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Monday, May 11th, 2015

A very sad day here at Archive Towers. News has just arrived that Mikey (Taylor -Hall) has passed away over the weekend after a long battle with poor health. Mikey to all that knew and worked with him was a genius engineer, musician, film maker, producer, teacher, mentor and Bristol Reggae/Music legend. Mikey is responsible for virtually all the music from Jashhwa Moses and co wrote, engineered and produced the new album to be released June 22nd this year – ‘The Rising’.
We know Mikey as the original keyboard player from Black Roots, producer of many records that were released on the Shoc Wave label in the 80′s. He worked with many of the Bristol reggae singers e.g Dan Ratchet but in the last month or so we discovered that he co wrote and produced material with Dennis Brown following session work with Aswad.

Here’s a message from Steve Street (another Bristol legendary engineer) Steve now co runs Bristol Archive Records and is responsible for mastering most of the releases – ‘Mikey was a very tough task master but actually really pushed me to become better at mastering which now has a lasting legacy for everyone involved in BAR and RAR’ – RIP Mikey our thoughts are with you and your family – may the music live on’. mikey