On his quest to obtain proper representation Inezi met Huey Gowdie of Global Beat Studios in 2021 and took the decision to become an official member of the Label in 2022. Now the soft-spoken but riveting entertainer is ready to present his first official EP entitled, Pain and Pleasure produced by Global Beat Studios, to the world.
The six (6) track EP opens a vortex to his soul as he chooses to reveal his most vulnerable side on the tracks. Refuse To Be You, Skatter Me Now, Blame Me, On It, Fine Wine, and Higher show off his soothing vocals, clarity, and range resulting in high praises from DJs who participated in Pain and Pleasure EP listening party. Here's what some of the DJs had to say
BBC1XTra DJ, one of the biggest supporters of Jamaica's music culture and Reggae music enthusiast David Rodigan MBE, OD said upon listening to Inezi's Pain And Pleasure EP, "I have downloaded all of the vocal tracks because the entire project is so refreshing and original both lyrically and rhythmically. The production work is first class. Inezi possesses an amazing voice, a rare sound with beautiful clarity and I will be very happy to proceed with playing the songs when the time is right"
Another British DJ and lover of Jamaican music for many years Daddy English said, "Pain and Pleasure seem to be a real introduction to Inezi and it's preparing me for what I can look forward to in the future. Like that he started out by setting his boundaries and standard in the first track called, Refuse To Be You." "I'm a geek for a good snare and the snare on this track takes me back to the 90s...big up the producers!" Daddy English plays on the Reggae In The City Podcast, he is also the sound owner of Benevolent International.
Across Jamaica, The Bridge 99 FM DJ Nikki Z said, "It's the song, Skatter Me by Inezi that drew me to this artist...he has a unique sound that has the potential to be a dynamic force in the reggae industry." Nikki Z's support further leads to hosting Pain And Pleasure EP's successful launch recently April 3rd in Kingston.
"Get used to this name, Inezi!," DJ Ramona Samuels told her listeners on Riddim FM 102.1 broadcasting live out of Montego Bay. Of the EP she told N.I.P.news chit-chat, "I enjoyed Inezi's EP very much. I love playing his songs for my radio family as well, it amplifies my mood in connecting with the listeners. His voice and lyrics definitely have that crossover appeal."
Pain And Pleasure EP by Inezi is out now on all digital platforms and is supported by five (5) videos and his live performance at the EP Launch on Studio Global Beats VEVO channel.