Nesbeth Taste Victory. Kingston-born, Jamaican reggae artist Nesbeth connects to his audiences through joyful, socially-conscious music that tells authentic tales about his life’s most inspiring moments and his community’s past, present and future. His energetic live shows brighten stages worldwide, and he turns each performance into an intimate platform to share his viewpoints and experiences and to spread his free-spirited optimism. Each of his songs illuminates the animated, emotional layers of his resonant voice along with his ability to create striking melodies and improvise on unusual international rhythms. His solo work, various collaborations with other talented artists and on-going philanthropy illustrate his own perseverance, express his passionate political ideologies and reflect the colourful work and narratives of the artists and groups that continue to move him, including Bob Marley, Whitney Houston, Lauryn Hill, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, K’naan and others.
Nesbeth recorded his first single, “Reflection of Love” in 1993 with singer Camera and since then has gathered an impressive list of accomplishments, both on his own and alongside other talented artists on stage and in the studio.
Nesbeth – Taste Victory (Entertainment Soul, London, UK) – Review by Gav Pauze 05/07/14
Nesbeth’s latest release “Taste Victory” is the first release for London, UK based company “Entertainment Soul” and this is music for our heart, mind and soul.
The subject of this song is strong and poetic. The title says it all really, I feel anyone that’s worked hard or working hard to achieve their goals, ambitions and dreams will really relate to this song, I know I certainly do. Nesbeth delivers his message in a very strong, powerful and passionate performance, reassuring us that we can achieve everything we set our minds out to do by working hard and not giving up, everything is always possible. It’s a very positive and inspiring message he sends to us which highlights the struggles of life but empowers us to continue through everything no matter what arises or steps into our path, giving us the listener strength and power in abundance. “Been through the worst of my worst days now I can taste victory” the chorus resonates in our mind.
The production on this Roots Reggae single is of a very high standard. Entertainment Soul hailing from London UK have really worked hard to bring us this great quality production and I am looking forward to hearing more from them. The riddim rolls smoothly and is mixed perfectly with the vocals which both compliment each other helping drive the message into our minds deeper. It is a classic Roots style riddim made with a combination of instruments sounding like a live band have made it, so refreshing to hear, which creates a beautiful musical and magical flow, again complimenting Nesbeth’s vocals, lyrical content and his overall performance. The vocals have been kept clean with little to no effect on allowing us to hear his true sound that distinctively holds a lot of soul and passion.
Overall I have to say this is a fantastic release, a certain must buy for all the lovers of real positive Reggae music, upliftment in musical form. The combination of passionate performance, inspiring, real life lyrical content and tight production all make it to be a perfect song for featuring in the Unique Reggae Mix Show radio show.
MP3 Download: Taste Victory