Like many other artists before him, Dwayne Haase, more popularly known as Zayne, started off singing on the church choir. As a young man, Zayne spent a significant amount of time in the Portland community of Jamaica with his grandfather who owned a sound system, something that Zayne found quite fascinating back then. Whenever the opportunity presented itself, he would play around on his grandfather’s sound, singing over various record versions. He also spent a lot of time singing in youth groups and at Sunday school but he eventually transitioned from gospel to more secular genres. His musical inspiration came from artists such as Buju Banton, Jah Cure, Sizzla, Bob Marley and other culture based Reggae and Dancehall performers.
Zayne had an interest in aircraft engineering and felt that when he got older he would become either a recording artist or an engineer. His pursuit for a degree in aircraft engineering landed him at the Nation Aviation Academy in Tampa, Florida. While in Florida, he began to realize that he was on his way to accomplishing one of his dreams (becoming an aircraft engineer) but the other (becoming an artist), was being neglected. So by 2009 Zayne started to take frequent trips back to Jamaica where he connected and worked with established producers such as Red Boom, Digital Sham and others, all this while simultaneously performing on stage shows in and around Florida.
He has recorded several singles such as “my hero”, “strip tease”, “party in JA”, “look how long” and that is just to name a few. The record that has gotten him the most attention to date however is entitled “energy up”. Since its release, Zayne has gotten a lot of feature on music blogs and radio stations across America, Africa and Jamaica. The songs popularity also resulted in him being interviewed on Randy’s radio (New York), Boston 87 FM (Boston), Zip FM (Jamaica), Vibe 103 FM (Atlanta), Irie 98.3 (Bermuda) and many others. Zayne has done work with the following record labels; Frenz For Real, Hard at Work, Money Green, Anthony Records, First Name Music, Claims Records and Digitalize Records. He has shared the stage with some of the biggest acts in the Reggae/Dancehall industry, one name worth highlighting is Mavado. Zayne songs are featured on many mix tapes by some of the most popular DJs in the industry; DJ Junky, DJ Kenny, DJ Dotcom and DJ Scary Gary.
Having now relocated back to Jamaica, Zayne’s focus is entirely on his career as a recording artist (though he has a degree in Engineering). With the current buzz that he is getting, he plans on capitalizing on it by releasing an EP called “Bloody City” in March 2015. Additionally, he will be working on a lot of singles all of which will be released periodically throughout the year.
Zayne is not signed to any record label or management company but he is represented by First Order Production. Anyone wanting to work with him may contact Camille Cole via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at (876) 296-4916.
Fans and supporters of Zayne’s music are encouraged to follow him on social media so that they can be updated on his career.
Biography written by http://www.mjent.net