Since trumpeting Mavado's arrival on the Dancehall scene in 2005 with "Real McKoy" on their Anger Management riddim, boutique record label DASECA Productions has consistently found hit records with the Gully Gad. "Dont Wana Be a Memory" on their Category 5 riddim continues to rise and their last single with Mavado, "When You Feel Lonely," went #1 on BBC 1Xtra in UK and many charts around the world, as well as selling successfully.
Mavado appeared on New York's #1 radio station HOT 97 Sunday night for his historic first interview on his return to the US after a 15 month absence, when Bobby Konders and Jabba gave the latest DASECA-produced offering - Gyal Wine, its world premiere. Footage of the interview can be found on HOT 97's website: hot97.com
When Konders and Jabba dropped the song it was an instant hit and a radio rip of the track went viral almost immediately, heightening anticipation for the tracks release. The wait is now over as the song has been released to select radio jocks and sound system selectors around the world, as well as being up for sale on iTunes and all digital outlets as of this Friday, July 8.
"Making music with DASECA is a straight family ting," said Mavado. "The musical chemistry is natural and the world seems to agree as we have made many big songs over the last 6 years. Whenever I'm in the studio I always try to sound different, I dont want any of my songs to sound the same and DASECA know how to help bring that out. I know the ladies are going to love this one."
DASECA are working on new material with new protege Dexta Daps and will be releasing a new single from him in the very near future. Mavado is currently in the US negotiating with record labels and preparing for his upcoming US tour.