Words by Jesse Serwer—
Living HeART, a compilation celebrating the 25th anniversary of reggae/dancehall label Xterminator Records, is set for release later this month. The latest leak from the project (being released under the label’s new name, XTM.Nation), “Show Them How Fi Blaze” features guest vocals from 2014 Artist to Watch Jesse Royal on a tune from St. Thomas, USVI-based vocalist Jahman. Jahman, whose 2012 album Diamonds and Pearls featured production from Xterminator founder Philip “Fattis” Burrell, wrote the tune as a tribute to the late producer.
Fattis’ son, Kareem “Remus” Burrell, produced the track, which features Mitchum “Khan” Chin on guitars, Donald “Dannie Bassie” Dennis on bass, Shaun Darson on drums and Kevon “Webbo” Webster on keys, and was recorded by Delroy Pottinger and mixed by legendary engineer Steven Stanley. Catch the “Show Them How Fi Blaze” premiere below, stream previous leaks “Standing In Love” by Lee “Scratch” Perry and Pressure Busspipe’s “Shield & Guide,” and look out for more Living HeART on LargeUp.