Flashmag Digizine Edition Issue 101 January 2020 - Page 33

for Nastassja ‘The Wixard’ Hammond, growing up as one of six children of reggae singer Beres Hammond, taking on a career in music was unquestionable – the studio was like home. Before The Wixard was known as the eclectic producer she is today, she started singing harmonies in her father’s studio.

Speaking to The Sunday Gleaner, she said: “Whenever my father grabbed me from school, we would head straight to the studio. Probably the first popular reggae performer I met from being around my dad was Buju Banton.” Having been exposed to several reggae as well as dancehall entertainers helped her grow musically and develop a business-like approach to every project. It also provided her with many memorable moments in time with her father.

With her own singles like “Mash It Up” and “Like A Pro” garnering millions of streams, she’s also cut remixes for Nelly Furtado and produced an entire album with Mr. Lexx (We’re still waiting to hear that one, though…) Her latest release, Mexo Project, mixes ‘90s bashment with newer sounds as artists like Nyanda, Chedda and Assassin add their own flavor to the riddim with sparks.

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Nastassja ‘"The Wixard"’

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