· By Mattias Forsgren

Swedish producer duo PAPA Sound invite Jamaican Dancehall/Reggae artist Diamond Star on new single 'Turn Around' Release Feb 10 on Icons Creating Evil Art (Dancehall)

Turn Around was born in two different studios by PAPA Sound in Sweden through a joint effort by producer and songwriter Patrik Arve and Paolo Albo. The result was a crossover between dancehall, reggae and electronic music. The icing on the cake comes from the Jamaican guest vocalist Diamond Star.

PAPA Sound is a Swedish producer duo focused on creating bass driven, dancehall, afrobeat, and reggae tunes. Founded by Patrik Arve and Paolo Albo, Papa Sound became a duo in the year 2020. The name PAPA comes from their given names initials Paolo Albo and Patrik Arve.  In their songs, they vent the issues and passions they have in common, from social injustice or environmental issues to just their love for music

“Usually we are looking for the spark in the gap between different genres. For us, 90% of good music is all about the attitude. It's more important than your actual "skill". Hence our love for punk, hip-hop and reggae. We are baking outernational musical biscuits full of bass and riddim. The vocals are, at this point, made by guests from Jamaica or Africa and is considered the icing on the cake.”

Patrik Arve is one third of the award winning group Teddybears with hits like “Cobrastyle” featuring the Jamaican Mad Cobra, the song has the song has at this point 50 million streams. Arve and Teddybears have made songs with BeeniemanNinjamanElephantmanBusy SignalCutty RanksWard 21Wiley, Kano, GhettsIggy PopEve, RobynNeneh Cherry to name a few.

PAPA Sound x Diamond Star "Turn Around" releases on all major plattforms Feb. 10 via Icons Creating Evil Art

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