Joyous, infectious and captivating are just some of the words that best describe the brilliant single ‘Bubble Mi’ by Reggae artist, Rankin’ Scroo.
An enticing high hat opens the song. The reggae feel is established from the beginning and multiple, and layered voices wonderfully engulf the sonic spectrum. A relaxed groove establishes its self too and various backing instrumentation play in the background.
Rankin’ Scroo’s vocals are filled with heart. They are skilful, and lyrically ear catching too. The chorus is catchy and stays with the listener long after the music has finished. We loved the ascending vocals in the chorus; they add a beautiful texture to the piece.
From a young child, Rankin’ Scroo sang in church and his love of music has stayed with him throughout his life. His biography says, “(Rankin’ Scroo’s) explorative nature has led him on an odyssey across the oceans, making his mark with significant Sound System stops in New York and Hawaii. It was in Hawaii that he met his partner Ginger. As they wrote and performed together, they became instrumental in the creation of the Jawaiian genre of music; a melding of Reggae and Hawaiian styles.” It is this unique and diverse mix of styles that gives ‘Bubble Mi’ its infectious character.
Scroo’s production and compositional techniques are second to none. They have helped the careers of artists and performers including Black Uhuru, Mikey Dread, Frankie Paul, Sister Carol, Foundation, Lutan Fyah, Too Short, Keak da Sneak, Rappin 4Tay, Yukmouth, Messy Marv, Tyquan, and E-40.
The world is certainly richer for having Rankin’ Scroo’s music in it. We love his style, character and generous spirit. Check out ‘Bubble Mi’ today; it is a song destined for your weekend playlist.
FVMusicBlog January 2020