Khalia adds name to Bookshelf

Monday, October 08, 2018

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The 20-year-old Bookshelf rhythm has a new voice. Singer Khalia has hopped onto the beat with her engaging and body-grooving track My Name.

My Name was serviced to radio stations locally and internationally a few weeks ago. Based on early responses, disc jocks are loving it.

Khalia shared what it meant for her being on a classic beat such as the Bookshelf, which spawned several hits 20 years ago.

“It's actually so surreal. This is one of my favourite rhythms of all time that I grew up listening to. Now my voice has a song on it so crazy! It's something I would have never dreamt of, so I'm truly honoured to get this opportunity,” Khalia told the Jamaica Observer.

She also spoke about the inspiration behind My Name.

“It's really taking myself back like the rhythm does, to when you have a crush on someone and you think they have no idea they exist. Therefore, you daydream of all possibilities.”

The Bookshelf rhythm was first released in 1998 by producer Tony Kelly. Among the hits it spawned were Beenie Man's B ookshelf, Deport Dem by Sean Paul and Watching You by Wayne Wonder.

Khalia is among several acts on the Skeleton Fresh All Island Tour. The tour — which includes Stylez, Jahshi, Tamo J, Tosh Alexander, and Delando Colley — began on September 30. It will end on November 29.

— Kevin Jackson

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