"I knew that I had received salvation through Jesus and through Him, there is a future. I started seeing other people's lives being changed because I had hope for the future. I thank God for this hope, because without it, I don't know where I would be right now."
If anybody knows the dance scene inside out, it's Cameron Dante. From 17, he's been right in the middle of it. As a DJ in the clubs in Ibiza, as a rapper with chart dance act Bizzare Inc, and back on the desks again as "North West Club DJ of the Year". He's known the highs and lows of the business.
Geography of a Journey charts his progress from the depths of drug addiction ("Tormential Pain") through his conversion ("Only You" and "Point Of No Return"), thanks in part to co-producer Zarc Porter, to his involvement with World Wide Message Tribe and the Message to Schools project ("Faith For The Future" and "We Lift Our Voices"). The production, featuring guest vocal appearances from Jumoke, Simon Jinadu, and Sani, is pure quality and the message very simple... thank God!
Using the 'Preacha' nametag, Geography of a Journey is Cameron's testimony, a story which he relates in words on the sleeve notes and through the lyrics and music on the album.
"Tormential Pain" describes his former life, and the hard-edged instrumental certainly soudns like it! The contrast between that and the tracks which positively explode with his new-found faith couldn't be greater -- listening to the exuberant "Bring Me Joy", "Only You", and the rap-laden "Inner Peace" made it easy to see why WWMT were so glad to have him on board, and I really went for the dance/soul number "All This Love That I'm Giving", one of four tracks featuring singer and radio/TV presenter Jumoke.
Sharing your testimony can be a hard thing to do. Cameron hasn't held back, and it's a moving story. He's also found his own unique and relevant way of telling it -- that, perhaps, is a challenge for us all.