August 19, 2013
Koddy brings 'Peace' from Japan
Koddy - Contributed
Rebel Soulz recording artiste Koddy, is on the verge of a major breakthrough in reggae music based on the popularity of her radio hit single, 'Peace', on Rebel Soulz '6 East' rhythm.
The single, which is accompanied by an artfully directed music video, has been generating a lot of attention on social media. Over the last couple of weeks, reggae fans who have been tuned into local cable television have seen the video which is in high rotation, and have been asking: "Who is that gorgeous Japanese girl with the beautiful voice?".
That gorgeous Japanese girl is none other than Koddy.
With the crossover success of Peace, Koddy is becoming very well known in Jamaica as a reggae singer from Japan who has won the hearts of local fans with her own brand of reggae soul. She is one of the stand-out artistes on the '6 East' rhythm that also includes big stars such as Lukie D, Tony Curtis, as well as up-and-coming talents such as Mason, Villa Dutch and Beego Blood.
The single is also bubbling on various ethnic reggae charts in South Florida, Jamaica and Europe.
"We are pleased with the feedback we have been getting for the '6 East' rhythm, the videos are in high rotation on CVM, Swag, E Plus, LINKS, Hype TV and MD TV. A lot of people identify the project and feel that it is well produced, and Koddy has one of the outstanding singles on the project," Richard Mason, CEO of Rebel Soulz, said.
Japan is one of the largest music markets in world, representing more than a quarter of the world's total sales of recorded music, and Koddy is emerging in that market as a major force in reggae music.
"She made history by being one of the first female Japanese reggae artistes to tour not only Japan, but the US and Jamaica in one tour," Mr. Mason added.
Koddy's career began in her hometown, Fukuoka, Japan, in 1999 where she started performing at local nightclubs and was immediately loved for her vibrant stage presence and loving interaction with the masses.
In 2005 she moved to Tokyo where her stage craft, repertoire and total artiste development bloomed over the years, ultimately making her a major figure in reggae music.
In 2010, Koddy joined the Rebel Soulz camp and has since performed all over the world and on major shows such as GT Taylor's Christmas Extravaganza in Jamaica, where she made herself and her country proud, mesmerizing the audience with a breath-taking performance.
"She is proof that reggae music is a global force. Koddy's onstage presence is very strong. Whenever she performs, she has the fans on their toes the moment she steps on stage. This Japanese artiste is someone the Jamaican public yearned for and they haven't hesitated to show their love for her," Mason said.
Koddy first gained recognition with her top-selling A-Dako-Da single on the compilation album Infinity 16 vol. 4, produced by Japanese producer, Tela-C. She followed up that with the 2010 record, Dance Floor,on the compilation album Street Ryders vol. 1, produced by Japanese producer, Hase-T. She then stepped up her game yet again with the 2011 record Beautiful Day, featuring Major Label's Japanese artist Moomin. This single was produced by Yossim & Koddy. Koddy was the executive producer of the project.
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