RESPECT | Crown Heights

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Crown Heights

Slow Down (Remix)

Meet Crown Heights, a seven-piece Melbourne-based reggae band bringing a truly global vibe to the Melbourne reggae scene. Formed in 2019, Crown Heights looks like the United Nations of reggae bands.

The band members hail from Jamaica/London, New Zealand, Mauritius, Brazil, Samoa, and Sri Lanka. They all came together in Melbourne, Australia, to create a fascinating melting pot of reggae styles.

Three lead vocalists front crown Heights; Marvin Priest, an Independent artist of over ten years and son of legendary reggae artist Maxi Priest and also co-founder of Crown Heights; Rik E Ragga, a finalist on the channel 9 show The Voice and co-founder of Crown Heights; and Dufty Kare Martin, former T-rhythm vocalist.

The experience is evident of this ensemble of Melbourne’s crème de la crème of musicians who are: Brett Direx (drums), Jahwise (bass), Jason Davis (guitar), and Frankey D’Mayne Johnson (keyboards).

Crown Heights | Slow Down (Remix)

IRIE™ | Crown Heights - Slow Down Remix

Crown Heights just completed their first album titled ‘SLOW DOWN’, scheduled for a July 2021 release. Their first single, which shares the same name as the album title, was released on May 14, 2021. Publishing by Universal Publishing and distributed by VPAL Records, Crown Heights is a band bound for the stars.

Having launched the band during the adversity of the pandemic and lockdown, Crown Heights is ready to unleash some positive vibes upon the masses with a string of new music, videos, and live performances for 2021 and beyond. IRIE invites you to visit their site at:

Crown Heights Official Website:


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