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He burst onto the scene in 1993 with a remix of the ska classic Oh Carolina, but it was Boombastic that launched his international career in 1995.
We ‘tuned in’ to his interview with You can’t walk your music into other people’s cultures and expect to be accepted.
In the 1960’s Chris Blackwell brought in special American musicians to play with The Wailers to help their music crossover.
I did the same thing in a modern way using samples – for example, Oh Carolina sampled Duane Eddy’s Peter Gunn and Mr Boombastic sampled Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get It On.
Integrating what was familiar, accepted and popular created a ‘diluted’ form of a new Jamaican sound that could cross over more easily.