Capsicum's Meltzer & Weekes Teaming With Della Danger On Reggae Remake Of Sade R&B Classic 'No Ordinary Love' For Versatile, Rising Bajan Artist Kymmi

                                                  

 

Capsicum CEO and Director of A&R Roger Meltzer and senior producer Joseph Everton "Reality" Weekes will be teaming up with iconic Jamaican record producer Delmar "Della Danger" Drummond to co-produce a reggae remake of the classic Sade r&b/smooth jazz fusion "No Ordinary Love" featuring rising Bajan artist Kymmi.

 

                                    

                                           Joseph Everton "Reality" Weekes

                                                                       

                                                  Capsium CEO Roger Meltzer and Reality Weekes   

 

"I have been dreaming about these kinds of elite collaborations since I started the Capsicum label", says Meltzer.
 
"I first met Della when Capsicum released a reggae remake by Sledge of the Rascal Flatts country smash "Take Me There" on a hit beat Della originally built for Jah Cure. Ever since, Della would send me songs he produced for Nadine Sutherland, Esco Da Shocker, Romain Virgo, iCandy, Shaggy, Cecile, Beenie Man, Junior Reid, Cutty Corn, Jigsy King, Rass Fraser, the late Mickey Pelpa and others on his Star Struck Cali label that I would play on the radio show. He also introduced me to these artists to help me recruit them to record singles for Capsicum."
 
Born in Barbados, even as a pre-schooler Kymberly Trescia Latoya Grimes began to show her love for singing and performing; at the age of eight, she received her first standing ovation for a solo performance in front of her church congregation; at age 11 she entered the prestigious Richard Stoute Talent Contest and became a finalist. By age 14, she had successfully auditioned for the position of “Lead Vocalist” with the then highly popular Togetherness band and was fully initiated into the local entertainment scene with performances at hotels and school concerts. 
 
It wasn't long before the eager and ambitious Kymmi turned her attention to the more creative side of her talents, gaining her first recording studio experience with the self-penned “Crazy”. The catchy R&B-flavored tune enjoyed significant airplay in Barbados and was instrumental in Kymmi’s selection to perform at the 2004 Miss Teen Barbados pageant, where both she and her song were well-received. Later that year, she released another single entitled “Make Me Beg” written by world-renowned Calypso King of Barbados The Mighty Gabby, which brought Kymmi to the stage at the Cave Shepard All-Stars calypso tent and on subsequent tours with former “Soca Monarch” Anderson “Blood” Armstrong. These experiences further emboldened Kymmi; she decided  to re-enterthe Richard Stoute Teen Talent Contest the following year, and placed third in the “Spouge” competition devoted to the indigenous music of the island. 
 
By her final year at school, the multi-faceted Kymmi was determined to explore the world of fashion and beauty and thus committed to participation in the school’s annual pageant. The shapely and stunning young beauty walked away with the “People’s Choice” award as well as a first runner-up prize in the talent section after rendering “A Place Within" a song she co-wrote with Edward George Curtman.
 
The year 2007 saw Kymmi enjoy a short but exciting stint with the band DeQue; but with her solo career beginning to blossom, she opted to focus more on her personal development as an artist and continued to release more music including the singles “A Place Within” and “Hooked” which featured popular rapper Billy Kincaid. Following this, the recording artist embarked on a promotion tour in New York, doing interviews with and performing for Time Warner in Staten Island and Prospect Park. The highly anticipated music video for “A Place Within” exploded the following year with excellent  reviews and  prolific rotation on the local television space program “Roaming” and significant exposure on the Tempo Caribbean Music Video Channel  and on  B.E.T.  "Centric". With the popularity and success of this music video, Kymmi was approached space by Richard Haynes CEO of South Central Entertainment, who signed her to his label and released her third single, “Round of Applause”. The young dynamo soon became a regular performer at the Ship Inn, making space appearances with the band Strategy.
 
The ensuing years brought a flurry of activity, from opening for r&b sensation Trey Songz during his Barbados tour, to traveling to Atlanta, GA where she met with various executives, producers and arrangers in the music industry, and recorded another original song entitled “Hollow,” working with producer Dave “Jam” Hall who has recorded Mary J. Blige, Madonna, Mariah Carey and others. During this Atlanta trip Kymmi also met Sonya Dube, CEO of the public relations firm, The DDC Group, and her husband Reginald; the couple agreed to assist Kymmi in putting together an artist package for her international debut.
 
Her new single “DUMB,” written and produced by Antonio “Young D” Johnson, a.k.a. “Dizzyboii” of Slam City Studios, is sure to capture the imagination of her soon-to-be adoring fans everywhere as she finds “A Place Within” their hearts.