Album-Review: Joey Fever – In A Fever

May 16, 2011

Swedish singjay Joey Fever is a very talented individual. English is not his first language yet he is as gifted a lyricist as Gentleman or the Netherlands’ Maikal X – while possessing an anguished, yearning nasal singing voice somewhere between ex-UB40 frontman Ali Campbell and Jah Cure.

British listeners may recall his appearance (along with X) on Tippa Irie’s Lockdown Productions release the UK Flu Riddim. Now Lockdown has put out his debut album, produced mainly by Sweden’s Mastah L, featuring an eclectic choice of rhythms that deftly walk the one drop/dancehall divide.

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