Monday, April 18, 2011

Chino Releases Debut Album!

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(VP RECORDS, NEW YORK) – Jamaican reggae dancehall artist Daniel “Chino” McGregor sees the release of his debut album, Chino, onMay 24, 2011 on the VP Records imprint. The highly-anticipated studio effort from one of reggae’s dynasties, Chino being the son of reggae icon Freddie McGregor and brother of acclaimed producer Stephen “Di Genius” McGregor, composes a new formula in reggae and dancehall music. 

A fusion of reggae, dancehall, pop, alternative rock, world and other global influences connect for 15 tracks of potential classics for the budding star. With Stephen McGregor at the helm of production for the entire album recorded at their family-owned Big Ship studio, Chinohouses already popular anthems such as “From Mawnin’ (Never Change),” “Pon Your Head,” and the collaboration with Stephen,“Protected.” It also features new selections such as the current singles from the album, “I Am” and “Seal The Link (Leaving).” 

The essence and image of Chino have earned him various awards from his reggae peers, including Best Male Sing-jay of the Year at Jamaica’s Excellence in Music and Entertainment Awards (EME) in 2010. It has also gained him numerous corporate sponsorships in Jamaica, including being the spokesperson for Coke Zero and Nestle Supligen, as other offers continue to roll in. 

His explosive, versatile talent as an entertainer combined with the production support from his home base at Big Ship, along with his positive public persona all make for a prized package come this summer, when Chino is sealed and shipped to fans worldwide. 

1. Never Change (From Mawnin')
2. Protected 
3. Pon Your Head 
4. I Am
5. Yeah Yeah 
6. Build A Vibes 
7. Badness 
8. God Nah Sleep (Rise & Fall Story)
9. My Soul
10. Seal The Link (Leaving) 
11. Ruff It Up 
12. Mus' Come Back 
13. Driving Me Insane ft. Denyque 
14. Before Dem Gone 
15. Work

Chino is now available for interviews. Please direct all press inquiries to the VP Records Publicity Department - Rhona Fox at 718-425-1151 or 

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