Years after his ‘Dutty Wine’ song charted on the Billboard 100 chart, selector turned artiste Tony Matterhorn has followed up with another single which he hopes will be another international hit.
The new song, Live Me Life, features reggae crooner Una Morgan of Morgan Heritage.
“It’s a dancehall beat with an old school vibe. It’s like a cross-breed. We built the rhythm from scratch. I’ve always been close with the Morgan Heritage family from King Addies days,” Mattehorn told THE STAR.
He added that the collab came about while at the UIM studio. “Una is in Jamaica doing her album and as she came through the door, I told her that I had a song and that she would be perfect for the hook because she is an old- school artiste like me. Working with her was fun. Anytime me and Morgan Heritage link up is bere joke. Is like a family vibe,” he stated.
Live Me Life premiered on Matterhorn’s popular After Dark Show to rave reviews. Plans are also under way to shoot a music video in the coming weeks.
“Everybody is excited about it. They played it on Fame FM and since then, the tweets have been coming in. My IG followers have been commenting that the song has a summer vibe. It’s a happy song and this is exactly what the business needs – some happy songs.”
He continued: “I haven’t recorded anything in the last year and a half, so that’s why I came up with the concept of this song because me come fi ‘stir it up’. The international market needs another song like Dutty Wine or Holiday by Ding Dong. The business needs a party song. We nuh get no big international hit in the last two years because the producers a mek rhythms without the dancehall bass. Some a dem get too ‘americanised’ and have forgotten about the authentic dancehall vibe.”