Multi-talented recording artist and producer Demarco recently shared a story during an interview with broadcasters Collin Hines and Talia Soares, highlighting the importance of believing in oneself and practising one’s craft assiduously. In 2010, while composing a beat at Big Yard Studio, the “Good Book” hitmaker almost deleted one of the most iconic dancehall rhythms of all time.
After completing the beat, Demarco confessed to not being fond of the rhythm and considered discarding it. Fortunately, Bling Dawg and Busy Signal were at the studio session, and Bling Dawg dissuaded him seconds before hitting the delete button on his keyboard. Bling Dawg told him the beat had the potential to be the “baddest riddim,” and encouraged him to keep it.
Demarco recounts, “Cho! mi nuh like dis dawg,” and was about to erase it, “and Bling Dawg seh if a nuh mee ah whoo! A weh yah duh a di baddest riddim dis, if this nuh buss!”
Demarco’s decision to heed Bling Dawg’s advice proved wise, as the project (Warning Riddim) yielded some of the biggest dancehall anthems. Including Mavado’s “Money Changer,” Busy Signal’s “Loaded,” “Dem Nuh Bad” by Bounty Killer, and Demarco’s “Sort Dem Out.” The project was produced jointly with Shane Brown and also featured contributions from Bling Dawg, Munga Honorable, Voicemail, Serani, Wayne Marshall, and Delly Ranx.
Demarco is renowned for his exceptional talent in crafting unforgettable rhythms and penning some of the biggest hits in the industry.
Currently in Jamaica on a production and media blitz, Demarco, on Saturday night, made a cameo appearance at the highly publicized Red Stripe Rumvolution at Mas Camp, delivering one of the night’s best performances alongside headliners Skeng and Valiant.
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