The singer known internationally as Diana Thompson (aka DD Rose) has released her latest EP record, “Trumuzic,” and a single, “Luv 4 U.” Both singles have been proudly published on the Mind Music Production independent record label without the direction of the corporate music industry. Grooving with the original reggae and roots sound and produced with public radio and global sensations in mind, “Trumuzic” and “Luv 4 U” are evidence that Diana Thompson is a true voice of the island tone today.
Diana Thompson / DD Rose cites as main artistic influences Tarrus Riley, Marcia Griffiths, Tessanne Chin, Queen Ifrica, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Celine Dion, and Whitney Houston. DD Rose's own sound takes elements from the roots and reggae traditions and adds to this her own, updated style which will appeal to fans of pop music, reggae and dancehall alike. This sound is warm, welcoming, and elegant, making for uplifting, toe-tapping music anyone can lose themselves in.
Speaking of the themes of her music, Mind Music Productions writes that, “DD Rose really wants her fans to get the true feelings found in every musical note and word she sings. She wants her fans to get transported in the rapture of her songs such that they can be taken to a place of respite for the moment, thus enabling them to have a renewed vision about life's problems they may face, knowing that with God all things are possible.”
Thompson herself has been cited as saying, “Music has the power to unite all people irrespective of their class or race. I believe in the regenerative power of music to heal the soul from the ills it encounters daily.”
Jamaica's Diana Thompson grew up in St. Thomas. By the age of 12 Thompson was already singing live at church, and was leading the choir by 15. Soon after, she was appointed director of both the youth and adult choir. While reserved in her private life, DD Rose's natural stage presence is explosive and entrancing. She was encouraged to compete as a singer, and won several medals from silver to the national gold. Her frequent performances in the community made a name for her as a beloved artist.
She has worked with such prominent musicians as John Holt, Ken Boothe, Leroy Sibbles, Sizzla, Queen Ifrica, George Nooks, Nesbeth, Kililah Rose, Uncle Johnny and Yvad, among others.
She has performed at such popular Jamaican venues and events as the Ocean Palms Night Club in St Thomas, the Independent show in Long Bay, Portland, the Rebel Salute 2012, the Reggae Show at Emancipation Park 2012, Charity at Hectors River for Survivors/Victims of Fire, the Red Bones Club, the Allshmar Jerk Center, Portland Jerk Festival Show in 2013, Rebel Salute 2016, Hotel Round Hill, and a great many more.
DD Rose's tireless work ethic as a performer has been described as enabling her “to hone and to routinize her stage presence such that her performances are electrifying, ecstatic, and heart throbbing.”
“I would like to thank all my fans,” writes DD Rose, “without whose support I would not be here. I am forever indebted to their kindness, blessings, and love. I will always keep you in my heart and prayers... I will remain committed to you all in making feel-good music. Most important, in all of your life endeavors, put God first and remember to show love to all of God's children. One Love – DD Rose.”
“Trumuzic” and “Luv 4 U” by Diana Thompson / DD Rose are available online worldwide now.
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