Juicy roots Reggae, slow, meditative sounds, powerful melodies, atmospheric dub. Those who know the label "Yutman Records" and the young Berlin musician Jon Moon, might recognize two titles off the upcoming EP. The first single "Brighter Day" was released digitally in May and a few weeks later, Moon dedicated "Messenjah" to the deceased Vaughn Benjamin aka. Akae Beka.
Apart from these two songs, the EP, named "Brighter Day" after it’s first single, contains four more tracks and two dub-versions.
The recording of the vocals and Instruments, as well as the mixing for the EP took place at Planet Earth Studios in Berlin, all by the founder of "Yutman Records" himself. Each song stems from a very personal place for the singer, musician, songwriter and producer Jon Moon. In his music, Moon sings about the Rastafarian spirit, role models like Vaughn Benjamin and his positive attitude towards life. At the same time he shares political content paired with spirituality and meditation. We are looking forward to an EP with real depth!
For the EP’s only feature, Jon Moon has reunited with Cape Town-based artist, Crosby. Shortly before the corona lockdown, the two wrote a riddim together with the legendary South African “Azania Band”, but had to complete the song spatially and temporally separated between Berlin and Cape Town, due to the pandemic. The result is “Economical Crisis”, a song that focuses on the current global situation.
The "Brighter Day" EP by Jon Moon was released digitally and on CD on December 4, 2020 by Yutman Records.
Jon Moon is a young and upcoming Reggae artist from Berlin.
The young multi-instrumentalist and producer delivers fresh modern roots sounds with conscious lyrics. Born into a very musical family he discovered his love for Reggae quite early and Rastafari in 2013 when he visited South Africa for the first time. That’s when he started writing Reggae songs and published his first single with no other than Lutan Fyah in 2016. A year later he published his debut album TRUST., co-produced with Berlin Reggae veteran Ganjaman. The album consists of 14 tracks, written by Jon Moon (except It’s Time and Nicht In Bester Lage), that comment on the joy of life, Rastafari, social injustice, and love.
When performing live he usually brings his trombone, adding extra vibes to the music.
Since releasing his debut on his label Yutman Records he has already published the More Fyah Riddim selection, the Rasta Riddim Vol. I selection and worked with artists like Jahcoustix, Exile Di Brave, Lutan Fyah, Uwe Banton Crosby, Memoria, Tóke, Ras Muhammad, Trixstar and others.
His new EP "Brighter Day" was released on December 4.
Economical Crisis - Single
Feat. Crosby Bolani & Azania Band
Release date 20 November 2020