Uplift does the Limbo

IN 2006, dancehall artiste Uplift was a member of the group Charm Skwad which made it to the top 10 of Digicel Rising Stars.

Sixteen years later and now residing in Canada, Uplift has continued his pursuit of music with the release of the song Limbo which features Talis.

Uplift he says was inspired by the late choreographer Bogle.

"I was inspired by the late dancer, Bogle, to write this song. I wanted to bring back dancing to dancehall music. I'm tired of hearing all these songs about chopping di line and violence, it's time to bring back the fun to the music," said Uplift.

The song was released late last year via Uplift Entertainment/Headnoize Music, but Uplift has decided to throw the promotional muscle behind the song with the release of a music video a few months ago.

"The production of the video was a team effort between the videographer Kemstyle, Talis and me. It's a high-energy video featuring several top dancers including Shelly Belly, Boysie, Energy, Energy Kid, Black Ice and Look Alike. It was filmed at various locations in Kingston," said Uplift.

Encouraged by the feedback towards the song, Uplift plans to release two more singles featuring Talis before the end of the year.

"I had originally planned to record this song with a very popular artiste but a good friend of mine suggested that I record it with Talis. I am happy that I took his advice because the song is doing well. Talis and I recently recorded two more songs. We also plan to record an album together," he disclosed.

Uplift, whose real name is Steve Austin, is from the parish of St Elizabeth. He made his recording debut in 2007 with the release of a single titled Foolish Heart on the St Bess Imprint.

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer

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