by: Rachel Narozniak
Jun 10, 2019
With the discharge of his debut solo album, Walshy Fireplace Presents: ABENG, Walshy Fireplace showcases how the musical stylistics of the Caribbean and African areas coloration his sound. Previously an integral member of Main Lazer, Walshy Fireplace places forth an 11-track exposé of his particular person sonic aesthetic on the collaboration heavy album. An array of artists make cameos, starting from Jamaican reggae and dancehall singer Kranium, to American-Nigerian singer-songwriter WurID. The bevy of featured expertise seen on the compilation album’s observe record signifies a collaborative richness that highlights, partially, Walshy Fireplace’s meticulousness in crafting the long-form outing.
“The intention [of ABENG] is to make the Caribbean and Africa have a dialog that’s louder, and in the identical studio or the identical stage, on the identical time,” Walshy Fireplace mentioned earlier than Walshy Fireplace Presents: ABENG arrived.
Extremely regarded for his contributions to the dancehall style, Walshy Fireplace is well-known for his vivacious dancehall productions and has additionally labored in and throughout soca and reggae, all of which derive from Caribbean musical tradition. On Walshy Fireplace Presents: ABENG, Walshy Fireplace returns to those acquainted genres whereas partaking Afrobeat. The result’s a largely mid-tempo assortment of culturally inflected cuts that underscore Walshy Fireplace’s polish as a solo artist.