Klymate finds the Escape

BY KEVIN JACKSON
Observer writer

Friday, May 24, 2019

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Dancehall and soca were James Ashton's favourite genres while growing up. Known professionally as Klymate, he is ready to hit the big time by blending those sounds.

Originally from the village of Layou in St Vincent and the Grenadines, he lives in St Kitts where he works at the Royal Saint Kitts Hotel.

“My interest in dancehall music developed as a means of expressing some unresolved issues which I encountered while growing up. So, I needed something or some way that I could put all my anger and confusion into, and that ended in a positive result of me having a passion for dancehall. I want to be as versatile as possible with music,” Klymate said in an interview with the Jamaica Observer's Splash.

Since he embarked on a music career four years ago, the 27-year-old singjay has released dancehall songs such as What's Next, Fearless and They Don't Know.

Klymate, who finished fourthlast year in one ofSt Vincent's rural Soca Monarch competitions, is currently creating a buzz with his latest soca song, Escape, produced by Steady Music Productions.

Escape has done me wonders this year. Steady Music Production in Saint Kitts and Nevis produced it and has certainly been a game-changer for me,” he said.

He continued: “I'm well-rounded and open-minded and I love to experiment with new sounds. I find that I tend to make the best productions when I am faced with a challenge. The music speaks to me, and with that I have no choice then, but to take pen to paper and do what I do best.”

Although he has never been to Jamaica nor worked with Jamaican producers, Klymate hopes that will change soon.

“Unfortunately, I have never experienced Jamaica nor have I ever worked with any of the talents from that island, but God is always working and pretty soon I'll be blessed to work with new sounds out of Jamaica,” he said.


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