NEWS & GIGS
2014 has already been a very exciting year for Mista Savona, with lots of Summer festival appearances around Australia, international shows in New Caledonia and California, music projects in Cuba and Jamaica - and a Europe and US tour planned for the middle of the year.
Mista Savona Presents: Sizzla - 'Born A King' (2014)
Purchase online @ www.bornaking.com
Between 2011 and 2013 Mista Savona travelled to Jamaica to record and produce a full length album with Sizzla, and the results are nothing short of spectacular. As one critic describes it, 'it's a magnificent tour-de-force that sees Sizzla at the breathtaking peak of his musical and lyrical abilities'.
The album, titled 'Born A King', is due for release on May 6 and balances traditional roots reggae, dancehall, hip-hop and global beats with all-out futuristic sounds and production. Focusing all his energy of positive, uplifting and conscious lyrics, Sizzla combines his unique melodic sense and vocal delivery with some of the strongest production ever featured amongst his extensive catalogue. Savona combines his flair for sampling, composition and the full utilization of a ten piece studio band to deliver a scorching 15 track selection that is easily one of the strongest albums of Sizzla's career. UK reggae ambassador David 'Ram Jam' Rodigan (BBC1) has already begun championing the record, and the first singles and EP's have been released globally to widespread critical acclaim. 'Born A King' will be available on May 6 in various formats - CD, double LP vinyl and digital download. Purchase online @ www.bornaking.com
MutiMusic signs Savona
Savona has signed to electronic label MutiMusic (San Francisco), and the last six months have seen some of his most exciting releases to date. Four EP's (including the "I'm Living" single) have been released, with one NZ critic even hailing "I'm Living" as 'the no.1 reggae tune of 2013'. These are the first singles from the upcoming full-length album collaboration with Jamaican legend Sizzla titled 'Born A King'. Release details as follows:
- November 2013 - "I'm Living" single
- December 2013 - "The Formula" EP & remixes
- February 2014 - "I'm Living - The Versions & Remixes" EP
- March/April 2014 - "Blessed" EP & remixes
Prince Alla - a true legend of roots reggae music. Alla, also known as 'The Gentle Giant', sings and chants here over Mista Savona's "A Living Riddim" in one of his finest vocal performances on record. With backing vocal support from another Jamaican great, Errol Dunkley, Alla chants and wails as he sings of redemption, repatriation and his love and concern for the natural world. Filmed and edited by Nathan Wood in stunning Byron Bay, New South Wales, while Prince Alla was touring Australia with Mista Savona in 2012. A beautiful song and video.
Taken from the forthcoming 17-track '"I'm Living (The Versions & Remixes EP)", which sees Mista Savona remixing and versioning his own "A Living" riddim release. Brand new cuts feature some glorious performances from Jamaican legends Burro Banton, Cornel Campbell, Sizzla, Pinchers and Ilements, as well as stripped back acoustic versions and some heavy electronic remixes from the likes of Stickybuds & Ed Solo (CANADA), Gaudi (UK), 3rdeye (AUS), B.R.E.E.D. (India/USA), Mista Savona (AUS) and more.
Jun - Aug 2013
This was such a great tour - possibly my favourite international tour so far!
June 28: Glastonbury Music Festival
June 29: Glastonbury Music Festival
July 5: Juuls Bar, St Julian's
July 11: Parc de Trembley, Geneva
July 12: Eclipse Bar, Geneva
July 13 Corner 25, Geneva
July 16: Parc de Trembley, Geneva
July 20 Seasplash Festival, Fort Punta Christo, Pula
July 21 Seasplash Festival, Fort Punta Christo, Pula
July 26 Bar Torino, Venezia
August 2 Yaam Bar, Berlin
August 3 Yaam Bar, Berlin
August 9 Bordeaux