You came out earlier this month with your latest compilation, the Soul Acoustic Riddim. Talk about how this project came together as well as the vibe this Riddim presents.
Well it started when i was listening to Alicia Keys and i came up with an idea but i didn't know as yet if i wanted to make an acoustic rhythm but anyways i called some musicians and went down to the studio and it suddenly hit me so i started to tell the musician my idea and he started to strum the guitar i was so excited when i started to hear all the hit notes coming out of the guitar.
Sampler: 'Soul Acoustic Riddim
You’ve produced many Reggae hits within Reggae for the likes of Sizzla, Denyque and Gyptian to Dancehall smashes for the likes of Bounty Killer, Sean Paul and many others. Do you feel more comfortable producing Reggae or Dancehall? Or is there no preference?
Listen music is music it don't matter what type of music it is i love to make and produce any music as long as its positive vibration.
You come from a strong lineage of music producers within you family as your father, Lloyd ‘King Jammy’ James hails as one of Reggae’s originals and Trevor ‘Baby G’ James also hails as a reputable Dancehall/Reggae producer in his own right. How much pressure is there living up to the success of your loved ones within the industry?
There is no pressure there we were born in a music family our father never use to pressure us every evening when we came from school he use to give us the studio every evening and let them teach us a little engineering even sometime when Baby G wants a song mixed he would call me or john john to mix it for him so i'm still involve in the actions, i'm just here to do music and that is what i'm doing.
How often do you seek advice or guidance from your father or brother when working on a project?
Everyday!! cause sometime i mix so much over the years my ear trick me sometimes so i have to ask for advice on the frequency or on the actual balance of the whole dynamics of it.
I understand that your father’s been having some health problems recently. Hope that he gets better. Talk about how much ‘King Jammy’ inspired you to follow in his footsteps as a producer.
Yes my father got sick the other day in france he did a operation but he's all good now,he really inspire me a lot from when i was younger i look up to him as my idol because my father never use to hide music from us he's always pushing us in the limelight but from i was younger i wanted to be like him so bad.
What projects can we expect to hear from you in the near future?
Well i have signed some artist to my label artist like - Lisa Hyper, Dre Island, Version, Shaddai those are my artist we have finish albums already just finding some investors to invest some money in my company to give it that extra push. We are putting out a Lutan Fyah and a rhythm album very soon just have a lot a new ideas coming out soon!
Art: Legendary King Jammy and his talented sons Lloyd ‘John John’ James Jr., Trevor ‘Baby G‘ James Jr., Jammy ‘Jam 2’ James and Christopher ‘CJ’ James
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