“What a Vibe” (2018) is Payoh SoulRebel‘s first solo album under the exclusive production of Cool Up Records, a young record label from Seville (Spain), formed by Alameda Sound & Legalize Sound. The album is a tribute to the Jamaican deep/pure music, what we have grown with, enjoying so. The main style is Reggae Roots, with Rocksteady shapes and early digital from the 80’s. The album name is about all the energy that it gives off, from the creation process to the final message that it transmits. The love to the music, the happiness and the positivity are some of the topics that Payoh SoulRebel sings demonstrating mastery and elegance, through his excellent voice.
The album includes two songs featuring some of the most appealing singers in the Seville’s reggae scene, Tunelon Iration and Burian Fyah. Another artist from Seville who appears in the album is Variedub, a reggae producer who has made a unique dub version for the album. In this way, they want to keep and share all the human and musical quality from their hometown.
As usual, in every Cool Up Records work the art has been made by the original and creative Mr John Vanilla, the label’s official art director. Who always convey with his illustrations his particular point of view on the project, in this occasion with the assistance of Delvina Mckinson.
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Produced, Composed and Arranged: Cool Up Records (Alameda Sound & Legalize Sound)
Lyrics & Vocals: Payoh SoulRebel
Recorded & Mixed: Mario García (Legalize Sound estudio)
Mastered: Ibón Larruzea (Euridia estudios)
Artwork: Mr John Vanilla & Delvina McKinson
Tunelon Iration: Drums and Kete. Vocal featuring on “Happiness“
Francisco Narbona: Keyboards and bass
Mario García:Keyboards, bass, percussion and melodica
Davide Gagliano: Rythm and lead guitar
Alex Hazas: Sax and flute
Urtzi Martín: Trumpet
Diego Martínez: Clavinet and hammond on “Move ya“
Juan José Valiente: Rythm Guitar on “Lone Ranger“ and lead guitar on “Move ya“
Suso Díaz: Lead guitar and harmonica on “Lone Ranger“
Rafael Arcos: Guitarra rítmica en “Move ya“
Curro Barroso (Variedub): Dub versión on “Sweet Music“
Burian Fyah: Vocal featuring on “Time to Refresh“
Payoh SoulRebel: Lead and backing vocals