Gaining recognition and success with the hit video “Sticks & Stones”, his acclaimed “Rise of the Revoluters” mixtape and the successful lead single “Cruise” from his highly anticipated “Love SoulJah” EP, prolific Reggae singer ORieL is gearing up for the 4/20 release of the follow up single “Get Me High”, culminating with slated appearances in New York to promote the release.
Written by the artist himself and co-produced by his Afar Music Group label mate Lloyd ”Cookie” Willacy, “Get Me High” displays the cognizant side of the conscious reggae star by gearing his powerful musical words to women from all walks of life. “Get Me High” demonstrates a lustful, groovy sound that might surprise ORieL’s hardcore “Revoluters” fans, but his distinct smooth-smoky vocals will captivate the attention of reggae purists alike .”Get Me High” is about how being in love can be intoxicating and the natural high one gets from the euphoric feelings of love. The song is more like a fusion of reggae and early 90s RnB style singing on the chorus” Stated ORieL.
Listen to: Preview | ORieL | Get Me High
ORieL will make scheduled appearances in New York on May 9th and 10th, 2015 “Get Me High” will be available on iTunes 4/20, and all other major digital distributors.
Oriel Barry was born in Wesley, Dominica a small island in the Caribbean. Growing up, he was part of a drum band and was an active member of his school and church choir. Undoubtedly that was where he discovered and started to develop his passion for the art of music. Having experimented with the sounds of music his first serious involvement occurred when he migrated to Pittsburgh Pa and formed the sound system vybz Machine with friends in 2005. Oriel quickly settled in and earned his right as a popular club Dj, talented Studio Engineer and is among the best Graphic Designer in the region.
Oriel describes his music as ‘’Reggae/Fusion’’ which is mostly reggae fused with the sound of Jazz, RnB, Rock, Blues and Hip Hop.
Having mastered the art of production, he has worked with local and international recording artists such as Bugle, Raine Seville, RDX, Voicemail, Jahmeil, Anthony Cruze, Konshens, Wayne Wonder and Chris Martin to name a few. Oriel lends his voice to collaborate with former Motown Recording artist Richie Stephens on the soon to be global anthem ‘’Give Me A Reason’’ and he also collaborated with Bugle on the hit single ‘My Love’ a Caribbean fan favorite in radio and TV land. He also collaborated with Rain Seville and looks forward to working with many more recording artists.
Oriel has tracks on The Soy Sauce Riddim, The Heavy Metal Riddim, Jailhouse Rock Riddim . Afar Music Group, Oriel’s current recording label as released his most recent single “Confidence” which sits well in the top ten on the Jamaican culture charts and is a fan favorite. On September 2013 his fans witnessed the release of his first EP also titled ‘’Confidence’’ in all digital outlets which features four tracks: Confidence, All By Myself, Crazy Love and Down Where I Live, all of which have elevated his career to another level. The singles are doing extremely well on the local and international scene gaining heavy radio and television rotation.
Source: MPR Consulting