Revolutionary selector turned game-changing artist, Yaadcore takes his evolution to the next level with the release of his debut album, Reggaeland, out today via 12 Yaad Records/Delicious Vinyl Island. The long-awaited drop follows Monday’s release of “Ready Now (Remix),” which updates Yaadcore‘s breakthrough banger with new features from Pressure Busspipe and I Wayne, who makes his first appearance on a track in four years.
The project fashions elements of trap, R&B, psychedelia, classic hip-hop and jazz into a sound that’s rooted in reggae but uniquely eclectic. Also appearing are Richie Spice, Jah9, Sarah Couch and the late Lee “Scratch” Perry, who adds a cryptic verse on “Play God,” while Jamaican sports broadcaster Oral Tracey brings his high-energy play calling to “Knock It.”
Producers include Subatomic Sound, Ian McKee and Green Lion Crew, Micah Shemiah, Treydrumz and Chillmuchmore and Yaadcore himself. Helping give the project its distinctive sound on the mixing board are Grammy-winning engineer Bonzai Caruso (Damian Marley, Notorious B.I.G.) and Tippy-I (of I Grade Records and Zion I Kings), among others.
To celebrate the release of Reggaeland, Yaadcore will host a series of album release events in New York City; Kingston, Jamaica; and Los Angeles over the next month. The first of these, presented by The LargeUp Agency in association with 12 Yaad and Delicious Vinyl Island, happens this coming Monday, March 21, at Brooklyn’s Cafe Erzulie. Those wishing to attend are advised to RSVP via firstname.lastname@example.org.