Barbadian Producer Making Waves – Meet C-juh
Written by P. King on May 31, 2020
BARBADIAN PRODUCER MAKING WAVES
Barbadian producer C-Juh has set the bar very high and is making a serious impact on the dancehall art form particularly within the Barbadian and Trinidadian subcultures of the genre.
Working exclusively from his home studio Starpoint Productions, C-Juh has been working consistently since November 2019 and has churned out a plethora of hit records between then and now.
As long as it’s a big name from either Barbados or Trinidad, C-juh has been instrumental in producing one or more of their hit records and at this point, his momentum would dictate that it’s only a matter time before artists from other territories request his production. Popular artists like K-lion, Rebel 6ixx, Medz Boss and LR – just to name a few, are all among C-juh’s production portfolio.
Among the many hit records C-juh has produced – special attention must be paid to the anthem “PRIVATE ZESS” by elite Trinidadian recording artist K-lion, and Barbadian sensation LR. Special attention must also be paid to “SLY,” by Saddis and LR, on C JUH’s Street Sense riddim. Both of these records reached in excess of a million views on Youtube without being supplemented with a music video, which is a significant accomplishment in today’s numbers game. Additionally, “Sly” is the first dancehall record from Barbados to reach 1M+ views on YouTube.
C-juh’s productions are primarily riddim-driven – borrowing from the Jamaican dancehall tradition of recording multiple artists on one riddim track. One such C-juh riddim is called the Evil Eyes Riddim. There are currently 50 plus artists recorded on the Evil Eyes riddim, which is a record for the largest number of artists to record on one riddim, the other riddim of mention being the Jamaican Sleng Teng riddim from the mid 1980’s. Jahllano, K-lion, Medz Boss, LR, Saddis and Leadpipe are among the artist to record on Evil Eyes.
Swayne Bernard Ajani Boyce (C-JUH) is 28 years old and was raised in the community of Black Rock in St. Michael, Barbados.
Music was a primary interest from school days, but it wasn’t until 2009 that it could actually, physically manifest.
While some motivation is drawn from Hip Hop artists like Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Rick Ross and Nas, dancehall remains C-JUH’s favourite genre and the majority of his drive is drawn from dancehall icons like Vybz Kartel, Buju Banton and Shabba Ranks, with other favourites being Damian Marley, Bounty Killer and Mad Cobra.