Prolific engineer/producer Philip Smart died Tuesday in Port Washington, New York.
Smart, whose Long Island studio was the hub for reggae/dancehall in the tri-state area died after a long battle with cancer.
Philip Smart's career spans over five decades.
His first hit produced with Protools was Dirtsman's "“Hot This Year” on his TanYah records. Philip Smart later produced and worked on "Rikers Island”" by Cocoa Tea and Nardo Ranks, making the edits in the system.
Later that year, Shaggy recorded "Mampie" with Philip, Red Fox and Screechie Dan "Pose Off”, Shot Mek "You Wiggle" , and by Junior Demus. The track was later used in the movie "Dancehall Queen".
During a seven year time frame, 1993 to 1999, Shaggy recorded five albums from with Philip - "Boombastic" and "Hot Shot" included.
Phillip Smart was in his late 50s.