CanaryPod: Topple Uncaged meets… Busy Signal

Topple Uncaged meets Busy Signal
Steve Topple


Welcome to #ToppleUncaged!

Every week, The Canary will be bringing you an innovative podcast for the media landscape; hosted by me, Steve Topple.

In a special episode, I met one of the hottest artists around: Busy Signal.

Mr Topple x Busy Signal

Busy has been one of the most influential dance hall and reggae musicians to emerge in the 21st century. Having a career spanning over 15 years, he broke ground with his approach to his craft. Busy is renowned for breaking down musical barriers, mixing conscious music into everything he does and setting the bar for dancehall and reggae crossover acts. He has notched up hundreds of millions of views across streaming sites, and is one of the most respected artists in the business.

Now, Busy is back with his latest album. Called Parts of the Puzzle, it is a masterclass in producing a record that is truly unique. He has created a sound entirely of his own – immersing the album with an ambient feel, with some of the most intricate and ingenious production and engineering of the year. Busy effortlessly flips between genres, from dancehall, afrobeat and reggae to trap, RnB and lover’s rock. He also often creates genres that appear completely without precedent. But moreover, it showcases his vocal ability and extreme lyrical skills perfectly. Parts of the Puzzle may well be Busy’s seminal work, and stands as one of the most phenomenal projects of the year.

So, I caught up with him for the #ToppleUncaged podcast. We discussed Parts of the Puzzle, the importance of conscious music, the songwriting process, his spiritual outlook on life and more.


Listen on iTunes here.

CanaryPod: #ToppleUncaged meets… Busy Signal show notes:

Presented, produced and edited by Steve Topple.

Sound engineering by Gav Pauze.

Stay So by Busy Signal via VP Records:

Jah Know Dawg and Everywhere We Go by Busy Signal via VP Records.

Download Parts of the Puzzle on your preferred platform here.

Find out more about Busy and read Pauze Radio‘s bio of him.

Follow Busy on Facebook and Insta.

Follow on Twitter:

Steve Topple @MrTopple; The Canary @TheCanaryUK; Busy Signal @busysignal_turf; Nicola Jeffery @NicolaCJeffery; Gav Pauze @PauzeRadio; Rai Star Music @rai_star113

Use the hashtags #ToppleUncaged #CanaryPod

Find out more about Gav Pauze and browse his vinyl store.

Topple Uncaged Theme Music: Lost Souls by Lee Wrizzle.

Featured image via Steve Topple, Maurice – Wikimedia and VP Records

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