Edward Kwasi Martin, better known as Eddie Martin or Kwasi Jones Martin, is an English musician, songwriter and producer. Martin is the founding member of several production teams and recording groups. He has written and produced for a number of artists, and has his own publishing label called Monastery Music Group.
Producing and writing:
Earlier in his career Martin's talents caught the attention of record producer Mykaell Riley. Martin worked as a programmer and researcher for Riley while studying a degree in commercial music, at the University of Westminster. During this time he worked with such as Mark Morrison, Peter Andre, Maria Rowe, MN8 and China Black. It was around this period that he produced demos for Livingston Brown, Gary Benson, Glen Goldsmith and Dionne Bernard (Infinity) - who was sign to RCA Records.
Groups and production teams:
His work led him to collaborate in a number of groups and production teams. His first was a gospel act called 5 In 1, which was formed with his long term friend Muyiwa and produced in partnership with Qura Rankin.
In 2002 was the formation of Klinik Music Production. Martin along with Kenny Yeomans and Patrick Jacobs collaborated to bring a number of nu soul artists to the forefront of the music industry in Europe. This resulted in Klinik Music Production winning an EMMA Award for producing Tasha's World self entitled debut album.
In the same year, Martin teamed up for a second time with Muyiwa to form the gospel act Riversongz. He co-wrote and produced three albums over a period of six years including Restoration, Declaring His Power and Declaring His Love. It was with Declaring His Love in 2008 that Riversongz achieved a number one slot in HMV's album chart, becoming the fastest selling gospel album to be sold by this music store. To date the albums Declaring His Power and Declaring His Love have sold in excess of 80,000 combined units.
He formed the production teams Ashanti Boyz, Afroganic and Monk & Prof in 2007, with Kwame aka "Tha Prof". This collaboration has seen him produce a number of remixes for Jennifer Lopez's "Hold It" and the Duran Duran single "Falling Down".
Martin has worked with a number of chart topping acts such as Eternal, Sarah Connor, Tasha's World, Bootsy Collins, Prince Mydas, Simon Webbe and Il Divo.