and is available for your music collections... just follow this link   https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01K6V4KS0/ref=dm_ws_sp_ps_dp)


His tenacious "never quit" attitude combined with his ethics for upfull quality music has served ANTHONY JOHN well for over 3 decades.  He has enjoyed the spotlight in magazines, on tv and has been interviewed all across the globe.



Follow this link to check out some vicious vibes on download:


He also has stood on stages across the world with greats like : Macka B, Prince Malachi, The Sista Band, Empress Ayola, Little Roy, Sylvia Tella, The Amarics, Twinkle Brothers, Action Fire, Lutan Fyah, Earl 16, Luciano, Dennis Alcapone, Michael Prophet and many more.



Even more impressive are some of the labels he has recorded with.  He started with Rambo International Sound System alongside Buju Banton,  and sat on a lot of riddims at Buju's very own label Gargamel Music. He is also on the :  Reality Sound label; Jah Warrior Record label; Studio Star Gate label; and Penthouse Records only to name a few.



His track “Burning Fire Of Love” had even been chosen for a sound track in the movie “Hunter Fire Man”. 

ANTHONY JOHN has an impressive career indeed and we are blessed with the ability to catch up with  the artist to ask of him a few questions , check it out family:

SHYRICK: Your recent track HOW COULD YOU on the UPFUL PROJECT by RIDDIM N NICE  Productions is getting some rave reviews here with SHYRICK NATION GLOBAL.  FATTA ICON has even said a few times, "It is as if the riddim was made for this song,"  please tell us what inspired you to write this song and marry it to this riddim ?

ANTHONY JOHN:  Firstly give thanks to the BOSS MAGAZINE,  SHYRICK DANCEHALL RADIO, and to DJ FATTA ICON for the real promotion on the UPFULL PROJECT. The tune HOW COULD YOU  is really one of the master pieces on this EP and the melody was inspired by the riddim. The first time I played the riddim things started to happen, you could say the vibes came together. The voice is just another instrument you add to the whole composition. You will hear and feel exactly where and how to place it. Finally the text was inspired by real life issues happening in my circle at the time. She wanted to brake it up and he wanted to make up, (by the way they are still together.)  Inspiration comes easy when you are intune to your craft I guess.



SHYRICK: Over a 30 year career,  living and recording in three countries, performing in many more and rubbing shoulders with some icons in the industry, you have witnessed some serious influences shape the face of the industry like : the advent of the the electronic age for home production and promotion and now a global pandemic, in your opinion what should the individuals in this genre do  ( performers, producers and promoters)  to ensure REGGAE survives for future generations ?

ANTHONY JOHN : In this electronic age of production it is easier and faster to get things done, but I am not sure if it is doing much justice to the quality of music and message coming out to the public . Promotion is much easier to do for sure with this medium, almost everyone you would like to reach for musical reasons are on social media. 



This pandemic is something else though, (no comment) but I must state that these are times for observations and reflections and to stay in tune with self.

As for the survival of this genre for generations to come in my opinion everyone should keep doing, promoting and supporting good music like it means something to them.

SHYRICK: Statistics show that the genre REGGAE only holds 1% of the overall music consumption, what are your ideas why this is so and what do you recommend as actions the community can take to allow for more viable growth and the ability for everyone to eat ?



ANTHONY JOHN: I think its more than 1% , with the musical politics it could easily be another 4% under sabotage, so the community knows exactly what to do and what not to do. There is a greedy mentality and even though "the cake can share for everyone" there are people who want it all for themselves.  We should instill quality in the music, and this should be a requirement. Also if we treat it as a business we can only grow to higher heights.


SHYRICK: For the youth growing into some volatile global situations what edification can you offer them so they  may trod a safe path?

ANTHONY JOHN: If I respond to this question as a father or as a simple member of society, the views are the same... most youths today are programed by the internet where peer pressure is so profound where hidden agendas are pushed by the tabloids, radio, tv and the so call "roll models." It's very important that we continue to be the examples of who we would like them to be, so while the system teaches them what they want them to learn, we have our part to play.



SHYRICK: Is there more music to come from MR MUSIC in the near future?

ANTHONY JOHN: Mother nature and father time willing, there will be a single entitled LONG WAY coming soon in 2021. It is taken from a soon to be release album on the OLD CAPITAL RECORDS label in FRANCE, also MR MUSIC PRODUCTION along side ALASSANE MUSIC are working on an EP.  New music also due from NAPEM RECORDS and surely more to come from RIDDIM N NICE PRODUCTIONS as well. There are other projects but we will not  talk about until the time is right !!! I must say one perfect love to one and all that play a part in my musical journey, maximum respect to family, friends, fans and well wishers.



Family you are encouraged to head on over to ANTHONY JOHN'S download pages and tuck some maaaaaaaaaad Reggae vibes from this artist into your music collections  today ... here's a couple more  links  for you to check out >>> 


https://music.apple.com/us/album/step-in-the-future/558839020  


and https://music.apple.com/us/album/creation/315987596


And finally to stay on top of new releases and concert dates ( once all that kicks in again ) you are encouraged to join ANTHONY JOHN on his Facebook page.... just follow this link >>>

https://www.facebook.com/ANTHONY-JOHN-REGGAE-32452060495/

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