Reggae artist Peter Runks has teamed up with one of the best reggae DJs out of the UK - DJ Pauze for a new album.
For the album Peter Runks is turning some of Pauze’s poems into songs. The artist and DJ are combining their creative forces in this unique and unheard of collaborative project. Says Runks, “The poems DJ Pauze has written inspire me. They are uplifting and come from real life experiences.”
The DJ, known for PauzeRadio and the Unique Reggae Mix Show, has been a big supported of Runks’ since Runks’ hit single “Badness Outta Style” in 2008. He helped to get the song in even higher international rotation. The two have continued to connect online to share ideas and views about music and life. Their shared love for reggae music and similar vibe eventually led to the decision to collaborate.
This new project will be the first time Runks will sing songs written by someone else but their mutual respect allows for creative freedom and adjustments. Runks and Pauze, “an excellent writer and poet,” have written 15 songs within a two week period and are still continuing to pour out new material. They will select only the best to be composed into an album which they plan to release in the summer of 2013. A few singles and music videos most likely will be released prior to the album.
The Bahamas/ UK connection will undoubtedly create a very special and unique reggae album, blending musical influences, cultures and experiences but all based on the same values. Runks explains, “Pauze writes real life experiences just like I do, so I can relate. We are all human, no matter which part of the world we are from. We feel the same pain. This is a natural link up because both of us are passionate about what we do. We can network like this to create vibes to reach out and touch the world. Bahamas and London unite.”
Peter Runks and DJ Pauze truly embrace the spirit of reggae by sharing their powerful poetry and music about life, struggles, love and unity.