Dayal “BassieDee” Cadien, is steadily gaining worldwide recognition as a Reggae / Smooth Jazz / R&B and Soul vocalist & musician. His latest smash single “We Need More Love” is a collaboration featuring Hip Hop and R&B artist Ovis Tee from Nigeria. The single, “We Need More Love” is a call for people around the world to unite and love one another.
Born in St. Ann, Jamaica, his love for music developed early in life. As a child, he taught himself to play the melodic, also known as the “blow-organ.” He later went on to discover his love for the bass guitar which he has ultimately mastered and has since been sharing his talent with many throughout Jamaica as a member of several bands. His name he says comes from his love of bass.
After leaving York Castle High School, he formed his first band “Vibez Band” with a few friends. The group played extensively at various concerts, stage shows and resort hotels on the North Coast. The band eventually broke apart as members found new interests.
BassieDee is accredited with producing Nyron “Ras Fikre” Henry the poet, vocalists Dennis Malcolm and Nathan Hinds. In 1997, The Jamaica Federation of Musicians awarded him for long service as well as best instrumentalist. He has played bass for some of Jamaica’s top cabaret performers. Over the years he has done several collaborations with other musicians such as Damon Riley on Sax, Courtney Deidrick on Drums, Robert Anderson on guitars, Sean Deidrick on keys, and Squidly Cole on drums. He also played a few tracks in Justin Hind’s 1992 album “Know Jah Better.” As a musician, BassieDee continues to play the bass guitar on Jamaica’s North Coast at Jewels, formerly Breezes Runaway Bay Hotel as a member of the Interactive Roots Band six nights per week.
Over the last year, he has been developing his skills as a song writer and recording artist. Having been inspired by the music of Bob Marley and The Wailers, Dennis Brown, Steel Pulse, Third World, Aston “Familyman” Barett, Robbie Shakespere etc; his music reflects these influences and more.
In December 2011, his single “I’ve Got Love For You Baby” was voted in the Top 5 on Global Linkz Radio New Artist Top 10 where it held the #2 position for 4 consecutive weeks and the # 3 position for seven weeks. He scored another hit when in March 2012 his single “I’m Pushing On” rocketed to the # 1 position on the said chart for 4 weeks ending at # 3 in April 2012. Since then, his prerelease singles have been getting a lot of international airplay on various radio stations.
Early January 2012, in an interview on the Ever Blazing Friday radio show with Empress Skortcher, BassieDee was asked why he decided to sing instead of choosing to simply remain a musician. BassieDee shared that he would often sing while playing in bands and fans would ask why he doesn’t sing more, adding that he was simply “giving the people what they want” hence, he decided to test the water.
“BassieDee undoubtedly is one of Jamaica’s finest vocalist and musician in modern times.”
Other singles by BassieDee Include:
“Joy and Happiness”
“Roots Jamaican Vibes”
“Spread It Around”