SHES SO SWEET / FREE THE SPIRIT (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK
Marcus Upbeat captures the sound of summer.
From Jamaica to the UK, the sounds of vintage ska music reverberate through the grooves of Marcus Upbeat's ‘She’s So Sweet’. Bristling with fresh reggae rhythms, the track is a light and breezy number, utilising a simple melody to capture the sound of the summer.
Drawing inspiration from some of the biggest names in the industry, Marcus found musical success through his former band No.1 Station. Recording three albums and performing extensively on the UK festival circuit, the collective also supported Roxy Music on their UK Arena tour.
Released on the critically acclaimed Blue Beat Label, Marcus is largely responsible for the label's revival after it closed in 1967. Teaming up with previous owner Siggy Jackson, the label was relaunched by the duo in 2004. Commenting on the relaunch, Marcus explains: “I wanted to return to the roots of the music and release records in the more traditional styles of classic Jamaican ska, rocksteady, and early reggae, and to revive the name 'Blue Beat' as the generic umbrella term to describe my new music".
With the release of his brand-new single and effortless ability to curate feel-good anthems enthused with powerful reggae rhythms, 2019 and 2020 are set to be more great years for Marcus Upbeat and The Blue Beat Label. [info sheet from distr.]