One of the most popular dancehall and reggae disc jockeys on the Jamaican island is ZJ Liquid, from Jamaica's Zip 103FM. For over a decade, the selector has been making a name for himself as a radio personality who coined the saying "Yu zee it." He also has become someone you can trust to bring you all the hottest new tunes and artists in the game.
ZJ Liquid, born Michael Brissett, got his start spinning while attending college in the early 2000s. He was stationed at the popular tourist hot spot Pier One in Montego Bay. While there, he learned to mix numerous musical genres to please an array of travelers and locals alike. This is where he perfected his craft. Liquid didn't rely on his natural abilities as a DJ. He worked hard to attain the success he has today, and has awards to show for this effort. Namely, as Best Zip Jock and Radio Personality of the Year presented by the Youth View awards. He's also won the title for Disc Jock of the Year between 2010-2012.
The deejay/producer is also a talented recording artist. His first hit song was produced by Don Corleon entitled, Party Hard. More recently, Liquid went on to produce and record a few more singles such as, Wifey Walk Out and Party Mi Say. His newest and much anticipated project is albulm MSquared which was released April 15th and has been receiving much love and mad props. The album features many of the top dancehall artists in the biz, including: Mink Jo, Vybz Kartel, Beenie Man, Mr. Vegas, I-Octane, Koshens, and hip-hop artist Safaree. The album is a mix of dancehall and reggae, with a dash of aftro beats and EDM. The first single, One Time featuring Zj Liquid and Safaree, is expected to be the first video released from the album.
The next award this multi talented artist hopes to win is a Grammy as he stated in The Jamaica Star.
"We put in a lot of work into the album and I wanted to give people value for their money. I have always dreamed big, and I am hoping that this album can get a Grammy because that is the standard of work that I have put into this album."
MSquared can be downloaded on iTunes here.
Have a listen to One Time here on KinsgtonToLA.
*Images courtesy of ZJLiquidh2o Instagram page.