Scion A/V Remix - Greensleeves Records
Released On: Oct 30, 2007
Released By: Greensleeves Records
On this edition of the Scion A/V Remix Project, Max Glazer & Federation Sound take on Greensleeves Records' recording artist Yellowman and his classic "Zungguzungguguzungguzeng." Max Glazer & Federation Sound give this reggae classic a current sound ready to devastate dance clubs.
Greensleeves Records, the UK's leading independent reggae label, started out as a humble record shop in West Ealing. In 1977, the overwhelming demand led them to license material direct from Jamaica and release it on their new label Greensleeves Records from their relocated home in Shepherd's Bush. The first two releases were singles by Reggae Regulars "Where Is Jah" and Dr Alimantado's "Born For A Purpose" - now considered a classic, especially after the Sex Pistols' Johnny Rotten endorsed it as one of his favorite songs. Needless to say the singles flew out of the shop, and the label's first album release Dr Alimantado's "Best Dressed Chicken In Town" remains in print to this day. Greensleeves scored success with British born artist Tippa Irie's "Hello Darling" which entered the UK Top 30 in 1986. British based Jamaican duo Eastwood & Saint single "Another One Bites The Dust" reached No. 1 in the UK Reggae charts. Greensleeves had now become the most authoritative and influential source of Jamaican music in the UK.
The new Millennium ushered in a new generation of artists and producers including Elephant Man, Vybz Kartel, Macka Diamond and über-cool producers Steven "Lenky" Marsden and Don "Vendetta" Bennett. Both Lenky and Vendetta caused a dancehall frenzy with their 21st century beats. It's been 30 years, and the label has released over 400 albums, while continuing to be true to the founders' original ambitions in 1977, ensuring that Greensleeves remains the best dressed reggae label in town.