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Sadiki & AJ Brown Collaborate on “Party Tun Up”

SKINNY BWOY – Skinny Bwoy recording artist Sadiki and Third World frontman AJ Brown have collaborated to release “Party Tun Up” – a blazing hot reggae “one drop” club banger! The two singers initially met in 2003 at Beres Hammond’s studio. They then crossed paths again in 2011 at Reggae Sumfest and linked up earlier this year to work on the collaboration. Sadiki had this to say: “Working with AJ Brown is a major accomplishment for me. The man has been a staple on the Jamaican music scene for many years.” The single will only be released to radio initially, but will go on sale on August 5th, 2014 as part of the “Sea of Love Riddim” compilation album. That album will feature stellar vocal tracks from Pam Hall, George Nooks, Twiggi, Roy Panton & Yvonne Harrison, Canada’s Tony Anthony, UK’s Helen Rogers among other artists. A preview of the single is available at YouTube by clicking HERE AJ Brown ranks among Jamaica's greatest vocal talents. From Reggae to Jazz, World Beat to R&B, Pop to Classical, his vocal style transcends genres, musical eras, and generations. AJ rose from humble beginnings in tropical Jamaica to the glitz and glamour of the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on the invitation of the CEO, Steve A. Wynn. He “ruled the roost” at the Mirage from 1989 to1996 where he sang music of all genres and showcased his versatility and wide vocal range. He has shared the stage with international superstars including Celine Dion, Dianna King, Shaggy, Dionne Warwick, Regina Bell, the Manhattans, The Chilites, Ray, Goodman and Brown, and Evelyn ‘Champagne' King. AJ Brown is the current lead singer for Third World Reggae Band. Sadiki has an extensive resume of reggae hits in the United States, Europe and Japan. Signed to Smashing Pumpkins bassist Darcy Wretzky’s and guitarist James Iha’s Scratchie Records (distributed by Mercury Records) in the late 90’s, he released an album under the name Pancho Kryztal. His debut album as Sadiki, “Morning’s Come” (Skinny Bwoy/P-Vine, 2007) was ranked #1 in sales at HMV stores throughout Japan within weeks of its release. His sophomore set, “Lifeline” (Skinny Bwoy/Joe Fraser, 2010) topped the Weekly Star charts and rocketed to the #2 position on the New York & South Florida Reggae Charts. Sadiki is a three-time nominee for “Most Promising Entertainer” at the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA). ### For more information please visit www.skinnybwoyrecords.com Press inquiries/interviews: alex@alexrozay.com.

Skinny Bwoy Presents “Mary Jane” Riddim (Produced by Sadiki)

SKINNY BWOY JAMAICA, NOVEMBER 26, 2013 – Hot off the release of the "Green Apples Riddim", Skinny Bwoy Jamaica is at it again. This time producer Henry "Sadiki" Buckley, Jr. went deep into his riddim vaults and selected a 90's sounding Hip-Hop track reminiscent of Dr. Dre's classic work on albums such as The Chronic. He then decided to add nothing but "Green Tunes" (in keeping with the GREEN theme of course). The resulting mixture we now present as "MARY JANE Riddim". The album features 7 tracks from Skinny Bwoy Camp artists - Tripple Beam, Sadiki, Addictive, Dan-I, Gyptian's younger brother Jupita, and two new additions to the camp Richie Innocent and "Temptress" a fiery female dj/singer/songwriter. "Mary Jane Riddim" is currently available for Pre-Order worldwide at iTunes and other digital platforms. DJ/Radio/Media email us for Promo.

Sadiki Delivers "Roses for Mama (EP)

SKINNY BWOY RECORDS, APRIL 16, 2013 – Jamaican singer/songwriter/producer Sadiki, is set to release a new EP called “Roses for Mama” on April 18, 2013. The EP features four beautifully crafted tracks dedicated to mothers worldwide. Production duties are handled by Sadiki, Kemar ‘Flava’ McGregor, Triple Beam and James Peart. All tracks are self-written except for a remake of the R&B classic “Sadie” originally recorded by the Spinners. Sadiki took a break from promoting his latest album “Jah Is The Only King” to finish up the EP. “It's an important body of work,” said Sadiki. “These messages celebrate the strong women who teach us lessons in love and take us all a step closer to heaven.” He heads back out on the road in May for a promotional campaign in Jamaica. “Roses for Mama (EP)” will be available digitally at iTunes, Sadiki’s Bandcamp page and all fine online digital retailers. A Preview of “Roses for Mama (EP)” is available at SoundCloud. Track Listing 1. Sadie (Produced by Sadiki & James Peart) 2. Mama (Produced by Kemar McGregor & Sadiki) 3. Roses for Mama (Produced by Sadiki and Triple Beam) 4. Mama - Reprise (Produced by Kemar McGregor & Sadiki)

About Sadiki:

Sadiki has an extensive resume of reggae hits in the United States, Europe and Japan. Signed to Smashing Pumpkins bassist Darcy Wretzky’s and guitarist James Iha’s Scratchie Records (distributed by Mercury Records) in the late 90’s, he released an album under the name Pancho Kryztal. His debut album as Sadiki, “Morning’s Come” (Skinny Bwoy/P-Vine, 2007) was ranked #1 in sales at HMV stores throughout Japan within weeks of its release. His sophomore set, “Lifeline” (Skinny Bwoy/Joe Fraser, 2010) topped the Weekly Star charts and rocketed to the #2 position on the New York & South Florida Reggae Charts. His latest album is “Jah Is The Only King” (Skinny Bwoy Records, 2012). Sadiki is currently nominated for “Most Promising Entertainer” at the 32nd International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA). For more information on Sadiki, please visit www.skinnybwoyrecords.com/artists

To schedule interviews and for general press inquiries for Sadiki, please contact Alex Rozay Public Relations at alex[at]alexrozay.com

Sadiki's Album "Jah Is The Only King"

SKINNY BWOY JAMAICA – US based Jamaican Reggae artist Sadiki, returns with his third solo album, “Jah Is The Only King” on November 20, 2012. The self-written, 12-track album is a clear departure from the all lovers rock sound of his previous set. “Jah Is The Only King” offers a compelling blend of conscious reggae tracks and rootsy lovers ballads that showcases the singer / songwriter / producer’s growth and maturity as an artist.

Majority of the tracks on “Jah Is The Only King” are produced by top flight Jamaican reggae producer Kemar “Flava” McGregor (Sinead O'Connor, Etana). Sadiki also worked with UK’s Chris Peckings (Bitty McLean, Gappy Ranks) and Lloyd Mullings, Netherlands production house/label Area 026 Music, French producers First T & Kross, Japan’s Enjoint and Switzerland’s HearMeNow! Records in order to create a universal reggae sound.

Sadiki has an extensive resume of reggae hits in the United States, Europe and Japan. Signed to Smashing Pumpkins bassist Darcy Wretzky’s and guitarist James Iha’s Scratchie Records (distributed by Mercury Records) in the late 90’s, he released an album under the name Pancho Kryztal. His debut album as Sadiki, “Morning’s Come” (Skinny Bwoy/P-Vine, 2007) was ranked #1 in sales at HMV stores throughout Japan within weeks of its release. His sophomore set, “Lifeline” (Skinny Bwoy/Joe Fraser, 2010) topped the Weekly Star charts and rocketed to the #2 position on the New York & South Florida Reggae Charts. Sadiki is a three-time nominee for “Most Promising Entertainer” at the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA).

“Jah Is The Only King” is available immediately on a pre-order basis at iTunes by clicking HERE. Physical CD’s can be purchased via Amazon or directly from Skinny Bwoy Records at www.skinnybwoyrecords.com. Sadiki will also be touring Europe throughout December and January in support of “Jah Is The Only King.” “Jah Is The Only King” Track Listing

1. Paradise 2. All In Love 3. Jah Is The Only King 4. Love Mood 5. Mama 6. All Over The World 7. Lovers Flight 8. Slow and Sexy 9. Before The Time 10. Show You 11. Destiny’s Child 12. Live Some Life “Jah Is the Only King” Reviews

“…authentic and full of love. The album consists of sparkling foundation reggae, roots rock and lovers rock pieces” - Yoshimi Emoto, United Culture Japan (U.C.J.)

“…another great album featuring the golden silky voice of Sadiki. Excellent music featuring some authentic riddim tracks. Definitely another Sadiki album to add to your collection” - Lloyd Mullings, Radio Presenter, BBC World Beat Reggae (UK)

“Jah is the Only King truly captures Sadiki's songwriting and vocal abilities. All of the tracks are original compositions. As usual, Sadiki never fails to disappoint. From start to finish the compositions are solid! …bound to be a "modern classic" - Jessie Irie, 90.1FM WUSB, Stony Brook (NY)

For more information on Sadiki, please visit www.skinnybwoyrecords.com/artists To schedule interviews and for general press inquiries for Sadiki, please contact Alex Rozay Public Relations at alex[at]alexrozay.com.

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“True Singers: Sadiki meets Sandra Cross (UK)” Released Worldwide

BIRMINGHAM, UK, SEPTEMBER 4, 2012 – Jamaican Reggae artist Sadiki and UK Lovers Rock Diva Sandra Cross have released a full-length collaborative effort, titled “True Singers: Sadiki meets Sandra Cross (UK)”, on iTunes, Amazon and all other leading digital distributors. The album’s 13 tracks, features production from Japanese producer machaco, Sadiki, and co-productions from Sadiki & Lloyd Campbell. Musicians include Sly Dunbar, Dean Fraser, Robbie Lyn, Kirk Bennett, Sadiki and Mitchum "Khan" Chin. Engineers Steven Stanley, Rohan Dwyer, Jason Sterling and Sadiki handle the recording and mixing responsibilities. Sadiki and Sandra met online and decided to work together on an album project. Sadiki flew to Barbados where Sandra resided at the time - 13 tracks were recorded in the space of a week. “Working with Sandra Cross is a blessing for any producer, her overall understanding of vocal techniques and harmonies made it really easy to produce the record,” said Sadiki. Both Sadiki & Sandra Cross have released multiple albums and toured extensively. Sandra Cross is best known for her work with UK Producer Mad Professor and his Ariwa Label. Her resume includes chart-topping Lovers rock tunes in the UK, Japan and Europe. Sadiki is a three-time nominee for “Most Promising Entertainer” at the International Reggae and World Music Awards. His latest album, Lifeline (Skinny Bwoy/Joe Fraser), reached #1 on the Weekly Star charts and #2 on the Foundation Radio Network Charts in New York and Florida. “True Singers: Sadiki meets Sandra Cross (UK),” will be released on the Skinny Bwoy Jamaica label through an exclusive deal with Structure Music Distribution.

True Singers: “Sadiki meets Sandra Cross (UK)” Track Listing 1. Believe (Sadiki & Sandra Cross) 2. Hold Me Tight (Sadiki) 3. Baby I’m Yours (Sandra Cross) 4. In Your Arms (Sadiki) 5. Gimme Some Loving (Sandra Cross) 6. Don’t Let It Get You Down (Sadiki & Sandra Cross) 7. Tell Me What I’ve Done (Sadiki) 8. Heavenly (Sadiki & Sandra Cross) 9. New Life (Baby) (Sadiki) 10. We’ve Only Just Begun (Sadiki & Sandra Cross) 11. Forever (Sadiki) 12. Emotions (Acapella) (Sadiki & Sandra Cross) 13. Sitting In The Park (Acapella) (Sadiki)

Sadiki Scores Big as “African Queen” Becomes His 1st #1 UK Reggae Single!

Sadiki scored his 1st #1 UK single with “African Queen” yesterday on the BBC World Reggae Beat Top 10 Chart. The song is the lead single from his Lifeline album (released 9/2/10 on Skinny Bwoy/Joe Fraser Records). The album, now two weeks into its’ physical release, still sits on the VP Records best-sellers list.

NEW ALBUM "LIFELINE" NOW IN STORES

Sadiki's Lifeline is international lover's rock reggae at it's finest. Boasting production from veteran producer Lloyd Campbell, Jason Sterling and Sadiki, the album’s 16 tracks takes you on a slow, sultry and sometimes painful journey through the ups and downs of love and relationships. A stellar cast of musician’s which includes Dean Fraser, Sly and Robbie, Mafia and Fluxy, “Computer” Paul Henton and Sir Duke Reid, have been assembled to create the lush bed of music over which Sadiki’s vocals float effortlessly. Focus tracks include “African Queen”, “Lifeline”, “Here I Am To Worship”, “What Would You Do” “Makeup Sex”, and “Hold Me Tight”.

Lifeline hits I-Tunes and other digital retailers on September 2, 2010. PHYSICAL COPIES ARE NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH STRUCTURE MUSIC DISTRIBUTION.

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