ABOUT THIS RELEASE
Release Date: July 1, 2019
Rocky Dawuni’s “Modern Man” from this new album “Beats of Zion” is a catchy yet poignant song of the times. This modern reggae song is an indictment on the current state of the world where technology and social media obsession has captured the attention of society at a time when major world changing events and challenges require collective engagement. The advent of fake news, mass surveillance, loss of privacy, artificial intelligence and technological addiction have contributed to an amplified a state of confusion while climate change, dwindling forests, food scarcity, and social inequalities put human society at a generational cross road.
The ever-versatile Gaudi stepped in to do a remix “Modern Man” which was released in celebration of International World Reggae Day on July 1. With his career spanning three decades and 18 solo albums under his belt; music producer and solo artist Gaudi’s unique style and versatility has kept him at the forefront of his field with notable and prolific music activity.
“The conscious lyrics of ‘Modern Man’ by Rocky Dawuni trace a perfect picture of how man lives nowadays in the present era, with a positive hope projected into the future. With my production I felt the need to cover also the past in order to have the full spectrum, so I went fully analogue and organic using vintage studio equipment mixed with acoustic instrumentation. This song is beautiful, well done Rocky, well done all!” – Gaudi