DJ Mensah is recognized as one of the top 10 DJ’s in Africa, also winning the Best Ghana DJ at the 2017 Ghana Entertainment Awards. Love This Track got the great opportunity to talk to multiple-awarding winning Ghanaian DJ ‘The Untouchable’ DJ Mensah. We caught up with DJ Mensah fresh off the release of his new single, “Say I Do” featuring lauded Ghanaian rapper, Sarkodie.
DJ Mensah, a DJ since 1999, has recently transitioned to making music with his first single “My Wife” ft. Okyeame Kwame and Lady Jay, then “Bakaji” ft Medikal, Strongman, Eno, Lil Shaker and Cabum and “Dancefloor” ft Bisa Kdei. Inspired by the idea of the of love, healthy relationships and wanting to bring the unexpected, his fourth single, “Say I Do”, is a wedding song, one that will last beyond the summer for years to come.
DJ Mensah is just getting started. The Untouchable DJ has a mixtape coming out at the end of July, another single two weeks later. In October, he will be releasing an album coming out as well as performing in the Untouchable concert. DJ Mensah also works as a promoter and will have some amazing events coming this December.
On moving to making music: “I’ve been always wanting to record my own songs but I wanted to do it right and I wanted it to make sense and also to be able to have a relationship with the artist. It was a bit difficult from the beginning and how to monetize it. But it has always been on the road, playing the normal backtrack and all that but this time around, I started putting singles out about three years ago and what you have know, Say I do, is my latest project.”
How being on the road has changed his music: “When I am in London, the way the songs are being played in London, it is not the same as when you are in Spain or Denmark. It depends on where you are. So I have been influenced by many, many, many, many different cultures because I get to travel to all these places. It is something I do when I get to any country I try to find out what they listen and I am open, I am open to new things and try to see what they listen to. Just because I am a commercial DJ, doesn’t mean that I am always stuck with commercial. Every time I am in a country, I try and see what they are listening to.”
On who he wants to work with: “I have a couple of them in the pipeline and I’ll be dropping them soon. I have a song with Kuami Eugene, have a song with Samini, have a song with Ice Prince. I’m looking out to record with Davido and WizKid as well. When it comes to the Afrobeat, the people who are really making waves with it, you know, these are some of the top artists who I want to work with.”
Listen to the full interview below!
Interview conducted by Savannah Guy.