[Kingston, Jamaica - November 11, 2020] Long time Public Relations Officer and Entertainment Manager in the Jamaican Dancehall world, Lesley Hayles (also known as "Lesley Odyssey" in music and social media circles), has added to her repertoire by embarking on a production journey.
After working with many artists through the course of over 15 years, the Kingston-based entertainment mogul was finally bitten by the producing bug when it was suggested by longtime friend, Anthony Haynes. He gave Lesley her first set of instrumentals in 2018, beats all created by him under his Haynes Records label. Her first production, “Ride Me Riddim”, is a rhythm compilation that features six of her artistes out of more than a dozen submissions. The remaining tracks will be on the second (and quite possibly a third) part of the release, at a later date yet to be decided.
Comprising of half established acts and half upcoming acts, Ride Me Riddim consists of tracks from marketing genius Ganggoolie, and Lesley’s oldest sister, Ava “Sandy Star” Hayles known for her 90s hit “Don’t Wanna Lose Your Love (You Boy)” on the Taxi Riddim remake by their uncle, Dennis “Dennis Star” Hayles. The title track, “Ride Me” was written by Lesley herself and recorded by Philadelphia-based Dancehall/R&B singer, Mzs Quanny. Ride Me Riddim also features Lajik from New Jersey, Star Stain from Montego Bay and 1Leedah from Portmore, via May Pen.
All tracks were mixed and mastered by younger brother, Stephen “DJ Ali Patch” Hayles from Mixplosion Sound System, with artworks done by another younger brother from Coppershot Sound System, Shomani “DJ Kitt” Hayles for his NAAS Artworks graphics design company. Videos are expected to be done for most of the tracks and out on YouTube by the new year. The album will be distributed by United Masters and is set for release on November 13, 2020, her 40th birthday, as a gift for the usually conservative woman.
Lesley has worked with Munga Honorable, Gaza Sheba, Razor B, BridgeZ, Savage, and Nae Nae, among many others in the past and is currently working with Riigz, Khristopher, Bramma, Gage, Xyclone, Daro D’Dada, Ras Demo, Thurteen13, Prospec, Dappa Flex, Varian and everyone who is on her productions.
1. Sandy Star – Just One
2. Ganggoolie – Shakalacka
3. Star Stain – Drink Sip
4. 1Leedah – Come Over
5. Mzs Quanny – Ride Me
6. Lajik – Wine & Bruk Out
7. Lesley Hayles – Ride Me Riddim (Instrumental)
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