Just in time for the holidays, Philadelphia based Jamaican reggae singer Elliven has released the track Christmas Time. It features deejay Hot Fyah.
Christmas Time was produced by Elliven's very own NAP Musiq label.
In a release to the media, Elliven revealed how the song came about.
'The idea for the song came about early one December day while moving about and I couldn't help but notice that people were in the Christmas vibe. The Christmas lights around the malls, and the houses adorned with Christmas decorations. It was then that the idea really hit me. Christmas is also my favourite time of the year', said Elliven.
Budding artiste Hot Fyah who is featured on Christmas Time, has appeared on several projects on the NAP Musiq label.
'The intention of releasing Christmas Time was to spread the joy of the season with family, friends and music lovers around the world', Elliven explained.
Christmas Time is just a precursor to what the artiste has prepared for 2013.
"Right now we have numerous projects in the pipeline so just stay tuned", he confided.
Elliven whose real name is Neville Palmer, scored success as a producer came via singer Daville's remake of Bryan Adams' 1980's hit We're in Heaven.
Other projects from NAP Musiq included the Passion rhythm compilation which featured songs from Capleton, Turbulence, Luciano, Chuck Fenda, Anthony Cruz, and Richie Spice; the Wash Pan rhythm which contained tracks from Vybz Kartel, Elephant Man, Kip Rich, and Macka Diamond among others; the Spot Check rhythm which featured Beenie Man, RDX, Mr Peppa and Turbulence.
Originally from Bull Bay, he migrated to the states eleven years ago. "I am originally from the East, Bull Bay to be exact. I left Jamaica to further my education and to be with my family," said Palmer.
His long term goal is to build on the musical legacy left behind by the artistes who are no longer with us. "I want to build on the musical legacy that our icons such as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Dennis Brown and others left for us. I also want to be a positive inspiration to the youths," Palmer concluded.