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NINEY THE OBSERVER


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REGGAE

If behind every good man there is a good woman, then behind every great artist, there is a great Producer. In the case of the King of Reggae, Bob Marley, it was Lee Scratch Perry. In the case of The Crown Prince, Dennis Emmanuel Brown it was Niney The Observer. It was Niney who helped Brown develop into the song-writing giant that he became as he coaxed anthems like Wolves and Leopards and Westbound Train out of the teenager.

Niney learnt his trade working with Lee Perry, Bunny Lee and Joe Gibbs. Originally a vocalist in his own right, he wrote Dennis Browns signature tune, Here I Come. He also composed Roots With Quality for Third World and produced Michael Rozes first release of the Black Uhuru classic, Guess Whos Coming To Dinner. His catalogue of reggae artists is a whos who of Reggae as he has worked with them all – literally.

Still a very in-demand producer, he recently set up a studio complex in Jamaica from where he produced Bounty Killers Do You. He also completed an album with himself as an artist with the London-based riddim brothers, Mafia & Fluxy.