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From: United Kingdom of Great Britain

Genre:
Reggae, R&B, Pop

One of pop music’s unsung heroes; Wessley '2Play' Johnson has been writing and producing since the late 90's, earning himself two top 10 chart hits and a MOBO award for his dancehall collaborations. He has since put his songwriting talent to excellent use having produced & Remixed tracks for the likes of Akon, Tinie Tempah, Jay Sean, Simon Webbe, Maxi Priest & the late Amy Winehouse; it's this pedigree that has stood Wessley in excellent stead for creating his flawless dancefloor hits of today.


Wessley started DJing at 16, evidently inspired by the vibrant and multicultural East London borough he was raised in and developed serious vinyl habit. He fell in love with the art of mixing and started to formulate a gameplan to become a household name. Once Wessley left school he started full time work and saved up enough money to buy his own home studio and got to grips with learning the ropes of production. His ear for song writing led him to collaborate with a number of equally up and coming artists, culminating in his 2004 No.5 Top 40 hit 'So Confused', with Canadian singer Raghav, further collaborations followed with the duo, which would see them Top the charts once again with "It Can't Be Right: netting them an AMA award for ‘Best Song’.


Wessley took a short hiatus from music to master on a new challenge, Mixed Martial Arts. He has triumphed in 6 out of 8 lightweight fights in his career to date and has fought for UFC, Cage Rage and Ultimate Challenge (UCMMA). The 2Play camp has produced and developed a number of high profile artists including Jay Sean, Tinie Tempah, Fleur East, Thomas Jules (Rudamental) & Moni Tivoni (The Voice finalist) This year will see some exciting new artists emerge from the hit song writing camp!


2020 sees the welcome return of 2Play dropping lots of new material, including an album including all the hits, a Uk Garage single “Loving You Ain’t Easy” and the amazing “One People” featuring Jah Mirikle.



One People

Wessley collaborates with St Lucian singer Jah mirikle for this infectious and meaningful reggae track. 2play are donating all proceedings on this single to charity to support the NHS who are facing the Coronavirus pandemic.