Confident ORiel goes EDM

Thursday, May 05, 2016

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Dominican singer ORiel is eyeing a spot on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart with an EDM version of his song Confidence.


In 2015, he released two EPs --- Confidence 2.0 and Love SoulJah --- simultaneously. The former contained a reggae version of Confidence, but ORiel and his team believe the EDM version has the goods to break into the lucrative EDM market.


"The idea is to introduce the message from the song to an audience that might not necessarily be listening to reggae; and in doing so we are also extending the life of the song," said ORiel.


The original Confidence is written by ORieL and co-produced by his Afar Music Group and Lloyd Willacy. Its EDM and Dubstep remixes feature Brent 'Tremma' Masado and Ludwig.


Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, ORiel has produced songs by a number of Jamaican artistes such as Richie Stephens, Bugle, Raine Syville, RDX, Voicemail, Anthony Cruz and Konshens.


In 2015, he made his debut on Reggae Sumfest and Rebel Salute.


-- Howard Campbell


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