Bounty Killer Says It's Time For Dancehall To Step Up: "Production-Wise, Our Music Is Off-Par"

Bounty Killer Says It's Time For Dancehall To Step Up: "Production-Wise, Our Music Is Off-Par"

Bounty Killer has voiced concern about the quality of the mixing and production of much of the new music being recorded in Jamaica and the mushrooming of "disposable" songs.

Speaking in an interview on CVM Television on Wednesday morning, about his new collaborative Time Bomb EP with producer Dave Kelly and fellow artist Cham, Bounty said it was time for Dancehall to rise to the occasion, especially in light of widespread talk, that the genre is 'leaning on death's door'.

"At this stage of the game, we have to move to another level. Because we are having a lot of disposable music, and people are saying the music deteriorating, and we don't have a stance on the global stage anymore and Afrobeats take Dancehall
spot... We have to make our presence felt right
now. We need to step up to the plate," the Warlord

In October last year, producer JonFX had argued that the advent of the internet had caused experienced producers to be excluded from the music production process, which, in turn, has led to the songs coming out of Jamaica, for the most part being sub-par.

"Social media gave us a lot of ego. That's one. There was a time when artiste use to be humble, wait at the studio. Now you have a guy send them a speaker with a laptop, they have a studio. That's another issue that we have. We have to get into the humility," he said.

The award-winning producer's comments had come while discussing the state of Jamaican music production, in an interview with veteran entertainment journalist Anthony Miller on Television Jamaica's The Entertainment Report, this after Miller suggested that "new artistes will tell you they not going back to where the producers call the shots and tell us what to do."


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