Two of Dominica’s aspiring young local artists teamed up with one of the island’s well-known professional multimedia services Ambo Visuals, to produce a hit video for their new single ‘African Qu3en’.
Dean Desiree from Grandbay who goes by the name “DeLuxe F” and Sheldon Alfred of Goodwill also known as “Shelly” from the Signal Band or “De Professor” in the calypso world, released their single to climax the year 2015.
The hit single African Qu3en was mixed and mastered by DeLuxe F while the instrumental was created by another young producer named Andric Moses. The song is part of an emerging genre called ‘Bouyon Love’ which seeks to make full, lyrical and groovy songs on addictive bouyon rhythms.
“This song was well overdue, we had been wanting to collaborate for more than two years and were finally able to get it done. The response has just been phenomenal!” DeLuxe said.
The video was released on Thursday evening (January 14, 2016) and by the next morning had well over 2,000 views with countless likes, shares, tags and positive comments on social media including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
According to the young artist DeLuxe, the video is based around the concept where he and his colleague took their ‘queens’ out for a day of fun exploring the scenic attractions on the North of the island including Picard, the Purple Turtle Beach, Fort Shirley at the Cabrits National Park, as well as the Toucarie Bay to partake in riding stand-up paddleboards.
‘Shooting the video was a thrilling experience and we were really excited to show it to the world, not only because of the song but because the video really showcases the natural beauty of our island,’ said the featured artist Shelly (Sheldon Alfred) who is also a popular young calypsonian in his own right.
‘African Qu3en ‘was shot, edited and directed by Chad Ambo of Ambo Visuals.
The video can be viewed here: