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HOT Producers You Need to Watch Out For

Posted by funke on June 4, 2015 in Editorial · 51 Comments

In our music industry, we’ve come to embrace the trend of rhythm over content, in other words beat over lyrics which is why producers (at least the really good ones) have become indispensable to artistes. A music producer is different things to different people and a combination of things to others. Producers are musicians, some sound engineers, others remixers.

Ultimately, a good producer manages the recording, mixing and mastering process of a song and turns what would have an ordinary song to a “hit track”. Perhaps this is why most of our artistes/ record labels have their own producers (though not exclusively) who have come to understand their style of music, the likes of; Wizkid & Legendury Beatz/Sarz, Flavour & MasterKraft, Davido & Shizzi, G.R.I.P Boyz & Chopstix, Timi Dakolo/Banky W & Cobhams, Mavins & DonvJazzy, YBNL & Pheelz, Phyno & Major Bangz, Aristokrat Records & LeriQ, Waje & E-Kelly… the list goes on.

In as much as we’ve come to recognize these undeniably talented men, there are still lots of them unknown who have also done incredible stuff. Here are 4 budding producers whose sounds, we’ve definitely rocked to and indeed we all need to be on the look out for.

Below, in no particular order are;

  • DJ Coublon


Charles Ugo aka DJ Coublon is steadily making his way to the rank of top producers in the game. Good looking and incredibly talented, the TripleMG signed act has within the past year shot to limelight in no small way. Thanks to G-Worldwide artiste Kiss Daniel’s monster hit track Woju, Coublon’s career got the boost it needed. Asides Woju and the the more recent Laye, the beat maker’s body of work includes Iyanya’s Le Kwa Ukwu & Applaudise, B-Red ft Phyno’s Iwotago, Iyanya ft Oritsefemi’s Story Story, amongst others.

  • Young John 


If “the wicked producer” is an apt description of someone who produces absolutely wicked beats, then Young John is indeed the wicked producer. He’s been under our radar since Olamide’s Story for the gods and its been a steady influx of hit tracks; Olamide’s Falila Ketan, Olamide ft Wizkid’s Confam Ni, Lil Kesh’s Gbeseand more recently Olamide’s Bobo currently getting massive airplay.

  • Tony Ross


In comparison, Tony Ross is perhaps more underground than the above mentioned producers but his body of work so far is nonetheless impressive. If his name doesn’t ring a bell, here’s a clue… German Juice!!! Yes! You guessed right!! Tony Ross is a Northside Inc producer and he produced all of Cynthia Morgan’s tracks from I’m Taken to Popori, German Juice, (except come & do) and iLLBliss’ Jamo ft Cynthia Morgan. Dunno about you but we definitely feeling him. 

  • Jay Pizzle

Last but definitely not the least would be Jay Pizzle. Haven’t heard of him? Then you must be sleeping on a bicycle. 

He has produced several ground breaking records such as  Skales’ Shake Body, Tee Blaq’s Nicky Minaj which featured Olamide and Slyde’s Banana, just to name a few.And recently, he premiered his track Menam which was star studded and displayed his prowess on the beat.

Of course there are other equally talented and upcoming producers as well. However, these 4 are our favorites for now. Don’t agree? Share your thoughts in our comments section.

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  1. Where is MMG’s Selebobo?

  2. Where’s OzDBeat? U guys are joking

  3. Hmmmmm….u skipped fliptyce

  4. where is willmic

    • That guy who produced konet olosho and bebesumtin OBO

  5. Jay pizzle is more dan 4th position…….

  6. Orbeat?????

  7. Where is Echo? @ahhecho, @ucplus_nacho

  8. Young john d wicked producer suppose b number 1

  9. Wer wizypro

  10. I really think drey beatz should b on d list.

  11. What of DC Records Wysdon and what of Danjigi what of Fliptyce what of JayPizzle what of KillerTunez? Mr Tyler what are even doing?

  12. Wat about captain e omotolas son

  13. No orbeat? Sanko by Timaya,my body solid star ft Timaya , I am for real by skales, soke by Burna boy? All of dem are hits and he’s not on d list? C’mon!

    • Bros you sef gaaan! Are dose really HIT song? Excpt frm sanko!

      • U must be joking if u say soke and I am 4 real aint hits!! Re-evaluate ur comment son

  14. where is me davebeat???
    #DmMoral of life!!!!

    hes produced hit songs like Rich N Popular
    Boogie down
    Be careful nd so on…

  15. Where is licious crackit? Didn’t u hear king kong remix by vector? He is behind the beat.

  16. The wicked producer baddest ybnl family

  17. Where is #Killertunes?

  18. Where’s T-mix in all dis? Una dey craze!!! He produced highbee’s Aiye

  19. To be frank, you guys commenting should REST!
    Hian! Una no understand English????
    Hit songs, fresh producers! Bsides killertunes is good but what big artist has he worked with n climb d ladder, dis producers mentioned ddnt strt just dis year Na, demmm don deyty sincee! But God blessed n opened up dere works n t went really COMMERCIAL!!! Trust is if Agege never feel ur music, bros it’s nt COMMERCIAL yet(bliv it or not) good music or nt good music!!! Dats d plain truth n biz advantage fact!!! Gbam

  20. What of tspize??
    He produced aye,sekem,gallardo,his own gbawaya ft Phyno and flavour in the remix.
    He is supposed to be there.
    But anywhere thumbs up to majorbangs(onye-igba).

  21. You guys should calm down and read. It says producers you should watch out for. The four people here are responsible for the biggest songs. Which have come out in d last 6months. All this people you are mentioning just mention 3 really big. Songs they have produced???? They are a lot of dope producers even underground but everyone get season and na this people season right now.

  22. all dis one u guyz are adding. are not hotter than the once mentioned. apart frm tspize, fliptyce. Dat shuld be added to the list.

  23. Wey don baba J,d’tunes,mastercraft

  24. We’re is rumchcks and were is selebobo of triple mG d guy too dy try o

  25. This na bullshit jare…. no Tspize, no selebobo,

  26. I think the major problem here is simple english, abeg make una read am again, its a simple english, they said fresh producers. Omo nawa o education good o

  27. Where is ogajojobeat?put him jare

  28. Ogajojobeat shld b included

  29. What of orbeat and selebobo

  30. Jfem is my best

  31. Lol Where is Donalddynamic…

  32. What about fecentbeatz is also sick mehn

  33. what the fuck !!!

  34. Bros if una no dey remember sum baddest producers,where is Dutch and Young D?

  35. Where is Popito,soldier beatz,Solshine and Woye?

  36. Where is password dt produced geoffrey burstin ma brain?

  37. Solebobo,t-spize n fliptype,does guyz r awesome n sudnt be absent

  38. Where is Chocolate City’s Reinhard

  39. Where is Chocolate City’s ‘Reinhard’

  40. Where’s @liciouscrackit?
    You need to watch out 4 d niggie

  41. Wey licious baba

  42. As far as the wicked producer dey der. Am ok. Olamide need change dat wicked to evil. Yung john is bad

  43. Looking for good producer to do my song but money is the problem

  44. Pls dj coublon is d best in dance hall production dnt compare any order, I wish to work with him

  45. never knew tony ross actually produce excellent beats…. he just decided to go and hide, issorite

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