Toppa Top 10: The Best Reggae Tunes of 2013

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December 23, 2013

3. Shy FX feat. Liam Bailey – “Soon Come”


Now, here’s one that really took us by surprise. Just as drum and bass music was starting to bubble back up, U.K. jungle‘s original nuttah Shy FX turned back up, but with a vintage reggae cut that could be passed off convincingly as a Studio One cut from decades past. Driven by superb vocals from Liam Baileyโ€”a singer once signed by Amy Winehouse, now recording with her mentor/producer Salaam Remiโ€””Soon Come” is effortless in its evoking of summertime reggae of a certain vintage. D Brown/Gregory fans take note. The U.K. scorcher never quite made a splash on this side of the Atlantic but…soon come. โ€”Jesse Serwer