RESPECT | Don Hartley – Do You Have What It Takes

Don Hartley - Do You Have What It Takes
Don Hartley - Do You Have What It Takes

“Do You Have What It Takes, released via World One Entertainment, is a pleasing Roots track, which is authentically Old Skool while still feeling fresh. The composition is co-written and co-produced by Linval Allison, with production from Hartley himself with the instruments being in the capable hands of Pedro Queiroz. Mixing and mastering is seamlessly done courtesy of Mighty Drop, who has left the finished track with a keen quality and attention to detail. Caythorpe Studios’ artwork for the release finishes the package off well.”

– Mr Topple / PauzeRadio

Over the past three decades, Don Hartley has been recording and performing his brand of conscious Jamaican music to the delight of roots reggae fans worldwide. He started off as a solo artist first and foremost, then merged with Manchester UK’s Nucleus Roots in the 1990s. It was then that he achieved notoriety as a serious contender in the UK and European dub arena.

After a seven-year break on a spiritual journey home, Don emerged in 2013 working on his own projects, while still collaborating with different producers and artists, the likes of which include Lewis Bennet, Rod Chaplin of MessenJah Music, Roll & Record and Fat Bird Recordings.

As Jamaican musical styles have phased in and out of popularity Don has remained true to his brand of conscious roots reggae that uplifts fans everywhere. Look for Don Hartley Reggae on all digital platforms including Bandcamp as he is hoping in the near future to return to releasing tunes on vinyl.


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