For every genre of music there is always a producer who has helped to shape and develop that music, sometimes working in the background and not being heralded with the who's who. Computer Paul is without a doubt a typical example of one such producer. His musical and production skills have encompassed almost every genre of reggae music. From Dancehall through Pop, he has been the creative driving force behind a long string of hit records. Paul's credits reads the who's who of reggae, including Sean Paul, Shabba Ranx, Beenie Man, Bounty Killa, Buju Banton, Maxie Priest, Shaggy, Jimmy Cliff, the Inner Circle, Monyaka, Baba Maal and a host of many other top reggae stars.
While living in New York in the 80's Paul formed an integral part of the NY super group Monyaka, who topped the charts in the US and the UK with the mega-hit "Go dey Yaka" in 1981. Performing on that record as a bass and keyboard player Paul solidified his place as a hitmaker with this one of a kind Reggae group.
His talent has also graced many top local producers with numerous hit songs and has established him as one of the most sought after session musicians in Jamaica. Returning to Jamaica after living in the USA for seventeen years, Paul decided it was time to come home and contribute to the development of the abundant young talent in Jamaica. He was also the producer/musician behind the Jimmy Cliff super hit "I can see clearly now" from the "Cool Runnings" movie soundtrack, and was also credited with the success of "Inner Circles" hits "Bad boys" and "Sweat" (a-la-la-lo-long).
His noted productions and musical genius (sole musician on the track) was behind the mega George Nooks hit " God is standing by " which topped all reggae charts locally and internationally, breaking the all time record in Jamaica as the longest running number one chart hit, staying at the top position for an unprecedented 15 weeks. His Riddim tracks have also blessed many major artists with chart-toppers including Sizzla's "No time to gaze", Buju Banton's "Rampage", Richie Spice's "Grooving my girl", Louie Culture's "Gongalee", Capleton's "Critics", Wayne Wade’s “Love you too much” Stevie face’s “Tell it like it is” and mega riddims like "Corduroy", “Frog” for Stone love Records, "Bollywood" for In the Streets Records, "Casablanca" for Slam/Greensleeves and "The Villain" for Swatch International Records.
True to his tradition of making hit riddims every year, in 2007 Paul blazed in the international arena, with a standout track on the Akon multiplatinum album "Konvicted" titled "Mama Africa", this has earned him tremendous respect from the industry and heightened his profile globally. Fast Forward to late 2009, Paul topped all reggae charts locally and Internationally with the massive, monster smash "Tell it like it is" from singing sensation Stevie Face. This record once again cemented him in the Reggae industry as one of the elite creative forces and re-juvinated immense interest in his highly respected Bootcamp Label. Paul also produced the critically acclaimed debut album “The Genesis” for emerging roots reggae group Pentateuch in 2013 highlighting his immense versatility as a producer.
In 2015 Computer Paul released the much anticipated riddim album titled “The Greatest Love” featuring the incomparable Half Pint, Glen Washington, Ed Robinson, Elaine “Lil’ Bit” Shepherd, Shuga, Hopeton Lindon, Ras Ghandi and Bobby Crystal to name a few. Paul took a break from recording in 2016 to launch and focus on his school, IMTP (Institute of Music Technology and Production in Kingston Jamaica, with his mission to spread the knowledge to the younger generation. Fast forward to 2020 he just completed co- producing, playing tracks and mixing the new album by Ska legend Dandy Livingstone called “They call us Legends” and feels very proud of this collaboration.
He has been a consistent hit maker, mention the name "Computer Paul" anywhere reggae is played and you will get the same response "wicked rhythm tracks and production", all this has not boosted his ego and he remains one of the most humble producers who will always take time out to listen to new artists. His philosophy is, "the future of the music depends on keeping the young talent involved in the music". With that kind of vision towards the future and an impeccable track record of solid hits, there is no doubt that "Computer Paul" will secure his place in Reggae Music's Hall of Fame.
Contact Paul at email@example.com or (Tel) 876-377-8299