„Messenjah“ is Jon Moon’s personal tribute to Vaughn Benjamin aka Akae Beka. The impulse to write the song came the day of Vaughn Benjamin’s passing. "No other artist has taught me more about Rastafari, impressed me more and influenced me more than him,
so for me it felt like I had to write a song to give thanks for his works and to pray for his journey." The song came together over many nights at the Planet Earth Studios. Jon Moon playing, recording and mixing each instrument himself. "Messenjah" is slow and thoughtful. It's warmth pulls you in and transports you through the dubby, intention-filled trombone and vibraphone parts - reminiscent of Akae Beka's own productions. "Messenjah" is the second single of Jon Moon’s upcoming EP „Brighter Day“ and will be released August 7th on all online platforms 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 and worked with artists like Jahcoustix, Exile Di Brave, Lutan Fyah, Crosby, Memoria, Tóke, Ras Muhammad, Trixstar and others.
Jon Moon is currently working on a new EP and a second riddim selection to be released in summer 2020.