BY ERICA ARTHUR
JULIAN DARKSTA, a UK-based Ghanaian Afro-beat and dancehall artiste, has said partnering with Ebony on his song will be a great tune.
According to him, Ebony is one of the artistes who freely expresses herself in her music and both of them on a song will be a big hit.
Darksta, who started his music career a year ago, is a graduate from the University of the District of Colombia and is known for his continental musical fusion of African, American and West Indian genres with a specialty in word play.
His music is making waves in the international Afro-beat and UK Afro-swing scenes.
The artiste and songwriter, in an interview with the DAILY HERITAGE, said he was raised in three different countries – the UK, Ghana and the United States of America (USA).
Darksta has recorded a few songs but has released only one, which is titled ‘Anytime’.
He said, “I have always had the passion for music and have been good with words and freestyle but decided to go into music full time a year ago.”
Darksta said ‘Anytime’ was engineered by United Kingdom-based producer K’ Adu but the visuals were shot recently by Accra-based Babsdirection and will be out soon.
He added that the song is available on ITunes, Spotify, SoundClound and other platforms.
Darksta says he is inspired by Stonebwoy for his humbleness and Reggie Rockstone for embracing and helping new talents.
He adds that he draws more of his inspiration from the great Bob Marley because of his messages about love, peace and unity, which he believes the modern world needs.
The songwriter, who says he is a big fan of Shatta Wale, told the DAILY HERITAGE: “I’m bringing a new style of artistry to the music scene and there’s a lot of ideas I have which will benefit the industry, and more especially the artists, for them to raise some capital for their music buisness.”
He encouraged upcoming acts to never give up on their dreams because no one can determine the end result; “feel free to try new things because success comes from failure.”