February 25, 2009
Demarco makes musical strides
A young man with exceptional inborn talent is one way to describe Collin
Demar Edwards aka Demarco. It was two years ago that he stepped to the
microphone and gave what was undoubtedly one of the biggest songs of 2007,
As Demarco recalls, “I made the riddim in my kitchen studio and after
listening to it I realised that it sounded like something sad, so I started
to think about friends who were no longer with us and the lyrics started
flowing. In order for it to have universal appeal, I didn¹t call specific
names and it worked”.
With a blockbuster hit on his hands, Demarco, who was more known as a
producer for his Star Kutt Records, rather than an artiste, had to get
himself ready to take centrestage. “I used to get nervous right before going
on stage, but once I’m actually on the stage I was fine”, he says.
While he’s enjoying being an artiste, Demarco confesses that he has an
intense love and enthusiasm for every aspect of the music business,
producing, songwriting, deejaying and engineering. He has his fingers on the
pulse of almost every genre of the infectious rhythms of the world. Whether
it’s reggae, dancehall, hip-hop, R&B, Demarco has written and produced for
the best of them. Top names like Olivia, Styles P and Sean Paul have
experienced his producing skills, while Bounty Killer and others have put
vocals to his lyrics.
Among his newest projects is a jazzed up cover of the Mighty Diamond¹s hit
single I Need A Roof Over My Head which will certainly appeal to younger
listeners, many of whom will quite likely not even know the original. Just
listen to the intro “This year a steel and block and cement, mi want a
roof over my head”.