LAST Saturday’s staging of ‘Tess x Vibes’, headlined by recording artiste Tessellated and featuring several guests, saw a very good turnout of patrons.
The event was held at 22 Jerk on Barbican Road in St Andrew. Along with Tessellated and his band The Trampoozers, the occasion saw performances from Friday Night Cru, Rizik, Sevana, Runkus, Royal Blu, Zac Jone$, Joby Jay, and a guest appearance by Protoje.
It was the event’s first staging and Tessellated says he has plans to make it a calendar event.
“I definitely need to do it even bi-annual. There’s a lot talent in Jamaica and there are such a lot of people doing their thing. There isn’t any shortage of people that can stand up and perform so look out for future dates,” Tessellated told Jamaica Observer.
The singer explained the concept behind the event’s inaugural staging.
“For me, a number of the artistes on this, I’ve had collaborations with them or we have worked on music together. I actually have an extended set where I herald people, we’ll do our collaboration after which transition into them doing their very own segment. They convey on their guests and I come back and perform. It creates great exposure for them and it makes the entire thing effective,” said Tessellated.
“The highlight of the show for me was when Protoje got here up. It was a surprise for me; I legit didn’t know he was going to perform. It was sort of a magical moment,” he continued.
Backed by The Trampoozers, Tessellated was in his element on stage.
“My band is stuffed with some really good friends and amazing musicians. Each time I’m on stage it’s like a family moment,” he shared.
His set comprised Sweeter featuring Protoje, Contact (One Drop), Pine and Ginger, and Timeline featuring Runkus.
Tessellated leaves for New York later this week for a performance and promotional work throughout the tri-state area.
“It’s exciting to the touch back the places I have been to before, reconnecting with certain people and in addition forging new relationships. I’m all the time enthusiastic about performing live,” he said.
Tessellated spoke about his latest single Timeline featuring Runkus.
“That collaboration has been a few years within the making. We went to the identical highschool together and we were within the poetry club. We have all the time supported one another through the years. This collaboration happened after we linked up last 12 months in Los Angeles. We did some studio sessions and that is one in every of the records that got here out of it,” Tessellated explained.