Known for being instrumental in propelling the international careers of artistes such as Sean Paul, Patra, Shaggy and Beenie Man to name a few, Kelly has released a new Dancehall Riddim combining the exploits of established and upcoming acts. The Grammy-winning producer, known for launching pad projects such as The Unda Wata Riddimand Buy Out Riddim looks to score similar success as he features several acts affiliated with his label, K..Licious Music Group.
K..Licious recruit, Malica Martin stamps her authority on the Riddim with two singles that have already resonated well with Dancehall admirers. In particular, Malica’s sensual collaboration with Dancehall icon, Beenie Man entitled Reminisce has garnered strong notice and positive acclaim as her singing exploits are introduced to the mainstream. Additionally, Malica showcases her prospects as a solo artiste with her sultry single, Best He Ever Had which has earned the Florida based singer encouraging feedback.
Other members of Tony Kelly’s label have also given strong accounts of themselves on the 1st Quarters Riddim such as prominent dancer turned deejay, Mystic with her sumptuous single, You & I in which she also shows off some singing prowess. Furthermore, young singjay, Dre Zee displays his hybrid skills in Good Girl Gone Bad while Italis shows his hunger for success with Money.
Not to be outdone, several renowned artistes grace the 1st Quarters Riddim with their own musical personalities as diamond-selling Dancehall/Reggae singjay, Shaggy collaborates with newcomer, Shaki on the song, Anything whilehighly acclaimed songstress, Denyque delivers on Kelly’s production with All About Us. The compilation also features contributions from veteran deejay, General Degree, Future Fambo and newcomer, Notch.
1st Quarters continues a strong return to the spotlight for Kelly, who’s produced hits since the turn of the decade such as For You Eyes Only (Shaggy featuring Alaine) and the Winners Riddim.
The 1st Quarters Riddim is currently available for download online and a mix of all the songs from the compilation are available on YouTube.