Danny and Niko Browne: Like father, Like son Image

by Tanaka Roberts

Nicholas 'Niko' Browne hopes to carry on the legacy of Mainstreet Records, the production house his father has built over the years. The son of long time renowned producer Danny Browne has made his stamp on the duly labeled Lifeline Music, as he marks the second generation of musicians from the Browne clan to take on the Jamaican music industry.

Nicholas 'Niko' Browne hopes to carry on the legacy of Mainstreet Records, the production house his father has built over the years. The son of long time renowned producer Danny Browne has made his stamp on the duly labeled Lifeline Music, as he marks the second generation of musicians from the Browne clan to take on the Jamaican music industry.

After performing for some time with vintage reggae group "The Bloodfire Posse" Danny Browne helped form Mainstreet Records, producing a catalogue of classic hits including Oh Me, Oh My by the late great Garnet Silk and Heads High by Mr. Vegas. Danny has worked with many of Jamaica's musical giants ranging from consummate crooner Richie Stephens, to internationally renowned dancehall acts such as Beenie Man and Spragga Benz to and many other. In the mid 90's the elder Browne was also responsible for the formation of the Mainstreet Crew, featuring artistes such as; General Degree, Red Rat, Goofy, Hawkeye, Bucaneer, Lady G and Crissy D. These days however his work is more concentrated within the Gospel Music industry, producing songs for reggae/gospel artistes such as Prodigal Son, DJ Nicholas and Jason Mighty to name a few.

Young Nicholas is well aware of his father's influence on his career, stating "Well you can definitely say Daddy was my inspiration. I grew up in the studio! It's the only thing in life I had that much exposure to. Watching him made me know exactly what I wanted to do with my life from early out." Early exposure to the music industry has given Niko a focused advantage over many Jamaican youths as he explains, "knowing that my place was in music basically allowed me to skip that period in life where people 'try to find themselves' or 'figure out what dem wah do'." Young Niko Learned well at his father's feet and he is not opposed to puling form his experience, " I do admire his work and style of work, it's always different from the rest!" remarks the young Browne.

It is no small wonder then Than Niko's own brand of talent stands out from the pack. His rapid rise within the industry is nothing short of remarkable. To date Niko has produced the Set It Off Riddim which was released in summer 2010. He has worked with Konshens, Bugle, Agent Sasco, Romain Virgo, Raine Seville, Denyque, Exco Levi, Atomic, Ryan Mark, Omari, and Versatile.

At the moment he is focused on launching the career of new artiste Conkarah , and the release of new singles from established artistes such as Konshens recent hit "Simple Song" and Romaine Virgo's "Iam Rich in Love"; the videos for both singles can be viewed on jamaicansmusic.com. Considering the foundation that Niko has inherited from his father's expertise, the young prot?g? is driven to produce what he considers to be "more quality, top notch feel good Reggae and Dancehall music!"

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