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Oriel Barry was born in Wesley, Dominica a small island in the Caribbean. Growing up, he was part of a drum band and was an active member of his school and church choir. Undoubtedly that was where he discovered and started to develop his passion for the art of music. Having experimented with the sounds of music his first serious involvement occurred when he migrated to Pittsburgh Pa and formed the sound system vybz Machine with friends in 2005. Oriel quickly settled in and earned his right as a club DJ, Studio Engineer and Graphic Designer.

Oriel describes his music as "Reggae/Fusion" which is mostly reggae fused with the sound of Jazz, RnB, Rock, Blues and Hip Hop.

As a producer, he has worked with local and international recording artists such as Bugle, Raine Seville, RDX, Voicemail, Jahmiel, Anthony Cruze, Konshens, Wayne Wonder and Chris Martin to name a few. Oriel lends his voice to collaborate with former Motown Recording artist Richie Stephens on "Give Me A Reason" and he also collaborated with Bugle on the single "My Love". He also collaborated with Rain Seville and looks forward to working with many more recording artists.

Oriel has tracks on The Soy Sauce Riddim, The Heavy Metal Riddim, Jailhouse Rock Riddim. Afar Music Group, Oriel’s current recording label as released his most recent single "Confidence". On September 2013 he released his first EP also titled "Confidence" in all digital outlets which features four tracks: Confidence, All By Myself, Crazy Love and Down Where I Live.

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