Reggae Music Producer Dusk Releases “Flawless Rhythm”
by Howard Campbell
LONDON – Despite leaving his native Grenada in 1995, music producer/singer Iglazmosia Dusk has never given up on the Caribbean ideals he learned in his youth on this small island.
London-based Dusk recently launched their latest project, The Seamless Beat, and reached out to some of their West Indian brethren to help spread the joy.
Bring Back These Days, by roots-reggae provocateurs Capleton and Luciano, is the first single from The Flawless to be released by Dusk’s company. Gold Quest Empire.
Dusk, whose nickname is Kongquez Golden, does Blessed Child on the beat, while Breaking up is Not For Us, is done by veteran deejay Merciless and newcomer Shantell.
Although his musical tastes are eclectic, Dusk says he is drawn to the energy of dancehall and reggae.
“What appeals to me the most about dancehall is the accent and the unique sound, especially different from the world,” he said. “Reggae and dancehall are universal, so I grew up listening to Bob Marley, Peter and Shabba Ranks…the list goes on.”
For The Flawless, the first artist he approached was Luciano, the self-proclaimed messenger, whose songs include It’s me Again Jah, Lord Give me Strength and Ulterior Motive.
Once Luciano agreed to record, Capleton came on the scene. Both are survivors of the roots revival that swept Jamaican dancehall in the early 1990s.
Kongquez Golden has been recording since he was a teenager but got into music production in 2014 when he guided singers Starr Blacks and Shay Hil on the gospel song, Prayer.
Her passion for music was nurtured by her religious grandmother while growing up in Grenada.
“I grew up with my grandmother and she made me go to church every Sunday. I haven’t completely produced gospel music yet, but I work with a very talented young Jamaican woman named Karen Eldemire,” he said.