New Music on January 7th!
“Troddin’ over hills and valleys . . . Anything to get to you . . .”
With life giving harmonies and catchy potent lyrics, Kazayah delivers with a ‘new flavor’ one of her most loved tunes from her debut mixtape project entitled “Troddin: The DubTape” (2014). Kazayah and Wadadah renovated this tune to a new found mystical heights with an integration of the foundation dub-reggae sound & spiritual teachings all obtained along the way of her musical journey.
Chanting lyrics of redemption, both spiritual and physical, Kazayah taps into the realm of divine meditation focused on getting through all of life’s ups & downs which are metaphorically expressed by the lyrics “troddin’ over hills and valleys . . . anything to get to you . . .” Inspired by Augustus Pablo from the time of her mixtape, Kazayah & Wadadah sought to team up with Addis Pablo, the son of Augustus Pablo, for this single. Playing Melodica as his father did, he adds a great spice to this tune, not to mention his own melodica version on the B-side, which is mystical in essence. Keeping the dub elements present Wadadah II, co-producer of this track, added a dub-version to this maxi-single by giving it that ‘final touch’ it needed for a holistic release.
Kazayah originally born in the United States of America of two Jamaican parents has always been exposed to Reggae music. Whilst growing up in the church, she honed and cultivated her vocal talent. After teaming up with Wadadah II of D.O.V.E. Muzik, she then explored and deepened her love of music by becoming a recording artist. Starting with her debut release “Troddin: The DubTape” (2014). She then went on to release a remix of Alton Ellis’ song named “I’m Still In Love” in which she dubbed “I’m Still In Love With You Jah” (2016). Following that release came the collaboration with one of Jamaica’s number one book merchants, I-Nation, with a song entitled “I-Nation Feeds The Nation” (2016). Kazayah’s song “You Can Do It,” was released on D.O.V.E. Muzik’s compilation riddim-album featuring various artists entitled, “Chimurenga: The People’s Struggle” (2016). Kazayah later went on to remix “You Can Do It” with recording artist Warrior King in the year 2017 accompanied by a music video. Most recently Kazayah released a single entitled, “Armageddon” (2017), with Lion Twins from Trinidad & Tobago.
Working hard in the live arena has provided Kazayah the opportunity to perform in various places such as Jamaica, Mexico, Belize, Canada, Washington D.C., California, Minnesota & in her hometown of Chicago, Illinois. Opening for Warrior King, Sizzla and Turbulence in Chicago, IL most recently in the year 2016 & 2017. Also in 2016 Kazayah performed with Sgt. Remo, Hermandad Rasta, Ras Levy, Ras Tari Minajah, Leona De Etiopia and ManuDread in Mexico City, Mexico. In the year 2015 she performed alongside Jamaican Reggae artists such as Chuck Fender, Micah Shemaiah, Exile Di Brave, Keida, Mr. Williamz, Cali P, Kelissa Anbessa, The Uprising Roots Band, Pentateuch, Suns of Dub, Iziniga IION, Rastafari Indigenous Village and Everton Blender.
The Single-Maxi release “Troddin’” is the first of a set of singles to be released from Kazayah’s upcoming EP set to release in 2018.
Executive Producers: Tzaddi Wadadah II & Shanelle ‘Kazayah’ Mitchell
Riddim Produced by: Wadadah II
Lyrics written by: Shanelle ‘Kazayah’ Mitchell
Melodica written & played by: Addis Pablo
Rhythm & Lead Guitar played by H.I.Z.
Recorded & Mixed by: Wadadah II at D.O.V.E. Muzik Studio (Evanston, IL, USA)
Mastered by: Laurence ‘Typpi I’ Alfred at Aqua Sound Studio (St. Croix, USVI)
HeARTwork by: Hyper (Brazil, S.A.)
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