Our 14th episode features music producer and sound engineer DJ Coublon. DJ Coublon gained major acclaim for his work on singer Iyanya's album 'Applaudise' and Tekno's hit single 'Duro'. He further became a household name as a result of his work on Kizz Daniel's 'New Era' album. DJ Coublon discusses his approach to mixing, songwriting, navigating the Nigerian music industry, and more.
SessBeats, a music producer, songwriter, and artist discusses the creative process behind some of the seminal projects he has worked on and tips on how to handle your business as a music producer. He also discusses stepping out as a music artist and the importance of trusting the process while working towards a goal.
Marqaimixx is a leading audio engineer based in Lagos, Nigeria. His work cuts across various sectors and industries: from corporations to Nigerian musicians such as Dammy Krane, 2Face Idibia, Falz, Niniola, Terry Apala, and Praiz. Our conversation covered his foray into music production, his approach to mixing, and more.
Back from our summer break, we kick things off with Benie Macaulay, a budding music producer and established Nigerian audio engineer. Our conversation with Benie covered his past and future music projects, his take on the critique of producer and engineer tags, and more.
Our 4th episode is with Steve Babaeko, CEO of X3M Music (a record label based in Lagos, Nigeria). Our conversation with Steve focused on his role as the CEO of X3M Music, his journey into the music business, his advice for successful artiste and brand partnerships, the importance of contract partnerships, what he looks for in artistes that he chooses to sign, and more.
Terfa Tilley-Gyado is the Director of Communications for Temple Management Company, a global full-service talent and events management agency headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. He spoke to us about his work as Temple's Director of Communications, how Temple aims to change the talent, sports, and events management narrative in Nigeria/Africa, the birth of Temple Music production, and more.
Our 2nd episode is with the legend himself DJ Jimmy Jatt! We discuss his journey into hiphop and deejaying, his popular ‘Road Block’ street party leading to numerous talent discoveries, the importance of transitions, the genesis of the Jump Off, & more.
To kick off season 2, we caught up with music producer and vocal instructor, Oscar Heman-Ackah. Oscar discussed with us his foray into music production, collaborating with Darey, Simi, Adekunle Gold, music publishing, and more.
We wrap up Season 1 with singer-songwriter, Jessica Bongos. She talks to us about her debut album 'Broken to Peace', being comfortable in her artistry, the possibility of a collaboration with her father, and more.
On this episode we chat with budding 'Sound Boy' Efi Cruise. Efi = A+ potential, dope voice, and an amazing story. He chats with us about his genre of music/lack thereof, the music producer he wants to work with, how he balances his love for music with school, and more.
Tha Suspect, Nigerian music producer, audio engineer, and CEO, opens up about a ton including his trying childhood, audio engineering, the genesis of his hit record 'I No Send You', navigating the Nigerian music industry, and more. Songs played on the show: 1) Tha Suspect - 'I No Send You (Final) ft. All Stars' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbl2da7C6OM 2) Tha Suspect featuring Pasuma Wonder - 'Tuaile' (Fuji version) -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvVAXmrJkNQ 3)Teeto ft Suspect -...
Focusramon opens up on why he changed his production moniker, his journey into music production and audio engineering, how the roles of a producer and audio engineer overlap, the reason he enjoys working with Eva Alordiah, the uniqueness of Sir Dauda, the one special artist he'd like to produce and engineer for, and more. Music played on the show: 1) Eva Alordiah - War Coming -...
DJ Teckzilla joins us on this episode to discuss winning the AXE Find your magic DJ Search competition, Str8buttah's genesis, his next music tribute project: Hakeem Olajuwon, the importance of sweet spots when sampling, the uniqueness of Str8buttah acts, Phlow & Maka, and more. Music heard on the show: 1) Str8Buttah - Monkey See Monkey Do (MSMD) -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjRtKQUymzk 2) Phlow - Str8 Up - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OMvWrozbIo 3) Maka - Sinner -...
Our 11th episode is with Nigerian music critic and hip-hop head Olatunde Adediran. He discusses how McHammer influenced his love for hiphop, how the 2011 NBA lockout led to the creation of SYBT, the controversy that often came with his music reviews, the challenges of artist management, the transition from SYBT to JLM, and more. Music in the show is provided by DJ Moe ft Maya Lawal - My Everything. ---> https://soundcloud.com/djmoe01
Our conversation with Efe Oraka covered artists interactions with their fans, what makes Abuja a great breeding ground for musicians, her life changing online moment with Jon Bellion, her love for the Yoruba language, how sound of music influenced her musical palette, why Asa and 2face are 'mummy and daddy' and more.
Tomi Owo on the process of developing her music caterpillar into a butterfly, the background behind her LP, the one thing she has learned so far, the soundtrack of her life, what to expect from her in 2017, and more.
International singer-songwriter, Mayowa Sobamowo (Myoa) chats about her music and collaborative process, her experience at the Hollywood Musicians Institute, what led to her working relationship with Cobhams, attending the 2016 Grammys, her upcoming album/EP 'Beautiful Journey', and more.
Amaha discusses her transition from an 'emo' child songwriter to a happier/more balanced songwriter, being recruited by the UN and the CIA, how Jeremiah Gyang was instrumental to her music and why she respects his artistry, her encounter with Timbaland, the influence a ‘Yoruba demon’ had on a song, how Asa inspires her, and more.