Positive summer vibes are in full effect on Got What It Takes, with Sizzla’s epic vocals telling how ‘we can make the world a better place’. Once again we have a collection of remixes to flavor it up. Mr Doris kicks it off with a Hip Hop version that is laps up vibes of sunshine and holy smoke, Si-Fixion then brings in the bounce, which only goes upwards from there with Janaka Selekta going both Junglist and then back to dubbed out Reggae vibes before it closes out with Mista Savona’s original Acoustic version.
Got What It Takes is 6th installment of remix EPs from the Sizzla album Born A King. The album produced by Mista Savona has received critical acclaim and charted in the top 20 of iTunes Reggae and was voted #1 Reggae album of the year (ZonaReggae), in top 50 singles of the year (United Reggae). Reggaemani and United Reggae also both had the album in their 2014 top 50, many of the remixes have already charted highly on Beatport, been listed as a Top Picks on UKF, received rave reviews in DJ Mag and had the likes of David ‘Ram Jam’ Rodigan and Toddla T dropping the originals and remixes on their BBC radio shows.
To give some background on this project, whilst on tour in Australia we met Mista Savona, a Melbourne based producer who had just returned from Jamaica with a bag of new riddims and an almost-completed album with legendary reggae artist Sizzla. We listened to the tunes and loved the fresh new sounds and very positive feel of the album, with its uplifting messages and inspired vocal performances.