Kologne – Brain Food
Nowadays he resides in Belgium where he frequently performs with The Beljam Rockers. This band, founded by five enthusiastic and experienced Belgian musicians, forms his permanent backing band. A few weeks ago we received Kologne’s new EP, –Brain Food– recorded with and partly produced by these Beljam Rockers, in collaboration with Puur Live Entertainment. Engineer was Kevin Lennon @ Kbase Music in Jamaica. This five track EP is self-published.
We were already familiar with the fact that Belgium is an excellent breeding ground for reggae, as witnessed by the productions of Panache Culture, Pura Vida, Collieman and the Skyblasters. After listening to these five tracks, we can safely add The Beljam Rockers to this select group of names. We were also familiar with Kologne’s vocal qualities, a fine singer with an appealing vocal delivery, which sometimes reminds us of Admiral Tibbet, and that should certainly be taken as a compliment!
Five roots reggae tracks, with inspiring lyrics, carried by the playing of the tight backing band, in which Kologne’s voice fits in seamlessly. We hear four original, tasty riddims, while Place On Fire cleverly uses the bass line of the Jamaican classic riddim, Things And Time. The songs are all catchy, skanking and quickly invite you to hum along. We cannot point to a weak number. From the opening notes of the opening track, Burn Down Babylon to the closing track Place On Fire, it’s all Irie Vibes! This really tastes like more….