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Inner Circle add flavour to classic

Sunday, August 20, 2017

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Reggae band Inner Circle will celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2018, and their latest single, fittingly, is a cover a 50-year-old song, The Doors' Light My Fire .

The reggae remake of the rock classic (produced by Inner Circle, released on DubShot Records/SoundBwoy Entertainment) features Samoan American reggae star J Boog and Konshens.

“I couldn't sleep one night and the story of Jim Morrison was on TV. He was singing ' Light My Fire' in a laid back way and I was like, this guy has a reggae attitude,” bassist Ian Lewis recalled in an interview with Billboard.

“J Boog came here, he was chilling at our studio and the idea came to me to do 'Light My Fire' because I thought it was a wicked song,” he continued.

Konshens had never heard Light My Fire prior to being recruited for the Inner Circle version.

“When I first heard it my thought was, this is weird, different, but that put my antenna up and made my ears open wide,” said Konshens, who signed to Empire Records earlier this year. “Inner Circle is known for their great productions over the years, so for them to put a dancehall deejay with a vintage group on such a different sounding track, it's crazy, but it sounds great!”

Due to their hectic touring schedules, getting together for a video shoot was challenging, so Inner Circle opted for an animated clip.

“We went on Craigslist and put up an ad that said anybody who likes this song and can do a video for it, get in touch with us,” said Lewis. “That's where we found Upsetta.”

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