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Cashan continues musical Journey

Monday, August 21, 2017

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EMERGING singjay Cashan is looking to shake up the dancehall world with her latest single Journey On My Own .

Done on the True Words rhythm on Sasaine Music Records imprint, the single was released on July 15.

“I am very proud of this song; it brings across a range of emotions and I am loving the positive feedback on social media and in my community,” she said.

There are plans in place to shoot a video for the project.

Cashan grew up in the sleepy district of Amity Hall in Moneague, St Ann. She attended Ocho Rios High where she soon developed a reputation among her peers for her soulful voice. While in grade nine, she was introduced to a studio by a friend, and she recorded her first single I'm Not Crazy.

After leaving high school, she was introduced to a studio by fellow artiste Gevano, and in 2012 began recording singles for New York-based label, 5 Star Records.

“At that time, experience and money was lacking, both of which you need to make it in the music business. The studio was trying to put out too many artistes at the time, so I chalked it up to a lesson learned,” she said.

She later inked a contract with True Blue Family Records, and worked closely with the label between 2015 and 2016, where she scored Wife on the 90s Gold rhythm.

She subsequently met producer-engineer Dohnzhey “Sasaine” Grindley through a mutual acquaintance and is currently signed to his label.

“I needed someone to mix my songs and I began to correspond with Sasaine and we had good chemistry, so we began to record a number of songs together,” she said.

She has built up a repertoire of songs such as the dancehall-influenced Leprechaun and the R&B-tinged roots-reggae Make It Up.

“Whatever riddim that you throw at me, I can find a melody or a groove to make it work. Whatever the riddim talks to me and says, that's what I am going to do,” she said.

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