Music. Energy. Lyrics. Originality. Different. Inspiration. Consciousness.
Hailing from New York by way of Jamaica and Canada, Toronto based artist Melodic Yoza is set to create a new genre of music entirely his own making. Inspired by all the places he’s called home, Melodic Yoza seamlessly blends elements of reggae, hip-hop, dancehall, jazz and pop into a personal formula that effortlessly takes old school sounds into to the modern age. Staying faithful to the seven principles that make up his moniker, Melodic Yoza stands in a category of his own with a person mission to break the boundaries of genre.
Spinning from a 25 cent jukebox at his local Jamaican bar, Melodic Yoza first began crafting his musical skills at a early age. The young artist would perform streetside with a microphone supported by a small sound system through shop counter windows. His self developed singing style evolved with these nightly street ciphers alongside different friends under the light posts. However, his charismatic personality, unique sound and powerful lyrics spread far beyond the small-town that raised him.
After moving to Toronto and then New York in his teens, Melodic Yoza quickly gained recognition for consistently adding his signature spice to the booming reggae and hip-hop music scene. His undeniable on-stage charisma and energy soon led him to opening shows for some of the biggest artists including rap legend Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Mos Def, Third World, BushMan, Scarface, Buju Banton, Salt & Pepper, Shabba Ranks, Tiger, Gyptian and Mad Professor. He’s also performed in New York City’s most recognized venues including B.B. KING CBGB’s, Le Bar Bat, and S.O.B’s as well as Yonge and Dundas Square, Nathan Phillip Square Opera House Revival and more in Toronto.
Throughout his career, Melodic Yoza’s music has been featured on major productions such as MTV’s Jersey Shore, On The Ice, and CBC’s Kim’s Convenience. His music has also been shared in numerous national music magazines including Maxim’s Blender, Stuff, Vibe, Frank 151 and Jamaica Observer. As the artist’s music continues to evolve, his connection with brands and dedicated audiences has grown as well. Apart from his music, Melodic Yoza has explored other creative avenues including the launch of his modelling career working alongside brands including Phat Farm Clothing, LRG, Melting Pot and Yard Man Style Outkast Clothing.
Kicking off 2018 with a brand-new single and a highly-anticipated album slated to be released later this year, Melodic Yoza looks forward to connecting with his audience and continuing to share his story through his music.