Top Jamaican sound system selectors know the hit songs that get the crowds excited. Picture the typical, grandstanding selector/DJ building up the crowd with commentary – often depicting the Jamaican way of living
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Brooklyn NY -- Top Jamaican sound system selectors know the hit songs that get the crowds excited. Picture the typical, grandstanding selector/DJ building up the crowd with commentary – often depicting the Jamaican way of living – as a prelude to the next song on the playlist, which when played, results in a climax of rapturous applause, vuvuzelas blaring, and even the clanging of pot covers.
That has become the customary scene at several party locations across Jamaica whenever the rootsy number “Still a Work” by Dillgin has been played. With many of these sessions including a large percentage of the younger demography, many of whom are there to take in songs from hardcore dancehall DJs currently lighting up the local music scene, it’s nothing short of what can be referred to as a ‘good look’ for the veteran artist, who is also a DJ and producer.
Moments like these have actually become quite regular for Dillgin’s music over the past year. In fact, it would be safe to say that the singer, who grew up in Jamaica, has had a whirlwind year so far, and looks set to take the momentum into 2018. From interviews and tours to new video releases and a debut album, the singer and his music have been buzzing non-stop in the streets and on the airwaves.
Dillgin began the year where he left off in 2016, promoting his new song and upcoming album. In February, the Jamaica/California-based act hosted the 2nd staging of his local concert, “Jah Love is Shining,” featuring Mr. Khool and Sanchez. With airplay growing for “Still a Work” on many popular radio stations in Jamaica, the Caribbean and as far as Europe, Dillgin looked forward to the launch of his debut album, Million Miles. The launching took place at Lost On Main nightclub in Chico, California on April 28. It was a resounding success and saw patrons receiving personal Dillgin lighters and signed photos, among other memorabilia.
By June, Dillgin was off on another major tour – this time to Brazil, South America – giving a good showing of himself and making new fans in the process. His hit single, “Still a Work” now on everyone’s lips and racking up thousands of views weekly on YouTube, Dillgin followed it up with the release of another music video for the song “Heart of Mine” in July.
Much of Summer 2017 saw the singer hitting the streets of Jamaica to promote his music. In addition to doing an interview with RJR and making an appearance with the Million Miles Band on Smile Jamaica – TVJ, Dillgin also hosted HYPE TV’s VTX Top 10 Countdown and performed at Weddy Weddy at the Stone Love HQ. He has also been making the rounds at various street dances, including Uptown Mondays and Boasy Tuesdays. Right now, “Still a Work” is on the playlist of the top sound system selectors, including Boom Boom, who has electrified the crowds at Uptown Mondays with the song on numerous occasions.
If nothing else, Dillgin has regained his status as one of reggae music’s brightest stars. This, after fading from the airwaves and migrating to California back in 2010, to start all over. After spending some time in rebuilding mode, it’s safe to say Dillgin’s back in the mix. Having produced hit songs for the likes of Beenie Man, Sizzla and Anthony B, among others, it seems as if it’s his time to shine, and he’s making the most of it.