Reggae-Soul-Hop artist Melodic Yoza is excited to release his newest single “Celebrate”. Produced by Terence Lam a.k.a “TEE”, the track seamlessly blends elements of reggae, soul, hip-hop, jazz, dancehall and pop to create a sound unique to the artist. “Celebrate” combines the feel good beat of traditional reggae with Melodic Yoza’s one-of-a-kind style, charisma and powerful vocals. This is the artist’s seventh single with previous tracks including, “Countri Boy Kingston”, “Countri Bunkan” and “Ride on Natty” which have been featured on major productions such as MTV’sJersey Shore, On The Ice, CBC’s Kim’s Convenience and more. The track comes ahead of his highly anticipated album “Countri Boi Kingston” set to be released later this year, as well as his upcoming Toronto show at Revival (783 College Street) on April 20. With an already explosive start to 2018, Melodic Yoza looks forward to bringing his music to life through performances across Ontario.
Melodic Yoza’s newest single is available now on iTunes, Spotify and Youtube.
To RSVP to his upcoming show at Revival on April 20 (supporting acts and showtimes to be announced), please contact Tanya@vocabcommunications.com.
Known for his undeniable talent and on-stage energy, Melodic Yoza has opened for recognized artists such as Sean Paul (Toronto Reggae Festival), Prozzak, Tupac and Snoop Dogg (one of the opening acts in 1996), Scarface, Salt & Pepper, and Shabba Ranks. Since his days as a supporting performer, Melodic Yoza’s solo career has flourished. He’s been featured in numerous magazines including Maxim’s Blender, Stuff, Vibe, Frank 151, Jamaica Observer and more. The Reggae-Soul-Hop artist has also performed at events and venues across North America including the world famous CBGB’s, Le Bar Bat, Lion’s Den, Blue Note, The Canal Room, The Hard Rock Cafe, B.B King NYC and many more.
“Countri Boi Kingston,” Melodic Yoza’s upcoming album, being released later this year features Jahdan Blakkamoore, Jeni Fujita, award-winning Canadian R&B vocalist JRDN, and more. With his own personal story and guidance woven throughout his lyrics, the 16-track album is a unification of artists looking to inspire and connect through their music.
“The first thing that came to mind when I was envisioning this album was to create a project that would give the people and my fans a taste of what I receive from daily inspirations in life,” says music artist, Melodic Yoza. “I knew I had to tell a true story about myself, however; I wanted to embody the lives of others and the similar stories they have; their truth and the obstacles they have overcome.”
Spending most of his youth in a Jamaica, Melodic Yoza found his passion for music and began crafting his talent at a young age. He moved to Toronto at the age of 15, where he got his first North American experience as a youth. When he relocated to New York in his late teens, that’s where his unique musical style began to flourish. Heavily influenced by the reggae and dancehall beats he grew up to in Jamaica, paired with the hip-hop boom taking place in New York, Melodic Yoza began crafting a new genre of music entirely his own. He began breaking down the barriers between these genres, fusing them together, and bringing both the country influence of Jamaica and the city sounds of New York together to create his own signature sound.
While the transition from small-town Jamaica to New York didn’t come easy, Melodic Yoza was able to channel his experiences through his art. Moving back to Toronto in 2009 when the music scene began to boom, the artist was able to expand his sound and level of influence even further. Melodic Yoza made his next musical evolution with the growing R&B and “melodic” rap sounds that was finding its way into the Toronto music industry. Throughout his career, Melodic Yoza has been at the centre of each of these cities’ musical growth, contributing to and learning from the many sounds that ultimately attribute to his own musical style. Through his own hardships and life experiences, his passion to share his experiences and connect with his audience has only grown. Armed with an incredible story to tell and a passion for music, Melodic Yoza has established a platform to connect with an audience going through similar experiences.
About Melodic Yoza
Music. Energy. Lyrics. Originality. Different. Inspiration. Consciousness.
Hailing from New York by way of Jamaica and Canada, Toronto-based artist Melodic Yoza is set to create a new genre of music entirely of his own making. Inspired by all the places he’s called home, Melodic Yoza seamlessly blends elements of reggae, hip-hop, dancehall, jazz and pop into a personal formula that effortlessly takes old school sounds into to the modern age. Staying faithful to the seven principles that make up his moniker, Melodic Yoza stands in a category of his own with a personal mission to break the boundaries of genre.
Spinning from a 25 cent jukebox at his local Jamaican bar, Melodic Yoza first began crafting his musical skills at a early age. The young artist would perform streetside with a microphone supported by a small sound system through shop counter windows. His self developed singing style evolved with these nightly street ciphers alongside different friends under the light posts. However, his charismatic personality, unique sound and powerful lyrics spread far beyond the small-town that raised him.
After moving to Toronto and then New York in his teens, Melodic Yoza quickly gained recognition for consistently adding his signature spice to the booming reggae and hip-hop music scene. His undeniable on-stage charisma and energy soon led him to opening shows for some of the biggest artists including rap legend Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Mos Def, Third World, BushMan, Scarface, Buju Banton, Salt & Pepper, Shabba Ranks, Tiger, Gyptian and Mad Professor. He’s also performed in New York City’s most recognized venues including B.B. KING CBGB’s, Le Bar Bat, and SOB’s as well as Yonge and Dundas Square, Nathan Phillip Square, Opera House and more in Toronto.
Throughout his career, Melodic Yoza’s music has been featured on major productions such as MTV’s Jersey Shore, On The Ice, and CBC’s Kim’s Convenience. His music has also been shared in numerous national music magazines including Maxim’s Blender, Stuff, Vibe, Frank 151 and Jamaica Observer. As the artist’s music continues to evolve, his connection with brands and dedicated audiences has grown as well. Apart from his music, Melodic Yoza has explored other creative avenues including the launch of his modelling career working alongside brands including Phat Farm Clothing, LRG, Melting Pot and Yard Man Style Outkast Clothing.
Kicking off 2018 with a new single and a highly-anticipated album slated for release later this year, Melodic Yoza looks forward to connecting with his audience and continuing to share his story through his music.