Released Today - Skank Up (Oh Lawd) (Feat. Ding Dong)...

September 14, 2018

“Skank Up (Oh Lawd)” is a brand-new song by Sting and Shaggy featuring dancehall music sensation Ding Dong. The track was recorded in various studios along Sting and Shaggy’s critically-acclaimed European 44/876 Tour this summer as well as at Shaggy’s Ranch Studios in New York. Produced by GRAMMY-nominated producer Martin Kierszenbaum (Sting, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Far East Movement), “Skank Up (Oh Lawd)” contains a sample from “Groovy Baby” by Gerry Richardson and the E Types whose frontman, Gerry Richardson, used to be in the Newcastle-based band Last Exit with Sting.

Watch the lyric video for “Skank Up (Oh Lawd) HERE r

The song melds reggae, blues and Miami Bass rhythms to create a natural and danceable extension of Sting and Shaggy’s 44/876 album collaboration, which was released on April 20.

Also featured on “Skank Up (Oh Lawd)” - out this Friday, September 14, which coincides with the launch of the North American leg of their 44/876 world tour - is Jamaican artist Ding Dong whose own song “Fling Ya Shoulder” has been one of the biggest hits on the dance floor this year.

For a complete list of North American tour dates visit “Skank Up (Oh Lawd)” was mixed by Robert “Hitmixer” Orton (Mumford & Sons, Lana Del Rey, Paramore).

A special, limited pressing of a “Skank Up (Oh Lawd)” 7” vinyl will be released for National Record Store Day (November 24) on Cherrytree/A&M/Interscope Records. The limited edition 45” will also include a live medley of two of Sting and Shaggy’s biggest individual hits: “We’ll Be Together” and “Oh Carolina.”

Sting & Shaggy ft. Ding Dong ‘Skank Up (Oh Lawd)’



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Sep 6, 2018

The 44/876 Tour took Europe by storm this summer as Sting & Shaggy's island-inspired music both delighted and surprised fans across the continent. The shows were so popular that a visit to Eastern Europe has already been announced for November. In the meantime, the duo will tour North and South America with a band comprised of Sting’s longtime collaborators Dominic Miller (guitar), Josh Freese (drums) and Rufus Miller (guitar), as well as Shaggy’s band members Melissa Musique (backing vocals), Gene Noble (backing vocals) and Kevon Webster (keyboards).

Sep 5, 2018

Electric Fetus will welcome Sting and Shaggy for a special appearance, including a Q&A and album signing, on Sunday, September 30 at 2pm at the store on 2000 4th Avenue in Minneapolis. The GRAMMY-award winning duo will soon embark on a North American tour in support of their dynamic, island-inspired collaborative album 44/876 (A&M/Cherrytree/Interscope Records), which has spent twelve weeks atop Billboard’s Reggae chart, and will perform at The Armory in downtown Minneapolis that evening.