by Susan Spencer
The Caribbean basin has always been referred to as a mixing pot of cultures, ethnicities and backgrounds and this has always been our identifier and mark of authenticity. Sherwinn ‘Dupes’ Brice hails for the small island of St. Lucia and with his musical background has showcased his alternative style of St. Lucian music. Each track demonstrates a fusion of both Caribbean beats and hip hop techniques which he acquired while he was in the United States.
The first track “Dip Pon Di Floor” titled in the colloquial language is quite catchy. It gives listeners an introduction to one side of Dupes. It is the ideal track to get your body moving on the dance floor. Followed by a noticeable slower “Guilty” which shows a certain level of versatility. Also he utilises word play along a legal framework which adds more depth to a very honest track.
“Keep Pressing On” serves as a motivational message in a song. As the title suggests the song is quite uplifting and encourages persistence. The stand out track is however “Seasons” featuring Olivia Abraham. Another track where Dupes utilises word play but in a way as not to be overbearing; rather it is a sentimental, heart-warming rendition to a lost love. The work closes the same way we entered with a catchy upbeat song “Your Body” featuring Hebrue.
Overall Sherwinn “Dupes” Brice has set a solid foundation for himself to build upon. He has shown command over more than one genres and has hinted to his aptitude in mixing and matching genres that will be pleasurable to a listening audience. Brines skills only now needs the proper platform to be showcased and highlighted to propel his career even further.
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