Zapp Mallet, a reputed music producer and sound engineer, has called Ghanaian dancehall music aggressive and loud.
When contrasting the dancehall music created in Ghana and Jamaica, Zapp Mallet noted that the Jamaican music is far more calming than that of the Ghanaian artists who previously made music in this country.
When discussing his role as a music record producer, Zapp Mallet emphasized the significance of song mixing.
“what I look for is the sonic quality so that the music doesn’t irritate your ears. Sometimes you can hear some good songs on the radio, but it’s harsh. I liken it to dancehall. For instance, I love the Jamaican dancehall but I can’t stand the Ghanaian one because the Ghanaian one seems to be too loud and rushed.”
“I keep making an example like the dancehall track that Stonebwoy did with Sean Paul. When I heard I was like, God! It was recorded outside so when you listen to the production it doesn’t come at you. It’s kind of relaxed.”
“Right now, I’m more into mixing. Because the production aspect takes a toll on me and I think I’m growing… and I will just drop down on the way and continue with mixing”, Zapp said in an interview on GTV’s Breakfast Show.