RFG: Tell us about your new single “Everytime It Rains” that is releasing Friday, July 1st
First of all, special shout out to Ace Of Base the original creators/performers of this song. The first time I heard “Everytime It Rains”, I instantly fell in love with it; it’s been on my top 10 personal list of songs over the years to listen to and enjoy, but never thought I’d do it over in Reggae. Then one of my producers “Huddz” from the Solomon Islands suggested that I do it over in that genre. He created the beat and I produced my my vocals over it. When it was completed, I knew right away that we had something very special. And with me being a big of Ace Of Base fan, I just wanted to add to the greatness of what they had already created in my own expression. “Everytime It Rains” deals with the swirl of emotions you feel when you lose someone you love. It’s a song that a lot of people are familiar with and I hope that my fans, supporters and music lovers in general will embrace this rendition.
RFG: Are you still living in Jamaica?
Officially I am now a “Floridian”. Florida has been my home for some time now and I love it here. It’s not too far from everything that I am used to. I love the fact that I can do a little gardening in my backyard. I can plant most of the same fruit trees like my mango, pineapple, sugar cane and other vegetables like I use to when I was in Jamaica, and everything is just a plane ride away. My kids were born here, and yes this is home.
RFG: We know you’ve received a lot of awards, could you please tell our readers about them?
2006 Stone Love Singer of the Year, 2006 EME Male Vocalist of the Year, 2006 Most Improved Entertainer IRAWMA Award, 2008 Reggae Academy Awards – Best Reggae Vocal Performance by Duo/Group/Collaboration for “On My Mind” featuring Sean Paul, 2008 EME Awards for Best Collaboration “On My Mind” featuring Sean Paul.
RFG:How do you describe your musical style?
My musical style is a bit out the box. I call it fusion with an edge, but no matter what that fusion is, I never forget to make it my expression, it allows me to create without placing limitations on what I do. I do predominantly Reggae, but I listen to and do a lot of different genres, that’s why when you hear a Da’Ville song it does not matter what you’re into, you’ll always be able to find something to relate to in my music.
RFG: What countries & festivals have you performed in?
Japan, Kenya, Nigeria, all over the USA, Canada, Solomon Islands, Luxembourg, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, UK, Belgium, Jamaica, St. Martin, Anguilla, French Guiana, Grenada, Guyana, Antigua, Guadeloupe, Bermuda, Dominica, Cayman Island, St. Kitts, throughout the Bahamas Island, and Belize just to name a few.
RFG: What do you have in the works for the rest of 2022?
So far 2022 is looking very promising. It’s been a very busy year for me, and the bookings have been consistent. I have quite a few confirmed dates that will see me performing at festivals on different continents. Australia, USA, Canada, and some islands in the Caribbean; others still pending. Apart from that I’m busy releasing new material with the intention of releasing one of my four albums already completed before the year ends.RFG:How do you describe your musical style?My musical style is a bit out the box. I call it fusion with an edge. Fusion between the multiple genres that inspire me: Reggae, Roots, Hip Hop, Country, R&B, Pop, Afrobeat, House, just to name a few, but no matter what that fusion is, I never forget to make it my expression. It allows me to create without placing limitations on what I do. I do predominantly Reggae, but I listen to and do a lot of different genres, that’s why when you hear a Da’Ville song it does not matter what you’re into, you’ll always be able to find something to relate to in my music.
To learn more about this talented artist, link to: https://www.davillemusic.com/