Madhouse banks Slow Motion
Dancehall artiste Cham has collaborated with Bounty Killer in the past. One of their most memorable hits was Another Level – a song released in 1999 which topped local charts for several weeks.
Cham (formerly Baby Cham) has once again teamed up with Bounty for the track Slow Motion, which also features one of dancehall’s hottest singers, Dexta Daps.
“What makes this collaboration with Killer special is that we have grown and matured and we know each other so much and the brotherly love has grown over the years. So now it seems like its even more fun working in the studio.
“We went to The Bahamas for a month and we did a lot of recording there, even on a yacht in the water. We came back to Jamaica and finished up the album,” Cham disclosed in an interview with the Jamaica Observer at the video and short film launch for Slow Motion on Wednesday night at the ROK Hotel in downtown Kingston.
He spoke about working with Dexta Daps on the collaborative song, which was produced by iconic producer Dave Kelly of Madhouse Productions.
“Dexta is a different talent. A lot of people don’t understand how serious of a vocalist Dexta is until you see him in the studio. Big up Dexta, and thanks for coming on the album and doing what you do best,” said Cham.
Slow Motion is the lead single from a collaborative album that Cham is working on with Bounty Killer. The album, according to Cham, is slated for release in the fall of this year.
Several industry players, including producers, recording artistes and social media influencers were among those in attendance at the premiere of Slow Motion and attendees appeared appreciative of the visuals from both the short film and the music video.
Dennis Brown directed the video, while the concept for the short film was developed by Monique Blake.
Said Cham: “On Slow Motion we went for the ladies’ pimp, Dexta. The mini movie [short film] features myself, Bounty, Dexta, and Jada Kingdom, among others. It’s a nice project that is pushing our culture and having a video as well makes it twice as nice.”
Asked what he enjoyed most about working on the forthcoming project, Cham said “I think that being in the studio with different artistes; no, I’m not going to tell you who else is on the album, but I know that me and Bounty always have fun in the studio, but working with Dexta and Jada and the newer blood of artistes, and just seeing their vibe in the studio and energy, is what I love the most.”
Among those present at the launch were Grammy winner Kabaka Pyramid, reggae artiste Irie Souljah, producer and music executive Cordell “Skatta” Burrell, veteran music producer Mikey Bennett, dancehall artistes Busy Signal and Blackmann, members of the Bebble Rock team, broadcaster and disc jock Collin Hines, Fyah 105 FM’s Copper Shaun, singer Richie Stephens, and artiste manager Paul “Bankeylous” Giscombe.