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BLACK SCORPIO


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Quietland Music Company is the publishing arm of the legendary dancehall label Black Scorpio Records.

Originally a sound system in Kingston Jamaica Black Scorpio started out in 1970, putting on parties and later talent shows and sound clashes.  Many artists cut their clashing teeth at Scorpio events, artists such as Yellowman, Sassa Frass, General Trees, and Shabba Ranks.

Moving into production and recordings in the 1980s and still helmed by Maurice Johnson (aka Jack Scorpio) Black Scorpio became an originator in the digital dancehall sound, with artists like Courtney Melody, General Trees, Leroy Smart, Sanchez, Barrington Levi, Echo Minott and Chaka Demus. 

Into the nineties and through to the noughties and beyond Black Scorpio has released over 200 singles and albums.  Artists such as Mad Cobra, Junior Demus, Echo Minott, Frankie Paul, Gregory Isaacs, John Holt and Johnny Clarke have all had releases on Black Scorpio.  Classics like “Poco Drum” by Sassa Frass, and “Mini Bus” by General Trees as have stood the test of time, as has the Barrington Levy classic “She’s Mine” and Mega Banton’s ode to the soundclash “Sound Boy Killin”,  so assuring Black Scorpio’s place in the reggae history..

But, not to rest on its laurels, The Black Scorpio organisation has ensured its’ catalogue is gradually being made available to the computer generation via a master recording licensing deal with Westbury Music.  The Black Scorpio studios in Kingston are renowned and constantly in demand by roots and dancehall artists alike, Jack Scorpio himself constantly tours the world, and still clashes sound (recently in London with David Rodigan no less)  brining his own brand of new and classic dancehall and roots to fans worldwide.