The makers of Red Stripe ® lager, brewed in Jamaica and known around the world, today announced the up coming release of It Was Written, featuring DJ/production aficionado Johan Hugo and Kingston, Jamaica-based emerging artist Terry Lynn. The five original musical tracks that compose the release were commissioned by the brewers of Red Stripe to celebrate the worldwide influence, importance and appeal of the rhythms and pulse of Jamaican music. The songs will be available for free downloads beginning June 15, 2009.
Red Stripe beer has been brewed in Jamaica since 1928. Along with import company, Diageo, the brand has a tradition of supporting emerging artists and celebrating the most optimistic and progressive aspects of the country’s culture. Hugo’s musical background was the perfect match to produce the project. He is a well-versed music-lover with extensive production work in dance music from his previous projects and world music through his 2008 critically acclaimed collaboration under the moniker The Very Best.