Arguably one of the biggest music producers in Ghana, Benjamin Garzy Mensah popularly known as Mix Master Garzy has spoken out bitterly about the attitude of the new crop of sound engineers and producers in connection to them wanting to do everything by themselves.
According to him, most of these new school music producers want to do everything by themselves so that they will get all the praise for their works, but the work is extensive.
“Not really because due to the industry and the system when everybody comes up, they want to do their own thing. These new producers that have come up they want to do everything by themselves so that people will applaud them for their works.
“But the work is very broad for instance when you visit abroad you’d realize that there are people who specialize with beat making or playing one particular instrument and that’s it which also makes them get the money,” he added.
Talking to Amansan Krakye on Kastle FM, Mix Master Garzy argued that the new school of music producers feel reluctant to give their works to top music producers to help them master their works.
“Some people are specialist who also do a listening session to make sure that the song is soothing to the ear,” he said. “But here that’s what we’re lacking, should you tell a new producer to give a work for mastering to Master Garzy, PossiGee or Kaywa they will feel reluctant to do so.”
He continued, “Because of their mindset that they want to be recognized solely for the production they don’t want additional hands on the job. So I have made up my mind that as time goes on, I will be doing some workshops for these new and upcoming producers since I have been in the industry for quite a long time.
Sharing a word of counsel Mix Master Garzy said the new school of music producers and beatmakers should understand the fact that the field of music production and beat making is a large field for which they must learn to work hand in hand with other collegaues who are also well inclined.
“I will share my experience with them to let them understand that the work is huge and if you are able to do your quota, leave the rest for someone else. If you don’t want anyone else to support you, then make sure you learn the rudiments of beat making perfectly.”