May 12, 2009

Dancehall Group TOK Member Bay-C Releases Bombrush Hour

TOK's Roshaun Clarke is steadily showcasing his prowess on the music scene under another capacity, as producer. For the past year, Bay-C as he is better known, has been making waves locally and overseas with the production of singles such as Miss World, featuring TOK and Beenie Man, and riddims like Black Rain, Gargoyle and Money Tree.

Despite what people may think, this artiste-turned-producer is not new to the production game. Bombrush Hour was released on April 22, through JVC, Japan, which has been home to several heavy-hitters on the reggae/dancehall scene - Mavado, Elephant Man, Mighty Crown and TOK all fall on their roster.

Since its release, the album has steadily been climbing in sales, both in record stores as well as on the digital market. Most popular on the album are Trapped by TOK featuring Beenie Man, the Rick James/Smoky Robinson cover of Ebony Eyes with Alex and Flexx of TOK, and the club-banger Wave which features Bay-C himself, alongside Tony Matterhorn, Sami-T of Mighty Crown and Cutty of Coppershot. All three songs have somehow pushed themselves into the Top 20 on Japan's biggest downloading site Reggae Zion, a feat which many albums never achieve.

Also included on the album are tracks featuring soca heavyweight Machel Montano, dancehall's Bounty Killer and Vybz Kartel and promising Bombrush artiste Sleepy Hallowtips.

Bay-C will do promotion for Bombrush Hour when TOK visits Japan to participate in the annual BMI Music Festival in June. Bombrush Hour and Our World will be promoted simultaneously.


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