Damian ‘D-Major’ Codlin started his musical career singing in a group while at Calabar High School called Q-T (Quality and Togetherness). Fast-forward a few years later and he was signing a deal as a solo artiste with one of Jamaica’s production powerhouses, the Big Yard Music Group. While signed to the Big Yard Music Group/Scikron Entertainment, D-Major produced chart topping singles such as ‘Wife Material’, ‘Real Friends’ with Christopher Martin and Agent Sasco, as well as ‘Party Like it’s your Birthday’ which featured Busy Signal and Richie Loops.
Now, the singer is signed to Penthouse Records and it can be said that D-Major has certainly grown in the music business, evolving into a critically acclaimed song writer and reggae artiste.
As a mentor for Digicel Stars, D-Major says he is most looking forward to assisting to develop whatever talent is chosen to go on to the studio finals in his category (R&B/Soul).
“I’ve always been amongst fellow artistes, always co-written songs, always helped to arrange songs, always helping out and assisting on that side of the music and what is true is that most people don’t know that about D-Major. Digicel Stars is an opportunity for me to do that on a national level, in a more in an extensive way.”
Another thing he is excited about and looking forward to is being a positive influence on the talents he’s chosen. After the two closed-door auditions, D-Major admitted to being quite impressed with the talents that were chosen, especially in Kingston where he thought there were a “more dynamic set of vocalists”.
When asked what he wants to see in his Digicel Stars protégés, D-Major said “For Digicel Stars, I’m looking for a talent with that undeniable personality, a person that is noticeable when he or she walks into a room and of course an excellent singer. They have to be the full package.”
D-Major also spoke about his work-in-progress album, which he says is almost complete and will be ready for release later this year. Leading up to the release of the album he will be putting out singles and touring to promote the upcoming project and remarks that Jamaica should expect big things from D-Major for 2012.
Digicel Stars airs this and every Sunday on TVJ at 8:00PM. The show repeats on Tuesdays at 5:30pm, Wednesdays at 11:00am and Thursdays at 11:00pm.