ARTISTS

For almost two years now, High Smile Hifi has worked with various artists from Europe and Jamaica to record numerous dubplates and tracks. Our dub box features the hottest deejays and singers, such as Skarra Mucci, Daddy Freddy, Derrick Parker, General Levy, Super Black, Tristan Palma, Sammy Gold, Pad Anthony, Ranking Joe, Admiral Tibet, Courtney Melody, Junior Cat, Solo Banton, Supa Bassie, Junior Roy, Peter Youthman & Likkle Ferguson to name a few.

 

 

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DIGIKAL YOUTH – A collective of 5 musicians & singers based in Hawaii and California. The crew lately released their debut single called ‚Magnetic‘ which is a truly mindblowing production that outlines the crews unique vibe and potential. Tuli Ranks already recorded a superb dubplate about a year ago and his fellow partner Little Jordee is the artist featured on the 2016 Top Smile Records release called  ‘Lyric Designer’. A special request goes out to Sean Kim, who engineered and mixed the vocal tracks of these tunes at Jahtomic studio in Maui, Hawaii.

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RAS NEGUS I – was born in Kingston Jamaica as son to mama Ruth, a original Rasta Sistrine and to Harry Joseph, a famous juice specialist. The born and bread Rastafarian is a versatile artist who sends a positive message with his music. He currently resides in the UK where he runs a juice bar Harry Joseph healing stream a family business. RAS Negus I has been on the music scene for over 15 years performing in America, Jamaica, Ethiopia, UK, France etc. He already featured on two different Top Smile Records 7″ with tunes called ‚Family‘ (2015) and  ‘Seeking a way out’ (2014).

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SPENG BONDSPENG BOND – Known for his productions for UB40, Reality Shock, Dub Unit and Jahtari, Speng’s history goes way back to the early days the UK soundsystem scene. He started promoting, performing and recording in 1974 for his own, Birmingham based sound called Black Ambassador. Currently, Speng runs his own sound called Blessedluvmuzik. We had teamed-up with the Reading based artist to record some tunes for the Top Smile record label in 2013. The first single called ‘Dilly Dally’ is still availabe on 7″ vinyl as well as our latest release called ‚Babylon‘ (2017).

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S'KAYAS’KAYA –  Amazed by his versatile style we partnered up with the French deejay sensation in 2013 to record some tunes and dubplates. The 1987 born singer started his career as a rapper at the age of 13. At the age of 16, he discovered his affection for reggae music and started to record songs soon after. Known for his latest releases on Partial records, he will surely be one of the most promising talents outta Europe and an artist to watch out for in the future. After releasing  ‘My Story’ (2014), ‚Deejay Livication‘ (2015) and ‚Tell the Youths‘ (2016), it’s our pure pleasure to release ‚Hardworker‘ (2017), his fourth song on the label.

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LITTLE HARRY – High Smile Hifi started to work with the Saint Thomas born deejay back in 2012. The so called ‘Youngest Veteran’ started his musical career at the age of ten. As a teenager, he had been on stage with King Yellowman and Billy Boyo [RIP] on the Aces Soundsystem. In 1983, Little Harry joined Junjo Lawes Volcano sound for whom he recorded most of his tunes. He had also recorded tunes for King Jammy, Skengdon and Stones Throw lately. With ‚Hard Life‘ and ‚No Friend a Dem‘, two tunes with the veteron deejay are still available as 7″ singles – a full lenght album will follow in 2017!

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TENNA STARTENNA STAR – The Birmingham based singer virtually stumbled over our soundcloud profile back in March 2013. Stunned by our productions, he contacted us for a collaboration. After recording a dubplate special, we agreed to work together on an common album. We then tried to finance this project with crowdfunding campaign, which sadly did not materialize. Hence, we somehow managed to still work together and record some beautiful tunes. ‚Be Smart‘ and ‚Right Now‘ are the first two highlights of many songs we already recorded with the singer.

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KOA ALOY – The Hawaiian born and raised youthman started to make underground roots and reggae music in 2013. When we stumbled over his soundcloud channel, we instantly fell in love with his voice and style. The promising artist is a passionate surfer and also dives for fish, as you can see on the photo. #Sustainability is the key for the country life he’s living with his family. At first, the man left his footsteps on this wicked dubplate and soon after he recorded ‚Tell Dem Again‘ for us.  This song is part of our January 2017 batch of 7″ records and was already released digitally on our album ‚Three The High Way – Vol. 1‘ in 2016. More works is in the making and we all enjoy this ‚round the globe collab‘ to the max.

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