Leon Dinero – If You Ask Me

Coming straight off of the hot debut forty five, a ska/ rocksteady version of Lee Fields & The Sugarman 3’s “Lover Like Me”on Daptone Records, the ever so mysterious Leon Dinero returns once again with another seven for your record box. Drawing deep down from Jamaican music history, Leon, backed by The Frightnrs and Victor Axelrod tackle a tune that was originally slated to be on the Lp release from The Frightnrs. However, it would not make it on Nothing More To Say. but now has found a home as a single for Dinero. Bringing us a smooth as butter/ sweet as honey vocal on this track, Dinero channels the greats like Hopeton Lewis and Alton Ellis while bringing it home right here in 2019. This side is going to be a classic we’re talking about for years to come mark our words. The flip, “Bandits” addresses The Big Apple’s gentrification woes inna Jamaican Dee Jay style, with vocals laid down by NYC’s own reggae ambassador Screechy Dan. You may remember him from reggae classics such as “Big Bills” and “Pose Off” (that simply light up the dance hall as soon as it’s dropped). Screechy Dan has been a face up front in the NYC reggae community for years. Working with new faces and JA veterans alike, he’s a legend in his own right. And let’s not forget Axelrod, whose production can go from a sweet rocksteady on the A to a tough rub-a-dub stylee on the B-side just like that. the man has talent. For sure this is a group of artists that Daptone will be using again and again for future hits, because really, both tracks are dynamite and out of sight. Stream it below and pre-order after the stream.

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