Mix Master Garzy

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Mix Master Garzy
Birth nameBenjamin Garzy Mensah
Also known asMix Master Garzy
BornTema, Ghana
OriginVolta Region , Ghana
Genres
Occupation(s)Record producer, sound engineer, disc jockey,
InstrumentsDrums, synthesizer, sampler, piano
Years active2008–present
Labels2MG Music
Associated acts
Website[1]

Benjamin Garzy Mensah, professionally known as Mix Master Garzy, is a Ghanaian record producer,[1] sound engineer, disc jockey and singer.[2]

His major productions include "Pull Up" by Stonebwoy,[3] "My Baby" by Stay Jay ft. R2Bees, "Boom boom tag" by Mista Silva, GH UK based "Enemies" by Jupitar featuring Sarkodie in 2014,[4] "Iskoki" by Samini,[5] "KoKo Sakora" by Dr Cryme featuring Sarkodie,[6] "Alhaji" by VVIP featuring Patoranking, "Hookah" by Danagog featuring Davido, "Love You Die" by Patoranking featuring Diamond Platnumz, "Na Wash" by Becca, and "Obia Agye Obi Girl" by Captain Planet of 4x4.

Early life[edit]

Garzy Mensah was born in Tema to Francis Anim Garzy and Ernestina Abena Kwao. He has a younger brother, John Otoo Kwao. He had his basic education and junior secondary education at Better Best Academy in Tema 4 poles, Ghana. He continued his senior high education at Tema Methodist Senior High School. He later attended the Ghana Institute of Journalism and obtained a certificate and diploma in Broadcast Journalism which gave him a step ahead to work as a part-time DJ at Xfm and Urban Internet Radio in Ghana.

Career[edit]

Mix Master Garzy commenced his career in beat making, mixing and mastering right from senior high school. After production work began he surfaced with his pro name Mix Master Garzy, an identity referring to the mixing and mastering side of studio work.

In 2015, he produced a master banger song, "Iskoki", for Samini.[7] The song was nominated at that year's Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.[8]

Garzy has worked with notable artists such as Atumpan, Samini, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale, Davido, Patoranking, Diamond Platnumz, Ice Prince, R2Bees, Becca, Eno Barony, and Eazzy.

Awards and recognition[edit]

He was nominated in the category of "Producer of the Year" at the 2015 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.[9]

He won "Riddim of the Year" at the 2016 Bass Awards for producing "iphone riddim", exclusive instrumental recorded by Mugeez of R2 Bees fame, Shatta Wale, Samini, Brenya, Ricky Mo, Capone, and Flexclusive.[10]

On June 4, 2017, Garzy was given the Prestigious Gold Coast Award for his outstanding work in the Ghanaian music scene.[11]

In 2017, he won "Best Music Producer of the year" at the Ghana Entertainment Awards organized in the US.[12][13]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award ceremony Award title Result Ref.
2012 GH/UK Afrobeat Award Youngest Producer Won [14]
2014 Mtn Hit Maker Reality Show Best Producer of The Year Won
2015 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Producer of The Year Nominated [15]
2016 Bass Awards Riddim of The Year Won [16]
2016 4SYTE MVAs 2016 Most Nominated Work Won [17]
2017 Ghana Entertainment Awards Best Music Producer of The year Won [18]
2017 The Gold Coast Prestigious Awards Awards for Excellence Won [19]
2017 Bass Awards Producer of the Year Won [20]
2018 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Producer of The Year Nominated

Tours[edit]

2017[edit]

  • In 2016, he had a successful European tour, "Book a studio with Mix Master Garzy".[21]
  • In 2017 Garzy joined Nigeria's super star Patoranking on his exclusive European tour to launch his God Over Everything album, and was also the DJ for Patoranking on the tour.
  • Coke Studio Africa 2017[22]
  • Master Garzy appeared on the "Come From Far Europe Tour" with Ghanaian dance hall artist stonebwoy in 2017.

Production discography[edit]

Selected songs produced by Mix Master Garzy[edit]

Year Title Artist Producer(s) Ref.
2011 "Wo Shocks Ay3 weak" Criss Waddle featuring Sarkodie Mix Master Garzy [23]
2012 "Want It" VIP featuring Stranger & Katu Mix Master Garzy [24]
2012 "Pull Up" Stonebwoy Mix Master Garzy [25]
2012 "Sisimuden" Atumpan ft. Stay Jay Mix Master Garzy [26]
2012 "My Car" Funny Face ft. Dr Cryme Mix Master Garzy [27]
2012 "Simba" Tasha ft. Stay Jay Mix Master Garzy [28]
2012 "1 Step 2 Back" Dr Cryme Mix Master Garzy
2012 "My Baby" Stay Jay ft. Mugeez Mix Master Garzy
2012 "Bomeka" Atumpan Mix Master Garzy
2012 "You Be My Baby" (ft. Castro) Boy Wadon Mix Master Garzy
2012 "Boomboomtah" Mista Silva Mix Master Garzy
2012 "Na Whats Up" Mista Silva Mix Master Garzy
2012 "Wow" (ft. Fuse ODG) Dr Cryme Mix Master Garzy
2012 "I Dont Care" (ft. Garzy) Pop Skinny Mix Master Garzy
2012 "S3 Aba" (ft. Gurunkz) Stay Jay Mix Master Garzy
2012 "Jamming" (ft. Kwaw Kese) Stonebwoy Mix Master Garzy
2012 "Al Qaeda" Kofi Kinaata ft. Castro Mix Master Garzy
2012 "Liberian Girl" Ruff N Smooth Mix Master Garzy
2012 "Summer Time" ft. Modern Sonni Balli Mix Master Garzy
2012 "A Go Give You" Atumpan Mix Master Garzy
2012 "Clap Clap" (ft. Keche) Atumpan Mix Master Garzy [29]
2012 February "Edem" Mix Master Garzy [30]
2012 "Bad Mad" Atumpan Mix Master Garzy [31]
2013 "Pump Action" Ikonz Mix Master Garzy [32]
2013 "Some More" Eduwodzi Mix Master Garzy [33]
2014 "Iskoki" Samini Mix Master Garzy [34]
2014 "Sugar" SK Orginale Mix Master Garzy [35]
2014 "Badder Dan Dem" ft. Black Prophet Badder Dan Dem Edem Mix Master Garzy [36]
2014 "Enemies" (ft. Sarkodie) Jupitar Mix Master Garzy [37]
2014 "Mugu" Stay Jay Mix Master Garzy [38]
2014 "Ex Boyfriend" (ft. Mugees) Stonebwoy Mix Master Garzy [39]
2014 "Robot" Flowking Stone Mix Master Garzy [40]
2014 "Osey" (ft. King Dum) Yaa Pono Mix Master Garzy [41]
2014 "Cake" (ft. Stonebwoy) E.L Mix Master Garzy [42]
2014 "Fine Boy" Keche Mix Master Garzy [43]
2014 "Super Star" Samini Mix Master Garzy [44]

2015 produced singles[edit]

Year Artist Title Producer(s) Ref.
2015 Shatta Wale "It's Not Over" Mix Master Garzy
Opanka ft. 4x4 "Awoof Apae"
4x4 ft. Stonebwoy "Auntie Dede"
Dr Cryme ft. Sarkodie "Koko Sakora"
Ikonz "African Woman"
Choir Master ft. Captain Planet (4x4) "Cat Walk"
Samini "New Style"
Itz Tiffany "Forgive"
Atumpan "Baby"
Flexclusive ft. Dr Cryme "Woman"
Eazzy ft. SK Originale "Ginger"
Stino ft. vibe squad "Shake your body"
Eze ft. Tinny & Jupitar "Higher We Go"
Flexclusive "Let's get married"
Mugeez "Sleeping Beauty"
Eazzy ft. 4x4 "Burning Love"
4x4 "Give me some more"
Chase "Party Girl"
Eno Barony "Tw3de3"
Keche "Shame on you"
Eno Barony ft. Mic Flammez "The Best"
Ricky Mo" ft. Stonebwoy "Baddest Gyal"
Eze ft. Shatta Wale "We are the best"
5Five "Daddy"
Gemini Orleans ft. Nero X "God is good"
Vibz ft. Stay Jay "KiKo"
Eze ft. Jupitar x Tinny (musician) "Big Boys"

2016 produced singles[edit]

  • Eazzy ft. Stonebwoy - "Nana Remix"
  • Danagog ft. Davido x Stonebwoy & Burnaboy - "Hookah Remix"
  • Itz Tiffany ft. Ceeza Milli - "No More"
  • Deekay ft. Edem - "Gedeme"
  • Mc Clerk ft. 4x4 - "Success"
  • 4x4 ft. Buk Bak - "Atongo"
  • Itz tiffany ft. Dammy Krane "Give Dem"
  • Dr Cryme ft. Master Garzy, Captain Planet - - "Bonanza"
  • Deon Boakye ft. kojo cue x Kofi Kinaata x Joel Cool - "Guy Guy"
  • Chase - "Forever Roll up"
  • 4x4 - "No New Friends"
  • Shegah - "Big It up"
  • Bisa Kdei ft. Patoranking - "Life"
  • Eno ft. Stonebwoy - "Touch Body"
  • Danagog ft. Davido - "Hookah"
  • Flexclusive - "The Only One"
  • Dr Cryme - "Control"
  • Capone - "Dan Dem"
  • Eazzy - "Nana"
  • Eno ft. Shatta Wale - "Dawa"
  • Edem ft. Shatta Wale - "Gbom Gbom Gbang Gbang"
  • Stonebwoy ft. Burna Boy - "Sick Inna Head"
  • Jupitar - "Smile Again"

2017 produced singles[edit]

  • Jupitar ft. Patoranking - "Whine"[45]
  • Eno ft. Ebony - "Obiaa Ba Ny3"
  • Stonebwoy "Come From Far"[46]
  • E.L - "Explain"[47]
  • Tiffany - "Got it all"[48]
  • Stonebwoy ft. Edem x Becca x Bisa Kdei x Dr Cryme x Choir Master - "Celebration"
  • Tinny - "God year"[49]
  • Ramz Nic - "Me Do Wo"
  • Jupitar - "Go Low"[50]
  • Bisa Kdei ft. patoranking - "Life"[51]
  • Dammy Krane ft. Shatta Wale x Davido - "Gbetiti"[52]
  • Patoranking - "Love You" Die ft. Diamond Platnumz[53]
  • Eze ft. Dammy Krane - "Gbera"[54]
  • Becca ft. Patoranking - "Na Wash"[55]
  • Bisa Kdei - "Apae"[56]
  • Becca ft. Stonebwoy "With You"[57]
  • Keche - "Show Something"[58]
  • Selekta Aff - "Back and front"
  • Fareed ft. Edem "- GoGa"
  • Sean Taylor - "Ginger"
  • Black Kat ft. Ekwea Dimples - "Talk About Me"[59]
  • Mawunya - "Kw33gy3"[60]
  • Strongman ft. Yaa Pono - "Oh Joe"[61]
  • Mc Fizzle - "Demma Nuh Bad Man"[62]
  • Tonkra - "Aben"[63]
  • Stonebwoy ft. Kojo Funds - "Falling Again"[64]

References[edit]

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