Donald “Danny Bassie” Dennis
Bass guitarist Donald “Danny Bassie” Dennis says the platinum certification of Drake’s track, Controlla, is a big accomplishment for him.
Controlla, a 2016 track that samples Beenie Man’s Tear Off mi Garment, was on Thursday licensed for 5 million items equal in streaming and gross sales.
Dennis performed on Tear Off mi Garment and is credited on the Drake hit. Producer Patrick Roberts, the late engineer Gary Jackson and Andrew Thomas are additionally credited on the observe as co-writers.
Controlla was co-produced by Jamaicans Matthew “Boi 1-Da” Samuels, Stephen “Di Genius” McGregor and Dwayne “Supa Dups” Chin-Quee.
“You set within the arduous work and the tip result’s you’re feeling like you’ve got completed one thing. It simply looks like you’ve got completed one thing good,” Dennis disclosed in an interview with the Jamaica Observer on Thursday.
Tear Off mi Garment was launched in 1995 and launched on Vibes Home Productions, an imprint of Surprising Vibes Productions. The track was an enormous hit in Jamaica and dancehall markets overseas.
A founding member of the Firehouse Crew, Dennis additionally did session work for Surprising Vibes, for which Roberts is principal.
“I used to be working with Surprising Vibes for a time frame from after they had been positioned at Slipe Highway and after they moved to Fixed Spring Highway. We used to only vibe within the studio and make riddims. So the beat for Tear Off mi Garment was completed with out Beenie Man being within the studio,” he disclosed.
Dennis additionally performed on Shaggy’s Grammy-winning 1995 album Boombastic (on In The Summertime and The Practice is Coming). He additionally performed on Shabba Ranks’ Bed room Bully which is featured on the toaster’s Grammy-winning album Xtra Bare.
Dennis is initially from the Cockburn Pen space of Kingston. His ardour for music developed from an early age, as his father was a musician.
“I received into music at an early age. I wasn’t professionally skilled, I learnt alongside the best way find out how to play the guitar by listening to information,” he mentioned.
The primary track he performed on was by Tremendous Cat within the Nineteen Eighties which was recorded at Tuff Gong studios. Later, he did classes at Channel One studio on Maxfield Avenue and for engineer/producer Osbourne “King Tubby” Ruddock whose Waterhouse studio the Firehouse Crew fashioned.
They had been the recording unit for producer Philip “Fatis” Burrell’s Xterminator Data, taking part in on quite a few hit songs by Luciano and Sizzla. Dennis at present information and excursions with Protoje’s In.Digg.Nation band.
Controlla is from Drake’s fourth album, Views. It has been licensed gold in France, Denmark, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, platinum in Portugal and Sweden, double platinum in Canada and the UK and triple platinum in Australia.
The track peaked at quantity 18 within the UK, quantity 5 on the Billboard Sizzling R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart, quantity 16 on the Billboard Sizzling 100 and went primary on the US Rhythmic chart.
Donald “Danny Bassie” Dennis
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