Grammy-winning producer Tony “CD” Kelly has unleashed his latest project. The Caramel Ice Cream rhythm is his first various artiste project in years. Available via iTunes and other digital platforms, the set features eight songs.
The tracks are: Our Future by Shaggy; Falling (Wayne Wonder); Come To Me (GC), Risk It All (ADN), Plans (Romain Virgo); Don't Let Go (Atiba); Badda (Khalia & Busy Signal); and Temptation (D Major). Kelly explained how the idea for the project came about.
“It was just a vibe not necessarily anything specific. I kind of wanted to build a mellow emotion evoking vibe with dancehall undertone,” said Kelly.
According to him, the beat was created about five years ago. “Well, I built this rhythm around 2012-2013 and no one was getting it. It was not until that OVO sound took over the world, then everyone got it. They were like this is fire. I had been trying to tell them that for years,” he said.
Kelly is known for producing several hits which have made the Billboard charts. Among his successful projects over the years are the Underwater, Kiki, Bookshelf, and Buy Out rhythms. He described the feedback to the Caramel Ice Cream project.
“It has been crazy. Everyone is loving how different it is and the emotional vibe they're getting from it. Can't really serve up the same thing everybody is serving. Gotta offer the people something else, and they're loving it,” he said.
So far, two music videos have been released from the project — Wayne Wonder's Falling and Badda by Khalia and Busy Signal.