Dillgins Music Comes Of Age - Years of hard work have finally paid off for Robert Bailey aka Dillgin.
This after the California-based, veteran reggae artist had what can be regarded as one of his best years in music in 2017.
A major hit song, interviews, television appearances, performances, and tours highlighted a rather busy period in the singer’s life. But all the recognition didn’t come overnight, the musician and producer have been on the comeback trail since 2010 when he moved from his native Jamaica to the United States to start over from scratch.
Prior to his breakout year, Dillgin spent much of the time away from the scene laying the groundwork. This included transitioning from a deejay to a singjay and releasing singles, including “Shining” and “Weed and Wheat” in 2014.
Dillgin also performed in Panama and embarked on a summer promotional tour to Europe in 2016. In addition to putting out new songs and music videos, Dillgin was also working on his other skill – producing songs – albeit under his own Wall Streetz Records label.
An album was also in the works, a long-awaited debut which he launched in May 2017 just when his single “Still A Work” started blowing up big on radio and in street dances.
The momentum has intensified ever since, resulting in a whirlwind year for Dillgin. A year-in-review published by the artist’s handlers has revealed a number of achievements, highlighting the singer’s dominant year in the music business.
They include “Still A Work” being one of the most rotated songs on stations such as Irie FM, and the song’s accompanying video attracting thousands of daily views on YouTube. The song also became a staple at many stage shows and street dances in Jamaica and across the Caribbean.
He admits to getting a lot of ‘forwards’ and hoots of approval from partygoers whenever he performed “Still A Work” and other hits. The growing popularity of the song and Dillgin’s music on a whole also saw the artist appearing on TVJ’s Smile Jamaica, doing interviews on RJR and Hitz FM, and hosting a countdown show on Hype TV.
The year was also characterized by increased performances, with Dillgin exciting the crowd at Weddy Weddy, held at Stone Love HQ, as well as his own show, “Jah Love is Shining,” where he performed alongside Sanchez and others.
As it relates to touring, the reggae star accepted an invitation to tour Brazil and he reportedly had a successful experience, meeting new fans and recording with Brazilian reggae artists in the process.
Dillgin’s windfall is not new. The artist enjoyed some time in the headlines back in 2001 with the song “Cuss Cuss,” which featured Mark Ice. He also has major credits as the producer of hit songs from reggae and dancehall stalwarts such as Beenie Man, Sizzla, and Anthony B.
A stalwart in his own right, Dillgin continues to put out new music, including his latest single, “Heart of Mine,” and has several new projects lined up. For 2018, the singer is working towards an even more exceptional year in music.
Media Contact -Pearsley Thompson (Blaza Publicity)