Ghanaian Music Producers Who Had an Amazing 2017
Who didn’t M.O.G Beatz produce for in 2017 ? The young producer is building quite a production portfolio. In 2017 alone, he produced for the likes of Pope Skinny, 4×4, Kwaw Kese, Shatta Wale , E.L, Gallaxy, Sarkodie, Shaker , and Eazzy just to mention a few. Almost all songs he produced became instant favorites.
He also released a couple of singles himself and featured the likes of Sarkodie , E.L , Dj Last Kobo amongst others on a number of songs.
Besides the singles released , he also did not forget his fans and fellow rappers as he dropped a couple of free instrumentals.
Some of his notable productions include:
Sarkodie – Didi (feat. Kelvynboy & Strongman)
Gallaxy – Qualities
Shatta Wale – Rado Rado
Shatta Wale – Waitti
Lousika – Opampam (feat. Shatta Wale)
Shatta Wale – Ma Chargie 100%
E.L – Mind Your Business (feat. Medikal)
Sarkodie – Gboza
E.L – ELien Anthem (LOMI)
Eazzy – One Tin
Shaker – Edawoso
WillisBeatz once said in an interview that it is his time. He wasn’t lying and probably had the most hits in 2017.
Some of the artistes he produced for in 2017 included Guru , Ebony , MzVee, Shatta Wale , Kofi Kinaata , Kaakie, Patapaa, Keche, Sista Afia, A.I and many others. His chemistry with the ‘African Dancehall King’ Shatta Wale in 2017 was amazing !.
Some of the most notable songs he produced during the course of the year included
Shatta Wale – Taking Over (feat. Joint 77 x Addi Self x Captan)
Ebony – Sponsor
Shatta Wale – Forgetti (Feat. Joint 77, Addi Self, Pope Skinny, Captan & Natty Lee)
Ebony – Maame Hw3
Shatta Wale – Freedom
Kofi Kinaata – Single and Free
Sista Afia – Jeje (feat. Shatta Wale x Afezi Perry)
MzVee – Sing My Name
Shatta Wale – Bulletproof
Kofi Kinaata – Last Show
Patapaa – Wobeti Patupa (feat. Buda)
He won ‘Producer Of The Year’ at the 2017 edition of the Ghana Music Awards UK.
2017 was a year for experimentation for Guilty Beatz. He fused quite a lot of genres and somehow got those fusions to gel with Afro Beats.
An example is Pappy Kojo’s ‘No Way’. According to Guilty Beatz , it was an evolution of AfroBeats which included Dancehall & Highlife mixed with House.
The results ? unique ‘World’ sounds.
Some of his 2017 productions with his new production sounds included
Pappy Kojo – No Way
Vision DJ – Chuku (feat. VVIP & Miyaki)
Pappy Kojo – Abena
T’Neeya – Don’t Judge Me
Fancy Gadam – Customer (feat. Patoranking)
Other productions included
Mr. Eazi – 2 People (Remix)(feat. Small Doctor & Nakamura)
Dahlin Gage – Gor Sor
Guilty Beatz – Fashion Killer (feat KaySwitch x D.I.)
Guilty Beatz – You Can Go (feat. G-West )
Mr. Eazi – Feelings
Drvmroll is your typical low-key producer pocketing achievements upon achievements. Besides releasing a single ‘Blvckheart’ on his birthday and producing some songs on Jayso’s 0106 EP, Drvmroll spent majority of his time in 2017 producing commercial music for brands. He also did a lot of mixing and mastering for your favorite artistes and producers (we are not allowed to say at this point).
In 2017 ,
- He Scored a Production Credit In a Black Historical Fantasy Film ‘Forever Tree’
- Drvmroll produced 0106 [Intro] and Buzz off Jayso’s 0106 EP [Vol.2]
Despite the fact that In the later part of 2017 Magnom confessed that it had been difficult combining producing music and singing, he managed to boss both and had quite an awesome year.
- He released 2 Mixtape albums in 2017: ‘We Speed’ and ‘ Mature by Nature’
- Produced for Raquel , Stephanie Benson, Edem , Sarkodie , Gasmilla, Ayat and M3dal , just to mention a few.
- ‘My Baby’ a single off his Mature By Nature Album made its way into the PSG Locker Room
- He recomposed ‘My Baby’ lyrically and it was the official Airtel-Tigo Merger Song.
- He finished 2017 in East Africa, headlining Rock Events’ end of year party dubbed ‘Roc Nye’ which took place at the Serena Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda on New Years Eve. Where he thrilled his Rwandan fans to his songs
Killbeatz put Africa on the map in 2017 with exceptional productions. The productions that got people talking was without a doubt the ones for Fuse ODG and Ed Sheeran.
He produced for Ed Sheeran , Fuse ODG Omar Sterling, Burna Boy, R2Bees, Stephanie Benson , King Promise , Yemi Alade, Youssoupha, Samini , Sarkodie , Fancy Gadam and B4bonah just to mention a few.
Away from productions , he started his own record Label, LLE (Legacy Life Entertainment), which gave us King Promise !
He represented Ghana at the 2017 edition of Coke Studio Africa
He won ‘Producer of the Year’ at the Ghana Music Awards 2017.
He produced a single of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Divide’ Album.
Received Plaque from The Official Charts Company (UK) for ‘Bibia Be Ye Ye’ , a production on Ed Sheeran’s Divide album, after It Sold Nearly 2 Million Copies.
MIX MASTER GARZY
It is an undeniable truth that 2017 has been a hectic but achievable road as he has produced more smash singles both home and Diaspora notable among them is the current waves from Zylofon new signee
Becca “Na Wash & With You”
Stonebwoy “Falling Again & Come From Far”
Captain Planet (4×4) “Obi Agye Obi Girl”
Bisa Kdei “Apae”
Patoranking’s “Love U Die”
Dammy Krane “Gbetiti” et al.
Mix Master Garzy won ‘Producer Of The Year’ at Ghana Entertainment Awards USA
He was also Honoured At TGC Prestigious Awards for his enormous contributions towards the rapid growth of Ghana music.
OTHER PRODUCERS WORTH MENTIONING
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Which music producer did we leave out ? drop a comment below or send us an email at [email protected] and we’ll add them to the list ! Don’t forget to tell us why they should be on the list !