ZJ Liquid hopes for Grammy with new album
Dancehall producer/recording artiste ZJ Liquid has released his much-anticipated album, titled 'M Squared'. The project features a strong
line-up of local and international artistes and will be distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital Distribution.
Liquid, who is taking a page from the books of successful international DJs like Major Lazer, DJ Khaled and Skrillex, told THE STAR that 18-track project is a rounded effort.
"We put in a lot of work into the album and I wanted to give people value for their money. I have always dreamed big, and I am hoping that this album can get a Grammy because that is the standard of work that I have put into this album," he said.
The album features dancehall, reggae, afrobeat and EDM (electronic dance music), and the DJ believes consumers will enjoy listening the entire production. Artistes on the production include Vybz Kartel, Safaree, Beenie Man, Mr Vegas, Stylo G, Konshens, Kalado, Samantha J and I-Octane. It can be purchased on iTunes, Apple Music and Spotify.
"I even have an acoustic on it from Jah Vinci. This is my first various-artiste album, and I think persons will be able to listen to every single track. We have to change the game and think out the box, and that was my intention when doing this album," he said.
With what he believes is a strong production, Liquid said he is not worried about poor sales for reggae and dancehall music.
work for sales
"If you look on the playing field, Jamaica only has a few people compared to the other countries who have millions. We wish for more sales and we hope for more sales, but what we have to do is work for it, and I am prepared to work," he said.
For the completion of the project, Liquid joined forces with veteran producers Jam 2, Minto, Delly Ranks, TQ and Karim. He also intends to release music a video for his collaboration with American rapper Safaree, titled One Time.
"Big up to the fans dem and everybody who played a part in the album. I still have a major bonus track featuring an artiste signed to DJ Khaled so you can look out for that too. That song will be mixed by Cool and Dre.
M Squared is a good buy and I have been producing music for over 10 years and also play music so trust my judgement because I am Mr Fresh To Death. I can just listen to a song and know that it will hit," ZJ Liquid said.