Conscious original dub from the roots of reggae: Globalistic is the long awaited LP by Canadian dub producer HiFi Champion. Featuring performances by Brother Culture, Top Cat and more.singer/songwriter/musician/sound engineer
Brent Colby aka HiFi Champion has been active in the reggae and dub music scene for over 20 years. During this time, he played extensively live and opened for many big names in reggae music, such as Toots and the Maytales, Buju Banton, Maxi Priest and Shaggy, just to name a few.
Together with his friend Bunton, Brent formed Montreal's first ska band "Top Ranking". Their two track single became an instant success in Canada and Europe, exspecially in Germany.
In 1985, Brent left the band to form the "Swinging Relatives". Besides touring across Quebec and Ontario, they recorded several demos. In 1992, they released a self titled six track EP featuring one song ("Riddim") with special guest Chaka Demus. Brent went to Kingston, Jamaica, where the drummer of "Third World", Cornell Marshall, mixed and produced the tracks at The Mixing Lab. One year later, the Swinging Relatives released a Celtic Reggae Fusion cassette tape single "Attache ta tuque" with a corresponding video that was played on heavy rotation on Much Music/Musique Plus.
Brent also played guitar for Jah Cutta and "Determination" in the late 90s.
Since 2011, Brent writes, produces and releases new compositions under the pseudonym "HiFi Champion". His first EP as HiFi Champion came out in March 2012 and is available on iTunes, amazon and many other e-tailers.