Born Waldane Hampton, Dane Ray is a trained musician and vocalist. He started writing and voicing songs before he realized he could learn to produce his own music, to help him make ends meet for him and his family. His illustrious career as an audio engineer and music producer began with the establishment of his recording company ‘Dane Raychords’. He is currently riding high off the success of his production of Dancehall’s 2018 ‘Song of the Year’ entitled ‘Tuff’ and his three singles, namely ‘Aktiv’, ‘Nuh Trus Trus’ and ‘3 Degrees’ from his soon to be released debut album. The versatile artist continues to feed his GNATION fans high-quality music with a futuristic flow, sending positive messages of self-confidence and being ‘FULLY AKTIV’ in every area of life. The ‘Fully Aktiv’ artist has graced stages all across Jamaica, the Caribbean, Latin America, Canada, and Europe, from 2014 to date.
Steadily building his repertoire, Dane Ray has produced tracks for some of Dancehall music’s most talented and versatile entertainers. Tracks were created for Dancehall, Reggae and Soca juggernauts such as Vybz Kartel, Mavado, Tommy Lee, Sizzla, Gyptian, Elephant Man, Demarco & Bunji Garlin. Dane Raychord’s extensive catalog also includes other very successful projects such as the ‘Motivation Riddim’, ‘Full Charge Riddim’, ‘Inna Di Club Riddim’ and ‘Tuff Riddim’ to name a few. Dane Raychords achieved major commercial success with Charly Blacks’ hit songs, ‘Wine Up’ and the ‘feel good’ Jamaican anthem, ‘Jamaican Everyday’, which shot straight to number one and stayed atop the Jamaican Reggae/Dancehall charts for over five months.
Dane Ray has his sights set on conquering new musical frontiers. The artist made a huge effort in this regard by collaborating with Hip Hop superstar Fetty Wap and Grammy Award-winning record producer Mr. Wonda for his summer 2017 smash entitled ‘Rodeo’. He continues the work by releasing his new song and video on VEVO in 2018/19 entitled ‘Hatrick’ produced by his label Dane Raychords. He has a series of upcoming projects with producers such as, Din Din from Hempton Music; new single entitled ‘Ha Ha’, which is a collaboration with Chronic Law. Other upcoming works include Upsetta Records, Modern Anciency Music, Billion Music Group, Deadline Recordz, Biggz Million Ent., Chimney Records and an endorsement contract with Presidential Rolls. Dane Ray is ‘FULLY FULLY AKTIV’!
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