Benzly Hype returns to music scene
Jamaican recording artiste-turned-actor Benzly Hype is back in the music business, after a two-year sabbatical, with the release of a new single called 'Dance For Me' with electronic dance artiste Alex Guesta and Raphael.
The single samples Carnaval de Paris, a song by English electronic dance trio Dario G. The song was recorded for the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France, and peaked at number five in the UK singles chart that year.
"I took a year off to help take care of my mother, and after her death, I took some time off to deal with the pain. Then in December, I decided I had to get back in the game with some new songs. I did a song called BBC for producers Yan Kings and Matt Petrone, which got some buzz in Europe, and I was contacted by Alex Guesta to do Dance For Me. The buzz is great, over 100,000 views in the last two months," he said.
Since 2007, Alex Guesta has released more than 100 records and officially remixed records for pop stars Britney Spears, Flo Rida, Sia and others. Some of his tracks have been selected as soundtrack of movies such as Don Hemingway with Jude Law.
"We are getting some great airplay for this song in some important markets in Europe, Asia and Africa, so I am very pleased," Benzly Hype said.
Meanwhile, he also released a new single, Never Say Bye, featuring R & B singer Nick Treble, on iTunes and other downloadable platforms on March 9.
"That song has a lot of crossover potential, and we will be shooting a video for it as well," said Benzly Hype, who is hoping to bring back his sitcom Mi and Mi Kru in the near future.