Photo by: Carlington Wilmot
Craig Parkes and Matthew Thompson are two childhood friends fused together to form the dynamic duo 'Leftside & Esco'. Both gentlemen have musical bloodlines and have now become two of Jamaica's most frequently requested producers and performers.
The duo released singles such as Last Night, No STD's and Tuck in Yuh Belly, that hit the top ten of London's CHOICE FM radio and went #1 in Trinidad, catapulting Leftside & Esco into the limelight in 2005. They have done a video for the hit single, Tuk In Yuh Belly, that has been placed in heavy rotation on cable stations in Jamaica, while receiving favorable responses globally. Some of the artistes on their production Galore riddim are, Vybz Kartel, Bling Dawg, Buju Banton, Wayne Marshall, Beenie Man, Idonia, TOK, Calico, Hollow Point, Future Troubles, Busy Signal and Tami Chynn.
Leftside & Esco also worked on Wayne Wonder's No Holding Back album, Sean Paul's latest effort The Trinity, and Bounty Killer's Ghetto Dictionary.
As a duo, their chemistry makes them very successful and as such has warranted them being called the dynamic duo.