Collie Buddz lit the Summer up with one jam after another—did you peep this week’s “Like Yuh Miss Me“???—and it all culminates in the release of the ‘Blue Dreamz‘ EP. His first project since 2012’s ‘Playback‘, ‘Blue Dreamz‘ once again proves his incomparable talent for blending ol’-school riddims with modern sounds.
Buddz delivers his timeless approach to Reggae & Dancehall as he celebrates the finer things in life throughout the seven tracks. Women, weed, & friends, they’re all essential to the Bermuda native’s party. He drives that home on the appropriately titled “Go Hard“, no doubt a crowd pleaser during his seemingly endless tour schedule. A true road warrior, Buddz has spent the past few years supporting the likes of Cypress Hill, Rebelution, & Matisyahu.
Even when tackling more serious themes, Buddz finds a way to keep it chill. That’s apparent on the self-produced “Pressure“, a vibes-filled tune highlighting the world’s addiction to texting & social media. And it sits comfortably next to a mid-afternoon joint like “Sweet Wine” & legalize-it anthem “Prescription“. This is all a testament to Buddz’ artistry & his cast of producers, such as heavy-hitters Dwayne “Supa Dups” Chin-Quee, Johnny Wonder, & Loud City. No surprise, then, that this is some of his finest work since his acclaimed 2007 debut ‘Come Around‘ & its luminous title track.
‘Blue Dreamz‘ is out now on Louder Than Life/Sony Music…Also, be sure to keep an eye out for soon-coming videos for “Like Yuh Miss Me” & “Blue Dreamz“!!!
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