Producer DJ Mac makes donation to Mustard Seed Communities
IN-DEMAND music producer DJ Mac last Friday made a donation to the Mustard Seed Communities to the value of $100,000.
“We decided to make a donation because we believe in the ripple effect of generosity. By supporting the Mustard Seed Communities we contribute to a ripple that extends far beyond the immediate aid,” DJ Mac disclosed in an interview with the Jamaica Observer on Sunday.
Mustard Seed Communities began in 1978 on the outskirts of Kingston. Today it provides residential care to over 600 children and adults with disabilities, over 100 children affected by HIV, and a single home for young mothers in crisis.
The programme also manages a number of community outreach programmes to combat poverty and malnutrition and to provide targeted education to local populations.
DJ Mac, who has been making a name for himself in music circles for the past three years, has had a productive 2023. He not only produced Drift by Teejay, the summer anthem which hit the Billboard charts, but he also contributed the track Vent, which is featured on breakthrough artiste Byron Messia’s Billboard charting album No Love.
Additionally, DJ Mac is responsible for a number of trending hits, including Spaceship, Speed Off and Beer and Salt by Valiant; Bam Bam by King Imxge; Badness Upgrade by Chronic Law; Dunce Barbie, a massive hit for newcomer Armanii; and Flamez Rock by dancer-turned-deejay Kaka High Flamez.
DJ Mac is closing out 2023 in a major way with the current hit by rising newcomer Jquan. The track Chakka is currently riding the local YouTube Trending chart.
“Me and Jquan have actually collaborated previously on the track Still a Fight that has over two million views on YouTube. So, naturally, we already had a connection before Chakka was released,” said DJ Mac.
The producer said he is pleased with his musical progress this year and he is hoping to continue reaping success in 2024 and beyond.
“Being considered for a Grammy for Best Reggae Album for Valiant’s 4:14 project and being featured on two Billboard-charting projects are among the high points for me in 2023. I’m hoping for more international collaborations while keeping the dancehall flag waving high overseas in the new year,” said DJ Mac.
Born Jason McDowell, DJ Mac, who is also a music selector, started music production in 2020. The 24-year-old has a decorated hit list of songs that he has produced including Chronic Law’s Still a Bleed, Jahshii’s #1 hit Born Fighter, and Chosen by Rytikal.