By Confidente Reporter
LOCAL hip-hop sensation Diogene Ochs known as D-Jay, says his more than three years absence from the music industry, has made him a wiser, smater and better man.
Since disappearing from the scene, the ‘Listen to your heart’ and ‘Girl like mine’ hitmaker has been working on a new mature sound.
D-Jay now 29 became a household name at the age of 20 and went on to establish himself as an award winning artist together with the likes of RnB artist Desmond (real name, Desmond Katamila) who in the past went by the name Lil-D.
But reality hit him more in 2014 when his best friend Curtis Popyeni Yearwood, better known as Catty Catt passed on and this has had a profound impact on the man he has become.
“A lot of people came and left my life, a lot of things changed over this period. I have changed a lot and so has my music,” D-Jay unveils his new take on things.
Not only that, D-Jay now owns his own record label, Champion Music. Although he calls the shots in his stable, he says he learned how to pull the strings from working with the best in the industry in the past.
The musician added the break helped him focus a lot more on himself and the person he can be including his role in helping others artists realise their full potential.
To show that he now means business, a week ago D-Jay released a new single titled ‘Money’ while at the same time working on his ‘best-ever album’.
The song which talks of how to make money in the industry has enjoyed prominence on social media, with many of his fans and fellow artists singing praises for the track.
According to D-Jay, the break was crucial as he was able to save money for his new album and to start Champion Music.
Speaking of his new album, which is currently under construction, D-Jay says his fans will not know what hit them as it is not a “normal D-Jay” album.
“This is music and I have recorded a lot of tracks and every day when I record something new I add to the list, so we will have to sit and choose the best ones”.
He added that the tracks on the album cut across various genres including old and new hip-hop, RnB, kwaito, house and dancehall.
“I am currently alone at Champion Music and this album will be the first project that will officially launch the record label. I have a couple of artists I am keeping my eye on and after my current project; I will engage them under Champion Music.”
However, his latest album will not be released until after the hosting of the Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) which are set to be held soon.
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