CL Premiere: Ontario's Jungle Man Sam channels EDM, pop and reggae on "Up For You" — listen

He just opened for Machel Montano in Ybor last weekend

There was an early line wrapped around The Ritz in Ybor City, Florida last Sunday, and while Sam Morton — aka Jungle Man Sam — was only opening for Trini soca demigod Machel Montano, he still had a great set.

"The energy and response I received opening up for Machel at Summer's Last Will was incredible," Morton, 23, told CL. "I've never had so many people come up to me with massive smiles and big me up so hard."

The Mississauga, Ontario reggae artist has been playing music since he was nine-years-old and is influenced by everyone from Diplo to Bob Marley. He plans on staying in town, hitting the beach and streets to busk, before he opens for Collie Buddz at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg on October 23.

Today, CL is premeireing a new song, "Up For You," an upbeat, easy-to-latch-onto anthem that blends a little soca, EDM and pop vocals. It's definitely radio-ready, and you can hear it below.

Get more information on the show via local.cltampa.com and listen to "Up For You" now.

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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