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Manny’s premier singjay/MC/toaster, Fox puts his name on top a classy debut album brimming with production by a close-knit set of collaborators: Sinjin Hawke, Famous Eno, Gafacci, Epic B, Zed Bias, SNØW, Equiknoxx, Murder He Wrote, Toddla T, Sharda, Finn, Anz, RTKal, Coco, Trigga & Shanique Marie
Perhaps best known for marshalling the monthly Swing Ting dance at Soup Kitchen, Fox is also a member of the Levelz crew and his vocals have appeared on countless recordings by everyone from Marcus Intalex to Zed Bias and Dub Phizix over the past 10 years. His debut LP ‘Juice Flow’ is primed as the ideal showcase of Fox’s versatility, proving his mutable ability to match any tempo and vibe (within reason) bar for bar and style for style under the dancehall spectra.
A fully-rounded and enjoyable album in its own right, ‘Juice Flow’ is bound to be prized for its big dancefloor highlights. His long-time brethren Swing Tign serve silky vibes for the plush opener ‘Day Ones’, while he plays a sweet foil to Trigga’s badboy bars on the sticky bashment ace ‘Imagine’, produced by SNØW & Zed Bias, and Equiknoxx’s Gavsborg really brings out his Jamaican heritage for the cold, hypnotic pressure of ‘Somewhere in Poland’, and you can trust his hook-up with Sharda (Murlo) on the speed garage burner ‘Hotline’ will retain its heat ’til next summer and beyond.