Demarco is definitely also one of my big favorite. He is an artist, who produces top songs and smashing hits that makes you sing and dance (and wanting you more). He’s real name is Colin Demar Edwards and he was born in Portmore, St. Catherine Parish, Jamaica in 1982. During his High-School years he was member of a school based sound system called the Future Disco. His love increased for playing the hits and mixing them, so that he “unavoidable” graduated to performing on the sound system. He migrated later to New York in 1998, but he didn’t lost his musical path. He made sure, that he moved in musical circles while beeing there. He ended up in Baltimore, where a close friend coached him in the various technics of making music. He has learned how to mix, use the keyboard, sequence rhythms and use drum machines to build Rap, R&B, and Dancehall rhythms.
He has learned fast und “hungry”. And this is, what I find also so fascinating on him: he didn’t have money to buy his own studio equipment, so he worked on multiple jobs to be able to buy the equipment. With small steps, one by one. The more equipment he got, the more he practiced after working hours!!! Demarco remembers the days, when he was switching between jobs and building tracks at home, pushing on without sleep or food. All this with the dream of creating that smashing hit, that fantastic song. Thanks to the vibrant Jamaican dancehall community in New York, it did not take long time till his rhythms were bought.
With this, he made himself known to the insiders and he was earning money from some of them. The word got also around fast about his skills, so that artist managers and sound system operators began to approach him to build rhythms for them. He has been then introduced to Star Kutt Music through a good friend. They reviewed his material and immediately signed him up as a part of the team. With the Star Kutt label, his work load, his talent, and his reputation skyrocketed, providing him jobs with some of Hip Hop’s leading musicians.
With these skills and experience, Demarco was ready to please the local (Jamaica) fan base. Since then, he has continuously written and produced a steady stream of hits that have reached the top of the local charts (still under the Star Kutt label).
As with similar cases, real talents rise to the top and people will approach them. Demarco’s musical creations have reached the right listeners, and after checking-out his work, the Executives of Koch Records approached him and signed a three album deal.
Now that he is among a team of stars, together with his level of competence in so many areas of the music, Demarco will be further blooming.