Review: Henry Fong & Rawtek "Irie" featuring Craigy T

May 31, 2019 -

Daily Beat Staff

Henry Fong seems to have a thing for collaborations recently. Building on his successful venture with Deorro and Elvis Crespo on the song “Pica”, Fong has this time teamed up with Rawtek and Craigy T to give us the future Global Bass hit “Irie” (out today on Thrive Music).

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Starting the track off in the eye of the storm, it winds and weaves for a short period of time before the fun really begins. From here on out the track pulverizes the listener with a frantic upbeat energy that will leave him or her with a shit eating grin from ear to ear. And I’m not talking in hyperbole.

The track effortlessly melds a huge scope of influences from Latin to Tropical to Dancehall, all the while managing to implement original groves and syncopations to keep the track focused. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, everything is better with a brass section, and “Irie” is no exception. The use of horns in this musical context keeps things fresh and interesting and it’s small details like this that can really make or break a track.

Craigy T’s vocals are delivered passionately and effectively and cap the whole thing off nicely. These boys came to mash it up, and they have definitely succeeded. I hope to see another collaboration in the future.

Listen to "Irie" below or at your favorite streaming service, here:

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