Monday, April 12, 2010
Turntable twins team with Ne-Yo
'Turntable twins' Alric and Boyd are looking to reap success through a deal which recently made them official disc jockeys and producers for Grammy award-winning artiste Ne-Yo's Compound Entertainment.
He was told that the R&B sensation, during a visit to Jamaica in 2006, heard a remix of his Sexy Love track done by the dynamic duo and through subsequent contacts a deal was
"Ne-Yo was here in 2006 and he came to the Quad and heard the remix ... . We paired it with Marvin Gaye's Sexual Healing and he loved it," half of the duo, Boyd James told
According to Boyd, contacts were made through the management of Level One Productions and an official deal was inked last December.
Just four months into the deal, the duo is already putting in the work and so far have done three remixes which they believe have the potential to do very well. The remixes include
Rihanna's Hard and Rude Boy and rapper Ludacris' How Low.
As part of the deal, Compound Entertainment will also be doing bookings for Alric and Boyd and the duo will continuously be doing remixes for at least four new acts signed to the company.
"The first phase of this deal is to put us on the map as both producers and DJs ... they will also handle our bookings from there," Boyd explained.
The other half of the duo, Alric Anglin, added, "Over the years, we have been trying to create a situation where international labels would recognise talent both here and in the wider Caribbean, so this is a huge step forward."
Both admitted that such a deal could mean great things for them.
"I feel great because of the international exposure we can get or have been getting for that matter. There is also the possibility of working with some great people and we are looking forward to that," Boyd said.
"Fans can look out for great music," Alric added. "We will be doing more production, more remixes and we will even be working with Ne-Yo."
Alric and Boyd have been working together for the past 18 years and came to prominence as DJs on FAME FM, particularly through their programme 'The Edge', which was renowned for its mixes.
They are resident disc jockeys and musical directors at the Quad nightclub.