BUZz: Dakeye‏ Release Brand New Single-Let's Stay Together

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Richard Marshall, of Marabella Trinidad and Tobago, is also known as Dakeye—the Soulful Crooner. Over the years, he and producer/musician, Kevin Brown, have collaborated on several songs of high quality. In 2000, they released Take Your Time, a song written by Brown and Dakeye over a re-worked version of The Melodian’s, Come On Little Girl. That promotional-only tune was so well received, it charted in the Jamaica Star’s Miami Top 25 chart for that year. In 2009, Dakeye’s song, Chariots in the Sky, was featured in the film A Letter to Dad that starred Mario Van Peebles, John Ashton and Thom Mathews. Over the past couple of years, the two have painstakingly recorded and re-recorded several tunes for commercial release. Singles like Turn It Up (Sexy Beast Riddim) and Just Like A Man (Fallen Riddim) have brought Dakeye back in front of the public eye along with his performances in Trinidad and in the United States. His vocal style reminds many of great singers like, Teddy Pendergrass, Curtis Mayfield, Freddie McGregor or Beres Hammond.

Dakeye’s latest release is Let’s Stay Together (Love Letter) on the Kevin Brown produced Elements Riddim. The track not only showcase’s his superb singing abilities, it also shows how much he is as a serious lyricist. Brown and Dakeye’s goal was to put the soul back into reggae music and with this ballad—they feel they have accomplished it. Take a listen and keep an eye and ear out for more from this creative duo. Listen to single here.

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