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NEW ALBUM ‘ANCIENT FUTURE’ OUT OCTOBER 16 VIA MR BONGO RECORDS
PROTOJE HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR ‘BEST REGGAE ACT’ IN THE 2015 MOBO AWARDS
Protoje will release his third album, ‘Ancient Future’ in the UK on October 16th through Mr Bongo Records. Tracks ‘Who Knows’ feat. Chronnix and ‘Answer To Your Name’ will be released the following week on October 23 as a double A-side.
Protoje along with his long time band and collaborators, The Indiggnation, are at the forefront of what is being described as the “Reggae Revival” currently happening in Jamaica. Considering Protoje’s heritage his place in the revival is unsurprising, his father was a calypso king from St. Vincent known as Lord Have Mercy and his mother the successful reggae singer, Lorna Bennett.
In January of this year Protoje was chosen as one of BBC 1 Xtra’s Hot for 2015 Artists, alongside the likes of Stormzy, George The Poet and Lion Babe. Two of the album tracks were made exclusively available earlier this year on Toddla T’s mixtape, ‘England Be Wise.’ Protoje has also just been nominated as Best Reggae Act for the 2015 MOBO awards.
‘Ancient Future’ was produced by Winta James (Damian Marley, Anthony B, The Mighty Diamonds) and recorded in Jamaica. The album references five decades of reggae music, Protoje said:
Protoje will be touring the UK this October, dates as follows:
OCTOBER 13 – Komedia – Brighton
OCTOBER 14 – O2 Academy 2 – Birmingham
OCTOBER 15 – O2 ABC 2 – Glasgow
OCTOBER 16 – Academy 2 – Manchester
OCTOBER 18 – O2 Academy – Bristol
OCTOBER 19 – O2 Academy – Oxford
OCTOBER 20 – KOKO – London
All tickets can be purchased from here – http://www.protoje.com/tour/
‘Ancient Future’ is out on October 16.