16 August 2015
One of the surprises of recent years with regards to reggae produced outside of Jamaica was Hollie Cook, a young singer and the daughter of Paul Cook, drummer of the Sex Pistols, and Jeni, former backing singer of Culture Club. The late Ari Up of the female punk band The Slits, was her artistic godmother from childhood, to the point of her making an appearance for the reunion of the historic punk-reggae group on the EP “The Reunion of the Killer Slits”.
Perhaps out of respect for the reggae greats, Hollie defines her music as “tropical pop”. The excellent Italian producer Prince Fatty has provided the beats for her two albums: her 2011 self-titled debut and the more mature “Twice,” released in 2014. On this album her ethereal voice is accompanied by perfectly tuned harmonies unfolding over seventies style “steppers” beats .
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