Ne-Yo (left) and producer Troyton Hinds. - Contributed
Amassing some 700,000 hits on YouTube following its release this summer, music producer Troyton Hinds has confirmed that video discussions are now underway for the hit Dancehall/R&B infused single I Know You Want Me (remix) featuring Mavado and international star Ne-Yo.
Produced and released on his Troyton Music label, the move to launch a corresponding video spells exciting times and indicates positive moves for the Jamaican music scene, Hinds said. "The song has been doing phenomenally well and this video would only serve to raise the profile of the Jamaican music industry. It's really great that international acts are taking an interest in working more frequently with Jamaican artistes and producers. I hope this leads to bigger things for our industry players."
Ahead of the upcoming video which is likely to be shot in New York, the song continues to make its global rounds, having been officially released on music networking site iTunes and Amazon through 21st Hapilos Digital Distribution a few weeks ago.
"The song is now officially out on iTunes and the reviews have been very positive so far. It's also being spun heavily on airwaves across the Diaspora including New York's Hot 97 and Power 105, Miami's 99 Jams and UK's BBC Radio1Extra. People really like how the artistes 'vibed' on the song. We have a good partnership with Ne-Yo's camp and this really was a fantastic project for us to collaborate," said Hinds in a release sent to The STAR.Troyton's recent successes have engaged additional momentum in his camp, marking logged studio time with new UK recording artiste Jay Harmony as well as the release of the Danger Luv Riddim. Tarrus Riley, Mavado, I-Octane, Aidonia, Konshens, Bugle, Chris Martin, Lutan Fire, Mr G, Bencil T-Nez and Khago all feature on the mid tempo compilation.