Dancehall all-rounder Demarco recently copped another accolade ahead of his anticipated debut album, this time in the capacity of producer. The Fix Things deejay took to Instagram to unveil the RIAA Certified Gold plaque for his work on Charly Black’s 2015 smash Gyal You A Party Animal.
Responsible for many of the ear candy instrumentals heard in modern dancehall (Side Walk University – Beyonce Wine (Kartel) Black Rain – Pon Di Edge (Busy Signal), Shoot Out Riddim – Shoot Out (Mykal Rose, also written by Demarco), Demarco was among rhythm masters Christopher Birch (Birchill Music) and DJ Kurt Riley (Techniques Records) who crafted Black’s dance floor anthem.
Gyal You A Party Animal was certified Gold by the RIAA on January 22, 2019 after selling 500,000 units in the US.
The single is now also Diamond Certified in Latin America, and Demarco appeared elated to be recognized for his role in the IG video clip yesterday. Released in 2014, the Jambe-An Riddim featured Khago as well as soca stars Shurwayne Winchester and Timeka Marshall, but Black’s slick and sensual flow made ‘Party Animal’ a standout hit.
Demarco sent the Trelawny titan a huge salute in his caption as he unwrapped what he hoped was the first of many mementos.
“BLESS UP @charlytrelawnyblack @popstylemusic “Party Animal” Certified Gold!!! Hard Work.. this is Motivation, I need 100 more of these Let’s Go!!! ‘MOVER’ VIDEO OUT NOW!!! LINK IN BIO #charlyblack #partyanimal #demarco #mover,” he said on Instagram.
Fans and musicians alike filled his comments with congratulations, including one cogent message from the Country Boy himself. “If you never make the riddim there wouldn’t be no party animal even though is me my write the song…the instrumental is what brings out that song,” Charly Black wrote.
“Remember is sing me sing on it something I’ve never done before and it work out for everyone…. So respect @demarcodadon salute to you and thanks again for your talent pa.”
Demarco responded with well wishes and praise for Charly Black in all caps. “@charlytrelawnyblack YOU A DI REALEST!!! BAD VOCALS + BAD RIDDIM= PARTY ANIMAL CERTIFIED HIT SALUTE TO YOU MI BREDDA.. WISH YOU MANY MORE HITS” he said.
Fellow producers Seanizzle and NotNice, as well as Kemar Highcon, Konshens, I-Octane, Munga Honourable and Queen of Dancehall, friend and collaborator Spice also sent props to the Puppy Tail hitmaker.
Demarco’s latest single is Mover, a collaboration with Konshens, which will appear on his debut album, Melody, set for release on October 22, 2021.