Sly & Robbie are Jamaica's most prolific drum and bass duo: since they started working together in 1975, they have played on an estimated 50,000 tracks. They have backed and produced virtually everyone on Jamaica, from Peter Tosh to Sean Paul.
They created their TAXI label in 1979 because they wanted more freedom to experiment do their own thing. Today, TAXI represents one of the biggest Reggae and Dancehall catalogs in Jamaica, featuring artists like Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Chaka Demus & Pliers...
They have introduced so many changes in the Jamaican sound over the years that, under their influence, Jamaica's current sounds have very little in common with those of a few years ago. The Revolution never ends in Kingston, and Sly & Robbie are at its forefront!
Sly & Robbie have introduced the non Reggae public to their heavy yet melodic sound by producing international artists like Bob Dylan, Grace Jones, Joe Cocker, No Doubt, the Fugees, KRS One, Material, Sinead O'Connor and countless others.
In 2006, they put out Buju Banton's highly acclaimed Driver A over their seminal "Unlimited Taxi" riddim.
They recently released "Livin' it up", Horace Andy's new album and completed the production of "Movin' On" by the talented Bitty McLean.
In 2007 and early 2008, they also remixed singles for Paul McCartney and Britney Spears while producing Michael Franti's upcoming album and continuing to produce young upcoming artists from Kingston's seemingly inexhaustible talent pool... no rest for the wicked.. although
this year (2009), they have been back on the road, touring extensively in the USA.