DASUdrops his first major international single “Turn Back Time” Featuring Jamaican Dancehall superstar Charly Black
Single and Official Music Video Releases Worldwide today on Universal Music India / AFTERCLUV
New Jersey based singer/songwriter DASU dropped his first major international single today in collaboration with Jamaican dancehall superstar Charly Black. The single ‘Turn Back Time’ is a collaborative release between Universal Music India and Aftercluv- Universal Music Latin America’s electronic dance and entertainment division.
DASU and Charly Black burn it up on “Turn Back Time” an infectious dancehall / popsmash that sees both artists in top form bringing out the best of both worlds! The summer vibe of the track gels with the rhythm of the island drums…it’s today’s sound where Pop is embracing Dancehall like never before!
Says an elated DASU, ““Turn Back Time” can be best described as a dancehall pop record with a little hint of my style. The song has a heartfelt, meaningful moment behind it. Charly Black brought the flavour and energy, he added the fire! Nobody can think of dancehall today and not think of Charly Black.I feel blessed to have worked with all those involved on this project including the coolest Producers Rishi Rich and Naamless and a big shout out to my record label Universal Music Group and Aftercluvwho are taking the music around the world!”
CHARLY BLACK says “As soon as I heard the beat and DASU’s vocals I knew I wanted to be a part of the record. It’s great that we are blending cultures and musical styles in this way, its groundbreaking for a Dancehall and an Indian artist to do something like this and I’m very excited to see where it will lead to. DASU is an amazing young talent and this is a great way for him to announce himself to the world. His future is very bright and I’m glad to be a part of this amazing song and video.”
Pedro Guzman, Senior Vice President A & R, AFTERCLUV says, “We are delighted to be a part of this project with our partners Universal Music India, bringing together global artistes such as DASU and Charly Black!”
Devraj Sanyal Managing Director and CEO, Universal Music Group, India & South Asia says, “What an exciting journey this has been, since we signed DASU in 2016. Our belief in his talent has paid off with the release on his first major international single “Turn Back Time”.Charly Blackis the hottest Dancehall artist worldwide right now and to have him on board is an incredible feeling! Thanks to our colleagues at AFTERCLUV without who this collaboration would not have been possible. With Dancehall currently the flavor across the globe, we are confident that this song will travel far and wide breaking barriers for both artistes”.
Recorded in Mumbai, New Jersey and Miami the track has been Written & Composed by DASU, Rishi Rich, Naamless, Charly Black and Produced by Rishi Rich and Naamless.
The music video has been shot on the beaches of Miami and is directed by famed International video director Rock Jacobs whose previous work includes videos fromSkrillex, The Vamps, Marilyn Manson, Lil Wayne, J- Cole, De La Soul, Ludacris, Ice Cube amongst others.
Charly Black is one of the quickest rising talents in the US& Latin America. He has previously collaborated with superstars Daddy Yankee and Major Lazer’sJillionaireand is the only Jamaican singer ever to have a ‘Diamond’ certification in Central America, for his global smash ‘Gyal you a party animal’ which surpassed over 200 million streams worldwide!With his infectious dancehall sound Charly Black has made it to the list of Top 500 most played artists on Spotify making him one of the hottest talents across South and North America.
DASU Ft. Charly Black ‘Turn Back Time’ is available worldwide across digital platforms exclusively on Universal Music Group/Aftercluv.
Aftercluvis Universal Music Latin America’s electronic dance music and entertainment division. A 360 platform encompassing a record label, management, booking, media, publishing, brand partnerships, festival and event services. Aftercluv enjoys a strategic position with operations in nine countries and 12 cities, including Los Angeles, Miami, Mexico City, San Jose, Bogota, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Lisbon, Madrid, Barcelona and Ibiza. With four global radio shows, two TV shows, one radio station, and the #1 online vertical in Latin America dedicated to dance electronic music –www.aftercluv.com – Aftercluv has also hosted various festivals and events including the first-ever KPTL SOUND FSTVL in Bogota in 2016 and The Social Festival in Mexico City and Bogota in March 2017.
About Universal Music India:
Universal Music India Pvt. Ltd. (UMIPL) is a 100% subsidiary of the Universal Music Group (UMG) and is home to record labels such as A&M Records, Blue Note Records, Capitol Records, Capitol Records Nashville, Caroline, Decca, Def Jam Recordings, Deutsche Grammophon, Emarcy, Geffen Records, Interscope Records, Island Records, Machete Music, MCA Nashville, Mercury Records, Motown Records, Polydor Records, Republic Records, Universal Music Latino, Verve Music Group, Virgin Records, Virgin EMI Records.
UMIPL has an extremely rich Indian catalogue comprising songs from classic Hindi and Regional Films, IndiPop, Bhangra, Ghazals and Devotional. It’s enviable catalogue includes artistes such as Asha Bhosle, AnupJalota, Bombay Vikings, Jagjit Singh, JoSh, Malkit Singh, Pankaj Udhas, Panjabi MC, Raghav, MohitChouhan, Euphoria, Adnan Sami, Rabbi Shergill, RahatFateh Ali Khan to name a few. UMIPL’s `film’ catalogue (the 2nd largest in India) spans music from blockbusters such as Sholay, Qurbani, Amar Akbar Anthony, ChoriChoriChupkeChupke, Devdas and Munnabhai MBBS amongst the numerous jewels which symbolize the musical journey from the 70’s to date. On the International music front, UMIPL are the clear market leaders with artistes such as ABBA, Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams, Enrique Iglesias, Eminem, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, The Beatles, UB40, Deep Purple, Enigma, Norah Jones, Deadmau5, The Chemical Brothers, amongst host of others, popular music icons and household names in India.
Amrit Dasu a.k.a. “DASU” – singer, songwriter & model of Indian descent, was born in the United States and raised in the city of Hong Kong. English is his first language however he is also fluent in Cantonese, Hindi and Punjabi. His father traveled very often for business, so Amrit got to see all parts of the world at very young age, naturally giving him a worldly and eclectic taste in music. Some of his biggest influences are superstars like Michael Jackson, Chris Brown & Justin Timberlake. He admires the artists who have the look, the voice, the dance moves, the music and most importantly the ability to have a positive influence on the world basically the total package which is what he himself aspires to be.
After putting out his music on the internet since 2014, DASU bagged his first major record deal with the Universal Music Group in 2016. His debut single “Dil Kya Kare (Did I Love You?)” was produced by the prolific RISHI RICH and featured Bollywood actress MallikaSherawat as the main lead in the music video. DASU’s suave R&B vocals laced over a sample of the eternal `Julie’ classic “Dil Kya Kare” instantly connected with the youth. The music video surpassed 2 million views on VEVO/YouTube in no time while the song soon became a favorite on radio and television.
DASU followed up with “Frenemies” – a straight from the heart English RnB / Soul gem with a new school RnB/Pop sound. Almost half a million views later, DASU had already built a robust fan following….a following that recognizes his song writing and vocal talent and more importantly his honest work ethic.
In August 2016, DASU dropped his debut EP titled HOLDING ON. A 5 track EP that included three brand new tracks + the hits “Dil Kya Kare (Did I Love You?)&“Frenemies”. The release of the EP gave a huge spike to DASU’s image and fan base as he got featured on Apple Music’s `New Artist Spotlight’ for South Asia while Vh1 put him on their prestigious `Vh1 India Rules’ platform. He also performed to over 10000 screaming fans at India’s largest music & camping festival Enchanted Valley Carnival.