Kris Kemist

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Kris Kemist is a DJ, record producer & founder of the UK based independent label Reality Shock Records [1] who has worked with vocalists such as Macka B, Tippa Irie, Earl Sixteen & Sweetie Irie amongst others and has achieved recognition since 2004 for his productions, having released 5 albums and 11 vinyl records to date.[2]

Career[edit]

Kris Kemist began his musical career managing Jamaican reggae singer Mikey Murka in the early 2000s.[3] In 2004 he launched Reality Shock Records, originally working with reggae artists Deadly Hunta, Aqua Livi, Smiley, Errol Bellot & Afrikan Simba. His label went on to release a string of records & albums including a compilation entitled Reality Shock Volume 1 (2008).[4]

Kris Kemist’s reggae influenced productions are described as "heavy enough for the UK dub rigs, yet melodic enough for home listening" in a BBC review of his 2010 album "Solo Banton - Walk Like Rasta".[5] In the summer of 2011, Kemist's production featuring vocals by Canadian Reggae Singer Tony Anthony reached number 1 in the Italian Reggae Chart [6] & number 2 in the New York Charts.[7]

His recent production 'YT - Express Yourself' was playlisted by David Rodigan (MBE) on Kiss FM.[8][9]

As well as producing for Reality Shock, Kris Kemist has also recorded vocalists & mixed tracks for several other labels including Mungos Hifi's/Scotch Bonnet (UK) Jahtari (GER)[10]& Jahmanican Records (FR).[11]

Discography (Reality Shock Records)[edit]

RSRCD001 - CD album - Mikey Murka 'In The Name Of Love'

RSRCD002 - CD album - Various Artists 'Reality Shock Vol 1'

RSRCD003 - CD album - Solo Banton 'Walk Like Rasta'

RSRCD004 - CD album - Various Artists 'Free The World Riddim'

RSRCD005 - CD Album - Errol Bellot - 'Know Jah'

RSR001 - 7" Vinyl - a. Gideon Zinger - Turn It Up / aa. Mikey Murka & Marga - Reggae Party

RSR002 - 7" Vinyl - a. Deadly Hunta - Mama / aa. General Smiley - De Luv

RSR003 - 7" Vinyl - a. Aqua Livi - Most High Calling / aa. Prince Livijah & Chieftain Joseph - Moving On

RSR004 - 10" Vinyl - Free Herbs Riddim feat 3 vocals by Afrikan Simba, Marga, Prince Livijah & Echo + Disciples dub mix

RSR005 - 10" Vinyl - Mikey Murka 'War' + Unitone Soundimentional dub mixes

RSR006 - 10" Vinyl - Keep The Faith riddim feat 3 vocals by Aqua Livi, Prince Livijah, Gideon Zinger & Afrikan Simba + Disciples dub mix

RSR007 - 10" Vinyl - Rise Up riddim feat 3 vocals by Macka B, Lioness Fonts & Solo Banton + Disciples dub mix

RSR008 - 10" Vinyl - Live Upright riddim feat 3 vocals by Errol Dunkley, Errol Bellot, Solo Banton + dub mix

RSR009 - 7" Vinyl - a: Solo Banton - Walk Like Rasta / aa: Solo Banton - Rastafari Teachings

RSR010 - 12" Vinyl - Express Yourself riddim feat 5 vocals by YT, Dixie Peach, Solo Banton, Deadly Hunta, Valorous + dub mix

RSR011 - 12" Vinyl - UK Riots riddim feat 3 vocals by Sweetie Irie, Aqua Livi & Valorous

References[edit]

  1. ^ "[1]", Reality Shock Website, Jan 27 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-27.
  2. ^ "http://www.discogs.com/label/Reality%20Shock%20Records", Discogs Website, Retrieved 2012-01-28.
  3. ^ "http://realityshock.kriskemist.com/mikey-murka", Reality Shock Website, Retrieved 2012-01-28.
  4. ^ "http://unitedreggae.com/news/n379/100908/reality-shock-volume-1", United Reggae Website, Retrieved 2012-01-28.
  5. ^ "[2]", BBC Website, 2010. Retrieved 2012-01-28.
  6. ^ "[3]", Jamaica Observer Website, 2010. Retrieved 2012-01-28.
  7. ^ "[4]", New York Charts, November 2011, Retrieved 2012-01-28.
  8. ^ "[5]", Kiss 100 Website, Oct 23 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-28.
  9. ^ "[6]", Kiss 100 Website, Oct 30 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-28.
  10. ^ "[7]", Jahtari Website, 2008, Retrieved 2012-01-27.
  11. ^ "[8]", Jahmanican Website, Jan 27 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-27.

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