“Theory of Reggaetivity” – the long awaited Reggae Album of ASSASSIN aka AGENT SASCO – is out now on GERMAICA DIGITAL. The album contains features with Chronixx and Australian singer Elesia Iimura. Featured producers on “Theory of Reggaetivity” are Ranch Entertainment, Silly Walks, Chimney Records, MLMG & Assassin, Protoje’s Diggy British & The Drum Keys, Soundcheq, Theo Butler and Niko Browne.
“Theory of Reggaetivity” is my musical study of the principles of Reggae music. What makes Reggae … Reggae? What are the birth marks, the unique, distinguishing characteristics of the music? I like the idea of a theory because it’s a supposition, therefore it leaves room for improvements and amendments. Like with all learning it does not propose that one knows all there is to know on the subject and leaves room for expansion,” says Assassin.
The album’s title, a play on words, makes a nod to Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. Setting the tone of the album, the title track and “Reggae Origin” examine the birth of Reggae beyond its pioneers. Assassin’s description is more scientific because he questions the possibilities of Reggae playing a role in the Big Bang and the vibration of weather patterns as the building blocks of the genre, which inherently are building blocks of life.
Given Reggae’s reputation of being by the people and for the people, he carries the tradition of a messenger by reaching people on a human level, incorporating more live instrumentation and harmonizing than he has done on any of his previous material. Assassin portrays the genre as a complex subject that is not just a medium of expression, but also a soundtrack of motivation (“J-O-B”), struggle (“No Slave feat. Chronixx), achievement (“Stronger”), love (“Crazy” feat. Elesia Iimura) and celebration (“Feel Highrie”). Assassin, who got his name by annihilating any competition with his lyrical wordplay, also stays true to his crafty lyricism – evident on the album’s first single “Mix Up”.
Here the official tracklist of the album:
Assassin aka Agent Sasco – Theory of Reggaetivity (Germaica Digital 2016)
01. Theory Of Reggaetivity
02. What Is Reggae? (AC, LC, JC Intro)
03. Reggae Origin
04. Health & Wealth
05. LC (Intro)
06. Feel Highrie
07. Mix Up
08. Crazy feat. Elesia Iimura
10. J-O-B (Skit)
11. No Slave feat. Chronixx
13. Day In Day Out
14. Country Bus
Title: Theory of Reggaetivity
Artiste: Assassin aka Agent Sasco
Label (Europe): Germaica Digital
Release: Feb19 2016