Dr Cee label readies for summer
Six months after he broke the news that he has formed his Dr Cee label, Ocho Rios-based doctor, Nicholas Clarke, is all set to launch a series of rhythms this summer.
"We are actually ready, but we haven't put a definite timeline as to when we will release any of the tracks, but it will be between now and July," Clarke said.
Clarke has three rhythms lined up for release - Outlaw, Tight Pants and Party.
While he has voiced several artistes from Kingston and the rural areas, the Dr Cee label will launch with four artistes from St Ann and St Mary who have recorded on those specific rhythms.
Singjay Glittering, deejays Jabori and Lexicon, and singer Junior Fearon will fly the flag for the new producer, who is related to legendary reggae producer Lloyd 'King Jammy' James.
Glittering is featured on the Tight Pants rhythm with the song of the same name. He also has another track titled Mek it Buss. For Junior Fearon, the tracks also share the same name as the rhythm - Outlaw and Party. Jabori is also featured on the Party rhythm with a track titled Your Man.
The artistes are not entirely new to the music scene, having recorded songs in the past. However, most of their recordings have been with Dr Cee, who, apart from having an arsenal of rhythms, has recorded several tracks for each artiste.
Clarke, who has worked at Di Lab studio in Exchange, Ocho Rios, and King Jammy's in Kingston to record his productions, says, "We are looking forward to a summer release with these artistes from St Ann and St Mary who I'm presently focusing on. I have lots of other artistes, but I don't think now is the appropriate time to release them. There are also some well-known deejays that I am working with, but because now is more of a cultural time, where you have the likes of Chronixx and others who are doing well, they are actually overshadowing the deejays, so I am shying away from releasing most of these songs right now. I'm looking at what's going on in the music right now, and culture seems to be at the forefront."
From all indications, however, the Dr Cee label could be the next big thing to emerge from St Ann.