2013 proved to be a life-altering year for Orisha, beginning with the release of her solo album Cupid last summer. The album launched her into stardom as the reggae singer quickly gained notoriety through radio airplay and exposure at numerous reggae festivals. Produced by award winning South African producer Alexis Faku and Shel-K, the latest single features sexy, electric guitar licks and classic reggae drums. “Gimmi The Beat” opens with Orisha’s sweet vocals as she sings her heartfelt lyrics. The song reflects on numerous political strains, including the recent events in Jamaica, Africa and Ukraine. It’s a powerful reggae sound that has intertwining vocals from Shel-K and Orisha Sound. Orisha says, “it’s the first big step in embracing more of the reggae sound that is in her heart. People have really embraced my reggae tracks and I’m excited to finally be able to give them an entire album.”
Orisha has traveled from country to country and coast to coast, developing her artistry and building a dedicated fan following along the way. Making music a top priority since the age of four, Orisha has dedicated her life to become a world-class performer. A young, bright-eyed Orisha spent all her free time practicing the violin, piano, vocals and guitar. Her undeniable talent and obvious passion caught the eyes and hearts of everyone she met. At nine years old, she was a child-prodigy virtuoso, touring in Europe and the United States. Since then, she has had the rare opportunity of appearing on stage and in studio with world renowned artists such as Stevie Wonder, Stanley Clarke, Anthony Hamilton, Flo Rida, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Sizzla, Sly & Robbie, and many others. Orisha’s worldly experiences have only fueled her musical fire and inspired her to express her emotions in more diverse ways. The singer attributes her sound to influences from different elements of electronic, dance, alternative, hip-hop and world music. “I don't stay in one place - I move a lot - enjoying the beat of the streets and the studios of LA, Moscow, Kingston, London, Paris, NY...It’s all about the people and their love, hate, sex, faith, and struggle,” Orisha explains.
Whether it’s style, attitude, wit, or sex appeal, Orisha Sound has it all down packed. Exuding her seductive personality, her music has the power to propel her to the top of any music chart, and her work ethic and talent tell it all.
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