Together with I Grade Records comes a new album from roots reggae group Midnite, with the release of Beauty For Ashes. Beauty for Ashes is the first Midnite-I Grade album since 2007’s acclaimed Rule the Time & marks their 7th collaboration to date.
Midnite, a roots reggae band from St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, continues to add to a catalog that spans back to the mid ’90s. The group has been playing since 1989 and with this new release, it was Produced by Zion I Kings. The 13-track album also features collaborations with Lutan Fyah, Pressure and Ras Batch.
Beauty For Ashes includes production in both Jamaica and St. Croix, including production taking place at the legendary Tuff Gong Studios with drummers Style Scott & Squidley Cole. The godfather of kette drumming, Scully, is also featured on many of the songs.
The bulk of the music on the album was recorded at St. Croix’s Aqua Sounds Studio, where the album was mixed & mastered by I Grade producer, Laurent ‘Tippy I’ Alfred. For lovers of deep roots reggae, Midnite continues the tradition with this new album, Beauty For Ashes.
The album was released on February 25th and you can pick it up on iTunes for less than $10.00 right now, by clicking HERE!
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Article By: Mike Patti
Listen: Midnite – “Reminder”