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Nyambo



1. Where have you been hiddin man? Like realy whats happening?

Hahaha Everyone seems to think I’ve been hiding lately. I guess there
is a little bit of truth to that. I’m just enjoying being alive,
watching my sons grow, living life with my best friend (my wife). Quit
my job last year to just get my mind right. Now I’m getting back into
the swing of things, nearly done setting up a small studio, and soon
I’ll be getting back into the corporate world.


2. Straight to beats, what’s your main influence when you make a beat?

Which artist would you say inspires the kicks out of you?

Usually the artist I’m working with inspires or influences me. It’s
been nearly a decade since I just sat down to make a beat for me. I
miss that. Back in 2005, Damola and I cut a really dope album and I’ve
been aching to get back into the lab with him and try do something
similar. He inspires me a lot.



3. You have been considered as an older God, meanin you know your way
around the industry, now which local beat makers would you say is
coming up in the game?

Their so many super talented producers out there it’s ridiculous.
It’s hard to say but some of my favorite local producers include,
Ootz, Top Shayela, Zweli, Hipe, Sam Simose, thi(13)teen, Becoming
Phill, Battlekat, Mr. C, DJ IQ, Draztik, Amu etc. These guys have all
been there for some time but I feel they haven’t gotten the amount of
shine and applaud that they deserve. If I was a multi-millionaire I’d
give ‘em a million each for the joy that some their music has brought
to my life.

As far as up and comers, Dj Pee Wee is a talent. Instro is nice. Che
Monu is very creative, SYC has a great musical brain, Ameen is
supremely versatile, Landmarq is crazy, Floowid Flow & Wax Lyrical are
beastly. There’s a production duo called “All Spark” that are
unbelievably mind blowing. Trompie is getting more consistent and has
a few gems under his belt, plus their quite a few promising guys on
AG.

4. How do you actually make a beat, please explain in great depth.

It’s been such a long time, I can hardly remember. In the past I’d
listen to records all day, until I found something to work with. Then
I’d chop it up in Acid Pro, then lay out the drums and bass
afterwards. Maybe play something over it with the midi controller. The
majority of my beats start as two bar loops which I expand as the song
progresses. As of late my creativities been a bit stunted so most of
the beats I’m left with are the two bar initial concepts.



5. What hardware and software do you use to make beats? And what have
you used before?

I started out with a tracker from Modplug (www.modplug.com) it was
very tedious to use but it got the job done. I then moved onto a few
digital drum machine samplers from Bram Bros before settling on Acid
Pro. Occasionally I use Fruity loops but mainly for house and R&B
tracks and such..

In terms of Hardware I’ve messed around with a few drum machines,
guitars, keyboards and midi controllers, MPC’s, turntables and my most
important weapon in the arsenal… My mouse.




6. Which projects are you currently working on? Which artists?

I’m not really working with any major label artists at the moment.
Just a few talented indie artists.

7. A while back you told me you stopped making beats a couple of
months ago, what’s up with that, was it a joke i missed to catch or

there is more than just a catch to that?

Commercially I stopped making beats around 2004. My mind isn’t in it
the way it used to be in my teens, mainly because I couldn’t handle
the pressure of being constantly compared to other producers. It
really got to me; I was always the type of producer that didn’t
compete with anyone other than myself. So when I came out I really
struggled with now having to prove myself to people who I really
shouldn’t have been trying to prove a anything to. I never once
considered myself to be the best and I hated having to live up to that
tag because I never was the best. It killed my spirit.

I always saw myself more as an executive producer or overseer. I think
my talents lie in creating albums with artists by providing artistic
direction ,matching them with the right producers, getting the right
features, etc. I think I excel with that, I know my limitations as a
producer and I’m not shy to call on other producers if I feel I cant
give an artist what he or she needs..



8. Before you started producing what did you do? And what did you
start with this industry?

Hahaha.. Before I started producing I played rugby, soccer, cricket
and bagged the occasional broad at school…


9. How would you explain the difference between a beat maker and a producer?

For me a beat maker just makes beats and isn’t too involved with the
actual making of a song. He/she just provides the beat. A producer is
more hands on. A producer directs and shapes the song.



10. To this date, can you mention how many beats you have made? And
which in that list would you consider the best or yet good work?

I’d say a little over three thousand. I couldn’t really say what the
best was. I’ve enjoyed my collaborations with Damola immensely. The
original version of Once Upon a Time in Africa will always have a
special place for me. It’s a simple beat but it was made at a special
time in my life and I was lucky to have two exceptional emcees in Tumi
and Sifiso rapping on it.


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