Charly Black, Kurt Riley celebrate going Diamond
Popular radio DJ/producer Kurt Riley and deejay Charly Black have been certified diamond with their single ‘Gyal Yuh A Party Animal’ that was released on the ‘Jambe-An’ rhythm. The song was released in 2013 under Techniques Record label, a company started by Riley’s father, the legendary Winston Riley.
This is Kurt Riley’s first diamond project in the capacity of a producer.
“I want to thank the lord for another day and for health and strength and now I want to thank everyone who has been showing there support on my achievements most of my close friends cried tears of joy like I did cause you all know how hard i work and sacrifices I’ve made fr 2007 until now” Charly Blacks said.
The Jambe-An instrumental was built by recording artiste Demarco and mixed by veteran producer Birch. The project also featured several recording artistes including Khago, Mavado, Shurwayne Winchester and Ce’Cile. However, it took three years for the Charly Black’s effort to make its way unto the Billboard chart.
Riley believes the success of the record is testimony to the fact that dancehall music can still be successful provided that it gets a fair chance and consistent promotion.
“Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Drake don’t pay us to play their music yet we play it and make them into stars. So I think we should play music and give our artistes a chance to become stars as well. The success of this project was all natural – Demarco made the rhythm, Birch mixed it, and we put it out and international radio stations added it to their playlists. I didn’t know a lot of contacts internationally, but right now, I have been getting a lot of calls,” Riley said.
Gyal Yuh A Party Animal also has more than 87 million views on YouTube.
“We a watch it because it hasn’t gone on the Hot 100 yet, but with more spins, it can get there. God just a smile pon mi. You have to give a project time to breathe because, what if I had released three other projects instead of promoting this for the past three years? I have a new project testing with the audience, but I am not ready to release it as yet,” he said.
“Big up Dj Kurt Riley we made Jamaica proud and big up all my musical brothers and sisters in the DANCEHALL music fraternity who showed me some respect thanks again and respect again and big up all my CHARLY BLACK FANS worldwide for believing in the country boy from Trelawny all my charly’s angels all my unstoppable ladies big up we staying focus and believe me the best is yet to come because GOD IS IN CONTROL” Charly Black posted.