Friday, February 22, 2008

Reggae from Southside

Post Carnival means for a lot of people Reggae. Here is a new tune from Southside and Mastamind Productions.

Here is some Bio bout the artist:
"We need to appreciate our women" they said "that is why we wrote this song for every mother, wife, grandmother, girlfriend, sister, daughter, auntie, to let them know that we know and appreciate their worth" This was response when the group Southside was asked about there latest single "Empress"

Keston Harris and Kwasi Jones are two young warriors hailing from Marabella, Trinidad going by the name Southside. They grew up listening to a variety of music but soca reggae and calypso inspired them the most, and after migrating to the United States at 12 and13 respectively, it is not surprising that they started pursuing music.

Kwasi Jones now known to many as Kemau, started singing while attending San Fernando Boys RC, Trinidad where he was a member of the choir , after migrating to the US, he continued singing while in High school and would participate in many talent shows and competitions. In 2005 he recorded his first soca song entitled Wuk It and then followed up with his first reggae recording entitled "Open your eyes and was blessed with the opportunity to perform at the prestigious Newark Symphony Hall.

Keston Harris or Kes as he is called by his friends grew up listening to the songs of Black Stalin, Lord Kitchener, Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff. He would spend many summers at his Grandmothers house in 5th Company Village, Moruga with his cousins singing and writing. So inspired was he that at age 11 he took part in a calypso competition at Marabella Boys Anglican primary school, as he tells it , he didn't win but that encouraged him to pursue music even more.

Keston and Kwasi, although they were childhood friends came together to form the group Southside in 2006. They chose this name because they are both from the south of Trinidad. Since then they have done numerous shows throughout New Jersey and New York, opening for Machel Montano HD, Mr. Vegas and Sanchez. There latest release Empress is the second of many soulful tracks to be released by this duo. On this track they teamed up with ace producer and music composer Shawn "Da Ma$tamind" Noel of Ma$tamind Productions.
Listen!! Southside is coming to radio station near you.

Southside - Empress
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