Bryan Palm (1981), known artistically as Menasa, is a Caribbean music producer extraordinaire. He has been involved with music since his teenage years and originally went by the name DJ Menace, but when he noticed how people around him pronounced it, the name eventually evolved to Menasa. If you live on the ABC-islands than it is very likely that you have heard of him over the past decade, his reach is as long as an eagle’s gaze and his touch golden like Midas.
Starting off his career with the super group Immorales, he quickly branched out on his own and has produced hits for just about every big name in the Urban music scene of the Dutch Caribbean, and even some artists beyond this arena. Artists like Da Riddlaz, Basic One, Ivan Soliana, Brainpower, Brian Dekker, Tahnee Jane and Area 51, just to name a few, have all had the opportunity to work with him.
Among the many hits he has produced are “Muñeca” and “Nochi Pa Club” with Immorales, “Balor” with Brian Dekker, “Kliko” with Ivan Soliana, “Heavy” with Uncle Gadz, “Fin Di Siman”, “No Worry” and the international sensation “Bala” with Tony Montana Music.
The latter became a milestone not only for the group, which Menasa founded, but for Curaçaoan music in general; the accompanying video clip reached ten million views on YouTube, a colossal feat considering it was made by Curaçaoan artists on location in Curaçao, an island with a population of roughly one hundred and fifty thousand. It has also reached the turntables of world renowned DJs like DJ Chucky and Gregor Salto.
After a taste of international success both with Immorales and Tony Montana Music, this Curaçao native has emerged from the background and stepped to the forefront with his productions, poised to become the Caribbean’s answer to David Guetta and Major Lazer with his hypnotic blend of European, American and Caribbean sounds in the form of Electro dance music mixed with Moombahton, Reggae, Reggaeton, Bubbling and Dembow.