Kris Kemist

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Kris Kemist is a record producer and founder of the UK based independent label Reality Shock Records[1] who has worked with vocalists such as Errol Dunkley, Fred Locks, Macka B, Earl Sixteen & Tippa Irie amongst others releasing 8 albums and 22 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 2003 [4] 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).[5]

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".[6] In the summer of 2011, Kemist's production featuring vocals by Canadian Reggae Singer Tony Anthony reached number 1 in the Italian Reggae Chart [7] & number 2 in the New York Charts.[8]

Productions such as 'YT - Express Yourself' & 'Luciano - Bear Jah Fruit' were play by David Rodigan (MBE) on Kiss FM. & BBC Radio 1Xtra [9][10] [11]

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)[12]& Jahmanican Records (FR).[13]

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'

RSRCD006 - CD Album - Solo Banton - 'Higher Levels'

RSRCD007 - CD Album - Marga - 'Gold Dust'

n/a - CD Album - Various Artists - Reggae Showcase Volume 1

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

RSR012 - 12" Vinyl - Ancient Times ft Soom T, Afrikan Simba, Aqua Livi, Solo Banton & Deadly Hunta

RSR013 - 12" Vinyl - Reggae Recipe ft Solo Banton, Errol Bellot, Jah Screechy, Tippa Irie & Solomon James Browne

RSR014 - 12" Vinyl - Speng Bond - 001 EP

RSR015 - 12" Vinyl - Chieftain Joseph - Crazy World EP

RSR016 - 12" Vinyl - Marga - Last Chance Saloon EP

RSR017 - 12" Vinyl - Errol Dunkley, Daddy Freddy, Million Stylez, Deadly Hunta, Louie Culture - Youve Been Bad

RSR018 - 7" Vinyl - Cashima Steele - Big Fat Cat

RSR019 - 10" Vinyl - Junior Dread - No War

RSR020 - 10" Vinyl - Mikey General, Errol Bellot, Afrikan Simba - Know Jah

RSR021 - 10" Vinyl - Macka B, Dixie Peach, Reality Souljahs - Works You Do

RSR022 - 10" Vinyl - Errol Dunkley, Daddy Freddy, Solo Banton - Keep The Pressure Down

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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 2017-01-28.
  3. ^ "http://realityshock.kriskemist.com/mikey-murka", Reality Shock Website, Retrieved 2012-01-28.
  4. ^ http://realityshock.com/about
  5. ^ "http://unitedreggae.com/news/n379/100908/reality-shock-volume-1", United Reggae Website, Retrieved 2012-01-28.
  6. ^ "[2]", BBC Website, 2010. Retrieved 2012-01-28.
  7. ^ "[3]", Jamaica Observer Website, 2010. Retrieved 2012-01-28.
  8. ^ "[4]", New York Charts, November 2011, Retrieved 2012-01-28.
  9. ^ "[5]", Kiss 100 Website, Oct 23 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-28.
  10. ^ "[6]", Kiss 100 Website, Oct 30 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-28.
  11. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06bqbz5
  12. ^ "[7]", Jahtari Website, 2008, Retrieved 2012-01-27.
  13. ^ "[8]", Jahmanican Website, Jan 27 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-27.
  14. ^ https://www.discogs.com/label/90086-Reality-Shock-Records

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