Gaining recognition and success with the hit video “Sticks & Stones”, his acclaimed “Rise of the Revoluters” mixtape and the successful lead single “Cruise” from his highly anticipated “Love SoulJah” EP, prolific Reggae singer ORieL released on 4/20 the follow up single “Get Me High”.
Written by the artist himself and co-produced by his Afar Music Group label mate Lloyd ”Cookie” Willacy, “Get Me High” displays the cognizant side of the conscious reggae star by gearing his powerful musical words to women from all walks of life. “Get Me High” demonstrates a lustful, groovy sound that might surprise ORieL’s hardcore “Revoluters” fans, but his distinct smooth-smoky vocals will captivate the attention of reggae purists alike .”Get Me High” is about how being in love can be intoxicating and the natural high one gets from the euphoric feelings of love. The song is more like a fusion of reggae and early 90s RnB style singing on the chorus” Stated ORieL.
Oriel Barry was born in Wesley, Dominica a small island in the Caribbean. Growing up, he was part of a drum band and was an active member of his school and church choir. Undoubtedly that was where he discovered and started to develop his passion for the art of music. Having experimented with the sounds of music his first serious involvement occurred when he migrated to Pittsburgh Pa and formed the sound system vybz Machine with friends in 2005. Oriel quickly settled in and earned his right as a popular club Dj, talented Studio Engineer and is among the best Graphic Designer in the region.
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Having mastered the art of production, he has worked with local and international recording artists such as Bugle, Raine Syville, RDX, Voicemail, Jahmeil, Anthony Cruze, Konshens, Wayne Wonder and Chris Martin to name a few. Oriel lends his voice to collaborate with former Mo-town Recording artist Richie Stephens on the soon to be global anthem ‘’Give Me A Reason’’ and he also collaborated with Bugle on the hit single ‘My Love’ a Caribbean fan favourite in radio and TV land. He also collaborated with Rain Seville and looks forward to working with many more recording artists.
Oriel has tracks on The Soy Sauce Riddim, The Heavy Metal Riddim, Jailhouse Rock Riddim . Afar Music Group, Oriel’s current recording label released his first single “Confidence” which sits well in the top ten on the Jamaican culture charts and is a fan favorite. On September 2013 his fans witnessed the release of his first EP also titled ‘’Confidence’’ in all digital outlets which features four tracks: Confidence, All By Myself, Crazy Love and Down Where I Live, all of which have elevated his career to another level. Oriel’s most recent recent release ‘’Rise Of The Revoluters’’ a Mixtape Thesis was released on September 11, 2014 . This Thought provocative project will take you on a revolutionary journey of the mind that will leave you wanting more and asking questions of yourself and this society we live in. ORieL says, ”the purpose for ”Rise Of The Revoluters” is to revolutionize the thinking of the masses in so bringing about a revolutionary change mentally and physically that’s long overdue.