In 1993, he was awarded a certificate of Accomplishment for “Most Improved Drum Student” at Music Technical Institute in Minneapolis. A few months after school he became the father of Jazzlyn. So he went on to pursue a career in music business, while remaining an active artist. So, he began programming music for accompaniment for his drumming.
In 1998, he received a “Certificate of Achievement” in the world category from the 8th Billboard Song Contest. In 1999, he received 2 “Honorable Mentions” in the world category from the 9th Billboard Song Contest. In 1999, he had his first release with Chi-Lin Records in Taiwan.
By the early 2000’s he began working closely with many labels as a co-A&R and marketing contributor. In 2001, he released an album under the name Eastern Dub Tactik through Waveform Records. The album reached the number 8 spot on the BBC Radio 1 – Bobby Friction & Nihal Top 10. In 2002, he produced 2 tracks featured in the movie Halloween: Resurrection. In 2003, he produced a track for the compilation Babylon Is Ours: The United States in Dub, for Select Cuts. In 2003, he was co-A&R for Tantra Lounge for Water Music Records.
By this time, he had been working with a major retail chain for many years as a music buyer. Through networking with many labels, he saw the many project opportunities available. So, to improve the quality of his projects, he began to study Audio Engineering. In 2004, he earned the “Associate of Science Degree in Recording Arts” from Full Sail Real World Education. There he placed first in the “Session Recording – Project Mix Competition.”
In 2005, he produced the first track under the name “Mizter Koffy” for the compilation Tantra Lounge 3 for Water Music Records. In 2005, he produced the track “Organ Vibe” for the compilation Dirty Martini for Water Music Records. Also in 2005, he produced the track “Rebel Style” for the compilation Roots of Dub Funk 5 for Tanty Records.
After 2 years in the making, Big Band Remixed & Reinvented was released in 2006. All tracks were exclusively remixed and recorded for the project. In 2008, he produced the lead track for the compilation Jazz Lounge 4 for Water Music Records. He is currently an Import Music Buyer for the largest CD Wholesaler in the US.
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Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."
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