Exclusive: Reggae Eccentric Jahdan Blakkamoore Gets Set to Unleash a Surge of New Material
Published Sep 18, 2009After making headlines this summer for guesting on the Major Lazer LP, Jahdan Blakkamoore's highly anticipated album Buzzrock Warrior dropped earlier this week (September 15). The record is poised to help the reggae-centred hip-hop/dubstep/dancehall "singjay" build on his growing reputation as one of the most versatile vocalists in the world.
However, in an interview with Exclaim!, Blakkamoore confirmed that Buzzrock Warrior is merely a benchmark in a flood of new material.
Interest in the disc has been stoked by the canny promotion of the Dutty Artz crew, who have doled out a half dozen free tracks in advance of the album.
"We produce at such a rapid rate, we can afford to do that." Blakkamoore laughs, adding that he's ready for the spontaneous remixes that follow such leaks.
"At first I had to warm up to that," he explains. "I wasn't really too keen on all these remixes, but now I really see the need for it and I'm like, yeah, remix my joint!"
Along with the various remix tie-ins, Blakkamoore says that in the near future he expects to drop his long-anticipated roots-reggae project, which has been in the works for more than two years.
"That album is already titled Babylon Nightmare and it's ready to be mastered" he says. "It's going to be coming out with Lustre Kings.
"In the meantime, I'm doing one or two shows to promote that and Buzzrock Warrior. There's always work to be done, always the next level to take it to."
Blakkamoore has yet to announce any Canadian dates, but here are the tour stops lined up so far for the U.S.:
9/19 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Pulp Live
9/20 Miami, FL - JAZID
10/10 New York, NY - Terminal 5
11/13 New York, NY - Museum of Natural History