French deejay making music in Ja

July 01, 2016
Contributed Jarhead

France-based dancehall artiste Jarhead has his eyes set on making his mark in dancehall music.

France is regarded by many as the new capital for reggae, however, the artiste, who is currently in Jamaica working on new material with dancehall artiste Eklypse, told THE WEEKEND STAR that Jamaica is still the hub.

"I have been listening to dancehall music from I was a child, and Jamaica is the Mecca. I grew up on the sound of artistes like Bounty Killer, Super Cat, Shabba Ranks, and lots more artistes. I hope that one day, I will make it to big league in dancehall music," the Frenchman, who recently filmed a music video in the island, stated.

With the content of dancehall relying heavily on patios, Jarhead who can speak the language to some extent, believes with his ability to speak another language outside of English, he will tap into a largely unventured market.

"I know it's hard because of the language that I speak, but what about across the world? There are a lot of people who can't understand dancehall music, and that is where I will come in," he said.

Jarhead recently recorded a song titled Popping Bottles with Eklypse. The frequent Ding Dong collaborator told THE WEEKEND STAR that the collaboration will expand his brand.

"I have a song promoting right now with Ding Dong and just recorded another with Kalado. However, my focus has always been to take reggae and dancehall international. This song with Jarhead will expose me more to his audience, while he will get a taste of the Jamaican audience through my network, so it's a win-win situation for us as young artistes," Eklypse said.

A video for Popping Bottles will be filmed in Jamaica and is expected to be released by the end of summer.

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