Don Andre celebrates international breakthrough
UK-based dancehall artiste Don Andre is currently celebrating his breakthrough into international charts.
This, as his single, Feel the Vibe, which is a collaborative effort with international DJ Climex, peaked at number two on Germany's Urban Chart, which features other acts such as Sean Paul, Major Lazer and Rapper French Montana.
Feel the Vibe has been on the German Charts for more than 14 weeks.
The single is also doing well in Switzerland and entered their Top 100 dance charts last week, now sitting at number 86. Other major acts featured on this chart include Drake, Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias.
Don Andre, who recorded Feeling the Vibe while on his European tour earlier this year, noted that he is pleased to have his record featured on credible charts.
"It's a tremendous feeling to be on authentic and major charts. To be recognised in countries where the main language is not English, I am extremely ecstatic," he said.
Feeling the Vibe is a combination of Afrobeat and modern dancehall.
"We filmed the video last week in London, and it will be available next month on Don Andre's Vevo channel. We have been putting in a lot of work internationally since Tom Cruise, and it is good to see the work finally paying off in this kind of way," his publicist, Keona Williams, told THE STAR.
"OMI used a similar formula to break Cheerleader, and right now I am seeing where it is also working for us because we have been a steady fixture in Europe in recent times. My advice to Jamaican artistes is to take your brand overseas and work your music. stop fighting for an island when you can take a piece of the world."
Don Andre has also released a new video for Whine Yuh Waist Suh, which is a collaboration with Vybz Kartel. That effort was produced by True Blue Family records.