Jack Radics – A LEGEND IN HIS TIME
Radics is a distinguished Band Leader, Solo Artist, Songwriter, and Music Producer/Arranger. Besides collaborating with a phenomenal list of prominent musicians and producers, he is also credited with sculpting the vanguard of a bright and new foray into a merging of Soul, Pop and Reggae- he calls Rhythm & Pop – a historical event! Jack Radics spearheads a group of artists who combine the variants of Reggae and other genres, and who have gone on to excel on the international stage.
Radics’ solo album, Radical was released in 1991. There have since been more than another dozen albums and over 380 singles releases on various labels, including 1994’s Open Rebuke, which Black music Magazine nominated as ‘Best Reggae Album of the Year.’ Radics- together with fellow Jamaican artists Chaka Demus and Pliers- landed his first no. 1 hit Twist and Shout, in 1993.
Radics’ reggae version of that popular song, originally recorded by The Isley Brothers and made famous by the Beatles, attained platinum status within two weeks of its release and earned Jack a place in the Guinness Book of World Records, as the fastest selling Reggae remake/ cover of all time. His self styled ‘Rhythm ‘n’ Pop’ genre – a free style fusion where he combines Pop, Soul and Reggae- has solidified his reputation as “King of The Imaginative Musical Terrain,” a style that is most evident in the album, Love & Laughter and his hit singles, No Matter and That’s Life.
The latter two were chart toppers not only in Germany, Austria and Switzerland but also in sunny South Africa. Utilizing the same approach to songwriting has reaped phenomenal results, as indeed, most of the multi platinum hits by Gentleman, Germany’s Reggae sensation, were penned by Jack Radics. Jack’s irresistible stage performances never fail to impress the critics. As legendary rap artist and Majic 107.5 FM host Chubb Rock puts it, “He really shocked us here in Atlanta in the spring of 2015 when more than 3,400 people came out to see him in concert – after only one week of promotion!”
Continuing his remarkable record of chart topping success, the released singles from Radics’ 2015 album Way 2 Long, and have all fared exceptionally well. No Matter and Start All Over attained Top Ten status in the Florida & New York Tri State area, Way 2 Long charted in the Top 5 in Florida and the NY Tri state area , and Make You Mine soared to number 9 on the Billboard singles chart in October 2015,within three weeks of its release.
Radics then released 3 albums simultaneously “The Watershed”, “The Watershed Acoustic” and “The Watershed Instrumental” to rave reviews.