Subajah is an artist whose musicality is rich, inspiring and unique in its genre. As a singer-songwriter , Subajah draws on a diverse spectrum of musical styles, from reggae and rap to acoustic. Having grown up in the tide of African culture, his music has been influenced by the oral tradition, melodies and rhythms of Africa and the Caribbean.
Subajah arrived on the music scene in France, as a rapper aged just 13, and has worked alongside famous French rappers, including his mentor the late Fredy K from ATK.
In 2007, fuelled by his passion for music, Subajah moved to London, where he co-founded the reggae collective Subajah Family, one of London’s leading reggae collective. He also joined the collective ‘’Vibes and Pressure’’ founded by Natty, in which he continued to polish his style and evolve in the British Reggae scene.
He regularly performs with his full band or in acoustic formation in London trendy venues like: Electric Brixton, Hootananny, Brixton Jamm or Passing Clouds. Subajah has since performed alongside artists such as Max Romeo, Twinkle Brothers, Aswad, Dawn Penn, Tippa Irie, YT, Culture, Natty or Dre Island… He has performed in international festivals such as Rototom Sunsplash in 2016 or One Love festival in 2015.
With his unique voice, Subajah has built a soulful, spiritual and poetical sound around original melodies and compositions. Subajah uplifts his audience with positive vibrations and carries them to a place of deep emotion.
We can find Subajah on many releases such as “All Nations Love” (on the same 7inch as Luciano’s track ‘’Tell me why’’ on the All Nations Riddim) as well as the two track singles, “Runaway” and “Suba Meditation” in 2012.
In May 2014, Subajah released his EP “Voice of Freedom” produced by TamalRiddim. Bringing deep roots meditation on some hypnotic instrumentals, Subajah combined emotion, depth, and lyrical content in a unique and profound sound.
In 2015, Subajah released the single “Hold you”, a warm love ballad blended with jazz and soul produced by First Eye and demonstrated once more his versatility. The same year, he has featured on the Soul High Riddim with his track ”Selassie for sure” and on the West Sun Riddim with “Open the gates” two tracks pleading against injustice and iniquity. In June 2016, Subajah release “Walls of Babylon”, a fiery call, for freedom, first single from his upcoming album.
Collaborating with Tamal, First Eye and the rest of his London band and a few Paris based musicians, Subajah concocted his debut album “Architect” a vibrant project reflecting his journey. Architect was released on the 22nd March on his own label Dashen Records.
His debut album of 17 tracks including 4 dubs opens the doors on this Subajah’s musical world. With of course some Deep Roots songs, one of Subajah’s “trademarks”. But he also explores new horizons by mixing a reggae foundation coloured with Dub and influenced by hip- hop, jazz, soul or West African music. ‘’Architect’’ is available on all digital downloading sites.