Music of Tuesday, 3 January 2006


Jay Q

If you pay attention to most radio stations, you will know that Jay Q has been missing in action for sometime now. Ghana, your reliable source of information went round to find out where he has been hiding in order to satisfy the curiousity of most fans and readers. On our quest, we found out that Jay Q has relocated from PSI studios to a new studio.

He has landed in a new studio called Rich City International Studio which has the best music equipments. Anytime Jay Q moves from one studio to the other, expect all his artistes he has been producing and the upcoming ones to follow him to his latest destination.

2006 will definitely be Jay Q's year as he is currently recording songs from artistes like Castro, Bright formerly of Buk Bak, Akosua Agyapong, Ofori Amponsah, Pizo, Kokovelli, Tatale, Obrafour, Kwabena Kwabena, Ronnie, Barosky, Akasanoma, Daughters of Glorious Jesus, Kofi Nti, Lucky Mensah and more.

We decided to have a one-on-one chit chat with Jay Q after the press launch of Rich City studio.

Ghana Why are you here?
Jay Q: Rich City has the updated Pro-tools in Ghana and West Africa. Also, I have the machines I want to work with and with Rich City, the atmosphere is free.

Ghana Why is it that the artistes you've been producing and upcoming ones still want to work with you even though you've been changing environments?
Jay Q: That should tell you they are in love with my works and not the studio and I am happy about that.

Ghana What is new about you?
Jay Q: I have a new compilation coming out and this time round, it is going to be something else. I have a lot of untapped talents on the new 'bomb'.

Ghana How long have you been here... I mean this studio?
Jay Q: Only two months

Ghana What do you think of the state of hiplife music?
Jay Q: It should improve. More works need to be done.

Ghana What has changed about Jay Q since you are now in a modern studio?
Jay Q: Nothing has changed about me. It's still the 'breaking of bottles' on sounds I produce which has made people fall in love with me the more.

Ghana Are you the only sound engineer here?
Jay Q: There are other sound engineers here namely Madness and Ro Q, my blood-brother.

Ghana Any words for the upcoming artistes?
Jay Q: Upcoming artistes should think of their education first.