Macka Diamond creates buzz in French Caribbean

November 18, 2016
Macka Diamond

The 'Money Goddess', Macka Diamond, shot a new video last Sunday for her French Caribbean hit, 'Play Tune'.

"The song is getting a lot of spins overseas. My Instagram account is blowing up each time with videos from fans dancing to the song in clubs, so I feel great about this song. God is great," an enthusiastic Macka Diamond said.

The song was inspired by a dubplate that she recorded for French broadcaster Marlon 'DJ Coss' Young several years ago. The vocals were later remixed by DJ Coss on an Afro beat rhythm.


Took off


"The dubplate is called Play Tune, Play Tune off my hit, Done Already years ago. So DJ Cross decided to put the song on a beat that a mash up the French islands, and it took off," Macka Diamond said.

The dubplate remix has gone viral, spawning a phenomenon called the Tumentends Challenge, where thousands of residents from the Guadeloupe, Martinique and French Guiana have posted videos of themselves dancing to the song. Even French celebrities and sports stars have posted videos of themselves on Instagram dancing to the song.


Favourable rotation


On the local front, Macka Diamond's Shake is enjoying favourable rotation on HITZ, IRIE and ZIP. The song was produced by New York-based producer Dorian Besson and well-known producer Michael 'Yahbell' Bell on their new 'Minx' rhythm.

"The video will be released next week. The song is doing very well in the street dances all over the Corporate Area as well. The selectors say, 'Macka yuh find it again!'," she said, laughingly.

In the meantime, her Chinese Jordan counteraction video has been generating a lot of heat on social media, with some fans praising the track on Macka Diamond's YouTube and Instagram pages.