Dancehall act Delly Ranx said he’s still very much involved in dancehall music despite his absence from the local music scene in recent years. In fact, the well-known artiste/producer disclosed that he has several upcoming projects yet to be released.
Though he didn’t divulge much into what’s coming forth Delly Ranx, born Delroy Foster, hinted that the projects will regain his dominance in the music industry.
“I’m here making music and taking care of my family,” said the musician, in response to the question over his absence.
The deejay/producer, who burst onto the scene in the 1990’s with No Gal No More Than You, spoke candidly on several issues relating to the dancehall industry, as well as his own career and the direction it’s taking.
Delly Ranx is one of those fortunate Jamaican musicians to have made their mark in both producing and recordings, but he was very subtle in reflection of his achievements over the years. Instead, he was very optimistic about repeating such successes in the near future.
He said that music is always evolving but will always remain true to his craft, and though many would want to argue that the music is changing its direction, the platinum-selling producer thinks otherwise.
“I always try to stay focus and true to the music. Not really (in relation to the decline in music), every producer has their own feel for the music,” he said.
Delly Ranx most-recent recognized studio effort was in December 2010, when he released his ‘Saudi Arabia’ rhythm, which featured artistes like himself, Gramps Morgan, Teflon, Zj Liquid and Buju Banton, who he has been working with since 2008.
It can be said that, the now full-time producer is prone to working with big-name artistes and on big-time projects, as in 2006 he produced ‘Red Bull and Guinness’, which featured Mavado’s Weh Dem A Do, and was arguably the biggest rhythm in dancehall that year. Also, he has produced the ‘Hennessy’ rhythm, which boasts the song Ganja Breed from Sean Paul’s multi-platinum selling album ‘Dutty Rock’.
However, he was quick to correct that it’s actually ‘good music’ and not necessarily ‘big names’ that he’s prone to produce, and has also advised upcoming producers to do the same. He also used the opportunity to disclose his appreciation.
“Yes, (I would tell them) to produce good music and not big names. It (the opportunity) does make me feel very good, I won’t lie about that but the music continues,” he said.
Delly Ranx opined with the theory that the music is going through changes, but he believes if everyone stays focus on what they have to do the effect won’t be that damaging. He also spoke briefly on what future musical projects he has up his sleeves but said, “I aim to please my fans so they can expect great works from me in the future.”