Thursday, November 22, 2012

T.O.K's Bay C speaks about new single with Christopher Ellis (Son of Alton Ellis)

Ghetto Youth International artiste Christopher Ellis and T.O.K'S Bay C have a new single called Don't Change Your Number. The video was shot in Kingston by B+ (Brian Cross of Mochilla, a production company based in LA and we caught up with Bay C on set.
Recording artiste Bay C of group T.O.K and Executive Producer of Bomrush records
What was it like working with Chris Ellis?
“It was a good vibe, very natural because it was not premeditated, we were in the same circles doing some work. He is signed to Damian Marley's Label and I am doing some work with Damian. Damian is producing some stuff with me and the group. Its a melting pot of Ideas as musicians and writers.”
“It was very organic the musician played the music first and Chris came with a melody and we put in the words and Maxi Priest helped write on it, Alex from the group as well. It was a cool vibe as musicians.”
What Genre of Music would you put this single?
“I would say its a bit dancehall hall. It has some of the 60s dowhop but if you listen to the baseline it has the reggae and dancehall flavour. So the Genre would be Dancehall pop.(Chuckles)”.
What was it like working with the team on the video?
“It was a good energy, With T.O.K we have done alot of videos but working with B+ was good. (B+ Plus directed Damian Marley's Affairs of the Heart Video). Based on the Affairs of the Heart video I was impressed with his work from before. We were to shoot the video in London when I was there a few weeks ago when I was promoting one of my singles. Chris was there and we actually performed over there and we thought If B could come over and do the video it would be great but it did not work out.
There is no better place than Jamaica and we shot it here I am happy. The details in the video make it special. The newspaper we used is a paper from the 60. The vehicle is like a 50 year old vehicle that we are driving. They went out on a limb to get the detail to bring off the video the right way. It was a honour to be part of the video and I hope the viewers like it.”


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