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    The Exclusive: Caribbean Artist Pressure, Talks About Peace Concert

     
    He is known as Pressure, a musical icon from the Virgin Islands who has many songs out including four albums. Today, he has taken time out of his schedule from putting on a peace concert in the islands to talk to me. Born Delyno Brown on August 5, 1981, Pressure was exposed to music at a young age due to his father being a member of a popular local band. He rose to popularity in the Virgin Islands and in regional and national reggae circles as a member of the Star Lion Family reggae group, a group of seven young artists. The group was in high demand and they opened for top acts such as Capleton, Buju Banton, Bunny Wailer and Junior Reid among others before splitting. He gained further experience as an opening act for Sizzla and Elephant Man. Pressure soon linked with the talented Dean Pond and Eno Stafford of Studio 340. Together they produced and released his debut album, The Pressure Is On, on the Tsuni Records label in 2005.

    Pressure got into the music business when he just seven years old. He started playing the drums and enjoyed learning about different instruments. As he got older, he began writing his own music and really getting serious about it. I had to ask Pressure if he change anything about his career? He says, “No, I am happy with the ways things are going on with my music and with my career.” The passion that Pressure has when talking about his music really let me know that he is in this for the long haul. With hit tunes on the album such as “Zion Is Home”, “No Limitation” and “Light In You”, it is no surprised that he garnered the attention of internationally renowned producer, Don Corleon. The synergy between the two, birthed the mega-hit “Love and Affection”, which was the first song they recorded together, which immediately took the airwaves by storm and has since earned a place in the pantheon of reggae classics. Following placement of the mega-single on the famed Reggae Gold compilation, the Love and Affection album was released in 2007 on Don Corleon Records. This man is a hit one the east coast! His music speaks truth and leaves a positive message.

    This Saturday on August 30, 2014, Pressure will be performing a Peace Concert at the Crown Bay Center located in the Virgin Islands. If you are in the islands, make sure that you go and check it out! There will be some great performances. “ The Peace Concert is the biggest project I have working on right now, we are inviting the community to go out. We want peace in our community. No more crime and violence, “ Pressure says. I think it’s great that Pressure is apart of the Peace Concert in his community, because so many people look up and are inspired by him and his music. After the concert, Pressure will be performing in Atlanta as well. To get more details about Pressure’s tour dates, check out pressurebusspipe.com for more information.

    Just like all musical artists, they always have advice for aspiring artists who are looking to get into the business. Pressure’s advice to aspiring artists is “ Don’t give up and be yourself. When one door closes, another will surely open, I really believe that.” Pressure’s next album “ African Redemption” will drop sometime in September. Please check the website for more details on his great music!

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