every now and then something comes along that restores my faith in the Jamaican music industry
in Jamaican artists
and in people who practice making Reggae
C-Sharp’s somewhere is that something
I applaud the producers and artist, especially those in dancehall, who experiment with new sounds
but every now and then i worry for reggae, that we will experiment so much that we will lose it
that distinctive drum pattern
that strumming of the guitar that mek yu waan dip one knee and jump up and down and flash invisible locks
di kinda music weh mek yu waan rub up pon a bamboo fence inna di back of a party or lie down pon a beach wid yu hand ova yu eye a tek sun
no dash out
i fret sometimes that we neglect it
then Somewhere happens. It’s cool. It’s well produced. It’s Jamaican
but its not trite
its not like someone trying to recapture the sound of the 70’s….it’s soulful. it’s fresh. it’s new. yu can hear di training a come outta di man dem. yu can hear seh dem influences span past bob and toots, but its yaad
and den di pickney dem start sing di national song!
di song well mek!
needless to say i love it
big up to C-Sharp pon da one yah
the video is also lovely….pied pipers jammin through portland paradise
wid all kinda facts yu never know a flash by. and di man dem a enjoy demself inna di lovely parish.
big ups to the production team
today me a tek a likkle break from frettin’
C-Sharp a keep reggae alive
but more dan keepin it alive, dem a grow it. In a truly organic Jamaican way, dem man yah a move reggae forward.
find more info on the band here and on twitter @csharpgroup