Official Biography (courtesy of Kejam)
Kejam (aka Dee Majek) has been involved in the UK music industry for over over 4 decades, from as teenager during the mid seventies securing exclusive promotional service from American labels Casablanca Records, (Donna Summers, Cameo and Giorgio Moroder), Cotillion Records (Luther Vandross) and Bang Records (Peabo Bryson) to source the top taste making, UK club and radio Djs.
For 9 years as the CEO of highly successful American based, independent label, Mapp Records, voted by leading urban magazine, Blues and Soul as the second best independent record label of 2005. Dee pioneered the blue print for the development, promotion and overseas licensing of unknown American independent artists via ‘Six for Spins’ EP and ‘Urban Street Anthems’ compilations. He successfully, launched the careers of Chanel Perry, spawning worldwide national, mainstream and dance hits from 2006 to 2009 with ‘My Life, Lovely Day, Dance and If You Love Me’ licensed to Hed Kandi, Ministry of Sound. The monster club track, Derrick Dixon’s ‘Gotta to Get Her’ EP, licensed to Stonegroove Records. The classic debut album of R&B group, Metropolis ‘The Voyage’, licensed to BMFN in Japan and voted eight best R&B album released
that year, as well as the group being voted ‘Best Independent Act of 2005’ category by Blues & Soul magazine.
Dee has and continues to work with a host of high profile UK and American artists, producers, top draw songwriters and entertainment lawyers. These range from being asked in 2001, by Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes from multi platinum, female super group, TLC to co-ordinate her UK office and education projects to sourcing and securing overseas licensing deals for prominent Chicago entertainment Lawyer, Jay B Ross (James Brown, Ray Charles, Muddy Waters, and Jerry Butler) that included the godfather of soul, James Brown, music catalogue.
Executively producing and consulting on independent artists projects with Grammy award winning, Ike Lee III (Erykah Badu, Mary J Blige) and Adam Blackstone (Jill Scott, The Roots) and Music Director to Justin Timberlake, Eminem Drake, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna. Young Lord (Beyonce, P-Diddy, Notorious BIG, LL Cool J), Anthony ‘TC’ Cunningham (Kelly Price, Hamilton Bohannon, Jagged Edge). Timothy Walls (Akon), and Carl Breeding (Jermaine Dupree).
Song writing with legendary Island records producer and Engineer Godwin Logie (Bob Marley, Gregory Isaacs, Steel Pulse, Aswad, Courtney Pine, Brand New Heavies, Omar, Caron Wheeler, Loose Ends, David Joseph and Maxi Priest) and Roy Carter (Heatwave and Central Line), Lamenga Khafi (Boyz II Men, Blackstreet and Will Smith) and Keisha Miles (Xscape).
Now, musically refreshed, after a short hiatus in Central America; Dee, returned to the UK, in 2013, re-inspired to his first love of song writing and production. Co- writing and co-producing the track ‘Worth’ on the debut album of UK Soul Survivor award winner, Natasha Watts; who Dee, recommended to multiplatinum producer Ric Atari, Blacktree Music for her 2012 summer smash ‘Back 2 U.’
Free of the shackles of developing others; Dee has been able to launch and shape his own solo project, Kejam (His surname, Majek backwards) enlisting the services of 2011, Coffee Talk Jazz Radio – International Songwriter Award Winner, James Colah, a major world artist, within smooth jazz, who he has known for thirty years to ensure he stays on track in shaping Dee’s vision of a jazz funk, rnb- soul landscape.
With his vast knowledge of different genres of music and experience of developing and breaking artists from the ground upwards on limited budgets, this seasoned music veteran reflects: “For me it will always been about my love and passion for music and its transition. I think my continuing success in being self dependent in this business is a testament of that!”
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