Aug 01, 2014
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Posts tagged: Prince Fatty

LargeUp Exclusive: Stream Hollie Cook’s “Twice” LP

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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It was LargeUp creative director Martei Korley who first turned me, along with the rest of the LargeUp braintrust, onto Hollie Cook about three years back. Martei being our resident authority on all things lovers rock, I was inclined to take his recommendation regarding a young English singer he suggested was bringing a fresh but faithful approach to that vintage reggae style. We were instantly hooked by Hollie’s self-titled debut, naming it our album of the year for 2011 and declaring Hollie our favorite new artist.

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VIDEO: Hollie Cook Is “Looking For Real Love”

Words by Natalie Weiner—
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Way back in March, we previewed Hollie Cook‘s upcoming sophomore full-length, Twice—the album drops next week, and you’ll be able to listen exclusively at LargeUp starting Monday. In the mean time, catch up with Cook in her most recent video, “Looking For Real Love.” The song showcases the British singer’s trademark lover’s rock/2014 dub aesthetic, with 70′s-style strings layered over a deep reggae groove courtesy of producer Prince Fatty. Cook has been killing it from the start, with a stellar debut that was LargeUp’s favorite album of 2011—her diverse influences made for a truly unique addition to the world of contemporary British reggae.

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Second Coming: Hollie Cook Returns with “Twice”

Words by Natalie Weiner—
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Lovers rock revolutionary and LargeUp favorite Hollie Cook is back and ready to take 2014 by storm with her dubby reggae sound. The British singer is preparing to release her second full-length album in May, and, frankly, we can’t wait. Entitled Twice, the LP continues Cook’s exploration of what she describes as “tropical pop”—basically, a whole slew of different influences from around the world (jazz, ska, pop, etc.) combined with classic-sounding, yet totally-fresh deep dub grooves. With the assistance of Prince Fatty, who produced Cook’s debut, our pick for 2011′s album of the year, she’s built on that sound while taking it in a whole new direction.

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LargeUp Premiere: Prince Fatty feat. Hollie Cook, “For Me You Are” (Mungo’s Hi-Fi Mix)

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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Toppa Top 10: The Best Caribbean Albums of 2012


Words by LargeUp Crew—

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Free Reggae: Marley’s Mellow Mood “Tune In Tuesdays” Presents Hollie Cook

Marley’s Mellow Mood has come up with a new way to “free the people with music,” launching a weekly free music download series dubbed Tune in Tuesdays. Each Tuesday, this link features a download of a new single from a different emerging artist. Marley’s Mellow Mood has tapped LargeUp to co-curate the series, and this week the featured artist is LargeUp favorite, Hollie Cook.

We’re so big on Hollie, we named her the new artist of the year for 2011 and called her self-titled debut the best Caribbean album of the year. If you haven’t heard her incredible modern take on Lover’s Rock yet, now’s your chance. Go here to download “Cry,” and get to know Hollie with her answers to some of our questions below. (Go here for our full “Rookie of the Year” interview with Hollie).

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