Kabbalist strikes gold with ‘Catwalk’


New York-based Jamaican dancehall artiste Kabbalist, is gearing up for what could be a major accomplishment in his career.

His four-year old recording Catwalk, has been picked up by an award-winning film-maker, playwright and novelist and placed on an American television pilot.

Catwalk, produced by high profile producer Mark The 45 King, is featured in the Nina Foxx network pilot She’s Got ‘Is Shoes.

The pilot pokes fun at Foxx’s insatiable passion for shoes and the pulsating reggae beat provides a backdrop for her quest to start her own shoe line with the help of her daughter Sydney from ABC’s Flash Forward alongside a number of celebrity friends.

The pilot, featured at the San Diego Black Film Festival, won an award of merit at The Accolade and was selected as the best reality short film at Atlanta’s Urban Media Makers Film Festival.

Kabbalist, originally from Old Harbour,St Catherine, is no stranger to the limelight, having enjoyed previous success with his patriotic single Down In Jamaica. He has also enjoyed stateside and Jamaica radio rotation with another single Rude Boy, but expects this new visibility will open some productive doors for career growth.

Catwalk made its way to the television pilot becauseKabbalist

gave the song to James Elan, a music industry attorney, asking him to shop the record for possible distribution deals. But with no takers after about a year, the artiste forgot about the song and moved on. So it was quite a surprise when the good news was brought to his attention.

“I am thrilled that Nina Foxx heard my song and found it exciting enough to use it in her movie,”Kabbalistsaid. “The song is creating new opportunities for me four years after it was first released, and this goes to show that a good song never dies.”

Kabbalistis currently in Jamaica and he plans to record a remix of Catwalk to capitalise on the resurgence of the single. There are also plans to shoot a video for the track, early next year.



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