his multi-talented,versatile singer-songwriter/producer hails from the Tropical Isle of Jamaica and is currently under the umbrella of ‘HempHigher’ and ‘J.O.A.T’ (Jack of all tradez) productions. Also going by the moniker ‘RV’, the ladies just can’t get enough of him!
2012 saw Mr. Valentine tour Costa Rica and Panama supporting one of Dancehall’s biggest artists – BUSY SIGNAL. The tour proved to be a huge success for Randy, catapulting him onto a brand new platform, on which he could voice his talent, and build up a solid international fan base. To add to his repertoire, Randy has also opened for the likes of BUSY SIGNAL, DEMARCO, MR VEGAS, US R&B Sensation, LLOYD from YOUNG MONEY and toured Austria alongside fellow rising Reggae star, Cali P.
Citing ‘the foundation’ music as one of his main sources of inspiration, Randy decided to release a one-drop mixtape, where he sings over 13 tracks – all built upon classic STUDIO ONE riddims, such as “Stalag Riddim”, “Bobby Babylon Riddim”, “Lecturer Riddim” and more!
Hence, on the 1st of October 2012,’ Bring Back The Love’ was introduced to the world. The mix-tape, mixed by Switzerland’s finest, ‘Straight-sound’ became an instant hit with fans, from the Caribbean to Japan, commanding 800 downloads on its first day of release. The online viral video acquired over 1000 hits on its day of release and has been praised by some of the top UK Reggae heavy-weights – such as Choice FM’s Natty B and Veteran DJ, Commander B.
“Nuff sell out them soul, fi get radio play” – Randy bore his soul on every track on his ‘Bring Back The Love’ mix-tape, and its title track is being played on major radio stations both in the UK and abroad, as we speak.
With international collaborations with Eriah and Greis, yielding videos aired on MTV Europe and a massive single featuring Beenie Man and Mike 1, due for release in early 2013 – this relatively unknown ‘Mellow Magician’ continues to go from strength to strength! Definitely one to watch!
more at: http://www.randyvalentine.com/