Reggae lovers must be overwhelmed with the amount of reggae music currently being churned out. Unlike dancehall the genre is made for times like this where you can chill and reflect on all what is going on. There is a new album form Mark Wonder that is definitely worth your time. Rems of The Dragon Slayer is the 9th studio album from the roots reggae artist.
The album follows on from Dragon Slayer released in 2017. The 12 track project was produced by Oneness Records and features artists like Crosby. Wonder wrote all the songs on the album bar Better Days produced by Franklyn Irving as well.
German independent company Oneness had a second crack at producing Marks album, having previously had success in 2012 with Working Wonders. Mark is no stranger to the German market as he has produced all his hit songs outside his motherland. Since he started making music in 1985 Mark has unfortunately not had a hit track in Jamaica. I am sure it does nag at him time and time again and once had this to say,
“Mi think ’bout it sometimes but mi jus’ busy a do my works. Wi dey pon a mission with Rastafari an’ wi try stay focused.”
Mark Wonder specializes in roots reggae and has the Bob Marley feel going for him. Despite not having huge success in Jamaica you cannot deny his talent. He has toured and had success in Europe and constantly sells out concerts. Having 9 studio albums and numerous singles must count for something. The top tracks on this album which you should get started with if you haven’t already is Brand New Me, Another Day and my personal favourite Nubian Glory. Mark gives thanks to the Almighty and sings a lot about the African plight.
Mark is real reggae artist who deserves your respect if you’re a true reggae fan. Give Rems of The Dragon Slayer a listen.
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