Here is some definite feel good music for you on this frigid day. Ashley Skerritt, an independent singer from St. Lucia who currently resides in New York; teams up with fellow St. Lucian artist Kayo for the single "Is This Love". With Yogidaproducer on the creation of these smooth melodic sounds, Ashley Skerritt and Kayo contemplate and re-assure their love on this one. Stream and download below. Download: Ashley Skerritt ft. Kayo - "Is This Love" (Prod: Yogi Da Producer)
If you've been following The Come Up Show, you're likely familiar with Kayo by now. Who you may not know yet is the man behind much of his sound, Yogi (a.k.a. Yogidaproducer), another St. Lucian who's been gaining recognition in the Canadian music scene for his much sought-after skills. From production, to mixing, to mastering, he can do it all, and artists are starting to take notice. With the way Kayo's star has begun to rise, it's only a matter of time before Yogi reaches a similar level. Hit the skip to read the full feature. Name: Johann Deterville Hometown: Anse-La-Raye, St. Lucia Influences: Kanye West, Timbaland, Ryan Leslie, Pharrell. "Even composers like Bach, Strauss, all these people." Sounds Like: "If you hear my music, it's very melodic and musical, basically. Everything I do, I try to include that musical element [...] When I make beats, I don't even wanna call it a beat; I'd rather call it an orchestration or an arrangement." Upcoming Release: S.L.A.V.E. EP with Kayo (September 17, 2013) Must-Listen Tracks: "Waiting For You" and "Leave The Past Behind"
When you think Caribbean music, usually Soca, Dancehall, and Reggae come to mind. Kayo, from St. Lucia chose a different path, he discusses in our interview why Hip-Hop appeals to him as a form of expression, why he moved to Canada, and how he got signed to Classified's Half-life record label. Kayo is definitely an artist on "The Come Up" and someone to look out for. Download his collabrative album with Quake The Search on Bandcamp.