UK-based Ghanaian producer turned musician, Jonathan Mensah, better known as JAE5, has launched his first-ever debut song titled ‘Dimension’, which features British rapper Skepta and Nigerian Afro-trap artiste Rema.
JAE5, famed for his genre-bending style of infusing Afrobeats, hip-hop, bashment, and dubstep sounds into his production, launched his debut song ‘Dimension’ on March 15, 2021, and has received a lot of viewership across all digital streaming platforms in the world.
‘Dimension’, shot in Ghana, shows a culturally rich opening scene of a hand adorned with gold and a modern portrayal of the West-African country, which gives fans a glimpse into its colourful and ornate heritage, customs, and vast landscapes of Ghana.
Also proving to be a tale of two halves, the visuals offer a modern portrayal of Africa – its rise as a hub for creativity and self-expression of its youth, whilst holding on to traditional values and norms by showing elders in customary wear and women donning regional hairstyles.
Infused with JAE5’s signature afro-infused melody, the track is further enriched by Rema’s smooth vocals in the chorus, “the place where I come from being another dimension/nobody is looking my face when I’m there on my own”, and Skepta’s effortless flow – where he provides two powerful verses.
Speaking about the track in an interview, JAE5 said, “For my first single, I wanted to pull off something that represented me well.
“The Dimension song had to be heavily influenced by Afrobeats and the UK urban scene. Skepta & Rema are the perfect combinations. Dimension is a meaningful track with a vibe! Skepta as always delivers the maddest verse and Rema on the hook – that guy just isn’t normal! I hope everyone enjoys the track.”
JAE5 is UK’s most coveted producer and his recent GRAMMY win for production on Burna Boy’s ‘Twice as Tall’ album. In the year 2020, he won the ‘Best Producer’ at the Music Of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards and ‘Producer of the Year’ at 2020 GRM Daily’s Rated Awards.
JAE5 has supervised four UK Top 10 singles and 10 UK Top 40s under his belt and the mastermind behind the scenes of some of the UK’s biggest hits, including JHus’ 2017 platinum-selling debut album ‘Common Sense’ and also the rapper’s Number 1 Gold second album ‘Big Conspiracy’.
He has also worked with artistes including French Montana, Future, Koffee, Popcaan, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Sam Smith, Anne Marie, Mark Ronson, Jess Glyne, and Dave.
BY Prince Fiifi Yorke