Hornsman Coyote & Jah Mason: Belly of the Beast
Balkan Music Box Agency released a video and a single Belly of the Beast on its YouTube channel and CDBaby. It is the first official collaboration of two internationally known reggae artists from Jamaica and Serbia.
Hornsman Coyote, reggae artist from Serbia, is more active than ever, building a parallel solo career in the world of reggae, playing trombone for the new albums of legends Max Romeo and Lee Scratch Perry, playing trombones and collaborating with numerous well-known reggae artists from all over the world, and at the same time creatively leading comeback of his reggae-metal band Eyesburn. Stubborn not to be stopped by the obstacles and traps of Babylon, Coyote is currently in a process of a new album post-production.
The result of author’s maturing is the purity and power of his message – Rastafarian, politically engaged or emotionally involved, yet always layered and contrasted. In addition, serious singing experience gave him the ability of complete control over his voice, the fluctuation in power by the message, but in harmony with the sound of trombone that often leads the songs. The album, which is currently in post-production, is announced by title single Belly of the Beast, a collaboration with Jamaican Jah Mason, a distinguished representative of nu roots sound who has toured Europe and rest of the world extensively in last decade and has a number of successful albums. Mason’s vocal from the native well of reggae tradition easily spread love and spirituality, while his muffin adds the strength of insurgency to the song.
The video for the song was recorded and produced by Balkan Music Box at selected locations in Belgrade in constant interaction with the city and its inhabitants. Video is traveling with actors through the basic natural elements, as much as they are available in urban areas. The song Belly of the Beast is the first official cooperation of internationally known reggae artist from Jamaica and Serbia. Thematically, it is dedicated to the common problems that the devil’s time brought to all of us, but felt in a most difficult or closest way in ghettoized environments like Serbia and Jamaica are. Poem transfers sincere desire to burn down Babylon and not to give in to his evilous ways. In addition to Jah Mason, Coyote’s new album hosts another reggae artist from Jamaica – Lutan Fyah, while the production of riddims is in the capable hands of the House of Riddim.