Shotty Shane gets wild as producer

Observer senior writer

Friday, January 11, 2019

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Since the late 1970s, Jamaican disc jockeys have doubled as music producers. The latest to jump into the game is Shotty Shane of SunCity 104.9 FM.

He has teamed with Iclips Records to co-produce the Wild Life rhythm and compilation album. It contains eight songs including the risqué Top Gallis by I Octane.

“I can safely say I've just entered the game of producing but wanted to do it for a couple years well. But as we know everything has its time and I think this is mine,” Shotty Shane told the Jamaica Observer's Splash.

The Wild Life beat was created by Tryon “Tipical” Powell of Iclips Records. The artistes on it were chosen by that label and Shotty Shane Productions.

According to Shotty Shane, his objective as a producer is to be unique.

“What I will be bringing to the production table is something different in sound. Many producers are known for a distinctive sound and that is my goal, to let the world hear what I have to offer which is no-comparison products,” he said.

Other songs on the Wild Life include I Can't Get Enough by Saine, P ractice fi Rich (Jinyus), New Rave (Voicemail) and Hate me More by Diestro.

The 36-year-old Shotty Shane (born Orlando Chance) hosts Rewind Mondays, Lovers Thursdays and Tun Up Fridays on SunCity 104.9 FM.

Jamaican disc jockeys have had success as producers, most notably Michael “Mikey Dread” Campbell of the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation, and Dennis Howard while at IRIE FM. Campbell produced Rod Taylor's Ethiopian Kings, his own African Map and worked with punk group The Clash.

Howard has produced a number of songs by artistes including Half Pint, Garnet Silk, Wayne Wonder, Beenie Man, Anthony Red Rose, and Bounty Killer.

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