Hot new single W.E.T!!! by Le’Gato ft Truflex August 19th

Oceanic asked what kind of music, I told him I do Hip-Hop, R’n”B and Dancehall And mentioned I wanted to record Wet with Truflex as I already heard his style I was sure we could make a Worldwide No;1 hit, and the rest is history.

Le’Gato and Truflex flew to Kingston Jamaica, where they recorded the “World Exclusive” song Wet, with co-writer Stylo G.

The link up was inevitable and organically epic with Le’Gato’s melodically smooth vocals, Truflex’s rough deep tone and Stylo G’s genius pen game, who wrote multiple songs like Touch Down with Nikki Minaj and Vybez Kartel and also Dumpling with Grace (Spice)Noir and Sean Paul.

Le’Gato and Truflex are also featured on the soundtrack for One Media iP via Sony/ INNER REGION MEDIA PR/ New Money Records for the forth coming B movie Vegan Vampires from Zorg, out soon on Amazon Prime.

Please Introduce yourself…..

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I am a very down to earth person, and a very good listener, and I’m always ready and willing to help, my love for everyone around me to succeed is undeniable.

I have been told that I am very humble, and always willing to go the extra mile for those that I love and care for.

When I create my compositions I can already hear and see everything which makes the writing process so much easier for me, because hearing all the elements in their true oneness, and finding space for them in a beautiful piece of music is a work of art.

I self taught myself to play the piano from the tender age of 3, and was caught singing away in the mirror. I wrote my first song called, Never Let You Down a few years later age 8, and the rest is history.

I compose, sing, song-write and produce my own compositions.

I first learnt the formula to making prominent distinguished pieces of music, using Atari having listened too many different genres and styles of music, for example I love listening to Brass, Baroque, Classical, Jazz, Opera and Renaissance music.

I tend to use elements from all types of music and infuse them with the Dancehall, Hip-Hop and R’n’B vibes that has carried me through till this day.

I believe less is more, sometimes when it comes to music because it can become overcrowded with things you do not necessarily need.

Music requires space to allow the composition to be heard in it’s true form. I love experimenting with new and old sounds as it allows me think outside the box when it comes to my creative headspace.

What made you want to get into music?

I would say that the biggest music influencers that made me first get into music was my parents.

My mum used to walk around the house singing all the time and she had such a beautiful voice. My dad has been in a music band since I can remember.

It was those moments that made me make the decision to pursue my career, and found real love for music and becoming a composer, singer, songwriter and producer started as a dream which later became reality.

My father was the drummer for the world renowned band Misty in Roots and later became the current drummer for Twinkle Brothers who are a roots rock reggae band hailing from Jamaica. He has also backed various different artists as a session musician.

What’s the writing process?

Sometimes the melody comes first before the music, and then the lyrics just start flowing. My songs are based on real life stories of actual events. Coming from a place of love, has also allowed me to express myself differently.

How do you transfer that onstage energy to the studio?

I visualise it, and transfer that energy in the studio, using different textures and timbres with dynamic pitch control, bringing that finesse to it while I meditate on greatness.

It allows me to be free, transferring that energy to the studio, came naturally because I can already hear the music, and visualise how I want it to sound.

I mean every piece of music I approach differently depends on how I would like it to dynamically transition.

What come first lyrics or music?

The music most definitely came first for this track, I had a beat in my head and went down to the studio to make it into a track which has brought me here today with my song called Wet.

How did you all meet?

I first met Truflex on the plane going to Jamaica, our seats where next to each other, and we got talking on the journey.

He had his headphones on and I could hear the beats coming through, and I was so intrigued I ask him what he was listening too.

He told me himself, and mentioned he was a artist and it all started from there.

He took off his headphones for me to listen to it, he had a deep tone, and I felt I could have a worldwide No1 track with his unique vocals after hearing him, which later became Wet, so we exchanged cellphone details.

While talking to Truflex, he mentioned he was going to meet up with Stylo G, I didn’t know who he was at the time.

He asked if I heard the song called ‘Touch Down’ with Nikki Minaj and Vybes Kartel, I replied no I hadn’t.

Truflex said when he gets situated in Kingston to call him and we will link up.

Truflex was staying in a place called Price Rite in Kingston Town, and I was staying in Manchester Jamaica near Halifax and Mile Gully, which is in the Country sides of Jamaica.

Once I got situated I reached out to him on the cellphone.

He said I would have to come Kingston to do the recording, it is there where majority of the artist in Jamaica came to flourish their career.

I remember watching T.v and a advertisement came on and seeing Stylo G on a few campaigns.

I later called Truflex and met up with him that same day.

I took a taxi to him, and in the distance Truflex, producer Oceanic, and the Warning ⚠️ Boss himself Stylo G was there waiting for me.

They asked me what I wanted to do, and I replied ‘I came to do music’.

Oceanic asked what kind of music, I told him I do Hip-Hop, R’n”B and Dancehall And mentioned I wanted to record Wet with Truflex as I already heard his style I was sure we could make a Worldwide No;1 hit, and the rest is history.

Stylo G was excited when he heard my voice, he asked ah yuh dat badman pon di vocals, and I replied Yeah Man Ah Mi Gennah, right there we knew we had something special.

Stylo G helped Truflex write his verse by penning down another one of his signature lyrics wasting no time, he got straight to work.

It was a pleasure working with such great Jamaican Dancehall artist’s such as Stylo G and Truflex.

Shortly after we recorded Wet we began to get interest from Mike Bennett in the United Kingdom, he was adamant he wanted to get involved and to use my song for his film.

At the time he didn’t have a name for it yet, but was so enthusiastic about working. Shortly after I flew in from Jamaica to meet him to discuss things in more detail, he was so excited about the whole link up and we met up in Manchester, London we spoke briefly regarding Wet, and asked if I had any more music, and what my intentions were regarding music, and I said I would like to make an album.

Mike Bennett showed interest from the gate very transparent about his vision and where he saw the whole project, he mentioned he was currently making a film called Vegan Vampires from Zorg. He ask if he could have the song and wanted it for the soundtrack for his movie.

Scene from Vegan Vampire from Zorg

After thinking about what was on offer, I spoke to the team, and we decided to go with it as it was a good look for both of us.

The fact that Mike Bennett and Dylan F believed in the vision so early on spoke volumes, I mean we always knew we had great song, but nothing like this.

Things got better as time went along more opportunities were opening up for us.

I mean who lands a song in a movie as the soundtrack, and it’s not even out yet.

We are overwhelmed with joy at this point and because people like Mike Bennett, Dylan F and there team have put us on the map in a big way coming from Jamaica this is a huge achievement, and I can’t wait to show you guys whats coming next with my music video for Wet, which will be recorded in Jamaica, as that only seems right, as it was produced in Jamaica, by Jamaican artists.

I hope to also have a extra song out shortly after producing the video.

I can’t say much more…but stay tuned.

What other talents do you have?

I have been blessed by the most high Jah above, to have been gifted with so many other talents I play piano, drums I also know how to strum a guitar.

Music has been a passion of mine from a young age, so it’s become second nature to me, learning about different instruments and how they work and then, applying what I learn to the musical compositions I play now help me to broaden my horizon’s, and depth of field and the, possibilities on where I actually can take a beautiful piece of music.

I do like to find out the history of the instrument and where it comes from, because it allows me to feel more connected to the culture.

What has been the best gig you’ve ever played and why?

I performed in China White in Central London, Kingley Club in Soho, Café Royal in Piccadilly Circus and Colston Hall in Bristol.

I mentioned these places because for me it was the energy, and whole atmosphere, the crowd anticipation and aura in these places was out of this world.

Great relationships were made from these shows alone.

I met the main character from American Pie as he was in town, and Canadian sensation Noball who flew in just to see me, as he heard about me through an artist called Tah Mac, we recorded a song called closer which I performed that night China White.

The next day me and Noball meet up at the Funky Bunker studio in Ladbroke Grove to record So Outrageous at the time.

What was the last track you played on Spotify?

Lila Iké: Wanted

What would be on your rider?

Food: Being a pescatarian I would recommend Escovitch fish, Bream fish, Tilapia fish, Snapper fish or Parrot fish with Rice and Peas or Plain Rice.

Sometimes I do like hard food ( White, Yellow, Purple Yam, Banana, Pumpkin, Dumpling, Scott’s Bonnet Pepper, Cho Cho) mixed Ackee and Saltfish.

Drink: Sorrel and Ginger, Sour Sap Juice, Sweet Sap Juice, Coconut Wata and Water.
Fruits: Guinip, June Plum, Pineapples, Orange’s, Apples and Strawberries.

If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?

I would love the industries perception of us as Black King’s and Queens, to be honoured and respected in the right way, and to give us our flowers when it comes to our creativity and what we bring as a culture also in terms of beauty it would be a blessing to see more plus size models in the industry as beauty comes from within, it’s in the eyes of the beholder.

Do you think the government needs to do more to support grass roots venues?

I think this would be a perfect time to invest in grass roots venues because there is not anywhere for Raw Talent to go in terms or development, plus putting on shows of this kind will allow small businesses to come together in the community to help build on artist development; also it could help give back as more job opportunities will be available.

If you could collaborate with anyone who would it be?

It would be an honour to feature Jade Kingdom on Wet, just her variation in style and tone of voice with her kind of sexy would do.

Jada Kingdom’s choice of derogation when it comes to her lyrical content would fit like a glove.

Jada Kingdom’s personality and presence would give Wet that Global, International, and Worldwide success it would need and be recognised in all 196 countries in the world. Her flavour is Rare, Raw and Raunchy.

It would be a blessing from the most high Jah blessing me with vocals from such a diverse international artist, she is amazing, and has been doing big things in Jamaica and now resides in America it would be a great look for the culture of music.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?

The stone the builder refused shall be the head corner stone:
Trust and believe in all what you do, and never let anything or anyone get in the way of your dreams.
You’re only as good as your last so make it count.

If you could open for any act who would it be?

Missy Elliott, Foxy Brown, Lil Kim, Summer Walker, Queen Naija, Tianna Taylor King Angel, PRGRSHN and WSTRN

What other bands do we need to be checking out right now?

Alex Vaughn, Jacob Latimer, Muni Long, Nija and Capella Grey Nelccia

How did you spend the lockdown?

Planning for my Fashion Show called a Touch Of Pink in Jamaica and America, Guests will be greeted with a Champagne Reception, Paparazzi Red Carpet, a 3 Course Meal, Fashion Show, Live Entertainment, Butler’s and Maids, and also a After Party. so that just been keeping me real busy.

What did you miss most about live gigs?

Connecting with the crowd, the atmosphere and the energy.

What’s the scene like where you are from?

Jamaican Music Scene is buzzing with a lot of artist calibrating with the more senior artist, however it is dominated by the younger generation of Dancehall and Reggae music. Basically theTrap Dancehall scene has drawn out the younger Dancehall influencers amongst the younger Dancehall population. This has given the Jamaican scene now a younger youthful Dancehall scene.

Where can we find out more?
Instagram: a.t.o.p_official
www.curveeliciousglobal.com
Facebook LeGato EvaReady

Images by Lloyd Barrett

 

 

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