Monthly Archives: February 2013

Interview with Lockecity / Truckback Records


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Artist name: LockeCity / Truckback Records
Birth name: Adrian Locke
Age: 31
Music genre: Reggae/DanceHall 
 
How long have you been making music? Since the days of Pampers, however been taking it serious since 2004
Who inspires you? Teetimus and my Brother Steve (TruckBack)
What influences you? Great Minds
What’s the decision behind your image and production name? TruckBack the name actually came from the Studio. The Studio is located in the back of a Truck in Kingston Jamaica. But people started calling me LockeCity in 2007 when Erup’s “Click Mi Finga” came on the scene and made a instant mark. 
 
What can we look forward to in 2013? New Kidz (HD) album “CHECK”. Its fully one drop album, ranging from conscious music mixed with a flar of love songs and old school dancehall flava. Its his debut album and also a different side of the hard core “Street Pledge” Dj.
Flammable singer from the Truckback camp with a slue of hot singles look out for “Evert Lighter” for the fist Quarter
“Double Muffla Riddim” featuring Elephant Man, Beenie Man, New Kidz, Baby Chris, Bling Dawg, Chico, and Flexx
What provides the passion for what you are doing? I really dont know, as I said before i’ve been doing this so long its jus fun now. Not working for the glory and the hype in it for the success. Jus wanna make good music while having fun.
Most memorable musical moment to date? The first time I heard i had a single on the Bill Board Charts
Advice to any up coming producers? Build your catalog and your fan base and keep working. Don’t try to make a hit tune, make good songs, they will turn into mega hits, that lasts longer. Don’t take just any song from an artist. Remember you have a responsibility to your fans and listeners. Be persistent!
 
What do you think the music industry needs ? The Dancehall industry needs a Union
What personal musical goals do you have ? 
Are you musically trained ? Yea
Who is your favourite artist and why?
Who is your favourite producer   and why?
who is  your favourite sound and why? Super D /Stone Love
Who would you most like to do a track with ? Shabba Ranks
Where can a fan find more about you? Twitter: @lockedacity / @truckbackrecord 
 
Personal preference section :
How do you prefer your egg ? fried  boiled scrambled NONE
How do you prefer your dumplings ? boiled or fried Fried
How do you prefer your plaintain ? boiled or fried Fried
Favourite colour ? Blue
Favourite car ? Audi

Interview with Damion music


Artist name: Damion / Damionmusic
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Birth name: Damion Dwayne Hall
 
 
Age: 31
Music genre: Dancehall
 
How long have you been making music?  
   i I have be in the industry for about 7years now
 
 
Who inspires you? Alot of people influence me. First and foremost God, without him it would’nt be possible, my brother Seanizzle along with Mr.G, Troyton who taught me alot about music, family who has always been supportive of what i always do.
 
 
What influences you? Music influences me. Everyday i strive to be the best in all areas of what i do. When i dont listen music or not playing music it like i feel empty, so its just the passion, dedication i have for music that influences me daily.
 
 
What’s the decision behind your image and production name? My image is just something simple that suits me. 
 
 
What can we look forward to in 2013? Alot of things are in the pipleline as we speak. Seanizzle and i are in the studio daily, he is making crazy beats daily and recording songs. So just expect good quality production, good music, videos, shows, islandwide and worldwide.
 
 
What provides the passion for what you are doing? Its just the love i have for music entirely. As far as i can remember i have always loved music, no matter which part i play i always do it to the best of my ability.
 
 
Most memorable musical moment to date?
   The first time i heard my name on the radio
  
 
Advice to any up coming producers? Just be different, create your own sound, style and always be creative and think outside the box.
 
 
What do you think the music industry needs ?
    Unity. The music industry is a billion dollar industry and there is a place for everybody.
 
 
What personal musical goals do you have ? Just be different musically. I told myself that i want to stand out in no matter what i do, be the best producer, engineer, whatever it is i set my mind to i always achieve it. So for 2013, just to be the best  at what i do.
 
 
Are you musically trained ? No im not 
 
 
Who is your favourite artist and why? From Beenie Man, Buju banton, Bounty killa, Mavado but at the end of the day I admire alot of artists from all over, no matter the genre, Dancehall , Reggae, Country, Pop, RnB, Souls, Rap no matter what from its good music i’m all ears.
 
 
Who is your favourite producer and why? I grew up in a genre when Jammy’s, Steelie and Clevie, Dave Kelly, Tony Kelly, Sly and Robbie, Mr.G just to name a few. I admired them so much because they contributed so much to Dancehall music, not just Jamaica alone but worldwide.
 
 
who is  your favourite sound and why? 
   Well from ever since i have been a big fan of sound systems because the contribute to a very big part in the music industry, but for me i     have to say RENAISSANCE. The reason why i chose RENAISSANCE is because i think it was i 1999 i have a cassette DELANO’S REVENGE and he made a remix with bounty killa on a hip hop riddim and i got so excited just hearing that but i have to pay respects to all the other sound systems and all the selectors.
 
 
Who would you most like to do a track with ? There is a artist by the name of “Daley” from England. He has a very unique sound.
   
 
Where can a fan find more about you? 
    They Can Find me on twitter :@damionmusic or facebook : http://www.facebook.com/sixteen1981
 
 
Personal preference section :
How do you prefer your egg ? fried  boiled scrambled
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How do you prefer your dumplings ? boiled or ried
    Boiled
 
 
How do you prefer your plaintain ? boiled or fried
    Fried
 
 
Favourite colour ?
    Blue
 
 
Favourite car ?

BMW

Interview with Jagwa


Jagwa is an artiste and songwriter that has written for numerous top names in the dancehall including Bounty Killer and Shabba Ranks to name a few. Blessed with talent and versatility he’s definitely on the rise and one to keep an eye on.

 

ImageName:  JAGWA

Birth name:  VERNON SPENCER

Age:  UNKNOWN

Music genre:  DANCEHALL/REGGAE

 

How long have you been making music?  Since Primary School but 13yrs-14yrs professionally

Who inspires you?  Life itself and the whole life experience. Situations of turmoil, ease, good and bad that comes with it whether I go through it personally or watch others go through them from a distance. It all affects and inspires me and my whole music making/writing process in one way or another.

What influences you?  I’m influenced by friends, family members other creative artists of the past and present, known and unknown etc.

What’s the decision behind your image and production  name?  I’m just me basically. Image wise I don’t try to portray what i’m not or pretend to be somebody different from the person I see in the mirror everyday. No smoke and mirrors. I’m just me. The name is actually a petname/nickname that just stuck and so, I decided to use it as my stage name.

What can we look forward to in 2013?  More music

What provides the passion for what you are doing?  I’m self motivated but draw from the influences I previously referred to and use those things as fuel to keep the creative engine running.

Most memorable musical moment to date?  None comes to mind at the moment really. I just take it all in stride and keep it moving, hoping to accomplish more and make a greater impact in whatever’s next.

Advice to any up coming producers?  Be true to music and don’t hustle the music. Learn the business. Be creative, focused, smart, business minded but honest.

What do you think the music industry needs ?   Less politics.

What personal musical goals do you have ?  Just to do my best and make God do the rest.  No one owes me anything so I don’t expect much. I just want to be recognized and respected for my work as anybody else in any field of music or any other profession for that matter.  I’m grateful for whatever else comes with that should it come but, I love what I do and that’s why I do it.  Recognition and Respect for me is suffice. 

Are you musically trained ?  Nope.

Who is your favourite artist and why?  Too many to name

Who is your favourite producer   and why?  I respect and appreciate every producer’s work.

who is  your favourite sound and why?  Stone Love. They still hold a certain standard and have been in the business for quite some time. Before I could even go to a club or dance. The sound business has even evolved to the point where individual selectors are becoming more popular than a sound system and taking their show on the road solo but, Stone Love is still Stone Love to this day. 

Who would you most like to do a track with ?  Too many to name again

Where can a fan find more about you?  JAGWA876 on Facebook or Follow @JAGWA876 on Twitter or Google  Jagwa or subscribe to Jagwa876 on Youtube

Personal preference section :

How do you prefer your egg ? fried  boiled scrambled:  Boiled

How do you prefer your dumplings ? boiled or ried:  Depends on what it’s being served with

How do you prefer your plaintain ? boiled or fried:  Fried

Favourite colour ?  Black

Favourite car ?  Jaguar

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