DASECA Productions have whipped up a musical tempest with their latest project - Category 5 Riddim. Set for official release next week, Friday March 18, via Amazon, iTunes and all digital stores, Category 5 finds the production powerhouse using the melodic sounds of an acoustic Guitar infused into the main stem of this riddim to create an infectious sound that has you reaching for the repeat button.
Dancehall A-Listers Mavado, Serani, I-Octane and Bugle are joined by "got next" artists Kibaki and new sensation out of DASECA's camp - Seaview's own Dexta Daps, on the first 6 tracks set for release.
It was around this time last year DASECA were scoffed at and frowned upon in some circles for releasing their Genesis riddim straight to iTunes, boosted by exclusive radio premiers, rather than the well-trodden road of just an email blast. Within days the buzz in the build up to the Genesis release proved to be a game-changer and many producers subsequently followed suit. It was indeed a Genesis for the Jamaican music industry as the musical landscape is now dominated by iTunes/digital releases.
"Genesis created a huge buzz and anticipation," says Craig Harrisingh, one-third of DASECA. "While we are proud of every project we release, we wanted to get away from that sound and return to a more traditional Dancehall pattern. We are very excited about the Category 5 riddim and the songs on it. Those who have heard it so far are expecting it to do big things. We realise its a very competitive scene right now but we are confident this riddim will get the support it merits."
Thinking out of the box once more, DASECA partnered up with selecting duo Razz & Biggy to compile a three minute sampler mix of the tracks, complete with weather forecasts! Soundcloud, YouTube, Twitter and many other social networking sites are already abuzz with the Category 5 and the impending musical storm that is about to rain down.