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Ver­shon’s EP on hold

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THE re­lease of Only One, the first of two EPS by dee­jay Ver­shon for Par­lophone Records, has been resched­uled for Jan­uary. It was ini­tially set for re­lease this month.

Ver­shon signed with the Ger­man-bri­tish la­bel in late 2019. The com­pany is owned by Warner Mu­sic UK.

“Warner Mu­sic is an es­tab­lished in­ter­na­tional la­bel, so that is an ex­cel­lent move for me. I can see where things can hap­pen in­ter­na­tion­ally for my ca­reer. I’m just stay­ing hum­ble and hop­ing for the best,” Ver­shon told the Ja­maica Ob­server on the week­end.

He added that, “I worked with di FANATIX (Bri­tish pro­duc­ers) on di EP. I have col­lab­o­ra­tions with Chip [Bri­tish rap­per], Busy Sig­nal, African artiste YCEE an’ Tril­lary Banks. It is a well put to­gether project an’ it has six tracks.”

The sec­ond re­lease from the EP, Re­al­ity, fea­tures Chip. It was re­leased three weeks ago and has made the BBC 1Xtra playlist in the United King­dom.

Since sign­ing with Warner Mu­sic, Ver­shon says he is more fo­cused on cre­at­ing mu­sic for an in­ter­na­tional au­di­ence.

“Things kinda dif­fer­ent now an’ di mu­sic more put to­gether. Ear­lier, I was do­ing mu­sic to run di place an’ to be among those trend­ing on Youtube. Now, it’s all about stream­ing an’ with struc­ture and fo­cus,” he shared.

Ver­shon (given name

Adrian Ke­mar Brown) is from Cock­burn Pen in Kingston

11. He at­tended Greater Port­more High but dropped out dur­ing the 10th grade. He later at­tended the HEART TRUST/NSTA where he stud­ied elec­tri­cal en­gi­neer­ing but mu­sic was his main fo­cus.

“Mu­sic at di time was the only way out for me as a gar­ri­son youth. I have di tal­ent, so why not do mu­sic,” he said.

Dis­cov­ered by vet­eran dee­jay Mr G, Ver­shon got the break when he signed with pro­ducer and mu­si­cian

Christo­pher Birch. His big­gest hits in­clude the 2015 chart-top­per Inna Real Life, Bar­bie Doll, Boom, Ruff Up The World, On and Off Switch, Used to Hun­gry, Mercy A God and Out­side.

Par­lophone Records was es­tab­lished in 1923. Among its top-sell­ing acts are The Bea­tles, Dusty Spring­field, Queen, Du­ran Du­ran, Kylie Minogue, Tina Turner, Swedish pop act Rox­ette and The Pet Shop Boys.

Mon­tego Bay-born singer Bev­erly Knight is also part of the la­bel’s ros­ter.

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