Uzimon

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Uzimon
Birth nameDaniel Frith
BornHamilton, Bermuda
OriginBermuda
Genresreggae, reggae fusion, soca
Years active2008–present
LabelsVolcanic Productions

Uzimon aka Daniel Frith is a dancehall/reggae artist originally from Bermuda. He is probably best known internationally for his song "Steven Seagal 2.0",[1] which was featured on the front page of The Pirate Bay for an extended period, garnering the video viral status.[2][3]

Uzimon began as a dancehall-parody project in 2007, but evolved into more of a serious stage act with a full live band, known for its dedication to the authentic reggae sound, and theatrical stage antics.[4] Most recently Uzimon headlined on the Lion's Den Mainstage at Boomtown,[5] one of the biggest festivals in Europe, along other acts such as The Wailers, Chronixx, Shaggy, and Easy Star Allstars. He recently performed onstage live with Major Lazer at the one-life one love festival in Bermuda. He has billed and performed with such artists as Ziggy Marley, Maxi Priest, Beres Hammond, Collie Buddz,[6] The Slackers, Langhorne Slim, and Hollie Cook. Largeup.com, the premier tastemaker for dancehall music calls Uzimon's work, "A masterstroke. Genius."[citation needed]

His 2011 album, Showdown was produced by Brett Tubin of Channel Tubes Records and features work from members of John Brown's body and instrumental and production work from the musician and producer Ticklah.

He is also known for singing "Call OffSec"[7] and "Try Harder 2.0",[8][9] both songs produced by the renowned cyber-security firm Offensive Security Ltd (developers of the BackTrack/Kali Linux security suites, and the OSCP hacking certification).[10]

In 2014, a collaboration between Uzimon, Coolio, Adil Omar and members of D12 was featured in Vice Magazine's Noisey.

In 2013, he signed with the UK's Boom Artist's Agency, and is also a regular special guest crowd favorite at Webster Hall's weekly party, BASSment Saturdays.[11] He has also been involved in acting, receiving a part in the NBC's crime series, Law and Order - Special Victims Unit.[12]

References

  1. ^ "Get millions of songs. All ad-free". Music.apple.com. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Music – Music News, New Songs, Videos, Music Shows and Playlists from MTV". Mtv.com. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Uzi took to the stage with a renewed sense of energy". Bermudasun.bm. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Catch Uzimon — a reggae legend in his own smoke-filled mind". The Brooklyn Paper. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Over 400 Acts to Appear at BoomTown Fair Music Festival in the UK". Worldmusiccentral.org. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  6. ^ "Uzimon promises mind-blowing performance". The Royal Gazette. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Call Offensive Security". Vimeo.com. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  8. ^ [1][dead link]
  9. ^ "Uzimon music, videos, stats, and photos". Last.fm. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  10. ^ Ilascu, Ionut. ""Try Harder" Song Motivates Offensive Security Students". Softpedia.com. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  11. ^ "Tickets for BASSMENT SATURDAYS featuring Aylen / Uzimon / Sadhu / Symbiotic / O.M.F / Misk / Alex English / Whip Van Wrinkle / Subset - Webster Hall at TicketWeb". Ticketweb.com. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  12. ^ "Daniel Frith". IMDb.com. Retrieved 26 October 2014.

External links

  • Knife-wielding Daniel Frith gets acting gig
  • Uzimon releases new music video | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda Lifestyle
  • thereggaelution - YouTube
  • Uzimon Aims To Raise Tour Money Online