Damas: Red Hot

damas 2Damas (Christopher Williams) is a young roots reggae/dancehall artist from Kingston, recognised for his breakthrough EP, ‘Natty Take Ova’ in 2013. He has released a number of successful singles, including ‘Rasta Universal Love’ (2010), ‘Blood Shedding’ and ‘My Life’ and his music is infused with the spiritual and religious message of the classic roots sound. In 2012 he was discovered by the Italian-based reggae band Mellow Mood, upon whom Damas’s work was a major influence. He recorded the song ‘Free Marijuana’ and, subsequently, the ‘Natty Take Over’ EP. Thereafter his associated company of the same name has taken care of production, merchandising and marketing of his music. His latest release, ‘Red Hot’, is conscious and energetic dancehall-leaning reggae in the received style, with powerful production and a forceful sound: contemporary roots for the troubled world with its apocalyptic musical message.