Aside from denoting the official start of summer, a season which sees his music dominating dancehall floors, last weekend also marked another special occasion for high riding entertainer Ding Dong who upgraded his status from eligible bachelor to married man in a blissful private nuptial with longtime girlfriend Tashauna.
In what could be considered serendipity the following day Notis Heavyweight Rockaz released a light-hearted funfilled composition titled ‘No Bad Dayz’, featuring the Ravers head honco, an ode to making every day the best and living each to one’s full potential. A quick revision of the lyrics would seem as though the song was written for the special occasion. However, Wayne ‘Unga’ Thompson, producer and one half the Notis Heavyweight Rockaz duo said it was sheer coincidence.
“We were not aware that Ding was getting married, so when we released the song and people started saying it was a tribute to their union we were a bit confused at first, but later we found out about the wedding and it would seem that way but I guess it’s just good timing. Congratulations to Ding and his beautiful bride.”
Though not yet officially released to the public, the infectious single has already found its way onto the airwaves and continues to gain steady momentum across the diaspora. According to ‘Unga’ the song is very reminiscence of their sound and the annexation of Ding Dong gives it the potential to become a party anthem. Plans are already afoot for an official video in the weeks ahead. ‘No bad Dayz’ will form part of Notis Heavyweight Rockaz’s still-untitled, soon-to-be-released album.
Ironically this is not the first time Notis Heavyweight Rockaz is working with Ding Dong, the group is also responsible for his 2010 monster hit ‘Holiday’ featuring Chevaughn, however, they were then known as Notice Productions. Since then they have crafted some of the industry’s most noteworthy hits including Future Fambo’ ‘This Life’, the remix featuring Mavado, Iba Mahr’s Diamond Sox amid a top 10 spot on the Billboard Reggae Chart for their Heart & Soul rhythm project featuring Busy Signal’s ‘Come Over’.
Connoisseurs of their craft the musical duo consisting of Wayne ‘Unga’ Thompsonand Jason ‘Big Bass’ Welsh, continues to explore their creativity which has resulted in the evolution of the group from a production outfit to a multi-hyphenated recording band releasing several singles and blazing their own trail using their talent to encapsulate the authenticity of Jamaican roots culture as they continue to push the genre boundaries.