I-Octane gets ready to open new recording studio
You may know him as a reggae and dancehall artiste.
But in a few weeks, I-Octane will add Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to his list of titles when he opens Conquer The Globe Productions, his very own production studio.
"Right now it's 90 per cent complete but wi just adding the minute details to make it have that appearance and warm ambience," said Octane who told The STAR that he will be able to start recording in his new studio in another two weeks.
Octane spoke proudly of his new establishment, which he sees as a milestone - this year being his tenth anniversary in the reggae/dancehall music industry.
"Being in the business so long I look and see what the music needed and most artistes that stay long in the business like fifteen, twenty years invest back in their brand. And most a di people dem in reggae music who have that huge name is people who have their own studio, records for themselves, own some of their material." Octane said.
And though it cost in the region of 5 to 6 million Jamaican dollars, he doesn't mind as he sees it as an investment in his career which will afford much needed convenience.
"My work schedule is different from a lot of people work schedule. Mi will just wake up like 5 in the morning and just want to go and record and I will be there [studio] till like 5 a.m. the following morning. You don't get that leniency and time-span in other people's place. And if someone accommodates you like that it won't be for the whole entire week.
More time you have an idea and it might come at you like 3, 4 a.m. in the morning, where you can open your own studio, have your own engineer and just lay down the idea. And then more time you want to do some private sessions that you don't want a lot of people to know about, so you have that space and convenience to do it," said Octane.
The "Lose A Friend" singer also told The STAR that though his studio will be used to advance his own career, he will also be pushing the career of young artistes who are signed to his record label, also called "Conquer The Globe Productions."
"They will get the privilege to be around an experienced artiste, experienced studio engineers and then they can learn along the way," Octane said.
Conquer the Globe Productions will loacted at Shop #5, 8 Dunrobin Road in Kingston.