Veteran of the dancehall, reggae and soundsystem scenes, Rivah Jordan returns with his new trap-influenced track Shoebox. The track is stacked with chilled beats, a consistent mellow bassline and a vibe that can be best compared to artists like Kendrick Lamar and Travis Scott.
With a background that involves the whirlpool of drug dealing and the increasingly violent streets of London, Rivah Jordan brings an undeniable realness to his music, whereby he focuses on his struggle with mental health and his journey to ‘financial freedom’ – a topical context that pinpoints serious issues.
Having produced tracks with the likes of Sly and Robbie and Jack Scorpio and supporting reggae legends Wailing Souls whilst in Jamaica, on his return to the UK Rivah initially signed to pioneering British grime label, Big Dada (Roots Manuva, Kate Tempest, Wiley, Speech Debelle, Young Fathers) and received significant support from British pirate radio alongside BBC World Service and BBC 6 Music.
With these experiences, Rivah Jordan exhibits traits of both Jamaican and English vocal styles and his transition from reggae to trap illustrates his chameleon-like qualities as a music artist.
Already well acquainted with the music scene having previously worked with Roll Deep, Wiley, The Game and most recently his involvement in the charity single Save Me, backed by the likes of Stormzy and Harry Kane, D-Saro is no stranger to the production of music made to be admired.
Available now on SoundCloud but to be open to purchase on all digital platforms 27th January, Conundrum is an energetic Afro beat single, telling the story of trying to escape the conundrum of every day life. Staying true to his motto ‘true stories, deep lyrics, real life, no gimmicks’, the lyrical depiction of breaking free from the urban dungeon and the 9-5 routine outlines real people going about their real lives with as yet unfulfilled aspirations and is one that resonates with a lot of us.
Although D-Saro‘s style is more consistently one that resonates with more urban grime artists, Conundrum also incorporates a more dancehall feel with his reggaeton vibes, island-style instrumentals and funky bassline, D-Saro‘s latest release is one of innovative sound.