Going for some the very best producers reggae/dancehall music has to offer, singer Colin Levy (also known as Iley Dread) has hand-picked Barry O'Hare, Bobby Digital, Dean Fraser , Stephen Marley and Stephen 'Di Genius' McGregor to work on tracks for his upcoming album,Unleashed.
Scheduled to be launched in early spring 2011, Colin Levy officially released the debut single, Lover’s Holiday, at a special release party held recently in Canada. Lover’s Holiday is produced by Ocho Rios-based producer, Barry O’Hare, who has a long history of working with singers in particular, with much success.
According to Levy, he assembled these elite producers for this album project because Unleashed represents his maturity as a reggae singer.
“I have a great amount of respect for veterans like Dean Fraser, Barry O’Hare and Bobby Digital … they have a body of work that speaks for itself. And then there are the two Stephens, both of them the sons of reggae icons (Bob Marley and Freddie McGregor). I think they are possibly the best young producers in reggae and dancehall right now,” Colin Levy explained.
He was also quick to point out that although Stephen Marley is a many -time Grammy winner, both as a singer and a producer, “his attitude is amazing. It’s not about hype; for him, it’s all about work. I respect that”.
Levy, who visited Jamaica over the Christmas holidays to perform on GT Taylor’s successful Christmas Extravaganza, also used the opportunity to promote the single, Lover’s Holiday, and premiere the accompanying music video.
The video was shown for the first time on HYPE TV 'Up and Live' with the feedback being that it was “refreshing lover’s rock, feel good music”.