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Tasha T gets big buzz with 'Raindrops' single Featured

Entertainment News Written by  PHLEXX Sunday, 23 September 2012 12:18 font size decrease font size increase font size 0
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Tasha T is poised to be the next big voice to emerge on the reggae scene given the insider buzz on her new 'Raindrops' single.    "The response has been impressive so far, from Europe, from Africa, on Facebook and Twitter, people are loving it. A number of disc jockeys have been calling for the song now that it is creating a buzz and my management has decided to also do a video to promote the single," Tasha T said in a release.  
 
The single, which appears on the Better De Ya riddim on the Stampede Music Ja. label, has been getting a lot of airplay on stations such as IRIE and HITZ.
 
Tasha T has been working on a number of reggae tracks for her as yet untitled album and the buzz around Raindrops is a welcome surprise. 
 
"I have been working with producers like Mikey Bennett, Bobby Digital, Computer Paul, Syl Gordon, Danny Maestro from Canada, Calibub, Rory from One Pop Music, Sly and Robbie and even done songs under my own label, Rasvibe Records, I have been putting in a lot of work,' she said. 
 
She began singing at the age of 14, wowing all those around her with her incredible vocals. A petite and diminutive singer with the big voice, Tasha T leaves an indelible impression and cherished memories on audiences the world over with her distinctive vocal styling, exciting and compelling stagecraft.
 
"Wherever I go, I try to represent for reggae to the best of my ability," she said,
 
Born Natasha Whyte in Canada, she grew up in that country but her passion for for music first emerged when she was very young as she would watch and listen to the DJs/selectors on Road Block International, her father’s “sound system” in Toronto, Canada. Inspired by Reggae and Rock Steady royalty such as the late Phyllis Dillon, Judy Mowatt and Marcia Griffiths, Tasha developed her own unique SingJay and singing style.
 
Throughout her storied career, Tasha T performed on many major festivals including, but not limited to, Reggae Sumfest, Reggae Sunsplash (Jamaica), Reggae Carifest, IRIE Jamboree, Linkage Awards (NYC), and Calgary Reggae Festival (Canada). She has also shared the stage with many reggae greats, Beres Hammond, Ken Boothe, Marcia Griffiths, Maxi Priest and much more.
 
With a discography that stretches back to the 1990s, Tasha’s longevity can only be explained by her dedication, versatility and creativity. There has been many chart toppers, to include, the Reggae classic “Win or Lose” (#7 – New York Top 30 Reggae Charts), “Hold Me” (Canada’s CHRY 105.5 FM Reggae Charts), and “One More Try” (#5 - Ghana’s West Africa Reggae Charts).
 
 
The year 2010 proved to be a defining moment with the release of “New Day". The hard hitting single emphasized the need for a change and positioned the artiste on her current rise to the top. It quickly rose to #10 on Italy’s Reggae Charts. Several months later she followed up with “Hot Ya Now", a vibrant single that immediately soared to #1 on the Canadian Top 11 Reggae Charts.
 
With 2010 behind her, Tasha T continued her assault on the reggae scene in 2011 with “Only a Woman Knows”. The single’s popularity led to the video release and continues to get consistent rotation and airplay. The fan appeal that had eluded this positive artiste throughout the years was finally a reality. Her hard work in 2011 gained her the Linkage Awards coveted Canadian Artiste of the Year.
 
Her latest single “World in a Turmoil” a powerful song speaking out on the injustices throughout the world continue to create waves within the reggae music industry that is in desperate need of positive upliftment. She is currently serving as Read Across Jamaica Foundation 2012 Musical Ambassador, having recorded their theme song “Educate Yourself”.

 

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