Dorsh – Neopolitan L.P.

Neopolitan is much like the ice cream it is named after. It’ s a mixture of Reggae, Electro, Disco, Soul, Hip-Hop, Rock, Dubstep, and R&B, flavors all blended into one creamy collection. When I sat down to conceptualize the Neopolitan album, I realized with my given “Jaminglican” (Jamaican, English, and American) heritage, that I was in a unique position to represent a significantly large group of people authentically. Having spent my entire life as a soccer player in the U.S. and abroad, I wanted the album to mirror the workings of the World Cup, and its function to bring people together from all parts of the globe. Soccer exposed me to many cultures and I felt it was only appropriate that I share my experiences through another universal language, music.

I made Neopolitan to show people that it is ok to be yourself, to celebrate differences, and to embrace more than ONE kind of music! People learn the best through music, and Neopolitan presents a new way to grasp the concept of a “diverse” album and artist.

Special thanks to: Kensaye, Innocent, Szjerdene, Amy Winehouse, Jane Birkin (UK),

Rastafani, Rio Sutherland, RJF, Oreo Jones, KG, Ron Miner, Gil Scott-Heron, Kamia White, Grey Granite, Zach Brown, DB Soundlab, Rad Summer (USA)

Serge Gainsbourg (France), Yuna (Malaysia), Bless up!

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Dorsh – “Belief (Dave Owen rmx)”

Soccer was my life for 19 years. It taught me the core values of life and discipline, while introducing me to a plethora of cultures from around the world. I am truly grateful for the game and everyone I have had the pleasure of sharing the pitch with. Fulljoy this tune remixed by drum and bass heavyweight Dave Owen which was originally produced by Kensaye (both from London)! Big ups to everyone for supporting Neopolitan, the full album drops next week, May 7th! Bless up!

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Dorsh – “Alias” [Skit]

In this instant vintage classic, I show off my unique ability to swap accents at the drop of a dime (no pun intended). Like a chameleon I use my lifetime of traveling and supreme knowledge of cultures to camouflage into any scene. I teamed up with Hoodie Allen’s Producer RJF for a soulful U.K. house feel and top notch Indianapolis video director Jace, for the seductive visuals. Fulljoy the playful nature of the tune and be on the lookout for my debut L.P. Neopolitan which will be realeased May 7, 2012 via Rad Summer. Bless up!

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Rastamonday – (J.Brookinz “You’re Mine” ft. Dorsh, Freddie Bunz, Grey Granite, Oreo Jones, C-Rayz Walz and Saint Recon)

“You’re mine” is the first single off J.Brookinz highly anticipated Southern Rock inspired 4/20 album #GAT3WAY. The song features Dorsh, Freddie Bunz, Grey Granite , Sean Oreo, C-rayz Walz and Saint Recon (Jesse Reddington ) on the bass. It’s a wonderful display of talent all through -out, and J. Brookinz agrees it’s some of his best work.

“GAT3WAY represents Rebel Music” says Brookinz. “All the samples were inspired by old Southern Rock (Lynard Skynard, Creedance Clearwater Fesitval, etc…) which was a huge challenge in and of itself. The Rebel Music part was actually a nod to the great Bob Marley who had an album with the same name. In this Naptown music scene I always felt like a rebel, bucking trends and pushing the status quo of this beloved genre.I never liked playing by rules set by others. I make my own. That’s what keeps me going. REBEL.” I know you guys will fulljoy the track, and don’t forget to come out to the 20Past4&More and HeavyGun Present The Countdown to 4/20 Party @ The Rock Lobster on the 19th AND cop that #GAT3WAY when it hits the streets!!!

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Dorsh – “The Mulatto (Afrodite)”

On February 13, I stumbled across an NPR Fresh Air interview with Oscar nominated actress Viola Davis.  She discussed the traditional roles of dark-skinned women in Hollywood films and made an incredible point about how ‘media inspires the mulatto from within’. I completely agreed with her position and wrote a song which features poetry from the legendary Gil Scott-Heron and production from RJF. The track is entitled “The Mulatto (Afrodite)” and it depicts the life of a girl who knows she is beautiful but falls victim to societies simulated standard of light-skinned beauty. I am reaching out because I feel that the message covers an important issue that no one is addressing in the hip hop/music community.

“The Mulatto (Afrodite)” is the second release from my debut album Neopolitan which drops via Rad Summer on May 1, 2012. Fulljoy the message, bless up!

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