After a 15 year hiatus, Jamaica’s Mystic Revealers are back with Crucial Cuts that will be dropped via VP Records newly cemented Dub Rockers label on Jan 13th, 2015. To celebrate their return, we’re giving away the track “I’m Gonna Tell Ya” featuring Anthony B, for FREE, this week only…
You can download the new Mystic Revealers new track “I’m Gonna Tell Ya” feat Anthony B, for FREE on our home page under the MP3 Leak of the Week on the right hand column! This Download will only be available until Saturday January 17th, 2015.
Mystic Revealers – “I’m Gonna Tell Ya” (feat. Anthony B)
“Crucial Cuts” Background:
With the return of Mystic Revealers, they’re excited to introduce their music to a new generation of Reggae fans with the formidable release of Crucial Cuts. The album gathers key tracks from the groups 20-year catalog, including songs such as “Young Revolutionaries”, “Rasta Man”, “I’m Gonna Tell Ya” featuring Anthony B and “Tell Them” featuring Sizzla.
The band’s message remains the same as it did when front-man guitarist/vocalist Billy Wilmot along with bassist Leroy Lion Edwards, drummer Nicholas Cymbal Henry and guitarist Steve Davis first came together near the shores of Bull Bay, Jamaica. “We are like a postman sending a letter,” Wilmot says. “We might not be the ones who wrote the letter, even though the songs are ours. The messages being transmitted are from the Almighty—messages of love, honor, truth, justice and unity.”
When The Pier asked the group about the song “I’m Gonna Tell Ya” featuring Anthony B, the group told The Pier: “The song is about the Divine nature of His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Haile Selassie, as was foretold in the ancient scriptures… Lamb to the slaughter… Conquering Conqueror! Rasta Man belong in Zion! Righteousness is the key that opens the gate to Mount Zion. No war or strife shall enter Mount Zion. Live your life and show your example of your faith in Rastafari.”
The group continued on with the guest appearance of Anthony B, telling The Pier: “As Rasta, I send the positive vibes with a unison of intention… I respect Anthony-B works from a long time, so the collab adds more strength and the fire burn hotta.”
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Mystic Revealers Background:
Head east out of Kingston, Jamaica, past the city’s industrial waterfront and Norman Manley International Airport, and you’ll come upon the community of Eight Miles Bull Bay. There, along the beach, you’ll find Jamnesia, one of the most unique and eclectic outposts on an island that’s world renowned for such places. Equal parts community center, surf school, skateboard park and music venue, the one-of-a-kind hub known as Jamnesia is the homebase of guitarist, vocalist, surf legend and soap opera star Billy Wilmot and the famed Mystic Revealers.
Wilmot founded the Mystic Revealers in Bull Bay the late 1970s, along with bassist Leroy “Lion” Edwards, drummer Nicholas “Cymbal” Henry and guitarist Steve Davis. Originally, the band was known as just the Revealers, but when another group with that name popped up, it was decided the word “Mystic” would help convey their Rastafari-inspired message.
After nearly two decades of recording and touring, the band opted to go on hiatus in the 2000s. Wilmot’s focus turned to surfing, a sport he has helped to legitimize and grow within Jamaica over the last 20 years (while also starring as “CC” in Royal Palm Estate, one of Jamaica’s most popular TV series). He formed the Jamaican Surfing Association, one of the Caribbean’s first pro surfing bodies, and established the Makka Pro tournament, Jamaica’s first international surfing competition, while guiding the professional surf careers of his son, Icah, and daughter, Imani.
“I’ve been surfing from the ‘60s, you know,” Wilmot says. “Music came and found me as a surfer raised in Jamaica. When I had my kids and started touring, I did a lot less surfing. When I returned home, I took the opportunity to go surfing again, and, as the kids grew up, I got them into surfing. I didn’t want my kids to be in a sport where there was no option for their development and advancement, so we worked towards making Jamaica a legitimate surfing nation in the eyes of the international surfing community. We’ve been successful at doing that.”
Jamnesia, meanwhile, became a crucial incubator for the latest wave of Jamaican music talent. Live sessions hosted on the premises provided an early point of exposure for the stars of reggae’s current roots revival, including Chronixx, Protoje and Kabaka Pyramid.
Stay tuned for a new single by Mystic Revealers featuring Jamaica’s rising reggae artist with Chronixx. The single is titled “Herb Must Legalize Now” and that is set for a February 3rd, 2015 release date.
Huge thanks again to Mystic Revealers for allowing us to share their new song “I’m Gonna Tell Ya” ft Anthony B to post up for FREE download. Free music is a privilege that we’re grateful for and we appreciate the work these artists do! Please feel free to download this song for FREE and spread the awareness to your friends!
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Article By: Mike Patti
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