Versatile music producer, known in Ghanaian reggae and dancehall circles as JMJ, says “one can’t write Ghana reggae and dancehall history without leaving author and publicist, Elorm Beenie.
JMJ, acronym of [Jah Masta Jay], has produced countless of Ghanaian musicians with different kinds of genre.
The sound engineer has worked with the likes of Samini, Stonebwoy, Kaakie, Obrafour, 4X4 amongst others.
Speaking on Hitz FM in Accra recently, JMJ shared his experience working with Samini after chalking an ambassadorial deal with telecommunication network, MTN.
According to him, it was really difficult working with such artiste because at that time he was at his peak.
He said there was this guy [Elorm Beenie] from Volta Region, who came to Accra and gave out trending reggae and dancehall songs to Stonebwoy at the time.
“…Elorm Beenie was the one who actually introduced to me the genre Reggae and Dancehall, which I [JMJ] begun to listen to how they produce their beat,” he disclosed.
“In the mid 2008-2009, I produced the first Ghanaian rhythm at the time, which Elorm Beenie named it “Trigger Riddim.”
He recounted: That rhythm at the time created lots of controversies in Ghanaian showbiz circles.”
“At that time, Stonebwoy recorded ‘Hails and Valley’ on that rhythm and Samini, Iwan, Mugeez of R2BEES fame among other great talents did a version on the same rhythm produced by me”, he added.
‘For me when it comes to genre Reggae and Dancehall you can’t write history without involving Elorm Beenie, the reason being that whenever you visit Jamaica and get lost, just reach him”, he said .
Elorm Beenie is the official Publicist for Rocky Dawuni, Stonebwoy, Samini, and a tall list of other great Ghanaian artistes.
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