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Troy Bronxz Gets Personal on ‘My Turn’ Rhythm

When deejay Troy Bronxz was approached to contribute a song to the ‘My Turn Riddim’, he had no difficulty coming up with lyrics to ‘Ex Man’, which he says is based on personal experience. The song is about a man in an unfulfilling relationship with a woman whose expensive needs he refuses to fund. 

“Yes, it’s based on a personal experience, but I have seen a lot of people leaving their relationships because of various reasons, but mainly more for peace of mind and self-preservation,” said Troy Bronxz. 

Born in Kingston, the deejay’s rootsy, hardcore delivery was inspired by Shabba Ranks and developed on sound systems such as Survivor International in St Catherine where he spent much of his formative years. 

By the time he made his recording debut in the early 1990s with the song like ‘Mr Bigman’, Troy Bronxz was a seasoned campaigner. He gives a nod to his years on the St Catherine sound system circuit for putting the edge on his tone. 

“Working on sound systems has been very instrumental in my career. Sound system has given me the opportunity to hone my skills, gave me the confidence to interact and hold the attention of an audience,” he said. “Performing on ‘sounds’ has helped with my lyrics writing, being able to create lyrics at any given moment and creating and developing my style.” 

Several of his songs, including ‘Leave’, ‘State of Mind’ and ‘Life Nice’ were produced by Akeebu Records. 

‘My Turn’ is produced by singer Mark “Tony Anthony” Bennett, a veteran of the Canadian reggae scene. It is a joint release by his Phylani Music label and Tasjay Productions, which are both based in Toronto. 

Other songs on the riddim includes ‘My Turn’ the title track by Tony Anthony, ‘World Destruction’ by Luciano, ‘Some Family’ by Rad Dixon and ‘Rise to The Top’ by Fiona Chin. 

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