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New York-based Guyanese artiste preps for video shoot in Ja

Published:Sunday | May 10, 2015 | 5:00 AM
Phed X

New York-based Guyanese dancehall artiste Phed X dropped into Ocho Rios recently to prepare for the shooting of the video for Dancehall Time, a collaboration with Gully Bop.

The collab, which is actually a remix of Phed X's original song that was released in January, is on the World Dance riddim, produced by Mark Wilcott and distributed by VP Records.

The remix was released in late February and has been doing well, hence the video shoot, Phed X said.

"It's doing very well on SoundCloud, it's doing very, very well," Phed X told Entertainment Avenue.

The original track was actually doing OK, but the remix has put the song at another level, he explained.

"The beat is what captured Gully Bop, and the message too. It has a real nice vibe to it."

The response to the track has boosted Phed X's confidence as he seeks to firmly establish himself in the dancehall fraternity.

"This latest project gives me great hope, so I come out to shoot the video, make some more links and move forward with my musical career."

Phed X has been in the music business from the mid-'90s as a selector for his own sound system, Murder Love, out of New York.

His transition to recording artiste was influenced from schooldays, when he used to deejay for fun before taking his craft to street corners in New York.

Around 2002, he did his first recording and has been seeking to establish himself ever since.

Phed X hopes to drop two more new singles and an album before year end, while pushing for a place on the line-up of Sting 2015 in December.