GOLD UP BIOGRAPHY
Based in Canada & Jamaica, Gold Up is led by founder and CEO Raph (from France) and Zack Ariyah (from Canada). Making its debut in 2018 with the release of their first single "Belong With Me" featuring Jamaica’s now international sensation Shenseea - currently holds over 2.6 million views on YouTube. For many, music is simply a form of entertainment and enjoyment; but for Gold Up, music is a place to build community and enable transformation. For this Dj & production duo, it has also been a place for enlightenment and growth.
They quickly found their groove and started releasing consistant heavy hitting tracks. Throughout 2019, Gold Up had the opportunity to collaborate with many talented artists from Jamaica, Canada, Trinidad and Ghana, leading them to release their debut album early 2020 entitled “Prelude.”
Gold Up began working with some of Dancehall's iconic artists, that cemented their fan base and lead them to surpass over 7 million streams on Spotify, 2 number 1 songs on the Apple Charts and a multiple trending songs all over the globe. Starting with "Mi Nice Mi Nuh Drunk" by Kyodi then rocked the airwaves and took over the Jamaican’s streets, before their latest release "Bubble It" with Dancehall’s legend Busy Signal, catapulted Gold Up onto the mainstream stages. Followed by another instant viral song "Bird" with Laa Lee. Thousands of fans took over the "Bird" dance on social medias leading them to surpasse 7 million views on Youtube. It is safe to say that their creativity and originality of mixing different influences in their productions is making the difference and Gold Up is just starting!
That's why they called their new album "Introduction" as they reflect on how they arrived at this point - producing an album featuring many of their idols - they've realized that nothing in this life arrives before it’s time. With the aim to reawaken dancehall fans on the international scene; to be diverse and create cross-cultural connections. The album is jam-packed with the most iconic and influential voices of our time. 'Introduction' has a fresh balance between new generation and veteran artists, striking a line-up that creates echoes across the globe. Artists such as Laa Lee, Shatta Wale, Charly Black, Elephant Man, Beenie Man, Kelvyn Boy and El Villanord didn't miss the chance to drop hits on every vibrant, upbeat rhythm. 'Introduction' is the album that serves as a look into a new chapter where fans can get to know Gold Up better.