Publicist launches label with dancehall project
Entertainment publicist Ralston Barrett has returned to his musical roots.
The Negril, Westmoreland native, who began his career in the early 1990s as a producer and artiste manager, has decided to take a stab at music production once again.
"I'm happy to get back in the production game. It's a part of the business that is very dear to my heart. I love working in the studios with talented musicians, artistes and engineers to create music. I have a high level of appreciation for the creative process that it takes to produce good music," said Barrett.
Barrett's latest effort is the Sobriety Test rhythm. This is the first project to be released on the Symphony B Records imprint; a label that was created as a gift to his five-year-old daughter Symphony Barrett.
The nine-track rhythm album features songs such as Capleton's Nuh Friendy Thing (Still Sober), Delly Ranx's Blaze It Blaze, Jah Wiz's You've Got To Try, and Fyah Stick's Education is the Key.
"I'm pleased about this project; the songs on the rhythm are excellent. It's my first project in a long while and I hope it will be well received. I'm going to put a lot of promotion behind it to ensure its success," he said. The Sobriety Test rhythm is scheduled to be released on September 24.
Over the past two decades, Barrett has worked with some of the biggest acts in reggae and dancehall music, including Richie Spice, Protoje, Mr Vegas, Spice, Ninja Man, Gyptian, Rygin King and Chronic Law.