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Dash Wata – Raging Fyah

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Forming in 2006 with just five members: Anthony Watson (Drums), Courtland White (Guitar), Demar Gayle (Keys), Delroy Hamilton (Bass), and Kumar Bent (Lead Vocals) all hailing from Kingston, Jamaica- with heavy influences and often linked to legendary artists such as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and much more. Growing up each member were musically inclined and participated in musical activities within their church which helped mold them into the great musicians they all are today. With their own record label, Raging Fiyah Productions, and is a member of the musical organization the Jamaican Association Of Authors and Composers “JCAP”, this band is known locally and internationally for their outstanding performances and music.

Newly releasing their album entitled “Everlasting” consisting of 13 songs, it’s very different from the reggae music we hear today. It’s more chill, laid back and so much authentic than the dancehall music that’s out. The first thing I thought of when I heard the song title, “Dash Wata” was Elephant Man. As soon as the beat dropped I felt like I was hearing a advertisement for Jamaica Airlines. (Which isn’t bad by the way) It gave me good vibes. Remember when Jamaica airlines remade Bob Marley’s One Love song? “Come to Jamaica and feel alright”. Listening to Dash Wata I felt as if I was on a beach in Jamaica Sipping on a Red Stripe. Dash Wata is a sexual song but not in a degrading way (Hmmm dash wata, Give you the son or the daughter, hmmm dash wata The loving mek you come back fi brawtah). The drums and guitar ring out beautifully, over Bent’s amazing and powerful vocals. Any lover of roots reggae will thoroughly enjoy. Reminded me of being back home in Brooklyn at a backyard party with my family listening to old school reggae artists such as Burning Spear, Jimmy Cliff, and Gregory Issacs. You know, real deal authentic Jamaican music. The vocals and instruments shine throughout, and the production level is top of the line. This was my first time hearing of this band but it definitely won’t be my last with it’s soothing, and harmonizing lyrics.

What’s your future plan

Tell me do you have a man

Cause I am in the mood

I don’t mean to be rude

I know you kinda shy

But let’s give it a try

My love will take you high

And make your light

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    […] “Remember when Jamaica airlines remade Bob Marley’s One Love song? “Come to Jamaica and feel alright”. Listening to Dash Wata I felt as if I was on a beach in Jamaica Sipping on a Red Stripe… You know, real deal authentic Jamaican music. ” –IAmTheIndustry […]

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