Press Kay aims international with Beenie Man collab
Dancehall artiste Press Kay has collaborated with Beenie Man on a new record titled 'Put It On You'.
Press Kay, who gained popularity under the wings of selector-turned-deejay Charly Black, is looking to break into the overseas market, taking notes from Black's success in Latin America.
"Beenie Man fans are global and the rhythm has a crossover feel. When Anju Blaxx and UIM put out music, it always has a crossover type of vibe. My songs are picking up in the Spanish market and the music has been spreading," she said.
According the Press Kay, there is no time like the present for Jamaican artistes to tap into international markets.
"Our music is taking over the world and people are loving our sound because it is so infectious. It makes them want to move," she said. Press Kay noted that sometimes the audience doesn't understand what the artistes are saying.
"However, the beats alone sometimes make them want to open their mind and understand what we are saying. So we are making songs easy so that they can understand," she said.
The artiste also said Beenie Man has inspired her music since her formative years, therefore the collaboration was inevitable.
"I actually wanted a verse and he gave me two verses. I have lots of plans for the song and the radio stations have been blazing it. People should support this song because it is very relatable and it's good music," he said.
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Given her experience overseas, the deejay believes foreigners have realised Jamaica's value to the art of music. She therefore advises the Jamaican Government to catch up.
"I would love the Government to step in more and be more hands-on in supporting our music. We need more help, and there are serious issues with our copyright that needs to be addressed. Soca has a day and a season. However, dancehall does not have its own celebration here. We also need more shows and festivals because Jamaica is the mecca of reggae and dancehall," she said.
Press Kay's previous single, Come Fi Di Knockaz, featuring Charly Black, has surpassed a million views on YouTube.com.