Willemstad – DXBT, the latest musical group to cause a sensation among its fans, released its latest single ‘Mamasita’, an urban ode to the Caribbean beauty. The three singers and rappers Bjorne Bregita, age 14, Denzel Gregg, age 16, and Xechell Jacobs, age 19, collaborated on this track with the popular rapper and label mate Jaido. Here the boys croon about her elusiveness and beauty and wonder if they will ever be able to capture her heart.
During their live performances, DXBT is supported by 17-year-old, DJ Jay Sync nee Darwin A. Gregg, who makes sure that everything runs smoothly. According to Denzel, Darwin Jr. as the DJ, is the heart of the group, “because if he messes up, the entire performance can be affected”. DXBT was signed in 2016 by Decoded, helmed by Efrem Mambi and Greyan Pastor, because they were looking for talent that the youth could relate to. “We want to remind them that they are young and should focus on positivity”, Mambi adds.
Music is in their blood
All members of DXBT have music running through their veins and descend from a few legendary musical greats. Xechell Jacobs is the son of legendary musician and founder of Magic Sound Xemio Jacobs. Bjorne Bregitta is the son of famed musician Cuco Bregitta and finally Denzel and Darwin Gregg are the sons of radio boss and entertainer Darwin Gregg. “We were exposed to music from the cradle, since our home was surrounded by it”, Darwin Jr. explains. “Our father is a perfectionist, and we definitely take after him”, Denzel adds. “If he thinks you sound off key, he will stop you and tell you not to do it if you can’t do it right”, Darwin Jr. laughs.
Xechell was born in Bonaire, but moved to Curaçao at nine months old, also got expose to music early on. As a six year old, he was trusted on the national stage in 2006 with the remix of the popular ‘Chagaron’ song, featuring entertainer and dancer MuisjeMuis, which took him to Nickelodeon in the Netherlands for his first show. Bjorne also acknowledges his father Cuco’s influence in the awakening of his musical passion. “I always asked him to let me sing because I loved it from a young age. We would always go to the matinee and the studio with him”, Bjorne recalls.
Pursuing their passions
DXBT started in 2016 in a recording studio where Efrem, Bjorne, Xechell and Denzel were chilling. “We working on a song called ‘Un chèns mi ke”. “We all write, however Xechell is the main writer of the group”, Denzel explains.
All DXBT members are committed to their passion for music and want to take it to the next level by creating as many hits as possible. Nevertheless, they all believe in having a solid educational foundation and are in the process of completing their high school equivalent diplomas. Xechell, being the oldest member, already completed his studies and after a short stint in the Netherlands last year, to study filmmaking at the Dutch Film Academy in Rotterdam, he quit and returned to Curaçao to fully focus on DXBT and his musical career.
Besides music, the boys are also talented athletes. Bjorne is also a gifted football player and Darwin and Denzel Gregg both play for the Sta. Maria Pirates, as a catcher and shortstop respectively, and secretly also dream about a career in professional baseball.
According to manager Efrem Mambi, the future of DBXT is bright since they are a growing faithful fans base both locally and in the Netherlands and are producing songs in several languages. “We chose to sell our music only on digital platforms because that’s the future of the industry, however we do have limited hard copies available”, he explains. DBXT is about to release a few more singles this year and in the fall they will release a 5-track EP. According to Mambi, they will have a busy summer and also plan to do a school tour with DJ Krokzz, which they will announce the exact dates on their social media platforms.
For Bookings or business Inquiries email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This article originally appeared in the Go Weekly