By Monica Montalvo
America’s Next Hot Music Producer entered the 2014 with a bang! The Reggae vs Trap Music remix competition at SOB’s had the crowd jumping. The hype of the night was all the talent that came ready with their hottest beats and the number of veterans in the competition focused on the title.
The level of confidence exuded from the competitors as they entertained their guests and listened in on their fellow producers. The fact that half of the producers competed in past shows and returned to reiterate their talents to the crowd was a testament to their desire to win the $1000 cash prize, and bragging rights as America’s Next Hot Music Producer.
Judges BK Brasco, Amadeus, Ted Smooth, and DJ Webstar all came out to debate the reggae and trap sounds that the producers worked hard to create. The night was full of surprises at the extent producers will go to express their sounds with on-stage performances.
Some of the artists went home with great advice about the impact of drowning out the flow of a beat with too much drums or too much bass. Others left with a great experience and plenty of new contacts.
This episode’s big winner was three time returning competitor, Ferris Wheel Jay. Having tasted the semi-finals in previous shows and walked away empty handed, he changed his attitude from “I’m winning this” to “I’m putting it all out there and having fun”!
Perhaps his realization that losing wasn’t necessarily a reflection on his talents helped him to produce some of the hottest beats of the night.
“I always get love and connects while I’m here … but this time people remembered me from the previous battles and that mattered most to me. As long as I get to show everyone who Ferris Wheel Jay is, then that alone to me is a win.”
His talents extend beyond music as he is also a comedic actor and has been featured on MTV, MTV2, FUSE network, RevoltTV, Fox 5 News, and much more.
Check out his two full spread magazine interviews with Alwayz Therro Magazine and Envy Magazine.
Ferris Wheel Jay is a name and a face to get used to. His accomplishments are a reflection of his determination as a producer and artist. His fresh sounds and humble approach are leading him down a path he is sure he is meant to walk. Follow him IG: @ferriswheelj
America’s Next Hot Music Producer would like to thank all the sponsors, competitors, label, industry professionals, judges, and producers, that help make the show possible. We look forward to providing more opportunities for new producers to gain exposure and opportunities. Continue to check our site for information on upcoming shows: hotmusicproducer.com @hotmusicpro