Steven "Lenky" Marsden
|Steven "Lenky" Marsden|
|Birth name||Steven Marsden|
|Also known as||Lenky|
|Occupations||Record producer, songwriter|
|Instruments||Percussion, synthesizer, keyboards, sampler|
|Years active||1998 – present|
|Associated acts||Wayne Wonder, Sean Paul, Lumidee|
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Steven "Lenky" Marsden is a Jamaican-born music producer and musician who specializes primarily in dancehall reggae music. He also arranges and remixes pop and hip hop songs. Marsden is the founder of the Jamaica-based label, 40/40 Records and was a former member of singjay Buju Banton's band.
He is best known for his dancehall riddim Diwali. Which had three songs that reached the number one, two, and eleven spots on the Billboard charts featuring the artist Sean Paul, Lumidee (a slightly altered version eventually credited to Marsden), and Wayne Wonder respectively. He also produced the Masterpiece riddim that became a hit because of Sean Paul's song "Ever Blazing." He is a satellite member of Sly and Robbie's Taxi Label.
- 1998 Heads Roll riddim 
- 1999 Keep On Running riddim 
- 2002 Diwali Riddim/XM 24 
- 2003 Time Travel Riddim 
- Jackson, Kevin (23 May 2003). "'Lenky', Buju... no longer friends? Hot producer breaks away for solo projects". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 2 November 2009.[dead link]
- Caramanica, Joe (13 December 2002). "The Riddim Method". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2 November 2002.
- "Steven "Lenky" Marsden was recognised as songwriter of the year as Ascap staged its 24th annual awards show recognising PRS members in London last Wednesday.". Music Week. Goliath. 23 October 2004. Retrieved 31 October 2009.
- "British writers and publishers honored at ASCAP/PRS awards in London". ASCAP. Retrieved 2009-10-31.
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