Wayne Smith better known as “Wayne J” is a fifteen year boy raised in the Waterhouse community, in Kingston Jamaica. He currently attends the Hydel High School in St Catherine. He is known for tracks which includes Hard Work, Stay In School, Rub A Dub, Mama and Zick V among many others.
The youngster recently released his new single titled “Better Days”.
Wayne J has creatively fused old school dub mix with modern dancehall hits to make something great. This attracted Barcelona based production team Green Light Sound System, who produced “Better Days” among a few other Wayne J singles.
“We love the 80’s Jamaican style, and Wayne J has it embedded in his DNA – his versatility, moving from one style to the next, allowed us to connect with him from the first minute we heard him,” The Green Light owner shared in an interview.
He also noted that, “The very important thing, too, is the positive message that he brings – not often we find youth talking about the future, and he is one that is not interested in talking about money, sex or guns – we love this about him.”
Since Wayne J and Green Light production has joined forces for over two years now, the team is planning to release another production titled “Upful And Bright”
“Our idea is to produce several singles. Each single will come with dub versions, rhythms and remixes – we are waiting now to receive Better Days in a 12-inch vinyl as well,” revealed Daddy Sevi.
The young artiste focuses mainly on youngsters, to uplift and inpire them with tracks such as Stay In School and 18 and Older, both are available on his Ah Wayne J Enuh EP released five years ago. The mindset behind his music is for his work to move through generation to generation and uplift people ten years from now.
“Most will sing negative or slack songs when they should aim to be more positive, because them have younger youth looking up to them. The society can’t manage heavy music, it is already burdened with the negative things, but I am trying to make a difference by changing the thought process,”
Wayne J has put giving back high on his agenda as he is determined to contribute in whatever ways possible; and as such he is involved in environmental protection programs, mentorship programs and is doing studio recordings for his summer.
“Everybody knows I am famous in school, but I remain focused. At school I am Wayne Smith (his birth name), and on the stage I am Wayne J,” he said. “The type of songs young people, even my schoolmates, are writing make them feel big and like them can do what they feel, so parents can’t even speak to them when they try to guide them.”
“Right now I am trying my best to put out good music, so that globally, people can look up to me,” said Smith. Next year a trip to Europe is in the pipeline, so the youngster can familiarize himself to new culture and life touring as an artiste. Which is being organized by Green Light Sound System and Greatest Records owned by Wayne J and his manager Dennis Hamilton. The young deejay is in high demand to work in Europe. But his management team believes timing is everything.
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