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Anthony Rochester

b. 27 June 1970, Kingston, Jamaica, Western Indies. Rochester’s preliminary involvement within the Jamaican music picture was with Neville Lee’s audio system. Beneath the guise of Open fire, he performed with Lee’s until a disagreement finished the association; soon later on, Rochester embraced Rastafari. A gathering in Jamaica’s Pembroke Hall using the conscientious DJ Tony Rebel resulted in an encounter using the after that unfamiliar Garnett Silk. Open fire demonstrated his tracks to the youthful performer and collectively they co-wrote the vocalist’s single debut, ‘You’re Gonna Want Like’. Discarding the Open fire appellation, Rochester followed the late vocalist when he embarked on classes at Roof International, which resulted in classes for Silk’s debut, It’s Developing, made by Bobby Digital. The recording is widely regarded as his masterpiece and proven the superior composing skills from the collaboration of Rochester and Silk. The duo consequently embarked on a global tour and after their go back to Jamaica, the collaboration was finished by Silk’s loss of life. Rochester continuing writing songs, offering Everton Blender using the traditional ‘Family Guy’, while he co-wrote ‘I’m In Like’ with songstress Nadine Sutherland. With Ivanay, he composed ‘Empower Me’, which lent its name to her debut record and highlighted DJ Angie Angel over the ragga remix. He continuing writing and dealing with several Jamaican superstars, including Junior Tucker, Uton Green, Thriller U, Glucose Dark and Marcia Griffiths.

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