Twelve years after his debut album, Sean Paul still knows how to get a party started (and keep it going) on his latest effort Tomahawk Technique (Atlantic Records).
Sean Paul doesn’t drop an album every year, but when he does release a studio effort, you know it’s ready for replay – and that’s what one listen to his fifth studio album Tomahawk Technique lets you know.
Last night at the Darby in New York City, Sean Paul previewed his new album, which has already been released internationally, to a group of industry tastemakers, of whom were in good spirits mostly due to Paul’s live set. The singer performed favorites like “Get Busy” and his latest on “Hold On”.
Also in the building (and in VIP) was record producer Irv Gotti, 105.1 New York radio host Angela Yee, and a host of familiar faces celebrating the release of this dancehall record.
On Tomahawk Technique, Paul relinquishes his old techniques, with the addition of Euro-pop high tempo dance tracks that immediately produce a fist pump from any listener. Though Paul has found strength in a more energized sound, he remains true to what got it all started from his debut Stage One when “Deport Them” first hit the radio and made American audiences pay attention to this Jamaican don.
On “Hold On”, the song used to personally inspire Jamaican Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt, Sean Paul keeps the grooves coming. He performed “Hold On” live on this night, while giving over 50 direct onlookers a treat as they shook and moved to the beat. They can thank the complimentary Voli Light Lemonade for assisting people with the loosen up.
Tomahawk Technique will see a September 2012 release.