Dancehall producer Khalfani has turned up the heat this summer with Ding Dong’s latest club banger, Curfew which has been blowing up on the airwaves and on social media since its release.
“The streets are buzzing with the Curfew song, when Ding Dong say ‘lock down the place like BroGad’, the forward big from that line alone, and the energy of the dance compliments the rhythm, people ah feel the song. The whole project hot,” the producer whose real name is Khalfani P. Mckenzie, said.
The song was released on August 24 on the Khalfani Records label, and has racked up thousands of views on YouTube so far. Ding Dong posted a clip of himself and Coote Boss dancing to the single that has registered over 168,000 views on Instagram already.
“The dancer Coote Boss has a bad ‘Curfew’ dance to go with the song, and when everybody start circle the dance with the move, anno nothing normal. When the place open back, ah crazy thing ah go gwaan, Ding Dong is very confident with this song, everybody love The Curfew,” he added.
“We are working on doing the visuals soon but the lockdowns and no movement days are making it hard logistically to get everything we need done in the allotted time,” Khalfani explained.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced an extension of the lockdown periods to help cut the surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalisation. In making the announcement at a press conference earlier this week, Holness said the previously announced no-movement days have created positive results.
“We understand that the country is in a crisis mode right now, so we all have to wear our masks and practice social distancing to keep the virus in check so we can get back to our normal lives soon and reopen the entertainment sector,” Khalfani said.
A graduate of Calabar High School, he grew up in the Whitehall Avenue area off Red Hills Road in St. Andrew. He got involved in music because of his passion for sounds. He began playing the recorder at the age of five, and by the time he was 8, he was playing drums in church. He continued to hone his craft building rhythms as a teenager.
He produced his first single, Khago’s Love Me Like This which was released in 2012, and since that time, he has scored major hits such as Teejay’s Unfaithful Games, Ding Dong’s Inside Inside and the popular The Fling Riddim.
Khalfani also hinted at another project that includes heavyweight artists such as Teejay, Shenseea, Jafrass, Tommy Lee Sparta, Jah Vinci, I Waata and Christopher Martin.