New Redemption Riddim changes sound of Caribbean gospel music

The Caribbean has been rocked by the new sound of Gospel music coming out of Jamm Productions Studio located in Trinidad and Tobago, according to the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian.

The publication said on Friday that Pastor, Producer, Studio Engineer and Composer Keith Israel introduced the riddim in May 2021 “and received such an overwhelming response to the old school dub style, which is considered very rare in Caribbean Gospel music that it inspired him to create an entire album with it.”

“The musical contributions were all unique and different from each other, which gave the project an extremely dynamic Caribbean sound, featuring persons from Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, USA and French-speaking Martinique,” the Guardian said.

It said the Redemption Riddim, “a name given to Keith by God, as the name implies, focuses on God’s plans for the redemption of the world and is designed in such a way to capture the hearts of both young and mature audiences.”

“This album delivers a sweet but hard-hitting bass line with drum percussions that remind you of the ‘hard pong’ days when you could hear vehicles from afar blasting various types of music,” the paper quoted DJ Mickey, radio personality and recipient of the Gospel Music Awards of T&T (GMATT) “DJ of the Year Award” in 2018 and 2020, as saying.

“Each song promises to bless you, from the infectious styles of jazz, dancehall, reggae and soca to the encouraging and thought-provoking lyrical content,” added the “Praise Ministry’s Gospel DJ of the Year 2020” awardee in the Grand Cayman Islands.

The Guardian said “this rhythmic Gospel album” is being distributed by VPAL Music, a subsidiary of VP Records, and will be available worldwide on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon and Deezer.

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