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June 18, 2014
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Dasia mashing up the place 'Wid We'


As beautiful as she is gifted, reggae songstress Dasia has carved out a reputation in the local music industry for her apple-sweet vocals and her smashing live performances.

She has been getting a buzz with her single, Wid We, released on the Ice Rush Music Group label in April, and she is hoping to translate that buzz into a bonafide solo career.

"I am feeling great about the direction of my career so far," the bubbly 33-year-old said.

Born Dasia Lloyd-Williams, on January 21, 1981, she grew up in Spanish Town, St. Catherine. Dasia soon earned a reputation in Spanish Town for her powerful performances at mini concerts as a child and continued to sing at weddings and funerals as a teenager.

"It came 'naturally'. I didn't get up one day and say: 'you know what? I'm going to be a singer',"she said.

A past student of St Joseph's High School, she teamed up with two friends to form Da-Na-Te. The group were finalists in the Tastee Talent contest, but soon disintegrated.Undaunted, Dasia began to visit studios and hone her craft.

She scored a radio hit, Down Here, in 2001 when it became a bonafide favourite on FM radio. Recorded on the 'Fresh Air' rhythm and produced by Mr G, it opened several doors for Dasia. She landed several gigs in Jamaica and in international markets.

She has been working on a number of recordings for the indie label Ice Rush Music Group. She remixed her 2001 hit, Down Here, by putting it on a new rhythm and renaming it Wid We. She has also been working out of DJ Crush's studio, compiling a slew of new songs for her debut album.

Other songs to look out for includePain, Tonight Is The Night featuring Gramps Morgan, and Nothing But Love with I-Octane.

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