DJ Juls, the Britain-born Ghanaian Producer and Disc Jockey is on a quest to make a “statement” with his latest musical offering.
His new EP, titled ‘Ojekoo’ is a native Ghanaian Ga word meaning ‘good Morning.’ Juls is hoping the EP will introduce him further to the Ghanaian market.
“… It means like wake up cos I’m here so it’s kind of like making a statement or like just announcing my presence out here. This is my music, see what I have to offer…” explained Juls at his EP launch at the BBNZ Live Bar Saturday evening.
He wants people who listen to his new EP to “say the product is amazing” and “dance to it as well.”
The 5-track EP features Bisa Kdei, Burna Boy, Adekunle Gold, Moelogo, Siza, DJ Tunez, Culan Luke, Tay IWar and Nonso Amadi.
He also spoke about recording with Grammy award winner, Lauryn Hill in 2017 which he hopes would be released “at some point.”
Juls named 9th Wonder, Just Blaze, J Dilla, Hammer of the Last 2, Fela Kuti and Ebo Taylor as some of the people who influence his music.
He announced that collaborations with a number of artistes based in Ghana is in the works.
The event was hosted by Antoine Mensah. In attendance were some personalities in the entertainment industry including MsNaa, MeisterMind, Manager of Mr. Eazi, Kwesi Arthur and DJ Mic Smith.
Juls is credited as the pioneer behind the new Afro beats sound producing hit songs like ‘Skin Tight,’ ‘Holl Up,‘ ‘Anointing,’ ‘Shitor’ and ‘Bankulize’ for Nigerian act, Mr. Eazi.
He won Producer of the Year at the 2016 and 2017 editions of the Ghana Music Awards UK, and earned a ‘Best African Act’ nomination at the 2017 Music Of Black Origin (MOBO).
He djed at the 2017 SXSW in Texas, at Hill’s Diaspora Calling in New York and Encore Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
He has produced for a number of high-profiled artistes including Sarkodie, WizKid, Stonebwoy, Burna Boy, Kojo Funds, M.anifest, Efya, E.L, and Yemi Alade.
Born Julian Nicco-Annan, he is an award-winning Producer and Disc Jockey.
He was born and raised in Clapton, East London and left England for Ghana when he was 11.
He attended North Ridge Lyceum and Akosombo International School for his basic and secondary education respectively.
He holds a degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Ghana, Legon and a Masters in Finance from the University of Surrey in the UK.