The year 2008 marks the third time that singjay Danielle, aka DI, will be performing on the greatest one night show on earth, Sting … and she is ready.
Slimmed down and sporting a curvaceous body, the glamour girl, who, quite appropriately is part of the Trendsetters section of the show, promises her fans a performance they will never forget. "This will be my best yet," she promises.
DI goes up against females like Spice, Pamputtae, Tifa, Timberlee, Stacious and Natalie Storm, and her plan is simple, “I am going to command the stage and deliver a performance that everybody will be talking about.”
There will be none of the “mix up and blenda” performance which some people accused her of last year, and she is confident that her fans will be pleased, especially her mother, who Danielle says is her number one fan. "She is comfortable with my music and most times the songs make her laugh more than anything else. I know she can’t wait to see me perform," she said.
"I’m not in any war with anybody… I am just doing my songs, saying my thing and who don’t like it, well that’s just too bad," she shrugged.
Known for her hardcore lyrics — which she prefers to call suggestive and raunchy — DI is now intent on showing her versatility. She has worked with DJ Kareem, Truckback Records and Sly and Robbie in the past and is also reaching out to other producers. She recently recorded a track written and co-produced by conscious singer Duane Stephenson, which, she says, reflects the fact that she’s "embarking on a new me".
"It’s not like there’s anything wrong with dancehall," she hastened to add, "because that’s what I grew up on, and the songs I now do is my way of staying true to me. Doing anything else would be artificial," declared DI.
She noted, however, that she "wants her thing to be on a global level" and the aim for 2009 is to "take DI to di worl".
Her current songs like Beat It, Flip It and Pat You Kitty are receiving fairly good play in the dance and on radio, and it is this repertoire that she will take to the Sting stage on Boxing Day at Jamworld.