When it comes to the overall mood of a song or music album, a music producer plays an important role. When it comes to music projects from upcoming artists, we often hear that a new music album or solo is in the works, but not all of them are complete. The main reason for this is the lack of resources. An artist must showcase their original concept to be unique and exclusive. And that’s exactly what Sheldon Thaxter, better known as KillaImij, has done to leave a lasting impression on listeners – all thanks to his incredible sense of music.
Sheldon Thaxter is known for producing light and off-the-chart music. With African roots, Killaimij comes from a rich cultural history famous for his fantastic voice and musical fusion. He believes that dancehall, a leading genre of Jamaican music, has lost its appeal and is undergoing a significant cultural transition. To fulfill his passion and explore the world of music, Sheldon moved to America, where he joined the United States Marine Corps and reached the rank of sergeant. But it was his dream to work in the American music industry and revive dancehall music. In fact, KILLAIMIJ’s debut beat with former Portmore Empire member GAZA KIM’s hit single Bubble Up rose to popularity with the release of Clock Tick, garnering over 500,000 streams on Spotify.
KillaImij decided to produce innovative music with an authentic dance hall flavor. And he’s already on his way to reinventing dancehall music with his music productions. After spending five years away from Jamaica and serving with distinction in the respected U.S. Marine Corps, he has now focused his discipline, integrity, and dedication to his record label, “Killaimij Records.He claims that the music company will exceed all expectations as it tries to break down all music barriers and that some outstanding releases are expected to stun the music world in the near future.
Earlier this year, Potential Kidd released an album called Clock Tick Riddim, a melodic instrumental with an old-school vibe featuring artists like Dwayno, 9Grainz, and King Dolla. His second project is titled Buzzer Riddim and is driven by a hard rhythm and features artists such as Munga Honorable, Maestro Don, Gaza Kym and I Octane, just to name a few. So it wouldn’t be wrong to say that Killaimij Records is very busy producing revolutionary music and that’s what we’re all for. According to the music producer, he plans to take things to a higher level. He firmly believes that contemporary musicians and producers should draw on the skills and wisdom of the dancehall and reggae greats who have paved the way for this generation’s music. “The future of music is linked to our past. If we want to improve the quality of music in the future, we need to look to the past. We need look no further than Bounty, Sean Paul, Beenie Man, Sizzla, Shaggy and Baby Cham. We must study them and learn about their musical disciplines, how they arrange their music, the patterns and styles they use, their performance techniques and their careers. We can set high standards for ourselves by imitating the standards of our ancestors.”
A song should make listeners want to dance, have fun, and feel good, rather than spoil their mood and party. KillaImij states that the party scene is not very suitable for people. There’s a lot of song being made about guns, crooks, and hype. So where did dance music go? “I hardly ever hear songs for women at parties. Where has the uplifting music gone? Then there is the problem of selectors who participate for financial gain. It’s really rotten to the core,” he explains. Music used to be a breeze of fresh air and it’s the way we all connect and it was the best vehicle for freedom of speech before it was sold.
The sensational Killalmij, who became one of the musical icons, did not become the center of attention overnight. With extraordinary hard work and self-belief, Sheldon Thaxter had to endure many hardships on his way to success. “Well, I won’t say it’s all glitter and gold. No, it was not an easy road. Competition is high and the Reggae/Dancehall arena takes a lot out of you; dedication, hard work and dedication. You have to love what you do and be patient because you don’t see success overnight,” he elaborates.
Over time, the torch of modern music is held high by artists like Sheldon Thaxter, whose ambitions and visions are high and uplifting enough to revive the music industry. Talking about his future plans, KillaImij said, “When it comes to the future, I really can’t put a limit on it because as an ambitious person, I know that if I say hit the charts on the Billboards, I won’t stop. there. I’m sure I’ll have another plan to go even higher and go beyond my previous best!”