Sizzla Remixes his Holding Firm Classic
Veteran reggae artiste Sizzla has remixed his more-than-10-year-old single, Holding Firm, with a hip-hop flavour.
However, instead of featuring a hip-hop artiste on Holding Firm part two, the singjay decided to use the services of his Judgement Yard artiste G Mac.
The STAR spoke with G Mac and he says Holding Firm is one of his favourites from Sizzla’s lengthy catalogue of classics.
“Being a part of the Holding Firm remix has helped to
boost my confidence. To remix a hit song, Jamaican artistes normally use
foreign acts, but for Sizzla to use me on this track, it’s a great
feeling because that shows that he has confidence in my work. Holding Firm is such a powerful song and Sizzla collaborations are scarce, so it’s an honour for me,” G Mac said.
According to the artiste, the remix has the potential to be as influential as the original.
“I think the remix will live up to the reputation of the original
song, or can even surpass it, who knows? So far, the selectors and the
listeners are loving it. We are going through a sad economic climate
now. Not to knock anybody, but it’s not all the time we must be doing
party songs, we need consciousness as well,” G Mac said.
The Holding Firm remix is already available on iTunes.com and will be available worldwide by this weekend.
An accompanying music video was also shot in east Kingston
and surrounding areas. That video is expected to premiere this Saturday
on CVM TV’s Onstage.
“I am excited to drop back this song. Its one of my favourite
songs and I felt back a similar energy during the recording process and
the video shoot,” said Sizzla Kalonji.
Holding Firm, the remix, is the product of a collaborative production effort from Kalonji Music Productions, OD and Royalty records.
G Mac recently returned from a European tour where he performed
at places like Belgium, Italy, Amsterdam, Paris, Germany and Austria.