August 11, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Benjy Myaz has, consistently, been on the charts of TheBeat.FM (www.thebeat.fm) Internet Radio for the past year. He now occupies numbers one through five on their “Top 20 Singles Chart”; and is holding down the number three spot on the “Top 10 Artists” list. Based in San Diego, California, USA, TheBeat.FM boasts a listenership of approximately seven million persons, worldwide.
Occupying the number 1 spot is the ever-green hit “Love You Higher”; followed by the also famous, “Time” – nine years after its release. “Slow Down” is, currently, at number 3; followed by “How ‘Bout Us” and “Eternal Love” in 4th and 5th positions, respectively. The statistics reflect a total of 7,375 plays, for all five songs since Benjy became a member of TheBeat.FM in the summer of 2006.
“Love You Higher”, now considered as a classic in the annals of Reggae music, was originally released as a single in Jamaica in 1995. It then appeared on his début Album, “Intimate Relationship” which was released in the U.S. in 1997. The album captures the spirit of love within. Produced and arranged by Benjy Myaz, the album announced his entrance into the musical arena as a vocalist.
His second album, “Time Together”, released in Jamaica and Japan in 1998 and the U.S. in 2000 (VP Records) features both “Time” and “Slow Down” as two, of the fourteen, Reggae/Lovers’ Rock tracks. With writing, arrangements and productions coming from Benjy Myaz, one can only say that even with the cover versions, he comes with a unique sound, and for sure, a different attitude.
His 2008 release, “Eternal Love” on his My’Werks label (featuring the power-filled voice of A’Lisa on this single), is a delightful duet, showing off the vocal ranges of both artistes.
“How ‘Bout Us” comes from his new instrumental album, “You’ve Got Me”, the first of its kind ever produced in Jamaica – featuring the sound of the Bass as the lead instrument up front. Release date has been set for September, 2009. This is what Myaz has to say about the album, “Over the years, musical geniuses such as Jaco Pastorious, Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, John Pattatucci, to name a few, have advanced the technique of utilizing the bass, not only as a root instrument, but also to hold together the melody of a song. With this influence, I was challenged to do so within the genre of my own musical accomplishments. This album has been the threshold since 1993, crossing the parameters of genre. With influences coming from so many styles it’s very hard to place exactly where this project fits but it’s fused and it’s been a long time in the making and came out capturing my many moods over the years.”
With songs spanning a period of fourteen years (1996-present), varying in genres, and in occupation of the top 5 places on TheBeat.FM; Benjy not only validates the much-stated sentiment as “one of Jamaica’s most talented recording and performing artistes...bassist and vocalist”; but also that “things of quality have no fear of time”. Benjy continues to “chase the creativity...not the competition”.
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